The Gaston County Art Guild is hosting its second annual High School Senior Art Competition at Arts on Main, 212 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052. This show will begin January 18, 2017 and run to February 23, 2017 with reception on Sunday February 5, 1-3pm. We are awarding $3500 in prize money and this show is strictly for all Gaston county high school seniors graduating in 2017 from public, private and home school programs. This project is receiving support from the Gaston Arts Council.
Arts on Main resident artist Gary Shockley will be our guest presenter on Tuesday, December 13th for the end of the year Pot Luck celebration. Our guild members will be amazed as Gary tells a story using stunning images he creates in sand. Gary recently returned from presenting his show outside of North Carolina. He has a masterfully orchestrated method of mixing music and art to tell his stories. It will surely be a wonderful experience and a great way to end this fabulous year of art. Gaston County Art Guild members you should not miss this treat, mark it on your calendar to attend our final meeting of 2016. Bring a dish and find a good seat we begin at 5:30. Hope to see everyone there.
$30 per person, space is limited!
Pre-registration required call or email
A night of wine sips and brush strokes.
It's Holly Days time! We have gifts for everyone from local artists in all price points. We are open Wed through Sat 11 am - 6 pm, and Dec 4th from 12-6. Stop by and do your Holiday Shopping with us.
Holly Days Market Place 2016
November 26 – December 23, 2016
(Gallery Hours will be extended for the duration, 11 am – 6 pm, Wed-Sat)
It’s time to start Holiday shopping, and we are getting ready to open the Holly Days Market Place in the Gallery of Arts on Main. Spaces will be available for 6’ tables in the Gallery, and wall space will also be available. We ask that artists provide their own tables and set up their own displays. We will help you hang the pieces on the wall for those with hanging art.
A night of wine sips and brush strokes. Bring your favorite beverage, everything else provided. Follow a step-by-step paint demonstration by a professional artist and leave with your own Masterpiece!
Our next meeting will be held at the main branch of the Gaston County Public Library on Monday, November 7th at 6:30 pm. Our Speaker will be Raymond Burton, Resident Artist @ AOM. Awards for the annual Miniature Show will also be given at this time.
Friday night was the opening reception for A Visual Harvest @ Arts on Main. This was a Juried Art exhibit Judged by Kate Worm. A Visual Harvest runs from OCTOBER 19 to November 19.
"Judging this show was a difficult task because of the huge amount of worthy work. I enjoyed seeing the broad range of media including several colored pencil pieces reminding me of the deep colors that pencil can produce. All of the photographs were lovely and I so much enjoyed the two trilogies by the married couple. They must be on the move pursuing that perfect image every day. I think the very large abstract paintings are an important contrast to the smaller realistic pieces. I like the range of abstraction in general and I'm remembering the painting under glass with symbols floating on an ochre colored field.