Archive for August, 2015

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, NC, Offers Lecture by Arne Emerson – Oct. 23, 2015

August 31, 2015

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, located at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville, NC, invites the community to join us on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, from noon-1:30pm, for “IDEAS WITHOUT WALLS / IN-BETWEEN THE SPACES”, an annual presentation by a leading figure in the world of design co-sponsored by Western Carolina University Design Development Foundation.

Free for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID / $7 non-members.

This year’s speaker will be award-winning architect Arne Emerson of Morphosis Architects. Emerson will present recent work at Morphosis, spanning from large-scale urban planning projects to built work at multiple scales. Focusing on the interaction between design, technology, and fabrication, Emerson will outline how ‘process’ emerges as the central driver and catalyst for bringing theory and contextual research into realized form.

Emerson is a Principal at Morphosis Architects with more than 20 years of experience. He joined Morphosis in 2009 and has been involved in the design and construction of several key projects for the office. Throughout his career, he has played an integral role in designing and realizing several award-winning projects including Cultural, Civic, Commercial, Residential, and Master Plans, spanning four continents and fifteen countries.  He recently completed the design and construction of the first museum for Morphosis Architects, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX, and is currently working on several competitions, a new US Embassy in Lebanon, the world’s tallest hotel in Switzerland, and a world headquarters in Milan. Prior to joining Morphosis, Emerson was a Design Principal with Studio Daniel Libeskind for almost a decade, playing an integral role in the design and construction of many significant projects including the extension to the Denver Art Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the 18.36.54 House. Emerson lectures extensively on the design and construction process and is active in academics as a guest critic and teaching graduate studio courses.

For further information contact Alice Sebrell, Program Director, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center by calling 828/350-8484 or visit (

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League in Black Mountain, NC, Offers “Art on the Lawn – Fine Art Show and Sale” – Sept. 11 & 12, 2015

August 31, 2015

“Art on the Lawn – Fine Art Show and Sale”, sponsored by the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept 11-12, 2015, in front of the beautiful Monte Vista Hotel and the historical Red House Studios & Gallery in Black Mountain, NC.

Stroll along the lawn and through the trees and enjoy the day in Black Mountain and discover – Art on the Lawn.

The event will feature original paintings, photography and unique and creative renderings from a variety of artist. Multiple sized artist prints, cards and many hand-crafted and one of a kind jewelry designs and sculpture are just a few of the items being displayed in this outdoor venue.

Then come inside the Historical Red House Studio & Gallery and experience our “48 Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit” sponsored by The Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League. This Exhibit has become a favorite among the locals and visitors for many years.

Want to see more great artwork in one location? The Monte Vista Hotel next door is hosting “The NEW Horizons” exhibit in the Restaurant and Lobby.

There is Something here for everyone’s artistic taste.- all within a few steps of the other. “Our Goal,” said artist and Special Events Coordinator for the League, Johnnie Stanfield, “is to make our gallery and artists’ works available to everyone in the Western North Carolina area to see, appreciate and to possibly have them choose – a few pieces to be a part of their new or existing art collection. We would love to have someone start an art collection because they fell in love with a piece of art at the event. Or become an active member of our league. Or just get inspired by the energy and creativity of those exhibiting.”

“We appreciate all the support of the Black Mountain residents and those visiting from surrounding areas have given us over the years and we want to continue offering them beautiful and affordable art. This outdoor event includes art and artist throughout the western NC area.”

This is a rain or shine event… another “Art on the Lawn” outdoor art event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, 2015, among a canopy of Fall leaves and the smell of hot apple cider inside the RED HOUSE STUDIO & Gallery -where a new art exhibit “Carolina” will be featured.

The “ART on the Lawn” outdoor art show and indoor events are located just 1 block from downtown Black Mountain on 310 West State Street, hours are 10am-4pm both days … parking and admission is free.

For further info call Johnnie Stanfield at 828/669-0351.

City of North Charleston, SC, Appoints New Artist-in-Residence – Daryle Halbert

August 31, 2015

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department in North Charleston, SC,  is proud to announce the appointment of painter Daryle Halbert as Artist-in-Residence (AIR) for 2015/16. The City’s AIR serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Halbert will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.

