Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Featured Gift Shop Artist: Dariel Saunders

AAWS member Dariel Saunders' work is whimsical, bright, and cheerful.  Pottery and paintings are Dariel's mediums of choice.  While they are quite different mediums, Dariel's style certainly remains consistent.  Whirls of color -  yellows, blues, and neutrals- join together to create a harmonious color scheme in her palette.

Above: Platter by Dariel Saunders - available in our gift shop.

Friday, November 26, 2010

AAWS Accepting Donations for Second Harvest

Associated Artists will be accepting donations for Second Harvest at our gallery from Dec 1 - 10th. Canned and non-perishable items can be dropped off at our gallery during normal gallery hours of Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and Sat, 10am-1pm.  Our gallery is located at 301 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

To learn more about Second Harvest, please visit: http://www.hungernwnc.org/

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Featured Gift Shop Artist: Jennifer Manuel

Another multi-disciplinary artist, AAWS member Jennifer Manuel creates both jewelry and pottery.  In this post, we'll focus on some delightful items from our gift shop - these adorable little pottery ornaments:

Mushroom or birdhouse? You decide! Either way - they're cute, cute, cute.  Wouldn't you love to have one of these hanging from your tree this year? You can! Just stop by our gallery Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or Saturday from 10am-2pm and they can be yours!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Photos from Laura Lashley Talk

Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine's featured artist in their November issue was painter and illustrator Laura Lashley.  She spoke about her art and inspirations at AAWS on Wednesday, November 17, at noon.

 Laura talked about her inspiration, work habits, and recent projects. 
She brought with her several pieces to share with the group.

above is a photograph of a work in progress

 You can read the article about Laura Lashley in the November 2010 issue of
Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine by clicking here.

 In addition to doing abstract paintings and murals, Laura also specializes in figurative work and animals.  One day, she dreams of creating and illustrating a children's book.

To learn more about upcoming events at AAWS, please visit www.associatedartists.org/calendars

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Featured Gift Shop Artist: Hank Allred

One of our newest artists, Hank Allred is a clay artist who creates fantastic coil pottery and small items as well! Whether creating little turtle figurines or large vessels, Hank Allred's craftsmanship and love of clay certainly speaks.

Above: Coil vase by Hank Allred.  This item and others like it are for sale in our gallery.  Stop by and check them out!  Wouldn't this be a lovely vase to use for a holiday centerpiece?

Laura Lashley Gallery Talk TOMORROW, 11/17, at noon

"Gallery Talk with Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine's Featured Artist, Painter & Illustrator Laura Lashley"

When: Wednesday, November 17, 12-1pm (tomorrow!)
Where: Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
301 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Cost: FREE!!

To learn more about Laura Lashley, please visit her online at http://www.lauralashley.com/

To learn more about Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine, please click here.

Image shown by Laura Lashley

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join us This Friday for a special gallery talk!

"Talk About the Art and Craft of Food
with Southern Pies Author Nancy McDermott and Others!"

WHEN Friday, November 19, 12pm - 1pm
WHERE Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
COST Free to attend!


McDermott and extraordinary local cooks straight from their kitchens will discuss our southern food heritage and the future of art and creativity in cooking.  Dessert tasting and book signing follows.  This event is a part of 6 Days in November, and coincides with the food-themed student show on Thursday, November 18th in the Atrium of the Chatham Building.

Panelists include: Will Kingery of Willows Bistro, chef & restauranteur John Marshall, and Dewey's Bakery Executive Pastry Chef Alison Turner

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Scrambled" Reception - Thursday, 6-8pm

This Thursday night from 6-8pm is the reception for "Scrambled: Food-themed Student Show" 

The reception will take place in the atrium of the Chatham Building - right next to Associated Artists - from 6-8pm. This special event features food-themed student artwork from our community. The night will include an awards presentation and a special performance by the TYJEO youth jazz ensemble!  The judge is artist and art teacher Justine Linville (retired Forsyth Country Day; currently teaching with WSSU).  We hope you can join us and see what some of the up and coming artists in our community have cooked up!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Twin City Diner Benefit Days - Nov 16 & 17

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem benefit days at Twin City Diner are Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 16 & 17 - please help support our wonderful organization by "dining for AAWS!"

In order for us to be able to track receipts for our patrons, please print and take this flyer with you:

Thanks for all of your support!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Featured Artist: Bill Gramley

Many of you saw Bill Gramley's pastels in one of the booths during Fall for Art, or perhaps you have taken one of his workshops or admired his work on our walls at the gallery.  This week, we're featuring the pastel drawings of AAWS artist Bill Gramley.  These delightful drawings are perfect for gift giving - many of his small ones are only a few inches in diameter and would make fantastic stocking stuffers!

