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Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried Exhibition

This year we celebrate the 8th Annual Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibition. Please join us for the opening reception on July 12, 2019 at 5pm. It is one of our favorite exhibits because of the diverse art it brings to our facility every year.  This exhibition is a celebration of some of the finest creativity in North Carolina. Eligibility for entry is open to Fine Art artists in both 2D and 3D categories that are a minimum of 18 years of age and reside in North Carolina. $3,500 in combined prizes will be awarded to the best artists!

And the Winners are...

Best In Show

1,460 Self-Inflicted Wounds by Austin Sheppard
1,460 Self-Inflicted Wounds by Austin Sheppard

1st Place 2D

Diner by Susan Roemer
Diner by Susan Roemer

1st Place 3D

Cliffhanger by Patrick Fullwood
Cliffhanger by Patrick Fullwood

Honorable Mentions

Majestic Serentity by Robert Gray Cooper
Majestic Serentity by Robert Gray Cooper
The Mechanics of Flight-- Take Off by Tess Darling
The Mechanics of Flight-- Take Off by Tess Darling
Poppies by Nancy Kempf
Poppies by Nancy Kempf
My Michelle by Leatha Koefler
My Michelle by Leatha Koefler
Sadhu by Susan Park
Sadhu by Susan Park

Also Selected to Exhibit...

The Raven by Susan Bellamy
The Raven by Susan Bellamy
Coastal Splendor by Lynette Bettini
Coastal Splendor by Lynette Bettini
Morning Sun by Lisa Bohnwagner
Morning Sun by Lisa Bohnwagner
Inequity by Mia Bosna
Inequity by Mia Bosna
Stacked by Lindsay Carroll
Stacked by Lindsay Carroll
Farmer's Market by Marion Cloaninger
Farmer's Market by Marion Cloaninger
Dancer -1 by Jean Cheely
Dancer -1 by Jean Cheely
Afternoon Shadows by Arlene Daniel
Afternoon Shadows by Arlene Daniel
EJ Matthews by Patty Donoghue
EJ Matthews by Patty Donoghue
Dahlia, Queen of the Alley Cats by Glenda Edwards
Dahlia, Queen of the Alley Cats by Glenda Edwards
Just A Dream by Cecilia Farrell
Just A Dream by Cecilia Farrell
Suncatcher by Julia Fields
Suncatcher by Julia Fields
Curb Appeal by Leslie Frontz
Curb Appeal by Leslie Frontz
Lake.Mist.Hawk. by Jan Hoppe
Lake.Mist.Hawk. by Jan Hoppe
Feeding Frenzy by Raymond La Mantia
Feeding Frenzy by Raymond La Mantia
Personal Space by Matt McCarthy
Personal Space by Matt McCarthy
Midnight Blues by Pat Moritz
Midnight Blues by Pat Moritz
Voyeur by Seth Moskowitz
Voyeur by Seth Moskowitz
Secrets by Ann Nemcosky
Secrets by Ann Nemcosky
Paper Ladies by Leslie Newsome
Paper Ladies by Leslie Newsome
Unlock, Twist, and Lift by Louise Peters
Unlock, Twist, and Lift by Lou Ann Peters
Dancers on the Lawn by Cheryl Powell
Dancers on the Lawn by Cheryl Powell
Drives Me Nuts by Johnny Robertson
Drives Me Nuts by Johnny Robertson
Mother's Love by Vidya Singan
Mother's Love by Vidya Singan
Song of the Forest by Marcia Streithorst
Song of the Forest by Marcia Streithorst
Estrada Cliffs by Ray Travis
Estrada Cliffs by Ray Travis
The Warming Arctic Releases More Methane by Margaret White
The Warming Arctic Releases More Methane by Margaret White
We Need Weeds by Nancy White
We Need Weeds by Nancy White
Bob the Abstract by Paulette Wright
Bob the Abstract by Paulette Wright
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This Project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

Up Next…

Face of My South - A Visual Anthology of Southern Life

by Sharon Grubbs

*Join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, September 6 @ 5pm in the Welborn Gallery*

A Collaborative Artistic Endeavor to Engage Viewers in Appreciating and Valuing the Many Unique Personalities and Heritage of the People of the South Through a Showcase of Fine Art Portraits, Landscapes, Personal stories, and Educational Dialogs.

My journey began when I became emotionally motivated by a recent disrespectful exchange regarding observations by others of what it means to be a Southerner. Born and raised in the South, the comments about us being ‘slow and stupid’ made me so angry! Determined to channel my energy in a productive fashion, I decided to try to make a difference by using my artistic talent to create a portrait and landscape art show with an educational component.  I personally want to understand why the negative perceptions exist and how, through my God-given talents, how I can help show the beauty, emotions, experiences and unique heritage of people living in the South; acknowledging of course it may not always be pretty picture but it will be an honest picture.

But before I painted my first portrait, I had to first examine my own feelings and biases about being a Southerner. So, as this project evolved over the past six months, I began recording my personal journey of exploration.  I hope this journey will be a documentary of the artistic process:  video-taped interviews with the subjects, photo sessions in my studio as I paint and interact with dozens of individuals from varied backgrounds, ages and perspectives.

These individuals have been acquaintances, neighbors, and others that have been recommended by friends as having an interesting story to tell about a perspective of the South.

History of the Gallery

The Welborn Gallery was named after Marion and Jewell Welborn of Boonville for the generous lead gift they made to the Center’s capital campaign. The Welborns gifted the final funds needed to close the campaign and make possible the opening of the center.  

About The Gallery

Our Welborn Gallery warmly greets every visitor to the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center as soon as you walk in the building. Our Welborn Gallery is designed to expose residents and visitors to continual and varied 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces of art. You can always find something to inspire and challenge you with every visit.

Guidelines For The Welborn Gallery

Portfolio Submission Guidelines for Exhibitions (2020/2021):

Please send 5 – 7 good quality .jpeg digital images of your work. These images should be a fair representation of the work you wish to exhibit at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, or similar to work you intend to create for the exhibit. Each image should be labeled with the size of the piece, medium, and title.

In addition to providing examples of your work, we request that you provide us with your website with specific instructions to guide us to the selections of art you wish to exhibit.

Other information we require includes a brief description of your exhibition idea. How many art objects? Is there a theme? You’ll also be required to provide information about yourself, your exhibition experience, and your training, if any.

If you are accepted to exhibit with us, you will need approximately 25 to 30 pieces of art at various sizes. All work must be wired for hanging.

For questions about submitting artwork to exhibit in our gallery please email info@yadkinart.org.