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 &
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014 / 6:00
PM – 9:00 PM
Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Exhibit Closes: March 1, 2014 / 2:00 PM
Louie Johnston is
an up and coming New age/Abstract artist who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. His inner visions of life are put together
preciously upon his canvas's with multiple materials. Louie Johnston's works are physically in depth as well as internally.
He states that he has "No true style he follows", and "That life is not the same day to day".
He feels that art should move in the same direction of a new, changing day.
“There is a spark within
all of us to create; I gather the artistic materials necessary to turn that spark into a flame. Art is art, and I try to go
beyond the normal boundaries of creating”
Louie Johnston (L.A.J)
Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014 / 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00
PM & by appointment (919-571-3605 / email@example.com)
Exhibit Closes: March 29, 2014 / 2:00 PM
This exhibit contains
art created by Roksolana Kocherhina in an abstract-futuristic style. Every
piece incorporates the snapshot of emotional state of the characters. While some pieces express the euphoria and joy, others
are overwhelmed with pain and fear. Most of the art is interconnected. If you look closer you can see the life story of a
particular character. Overall the work is created to remind each and every one of us how precious every minute of our life
is and that the sense of life is in the search of our true love.
BASIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Litmus Gallery & Studios
Date: March 15
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Kerri Eckes
painting workshop will focus on terminology, techniques, and the appropriate use of media. It is preferable that the student
has some basic knowledge of painting (like a Painting 1 class in college, or high school, self-taught, workshops, etc).
Students may bring a painting they are already working on, or start a new painting from scratch. Students will need to bring
their own supplies and easel; please contact me for a supplies list. Acrylic and oil painters only.
The workshop will last
4 hours, with a 30 minute break. Bring a bag lunch.
A minimum of 3 students are required in order to have the workshop.
Payment must be made in advance. Contact Kerri Henrickson - Eckes for payment arrangements (which can be made through
paypal, by cash, or by check). If the workshop is canceled because less than 3 people signed up, a full refund will be
SCULPTING THE FEMALE AND MALE FORM #2
Saturdays, March 22 & 29 / 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This figurative workshop is devoted to realistically sculpting the female and male form in clay. A
new female and new male model will be pose for our sculpture group. To advance skills in rendering human anatomy
nude models are used for all figurative sculpture sessions. The workshop will be from 10 AM to
4 PM with a lunch break from 12:30 to1:30 PM on Saturdays, March 22 & 29. The female will
pose 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and the male will pose 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The two different poses could be put together to
create one sculpture or kept separate for two different sculptures. The workshop fee is $75
(payment is due at the first session on March 22 and can be by cash or check/money order made out to James Fatata,
sorry no credit cards). The fee to attend only the March 22 & 29 morning sessions (10 am to 12:30
pm / female model) or only the Feb. 15 & 22 afternoon sessions (1:30 pm to 4 pm / male model) is $45.
The fee covers the use of sculpting stand, model fee, studio facility, and bisque firing of the finished sculpture.
Water-base clay will be available for purchase at the first session for $15 per twenty-five pounds bag. The workshop
is limited to eight participants and will be held at Litmus Gallery & Studios at 312 W. Cabarrus Street in downtown
Raleigh. Those wishing to attend must reserve a space in advance. Notification will be sent to those requesting
a space as to whether there is a space for them or if they are on the “wait list”. Refunds will not be given
for missed sessions. Additional questions or to register for the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org / 919-571-3605
SCULPTING THE FEMALE FORM (Three Graces)
Wednesdays, April 9, 16, & 23 (6:30-9:30 pm)
This figurative workshop is devoted to realistically sculpting the female
form in clay. Three new female models will be pose for our sculpture group. To advance skills in rendering
human anatomy nude models are used for all figurative sculpture sessions. The theme will be a takeoff on
the “Three Graces” (we would just do the torso/no arms, legs or head of three different female models).
A different model will pose on each of the dates listed. Models will not be posing together.
The workshop fee is $65 (payment is due at the first session by cash or check/money order made out
to James Fatata, sorry no credit cards). The fee covers the use of sculpting
stand, model fee, studio facility, and bisque firing of the finished sculpture. Water-base clay will be available for
purchase at the first session for $15 per twenty-five pounds bag. The workshop is limited to eight participants and
will be held at Litmus Gallery & Studios at 312 W. Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh. Those wishing to attend
must reserve a space in advance. Notification will be sent to those requesting a space as to whether there is a space
for them or if they are on the “wait list”. Refunds will not be given for missed sessions. Additional
questions or to register for the workshop: email@example.com / 919-571-3605
In order 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.
Liability: Exhibiting 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: 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC, 27601.
Studio Spaces: $130 - $320
Call 919-571-3605 or email email@example.com 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