Archive for the ‘Fayetteville NC Visual Arts’ Category

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Announces Award Winners for “People’s Choice Show”

June 19, 2017

The Arts Council walls and pedestals of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayetteville, NC, are covered with over 200 colorful creations! During the show’s opening, these winners were chosen as the People’s Choice:

1st Place: “Venezia Grand Canale” by Robson Spinelli

2nd Place: “Timshel” by Michelle Bir

3rd Place: “My Dream” by Sunyoung Kim

Honorable Mentions:

“Delightfully Redundant” by Griffin Carrick
“Bear Family” by Nancy Whaley Chandler
“The Wonderland of Childhood” by Marlene Wellard

Brought to you by Fayetteville Public Works Commission, Public Works includes art by people of all ages and abilities from our community. The artwork is on display through July 22, 2017.

The Arts Council’s galleries are free and open to the public 6 days a week during exhibitions. Come visit us!
The Arts Council’s 2016-17 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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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.

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The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Competition – Deadline July 18, 2015

July 12, 2015


The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is calling for entries for “Point of View” a juried photography competition. Photographers, it’s your turn! Show us your best work in “Point of View”. We’re looking for exceptional photography – black-and-white, color and digitally manipulated. $1,000 in awards!

EXHIBITION: Selected works showing a variety of subjects will be exhibited at the Arts Council (301 Hay Street) from July 24 – Sept. 12, 2015.

ENTRY: Deliver to the Arts Council (301 Hay St.) July 17, 9am to 5pm; or July 18, noon to 4pm.

ENTRY FEE: 1-2 entries $20 (Arts Council member $15) or 3-4 entries $30 (Arts Council member $25). Entry fee is non-refundable.

AWARDS: $1,000 total in awards. Prizes awarded at 8pm during the exhibit’s opening on 4th Friday, July 24.

CATEGORIES/MEDIUMS: Awards given in three categories: Black & White (film or digital), Color, and Digital Manipulation

ELIGIBILITY: Point of View is open to any resident 18 years or older in the Cumberland County region including Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Field in North Carolina.

Click here for other eligibility requirements and guidelines in the full Call for Art (

Questions? Call the Arts Council at 910/323-1776 or e-mail to (

Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC, Presents “The Sixth Annual National 2D Competition and Exhibition” – Starting June 27, 2014

June 24, 2014


Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC, presents “The Sixth Annual National 2D Competition and Exhibition,” featuring artists from across the United States. Juror for this year’s event is Barbara Courtney Jaenicke.

“Caught in a Breeze” by Annette Szczekutek

The show opens on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 6pm in conjunction with Fayetteville’s Fourth Friday event. Awards will be announced at 7pm. The show runs through July 27 and sponsored by Drs. Gwenesta B. and Kenneth Melton and Cape Fear Orthopedics.

“The Bouquiniste” by Samuel Hoffman

For further information call 910/433-2986 or visit (

36th International Folk Festival in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Artisans/Crafters – Deadline Aug. 28, 2014

May 23, 2014


Applications are now available for the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 36th International Folk Festival, held Sept. 27-28, 2014, in Fayetteville, NC. For less than $100, you can be a part of 2 days of the cultures, traditions and crafts that make the International Folk Festival one of the Top 20 Festivals in the southeastern United States! One of the best vendor opportunities of the year!

100,000 + anticipated attendance
$1,000 in juried cash awards for best original handmade art or craft items being sold. Ist place is $500.
Fun family event!

Learn more about the festival at ( Or visit ( for a vendor application now.

Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for “6th Annual National 2D Competition” – Deadline May 6, 2014

March 20, 2014


Cape Fear Studios, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC, is preparing to host their “Annual National 2D Competition”. Currently in it’s 6th year, the competition draws high quality entries from across the nation. The deadline for entries is May 6th, with the opening reception and awards presentation on June 27th from 6-8pm. The exhibit continues through July 21, 2014.

The competition this year will be juried by renowned pastel and oil artist Barbara Courtney Jaenicke. Currently residing in Roswell, GA, with her husband and son, Barbara paints landscapes and still life in pastel and oil. She’s a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and from her studio in Georgia. A unique opportunity to watch the juror at work is offered on the morning of the opening, June 27th, from 9:30 to 12:30. Jaenicke will present a pastel demonstration at Cape Fear Studios. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch a pastel master perform her magic!

The show itself offers the chance to view and perhaps add to your collection of high quality and inspiring 2D work by accomplished artists from across the United States. Complete information about entering the competition and/or participating in the demonstration is available on the studio website at (, call for entries.

Cape Fear Studios is located at 148 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28301. Phone number for the studio is 910/433-2986. Make your plans now to enter your work, participate in the demo and/or attend the opening!

Deadline Extended for Cape Fear New Music Festival’s Photography Contest in Fayetteville, NC – Deadline Mar. 10, 2014

February 24, 2014


The deadline for submitting original photography to the Cape Fear New Music Festival’s photography contest has been extended to Mar. 10.

The Cape Fear Music Festival in Fayetteville, NC, will be held Apr. 12, 2014, at Methodist University. The festival includes a photography contest which employs photography (visual art) to interpret music (auditory art). The contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. The photos submitted to the contest will be exhibited at the festival.

