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Orange County Artists Guild Show at University Place

OCAG Spring Pop-up

OCAG Spring Pop-up

I’m excited to announce that,as of February 2018 I was juried into the Orange County Artists Guild,a group of over 100 artists based in Orange County,North Carolina.

Established in 2000,the guild supports member artists with community and educational opportunities. The guild’s most visible public event is the annual Open Studio Tour,which happens on the first two weekends of November.

The spring pop-up show at University Place, located at 201 S. Estes Drive,Chapel Hill,offers an opportunity to view a range of OCAG work all in one convenient public space.

Stop by the during the show’s run from May 11th to June 10th. Scheduled hours:1-6 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays,11 AM-7 PM on Saturdays,closed Mondays.

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Collective Memory Series Raffle Winner

It is a pleasure to announce Laurie J. Norman,UNC’s Director of Alumni Relations,as the winner of this year’s addition to the Collective Memory Photomontage Series,“South Building”.

As an undergraduate at Carolina,Laurie was a founding member of the Order of the Bell Tower – the student alumni association – and served as its president her senior year. Laurie earned her B.S. in 1983,the same year that she joined the staff of the General Alumni Association.

“It spoke to my heart”,Laurie said. She is excited about adding it to her collection of artworks celebrating the beautiful Carolina campus.

Laurie is an active community volunteer,serving on the boards of the University Woman’s Club,Preservation Chapel Hill,the Chapel Hill Historical Society,and the Public School Foundation.

Raffle 2016

Year in Review and Holiday Raffle Announcement!

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Thanks for your support in 2016.

This year was one of the most exciting yet,  with the culmination of “Journey,”  my limited edition fine art book that officially debuted in my first solo show and Artist Talk at Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill.

Copies of the signed,  limited edition book are hand bound and letter pressed by Horse &  Buggy in Durham. The first 26 copies are deluxe editions with a beautiful,  handmade paper cover. The images in the book follow the “Hero’s Journey”  (or Heroine,  in this case!) paired with quotes from Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell,  with a forward by Chapel Hill photographer and author,  John Rosenthal.

I also enjoyed many opportunities to showcase my work in new venues and a wide variety of places including group shows at The Light Factory in Charlotte,  CAM in Raleigh and Candela in Richmond,  Virginia,  and images in two separate exhibits at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville,  SC. In addition to these shows,  my photomontage pieces TransitionAlchemy,  and Curve were nominated for the 2016 Spider Award.

Substantial work was completed on my new home and studio in Chapel Hill and we hope to move in early next year. The studio space promises exciting new opportunities and inspiration.blog

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

This year’s raffle features the newest addition to the Collective Memory Photomontage seriesSouth Building. This campus icon faces the Old Well and houses the administrative offices of the Chancellor and the College of Arts and Sciences.

To enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed print of South Building,  visit the “Contact”  page of my website and complete the form in the comments section,  including the words “Ramses” in your message. Entries will be accepted through February 2017.

“Journey”Exhibition and Reception at Tyndall Gallery

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I’m delighted to have an exhibition at Tyndall Gallery in Chapel Hill,celebrating the release of my limited edition,fine art book,“Journey”. All of the photomontages in the exhibition appear in the book,along with text from Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung,and with a forward by Chapel Hill photographer and author,John Rosenthal. Jane Tyndall and her staff hosted a beautiful reception in the gallery on October 22nd. Professional art installer,Andrew Nagy did a marvelous job of combining the large fabric banners and framed archival prints,creating the ideal environment for appreciating the work and the company of the other guests.

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Visiting with Jay Stock,Master Photographer and Storyteller

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From left to right,Earle Keatley,Jay Stock,Catharine Carter and Gail Nogle

This past weekend my husband and I travelled to Wheeling,WV,to preview Jay Stock’s retrospective exhibit,“Just People”at the Stifel Fine Art Center. During our visit,we spent time with Jay and his three daughters,who hosted the reception.

Pictured here are Jay and three of his many students. 

