Archive for the ‘Coastal NC Visual Arts’ Category

Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries for “Rock, Paper, Scissors” Exhibit – Deadline Jan. 11, 2015

December 10, 2014

Carolina Artist Gallery is calling for artists for the upcoming show, “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” It will be a show featuring art from objects enjoying a second life. It will be a fun show of 2 and 3 dimensional art that is a collage or assemblage with aesthetic appeal.

The deadline for entries is 5pm, on January 11, 2015.

Judges for the show are Tom Kies, the Executive Director for the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization, and his wife Cindy.

Please go to ( to get a copy of the entry form.

The public is invited to attend the show opening on Jan. 17, 2015, from 5 to 8pm.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Carolina Artist Gallery is a nonprofit artists’ co-op located at 800 Evans Street, at the corner of 8th Street on the historic Morehead City, NC, waterfront. The Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday and has a mission to bring art experiences to everyone on the Crystal Coast.

For more information on the co-op, community outreach programs and the show, visit the Gallery’s website at (

The 2014 Cape Fear Festival of Trees Kicks off the Holiday Season with Party in the Pines in Wilmington, NC – Fri., Nov. 21, 2014

November 11, 2014


The 2014 Cape Fear Festival of Trees kicks off the Holiday Season with Party in the Pines, in Wilmington, NC, on Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, from 6 to 9pm. The Festival continues from Nov. 22 to Dec. 7, 2014, from 10am to 7pm, at the Cameron Art Museum.

This year Cape Fear Festival of Trees has added much more to the festival experience including a gingerbread competition. Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation and the Cameron Art Museum invite you to wander through a winter wonderland of holiday elegance. Glamorous, glittering trees, inspiring performances, highlighted events all blend together for a special holiday experience. The festival kick-off event is Party in the Pines scheduled for Nov. 21 from 6 to 9pm. This celebrated event promises an evening filled with lovingly decorated trees, the highly anticipated gingerbread exhibition and contest, The Art of Gingerbread 2014 and music provided by Benny Hill and The Keith Butler Trio. Delectable hors d’oeuvres provided by CAM Café along with decadent desserts.

Tickets now on sale at our website at ( Cape Fear Festival of Trees takes place from Nov. 22 – Dec. 7 (Closed Thanksgiving Day) 10am to 7pm. Admission for 13 & up – $13;  5-12: $6; and 4 & under – free. Tickets good any day of festival and includes festival & gallery admission. Special events ticketed separately. Cape Fear Festival of Trees benefits Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation and the Cameron Art Museum.

In addition to the dazzling array of trees, enjoy performances by over 30 local musical groups and artists. Treat your ears to the wonderful sounds of harps, handbell choirs, ukulele choirs, a capella singing and more. Included in festival admission. Learn more about festival performances at our website at (

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

For additional information about the museum, please visit (

Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City, NC, Announces Winners of National Show, “Soul of a Woman”

October 22, 2014

The award winners are:  Kathleen Dentinger “Obligation” 1st place, Robin Griswold-Ott “Essence” 2nd place, Romaine Riddle “Attitude” 3rd place and two Merit Awards went to Shelia Brodnick and Lorraine McElroy.  The show’s Honorable Mentions are:  Sally Anger, Lynn Goodwin, Cathy Crowell, Punam Madhok, Michaele’ Watson, Willie Baucom, Norm Kenneally, Jamison Ipock, Ike Terrell, Ron Beckham, and Linda Werthwein.

Kathleen Dentinger “Obligation” 1st place,

The judge for this show, Cynthia Bickley-Green, PHD and juror Charles Smith were able to create a perfect balance in this show of visual depth, meaning, and stunning craftsmanship of talented artists.

Robin Griswold-Ott “Essence” 2nd place

The Carolina Artist Gallery on 800 Evans Street in downtown Morehead City has beautifully arranged this creative display of art depicting the “Soul of a Woman”.  This show closes the 31st of October and our new show “Heart of a Man” will begin Nov. 14, 2014.

