Presented by the Gaston County Art Guild and the Gaston County Public Library November 1 — 30, 2017.
Eligibility: This show is for Gaston County Art Guild members only. Entry fee $10.00 per artist.
Take In: Wednesday, November 1st, 2-6 pm at the Main Branch, Gaston County Public Library at 1555 E. Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia. This is the only day for take-in and all works will be hung at this time.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8pm at the Library Conference Room (takes the place of the Art Guild's monthly meeting). Awards will be presented at 7pm.
Pickup Date: Wednesday, November 30th from 2 - 6 pm. Art not picked up on Tuesday will be taken to Arts on Main and available on Wednesday 11am — 4pm. Works not claimed by Saturday, December 9th become the property of the GCAG.
A Call to all Artists – Last Chance to Participate
Do not miss out on your chance to participate in a Fine Arts show in downtown Gastonia. In a final effort to communicate to all Guild members what the Catawba River Artisans feel is a wonderful opportunity to expose Gastonia to some great art, we are once again sending out an invitation to be a part of this show. We have rolled back the increased pricing to the original amounts and are offering our Resident Artists a couple of options for participating.
The Catawba River Artisans, in partnership with Gaston County Art Guild, would like to extend an invitation to local artisans to participate in a Veteran’s Day Art & Music Fest on November 10th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and November 11th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. This Fine Arts show will be held at Arts on Main, 212 W. Main Ave., Gastonia, NC.
Resident Artists are being offered a couple of options to participate. You may open your studio and pay a onetime fee of $20, work and sell out of your studio, and pay no commission on any sales made from your studio. Artists who have paid a fee to participate are responsible for handling the sales and collecting NC sales taxes. You may want to make arrangements to process credit card sales. If you have to run a credit card sale through the Gift Shop you will have the Resident Artist’s standard commission taken on the sale. If you prefer, you may open your studio and sell your art through the Gift Shop, pay the standard resident artist commission but pay no show fee.
The Schiele Museum is seeking volunteers to be the Mascot for 2 upcoming events - Reptile Day & Dinosaur Day.
Dates: (note 2 persons needed for each time slot, because the person wearing the mascot suit needs a spotter)
If you are available for either date and time slot listed under 1, 2 or 3, please email to receive additional information.
A Visual Harvest – 2017
A juried art exhibition presented by the Gaston County Art Guild @ Arts on Main
September 8 – November 2
All artists 18 years and older living in North Carolina & South Carolina may submit up to three entries. Photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramic, jewelry, printmaking and fiber are eligible. All work must be original, completed within the last 2 years, and NOT previously exhibited at a Gaston County Art Guild show. The juror will select the art to be exhibited and choose the awards. Artists will be notified of acceptance of their work. Entry fee is non-refundable.
The Gaston County Art Guild is again pleased to offer a 3-DAY Oil Painting WORKSHOP with Artist Harold O. Frontz
Titled: Oil Painting Methods: What you Need to Know
Date: September 30, October 1 and 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $175.00
This workshop is ideal for oil painters of all levels who are unfamiliar with, or would like to learn more about basic painting theory. The course will focus on five important principles in creating a painting: drawing, composition, tonal values, color properties, and application of the paint. A portion of each day is devoted to presenting these important techniques. Examples are designed to illustrate methods for gaining personal competence. The workshop features handouts, demonstrations, and individual attention focused on each participant’s unique needs. Students may choose any subject matter when developing their paintings.
A deposit of $50.00 will hold your seat. Limited seating.
Please Download and complete the registration form below.
Make checks payable to GCAG and mail to:Cathy Caron
610 Fran Ave.
Lincolnton, NC 28092 Questions-leave msg at 704-240-8822
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Healing the Earth
Recycle/Repurpose Art Exhibit
July 26th - August 24th 2017
Arts on Main
212 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
Reception: Friday July 28th, 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Show Take in: July 21st - 22nd 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1) An original piece of art created from repurposed or recycled materials.
Examples include: using pieces of broken jewelry to make something new, a mosaic design made from broken ceramics, scraps to make a collage
2) The artwork has a message theme of Heal the Earth. Topics could include the environment, endangerment of wildlife, race relations, etc. The artist is to make the viewer aware of a condition or circumstance of our Earth or environment to bring to consciousness the issue.
Examples include: Paulo Grangeon’s 1800 papier mache panda bears traveling exhibition drawing attention that there are only 1800 panda bears that exist in the wild; Norman Rockwell’s painting, The Golden Rule; Peace Poles, etc.
Artists 18 years and older are eligible to submit two (2) pieces of work. All work should be original to the artist, completed within the last two (2) years and not exhibited at a previous GCAC show.
Cost: $10 for up to 2 pieces for Studio Residents, $20 for Non-resident Guild Members, $30 for Non-Guild Members.