Big Body Play
June 7 - September 10
Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville (TSA GVL) and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) are excited to present their summer exhibition, BIG BODY PLAY, on exhibition from June 7th through September 10th at the FAC’s Sheffield Wood Gallery. A closing reception will be held on Friday, September 10th from 6-8 pm including artist presentations from 6:30-7.
BIG BODY PLAY is an exhibition that uses humor and imagination to explore the banality of the everyday. This show uses playful colors and materials, on plush, oversized forms to celebrate boredom, experimentation, and absurdity. Addressing themes of the body, pop culture, nostalgia, and domesticity, this collection of soft sculptures highlights the fascination these artists have with their materials and their love of “playing” in the studio. These works push scale while using current material culture as inspiration - these objects tell personal narratives, make punny jokes, and address our need for recreation and distraction.
Amelia Briggs, Andrea Vail, Jaime Bull, Kat Sánchez Stanfield, Matthew + Madison Creech, Mindy Sue Wittock, Natalie Baxter
At the Seams
At the Seams explores textiles to discuss boundaries of the body and between bodies. Naturally pliable like skin and often touching the body, textiles provide comfort and security. The material surrounds rather than separates.
McColl Center alumnae artists Lauren DiCioccio (2010) and Andrea Vail (2012) reinvent found fabrics through hand stitching. Their labor-intensive processes create new objects that feel alive and lived-in; familiar and foreign. For each artist, fiber starts and ends at points of connection, or rather, at the seams.
At the Seams is curated by visiting curator Lauren Harkey for McColl Center for Art + Innovation.
Exhibition dates and Opening Reception:
Cancelled due to COVID
Image: Andrea Vail, Rug (mop and sequins), 2019 (detail). Fabric, decorative trim, previously owned objects, 50 x 50 x 5 inches, overall.
B20: Wiregrass Biennial
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Jurors: Angie L. Barry, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in Quincy, Florida; Dave Brown, PushCrankPress, Dothan, Alabama; Jackie Clay Executive Director, Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL; Mario Gallardo, Executive Director, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden, Alabama
Judge: Jackie Clay, Executive Director, Coleman Center for the Arts
Artists: Jonathan Adams, Katie Mae Adams, Carrie Ann Baade, Matthew N. Barton, Kelly Shannon Boehmer, Tra Bouscaren, Kimberley A. Brown, Sarah Bryant, Jessica Caldas, Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Namwon Choi, Yvette L. Cummings, Brooks Dierdorff, Lauren Frances Evans, Maggie Evans, MaDora Frey, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Leah Hamel, Joshua Hoggle, Bryce Lafferty, Jasper Lee, Tara Stallworth Lee, S.A. Maples, Mär Martinez, Chieko M. Murasugi, Jared Ragland and Cary Norton, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Duane Paxson , Sarah Jane Philips, Chiharu Roach, Victoria Sauer, Benjamin J. Shamback, Martha Underriner, Andrea Vail, Kevin Vanek, Kami Watson, Gaby Wolodarski, and April Wright
2020 North Carolina Artists Exhibition
Juror: NatTrotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Guggenheim R. Solomon Museumin New York
March 8 - Extended
Ben Alper, Johannes Barfield, Edward Baxter, Ron Beckham,Marie Louise Bennett, Craig Billings, Casey Brown, Raj Bunnag, Erin Canady,Kennedi Carter, Allison Coleman, Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo, Joy Drury Cox, Jose Manuel Cruz, Joelle Dietrick, Mark Dixon, GabrielleDuggan, Alia ElBermani, Melinda Fine, Onay Gutierrez, Ben Hamburger, Nora Hartlaub, ElizabethHaskin, Stephen Hayes, Harrison Haynes, Clarence Heyward, Max Heller, AmyHerman, George Jenne, Kelly Johnston, Shannon Johnstone, Joyce Watkins King,Stacey Kirby, Deborah Kruger, Raymond LaMantia, Laura Little, Jennifer Markowitz, Jackson Martin, DonaldMartiny, Gaella Materne, Chieko Murasugi, Jeff Murphy, Chloé Rager, TimPickett, Sherrill Roland, Molly Sawyer, Ann Silverman, Dian Sourelis, AngelaStout, Natalie Strait, Sandy Stratil, Saba Taj, Lyudmila Tomova, Andrea Vail, LeeWalton, Stephanie J. Woods, Gesche Würfel
