Kim Werfel will be giving a PowerPoint lecture at the Halle Cultural Arts Center (237 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502) on “This Business of Being an Artist: Resumes, Bios and Statements” on Thursday, Sept 23 at 7pm. The talk will take place upstairs in the theatre and is free to attend.
The 41st Annual River Road Show, sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, is currently receiving entries for the December 2 – January 30 exhibit at the Louisiana State Archives Building in Baton Rouge.
Deadline for entries is September 17, 2010. Entry fee is $40 for three entries and $5 for each additional submission, up to 10. This is a national competition with cash prizes of $3,000.
All United States artists 18 years and older are invited to submit any original two-dimensional art except photography or digitally-created/enhanced works.
The show will be juried and judged by Paul Jackson AWS, NWS, an internationally known artist and instructor.
The prospectus and pictures of the 2009 show are available online. Direct questions can be made by emailing Lane Downs.
The Durham Arts Council is sponsoring a new state-wide opportunity for visual and performing artists. Last year they invited artists to participate in a pilot festival program launched by the North Carolina Arts Council and Duke Homestead. Artist participation in The Duke Homestead’s Hornworm Festival was so successful that the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has now expanded the program to historic sites across the state.
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is launching a new program this summer called 2nd Saturdays: History, Heritage, Arts & Fun. These 2nd Saturday events in June, July and August are an opportunity for artists to showcase their work at more than 30 state historic sites and museums across the state.
The dates of the Saturday events are June 12, July 10 and August 14. The event time varies at each site but is generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visual artists can use these opportunities to sell their work and there is no cost to participate. At most sites artists retain 100 percent of their sales. Artists are responsible for providing their own tables, tents and displays. Several sites would also like to include musicians, performing artists, authors and storytellers in these events.
Artists can review the list of participating historic sites and museums online. The sites have developed themes and are looking for specific types of artists to support and reinforce their theme.
The deadline for artist registration forms is Friday, April 30 for the June 12 event. Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up today!
For more information, visit www.ncarts.org/2ndsaturdays
The 16th Juried Competition of the International Association of Pastel Societies
Exhibition at The Flora B. Giffuni Gallery
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Prospectus is posted at www.pastelinternational.com
Entry deadline: April 26, 2010
Three Jurors: Alan Flattman, PSA, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA, Jimmy Wright, PSA
Pastel Prisms and Reflections of Beauty will be on display in the Court Street Gallery from November 13 through December 18, 2009.
Date: November 20, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: The Cotton Room at Golden Belt
807 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
CAM/now, Golden Belt and The Cotton Room at Golden Belt are proud to announce the inaugural Triangle Arts Mixer, an evening for arts organizations, arts supporters, and artists of all disciplines to mix, mingle, and find new ways to activate and advance the Triangle arts scene. The event will feature a broad network of area arts organizations and young professional arts groups ready to engage individuals looking to get involved, learn more or become members.
The free Triangle Arts Mixer will be held as part of Third Friday Durham, hosted by Golden Belt, CAM/now, and The Cotton Room. The evening will feature music by dj Yes! sputnik, light food, and a cash bar in the spectacular, newly-opened event venue—The Cotton Room. In a true celebration of the arts, the Mixer is complemented by other activities also happening on Golden Belt’s campus this Third Friday: the opening of a new exhibition from elin o’Hara slavick, Hiroshima: After Aftermath in ROOM 100; the experiential, traveling Council Project in Building 6; the opening of Natural Selection, the latest show in LabourLove Gallery; and the always-packed open artist studios in Building 3 with a special welcome to new Durham Art Guild Artist-in-Residence, Dave Alsobrooks and the culmination of works by visiting Virginia Artist-in-Residence Yonsenia White with The Obama Effect.
Art enthusiasts will not want to miss this unique opportunity to interact with art organizations and other members of the Triangle community that share a common purpose and passion for the arts.
*Free admission and parking
Join us tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 17 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the opening reception to our show “Pastel Creations” that runs until November 1, 2009 at the Chapel Hill Museum.
Chapel Hill Museum
523 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
Richard McKinley recently posted on his blog about a new pastel surface he was introduced to by the folks at Dakota Art Pastels. Click on the link for his take and more information on ordering this paper.
We hope to see all PSNC members and supporters this Friday, July 10 from 6-9pm at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC for the opening reception of “A Southern Summer With the Pastel Society of North Carolina.”
There will be tasty food, great wine, and a talented piano player, plus the reception takes place during the 2nd Friday Art Walk, so there will be lots of people stopping by to enjoy our society’s great work!
Richard McKinley shares some tips on where to set up and how to position your easel when plein air painting for the best painting experience.
“With the advent of nice weather, many of us find ourselves back out under the sun attempting to capture a bit of the fleeting light. A couple of weeks ago, after the International Association of Pastel Societies convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was able to paint again in the beautiful northern New Mexico high desert. With its clarity of color and diversity of textures, I was reminded of why it has inspired so many artists over the years. While painting there, I was also reminded of one of most irritating issues of working en plein air: the intensity of surrounding light and how it affects the appearance of our paintings.”
PSNC is looking for 3-5 member artists willing to paint on site Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 for our “Pastels & Petals” all floral show during the NC State Florists Association Annual Convention at the Greensboro Embassy Suites Hotel.
All work will be donated to the NCSFA’s auction on Sunday. This will be to promote PSNC, and the auction raises money for floral education (design school).
Not a member? Download the application and join us for great programs and artist opportunities!
One attendee put together this YouTube video featuring photo stills and video from the conference in Albuquerque last month. That paint around looked a little crowded!
Mixed 3-packs of Dakota Wallis Boards
(one each of Professional, Belgian Grey and Museum)
3 Boards: 10″ x 13″; Coated: 9″ x 12″; sale price $13.95 (regular price $19)
3 Boards: 13″ x 19″; Coated: 12″ x 18″; sale price $23.95 (regular price $29)
CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in Kimberly Alvis Presents “Open Sky Art – An Event, An Exhibit.” Chapel Hill artist Kimberly Alvis will host an “en plein air” painting session in her gardens on Sunday, June 7. An exhibit of completed works will be mounted later that day in a University Mall in Chapel Hill and remain up through July 12.
Joe Rowand of Somerhill Gallery in Durham will select First, Second and Third place winners, with a cash prize going to the First Place winner. Artists must register to participate. Registration forms are available at www.alvisart.com. For more information, call or email Kim Weiss at blueplate pr, (919) 272-8615.