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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 / artvision@bellsouth.net)

Exhibit Closes: July 26, 2014 / 2:00 PM

 

July’s featured artists are Kenneth Eugene Peters & Charles Uzzell:

"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".

 

 

JULY SCULPTURE SESSIONS: Sculpting with Clay

 

Wednesday, July 23 / 6:30 -9:30 pm: female model

 

Thursday, July 24 / 6:30- 9:30 pm: male model

 

Saturdays, July 26 / 1:30-4:30 pm: male model

 

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: artvision@bellsouth.net

 


"Baptême, Rose Calmethene: a retrospective exhibition"

 Litmus Gallery & Studios

 312 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 / artvision@bellsouth.net)

Exhibit Closes: August 30, 2014 / 2:00 PM

 

August’s featured artist is j. d. Horwitz:

“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                         


 

WIDE OPEN BLUE GRASS ART SHOW 2014

PROSPECTUS

September 30-November 1, 2014

Sponsored by: Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 571-3605 / artvision@bellsouth.net / 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 artvision@bellsouth.net 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 4, 2014. 

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 $50.

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 artvision@bellsouth.net 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.


CALENDAR 2014

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:  6-9 PM

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
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.  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 artvision@bellsouth.net.  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 artvision@bellsouth.net 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 artvision@bellsouth.net or mailed to: Litmus Gallery & Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC, 27601. 

 

 

Studio Spaces: $150 - $320

Call 919-571-3605 or email artvision@bellsouth.net 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. 

PROCESS:

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.

SCHEDULE:   

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.

LOCATION:

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.

COST:

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.

SCULPTOR:

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



Resident Artists
 

Take a few minutes and tour the gallery by selecting any of the images below for an artist profile & information.

Enjoy.

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JoAnn Lobur
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Jim Fatata
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