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

It’s Alive! In a Good Way!

The Golf Tournament Online Art Auction is Alive and well and Open for Public viewing right now! Visit early, browse the items, and plan your bidding strategy. We will be adding more items, too, over the week as new items come in! And, of course, check in on those unique pieces that catch your eye, and your bids!

Bidding starts at 5:00 PM today, Saturday, May 14, and will continue until Saturday, May 21st at 5:00 PM.

Click the image below will take you directly to the Online Art Auction. Share the link with your friends! Thank you for your help in making this a successful event!

https://robesonartguild.betterworld.org/auctions/golf-tournament-online-auction

To the many talented artists who have provided artworks for the auction:

Thank You!!

We are thrilled to list your work in so many different mediums!

Featured Artist: Bobbie Britt

Bobbie Britt
Bobbie Britt and Jim Tripp at Metamorphosis 1 Exhibition Opening
Bobbie Britt and Jim Tripp at the Metamorphosis 1 Exhibition Opening

Bobbie Britt is the first featured artist of the recently founded Robeson Art Guild.  Her large vibrant abstract paintings make powerful statements throughout the hall gallery, throughout the administrative rooms, and in the main sales gallery; her smaller works surprise our visitors in the kitchen, in the front room gallery and other locations.

Plans are for our featured artists to have the luxury of exhibiting in all available spaces throughout the Guild House while the Blue Room Gallery is designated for a year of shows open to the “combined work of many” artists from the community, the region, and the state in response to themed invitational exhibitions.  These theme-response invitational shows will be competing for cash prizes through judges’ awards and viewer awards.

All works in all galleries can be for sale unless the artists choose to reserve them for various reasons.  Meanwhile. . . as Stephen Colbert says, what and who is the “featured artist?”

Featured Artist Bobbie Brit Artwork

Bobbie is a surprise herself.  She was reared in Blytheville, Arkansas, and attended the University of Mississippi and was graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.  She and her sister, George Anne, shared a unique childhood in the “land of cotton” and both remember fondly their adventures in the “Deep South” as they worked in their father’s country store and sold Saturday night popcorn and RC Colas in their company-store movie theatre. Bobbie’s childhood and teen years were experienced in technicolor for certain.

Featured Artist Bobbie Brit Artwork

Bobbie’s creative expression was rooted in her family. Mother and Grandmother loved decorating, quilting, crocheting, hooking rugs, and gardening, foods for the table and beautiful plants just for “the looking.” Surrounded by all of that artful living, Bobbie always managed to add a class or two in the arts to a somewhat “extended” college career.  She married and travelled with her husband to live in Japan for several years until she returned to the states in the ’70’s and began a traditional work career in mental health that lasted for more than 30 years. That and her four children absorbed her creativity for most of those years. She did enter one show with a watercolor and won first place but actually she put her art aside until 2010 when she began to explore art on the internet and once again took a few classes. 

Featured Artist Bobbie Brit Artwork

Her creativity was somewhat limited until 2018-20.  Her world and the world as a whole had changed dramatically.  She found much needed self-healing and the feeding of her soul in the art she made.  She credits God as the miracle worker in her life and she believes she has been given the gift sharing her creativity through her art as part of God’s love.  

Abstract work is her special love and Picasso is her favorite artist.  Bobbie’s featured artist exhibition will be on display until February 10, 2022and she will be teaching at the Guild House using acrylic, cold wax, oil and other mediums.

Artists, Hurry, Just Days Left…

Golf Tournament Online Auction

Time’s a-ticking! Please select at least two of your works for the Online Auction and bring them to the Guild House no later than Friday, May 13, so they can be photographed and uploaded to the online album for patrons to study and bid! Don’t forget to include your brief biography and the title, value, and dimensions of each work. Don’t be shy! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to let our community learn about you and your work.

The auction will be online beginning about a week before and conclude on the day of the Golf Tournament, May 21st.  We are working with BetterWorld.org to ensure that bidders see all auction items clearly, can place their bids online securely, and that the auction concludes smoothly at the Golf Tournament, with the artwork available for pickup.  A link to the online gallery link to share with your friends and patrons will be provided to you so you can get the word out and help make this another successful fundraiser! 

Last year, we sold more than 50 pieces with every artist selling and this year we hope to do the same or better.  You should set a minimum price and then let the magic of bidding “wars” drive the process. We look forward to success for our artists and the Guild.  We also look forward to making our patrons very happy.

Nila Chamberlain
Executive Director RAG

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.