Romaine Riddle “Attitude” 3rd place

For further information visit (

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Offers Creativity Unleashed – Oct. 25, 2014

October 19, 2014


On Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 1 to 5pm, Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, will present Creativity Unleashed, an afternoon of pottery demonstrations, live readings, painters at their easels, live music, acting, and more. Appetizers  and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. There is no charge and no reservations are necessary.

Ginny Lassiter, owner of the eclectic art gallery, says, “We wanted to share our love for all art genres and give visitors a chance to see some local artists at work.”

Lassiter, an artist herself, works in acrylic and will be one of the artists found at her easel throughout the afternoon.  Also painting will be Jefferson watermedia artist  Raney Rogers who is the host of the  Painting With Raney television program; award-winning artist Jane Staszak, the gallery’s pastel instructor; Sneads Ferry oil painter Sherry Thurston;  and abstract artist Liz Roberts. Watercolor artist Pat White will also be on hand with her note cards.

Renowned North Myrtle Beach, SC, pastel artist Jane Staszak

Wilmington, NC, clay artist Brian Evans will work on the pottery wheel throughout the afternoon. The Beaufort, SC, artist first studied ceramics under master potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi and is now renowned for his own vessels and sculptural pieces inspired by nature, architecture and the human form.

Designers Sherry Banner and Kathie Wolk will be creating original jewelry throughout the event.

Performing live music will be Lesa Hudson and Rick Strickland from the Murrells Inlet-based group the Rick Strickland Band. Both vocalists/musicians have been nominated from numerous 2014 Carolina Beach Music Academy awards including Male Vocalist of the Year, Solo Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for Strickland and Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for Hudson.

Acoustic duo Obscurity, made up of husband and wife Tom and Liz Roberts, will present a program of Gaelic music and Carolina tunes.

Actor/author Stan Atamanchek (“Blackbeard’s Fun Pirate Talk”) will be in costume to entertain gallery visitors with pirate tales and adventure. Pat Gambarelli, author of “The Four Seasons of Gourmet Entertaining” and “Pasta For Men” is bring some of her favorite appetizers and sweets for gallery visitors to taste and enjoy.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional offers. A Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, NC. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit the website ( or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.

Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries for “Heart of a Man” Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 2, 2014

October 8, 2014

That man in your life dragging you down or, on the other hand, “rockin” your world?  We all have relationships with men.  Some are good.  Some are very good but others are unpleasant or downright  bad. “Heart of a Man”, a show by Carolina Artist Gallery, in Morehead City, NC, will feature art that tells the story of our relationships with men. All have a father. Some were kind and loving; others were self centered and demanding. Some were just down right mean. Others were missing or not around much. Many have or have had a husband or significant other. Again, some of those men were respectful, loving and made the world wonderful. Others brought conflict, anger and disappointment. Many have brothers, sons and uncles. All have male heroes and male villains. Tell us the story of these relationships through art.

“What Have I Done,” by Ike Terrell

Bring us the “Heart of a Man” through talent and skill.  This will be an opportunity to pay tribute, ridicule, express gratitude, get in touch with feelings and emotions and perhaps have a therapeutic experience. For this show art should show emotion, tell a story and connect with gallery visitors.

Carolina Artist Gallery is accepting artwork, both 2D and 3D,  for “Heart of a Man” through Nov. 2, 2014, and the show will run until Jan 3, 2015.

Entries will be judged by Cathy Crowell who recently retired from the program she began in 1983 as Coordinator of the Photography Technology Program at Carteret Community College.  Crowell earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Florida State University in 1982, a Master of Arts in Teaching: Art, from the University of South Carolina in 1977, a Bachelor of Art: General Studio from the University of South Carolina in 1975, and studied during the Summer Session at the University of Dijon in Dijon, France in 1974. Crowell has been the recipient  of a number of artistic grants and awards and has exhibited her work in a number of well known exhibitions.

Specific information about requirements for entries and entry forms are available at Carolina Artist Gallery or on our website at ( Carolina Artist Gallery is a nonprofit artists’ co-op located at 800 Evans Street, at the corner of 8th Street on the historic Morehead waterfront.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for “Heart of a Man” on Nov. 14, 2014 from 4 to 7pm at Carolina Artist Gallery. The show runs through Jan. 3, 2015 and all work is available for purchase.

