LITMUS GALLERY & STUDIOS participates in Raleigh's First Friday Art Walk held
each month of the year. In addition to having featured artists each month, Litmus studio artists also have their
art on display and their studios open for touring. Paintings, pottery, mixed media art, drawings/sketches, and sculpture
are some of the art forms available for viewing and purchase each month.
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2013: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Closing Reception: Friday, December 6, 2013: 6:00 PM –
Open: Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
This annual exhibit contains 78 works of art of over
38 established and emerging artists and will showcase an outstanding range of original visual art in traditional, contemporary,
and avant-garde creations. It provides a range of varying treatments that challenge traditional practices
of visual art and incorporates varied media such as paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
Attendees at the November 1, 2013 opening reception
will determine the “People’s Choice Award” by voting for their favorite works of art.
This special exhibit will appeal to the most discerning art lovers and will feature the artists' most
evocative, unique, and creative work.
Litmus Gallery & Studios
West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday,
January 3, 2014 / 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605 /
February 1, 2014 / 2:00 PM
This exhibit features the art of Michelle Gabson. Michelle's artwork is a colorful expression
of smaller objects painted bigger. It creatively zooms in capturing the beauty of various different
subject matters that one normally might not notice. Examples of her work can be seen at www.kolorfulcanvas.com.
FEATURED ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
to give artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, Litmus Gallery & Studios provides a space each month for 1-4 artists
to host an art exhibit. Selected artists are to work collaboratively to share the areas available for art
display, install the exhibit, help advertise the exhibit, and provide refreshments for, manage, and attend the First Friday
6-9 PM reception for the exhibit. All works of art exhibited must be for sale. Works
must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period. Litmus Gallery & Studios
reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate
by the Litmus Gallery selection committee.
Presentation Specifications: All 2D work must be
completely prepared for hanging with wire. Wire must not be frayed and must support the weight of the piece.
No “saw tooth” hangers may be used. Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any
direction. 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.
artists retain ownership of all work exhibited at Litmus Gallery & Studios. Works are exhibited at
the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery
& Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall
imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth here.
Sales will be encouraged. Litmus Gallery & Studios will retain a commission of 30 % on all sales.
The artist is committed to the sale price placed on the art at the time of delivery.
Installation of Art:
Arrangements for installation of art should be made one week prior to the month that the art is to be displayed by
calling (919) 571-3605 or emailing email@example.com. Artists are responsible for installing their art and labeling installed art with the name of the
work, size, medium and price.
Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on
view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up 4-7 PM on the Monday prior to
the first Friday of the next month or by special arrangement.
Inventory: Exhibiting artists are to
provide an inventory of all art being exhibited that includes the title of the work, dimensions, medium and price.
Artists interested in exhibiting their work should email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing their interest, months they would be interested in exhibiting, best phone contact
number, and three (3) attached photos that show examples of their work that are labeled with the title of the
work, dimensions, medium, and price.
Selection: Artists selected for an exhibition at Litmus Gallery
will be emailed the “Featured Artist Form” to complete. The form can be scanned and emailed back to email@example.com or mailed to: Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC, 27601.
Studio Spaces: $130 - $320
Call 919-571-3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability.
COMMISSIONING A TORSO SCULPTURE
DESCRIPTION OF TORSO SCULPTURE:
The clay torso sculpture created is a representation of the trunk of the body.
In addition, it includes a small part of the neck but not the head, a portion of the arms above the elbow, and the
legs above the knees. A client can be sculpted in either a standing, seated, or reclining pose.
If a standing pose is selected, the completed sculpture will be approximately 12 inches in height -- ideal for displaying
on a coffee or end table, bookshelf, or pedestal.
It normally takes two 3-hour sessions, scheduled on different days, to complete the sculpture.
Occasionally, depending on the complexity of the pose, an additional session may be required. During
each 3-hour session the client will pose nude for 20 minute time intervals separated by 5-minute breaks. Upon
completion, the sculpture will be air-dried for several weeks and then bisque fired. Once fired, a clear
acrylic matte finish will be applied to seal the surface. Felt will be placed on the base of the sculpture.
If a client is not available to pose in person, a torso sculpture can be completed using just photos.
Sculpting sessions are normally
conducted during afternoons or evenings, Sunday through Thursday. However, sessions can be scheduled at
other times to fit a client’s schedule.
Sculpting sessions will be held in the artist’s studio located at 312 West Cabarrus Street in
downtown Raleigh. Litmus Art Gallery and several other studios are located in the same building.
The cost of a commissioned clay torso sculpture as described is $375.00, which
is due at the completion of the sculpture. If the completed sculpture does not meet the client’s
expectations or for any other reasons the client does not wish to proceed with the purchase, the client may decline the purchase
without additional financial obligation. If the purchase is declined the completed sculpture will become
the property of the sculptor. Clients will not receive any payment for the time spent posing for the sculpture.
*Information and prices on additional sculptural options are available upon request.
James (Jim) Fatata is an accomplished artist who specializes in figurative sculpture.
His works have been juried into numerous art shows and exhibitions. You can see examples of his
work by visiting Litmus Art Gallery and his studio at 312 W. Cabarrus St. in Raleigh, NC or by viewing his work on the web
at www.litmusgallery.com or www.tristatesculptors.org.
Additional Information: Raleigh Sculpture Group / Modeling Opportunities
Take a few minutes and tour the gallery by selecting any of the images below for an artist profile