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.
$30 per person, space is limited!
Pre-registration required call or email
A night of wine sips and brush strokes.
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.
Come one, come all...
The Gaston County Art Guild's annual juried art exhibition is hung and ready for viewing. There will be an Opening reception Friday, October 21 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the main gallery @ Arts on Main. Guests are welcome. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our next meeting will be held at AOM on October 11th at 6:30pm. Our speaker will be Stacey Pilkington-Smith. Stacey is a Mixed Media artist, Instructor, and owner of Gallery 27. Her presentation will be about Art Journals.
An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or… well, almost any record that you’d like to keep in a book or notebook.
They become “art journals” when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages.
Artists may bring their own sketchbooks. Each participant will leave with a list of journal prompts.
"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse
Laugh, create, be inspired!
It's Inner Artist paint night at Arts on Main, 212 Main Ave, Gastonia, NC.
BYOB and snacks for a relaxing and stimulating evening.
Friday night, October 28th at 7:00 pm.
Cost: $30 per person. Includes canvas, paint, picture to paint "Autumn Eve" and a step-by-step how to for creating and completing a wonderful piece of artwork you will proudly hang i your home or give as a special gift.
Limited spaces available. To reserve your place, bring a check made out to GCAG (Gaston County Art Guild) or mail to GCAG PO BOX 452 Gastonia, NC 28052.
If you are paying by cash or credit card, we can accept payment on that night.
But CALL 704-865-4224 to reserve your spot!!!
Proceeds benefit Arts on Main.
We are looking for new items to put in the gift shop. If you already have items in our shop, please think about bringing some new things in to give your art a fresh look. If you do not have items in the gift shop, please consider doing so. We retain a 30% commission on all sales but we are no longer charging a gift shop fee.