A Natural View
Juried Art Exhibit
The Gaston County Art Guild / Arts on Main
April 5th – May 11th, 2017
“A Natural View” will feature art that focuses on nature and may include original works of plants, animals or natural landscape native to North America. The emphasis of this exhibit is NATURE. Please restrict work to these guidelines.
All artists eighteen years and older living in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg and York Counties may submit up to three entries upon the payment of a non-refundable entry fee. (Guild members, $20; non-members, $30).
Entries accepted at Arts on Main:
March 31st and April 1st : 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pick up declined artwork:
April 5th: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reception at Arts on Main:
April 7th: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
Show ends; Pick up work:
May 12th and May 13th: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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!