Posts Tagged ‘Visiting North Carolina’

The December 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

November 30, 2019

The December 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1219/1219carolinaarts.html) – all 53 pages of it.

On our cover this month is a multi-media work by Deborah Kruger, which is part of the exhibit, “Material / Process”, on view at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, on view through Jan. 3, 2020. You can read about the exhibit in our Nov. 2019 issue, on Page 31, found at (www.carolinaarts.com).

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our January 2020 issue will be December 24 at 5pm. That’s right, everything is due on Christmas Eve.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

A Seagrove Carol by Tom Starland

November 29, 2019

I just made a post at Carolina Arts Unleashed about my recent trip to the 12th annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters. There are lots of photos. You can find it by visiting (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/?p=3379).

Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Plein Air New Bern 2020 – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Plein Air New Bern Steering Committee is proud to announce Plein Air New Bern 2020, a weeklong event showcasing the history, beauty, and character of our region through the style and artistry of plein art painting. The inaugural event will take place May 11 – 17, 2020, in New Bern, NC, and will include workshops, meet and greet events, a collector’s sale and gala, and an open quick paint opportunity. The event is currently seeking artists and sponsors through (www.pleinairnewbern.com).

Plein air is the centuries old tradition of painting the real world directly and on site. Various mediums can be utilized depending on the artist’s preference, including oils, pastel, acrylics, and watercolors. The Plein Air New Bern event will bring twenty-five artists from across the United States to our area to paint in their chosen mediums and unique styles, culminating in a Collector’s Sale and Gala where selected artists will be awarded prizes by internationally renowned British plein air artist Haidee-Jo Summers, RIO, RSMA. The event will also feature a Quick Paint on May 16th, allowing artists of any age of medium the opportunity to participate and potentially win prizes.

Ten artists have been invited by our Host Artist, Kippy Hammond, plein air painter and owner of La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat in France. Plein Air New Bern is now seeking our fifteen remaining artists through juried submission. Artists are encouraged to submit one to three plein air works and pay the application fee online at (www.pleinairnewbern.com). Selected artists will compete in the weeklong event and have numerous opportunities for sales, networking, and more than $4000 in prize money. Artists from outside the area will be offered free housing with residents. Local artists will have two opportunities to be accepted, first through the open jury process and then a second locals only jury. Artist submissions will be juried by Nancy Tankersley, a founding member of Plein Air Easton, the largest plein air event in the United States.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm, Jan. 10, 2020.

The Plein Air New Bern event will also include workshops by jurors Nancy Tankersley and Haidee-Jo Summers, as well as open demonstrations, artist talks, and more to be announced. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event, artists who wish to participate, and anyone who wants to know more is encourage to visit (www.pleinairnewbern.com), or contact Craven Arts Council & Gallery at 252/638.2577.

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Burger
Marketing and Gallery Director
Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
P.O. Box 596
New Bern, NC 28563

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers Sale of 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, has announced the eight local photographers who have been selected for publication in the 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar. This 12-month calendar features 13 photos of beautiful Haywood County. The $15 calendar is available for purchase at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery & Gifts beginning on Dec. 2, 2019.

The photographers that are included in our 2020 Calendar “The Seasons of Haywood County” include:
January-Peter Brown-“Winter in Haywood County”
February-Kelley Jakelis-“Winter Barn”
March-Russell Wyatt-“Elk at Cataloochee Valley”
April-Donald Raff-“Spring Thaw”
May-Denise Seay-“Dahlia”
June-Donald Raff-“Cairn”
July-Beverly Sloan-“Weeping Mountain”
August-Marnie Brooks-“Water Knob”
September-Journal Thomas-“Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly”
October-Marnie Brooks-“Autumn Blue Ridge”
November-Peter Brown-“November in Haywood County”
December-Beverly Sloan-“Snowy Drive”

The cover photo “Fall at Fines Creek” by Kelley Jakelis is also attached.

For further info call 828/452-0593 or visit (www.Haywoodarts.org).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit” – Deadline Jan. 11, 2020

November 26, 2019

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for artists for its first show of 2020 – the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit”.

This year’s Juror: Aimee Perry, of AVA Gallery.

All fine art media eligible for submission.

Artwork Intake: Friday, Jan. 10 (noon-4pm) & Saturday, January 11 (10am-2pm).

For complete show details and to download show prospectus, please click the link below:
(https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/Mooresville%20Arts%207th%20Annual%20Winter%20Juried%20Exhi.pdf?ver=1573589016095).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Participation for Haywood County Studio Artist Tour 2020 – Deadline Feb. 5, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites all Haywood County Studio Artists to participate in the annual Haywood County Studio Tour scheduled for June 27 & 28, 2020. The Haywood County Studio Tour is a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Haywood County artists open their studios to the public.

