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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Calls for Entries for the “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” Exhibition – Deadline July 31, 2017

June 22, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries, located in the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point, NC, and representing High Point’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the visual arts, today announced that “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” exhibit will return, for the first time since 2014, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 22, 2017, in conjunction with the Sept. 9 return of the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation.

Theatre Art Galleries, who will transform the Main Gallery and the Hallway Gallery into a bike-themed exhibit, has announced a call-to-artists, who are 18 years of age or older, to submit art, relating in some way, shape or form, to bicycles or cycling, with a maximum of three entries allowed, in any medium, including photography. Work, which must be entered by July 31st, must be original and completed within the last ten years. Judging will be conducted from digital images, with awards selected from the original works of art.

Entry Forms are available at (, and can be found under “For Artists”. Two entry procedures are available, e-mail and mail, each with a non-refundable fee of twenty dollars. Artists may call the Theatre Art Galleries office at 336/887-2137, or e-mail to (, for more information, to request an entry form and to pay with a credit card. Artists may also enter and pay online at ( or mail a check, payable to Theatre Art Galleries, along with the entry form, to 220 East Commerce Avenue, High Point, NC 27262.

Notifications will be sent out by Aug. 8, and work will need to be dropped off between Aug. 16 – 18, between noon and 5pm each day.

The Theater Art Galleries exhibit, and opening, is made possible through a generous donation by long time TAG supporters Carolyn and Donald Shaw. Prize money will be given to First Place ($1,000), Second Place ($500) and Third Place ($250) Winners, along with additional non prize money winning Honorable Mentions.

Jeff Horney, Theatre Art Galleries Executive Director indicated “everyone in High Point is excited about the return of the Cycling Classic in September. Theatre Art Galleries looks forward, once again, to welcoming cycling lovers and art lovers to experience a thrilling weekend. With our location in the heart of the action, we are an integral part of the event. Our exhibits will focus on ‘all things cycling’ and will include works from all media. The variety of art will prove to be a real crowdpleaser.”

In partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation, the City of High Point, NC, as well as USA Cycling and the Carolinas Cycling Association, the Sept. 9 High Point Cycling Classic will combine a fundraising ride in the morning with the exciting action of criterium racing in the afternoon and into the evening in downtown High Point, North Carolina. High Point Cycling Classic criterium racers, as well as Bobby Labonte Charity Bike Ride participants, can now visit ( to register for either event.


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.

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 (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Art Trip to Durham, NC – Nov. 4, 2015

October 8, 2015


Join Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, for a day of art in Durham, NC. We’ll explore Duke University’s Nasher Museum, featuring “The Enclave”, artwork from video installation artist Richard Mosse. We’ll take a tour of Nasher’s historical artwork from around the world from their permanent collection in The New Gallery and selections from their contemporary collection in the exhibit “Reality of My Surroundings”. After lunch, we’ll see the unique modern artwork at the 21c Museum Hotel. 21c features art installations by several artists created specifically for this space, including artwork using mirrors, foil, paper, light, electricity, and cigarettes. Along with their permanent collection, 21c is also exhibiting “Found@Counting House” focusing on the culture of sports and hunting trophies using found and everyday materials.

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

When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Where: Leave from Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Ave.
How: $60 for TAG members/ $65 for non-members. Admission, lunch, transportation, snacks, and wine included.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is Calling for Bike Art – Deadline is Aug. 1, 2014

June 12, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, announces a Call to Artists for a juried invitational art exhibit titled “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form”. This is the second consecutive year for the exhibit and it will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic. The exhibit opens Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 3, 2014.

Theatre Art Galleries is located in downtown High Point at 220 E. Commerce Ave., in High Point.

All media will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded for First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place:  $250. Art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling.

Entry deadline is August 1, 2014.

“Bicycle with Trees” by Isaac Payne was 1st Place, Juried Invitational Exhibit “THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form” 2013

The National Championship bicycle races will draw thousands to downtown High Point and will feature both men’s and women’s criterium (short track, high speed) races. For more information about the High Point Cycling Classic visit (

For more information about TAG or the Call to Artists, visit ( or call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offer Lunch and Learn Presentation/Performance – Mar. 20, 2014

March 7, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, and the North Carolina Humanities Council happily present “Fannin’ the Heat Away: A Celebration of the Art and Social History of the Handheld Church Fan”, a Lunch and Learn Presentation/Performance, on Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014, from noon – 1:30pm.


In this unique program, William McNeill discusses a vanishing relic of southern Americana: the handheld church fan. While showing his large collection of vintage church fans, he explores their place in Christian art and reveals how the fans have served as devotional icons. He also illustrates the important role church fans have played in the world of advertising and in the visual culture of the American South. The fans trigger memories of a time gone by – a warmer and more innocent time before the cooling breezes of air conditioning.

