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The Associated Artists of Southport

Present the 2022 Summer Show

June 27 – July 23, 2022

A Juried Exhibition

The Associated Artists of Southport gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:
Oak Island Art Guild    -    Brunswick Arts Council    -    Southport Realty  -  Wilharm & Harrington, DDS  -  Chem Clay Corporation  -   Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff   -  Ampersand Art  -   M. Graham & Company  -   American Frame  -  Peacock, Newman & White Funeral

Congratulations to all the Summer Show Winners. 

 

The annual Summer Regional Art Show will open on June 27 and continue until July 23 at Franklin Square Gallery. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW CATALOGUE LIST (ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE SHOW.)

RECEPTION: A reception will be held Friday, July 8, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm, at Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St., Southport.

CALENDAR 2022

June 19  - Registration deadline

June 24  - Work accepted at Franklin Square Gallery 10 am – 2 pm

June 25,26 3D  - Workshop with Marina Bosetti

June 27-29 2D  - Workshop with Janice Castiglione

June 27  - Show opens

July 8  - Reception 5 – 7 p.m.

July 23  - Check out of artwork 1 - 3 pm

SHOW JUDGES

Janice Castiglione - 2D

Growing up in Western New York, Janice lived above her family’s tavern. While there was a lot of activity around her, she was often bored and would amuse herself by drawing for hours while sitting at the restaurant’s dining room table. Over time, this became a passion of hers, and Janice went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Empire State College in Illustration and Graphic Design. While raising her family, Janice taught art classes and freelanced for companies like Random House, American Greetings and Modern Publishing. Later, she joined Fisher Price and created the look of hundreds of Little People figures and play sets, including Disney.

She loved her job, but her true passion has always been watercolor. Janice finds the colors and flowing textures exciting. She also likes a good challenge and remains determined to master a medium that many find to be the most difficult. The subjects of her paintings are typically found in the natural world.

Janice teaches watercolor at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum, has won many awards and was twice accepted into the Society of Illustrators Exhibit in New York City and published in their annual book. She currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

In the Wind by Janice Castiglione.

Marina Bosetti - 3D

Flora and fauna, the human form, and most of all, her clients inspire Marina Bosetti. They choose images and colors themes from the website or give her a list of items they'd like included in their mural, telling her which colors to embrace or exclude. They create a list of images that she would never put together in colors she wouldn't naturally go to allowing, her creativity to open wide. She can be inclusive not only of the images her clients desire but to the feelings they inspire.

Marina is influenced by the Art Nouveau movement. She loves the idea of uniting organic and geometric forms into designs that flow and follows the spirit of Art Nouveau to bring beauty to every day.

Her tiles can be found in homes as murals, backsplashes in both the kitchen and bath, countertops, sinks, tub and fireplace surrounds. Each hand-made, hand-glazed Bosetti Art Tile project is unique. Using the ancient technique of cuerda seca – a cloisonné-inspired method that mimics mosaic's look, each tile's intensely rich ceramic glaze looks so soft it begs to be touched.

Since graduating from Pratt Institute in 1982 with a BFA in sculpture, Marina has spent her life devoted to clay. Over the years, there has been a progression from sculpting to pottery to art tile and back again. Throughout it all, I Marina has consistently worked to distill the sensual and spiritual aspects of life into flowing designs and imagery that's easy to care for and will last forever. Marina’s studio is located in historic Boylan Heights, North Carolina.

Pottery by Marina Bosetti.

    About us

    The Franklin Square Gallery is located in the historic district of downtown Southport behind Franklin Square Park.  

    Open Monday - Saturday

    Winter hours 10am - 4pm

    Spring/Summer hours 10am -  5pm

    Closed on Sundays

     

     

     

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