Posts Tagged ‘Visiting North Carolina’

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for Its “36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale” – Deadline Feb. 26, 2018

December 10, 2017

The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is calling for entries for its “36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale” which will take place at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center, from Apr. 7 – 15, 2018.

The “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale”, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, will be here before you know it! WAA is pleased to announce that this year’s show has been extended over two weekends giving the artists more days to display and sale their work. Other changes are in the works as well and soon to be announced.

Online submission opens Jan. 8 closing Feb. 26, 2018. The Show will once again be at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

Download the Prospectus at (http://wilmingtonart.org/uploads/prospectus2018.pdf).

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

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Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, Award Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell Regional Artist Project Grants

December 9, 2017

The Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, has announced Union County artists Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell have been awarded Regional Artist Project grants through the region’s RAPG program. Regional Artist Project Grants provide awards for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Botz attended NYU where he met some of America’s greatest painters and photographers and felt encouraged to pursue his vision in photography. His photography talents have taken him to the Himalayas where he photographs some of his greatest work. His grant award will allow him to purchase a field view camera for distance photographing.

Bell, an Emmy-award winning staff television producer, will use her grant award to develop a crowdsourcing website to raise funds to support her documentary film based on Union County author Gene Stowe’s “Inherit the Land”. The book recounts the story of a white family in Union County who, in the early 1900s, bequeathed a fortune to the African-American branch of their family.

“The Union County Community Arts Council recognizes that Union County has a strong arts community that can benefit from these grant funds”, said Barbara Faulk, executive director. “As an arts council, our goal is to assist artists by providing services and opportunities that help them evolve as artists.”

The grant program is offered by the arts councils of Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, Rutherford and York, SC, counties. Artists who have lived in these counties for one year are eligible to apply through the arts councils where they live. The North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment and the participating arts councils support the program.

Union County Community Arts Council is located at 120 N. Main Street in Monroe, NC 28112.

For further information call 704/283-2784 or visit (http://unionarts.org/).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists for 2018 Open Exhibits

December 4, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has announced their Open Exhibits for the 2018 season. Tammy Hopkins, executive director with TC Arts said, “Each year we present 12 – 14 art exhibits with more than 425 artists showcasing their creative work. The Open shows are some of my favorite. We put out a theme and any artist in any medium can enter that exhibit as long as their artwork fits the theme. There will be five opportunities for local and regional artists to participate in an open art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery in 2018.”

The 2018 themes for the Open Exhibits include:

“CONNECTED” – this open exhibit will be on display from February 9 – March 2 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on February 5 and 6.

“BREVARD – Where Music Meets the Mountains” – this open exhibit will be on display from May 11 – June 8 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on May 7 and 8. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

The White Squirrel Photography Contest runs May 25 – 28 in downtown Brevard as part of the White Squirrel Festival. Photos should be delivered to the TC Arts Council Monday thru Friday from April 16 – May 15. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

“INTERACTIVE ART” – this open exhibit will be on display from August 24 – September 21 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on August 20 and 21. TC Arts is looking for artwork that the visitor can interact with.

“GROUNDED” – this open exhibit will be on display from October 26 – November 16 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on October 22 and 23.

The theme’s for each exhibit should be interpreted by the artist. All art mediums will be accepted as long as it fits the theme. There is a $5 entry fee to enter each exhibit. To get an application for an exhibit e-mail the TC Arts Council at (tcarts@comporium.net) and request the specific exhibit you are interested in or call TC Arts at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

Pink Dog Creative in Asheville, NC, Offers New Mural in Asheville’s River Arts District

December 4, 2017

Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce a new mural on its’ containers across the street from 342 Depot St. in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

In a continued effort to build bridges between the River Arts District and the Southside community. Pink Dog Creative has commissioned the second of our Southside neighbors, Jenny Pickens, to design and paint a mural. Pickens grew up in the Southside community and is an accomplished artist. Her design, entitled “Zolas Embrace” (peaceful earth) depicts a woman stitching the world back together.


Mural by Jenny Pickens

Pickens says, “With so much negative energy going on worldwide, I wanted to show mother nature repairing the world with the love that’s been lost. We all share a common goal. Peace on earth.”

Stop by Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot Street, to see the completed mural.

For further information contact Hedy Fischer by calling 828/216-1331 or e-mail to (hedy@pinkdog-creative.com).

The December 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

December 1, 2017

The December 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1217/1217carolinaarts.html) – all 56 pages of it. That’s 13 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Herb Jackson. Jackson is being presented in an exhibit at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, entitled “A Door is not a Window,” on view at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, The Historic Chancellor’s Residence, through Jan. 28, 2018.
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.

If you want to get something in the January 2018 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the December 24th deadline. Yes, that’s Christmas Eve, but it’s also our deadline, so maybe it’s time to get us your info for January early.
And, have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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

At Turtle Island Pottery Holiday Happiness is in the Details

November 28, 2017

Take time to look a the details in our work.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our showroom will be open this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10am-4pm. It is full and ready for you to select from the whole lot! When we have a full display, you will see something different every time you turn around. Come visit, look at the details and find that special gift. Enjoy a warm drink and snack.

Dec. 8-9, 2017, we will be in Hickory at A Crafty Christmas. Click here for a list of exhibitors, several Southern Highland Craft Guild members and many artists from the region will be there.
Contact me ASAP for free tickets, I have 4 to give out, waiting at the ticket booth with your name!

As always, if these dates don’t work for you, give us a call and we can meet you at the showroom!

