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Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for The Eighth Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show “Nature At Its Best” – Deadline Mar. 5, 2016

January 31, 2016

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The Eighth Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show “Nature At Its Best” will take place from Mar. 8 – Apr. 9, 2016, at the Stanly Arts Guild’s Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC.

Art will be accepted Friday, Mar. 4, 2016, noon to 5pm and Saturday, Mar. 5, noon to 4pm.

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 at (http://files.ctctcdn.com/fd8f2cc1101/28a9f0e7-ef67-4124-8005-11a17ec893ff.pdf).

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

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Offers a Presentation by Mike Mullins and Travis Furr at Falling Rivers Gallery – Feb. 4, 2016

January 31, 2016

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Mike Mullins and Travis Furr will present an interesting program showing us how they create art out of scrap metal at the next monthly meeting of the Stanly Arts Guild at the Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, on Thursday evening, Feb. 4, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm.

Mike and son Travis started late 2013 with small welding repairs for themselves but the act of melting metal together never lasted. They started practicing with a variety of scrap metals to build things that are often much harder than typical welding projects. The variance of coatings, thickneses, and heat treatments can add to the difficulty level as opposed to building a trailer from all milled steel, as an example.

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Work by Mike Mullins and Travis Furr

Their metal pieces usually start with a lone item that catches the mind’s eye and open them up to finding the appropriate parts to complete the vision. They have gathered about 10 tons of discarded metal from industry, agriculture and everyday life to help find the perfect item they have in mind. They are not limited to any type of metal: stainless steel, steel, bronze, brass and copper are all in play when they are hunting. Once they have enough parts to get started, there is torching , plasma cutting, welding and lots of grinder work. Every completed piece has gone through hours of adapting itself, which makes the initial ideal just a faint thought by the time it is finished.

Mike and Travis plan to continue building functional pieces as well as pieces purely for the aesthetics that only interesting metal combinations can achieve.

We gather for a few minutes of socializing and a brief business meeting and the demonstration begins at 7pm.

As with all of our meetings this demonstration is open to the public.

Falling Rivers Gallery is located at 119 W. Main St. in downtown Albemarle.

You can call the Gallery with questions at 704/983-4278.

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for “Summer Art Explosion Annual Show” – Deadline July 11, 2015

June 8, 2015

Sponsored by the “Stanly News and Press” the “Summer Art Explosion Annual Show” will take place July 14 – August 7 2015.

We are getting ready for our “Annual Summer Art Explosion” at Falling Rivers Gallery. It’s time to frame your latest masterpiece, or get busy with your tools, pottery wheel, paints and cameras to create new art to enter in the show. Since there are 4 categories, everyone’s medium will have a greater chance of winning an award. Also, new for this show, each artist may enter 4 items. 

For a prospectus for the show visit (http://fallingriversgallery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-SAE-prospectus.pdf).

The deadline is July 11, 2015.

The Falling Rivers Gallery is located at 119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC.

For further info call 704/983-4278 or visit (http://fallingriversgallery.com).

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Offers Lecture by Mark Stephenson – Apr. 2, 2015

March 24, 2015

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The Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, is offering a lecture by Mark Stephenson on Apr. 2, 2015, beginning at 6:30pm. Stephenson will present, “The Creation of a Portrait – The Working Method of John Singer Sargent”.

This event is free and open to the public.

By showing examples of Sargent’s paintings and demonstrating techniques by painting from a live model, Stephenson will help explain how John Singer Sargent created his portraits.

North Carolina native Mark Stephenson is a professional artist based in central NC who through a multi-faceted background, brings a unique perspective to his work. A graduate of Pfeiffer University, North Carolina State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Stephenson earned degrees in Civil Engineering and Music.

With an initial plan to pursue a career in opera, Stephenson relocated to New York City in the 1990s where he eventually found his way to the prestige Art Students League studying with noted painters and sculptors Frank O’Cain, Leonid Gervitz, Nelson Shanks, Ronald Sherr and Leonid Lerman. Success at the Arts Students League ushered in awards and commissions including acceptance at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art’s copyists program. He has also studied with Michael Shane Neal.

Since returning to North Carolina, Stephenson has devoted much of his time to commissioned portraits. He has exhibited in many national juried shows and his work has been featured in solo shows throughout the state. In 2013 he was recognized by the Portrait Society of America with an honorable mention in the self-portrait category in their 2012 Members Only Competition. In May of 2014, Stephenson was artist in residence at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy. He and his wife Caroline have one son, James and a new daughter, Emma.

For further info call 704/983-4278 or at (www.fallingriversgallery.com).

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

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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 (https://files.ctctcdn.com/fd8f2cc1101/19e4692e-c492-424d-b970-2cc88d58e8da.pdf).

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

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Announces Winners of “Summer Art Explosion” Exhibit

July 17, 2014

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Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, has announced the winners of the Summer Art Explosion exhibit on view through Aug. 5, 2014, at the Falling Rivers Coop Art Gallery. The juror for this exhibit was Paul Keysar, an oil painter of note and art instructor in Charlotte, NC.

