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You will find Full Circle Arts at 42-B Third Street NW in downtown Hickory.
Our front entrance is next to McGuire's Pub, down the spiral staircase.
Or you can come in the rear entrance off First Avenue NW
Exhibiting members' work is now on display.
 
 
Art in the Afternoon is a mini art crawl, third Saturday of every month, shared with Taste Full Beans, The Natural Olive, Thistle Dew Nicely, and Bottega in downtown Hickory.  Come see us all between 1:00 and 4:00.
 
 

Fifth Annual  Tiny Art Show     May 11—June 10, 2017

Full Circle Arts invites artists to enter a competition/exhibition.  

We are looking for art in any medium, as long as it is no larger than 7 inches in any direction.  Frames or bases may be up to 12 inches in any direction.

The show may be juried by a committee of the Full Circle Arts Board, depending on space available. Ribbons will be awarded.

Reception, Thursday, May 11, 6:00-8:00, at Full Circle Arts.

 

AGREEMENT FORM    Please print this form and bring it with your artwork.

FULL CIRCLE ARTS, a private, nonprofit organization, agrees to exhibit works by the artist under the conditions specified in this agreement. FULL CIRCLE ARTS reserve the right to cancel the exhibit or any portion thereof, without obligation to the artist, if the agreed upon conditions and deadlines are not met. FULL CIRCLE ARTS shall make final curatorial and installation decisions on each individual artwork submitted for exhibition. Submitting a work of art implies an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this exhibition's prospectus.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Full Circle Arts

Entry Requirements: Open to all Hickory area artists sixteen (16) or older. Artwork can be any medium as long as it is no larger than seven inches in any direction. Frames, or bases may be up to twelve (12) inches in any direction. All 2D artwork should be framed and must be securely wired.  Artwork must not have previously been entered in a Full Circle Arts competition. The show may be juried by a committee of the Full Circle Arts Board, depending on space available. The show will be judged for ribbons and visitors attending the show will vote on artwork to determine a People's Choice Award. Full Circle Arts reserves the right to exclude any artwork that does not conform to Full Circle Arts standards or good taste.

Deliver artwork: On Thursday or Friday, April 27 or April 28, 11am to 5pm, or Saturday, April 29, 10am - 2pm, to Full Circle Arts gallery

Pick up artwork: Wednesday - Friday, June 14 - 16, 11am - 5pm, or Saturday, June 17, 10am - 2pm

Waiver and Liability: Each work must have a value declared on the entry form in order to be covered by insurance. The retail sale value listed on the form, less Full Circle Art’s commission, constitutes the insurance value for each piece of artwork, less a $500 deductible. Insurance coverage for accepted work ends June 24, 2017.

Reproduction Rights: Full Circle Arts reserves the right to photograph any work for publicity or promotional purposes. All works chosen for these purposes will be credited to the artists and the artist will be informed of their use.  Full Circle Arts will retain a 35% commission for non-members, 30% for FCA patron and associate members and 20% for FCA exhibiting members on any art sold during the show.

I have read and understand the rules and regulations for this exhibition.

 

Signature: ______________________________________ Date: __________________

 

REGISTRATION FORM  Entry Fee is $10 for up to 5 entries

Please print this form and bring it with your artwork.

 

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Connections  March 16 - April 22, 2017
The theme of Connections was presented as a challenge to artists to use their imaginations.  What does this word bring to mind and how will you express it in your art?  The purpose of Connections is to give area artists a means to show art in all visual media. 

FCA appreciates the support of Tracey Horton, DDS, Luke Scheibner Insurance Services, William F. Straka, DDS, and an anonymous donor, for their support for this exhibition.

Judge for the exhibition was Liliya Zalevskaya, Gaston College Art Dept., Printmaking & Photography Instructor. Congratulations to the winners:

First - Buzz Browning, for Leaving Egypt,  acrylic

Second - Meredith Janssen, for Intimate Recital,  photo transfer & intaglio print

Third - Genie Greenlaw, for Heart of the Gallery,  wool

Honorable mentions - Max J. Herbert, for Green Radio,  acrylic

John Murgo, for Crashing Down, digital photo

Julian Phelps, for Escape,  mixed media

Zan Thompson, for Connection between Heaven and Earth,  watercolor

 

 Calendar  

Pick up art Wed, Thur, Fri, April 26, 27, 28, 11:00-5:00pm or Sat, April 29, 10:00-2:00pm.


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Past events

Exhibition/competition

50 Shades: Black & White Photography  Jan. 19 - Feb. 25, 2017

 

The show was judged by Clayton Joe Young, award winning photographer with a background in photojournalism.

First: Meredith Janssen, for Geometrics, photo (digital)

Second: Tonya Holmes, for Confused in Snow, photography

Third: Jennifer Roten, for Lost in Thought - Bobcat Reflections, digital black & white   

Honorable mentions:

Gaye Aponte, for Sunny Sentry Box, photography

Tonya Holmes, for Forty One Floors, photography

Meredith Janssen, for Nature's Revenge, photo (digital)

John Murgo, for Tuscan, altered photograph

Jennifer Roten, for Solitary, digital black & white

 

Holiday Happenings  Dec. 3 - Jan. 7

Associate and exhibiting members show their work, paintings, sculpture, note cards, jewelry, photographs, and more, in celebration of the holiday season.  Now’s the time to shop for gifts.  Everything we offer is produced locally. 

