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.
Holiday Happenings, a special show of art by FCA associate and exhibiting members, December 6-30.
Altered States: Digititally Enhanced Photography, January
11-February 17, competition/exhibition, a show
of digitally manipulated photographic art.
Call for Artists
Circle Arts is offering a photography competition/exhibition. We are looking for photographs that have
been digitally manipulated, in print format, framed and ready to hang on the wall. The show may
be juried, depending on space available and will be judged for ribbon awards. Photographs
may have collage elements.
Thursday, January 11, 6:00-8:00pm, at Full Circle Arts
Awards Ribbons will be awarded. Judge is Aaron Tallman.
Calendar Deliver photographs
Thu. & Fri., Jan. 4 & 5, 11:00-5:00pm or Sat. Jan. 6, 10:00-2:00pm, to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory.
Pick up photographs Wed.- Fri., 14-16, 11:00-5:00pm or
Sat. Feb. 17, 10:00-2:00pm
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 24, 2018.
photographer is eligible to enter his or her artwork.
2. Each artist
may submit up to three (3) works, hand-delivered to Full Circle Arts.
3. Visual works
must not have previously been entered in a Full Circle Arts competition.
4. Space is limited,
so FCA cannot accept any work more than 48” in any direction.
5. Works must
be framed and wired for hanging.
6. Entry fee:
$10 for up to 3 entries.
7. FCA asks a commission of 20% from exhibiting members, 30% from associate
and patron members, and 35% from non-members, for works sold. Full Circle Arts reserves the right to exclude
any art objects which do not conform to Full Circle Arts’ standards of quality or good taste.
Fee: $10 for up to 3 entries.
Please print legibly and bring
form with your art work. Information listed here will be used to make wall cards, so please be complete.
____A Full Circle Arts
Altered States: Digitally
Enhanced Photography Jan.-Feb., 2018
____B Full Circle Arts Altered States: Digitally
Enhanced Photography Jan.-Feb., 2018
Full Circle Arts Altered States: Digitally
Enhanced Photography Jan.-Feb., 2018
Full Circle Arts Fall
Competition, October 26 to November 25.
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.
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 our website.
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
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
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.
also thank many others who have helped make this exhibition possible, including Sinclair
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
Ms Golas has
a strong background in fine arts and art history. She currently works
with the Community Foundation of Burke County.
to the winners
Patrick Fullwood Effervescent, by Patrick Fullwood
Newton Canyon, by Zan Thompson
Pettus Bridge, by L. Michelle Bitler
for Your Thoughts, by Paige Anderson
Montgomery - Past & Present, by L. Michelle
Bowl #83, Tom Denne
by Beth Oczkowski
Chandra's Beach View, by Zan Thompson
Gallery Sitters Needed