Archive for the ‘Coastal NC Visual Arts’ Category

Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for an Exhibit to Show Off Wilmington Locations – Deadline Feb. 10, 2017

January 17, 2017

Wilmington is a unique city that is home to an amazing arts community. We all have our favorite spots, from the Cape Fear River to the beaches or Castle Street to Lumina Ave.  Anything goes in this call to local artists to exhibit work that depicts their local stomping grounds.

The Arts Council of Wilmington will showcase the chosen artists at Wilmington International Airport during one of the busiest times of the year, The Azalea Festival and the Wells Fargo Championship. This is an opportunity to show visitors the multifaceted character of our fair city and the surrounding area.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

Visit our website at (www.ArtsWilmington.org), for complete rules.

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Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art From The Heart 2017”

December 30, 2016

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The Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, announces the 28th annual show and sale of original artwork, “Art From the Heart”. The exhibit will open on Friday, Feb. 17 and will close on Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017.

This non-juried show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico Counties. Artists from those counties may participate whether or not they are members of the ACCC. All ACCC member artists may participate regardless of their county or state of residence.

Artist registration will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10th and 11th from 10am – 4pm, and Sunday, Feb. 12th from 9am – 1pm.

The show will be held in Morehead Plaza in the 2900 block of Arendell Street in Morehead City, in the commercial unit between Snap Fitness Center and The Tractor Supply Store on the west end of Morehead Plaza.

Judging “Art From the Heart 2017” will be professional artist, art teacher and gallery owner Nicole White Kennedy from Raleigh, NC. To view Kennedy’s full resume and selections of her work please go to her website at (http://www.nicolestudio.com/bio.html) and (http://www.nicolestudio.com/images/nicoleart.html).

Kennedy will conduct a critique and commentary session on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30pm. Artists may sign up for that session during registration. The cost will be $10 per participant.

“Art From The Heart 2017” participants will be allowed to enter two pieces of original artwork for a fee of $10 per piece. All work must be for sale.

Complete rules for entry and downloadable entry forms will be available at the Council’s website (www.artscouncilcarteret.org) after Jan. 1, 2017.

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Offers Art of the Bloom – Jan. 5-8, 2017

December 23, 2016

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Art of the Bloom weekend will pair the area’s finest floral designers in a design challenge to create artistic floral arrangements inspired by art at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC.

The Museum is opening its Vault and traveling thirty works from the permanent collection to Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Wrightsville Beach Island.

21 Designers will interpret the art through floral design in an installation of CAM’s art and floral arrangements. Visitors will enjoy experiencing designers’ interpretations of art.

The Design Divas from Florida will be on hand and select the First, Second & Third place winners, as well as Best of Show. You be the judge… by voting for your favorite – all for a good cause – Cameron Art Museum and New Hanover Garden Club – Hands On Community projects.

A Preview Party will take place Thursday Jan. 5, 2017, from 7-9pm. $35 – CAM & NHGC Members (includes 3 day admission) $45 – Non – Members (includes 3 day admission).

See it First! A ticketed fundraiser to Meet and mingle with the talented designers & artists. Award winning desserts by EAST. Music by Grenoldo Frazier, Julie Rehder and Carol Green.

The three day event kicks off with a dessert and champagne preview party to open Art Of The Bloom.
Art Of The Bloom – Exhibition will open to the public:
Friday Jan. 6, 2017 – 9am – 9pm
Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 – 9am – 5pm
Sunday Jan. 8, 2017 – 9am – 4pm

$10 – CAM & NHGC Members (3-day admission)
$15 – Non – Members (3-day admission)

Tickets for all events will be available at the Cameron Art Museum at (http://cameronartmuseum.org/artofthebloom/) and Blockade Runner Beach Resort at 910/256-2251. East has special menus throughout the weekend.

Throughout this inspiring weekend noted speakers and hands on demonstrations in floral design, the arts and party planning. (some events may have an additional ticket.) Be a part of a new Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach tradition. Come be inspired and beat the winter blues at the beach!

The Event Host – known for their gracious and chic hospitality: Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington Art Association, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Art In Bloom Gallery, Baker Roofing, Fogelman Homes, Othera Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Tinga Nursery, and Trader Joe’s.

Benefits: Cameron Art Museum – your art museum and more. CAM is dedicated to inspiring critical thinking, fueling creativity and fostering open and accessible conversation for everyone. CAM is a catalyst for transformation whose various elements create a synergy that define CAM, Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach Island as a dynamic cultural destination.

