Exhibit: RCCC Faculty Show, Dept. Fine & Applied Arts
Jan
9
to Mar 2

Exhibit: RCCC Faculty Show, Dept. Fine & Applied Arts

2nd Annual Faculty Show for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Fine & Applied Arts Department!  At ClearWater Artist Studios.  Original Exhibit dates: Jan. 9-31 -- and now, DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED to close Friday, March 2nd, 2018! 

Exhibit Dates: Now Jan. 9- March 2, 2018

Various artworks by nine (9) Full-Time and Adjunct Visual Arts Faculty at our regional Community College.  This is the only venue hosting a collective show of full-time and adjunct Visual Arts Faculty in the Fine & Applied Arts Department of RCCC. Nine faculty participating; see list below.

If you can't make the Opening Reception (see below) or even if you can, the Exhibit is on view in the ClearWater Gallery January 9- until Friday March 2, 2018. Limited Open Hours-- or call for apt. / to check availability. Gallery Hours generally Weds-Fri, 12-5 or by appointment, but most days (except weekends) we're here after 11:30. 

Participating Faculty this year are listed below;

More info on these and other RCCC Arts Faculty, can be found at the Faculty Directory of the department, at:
https://www.rccc.edu/finearts/fine-applied-arts-faculty/ .

Jenn Selby
Jonathan Hoffman
Lorraine Turi
Travis Phillips
Anna Kenar
Rachel Goldstein
Michelle Rodenberg
Sandra Casserly
Mikel Frank

These are the teachers teaching those students who will, in turn, exhibit their works here in April at the 4th Annual RCCC Student Spring Show, Impulse.

For Saturday visit, 2nd Saturday Open Studios is our only regular Saturday open time.

Don't miss the Opening Reception! (Also on our FaceBook event page)!  Light refreshments will be served and faculty will be present.  Original Invite (with original exhibition dates):

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (March 2018)
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (March 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

SPECIAL EVENT THIS MONTH, on this day!

 The 4th Annual, Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint Off Extravaganza!

Accordingly, doors will open at Noon today instead of our usual, 2nd Saturday time of 10am.  The Paint-Off will start at 3pm with Artist (and cake, gift basket, etc.) set-up; Painters start with the Emcee kicking off at 4:00 sharp!  The Paint-Off ends at 6pm.

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page for 2nd Saturday Open Studios, allows you to see if friends are going!  (Note-- FaceBook Page for the Paint-Off, is here.)

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

The Gallery Show on Exhibit this month will be a selection of portraits and other paintings by our 4th Annual Portrait Paint-Off Featured Painters!  (See the event page for that list).

For more info on who the 15 artists are leasing studios here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!


PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open Noon to 6:00 p.m. on this 'special' 2nd Saturday.
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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4th Annual Portrait Paint-Off! LIVE
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

4th Annual Portrait Paint-Off! LIVE

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ClearWater Artist Studios Presents:

The 4th Annual,

Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza!

 

 In ClearWater Artist Studios Main Gallery, 

Saturday, March 10th, 2018: 3-6pm.

 

We are so excited to bring a new roster of 'Featured Painters to the fourth year of this exciting Live Painting (plus open studios, part-performance, gift auction) event!

FaceBook Event Page

Painters are given the Challenge of live painting in a spectator-sport setting, nudging them with a short time limit and an audience, to shift how they work; The General Public is given the thrill of watching blank canvases brought to life before their eyes, by some of the most talented portrait-painters in the region!  Every year a different group of five invited master-portraitists are the ‘Featured Painters,’ with a larger group of area artists who sign up, via 1st-come 1st served email request, to paint from the 2nd row.  All will work from one live, professional model. Rounding out the event will be a hired emcee (TBA) to keep the energy up and the timing clear.  (More info below photo)

Painters at work with audience watching at the 2017 Paint-Off!

Refreshments to include fluffy, glazed Sun Drop Pound Cakes (freshly baked by The Sweet Life bakery in Concord), other refreshments, and Sun Drop soda. Art studios throughout the building are open, and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners Association, a tenant and member of ClearWater Artist Studios, holds woodturning demonstrations in their studio throughout the 3-hour event.

