Guilia Piera Livi
Aug. 3 - Aug. 31
Guilia Piera Livi
Aug. 3 - Aug. 31
United Arts Council
410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
Monday - Friday 10 - 4
September 7 - 27thRead More
VAE’s first collaboration with NHC will be an extension of an upcoming project, THE EVERYDAY.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project headed by an international steering committee with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. The project will be presented throughout August and September 2018 and will showcase talent on local, national, and international levels.
August 2 - September 29
THE GARDEN VARIETY is VAE's Main Gallery exhibition for THE EVERYDAY PROJECT.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way.
THE GARDEN VARIETY was an open, international, juried call for art.
Angela Barker - When It Ignites
Gaetane Cummings - Let's stay together, Person of colors!
Travis Donovan - Grounded
Carina Earl - Letting Go, Symbiosis
Jennifer Markowitz - Fleshmap: First Manic Episode, San Francisco, 1985, Fleshmap: England 2005
Christopher McGuire - Patent Pending
Ken Morgan - THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE
Jeff Newell - The lines that explore time
Jean Shortall - I'm Just a Little Different
Deadline 11:59 pm on August 18, 2018
VAE is proud to be a collaborator with Red Hat for their Open Gallery. Their ground level gallery located on East Davie St. in Raleigh serves as a space for artists to showcase work that embodies Red Hat’s values — openness, collaboration, and community.
VAE is opening a call for proposals for our next collaboration and installation in Red Hat’s Open Gallery. Proposals should have conceptual grounding within Red Hat’s core open source principles, which are serendipity and open exchange; broad participation; radical transparency; pragmatic meritocracy; and community.
The selected proposal will receive a stipend and budget from Red Hat.
Previous VAE collaborative installations:
Deadline Enter...............................11:59 pm August 18, 2018
Artist Notification…………………...August 25, 2018
Install………………………………..week of October 1, 2019
Exhibition Run………………….….October 5 2018 - February 28, 2019
Deinstall …………………………….week of February 25, 2019
The Red Hat call for proposals is open to any living artist or team. Work must be original and completed in the last 3 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Artists or teams may propose work that is incomplete or not started. Proposed work must be finished, dry, ready to hang by October 1, 2018. VAE reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization by the artist.
We will not exhibit or financially support work that co-opts the story of a community without representation from that community acting in a decision making role.
To use the online form to submit information about and images of your work, please review these instructions for naming your files:
include artist/project statement, budget, resume(s), image inventory/work sample list, and 5-10 samples of your work.
Upload 5-10 samples of your work. All files should be named like so:01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 03_LASTNAME_TITLE.mov, etc.
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition or become a VAE member, please email Kyle or call 919.256.6856 for assistance. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
The selected proposal’s budget will be reviewed and approved by Red Hat staff to help cover, in-part, costs of the production of the work.
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the installation sight but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine artworks and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.
July 22! A wearable art dance party featuring curated sounds from The Conjure!Read More
500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
As a part of THE EVERYDAY project, Shelby Scattergood will be showcasing her work in her first solo exhibition.
Shelby Scattergood is a photo-realistic portrait artist specializing in works that capture the complicated evolution of mental and physical illness. She received a BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of North Carolina of Greensboro in 2016. Shelby is an emerging artist who has exhibited throughout the Eastern US in galleries such as the African American Atelier, the Jones Carter Gallery, The Rob, and the CVA in Greensboro. In 2017 Shelby was named the Grand Prize Winner of the NC Artists Exhibition.
Shelby currently works and resides in Richmond, VA.
At sixteen I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia. At nineteen it was Depression. Twenty-one it was Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D). Twenty-three it was IBS and PCOS. As my body and self have since become a collection of struggles and over-comings, so too has my artwork. Using photo-realistic subjects often concealed in, consuming, or wearing metaphoric objects these portraits draw from my experiences with physical and mental illness and visualize them for others to witness. It is through my portraiture that I seek to understand mental and physical disorder, personal struggle, physical pain, and isolation. It’s with the conclusions I make through my work that I visualize the trials of my conditions and extend knowledge to the viewer, allowing them a window into the realities of these struggles.