New Hanover Garden Club’s Hands On Community Projects. Founded in 2014 and federated by the National Garden Clubs.

The proceeds from this event will support the community work of both NHGC and Cameron Art Museum.

Together Let’s Dig Deep!

More info contact Jayme Bednarczyk @CAM by calling 910/395-5999, e-mail to (jaymeb@cameronartmuseum.org) or visit (http://cameronartmuseum.org/artofthebloom/).

Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, Offers Book Discussion on Dec. 9, 2016

December 6, 2016

The Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, will host a reception during ARTcrawl on Dec. 9, 2016 from 5-8pm at 228 Craven Street in New Bern, NC. Lisa Bisbee Lentz will be discussing the features of the upcoming book, “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina”. Lentz is working together with local potter/author Ben Alden Watford and digital artist, Jon Derby to compile the creative publication.

 

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Photo by Jon Darby

Derby announces, “We are calling all creative people including musicians, poets, crafters, artists, galleries, theatres, designers, etc. in eastern North Carolina to participate in the art history book.”

Watford explains the importance of the publication, “Civilizations are judged, not by their wars, not by their politics or their leaders but by the art that they produce. It is your privilege to inform the larger community and future generations of what you attempted to accomplish as an artist, who you are as a person and show all concerned samples of the art that you have produced. As designed, the books will explain who you are as an artist.”

If you would like to participate in the art history book, call 252/649-1712 or visit (http://www.greatergoodgallery.com/history-of-art-book.html).

Carolina Artists Guild in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries

August 22, 2016

The Carolina Artists Guild in Morehead City, NC, is calling for entries for the exhibit, “Horses of the Outer Banks”, on view at the Carolina Artists Gallery, from Sept. 17 – Nov. 4, 2016.

The show benefits The Foundation for Shackleford Horses, which is dedicated to ensuring the long-term survival of these unique “banker ponies.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork in this show will be given to the Foundation. Awards will be granted in 3 different categories: 2D, Photography, and 3D.

For more info visit the Carolina Artists Gallery website at (www.carolinaartistgallery.com).

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Features Works by Sue Sneddon and Deb Hill

August 15, 2016

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Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, is showcasing two new artists, Sue Sneddon and Deb Hill, on view through Sept. 5, 2016.

Sue Sneddon works in oil and pastel. Her paintings are fleeting moments of light in the sky, on the water or on wet sand. Sneddon says, “I had my first thought of being a painter was when I was 13 or 14. My mother and I were discussing whether the pink in a bank of oyster shells was a reflection of the pink sky or in the shells themselves. We were on the south end of Pawley’s Island, SC, witnessing a glorious sunset. I said to myself, if I could paint the joy I feel in this moment, then I could be a painter.”

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Work by Sue Sneddon

A Durham, NC, critic has said, “Her scenes, which are so similar but so different, are about the light and the shapes; the water and the land are just the means by which she finds their essence and abstracts them into something much more than a traditional landscape….(Sneddon’s) views change with the tides and with the moon. She shows us the many infinite patterns the water makes as it moves to and from the shore. She considers it from every angle, in every light, and in many different mediums.”

The same critic earlier observed, “While dealing with familiar subjects—nature—in a realistically simple fashion, the artist leads us into new territory. Things are not as they seem. Nothing is easy.  The work takes more than a quick look.”

From a show held in Hilton Head, SC, a reviewer said, “Characterized as a realist, even surrealist or photorealist, Sneddon favors an approach to the re-creation of her subjects that is uniquely hers. Her special spin, her angle, her view and her interpretation amount to far more than the images in question…Sneddon offers equal doses of detail and of mystery.”

Deb Hill graduated from Coker College in Hartsville, SC, with degrees in both Fine and Commercial Art. She has worked in commercial and fine art for many years, including six years as a graphic artist for the city of Charlotte, NC. She began studying jewelry-making in the 1990s and has been creating her own ever since.

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Work by Deb Hill

Hill’s artisan jewelry features her signature hand crocheting which she incorporates with a variety of gemstones and natural objects. The multi-dimensional artist often paints porcelain with minerals mixed with flux that melts into a glazed disc during kiln firings to create a miniature piece of wearable art.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has been an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 150 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and four wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel, and water media classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s Coffee With the Authors program features 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 on Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, NC.

For more information, visit the website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.

Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, Offers Book Launch

July 12, 2016

The Greater Good Gallery will host a book launch party and book signing for “My Little Plastic Bag” on Thursday July 14, 2016, at 5:30pm, at 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC. Meet and greet the author and illustrator. Refreshements will be served.

