PSNC Member, Nancy Clausen, has a solo show going on now at the Cameron Village Library (1930 Clark Ave. Raleigh, NC) through mid-March.
PSNC member and Secretary, Leandra Ganko, is having a show at the Hope Valley Bottle Shop (4711 Hope Valley Rd in Durham, NC) for the next few months and there will be an artist’s reception and free wine tasting from 5-7pm on Wednesday, January 28th.
All are invited to try some wine and say hello.
The Artist’s Magazine has issued a “Call for Entries” for its 26th annual 2009 Art Competition.
- 5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each
- 5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
- 5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
- 15 Honorable Mentions: $100 each
Winners will be featured and finalists’ names will be published in the December 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist’s Magazine‘s 2009 Calendar. Additionally, nine finalists will be featured in the “Competition Spotlight” in The Artist’s Magazine, 12 finalists will be featured as “Artist of the Month” on our website, and all winners and finalists will receive a certificate.
Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2009.
Call for Artists, FedEx Global Education Center Exhibitions
CONTACT: Laura Griest, (919) 962-0318
The FedEx Global Education Center (GEC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now accepting proposals from artists wishing to display work in the Center during the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 academic years. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed by the Art Committee which meets quarterly.
Proposals should be submitted via mail to FedEx Global Education Center, Laura Griest, Campus Box 3268,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 or hand delivered to the Center located at 301 Pittsboro Street (corner of Pittsboro & McCauley Streets). The committee consists of representatives from the Global Education Center who are dedicated to global education through the arts.
The FedEx Global Education Center Art Committee considers display submissions in accordance with the following priorities:
- We seek to display works by artists from various world regions who create through paint, sculpture, textile, and other mediums.
- The Committee will consider the extent to which work reflects contemporary international issues of significance and complexity.
- Works with an educational dimension consistent with the mission of the Global Education Center are encouraged.
All artists must submit the following to be considered:
- Artist’s statement
- 5 to 10 images of the proposed exhibition pieces, accompanying text, dimensions of pieces and explanation of how pieces will be displayed (discuss framing, mounting, etc.)
- Explanation of international focus and educational benefit
The gallery space within the GEC is housed on three levels and contains approximately 12 to 14 linear feet on each of the five walls in the space (one wall on the first floor and two walls on the second and third floors). Most exhibitions should utilize all three levels of the gallery space, but exhibitors may share gallery space on some occasions. Glass display cases (approximately 11.5’W x 8.5’H x 18”D) containing maple pedestals (14” squared, 2 in each height – 2’, 3’, and 4’) in the Center’s atrium may also be used to highlight 3-D work.
Artists may provide contact information for those wishing to purchase artwork, but prices cannot be listed.
The Global Education Center cannot be responsible for the security of artwork, though some pieces may be covered by the University’s fine arts policy.
Exhibitions typically show an average of one to three months.
Today is the deadline to RSVP for the PSNC Annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 20 from 2-4pm at Chris Kanoy’s house in Carrboro. Please contact Chris for directions and to let her know you are coming. Significant others are always welcome. Hope to see everyone there!
Dan Vaughan has an art show entitled “Artist Journal” at the Pittsboro Library at 152 West Street from December 3, 2008 until January 31, 2009.
The Piedmont Pastel Society is sponsoring a three day Landscape Workshop with Maggie Price. The workshop is open to beginners and experienced artists. In the workshop, you will learn how to master the techniques of this vibrant and versatile medium and watch inspiring step- by- step demonstrations from Maggie’s easel. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Karen Mello at 704-365-7858.
- November 10, 11, and 12
- 9-4 daily
- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
- $400 for PPS members, $420 for Non-members (includes PPS membership)
Learn how to:
- Create depth and movement with color
- Paint using a range of strokes
- Blend colors to create luminous skies and reflections in water
- How to under-paint with Turpenoid to achieve a bold and strong composition
- How to loosen up
- How to avoid the perils of photographic reference
- How to select the right materials
- Maggie will share any new and innovative techniques that she has most recently discovered
PSNC member Dan Vaughan will have a solo show at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center (Chapel Hill Senior Center) at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill from October 2 through November 30, 2008.
Location: Artspace Studios 214 and 215 at 201 East Davie Street in Raleigh, NC
Date: Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th from 10am to 5pm
Cost: $185.00, Fee may be paid by mailing check or requesting PayPal invoice for Credit Card.
This color mixing class will give you confidence to create beautiful skin tones for future portrait and figure work. Study includes general ethnicities and distinctive color families. Each chart will contain color formulas for: skin in shadow, local color, and in light; hair in shadow, light, and highlight; lips.
Oil / Acrylic / Pastel colors will be forwarded as you sign up. Chart paper will be supplied at the class.
A palette knife will be needed – some will be available for use. Please bring a sharpie, ruler, sketch book for notes, and drawing pencil.
Space for six students in the studio.
Contact Luana Luconi Winner if you have additional questions at 919.834.2447
The second weekend of the 2008 Wake Forest Area Artists Studio Tour will be held from September 20-21, 2008. One of the PSNC members, Suzanne Thomas, will be at the Sunflower Studio. Please come and see her and the other artists who work and exhibit there. They all have new work!
Visit the Artist’s Studio Tour website for a map and the names of all the participating artists.
