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Upcoming Art Events

January meeting

The Art League of Leland (ALL) invites artists and art enthusiasts to its Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, virtual meeting with artist Mary Zlotnick as its featured guest speaker. Zlotnick will discuss batik, an Indonesian art form that dates back 2,000 years. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 4-6 pm.

To register to attend, email by Dec. 30. Details about how to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to registered attendees in early January. If conditions surrounding the pandemic allow for an in-person meeting at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, ALL will announce meeting updates on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and

Featured speaker Mary Zlotnick combines batik techniques to create her unique style of batik paintings. After working as a clay artist and teaching classes on the wheel, she tried batik, which uses fabric and melted wax applied with brushes. After the wax is applied, the cloth is immersed into dye; only the unwaxed areas and cracks in the wax accept dye. More recently, Zlotnick began creating silk paintings also using a resist technique.

Painter James Horton is in the Member Spotlight and will share his award-winning artwork in a short presentation. Painting in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, gouache, graphite and ink, Horton enjoys capturing physical scenes in his artwork whether he is painting en plein air or in his studio.

It’s ALL Art 2021

Beginning January 15, 2021, the Art League of Leland (ALL) will accept submissions for “It’s ALL Art,” the organization’s annual art exhibition and sale to be held on May 1 and 2, 2021, at the Brunswick Forest Fitness and Wellness Center in Leland, in accordance with NC guidelines in effect at that time. The deadline to register is March 5, 2021.

ALL welcomes applications from 2-D and 3-D artists in various disciplines throughout the Lower Cape Fear area. The cost to enter is $25 for Art League of Leland members and $40 for nonmembers. Three pieces of artwork will be selected by exhibition visitors for People’s Choice Awards.

Visit ALL’s website for submission guidelines and a PDF of the registration forms to print and complete. Considerations for acceptance include but are not limited to the quality of the artwork and a balance of media represented in the exhibition. Accepted artists will be responsible for delivering their artwork on April 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please email

About the Art League of Leland:

ALL’s mission is to encourage, guide, support, inform, and provide learning opportunities for area artists and advocates of the arts. ALL welcomes artists and art lovers not only from Leland but also from neighboring communities. To learn more, go to


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