Above: a trio of small pastel drawings by Bill Gramley

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sharon Nelson interviewed on 90.5 WSNC

AAWS Executive Director, Sharon Nelson, was interviewed by Calvin Patterson, host of “Empowering You” – a program on 90.5 WSNC, Winston-State University’s public radio station.    The program will air on Monday evening, November 8th, at 7pm.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Recent Happenings at AAWS -

The Wake Forest University Community Law & Business Clinic did an excellent presentation, "Basic Legal Info for Artists," on Nov 3, 2010 at Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. 

This presentation covered the complex issues that arise for many artists - topics such as trademarks, copyrights, and setting up your business (differences between sole proprietorship, LLC, INC, etc) were covered.  To learn about other upcoming presentations and events, please visit http://www.associatedartists.org/

Also - we had some recent press in the Winston-Salem Journal about the winners of this year's Kathryn Leinbach Brown Memorial Scholarship.  To read the article, please click here

The following students have been awarded the KLB Award for 2010-2011:

Latasha Love - Atkins High School (Teacher Janet Blakely)
Georgia Hertz - Forsyth Country Day School (Teacher Mary Bailey Thomas)
Tori Lancaster – Career Center (Teacher Shawn Beard)
Rachel Pendergrass – North Forsyth High School (Teacher Beverly Steele)
Ross Pollock – Forsyth Country Day School (Teacher Rebecca Stone-Danahy)
Elizabeth Rosales - Parkland High School (Teacher Melissa Moore)

Congratulations to these students!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This Sunday, Nov 7th, from 6-9, is Fall for Art.  This festive fall celebration is held annually at Flow BMW.

Fall for Art is an appreciation event for customers and patrons of Flow BMW, Windsor Jewelers, and Associated Artists. Yes, that's right! An entire evening dedicated to our biggest supporters with food and wine, great music, artwork and cars. From historic BMW classics to a preview of the newest series - this is a beautiful event that has become a staff favorite in the AAWS annual calendar.  This year's flower arrangements are generously provided by Bo-Ty Florists.


Drawing Circle - Every Saturday

Are you an artist interested in practicing your drawing skills in an informal group?  If so, you should join us at "Drawing Circle."  Every Saturday, from 10am-12pm, a group of artists gathers at Associated Artists to practice drawing.  Frequently, they use each other as models.  Bring whatever materials you would like to work in - pencils, ink, charcoal - and your sketch pad or drawing paper.  Drawing Circle is free to AAWS members and the public alike, so if you have a friend who might be interested, feel free to bring them along. 

Upcoming Dates for Drawing Circle:


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cultural Crossroads Winners

The winners of this year's Cultural Crossroads National Juried Competition (Oct 14 - Nov 23) are:

Immigrants: Limboland
by Duat H Vu

by George Schober

Free to Be
by MM Dupay

Remembering Mr. Potato Head
by Brian Haverlock

American Farm Splendor
by Charles Hildebrandt

Faith Healing
by Kathryn Cook

La Vieja
by Antuco Chicaiza

This exhibition is on display at Associated Artists through November 23, 2010.  Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is located at 301 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Recap of "Culture, Identity, and Communication in Contemporary Mural Art"

Bamidele Demerson, Executive Director of the International Civil Rights Museum, led a gallery talk on October 29th, at Associated Artists, titled "Culture, Identity, and Communication in Contemporary Mural Art"

This event coincided with the Cultural Crossroads exhibition, juried by prominent artist and muralist Colin Quashie

During his gallery talk, Mr. Demerson discussed work by several artists in the exhibition including the work "Faith Healing" by Kathryn Cook (shown above).  Other artists whose work he mentioned included Shawn Beard,  Diane Nations, and Lisa Travis.

Above: Mr. Demerson discusses the musical themes in a mural by Aaron Douglas.  This mural, titled "An Idyll of the Deep South" is located in Harlem in NYC.  He went into detail descriptions about several murals by african american artists and artists from all over the world.  Each mural's themes, symbolism, interpretations, and meanings were discussed.

Mr. Demerson made the statement that "every time you look at a painting or a mural, you stand at a cultural crossroads between the artist's intention and your own perception." 

To learn more about gallery talks and upcoming events at Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, please visit us online at www.associatedartists.org/calendars.