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SaxArt Gallery of Fine Art in Saxapahaw, NC, Offers Mother’s Day Shoppng Opportunity – May 4 & 5, 2013

April 22, 2013

The SaxArt Gallery of Fine Art in Saxapahaw, NC, will be hosting a special Mother’s Day shopping opportunity featuring jewelry by Nancy Raasch and hand painted silks by Joanna White.

This event is the premier Trunk Show event at the SaxArt Gallery, held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, from 11am-5pm.

Raasch’s jewelry is influenced by nature, repurposing and up cycling. She designs and crafts her jewelry using unremarkable scraps of corrugated cardboard, green packing material, hand-made paper, hand felted paper, paper mache, cement, bits of wire and renders them into unexpected creative wear. Each piece is unique and is the clash of the mundane and precious.

White is a full-time fiber artist in the Piedmont of North Carolina. She is primarily a mixed media artist specializing in creating one of a kind art to wear and accessories in silk. Each piece is painted with a single brush utilizing a variety of fiber techniques including nuno felting, batik and watercolor techniques.

Both Artists creations are sure to be a hit for any mom!

The SaxArt Gallery of fine Art is located in historic Saxapahaw. Situated in the former General Store for the Dixie Yarn Mill, the gallery is a short distance form the Triangle or Triad Regions.

For more information call 336/525-2394 or visit (www.saxapahawartists.com).

SaxArt Gallery in Saxapahaw, NC, Offers Lecture by Dr. Eduardo Lapetina – Sept. 30, 2012

September 13, 2012

SaxArt Gallery in Saxapahaw, NC, is excited to feature as our guest speaker, Dr. Eduardo Lapetina on Sept. 30, from 2-4pm who will present, “A Fascinating Journey From Science to Art”. All interested are invited.

Dr. Lapetina was Professor of Medicine at UNC and Principal Scientist at Burroughs Wellcome, a Professor of Medicine and Director of Molecular Cardiovascular Research at Case Western Reserve University. Amazingly, he has also developed a successful career as award-winning artist, with his works in collections in Europe, Israel and Australia and throughout the USA.

SaxArt Gallery is located at 1616 Jordan Drive, in the Sellers Building, next to Saxapahaw Post Office, Saxapahaw.

Any questions call SaxArt at 336/525-2394 or visit (www.saxapahawartists.com).

 

 

 

SaxArt River-Walk Arts Festival in Saxapahaw, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Aug. 15, 2012

July 31, 2012

The word is getting out about this up-and-coming little spot on the Haw River. Saxapahaw, NC, is a historic mill village on the Haw River that is getting lots of attention these days. A major remodeling of the old mill is underway and has resulted in a fabulous art gallery, a gourmet restaurant, a great coffeehouse, a pub and the newly opened Haw River Ball Room.

SaxArt River-Walk is a juried Art Festival planned for Sept. 22, 2012, from 10am-6pm. Applications are available by e-mail from (saxart.riverwalk@gmail.com) or by contacting Suzanne Connors at 336/693-4606. There will be “Cash Prizes” and ONLY 75 artists will be selected to participate. Deadline to apply is Aug.15, 2012.

 

 

 

Saxapahaw Art Gallery in Saxapahaw, NC, Also Needs Help With It’s Kickstarter Project and Time is Running Out

May 5, 2012

Editor’s Note: I received this e-mail: I saw your release for the kickstarter for the Charlotte Artist-  The Saxapahaw Art Gallery lost our lease and we are relocating into a fabulous new space- We are also raising funds via kickstarter- not as much as the charlotte photographer- we are only looking to raise $6000- have pledges so far of just over $2500- with only 4 days left we could sure use some help reaching out to reach our goal. If you can help, we would appreciate it.

Here’s their info:

Hi,

My name is Suzanne Connors, I am the Director of the Saxapahaw Art Gallery. The gallery has been open in it’s current location for just a year, and I am proud to represent over 60 local and regional artists. I think we have outstanding work. We have paintings of all media, woodworking, sculpture, fiber-arts, jewelry, pottery and anything else artistic. We are located in Saxapahaw, NC near the Haw River. Saxapahaw is a very great place to be and the home of many fabulous artists.

We have lost our lease, but in the end it will be better- While our present space looks great, it is on 2 floors and our collectors need to come up stairs. The new space will all be on one floor and provide space for our workshops and classes. The new space is also FREE for the 1st year, so it will make it easier to stay afloat and offer space for more artists to exhibit their work. The only glitch- we must do all the improvements. Not a problem as we have many skilled artisans and the new space will be more fabulous than the old- We are just a bit short on funds- this winter was not a great selling winter, but anyone who knows Saxapahaw, knows that the summer is when EVERYONE comes to Saxapahaw. We need to get moved into our space as soon as possible so that our hard working artists can sell their work- Please help us if you can!!!!!

Pledge to their project here (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/929315888/saxapahaw-artists-new-gallery)

The Saxapahaw Artists is a non-profit organization that was founded with simple goals- to showcase “local” and “regional” artists, and in the process, highlight Saxapahaw as a positive, growing, creative cultural community. We strive to reach this goal by creating a greater community awareness of the arts and art related events.

Located in the heart of Saxapahaw, in the historic Sellars building, the Saxapahaw Artists is proud to represent over 60 mid-career and emerging artists and craftsmen.

New shows are mounted each month featuring 2 selected artists work on display. A rich diversity of mediums and subject matter are evident in the selection of works exhibited. Artist receptions are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 6-9 PM and always include great music!

Future plans for Gallery include moving to a larger location that will include increased Gallery space and The Sax- ArtCenter where both children and adults will explore and learn about art both indoors and outdoors. The ArtCenter will become the cultural hub of the community and enhance a quality of life for all through high quality exhibitions and educational programs covering a wide range of themes and formats: workshops, on-going classes, Family Art Experiences ,youth programs, artist presentations, lectures/demos and accessible studio time.

Unfortunately our future is at stake, our landlord leased our space out from under us and we must move by May 1st, 2012. While we have been talking about moving the gallery- we were not prepared to make the move within a 30 day window. The landlord has offered us a space that has wonderful potential and at great terms: a 5 year lease starting with FREE rent the 1st year and then increasing by only $100/year; however the space needs intensive renovation and remodeling.

The space we were in was basically in the same condition when we started in November 2010. With 100’s of hours of volunteer labor we painted, cleaned, hung lights and turned our space into the beautiful gallery I am proud to be associated with right now. We own beautiful display fixtures and they will look fabulous in our space! We also have talented artists who are capable of making this space beautiful.  You can be assured that 100% of your donations will be put to good use; purchasing supplies, painting, buying and hanging lights, sanding floors and building partitions so that we can remain open and continue to exhibit the fine art & craft of our artists.

For further info visit (www.saxapahawartists.com).

SaxArt River-Walk Juried Art Festival in Saxapahaw, NC, Call for Artists to Participate

July 21, 2011

The word is getting out about this up-and-coming little spot on the Haw River. Saxapahaw, NC, is a historic mill village on the Haw River that is getting lots of attention these days. A major remodeling of the old mill is underway and has resulted in a fabulous art gallery, a gourmet restaurant, a great coffeehouse, a pub and the newly opened Haw River Ball Room.

SaxArt River-Walk is a juried Art Festival planned for Sept. 24, 2011, from 10am-6pm. Applications are available by e-mail from (saxapahaw.artists@gmail.com) or by contacting Suzanne Connors at 336/693-4606. There will be “Cash Prizes” and ONLY 85 artists will be selected to participate. Deadline to apply is Aug.10, 2011.


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