Davidson-based artist Felicia van Bork captured the top prize last weekend at a juried exhibition in Raleigh. Also below, our listing of current exhibits at galleries in and around Davidson.
1st PRIZE FOR van BORK
Painter/printmaker Felicia van Bork grabbed first prize on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Printmakers of North Carolina 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, in Raleigh.
Jurors Kelly McChesney, Director, Flanders Art Gallery, and Tamar Harris-Warren, curator for Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, presented the award, given to the best print among the approximately 50 in the show. The award came with a $250 prize.
Ms. van Bork’s winning print, “Deep Music in Deep Water,” is a large-format monotype completed a year ago at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. In September of this year, van Bork received her MFA in art from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
The Printmakers of North Carolina 3rd Annual Exhibition runs through Nov. 28 at The Print Studio, 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh.
GALLERIES & ART EVENTS
MONDAYS, 6-9 p.m., Creative Art Exchange, Cornelius – open figure drawing sessions, hosted by David Smith. $10 model fee. Contact email@example.com to be added to the notification list.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Smith Gallery, Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., at Griffith St. – Exhibit through Dec. 9. “Picturing Davidson: Bill Giduz and His First 30 Years,” an exhibit of photographs by longtime college news office writer and photographer Bill Giduz. Also through Dec. 9, “Staring,” an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Doug Auld and Chris Rush, photographs of Weegee, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and work by other artists. For more information click here. See David Boraks’s Oct. 15 preview of the show, “30 years in Davidson, through the eyes of Bill Giduz.”
CORNELIUS ARTS CENTER/COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT, Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., behind the police station, Cornelius – Through Dec. 23: “Teaching Talents,” an exhibit with works by talented instructors and staff of The Community Arts Project. Also, now registering for winter session classes. Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, contact the Cornelius Arts Center online at corneliusartscenter.org or Details: 704-896-8823.
LAKE NORMAN ART LEAGUE, gallery in South Main Square, 442 S. Main St. – Nov. 16 to Jan. 8 – 2009 Small Works Exhibit and Sale. Works will be on display daily during business hours, and also during Christmas in Davidson: December 3-5, 6-9 p.m. with awards announced on Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m. Details: 704-620-4450 or www.lknart.org.
MERRILL-JENNINGS GALLERIES, 463 S. Main St. – Hours: Mon-Fri 10–5, Sat 10–3. Holiday Art Show Dec. 1-31, 2009. Explore gifts from all gallery artists, in every style, medium, and price range. Introducing the whimsical art of Laura Duis, also featuring Jim Chapman, Ray Byram, Charlotte Foust, Addie James, Susan Jennings, Loren DiBenedetto, Betsey Hampton, Virginia Quillen, and many others. The gallery will be open late during Christmas in Davidson, Dec. 3,4 and 5, 6-9 p.m. For more information call 704-895-1213 and visit the website at www.merrilljennings.com
DAVIDSON TOWN HALL Atrium Gallery, 216 S. Main St. – Paintings by Jane Ellithorpe. Open weekdays during Town Hall hours, and other times during Town Hall events.
CHRISTA FAUT GALLERY, 19818 North Cove Road, Jetton Village, Cornelius – Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. Current exhibit: jewelry show runs Nov. 18-Dec. 31, 2009. Features metalsmiths Jan Craft, Emanuela Duca, Celestiale, Joanna Gollberg, Rieko Ishiyama and Hongskock Lee. Information: www.christafautgallery.com or 704-892-5312.
WOODEN STONE, 445 S. Main St. – Functional fine art and hand-made objects. Gallery hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 704-892-1449. www.woodenstonegallery.com.
SANCTUARY GALLERY, 108 S. Main St. (next to Village Store) – Fine art and handmade crafts by local artists. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also this Sunday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sanctuary and The Village Store are hosting a benefit sale for the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Women’s Shelter. (See our Nov. 18 fund-raisers column.)