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Monday, August 27, 2012

Judges Announced for Matthews Alive! Art Show

MAG is proud to announce Carolyn Jacobs and Elizabeth Apple as our judges for this year's Matthews Alive! Art Show.

Carolyn Jacobs holds a MFA in Drawing from the University of Tennessee, and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Eastern Kentucky University. Carolyn is senior studio faculty at Central Piedmont Community College, teaching Drawing, Painting, Design, and Watercolor. Additionally, she often teaches at the Mint Museum and is scheduled to lecture at the Bechtler Museum this fall. Carolyn is also Faculty Advisor to CPCC Art Galleries. You can view her work at .
Elizabeth Apple has been an avid art enthusiast for more than 40 years. Her parents encouraged an appreciation of art, beginning with her first visit to the Metropolitan in NY at age 4. Growing up in Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth participated in art classes through the W-S Arts Council and worked in many mediums. In choosing a college and a field of study, Elizabeth was undecided between graphic design and musical performance. Eventually, Elizabeth decided to pursue a degree in music at the College Conservatory of Music/University of Cincinnati and then earned a Masters degree in Business at Wake Forest University.
After working in New York for several years, Elizabeth returned to North Carolina and located in Charlotte. Since moving to Charlotte, Elizabeth has been an active member of the Mint Museum of Charlotte. She is also a charter member of the Romare Bearden Society. Her recent artistic expression has focused on the medium of clay in the form of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture. Elizabeth has studied at Penland, and has taken workshops with several regionally and nationally known artists.
As an avid art enthusiast and collector, there are several contemporary artists that Elizabeth enjoys very much and makes a point of keeping abreast of their work and attending their shows and exhibitions whenever possible. These artists include: Wolf Kahn, Romare Bearden, Robert Motherwell, Thomas McNickle, Ramon Urban, Brian Russell, Alice Ballard, and Michel Sherrill to name a few. There are local emerging artists, such as Felicia van Borek and Duy Nuynh, which she has been exposed to in the past several years and is very enthusiastic regarding their growing body of work. Elizabeth has enjoyed, attending shows and lectures and getting to meet and spend time with many of these artists. This exposure to the artist behind the work serves to deepen her enjoyment and connection to their work. Elizabeth feels that having the exposure to art by supporting local artists, galleries, and museums is a critical component to sustaining a quality of life within a community.
Take in for this event is Tuesday 8/28 at the Matthews Community Ctr from 3-6 PM. You may enter up to 2 framed/gallery-wrapped and wired artworks. Entry fee is $30. All artists, 18 and older, are welcome to participate. Artwork must be hung, no more than 2 years old and not in a previous MA! Art Show. Email Debbie if you plan on participating:
Please have entry form filled out and provided labels attached to your work(s). Entry form/labels:
Prizes are ribbons and $800 (First Place), $400 (Second Place), $200 (Third Place), 6 Honorable Mentions ($50 Gift Certificates), and Mayor's Choice along with other Matthews notables. Reception and giving of the awards is Thursday 8/30, 7 PM at the Matthews Community Ctr. Music and refreshments will be provided.

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