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Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America”

May 14, 2015


The African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists (CVA), Greenhill, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad(NCCJ) in Greensboro, NC, announce a ground-breaking collaborative project entitled “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America (A + D)”, intended to bring community together in dialogue around racial tension. “A + D”, using art as an equalizing, thought-provoking platform, will ask all visitors and participants to put aside stereotypes  and misconceptions and ask each other and ourselves the questions we may be afraid to voice. The project will take place at Greensboro College, site partner for “A + D” and will run from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Oct. 11, 2015.

“A + D” Partner Organization Planning Team members include:
· Dara Nix-Stevenson, Center for Visual Artists
· Ivan Canada, NCCJ
· LaShari Clemons, African American Atelier
· Laura Way, Greenhill
· Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D, Greenhill
· Wanda Attmore, Guilford Native American Art Gallery

“A + D” will consists of three project areas. The first area will be a juried art exhibition with the jury members from each partner organization and an august panel of artists and educators. A Call to Artists has been disseminated statewide and can be found at ( Artists will be selected based on artistic quality and relevance to “A + D” themes: intersection of race with gender, age, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability status and other identities; visibility of multi-racial individuals and families in the US; how art can express pain, grief, rage—and still inspire healing; historic roots of race and racism and resulting realities today and visions for the future; different forms of racism; cultural appropriation versus cross-cultural exploration/inspiration, and how immigrants and immigration status are defined.

The Jury Members are as follows:
· Susan Harbage Page, Artist, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
· Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Artist, Founder, Project Art Aid, Charlotte
· Pedro Lasch – Visual Artist & Associate Research Professor, Duke University
· Jina Valentine, Artist, Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill
· Courtney Reid-Eaton, Exhibitions Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
· Chanelle Croxton, Curatorial Assistant, Nasher Museum, Duke University

Katie Lank, Executive Director at CVA says, “As a partner organization, CVA is committed to making the visual arts approachable, accessible, and affordable. The CVA invests in using art as a tool of engagement to bring together diverse voices in the Greater Greensboro community. Therefore, participation in “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America” is an extension of the work that CVA is already doing. CVA is grateful for the opportunity to partner in coalition with other visual arts organizations to bring “A + D” to Greensboro and beyond in an effort to reframe how we think about, write about, discuss, or otherwise consider race and racism in America with the goal of creating sustainable, equitable systemic change.”

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is Looking for a New Director of Programs

May 13, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, announces their Director of Programs, Lynn Sanders-Bustle, has accepted a position as Chair of the Art Education program at the University of Georgia.  A once in a lifetime opportunity, she is looking forward to working with faculty to shape the program.  Lynn credits her stint at Greenhill as one of several experiences the search committee was looking for when making their decision and is very grateful for all that she has learned working with the Greenhill staff.

Greenhill will initiate a search to fill this position of Director of Programs and will convene a committee to assist with the selection process. The Director of Programs is a position leading the programmatic operations of the organization and creates synergies between Greenhill’s exceptional programs, including exhibitions, adult workshops and ArtQuest, the award winning program for children and families.

All interested applicants should go to (

The mission of Greenhill is to promote the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs and providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. Greenhill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating for contemporary visual art and artists of NC.  Since its founding in 1974, the organization has presented and sold artwork of over 9,850 visual artists and engaged nearly one million visitors through free access to The Gallery, InFocus Gallery, The Shop & ArtQuest. Greenhill is located in downtown Greensboro in the Greensboro Cultural Center.

For further info visit (

Greenhill and The Green Bean in Greensboro, NC, Partner for Summer Exhibitions

April 30, 2015


In conjunction with Greenhill’s summer exhibition, “Jonathan Brilliant On-Site” (June 19 – August 30, 2015), The Green Bean is hosting a call for artists for “Grounding Grounds” on display June 13 – August 1.

“Jonathan Brilliant On-Site”, curated by Edie Carpenter, explores the work of Jonathan Brilliant who will create a site-specific installation from repurposed materials sourced primarily from coffee shop culture such as disposable wooden stir sticks, iced coffee straws, paper cup sleeves and plastic cup lids. In the spirit of Brilliants exhibition, Tricia Cooke, curator at The Green Bean is announcing a call to artists for “Grounding Grounds | A Community Art Project and Exhibition” comprised of works submitted by artists of any skill level using similar coffee house materials; coffee cups, lids, straws, stir sticks, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Cooke said, “It’s exciting to be able to work together – to have the support from Greenhill as we support their ideas and vision.”

