Archive for the ‘Eastern NC Visual Arts’ Category

Associated Artists of Southport, NC, Calls for Entries for Summer Regional Show – Deadline is June 19, 2017

March 18, 2017

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is accepting entries through June 10, 2017 for the “Summer Regional Show” (juried art show) to take place June 26, through July 15, 2017.  Robert Joyner (2D) and Shane Mickey (3D) will judge from actual work. All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC.

For complete details go to (www.franklinsquaregallery.com).

Dare County Arts Council Calls for Entries for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts” – Deadline is March 31, 2017

February 8, 2017

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The Dare County Arts Council announces a call for entry for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts”, which will be held at the Manteo, NC, waterfront Aug. 16-17, 2017, from 10am-5pm.

The free, outdoor festival brings 100 artists from all over the East Coast to showcase their fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood design, and leather works.

“Last year was my first time participating in New World Festival of the Arts,” said Virginia Beach, VA, based artist and 2016 New World Festival of the Arts 2D Best in Show award recipient Ed Obermeyer. “My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and charm of Manteo and the visually stunning scenery of the festival location. The setting is a plein air artists dream come true, and I plan on returning this year to participate in the show and paint some of the fantastic sites around the festival. The Dare County Arts Council has a true gem of festivals in this venue. I would encourage all fine artists to explore this show in depth and participate.”

Artists wishing to participate in the “New World Festival of the Arts” can find an application online at (www.DareArts.org). The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by April 15.

Mixed media artist Lisa Beth Robinson will judge the show. Robinson makes artist books (letterpress, papermaking, printmaking) broadsides, fine art, curates exhibitions, and is an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

“It is both a pleasure and a privilege to join the 2017 “New World Festival of the Arts”,” said Lisa Beth Robinson. “I’m looking forward to reading the visual story of our region, told through the voice and hands of fine artists and craftspeople. As a juror I look for strong compositions, forms, and designs; excellence in craftsmanship; and concepts which are thoughtfully and clearly communicated. In more poetic terms, work that entices, work that makes me want to stop and spend time, work that brings me to unexpected places in thought and feeling.”

Bringing an average of 5,000-6,000 attendees to the historic Town of Manteo each year, “New World Festival of the Arts” has been a Manteo tradition for decades, providing awareness of current trends in the visual arts. The festival was started by Manteo business owner Edward Greene, and is sponsored by the Town of Manteo and funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For more information about the “New World Festival of the Arts”, please visit (www.DareArts.org). Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Submissions for Its Pedestrian Art Project – Deadline is February 28, 2017

February 8, 2017

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, invites sculptors to submit proposals for its Pedestrian Art public sculpture program. Up to 12 works will be installed for one year at various locations in Wilmington, NC, beginning in April 2017.

The deadline for consideration is February 28, 2017.

Click here for more information at (http://artscouncilofwilmington.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/PedArt-2017-Call-for-Entries1.pdf).

The Arts Council is located at 221 N. Front Street, Suite 101, Wilmington, NC 28401

For further information call 910/343-0998, e-mail to (pedart@artswilmington.org) or visit (www.ArtsWilmington.org).

Art to Anchor Dowdy Park in Nags Head, NC, Grand Opening – May 13, 2017

January 27, 2017

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The Town of Nags Head, NC, is partnering with the Dare County Arts Council on the Grand Opening of Dowdy Park, which will be held May 13, 2017, from 10am-8pm.

The Grand Opening, a free, family-friendly event, will celebrate the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event will feature the Dare County Arts Council’s 28th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival from 10am-3pm, followed by a free outdoor concert from 3-8pm. The entire day will be complemented by local restaurants providing artistically inspired cuisine.

“We are excited to be working with the Dare County Arts Council to make Dowdy Park’s grand opening really special and an event that people of all ages will want to attend,” said Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards. “The goals of Artrageous correlate perfectly to Dowdy Park’s design elements: fun for all ages, a free, safe space for the community to gather, with elements that pay homage to our heritage such as our art and our family-friendly atmosphere.”

“We are grateful to the committee of Nags Head citizens, as well as many other members of the public, who worked hard to bring the park’s design to fruition,” Mayor Edwards further said. “In addition, the project would not be possible without generous grants from Trillium Health Resources, the Dare County Tourism Board, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Their support for our vision for a park for all ages and abilities was unqualified.”