Admission is FREE and this is a family-friendly event.  Free parking in several parking lots around the campus.  We regularly get around 200 for this event, so come early!

Featured Painters this year:

Arthur Rogers 

Todd Baxter 

Felicia van Bork   (NOTE: Felicia's portraits are no longer on her website; images of her "acrylic 20-stroke portraits," painted from life, will be in event postings including the Facebook Event Page.

Martha Manco 

[5th painter being confirmed as of 2/9/18...]

LOCATION: ClearWater Artist Studios, a former water treatment and Electrical Operations buildings, now artist studios/gallery still in development; 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025.  Parking lots are across Crowell Drive from main entrance and on the corner of Crowell/ Kerr St., as well as in back of the Operations Building.

For more information contact: Sarah Gay, Manager of ClearWater Artist Studios for the City of Concord; 704-784-9535 or 980-428-1586 (mobile); clearwatermgr@gmail.com.

 

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (April 2018)
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (April 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page allows you to see if friends are going!

Whatever Gallery Show is on Exhibit for that month will also be open to view.

For more info on who the 15 artists are, here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!

Doors open at 10am or just after.
PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

(See below- Exhibit Descriptions entered as Exhibits are scheduled).


Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (May 2018)
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (May 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page allows you to see if friends are going!

Whatever Gallery Show is on Exhibit for that month will also be open to view.

For more info on who the 15 artists are, here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!

Doors open at 10am or just after.
PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

(See below- Exhibit Descriptions entered as Exhibits are scheduled).


Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (June 2018)
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (June 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page allows you to see if friends are going!

Whatever Gallery Show is on Exhibit for that month will also be open to view.

For more info on who the 15 artists are, here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!

Doors open at 10am or just after.
PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

(See below- Exhibit Descriptions entered as Exhibits are scheduled).


Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (July 2018)
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (July 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page allows you to see if friends are going!

Whatever Gallery Show is on Exhibit for that month will also be open to view.

For more info on who the 15 artists are, here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!

Doors open at 10am or just after.
PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

(See below- Exhibit Descriptions entered as Exhibits are scheduled).


Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios  (Feb.2018)
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (Feb.2018)

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Our monthly art Open House!

WELCOME! To our monthly 'open house' of artist studios, complete with a plethora of working artists in them! Every 2nd Saturday, ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC opens its doors with a selection of the leasing artists present and available in/ doors open to, their working art studios. Come see what artists are making, chat with them and ask questions, maybe even buy some art for your loved ones! With Southern Piedmont Woodturners also in attendance and possibly running demonstrations on their lathes in Studio #122.

Corresponding FaceBook Event Page allows you to see if friends are going!

Whatever Gallery Show is on Exhibit for that month will also be open to view.

For more info on who the 15 artists are, here at ClearWater, and what they make, see the 'Artists' page on our website, where each artist has a sub-page showing their bio and samples of their work!

Doors open at 10am or just after.
PARKING IS FREE and easy in our two lots on Crowell Dr NW as well as several spaces out behind the Ops Building. Two driveways from Kerr Street give you three places to enter the campus. Main Entrance is facing Crowell Drive. SEE WEBSITE for maps, aerial layout of the campus & building, etc.

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Featured Gallery Exhibit This Month:

(See below- Exhibit Descriptions entered as Exhibits are scheduled).


Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

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Opening Reception for RCCC Arts Faculty Show 2018
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for RCCC Arts Faculty Show 2018

Celebrate Rowan-Cabarrus Faculty of the Fine & Applied Arts Department, at the Opening Reception of this, the 2nd Annual Faculty show! Nine Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty are participating, showing recent works in ClearWater Artist Studios Gallery. Come see what those on the front lines of art education, in Salisbury-Concord, are creating in their studios.

All Welcome - light refreshments will be served and faculty members will be present.

See the FaceBook Event page for this Opening!  

Note-- Dates Extended!  

Exhibit is now on view January 9 - March 2, 2018.

(Click link on 'Exhibit' above for the Exhibit event listing, with more details on the artists)

Scroll down to see original invite (with original exhibition dates--  now extended)

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

Weather Update Announcement: We are canceling tonight's event due to black ice Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service. See you in February!

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (January 2018)
Jan
13
10:00 PM22:00

2nd Saturday OPEN Studios (January 2018)

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Our monthly art Open House for January, 2018!

