Fine & Applied Arts Department News and Updates

2015 Autumn Exhibition


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National Arts in Education Week| September 14 – 20.


more information at: http://artsnc.org/action-center/calls-to-action/arts-in-education-week/

(Excerpted from Gov. McCrory’s Proclamation)

WHEREAS, to succeed in today’s economy, students must masterfully develop traits that business leaders demand in a 21st century workforce, such as communicating through words, images, sounds, and movement; and …

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The AAS: Advertising and Graphic Design Degree


visit Print magazine here

You can now  declare the AAS; Advertising and Graphic Design degree as your major! The code is A30100

For more information please email Jenn Selby at: jenn.selby@rccc.edu

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Departmental Field Trip

Free field trip to Winston-Salem Museums!


 http://gardens.si.edu/collections-research/aag-sears-collection.html (image source)

On Friday, September 11 we will have a FREE departmental field trip to Winston-Salem to the Reynolda House and SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art) museums.

This trip is open to Visual Arts and Graphic Design Students.

The bus will depart North Campus (Salisbury) at 8:15 am and will return by 5:00pm.  Arrive to North no later than 8:00 am !

The trip is FREE thanks to the generosity of Student Life.

Faculty and Students may attend.  However, you MUST sign up via our survey monkey survey in order to attend.    The link is open now.  Attendance is limited to 45 people and will be first-come, first-serve.

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Lake Norman Orchestra

Lake Norman Orchestra Presents: Eduardo Cedeño Conducting Concerto Classics


When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Where: William’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Mooresville, NC

Price: Adult tickets $10 (available at the door) students free

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2015 Impulse Official Exhibition Guidelines


Exhibition Dates: Friday April 24th, 2015 -Friday, May 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, April 24th, 2015 | 5 – 8 p.m.

Eligibility: Any current Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students are eligible.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation and is in partnership with ClearWater Artists Studios.

Location: ClearWater Artist Studios & Gallery – 223 Crowell Drive NW Concord, NC  28025



All submitted work must follow the presentation guidelines below. Any artwork that does not follow presentation guidelines will not be exhibited. NO exceptions.

  • Eligibility: Any current Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students are eligible.
  • Selection of Work: Students may submit up to four (4) pieces of artwork for consideration.
  • Exhibition Dates: Selected artworks will be exhibited at ClearWater Artists Studios for the entire time (April 23, 2015-May 1, 2015). Students must agree to exhibit their work for the entire duration.
  • Fee: There is no entry fee
  • Selling Artwork: Participants may sell their work without a commission (sales will be made directly between student and buyer)
  • Notification: If one of your pieces is not exhibited an art faculty member will contact you to arrange pick-up.
  • Delivery of Artwork: Artworks must be delivered by the student on Thursday, April 23, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to ClearWater Artists Studios.
  • Pick-up of Artwork: Exhibited works must be picked up by the student on Friday, May 1 between 10:00 AM -3:00 PM . Works not picked up become property of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Liability: Participants submit work at their own risk. Artwork is not insured for damage or theft during drop-off, exhibition, or pick-up. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and ClearWater Artists Studios are not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen, or compromised artwork.

Presentation Guidelines:

  • All submitted work must have been created by the artist after August 1, 2014
  • Submitted work cannot have been previously exhibited
  • All fine art and graphic design mediums are encouraged (including performance, video, etc.)
  • There is no size requirement, however space is limited in the gallery
  • All 2-D work must be prepared to hang with taut wire
  • Wire must be attached with screws; no glued or taped wires
  • No sawtooth hangers
  • Each artwork must have an index card secured to the back or bottom of the piece that has the artist’s name, phone number, title, medium, and cost of the work

All 2-D work must be framed using simple, professional white or black frames. Frames must be wooden, metal or plastic. 

  • Canvases may be unframed if they are gallery wrapped and the sides are painted
  • Canvases must not have exposed staples on the sides.  Such canvases should be framed.
  • 3-D work must be able to sit solidly on the floor or on a stand
  • 3-D work must be accompanied by appropriate stands / plinths
  • 4-D work should be submitted with an explanation of how it will be exhibited.

Important Dates:

Email Entry Form: Student’s must email the entry/waiver form (see below) by Thursday, April 23 | 8:00 a.m.

Drop-Off Artwork at ClearWater Artists Studios (Concord) – Thursday, April 23 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It is the student’s responsibility to deliver their art submissions & (entry/waiver form) paperwork to: ClearWater Artist Studios & Gallery 223 Crowell Drive NW Concord, NC  28025

Opening Reception- Friday, April 24 | 5 – 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public! Refreshments Served! Plan to attend!

Exhibition open to the public - April, 24 – May 1, 2015

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday; Admission is FREE

Student Pick-up – Friday, May 1, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Students pick-up artwork from the place of submission. Full-time Faculty members must be present to de-install work.

Entry Form: Impulse Exhibition (2015)


Deadline: for this entry/waiver form is Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 AM

Email to Jenn Selby with the subject Impulse Entry/Waiver Form

Jenn Selby (jenn.selby@rccc.edu, 704-216-3820)


Entry and Waiver Form | Impulse 2015


student’s must fill in the following information


Artist’s Name:


Phone Number:






Date Completed:


Price: (write NFS – not for sale if you don’t want to sale


This email submission also serves as the agreement to exhibit my artwork(s) in the 2015 student Impulse Exhibition.  I have read and agree to all rules, regulations, and guidelines.  I realize that submitted artwork is not insured and that The ClearWater Artist Studios/Gallery/Staff/Artists, The City of Concord, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, or any other party cannot be held liable for damage, theft, or otherwise compromised artwork during drop-off, exhibition, and pick-up periods.  Artwork that is submitted for exhibition may be photographed by the College or by ClearWater Artist Studios/Gallery/Staff/Artists.  Images may be used for marketing or publications purposes, in print and/or on the internet by the College, ClearWater, and/or the City of Concord.  Every effort will be made to credit the artist when possible.​  (Copy this text into the email and initial below it).


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Congratulations to Ashlyn Coley for her acceptance into ASU

Ashlyn was accepted into the Art Department at Appalachian State University! She will transfer this fall.

“I am beyond thrilled and cannot wait to begin my new journey for my career. Thank you for all of your dedication toward my success! I could not have done this without you and my other instructors here at Rowan-Cabarrus.”

- email from Ashlyn to Department Chair Jenn Selby
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Sculpture 1 & 2 field trip- Salisbury Sculpture Show




Livingstone top image: on Catawba College campus, sculpture by Jim Gallucci | bottom image: on Livingstone College campus, sculpture by Stephen Hayes

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Drama Production on North Campus| May 4-6 8:00 PM

Crimes of the Heart Flyer (1) 



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Studio Art faculty member Peter Goff Exhibition


Title: Rockwell–Sourced |  Materials: orange trimmer line, red/green silk flower, matchbox, sunglass element, various pieces of metal, insulin needle, plaster, dried leaf, green plastic tooth picker, blue wire, yellow straw  | Dimensions: 10″ x 10″ x 2″ (framed)

Venue: Fine Frame Gallery, 105 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Opening: Saturday, May 2nd | 4:00 to 6:00 PM – Exhibition closes on May, 23 rd
More about the project at: http://unsighted.weebly.com

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