Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Empty Bowls Event Benefiting Flat Rock Backpack Program in Flat Rock, NC – Apr. 29, 2018

March 9, 2018

The potters and artisans of Henderson County will present the second annual Empty Bowls event benefiting the Flat Rock Backpack Program, Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018, from 5-7pm at the Parish House at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 1905 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC.


Potters Sandra Poces and David Voorhees

Tickets are $25 per person or $50 for families. Come choose a handmade pottery bowl to keep and enjoy a simple meal of soup, breads, and desserts knowing you are supporting children with hunger needs across Henderson County.

Area potters and school groups are making and donating pottery bowls for this event, and local restaurants and bakers will prepare and donate soups, breads, and desserts for our meal. All funds go directly to purchase supplemental food to be sent home on weekends with school children. Serving 160-190 children identified by their schools as being food insecure, the Backpack Program is now in its 9th year as a volunteer organization funded through grants, donations, and fundraisers such as Empty Bowls. This event raised over $7,000 last year, approximately one-third of the yearly Backpack budget.

If you are interested in donating handmade pottery bowls, please call Carol Freeman at 703/505-5247. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Mary Satterfield at 864/616-2698.

Tickets are available at the Parish House of St. John in the Wilderness.

For more information call 828/693-9783.

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Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival Takes Place in Hickory, NC – Mar. 24, 2018

March 9, 2018

Today, the Historical Association of Catawba County announced that the 21st annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival (CVP&AF) will take place Saturday, Mar. 24, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. This acclaimed event brings together 110 potters and vendors from across the southeast to exhibit and sell their unique artistry and craftsmanship, including historical pottery, textiles, folk art, baskets and furniture.

Saturday’s festival also includes pottery videos, live demonstrations and a special lecture and exhibit: “The Hilton Family Potters from Craft Art,” presented by Dr. Terry Zug. The Hilton family of potters worked in the Catawba Valley from the late 1800s into the early twenty-first century (nearly 300 years!). The exhibit, curated by Dr. Zug, demonstrates the family’s skills and products as they changed over time – from traditional jars & jugs to sculptural forms like dolls & log cabins. The lecture is at 11am and is included in the Saturday ticket price.

The CVP&AF will also host the Friday Night Preview Party on Mar. 23, 2018, from 7-10pm at the Hickory Metro Convention Center featuring a Southern supper, cash bar and live music. The Preview Party is the primary fundraiser for the festival and provides guests with the opportunity to purchase festival items early. And new this year, all Preview Party ticket buyers will be entered in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used on Saturday at the festival. To be eligible, tickets must be purchased by the Mar. 16 deadline. The raffle winner will be announced during Friday’s event.

Tickets for the Friday Night Preview Party are $45 and include admission into Saturday’s festival. These can be purchased online or through direct mail. Tickets for Saturday’s festival are $6.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 3 to 12, and can be purchased at the door.

The CVPA&F began in 1998 with a mission to showcase the history of Catawba Valley alkaline glazed stoneware and the potters who continually produce this traditional utilitarian ware. Development and growth have allowed the festival to include potters from across the state and the South, as well as dealers offering historical pottery and antiques, providing a context for understanding the history and use of pottery in the South. The Festival is a non-profit event benefiting the Historical Association of Catawba County in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove. More than $500,000 has been donated to the institutions over the past 18 years.

For more information about the CVP&AP, please visit (http://www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org).

The March 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

March 1, 2018

The March 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/318/318carolinaarts.html) – all 61 pages of it. That’s 1 page more than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Susan Colwell, who is having an exhibit at Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, from Mar. 9 – Apr. 30, 2018.

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 April 2018 issue will be March 24 at 5pm. It will be good to get those extra three days back to pull the April issue together after the deadline. February is madness.

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

Help Beautify Downtown Morehead City, NC, with Original Art! – Deadline Mar. 5, 2018

February 27, 2018

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes, enhances and preserves the downtown community by fostering economic growth. One of the projects the Design Committee of the organization is pursuing is wrapping four Department of Transportation signal boxes downtown with original artwork. They are looking for artists willing to donate their talent and time to create digital artwork which can be transferred to an adhesive wrap.

