Plein Air painting at MacNairs Country Acres
Plein Air painting at MacNairs Country Acres
Carolyn Blaylock is hosting a five-day pastel workshop for Susan Ogilvie on April 15th-19th. We have three spots left and it is such a rare opportunity for her to come to the South. She is such a wonderful teacher! Here is the link to Caroly’s website that tells about the workshop: http://www.
Come join Kurt A. Weiser at the newly restored McDowell Arts Center in Matthews, NC March 9, 2013 from 1pm – 4pm. He will be Presenting his work and doing a pastel Demonstration of his award winning painting Autumn Color. There will be a raffle drawing for the demo painting along with other originals by Kurt!
Admission is FREE!
Patricia Savage will be doing a free pastel demonstration from 7-9 pm at Waverly Artists Studio and Gallery tomorrow, December 7, 2013. A short description from the gallery owner is below. Invite your friends. Bring your children.
The gallery is located in Waverly Place Shopping Center located at the corner of Kildaire Farm Rd and Tryon Rd. Hope to see you there!
Cary Gallery of Artists
5th Annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit
Small Works of Art by North Carolina Artists
March 28-April 19, 2013
Juror: Nancy Tuttle May
Nancy Tuttle May’s paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. She is well recognized for her multi media abstractions. Nancy is the Chair of the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Program, and has served on the Friends Board of the Nasher Museum and Duke University Library. Nancy’s studio is located in the heart of Durham, NC. Her web site is http://www.nancytuttlemay.com
Over $700 in Cash Awards
Entry & Fee Deadline : March 8th, 2013
See Prospectus & Download Entry Form
The History of the PSNC is now available and on the website. Written and researched by historian, Chris Kanoy, this follows the organization’s growth and development from its formation up to today. FinalPSNCHistory9-2012
Pastel Society of North Carolina Art ProgramAnne Kiefaber“Painting the Still-Life”10 a.m.- 12 p.m.Saturday, September 15North Carolina Botanical Gardens100 Old Mason Farm RoadChapel Hill, NC 27517Anne H. Kiefaber
“Light is what excites me and the way the dark forms it, whether it is a landscape, figure or still-life . For me, the way light falls on a subject has a great emotional impact that expresses something in my life. I am an admirer of the Baroque period with its emphasis on chiaroscuro but at the same time I love the painters of theBarbizon school ,who while still steeped in the classical tradition, have a loose brushstroke that excites me. In my work, I like to keep these two schools in mind but with a more modern sensibility.”A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Anne Kiefaber attended the Schuler School of fine Arts, and later spent close to 2 years in Paris, working in an art gallery as well as taking classes at the Louvre Evening school and the Ecole Montparnasse. To further her skills she has taken workshops with noted portrait painters, Daniel Greene and Luana Luconi Winner as well as landscape painters like Larry Blovitz and Greg Biolchini and more recently Elienne Basa.
Don’t forget – our last paint-out of the summer is coming up August 18th at Duke Gardens!
Plan to meet up with other members in the main parking lot (just past the visitor’s center) at 10am.
Directions to Duke Gardens: http://www.hr.duke.
We look forward to seeing you there!
$1000 Working Art Grant / Purchase Awards / Call for Submissions
We offer small monthly purchase awards to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, mixed media, video, from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant. Purchase Awards is April 30, 2012.
For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html
Deadline: April 30, 2012
When: Friday June 22 Evening Preview Party, Saturday, June 23, Sunday, June 24, 2012
Bridgeton Harbor Marina on the Neuse River is the stunning venue of the exciting 2ndAnnual BRIDGETON RIVERFEST FINE ARTS & FINE CRAFTS FESTIVAL on the 23rd and 24th of June, 2012 with a Premier Preview Party Friday evening, the 22nd.
The 1st Annual RiverFest was included in the top three regional festivals by the Sun Journal’s “Best Of 2011 People’s Poll,” drawing in, according to police estimates, up to 6000 visitors! And in its FIRST YEAR! Not bad. In addition, this year, we are one of the OFFICIAL venues for the 300th ANNIVERSARY of CRAVEN COUNTY so we’ll be drawing in even greater crowds than anticipated.
Bridgeton RiverFest, a juried show, is designed to draw an intelligent and discriminating crowd with attractions such as up to 75 fine artists and craftspeople, a full music schedule, student art exhibits and strolling Great Masters of Art History. Artists are encouraged to apply to this juried event. We’re still offering numerous “perks,” inexpensive booth fees, oversize spaces, near- and next-to-booth parking, artist awards, VIP preview party, artist-friendly volunteers to provide snacks, meals & much more.
The organizers are doing their utmost to provide their artists the best possible venue to sell their great works in these tough financial times. Booth fees are $100 with a $25 Jury fee for new artists. Booth sharing is available for an additional fee. We have a very limited number of spaces under the “Big Tent” for $150. Application deadline is 4/30/2012.
All net proceeds go to the Bridgeton Improvement Committee, a non-profit organization that provides cultural enrichment to the community of Bridgeton.
