Shape Maker and Entertainer

Prospectus

Exhibit Title: SHAPE MAKER AND ENTERTAINER

Exhibit Summary: SHAPE MAKER AND ENTERTAINER focuses on the FACT nothing observed has lines around it or within it. Everything is perceived by overlapping objects and directional surfaces that have highlights and shadows.

Artists truly “came out of the dark” in the Renaissance and began pictorial representation in terms of light and shade. There was even a word for it: chiaroscuro, chiaro meaning light and oscuro meaning darkness. Artists also recognize that we can draw an object by drawing the space around that object. Thus, we became even more skilled at creating shapes without being dependent on non-existing lines around and within the object being portrayed. We became shape makers.

Our exhibition SHAPE MAKERS AND ENTERTAINER is seeking two and three-dimensional expression that gives emphasis to shapes NOT lines. We do also recognize the role of color both warm and cool as well as pattern that can be used to create shapes and entertain the viewer.

Submission Requirements: Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two works using these guidelines. Work cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. and cannot be more than 5 feet in any direction. Two-dimensional work must have adequate hanging devices and 3-D work must have its own support. Entries must be original and cannot have been exhibited at RAG previously. Photography, photo montage and collage are welcome.

Fee: RAG members, $20. Nonmember, $55 to cover membership.

Awards: $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for highest popularity vote.

Important Dates

  • Submissions Due: June 6, 2022, Entries are due and received at RAG (109 W 9th St., Lumberton), between 9:00-11:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM.
  • Opening Reception: June 9, 2022, 6pm to 8pm
  • Exhibit Ends: August 12, 2022

Presented by Nila Chamberlain

All Cut-Up

Collage Collage

All Cut-Up is an exhibition scheduled for June 9, 2022, devoted to the art of collage. Collage may be simply defined as artwork that is composed of a variety of materials, often involve attaching found objects, cloth, or paper torn or cut from ephemera such as manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, even photos, to a canvas or board in an artful composition. When a collage is solely composed of photos it is called a photomontage.

Look forward to the prospectus for the All Cut-Up exhibition early in May. Students from Joan Blackwell’s All Cut-up and Photo Montage classes are invited to participate.

Collage forces you to think and clarify ideas, with regard to both space and volumes. This discipline obliges me to think in terms of forms, outlines, and imagined spaces, so as not to fall into the temptation of thinking that nature is a reality.”

– Conrad Marca-Relli, American Painter and Sculptor, 1913-2000

Drawing with scissors: To cut to the quick in color reminds me of the direct cutting of sculptors.”

– Matisse, French Painter, Draftsman, and Collagist, 1869-1954

Cubists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso rocked the fine-art establishment by incorporating newsprint and wallpaper scraps into their paintings, combining painting and ephemera into a single work.

On their website, TheArtStory.org explains the history of collage and its significance to the of fine-art world:

Collage directly questions the tendency to separate fine art from everyday objects, the delineations between so-called high and low culture, and the status of the artist.”

Adopted by subsequent artists, collage became a dominant technique in the Dada, Surrealist, Pop Art, and Neo-Dada movements, each using the technique to explore different subject matters. Because collage often incorporates mass-produced images, the practice is often inseparable from its historical and political context, making it a mode of powerful social commentary. Contemporary artists continue to explore the richness of collage in their efforts to question assumptions, biases, and pressing political crises.”

– The ArtStory.org

Click here to visit TheArtStory.org web page to explore further.

Time Out Winners!

March 17 thru April 1, 2022

The goal of TIME OUT Exhibition was to celebrate the creative response of local artists to being hobbled throughout Covid-19. We asked each artist to share some of their expressions, how they captured their own reactions during these times.

Time Out Exhibition
Sandy Stratil, Judge of the Time Out Exhibition
Sandy Stratil, Judge of the Time Out Exhibition

Thanks to all the artists who submitted artwork for the show and to Sandy Stratil of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, who agreed to serve as Judge for the exhibition.

Please join us in congratulating the winners!

WINNERS

First Place $200

Nila Chamberlain: “The Wooing of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt”

Second Place $100

Maggie Underwood: “Koi Print”

Third Place $50

Lu Lewis: “Garden Gate”

Honorable Mentions

Jim Tripp: “Southern Lady”
Annette Wallwork: 3-D Clay
Fordham Britt: “Into the Woods”

Time Out

March 17 thru April 1, 2022

TIME OUT focuses on creative response to Covid 19.  In the almost three years that we have been experiencing Covid 19, many of us have been living with depression and/or anxiety and have found ourselves unable to align with goals and peaceful living. Often, we have juggled family, health, debt and happiness with little satisfaction. We have become blocked creatives; and many have chosen to make major changes in their goals and in their life. 

