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Brunswick Arts Council Fall Arts Show

Brunswick Arts Council will present its 22nd Annual Fall Art Show and Sale from Sept. 26 through Oct. 8 at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC). The show will be on display in the multi-purpose/exhibition space of the center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland.



The annual art show will include works by adult members and non-members of Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) and other arts groups, including the Art League of Leland (ALL), Waterway Arts Association, Oak Island Art Guild, Art Association of Southport, and Coastal Camera Club) and will include 2 -dimensional works in oils, watercolor, pastel and mixed media as well as 3-dimensional works.


New this year, we are encouraging the submission of 2- and 3-dimensional works from our local youth artists ages 13-18.


Artists who are interested in participating are asked to visit the Brunswick Arts Council website, brunswickartscouncil.org, for details and a prospectus. All entry information and fees must be received by Sept. 23, mailed to: Mary Beth Livers, Fall Art Show, 3651 Heron Circle, Southport, NC 28461 and received by that date OR hand delivered to Brunswick Arts Council on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 at the LCAC.


The show is open to the public with free admission during regular business hours at LCAC, from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 3 pm Friday and Saturday. The show is juried and an awards reception will be held on Friday, October 7 from 6-8 pm.


Awards

There will be more than $3,000 awarded in a variety of categories, including new categories for our teen entries and a new one-time award for this year only: Best Oil Award. This is being given by family in honor of Ramona Batsford Bendin.

Until her death in 2013, oil painter Ramona Batsford Bendin was one of the area’s most prominent artists. Originally from New York, she lived in coastal North Carolina since 1990, finding much of her inspiration from the local coastline and marshlands. She was a lifetime member of the American Artist Professional League and was elected to New York’s Hudson Valley Art Association. Locally, she was a member of Brunswick Arts Council, Wilmington Art Association, Associated Artists of Southport, and Waterway Art Association.


Throughout her career, her peers awarded her many prestigious honors, including the Award of Excellence, National League of American Pen Women; Mrs. John Newington Portrait Award, Hudson Valley Art Association; Best In Show, National League of American Pen Women; and First Place, Associated Artists of Southport Spring Show.


Art Show Judge

Each year a prominent regional artist is asked the serve as judge for the show. This year, Sharon Wozniak Spencer, an award-winning artist, painter, educator, exhibitor and instructor at the Cameron Art Museum and Cape Fear Community College, will serve as judge. Sharon earned her BFA in art school at The University of Maryland (1990), an MA in art education at The Ohio State University (1996), and her MFA at the San Francisco Academy of Art University (2017). Sharon was an artist in resident for the Hope Center in Wilmington where she created a series of paintings about those in need, and she was an intern for the Cameron Museum of Art, where she had a show and discussion on “Faces of Courage.”


Her current group show, Eden Village a Collective Exhibition, which she put together through the Wilson Center and the Wilma Daniels Gallery at CFCC, is a benefit show for Eden Village of Wilmington. More information is available on her website, www.swspencer.com


Art with Heart Donations

This year, we are asking artists to donate a piece of their work to the “ART with HEART” Art Auction Event to benefit New Hope Clinic. New Hope Clinic is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that provides free health care (medical, dental, eye and pharmacy services) to low-income, uninsured individuals across the county. The ART with HEART Event will be held on Oct. 23 in Southport. Donated artwork will be accepted LCAC on Sept. 24; artists may drop off donations with their show submissions. Visit www.newhopeclinicfree.org for more information about the clinic.


Art Show Team

The coordinator of this year’s exhibit is Lee Selbe, with assistance from Joeli Franks (LCAC), Ricardo Perez (ALL), Shane Miller (Visual Arts Coordinator for Brunswick County Schools), Jamie Lynn Robinson (BAC Board Member) and Mary Beth Livers (BAC).


Art Show Reception Oct. 7

The show also includes a reception and awards presentation on Friday Oct. 7 from 6-8 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to attend the show anytime during the week and to attend the reception on Friday.

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