The boxes are all located on the South Side of Arendell Street at the west side of the intersections with 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. The boxes are all 76” tall and 32” wide on two sides and 24” wide on two sides. There is a vent and a keyhole which will need to be cut in the wrap at installation. Each box has a unique identification number which will need to be placed in the artwork (but not large and only on the door side).

The organization will pay the cost of permitting and having the wraps made and installed on the boxes. The estimate on the life cycle of the wrap is around five years.

They are open to artwork suggestions which will need to be approved by both the Design Committee and DOT. If you are interested in showcasing your artwork on one of these boxes, please let them know.

For more information or to indicate your interest, contact Amy Suggs, Assistant Director, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. by e-mail at (amy@downtownmoreheadcity.com) or call 252/808-0440 by Mar. 5, 2018.

Outer Banks Community Names People’s Choice Artist – Daniel Pullen

February 27, 2018

After tallying over 200 nominations, Dare County Arts Council announces that Daniel Pullen has been selected as the 2018 People’s Choice artist. Pullen is an award-winning, internationally published documentary photographer. His life and work centers around pursuing the art of the photograph. The Hatteras Island native began pursing photography in his teens and gained notoriety for his unique style: a marriage of art, surf, and documentary photography by his early 20s. Today, Pullen teaches photography workshops at his studio in Buxton and photographs surfing, wildlife, weddings, portraits and everything in between. He is set to publish his first book, “The Independent Waterman” later this year.


Daniel Pullen. Photo courtesy of Daniel Pullen Photography.

“I feel really honored to receive this award, especially since I’m in the company of so many great artists in Dare County,” said Daniel Pullen. “Thank you to everyone who voted!”

Dare County Arts Council’s People’s Choice exhibit featuring Pullen’s photography will be on display in DCAC’s Gallery in downtown Manteo Nov. 2-30. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet Daniel and view his work, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live music. The solo exhibition of Pullen’s photography in November is the anchor of DCAC’s 2018 exhibition schedule.

The idea for the People’s Choice exhibit came about as a way to engage the Outer Banks community’s enthusiasm for the arts, and to build awareness of both established and emerging artists in Dare County.

“We were hoping that our community would respond to our call for input, but I had no idea we’d get the kind of response that we did,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “Our thanks go out everyone who voiced their opinion; the feedback was tremendous.”
Dare County Arts Council plans to use the list of People’s Choice nominations to help in the selection for their 2018 Emerging Artist Series, which is a program DCAC created with TowneBank in 2017.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, visit (www.DareArts.org/peopleschoice) or call 252/473-5558.

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Issues Open Call for Artists of Southern Appalachia – Deadline Mar. 31, 2018.

February 26, 2018

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is accepting submissions until Mar. 31, 2018, from artists of the Southern Appalachian region for “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia”, the inaugural exhibition of the new Asheville Art Museum when it reopens in early 2019.

“Appalachia Now!” will feature emerging and established artists from North Carolina and its bordering states: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The exhibition will include artists of all media, such as painting, sculpture, new media, dance and film. Public programs and performances will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. A full-color catalogue featuring the selected works will be made available in print and online along with an online registry of all Open Call applicants. The registry will include information provided by the applicants through the Open Call and will be an invaluable resource for both promoting artists of the Southern Appalachian region and providing the public with a finding tool for information about these artists and their work.