The goal of TIME OUT is to share the creative response to being hobbled throughout this time. It is the visible expression of “Stop the world. . ..   I want to get off.”  We asked the artists to let us see what you have to say. What did you do while you were forced to stay home? How did you survive in your own, unique circumstances?  Three years is a long time!

The exhibition is open to all artists in Robeson County, ages 12 and up. All mediums were welcome!

Judge

Sandy Stratil, Judge of the Time Out Exhibition
Sandy Stratil, Judge of the Time Out Exhibition

We are honored to have Sandy Stratil of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, agree to serve as Judge for the exhibition. Though Sandy started out as a watercolorist, she switched to mixed media and collage and has been creating in those media for the past several years. 

To learn more about Sandy Stratil’s work, visit her on Facebook.

Awards

  • First Place:  $200
  • Second Place $100
  • People’s Choice $50
  • Honorable Mention (3)

Enjoy the gallery of some of the pieces in the Time Out Exhibition. Thank you to the talented artists who shared their work with us all!

Featured Works

ArtistMediumTitlePrice
Nila ChamberlainPhotoChapel of Simple Abundance
Angela Scott3-D ClayPraying for Time125
Maggie UnderwoodColored PencilSurreal Forest125
Maggie UnderwoodPrintKoi Print150
Jim Tripp3-D ClaySouthern Lady150
Jim Tripp3-D ClayPathway of Confusion325
Bobbie BrittAcrylicInfinity200
Joan BlackwellPhoto MontageCovid-19125
Michelle ShooterPhotoLeft Behind125
Michelle ShooterPhotoOld Red150
Lu LewisOilGarden Gate
Lu LewisOilSpring Lambs
Lu LewisOilSerenade500
Tanya UnderwoodAcrylicHydrangeas60
Tanya UnderwoodBasketRed Arrow65
Kay BradsherOilFinding Peace200
Kay BradsherOilLet Your Glory Fall150
Charlotte ThompsonOilGarden Shed150
Soraya LocklearOilCelestial Turn50
Annette Wallwork3-D ClayUntitled150
Angela Scott3-D ClaySummertime Town75
Nila ChamberlainMono-printThe Wooing of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt800
Fordham BrittOilSerenity600
Fordham BrittOilInto the Woods450
Featured Works of the Time Out Exhibition, March 17 thru April 1. 2022

Artist Tables

Image Credit: Minnetta Heidbrink

Table 13: Bobbie Britt, 1105 N. Elm Street — Abstract Acrylics

Table 15: Rachel Stephens, 1201 N. Elm Street

Table 17: Gretchen Lutz, 1208 N. Elm Street on the sidewalk            

Table 7: Jim Tripp,1208 N. Elm Street — Pottery

Table 14: Nila Chamberlain, 1209 N. Elm Street — Mixed Media

Table 5: Cecil Jamie Locklear, Jamie’s House, 1401 N. Elm Street — Cream Horns and Desserts/Cakes

Table 9: Denise Siracusa, 1401 North Elm Street            

Table 3: Mia Chavis, MiaMade, 1406 N. Elm Street — Personalized Etched Glassware

Table 16: Shelia Jacobs, 1501 N. Elm Street        

Table 1: Connie Locklear, Connie’s Country Creations, 1502 N. Elm Street — Handmade Items

Table 4: Sheryl Taylor, Lumberton Christian Care Center, 1502 N. Elm Street– Information

Table 8:  Marie Amsdill, Corner of 16th and Elm Street — Robeson County Farmers Market

Table 11: James F. Hunt, Corner of 16th and Elm Street

Table 10: Connie Shurtz, 1701 Street/sidewalk access only (no yard access)  — Mixed Media

Table 18: Master Gardeners, 1801 N. Elm Street — Gardening

Table 2: Aminah Ghaffar, 1801 N. Elm Street

Table 12: Mark & Elaine McGirt, 1802 N. Elm Street  

Table 6: Tabitha McNeill, Cuttin’ it Cute, 1802 N. Elm Street — Handmade Items

Brush & Wheel

Lu Lewis and Jim Tripp, Brush and Wheel featured artists

April 7-May 25, 2022

Brush & Wheel is a two-person show. On display in the Blue Gallery thru Thursday, May 25, 2022, works by Lu Lewis represent Brush and those by Jim Tripp represent the Wheel used to throw his pottery.

Lu Lewis of Fairmont, North Carolina, works primarily in oils and also provided two of her pastels for the exhibit.

Jim Tripp of Lumberton, North Carolina, is a potter know for both his thrown and unique slab pottery.

Brush and Wheel Exhibition
Brush and Wheel Exhibition
Brush and Wheel Exhibition

Featured Works

A number of the works displayed are on loan from private collections. We want to express our sincere thanks to both of these talented artists and to the proud owners of their works.

