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.
"RALEIGH IN PAINTINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS"
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday, July 4, 2014 / 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605
Exhibit Closes: July 26, 2014 / 2:00 PM
July’s featured artists are Kenneth Eugene Peters &
"Each of us seeks a place to call our own, a refuge from the outside world where we choose who may (or
may not) enter within. Artist Kenneth Eugene Peters explores the concept of home, shelter and place
in new work based on Raleigh imagery. Peters is also the co-author of three local history books, and maintains a studio in
his West Raleigh home."
Raleigh native Charles Uzzell will showcase his sculptures, mixed media paintings,
and photography that emphasizes "fitness" and "images of Raleigh".
SCULPTURE SESSIONS: Sculpting with Clay
July 23 / 6:30 -9:30 pm: female model
24 / 6:30- 9:30 pm: male model
Saturdays, July 26 / 1:30-4:30 pm: male
Three excellent new models will be posing for these figurative
sculpture sessions which will give participants an opportunity to see what they can accomplish in just one 3-hour session
with a model. To advance skills in rendering human anatomy nude models are used for all figurative sculpture sessions.
Participants can sign up for one, two, or all three sessions. The fee for each session is $30
or $75 to take all three sessions(payment is due at the first session attended and can be 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 sculpture
sessions are 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 sessions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Calmethene: a retrospective exhibition"
Litmus Gallery & Studios
West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 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: August 30, 2014
/ 2:00 PM
August’s featured artist is j.
“Just remember, beautiful, everything
gets old if you do it often enough.”
The quote is from The Last Picture
Show and the title is a homage to 'Wear your love like heaven' by Donovan
OPEN BLUE GRASS ART SHOW 2014
September 30-November 1, 2014
Sponsored by: Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 571-3605 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.litmusgallery.com
Eligibility: The exhibition is a juried exhibition to showcase outstanding original visual art. It is being scheduled
to overlap with IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Week September 30 – October 4, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
It is open to both professional and emerging artists who are 18 years or older using visual media. Artists
may submit for consideration up to three works not previously exhibited at Litmus Gallery. 2-D
and 3-D art relating to the title of this show (very broadly interpreted) will be selected for this exhibition.
All works of art entered must be for sale. Artists who wish to participate should email their name, address, phone #, email address, photos (1 view
of 2-D and 2 views of 3-D / JPEG format only filed with artistname_titleofwork.jpg / ex.: JoeSmith_Sublime).
List in the email title(s) of work, dimensions, medium, price and send to the Litmus Gallery Jury Committee at email@example.com to be considered for inclusion. 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 Jury 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. Works that are not properly wired will not be displayed.
Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction. 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.
Fees: For those selected to participate there is an entry fee of $30.00.
The fee will be collected at the time the art is delivered to Litmus Gallery. For those wishing
to submit art to be considered, Litmus Gallery & Studios must receive entries by no later than Thursday, September
Liability: Works are entered 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 in this prospectus.
Sales: Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be collected on art sold during the exhibition.
The artist is committed to the sale price submitted. In order
to encourage sales Litmus Gallery participates in Raleigh’s GRCVB SmartCard program. A discount of 10% on one work by
an exhibiting artist is offered to each leisure visitor and convention attendee shopping at our gallery. The
10% discount is taken out of the gallery’s 30% commission and the artist still receives 70% of the sales price.
People’s Choice Award: Attendees at the reception on October 3 will be allowed to vote for the art they like the most.
The artist receiving the most votes will be awarded $100 and the artist with the second most votes will be awarded
Delivery of Art: All art must be hand-delivered to
Litmus Gallery on Saturday, September 27 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Special arrangements for delivery at a different time may be possible: email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if a different delivery date is possible.
Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works are
to be picked up on Saturday, November 1 between 2 PM and 4 PM.
Thursday, September 4 Entry
information must be received by this date
Friday, September 12 Artist notified by this date if their work is juried into the show
Saturday, September 27
Accepted works hand-delivered to Gallery: 10 AM – 2 PM.
Tues., Sept. 30 – Sat., Nov. 1 Exhibit
open to the public
Tues., Sept. 30
– Sat., Oct. 4 Exhibit open 2 pm - 6 pm (2-9 pm: Oct. 3 / 10 am–6 pm: Oct. 4)
Friday, October 3 Reception:
October 5- November 1 Exhibition open Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM and by appointment
Saturday, November 1 Exhibition
closes 2 PM: unsold art to be picked up 2pm-4pm
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. 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.
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.
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” 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: $150 - $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