A Call to all Artists – Second Notice
Do not miss out on your chance to participate in a Fine Arts show in downtown Gastonia. Please respond by September 1 to reserve your spot at the lowest rates available-- $80 for an 8x8 space or $30 for a 4x6 space. After September 1, rates for an 8x8 space will increase to $95 and a 4x6 space will increase to $35
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 invited to open their studios and participate in this event. Resident artist fees are a one time fee of $20 for both days. For all other artists the following rates will apply to all applications received through September 1. The cost is $80 for an 8x8 space or $30 for a 4 x 6 space. Resident artists please note that you also have the alternative of renting a space if you choose not to sell from your studio. Artists my rent more than one space if desired. After September 1, rates increase to $95 and $35 respectively. In order to offer the shopping public a variety of quality art, all applications for vendor space will be juried into the show, by designated CRA members, based on quality and type of art. The jury process will also take into consideration the timely receipt of applications.
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.
The Gaston County Art Guild Presents a 2-DAY Watercolor WORKSHOP with Leslie Frontz, A.W.S., N.W.S. at Arts On Main, 212 Main Ave, Gastonia NC 28054
Titled: Watercolor FUNdamentals
Date: July 29 and 30, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 4:30 pm Cost: $120.00
Deposit of $40.00 will hold your seat. Limited seating.
Make checks payable to GCAG
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Mail to: Susan Walker
PO Box 452
Gastonia, NC 28053
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The Gaston County Art Guild / Arts on Main
June 21st - July 20th, 2017
Theme: Capturing that ‘Moment in Time’ that speaks to your creative soul.
Eligibility: All artists eighteen years and older living in Gaston, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and York Counties may submit up to three (3) entries, one (1) per category, upon payment of a non-refundable entry fee. (Guild members, $20; non-members, $30).