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

Artists on-site working in Studios; the Gallery and studios open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created! 

Generally this includes members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners giving turning demonstrations on their lathes in the workshop (Studio 122)

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time (See below).
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

The newly-installed Faculty Show of the Faculty of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Fine & Applied Arts Department:

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And Don't miss their Opening Reception on Jan. 19th!

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday Open Studios (December)
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios (December)

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Our monthly art Open House for December, 2017

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

Artists on-site working in Studios; the Gallery and studios open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created! 

Generally this includes members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners giving turning demonstrations on their lathes in the workshop (Studio 122)

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time (See below).
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

CREATIVE SURFACES:

The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

December 9-29, 2017

Decorative Artisans transform mundane surfaces into custom-designed, jaw-dropping interiors, tricking the eye and delighting the senses.  For experts, their techniques and effects rival fine art.  Meet the methods of two who are at the top of their game and reside right here in Concord, with this special, limited-time “pop-up” exhibit

This exhibit of their Sample Boards and site photos, on display in the ClearWater Gallery for a limited time (Dec. 9-29), gives a glimpse of the intriguing materials and methods of these ‘Wall Magicians.”

This Saturday, on December 9, the artisans will be available in the Gallery to meet and speak with, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. during ClearWater’s monthly open house, ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ (monthly 10a-4p on 2nd Saturdays).


Parking is free and plentiful on site in three lots, all well-lit.

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Creative Surfaces: The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls
Dec
9
to Dec 29

Creative Surfaces: The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

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CREATIVE SURFACES:

The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

December 9-29, 2017

'Pop-Up' exhibit  -  ClearWater Main Gallery

See our Press Release on this show (PDF)

Decorative Artisans transform mundane surfaces into custom-designed, jaw-dropping interiors, tricking the eye and delighting the senses.  For experts, their techniques and effects rival fine art.  Meet the methods of two who are at the top of their game and reside right here in Concord, with this special, limited-time “pop-up” exhibit at the Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC.

Saturday, December 9, the artisans will be available in the Gallery to meet and speak with, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. during ClearWater’s monthly open house, ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ (monthly 10a-4p on 2nd Saturdays).

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ClearWater Artist Studios – 223 Crowell Dr NW, Concord NC

704-784-9535; www.clearwaterartists.com Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; and/or by appointment.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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2nd Saturday Open Studios (November)
Nov
11
10:00 PM22:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios (November)

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Our monthly art Open House for November, 2017

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

Artists on-site working in Studios; the Gallery and studios open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created! 

Generally this includes members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners giving turning demonstrations on their lathes in the workshop (Studio 122) -- This day, however the Southern Piedmont Woodturners will not just do demo's, they will be giving a special hands-on workshop in Rose-Engine lathe turning ($5)!  See the Rose Engine Workshop listing.

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time (See below).
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

"Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," a solo exhibition of CW tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' (BEllisArts) abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara's Artist Talk will be the same night as the Opening Reception (10/7), at 7:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will be on view Oct. 7-Dec. 1, 2017

Parking is free and plentiful on site in three lots, all well-lit.

Also

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Rose Engine Workshop (Woodturning)
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Rose Engine Workshop (Woodturning)

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 (same day as ClearWater's 2nd Saturday Open Studios), from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Southern Piedmont Woodturners shop at ClearWater Artist Studios (Studio 122), Club members Richard Vanstrum and Fred Connell will preside over a " hands on" Rose Engine Workshop. 
 

Examples of works made with Rose Engine Lathes...

We will review the adjustments we have available on Rose Engines to produce different cuts and patterns.  Everyone will have a chance to operate the Rose Engine and hopefully create their own piece.  We will have Rambling Rose and and MDF Rose Engine.

We will be charging $5 [five dollars] per participant to cover the cost of materials we supply.

All machine operators must wear glasses or safety glasses.  We may order takeout for lunch.

Some advanced techniques will be covered if there is an interest.

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Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Figure Drawing at ClearWater Artist Studios

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Join our resident artists every 3rd Thursday for live figure drawing, from professional models.

