Archive for the ‘Greensboro NC Visual Arts’ Category

NC Outer Banks Artists Selected For Statewide Exhibition

July 12, 2017

Three members of Dare County Arts Council, in NC, Mary Edwards, Peggy Saporito and Bobby Wiltshire have been selected for the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd statewide exhibition.

A total of 266 entries were submitted for this year’s exhibition, which will be on display at Greensboro College’s Anne Ruff Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries in Greensboro, NC, October 15- November 18, 2017.

“What an honor it is to be accepted into this year’s WSNC annual juried competition,” said watercolor artist Mary Edwards. “Thank you, WSNC, for making the annual art show and meeting fun and successful! Can’t wait for the art-filled weekend with internationally acclaimed artist Mary Whyte.”

Mary Whyte juried the show selecting 70 paintings for the annual exhibition. She is a watercolor artist, teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national and international recognition. Her portraits are in corporate, private and university collections, and in permanent collections of the South Carolina Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been juried into the 72nd Watercolor Society of NC Exhibition by Mary Whyte with my painting ‘Play Ball’,” said watercolor artist Peggy Saporito. “As an outstanding writer, teacher and watercolor artist, I admire her accomplishments and talent and truly value her opinion as a juror.”

All are cordially invited to attend the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd Exhibition Opening Reception on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (ncwatercolor.com).

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Offer Open NC Art Review – July 29, 2017

April 27, 2017

15 NC artists are invited to present their work to GreenHill curator, Edie Carpenter, and other invited arts professionals through a five minute presentation with slide show at GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 2-4pm. This call-for-artists is open to visual artists currently working in the state of NC, artists who have studied in a North Carolina degree program, taught professionally in NC, maintained ongoing professional relationships in NC, or who have previously resided in the state. All works must have been made within the last five years. Go to (www.greenhillnc.org/open-nc-art-review) to apply or for information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Marketing & Design Guru, Lauren Gordon, by e-mail at (lauren.gordon@greenhillnc.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Receives $21,500 from Lincoln Financial Foundation

March 30, 2017

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, has been awarded $21,500 from Lincoln Financial Foundation. With this support, GreenHill will continue to offer free Group Visits for underserved children, workshops for parents and caregivers and expand our curriculum to better accommodate special needs children and adults.

Since 2011, GreenHill has served 18,000 individuals through the support of Lincoln Financial Foundation. Research shows that sustained participation in the arts is of significant benefit to learners. A seminal longitudinal study examining the importance of sustained arts in the development of children demonstrated that intensive involvement in the arts was associated with higher levels of achievement, college attainment, and prosocial behavior.

The free Group Visits will serve programs affiliated with Guilford Child Development, United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Thriving at Three sites, Parents as Teachers, Title I schools, the Greensboro Area Autism Society of North Carolina and other organizations working with underserved populations. Through a two part tour, participants visit The Gallery to view the most current exhibition and create art in the ArtQuest Studios. During Group Visits learning outcomes target visual literacy by teaching strategies for looking at and discussing works of art, strengthening fine motor skills, fostering social and emotional development and strengthening higher level cognitive skills such as critical thinking. In order to solicit parental involvement, GreenHill will facilitate parent workshops for those organizations that work directly with parents. These workshops will blend an art curriculum with the “Raising a Reader” curriculum and will be delivered at the organization’s site. New this year, GreenHill will add curriculum to accommodate children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Jaymie Meyer, GreenHill’s Director, Youth and Education Programs explains a new component to the program, “The main thing that is different this year is that we are partnering with groups focused on the autistic that will help us develop the curriculum designed for them. We already have these groups coming to us, but we’ve never developed something that is exactly for this population. I know there are things we need to focus on more with this population, and the specialized staff has specific ways of working with them that I would never know. For instance, many of the clients are not verbal, so the ways to communicate with them may be gestural, or through demonstrating and signaling for them. Another great thing about this program is that many of these people have been coming here for a while. When they first came to GreenHill there was a lot of trepidation, now when they come in, I see the clients rushing through the door knowing exactly where they want to go. This is so important – they are able to build confidence and have structure.”