Using a piano and his collection of fans, McNeill gives his multimedia program to audiences across the state. As a child, he became fascinated by the images and ads on fans used in his Bladen County country church. As he grew into an entertainer and historian, those memories led him on a trip of discovery. He shares those discoveries with audiences statewide. Using gospel songs, hymns, and popular tunes, he connects his audiences with a vanished world resurrected through his fan collection.

McNeill also shows the secular, commercial purposes of advertisements on the other side of these fans. The sacred and the secular co-existed back to back. His program conjures memories of an almost forgotten world. Through song and word McNeill brings back memories of the Southern way of life.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For further info visit (

This lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. An optional boxed lunch from Southern Roots is also available for $20. Call the TAG office to register and/or purchase lunch at 336/887-2137 or visit ( to conveniently register for both online.

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is located in the High Point Theatre (inside of the International Home Furnishings Center), downtown High Point, NC  27260.

Gallery hours are: Tue.-Fri., from noon until 5pm and Sat. by appointment only. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Staff hours are: Tue.-Fri., from 8am until 5pm.

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

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Trip to Winston-Salem, NC, Art Museums – Feb. 20, 2014

February 6, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is hosting a “Field Trip” to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Please join TAG for a special day of ART, “Then and Now”. We will enjoy two art exhibits with curators, and a Decorative Arts Tour of the Reynolda House. Our first stop at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will feature “American Moderns: 1910 – 1960”. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. Many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context. The exhibition is organized in interpretive groupings by themes such as the city, the body, landscape, still life, and Americana, all of which explore the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity.

Reynolda House Reception Hall

Then we travel to SECCA where we will see “Graphic Design: Now in Production”. This exhibit features work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design and explores the worlds of magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, communities, and individuals; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the trans- formation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

The cost for “TAG on wheels” is only $55 for members of Theatre Art Galleries, $60 for non-members. This includes transportation in a luxury motor coach, museum entry and lunch catered by Five Loaves (at Reynolda House). Your payment is your reservation. Mail your check to TAG to register, register online at (, or call our office at 336/887-2137. Book early as space is limited. No refunds, but tickets are transferrable. Mailing address: 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260.

RSVP by Feb. 17.  Leave from TAG lobby promptly at 9am!

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

High Point Art Link, a Fall Gallery Tour in High Point, NC, Takes Place – Sept. 19, 2013

August 30, 2013

A tour of art gallery viewings “linking” up two of High Point’s most important art venues; Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) and the Sechrest Gallery at High Point University, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 5:30-8pm.

You will arrive at one of High Point’s most innovative new restaurants, Maize Cantina, located at 2140 N. Main Street. Then High Point University’s luxury Trolley will take you to the University’s Sechrest Art Gallery located at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. We begin with a viewing of the invitational exhibition, “VISIONS 2013 – Making the Ordinary Extraordinary.”

Next you will go to the Theatre Art Galleries at 220 East Commerce Avenue, which features the exciting juried invitational exhibit, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by the Vino Shoppe. Finally you will return to Maize Cantina for “Artful Tastings” samplings from their creative menu. Drinks on your own. Any who wish may remain for dinner.

Reservations are required, fee is $20 and space is limited. Call TAG at 336/887-2137 or visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Calls for Entries for Invitational Juried Art Show in Conjunction with the Criterium National Bicycle Race – Deadline May 31, 2013

March 19, 2013


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is calling for entries for the Invitational Juried Art Show in Conjunction with the Criterium National Bicycle Race, which will be presented at TAG from July 18 – Oct. 4, 2013.


The Juror, Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs at Green Hill Center for NC Art, has an art background that combines a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary NC visual art with international art experience. Her qualifications include over eighteen years of curatorial experience combined with academic and professional positions abroad. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, with a concentration in American painting, and a European Masters degree in Museum Studies and New Media from Université de Lyon III in Lyon, France.

Carpenter taught for two years at the University of Lyon and has given numerous lectures on contemporary art. Her curatorial background encompasses leadership positions and skills with notable professional posts. Edie served as director of the Paris branch of the Zabriskie Gallery, which specialized in 20th century American photography, surrealism and sculpture. She has served on selection committees for public art projects for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United Arts Council of Greensboro and the North Carolina Arts Council visual artist fellowships among others.

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 entries in any medium, including photography. Subject matter must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Work must be original and must have been completed within the last ten years. Giclees, copies, reproductions or kit work will not be accepted. 2D work must be framed and wired for hanging  (no saw tooth hangers accepted). 3D work must come with display instructions.  Images must show work from at least 3 sides. Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of work and any cost associated. Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All entries will be judged from digital images. Awards will be selected from the original works of art.

1st:  $1000
2nd:  $500
3rd:  $250

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2013.

To download a copy of entry rules and entry form visit ( under “For Artists”

For more information call the Theatre Art Galleries office at 336/887-2137 or e-mail to (