Raleigh Sculpture Group
RALEIGH SCULPTURE GROUP offers adults, beginners and experienced artists, a unique opportunity
to explore their artistic abilities and expand their art experiences through sculpting with clay.
CONFESSIONS OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARD: Work in Marble, Bronze, Steel, & Oil
LITMUS GALLERY & STUDIOS
312 West Cabarrus St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Friday, June 7, 2013 / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605
Exhibit Closes: Saturday, June 29, 2013
While living in Europe shortly after the US invaded Iraq, Pierce Boshelly
befriended an older man who, out of frustration with the war, revealed that he had served as a guard at a concentration camp
in Czechoslovakia. These works were inspired by his story.
OILS AND LANDSCAPES, TOO
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 W. Cabarrus St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Reception: Friday, July 5, 2013 / 6:00
PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM & by appointment (919-571-3605 / email@example.com)
Exhibit Closes: Saturday, July 27, 2013
By taking color, shape, and molding them successfully, you have a painting.
July's featured artist Joe O'Shaughnessy skillfully combines these elements
to paint events and scenes that catch his attention and imagination. As an avid traveler to Europe and South America,
many of his works were inspired by his extensive travels.
Studio For Rent (285 sq.
ft.) at Litmus Gallery & Studios in downtown Raleigh. $300 per month includes all utilities and 24/7 access. Looking for
an artist whose work will complement and be compatible with 10 existing artists and interested in participating in Raleigh's
First Friday Art Walk held from 6-9 PM each month. Studio will be available starting in July. Questions/Additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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: $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
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