Work by Daryle Halbert

Halbert was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and received his BFA there from The Center for Creative Studies in 1990. He went on to earn an MFA at Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1996, creating many public murals during his studies. Following a four-year career as a graphic designer for Tower Records and Video in Washington, DC, Halbert relocated to Philadelphia, PA, where he became an active member of the arts community through exhibiting his work in local galleries and teaching art at the Renaissance Advantage Charter School. In 2002, he completed an AIR program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, VT, and later, in 2009, completed the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Halbert moved to Charleston, SC, in 2011 and is currently a member of the Charleston Artists Guild.

Since moving to Charleston, Halbert has become very interested in the rich African American history and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. His most recent paintings depict scenes of Lowcountry cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore. He views his work as a means to educate and inform and is passionate about inspiring others to develop their artistic talents.

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Halbert’s work throughout January 2016. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 from 5-7pm.

Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the AIR by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5851. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2016.

More information about the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s AIR program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (

Asheville Gallery of Art in Asheville, NC, Invites Area Artists to Submit Work – Deadline Sept. 22, 2015

August 31, 2015

The Asheville Gallery of Art, located at 16 College Street in Asheville, NC, invites area artists to apply for membership. The work of applicants must be submitted on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, for jurying on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. The Asheville Gallery of Art (AGA) is an artists’ cooperative which exhibits original, two-dimensional works by 30 member artists.

Interested artists should obtain a copy of prospective member information and a membership application, both of which are available at the gallery or may be downloaded from the gallery website ( Jury entrants must deliver five finished original pieces ready for hanging, six copies of a current art resume, and six copies of the completed membership application to the gallery between noon and 5:30pm on Tuesday, Sept. 22. All work must be picked up between 2-5:30pm on Wednesday Sept. 23. The gallery will endeavor to preserve and protect submitted work, but cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage.

For more information, call 828/251-5796 or e-mail questions to (

The Asheville Gallery of Art is located across from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. Founded in 1988, AGA is Asheville’s longest established art gallery. The gallery offers works ranging from representational to abstract, in a wide choice of subject matter, styles and media. Photographs and computer art are not accepted at this time.

Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Olde English District Welcome Center Calls for Artists and Vendors to Participate in Artisans Holiday Show in Lancaster, SC

August 31, 2015

Artisans, craftsmen, and holiday vendors are invited to participate in the third annual Artisans Holiday Show in downtown Lancaster, SC.  The indoor show will be held at 212 S. Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 10am – 4pm as part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour in partnership with non-profit agencies Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Olde English District Welcome Center & Artists Market. This holiday market features handmade arts and crafts and holiday vendors. Participation fees start at $50 and applications may be obtained by calling 803/287-7853 or by e-mail at ( Vendor applications are online at the community calendar of ( or by mail at P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744.

The Artisans Holiday Market has been named a top 20 event for December 2015 by Southeast Tourism Society.  Avant Garde Center for the Arts is an all-volunteer non-profit arts agency which exists to provide opportunities to diverse neighborhoods.

Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, Presents Fleta Monaghan for Its Monthly Meeting – Sept. 12, 2015

August 31, 2015


The Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, will presents Fleta Monaghan, BFA, MaED, with “Abstract Painting-What Is It All About??” for its monthly meeting at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759, on Sept. 12, 2015, from 10am-noon.

Often we hear comments such as, “My kid could paint that!” when those unfamiliar with abstract art see work in museums or galleries.  So, what is it all about?  This discussion will touch on the development of the abstract genre since the 19th century and what is happening today.  Why is All art abstract, and what does abstraction have in common with more understood subjects such as landscapes and portraiture.  How can realist artist benefit from understanding the foundations of abstractions.  This talk will include a slide presentation and question and answer time.

Work by Fleta Monaghan

Monaghan is Founder and Director of River’s Edge Studio and 310 Art  Gallery.  This venue was founded in  2006, and is the oldest in the River Art District.  She has exhibited extensively and her art work is in collections worldwide.

She grew up on the west coast of Florida, on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. After traveling around the United States and living in San Francisco, Oregon and Virginia, she settled in Asheville, NC, in 1981.

“I have always been attracted to beautiful and historic places populated with interesting and artistically inclined people. After visiting Asheville briefly, I decided this was a perfect place to live and work. I love the thriving arts community, and enjoy working and teaching in a poetically timeworn 100 year old warehouse in the River Arts District of Asheville.

The oldest of seven children, she began painting in oils and pastels at an early age. Her earliest works still in existence are pastel copies of Bottecelli paintings, executed at age twelve.