Best of Show – Judy Mizell – “Farm House”

2-D Art
1st place – Malia Bryngelson – “Early Spring”
2nd place – Stephanie Hudson – “The Dreamer”
3rd place – Carol Benston – “Summer Sky”

3-D Art
1st place – Judith Williams – “Raku -Turquoise”
2nd place – Susan Lackey – ‘Inside-Out”
3rd place – Vicki Galloway – “Sunflower Stool”

Modified Photography
1st place – Deb Russell – “Needs a Rainbow”
2nd place – Ed Lipe – “The Master’s Touch”
3rd place – Reda Icenhour – “Broken Angel”

Unaltered Photography
1st place – Randy Marsh – “Netted Memories”
2nd place – Ed Lipe – “Splash Dance”
3rd place – Merlin Amirtharaj – “Twilight in Albemarle”

Honorable Mention Awards
Ed Lipe – “Whirly Pops”
Clarice Martin – “Sustenance”
Carole Benston – “Fall Colors”
Pattie Duncan – “Icey Falls”
Randy Marsh – “Wings Down”
William Dixon  – “Bat Shot”
Jim Thompson – “Bluebird Over the Mission”
William Dixon – “Leopard in a Tree”

Come see great art in many different mediums. Falling Rivers Gallery is open 10-5 Tues, Wednesday & Friday, 10-6:30 Thursday and 10-4 Saturday.

For further info visit the Stanly Arts Guild and the Gallery’s website at (http://www.fallingriversgallery.com).

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for 2014 Summer Art Explosion Annual Show

June 9, 2014

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The Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, is calling for entries to its 2014 Summer Art Explosion Annual Show, sponsored by the Stanly News & Press and the Stanly Arts Guild, on view in the Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC, July 15 – Aug. 8, 2014.
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Download the prospectus at (http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104289134815-347/2014+SAE+prospectus.pdf).

For further information contact our Show Chairs, Anita Ammerman by e-mail at (ammerman@ctc.net) or Jackie Layman by e-mail at (jblayman38@hotmail.com).

Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for Fifth Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show – Deadline Mar. 9, 2013

February 6, 2013

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“Nature At Its Best”, The Fifth Annual Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show will take place at Falling Rivers Gallery, 118 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC, on view from Mar. 12 – Apr. 6, 2013.

Entries will be accepted on Mar. 8, noon – 5pm and Mar. 9, noon – 4pm and must reflect fish, feather, fur, field, forest or flower theme. Acceptable art includes paintings, photography, sculpture, wood, metal, fabric, pottery and mixed media.

Reception and art pickup on Saturday, Apr. 6, 6 – 8pm.

There will be $1200 in awards, sponsored by the Stanly Arts Guild. This year’s juror will be Jeff Christian.

Call 704/982-4278 for more information or visit (www.fallingriversgallery.com).

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Announces Winners of Annual Members Show

October 15, 2012

The Stanly Arts Guild is holding it’s annual “Member’s Show” until Oct. 26, 2012, at Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 West Main Street  in Albemarle, NC. Over seventy pieces of  2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art are on display during open hours at the gallery.

The judge of the show was Cathy Sigmon from Faith, NC. Working as a professional artist for the last fifteen years, Sigmon has earned Signature status with the Colored Pencil Society of America. One of her paintings is included in “The Best  of Colored Pencil, Vol. 4” published by Rockport Publishers and is distributed in the US and abroad by North Light Book.

Winners in 2-D art are as follows:  First Place – Daniel Lipe, Second Place – Ed Lipe, Third Place – Susan Lackey with honorable mentions going to C.D. Huneycutt, Aleeta Long, Bridget Huckabee and Deb Russell.

Winners in 3-D art are as follows: First place – David Arey, Second place – Judi Wilkins, Third place – Annette Lowder. Honorable mention ribbons went to Daniel Wray, Jane Rogers, David Arey and Millie Campbell.

The Stanly Arts Guild is sponsored in part by the Albemarle Improvement LLC, the Stanly County Arts Council, and receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The Falling Rivers Gallery, located at 119 West Main Street in Albemarle is a cooperative sales venue of the Stanly Arts Guild.

Follow the events in the Gallery on their website at (www.fallingriversgallery.com).

Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, Presents 5th Annual Pottery Show – Sept. 28 and 29, 2012

September 13, 2012


Falling Rivers Gallery and the Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, is honored to host “Celebrating our Pottery Harvest”, the 5th Annual Pottery Show at the Gallery, located at 119 West Main Street in Albemarle. The Show will be held on September 28th and 29th, Friday and Saturday. The hours are 10am-5pm on both days with an open reception held until 7pm on Friday evening. Potters from Stanly and surrounding counties will showcase their work and offer them for sale. For the past four years, the show has attracted pottery enthusiasts from across the state.  This year’s event includes returning potters as well as first-time participants.

“We are expecting to have a great selection of new work by our current members and visiting potters at this year’s show. As always, we want to expose the public to innovative new artists as well as bring new collections from their favorite local potters” states Nancy Lipe, Gallery Director of Falling Rivers Gallery. Unlike traditional pottery shows, this event is able to utilize the resources of the Gallery for checkout and wrapping.

“This show is fun for the potters as they can spend their time interacting with customers and each other, and also for the customers as they have a single checkout rather than having to pay each potter individually for purchases.  It creates a very laid-back atmosphere in this very beautiful Gallery setting” adds Bobbie Listerman from River Road Clayworks.

This year the Gallery will host pottery from eight area potteries including three potteries participating for the first time.

The Falling Rivers Gallery is the cooperative sales venue of the Stanly Arts Guild and is supported in part by the Albemarle Downtown Improvement LLC and the Stanly County Arts Council, and receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

More information can be found on our website at (www.fallingriversgallery.com).

 

 

 


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