Long before I became one of his students,I admired his work and his way of teaching,best expressed in his own words,“The true role of a teacher is guiding one to believe in one’s own capabilities.”

What is most striking about his memorable images,is their ability to tell stories with empathy and respect for each human subject. By taking the time to see them and learn about them,Jay is able to capture and share the dignity and beauty of his subjects,in the midst of their real lives.

I first went to hear him speak in 1978. In the mid-90s I joined his mentoring group,and I have participated in at least 13 of his workshops over the years.

“Just People” runs through August 12,2016.

Spring Show at Tyndall Galleries

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The banner in the front window draws attention to the five photomontages on the wall in the center of Tyndall Galleries at University Place. These five images are the first in my “Collective Memory Series”,a tribute to the UNC-CH campus and the collective memory of everyone who has marveled at its beauty.
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Please visit the gallery while my work is on display,through May 2016. The gallery is open Wednesdays –Saturdays,from 11 am – 6 pm,or by appointment. 919.942.2290 info@tyndallgalleries.com 

 

Holiday Raffle Winner

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I am pleased to announce that George W. McCall is the winner of “Star Struck”,this year’s print of Memorial Hall,on the UNC campus.

George is a UNC graduate (1967),with a degree in,“Radio,Television and Motion Pictures” (RTVMP Department). After graduation he worked as a media advisor for a legislator in Washington DC. While in DC,George met his wife.

Upon returning to Chapel Hill,George worked for WCHL radio. In 2001 he joined WUNC public radio,where he is the Senior Corporate Support Associate. George told us that WUNC radio has enjoyed holding donor events in the lovely,renovated Memorial Hall. We also reminisced about Memorial Hall before the 2005 renovation,appreciating the new air-conditioning and larger bathrooms.

George was celebrating his birthday the week he picked up the print,and felt like winning it was a special birthday gift.

Thanks to all who joined the raffle this year,and I hope you will try again next year.

Tenth Annual Spider Awards Nominee

In December I was honored to receive two nominations in the Fine Art category at the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. My two entries were,“Dreamer”,and “Gateway”.

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The Spider Awards is an international award that honors excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide. 7,686 entries were received in 2015 from 74 countries.

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My Annual Holiday Raffle and 2015 in Review

This year offered many new opportunities. I was a guest speaker for the “Tour with Two” at the Ackland Art Museum in the final weekend of the remarkable “PhotoVision” exhibit. I also took part in the “Local:Inside &Out” at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill.

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In March,The ArtsCenter’s stage adaptation of Nancy Peacock‘s novel,“Life Without Water,” gave me the opportunity to create images that were projected from behind a screen as a backdrop.

I was thrilled to join the artists represented by Jane Tyndall at her gallery in University Place,one of the most respected fine art galleries in the state. My work will be included in a May 2016 show at Tyndall Gallery.

 

CC&CPKMy husband,Chris and I began construction on our future home in Chapel Hill,that will be completed in 2016. I will have a lovely new studio space to continue my creative endeavors,which is very exciting. 

 

 

 

 

 

I continue to work on my UNC Collective Memory Series. This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the renovation of Memorial Hall,and this year’s raffle image features that beautiful structure. In this photomontage,the original chandelier is shining upon the crest of the University as it crowns the proscenium,proclaiming ‘Lux Libertas’ (Light and Liberty),the UNC motto. 

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To enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed print of the image,visit the “Contact” page on my website,www.catharinecarter.com,and type “Star-struck.” Entries will be accepted through January 31,2016.

I wish you new and exciting opportunities in the coming year.

TYB Dancers in the Garden

In July,I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to The Uncommon Garden, with dancers from the Triangle Youth Ballet. They added to the garden’s magical atmosphere with costumes from Coppélia, Alice in Wonderland, Midsummer’s Night Dream, and other ballets.

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The garden’s intimate spaces, sculptures, water features and plantings provide endless creative opportunities. I can’t wait to begin working with the images, and see what magical path they lead me down.