Faculty Biennial, Appalachian State University
January 24 - May 2, 2020
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts:
Adam Adcock, Catherine Altice, Bailey Arend, Greg Banks, Andrew Caldwell, Jenelaine Carson, Martin Church, Rosa Dargan-Powers, Travis Donovan, Erin Ethridge, April Flanders, Tom Hansell and Josh White, Lori Hill, Ed Midgett, Stephen Parks, Ila Prouty, Lila Shull, Lisa Stinson, Tricia Treacy, Andrea Vail, Cheryl Zibisky
Anna Buckner, Andrea Keys Connell, Keela Dee Dooley, Frankie Flood, Tim Ford, Mike Grady, Victoria Grube, Brooke Hofsess, Ann Pegelow Kaplan, Jeana Klein, Scott Ludwig, Mark Nystrom, Beverly Poppe, Jody Servon, Albert Stabler, John Stepheson, William Struss, Jim Toub, Josh White, Chip Williams and Anne Ward
Exhibition includes the following two works:
Edwards Distinguished Professor, Marshall University
Feb 5 - 7, 2020
As programming for In Flux, an exhibition of textile artworks made by 24 artists who are educators in the medium of textiles and members of the South Eastern Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA), I will lead a discussion and workshop with The School of Art and Design.
Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb 6, 4-5:30p. Three of the artists will be in attendance, Miyuki Cook, Rena Wood and Andrea Vail.
Material | Fiber
Radial Gallery, Department of Art and Design, University of Dayton
Curated by R. Darden Bradshaw, MFA, PhD
February 20th-March 19th 2020
Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present, Material | Fiber. Material | Fiber will celebrate the intersections of fiber as material, process, and metaphor.
Mayumi Amada, Diane Bush, Susan Graham, Stacy Isenbarger, Heather Jones, Colleen Kelsey, Carole Loeffler, George Lorio, Taylor Orr, Patrick Ronan, Casey Schachner, Suzanna Scott, Amanda Smith, Brooks Stevens, Sarah
Nance, and Andrea Vail. These artists explore ideas in material culture relating to contemporary social problems and issues, as they juxtapose material and fiber processes around the words “material” and “fiber” – including all the various interpretations of those words.
Material Fiber will coincide with the Visiting Artist Scholar Lecture for 2019/20. Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at the Ohio State University, will speak. Dr. Acuff, a practicing artist and educator has a rich research agenda examining critical multicultural art education, critical race theory, and culturally responsive teaching and curriculum development. Her work extends beyond the traditional classroom to include working with diverse populations of learners, including students with special needs (cognitive and physical), students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students from varying racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Dr. Acuff will be presenting a lecture before the exhibition reception at Sears Recital Hall on UD’s main campus.
Lecture from Dr. Acuff: Feb 27 4-5p at the Sears Recital Hall
Artist Reception: Feb 27 5:30-7:00p in Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall, on the campus of the University of Dayton.
Exhibition: Feb 20 - Mar 25th
Curated by Lisa Kriner, Rob Mertens, LM Wood, Pat Mink, Miyuki Cook
Catalog with essays by Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery Director, Penland School of Craft; Amanda Thatch, previous textile studio coordinator at Penland School of Craft
2019-20, touring SEFEA exhibition at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Berea College, Berea, KY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Artists: Cathryn Amidei, Susan Brandeis, Edwina Bringle, Miyuki Akai Cook, Rosa Dargan-Powers, Nick DeFord, Gabrielle Duggan, Susan Fecho, Crystal Gregory, Robin L. Haller, Jess Jones, Jeana Eve Klein, Bethanne A. Knudson, Kate Kretz, Lisa Kriner, Robert Mertens, Erin Miller, Patricia Mink, Andrea Vail, Hillary Waters Fayle, LM Wood, Rena Wood, Janie Woodbridge, Christine Zoller.
Sept 30 - Oct 25, 2019, East Tennessee State University
Jan 3 - Feb 7, 2020, Marshall University
Feb 24 - March 20, 2020, Berea College
May 20 - June 20, 2020, James Madison University
Excited to partner with third graders at G.W. Carver Creative Arts Elementary School! I can't wait to see the outcome of our collaborative weaving project.
