Thursday, August 27, 2009

Come Out and Play!

Go to my Carrboro Art Scene blog for info on the 8th Annual Come Out and Play Sculptor show outside of Carrboro. The opening is this Saturday, noon til dark and continues each Saturday though September.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A new art collective gallery coming to Chapel Hill

Karen and I attended the public meeting at the Chapel Hill Town Hall for the proposed Franklin Street Art Collective. I was fairly impressed with the homework they had done and the balanced view they took. I haven't examined the business plan yet but they seem to be using conservative financial assumptions -- a good thing. Amazingly enough they hope to be open by November!

Details (including the presentation, business plan and artist application) can be found here on the Town website but here are a few details:

- 30-40 artists in the collective who put up $500 to start, $20 month and pay a 25% commission on sales. Members are expected to work 6-8 hours month and make a 2 year commitment.
- An undetermined number of consignment artists can show their work but will pay a 50% commission.
- Artists can apply for both membership and consignment at the same time.
- Both categories will be juried and none of the those judging are involved in the collective.
- The application says that you must live within a 25 mile radius of Chapel Hill but I do not believe that is a hard and fast rule.
- They continually harped on wanting to have the highest quality art.
- Michael Brader-Araje, the building's owner, is a hero!

Monday, August 10, 2009

CANCELLED! Here's the announcement for my Weaver Street Show

Bad news-good news-bad news-good news

BAD NEWS 1: Weaver Street Realty double booked August so no opening this Friday
GOOD NEWS 1: I'll now have a show there in December just in time for people to buy holiday presents

BAD NEWS 2: I worked all weekend and spent a ton of money on frames, mats, etc. getting ready
GOOD NEWS 2: I now have a bunch of stuff ready to go.

Que sara, sara