Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winner of “Burst of Summer” Show

July 21, 2019

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, announces the winner of this years “Burst of Summer” miniature show, which was held during the month of June. Visitors were invited to pick their favorite of over 30 entries. It was Charlotte Brass’s entry, titled “Ducky” which received the most votes. “It’s always a pleasant surprise to see who the winner is,” said owner Michele Sparks. “We enjoyed meeting so many people who appreciate local art”.

Besides the People’s Choice award, artists competed for the “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention”, which were given to Diane Southen and John Anderson.

Visit us on August 10 from 11am – 3pm for our Front Porch Series. Sweet tea and delicious treats will be offered during this laid-back artist talk.

Art MoB Studios and Gallery represents over 90 regional artists including 5 working studio artists.

Open 7 days a week, Art MoB is located at 124 4th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC.

For further info call 828/693-4545 or visit (www.artmobstudios.com).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Offers Art Spark Art Extravaganza – August 10, 2019

July 6, 2019

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, will host its annual Art Party called Art Spark Art Extravaganza on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain, NC, from 6-9:30pm. The theme for the Art Party is “des masques . . . something hidden”. The Art Party includes an art auction, featured art chefs, live painting demonstrations, a DJ, and painted servers.

Tickets for this event are $85 per person. Tickets go on sale July 5. Proceeds from this event fund the art programs of the TC Arts Council.

For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787 or go to (www.tcarts.org).

The July 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

June 30, 2019

The July 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/719/719carolinaarts.html) – all 57 pages of it.

(Once again I’m launching a little early because of the holiday.) On our cover this month is “Indivisible” by Russell Gordon, on view at the Wells Gallery at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. We’re celebrating our 32nd birthday this month. Read about it in my commentary.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our August 2019 issue will be July 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

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).

Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence” – Deadline August 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

The Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, is calling for entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition for the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall in North Carolina, its effects, and the reconstruction afterwards. The exhibition is free to enter and will take place in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 1, 2019.

In September 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Southeastern United States, resulting in widespread flooding of homes and businesses, hundreds of thousands of power outages, extensive agricultural damage, and the deaths of more than 30 people. In the aftermath of the storm local communities began the long process of rebuilding with the support of neighbors and thousands across the country donating time, money, and supplies to help those affected. Eastern North Carolina and New Bern in particular were an epicenter of the storm surge and resulting damage, affecting everyone in our community.

For the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, Craven Arts Council & Gallery will host “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition about the effects of the hurricane and the spirit of resiliency and support that emerged in our community. The exhibition is open to artists in a variety of disciplines, including visual, literary, dance, music, and more.

Artists are asked to read the submission guidelines at (cravenarts.org) and register before August 16, 2019. Brian Cardoza will also operate several workshops at the July Saturday Sessions for children to create 5’’x5’’ pieces for the exhibition.

Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception for the exhibition during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, on Sept. 13, from 5pm-8pm. The reception will feature visual arts on display, as well as opportunities for non-visual artists to present their writings, music, or dance submissions to the public. The exhibition will also offer alternate opportunities for non-visual artists to present their work as part of the exhibition, listed in the categories below.

“Safe From the Storm” will be operated in conjunction with Florence remembrance and recovery events operated by Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance, Artastico, FOLKS Journals and others.

For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. by calling 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret in Eastern, NC, Are Calling for Entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” – Deadline July 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret are calling for entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting,” an exhibition highlight traditional craft in eastern North Carolina. Open to artists in seven counties, the exhibition will be in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC, from Aug. 7 through 31, 2019.

“Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” seeks to showcase the talent and creativity in traditional craft fields in eastern North Carolina. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older in Craven, Carteret, Pitt, Jones, Pamlico, and Onslow counties, with seven categories for different types of works. One judge for woodworking and one for quilting will distribute a total of twenty-one exhibition awards totaling $2000. Each artist may submit one piece for $10.

Due to space considerations, CAC&G may close the entry form before the listed deadline. This decision will be made based on submitted works and available space. Artists are encouraged to submit their works early to ensure inclusion in the exhibition.

For full guidelines and to submit please visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, Calls for Entries for “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” – Deadline August 10, 2019

June 19, 2019

Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, is calling for entries for the “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit”, which will be on view from Sept. 28 – Nov. 2, 2019 at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery.

The “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” has been an event happening on and off for decades. Its most recent revitalization happened in 2016 due to high demand. It began as a local show with cash awards from local donators. It has since grown over to include artists who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, and VA. The juried exhibit highlights the Toe River Arts region to an audience from surrounding states and provides our community with an opportunity to see diverse work from artists outside of the region. Toe River Arts exhibition manager, Kathryn Andree, claims “the 2019 Juried Exhibit is slated to be the best yet.”

This event is open to all professional or amateur artists who are at least 18 years of age and who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, or VA. There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee due at time of application. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. All mediums accepted. Work must be original and created within the past two years. All work must be “Exhibition Ready” and must be for sale. A 40% commission is taken on all sold work. 2D pieces must be no more than 50lbs and 3D pieces must be no more than 150lbs. Toe River Arts reserves the right to refuse any submission that it deems unacceptable for the exhibit.