Harold H. Bate Foundation Honors Community Artist Will, Inc., in New Bern, NC, With Grant

September 18, 2014

The Harold H. Bate Foundation has granted $8,000 to fund programming for Community Artist Will, Inc. CAW is a non-profit, cooperatively-run incubator for the arts in Eastern North Carolina and was incorporated in January 2013.

Ben Watford and Samrae Bruggema accept Bate Grant

With the Harold H. Bate Foundation’s grant, CAW will continue its community outreach programs, designed to motivate the public through events that encourage creativity and arts appreciation. CAW organizes Downtown New Bern’s ARTcrawl events, held second Friday of each month, as well as the Gloria Morello Bisque-ware Project, a program that goes to senior centers and schools to give free Bisque-ware painting workshops.

If you would like to learn more about Community Artist Will, Inc.’s programs, please visit their website at (

Dare County Arts Council Celebrates Its 25th birthday at this Year’s Artrageous Art Extravaganza in Kill Devil Hills, NC – Sept. 27, 2014

September 18, 2014

The Dare County Arts Council celebrates its 25th birthday at this year’s Artrageous Art Extravaganza. The annual, community-wide, family-friendly celebration of the arts, is sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council and PNC Bank and features creative hands-on art activity booths for kids, youth art, live music, professional artists show and sell, live art demos, great food and more. The Extravaganza takes place at the Dare County Parks and Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds benefit arts education and other cultural arts programs in the community as well as the Artrageous Scholarship Fund which awards one scholarship to a graduating senior from each of Dare County’s high schools.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, this event could not have become the community tradition that it is without the support of corporate sponsors like PNC Bank, who is proud to bring back some of the legendary artists from the 10×10 Collaborative Art Project in which ten artists shared in the creation of ten works of art. “PNC recognizes that the arts are critical to the social and economic fabric of our communities,” said Brendan Medlin, PNC’s Nags Head branch manager.  “We are pleased to support Artrageous and the Dare County Arts Council, providing the community with access to this fun and unique experience with the arts.”

Recently, several of these first-class artists gathered at the Dare County Arts Council to reminisce about the early years of Artrageous and to plan for this year’s event. Steve Andrus, the creative mind behind the 10×10 Project, says that his vision came from an experiment that he did with a friend where they each took turns painting on the same canvas. The idea was then expanded to help the Dare County Arts Council in its early years. Collaborator and local artist, Glenn Eure adds, “The first year of Artrageous, we created ten paintings in an afternoon, and I auctioned them out of the back of a pick up truck — people couldn’t wait to buy them.”

TOP – Glenn Eure (one of the original 10×10 artists), Bob Muller (Bryan Cultural Series), Fay Davis Edwards (DCAC Gallery Director, will paint on behalf of Dawn Enochs, one of the orginal 10×10 artists), Chris Haltigan (one of the original 10×10 artists) and Steve Andrus (one of the original 10×10 artists); BOTTOM – Kip Tabb (DCAC President), Laura Howard (DCAC Volunteer Coordinator), Stephen Weeks (PNC Manteo Branch Manager), Linda Porter (co-chair for the first Artrageous in 1990), Chris Sawin (DCAC Executive Director), Martha Butcher (2014 Artrageous co-chair), Ginny Flowers (2014 Artrageous co-chair), Brendan Medlin (PNC Nags Head Branch Manager)

The 10×10 project will feature a posthumous work from former Mayor of Nags Head, Don Bryan, who began a painting last year prior to his passing. His legacy will be carried on as several artists work together to complete the piece, which was donated by The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series. Bob Muller of the Bryan Cultural Series says, “Our Board was very pleased to donate Don’s last unfinished work to support the Arts Council. Don was a big supporter of DCAC and really helped get Artrageous off the ground in the early 1990s.”