Turtle Island Pottery, 2782 Bat Cave Road, Old Fort, NC.

For further info call 828/669-2713 or visit (www.Turtleislandpottery.com).

Robeson County Arts Council in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Participation at Council’s Holiday Brunch – Deadline is Dec. 1, 2017

November 27, 2017

ATTENTION ARTISTS, You are invited to bring items to sell at the Robeson County Arts Council Holiday Brunch at Adelios Restaurant in downtown Lumberton, NC, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 10am to 1pm.

If you are interested, please call 910/628-7294 for details. Deadline to call to be able to participate is Dec. 1, 2017. Commission to the Robeson County Arts Council will be 20%. You must be a current member of the Robeson County Arts Council in order to participate.

North Carolina Museum of Art Director Lawrence J. Wheeler Announces Retirement

November 27, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s director, Lawrence J. Wheeler, has announced his plans to retire in November 2018. In his 23 years at the helm of the NCMA thus far, Wheeler has led the Museum, in Raleigh, NC, to new heights, shaping it into a top-tier art destination and, above all, a welcoming community space for a growing city and state. Wheeler will continue as director until a new director is appointed.

Wheeler was named director of the Museum in October 1994, having served as assistant director at the Cleveland Museum of Art and, before that, as deputy secretary at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Raleigh. During his tenure the NCMA has become one of the leading art museums in America, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to the Museum galleries, special exhibitions, and Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.

“North Carolinians of all walks of life have access to one of the most renowned art museums in the country thanks to Larry Wheeler’s visionary leadership,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “From overseeing construction of the original Museum building, to its ambitious expansion in 2010, to the creation of the new Museum Park, Larry has been the North Carolina Museum of Art’s guiding light. North Carolina is better for his service, and Kristin and I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement.”

In 2006, under Wheeler’s leadership, the Museum unveiled its design for an ambitious expansion. His vision for a spacious, light-filled structure to house the Museum’s permanent collection became a reality in April 2010 with the opening of West Building. Today the American Institute of Architects award–winning space, surrounded by sculpture gardens and reflecting pools, presents works drawn from the NCMA’s outstanding permanent collection, spanning 5,000 years from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Wheeler also oversaw the innovative redesign and transformation of the Museum Park, which is among the largest museum parks in the world. The Park redefines the traditional museum experience as the site of outdoor art installations, community gathering spaces for social interactions, contemplative gardens, and the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park, home to a celebrated outdoor performing arts series. “Ultimately, his complete trust in the vision and creative journey shaped the NCMA campus into the community gathering space it is today,” said Dan Gottlieb, director of planning, design, and the Museum Park, who worked closely with Wheeler throughout his entire tenure, and on the West Building and Park projects.

Wheeler worked passionately to develop the Museum’s collection, including securing a gift of 29 Auguste Rodin sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in 2009, making the NCMA the largest repository of Rodin’s work in the American South. The large gift followed the tremendous success of the NCMA’s 1999 Rodin exhibition, which drew over 300,000 in attendance. “All Larry asked was to make the Rodin exhibition, which included 60-plus works from the Cantor Foundation, the best Rodin exhibition ever,” said David Steel, curator of European art. “Larry is never satisfied with ‘adequate’ or ‘good.’ What he demands is ‘superlative,’ ‘the best,’ and ‘more.’”

Wheeler strengthened the NCMA’s modern and contemporary collections, including overseeing a gift of works by masters of mid- to late-20th-century American art—Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, David Park, Sean Scully, Frank Stella, and many others—from the private collection of Jim and Mary Patton.

Wheeler’s awards include his 2017 induction into the Raleigh Hall of Fame, the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Republic of France, the Medal of Arts from the city of Raleigh, the Leadership Award from the Triangle Business Journal, the Design Guild Award from the North Carolina State University College of Design, and the Thad Eure Memorial Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2000 he was named Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer, which called him “the godfather of the Triangle’s cultural boom” and cited his skill at melding “arts, politics, and commerce into a powerful new cultural force.” In November 2010 Wheeler received the inaugural Mary D. B. T. Semans Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts from Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

Wheeler grew up in Lakeland, Florida. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and French from Pfeiffer College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in European history from the University of Georgia. He has received honorary degrees from North Carolina State University and Pfeiffer University.

Details about events surrounding his retirement, including celebrations of Wheeler’s legacy and an installation on the Museum’s history during his directorship, are forthcoming.

For further information call the Museum at 919/839-6262 or visit (www.ncartmuseum.org).

Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, Calls for Entries for “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit” – Deadline Dec. 2, 2017

November 13, 2017

Mint Hill Arts, in Mint Hill, NC, is proud to announce for December and January its biggest show of the year, the “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit”. This annual juried show is dedicated to longtime members Ann and Bill Litaker. Bill is with us in spirit and Ann graces our “art oasis” on an almost daily basis. The show is open to members and non-members alike and has four categories including Water Media, Photography, Painting and Other Visual Arts.

In addition to a Best in Show Award of $300, the following prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st Place – $100, 2nd Place – $75, 3rd Place – $50, and two Honorable Mentions – $25 gift certificates.

Intake for the show will be held from 4-6pm on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, and 10am-noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Gallery located at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, NC. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be on Friday, Dec. 8, awards will be presented beginning at 8pm. The show will hang until Jan. 24, 2018. The Gallery is open weekly from 10am to 4pm. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information please visit our website at (www.minthillarts.org) or call the gallery at 980/226-5532.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2018

November 13, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/) and portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors and sponsorships.