The Hang the Halls Awards and Judge’s Comments are Here!
Hang the Halls Exhibition Opens Thursday!
The Hang the Halls Exhibition opens Thursday, November 16th, at the Robeson Art Guild (109 W 9th St., Lumberton), and runs thru December 21, 2023. The Holiday Season! That’s the theme for Hang the Halls, the season as lived and loved by each of our unique and gifted artists! There are some surprises this year! Stop in and see for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your personal favorite while you are here!!
Join us for the opening reception and announcement of awards at 6:30 pm at the Guild House on November 16th. There will be light refreshments and Champ St. Amand will be there to fill the air with his music again.
You’ll also have an opportunity to get the first look at our decorations and some wonderful expressions of Holiday Spirit from our Members and Artists.
Sandy Stratil of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, was the juror for the new exhibitition.
Sandy, a former Lumbertonian, is a multimedia artist who, although retired from her “day Job” at UNCP, is still producing art and staying in touch with the art scene in as many ways as possible. She attended Morehead State University in Kentucky where she received BA and MA degrees in Art and English. She taught both subjects in high school and college for many years. For the last five years, she has participated in the two-week Katherine Chang Liu Master Class in Oxnard, California. Her work is in many collections in Kentucky, Ohio, and North Carolina. Read More
What else is happening at the Guild House for the Holidays? In additon to the new works on display for the Hang the Halls exhibition, here are just a few highlights!
- Featured Artist Kay Bradsher. . . Visit the Featured Artist Hallway and see just a few of Kay’s pieces. Some are for sale, so you may find a perfect gift, or present for a loved one!
- Ornaments. . . Several local artists have already brought in unique holiday Christmas tree ornaments – we may already have that perfect piece to add to your collection!
- Glass Work. . . Check out the custom designs available in nightlights, window hanging, lanterns, and so much more!
- Wood Work. . . Individual wood pieces, made with skill and love by local artists, ranging from rustic carvings, handmade canes, to beautiful turned bowls.
- Pottery. . . A wide range of useful, practical, even simply decorative pieces that will look perfect in your home – or make wonderful gifts.
- And lest we forget. . . Farmhouse Biscuits, by Royal Warrant, the King’s Biscuits! We have a variety of flavors and some new designs for the tins.
Be sure to look through the Guild House soon. We expect more wonderful, creative pieces to arrive as the Holiday season inspires are working on their special items. Plan on some repeat visits – and contact us if you need a private tour or are planning a special event.
Scenes from the En Plein Aire Workshop
Several of our artists have recently displayed new work they began at the Artist Residency Workshop with Ellen Burke in May. Have a look at the slideshow below for a peek at their process – the slideshow is full of scenes from the 2-days spent in class and onsite next to our beautiful Lumber River, right here in Lumberton! Click on any of the slides to open the full images. You may recognize some of the works as they first came to life.
By the way, when you come in, be sure to pick up the Special Announcement flyer. Details are beginning to firm up about the upcoming workshops, local selection events building up to the Robeson County Artists Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh in March 2024!
Stop By and Visit the Guild House!
Welcome to the Robeson Art Guild. We are a growing group of folks who live with a passion for the Visual Arts and artistic mediums in and around Robeson County in North Carolina, USA.
We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 4 pm, for Special Events, and By Appointment, even for your own private gathering! Watch for announcements of special events, exhibitions, classes and community events that occur throughout the year in and around Lumberton, North Carolina and at the Guild House.