New Members Join Chatham Artists Guild
Chatham Artists Guild is pleased to welcome thirteen new members who were selected by a jury of peers on March 28. New members are: Ceramic artists Marie Wright and Marsha Kitowski; John Makowski, found objects sculptor; watercolorists Cathylee Mahin, Lani Chaves, and Linda Callihan Watkins; Painters Sarah Graham and Amanda Greiner; Emily Merletto who works in watercolors and colored pencil; Judith Smith who paints portraits in oil; Photographers Eric Saunders and Steve Shafer; and weaver Ann Sherwin Bromberg.
Using a blind jurying process, each applicant’s work was evaluated in terms of the following criteria: the artist’s understanding and handling of their chosen medium; their understanding of the elements and principles of design and aesthetics; the presence of creativity and individual style; the finish and presentation of submitted work; the consistency of the body of work; and whether the work would be an overall asset to the tour.
123 Art Studios Group Show
123 Beech Forest Way, Pittsboro
Friday June 2, 12-7pm, Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 12-5pm
This is the last weekend to see a diverse selection of media by nine artists at the final weekend of 123 Art Studios first group show! The show features work by Chatham Artists Guild members and local artists. For more information about the show and artists contact art@123ArtStudios.com, call 919-388-1519, or visit www.123ArtStudios.com online.
Beth Bale Watercolor Painting Classes at Joyful Jewel
44-A Hillsboro St, Pittsboro
June 11 and 25, July 9 and 30, and August 13 and 27
Beth Bale, watercolor artist, will teach a series of six watercolor painting classes at The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro during June, July, and August. Classes are appropriate for beginner and early-intermediate watercolor painters. The two-hour classes are held twice a month from 2-4 pm on Sunday afternoons, on June 11 and 25, July 9 and 30, and August 13 and 27.
Students sign up for the entire series of six classes at a cost of $120, paid to The Joyful Jewel. Students who wish to have supplies provided for them can pay a fee of $5 per class. A materials list will be provided for students to purchase their own supplies.
Each class will focus on how to paint a different subject, but students may choose to work on their preferred subject if they desire, with Beth providing suggestions and showing demonstrations on each subject. Classes are small with lots of time for one-to-one mentoring as students need help or feel stuck on an area of their painting. Beth teaches students to paint with freedom and fun, in a no-pressure style that helps students find their own styles and preferences.
A recent student commented, “You are lots of fun, I love your teaching style and wow, what an artist!”
Beth is a member of Chatham Artists Guild, Watercolor Society of NC, and Sanford Brush and Palette Club. She has won awards from WSNC and Sanford Brush and Palette Club for her watercolor paintings of nature and animals in a colorful and loose style, with a focus on light and shadow. See her work at The Joyful Jewel, on her website at www.bethbale.com, on Facebook at Beth Bale Fine Art, or on Instagram at Beth Bale Fine Art. Contact her at email@example.com with any questions.
Fifth Annual ArtBrake!
Bluebird Farm Studio
360 Frosty Meadow Drive, Pittsboro
Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, 10am-5pm
Bluebird Farm Studio will host local artists at the Fifth Annual ArtBrake! Ride through the woodsy vistas and scenic beauty of Chatham County to discover one of the county’s richest resources – the artists! Enjoy the art of twelve dedicated, locally and regionally known artists at this free show.
Bluebird Farm is in the Frosty Meadow community, just off Jones Ferry Road. Information is available at local shops and eateries. Visit www.ArtBrake.net for directions and more information about the artists, or call 919-605-3372.
Judy Bauman Painings at Beehive Salon
102 E. Weaver Street, Carrboro
Judy Bauman’s “redheaded ladies” are showing at the Beehive Salon on Weaver street in Carrboro. These popular paintings are found all over the USA. Art collectors enjoy the fun and color these painting add to their homes, restaurants and other spaces. There is plenty of time to stop in to the Salon through the month of June to see the gals!
Shannon Bueker at the Women’s Resource Center
Women’s Hospital at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill
Shannon Bueker is the exhibiting artist for the month of June at the Women’s Resource Center, part of the Women’s Hospital at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Come see a collection of Shannon’s watercolors of trees, on display from June 2 through June 30.
Vidabeth Bensen Prints at Chapel Hill Town Hall
405 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Through July 14
Original hand-screened prints by Vidabeth Bensen are on display at the Chapel Hill Town Hall through July 14.
Horty Jacobs photos on Display
See Horty Jacobs’ photos at the Blue Dot Café at 53 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro though June, and look for photos by Horty purchased by the Pittsboro Roadhouse Restaurant at 39 West Street, Pittsboro.