In Jonathan Brilliant’s work he explores the ideas his work “that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the ‘real’ natural environment.”  At Greenhill, he will develop a site-responsive work focused on the unique features and architecture of The Gallery. The installation, containing between 30,000-50,000 stir sticks woven entirely with tension and compression without adhesive, creates an uncanny sculptural environment for the viewer where they are literally immersed in an environment formed from nothing but the repurposed materials.  His work reflects his interests in the effects of labor, performance and materials applied to an exhibition space.

More about the Call to Artists

The Green Bean is looking for artists who are interested in creating works made out of materials and supplies found in coffee shops; cups, lids, straws, stirrers, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Finished pieces need not be solely comprised of these items, but these items must be somehow incorporated into pieces. Any and all are encouraged participate, from the novice to the professional.  Works will be on display at The Green Bean located on Elm Street, downtown Greensboro, NC, from June 13 – August 1, 2015.  All work is for sale.  Artists receive 100% of commission.

To register go to ( Purchase any of the $25 packages on The Green Bean’s Etsy store. Materials package can be picked up at The Green Bean on May 15. To use personal coffee materials, choose the “REGISTRATION ONLY” package. (NOTE: This option does not include a materials starter kit. It will simply be your registration fee.)

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Receives $22,000 from Lincoln Financial Group

April 17, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, has been awarded $22,000 from Lincoln Financial Group. This grant will support Guilford County Head Start/Title I Tour and Enrichment program in school year 2015-2016.

Guilford County Head Start/Title I Schools Tour and Enrichment program is a program at Greenhill for under-served pre-school age children, offering age-appropriate enriched cultural arts curriculum that supports school readiness. With continued support, Guilford Child Development Head Start, Title I Schools, and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Thriving at Three, teachers and students will continue to benefit from Greenhill’s Group Visits. All activities are designed to support language development and literacy skills and make explicit connections to the core curriculum as outlined in NC essential standards, Common Core, Head Starts Early Learning Framework, and the National Art Standards. ArtQuest facilitators will lead participants (Pre K – Eighth grade) in a two-part tour featuring a discussion of NC artists and art in The Gallery and hands-on art activities in ArtQuest. The tours expose children to visual art and age appropriate strategies for viewing and talking about art while folding in literacy outcomes formerly introduced in the Read Yellow Blue program. In addition, activities in ArtQuest will strengthen small motor skills, foster social and emotional development and strengthen higher level cognitive skills such as critical thinking.

Through the program, children are invited to experience the exhibition in The Gallery at Greenhill where they gain observation and interpretive skills. The children are asked to decipher and decode symbols, promoting the same skills used in reading and writing, enhancing visual thinking strategies, an essential component in the development of critical thinkers. After participating in activities in The Gallery, the groups move to the ArtQuest studios where the children freely express themselves with art mediums such as clay, paint and collage. Children create individually as well as collaboratively with other children and adults.  A facilitator records the child’s dictation about their artwork so they can take it home to later read to their parents and caregivers. “For many children, this is their very first gallery experience where looking and talking about art act as interpretive practices that strengthen language development while also learning about gallery settings. In the ArtQuest studios children make important connections between what they have seen or read while learning new art vocabulary, creating their own stories and learning about the world around through art techniques and mediums,” explains Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Greenhill’s Director of Programs.

Traci McLemore, Manager, Community Impact Initiatives at United Way of Greater Greensboro explains, “We absolutely love the opportunity for our children to experience language and literacy through this medium.  In the past two years I’ve seen the teacher’s anxiety lessen and comfort levels grow when coming to The Gallery.  Now they know they can bring children into a gallery or museum setting and teach them about the various art forms; Greenhill has shown it is a welcoming place for children, even outside of the ArtQuest studios.”

Since 2011, Greenhill has served 9,248 children through the support of Lincoln Financial Foundation. Greenhill focuses on early childhood because it is the foundation for in-school success. Research shows that sustained participation in the arts is of significant benefit to learners. A seminal longitudinal study examining the importance of sustained arts in the development of children demonstrated that intensive involvement in the arts was associated with higher level of achievement, college attainment, and prosocial behavior (Catteral, 2009). According  to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth:  Findings  from  Four Longitudinal Studies,  underserved students “who  have access to the arts  in or out of school also tend  to have better academic  results, better workforce opportunities, and more  civic engagement. Now, Greenhill is able to strengthen the Group Visit program, and as a direct result of Lincoln Financial Foundation support, Greenhill has expanded the impact of educational programming by increasing art enriched opportunities for underserved learners. “Lincoln Financial Foundation’s sustained commitment to this program means that many children are able to return to Greenhill year after year building their knowledge of galleries, art making, and literacy,” says Sanders-Bustle.

Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Greenhill promotes the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art.

For more information visit (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Receives PNC Grant Funding to Grow Free Family Night Program

April 13, 2015


Greenhill has been awarded over $7,000 from PNC to expand the reach of free Family Night.  Having served 3,000 children and families in 2014, Greenhill is looking to increase this number by 25% to serve an additional 750 annually.  Greenhill recognizes the need to reach more community members through the Family Night programs and with added funding from PNC, it will be able to provide an additional staffing and art supplies to support and guide increased numbers of children and families.

Family Night is a long standing tradition at Greenhill. Since 1996 Greenhill has offered Family Night, a program which provides children and families free access to ArtQuest and The Gallery on Wednesday’s from 5-7pm. Comprised of four interactive studios, the ArtQuest studios are active, social spaces where families can make art and share ideas, create one-of-a-kind paintings or work with clay or new and unexpected materials at the hands-on exploration table.  The Art Works Studio contains large painting easels, table-top projects, and a clay station; the Scrap Lab offers and array of recycled materials to make the old into something new and creative, the Imagination Station is geared to the youngest visitors and offers books, blocks and puppet making with a puppet stage for children to present their own stories; and the NC Art Studio is an open space for drawing and other activities.

ArtQuest facilitator Sam Jordan explains “On Family Night I enjoy seeing the families having fun while really getting into their art. The parents get involved with their kids and become immersed in the creations they come up with together.” Adding, “It feels like a little community of its own with our regular visitors as well as new-comers every week. I see a lot of different cultures come together and there’s a lot of laughter and comradery.”

In addition to the ArtQuest’s extended hours and free admission, The Gallery at Greenhill also has extended hours from 5-7pm on Wednesday evenings. While The Gallery is always free and open to the public, the Wednesday night evening hours offer a time of flexibility for families to participate and engage with the exhibitions.  Parent and Greenhill Board member Kess Thongteum described how the experience in a gallery setting translates to her children at home: “The Gallery is full of intangible benefits that I don’t often think about. My girls spent an hour this morning putting together their own gallery. They put together several different pieces then announced the opening and even decided their gallery hours. I thought too funny. I know exposure to art is important, but the entire gallery experience, although difficult to quantify, is also so valuable.”

Benefits of participation in the arts cannot be understated. Studies show that underserved students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities and more civic engagement. Surveys taken over a month indicated 90% of Family Night participants attend because it is free of charge, exhibiting the need for Family Night.

About the PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (, actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. For more information, please visit ( or follow (

About Greenhill
Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center.  Greenhill promotes the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. For more information visit (

UNC-Greensboro, NC, Offers Contemporary Collectors Group Brunch and Public Lecture with Mark Sloan – Apr. 26, 2015

April 7, 2015


UNC-Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, will present a lecture by Mark Sloan entitled “From Hoop Skirts to Sound Suits: Making the Case for Contemporary Art in America’s Most Historic City” on Sunday, Apr. 26, 12pm (Brunch for WAM Contemporary Collectors), 2pm (Public Talk).


Sloan will be the next guest speaker in the Contemporary Collectors Group’s continuing series of brunches with artists, curators, and critics. After speaking informally at the brunch, Sloan will offer a public lecture about some of his exhibition projects and the challenge of engaging people with contemporary art in the historic city of Charleston, SC.

Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Institute is a multi-disciplinary, non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists from around the world. In his thirty two-year career he has organized hundreds of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Japanese installation art to 19th century Baluchi tribal weavings. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum in Atlanta, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Presentation House in Vancouver, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. He has authored or co-authored fifteen books on subjects ranging from Russian conceptual art to early twentieth century circus life. He is also an active visual artist whose works have been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.

Watch for your invitation. RSVPs for the 12pm brunch required. $20 per person. The 2pm Public Talk is free and open to the public.

For further info call the Weatherspoon at 336/334-5770 or visit (

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Proposals – Deadline Apr. 1, 2015

March 13, 2015

The Project: The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) in partnership with the Cemala Foundation is accepting submissions from North Carolina artists for a suspended artwork in the Main Terminal of the airport facility in Greensboro, NC. The piece will be hung in the center section, upper level area of the newly renovated Main Terminal of the airport. The budget for the design, fabrication and installation for this artwork is $40,000.