The event’s theme, Art is the Heart of the Park, focuses on the importance of art in the community. Artrageous is an annual community event that brings families together to paint, sculpt, dance, and be creative.

“This project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for DCAC,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “It is beyond remarkable that the Town of Nags Head has envisioned Dowdy Park as an art park – and that the Arts Council would be asked to help with its grand opening. For decades, the Town of Nags Head has taken a leadership role in the Outer Banks arts community and I applaud and thank them for taking it to a new level with the creation of Dowdy Park.”

Volunteers interested in being part of the event can contact Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards by e-mail at (dareartsprograms@gmail.com) or call 252/473-5558.

Purchased in 2013, with the plan to develop a fully accessible, inclusive gathering space for all ages, the five-acre Dowdy Park sits at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Bonnett Street.

For more information about the grand opening, contact the Town of Nags Head at 252/441-5508.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County. DCAC programming is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council.

The Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, is located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean, 90 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia.  A unique resort community, Nags Head takes pride in its clean water, low density of development, and abundant open spaces.  Its 11 miles of oceanfront and 6.5 square miles of area are home to a year round residential population of 2,800 and a summer population of approximately 40,000.

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.

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.

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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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).

Silvana Foti at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, Becomes Peer Reviewer for American Alliance of Museums

October 27, 2016

Silvana Foti, executive director for the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, in Fayetteville, NC, recently accepted an invitation to become a peer reviewer for the Accreditation Program and Continuum of Excellence Team for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

As a peer reviewer, Foti will support the accreditation and Museum Assessment Program by conducting site visits, facilitating institutional planning processes and reviewing museum self-assessment materials. In particular, Foti will focus on assessing a museum’s community engagement and leadership skills.

“Needless to say, I am absolutely delighted to be chosen to be a part of this museum organization,” Foti said.

The Museum Assessment Program began in 1981 and has helped more than 4,600 small and mid-sized museums meet their needs while also helping them strengthen their operations and discuss plans for the future.

The museum assessment process takes about a year and consists of self-assessments, institutional activities and conductive peer reviews, in which Foti will participate. AAM has been bringing museums together since 1906 with the goal of uniting organizations like art museums, botanical gardens, zoos and historical sites, among others.

Silvana Foti is an accomplished artist and professor who served as the chair of Methodist University’s Department of Art for 29 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College, her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and Meredith College, and other degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Youngstown State University. She is affiliated with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Curators, the College Arts Association of America, the North Carolina Art Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society.

Foti is a practicing artist best known for her expertise in printmaking. Her personal works are on display in 34 public collections and 45 private collections. She has served as the executive director of the David McCune International Art Gallery since 2012 and has organized nine unique art exhibitions at Methodist University since the gallery’s inception.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with more than 2,400 students from 41 states and 69 countries. Methodist University offers 80 majors and concentrations, four master’s degree programs, one doctoral level program, 80 clubs and organizations, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.

To learn more about Methodist University, please visit (methodist.edu) or (facebook.com/MethodistUniversity).

Hurricane Matthew Art News

October 7, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday is STILL happening TODAY in downtown Manteo, NC! Only the outdoor activities associated with October First Friday have been cancelled or moved indoors due to the uncertainty of the weather forecast relating to Hurricane Matthew.

The October Exhibit Opening Reception featuring new works by Lisa Slaker has not been cancelled and will take place, as scheduled, today Friday, October 7 at 6:00pm. Scheduled performances by Alligator River String Band and Full Circle will also take place, as scheduled.

WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF NC ANNUAL EXHIBIT
Dare County Arts Council met with the Watercolor Society of North Carolina this morning to review the impact of Hurricane Matthew on the 2016 WSNC Annual Juried Exhibition and Conference, scheduled for this weekend in Manteo, NC. Because of the uncertainty of the forecast, WSNC and DCAC have cancelled all events on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. The Annual Conference and seminars will not be rescheduled.

The reception for the WSNC Annual Juried Exhibit has been rescheduled for Friday, November 18 at 5:00pm at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue. The exhibit and reception is sponsored by the Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series and is free and open to the public. Visitors can view the exhibit during DCAC’s normal business hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Registrants for the Mark Mehaffey Workshop, currently scheduled for October 10-14 are advised that the workshop has not been cancelled, though there may be some minor changes to the schedule. Registrants should contact Peggy Saporito by e-mail at (peggysaporito@earthlink.net for updates).

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).