The event will include a musical concert and an exhibition of photography from Legendary “Life Magazine” photographer, Burk Uzzle, one of America’s most highly regarded photographers. The festival will include at talk from Uzzle and a reception following the concert. Uzzle will also serve as a judge for the contest.

Uzzle is a North Carolina native who has given more than five decades to his unique blend of the American sensibility. In 1962 at age 23, he became the youngest contract photographer ever hired by “Life Magazine”. From 1967 to 1983 he was a member photographer of the Magnum Photo Agency and from 1979 -1980 served as its president. From 1983 he has worked as an independent photographer with numerous magazine and corporate clients, museum and gallery exhibitions, and he has had published several books of his work. Burk Uzzle is represented by the Lawrence Miller gallery in NYC.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries. Methodist University offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, four master’s degree programs, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.

For more information on the selected music and contest guidelines, please visit ( or contact Steven Brey, Dean School of Arts and Humanities at 910/630-7090 or e-mail to (

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Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection Opens at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC – Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30pm – That’s Tonight!

February 20, 2014

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, will present the exhibition, “PICASSO: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection” from Feb. 20 to April 13. There will be an opening night gala from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, which the public is invited to attend.

The exhibition presents a selection of the ceramics created by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris, Southern France, between the years 1947 and 1971. The exhibition consists of 40 ceramic works – plates, bowls, pitchers, vases, and plaques – in addition to posters and other memorabilia.

The show’s stop at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University is part of a national tour, with Methodist being the only North Carolina and South Atlantic venue. The event possible thanks to community sponsors, including premiere sponsorship from Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority; ARCO; and Janet Parks, gallery consultant for the David McCune International Art Gallery.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries. Methodist University offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, four master’s degree programs, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.

For more information on the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, please visit ( or call 910-GALLERY.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Offers International Folk Festival – Sept. 27 – 29, 2013

September 11, 2013


Turn on the news and you see images of unrest all around our world. At a time when we all face so many challenges, the International Folk Festival reminds us that we can work together, no matter what our differences may be. Celebrate the beauty of cultural unity at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 35th International Folk Festival on Sept. 27-29, 2013, in Fayetteville, NC. The added feature this year of a “Kindness Corner” invites festivalgoers to show love for all people from all cultures. The festival is a free event that welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year to Festival Park and surrounding areas in downtown Fayetteville.

The festival kicks off during 4th Friday on Sept. 27 with cultural performances throughout downtown Fayetteville. The Downtown Alliance will distribute 4th Friday International Passports at 222 Hay Street on 4th Friday. Visitors can “travel” through downtown Fayetteville and collect stamps from restaurants and businesses represented on the passport, and then register to win a grand prize. Passports are also available at the Arts Council at 301 Hay Street from 7 to 9pm during the continuation of the exhibition “Unique Visions: The Gift of Folk Art.”

The celebration of cultural diversity continues on Saturday, Sept. 28, with the Parade of Nations at 10:30am on Hay Street. The pageantry and customs of our diverse community are demonstrated by representatives of more than 30 nations. In an effort to make the parade information more accessible, the Arts Council will have an interpreter on the stage at the corner of Hay Street and Ray Avenue to interpret the parade announcements through sign language for those with hearing challenges. The parade will be led by members of the Army Ground Forces Band, who will also perform on the main stage in Festival Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Festival Park is open from noon to 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, with music and dance, international food, arts and crafts vendors and two interactive kids’ areas.

Throughout the festival, visitors can learn about other cultures – from Latin and Celtic bands, to Native American and Hispanic foods, to Peruvian and Japanese crafts. “The International Folk Festival fulfills one of the Arts Council’s main missions – to educate our community through arts and culture,” says Deborah Martin Mintz, executive director of the Arts Council. “One of the performance areas features teaching artists, such as Anthony Morrison and Hobey Ford, who have participated in our year-long Artists in Schools program,” Mintz says. Children are invited to explore Native American customs by creating turtle rattles in another kids’ area near the Native American Cultural Showcase in Festival Park. In the “Kindness Corner,” people of all ages will be invited to participate in a progressive art project, as well as create a craft that will be distributed to members of our community who would benefit from a kind gesture.

Mary Kinney, Marketing Director for the Arts Council, says that on Sunday, Sept. 29, the International Stage “goes completely global with dancing and music from many cultures represented by our friends and neighbors.” Where else can you experience the Philippines, South Korea, Panama, India, Greece and the Ukraine all in one afternoon? And the performances are all free!”

Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold at the event, with the drawing at 5:30pm on Sunday, Sept. 29, on Festival Park’s main stage. The raffle, which will benefit the Arts Council’s programming throughout the community, is sponsored by John Malzone’s Market Square Coffee House.

For more information about the International Folk Festival, visit (

The International Folk Festival is offered free to the public, thanks to these sponsors: The Fayetteville Observer, BB&T, Cape Fear Eye Associates, Coca-Cola, R.A. Jeffreys, ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, WRAL-TV, the North Carolina Arts Council and others.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.