Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
The Grayson Gallery and Art Center has been holding virtual shows for the past several months. This has included accepting art as usual and photographing it for the artist, as well as accepting photos of the art, for inclusion in a Facebook “virtual gallery” for the month. From there the board and the director have been choosing their winners as usual while the Viewers’ Choice award, usually chosen by the audience through small stickers placed below the artwork in the gallery, has been determined by Facebook likes.
For February’s popular Peace & Love art show, however, the Gallery is returning to a live and in-person event – with proper masking and social distancing requirements in place.
“All COVID-related guidelines will be strictly followed,” Gallery Director Dan Click said. “We want everyone to remain safe and well so we can continue to bring amazing art to our supporters in the region.”
But, he added, he feels folks are really missing the Gallery’s live events, and he’s eager to get back to those, even if it’s just for one night. The Peace & Love show, one of the public’s favorite gallery events, seemed like the right place to make that return in as safe and responsible a way as possible.
The art show and sale will have an opening reception on February 26, the Final Friday of the month, beginning at 6 p.m.
In the meantime, artists interested in submitting work for the show can beginning dropping work off – up to three pieces per artist – this Saturday, February 19 or Monday, February 21, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
As with other shows, art must be ready to hang with wires or other means of hanging or displaying. Each piece must include the artist’s name, the title, the medium, and the price to be shown or be labeled “not for sale.”
Registration forms are available by contacting Click through Facebook or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or may be completed at the time of drop-off.
Other upcoming show themes include Women in the Arts, in March, and Celebrate the Earth, in April.
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