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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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The Wonder of Wood

Keith Allen piece

Special February Salon on Woodworking at Point of View Art Gallery Features Artisan Member Keith Allen and James Oleson


In connection with their exhibit, “The Wonder of Wood,” currently at Point of View Art Gallery, furniture designer-craftsmen Keith Allen, a member of Alamance Artisans, and James Oleson will present an in-depth program about woodworking on Thursday, February 12th from 6-9 pm at Point of View Art Gallery.  Free and open to the public, this is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ opportunity for anyone interested in learning how a piece of wood becomes a beautifully handcrafted piece of furniture.  These two exceptional craftsmen will share their unique approaches to furniture design, explain their ‘signature techniques,’ and will also discuss the designers and craftsmen who most inspired them.  “The Wonder of Wood,” exhibit, which opened January 7 at Point of View Art Gallery, will run through February 2015.


The gallery, located at 717 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am-5 pm, Saturday from 1-5 pm and Sunday –Monday by appointment .  For directions and/or questions call 336.270.4998 or go to www.PointOfViewGallery.com or www.Facebook.com/PointOfViewArtGalleryNC  .

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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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