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, photography, pottery,
mixed media art, drawings/sketches, and sculpture are some of the art forms available for viewing and purchase each month.
February 6-27, 2015
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Friday, February 6, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibit open: Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment (919-571-3605 / email@example.com)
closes: Friday, 2:00 pm, February 27, 2015
Exhibit description: Shabnam
Nassir's paintings have
a universal language that speaks from her heart and she is bonded to every single one. She enjoys
creating abstracts because they can take you places where the confines of description cannot! Her themes are all
about feelings, dreams, patterns, visions mixed with graphic design. She loves working with texture as she loves
to be able to touch her paintings, thus giving them life and depth, and the illusion of running her
fingers over a moment.
FEBRUARY / MARCH 2015
SCULPTING AN EXPRESSIVE AND PASSIONATE SCULPTURE
Model: Tuesdays, March 3 & 10 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Male Model: Wednesdays, March 4 &
11 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This figurative workshop is devoted to realistically sculpting the female and male form
in clay in an expressive and passionate manner. To advance skills in rendering human anatomy nude models are used for
all figurative sculpture sessions. The two different poses could be put together to create one dramatic sculpture or
kept separate. The workshop fee is $85 for the four sessions held on February 24 &
25 and March 3 & 4 (payment is due at the first session on February 24 and can be by cash or check/money order made
out to James Fatata, sorry no credit cards). The fee to attend only the two
Tuesday (female model) sessions held on February 24 & March 3 or only the two Wednesday (male model) sessions held on
February25 & March 4 is $55. 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
All Souls Dream
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Friday, March 6, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibit open: Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm and
by appointment (919-571-3605 / email@example.com)
Exhibit closes: Friday, 2:00 pm, February 27, 2015
People's dreams are from the subconscious
mind but where are the dreams of a soul from? In this show Anthony Garcia-Copian painted the images
of what a soul dreams.
Anthony Garcia-Copian was born in Cuba, raised in Madrid and Miami. He is an award winning Playwright and currently resides
in Raleigh, N.C. with his husband fashion designer Lucien Baird.
April 3-24, 2015
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus
Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibit open: Fridays,
10 am - 2 pm and by appointment (919-571-3605 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
closes: Friday, 2:00 pm, February 24, 2015
description: Featured artists Hoop & Stick and Marwen El Hicheri have
created an exciting exhibit in which our heroes give commentary and take pot shots at the human condition through mixed media
collage and illustration.
FEATURED ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
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, provide labels for the exhibited art, help advertise the exhibit, and
attend the First Friday 6-9 PM reception for the exhibit. Basic refreshments will be provided and featured artist are
welcome to supplement the refreshments provided with additional items if they wish. 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. To facilitate advertising the exhibit, featured
artists are to submit, at least two weeks prior to the month that the exhibit is occurring, a title for the exhibit plus a
sentence or two that describes the work being displayed.
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. In order to encourage
sales Litmus Gallery participates in Raleigh’s GRCVB SmartCard program. A discount of 10% on one work by a featured
artist is offered to each leisure visitor and convention attendee shopping at our gallery. The 10% discount
is taken out of the gallery commission and the artist still receives 70% of the sales price.
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 noon-2 pm on the
Friday that the exhibition ends or by special arrangement.
Exhibiting artists are to complete and submit two copies of the inventory form, listing all art being exhibited with the title of
the work, dimensions, medium and price. A Featured Artist registration form with the Inventory attached
is to be turned in when the art is installed in the gallery.
Applying: 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”
along with other pertinent information.
Studio Spaces For Rent
Litmus Gallery & Studios has
studio spaces of varying dimensions for rent. Open spaces within the building as well as lockable spaces are
available and are priced from $150 to $320 per month. Spaces are heated and air conditioned and artists have 24/7
access to their studios. 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