Friday, February 26, 2010


On Thursday evening, Feb 25th, Associated Artists hosted an opening reception for our new show: 1+.

This is a special exhibit - in which each artist had to create a piece collaboratively, working with at least one other person. Some worked with a child... a grandchild... and some worked with another artist.

One special piece was created by Shawn Beard, AP Art teacher at the Career Center with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Beard worked with 6 of his students to do a painting of Haiti - figures, and images of the mountains. Proceeds from the piece (if sold!) will be donated to the Haiti relief efforts through the local chapter of The American Red Cross.

Another teacher, Mary Bailey Thomas - photography instructor from Forsyth Country Day School, did 6 separate pieces, each with a different student. The hand-colored and altered photographs are individually unique yet together form a beautiful series of work.

One more great idea came from our volunteer show chair, Chad Beroth, who hung a trio of blank canvases in the gallery. Below these canvases letters form the word "COLLABORATE" - and a variety of art supplies are on hand for visitors to share in the process of creating a canvas by the community.

We hope you can make it by to see this wonderful exhibit!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welcome to Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, the Canvas of the Community!

For more than 50 years AAWS has provided exhibition opportunities and a community of support for emerging artists, while also giving ample attention to regional established names.

With more than 500 members of all ages and representing all artistic mediums, the shows in our downtown gallery location are fresh and engaging. Community Exhibits take art to the general public, with partnership host galleries in more than 20 regional businesses and public spaces.

Special programs engage members in networking and educational opportunities, while also allowing skills to be shared. At Associated Artists, we give art a chance to be seen by giving it a space to be shown.

As the most active arts organization in the triad, whether you are an artist or art appreciator... we welcome you!

Gallery, Shop, and Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM except on holiday weekends