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July 2011

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Offers Annual Summer Show

The Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, will present, Summer Art Explosion 2011, on view at the Falling Rivers Gallery, the Guild’s cooperative gallery, from July 12 through Aug. 5, 2011. A reception will be held on Aug. 5, from 6-8pm.

The show will feature both 2 dimensional “wall art” as well as 3D sculptural works. This year, the Guild will award a total of $500 in prize money for first, second, third and several honorable mentions. All work submitted has not been shown in any recent Stanly Arts Guild shows.

The Stanly Arts Guild is proud to have sponsored this summer event for over 10 years. For the last 3 years it has graced the Falling Rivers Gallery, the Guild’s cooperative gallery venue at 119 West Main Street in downtown Albemarle.

The judge for this year’s art show is award winning artist, Bill Colt. Colt majored in art at the University of Virginia. He gets much of his inspiration from his world travels as a corporate pilot and produces art for the home and corporate office settings. His colors come right out of their acrylic tubes and he adds excitement to his paintings with texture from joint compound, raw canvas, cheesecloth, wood and paper collage.

Colt is represented by the Wilde Meyer Galleries in Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ, and at the A.T. Hun Gallery in Savannah, GA.

The Stanly Arts Guild is sponsored in part by the Albemarle Improvement LLC, the Stanly County Arts Council, and receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 704/983-4278 or visit (


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