Archive for the ‘Piedmont NC Visual Arts’ Category

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Proposals for Exhibitions at Its Seven Galleries

April 30, 2019

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will have seven gallery locations by 2021 to exhibit art for the enrichment of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We are now accepting submissions to exhibit at the Elizabeth Ross Gallery and the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries in 2020-2021.

For submission requirements, please visit our website at (http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/submissions/).

2019 Lakeside Artists Studio Tour Taking Place Oct. 11-13, 2019, in the Mooresville, NC, Area Calls for Participation – Deadline Sept. 1, 2019

April 30, 2019

The Lakeside Artists Studio Tour is celebrating our 10th year of offering high quality original art directly from the artists. We hope you will be interested in joining us! We are looking for original art in every medium, last year we featured not only painters in several media, but also potters with many different styles, wood turners, a furniture maker, a handbag maker, jewelers, a metal sculptor and a mosaic artist. The tour is held in private homes and studios along the Brawley Peninsula, near Mooresville, NC, with the studio owner along with guest artists exhibiting at every location.

Please share this information with any artist friends who may like to join in.

This year’s dates are October 10, 2019 for set up and October 11-13 for the tour. Entry deadline is Sept. 1, 2019.

A complete prospectus is available at (http://lknstudios.com/).

Art of Clay National Juried Show at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Winners

March 18, 2019

On view through June 15, 2019, “Art of Clay” is the North Carolina Pottery Center’s first-ever national juried exhibition being presented in Seagrove, NC. Featuring 41 artists from around the United States, “Art of Clay” presents a range of contemporary styles, from functional to narrative sculpture.

This show was juried by potter Douglas Fitch of southwest Scotland, UK. Fitch and his wife, Hannah McAndrew, create slipware influenced by the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip-decorated country pottery.

Fitch narrowed the field down from 230+ pieces and did the final judging when he was here in the beginning of March as one of the featured potters at the North Carolina Potters Conference, hosted by the Randolph Art Guild in Asheboro, NC.

And the winners of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s “Art of Clay National Juried Show” are:


Work by Takuro Shibata

1st Place: Takuro Shibata (Seagrove, NC), “Bump.”
2nd Place: Lars Westby (Annapolis, MD), “Manus.”
3rd Place: Paul McCoy (Waco, TX), “Pouring Vessel.”
Director’s Choice Honorable Mention: Ariel Bowman (Flower Mound, TX), “The Fossil Record.”

Featured potters in the show include: Hadi Abbas (FL), Michelle Arabian (NY), Brad Bachmeier (ND), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Casey Beck (WI), Ariel Bowman (TX), Joel Brown (NY), Amanda Bury (WA), Randall Carlson (IL), Kyla Culbertson (IL), Priscilla Dahl (PA), J. Casey Doyle (ID), Karen Ellis Phillips (NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (NJ), Daniel Gardner (CO), Seth Green (IN), Mark Gordon (NC), Stephen Heywood (FL), John Jessiman (VA), Sooyeon Kim (GA), Yeonsoo Kim (GA), Wansoo Kim (KS), Julia Knight (GA), Lucien Koonce (MA), Catherine Coulter Lloyd (SC), Mimi Logothetis (NC), Andy Matlow (MA), Paul McCoy (TX), Jim and Shirl Parmentier (NC), Nila Petty (IL), Kevin Ryan (CT), Masa Sasaki (GA), Eric Serritella (NC), Hitomi Shibata (NC), Takuro Shibata (NC), Marina Smelik (CA), Rebekah Strickland (GA), Suzanne Stumpf (MA), Sue Wadoski (MA), Lars Westby (MD), and Delanie Wise (MA)

Questions? Or interested in possibly purchasing a piece? Call the center to start the process. All purchased pieces must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition ends.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873.8430, visit (ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers The Ceramics Series

January 29, 2019

The Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, offers The Ceramics Series Programs which take place at Mint Museum Randolph unless otherwise noted. The Programs are free and open to all.