From now until the end of September, Wendell artist Laurel Wetzork is showcasing a selection of her en plein air paintings at the Garner Historic Auditorium in their recently renovated lobby. Chosen from painting trips in North Carolina, New Mexico, and Georgia, this selection features her favorite and most recent en plein air works. En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting in the outdoor environment. Many artists feel that this painting technique is the only way to truly capture the beauty and colors of landscapes. Laurel completes most paintings on location and adds finishing touches in her studio.
The North Carolina paintings in the Garner show are chosen from the artist’s series “The Beauty of North Carolina Farms.” Laurel’s paintings are exhibited in juried shows and solo exhibitions, have won awards, been commissioned, and are held in private collections. Her mediums are oil and acrylic on stretched canvas or linen panels, and soft pastels on Kitty Wallis Museum-grade paper.
Grape Confusion (Green Creek Winery, Columbus, NC), oil on canvas, 18″ x 24
There is a reception on Sunday, September 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The artist will be bringing several other new works, and will be on hand to say hello. If you’d like to attend the reception, please RSVP.
When: August through September 2008, Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 5:30 or by appointment
Where: Garner Historic Auditorium Lobby, 742 West Garner Road, Garner, NC
DESCRIPTION: The Public Art Office of the Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina seeks qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to collaborate with students, instructors and the administration of Ephesus Elementary School to create an artwork for the school during the fall of 2008.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists and artist teams in North Carolina. Artists and teams may specialize in multiple disciplines and media. Artists residing in Orange County and surrounding counties are encouraged to apply. Artists should have experience working in a residency situation and/or the ability to communicate with students or community groups.
PROJECT BUDGET: $3,000 artist honoraria and up to $500.00 for supplies
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 30, 2008
Local and regional artists and teams are invited to apply for the fall 2008 Artists@Work residency at Ephesus Road Elementary School in Chapel Hill. The selected artist/team will plan the in-school residency (between 9 – 12 sessions) and lead 4th or 5th grade students (three separate classes of 22-24 students) in the creation of a collaborative artwork. The selected artist/team must provide a practical classroom/workshop experience for students, which engages them in art production. The experience should build teamwork, students’ problem-solving skills, and confidence in their artistic abilities, stimulate creativity, and teach decision-making related to the production of a public work of art. The art instructor and parent volunteers will assist the artist/team with maintaining classroom discipline and project coordination.
The residency will take place in early November. The selected artist/team will propose an artwork that, in theme or materials, addresses literacy, the fun of reading and learning, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Chapel Hill Public Library and the 100th anniversary of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools. The selected artist/team will participate in a preparatory meeting with Public Arts staff, members of the Public Arts Commission, school staff and parent docents. The selected artist/team will work with the Ephesus art instructor and volunteer parent docents to engage students in this project for approximately 9 – 12 instructional sessions (usually over a two-week period). The selected artist/team is responsible for completing and installing the artwork as proposed. The completed artwork may be temporarily displayed at the Chapel Hill Public Library during its 50th Anniversary celebration and then permanently installed at Ephesus Elementary School. Assistance and some funds will be provided for installation if applicable.
SELECTION PROCESS: An Artist Selection Committee comprised of representatives of Ephesus Elementary School, the Chapel Hill Public Library, the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission, and the Town’s Public Arts Office will invite three finalists from the applicant pool to each submit a proposal according to provided specifications. Each finalist will be paid a $250.00 stipend for a proposal presentation. After these proposals are reviewed one artist/team will be selected to lead the fall 2008 Artists@Work program.
HOW TO APPLY: Artists and teams may send a compact disc containing application materials through the post to Jeffrey York (address provided below) or in a .zip file sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each application must include:
- Ten (10) Images of Relevant Work
Each image must be a PC-compatible JPEG file at 72 pixels per inch, as close to but no larger than the following dimensions: 750 pixels wide by 560 pixels tall. Each JPEG file must be named in the following format – lastname_01_title.jpg – where the artist’s last name is followed by underscore, two-digit identification number, underscore, title, file extension. If you wish to show a detail, include it within the required number of images. Please do not present your work as a montage of images (ie., in a PowerPoint file); each image must be a separate JPEG.
- Annotated Image List
- A word file (.doc) listing JPEG images by two-digit identification number, followed by artist, title of work depicted, year completed, media, location, dimensions, and budget.
- A word file (.doc) providing resume(s). If you are applying as a team, include all team member resumes within one document.
- Letter of Interest
A word file (.doc) not to exceed 5,000 characters. This statement will explain the artist’s or team’s interest in the project and past experience. If the Letter of Interest is on behalf of a team, please indicate how the individuals have previously collaborated and the nature of the collaboration. If the artist/team has worked with schools or community groups, please describe the relationships and nature of the projects.
SCHEDULE FOR ARTIST SELECTION (subject to change):
September 30, 2008: Deadline for Electronic Application Materials
October 6, 2008: Artist Recommendation Committee invites Finalists to present Proposals.
October 22, 2008: Finalists’ Proposal Presentations
October 24, 2008: Artist/team Selected
November 2008: Artist/team leads program at Ephesus Elementary
2008/2009: Artwork on display at Chapel Hill Public Library
2009: Artwork permanently installed at Ephesus Elementary School
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To learn more about the previous Artists@Work programs, please visit http://www.chapelhillarts.org/programs_residence_ov.php. If you have questions or need any additional information please contact the Town of Chapel Hill Public Arts Office: Jeffrey J. York, Chapel Hill Public Arts Administrator, 919-968-2750.