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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).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Call for Entries for 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration – Deadline is Sept. 7, 2013

May 13, 2013

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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, 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.

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.  Juror for this year’s event is Craig Pleasants, Artistic Director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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.

Artists may submit entries through Sept. 7, 2013. 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 to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calling for Applications – Deadline Nov. 15, 2012

October 29, 2012

A scholarship has been established by the Stevens Family in honor of their mother, Allene Broyhill Stevens. Scholarship funds will be used to cover tuition & $150 in supplies cost for selected Caldwell County experienced visual artists to attend a 2013 workshop at Cheap Joe’s in Boone.

Completed applications are due by 5pm, Nov. 16, 2012.

For more information, contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit their website at (www.caldwellarts.com) and click on Programs to print a copy of the application.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Announces Winners of the 27th Annual Sculpture Celebration

September 11, 2012

The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 27th Annual Sculpture Celebration which was held Sept. 8, 2012, in Lenoir, NC.

Gerald Bolas, Executive Director of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission judged this competition.

First Place: Nathaniel Miller: “Naked Snake”


“Naked Snake”, photo by Jack Daulton

Second Place: Wayne Vaughn: “Fermata”


“Fermata”, photo by Jim Crawford

Third Place: Hanna Jubran: “Rising Sun”


“Rising Sun”, photo by Jim Crawford

Fourth Place: Mike Roig: “Mirthology”


“Mirthology”, photo by Jack Daulton

Judge’s Merit: Clarence Finley: “Wild Animals”
Judge’s Merit: Lynn Duryea: “Arch”
Judge’s Merit: Joel Urruty: “Lodola”
Judge’s Merit: Charles Pilkey: “The Architect’s Dream”
Judge’s Merit: Carl Billingsley: “Convergence”
Judge’s Merit: Staton Davis: “Damp-Wood Wheel-Fiddle Drone”

People’s Choice: Betty Branch: “A Friend for Life”


“A Friend for Life”, photo by Jim Crawford

To see photos of the other winning sculptures, visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue in downtown Lenoir, and is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

This project is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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

 

 

 

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Arts to Participate in Holiday Show & Sale

August 17, 2012

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists & crafters to participate in our annual Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale, Nov. 30 – Dec. 24, 2012, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop for holiday sales.

Items 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. 3rd or Nov. 7th, 2012. Include proposed pricing (including 30% commission to the Caldwell Arts Council).

Once accepted, you will receive further information on when to bring your items and how to mark them for sale for this show.

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 the website (www.caldwellarts.com).

 

 

 

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Entries for 36th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition

August 17, 2012

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the “36th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” scheduled for Oct. 5-26, 2012. This non-juried event will be held at the Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Avenue in Lenoir.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, 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.

Cash prizes include a people’s choice award of $100, four judge’s merit awards of $100 each, and a best in show prize of $150.

For rules and entry form, contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit their website at (www.caldwellarts.com) and click on Programs to print a copy of the prospectus.

 

 

 

Girl Scout Troop in Lenoir, NC, Helps Keep Sculptures Clean

July 30, 2012

Non-profits around the area rely on volunteers!

Caldwell County Girl Scouts Junior Troop #10238 helped the Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, by cleaning the sculpture “Talisman” at the JE Broyhill Park in downtown Lenoir Saturday July 14, 2012.


Left to right names:  Cheyenne Lee, Haley Sabey, Veronica Miller (on ladder), Hannah Wood.

This troop is led by Anissa Wood & Sharon Miller

For further info contact Cathy McCoy, Administrative Assistant, Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (office@caldwellarts.com).

 

 

 


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