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March Issue 2005

West End Art Gallery Opens in Winston-Salem, NC

The West End Art Gallery is the newest addition to Winston-Salem, NC, galleries. The gallery, at 480 West End Blvd. in Winston-Salem, features paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewelry from more than 30 artists from across the country. West End Art Gallery also exclusively represents Alex Perez, a Chilean artist. Most of the artists represented are nationally and internationally known.

West End Art Gallery also offers residential and corporate fine art consulting, delivery and installation of fine art, and custom framing.

The gallery opened in the space that formerly housed e.r.l. Originals, an art gallery owned by Peter and Lee Swenson.

The owner, Kristin Jones, is a native of Winston-Salem and received a bachelor's degree in studio art with a minor in art history from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She then received her BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top three art schools in the US. Before opening West End Art Gallery, Jones was the Gallery Manager for one of the largest fine art galleries in Raleigh. There she was trained in all aspects of running a fine art gallery as well as residential and corporate marketing. Jones is also a practicing artist having participated in several juried and group exhibitions. Her most recent show was Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands which is the largest juried exhibition for women in the Southeast.  She founded West End Art Gallery in Oct. 2004.

Frank Rowland

West End Art Gallery has 5 exhibitions planned for 2005. A one-man exhibition of internationally known Winston-Salem artist, Frank Rowland, will be on view through Mar. 24. A one-man exhibition of nationally known Winston-Salem photographer, George Schober, will be featured from Apr. 28 - May 15. A group exhibition of 27 Minneapolis artists will be featured June 23 - July 23. A one-man exhibition of internationally known North Carolina artist, Wayne Trapp, will be featured Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. The gallery's annual holiday reception will feature work by all of the gallery's artists from Dec. 8 - Jan. 1, 2006.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 336/917-0036 or at (www.westendartgallery.com).

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