Open House Saturday, December 10.
 
 

Fall Competition   October 27- November 26, 2016

 

An exhibition open to all visual artists.

 

Our thanks to Carl Cline of Resource Partners, LLC, to William F. Straka, DDS, PA, to Luke Scheibner Insurance Services, and to Pete and Virginia W. Sobotkin for their support.

We also thank many others who have helped make this exhibition possible, including Sinclair Productions   


 

The purpose of Fall Competition is to give area artists a means to show art in all visual media.  We believe in presenting ideas in visual as well as other means to promote communication and thoughtfulness among the people of our community.  There is no specific theme; all ideas are welcome.

 

Juror/Judge - Theresa Golas

Ms Golas has a strong background in fine arts and art history.  She currently works with the Community Foundation of Burke County.

 

Congratulations to the winners

First:  Patrick Fullwood   Effervescent, by Patrick Fullwood

Second:  Newton Canyon, by Zan Thompson

Third:  Edmund Pettus Bridge, by L. Michelle Bitler

Honorable mentions:

Penny for Your Thoughts, by Paige Anderson

Montgomery - Past & Present, by L. Michelle Bitler

Navajo Bowl #83, Tom Denne

Gathering Roses by Beth Oczkowski

Chandra's Beach View, by Zan Thompson
 
 

Full Circle Arts' Eighth Annual Silent Auction  September 15 - October 6 

We have had a successful auction.  Our thanks to everyone who helped.   This event supports the arts by helping Full Circle Arts continue its exhibitions and programs. 
 
 
 

Fourth Annual Tiny Art Show July 14—August 13, 2016

This is a show of small art in all sorts of media.
No piece is larger that seven inches, although frames may be as large as 12 inches.

The show was judged by Clarissa Starnes, Galleria and Collections Manager, Hickory Museum of Art.

Prizes are tiny ribbons hand-made by Genie Greenlaw.

Congratulations to the winners.

First prize: Deber Klein for China Town Market, oil on gessoed paper

Second prize: Janice Jackson for Fall River, pastel

Third prize: Matthew W. Strawn for View from Whipporwill, line etching with aquatint

Honorable mentions:

Harold Humphrey for Leaf, digital / monoprint

Meredith Janssen for In the Cool Grass, watercolor

Varian Swieter for Pear, stoneware

Zan Thompson for No Fishing--Private Lake, watercolor

Carol Turner for Lagoon, mixed media on wc paper

And congratulations to the winner of the People's Choice Award, P.L. Rhodes for Tiny Hands Making Tiny Art, mixed media

 FCA Member Show   June 9 - July 2

We had a great turnout for the FCA Members Show, with 50 works on display.   Lisë Swensson, Director of the Hickory Museum of Art, chose the prizes.   Winners are:

  

First prize: Harold Humphrey for Trinities,

Second prize: Richard Sinclair for Field Ready

Third prize: Tom Helfert for Daly Awaits the Whistle

Honorable mentions:

Jan Jackson for The Thunder Rolls

Clay James for Tempest

Meredith Janssen for Desert Landscape

Ellen Schwarzbek for untitled (15-20)

Varian Lee Swieter for Abstract Plate

Zan Thompson for Small Town Gathering Places  

 

 

Photography Show May 5 - 28


Our thanks to judges John and Janice Setzler.   Congratulations to the winners:

First prize, Jim Young for Hang On!   Second prize, Jim Young for Bicycle Racing   Third prize, Jaquelyn Galvez for Hostility.  

Honorable mentions: Paige Anderson for A Story to Tell, L. Michelle Bitler for Aging Reverence, L. Michelle Bitler for The Wave, Jordan K. Ellis for Trees in the Mist, Tommy Stine for Little Roaring River, Jim Young for Wing Walker.

Pick up photographs Thu., Fri., June 2, 3, 11:00-5:00pm or Sat. June 4, 11:00-2:00pm.

 Waiver and Liability


 Full Circle Arts offers insurance coverage on art works entered while they are in FCA custody, with a $500 deductible.  In order for work to be insured, a value must be declared on the FCA Inventory Sheet by the artist upon delivery of artwork.   Insurance coverage for work in the show ends June 4, 2016


 
Spare Parts Recycled March 17 to April 16, 2016.
 

A competition for art that re-uses spare parts of things.   We are recycling a show that Full Circle Arts presented 15 years ago, and are pleased again to see creative re-use of materials

Judge and juror is Dianna Loughlin, Exhibitions & Collections Director, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Congratulations to the winners.

First prize: Laurie Bellar Childres, for Hakuna Matata

Second prize: Richard Sinclair, for Leroy, Jr.

Third prize: Beth Oczkowski, for Centerpiece #1

Honorable mentions:

Sandra Froedge, for Bride

Genie Greenlaw, for Multi-Mat

Meredith Janssen, for Isthmus

Cor Kardol, for Communications Man

P.L. Rhodes, for The Heron Holds the Light

Richard Sinclair, for Pharaoh's Chicken

 

 





 

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