The original 10×10 artists were Steve Andrus, Glenn Eure, Chris Haltigan, Betty Haskins, James Melvin, John de la Vega, Dawn Enochs, Don Bryan, Denver Lindley and Cecilia Ann Hill, some of whom will be participating in this year’s installment.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information on the 25th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, please visit ( Interested parties may also stay up to date on other upcoming events and programs by following the Dare County Arts Council on Facebook at (

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Presents “Chair-ity” Transformed: An Evening of Art – Oct. 12, 2014

September 18, 2014


The Transylvania Community Arts Council, in Brevard, NC, will host a fall fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, entitled  “Chair-ity” Transformed: An Evening of Art. The event will be held from 5pm – 8pm at the new restaurant, JAIME’S, located inside the Old Grover’s Building at 44 East Main Street. Tickets are only $55 and are on sale now at Number 7 Arts on Main St. and at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard (TC Arts Council).

Tickets bearers receive heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Jaime Hernandez, two glasses of wine from Broad Street Wines or craft beer from Brevard Brewing. There will be live artist demonstrations, and silent and live auctions. The silent auction includes artwork, chairs and more. Keith Dragt, co-owner of Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques is our (trained) guest auctioneer and will sell off a juried selection of chairs and furniture.

Chair Transformed by local artist Adrienne Casteen of Number 7 Arts

Jaime’s menu for this special evening includes; delectable duck & andouille sausage gumbo, jambalaya with cajun rice, New Orleans barbecue shrimp & grits, a carving station, jumbo lump crabmeat ravigote, his famous crawfish cheesecake with a cheese & charcuterie display. For dessert, there will be scrumptious white chocolate bread pudding with white chocolate sauce & raspberries, baked brie en croute with bourbon caramel & fresh berries and petite fours.

Start shopping the chairs that have been transformed by local artists now while they are displayed throughout downtown Brevard and the surrounding area and look in the shop windows. Merchants that donated window space so far are: Local Color, Broad Street Wines, Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop, D.D. Bullwinkel’s, Be-Tique, Moose Tracks, Ginger M Salon, Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, Roost, Fox Hollow, Mountain Quilts, Spice it to a Tea, Proper Pot, Drew Deane Gallery, Red Wolf Gallery, Number 7 Arts Gallery, Lilly T’s, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Cherry Tree, Pink Flamingo, Underground Salvage, Theophilus, Kiwi Gelato, Baby Ink, Main Street Ltd., United Community Bank, Blue Ridge Bakery, The Grateful Dog, and Benjamin Moore Paint Store. They will also be online at, click on Chair Auction.

Generous local artists have donated their time and talent to transform these chairs into artwork; Christine Kosiba, Drew Deane, Ellen Stinchcomb, BJ Winchester, Katy Rosenberg, Isabelle Von Losch, Mike Tiddy, Adrienne Casteen, Donna Allstaedt, Donna Hunter, Kitty Edwards, Lori Roberts, Margo Evans, Barbara Burkhart, Sacha Barnett, Elaine Bailey, Donna Ross, Tom McGow, Kay Tiddy, Barbara Hawk, Russell Newton, Jacki Walker, Sheri Walters, Barbara Bowers, Penny Mann, Lisa Fraker, Linda Lube, Lin Cotton, Ea Dossey, Francine Menor, Donna Rickard, Elizabeth Colvin, Carol Jerome Moorman, Ammie Orr, Sue Giordano, Cynthia Zimmerman, Amber Steed, Rose Camp, Becky Young, Transylvania Vocational Services and more.

Silent auction items have been donated by local artists and businesses. Donators include: Pure Pets, Healthy Harvest, Oskar Blues, Be Boutique, Suzie Knapp, Brian Kuehn, Joe Bruneau, Carlene Jerome, Melissa Kooker, Tom McGow, Francine Menor, Barbara Sammons, Sharyn Fogel, Ann Zelle, Nancy Shoemaker, Paula Poad, Carol Moorman, Amber Steed, Lucy Rodes, Paul Thomas, Hugh Tucker, Russell Newton and many more.

Major Event Sponsors include: Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, Steve Owen & Associates, Broad Street Wines, Brevard Brewing, Lynne C. Joyce – Leadership First, Co. and Jaime’s Restaurant located at 44 East Main Street. Business Sponsors include: Sunset Motel, Highland Books, United Community Bank, The Grateful Dog, Number 7 Arts, Theophilus, Brevard Insurance, Ginger M Salon, Roost, Fox Hollow, and Ernie’s Rock Shop, and local artist Sacha Barnett.