Thank You!

Featured Works: Lu Lewis (Brush)

OIL ON CANVAS 
Fiddlin' Til the Cows Come Home$500
Basket of Fun$800
Mother's Urging$500
Fortitude$500
Waiting for Dinner$700
Daddy's HomePrivate Collection
That's a Good Boy$500
Patience Boy$500
Mom & DadPrivate Collection
The Young Scout$1,500
Madelyn's DayPrivate Collection
JetterPrivate Collection
CassiePrivate Collection
ProudPrivate Collection
JeffPrivate Collection
Ckep'sPrivate Collection
Horse PortraitPrivate Collection
Purrfect DayPrivate Collection
PASTELS
Jim & MaryPrivate Collection
Old Eagle EyePrivate Collection

Featured Works: Jim Tripp (Wheel)

3-D CLAY 
Large blue urn$325
White square covered urn$325
Cabbage bowl$65
White bowl with blue feather painting$85
Round disc painting$135
Large Angel$175
Red oval planter$125
Blue oval planter$125
Rabbit$125
Two-tiered serving platterPrivate Collection
Blue bottle$60
Green orb with red flowers$95
Blue Raised Platter$85
Woven Blue Hanging Design $$75
Naked Raku Bottle$160
Square Server on Pedestal$75
Red bowl$65
Two-handle urn$325
Platter with handles$145
Horsehair bottle$160
Southern Lady$150
Blue and green platter$85
Blue Fish$95

New Artist Deadline!!

Artists, the Deadline to Register for an Art in the Gardens spot is now Monday, April 4th!!

There was some confusion about whether Friday or Monday was the registration deadline for Art in the Gardens – So we decided to extend it to this Monday, April 4th! Tables and chairs for display will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own set up. It is easy to register for your spot online.

Registrations are Now Closed.

Check back next week to see the list of artists.

Art In The Gardens: April 9th!

Come out and enjoy art and crafts from local artist and enjoy the beautiful gardens of North Elm St. in Spring bloom!


Stroll along North Elm St. Lumberton, NC
From 10th Street to 18th Street


Free Event Open to the Public
Arts and Crafts
Live Music
Food Vendors

ARTISTS: Gardens on Elm Street from 18th Street to 10th Street will be open for Artists to display their creations. There is a $10.00 fee for Guild Members and a $20.00 fee for non-members for this event. Tables and chairs for display will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own set up. Deadline for Artist registration is April 1, 2022.

Registrations are Now Closed.

Award Winner Announced!

People's Choice Award Lumber River Respite by Charlotte Thompson
Lumber River Respite by Charlotte Thompson

Congratulations to Charlotte Thompson, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Metamorphosis 1 Exhibition! Charlotte won for her lovely oil Lumber River Respite. Thank you to all the artists who exhibited and to the viewers who voted for their favorites.

Call for Entries!

The Robeson Art Guild is accepting entries for our upcoming exhibition: TIME OUT!

This exhibition will be held at the Robeson Art Guild House located at 109 W9th St., Lumberton, NC 28358 from March 7- April 1, 2022. 

Eligibility:  

  • All artists in Robeson County age 12 and up
  • All mediums are welcome

TIME OUT focuses on creative response to Covid 19.  In the almost three years that we have been experiencing Covid 19, many of us have been living with depression and/or anxiety and have found ourselves unable to align with goals and peaceful living. Often, we have juggled family, health, debt and happiness with little satisfaction. We have become blocked creatives; and many have chosen to make major changes in their goals and in their life. 

The goal of TIME OUT is the creative response to being hobbled by Covid. It is the visible expression of “Stop the world. . ..   I want to get off.”  Let us see what you have to say. What did you do while you were forced to stay home? How did you survive in your own, unique circumstances?  Three years is a long time!

Requirements:

  • Entries can weigh no more than 50 pounds and cannot exceed 5 ft in any direction.
  • Two dimensional entries must be ready to hang safely.
  • Three-dimensional work must have its own display column, table, or other safe display device.

All mediums are welcome.  

Calendar:  

  • Entries are due at the Guild House on March 7 from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon and from 4:00-6:00 PM   
  • Entry forms and tape will be furnished on site.
  •  Opening reception is March 17th 6-8 PM.  This will be in conjunction with our first General Membership Meeting.

Insurance:  All work will be insured by RAG and each artist will be asked to determine insurance value in keeping with range of previously sold work.  

Judge: Sandy Stratil

Awards:

  • First Place:  $200
  • Second Place $100
  • People’s Choice $50
  • Honorable Mention (3)

Nila Chamberlain 

Executive Director
Robeson Art Guild
109 West 9th street
P. O. Box 437
Lumberton, N C 28358
(910) 674-3006
info@robesonartguild.org

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