Calendar:  

  • Online Auction: Dropoff artworks at the Guild House by Friday, May 13 between 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Include your brief biography and the title, value, and dimensions of each work.
  • Golf Tournament at Pine Crest Country Club: May 21, 2022

Click here for more information about the Golf Tournament

Attention Artists!!

Golf Tournament Online Auction

As you know. each year the Robeson Art Guild sponsors the Golf Tournament fundraiser at Pine Crest Country Club.  As a major part of the project, we ask our artists to select two of their artworks for the sale. Jim Tripp photographs each piece of art offered. The photographs will appear on our website in a special online gallery where patrons can browse and bid securely.

Please select your two artworks and bring them to the Guild House Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, between 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, along with a brief biography and the dimensions of each artwork. Checks will be issued promptly after the online auction is concluded.

The auction will be online running for about a week before and concluding on the day of the Golf Tournament this year.  We are working with BetterWorld.org to ensure that bidders see all auction items and can place their bids online securely, and that the auction concludes smoothly at the Golf Tournament.  Artists and all RAG members will be provided with the online gallery link to share with their friends and patrons to help get the word out and make this another successful fundraiser! 

Last year, we sold more than 50 pieces with every artist selling and this year we hope to do the same or better.  You should set a minimum price and then let the magic of bidding “wars” drive the process. We look forward to success for our artists and the Guild.  We also look forward to making our patrons very happy.

Nila Chamberlain

Executive Director RAG

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.

Calendar:  

  • Online Auction: Dropoff artworks at the Guild House on Thursday, and Friday, May 5 and 6 between 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Include your brief biography and the title, value, and dimensions of each work.
  • Golf Tournament at Pine Crest Country Club: May 21, 2022

Click here for more information about the Golf Tournament

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.

ArtFields | Lake City, SC

ArtFields, Lake City, SC April 22-30, 2022

Robeson Art Guild is planning a short field trip to visit this year’s ArtFields Cooperative event in Lake City, SC. The group will leave Friday, April 22, and return Saturday evening, April 23. Everyone is responsible for their own expenses, including lodging. Everyone is looking forward to exploring this artistic community and sharing the company!

ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with 9 days’ worth of celebration and competition while revitalizing a small Southern town. The competition and exhibition offer over $100,000 in cash prizes. The winners of two People’s Choice Awards are determined by the votes of people visiting ArtFields; a panel of art professionals selects all the other awards, including the $50,000 Grand Prize and $25,000 Second Place award.

Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.

2nd Annual RAG Golf Tournament

It’s All About ART!
And Golf!

CELEBRATING THE ART COMMUNITY OF ROBESON COUNTY


Pine Crest Country Club
Lumberton, NC

May 21, 2022
Tee Time: 1:00PM
Be there at noon for registration, lunch, range balls.

Entry fee and completed registration forms are due by April 30, 2022.
Turn in completed forms and the entry fee to Pine Crest Country Club Pro Shop or mail checks to:
Robeson Art Guild
PO Box 437
Lumberton NC 28359

The Golf Tournament Brochure has both the Official Entry Form and Sponsorship Form. Open the Brochure in your browser or download by using the links at the bottom.


CAPTAIN’S CHOICE

Prizes

1st Place Team: $500
2nd Place Team: $400
3rd Place Team: $300

Prizes for:

Closest to the hole
Longest Drive
Hole-In-One

Event Fee Covers:

Golf Cart
Range Balls
Bag Lunch
Team Members will also receive Gift bags
Door Prizes will be awarded.


Silent Auction

Don’t forget to stop by the Silent Auction and view and bid on the fantastic art created by our own local artists!


Sponsorships

Hole-In-One…..$1,000

Includes Banner Sign, Membership to Robeson Art Guild, Social Media Recognition, Team Entry Fee, Business Card in Gift Bag, (larger) Tee Box Sign, and Cart Sign

Eagle…..$500

Includes Banner Sign, Membership to Robeson Art Guild, Social Media Recognition, Team Entry Fee, Business Card in Gift Bag, and Tee Box Sign

Birdie…..$300

Includes Banner Sign, Membership to Robeson Art Guild, Social Media Recognition, Team Entry Fee, and Business Card in Gift Bag

Par…..$100

Includes Banner Sign, Membership to Robeson Art Guild, and Social Media Recognition.


Our Mission Statement
The purpose of the Robeson Art Guild is to focus on all fields of art by providing exhibitions, workshops, partnerships, and educational opportunities for both children and adults. We seek to fuel the economies throughout the county and feed the souls of our citizens and tourists.

Contact Us:

Jim Tripp 910-374-7276
Angela Scott 910-374-6728
The Guild House 910-816-7481
info@robesonartguild.org

Social Distancing Required based on Government Guidelines.

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

Donation

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