Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Lenoir NC’

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Entries for “38th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

August 24, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the “38th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” scheduled for Oct. 3-31, 2014.  Cash prizes totaling $650 will be awarded.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Caldwell County, or who work full-time or attend school full-time in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 entitles each artist to display up to two works of art, to be delivered either Sept. 29 or 30, 2014, from 9am-5pm.

For rules and entry form, contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit their website (www.caldwellarts.com) to print a copy of the prospectus. The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue, Lenoir.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Announces “29th Annual Sculptural Celebration” – Sept. 6, 2014

July 8, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, in partnership with Tri State Sculptors Association, announces the “29th Annual Sculpture Celebration” to be held 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Circle in Lenoir.

The Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from across the eastern United States who will compete for cash prizes totaling $11,000.00. Realistic and abstract, traditional and contemporary, movable and stationary, indoor and outdoor – sculptures of all types will be on display.  The juror for this year’s event is Asheville, NC, artist Randy Shull.

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Work by Betty Branch

Lenoir’s “Annual Sculpture Celebration” is recognized as the longest-running sculpture competition in the Southeast and a driving force in the area’s sculptor-friendly environment. The event started small but now attracts artists and visitors from across the United States. “This is a great show for both experienced artists and for a first-time art experience,” says Lee Carol Giduz, Caldwell Arts Council Executive Director.

Food vendors, children’s art activities, and live music from the Sylvio Martinat Swing Band and Strictly Clean and Decent will be featured throughout the day

Blue Jeans Preview Party will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

Many sculptors arrive early to install larger sculptures and to pick the best spot for their artwork. A buffet dinner will be held to welcome them and to introduce the judge and sponsors of the event on Friday, Sept. 5 beginning at 7pm.  This event is free for registered sculptors, $20 in advance for guests.

Artists May Register Now

Registration for “Sculpture Celebration” is open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event, and each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. Cost to register the day of the Sculpture Celebration is $80; significant discounts are available for early registration. Details of participation are available on the website (www.caldwellarts.com).

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Work by Stefan Bonitz

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

For further information about the Sculpture Celebration contact the Caldwell Arts Council, by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is Calling You to Clean Out Your Art Stuff

June 7, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, invites area artists, crafters and collectors to clean out studios & homes of sketches, paintings, woodcrafts, framed & unframed original artwork, pottery, unwanted art supplies etc., and participate in our “yART Sale of Original Art” 9am-5pm July 2nd & 3rd, 2014, and from 9am-1pm on July 5th, 2014.

50% of all sales will go to the Caldwell Arts Council.

To participate, call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit the website for details at (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Offers Gallery Talk with Ward Nichols – Mar. 23. 2014

March 19, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to host a Gallery Talk featuring current exhibiting artist Ward Nichols of North Wilkesboro, NC, on Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 at 3pm. The current exhibit “The Realism of Ward Nichols” features 50 paintings on display now through Mar. 28 in the Arts Council gallery. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

Nichols says, “Although the rural scene has attracted much of my attention, I feel a variety of subjects is essential for growth. I appreciate the differences and the challenge presented by each. I find that an abstract nature as well as a strong pattern, contrasts in color or shape is an influence in what I paint. Currently, I am involved in experiments in the use of light and have added additional colors to my palette.”

“Documenting the structures of our rural heritage remain a goal, and the older barns, homes and out-buildings of this area are featured in this pursuit.”

“I have chosen oil paint as my primary media because I feel it is most expressive, and is more adaptable for the detailed work I prefer, as well as having proven durable qualities.”

Ward’s presentation will be an open forum, informative and entertaining – telling the stories behind many of the paintings on display, and the things that motivate and inspire him to paint in such realistic fashion.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tue.-Fri. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com). The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is Calling for Participation by Sculptors in the “29th Annual Sculpture Celebration” – Sept. 6, 2014

February 18, 2014

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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, in partnership with Tri State Sculptors Association, announces the “29th Annual Sculpture Celebration” to be held 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC. Significant discounts are available for early sculptor registration; general admission is free.

The Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States who will compete for cash prizes totaling more than $10,000. Realistic and abstract, traditional and contemporary, movable and stationary, indoor and outdoor – sculptures of all types will be on display.  The juror for this year’s event is Asheville, NC, artist Randy Shull.

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2013 First Place winner by Mary Ann Prack

Lenoir’s Annual Sculpture Celebration is recognized as the longest-running sculpture competition in the Southeast and a driving force in the area’s sculptor-friendly environment. The event started small but now attracts artists and visitors from across the United States. “This is a great show for both the experienced artists and for a first-time art experience,” says Lee Carol Giduz, Caldwell Arts Council Executive Director.

Food vendors, art for children, and live music from the Sylvio Martinat Swing Band and Strictly Clean and Decent will be featured throughout the day

Blue Jeans Preview Party will take place on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

Many sculptors arrive early to install larger sculptures and to pick the best spot for their artwork. A buffet dinner will be held to welcome them and to introduce the judge and sponsors of the event on Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7pm.  This event is free for registered sculptors, $20 in advance for guests.