“I have heard it said that an artist only has to look at the art work they created as a child to see the directions and themes that will resonate in their adult work. That is certainly true with me. I experimented with all kinds of materials as a kid – marbling paper with oil paint, making handmade paper, drawing and painting and creating costumes. I would read about some new technique or see some interesting art, and the next thing you knew I was trying it out. Naturally, most of my experimentation took place outside! In recent years I have been experimenting with oil and wax, oil pastels and painting with heated beeswax. These traditional materials involving beeswax are very old, and reinventing new ways to use materials has always been interesting to me,” says Monaghan.

“I am always seeking an essence of thought and feeling when I combine imagery with materials. There is an unbroken thread that weaves through all my work, no matter what materials I use or which techniques I employ. The Gulf of Mexico strongly influenced my visual, spiritual and philosophical senses as have the Mountains here in North Carolina.”

For further information contact Kitty Williams by calling 423/764-2911 or e-mail to (

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Launches New Volunteer Program

August 31, 2015


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, launches SECCA CONNECTors, an organization that supports the contemporary art center in daily functions, exhibitions, and special projects.

Spearheaded by Nancy Peterson and Bonnie Poindexter, two active women in Winston-Salem’s arts community, the SECCA CONNECTors gives volunteers the opportunity to enjoy insider experiences, a chance to give back to the community, and to take part in Winston-Salem’s mission to be the City of the Arts and Innovation. With a variety of committees and responsibilities, including office support, exhibition support, education support, greeting, and gardening; there is something for everyone who is interested in joining.

“We are very excited ab­out the SECCA volunteer program. We look forwarding to assisting the staff and helping enhance the SECCA experience for the public,” said Nancy Peterson.

The first SECCA CONNECTor meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at 5:30pm in the living room of the historic Hanes House at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106.

For more information about how you can become a SECCA CONNECTor please visit ( or contact Connie Schroeder by e-mail at (

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. Located on Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

The NC Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the NC Arts Council, the NC Symphony and the NC Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the NC Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues.

For more information, please call 919/807-7300 or visit (

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual Juried Exhibition – Deadline is Sept. 19, 2015

August 23, 2015

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is calling for entries for the “Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition”. The exhibit is open to Southeastern US artists, 18 years and older.

Registration deadline is Sept. 19, 2015.

Fee is $25 per entry, limited to (3) entries per person.

The theme is, “Wildlife: The Beauty, the Beast”

Best of Show receives featured exhibition at CFA in 2016. There are also additional awards.

Prospectus online at (

For further info call 704/541-0741 or e-mail to (

Several Seagrove, NC, Potteries Offer Tea with Seagrove Potters – Sept. 5, 2015

August 22, 2015

Treat yourself to a day filled with tea tastings, refreshments and special featured pottery on Sept. 5, 2015, from 9am-5pm, in Seagrove, NC.

At Thomas Pottery enjoy homemade treats served on our handmade pottery, paired with a scrumptious iced tea. Come be inspired with recipes and ideas for your next gathering with family and friends.

Works from Thomas Pottery

Join us in a gallery crawl, as we partner with Blue Hen, Dean & Martin, Eck McCanless, From the Ground Up and Pottery Road in a pottery crawl.

Blue Hen Pottery, 247 West Main Street, Seagrove NC, 336/653-9551 or at (

Eck McCanless Pottery, 6077 Old US Hwy. 220, Seagrove, NC, 336/873-7412 or at (

Dean & Martin Pottery, 7739 Nathan Lane, Seagrove, NC, 336/879-0683 or at (

From the Ground Up, 172 Crestwood Rd., Robbins, 910/464-6228 or at (

Thomas Pottery, 1295 S. NC Highway 705, Seagrove, NC, 336/879-4145 or at (

Pottery Road Studio and Gallery, 1387 NC Hwy. 705 South, 6 miles from Seagrove, NC, 910/464-2608 or at (

Visit our website for further info at (

Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, Calls for Entries for Biennial Juried Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 2, 2015

August 20, 2015

The Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, is currently holding a Call for Entries from North Carolina artists, 18 year old or older, for its Biennial Juried Exhibition that will be installed on February 6, 2015.

The entry deadline for artworks is November 2, 2015 with an application fee of $25 for upwards of 3 images submitted.

View of a previous exhibition.

The following link gives more specifics about the show and the application process: (

This year’s juror will be Theresa N. Hammond, Director and Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

For further information call the Museum at 252/758-1946.