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Judith Barrow Brinkman

Judith Barrow Brinkman, died quietly at home on October 3rd. She was 69 years old. Judith was an exhibiting member in Fiber from 1968 till 2001. She was the wife of Ed Brinkman, an exhibiting member in clay. Memorials may

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Free & Untamed – A Wildlife Exposition

The Arts Council Galleries in Concord, NC announces the opening of this new show. Piedmont Craftsmen artists that are participating in the exhibition include: Joseph Anderson, Cindy Billingsley, Amy Goldstein-Rice, Chuck & Sue Heath, Whitney Peckman, John Ransmeier, Ken Sedberry,

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Ben Dyer Wins Awards

Ben Dyer won Best in Jewelry Category a the Boston Mills Artfest in Akron, Ohio in July for his gold bracelet. He also won the First Place Award at the Centerfest Arts Festival in Durham, NC sponsored by the Durham

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Clyde Gobble, Lexington Potter Creates Souvenir Mugs for Festival

Sitting on a dusty seat from an old dentist’s chair, Lexington master potter Clyde Gobble turns his pots. He’s surrounded by his tools – cockle shells, a handy dandy wooden mallet, cheese cutter, a variety of paring tools, fish scaler

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Artist Raves and Reviews

Raves for Margaret Agner of Bogart, GA who will exhibit at Lamar Arts Center and Gallery in Barnesville, GA, September 5 through October. Margaret, a very busy fiber artist, will also be featured at Fulton County Library System, Sandy Springs

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Metalmorph 2008

Dempsy Calhoun and Susie Christiansen invite you to Metalmorph 2008. Friday – Sunday, September 26 – 28th, 11:00 am – 7:00pm. Dempsy will be showing sculptures, garden objects, drawings and architectural details. Susie will present her Cat Crack Studio artworks.

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Online Sales Gallery

Piedmont Craftsmen is pleased to introduce our new online sales gallery. The online sales gallery will feature artwork currently in stock at our Trade Street Gallery. Membership renewals, Crafts Fair Sponsorships, tickets and member services can also be purchased through

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Call for Board Nominations

Now is the time to make nominations for the 2009 – 2011 Board of Trustees. The 2008 Board Development Committee is chaired by the immediate past president, William M. (Marty) Marion.

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Out of the Box – Call for Entries

Piedmont Craftsmen’s exhibiting members are invited/challenged to push the concept of what a box is. A box is defined a s a container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to base and often having a lid or cover. However, Piedmont

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Craftsmen’s Opportunities

Here are some great Fall opportunities:

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Top 10 Fairs and Festivals

American Style’s Top 10 Fairs and Festivals is a highly competitive contest. Please vote for Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair at www.AmericanStyle.com. This would make a excellent anniversary gift for the organization.

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Best of Winston-Salem

Piedmont Craftsmen was the winner of the best Art Gallery/Shop/Boutique in the First Annual Smitty’s Notes Best of Winston-Salem Awards. The Downtown Arts District received honorable mention for the best shopping center. This is very much a people’s choice award,

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Billie Ruth Sudduth Honored

A solo exhibition and sale celebrating 25 years of basket making by Billie Ruth Sudduth will be held at the Toe River Arts Council Gallery in Spruce Pine, NC from August 23 through September 27, 2008. Titled 25 Years and

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John Skau Celebration

  The life of John Lawrence Skau will be celebrated on July 26th from 5 to 7 pm. The event will be at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC. To attend, RSVP

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Red Sky’s Teapots Across America

Congratulations to Lambeth Marshall, who’s “The Artful Teapot” was selected for the Red Sky’s Teapots Across America exhibit. 38 teapots from the United States and Canada were chosen for the exhibit. The show runs through August 13th at Red Sky

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Dottie Moore – Lives in Process

Dottie Moore has released Lives in Process, Creativity in the Second Fifty Years. A book of stories, images, and quotes of creative processes in life and in art by the fabric artist. The CD multimedia book and audio CD can

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House Beautiful features Baskets

Congratulations to Billie Ruth Suddith whose “Fibonacci in Reverse” basket is featured in the June 2008 issue of House Beautiful. The article Everybody’s Favorite Accessory…Baskets presents 28 baskets of various styles and price points. Billie Ruth lives in Bakersville, NC

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Robin Searight Joins Board

Piedmont Craftsmen wishes to welcome Robin Searight to the Board of Trustees. Robin was recently appointed to fill a vacancy through December. Robin is Senior Vice President, Client Advisor with Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in Winston-Salem.

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Wake Forest University Presents Glass Art

Wake Forest University presented a glass art piece to Claes Hamman, Minister for Trade Economic Affairs with the Swedish Embassy as a recognition gift in May. The art glass vessel was created by Thor and Jennifer Bueno of Penland, NC.

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New Off-Site Exhibitions

Piedmont Craftsmen is please to announce new collaborations with two non-profit organizations in Winston-Salem. In March, an exhibit was installed at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s new offices. The exhibit is located in the reception, board room and office areas. This is

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April Raves and Reviews

26th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show – April 10 through 13: Congratulations to our artists who are participating in this prestigiousevent; James Edward Barnes, Thor & Jennifer Bueno, Akira Satake, and Jennifer Heller Zurick.

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In Memory of George SerVance

It is with sadness that we say good-bye to George SerVance, a member of Piedmont Craftsmen since 1966. Mr. SerVance died Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Funeral services were held Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC. We will

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North Carolina Arts Council’s NY Media Event

The North Carolina Arts Council, Piedmont Craftsmen and Penland School of Crafts worked together in January to showcase North Carolina crafts at a media event in New York City. The event was held at the Musuem of Art & Design.

