We've expanded our Upfront Gallery. We now have a members' display area with work for show and sale in addition to the guest artist exhibit area.

HOURS
Thursday and Friday, 11am – 2pm,
and t
he Third Friday of each month from 6 – 9pm,
as part of Third Friday Durham — a downtown circuit of
art exhibits and events.

NEXT OPEN STUDIOS EVENT
Friday, Sept 19, 6-9pm

In the Upfront Gallery. . .
7 of 18:
Celebrating Durham's 2014-2015
NC Arts Council's Fellowship Recipients
 

Opening Reception Friday, Sept 19; 6-9pm

Seven of the NC Arts Council's eighteen fellowship recipients in the 2014-2015 grant cycle are from Durham. This exhibit celebrates that high Durham quotient, and features recent or in progress work from these seven individuals.

Maready Evergreen | printmaking, ceramics
Josh Gibson | film
Heather Gordon | painting, drawing, mixed media
Harrison Haynes | multimedia, installation
Stacey Kirby | performance art
Jeana Klein | fibers *Jeana is being bestowed honorary Durhamite status due to her solo exhibit here at the BCAC in 2010)
Elisabeth James | film

The exhibit, co-curated by Dave Wofford and Chris Vitiello, continues through October 31 with expanded gallery hours.

Upfront Gallery Hours:
Every Thursday and Friday from 11am-2pm
Saturday Oct 4, 11, and 18 from 9am-Noon
and by appt. at dave@horseandbuggypress.com

Since 1980, the North Carolina Arts Council has offered fellowships to recognize artists doing strong work and encourage the creation of new work. The belief at the heart of the program is that artists bring a value to the community that deserves support and acknowledgment, that our communities are actually better, more vital places to live because of their presence. The terms “creative economy” and “creative class” hadn’t been coined at the time, but the fellowship program was a form of investment in the creative sector’s growth and an appreciation of the artist’s role in the broader cultural environment.

The first group of recipients included Victor Faccinto, Maud Gatewood, Rob Levin, and Elizabeth Matheson, artists whose accomplishments and reputations are familiar to most in the arts community to this day. In the intervening years, close to 600 awards have been made, totaling over $4.66 million. Recipients have included choreographers, composers, craft artists, filmmakers, writers of prose and poetry, playwrights, screenwriters, songwriters, and visual artists, which underscores the range and depth of arts activity across the state.

The artist fellowship program anchors the Arts Council’s overall strategy to assist artists in their work and careers. Among its other programs are the regional artist project grant program, heritage awards, artist directory, and Creative Capital workshops. According to a recent survey by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, North Carolina ranks among the states most supportive of artists nationwide, though the investment is extremely modest when compared to just about any other activity government has a role in.

Durham is a shining example of what the arts mean to communities. That so many of this year’s fellowship winners would call Durham home is a testament to the creative ferment the city nurtures in its diverse neighborhoods and active public spaces. North Carolina is fortunate to have many cities and towns that understand the importance of the arts to a three-dimensional quality of life, which should be a source of pride for all of us. Building communities where the arts and artists can thrive is a shared goal of the Arts Council and its local partners across the state, one that will serve North Carolina well if we realize its full potential.

The artist fellowship program runs on a two-year cycle, alternating between disciplines each year. For the November 2014 deadline, writers, composers, and songwriters are eligible to apply. To read the guidelines and link to the application, go to www.ncarts.org.

Jeff Pettis Senior Program Director for Artists and Communities.

 

 

 

 

 







 






 



 



   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

CURRENT SHOW

 

 

 

 

 


PAST SHOWS

Testify: A Visual Love Revamped: New Work from JenJen
JULY - AUGUST, 2014


Testify: A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia by Roger May
Photography exhibit and celebration of the H&B fine press book
APRIL - JUNE, 2014


Hawks and Doves
custom bags and pillows
FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 22, 2014



New Functional Pottery by Peter Dugan

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 - JANUARY 30, 2014

BENDING STICKS: THE SCULPTURE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY
A documentary film by Kenny Dalsheimer and Penelope Maunsell
OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Photo: Zan Maddox


Tin Types
by Riley MacLean

SEPTEMBER 2013


INPUT/OUTPUT
by Stephanie Nowotarski

AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2013


Rare | Curious | Extinct
by Aubrey Aldret

JULY 6 - JULY 30, 2013


2200° Fahrenheit:
Blown Glass by Dmitri Resnik

JUNE 1 - 30, 2013


If I Had WIngs
an installation by environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck
APRIL – MAY 2013


SENIOR CITIZENS
Group show featuring work in a variety of media by 17 seniors from the
Durham School of the Arts

JANUARY – MARCH 2013


MAKING WAVES
Restored American radios from the 1930s, 40s and 50s by Bob Gordan
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2012


Trickle Down
Painting in a Cold Climate by Janet Coleman
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2012


Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought
Photographs and Lyrical Writings by Courtney Fitzpatrick
APRIL – JUNE 2012
The fifteenth fine press book published by Horse & Buggy Press was the centerpiece of an exhibit that included not only the book but also a broadside edition, framed photographs, and an environmental text installation. Please click the Maji Moto title above for a link to more info about the book.