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The book with text by local poet Sam Love and illustrator Samrae Duke tells the story of what happens to a plastic bag when a little girl throws it out the window. Through brightly colored illustrations a child can follow the plastic through the ecosystem into the ocean. Finally the chemicals in the plastic come back to Amy’s family in the fish her family eats.

The story is based on a poem by Sam Love that appeared in his poetry book, “Converging Waters” and in Duke University’s “Eno” magazine. “I get really angry when I see the plastic pieces that the mowers cut up on the side of the road and I wanted to create an educational book for young children that helps them understand there is no ‘away’,” according to Love.

“This book can be valuable to teach young people about the problems plastic trash creates in our aquatic environment,” says Travis Graves, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper.
Diane MacEachern, publisher of the (BigGreenPurse.com) web site, says, “My Little Plastic Bag can help children understand how even a harmless action like throwing away a plastic bag can have serious consequences.”

“Plastic in our water is now epidemic,” states Love. He cites one United Nations estimate that every square mile of the ocean already contains 46,000 pieces of plastic and most of them are so small we can’t see them. “As the plastic is ingested by the fish and other wildlife,” Love says, “plastic chemicals can get into our food supply and affect our health.”

Love believes any child who is curious about nature will enjoy “My Little Plastic Bag”. “This book gives teachers and parents a great educational tool to build awareness of environmental stewardship. After all, the future belongs to our children.”

The book is designed for children ages 4 to 8 and it includes a discussion guide for parents and teachers.

The Greater Good Gallery will host a book launch party and book signing for “My Little Plastic Bag” on Thursday July 14, 2016, at 5:30pm.

For more info, e-mail to (info@greatergoodgallery.com) or stop by 228 Craven St., New Bern to purchase a copy of “My Little Plastic Bag”.

Abstract Expressionist Sterling Edwards Featured at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC

July 6, 2016

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Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, is featuring works by Hendersonville, NC, artist Sterling Edwards through July 30, 2016, in a show titled “Sterling Edwards: Intuitive Experience”. Edwards, who works in both watercolor and acrylic, is primarily self-taught and has developed a unique style of painting that has earned him international recognition and the respect of his peers, students and collectors. He is often commissioned to jury national and international art competitions.

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Edwards has been featured in “Watercolor Magic” magazine’s “Ones to Watch” and in “Watercolor Artist” magazine. He was awarded membership in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor as well as the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He was selected as a featured artist in the book “Best of America Watermedia Artists,” and is the author of the best selling North Light book, “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process”. He is also featured in “Masters of Watercolor,” written by Russian artist and author Konstantin Sterkhov.

He employs stylized shapes, bold lights and darks, and dramatic color rhythms to build his sought after abstract expressionist paintings. Edwards’ expressive calligraphy and splattering are signature techniques.

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When asked about his recent works, the artist offers, “My non-representational paintings combine shape, line, color and texture to create a personal visual statement that allow me to say much more with a brush than I could every say with words.”

“I often refer to my abstracted paintings as an intuitive and spontaneous artistic statement. They’re a vision on display composed of energetic and expressive brushwork in some areas that are complemented with subtleties in other areas. What I demand from one of my abstracted paintings is that it truly is a spontaneous and intuitive artistic statement.”

“Sterling Edwards: Intuitive Experience” at Sunset River Marketplace includes over a dozen new works as well as a few from his personal collection.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has been an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 150 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and four 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 program features 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 (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art in the Arboretum” – Deadline Aug. 19, 2016

June 20, 2016

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The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is calling for entries for “Art in the Arboretum” taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 , 2016, at the New Hanover County Arboretum in Wilmington.

Deadline to submit is Aug. 19, 2016.

Be a part of this annual show!

For further information visit (www.wilmingtonart.org).

Wilmington, NC, Calls For Artists to Participate in Art Walk for American Craft Week – Oct. 15, 2016

May 21, 2016

On Oct. 15, 2016, Wilmington, NC, will celebrate the skills and talent of craftsmen from around the Wilmington region by hosting a day long Art Walk in historic downtown at the culmination of American Craft Week. Artists that have been juried into the event will display and sell their highly regarded art with booths peppered throughout a six block radius allowing art enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy both the art atmosphere and the ambiance of the downtown shops and eateries. To enhance the craft experience venues spots will showcase film, dance, song, theater and even floral design.

American Craft Week is a nationally established effort to build awareness of the Arts, Craft and Culture in America founded by CRAFT.org, a non-profit.

E-mail to (americancraftwalkwilmington@gmail.com)
for an application.