FCA Events and Activites
Complete the circle!
Become a member and be part of the fun.
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
members' work is now on display.
Full Circle Arts Tenth
Annual Silent Auction, September 19 - 27.
join us in Full Circle Arts' Tenth Annual fund-raising auction. The auction is to help Full Circle Arts continue
to fund its gallery, educational programs, competitions, and events.
PaperWorks, August 2—September 1, 2018
The idea is art works in which manipulation of paper is a major part of the work. Collage, sculpture,
please be creative, and enter your work in our art competition.
Awards The show was judged by Sigrid Hice.
Autumn Walkway, by Beth Oczkowski, paper
Second: Venetian Tile - Study
4, by Catherine LeFevers, Florentine
Third: Will I Be Pretty or Will I Be Rich, by Kae B. Wright, mixed media watercolor collage
Bowl, by Tereza Bentley, paper,
Woven Stream, by L. Michelle Bitler,
by Meredith Janssen, watercolor collage on paper
Bracelet, by Liz McKay, cast paper
and sterling silver
Merchant award from Hickory’s Finest Custom Framing: Layla, by Beth Oczkowski, paper
People’s Choice award from Carolina Gifts / Office Equipment: to be
announced September 3.
Pick up artwork: Wednesday - Friday,
Sept. 5-7, 11am - 5pm, or Saturday, Sep. 8, 10am - 2pm
Full Circle Arts' Member
Show June 14-July 14, 2018
of art by FCA's Associate and Exhibiting members.
The show was judged by Lisë Swensson, former director of the Hickory Museum
First prize: Across the River, by Tom Helfert
Second prize: Bridge,
by Ellen Schwarzbek
Third prize: Galactic Floral,
by Juliet Ward Gumosky
by L. Michelle Bitler
Wedding Bridge, by
L. Michelle Bitler
Papoose, by Harold Humphrey
Woods, by Meredith Janssen
Rip, by Meredith Janssen
Spring House, by Marion Lunnemann
& Piggy, by John Murgo
Untitled, by Ellen Schwarzbek
Cherry at Grandfather, by Ernest Sills
Flowers, by Nora Jean Smith
by Tom Vislay
Ground, by Joyce Vukela-Mayer
Sixth Annual Tiny Art Show
May 3 - June 2, 2018
Small works can
be put in many places in the home or office to give the owner pleasure every time he/she looks at it. Generally, pieces of "tiny art" are very affordable and make wonderful gifts.
Make no mistake, tiny works are just as demanding and difficult for the artist to create and
portray as larger paintings and sculptures, but they project an intimate quality and appeal to the imagination in all of us.
for the show was Judy Sigmon, "Art for All" Coordinator at the Hickory Museum of Art. Congratulations to the winners:
First prize: Envy,
by Phinthone Senesombath
Second prize: By the Creek, by Matthew Strawn
Third prize: Free Flow IV, by Judy Rider
Blue Dipped Glaze,
by Tereza Bentley
Hunt Hill Bridge, by L. Michelle Bitler
Babbs, by Laurie Childres
View from the Villa,
by Susan Grant
Vase of Lilacs, by Meredith Janssen
Intima Resurrexerit, by D.B. Morris
North Carolina: personal views of life in this state"
March 8 to April 14
Juror/Judge Toni Carlton
is a mixed media painter and the owner/director of Carlton Gallery for over 35 years in Grandfather Mtn. Community between
Boone and Banner Elk, NC. The gallery features over 200 local, regional, and national artists working in all mediums and presents
special exhibitions and many workshops for artists.
Congratulations to the winners:
First - Initiation: Spring (Jessie's Teapot), by Karen Parker
Second - Jackson, by Lou D'Avignon
Third - Here Comes the Sun, by Kae B. Wright
Love My Mountains, by Diane Enger
Angels & NC Wild Things, by Vickie Jo Franks
Breaking Through, by Tom Helfert
Fresh Onions, by Meredith Janssen
Wilson's Creek, by Margaret Carter Martine
DNA, by Jane Wingate Mitchell
for the support of William F. Straka, DDS PA, Douglas C. Bishop, CPA, and many others.
Purpose The purpose of My
North Carolina 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. We are looking for a
personal view of life in this state.
Altered States: Digititally Enhanced Photography, January
11-February 17, 2018, competition/exhibition,
a show of digitally manipulated photographic art.