Workshop: Crochet (and beyond)
Date: Nov 17 2018, 1PM - 4PM
Goodyear Arts Free Workshop Series:
10 free art workshops: Designed with input from our neighbors, taught by Goodyear Arts alumni artists, funded by Arts & Science Council, with all art supplies included!
Press: Charlotte Observer
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
June 2, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Alessandra Sulpy, William Paul Thomas, Andrea Vail, Angelina Woehr
North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship 2017 Award Exhibition
Cameron Art Museum
May 3, 2018 -September 3, 2018 (extended from previous close)
Opening Reception May 2
Jason Adams, Robin M. Gee, Andrew Hayes, Harriet Hoover, John Huneycutt, John W. Love, Jr., Jackson Odell Martin, Jayden Moore, Sheryl Oring, Katina Parker, Thomas Schmidt, Shannon Lee Silva, Helen Simoneau, Lien Truong, Andrea Vail, Jina Valentine, Stephanie J. Woods
Residency and exhibition at Elsewhere!
June 12, 2017 - July 10, 2017
Samantha Burns, Hale Ekinci, Ben Seretan, Andrea Vail
Teen Art Studio at Community School of the Arts.
What to expect: Casual weekly afternoon sessions that combine learning new skills (in painting, drawing, fibers, mixed media, and sculpture) with informal discussions on contemporary art and design, and developing careers in the arts. Students will engage in a short series of self-guided portfolio projects and sketchbook exercises, and make occasional excursions beyond the studio to explore museums, parks, and other cultural attractions in Uptown Charlotte.
EXHIBITION ARTIST SERIES: Andrea Vail
CAM's Museum School
Artist Talk: March 25, 2018
Workshop: Collecting Pile: REASSEMBLE
March 23 - March 24
CSA Faculty/Student Pop-Up Exhibition
Knight Gallery, Spirit Square
December 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018
Community School of the Arts (CSA) is a passionate advocate, leading the civic dialogue about the value of arts education by helping parents, educators and Charlotteans fully understand the benefits of participatory music and art instruction. CSA collaborates with a wide range of non-profits, schools, faith-based and fellow arts organizations to raise awareness of the transformative power of arts education.
Crossing Generations: Past, Present & Future
Curated by Jane Sauer
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
August 3-6, 2017
James Bassler, Lia Cook, John Garrett, Michael James, Glenn Kaufman, Gerhardt Knodel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Anna Carlson, Vic De La Rosa, Karen Hampton, Mark Newport, Julie Sirek, Aaron McIntosh, Nicole Benner, Rena Detrixhe, Molly Koehn, Aram Han Sifuentes, Lauren Sinner, Jodi Stevens, Andrea Vail, Anel Zarate
2017 Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Sandra J. Blain Gallery
May 13 – July 22, 2017
annual party + contemporary art sale
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Saturday, February 25, 2017
December 16, 6 – 9pm
Please join us to celebrate the Artists-in-Residence for the months of November/December: Dylan Gilbert, Grace Elizabeth Stott, Andrea Vail
7pm and 8:30pm - Preview performance of the acid Western musical ALL THE DOGS AND HORSES by Dylan Gilbert and collaborators.
Cat Babbie will also have an installation on view in the Project Studio.
Free & open to the public, with free parking (!!)
Aug 31, 2016 - Sept 23
Panel Discussion - 4PM
Reception - 5PM to 7PM
The Department of Art & Art History
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Apr 8, 9, & 10 2016
Three days of art, performance and the unexpected. Charlotte’s first artist-led annual showcase of experimental/contemporary performance and visual art.
BOOM events take place between Central and Commonwealth Avenues in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. All venues are within a short walking distance.
Visit the BOOM Intersection Stage at 1920 Commonwealth Avenue.
This stage will be the center of information and outdoor entertainment during the event.
February 26, 2016
Site Seeing at C3Lab visually creates a sense of surrealism or magic by reworking or rethinking existing objects. Inspiring a sense of sarcasm or a feeling of playfulness, the artwork reimagines your perception of realism combining familiar objects and/or experiences in similar ways with various mediums.
Artists include Nick DeFord, Jenny Hanson, Bryan Olson, Andrea Vail