150 North Carolina Artists Featured & 500 Works for Sale at Winter Art Show

December 1, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Connecting North Carolina’s most talented and creative artists with the state’s most enthusiastic art lovers, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art presents its 30th annual Winter Show on December 6 through January 15. Featuring 500+ works for purchase from more than 150 artists from Penland to Pamlico, it is the largest and finest juried exhibition and sale of North Carolina art and crafts. Paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, woodwork, fabric and fiber works, ceramics, are presented in an articulated installation in which hundreds of artworks in multiple mediums may be viewed in a harmonious ensemble.

This year, in keeping with its mission of reaching out to art lovers of all ages and all budgets, the gallery has requested artists to pay special attention to the pricing of their art and crafts in an effort to support Green Hill’s First Works program. Under this program, the gallery is focusing on young and/or first-time collectors. Curator Edie Carpenter assures that the selection of works in the Winter Show are priced to fit any budget, from $50 to $10,000 with plenty of pieces under $500. The First Works program will connect would-be collectors to emerging artists during Saturday shows and gatherings. It will also include informal one-on-one sessions aimed at helping art lovers take the first steps toward starting their own art collection.

“We want everyone to become a collector, no matter what their budget or what the economy is doing,” Carpenter says.

In fact, you can make a good argument for buying art during, and just after, a recession, Carpenter says. Artists are more likely to “value-price” their work and some critics say that the best art is created during hard times. Carpenter is certain that, as in previous shows, Green Hill art buyers and collectors, whether veteran or newbies, will take home some art created by rising stars.

Green Hill Center for NC Art is located at 200 N. Davie Street in downtown Greensboro. The Show is open to the public daily except Mondays. Special Winter Show hotel packages at the O.Henry & Proximity Hotels include a $50 gift certificate to Green Hill. For more information, call (336) 333-7460 or visit www.greenhillcenter.org.

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