Artful Color owner, Damon Rando, will speak about the process of making giclées, how to get prints of your own work made, and share a video of how they create them. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how giclées work and learn how to get yours produced from one of the preeminent printing companies on the east coast.
“Artful Color is a company born from years of pursuing accurate color reproduction from digital to the printed medium. We have been on the leading edge of color management since the introduction of Apple’s ColorSync in 1995. The owner worked for both Apple and Kodak as a color and digital print expert and has introduced and trained many about color management, from Fortune 500 companies like Time, AP News, People Magazine and the Smithsonian, to smaller ad agencies, and the local photographer.”
The January meeting will take place on January 21, 2012 at the NC Museum of Art.
It is time to let us know what you would like to do to assist and grow your society. If you would like to be put on the ballot for a position on the Executive Board or one of the committees for 2012, please contact Vinita Jain at (919) 677-9326. Or if you would like to assist in some other manner, please let us know in which committee you would enjoy participating.
Here are some very brief descriptions of the positions your society counts on every year. There are many jobs and multiple opportunities to be a bigger part of the group. Consider what your talents are, where you might enjoy participating, and then talk with any of the current board members or committee chair-people to get a more complete description of the activities.
President: work closely with board and chair-people guiding decisions to maintain and grow the organization. Computer skills necessary.
Vice President: work in concert with the president in all activities and continue to coordinate the meeting location according to the needs of the program presentation as set out by the Program committee prior to each month’s meeting. Computer skills necessary.
Secretary: high degree of computer skills, ability to react and record the spoken program, meeting, board meetings and called meetings. Coordinate these written materials for archiving.
Treasurer: Anne Kiefaber would like to continue in this position for 2012. Please let us know if you would like to assist and prepare for next year. Computer skills necessary.
Membership: the heartbeat of any organization… Committee members will assist chairman with membership materials, encourage sign-up of new members, greet visitors at meetings and exhibitions, assist/coordinate with Publicity Committee and opportunities to present membership information to other groups, schools/colleges, public venues, manage membership list and accounting of new paid members, use computer skills to send out broadcast announcements from President or approved announcements from other committees. Computer skills necessary.
Exhibitions: Chair and members will work with plans already in place and assist:
Statewide Show Chair – Patricia Savage: Competition/ Exhibition scheduled for June 2012 in Raleigh
Members’ Show – need Chair to coordinate members show according to guidelines. Location secured for 2012.
Both show chairs will need people to help with:
Publicity: committee positions and needs:
Programs: Most programs are in place from now until mid year 2012. Chair and members would continue to develop program ideas, securing speakers, and do follow up for the balance of 2012. Coordinate with VP on museum location and needs of presenters. Computer skills helpful.
Workshop: chair and committee members will assist with planning of workshops by members/guest instructors/juror-instructors. May work with Exhibition Chairs if workshop is to be coordinated with shows. Activities may include working with board on contract negotiations for location and hire of instructor, preparation of location, manage student lists, see to needs of instructor, etc. Computer skills necessary.
Website: committee to assist coordination of materials for Webmaster. Follow up assistance from other committees. Computer skills necessary.
Hospitality: some coordination of receptions at show locations will take place with Exhibitions Committee and Gallery locations. End of year/ December meeting is a social activity and would be coordinated with Host location. Committee will coordinate food, drink, presentation (serving materials, tablecloths, ice, etc.), and clean up. Computer skills not necessary but occasionally helpful.
Nominating/Elections: work with Executive Board and Membership chair to create recommendation of slate for following year. Coordinate with Webmaster for online voting. Phone or supply hard copy ballots for computer-illiterate members. Computer skills helpful
Historian: manage and update archives of the organization. Computer skills necessary.
Artists in Western Wake County are pleased to announce their next open studio tour. For the third year, 22 artists will open their studios to the general public,for this self guided tour showcasing paintings, drawings, pottery, ceramics, felt works, and photography. The studios are located in Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, and Holly Springs.
The tour is free. A map and brochure can be downloaded from their website www.wwast.org
Nov. 12 – 13, 2011
Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Wake Artists’ Studio Tour – “Tour Teaser” exhibition at the Cary Art Center, 100 Dry Ave., Cary from Oct. 28 to Nov. 13
Opening reception: Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
Halle Cultural Art Center, 237 N. Salem Street, Apex, Nov. 3 to 26
Opening reception: Nov. 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
Lakeview Place, at the Millbrook Lake Center (2411 E. Millbrook Rd., Ste. 114, close to Capital Blvd.), is having an open house this Wed., Sept. 21, from 4-8pm.
A unique lake front and gallery place for co-work, studios and social functions with ample free parking. We offer a versatile rentals facility for work/ retail/ socials in an art gallery and lakeside setting with 4,000 sq. ft. of interconnected space. Our goal is to provide a place with amiable atmosphere, and the ability to work independently, or to collaborate and interact with other workers for co-working and meets. The scenic lake view and the contemporary art gallery’s exhibits can be inspiring and conducive to a high workplace quality and other group functions during the day or afterhours.
Grace Wang: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 919-412-6803. Grace’s gallery: www.graceliwang.com
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