January 29, 2019, at 10am ***
Curator’s Tour at Mint Museum Uptown -“Michael Sherrill Retrospective “ Exhibition- Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

February 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
STIMULUS – What inspires artists to create? An Interactive program coordinated by Bob Scheer, VP of Development, McColl Center for Art + Innovation

February 25, 2019, at 10am ***
Porcelain and Place: Thinking Through Ladislav Sutnar Tea and Dinnerware Sets Emily Pazar, Assistant Editor, Art Reference at Oxford University Press New York, New York, & Former Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design and Fashion, at The Mint Museum Uptown

March 13, 2019, at 5:30pm
New Discoveries in the History of American Porcelain
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

March 25, 2019, at 10am
Making a Big Intricate Ceramic Platter, Film and Talk
Herb Cohen, Ceramic Artist

April 10, 2019, at 5:30pm
Folk Art Ceramics-Catawba Valley Pottery
Dr. Allen Huffman, Collector

April 29, 2019, at 10am
History of Salt Firing
Kira Campbell, Ceramic Artist and Instructor

*** Space is limited, Reservations required at (https://mintmuseum.org/events/).

STARworks Gallery in STAR, NC, Offers Ornament Sale – Dec. 1, 2018

November 21, 2018

The STARworks Gallery in Star, NC, will be decorated for the holiday season with more than 2,500 colorful hand-crafted glass and ceramic ornaments Dec. 1, 2018, from 10am to 4pm. Ornaments are handcrafted by STARworks artists, interns and resident artists, and come in all sizes, shapes and colors.

STARworks Clay Studio artists have created ceramic crystalline ornaments in new shapes this year. In addition to the familiar ball ornaments, STARworks glassblowers have brought back the popular star ornaments, candy canes and icicles for this holiday season.

The glass and ceramic artists at STARworks have also created ornaments and holiday items for the STARworks Signature Series. Glassblowers and clay artists create Signature Series items in their own time after work. These items are unique to each artist and in limited supply.

There are no advanced or reserved sales. Ornaments left after the sale will be available in the School House Gallery at STARworks, Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, while supplies last. A limited selection of ornaments will be available online at (www.STARworksNC.org) after the sale. Prices start at $10. Payment options include cash, check or credit cards.

STARworks recommends people arrive at the ornament sale as close to 10am as possible to ensure a good selection. Doors will open at 9am for those who like to arrive early, but the sale will not begin until 10am. The STARworks Café & Taproom will open at 8am with coffee drinks, smoothies, pastries and more.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. Proceeds from the ornament sale help fund STARworks programs, including the high school glassblowing and ceramics programs.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for “Multicultural Art Exhibit”

July 28, 2018

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for entries for its “Multicultural Art Exhibit”, which will be on display in September 2018. This exhibit for the month of September is in conjunction with One Moore Fest, a multicultural and international one-day festival to be held in downtown Mooresville, (on Broad St), on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4-9pm.

All fine art media is welcomed! Artists are asked to represent their own ancestry and heritage and sign up for one of the 8 regions The 8 regions are: North America, Central America & Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania. 5 slots will be allotted for each region. Artists MUST sign up for the region they want to represent. Once a region is full, that region will be closed. (first come, first served basis).

Artists MUST sign up for their chosen region, through this form: (https://goo.gl/forms/AM3A4sfSXXttit6I2).

Please read the show prospectus for complete details and more information at (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/1cetfopcb_700788.pdf).

Entry Fee: $15 for Mooresville Arts Members; $20 for Non-Members (one piece only for each artist). New memberships are welcome, starting at $45/year.

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Calls for Entries for 5th Annual Photography Exhibition – Deadline August 3, 2018

July 28, 2018

The Burke Arts Council in Historic Morganton, NC, is pleased to announce a call for artists for the fifth annual photography exhibition to be on display from Sept. 14 – Nov. 16, 2018.

