North Carolina Crafts Gallery
August 1 – August 31, 2021
We invite you to stop by the Gallery this month and see the beautiful work of local painter, Elaine Jerome. North Carolina Crafts Gallery carries work made exclusively by NC artists and craftsmen. Pottery, jewelry, wood turnings, folk art, fiber art and more!
“Oils and Pastels by Chapel Hill artist, Elaine Jerome”
Elaine Jerome has been painting most of her adult life. The subject matter reflects her extensive travel throughout the United State and Europe. She is especially drawn to seascapes having spent her childhood summers by the Connecticut shore and later on Fire Island, NY and on the islands of Kea and Lesvos in Greece.
In addition to being an artist, Elaine is a registered nurse and holds degrees in sociology, psychology, and community health. In World War II she served in the army nurse cadet corps. Elaine is the founder of the teen support coalition and the youth community project in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
212 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Come to Art of the Carolinas at the North Raleigh Hilton on November 11, 12 and 13 for Luana’s three different workshops.
You can signup for:
- Thursday (Pastel Workshop TH2101) – “Precious Things: The Still Life,”
- Friday (Pastel Workshop FR2101) – “Pastel Portraits, and
- Saturday (Oil Workshop -SA2101) – “Floral Still Life in Oil.”
Go to https://www.artofthecarolinas.com/222-luana-luconi-winner?order=product.datetime.asc to find out more about each of the exciting day-long workshops.
See you there!
In early 2021, Lorie Callahan sold three paintings to the same collectors from her “Wave” series through Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, NC.
Jane Steelman: Featured Artist At Cary Gallery of Artists (200 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511), June 23-July 27.
Artist’s Reception on Final Friday, June 25th, 6-8pm.
Please join us on June 25th for the reception or visit the gallery June 23-July 27 to see my pastel paintings that focus on flowers. There are also many unframed originals from which to choose. Anyone purchasing an original painting will be entered into a raffle for an original 11X14 matted pastel painting of “White Roses.”
Years ago when Flora Giffuni, Founder of the Pastel Society of America and President advised me on how to begin the Pastel Society of North Carolina her advice was to begin small and build from there. It was great advice and how we have grown.
“Southern Comforts” was my accepted entry into that PSA exhibition where I met Flora. This pastel painting 18″ x 24″ was painted on Canson Mi Tienes. I went to the farmer’s market in Carrboro, NC and found an opportunity to take a photo reference.
I am pleased to announce that I am participating in a virtual art exhibit at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill through January 31st with Elaine Jerome and Susanna Ray. The Center’s video runs about 15 minutes; you can access it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrHJJy2fZX_6iSZI9a_pHmqMR4-VFFiY/view?usp=sharing
I have selected four pastels from my latest work in 2020, along with four watercolors from earlier years.
Sycamore Tree won the Claude Parsons Memorial Award in the American Artists Professional League’s 92nd Grand National Exhibition in November 2020. Normally held at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, this year’s exhibition was online. AAPL shortly after offered me an Elected Associate Member status which I accepted.
PSNC member, Judith Cutler, was a featured artist on the Pastel Society of America FB Group in December.
I am delighted to have been mentioned on radio NPR’s The State of Things, hosted by Frank Stasio, Tuesday, August 4th. James Keul, the curator of Golden Belt’s Reawakening Exhibit and fellow artist of Golden Belt Artists Group, spoke about how artists were motivated to paint during the pandemic. He talked about my painting on paint-in zoom calls, painting models virtually, and needing to think outside the box. Also how I tried subjects conceptually, based on current events over these past months.
Online workshop – Available anytime
I am thrilled to announce my collaboration with The Centerpiece Gallery in Raleigh to develop a new online Pastel workshop. This fun workshop will give you the basics you need to create a beautiful cloud Pastel, and you even have the option of purchasing additional feedback and follow-up after the class via email. Visit the Centerpiece today for more info or to register.
Recently, my painting, Genesis, won the Benefactor’s Award in the 29th Annual Waterway Art Association Show and Sale held in Calabash, NC. The show was judged by Kari Feuer of Wilmington, NC.