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Current Show

Carolina's Got Art!

Opening Event

Friday, May 1  -  5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

BEST IN SHOW AWARD
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Greg Siler "Nude with Umbrella"

Chosen pieces from the largest collection of Carolina-based art in the nation will soon be on display and available for purchase at Elder Gallery in Charlotte. The fourth annual Carolina’s Got Art! competition and exhibition received nearly 3,000 entries from both professional and amateur artists based in North or South Carolina. Those pieces were reviewed by Eliza Rathbone, who served as Chief Curator of The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. for more than 20 years. Winning pieces chosen by both Rathbone and Larry Elder, gallery owner and art dealer, will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of May.

 

“My goal for Carolina’s Got Art! is to create an opportunity for local artists to launch or grow their careers and to be introduced to new audiences. The competition has grown significantly, and several artists’ lives have completely changed as a result of this opportunity,” said Elder, who founded Carolina’s Got Art! in 2009. “The show also helps connect budding art enthusiasts who may be interested in buying their first or second piece of art with local artists. The art will range from high-end to affordable and approachable, so there is really something for everyone.”


A Few examples of artwork on view

FIRST PLACE AWARD
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Loyal Dog by Kymberly Day
SECOND PLACE AWARD
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"Pilot Mountain" by Howard Frye
THIRD PLACE AWARD
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"Brayer" by James Celano
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Study 4 by Brian Russell
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Jessie by Annette Goings
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Sienna As Archer by Alia El Bermani
HONORABLE MENTION
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"Kalvin" by Terri Otten
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Afterglow by Carolyn Anne Crocker
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Vertigo by Jeffrey Jakub
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Praiano Bell Tower by John Komisin
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Hawk Watch by Alix Hitchcock
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Southern Scrawl by Andrew Blanchard
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Artifact, Norfolk Island Pine by David Datwyler
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Palmetto Shadows by Jann Pollard
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Abnormal Growth by En Lwamura
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Large Things Small, Underwater by Annie Rhodes Lee
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Storm Clouds on the Battery by Stephanie Neely
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Messenger by Nancy Marple
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Horse Moon by Manuela Strada Ballicu
HONORABLE MENTION
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Havana Cab and Bus by Vaughan Justice
HONORABLE MENTION
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On a Quest by Heather Allen-Hietale
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Field in Late Summer by Bruce Shores
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Tree and Cow by David Wagner
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Terra Levitas by David Sheldon
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I Should be Safe by Betsy Birkner
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Hung Out by Al Junek
HONORABLE MENTION
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"Wren" by Wilfred Spoon
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"Still Center" by Carmen Grier
HONORABLE MENTION
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"Clouds with Yellow and Red Dots" by Sondra Dorn
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"Origin" by Clarissa Jan Ward