SALISBURY – The Carolina Artists Guild will host its annual exhibit and exhibit sale on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salisbury Civic Center. A reception and an awards ceremony will take place on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The show and the reception are free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to come and meet the artists. The Salisbury Civic Center is located at 315 South Martin Luther King Blvd.
Entries will be judged by Jonathan Hoffman and Deb Koo, art professors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and prizes will be awarded in each category. Purchase rewards, which are provided by an individual or company that agrees prior to the Expo to make a purchase of their choice, will be presented by Fine Frame Gallery and Peninger Distributing. Additional purchase rewards can be made before and during the show.
“We are delighted to host our annual Expo this year after having to cancel in 2020 due to COVID,” said Janet Isenhour, President of Carolina Artists. “We hope our many friends and supporters in the community will be able to come out and enjoy the Carolina Artists Expo 2021 with us. “
As many events have been canceled, this art exhibit gives guests the chance to enjoy an outing.
“The show has to go on,” said Clyde, a local artist.
Visitors, who are requested to wear masks, will be able to browse the show in a socially distanced environment.
Art workshops will also be available and are open to everyone, no prior art experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. The cost of a workshop is $ 20 for Carolina Artists members and $ 30 for non-members, payable at the time of the workshop. Call the Civic Center at 704-638-5275 to register. The workshops are:
• 6-8 p.m., September 14 – “One Stroke Painting”, taught by Cherrathee Hager
• 6-8 p.m., September 15 – “Abstracts in Acrylic”, taught by Clyde
The Carolina Artists Guild was formed in 1990 by working artists with the aim of providing more opportunities for local artists to show and sell their work and to gain recognition within the community. The guild is dedicated to both teaching and learning through community educational arts programs, demonstrations and workshops.
All artists of all skill levels, art students and others interested in promoting the arts in the community are welcome. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Learn more at www.thecarolinaartists.org or visit The Carolina Artists on Facebook.