“Most of our participants are also visiting a gallery or art studio for the first time where they are learning new art vocabulary and experimenting with new art materials. The time spent in The Gallery is designed to promote aesthetic awareness and to help participants connect the work to their own experiences,” explains Laura Way, GreenHill’s Executive Director.

GreenHill’s fall 2017 exhibition, “Two Artists, One Space”, is a perfect example of how works of art can elicit greater understanding of culture and ideas. The exhibition will feature an African American artist creating work investigating the black experience in the South, and a Peruvian American artist whose work explores the immigrant experience. “Our goal during this exhibition will be for viewers to develop a greater appreciation of how culture informs art and how their own experiences can inform the work they create,” says Way.

During the art making leg of the tour, GreenHill’s education staff guides participants through their own unique art making experience in GreenHill’s studio-based learning environment. Laura Maruzzella, GreenHill’s Art Educator + Volunteer Coordinator regularly leads the Group Visits, “We have guided art making activities that relate to the exhibition, but we also have open-ended art making activities. I think both are important for our participants in different ways. Our guided activities connect what they have heard and seen in The Gallery and reiterates language that they’ve learned. On the flip side, we have opportunities for them to do self-guided art making which is pretty unique because a lot of arts programs in schools just simply don’t allow time for that. Here children get to create on their own without being limited by instruction. When children are afforded the opportunity to create independently they tap into critical problem solving skills and avenues for self-expression that they would not otherwise discover about themselves, not to mention confidence and independence. Plus it’s fun.”

Lifelong learning through the visual arts has been at the forefront of GreenHill’s mission since its inception in 1974. Children who live at or below the poverty level have limited access to activities outside of the school setting, especially in the arts. The Education Equality Index in March 2016 reported the achievement gap between low-income children and their “more advantaged” peers is growing at a faster rate in North Carolina than in any other state in the nation, with Greensboro and Winston-Salem having larger gaps than more than 70% of major United States cities. The achievement gap, some have argued is not just a problem within the confines of formal education, but is also caused by a dearth of opportunity for low income students. Data suggests that outside experiences are just as meaningful as test scores when it comes to a child’s success later in life.

GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center.  GreenHill is the center for NC art and promotes the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillnc.org).

Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC, Offers 5th Crayons Matter Benefit – Apr. 22, 2017

March 30, 2017

We are thrilled to be hosting our 5th Crayons Matter Benefit Event! It will be held on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 at Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery, 307 State Street from 6-9pm in Greensboro, NC.

We again plan to have a silent crayons art auction donated by esteemed artists.  It was a huge success these past 4 years.

We are asking for each artist to donate one piece of crayon inspired work on paper 10.5×8 or 11×14. All work can be made with crayons. Some artists used their imaginations and created some awesome crayon inspired pieces with melted crayons, pastel, charcoal.

“In 2011, Brad and I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Africa where we discovered the importance of educating children globally through creative thinking,” says Courtenay Fields. “After teaching children in the Volta Region of Ghana and then traveling with Brad to Tanzania to see first-hand the importance of supplying children with basic school supplies like crayons and paper, this incredible experience motivated us to seek out partnerships with schools in Ghana with the goal of delivering essential school supplies to children in need.”

Courtenay & Brad’s Hope: Through Crayons Matter, our hope is that we can educate children by inspiring and stimulating their strong imaginations through crayons and basic school supplies. No child should go without a pack of crayons that they can call their own. We will continue to collect inspiring pieces art for each backpack from the children at our local schools.  As you can see in the pictures from our recent delivery to Africa, the children were delighted to receive unique artwork from children.

For further info contact Kathy O’Brien by e-mail at (kathylovesart@aol.com) or visit (http://crayonsmatter.org/).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Announces NC Art Outreach Project 2016

August 22, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, announces its second installment of the NC Artist Outreach Project, a program made possible by the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. The NC Art Outreach Project (Oct. 6-7, 2016) is designed to provide exposure to North Carolina artists by facilitating a dialogue with a nationally recognized artist, critic and curator. This year’s project is hosted in conjunction with GreenHill’s fall exhibition “Insistent Objects: Works by Young NC Sculptors” (Sept. 2 – Nov. 6, 2016).