For a cost of $15 per artist (any revenue over the cost of hiring the model will go to the ClearWater Artists Coalition, to be spent toward bringing you this and other events). Bring your own materials and refreshments. 18 and over please. Professional conduct is expected and required.  Arrive before 6pm or you will have to ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here.

This event is also posted as a Facebook Event on our ClearWater FaceBook page.

You'll not only have a model for three hours for only $15, you'll have the camaraderie of fellow artists and a stellar exhibit surrounding you, to take in during breaks!

Models-- anyone interested in modeling for our Figure Drawing Sessions may contact the ClearWater Manager, Sarah Gay at clearwatermgr@gmail.com or 704-784-9535; and/or ClearWater Artists Coalition President, Gordon C. James at gjamespaintings@aol.com. 

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Rose Engine Lathe Demo
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rose Engine Lathe Demo

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the regular monthly Southern Piedmont Woodturners meeting (in Studio 122, Operations Building), members Jack Reyome and Fred Connell will present a Rose Engine demonstration.

Be sure to see the follow-up Rose Engine workshop on Oct. 28th (listed under Classes).

  1. We present a short power point presentation showing some history, photographs of machines and examples of work and show the difference between Ornamental Turning and Rose Engine work.
  2. We describe the 10 basic parts of a Rose Engine using Rambling Rose and a MDF Rose Engine as an examples.
  3. We use a paper chuck and marking device to show how several of the Rose Engine adjustments effect the outcome.
  4. Finally we use the Rambling Rose Engine to cut some examples.
  5. We will try and answer all questions.

Richard Vanstrum will provide additional Rose Engine parts and equipment for the demonstration.  Roland Hege, Fred Connell and Richard Vanstrum contributed to the power point presentation.


Open and free to the public.  Come out early at 5:30pm to socialize; demonstration will begin at 6:30pm.

Any/all inquiries should be directed to the Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc.
 

The Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc. is supported in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Cabarrus Arts Council.

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2nd Saturday Open Studios! (October)
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios! (October)

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Our monthly art Open House for October, 2017

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

Artists on-site working in Studios; the Gallery and studios open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created!  Generally this includes members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners giving turning demonstrations on their lathes in the workshop (Studio 122)!

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time.
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

"Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," a solo exhibition of CW tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' (BEllisArts) abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara's Artist Talk will be the same night as the Opening Reception (10/7), at 7:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will be on view Oct. 7-Dec. 1, 2017

Parking is free and plentiful on site in three lots, all well-lit.

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National Night Out - hosted by Gibson Village Neighborhood Association
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

National Night Out - hosted by Gibson Village Neighborhood Association

ClearWater Artist Studios is pleased to host this event as part of our partnership with the Gibson Village Community Association.  Here's their invitation:

"Please join the Gibson Village Development Corporation and Community Association for our annual National Night Out on October 10th, 2017 from 6 - 8:00PM at ClearWater Artist Studios near downtown Concord. Be one of the first to tour ClearWater’s new event space. There will be information tables, food and drink, and activities for kids!

The event will provide a laid-back opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors and some local businesses and nonprofits, as well as our friendly service officers, city workers, and some officials. Local candidates for upcoming elections will be out as well, giving you an opportunity to learn more about what they are proposing to do for you and your community.

Bring a potluck dish to share with others! We will provide chicken from Chick-fil-A, sub sandwiches, tea, and water. Cabarrus Brewing Company will also be there serving donated beverages to people over 21.

We would love to see a record turnout! So, bring your friends and family out for food, fun, and a chance to mingle. 

LOCATION: ClearWater Artist Studios at 223 Crowell Drive NW. Parking is free and plentiful, in two lots along Crowell Drive NW and with overflow parking capacity in the field across the stream from ClearWater.

 

We are working on getting some live music (if you have suggestions, or are interested in participating as a vendor, email tarabengle@gmail.com)."

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Exhibit: "Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," by Artist Barbara Ellis
Oct
7
to Dec 1

Exhibit: "Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," by Artist Barbara Ellis

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On view Oct. 7 - Dec. 1, 2017: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' a solo exhibition of ClearWater tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara Ellis is a tenant artist at ClearWater Artist Studios and has rented her studio here since 2011. See her Bio on her profile page, this site.

For more info on the artist and her evolution to Abstract Expressionism, see the News Release on our "CW News" page.