CURATOR & JUROR
Jason Andrew is known for his exhibitions of interdisciplinary artistic practices. Since 2004, Andrew has headed the Estate of artist Jack Tworkov and has curated exhibitions of Tworkov’s work at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2016) and the Asheville Art Museum (2015), among others. In 2004, Andrew co-founded with choreographer Julia K. Gleich the non-profit arts organization Norte Maar, whose founding mission is to encourage, promote and present new collaborations in our time through exhibitions of and performances by emerging and mid-career artists. Since 2016, he has also led the Estate of Elizabeth Murray and in 2018 curated a one-person exhibition of Murray’s work at Pace Gallery. Andrew is the curator of Appalachia Now! and will work with members of Museum staff to review the Open Call entries.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists of the Southern Appalachian region working in all media within the boundaries on the map below are eligible to apply. Click here (https://ashevilleartmuseum-my.sharepoint.com/personal/jswanson_ashevilleart_org/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments%2FAppalachia%20Now%20Map%2EJPG&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fjswanson%5Fashevilleart%5Forg%2FDocuments&slrid=ccc74c9e%2D108b%2D5000%2D63fa%2D30bc2ab560c5) to see an enlarged map.

Artists may submit through Mar. 31, 2018.

For more information about submission requirements and to apply, interested artists can click here (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5138) or visit (www.ashevilleart.org) and click on the link under the heading Open Call for Appalachia Now. Please e-mail Lola Clairmont at (lclairmont@ashevilleart.org) with questions.

River Run Pop-Up Community Art Show Takes Place in Lumberton, NC – Mar. 3, 2018

February 26, 2018

The River Run Pop-Up Community Art Show will take place at 302 N. Chestnut Street in Lumberton, NC, on Saturday Mar. 3, 2018, from 10am – 5pm.

This is a one-day pop-up event for all artists of Robeson County, ages 15 and up, all media welcome. It will be in the building formally known as the Kimbrell’s Furniture Building.

The show is open to the public with no admission fee.

For further information contact Joy McGugan by e-mail at (mcguganart@mac.com) or call at 910/736-4686 or visit the Robeson County Arts Council at (http://www.robesoncountyartscouncil.org/).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for Commemorative Exhibition

February 26, 2018

The Chicamacomico Historical Association (CHA) and Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) will co-host an art exhibit at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo, NC, in August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous 1918 Mirlo rescue. Outer Banks artists are encouraged to participate in this historic exhibit.

As part of its efforts to restore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, CHA has carefully replaced and preserved older cedar shakes from the station in recent years. Artists are now invited to use the shakes from the station and transform them into works of art (see attached photo).

“The idea is to make the shakes available to local artists who would paint them and donate their work as a fundraising project for DCAC and Chicamacomico Historical Association,” said John Griffin, president of the historic site’s board of directors.

The painted shakes will be part of a 100-piece art exhibit that will debut on First Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Additionally, DCAC and CHA will host a special reception for artists and buyers on the evening of Mon., Aug. 13 to celebrate the Mirlo anniversary.

Artists can pick up shakes to paint at either Dare County Arts Council in Manteo or the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, NC. A temporary display featuring several completed shakes is currently on display through March at Dare County Arts Council. The display also includes two paintings by renown maritime artist Austin Dwyer, portraying Chicamacomico’s famous Mirlo Rescue of British Seamen torpedoed by a German UBoat on Aug. 16, 1918.

“When it was first brought to our attention, we jumped at the opportunity to work with the CHA on this project. It is such an elegant way of connecting today’s Outer Banks artists with a tangible piece of our shared history,” said DCAC Executive Director Chris Sawin.

The station is most famous for its highly honored rescue of the crew of the British tanker Mirlo, which was torpedoed in 1918 in nearby waters by a German submarine. The rescue is ranked among the US Coast Guard’s finest hours. The station was opened to the public in the late 1970s.

For more details or to find out how to acquire the shakes, contact the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station by calling 252/987-1552 or Dare County Arts Council at 252/473-5558. For more information about the project, visit (www.darearts.org/chicamacomicoshakeshow).

Last Days to Apply to be Part of HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show – Deadline Feb. 15, 2018

February 9, 2018

The 2nd annual HotWorks’ Asheville Fine Art Show will take place on May 19 & 20, 2018, at a new location, at the WNC Agricultural Center, Davis Event Center, just outside of Asheville in Fletcher, NC.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2018.

The application can be viewed at (https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5832).

