Saturday, September 25, 2010

Greenslade in Landscape Contest

Forest Greenslade has been Juried into a Landsacpe Contest at the Cary Gallery of Artists. His entries are relief paintings using modeling paste and tarnished metals on canvas.

"Perfect Mornin for Catchin Crawdads" is a remembrance of southern Louisiana. With the tragic events in the Gulf of Mexico over these last years, my thoughts have been on my days in the 1960s as a graduate student at Tulane University. I spent a lot of time in the wetlands and bayous, studying the animals and plants there. On weekends, my wife and I enjoyed cafe au lait and beignet in the French Quarter. We loved watching local artists paint bayou scenes. I created this idyllic bayou, free from hurricanes and oil spills.

"Somewhere South of Savannah" is a composite of views that my wife and I see on our trips from North Carolina to Florida to visit her sister. We always stop overnight in Savannah to break up the drive, and sample the wonderful seafood. We take the secondary routs out of the city, to meander through the wonderful salt marshes. Every bridge we cross, reveals a dynamic landscape.

The contest judge master colorist, Susan Sarback, is the founder of The School of Light & Color and has written two books, her latest being Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Soft Pastels. She has taught painting workshops and classes throughout the US and Europe. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the world and in the Cornell Museum of Art and History’s permanent collection. International Artist Magazine named her one of the Master Painters of the world.

The Opening for the Landscape Show is Oct 1, 2010, 6 – 9 pm, and runs through Oct 22.

Caption: Somewhere South of Savannah a relief painting by Forrest C.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Less is More: A Little Potpourri of Art

A sampler of small works of art created by members of the Chatham Artists Guild are featured at the PAF Gallery of the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City, North Carolina. "This intimate gallery is a wonderful venue to enjoy the paintings, photography jewelry, sculpture and pottery created by our regionally and nationally known artists," says Maggie Zwilling, the Guild's Executive Director. "It is a nice little preview of what art-lovers will see at the 18th Annual Chatham Studio Tour December 4, 5 and 11, 12 2010"

The Chatham Artists Guild, a nonprofit member organization, provides educational opportunities for its members and the general public through exhibit opportunities, demonstrations, and teaching workshops. Our Guild is comprised of a variety of visual artists, many of whom are regionally and nationally recognized. We are the organization that produces the Chatham Studio Tour the first two weekends each December. The Chatham Studio Tour, founded in 1992, is one of the oldest in North Carolina, a prototype for other area studio tours, and a highly respected art venue. Since its inception, participation in the Studio Tour has grown from 32 artists to nearly 60 in recent years.

Caption: "Perfect mornin' for catchin' crawdads" by Forrest Greenslade

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chatham Artists Guild Newsletter -- September

Studio Tour

The 2010 Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour will open at CCCC Building Two in Pittsboro on Friday, December 3, from 7-9 pm. Artists studios will be open Sat and Sun, Dec 4-5 and 11-12.

See the Chatham Artists Guild website for more information and online copies of the map.

Paper copies of the map will be mailed in October and available locally in November.

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Sculpture in the Garden, NC Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill

Guild artists Rita Spina and Forrest Greenslade have work in the 22nd annual Sculpture in the Garden show, which will be on display September 11 through November 13. The show opens on Friday, September 10 at 5:00-8:00 pm.

Rita's work is called "Flower Time Rework." Rita also has jewelry for sale in the Incubator Gallery in Siler City.

Carolina Brewery, Pittsboro

The September-October show at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro will have the theme, Recycled Art: Eco-friendly Art Made from Recycled Materials. The show will be installed on September 11. The opening reception will be Sunday, October 3, from 4-6 pm.

Mark Hewitt Kiln Opening

Mark Hewitt will be have his summer kiln opening second weekend on Saturday Sept 5 (9-5) and Sunday, September 6 (noon-5).

Shannon Bueker at NC Crafts Gallery, Carrboro

Shannon Bueker has a show called Local Motives at the NC Crafts Gallery, 212 W. Main Str, Carrboro (the triangle building) from September 1-30. She will be at the gallery for the Second Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro on September 10, 6-9 PM.

Come Out and Play! at JimGin Farm, Pittsboro

Come out to the 9th annual Come Out and Play! party at the JimGin Farm for art, food, and music, every Saturday in September, from 4:00 pm till dark. Children, and dogs on leashes, are welcome.

Several Guild artists are among the 40 artists participating.

150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 942-3252

Kim Werfel in NC Pastel Society Show

Kim Werfel has two pieces in the the Pastel Society of North Carolina's Art Exhibition. She won the People's Choice award on both of her paintings! (They tied in the voting.) The show runs through Sept 25th at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502.

Joyce Bryan, Stone Crow Pottery

Joyce Bryan, at Stone Crow Pottery, invites everyone to her customer appreciation sale, September 18-26.

Kim Werfel teaching art marketing

Kim Werfel will be teaching This Business of Being an Artist: Resumes, Bios and Statements, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 7:00 pm, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502. The talk is free.

Coming in October

Julia Kennedy at the Open Eye Cafe

Join us at the Open Eye Cafe in Cary to view the richly textured, complex, and colorful paintings of Pittsboro professional artist Julia Kennedy. Julia's artwork will be on display for viewing and purchase from October 1-31.

The Open Eye Cafe is located at 101 South Greensboro Street, Cary NC. (919) 968-9410, M-Th 7 am-11 pm, F-St 7 am-midnight, & Su 8 am-11 pm.

Mark Hewitt featured in Craft in America

On October 7, potter Mark Hewitt will be featured in a nationwide broadcast of a new episode of the PBS TV series, Craft in America. Several viewing parties are being held to benefit the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC.

Vidabeth Benson teaching screen printing

Vidabeth Benson will be teaching a workshop in screen printing at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Saturday, October 9 from 10 - 4 and also at the NC Art Education Staff Development Weekend in New Bern October 22 - 24.

Janet Resnik kiln opening

Janet Resnik will have a kiln opening on Sunday, October 17, from 1-6 pm.