Archive for the ‘Fayetteville NC Visual Arts’ Category

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is Calling for Entries for “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays” – Deadline Sept. 19, 2019

September 18, 2019

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays”. Showcase your artwork representing the heartfelt joys of traditions related to culture, family and holidays.

A Committee will select works from artists across North Carolina to include in the “Traditions” exhibition at the Arts Center galleries, 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC, from October 25, 2019 – January 18, 2020.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 11:59 PM

Click here (http://www.theartscouncil.com/sites/default/files/Traditions%20Call_Final%20%281%29.pdf) for complete call for art details.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Favetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for 2019 “10:10:10” Exhibit – Deadline July 12, 2019

June 30, 2019

In the summer of 2018, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, unveiled an innovative exhibition titled “10:10:10”, which answered the question, “What happens when you give 10 linear feet to 10 artists for 10 self-curated exhibitions?” The result was everything from photography to paper quilling to paintings, including unique two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.

Because of its popularity, “10:10:10” is returning. The exhibition will open on 4th Friday, August 23, and will be on view through October 19.

The deadline for submitting portfolios is fast approaching: July 12, 2019. The link for info is at (www.theartscouncil.com/101010).

Visual artists 18 years of age and older from the 11-county area served by the Arts Council are eligible to enter: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties. There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

“One of the most exciting things about ’10:10:10′ is that artists are curating their own exhibitions,” says Adrienne Trego, Director of Education and Outreach for the Arts
Council. According to Trego, the portfolios will be juried by an Arts Council Committee comprised of specialists in the field of visual arts. “We encourage emerging and established artists to enter, and a minimum of 50% of each artist’s works should be listed for sale,” says Trego. “It really is like having 10 exhibitions in one gallery.”

In an effort to spotlight new artists, last year’s “10:10:10” artists are not eligible for the upcoming exhibition.

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 agencies to stimulate community enrichment through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

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 NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further info call Janet Gibson at 910/323-1776, ext. 239, e-mail to (janetg@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

Greg Weber Named the New President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC

February 15, 2019

The new President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has more than 30 years of experience as a nonprofit leader, including stints at arts organizations in San Francisco, Houston, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Greg Weber was chosen after an extensive nationwide search conducted by a firm that specializes in finding the best of the best in nonprofits management,” said David Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Arts Council. “More than 100 candidates applied for the position, and both the Board and senior staff members of the Arts Council were a vital part of the selection process which spanned several months.”

Weber replaces Deborah Martin Mintz, who has been with the Arts Council for 25 years, 17 of those in the top leadership role. Mintz describes Weber as “an innovator with a keen business sense who has helped lead creative initiatives in the diverse communities that he has served.”

To ensure a smooth transition, Mintz has collaborated with Weber since the first of the year, and Weber also is spending time in Fayetteville on select dates in February and March, working with the staff in strategic planning sessions. He also is expected to meet with city officials and cultural group leaders before assuming his new position on April 1.

Weber comes to Fayetteville from Tulsa, OK, where he rose from Managing Director to General Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Tulsa Opera, Inc. Prior to Tulsa, Weber worked as the Director of Production for the San Francisco Opera Association and as Technical Director for the Houston Grand Opera Association.

He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Technology from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Bachelor’s in Theatre Design and Technology from Ball State University in his native Indiana. Weber also completed a Residency in Technical Theater from the Moscow Art Theater in Russia.

Weber researched several metropolitan areas when considering a possible career move, but all arrows kept pointing back to Fayetteville. “Fayetteville is a city on the move!” he said. “Great cities are not gauged by their width or length, rather by their visions and dreams. The growth and investment attracted me, but when I visited Fayetteville, it was the passion and excitement of the people that captivated me.”

He added, “The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has been a leader in growing this region. I am thrilled to be part of an organization where I can work to guarantee our next generation the opportunity to explore ideas, imagination and ingenuity through the arts.”

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.

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 NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further info visit the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County at (www.theartscouncil.com).

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Exhibit

September 30, 2018

Commitment, Sacrifice, Courage, Service, Dedication, Strength, Heroism … powerful words that may especially touch our hearts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has devastated much of our area. These are also the touchstone words on the public art walls of NC Veterans Park in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

“Touchstone: Images of Service” is the inspiration for a photography competition with $2,000 in total awards, as well as an upcoming juried exhibition at the Arts Center, home of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, which at 301 Hay St., is just a short stroll from the NC Veterans Park.

Photographers are asked to submit their interpretations of these seven words as expressed through any profession or everyday life. An experienced juror, Laurie Schorr, Director of Education at the Light Factory in Charlotte, will select works from artists across North Carolina for the exhibition from Oct. 26, 2018 through Jan. 12, 2019.

Artists must enter at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone) by the deadline of midnight Wed., Oct. 3, 2018. Here are some additional details:
All types of photography are eligible and must be uploaded on the Arts Council site for consideration. All images should be recent works (3-5 years). Artists can submit up to 10 photographs, and must include each work’s title, size and any other pertinent information. Submissions must not have been shown or previously entered in any Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County exhibition. The fee is $25 each for up to three submitted photographs, and $10 each thereafter for up to 10 works.

Additional information can be found at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone), or contact Adrienne Trego at (adriennet@theartscouncil.com), 910/323-1776, ext. 228.

The Touchstone exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The UPS Store.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, for “Fuel for the Fire” Exhibition – Deadline Aug. 7, 2017

July 30, 2017

CLARIFICATION: This Call for Art is open to 2D and 3D (sculptural) work.

“Fuel for the Fire” – works exploring materiality of wood and paper. This juried show is hot, hot, hot with $1,500 in cash awards! The Arts Council is looking for contemporary artists who work with some of art’s most organic materials to create works of art that transcend their elements and captivate the viewer.

The “Fuel for the Fire” exhibition will be on view from Aug. 25 to Oct. 21, 2017, at the Arts Center (301 Hay St.) Fayetteville, NC.

Submit digital images for consideration at (www.callforentry.org) by Aug. 7, 2017.

In this juried show, artists explore and manipulate the materiality of wood and paper in two dimensional and sculptural forms, illustrating evolving techniques and aesthetics by highlighting the expressive capacity and growing sophistication of the materials.

Artists of 18 years or older are invited to enter work.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 allows artists to enter up two pieces of artwork. Entry does not guarantee inclusion.

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.

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 NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further information contact Mary Kinney by calling 910/323-1776, ext. 239, visit the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, e-mail to (maryk@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com/opportunities).

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.

For further information visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

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).

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

July 12, 2015

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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 (http://theartscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/PointOfView_Call-for-Art_print.pdf).

Questions? Call the Arts Council at 910/323-1776 or e-mail to (exhibits@theartscouncil.com).

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

June 24, 2014

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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.

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“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.

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“The Bouquiniste” by Samuel Hoffman

For further information call 910/433-2986 or visit (www.capefearstudios.com).

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

May 23, 2014

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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 (www.TheArtsCouncil.com/iff.php). Or visit (http://www.theartscouncil.com/IFF/IFF2014_VendorApp.pdf) for a vendor application now.