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, October 7, 6-9pm, featuring Ellis's Artist Talk that same night (10/7), 7-8pm. Some photos from the evening are posted to the Facebook Event Page for the Opening Reception.

Free.  Free parking on site.

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OPENING RECEPTION: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' by Artist Barbara Ellis
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

OPENING RECEPTION: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' by Artist Barbara Ellis

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Opening Reception for a solo exhibition of ClearWater tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' (BEllisArts) abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara's Artist Talk will be the same night (10/7), 7-8pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

This event is also posted on our FaceBook Event Page! Look there for updates and discussion.

The exhibit will be on view Oct. 7- Dec. 1, 2017

Parking is free and plentiful on site in three lots, all well-lit.

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Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup Day
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup Day

Concord Wildlife Alliance is calling all volunteers for their second clean-up this year. ClearWater Artist Studios is pleased to provide the home base for operations, for the third year running...we like a clean stream!

The main Event Listing for this is on their FaceBook Page. Look there for updates and/or to ask questions in the Event Discussion.

Join the CWA, Lion's Club, Concord Youth Council, and the Gibson Village Community to clean the trash out of the Academy Branch stream (which lines the back of the property at ClearWater Artist Studios). Waders, gloves, snacks, water, and bathrooms available.

Parking in the ClearWater Artist Studios lots on Crowell Drive; walk down to back of ClearWater buildings to meeting spot under the awning over covered patio.  Meet at 10:00 a.m.; after that, the group will disperse into the stream with periodic breaks.

Event Organizers: Rose Rummel Eury and Robert Watson

With thanks to all the volunteers.

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3rd Annual Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza!
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

3rd Annual Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza!

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017 ClearWater Artist Studios held their 3rd Annual
‘Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off.’ The signature event, unique to the Studios, drew
roughly 150 visitors to watch 13 painters work live, completing portraits from a single model in
under two hours.  Guests could tour studios, buy ClearWater T-shirts, eat cake and bid on or byy raffle tickets for sumptuous gift baskets donated by our generous community partners.

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Nov
4
to Dec 31

Louise Farley - Outside the Lines

 

RECEPTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 5 - 8 PM

We're proud to announce the opening of a solo show exhibition of paintings by artist Louise Farley, titled ‘Outside the Lines.’ The show will be on view in the ClearWater Gallery at 223 Crowell Dr. NW, in Concord, from Nov. 4 through Dec. 31, 2016.  The Opening Reception is Friday evening, November 11, from 5-8pm with refreshments.  All are welcome.

The artist will also give an ‘Artist Talk,’ discussing her approach, style etc. the following day at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016—which is also ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’– a monthly open house featuring ClearWater’s resident artists in their studios with doors open from 10am.  Doors close on 2nd Saturdays at 4pm.

Also featured at today’s 2nd Saturday will be Santa! Live and happy to greet children and parents alike. From 11am-2pm.
 
Louise Farley is one of the ‘original’ leasing artists at ClearWater, renting her studio there since renovated studios were first made available in 2011. She commutes from Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, John. She is finally back to her painting career, which got a promising start, then had a long hiatus due to a divorce and single-motherhood. For over 20 years—during which she raised two children and supported the family by running her own boutique in Charleston, SC, including designing and sewing the clothing she sold there—she did not paint.  Since 2005, however, she has immersed herself in painting full-time, teaching occasional workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School and other art centers, and giving lessons in her studio.  This show marks her third solo show in the region this year; and her very first solo show in the 2,200 sq. ft. Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios.  

The show includes a new body of work Farley has been painting since June, never before exhibited: pictures from Africa, inspired by photos taken by her stepdaughter who travelled there earlier this Spring. “It has given me a new enthusiasm and reinvigorated my work,” Farley said of the new subject matter. “I love the colors, and the energy between the people.”
 
Louise Farley grew up in Tennessee and earned her BFA degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has lived in Charlotte since 2008.
 
Viewing the show—if you miss the Opening Reception or Artist Talk, or want to come back to look at your leisure, ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday Noon-6pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment during the week. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent out for private events and parties.
 
LOCATION: Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28025. For details and weekly hours, see www.clearwaterartists.com; or, call 704-784-9535.

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