Organizers and committee members for the event include: Lori Roberts, Molly Jenkins, Paul Thomas, Margo Evans, Suzie Knapp, Hesper Dickson, Joe Bruneau, Lynne C. Joyce and Kristin Kilpatrick.

The TC Arts Council is a non-profit organization that promotes all ARTS in Brevard & Transylvania County. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard.

For more information call TC Arts at 828/884-2787 or visit (

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Offers Soup in a Bowl – Oct. 18, 2014

September 6, 2014

This year, our popular 12th Annual Soup in a Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 11am – 1pm at the Council for the Arts at 826 New Bridge Street in Jacksonville, NC. Ten dollars buys a one-of-a-kind bowl designed by potters, such as: Ben Watford, Becky LaPadula and Nancy Newman and reserves your place at the table.  For the best selection, stop in early for your special bowl!

We are already compiling a list of home made soups. We usually have around twenty different selections; everyone finds a “must have” recipe. There are always quite a few gourmet selections, courtesy of the many talented chefs who donate their inventive creations. It is the creativity of all the participants that makes this event so superior. Last year we had twenty five soups and eight different breads and cookies. Try as many as you wish.

Check out our web site at ( and click on the soup link to see current soups.

Enjoy delicious soups, breads, entertainment and, of course, super company. Call 910/455-9840 for more information.

“State of the Art/Art of the State” Returns to the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC – Sept. 19, 2014

August 17, 2014

A simple idea, a call to artists 18 years or older who live in or are native to the state of North Carolina to bring in 1 piece of art to the Cameron Art Museum, in Wilmington, NC, within a 24-hour period of time for inclusion in the exhibition “State of the Art/Art of the State”, no jurors, no fees. They would also meet a significant, contemporary art curator.

In the spring of 2011 the call went out. And then, the day arrived, May 6, 2011. Logistics dictated that artwork would be received starting at 5pm. Artists began arriving at the front door of the museum at 10:30am appearing anxious to get in and have their work included in the exhibition. They waited, patiently, in the museum and out of the rain holding their personal artwork for hours. They waited with the other 614 artists. They talked about the piece of art they brought with them and where they traveled from. They shared stories, made new friends, listened to impromptu music playing and waited for the doors to the Hughes Wing at the Cameron Art Museum to open.

Work was received, quickly curated and hung, but by 3am exhibition staff wondered where all of the work would be placed as it appeared as though there may not have been enough wall or floor space. Accommodations were made and all 614 pieces together became a representation of the state’s artists in “State of the Art/Art of the State”.

And now, Cameron Art Museum is opening up the call again for participation in this state-wide, premier event “happening” on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 starting at 12pm until Saturday, Sept, 20, 2014 at 12pm. Current curators for the 2014 “State of the Art/Art of the State” include, Peter Eleey: Curator at MoMA P.S.1., New York, NY. From 2007 until 2010 he was the Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Laura Hoptman: Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.

Exhibition opening will be held on Sept. 20, 2014, at 6pm at the Cameron Art Museum. Details and additional information can be found at ( To see the “State of the Art/Art of the State” from 2011 visit (

Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, this exhibition focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists are invited to bring a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within a 24-hour period (between 12pm Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 and 12pm Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014). During this timeframe, a nationally renowned curator will be present to greet each artist and shake his/her hand. All participating curators will attend the exhibition opening on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6-9pm. The design of this project provides any participating artist equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today and have their work seen by all visiting curators.

Upon arrival at the museum, artists must complete an exhibition entry form including contact and credit information. All work must be original. Paintings, mixed mediums, ceramics, sculpture, multimedia, original hand-made prints, photography and drawings are all examples of acceptable forms. There are some limitations and exclusions. Refer to the “State of the Art/Art of the State” web site, ( for complete details and the exhibition entry form. Space in the exhibition is not guaranteed and is on a first come, first serve basis.

