Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh, NC, will host free public tours of the current exhibition “Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection” the weekends of Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, 2015

February 11, 2015


Public Tour: “Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection”

Saturday, February 14; Sunday, February 15; Saturday, February 21; Sunday, February 22  | 1:30 pm


No reservations required. Meet at East Building Information Desk.

Explore the impact that a collector’s choices—and those of the photographers collected—have on our understanding of contemporary photography.

For further info visit (

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Offers Barry Moore for Monthly Meeting/Demo – Feb. 15, 2015

February 7, 2015

Digital artist Barry Moore will demonstrate camera and lighting techniques at the Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, Mooresville Arts demonstration at 2pm. The demonstration is open to the public. Admission is free.

Moore will demonstrate photographing artwork under glass as well as 3 dimensional work. Included will be information on image processing in Photoshop.

Moore is a digital artist who creates art from scratch and transforms photographs into art using computer software.

Moore’s art and technology skills have led him to work with such organizations as the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Piedmont Dance Theatre, Cannon Foundation, UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Oakboro Regional Museum of History, and the Kannapolis Historical Society. He is also president of the Cabarrus Art Guild. Today, Moore’s company, RBS Productions, offers services related to photographic restoration and the transforming of photographs into art.

For further info e-mail Ellen Patterson at (

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Hosts Lecture on Landscape Architecture – Mar. 5, 2015

February 7, 2015


The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is thrilled to be hosting an exciting lecture on landscape architecture on Thursday, Mar. 5, from 6-8pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre. The lecture will illustrate the role landscape architecture plays to reveal, frame, and sustain the powerful forces of ecology and culture that shape our world. The celebrated design work of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) is recognized for its ability to elegantly reveal stories of sites, while rebuilding fragile and degraded wildlife connectivity resulting in beautiful, healthy and connected places.

Work by Nelson Byrd Woltz

The lecture will highlight award winning NBW work that addresses historic landscapes, botanic collections, cultural treasures and restoration ecology projects across thousands of acres. The work spans the globe including farmland conservation in the Southeast and urban public parks in cities across the US all the way to restoration of temperate a rainforest and wetlands in New Zealand.

The panel will include Roxi Thoren, Associate Professor in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon; George Briggs, executive director of The North Carolina Arboretum and president of the Centers for Environmental and Climatic Interaction; and Thomas Woltz, Principal and Owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

This event is FREE for Museum members and students with ID, but you must call the Museum at 828/253-3227 to RSVP for the event. Non-member tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at ( or by calling the Museum.

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, SC, Awards Grants

February 7, 2015


The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, SC, has awarded $12,739 in Grassroots funding to nine local organizations. The North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program is designed to support nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming.  The community panel evaluated 11 applications based on artistic quality, community impact, ability to plan and implement the project, and stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization. Grants were awarded in varying amounts from $600 to $2,970.

Recipients of Grassroots funding for the 2014-15 cycle include:  Art League of Henderson County, Blue Ridge Community College Music by the Lake Series, Carolina Concert Choir, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Hendersonville Chamber Music, Hendersonville Symphony Children’s Choir, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Latino Advocacy Coalition, and Storytelling Education & Arts Programs, Inc. (STEAP).

The Arts Council of Henderson County serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s Designated County Partner in awarding these grants to local organizations for arts programs in Henderson County. The grants are designed to provide support for quality arts programs that reach and impact a broad cross-section of the county’s citizens and youth. The Grassroots Arts Program ensures opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own communities.

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.  The Arts Council is located at 401 North Main Street, 3rd floor, (entrance on 4th Avenue West), in Hendersonville.

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

For more information about the Grassroots Arts Program, contact the Arts Council of Henderson County by calling 828/693-8504 or e-mail to (

Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual Valentine ARTcrawl Exhibit – Deadline Feb. 10, 2015

February 3, 2015

The Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, invites any artists to submit their works depicting the human form on Monday, Feb. 9th or Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 2015.

Submissions will be showcased in the “RAW REFLECTIONS” exhibit for the Valentine ARTcrawl on Feb. 13, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm inside the Isaac Taylor House at 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC. The theme includes visual works of art reflecting upon figures of life drawing, silhouettes of human anatomy, and representations of the human form.

Chris Wagner will introduce the first in his series of paintings representing model Jennifer Stevens Alphin, a current breast cancer patient working her way to earning the title of survivor. Wagner explains, “The idea behind the project is to share her strength, beauty and spirit as an inspiration to other women in similar situations. We want to show other women that despite the physical costs of breast cancer, they will emerge from their battles no less beautiful, and no less of a woman.”  Wagner will work on the series throughout the year to encompass Alphin’s encounters with chemo, mastectomy surgery, and ultimately reconstruction surgery.

Lisa Bisbee Lentz will exhibit a brief classical art history lesson featuring her small oil paintings depicting figurative sculptures from the ancient timeline. Lentz elaborates, “In my study of the human body, I work out the fundamental proportions by copying the marble and bronze statues of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. For instance, Polykleitos, the Greek sculptor created Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) in idealistic proportions where a head equals one-seventh of the entire body.” The collection begins with the Archaic style depicting a flat Egyption standing male titled “Kouros” and evolves into Greek idealism and the naturalistic anatomy of Roman realism.

