AAG Members Exhibiting at Center for Creative Leadership

The Alamance Artisans Guild is pleased to announce that 41 members will participate in an exhibit at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, from April through July 2014. The event will include a wide variety of new works in clay, fiber, glass, functional art, mixed media, painting, quilting, and wood. International and US corporate executives, educators, and representatives of nonprofit and government agencies attend the programs at the Center for Creative Leadership, offering extensive exposure for the artists.

The public is invited to a reception with the artists on May 2, 2014, 5–7 PM. All AAG members are encouraged to attend. Three Janet Rhyne Andrews Awards will be announced during the reception. These awards, which are presented only at exhibits open to all guild members, include Best 2-D, Best 3-D, and Best in Show.

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Changes Ahead for 2014 Alamance Studio Tour

tour numbersBig changes are on tap for the fifth annual Alamance Studio Tour in 2014.  By popular demand, for the first time the Studio Tour will be held on two weekends, October 11-12, and October 18-19.  Though some artists may only exhibit one weekend, many will be open both weekends.

Artists who are members in good standing of the Alamance Artisans Guild by April 1, 2014, are encouraged to participate. Application information will be posted on this website in March 2014.

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Alamance Artisans Organize Exhibits

paramount theaterThe Alamance County Arts Council has partnered with the Alamance Artisans Guild to exhibit original artworks at the Paramount Theater in Burlington and the Mebane Arts & Community Center in Mebane since the spring of 2013. Linda Gill, chair of the guild’s Events Committee, coordinates the exhibits, which change every two months. The Mebane Arts & Community Center features both 2-D and 3-D work by guild members, and the Paramount Theater shows 2-D works.

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Guild Donates $100 to Children’s Museum

Children's MuseumAt its April 2013 meeting the Alamance Artisans Guild voted to make a donation to the Children’s Museum of Alamance County to purchase art supplies for the museum’s Artists’ Workshop. The venue is a large glass enclosure in which paints and brushes are available for children of all ages to express their creativity on the glass walls. When the wall is full, museum employees simply hose it off and invite new artists in. Above, in front of the wall, the museum’s former director Kathy Hackstraw accepts a $100 check from Carolyn Bell, Alamance Artisans Guild board liaison for the Community Relations Committee, in June 2013.

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Alamance Artisans Awarded Grassroots Grant

NCAC LogoThe Grassroots Arts Program, administered by the NC Arts Council, provides per capita–based funding for arts programming to all 100 NC counties, ensuring opportunities for citizens to experience the arts in their own communities. Activities include festivals, concerts, dance and theater productions, artists in schools programs, galleries, Native American powwows, art classes, and African drumming circles.

In most counties local arts councils have been nominated by their county governments and approved by the NC Arts Council as Designated County Partners to manage grassroots funds and programs. The Alamance County Arts Council establishes a grants panel and accepts applications, provided that the state legislature approves funding for the Grassroots Arts Program. Even though that funding was in doubt, in 2013–2014 the Alamance County Arts Council was able to fund applications totaling over $13,000.

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Three Artists to Receive Janet Rhyne Andrews Award at Center for Creative Leadership Exhibit

The Janet Rhyne Andrews Award for Creativity and Excellence was established by the Alamance Artisans Guild in 2010 to honor Janet Rhyne Andrews for her work in support of the arts in Alamance County. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Sarah Rhyne, a founder of the Alamance County Arts Council, Janet, as program director for the Alamance County Arts Council for many years, pushed that organization to statewide prominence as a community arts council. Since 2010 Janet has coordinated the Wooten exhibits, funded by the Wooten Family Endowment. Every two years these exhibits bring unique, nationally acclaimed art to the Piedmont and tens of thousands of visitors to Alamance County.

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