To participate, the studio must be in Haywood County. Artists may choose to open their Haywood County studio or to join with another studio host. The HCAC will act as a liaison between artists needing a host site and studios that have space for additional artists. The artist/studio application and Policies for Participation may be found on the Haywood County Arts Council website or pick up from HCAC Gallery & Gifts at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville. E-mail completed forms to (Artist@haywoodarts.org) or mail to P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786.

The deadline for the completed studio tour application is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The Haywood County Studio Tour Exhibit Opening Reception is on Friday, June 5, 2020.

For more information about HCAC programs and events, visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at (www.haywoodarts.org).

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. As an affiliate of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Haywood County Arts Council seeks to fulfill its mission to promote artists, art education, and innovation in art. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers Lecture by Ceramic Arts Legend, Wayne Higby – Nov. 13, 2019

November 5, 2019

Wayne Higby, an internationally recognized ceramic artist and educator from Alfred University, will present “Light Falling on Grass” a lecture, on Nov. 13, 2019, at Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC. The presentation will be an autobiographical reflection with images that mark career highlights representing a half century of Higby’s work as a ceramic artist. It will include personal philosophy and concepts as well as a report on the new Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. It is sponsored by Delhom Service League, the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum, as part of The Ceramics Series.

Since 1973 he has taught at Alfred in New York. As professor and advisor to students he has influenced many potters in North Carolina, as well as throughout the world. Ceramic artist, Carol Gentithes, of Johnston and Gentithes Studios, Seagrove, NC, says that as his student “His boundless energy and insightful commentaries propelled me to be bold and expressive in my artistic endeavors.” Her husband and ceramic artist Fred Johnston credits Higby with introducing him “to the idea of illusionistic perspective and the power of theatrics.”

Acknowledged for his articulate lectures, essays and critical evaluations, Higby is a Professor of Ceramic Art and the Wayne Higby Director and Chief Curator of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. The American Craft Museum named Higby a Visionary of the American Crafts Movement. He is a published authority on ceramic art, and since 1991 has traveled and taught extensively in the Peoples Republic of China.

Ceramic artist Samantha Henneke, of Bulldog Pottery, also in Seagrove, remembers being a student of Higby’s. “He always encouraged the functional potters to think beyond the function of the pot and imagine what the functional pot could be alluding to”. For instance, says Henneke, water flowing through the rocks in a stream “could be like water flowing through a pitcher’s spout.”

Higby’s unique vision of the American landscape is manifested in his own work, ranging from vessel form, to tile, sculpture and architectural installation. Another North Carolina potter, Kate Johnston, recalls that she was a freshman at Alfred when a gallery exhibition of Wayne Higby’s “Earth Cloud” opened. “It included a massive wall of planning sketches on diner placemats and napkins, which morphed into formal drawings, then glaze test tiles, and mini-installs of sample tiles, finally ending in the manufacturing tools and equipment.” She continues, “The first time I ever skipped class was to attend a talk by the artist. I can remember sitting on the cold cement floor while Wayne lively described his thought process, his love of glaze chemistry, and his broader ideas about being an artist. He gave us advice for being good students and successful artists which I remember and find myself repeating to others.” Eventually the final piece was installed in the Miller Performing Arts complex on campus. “EarthCloud”, is the largest hand cut porcelain, architectural installation in the world, and features 12,000 tiles.

Higby has an exceptionally long list of accomplishments and awards. Among them is a member of honor of the United States National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), a Life Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Vice President Emeritus of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Honorary Professor of Art at Shanghai University and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and in 2004 he became the first foreign national to be acclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the “porcelain city” of Jingdezhen.

Wayne Higby’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Hermitage Art Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and The Mint Museum, Charlotte.

Details of the talk:
A wine and light bites reception will be held in the atrium of Mint Museum Randolph at 6pm. “Light Falling on Grass” will begin in the Van Every Auditorium at 6:30pm. The reception and presentation are free and open to all.
The museum galleries are also open on Wednesday evenings at no charge, at 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

For further info call 704/337-2000.

The Delhom Service League was founded by M. Mellany Delhom as an affiliate organization of The Mint Museum in 1975. The group—credited with boosting interest and funding for The Mint Museum’s vast ceramics collection—is comprised of a diverse group of artists, teachers, corporate leaders, writers, librarians, doctors, collectors, and lifelong learners. Over the last 40 years the focus of the group has expanded, but the mission of the group is the same: to promote ceramic arts and education.

