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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.

 


AN EVENING WITH KINGS 

Litmus Gallery & Studios

 312 West Cabarrus Street

 Raleigh, NC 27601

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 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: September 27, 2014 / 2:00 PM

 

September's featured artists:

"Come spend an evening with father and daughter Ronald and Courtney King. Ron's photography and Courtney's whimsical creative art provide unique looks at imagination and reality. "

King Design: Creative Art by Courtney D. King

Courtney has been drawing almost since she could hold a pencil. Her primary mediums are Pen and Ink and Pen and Marker, but she experiments in all media. She believes that her art allows her to touch other while emphasizing her individuality. She is strongly influenced by Fantasy, Mythology, and Anime. Her use of bold colors and intensive detail draws the audience in and leaves them looking for more. Courtney is currently pursuing degrees in both Graphic Design and Fine Art at Wake Technical Community College.

 Raleighfoto: Photography by Ronald L. King

Ron began his “addiction’ to photography while attending Georgia Tech in the early 1970s. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and assist an experienced photojournalist working on assignment in the area. Interest became passion and soon he was searching the local pawn shops for his first camera. Over the ensuing four decades, Ron has never been very far from his cameras. He uses a photographer’s eye and a photojournalistic style to capture moments of beauty that surround us all every day. He will be exhibiting a sampling of works, from portrait to abstracts, taken over his career using both film and digital photography.

 

 

WIDE 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 / artvision@bellsouth.net / www.litmusgallery.com

This exhibit contains the works of over 20 artists and will showcase an outstanding range of original visual art in traditional, contemporary, and avant-garde creations.  It provides a range of varying treatments that challenge traditional practices of visual art and incorporates varied media such as paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.  Litmus Gallery is located across the street from the outdoor Red Hat Amphitheater.

 

Attendees at the October 3, 2014 reception will determine the “People’s Choice Award” by voting for their favorite works of art.

 

CALENDAR 2014

Tue., Sept. 30–Sat, Nov. 1:  Exhibit open Saturdays 10 am -2 pm & by appointment

Tue., Sept. 30–Sat., Oct. 4: Exhibit open 2 pm–6 pm (2-9 pm:Oct. 3)(10 am-6 pm: Oct. 4)

 Friday, Oct. 3, 2014:             Reception: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

 

 

3rd Annual Art Auction & Gala

A Fundraiser for The Carrack

The Carrack

Saturday, Oct 11 2014 6:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you at The Carrack's annual RENT PARTY! Let's have some fun while we open up another year of possibilities to a new group of creative thinkers, makers and doers.

Our auction features a "Best of 2014" exhibition of original artworks by Carrack artists and experiences, gifts and memberships provided by other arts organizations that make us proud to call the Bull City home. Our local partners will keep your glasses and plates full while you bid in your best take on "creative black tie" and swoon over modern, original jazz by the acclaimed Eric Hirsh.

Funds raised from the sale of artworks will be split 50/50 with the artists and all income from ticket sales and other auction items support The Carrack's 2015 operating costs.

Space is limited to just 70 guests!

Support artists. Support your community. Support The Carrack.  Full details: www.http://thecarrack.org/event/gala/

 

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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