Archive for the ‘Traid NC Visual Arts’ Category

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Opportunity for Muralists and Public Art – Deadline Apr. 7, 2017

March 18, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG), in High Point, NC, is seeking artists to design murals for potential sites (exterior walls) in High Point. The designs will be part of an exhibit revolving around public art to be held at TAG, with prize money and potential opportunities for execution of winning mural designs.

Objective: Generate interest in and raise awareness of public art by presenting an exhibit showcasing the design concepts of muralists.

Brian’s Frog Mural

Date of exhibit:  June 1 – August 4, 2017

Concept: Potential sites (walls) will be identified and photographed by TAG.

Selected artists may design for a specific wall (to be assigned by TAG prior to the design work) or may choose to submit a design that will then be superimposed on a wall at TAG’s discretion (after the design is submitted.)

TAG will superimpose designs onto photographs and enlarged on foamcore for exhibit

Interested artists should submit images of previous mural work along with contact information to  Full information is listed on the website (


March 17-April 7:  Call to artists

April 11: Selected artists notified

April 12-May 10:  Artists design

May 11:  Art submitted to TAG (deadline)

May 12-24:  Exhibit prepared (photographs enlarged with art superimposed)

May 25:  Exhibit installed

June 1:  Opening Reception

August 3:  Exhibit ends

Prize money:

1st place:  $500

2nd place:  $250

3rd place:  $100

Winners to be determined by impartial committee appointed by TAG.  Artists will retain all rights to their artwork.  Designs are for exhibit only and not for actual execution, although in some cases that could be a possibility.

For more information or questions please contact Jeff Horney, Executive Director, at 336/887-2137.

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

June 22, 2016


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.


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 (

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

May 30, 2016


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.

Work by Lauren Gordon

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 ( 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


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 (

Come on Out to Uptowne High Point, NC, and visit Kelly Brooke Pottery at “High Point City Limits – 1859” – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016

A Street Festival Celebrating the Art, Music, and Historic Preservation of North Carolina: Saturday, May 14, from 10am-5pm. Presented by the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Viva La Art Committee. Whether you’re traveling solo or with family and friends, get yourself to the 100 blocks of East and West Farriss Avenues in the heart of Uptowne High Point for a fun-filled day celebrating art, music and history! Enjoy, and share with your children and grandchildren, the unique history of North Carolina, one of America’s original thirteen colonies!


Have a selfie made with policemen and firemen in vintage uniforms. The Krispy Kreme Cruiser will be there! Puddingstone Music Group performs with 18th C. instruments. Students from St. Mary’s Music Academy will be playing in the sanctuary. Listen to local musicians on the city stage. The Scrap Exchange will offer art classes utilizing recycled materials. Arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more provide a festive day on the town! 100 Block of East & West Farriss Avenues. Free, open to all, no reservation required. Click the link blow for more information on all of the events:

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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction – Apr. 29, 2016

April 6, 2016


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the home of Ashley and Braxton Culler, 1004 Country Club Drive, in High Point. The TAG Gala is a lovely spring evening full of original art and silent auction items generously donated by businesses and artists, both local and nationwide. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Southern Roots, a full bar, and some light jazz.

There will be approximately 150 works of art available for bidding from over 50 artists. In addition there will be over 100 silent auction items and gift certificates to area restaurants, spas, salons, and other area service providers.

The Gala is TAG’s largest fundraiser of the year and it helps support their many education and outreach programs and ongoing exhibits. TAG hosts 16-20 exhibitions of visual art annually including art from over 25 area schools in the interactive Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Crucial to TAG’s mission are the education programs and outreach services. During the school year, TAG offers art classes for children and adults, and the summer months provide a unique selection of specially designed visual art camps. TAG also sponsors community outreach art programs within our local schools, specialty summer art workshops taught in Spanish and an afterschool art program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, including two weeks of summer camp taught on site.

This year’s raffle painting is titled “Fort Fisher Sunset”, generously donated by the artist, Joan Farrenkopf. The original oil on canvas painting (24” x 18”) has a retail value of $1200. Raffle tickets are $15 each or available in a package of 10 for $100, and may be purchased through the TAG website ( You do not need to be present to win.

Ticket prices for the event are $50 for TAG members and $60 for non-members and may be purchased through the website (

For more information please call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Theatre Art Galleries in Highpoint, NC, Offers Lunch N Learn on Public Sculpture in North Carolina by Maryrose Carroll – Mar. 10, 2016

March 8, 2016


Come enjoy a lunch catered by Pepper Moon and hear award-winning sculptor and author, Maryrose Carroll, share her wealth of knowledge on public sculpture in North Carolina, on Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016. Buffet opens at 11:45am, talk ends at 1:15pm in Gallery B, at Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC.


For nearly 30 years, Maryrose Carroll has been a figure of central interest and importance in the expansion of American sculpture during the period. Her towering public sculptures are located in Charlotte, Hickory, and Fayetteville, NC, and in Illinois and California. Her sculpture is in museum collections in Chicago and Springfield, IL, Hartford, CT, Dayton and Oxford, OH.  She has taught at Northwestern University and Appalachian State University. Carroll is also a poet and author. Her second book, Beats Me, has been selected as a “100 Notable 2015” book by Shelf Unlimited, an award-winning, online magazine.

Join TAG as we benefit from Carroll’s years of experience as a sculptor, speaker, and writer on a visual journey of public sculpture in North Carolina.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch is optional, payable to TAG when you register. $12 includes sandwich/wrap, sides, drink and dessert. Contact Frances Griffith with questions at 336/878-7850 or e-mail to (

Theatre Art Galleries is located at 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260

To register, call TAG at 336/887-2137 or go online to (

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

February 28, 2016


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 (

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 (

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival Takes Place in Greensboro, NC – Nov. 14, 2015

November 6, 2015

More than 50 regional potters will participate in the Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10am until 4pm. Located at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, a large selection of handmade, functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery from NC, SC, & VA will be available for sale.

Work by Molly Lithgo

Founders Molly Lithgo and Jim Rientjes of Earthworks Pottery highlighted the Potters of the Piedmont pottery festival as an extension of their studio show begun fourteen years ago. Their vision of this festival is to showcase local potters as well as those from around the state and beyond.

Potters of the Piedmont is proud to partner with Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Feast of Caring and Mosaic-A Lifespan Studio. This year there will be pottery raffle with all proceeds going to Greensboro Urban Ministry.

This festival offers the public an opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished regional potters in one accessible location. Ample parking is available; the event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by: Earthworks Pottery, Mary’s Antiques, Eanes Heating and Air, Greensboro Parks and Recreation Dept., Triad City Beat, Celtic Pottery, Cheesecakes by Alex, and Greensboro Urban Ministry.

For further info contact Jim Rientjes by calling 336/662-2357, e-mail to ( or visit (