Artists May Register Now

Registration for Sculpture Celebration is open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event, and each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. Cost to register the day of the Sculpture Celebration is $80; significant discounts are available for early registration. Details of participation are available on the website (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Lenoir, is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

For further information about the Sculpture Celebration and the public sculpture collection, contact Caldwell Arts Council, by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Exhibit Submissions – Deadline Jan. 31, 2014

January 10, 2014

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ARTIST CALL – January 31 deadline extended to submit portfolios for consideration of a 2015 one-month exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council or three-month exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC.

Visit our website (www.caldwellarts.com) for details.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Announces Visual Artist Competition Winners

October 31, 2013

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Recognizing Caldwell County, NC, artists whose medium includes 2 and 3-dimensional art, the Caldwell Arts Council hosted an exhibit, featuring a competition for local artists. Lenoir artists and residents Thomas Thielemann and Lynda Lea Bonkemeyer judged the competition and awarded the following prizes:

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Work by Emily Miller

Best in Show:  “Untitled” quilt mosaic by Emily Miller (photo attached – it’s made of thousands of 1”x1” squares so it looks pixelated on purpose)

Judge’s Merit Awards:

“Glads” ink painting by Cathy Taylor

“Following the Useful Plow” acrylic painting by Grover Houck

“Boogie-Woogie Rap” mixed media artwork by Andrew Atkin

“Rusty Heartless Man With Polka-Dotted Bow Tie” oil painting by Donna Parsons Taylor

People’s Choice Award:

“As Summer Fades” pastel painting by Roberta Kogut

Honorable Mention Awards:

“Joyceton Depot #11” line etching by Matthew Strawn

“Cathedral of Crows” mixed media artwork by Beau Lyday

“Communication Man” mixed media artwork by Cor Kardol

“Alphabet” mixed media artwork by Carole Childers

“Store Front” acrylic painting by Brenda Lyday

This exhibit is always a favorite among gallery attendees, and includes a wide variety of styles and media, much of which is for sale.

For more details, call 828/754-2486 or visit our website (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Participation in “Satie’s Annual Holiday Show & Sale” – Deadline Nov. 6, 2013

September 23, 2013

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists and crafters to participate in our annual “Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale,” Dec. 6 – 24, 2013, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop for holiday sales.

Items for the holiday sale will be juried by our Satie’s Holiday Committee. All items must be handmade, and the most successful items each year are those priced less than $50. We are always looking for a variety of exciting new gift items. We seem to especially need items for children and men. We also like having new food items for this sale.

There are two jury-in dates – please bring samples of items you wish to sell to the Caldwell Arts Council prior to Oct. 2 or Nov. 6, 2013. Visit our website for submission guidelines at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/229-saties-holiday-sale/).

For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com). The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue (corner of Norwood Street) in downtown Lenoir.

Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association Offer 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC – Sept. 7, 2013

August 6, 2013

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The Caldwell Arts Council in partnership with Tri State Sculptors Association, announces the 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration to be held 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC. Admission is free.

The Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States who are competing for cash prizes totaling more than $10,000. More than 150 sculptures – realistic and abstract, traditional and contemporary, movable and stationary, indoor and outdoor – will be on display and entered in the juried competition. The juror for this year’s event is Craig Pleasants, Artistic Director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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Last year’s People’s Choice winner, “A Friend For Life” by Betty Branch, photo by Jim Crawford

Lenoir’s Annual Sculpture Celebration is recognized as the longest-running sculpture competition in the Southeast and a driving force in the area’s sculptor-friendly environment. The event started small but now attracts artists and visitors from across the United States. “This is a great show for experienced artists and for a first-time art experience,” says Lee Carol Giduz, Caldwell Arts Council Executive Director.

Food vendors, art for children, and live music are featured throughout the day.

The Blue Jeans Preview Party will take place on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Many sculptors arrive early to install larger sculptures and to pick the best spot for their artwork. A buffet dinner will be held to welcome them and to introduce the judge and sponsors of the event which begins at 7pm. Cost is $20/person, with registration and prepayment due by Sept. 4.

Artists May Submit Entries Through Sept. 7. Registration to the juried Sculpture Celebration is open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event, and each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. A registration prospectus is available by request from Caldwell Arts Council or online at (www.caldwellarts.com). Cost to register the day of the Sculpture Celebration is $65; discounts are available for early registration.

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

For further information about 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration and the public sculpture collection, contact Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail at (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, are Calling for Sculptors to Participate – Deadline June 14, 2013

May 30, 2013

The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC,  seek artists interested in participating in an outdoor sculpture sales gallery.  Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council. The “Gallery” is located in planters throughout the downtown area. Artists interested in participating should submit an application to the Caldwell Arts Council by June 14, 2013.

Application forms are available at (www.caldwellarts.com) or by calling 828/754-2486.

Selected sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation. The pieces will be on display for one year or until sold. All selected pieces will be awarded a stipend of $200 to help with delivery and retrieval costs and if an artwork sells there is a 30% sales commission. The artwork on display will be covered by a liability insurance policy.  Twelve sculptures will be selected for display. Each artist may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

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“Golden Throat” by David Humphrey, photo by Curt Hiller.

Tucker’s Gallery was started with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina. Caldwell County is known for its signature sculpture collection of 80 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering. While the permanent collection is installed county-wide, Tucker’s Gallery allows the resident and the visitor to see a concentrated number of sculptures within a small geographic area, and unlike the permanent collection, allows for purchases of artwork.

This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC. Phone 828/754-2486; e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com); or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).


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