Following on the success of the 2014 NC Art Outreach Project held during GreenHill’s exhibition Independents, this year’s project will offer the artists of Insistent Objects artists an invaluable opportunity to network with experts in the field of sculpture and receive direct feedback about their creative practices. Beginning on Oct. 6, 2016, at 6pm in The Gallery at GreenHill with a Panel Roundtable, guest panelists will present their experience working in contemporary art giving attention to the sculpture mediums. Guest Panelists include Glenn Harper, Tom Moran and Michael Ballou. Admission is Free.

On Oct. 7, 2016, artists will present slides to the panel for feedback and critique. Curated by Edie Carpenter, Insistent Objects is the first sculpture survey organized by GreenHill in a decade, highlighting works in the round by 18 hand-picked young contemporary artists who work, teach, studied or participated in an artist residency in North Carolina.  Participating artists include Ivana Milojevic Beck, Casey Cook, Andy Denton, Aaron Earley, Mario Gallucci, Rachel K. Garceau, Peter Goff, Joe Grant, Paul Howe, Kamal Nassif, Benjamin S. Reid, John Seefeldt, Austin Sheppard, Meg Stein, Frankie Toan, Kevin M. Vanek, Lu Xu and Ashley York.

Glenn Harper is Editor of “Sculpture” magazine and was formerly editor of “Art Papers”. He has written for “Aperture”, “Artforum”, “Public Art Review”, “Afterimage”, “Exit Express”, and for books on the works of artists John Van Alstine, Athena Tacha, and others. Tom Moran is Chief Curator and Director of Artistic Development of Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), a 42-acre landscaped sculpture park on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds which has been instrumental in introducing sculpture to a wider public. During his 30 year tenure as Director of Arts Inclusion and Artistic Services at the New Jersey State Arts Council he placed thousands of works of art in the state and federal buildings. Michael Ballou is a New York-based visual artist who works in media including film, installation, performance and sculpture.  A longstanding member of the Williamsburg artist community in Brooklyn, he was one of the guiding spirits behind Four Walls, a combination of clubhouse and laboratory for the exchange of art and ideas hosted in his garage studio. He has exhibited at Valentine Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, and the Kunsthalle (Vienna), among others.

Preceding the morning private presentations, join us in The Gallery for opportunity to talk with artists and panelists during a catered breakfast from 8:30am to 9:45am.  Cost is $8/person.  Registration is available at (GreenHillNC.org/breakfast). Register before Oct. 5, 2016. An evening opening reception of Insistent Objects will be held in The Gallery at GreenHill as a Downtown Greensboro First Friday program from 6-9pm.

GreenHill is the center for NC Art. GreenHill engages a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. GreenHill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating contemporary visual art and artists of NC.

GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Parking is available in Davie Street and Church Street parking decks in downtown Greensboro.  The Gallery at GreenHill is open Tue.-Fri. 12-7pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillNC.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Will Present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion – June 29, 2016

June 22, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, will present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion, on Wed., June 29, 2016, from 5:30 – 7pm. Join us in The Gallery for a discussion on street art from the personal perspective of our panel of community art leaders. Panelists will speak about the history of the practice and how contemporary public spaces are formed and enlivened. Free and open to the public.

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Panelists:
Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs, GreenHill

Katie Lank, Executive Director, Center for Visual Artists

Gab Smith, Executive Director, CAM Raleigh

Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Presented by No Blank Walls in association with GreenHill.

For further information call GreenHill at 336/333-7460 or visit (www.greenhillnc.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Participation in “7Squared”, a Community Exhibit – Deadline July 1, 2016

May 30, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce “7Squared”, on view July 7 – 13, 2016. “7Squared” will be an inclusive community exhibition inviting NC artists of all ages and stages to submit an original piece measuring exactly 7in x 7in.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016.