Exhibit design in collaboration with Cecilia Mouat
June 6 - July 28
Biodesign is an emerging movement that addresses designs’ connection with the natural world. Essential within the biodesign lexicon are mycelium composite materials. Mycelium is the vegetative, filamentous part of a mushroom, usually found underground. When grown within a nutrient rich substrate, the mycelium and the substrate bind together forming a stable, easily regenerated material. This growing process can be tailored to express a wide range of properties and affordances applicable for design applications. Mycelium composites are currently in use commercially as viable replacements for plastics and packing material as well as insulation, foam and leather.
This emerging design medium utilizes a transdisciplinary lens that expands the essential and timely conversation of designs’ relationship with nature and sustainability. It moves beyond the antiquated approach of simple resource conservation, developing a paradigmatic shift- inviting new ways of making that promote life-giving cycles and challenge dominate modes of production and consumption. These composite materials work with biological events as essential design components – not designing like nature, designing with natural processes. In conversation with the current concerns surrounding environmental issues, contemporary discourse in design is asking how to generate new materials and new cycles of use. Mycelium-based materials actively bring nature, science and design together to reimagining ways of producing and valuing materials.
June 20 - August 11
Artist talk: Aug. 11 @ noon
Leroi DeRubertis draws small pieces with wire. She assembles them en masse, speaking to both individual and collective humanity.
Danny Laffey • HagerSmith
July-August 2018Read More
Jane Cheek • Aloft RDU
July-September 2018Read More
Constance Pappalardo • Aloft Raleigh
July-September 2018Read More
July 6 - 28, 2018
VAE is a hub for a diverse network of artists, a venue for artists to advance their careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community. As a part of our hub, VAE hosts a number of artist groups with varying disciplines for artists to meet, discuss, and create art. VAE wants to showcase the diversity and multitude of works and creativity that our artist groups help to produce.
VAE wants to showcase a range of textile works highlighting the diversity of process, materials, and presentation within this wide medium and industry. Honoring North Carolina’s rich history with textiles an focusing on works build on and expand its foundation. The intended impact of the exhibition is to expand our audience’s idea of what textiles can be.Read More
May - November
Pet the Zoo is VAE’s petting zoo!. The zoo will be a place to be indoors with family and friends for the month of June. A sanctuary for the animals created by artists to exist to be petted, fed, and cared for by the general public as they stay still in their hay-filled domain.Read More
What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? In My Backyard (IMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery.Read More
June 1 - 29, 2018
United Arts Council
The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Walls, both physical and metaphorical, exist throughout the world. They have an application of separating people and places. As such, the question “how people treat each other” bares the deeper consideration of why humans desire to split and divide themselves. Highly political and personal in its foundation, UNITED states “Our strength as citizens and as artists arises from our ability to question and debate issues, contradictions and ironies that confront us.”
May - June
Courtney Potter has worked as a professional painter, photographer, filmmaker, and artist for the last decade. As a child she explored multiple art forms—performing in the St. Louis children’s touring choir, writing and illustrating short stories, and playing piano at Carnegie Hall in high school.
Courtney graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in Photojournalism. Her photography projects have taken her across the world and earned her multiple awards including College Photographer of the year, WPJA, WPPI, and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Her paintings have been featured in art shows along the East Coast, and she’s currently preparing for three 2018 solo exhibitions in the North Carolina Triangle (Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill) where she lives.
Authenticity and love fuel Courtney’s work and life purpose. Just like you, she values excellence and soul: she’s not a fan of trends, tropes, or mediocrity. Your artwork won’t look like everyone else’s, because you aren’t like everyone else. You live your life boldly from a foundation of love, and you want paintings and photographs that match your truth.
Courtney helps individuals (who love themselves), couples (who love each other), and creative business owners (who love their work) tap into their own authenticity and creativity. She does this through her exquisite abstract paintings that transform your living space, honest wedding photos that celebrate your quirks and your deep love for your community, stunning boudoir photos that remind you how you feel in your sexiest moments, or soulful branding visuals that let your inspiration behind your brand really shine through.
When not painting or making photographs, you’ll probably find Courtney rockclimbing, chasing her dream to live on a houseboat with her boo, or exploring the Pacific Northwest. Her deepest joy is found in exploring (whether it’s new ideas, the world, or her own creativity) and connecting (with her community, her family, and her friends).
Also, the pelvis is her power symbol.