Join photographers from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for the Autumn Photography Exhibition at the Burke Arts Council Gallery in Morganton.

AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT TIMELINE:

Entry Deadline: All entries must be received by Monday August 3, at 5pm. Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by August 10. Delivery of accepted artwork: Sept. 4, 5, 6, and 10.
The exhibit will run Sept. 14 – Nov. 16.
Artist Reception and distribution of awards: Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7pm. at the Burke Arts Council Gallery.

CATEGORIES:
Emotions
Celestial Bodies
A Splash of Red

AWARDS:
OVERALL BEST IN SHOW: $500
First (In each category): $200
Second (In each category): $100
Honorable Mentions (One in each category)
Overall best in the YOUTH Category (16 years and younger) will be recognized and awarded “Downtown Morganton Bucks”

ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES:
All work must be original and never shown at the Burke Arts Council Gallery.
No composite or mixed media images will be accepted.
Artwork is judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals.

The Juror of Awards: Giuliana Polinari Riley. Riley studied photography with Leigh Mosley, formerly photojournalist with the “Washington Post” and was the staff photographer with Rutherford Council Arts Council for over ten years. She has been a photography Instructor with Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC, since 1980.

FEES: A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for one entry or 5 entries for $50.

ONLINE REGISTRATION & GUIDELINES at (http://burkearts.org/artist-resources/annual-photography-show-call-for-artists/).

Giant Mexican Mermaid Mural Coming to South End in Charlotte, NC

June 27, 2018

Local Artist Sharon Dowell is currently painting a 10′ x 90′ long mural on the brick exterior of The Design Center of the Carolinas, located at 1999 Hawkins Street in Charlotte, NC. Commissioned by Asana Developers, who own and are revitalizing the building, Dowell’s mural will feature a mermaid of Mexican heritage with tattoos that represent historical and current businesses in the South End district. The model for the mermaid is Karla Sosa, an artist who resided in Charlotte for several years and now is back in her hometown of Merida, Mexico. Attached are in progress photos.

Dowell is a painter with a focus on works on canvas, murals and public art. She received a Masters in Arts Administration from Winthrop University in 2017 and earned a BFA from UNC Charlotte in 2002. Post UNCC graduation, she lived in NYC and her work was greatly influenced by the city. She returned to Charlotte and has served in various roles with local galleries, most notably as as an Adjunct Professor and Rowe Galleries Coordinator at UNC Charlotte and as Director for Center of the Earth Gallery.

Dowell will begin a large scale public art project in Boulder, CO, in 2019. Her recent commissions include three CATS Transit projects for Charlotte; the I-277 and 11th St. underpass murals, signal house art, and art for the 25th Street light rail station, as well as murals for UNC Charlotte, the cities of Rock Hill and Concord, and bus shelter art for Durham. Her residencies include The McColl Center for Visual Art, Can Serrat in Barcelona, Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, NES in Iceland, United Buddy Bear Studios in Berlin, and the Julia and David White Colony in Costa Rica. Sharon received multiple Arts and Science Council Regional Artist Project Grants and was voted Best Artist by “Charlotte Magazine”. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Federal Reserve Bank, SPX, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Fidelity Investments, and Duke Energy, among others.

Heavily involved in the arts community in Charlotte, she has served on the McColl Center for Visual Art Exhibition Committee, teaches community art workshops and donates her time for various charities and social or political causes.

Dowell offers the following artist’s statement, “Intertwining themes course through my paintings and installations; the energy of place, renewal, regeneration, and redemption, part of human nature and thus, part of the fabric of the identity of our place and culture. I am interested in the underpinnings, the stimulating happenings and the stories of the inhabitants that bring places into fruition. Largely illustrative and vibrant acrylic works on canvas, I experiment with various layers, texture and transparency, breaking down the imagery into fractured architecture, organic imagery and at times, interwoven portraiture.”

