Deadlines are nearing for artists to enter a couple of local shows. Lake Norman Art League will accept work for its 2009 Photography Exhibit on Friday and Saturday. Meanwhile, the deadline is next Thursday, Feb. 12, for artists and craftspeople interested in booth space for this year’s Art on the Green festival in dowtown Davidson.
Also in this column: New exhibits at Christa Faut and Merrill-Jennings galleries.
The Lake Norman Art League invites local photographers to enter its 2009 Photography Exhibit and competition. It’s open to traditional photography, digital or digitally altered photography, and mixed media with photography.
Exhibit take-in is Friday, Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lake Norman Art League Gallery in the South Main Square office building, 442 S. Main St.
Photographers may enter up to four works. Awards are $250 for first place, $125 second place, $75 third place, plus honorable mentions. Juror is Jay Weinmiller, a photographer and owner of Weinmiller Inc. in Charlotte.
The exhibit will hang Feb. 13 to March 27. An opening reception is planned Friday, Feb. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For details or entry forms, visit www.lknart.org.
ART ON THE GREEN DEADLINE
Downtown Davidson Inc. will accept applications for booths at its 2009 Art on the Green festival through next Thursday, Feb. 12. The event is a juried festival, to be helpd April 25 and 26 on the Davidson Village Green. Besides artist’s exhibits, it includes demonstrations, live music, and festive cuisine.
Brad Thomas, award winning artist and director of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, will be this year’s juror. Applications are available by contacting the event project manager, Margaret Martens, at firstname.lastname@example.org or downloading an application from www.downtowndavidson.org under the April is for Arts tab.
Local galleries have new exhibits for February. At Merrill-Jennings Gallery on South Main Street, watercolors by Davidson artist Virginia Quillen will be on display through March 31. These paintings were used to illustrate the unique book/DVD combo, “Lake Reflections,” depicting familiar scenes of Lake Norman. Gallery hours and details below.
Meanwhile, at Christa Faut Gallery in Cornelius, “Dreams and Abstractions,” paintings by Joana Wardell, will be on display through March 17. A reception is planned this Saturday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. Details below.
GALLERY OPENINGS & ART EVENTS
SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 4-6 p.m., Christa Faut Gallery, Jetton Village Shopping Center, Cornelius – Reception for “Dreams and Abstractions, an exhibit of paintigns by Joanna Wardell.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 11 a.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Davidson Public Art Commission meeting. Agenda not announced. Check the town website for more information.
FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., (next to MasterWorks) – Lake Norman Art League 2009 photography show opening. Exhibit runs through March 27.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE VAN EVERY/SMITH GALLERIES, Davidson College Visual Art Center, Main and Griffith streets – Through Feb. 26: “Re/Formations: Disability, Women and Sculpture,” curated by Jessica Cooley and Davidson professor Ann M. Fox. Artists include: Harriet Sanderson, Rebecca Horn, Judith Scott, Nancy Fried and Laura Splan. Gallery hours: weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Details on the exhibit website. See also our Jan. 14 exhibit preview and our Jan. 15 audio interview with the curators.
MERRILL-JENNINGS GALLERIES, 463 S. Main St. – Through March 31: original watercolors by Davidson artist Virginia Quillen. These paintings were used to illustrate the unique book/DVD combo, Lake Reflections, depicting familiar scenes of Lake Norman. In addition, works of art in all media and price ranges will be offered by many familiar gallery artists including Addie James, Loren DiBenedetto, Susan Jennings, Betsey Hampton, and many others. For more information call 704-895-1213 and visit the website at www.merrilljennings.com
CHRISTA FAUT GALLERY, 19818 North Cove Road, Jetton Village, Cornelius – Through March 17, “Dreams and Abstractions,” paintings by Joana Wardell. Reception, Saturday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. Information: www.christafautgallery.com or 704-892-5312.
WOODEN STONE, 445 S. Main St. – Functional fine art and hand-made objects. Featured artist: Elaine Unzicker will be at the gallery Feb. 20-21 with a collection of her latest jewelry and accessories. Reception Friday, Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. She’ll also be there Saturday, Feb. 21, 10-4. Also this month, Feb. 7-28 silent auction of furniture and art items, to make room for new work. Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays/Mondays. 704-892-1449. www.woodenstonegallery.com.
CREATIVE ART EXCHANGE/CORNELIUS ARTS CENTER, 19725 Oak St., in the Oak Street Mill behind the police station, Cornelius – Through Feb. 28, paintings by Tonya Gregg. Ms. Gregg’s work, which comments on issues of contemporary culture and identity, has been exhibited throughout the Southeast, New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, and Germany. She has received residencies from the South Carolina Arts Commission and Kaiserslautern Artist Association Wollmagazin studio complex. Reception and gallery talk, Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 704-892-7323 or www.creativeartexchange.org.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONGREGATION HOUSE, Concord Road – Photos from the Nepal Orphans Home by Peter and Boo Hess. The photos illustrate the effects of contributions by the the Davidson community on the Nepal Orphans Home. For stories and photos, visit www.nepalorphanshome.net.