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May 2013

Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Third Carolina’s Got Art! Exhibition

Artists from across North and South Carolina were invited to submit artwork for consideration in the third exhibition of Carolina’s Got Art!, presented by Belk, being held at Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, from May 3 through June 1, 2013. A reception will be held on May 3, from 6-9pm and a juror’s discussion will be offered on May 4, at 11am.

The competition received over 2,800 entries of art by over 1,000 artists. This year’s juror, Bloomberg News art critic, Lance Esplund, has selected approximately 130 pieces of artwork that he considers some of the best art being created in the Carolinas. The exhibition promises to be an amazing grouping of Carolina-based art. Awards of $15,000 in cash and prizes will be made by the juror.

An additional exhibition will be available, “Through The Juror’s Eyes”, in a theater setting to showcase any entry submitted (artist permission given), providing guests a raw view of the submissions and an opportunity to purchase any work.

Larry Elder launched Carolina’s Got Art!, a two-state arts competition in 2009 with the goal of supporting Carolina artists. “We want Carolina’s Got Art! to represent the diversity or artwork being created across the Carolinas. To do that, you’ve got to find artists in the large metropolitan areas as well as in small towns and communities, which is no small task.”

Lance Esplund is the chief art critic at Bloomberg News. He has seen a lot over his career as writer for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, Art in America, Harper’s, The New Criterion, and The New Republic. He has taught at Parsons, The New School for Design, Rider University, and The New York Studio School MFA Program.

Elder has selected two additional exhibitions from the remaining entries which will be on view at Elder Gallery including: June Salon, which opens on Friday, June 7, and July Salon, which opens on Friday, July 5, 2013. Both exhibits will host reception on those openng dates from 5-8pm.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/370-6337, visit (www.elderart.com) or (www.carolinasgotart.com).

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