The deadline for applications is Apr. 1, 2015.

Click here for the details of the call (

For questions e-mail Cheryl Stewart at (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Call for Artists to Particapate

March 11, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is currently seeking artwork submissions from North Carolina artists in all mediums for possible inclusion in Greenhill’s Gallery, In Focus Gallery, and Shop. Greenhill’s mission is to promote the visual arts of North Carolina and in order to do so we continuously strive to identify new artists and stay informed of what working artists are doing throughout the state. Both new and familiar artists to Greenhill are invited to submit their work through our online submission form to help keep Greenhill informed of your current creative endeavors.

Greenhill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating for contemporary visual art and artists of North Carolina. Since its founding in 1974, Greenhill has presented and sold artwork of over 9,800 visual artists and engaged over 1 million visitors through free access to The Gallery, InFocus Gallery, The Shop and the educational programs of ArtQuest.

Exhibitions are composed of two complimentary programs, The Gallery and InFocus Gallery. The Gallery represents the primary space within which Greenhill presents exhibitions that demonstrate the creative and artistic expressions of NC artists. With aesthetic quality invariably at the forefront, exhibitions are planned to give emerging, mid-career and established artists opportunities throughout their careers. Exhibitions in The Gallery are varied and layered, typically running for two months, and include surveys of mediums, investigations of contemporary issues, themes and topics, and retrospectives. InFocus Gallery is an art space designed to bring together new and seasoned art collectors and artists with exceptionally collectable works for sale. InFocus Gallery is Greenhill’s platform for investment in art in combination with The Shop, which offers unique, handcrafted artworks from selected NC artists in a variety of mediums and serves as an accessible entry point for new collectors.

All North Carolina artists are invited to submit. Greenhill defines a North Carolina artist as an artist living and working in the state as well as artists who have worked extensively in NC, received their education in NC or maintain significant ties to NC.

·     Contact Information
·     3 Images with Artwork Information
·     CV
·     Artist Statement

·     Add/update your information to our database.
·     Include you in our ongoing communications including other artist opportunities, if desired.
·     Keep your information on file for consideration in opportunities in The Gallery, The Shop and InFocus Gallery.

·     You will receive an email confirming your submission was successfully received.
·     Please do not contact Greenhill about your submission. Our staff regularly reviews all submissions and will be in contact if your work is a good fit for an exhibition in The Gallery or inclusion in The Shop or InFocus Gallery. Please note Greenhill exhibits quality work that fits our overall mission, aesthetic and exhibition calendar; your work may be of high quality but not a good fit at this time.

For further information contact Toni Tronu, Shop Manager|Registrar, 200 N. Davie Street | Greensboro, NC 27401; Phone 336/333-7460; 850/292-4081, or visit (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Announces Pop-Up Residencies, a Call for Triad-based Artists – Deadline Apr. 1, 2015

March 6, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce a call for proposals for 2015 Ten-Day Pop-Up Residencies in ArtQuest at Greenhill. ArtQuest is Greenhill’s one-of-a-kind hands-on education studios for children and families. Filled with sunlight, the NC Studio, a socially charged educational space, will serve as a pop-up studio for selected artists. Greenhill is looking for artists who have a genuine interest in sharing their techniques and processes with children and families who frequent the space. If desired, artists can invite visitors to participate in art making activities alongside them. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of five to seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm, and First Friday 6-9pm offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors.

The goals for the Pop-Up Artist Residency program at Greenhill are two-fold: 1) to provide a space and materials for emerging Triad-based artists to create and exhibit artworks in a family friendly education setting and 2) to deepen Greenhill visitors’ experiences by engaging artists in discussions about their creative practices so that they can make connections between processes and works in The Gallery.

Selected artists will receive a $200 material stipend, exposure, networking opportunities, internet access, plus, close proximity to The Gallery at Greenhill and use of ArtQuest materials and equipment. The first artist residency is May 27 – June 5, 2015.  Applications are due on April 1, 2015. All interested applicants should go to ( to fill out an application. Prior to submitting an application it is recommended to view information about ArtQuest and exhibitions that will be taking place in The Gallery during scheduled residencies which can be found at ( Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed bi-monthly. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

For more information, contact Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Director of Programs at 336/333-7460 x 103 or e-mail to (

2015 Available residency dates include:



May 27 – June 5, 2015

April 1, 2015

August 26 – September 4, 2015

May 15, 2015

September 23 – October 2, 2015

June 15, 2015

October 28 – November 6, 2015

July 15, 2015

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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