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. The resident artist’s fee is $20.00 for both days. For all other artists (i.e. nonresident) there are a limited number of either 8 x 8 or 4 x 6 spaces available. 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. 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.
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 / 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).
The Kessell History Center and Loray Mill invite local artists to show works depicting southern mills and mill life. The show begins June 22nd thru July 13th.
All works must be submitted by Thursday, June 15, 11 am-4pm, Tues, June 20, 11 am– 4 pm to the Kessell History Center at Loray Mill (300 S Firestone St, Gastonia) and must remain until exhibit ends. For more information, the prospectus is provided. Any further questions may be answered by phoning 980.266.9923 or sending an email to email@example.com.
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.
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.