This event pays homage to the open, creative curatorial spirit of the late art world maverick, Walter Hopps (1932-2005). In 1978, responding to a comment from his junior colleague, Deborah Velders (Jensen) about the problems artists face gaining access to notable curators, Walter Hopps conceived an entirely open, unmediated event to remedy the situation. His program invited any artist to bring a single work of art, to meet Hopps, and see installation of work. This event called “36 Hours” occurred in a gritty, street-level alternative space called MOTA (Museum of Temporary Art), located in downtown Washington, DC. There was no jurying, no selection (or rejection), and no entry fee. The only restrictions were size, weight, and the delivery time frame (36 hours). This unprecedented opportunity for artists was covered by the Washington Post, and attracted over 400 works of art, all by artists living and working in the Washington, DC, area.

ABOUT THE CURATORS FOR 2014 State of the Art/Art of the State

Peter Eleey – Curator at MoMA P.S.1., New York, NY.  From 2007 until 2010 he was the Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. At the Walker Art Center, Mr. Eleey organized the exhibitions “The Talent Show”, 2010); “The Quick and the Dead”, 2009: and “Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing”, 2008. Prior to joining the Walker, Mr. Eleey was Curator and Producer at Creative Time, New York from 2002 to 2007, where he organized a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and events, including “Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers”, 2007, which was commissioned jointly with The Museum of Modern Art and co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach. Other major projects included “Mike Nelson: A Psychic Vacuum”, 2007, a site-specific installation at the Essex Street Market co-organized with Nato Thompson; “Strange Powers”, 2006, a group exhibition highlighting works made to have a paranormal effect on the world co-organized with Laura Hoptman; “The Plain of Heaven”, 2005, an exhibition in a vacant meatpacking warehouse inspired by the redesign of the “High Line; Jenny Holzer: For the City”, 2004, a series of airplane banners over the Hudson river and light projections at sites around the New York; and “Cai Guo-Qiang’s Light Cycle”, 2003, a pyrotechnic event in Central Park.

Laura Hoptman – Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY. Since joining the museum she has organized “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language”, a group exhibition of contemporary art, “Carol Bove: The Equinox”; “Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly”, a mid career survey of the work of the Los Angeles painter Henry Taylor at MoMA/PS 1 (with Peter Eleey) and “Isa Genzken: Retrospective” (with Sabine Breitwieser). Previously, she was Senior Curator at the New Museum where she organized “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century”, “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” and monographic exhibitions on Tomma Abts, Elizabeth Peyton, Brion Gysin and George Condo. In 2004-05 she was the director of the “54th Carnegie International”, and in an earlier incarnation as a drawing curator at MoMA from 1996 to 2002, she curated the first US museum exhibitions of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Maurizio Cattelan, John Currin, and Luc Tuymans among others. In 1997, at MoMA she was the co curator (with Lynn Zelevansky) of “Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama”, a show that reintroduced Kusama to international audiences and in 2002, she organized “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions”, a landmark exhibition of contemporary figurative drawing. Currently, Hoptman is organizing a group exhibition on the subject of contemporary painting, and a mid career survey of the Cologne artist Kai Althoff. She is also part of the curatorial team organizing a retrospective of the work of Bruce Conner.

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson – Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO. Zuckerman Jacobson joined the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) as Director and Chief Curator in 2005. In this position, she continues to be charged with oversight of all aspects of the museum’s guiding vision and mission, strategic planning, administrative policy and decision-making endeavors, and the institution’s curatorial and educational programmatic practices. Zuckerman Jacobson’s curatorial projects at the AAM include major one-person exhibitions with Yutaka Sone, Pedro Reyes, Jeremy Deller, Aïda Ruilova, Friedrich Kunath, Mai-Thu Perret, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jim Hodges, Peter Coffin, Fred Tomaselli, Mark Bradford, Sergej Jensen, Mamma Andersson, Stephen Shore, Huma Bhabha, Slater Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, Lucio Fontana, Monika Sosnowska, Rob Pruitt, Hayley Tompkins, Lorna Simpson and others – many in their first major US museum exhibitions or featuring important but lesser-known aspects of their artistic practice. Her exhibitions with Aïda Ruilova, Fred Tomaselli, and Sergej Jensen, as well as her co-curated exhibition “Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences /Documented Assignments”, have traveled to other major museums including, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, CAM Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

For additional information about the museum, please visit (


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