Deadline to apply is August 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent via e-mail the week of August 19th – 24th, 2019. Accepted artwork may be hand delivered or shipped at the expense of the artist. Each piece of artwork must be labeled with artist’s name, address, phone, e-mail, title and retail price. Work should be shipped or delivered to the Toe River Arts Gallery, (269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777) between 10:30 am-5pm, Tues.-Sat, September 17-21, 2019. Work delivered after the deadline date of Sept. 21 at 5pm will not be accepted. A return, prepaid shipping label from UPS or FedEx must accompany all shipped artwork for return shipping. All works must remain on view until the close of the exhibition or until sold.

Works must be picked up from the Toe River Arts Gallery between Nov. 5-9, 2019. Return shipping will be shipped between Nov. 5-9, 2019.

Liability: Toe River Arts insures all work while on its premises. Artists must provide their own incoming/outgoing shipping insurance. Toe River Arts is not responsible for damage due to improper packing or use of faulty construction.

Toe River Arts will be awarding $1500 in cash awards that will be announced during the reception on October 11, 5:00-7:00pm. Mary Anne Redding will be the juror for the event. She serves as Curator and Assistant Director of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Redding has more than twenty-five years experience as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, and arts administrator. Prior to joining the Turchin Center, she was the curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and chair of the photography department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the curator of photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. She holds a BA in English literature from Ohio University, an MA in arts administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MLS from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in museum studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art and also actively guest curates exhibitions at museums around the country.

Please apply online at (https://toeriverartsjuriedexhibit.artcall.org/).

For additional details, please contact Kathryn Andree by calling 828/765-0520, e-mail at (kathryn@toeriverarts.org), or visit (www.toeriverarts.org).

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Call for Entries for “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” – Deadline July 26, 2019

June 14, 2019

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is pleased to host its annual juried art exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” opening August 27th and on view until October 4th, 2019. This is the fourth year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride (https://bobbylabontefoundation.org/) in downtown High Point. The Opening Reception will be held on September 5th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at TAG. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature original works of art by artists from across the US and all of the art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Interested artists will find the Entry Procedure for submitting art work and additional information at (http://tagart.org/call-for-artists-2/) or by calling the TAG office at 336/887-2137. Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Reception on September 5th for First Place:  $500, Second Place:  $250, and Third Place:  $100.


Work by Lee Casey, 1st Place from 2018 event

The deadline for entries is July 26, 2019.

Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point, NC. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon-5pm.

Arts Council of Henderson County in Flat Rock, NC, Calls for Entries for “16th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition” – Deadline July 30, 2019

June 14, 2019

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Flat Rock, NC, is making a call for artists to enter “Bring Us Your Best XVI”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on August 2, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in “Bring Us Your Best”, now in its sixteenth year. The popular exhibition will be co-hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building. Entries will be received on Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, from 10am to 4pm both days.

A juried and judged competition, “Bring Us Your Best XVI” offers $3,350 in cash prizes and gift certificates in four categories: 2D, 3D, fine craft, and photography. A new cash prize will be offered this year, the Chrysalis Award, which will be given to encourage emerging artists who are new to showing their work. Three $100 Chrysalis prizes will be awarded based on excellence in design and execution, as well as potential, in any medium. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories. In addition, the Artist’s Choice Award of $300 will be announced during the opening reception, and will be selected by the artists who have work in the show. Ten Honorable Mention awards will also be presented.


Work by Molly Angel, 1st Place winner from 2018

The winner of the One Planet, One World award sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville will be announced at the opening reception. The $250 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings; and the oneness and interdependence of all life.

All gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced at the end of the show. Sponsored by The Starving Artist Art Supply and Framing Shop, the winning artist will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist.

“Bring Us Your Best XVI” will be on display weekdays from 10am to 4pm from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 16, 2019. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and accessible to all. All artwork will be for sale.

Artists can find the prospectus with information for entering the show on the Arts Council’s website (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or calling 828/693-8504.

“Bring Us Your Best XVI” is sponsored in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, the Wax Family Memorial Funds, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville. Other sponsors for prizes include the following artists: Walter Arnold, John Patrick McAfee, Karen Eve Bayne, and Peter Gollup.

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. Its office is located at 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC, 28731.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC, Call for Entries “Art of the Image ’19” – Deadline June 30, 2019

June 12, 2019

We’re excited to collaborate on this event with Art in Bloom. It will be an awesome opportunity for artists who work in the photographic medium to exhibit their art! We even have entrants all the way from Nairobi! If you know who would be interested, please share.

“Art of the Image ’19” is a juried photographic media competition and exhibition designed to celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with a showing of exceptional photo-based works of art. Any original work of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes, will be considered for the selection process.

Juror will be Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant. Riebe worked in the NYC art world for twenty years, with curatorial stints at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Paula Cooper Gallery. She served as an art consultant to Donald B. Marron (one of ARTnews’ top 200 collectors). Beth received a BA from Oberlin College, and an MA and a PhD from Yale University, with all three degrees in art history. She is a former Trustee of the Cameron Art Museum and occasionally teaches art history at UNCW.

For Prospectus and to enter online visit (www.aibgallery.com/art-of-the-image-19/).

Entry deadline is June 30, 2019.

$20 Entry Fee (for up to 2 entries) and $5 per additional entry (unlimited).

Exhibition Date: Aug. 2 – Sept. 15, 2019, exhibited at Verrazzano Gallery, a 7200+ sq.ft., gallery and event space located in theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC.