Saturday, August 28, 2010

Member Update

AAWS members Koreen Damelio and Laura Reynolds are participating in a three person exhibition in September and October:

Three Part Harmony #2
Koreen Damelio, Paula Lin Lashley, and Laura Reynolds
September 1- October 29
Opening Reception
Friday, September 10, 2010

Keener Gallery
Allegacy Federal Credit Union
1691 Westbrook Plaza Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upcoming Events this September

We are gearing up for a fun fall at Associated Artists!  Here is a sample of some of the events and opportunities we have in store for artists and art lovers alike:

Drawing Circle 10 AM- 12PM at AAWS on September 4, 11, 18, 25
Sharpen your pencils and come draw with us! Free and open to all!

9/02/2010 Lines Opening Reception 5 PM - 7 PM at AAWS
Join us for the Opening Reception of "Lines." This reception is free and open to the public and will be featuring work by AAWS members. Info for artists: click here to see prospectus

9/07/2010  DEADLINE for "Art of Homeownership"To learn about this free and fun community art project and how you can participate, click here.  P.S. - there are cash prizes to be won!

9/10/2010 Illustration/Cartooning Workshop: "Life According To... Sharing Your World with Others Through Humor" with Scott Davis. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join us for an illustration/cartoon workshop with AAWS artist and member, Scott Davis! Click here to learn more about Scott Davis & this workshop.

9/18/2010 Photo Transfer Workshop with Mary Bailey Thomas, 10:00am - 1:00pm at AAWS. Learn the process of photo transfer with AAWS member and artist Mary Bailey Thomas. Click here to learn more about this popular workshop

9/18/2010 Reading Work Series, 10:30 AM -12 PM at AAWS
Reading Work offers the chance to come out of your studio and share work with fellow artists. If you're looking for critique, some suggestions, helpful questions or a little sharing of ideas, then come downtown for our Reading Work Series. Bring some work or bring your laptop, bring ideas, and, heck, since it's free, bring a friend! Every third Saturday.

9/24/2010 Gallery Talk with Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine's Featured Artist Raul Montero, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at AAWS. Join us for an inspiring gallery talk with Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine's featured artist of the month. This month is Cuban artist Raul Montero. Click here to learn more about this gallery talk.

9/29/2010 Basic Chalk Pastel Workshop with Bill Gramley, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at AAWS. Learn the basics of chalk pastel with AAWS juried member Bill Gramley! Click here to learn more about this workshop.

To see more events, please check out our online calendar

Monday, August 16, 2010

Model Houses Ready for Pickup!

The first batch of model houses for the Art of Homeownership are ready for pickup at AAWS!   Here is a photograph of one of the blank models:

Can't you imagine all of the fun ways to decorate these? It is free to participate - all you need to do is stop by Associated Artists at 301 W. 4th Street to pick up a house and get started!   You will get a ticket to the auction taking place on September 24th and there are cash prizes to be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!

The decorated houses will need to be returned to AAWS by September 7th so that they can be put on display around the community before they are auctioned off on September 24th at Taste of Homeownership Signature Event. To learn more about this fun community art project, please click here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


*You must bring the coupon* (above)

Come out, sample tasty food from local favorite Twin City Diner, and enjoy supporting our organization!

Added bonus: LIVE MUSIC by Kent Dunn on August 17th!! Please help support AAWS by dining out at Twin City Diner on one (or both!) of these days!

Twin City Diner
1425 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, August 12, 2010

THIS Saturday!!

Join us THIS Saturday, August 14th, from 9am - noon, for our "Y'Art" Sale!  All sorts of fun art goodies will be available for purchase! Join us -

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Save the Date: Sept 18 Photo Transfer Workshop with Mary Bailey Thomas

When: Saturday, Sept 18, 10am-1pm at AAWS

What: Learn how to transfer imagery from color laser copies to various paper or fabric surfaces using CitraSolv® concentrate. Participates will then re-work the image using their favorite coloring/drawing media to create original (8 x 10 or 5 x 7) works of art.
Presenter Mary Bailey Thomas, AAWS member and artist at Studios 625, has taught this workshop at numerous State & National Art education Conventions, the Sawtooth Center & at AAWS over the past five years. (image at right: "Millenium Center Sculpture 2010" by Mary Bailey Thomas)

Cost: $20 AAWS members/ $25 non-members. RSVP with payment today to reserve your spot!


