The bimonthly 2D art change at the Artisans Gallery will be on Monday, May 15th. Note that this is different from the original Artisans calendar.
We will start by taking all the art down. Nothing can stay unless it replaced something that sold shortly before the change over. If you can’t bring your work at 8:30AM Monday (art work that arrives after 8:30am on Monday will not be hung), drop it off at the gallery on Sunday afternoon or ask a friend to help you. Take your previous work home.
Two St. James artists - Susan Dade and Rich Caffrey - received awards at the 35th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale, an Associated Event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Susan’s watercolor “Her Garden Room”, won the Janet B Sessoms Award by TheArtWorks, and Rich’s resin sculpture “Gone Fishing” won Honorable Mention. These and other wonderful works are on exhibit Friday, April 7th - Saturday, April 8th from 10:00AM - 5:00PM, and Sunday, April 9th from 10:00AM - 4:00PM, in downtown Wilmington at the Hannah Block USO Building, 120 S. Second Street. If you’re going to attend any of the Azalea Festival events, this show is worth visiting.
Ted Zawistowski is the St James Sales Center Featured artist for March and April. See the write-up about Ted at http://www.stjamesplantation.com/uncategorized/meet-artisan-ted-zawistowski/. Here are some pictures of Ted's work currently on display at the Sales Center.
Our next Jury opportunity is Monday April 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Bring your artwork to be juried to Donna Kanich’s home at 3564 Muskogee Circle (Woodlands) before 2pm. Call to make alternative
arrangements if the time is inconvenient for you!
The Artisans Gallery at the Marina is getting ready to honor two more of our talented artists for the month of April. Peggy Calenda and Judith Dragos will be displaying many of their creations during the month and we hope you will be able to visit the Gallery and see their work.
Peggy Calenda is a vibrant oil and watercolor artist who finds the diversity of our NC landscape the inspiration for her creativity. She likes to roam and explore all the environments from the beaches and marshes to her own backyard. Her career in finance was a left-brain endeavor but she easily switched to using the right-brain when her passion for art became apparent after retirement. From her first retirement location in mountainous Ashville to her current location, here in St. James on the coast, her artistic juices have been bursting with the stimuli from both places. Her favorite place however is St. James by the Sea!!
Judith Dragos is one of our basket weaving geniuses. She began weaving in 2011 in a class taught by two experts at the Oak Island Senior Center. The weekly group sessions with wonderful and encouraging people allowed her to learn and create in a very positive setting. Judith strives to improve on her quality with every basket she weaves and thus expand the range and techniques she uses. Each basket speaks to her through its beauty and function and she hopes each person who buys her baskets love them as much as she does. She continually looks for new ideas and designs to keep adding variety to her line of work.
The change-out for 2-Dimensional Art at Tommy Thompson's is scheduled for Tuesday APRIL 18th at 9:30am. The theme is "SPRING INTO SUMMER Theme". There are approximately 17 spaces to change-out. If you are interested, please contact Susan Dade. If you have artwork that is larger than 22x24, please send a jpeg to Susan. If you are displaying art at Tommy's now, you will need to pick it up at 9:30 Tuesday April 18th.
The Daylight Savings Time switch means it is time for the Artisans Gallery Art Walks to resume! We kick off the year with an early spring Art Walk on Friday March 24th from 4pm tp 6pm. Come down to the marina for wine and cheese and lots of great art. Artisans will be set up to show and talk about their work. We hope to see you on the 24th!!!
Carol Szot is the St James Sales Center Featured artist for February and March. See the write-up about Carol at http://www.stjamesplantation.com/uncategorized/meet-artisan-carol-szot/. Here is a picture of her work currently on display at the Sales Center:
Carol Kidd and Nancy Adelis met with local teachers and counselors to educate them about the various programs offered by Stepping Up For Arts and how to take advantage of our programs. The teachers and counselors also received "goodie bags" filled with art supplies. Below are pictures from the meeting.