Guild Artists at Galloway Ridge Artists Collaboration
Galloway Ridge at Fearrington
3000 Galloway Ridge Road, Pittsboro, NC
Photos by Horty Jacobs and paintings by Jane Eckenrode are on display at Galloway Ridge through September.
Colleen Black-Semelka at Imperial Center for the Arts
2790 Gay St., Rocky Mount, NC
June 9 to September 10
Opening Reception June 21, 6-8 pm
Ceramic works by Colleen Black-Semelka were accepted into the 60th National Juried Art Show at the Imperial Center for the Arts in Rocky Mount NC. The show features 53 pieces, representing work by artists from eleven states nationwide.
The opening reception is June 21st from 6-8pm.
Kim Werfel Pastel Students at Liquidambar
80 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC
Opening Reception June 4, 2-4pm
Beautiful pastels by more than a dozen of Kim Werfel’s students will adorn the walls of Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts in downtown Pittsboro throughout June & July. The opening reception is on June 4th from 2-4pm, in coordination with Pittsboro’s 1st Sunday event, with a second reception on July 2. Everyone’s invited!
David Botts at Carolina Brewery
120 Lowes Drive, Suite 100, Pittsboro NC
June 3 to July 31
Opening reception July 4, 3-5pm
Fine woodworking by David Botts will be on display at the Carolina Brewery through June and July. Come to the opening reception on July 4 to meet the artist!
Stacye Leanza Summer 2017 classes are about to start!
ArtsCenter Mini-classes and Pop-up Workshops
Shakori Hills and Briar Chapel Mini-classes
This year we are trying something new with mini-classes and pop-up workshops, all designed to fit in more easily with people’s summer schedules.
Introduction to Reportage Mini-class at the ArtsCenter, Carrboro
Mondays for 3 weeks, June 5-19, 6-9pm
This class covers the first half of the regular 6-week Reportage class. Sign up for Reportage 2 and Reportage 3 to complete this 6-week course. If you cannot make it to these, check back in the Fall for more exciting pop-up options.
Click here for more info or to sign up
Reportage Pop-Up Workshops on Location
Reportage pop-up workshops will be onsite, where we will meet to learn and practice skills while sketching some exciting cultural events! Click here for specific class info & to sign up
Reportage Pop-up – Juneteenth Day Celebration in Durham, NC
Saturday June 17, 1-6pm, 4 hours with a 2 hour lunch break
This Juneteenth Day celebration, also known as African American Independence Day, is part educational and part music, art, and cultural celebration. Each student will pick one or two aspects of the day to tell a story through their sketches. If enough quality material is collected, we will publish it on social media.
Reportage Pop-Up 2 – Salsa Dancing at Roots Bistro, Chapel Hill, NC
Monday June 26, 7:30-10:30 pm, 3 hours
Sketch the scene and the dancers while listening to Latin music! Learn how to use contrast & size relationships to create depth in your sketches.
Reportage Pop-Up 3 – Seagrove Potters in Seagrove, NC
Saturday July 15, 11 am-5 pm, 5 hours with a 1 hour lunch break
Potters will demonstrate their skills at various studios in Seagrove. Turning on the wheel, carving, agateware, and perhaps a raku firing are some of the demos we can sketch. People at work are easier to draw because their movements are predictable.
Figure Drawing Focus Pop-ups at the ArtsCenter, Carrboro
Drawing Hands, Monday July 10, 6-9pm. Register here Drawing Hands
Drawing Feet, Monday July 17, 6-9pm. Register here: Drawing Feet!
Foreshortening Demystified, two Mondays August 7 and 14, 6-9pm. Register here: Foreshortening Demystified
Mini-classes at Shakori Hills and Briar Chapel
Please click here for info & to sign up for all Shakori / Briar Chapel classes
Print Making: Collagraphs at Shakori Hills
Wednesdays for 3 weeks, June 7-21, 6-9pm
Print Making: Monoprints at Briar Chapel
Wednesdays for 3 weeks, July 12-26, 2-5pm
Exploring Abstract Art at Briar Chapel
Saturdays for 3 weeks, July 29, August 5 and 12, 2-5pm
Jeff Clark wood turning demo at East Chatham Senior Center
As a public service, Guild member Jeff Clark presented a live demonstration of wood turning and displayed finished pieces at the Senior Center on N-87 in Pittsboro on Friday, May 12. Jeff showed the group wet and dry bowl turning techniques, sanding and finishing, as well as a full presentation on several tools used to complete finished bowls. A lathe demonstration showed the audience how to turn and finish handled tools such as magnifying glasses and wine bottle stoppers. Several examples of bowls, platters, handled tools, ikebanas, lamp bases, and lidded and pedestal bowls were also shown. This demonstration was a follow up to a presentation by Guild Member Michael Thompson in late March.
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