Delhom Service League’s signature fundraising event is Potters Market at the Mint – a show and sale of North Carolina potters on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph. It showcases the depth and breadth of talent in the North Carolina ceramics community in what has become known as the Pottery State. The potters quoted here have all participated in the event. The next Potters Market is being planned for September 26, 2020.

Today the league presents nationally and internationally known speakers, like Wayne Higby, through its Ceramics Series and supports the Delhom-Gambrell Reference Library for the decorative arts. It has funded the acquisition of numerous objects for the Mint’s ceramics collection.

View the Delhom Service League rack brochure and Ceramics Series calendar.

Find Delhom Service League on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

More information on Potters Market at the Mint can be found at (pottersmarketatthemint.com).

Contact Susan Kooiman by e-mail at (delhomserviceleague@gmail.com) or call 704/293-3921.

Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, Seeks Entries for Juried Art Exhibition – Deadline Dec. 15, 2019

November 5, 2019

Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, invites artists to submit entries for a juried art exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Artists in North Carolina are invited to submit works that relate to this event, as well as art related to women’s rights and general voting rights.

Deadline for digital entry is December 15, 2019.

The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 6 through Apr. 25, 2020, in Salem College’s Elberson Fine Arts Center at 500 East Salem Avenue in Winston-Salem. The exhibition entry is free and open to all artists in North Carolina who are 18 years of age and older.

Salem Academy and College is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. With more than 18,000 alumnae who serve as entrepreneurs, physicians, researchers, artists, lawyers, teachers, community volunteers, and corporate executives, Salem Academy and Salem College continue to educate the next generation of global leaders. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit (salemacademy.com). For more information about Salem College, please visit (salem.edu).

For complete instructions please download the prospectus from the website at (salem.edu/100in2020).

The November 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 31, 2019

We’re launching a little early this month in order to remind folks of all the first of the month artwalks taking place throughout the Carolinas.

The November 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1119/1119carolinaarts.html) – all 66 pages of it.

On our cover this month are works by Seagrove, NC, potters which will be up for sale or auction at the 12 Celebration of Seagrove Potters, held at the historic Luck’s Cannery in Seagrove on Nov. 22 – 24, 2019. You can read about the Celebration on Page 26.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our December 2019 issue will be November 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Results of 2019 Annual Gala & Auction and Thank Yous

October 30, 2019

The Annual Gala & Auction this past Saturday evening at CAM Raleigh in downtown Raleigh, NC, was a fun event that raised a net of $40,000 to help support our mission of Sharing North Carolina’s Clay Stories, Past and Present!


Photo courtesy of Michael Mahan of From the Ground Up Pottery.

We would like to thank all of the following:

Stoker Level Sponsors
Jenny & Marshall Lamb (Cameron Clothing) Marion Church, Lucy Daniels, Thomas S. Kenan III, Brian & Gail McCarthy, Glen Medders & Paul Coggins, Larry & Debbie Robbins, David & Kendall Zmiewsky, Terry Zug & Daphne Cruze-Zug

Decorator Level Sponsor
Nancy O’Donohue

In-Kind Sponsors
PoshNosh
Alpha Production Group

Hosts
Robin Bayer, Richard Blanton & Candance Haigler, Jane Bridges, David & Laura Brody (Ethel S Brody Charitable Foundation), Rebecca Burgess, Linda Carlisle, Ray Carroll & Grady Helms, Linda Dougherty, Jaye Day-Trotter, Nancy J. Farmer, Tim Gupton & Brent Moore, David & Sherri Henderson, Terry & Thomas Henson, Mark & Carol Hewitt, Marjorie Hodges, Bran Holland & Joel Arnold, Mary Holmes & Michael Mahan, Bernard & Patricia Hyman, Michael Joyner, Bobby & Claudia Kadis, Fred Livingston, Vince Long & Cameron Furr, Matt Musselwhite, Dr. Cynthia Payne, Koala & Frank Phoenix (Fenwick Foundation), Roberta Price, Mary Regan, David Reid, John & Jane Riley, Ralph & Francine Roberson, Jo Anne Sanford & Billy Brewer, Kay Schoellhorn, Lynn & Jim Sears, Patricia Tector, John Watson & Betsy Blackwell, Lane & Linda Wharton, Susan Willard, and Randall Williamson.

[My apologies if I missed any of the Hosts who signed up in the last couple of days before the event.]

We want to extend a sincere thank you to CAM Raleigh for allowing us to host our event there.

We would also like to thank all of the potters who donated their pots, time, and enthusiasm to the event, as well as all those who have donated other items and experiences.

Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Thank you also to all of the North Carolina Pottery Center staff, artists-in-residence, auction committee members, volunteers, and others who helped make the evening possible.

For further info visit (www.ncpotterycenter.org).