Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS: "Lines" AAWS all-member exhibition

A single line or an intersection of many, "LINES" offers a plethora of possibilities.  This all-member exhibition will feature work adhering to the theme lines.  For the full rules of entry, view our prospectus:

Monday, July 26, 2010

People's Choice Winner for Black & White Exhibition

Arbor Waits for Mora
by Vanessa Boynton
mixed media

Congratulations to artist Vanessa Boynton! Her mixed media piece, "Arbor Waits for Mora," was voted the People's Choice Award Winner in the Black & White Exhibition. Out of 178 votes cast, Vanessa's drawing was the clear winner. Thanks to all who came by the Associated Artists gallery and cast their vote! You can learn more about Vanessa Boynton by clicking here to visit her page on the AAWS site.

To see more photos from the Black & White show and reception, please view our facebook album

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 31st: "How Do I Use This Thing?!" Digital Camera Workshop

A workshop to help artists learn to use their digital camera.

When: Saturday, July 31, 10am - 1pm, at Associated Artists

What: If you're like most of us, you have a great little digital camera that you use primarily for snapshots. You also know that your camera can do more, but all those dials and buttons just make you glaze over. But never fear... We've got help on the way!

Award-winning photographer and teacher Benita Van Winkle gives instruction on how to use all the bells and whistles on your digital camera. From easy lighting tips to actual controls, you will leave feeling capable and inspired. (and who knows—maybe your next show entry will be a photograph!)

Cost: $35 AAWS members, $40 non-members. RSVP with payment to reserve your spot! Email or call 722-0340 today!

Materials: Participants need to bring their own cameras

To learn more about Benita Van Winkle, visit

image shown: Butterfly in Pool by Benita Van Winkle

Monday, July 19, 2010

Amani Bead Night recap

Amani Bead Night took place Friday, July 16th, from 6-8pm at the AAWS main gallery.  A fun night of beading, this event helped raise money for the Amani Foundation to support their work in improving the lives of orphans in Africa.  Sales of Amani Beads were given directly back to the Amani Foundation & a good time was had by all!  To learn more about the Amani Foundation, visit

To see the rest of the photos from Amani Bead Night, click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

AAWS is Buzzing with Activity...

"Black & White" Exhibition Opening Reception,
Thursday, July 15th, 5-7pm at AAWS:

We had a fantastic turnout for the opening reception of "Black & White."   It was a wonderful evening full of intriguing art, good conversation, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and ... fun!  People of all ages enjoyed the various interpretations of this all-member theme show.  Black and white works of art hung on the walls, but the evening was in full color!

To see the full album of photos, please visit: Black & White Reception - Photo Album on Facebook

Carl Galie Workshop: "Preparing Digital Files"
Friday, July 16, 10am-12pm at AAWS

A good group of folks turned up to hear about preparing digital images for submissions.  Whether learning how to edit images for submissions to juried shows or how to format files for email and websites, this workshop was chock-full of tips, how-tos, and information!  


Carl Galie,shown above, an experienced photographer and active AAWS member, led the discussion with a presentation and robust question & answer session.


AAWS offers similar workshops and information sessions throughout the year - to learn about upcoming events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tonight: Black & White Opening Reception

Black & White
Opening Reception
Thursday, July 15
5:00 -7:00 pm

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
301 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

We hope you can join us for the Opening Reception of our Black & White Exhibition, an all-member theme show where artists were asked to create works of art using only black, white, and shades of gray as their colors.  Thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers yesterday, the show is hung and looks fantastic! We hope you can join us in appreciating all of the varied interpretations of black/white.   Running the gamut of mediums from photography to charcoal drawings to paintings to sculpture, the artwork for this show has really impressed the AAWS staff and we can't wait to share it with you!  Come out tonight and see for yourself ~  the opening reception is free to attend and open to the public.  P.S...Delicious hors d'oeuvres will be served!

Here are some sneak peaks:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tomorrow Night ~ Join Us!

Join us Wednesday, July 14th! Lunch or dinner -
Don't forget to tell them you are "Dining for AAWS!"

420 Jonestown Rd. #U

Make your reservations today!!

3 New AAWS Members

AAWS is delighted to have several new additions to our membership:

above: panel 274, Cow skull Talisman by Andrew Pennington
Black Trailer Series, 5"H X 15"W

above: "Savior" by Caroline Paul, oil
*Caroline also has a great new blog:

"Pecking Order" by Ed Young, oil on canvas

We hope that you have enjoyed seeing work by our newest members let us all join in giving them a warm "welcome!"

Friday, July 9, 2010

AAWS Snags "Honorable Mention" in 2010 Smitty's Notes annual "Best of Winston-Salem" Awards

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is delighted to have received Honorable Mention in Smitty's Notes' Annual "Best of Winston-Salem" Awards for Best Art Gallery/Shop/Boutique!!

We were in good company! Here are the list of winners in our category:

Best Art gallery/shop/boutique

Winner: Urban Artware
Runner Up: Piedmont Craftsmen

Honorable Mention: Hampton House, Associated Artists, and Kindred Spirits

Thanks to all who voted for us - your support is what holds us together.  As the "Canvas of the Community," we strive to be a hub for creativity in our community.   Thanks again & congratulations to all of the winners!!  To see the full list of Smitty's Notes Annual "Best of Winston-Salem" Award winners, visit:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Important Dates to Remember Through Next Week

Saturday, July 10
  • 10am-12pm: Drawing Circle. More info:
  • 10am - 2pm: Drop off art for "Black & White" exhibition
Monday, July 12
  • 10am - 2pm: Drop off art for "Black & White" exhibition
Wednesday, July 14
Thursday, July 15
Friday, July 16