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February Raves and Reviews

Clyde Gobble was featured in a January 31 article in the Lexington Dispatch. Clyde, along with 17 other NC potters, posed for the “Dirty Ol’ Men” calendar, created to raise money for the Ashley Albright Memorial Pottery Scholarship Foundation. To

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Welcome New Board Members

Piedmont Craftsmen’s Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, November 18th. Board Members elected to a two year term are Steven W. Dunn, Kate Groff and Carloyn Peddycord.

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Phil Chapman 1952 – 2008

Phil Chapman, 55, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C., died at his home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, after a 2 1/2-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’ s disease. A native of Winston Salem, Chapman was

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Charlotte Observer Article – January 17th

If you live in Kannapolis or Concord, you must visit the Arts Council Galleries at the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse in Concord this month. Phil Moody’s “Textile Towns,” along with exhibitions by the Piedmont Craftsmen and Kannapolis photographer Chad Mitchell, is

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January Raves and Reviews

Congratulations to Roxane Lessa who has been awarded a United Arts Wake County Regional Artist Project Grant. She will be attending a week of classes at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio this summer. Roxane will get to

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December Raves and Reviews

Jen Swearington had a great write up in the Raleigh News and Observer titled “Fiber Designer Stretches Beyond Fine Art.” The article describes Jen’s earlier work painting and drawing, and her frustration at having to waitress in order to support

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Susannah Ravenswing

Susannah Ravenswing, goldsmith, is featured in the University of North Carolina – Greensboro’s Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Arts online newsletter. To view the article click this link: http://eia.uncg.edu/

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Lin Barnhardt in American Style Magazine

Lin Barnhardt’s “Gas” is featured in American Style magazine in the December issue. “Gas” is from Lin’s Homage to Hopper series. Eleven pieces from this body of work were displayed at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY during August.

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North Carolina Weekends

The Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair will be featured on North Carolina Weekends, Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 on PBS. Highlights and demonstrations from last year’s fair will be shown.

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November Raves and Reviews

William Rogers, our November Artist of the Month, was part of the exhibition Blacksmithing with a Southern Accent at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Georgia. This show has since traveled to the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. The Kentucky

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John Lawrence Skau

ARCHDALE: John Lawrence Skau, 53, of Archdale died Wednesday, October 10, 2007. A celebration of his life and work will occur at a later date.

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Spruce Pine Potters Market

The Spruce Pine Potter Market is October 13 – 14 at the Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, NC. The following Piedmont Craftsmen Artists will be exhibiting: Stan Andersen, Melisa Cadell, Rebecca Plummer & Jon Ellenbogen, Terry Gess, Becky Gray,

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Craft Show Booth for Sale

Cynthia Aldrich is selling all the components for her booth she used at the Craftsmen Fair. Cynthia does ceramic sculpture and this worked well for her. Included are a gray rug, 10 wood pedistals (light gray), directors chair, 8 door

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Dempsy R. Calhoun – Metalmorph ’07

Metalmorph ’07, Home and Garden Show & SaleFeaturing sculpture, drawings, garden objects, architectural details by Dempsy R. Chalhoun. October 19 – 21, 11am – 7pm. 163 Jamestown Drive, Mocksville, NC 27028. For more information or directions contact dempsy@dempsycalhoun.com.

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Fall Educational Programs

Amy Sanders, clay artist, will demonstrate at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC on September 7 as part of their Taste of Art Fridays. Bring your lunch to the roof at 11:30 and watch Amy create her

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Raves and Reviews – September

Cat Jarosz has been selected to exhibit in the ACCSE “Spotlight 2007” exhibit August 17 thru September 22, at Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Cat will also be featured in “That’s Clever” in October and May on HGTV. And,

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Beverage Rituals Exhibit and Program

Beverage Rituals A Look at The Art and Craft of the Beverage Container. Vessels in a variety of media by Piedmont Craftsmen Exhibiting Artists. Show opens Friday, September 7th during the Gallery Hop. September 7th – 29th. Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery,

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Sally Bowen Prange Wainwright

AUGUST 11, 1927 – AUGUST 7, 2007 Sally Prange Wainwright died peacefully in her home in Durham on August 7, surrounded by loving family.  Sarah Elizabeth Bowen was born in Valparaiso, IN to Milton and Louise Bowen.

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Workshop and Cruise

This past April, Rockport Book Publishing Company released its newest book, Beading for Cloth Dolls. Piedmont Craftsmen exhibiting member, ANNE MAYER HESSE, was one of the co-authors, along with Patti Culea and Laura McCabe. The popularity of the book has

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Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month – August 2007 Alan Hollar Wood Artist from Newland, NC Alan Hollar lives and works in the mountains of North Carolina, a land that provides a never-ending source of material and inspiration for his work. Using

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Live Auction August, 25

Going Once,Going Twice! Live Auction Saturday August 25, 2007 Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem 5:30pm – 9:00pm This auction will feature both new work donated by the fine craft guild’s exhibiting members and pieces donated by Piedmont Craftsmen members from their personal

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Voorhees Family show

The Voorhees Family: An Art Legacy The Voorhees Family show opened Friday July 20 and will run through August 26 at the Hand in Hand Gallery in Flat Rock, NC. This gifted family, whose patriarch was painter Edwin Voorhees, creates

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Raves and Reviews

Here are the wonderful things Piedmont Craftsmen’s artists have been up to: This spring: Todd Smith spent time this winter at Cambridge University attending the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Rob Levin was one of 25 artists to

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