Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Art of Homeownership - Sept 24, 2010

 Associated Artists of Winston-Salem proudly partnered with the Center for Homeownership to host "Art of Homeownership" - a collaborative project intended to highlight homeownership in our community as seen through the eyes of area artists. 
For this project, area artists were asked to decorate model homes that would ultimately be auctioned on September 24, 2010.  This event took place at the Center for Homeownership in downtown Winston-Salem.
 Many artists attended the event (group of artists shown above).  Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and people's choice.
 The second place award went to the house shown above, a mosaic "star" tile house by AAWS member and artist Dennis Millsaps.

 Above is a closeup view of the model house decorated by AAWS artist & member, Chad Beroth, and his two daughters.  This was one of several houses that were collaborative efforts.

 Above is the "Environmentology" house by AAWS artist and member Jean Yates.  Any artist in the community was eligible to participate - the houses were first come, first served!

On the tables where each house were displayed were small boxes to cast votes for "People's Choice"

 Executive director for Center for Homeownership, Phyllis Caldwell, takes some time to thank sponsors and participants.  This event was presented by Leonard Ryden Burr, along with additional support from Goler Community Development Corporation, & SG Atkins Community Development Corporation.

Above is a detailed shot of the third place house - a colorful rendition of a field of sunflowers by area artist Alice Sanders.

 Above is a detailed photo of the house decorated by artist Scott Davis, creator of Right Brain Ruminations and Sherlock Unleashed.
Butterflies were a popular theme and appeared on several of the houses - thanks to all who participated!

To see the full album of photos, please click here to visit our Facebook album. Enjoy!

This Wednesday: Workshop with Bill Gramley

This workshop will cover the basics of chalk pastel. All supplies will be provided and participants will be able complete two to three pieces in the class. This workshop will be taught by AAWS juried member, artist Bill Gramley.
Cost: $12 AAWS members / $15 non-members

RSVP with payment to reserve your spot! Email membership@associatedartists.org  or call 336-722-0340

image shown: "Verbena Blooming" by Bill Gramley, pastel

Monday, September 27, 2010

Member Updates & Outside Opportunities

MEMBER UPDATE ~ AAWS member and artist Rebecca Dresser will be having a solo show at the Apple Gallery at the Stokes County Arts Council from September 24 - October 26. Opening reception is Friday, October 1 from 6 - 8:30 pm.

SYNTHESIS at Salem Fine Arts Center, Mary Davis Holt Gallery. Oct 22, 2010 - Jan 28, 2011. This exhibition will feature a variety of works of visual art inspired by poetry, literature, music and dance. The exhibition will coincide with a celebration sponsored by the Salem College School of Music in which we will recognize the 200th birthday celebration of Robert Schuman, an original synthesizer of the arts. On the evening of Fri, Oct 29th, there will be a reception for the artists followed by the School of Music faculty performance of beloved works by Schuman as visual artists and dancers display and perform their creative responses to the music. Installations, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in all mediums will be considered. Artists 18 and older are invited to send up to five submissions to be considered for exhibition. Submissions must be in the form of jpeg files and may be e-mailed to kim.varnadoe@salem.edu or a cd of images may be mailed to: Kimberly Varnadoe, Salem Fine Arts Center, 601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Submission Deadline: Oct 4, 2010.

The Lake Norman Art League announces a call to artists for its Annual Fall Exhibition, October 22, 2010 - January 2, 2011. The exhibit will be held at the Carolina Art Garden, in Cornelius, NC. The exhibit is open to all artists working in any 2D or 3D medium, this includes photography, digital or digitally altered photography, and mixed media with photography works.Complete details for entry can be found in the call for entries located on the website, http://www.lknart.org/ or send a SASE to P.O. Box 2372, Davidson, NC 28036.

The Hispanic League presents Spanish Nite Art Show & Competition. To see prospectus, click here. Deadline: Nov 1

The Shepherds Center: Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Nov 6th, 9am-2pm. Seeking 25 vendors to participate. Cost to be a vendor: $25 for a 6ft long table and a door prize donation. Otherwise, vendors keep all of their earnings. The primary purpose of this event is to increase community awareness of The Shepherd's Center's Senior Center. The other purpose is to raise a little bit of money to help fund the Senior Center's programs and cover the costs of ongoing renovations. Contact Susan Meny at smeny@shepherdscenter.org or call 336-748-0217

Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC: Spring Show 2011, (show dates Jan 11 - May 6, 2011). Call for entry is available from Barbara Cullen at barbcul@aol.com. Looking for 8-12 artists to show both 2D and 3D work at the Mendenhall Building on the Lexington campus. Deadline: Nov. 15

WFU Baptist Medical Center Rotating Art Shows 2011: 7 galleries. Art is rotated every 3 months... artwork that explores the role of art in healing is particularly encouraged. Both 2D and smaller 3D works are needed. Call for entry available from Barbara Cullen at bcullen@wfubmc.edu.  Deadline for application: Nov. 15

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photos from Photo-Transfer Workshop on Sept 18

AAWS artist Mary Bailey Thomas held a workshop at the Associated Artists gallery on Saturday, September 18th, about the process of Photo Transfer. 

Participants learned the techniques of transferring images from color laser copies onto paper or fabric using Citrisolv concentrate (shown above). 

