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.
Our next meeting will be held at the main branch of the Gaston County Public Library on Monday, November 7th at 6:30 pm. Our Speaker will be Raymond Burton, Resident Artist @ AOM. Awards for the annual Miniature Show will also be given at this time.
Friday night was the opening reception for A Visual Harvest @ Arts on Main. This was a Juried Art exhibit Judged by Kate Worm. A Visual Harvest runs from OCTOBER 19 to November 19.
"Judging this show was a difficult task because of the huge amount of worthy work. I enjoyed seeing the broad range of media including several colored pencil pieces reminding me of the deep colors that pencil can produce. All of the photographs were lovely and I so much enjoyed the two trilogies by the married couple. They must be on the move pursuing that perfect image every day. I think the very large abstract paintings are an important contrast to the smaller realistic pieces. I like the range of abstraction in general and I'm remembering the painting under glass with symbols floating on an ochre colored field.
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!
Presented by the Gaston County Art Guild and the Gaston County Public Library November 1 – 29, 2016
Eligibility: This show is for Gaston County Art Guild members only. Entry fee $10.00 per artist.
Take In: Tuesday, 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: Monday, 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.
A juried art exhibition presented by the Gaston County Art Guild at Arts on Main
OCTOBER 19 – November 19
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.