Congratulations to the winners:
First, The Badlands, by Spencer Huffman
Second, Stand, by Dave DeBaeremaeker
Third, Bakery, by John Murgo
At-At @ Sunset, by Dave DeBaeremaeker
The War, by Spencer Huffman
Water Meets Sky, by
Place, by Tommy Stine
The show was judged by
Aaron Tallman, a freelance graphic artist who teaches photographic technology, among other specialties,
at Catawba Valley Community College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Calendar Pick up photographs Wed.- Fri., 21-23,
11:00-5:00pm or Sat. Feb. 24, 10:00-2:00pm
Holiday Happenings, a special show of art
by FCA associate and exhibiting members, December 6-30, 2017.
Full Circle Arts Fall
Competition, October 26 to November 25, 2017.
The purpose of the 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 people of
our community. There is no specific theme; all ideas are welcome.
The show was judged by
Jon Carfagno, Executive Director of the Hickory Museum of Art.
Our congratulations to the winners:
First prize: Homage to Early Diebenkorn, by Craig
Second prize: They
Dreamed of Italy, by Kathryn Regel
Third prize: Body Shop, by Zan Thompson
Honorable mentions: Cliffhanger, by Patrick Fullwood
The Gamer, by Mark
American Flag, by Debra Zimmerman
Our thanks to Carl and Sharon Cline of Resource Partners,
LLC, William f. Straka, DDS, PA, John and Ann Hinson, and Pete and Virginia W.
Sobotkin for their generous support.
Full Circle Arts Ninth Annual Fund-Raising Silent Auction Gala, October 5,
Our thanks to everyone who participated. Full Circle Arts could
not survive without the support of its friends and members. The auction is to help
Full Circle Arts continue to fund its gallery, educational programs, competitions, and events.
We appreciate the support of so many in the community in donating items for this fund-raising event.
An immediate goal is funding of membership in the Chamber of Commerce. A second goal is funding to improve
Congratulations to Claudia Bujold, who had the winning raffle ticket for "Moon
Bowl", by well-known wood craftsman Eddie Hamrick.
July 27-August 26, 2017
"Assemblages" is a show
of art made of more than one part or piece. From the early days of Cubism
to today, artists have been putting things together to create something new. Your art may
be as “natural” or “non-objective” as you like, as long as it’s made of different
parts, glued, sewn, wired, whatever you think of, to stand up or hang on the wall.
The show was judged by Pat Viles, internationally acclaimed mixed media
Congratulations to the
First - Thrift Store Clock, by D.B. Morris
Second - Storm over the Mountain Lake, by Meredith Janssen
- Heron at Dusk, by Patrick Fullwood
Ocean Queen, by Tereza Bentley
Red Fancy, by Evan
Materialism, by Meredith Janssen
Family Memories, by Marion Lunneman
Choice - Doors Unlocked and Opened, by, Hannah Grace
FCA Member Show June 21 - July 15, 2017
exhibition showcasing the work of Full Circle Arts' Associate and Exhibiting members.
Annual Tiny Art Show
May 11—June 10, 2017
The show was judged for ribbons by Jeff Kiefer, Visual Art Instructor at Catawba Valley Community
College. Congratulations to the winners: First: Tulips and
Propane, by Karen Parker, Second: Evening Stroll,
by Eugenie B. Fein, Third: Georgetown Waterfront Cafes, by Zan Thompson,
Honorable Mentions: Starburst, by Carla Brandel, Coffee
Cup, by Carla Brandel, Bread Butter & Bullet Holes, by Mark C.
Hickman, Untitled, by Beth Oczkowski, The Incredible Ball,
by Anita Rhoney.
Visitors have been voting
for their favorite tiny art work. The Peoples Choice is Sunrise
over the Mountains, by Beth Oczkowski.
Connections March 16 - April 22, 2017The 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.
for the exhibition was Liliya Zalevskaya, Gaston College Art Dept., Printmaking & Photography Instructor.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Buzz Browning, for Leaving Egypt, acrylic
Second - Meredith Janssen, for Intimate Recital, photo transfer & intaglio
- Genie Greenlaw, for Heart of the Gallery, wool
Honorable mentions - Max J. Herbert, for Green Radio,
John Murgo, for Crashing Down, digital photo
Julian Phelps, for Escape, mixed
Thompson, for Connection between Heaven and Earth, watercolor
50 Shades: Black & White Photography
Jan. 19 - Feb. 25, 2017
was judged by Clayton Joe Young, award winning photographer with a
background in photojournalism.
Janssen, for Geometrics, photo (digital)
Tonya Holmes, for Confused in Snow, photography
Third: Jennifer Roten, for
Lost in Thought - Bobcat Reflections, digital black & white
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,
Jennifer Roten, for Solitary, digital black & white
Gallery Sitters Needed