(above)  A large selection of laser copies were provided for participants to experiment with, and artists were also allowed to bring their own images. 

(above) After the images were transfered, Mary Bailey Thomas taught artists various techniques to embellish their individual images using their favorite color/drawing media.

To see more photos from this engaging workshop, click here.
To learn about upcoming events & workshops at AAWS, click here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Silent Auction of Houses for Art of Homeownership

Come out and support all of the local artists who decorated model houses for the Art of Homeownership  This event on September 24th at the Center for Homeownership will feature a silent auction of the houses, with proceeds benefitting AAWS and the Center of Homeownership.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three houses!

click here to see a larger version of the invitation

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lots of Activity in the City of the Arts!

This past weekend was a momentous one for Winston-Salem, the "City of the Arts," because our community celebrated the opening of the new Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.  Associated Artists had a nice presence at the weekend festivities, with artist demos and a booth staffed with volunteers.  A big THANK you to all of our volunteers and artists - including Jack Hernon, Connie Chesner, Ralph Calhoun, Joe Bircher, Kathy Fritz, Lee Reynolds, Scott Davis, Leslie Karpinski, Bill Gramley, and Suzette Sides to name a few!  You did an amazing job sharing with the public about Associated Artists!

To view more photos from this weekend, please view our album on Facebook!

Do you know that Associated Artists is open to anyone aged 15 and up?  Annual membership starts as little as $25 per year for students, and a general "Associate Membership" is only $55 per year.    There are advantages to becoming a member of our organization, ranging from discounted workshop fees to special exhibitions open only to members.  You can learn more by visiting www.associatedartists.org/membership-info

For all of you new members - we have scheduled a New Member Orientation on Friday, Sept 24, at 10 am at the Associated Artists Gallery (301 W. 4th St, downtown Winston-Salem).  This is your chance to learn about what AAWS has to offer - from community exhibits to volunteering on committees, from attending workshops to participating in exhibitions, come out to learn about AAWS and mingle with fellow members.   RSVP isn't required, but appreciated. Call 336-722-0340

Photo Transfer Workshop THIS SATURDAY

WHAT   Photo Tranfer Workshop with Mary Bailey Thomas
WHEN   Saturday, Sept 18, 10am-1pm at AAWS
COST    $20 AAWS members/ $25 non-members. RSVP with payment today to reserve your spot!

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.

*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@associatedartists.org

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Art of Homeownership

Save the date for September 24th from 6-8pm because that is the date of the "Art of Homeownership" fundraising event!  This special community project features small decorated model houses which will be up for silent auction on this evening.    Artists in our community were asked to decorate small model houses with the mission to raise positive awareness of homeownership.   To learn more about this event, click here.

Friday, September 24, 2010
6:00-8:00 pm at the
The Loewy Building
500 West Fourth Street,  Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Please RSVP by September 20, 2010 to the Center for HomeOwnership at: dhile@centerforhomeownership.org or 336-773-0286 ext 104

Here are a taste of some of the houses which will be up for silent auction:

To see more of the houses up for auction, please visit Associated Artists of Winston-Salem's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winston-Salem-NC/Associated-Artists-of-Winston-Salem/118711149768?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=201255&id=118711149768

Monday, September 6, 2010

Illustration/Cartooning Workshop THIS FRIDAY

What   "Life According To... Sharing Your World with Others Through Humor" Illustration/Cartooning Workshop with Scott Davis
When   September 10 (Friday), 3-5pm
Where   AAWS
Cost $30 AAWS members/$35 non

About   An illustration/cartooning workshop with artist Scott Davis, creator "Sherlock Unleashed." Bring a sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools and gain tips and skills for creating comics and illustrations. A perfect way to kick-off the BookMARKS festival weekend! You can learn more about Scott Davis by visiting his website, Right Brain Ruminations.

Limit 15 participants – RSVP with payment to reserve your space: email membership@associatedartists.org
or call 336-722-0340

Friday, September 3, 2010

Benefit Day Oct 9 - SAVE THE DATE

Please be sure to print this flyer and bring it with you!  Thanks for your support and we hope to see you dining at New Town Bistro on October 9th.   Dinner hours are from 5pm until.... 

Call 659-8062 to make your reservation

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Save the Date! Art Unleashed Adoption Auction on Sept 24

Have you enjoyed seeing all of the dogs and cat sculptures around Winston-Salem this summer? Do you want a fun way to support Winston-Salem's animals while also seeing some fantastic art?  Then mark your calendars for the upcoming Art Unleashed Adoption Auction on September 24th at the Millenium Center!

above: the cat outside of AAWS

Who: Forsyth Humane Society
What: 2010 Art Unleashed-Adoption Auction/Fundraiser
When: 6:oo pm-11:00 pm, Friday, September 24
Where: Millennium Center Downtown, Winston-Salem

Please join the Humane Society on Friday, September 24 at the Millennium Center for their adoption auction party. You can adopt one of the sculptures for your business, home or garden. The silent auction will also feature a variety of other original artwork, in various mediums with something for everyone.

Take home an original piece of art and help homeless and neglected animals at the same time.

For more information call the Forsyth Humane Society, 721-1303 or visit http://www.forsythhumane.org/