Honored to be among so many truly talented artists in this exhibition. I’ll be showing several new pieces, including a large-format print of the image above. Please join us for the opening reception this Friday the 13th from 6-8pm. I’d love to see you there!
Every year for six years, ANWS has hosted an annual exhibition of visual art that inspires us. In the past, we have explored local emerging artists, the art that inspires local artists we know well, work from emerging artists throughout North Carolina, and most recently in 2016, exciting work by installations artists in North Carolina. This year, we return to work created closer to home featuring local artists some we have featured before and some entirely new to us and, we hope, to you.
Please join us in celebrating the following talented locals at our opening reception on Friday, October 13th. The exhibition will be up through November 7th.
Annie Grimes Williams (Jewelry) Katie Chasteen (Photography) Sean McNamara (Digital Art) Jessica Singerman (Painting) Ricky Needham (Painting) Rose Jerome (Photography) Travis Phillips (Installation and Video) Woodie Anderson (Painting)
As a participating artist in the Art-o-mat project for over 10 years, I’m excited to be celebrating with Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) as the Art-o-mat® turns 20! Hope to see ya tonight, 4/20/17, from 6:00-8:00 pm. And don’t forget the Art-o-mat swap meet June 10th.
Since 2005, Woodie Anderson has participated in the Art-o-mat® vending machine project. Her ongoing series of Limited Edition Collapsible Fine Art Prints debuted in 2006. The Collapsible Prints current iteration–printed on reclaimed fabrics and playfully titled HankiePankie–has been delighting collectors of pocket-sized art since 2008. Learn more >
Check out this great look at just some of what Sawtooth School for Visual Art has to offer, featuring Our State Magazine interacting with artwork from our recent Sanctuary and Safekeepingshow. My next Screenprinting workshop at The Tooth is this April 29th, sign up for a day of art and fun – no experience necessary!
A REMINDER:The Sanctuary and Safekeeping exhibit is on display until March 17th. The show includes an interactive “studio” area where the artists share pieces of our artistic processes with touchable in-progress art and tools. It’s been described as “suggesting a puppet-maker’s workshop and a partially dismantled carnival”, which sounds fun, right? I know my brain feels like both of those things when I’m making art.
SAVE THE DATE: Last week I dropped of a fresh delivery of HankiePankie Art Hankies to AIC headquarters. This year marks the Art*O*Mat®’s 20th year, and I’ve been participating in the project for over 10 of those years. June 10th, SECCA will be hosting a swap meet to celebrate the anniversary. I’ve been to two previous swaps and they are always good fun, with artists trading pieces and stories, and art collectors young and old excited to meet Art*O*Mat artists and learn more about the project.
This Friday, Millicent, Nicole and I will be giving an informal talk and tour of our current exhibit, Sanctuary and Safekeeping, at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Come by and hear a little more about our collaboration and our personal art processes before the WSNC Art Hop.
Artist Discussion and Guided Exhibit Tour: Friday, February 3rd, 5:30pm – 7pm
Please join artists Nicole Uzzell, Millicent Greason and Woodie Anderson for an informal artist talk on their current collaborative exhibit, “Amalgamated Transmutations: Sanctuary and Safekeeping,” now showing in the Davis Gallery. The artists will discuss their artistic processes and share how they each explored themes of safety and belonging in this very interactive exhibition.
Admission is free. For information, visit www.sawtooth.org or call (336) 723-7395.
The exhibit runs through March 17.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen parts and pieces of this exploration through the past year, and now I’m really excited and energized to see how our individual visions are coming together and creating a dialog of artwork around this subject in the gallery.
I hope you will visit this exhibit in the coming months and add your thoughts to the ongoing conversation. It’s one of particular importance as we face the challenges in this new year. More info about the exhibit and opening reception after the jump.
Wishing you all safety and peace and days full of loving joy this season.
Thanks to everyone who supported local crafts folk and artists this season.It really means a lot. I could go on about that, but I won’t. 🙂 This season is busy for all of us, I know, and I hope you all find time to nurture your hearts and souls with art, music, loved ones, and whatever else keeps the spark in your heart.
I’m looking forward to starting the new year with a creative whirlwind as I wrap up work for my collaborative showSanctuary and Safekeeping (opening Thursday, January 19th). I’ll share more about this exhibit in the coming weeks, though I can say that even though the topic we are all working with for this show was chosen a year ago, I feel its power very much in these final weeks as the pieces for the show come together at last.