The GMoA is soliciting original artworks for the silent auction for this prestigious event. Artists are welcome to either consign or donate works of art. To coincide with these auctions, the GMoA is also excited to acknowledge the artists who support the art community of Greenville and Pitt County by having the artwork on display in our gallery space(s) prior to the event. The Fine Arts Celebration will be held at the Greenville Museum of Art on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 7:00 - 11:00pm.
Visual artists, 18 years of age and older, working in all styles and media are invited to submit work, including painters, sculptors, ceramists, fiber artists, jewelers, photographers, and mixed media artists. Each artist selected for the auction will be able to set the minimum bid price for their work. The final auction bid for each consigned artwork sold will be divided equally (50/50) between the artist and the Museum. All proceeds from each donation to the auction will go to the GMoA.
Proceeds from your support will directly benefit the GMoA’s exciting schedule of exhibitions and programs, as well as its art education and outreach programs. Without the support of donors like you, these offerings would not be possible. This showcase of artists from across the region can be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent by connecting them to the Museum’s core audience of collectors and art enthusiasts, an audience that extends beyond Eastern North Carolina. Last year’s virtual silent auction resulted in over $13,000 in sales, with over 60 artworks and other items sold. The in-person auction display and online preview will celebrate each artist with an artist profile, and will be marketed through social media.
Join us for a virtual program in conjunction with the exhibition ᎢᏛᏍᎦ ᏫᏥᏤᎢ ᎠᎵᏰᎵᏒ: ᎪᏥᎩ ᏣᎳᎩ ᏔᎷᏣ ᏗᎬᏗ, ᎦᏙ, ᏃᎴ ᎪᎵᏍᏗᎯ Weaving Across Time: Contemporary Cherokee Basket Making, Land, and Identity. Lightning round talks followed by a panel about the intrinsic relationship between Eastern Band Cherokee identity, land, and craft. Speakers include Adam Griffith, Director of the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources based in Cherokee, NC, and Dr. Courtney Lewis, Professor of Anthropology at Duke University, and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina – Columbia. She is the author of Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty.
GMoArcade is an exciting, newer event hosted by the Greenville Museum of Art for young professionals, 21 and over, in which games of all sorts take over the Museum, inside and out! We will create a great experience, as a space to meet new friends, as a unique date night, or as simply a different way to have fun and learn new games. Expect open bar and a food truck. ID's will be checked at the door! Brandy’s Food Truck will be joining us! Parking for visitors is available along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., Five Points Plaza, and next door at our Education Building.
Games Meet Art is a great family event in which games of all sorts take over the Museum, inside and out! We create a great space to meet new friends and learn new games. This event encourages physical activity, sharpens mental and critical thinking skills, encourages family and group play, and creates an afternoon full of laughter! Brandy’s Food Truck will be joining us! Visitors are encouraged to park along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., Five Points Plaza and our Education Building next door. Masks are required indoors. Food and beverages are encouraged to be consumed outside. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed around the facility.
We are so excited for Santa to join us at the Greenville Museum of Art for this year’s signature winter holiday event! Attendees can expect delightful holiday-themed activities, crafts, performances, and of course, a photo opportunity with Santa in our beautiful historic building! We will also have local vendors and artists on sight selling goods for all those holiday gift shoppers, so it is sure to be a most festive occasion for all ages!.
FREE Entry. Food available for purchase.
Digital Photo with Santa: $15/GMoA Member Family or $20/Non-Member Family. Reserve your photo by clicking the buttons below! All tickets are will call and include a photo with the whole family!
Join Black in Black on Black curators, Ameena Batada, Dr. P.H., Professor of Health & Wellness, UNC Asheville; JéWana Grier McEachin, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA); and Jill Fromewick, Sc.D., Executive Director of Sparrow Research Group and exhibiting artists, Ann Miller Woodford, Viola Spells, and Ronda Birtha, for a virtual tour of the exhibition followed by a panel discussion.
Tour and discussion is hosted through Zoom. New to Zoom? Visit their Help Center to get set up.
About the Exhibition
Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible is an exhibition about the lives and contributions of Black/African American communities in Western North Carolina (WNC). Presenting works of art alongside oral histories and research data, Black in Black on Black is a visual conversation about an often invisible history of our region. This exhibition features three WNC-based artists: Ann Miller Woodford, Viola Spells, and Ronda Birtha, as well as data from the Heart of Health: Race, Place, and Faith in Western North Carolina project, a three-year community-participatory research study that seeks to better understand the role and impact of race and racism on health. The Heart of Health project is co-led by researchers and community partners. In WNC, the percentage of the population that is Black/African American ranges from 0.2% to 10% at the county level, and is about 4% overall. As Ann Miller Woodford states, “My emphasis has been on people who have dedicated their lives to humanity, but have been overlooked, ignored, and often forgotten.” Visitors to the exhibition are invited to learn, through both visual art and scientific data, about the ways in which African Americans and others in WNC are working to reduce racism and build community through grassroots and organizational efforts.
Black in Black on Black is on view at the Center for Craft until January 7, 2022.