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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Artists and Crafters for “Satie’s Holiday Sale” – Deadline Nov. 5, 2014

September 13, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists & crafters to participate in our annual Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale, Dec. 5 – 24, 2014, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop full of locally handcrafted items for holiday sales.

Items for the holiday sale will be juried by our Satie’s Holiday Committee. All items must be handmade of quality materials and construction, 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 especially need items for children and men, and we also like having new food items (cookies, cakes, candies, mixes) 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 October 1 or November 5. Visit our website for submission guidelines at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/229-saties-holiday-sale/).

Thanks for considering joining us for this wonderful holiday show and 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 in Lenoir, NC, is Calling for Entries for Annual Visual Arts Competition – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

September 11, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council inn Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the October 2014 exhibit: “38th Annual CALDWELL VISUAL ARTISTS COMPETITION” featuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash awards. Artists wishing to participate may find the guidelines on our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

Work must be delivered to the Caldwell Arts Council either Monday Sept. 29, 2014 or Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, between 9am-5pm.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7pm hosted by members of the Lenoir Service League, and the exhibit will continue Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm through Oct. 31, 2014.

Caldwell Arts Council exhibits are free & open to the public. Light refreshments are served during opening receptions.

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. 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.

For further info call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Its Hues and Brews Studio Tour – Deadline Sept. 5, 2014

August 30, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council Lenoir, NC, is now accepting applications from Caldwell County and surrounding counties’ artists and crafters who want to participate in the new Hues and Brews Studio Tour, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Participants can set up in their Caldwell County homes or studios or set up in a local business to display, demonstrate and sell their work. Registration is $30.

Following the countywide Studio Tour, the event will culminate with the Hues and Brews Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 2 to 6pm, outside Howard Brewing in downtown Lenoir. The outdoor event will feature visual art displays, craft beer tastings, food vendors, live music and children’s art activities. Artists, crafters and food vendors may apply for space at the Hues and Brews Festival; 20 separate artist spaces and 3 separate food vendor spaces are available at this location. Artist/crafter registration is $30.

The registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 5, at 5pm; all applications are available on the Caldwell Arts Council website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/280-hues-and-brews/).

The Caldwell Arts Council has announced a new twist on its annual Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, expanding it to a daylong festival and adding another popular art form to the popular event.

In recent years, the Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour has featured Caldwell County artists and crafters who open their homes and studios for a celebration of local artwork of all kinds. This year, the Caldwell Arts Council is expanding the event and inviting brewers from Caldwell, Catawba and Burke counties to join with visual artists in a central location for a fun, new event with proceeds going toward the Caldwell Arts Council.

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, Tuesday-Friday. 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 and the City of Lenoir, NC, Call for Sculpture Applications for Tucker’s Gallery – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, seek sculptors interested in participating in our 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 between Sept. 1-30, 2014. 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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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.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC. Phone 828/754-2486; e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com); website at (www.caldwellarts.com). This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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.


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