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Scope: The NC Landscape

scope: the nc landscape
june 1-28, 2012

Raleigh Downtown: View from E. Martin Street by William Breazeale (from the 2011 Scope exhibit)

Scope will feature interpretations of the varied North Carolina landscape by artists across the state. See the state through the eyes of its artists—the rolling mountains, growing downtown Raleigh skyline, sprawling salt marshes.

Juried with JPEGs by Allison Slaby, Managing Curator, Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Award Winners:
First Place (Kathy Brancato Memorial Award) – Kenneth Eugene Peters, Grissom and Talmage
Second Place – Burton Tysinger, Highrise
Third Place – Tracey Broome, Old Salem
Merit Award Winners – Carol Joy Shannon, City Series 18 ‘golden’
Michelle Podgorski, The French Broad
Honorable Mentions – Nicolas Graetz, Parking Lot, Hillsborough, NC 2012
Kenneth Eugene Peters, Ellington and King
Patrick Shanahan, Blind City
Barbara Tyroler, Orange County Water Journeys
VAE Award – Tracey Broome, Randolph County

The following works have been selected by the juror:

Marie Arondeau, Reflecting on Lake James (Arondeau01)
Ginger Bate, Grandfather Mountain (Bate01)
Barbara Blaisdell, Harvest Time (Blaisdell01)
Elke Brand, Topsail Beach (Brand01)
Brenda Brokke, Evening (Brokke02)
Tracey Broome, Old Salem (Broome01)
Tracey Broome, Randolph County (Broome02)
Charlie Cawley, Urge to Merger #6 (Cawley01)
Emily Clare, Summit VI (Clare01)
Patricia Clinton, South Topsail Island (Clinton01)
Ryan Cummings, Noctis (Cummings01)
Norma DiMaulo, Open Ended (Dimaulo01)
Ron Flory, Drawer at Mitchell Mill State Park, 2011 (Flory01)
Ron Flory, Detritus Still Life – Throw Away Your Television (Flory02)
Nicholas Graetz, Parking Lot, Hillsborough, NC, 2012 (Graetz01)
Nancy Hughes Miller, Morning Marsh at Bird Island, NC (HughesMiller01)
Susan Jones, We’ve Got a Lot to Drink About (Jones01)
Andrea Kainz, Drawn Back to its Roots (Kainz01)
Tara Lee, Jockey’s Ridge 1 (Lee01)
Deborah Lucas, Ocracoke Pier Study 1001 (Lucas01)
Richard Marshall, Over West Street (Marshall01)
Richard Marshall, Over Glenwood South (Marshall02)
Hal Martin, Yates Mill (Martin01)
Hal Martin, The Barn on Reedy Creek Road (Martin02)
Pac McLaurin, McLaurin01
Bruce Mitchell, Bull, City (Mitchell01)
Preston Montague, Living Night IV (Montague01)
Leigh Moose, The Walking Tree (Moose01)
Leigh Moose, Chemical Ground (Moose02)
Micah Mullen, Confederate Cemetery at Oakwood (Mullen01)
Micah Mullen, Hanging Rock State Park (Mullen02)
Kristen Nice, Grace (Nice01)
Tesh Parekh, State Fair (Parekh01)
Kenneth Eugene Peters, Grissom and Talmage (Peters01)
Kenneth Eugene Peters, Ellington and King (Peters02)
Michelle Podgorski, The French Broad (Podgorski01)
Michelle Podgorski, A Walk at Big Ivy (Podgorski02)
Caroline Redding, Downtown Raleigh Skyline (Redding01)
Eric Saunders, Fallen Leaves at Merchants Millpond (Saunders01)
Eric Saunders, Near Clayton, NC (Saunders02)
Patrick Shanahan, Blind City (film) (Shanahan01)
Carol Joy Shannon, City Series 18 ‘golden’ (Shannon01)
Carol Joy Shannon, City Series 27 ‘at the riverbend’ (Shannon02)
Richard Stickney, Jockey’s Ridge (Stickney01)
Paul Tobin, Check Out My… (Tobin01)
Barbara Tyroler, Orange County Water Journeys (Tyroler01)
Barbara Tyroler, Seascape at Duck (Tyroler02)
Burton Tysinger, Highrise (Tysinger01)
Burton Tysinger, Pisgah Autumn (Tysinger02)
Paulette Wright, