The second annual 2D and 3D juried show “Eye of the Artist” opens July 13 at the Yadkin Cultural Art Center Center’s Welborn Gallery.
Board President John Willingham will present cash awards totaling $2,000 to first, second and third place winners at 6 p.m.
Following the awards ceremony, a one-man flute concert by Cherokee native and Carnegie Hall performer John Sarantos will be presented in front of the Cherokee Star mosaic wall on the center’s outdoor plaza. The concert is free and open to the public.
The juried competition was open to all residents of North Carolina 18 years of age or older working in 2D or 3D mediums. Entries include works in pastel, oil, acrylics, watercolor, glass, collage, enameled copper, clay, beads, wood and metal.
“We are very pleased with the quality and range of entries,” said Susan Lyons, co-director of the Yadkin Arts Council. “The artists’ statements provided fascinating insights into why they create what they do, what inspired them. One of the artists was inspired by the shades of gray she saw daily in her former life as an ultrasound technician; another by the sound memory of her father scraping the palette in his studio in Naples.Themes of metamorphosis and the play of light and color, and the beauty of the North Carolina landscape inspired many. The show gives the onlooker a rare glimpse into the mind of creativity.”
Judging this year’s show is artist and gallery owner David Simpson of Germanton Gallery. The exhibit will run through Sept. 16. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.