“I believe that creative place making communicates distinctiveness and generates connections across communities,” adds Dowell. “Thus, my other focus, murals and public art, has the ability to remove the intimidation factor of art that so many people in our society experience. Art in public spaces becomes embedded in one’s sub-conscious, a part of daily life that one embraces without contemplation. It is important for my work to serve as a vehicle to give back and shape communities for the better.”

Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, Offers Photo Contest

June 27, 2018

“Snap It! Summer Photo Contest” with a grand prize of $500

The contest theme is WATER!

Contest begins July 1 at 10am
with entries accepted through July 16 at 10am
Voting begins July 17 at 10am
and concludes July 31 at 10am

Photography compositions must contain WATER as the focal point. Submissions will be accepted on the UCCAC Facebook page under the Snap It! Summer Photo Contest tab.
(The tab will not be “live” until contest opens July 1.)

The contest is open to Union County residents ages 18+.
For information and contest guidelines, visit our website here (http://unionarts.org/community-programs/snap-it-photo-contest-rules/).

For further info call 704/283-2784 or visit (www.unionarts.org)

Lakeside Artists Studio Tour in the Lake Norman area of NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline is August 25, 2018

May 30, 2018

The annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour has become a very popular cultural event in the Lake Norman area of NC (near Charlotte). The 2009 inaugural event drew over 500 attendees over a day and a half period. Each year since people have told us they look forward to this event and we have had excellent attendance due to publicity, word of mouth and the high quality of work by participating artists and craftspeople. We expect even more visitors this year because we are again extending the event to three days; Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our tag line is “one of a kind art directly from the artists”, ensuring visitors unique works of art they won’t find everywhere else. We also offer visitors an open tour of our studios providing an insider’s view of the artists working environment. There will be several studios and houses open where multiple artists can show their work. Mediums include wood, fiber, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, etc.

For the convenience of our visitors, each location will have several artists. You may be a guest at an existing studio, or host your own studio location on the Brawley peninsula. While this is mainly a studio tour, there may also be an opportunity for some participating artists to occupy vacant upscale homes for sale in The Point area. Every effort will be made to combine artists with varying mediums at each location. An example of a typical configuration would be: A painter, a wood artist, and a jewelry artist. No single location will have more than one artist of a certain medium/style. Because of our need to have a good mix at each location, it may be necessary to limit the number of artists accepted in each medium. This does not necessarily reflect the quality of your work.

Each year we enjoy publicity in nearly every local publication, and this year we plan to do the same. Large banners will be posted in prominent locations in the weeks preceding the show, and on the dates of the show we will have signs directing visitors to each studio location. High quality brochures or postcards will be distributed in the area and will also be furnished to the artists for their own distribution. We also have a professional website that you can reference on your e-mail communications, website, and other social networking methods. It will have a page for each studio location as well as for each artist and representations of your work. It also serves as a link back to your personal website. Although the website is temporarily vacant until we get new 2018 data/information from our artists, you can access the website here (http://www.LKNStudios.com).

Even if you were a participant in last year’s event, the jury process is still required. Please read the full prospectus with the new rules and if you are in agreement, fill out the attached application, sign and send your checks totaling $200.00 as described below. Send new images of your work so we can publish on the post card as space allows and on the website (previous years images will not be used).

FEES: A non-refundable fee $25.00 is due with the application for the jury process. You should also submit a separate check for $175 (with a self addressed stamped envelope) to contribute to expenses for advertising, website, and other related items. If your work is not accepted for this show, your $175 check will be returned uncashed. Please make checks payable to: Lakeside Artists Studio Tour and mail to: Lakeside Artists, 269 Kemp Road, Mooresville, NC  28117.

If you are entering in more than one category (such as painting and sculpture, or ceramics and jewelry), a separate $25 entry fee will apply to each. Total fees are $200.00 for one category, $225 for two, etc..