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Alamance County Art Purchased by the Friday Center, UNC- Chapel Hill

The Alamance Artisans Guild held an All-Guild Exhibit at the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center from May through July, 2015. This was an exciting opportunity for the many talented artists of our guild to display a wide variety of artwork in one highly visited location. The hallways and dining areas were filled with vibrant colors and diverse textures of artwork, encompassing paintings, pottery, woodwork, fiber art, glassworks, metal art, and mixed media.

Several artists were recognized with awards, including the Janet Rhyne Andrews Awards for Excellence..

Best in Show –“Inlaid Bear” sculpture by Larry Favorite
Best 2-D– “Chincoteague” by Robert York
Best 3-D–“Party Girl” by Cindy Biles

Honorable Mentions:
Coy Quakenbush for Night Totem: Owl on Post
James Duxbury for Western Hat with Hat Stand
Christine Minchew for Twist and Shout
Susan Kern for Lidded Urn
Janae Lehto for 277
Pat Scheible for Union Ridge
Jean Fortune Kaplan for Alpaca Allure

Thirty-eight pieces of artwork were purchased by the Friday Center totaling over $25,000. Congratulations to the twenty-two artists whose work is now part of their permanent collection. We are grateful to the Friday Center for their support of the Alamance Artisans Guild. And we are very appreciative of the efforts of Linda Gill, Chairperson of the Events Committee, and it’s members, and the many guild members who volunteered their time and talents towards making this such a successful event.

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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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