The Asheville Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works fine art and fine craft shows, a company that has earned a national outstanding reputation for top-notch, high quality juried fine art and fine craft shows in Boca Raton and Estero Florida, and West Bloomfield, Michigan

· Asheville is, by far, North Carolina’s most affluent and sophisticated art-buying and art-loving audience

· All art must be original and personally handmade by the artist who is at the show – please do not apply if you do not personally make the work

· Juried by Art Professionals whom have an art education and art show experience

· Hot Works Executive Producer Patty Narozny has a loyal artist following because:
o She works hard to keep out the buy/sell/import/flea market items – and does the research to keep it out
o She knows how to work the media, and brings in cultivated patrons with money to purchase high-end art
o Patty’s unique brand of marketing with Hot Works has consistent, proven success
o Patty respects and always does her best to do what’s right for the artists and for the art fair industry
o Patty has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer and the know-how to connect artists with art-buying audiences
o Each artist’s booth sign states emphatically, “All work in this booth is personally handmade by…”

· $1,500 in professional artist awards

· No stages or pulsating music! Music is low-key so you don’t have to shout to sell your art.

· WNC Ag Center/Davis Event Center provides:
o A newer-built facility that is well-attended for a variety of events throughout the year
o Plenty of free parking
o An indoor facility where “weather” is controlled and always pleasant
o A location where patrons come specifically to purchase art

· Upon acceptance into the show, booth rent is $475 for a 10’x10’ area; includes 8’ white pipe and drape to separate space between booths plus a pole to go across the top front of your booth to hang lights, if needed

· Absolutely no more than 180 artists (or less)

· Limited onsite marketing opportunities, sponsorship and community enrichment packages are available

· Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, ethnic diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth

· Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 is integrated into the art show within a 10’x20’ space. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, students are encouraged to enter his/her original art that is publicly displayed the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards; youth art application deadline is May 1; Applications for the youth art competition can be found at (https://hotworks.org/about-us/artist-applications/)

If your first priority is sales, then Hot Works shows are for you. Except for Asheville, NC – our brand-new show in 2017 – all of Hot Works shows are voted top 100 art shows in the nation – they include:

16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 28 & 29, 2018, West Bloomfield, Michigan – outdoors – Voted top 100 art shows –10 years in a row!

22nd & 23rd bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows – November 17 & 18, 2018 and January 5 & 6, 2019, Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers, FL – outdoors

10th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 26 & 27, 2019, Downtown Boca Raton, FL – outdoors

Interested? Please contact Executive Producer Patty Narozny by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), or call 248/684-2613 or 941/755-3088.

More info at (www.hotworks.org).

At Hot Works, your art is our passion!

The 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts Taking Pace in Manteo, NC, Announces A Call For Entry – Deadline Apr. 30, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Dare County Arts Council announces a call for entry for the 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo, NC, waterfront Aug. 15-16, 2018, 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, leather works, and fiber.


Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

“The New World Festival of the Arts is a wonderful show to participate in,” said 2017 New World Festival of the Arts Best In Show award recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. “Dare County Arts Council does an amazing job organizing and creating the energy for the show- their love and support for the arts is reflected in the artists and patrons they bring together. For me, it was a delight to exhibit in the New World Festival of the Arts last year. I connected with amazing folks while enjoying the beautiful setting of the show in the heart of Manteo.”

Artists wishing to participate in the New World Festival of the Arts can find an application online at (DareArts.org/newworldfestivalofthearts). The application deadline is Monday, Apr. 30, 2018. Notifications will be made by Tuesday, May 15, and a full schedule of participating artist will be available after Friday, June 1.


New World Festival of the Arts. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements

On Wednesday, August 15 Dare County Arts Council will host an artists’ reception with live music for New World Festival of the Arts at 5pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and a great time to mingle with all the talented artists participating in the festival. Midway through the reception, the judge will announce the award winners and distribute prizes.

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.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about the New World Festival of the Arts, please visit (DareArts.org/newworldfestivalofthearts) or call 252/473-5558.