Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Submission Opportunity, Actors Theatre of Charlotte

Submission Opportunity
Actors Theatre of Charlotte

RIVER CITY by Diana Grisanti
A National New Play Network Rolling
World Premiere. Voted Audience &
Judges Favorite at the ATC nuVoices
Festival July 2013!
Sometimes, going back home means leaving life behind.  Just weeks after her father’s death, Mary discovers a childhood photograph of him from a past he never talked about. Determined to excavate her heritage, Mary goes on a quest to uncover a half-century of family and town secrets buried in the West End of Louisville, Kentucky. Sometimes, going back home means leaving life behind.
Show Dates: September 3 - 20, 2014
Want to be a part of the gallery showing?
Installation: Wednesday August 27th from 1-2:30pm
Pick up: Wednesday October 8th from 1-2:30pm
Questions: Contact Marcee Musgrove
Ph# 803-448-7987
Limited to the first 20-25 pics confirmed, please consider being a part of this
great production. The Actors Theatre of Charlotte gives each gallery contributor
2 free tickets to see the show any night you want to come! A great perk and an
opportunity to show your creations. CAL will receive 20% of sales, artist will be
 contacted directly by potential customer and will need to meet them at ATC for
sale completion.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Artist Entry Forms

Click here for Matthews Alive! Artist Entry and Rules

Curt Butler to demonstrate Japanese concept of Notan at August MAG meeting

Curt Butler to demonstrate “Notan” at August meeting of Matthews Artists Guild

“Notan” is the Japanese word for dark-light harmony. Notan is also used to establish balance in a painting’s composition. Gastonia artist Curt Butler will be demonstrating his use of this tool to enhance composition when planning a work of art to members and friends of the Matthews Artists Guild on August 12, 2014.
Please join the Matthews Artists Guild on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the McDowell Arts Center, 123 E. McDowell Street in Matthews for this very special demonstration. Meetings are free and open to the public starting at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and a presentation by our guest artist at 7:00 p.m.  

  Butler received both a B.A from Kent State University and a M.F.A from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has taught at various institutions including Braitman Studio, Gaston Day School, Gaston College and Gaston School of the Arts. In 2004, he was recognized and honored with Teacher of the Year award at Gaston Day School. He has also hosted a number of guild workshops throughout the Southeast for art students as well as professional artists. He considers himself an artist who teaches and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others to create a journey for someone else.
His own journey has lead him to start his own business called Butler Studio, where he creates between 90 to 120 paintings a year for galleries, corporations and private collections. In 2009, Butler Studio opened a gallery/studio in downtown Gastonia where he currently teaches small classes and paints full time.
Curt’s interest in impasto and scumbling techniques is evident in his currently medium of oil and encaustic. The word encaustic literally means to “burn in” and involves a heating tool of some kind with the addition of colored pigments or oil paints mixed into the wax. 

Matthews Alive! Artists Exhibit

McDowell Arts Center, 123 East McDowell St., Matthews, NC 28105
All artists 18 and older are welcome please see the Rules of Integrity.
Fees: $30 for up to two (2) entries. Make checks to Matthews Artists Guild
Art accepted: Friday & Saturday, August 22 & 23, 10 AM-Noon
Exhibit :Sunday, August 24- Friday, October 3, 2014
Jayne Johnson, Professor, Queens University Art Department will judge the entries.
Awards: First Place: $400, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100,
8 Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Certificate. 4 from Binder’s, and 4 from Cheap Joe’s
Ribbon Awards will be chosen by 4 Matthews officials
People Choice will be awarded at September MAG meeting from Peoples Choice Votes at Matthews ALIVE!
A reception will be held at the Gallery on Thursday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 PM with Presentation of Awards. Winners will not be notified prior to the reception.
Sales: Artists will be contacted by buyer and 20% of all sales goes to Town of Matthews charities. Artists should make a check to “Matthews ALIVE, Inc.” and mail to Lee Anne Moore, Matthews Community Center, 100 E McDowell St, Matthews, NC 28105,
Take Down:All art must stay the entire show and may only be taken down Friday & Saturday, October 3 & 4, 10 AM-noon. Artists removing pieces prior to stated dates and times will not be
eligible for Matthews ALIVE 2015.
Show Chair: Nancy Kennedy,, 704-200-0595 

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Please contact MAG if you are available to volunteer during Matthews Alive. A parking pass will be provided.