Some of GreenHill’s staff took a stab at their 7 x 7 squares, including a collage by Lauren Gordon, Marketing and Design Guru, Toni Tronu, Shop Manager and Registrar, and Laura Way, Executive Director.  Participating entrants who submit their work early will be considered for promotional materials and/or social media posts.

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Laura Way, explains, “7Squared is such a simple idea that is so fun.  It is for everyone–to make, to buy or to view. With 7Squared you can walk in and do any one of these things, or all three. I think that is just great we offer this inclusive experience at GreenHill.”

Each person is permitted one piece each, and must be made of a lightweight material that can be hung by a magnet.  The artwork does not have to be signed on the front side, but must include artist name, title, e-mail and phone number on the back of each piece of artwork.  All work will be for sale at $49 (another play on 7squared) and each artist will receive 50% of the commission on sold works.

The full details of Guidelines and important dates can be found at (www.greenhillnc.org/7squared) and all submissions are due by July 1, 2016.

GreenHill is the preeminent center for contemporary visual art celebrating North Carolina’s art and culture. GreenHill is comprised of four spaces: The Gallery, InFocus Gallery, the ArtQuest Studios and The Shop. The exhibition will be set in the InFocus Gallery and will be on display during normal GreenHill hours. GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street inside the Greensboro Cultural Center in Downtown Greensboro.

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is Calling for Entries for “7Squared – Inclusive Community Exhibition” – Deadline July 1, 2016

May 18, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce “7Squared”, on view from July 7-July 13, 2016. “7Squared” is an inclusive community exhibition of NC artists of all ages and stages who submitted an original piece of artwork measuring exactly 7in x 7in. The exhibition is set in the InFocus Gallery and will be on display during normal GreenHill hours.  Free and Open to the public.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillnc.org/events).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Offers Artists Opportunity to Review Their Art Mar. 12, 2016 – Deadline Mar. 5, 2016

February 28, 2016

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The Open NC Art Review will take place at GreenHill in downtown Greensboro, NC, on Mar. 12, 2016, from 2 – 4pm.

Application deadline is Mar. 5, 2016.

Discuss Your Work | Gain Exposure | Network with other NC Artists

Present 15 images of your artwork during a 5 minutes slideshow and get feedback from GreenHill Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs Edie Carpenter and other arts professionals.

To register and submit images, visit this link (https://form.jotform.com/52946432334961).

Greensboro, NC, Artist Annette Bartlett-Golden Will Host Her 7th Annual Holiday Open House Art Show – Dec. 6 and 12, 2015

November 29, 2015

Greensboro artist Annette Bartlett-Golden will host her 7th annual Holiday Open House Art Show on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1-5pm and Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, from 10am to 5pm at 4101 Lawndale Place in Greensboro, NC, near the Natural Science Center. The event will feature a selection of her artwork including many new paintings from recent months. Note cards and paintings will be offered for sale.  The show will include refreshments, holiday music, and a drawing for a FREE print by Bartlett-Golden. Parking is available on the street. Admission is free.

Bartlett-Golden uses crisp lines and rich, vibrant colors to impart a sense of immediacy, vivacity and optimism to her oil paintings and watercolors on a variety of subject matters: local and foreign landscapes, exotic and domestic animals, still lifes, and more. For the last year, Bartlett-Golden has been challenging herself to hone her artistic skills by creating more paintings than she has in past years. In the last two years, she has repeatedly participated in painting challenges with the goal of completing one painting every day for a month, which has resulted in a large body of recent paintings, many of which were exhibited in a solo show at Pennybyrn at Maryfield which ran from August through October.  These works and other paintings from recent months will be a prominent part in Bartlett-Golden’s Holiday Open House this year. An artist and art teacher for over 15 years, Annette Bartlett-Golden’s work is in private collections both in the US and abroad.

For more information about the show, please contact Annette Bartlett-Golden at 336/288-0307 or by e-mail at (mountaincanvas@gmail.com).