Yadkin Arts Council to exhibit ‘Eye of the Artist’

July 4, 2013

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center will host its Third Annual Juried Show – Eye of the Artist­ – on July 12 in the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville.

Selections were made from more than 100 submissions of art in both 2D and3D from artists across the state.

The selected pieces are in mediums such as stained glass, acrylic, fused glass, Raku pottery, wood, steel clay, oil, watercolor, pastels, fabric, pen and ink and scratchboard.

The Yadkin Arts Council has increased its reward monies to $3,000 in 2013. The first place award will be a check for $1,500, second place will be $1,000 and third place will be $500. Two artists will win honorable mentions.

This year’s show will be judged by Winston-Salem resident Page H. Laughlin, a painter who works as a professor of art at Wake Forest University.

The opening night event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Welborn Gallery in the Cultural Center with the awards being presented at 6 p.m. The Third Branch Café will serve dinner inside the Center during and after the event.

This event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Center is located at 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville. Any questions can be directed to the Yadkin Arts Council at 336-679-2941.

Anyone interested in the show can visit the Yadkin Arts Council’s newly redesigned website at www.yadkinarts.org. The site provides up-to-date information about existing and upcoming exhibits and offers forms and rules for artists wishing to submit art work for future exhibits and juried shows.

Page Laughlin has exhibited in galleries located in cities throughout the United States, including New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Charlotte and Richmond. Laughlin’s paintings are in numerous private and public collections, and her paintings have been curated into over 39 competitive exhibitions including 10 solo exhibitions and 8 museum exhibitions, and 6 published color exhibition catalogues.

In 2007, Laughlin was awarded a North Carolina Art Council Fellowship, and she was a nominee for USA Artist Fellowship. Her work was a feature article in Traditional Home Magazine, May 2007, with national and international distribution of more than 2 million readers. Currently, her paintings are on exhibit in “Dwelling” at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, February-July 2013.

About the Yadkin Arts Council

The Yadkin Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. Opening in September of 2010, the Cultural Center provides a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Third Branch Café, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices, the YARD working artist studios, the YARD gift shop and the Willingham Theater.