*Mary Bailey Thomas will have copies on hand for those who just want to learn the process and do not bring their own images.

*For those who want to use their own images: Mary Bailey Thomas recommends LePrint Printing on Jonestown Road for the color laser copies. LePrint will print any size up to 11 x 17. If participants want to do the larger size transfer they will need to supply the paper.

(Printing FYI: If there are words, participants need to flip them or invert them so they will not print backwards. They can email a jpg. to LePrint. The laser copy has to be a powder toner copier to work; ink jet prints will not work)

For more information about this workshop, call 722-0340 or email membership (at) associatedartists (dot) org

image shown: Downtown Dance Dance Dance the Night Away by Mary Bailey Thomas

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Community Art Opportunity: Call for Artists

"The Art of Home Ownership"

The Art of Homeownership is a collaboration between the Center for Homeownership and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. For this project, artists will decorate small model houses to be auctioned on September 24th. The decorated houses are intended to highlight the unique perspective of local artists and promote a visual and positive awareness of homeownership in our community. The Art of Homeownership will be introduced as a signature experience during the 5th annual Taste of Homeownership fundraising event on September 24, 2010 at Odd Fellows Club House located at 185 Park Ridge Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Decorate a model house! Blank houses will be available for pick up at Associated Artists after August 16th. Decorated houses are to be turned back in to Associated Artists by September 7th. Decorated houses will then be displayed around the community until the auction on September 24th. Materials are first come, first served.  There is no fee to participate!

The houses will be judged and cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners. The houses will be auctioned and sold during the Taste of Homeownership event. As a thank you for participating, each artist will be given a ticket to attend the Taste of Homeownership event.

1st place - $250.00

2nd Place - $125.00

3rd Prize - $75.00

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Outside Opportunities in Our Community

Brenner Children's Hopsital Seeking Donations
Brenners Children's Hospital is dedicated to pediatric patient care, education and research centered on the special needs of children. The Festival of Trees is the largest fundraiser benefitting Brenners each year, with proceeds supporting programs that enhance the lives of our young patients. The highlight of the festival is a large raffle that raises thousands of dollars each year for the children. This year, Brenners is making a special appeal to the members of Associated Artists for donations. Your generosity will be recognized in the festival program and in donor signage. Please contact Cat New with any questions or to request pick up of your donation: (336) 722-2585 x1103 or  Donations will be accepted through August 27th.

UNCSA: Seeking Donations for Chocolate Festival Fundraiser
UNC School of the Arts is hosting the fifth annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation on Wednesday, October 20th. They have asked AAWS members to donate artwork for the raffle that will be held during the event. For more information, contact Stacey Baisden at 336.770.3282 or via email

Monday, August 2, 2010

Y'Art Sale!

Y'Art Sale

When: Saturday, August 14, 9am - noon

Where: Atrium of Chatham Building (right next door to AAWS)

About: AAWS is planning a fun art supplies sale this summer. We want new or barely played with art supplies (that stuff you bought after attending that inspirational workshop - only when you got home you realized you're never going to use?). Donate to AAWS, and let us make a little money while you clean your closets. And tables. And shelves. Then you can go out and fill them again – guilt free! ;)  Art related paraphernalia (magazines,... books, etc) accepted as well, and maybe a painting or two!

To Donate: You can bring your donations to AAWS during regular gallery hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat, 10am-2pm). Call 336-722-0340 if you have any questions!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Benefit Days for AAWS at Twin City Diner! Aug 17 & 18

We are thrilled to announce two benefit days for AAWS at Twin City Diner this August 17 and 18th.

*You must bring the coupon* (above)

Come out, sample tasty food from local favorite Twin City Diner, and enjoy supporting our organization!
Added bonus: LIVE MUSIC by Kent Dunn on August 17th!! Please help support AAWS by dining out at Twin City Diner on one (or both!) of these days in August
Twin City Diner
1425 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC