Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
“We display an amazing array of affordable artwork here at Artist Alley.”, explains gallery owner, Jean Skipper. “Our body of work evolves constantly as our existing artists continue to express their talents while new artists join us. With a deadline of November 14th, this call for artists represents that last opportunity that North Carolina Artists will have to join The Alley before the holiday season. Specifically, we’re seeking watercolor painters, metal artists, and additional glass artists; but North Carolina Artists in all media are welcome to apply.”
Founder Kathleen Miller adds, “Artist Alley was established as an artists’ coop in Moore County in 1999, and the gallery continues to maintain the cooperative spirit that’s been the foundation of its success. There’s a sense of community among the talented individuals who showcase their work here, and they freely share their welcoming spirit with others.”
Information and applications for this call to artists may be obtained by contacting Jean Skipper via the comments on this blog. Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment. It won't be published or shared; but it is needed so that a reply may be sent. Applications are also be available in person at Artist Alley.
Artist Alley is located in downtown Southern Pines at 167 E. New Hampshire Avenue. It’s a gallery that exhibits a wide variety of art and fine craft all made exclusively in North Carolina.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Gracie is less subtle. She tends to use my lap as a springboard to make a grand entrance from the formica table in the center of the room into the middle of my work area. Then she settles in wherever she pleases...ON whatever she pleases. In most cases this puts her directly in the middle of the project at hand, and generally my view is one of her tail.
And finally, there's Cody. Cody can usually be found inside one of my vintage train cases or playing with whatever shiny parts, pieces and treasures catch his eye. Ahhh...a boy after my own heart!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Artist Alley has been in business since 1999, and we've been in our current location at 167 East New Hampshire Avenue since January 2007. We show an amazing variety of artwork and fine crafts made by over fifty artists; our entire inventory is created right here in North Carolina; and we're located just one short block from the train station...exactly 120 steps off of Broad Street. (I know, because I counted them!)
In spite of all of this fabulousness, on a daily basis we hear, "What a wonderful gallery! I never knew that you were here, and I'm so glad to have found you!!!" We jokingly say that we're "Southern Pines Best Kept Secret", and while we're honored, it's a title that we'd like to overcome. Hopefully this event will take us one step closer to achieving that goal.
It could do the same for your business too, and it will be a lot of fun. I hope that you'll be able to join us! (For a closer look at the post card below, please click on the photo.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Please see the photo below that provides the details about their First Annual Art Gallery Gala. (Click on the photo for a better view.) Attend if you're able, and donate if you can! It's a great way to immerse yourself in The Arts while supporting the youngest artists in The Sandhills of North Carolina.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Just for tonight, instead of focusing on all that still remains to be finished, I'll focus instead on all that I've managed to accomplish.
Tomorrow will be a new day.
This little fellow has been buzzing around my front window for the past two days. I tried to lift him back into the great outdoors repeatedly; but he'd have none of it. As I was closing today, I noticed him there...completely exhausted and panting. He finally allowed me to carry him to the comfort of a welcoming pansy just outside the door. He seems to be at peace now.
Why do we resist assistance when we need it the most?
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
If your True Love loves Folk Art or collects heart shaped boxes, this is an event that you won’t want to miss! Kathleen has over 28 years of painting experience, and one of her ornaments was even featured on The White House Christmas Tree.
When I asked her about the inspiration for her latest creations, she replied with a laugh, “Love Birds can be country crows! When painting this series, I was inspired by the romance of Valentine’s Day, primitive styles, and the charm of country living.”
Kathleen displays her work at Artist Alley in Southern Pines. She’s a member of the Moore County Arts Council, the National Society of Decorative Painters, and the City of Oaks Decorative Artists. She also teaches weekly classes at her home studio in Pinehurst.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Last night was our First Friday Opening. In honor of Valentine's Day, we celebrated the Art of Jewelry, and a good time was had by all. I always mean to take lots of photos during these events. I plan for it; I bring my camera; And I place the camera on the counter so that I won't forget my mission. At 5:00 I give myself a pep-talk to remind myself that I'll be taking lots of photos. Then, I blink, and it's 9:30. Ahhh... my intentions are always good!
This month was no exception for me. Fortunately, however, thanks to the kindness of Al and Annette Daniels, I do have one lovely photo to share with you from last night's event. Hopefully you'll be able to join the fun in person next month when we'll be kicking-off "March Metal Madness" with an opening featuring Angela Cummings Thompson.
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words; but being here in person is priceless!