Eno River Tapestries
New Work by Silvia Heyden

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2012
Exhibit coinciding with DVD release of A Weaverly Path, a film by Kenny Dalsheimer about the life and work of Silvia Heyden.


BURLAP.
Portraits of Piedmont Farmers

By Raymond Goodman

NOVEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012


Sarah Warner Baratti
All of Them Wishes: Jewelry and Drawings of Feather and Bones
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2011


Photography by Jeremy M. Lange
JULY – AUGUST 2011


BCAC 5 Year Anniversary Show
APRIL – MAY 2011


Tree of Knowlege by Michael Greer
JANUARY – MARCH 2011


Big Heads: New Work by Bill Frick
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2010


Lou Joseph: Tent Cities
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2010


Off the Wall: One of Kind Artists' Books
John Davis and Susan Leeb

JULY – AUGUST 2010


Photographic Prints and Daguerrotypes by Robin Dreyer
MAY – JUNE 2010


Ricky Davis: Birding Photography
MARCH – APRIL 2010


In Search of the Burning Bush
Glaze Paintings by Jim Tignor
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2010


Empty & Full
Encaustic Paintings by Celia Gray
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2009


Original Mascot Print Series
Artistic Interpretations of America's College Mascots by Revere La Noue

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2009


Hands and Faces
Collages by Trey Moore

JULY – AUGUST 2009


Jeff Mahorney: Daily Paintings
MAY – JUNE 2009


Scenes of Long Acquaintance
Recent Photography by MJ Sharp

MARCH – APRIL 2009
MJ shared recent large format, long exposure works. From her show statement, "...noticing
the discarded, taking time to sit with and really see the beauty in what is moving along at its
own pace, in its own time, for its own ends."



ART-TENDER TWO!
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2009
Mark Cunningham and Jake Wood, bartenders from next door at Piedmont, returned with a grouping of exquisite themed workings. All sales were donated to the Women's Center of Durham.


Home Work: Photography Installation by Noah Rosenblatt-Farrell
DECEMBER 2008 - JANUARY 2009


Al Frega: Recent Sculptures
FALL 2008


Text Messages
Clay and Print New Work by Bonnie Campbell

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2008
A series of vessels that began as worries and ended as prayers. Bonnie 
borrowed a bunch of Dave's metal type and impressed the forms into her 
ceramic sculptures before firing in order to create her own "text 
messages."


 
 

Handed Down: Wall Quilts and New Fiber Work by Jeana Eve Klein
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2008

 
 

On the Side of the Road: Paintings by Sarah Powers
JUNE - JULY 2008
A close look at the small details that make up our landscape.



 
 

Boundary Lines: Ceramics by Meredith Brickell
APRIL - MAY 2008
An examination and representation of place—both the physical realm and our intangible impressions of it.


 
 
Bull City Bicycles: Curated by Phillip Barron
MARCH 2008
This exhibit gathers historic and contemporary photography of bicycles in Durham. A celebration of the aesthetic simplicity, utility, and joy of bicycles, this exhibit documents Durham’s sense of place from two wheels.


 
 
Art-Tender
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2008
Art-tenders Mark Cunningham and Jake Wood (bartenders next door at Piedmont) created 500 drawings on Bev Naps. Drawings were sold for a dollar each at the close of the reception.


 
 
Co-Signed Paintings:  David Alsobrooks
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2007
A partnership scores of nameless, unsusupecting individuals and the Efland artist who trolls the countrysie for evidence of these people, most often found in handmade signs. From David... “While I recycle the wording, I don’t attempt to replicate the original signs themselves. In general, the paintings have nothin in common with the appearance of the original expression. In a sense, the artmaking process is reliant on both ends of this spectrum. The paintings are collaborative—they are Co-Signed.”



 
 
Plazas (Palaces):  Sketchbook Paintings by Stephen Gibson
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER   2007
This exhibit featured twelve framed small paintings, a few dozen unframed drawings, a small mural made directly onto the foyer wall, and a few of the actual sketchbooks Dave has made and Stephen has filled up over the last few years. Gibson is the author of the 2001 H&B title City of Midnight Skies.


 
 

Landscape:  Photographs by Pamela Pecchio
JULY - SEPTEMBER 2007
A small series of large prints. Pam is a former Old West Durham resident.


 
 
Silkscreen Prints:  Jeremy Kerman
JUNE - JULY, 2007


 
 

Type High and Kickin' : A Group Letterpress Show
APRIL - MAY 2007
A variety of high brow and low class letterpress work from five Southeastern letterpress printers featuring...

 
Josef Beery (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Trade Union Press (Ayden, North Carolina)
Ray Duffey (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Convivio Bookworks (Lake Worth, Florida)
Horse & Buggy Press (Durham, North Carolina)



 
 
Birdhouses: Photographs by Rob McDonald
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2007
Rob McDonald lives in Virginia. Self-taught as a photographer, Rob holds a doctorate in American literature and specializes in the literature and culture of the American South. The photographs in the Birdhouses portfolio, taken from Rob’s travels across four states from 2002-2006, represent a personal exploration of the relationship between place and identity: meditations on home.