Other participating artists include Becky Preece, Jerry Scott, Carol Jones, Bernice Abraham, Lee Hood, Laura Gammons, Kristen Moffitt, and Samrae Duke. The figurative works of legendary New Bern artist, Willie Taglieri will also be on display, courtesy of the Taglieri family. Local Nexus poet, Meg Wethington will be performing sensual poetry readings.

The Valentine show continues late evening at the Brown Pelican with speciality beverages to suit the Valentine occasion.

For more information, visit ( or call 252/649-1712.

The February 2015 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

February 1, 2015


The February 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 68 pages of it. It you get this by 10am and download it you can read some before all the pre-game shows come on for the Super Bowl. Or maybe they started the night before?

Cover images are by Tryone Geter

Single page downloads are still adding up to more than double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:

For single page format use this link (

For side by side page format use this link (

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 this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible. And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the March 2015 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Feb. 24 deadline. Please don’t wait until the deadline this month as that only gives us four days to put it together. Warning - if you don’t make the deadline this next month there will be no grace period – you’ll be left out.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts

Stanly Arts Guild at Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for 7th Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show – Deadline Mar. 7, 2015

January 30, 2015


The Stanly Arts Guild at Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, is calling for entries for the Seventh Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show – “Nature At Its Best” taking place from Mar. 10 through Apr. 11, 2015.

Art accepted Friday March 6th, 12 to 5 and Saturday March 7th, 12 to 4

All art must include elements of nature.

Entry fee is $25 members and $30 non-member.

For more information or a copy of the Prospectus visit (

Copies of the prospectus are also available at ( or at  Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001, 704/983-4278

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Presents Monthly Lecture Series – Feb. 20, 2015

January 30, 2015


Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, for the February installment of the Monthly Slide Lecture Series on Feb. 20, 2015, from 7-9pm. Tefft is the ceramics teacher at Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC, and will present images of his life and work, influences and experiences as an artist, potter and educator.

Charlie Tefft

Of his own work, Tefft tells this story, “In the spring of 2003 a pair of Carolina Wrens took up residence in the rafters of my studio. I watched them raise two sets of babies over that summer. Day in and day out they would move upon the rafter calling down to me, always feeding their babies. The summer of Carolina wrens nestled into the depths of my mind, and over time I began to create work about that experience. In hind sight I can see a similar path in many of the pieces I design. They are born out of something outside of clay, and evolve over time. The theme that reoccurs most often is movement. I am always looking for ways to make the surface or the actual pots seems as though they have captured a moment in time. I balance this movement and life in the pots with a desire to make them functional. This is the challenge that brings me back to the studio eager to make pots.”

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by Tefft’s talk at 8pm.

The lecture will take place at the NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries for 4th Annual Juried Exhibit – Submissions Open Mar. 1, 2015

January 30, 2015

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, invites artists to begin preparing to enter their “Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition”. The theme for this year’s juried show is “Wildlife: The Beauty, the Beast.”

Submission for the show opens March 1, 2015.

Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age and older, living in the Southeastern United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Each artist may enter up to three works.

Please see Prospectus at ( on CFA’s website for dates, awards, entry fees, and submission procedures.

Exhibit opens Nov. 4, 2015.

Joni Purk, Curator/Artist
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, LLC
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, 9A
Charlotte, NC  28226

Call 704/541-0741 or visit (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Announces 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition Results

January 30, 2015


Greenhill, in Greensboro, NC, in partnership with North Carolina 2015, Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships, invited North Carolina artists to create and submit original works of art for the 2015 US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition. The 2015 US Figure Skating Championships took place Jan. 17 to 25, 2015 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Together, Greenhill and the US Figure Skating Championships sent out a call to artists looking for an original artwork portraying the spirit, athleticism and grace of figure skating for the official poster of the 2015 US Figure Skating Championships taking place at the Greensboro Coliseum from Jan. 17-25, 2015. Forty-four works by forty North Carolina artists were on view. The winning artist received $3,000 for reproduction of their work on the poster as well as royalties from sales during the Championships. Second and third place entries received $750 and $500 respectively. A People’s choice award of $750 voted by the public was also awarded.

On Jan. 17, at a reception, judges announced the following three artists to receive prizes for the Official 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition: First Place – Jessica DeHart for “Whirlwind”, Second Place – Alexis Lavine for “Poised”, and Third Place – David Eichenberger for “Slow Dance on Ice”. Upon the completion of the Championships, The People’s Choice Award was announced to winner Nicole Agresto for “Swirls and Twirls”.

For more information, please visit ( or (

People’s Choice Award Recipient, Nicole Agresto, Swirls and Twirls ©Nicole Agresto

First Place Award Recipient, Jessica DeHart, Whirlwind ©Jessica DeHart

Second Place Award Recipient, Alexis Lavine, Poised ©Alexis Lavine

Third Place Award Recipient, David Eichenberger, Slow Dance on Ice ©David Eichenberger


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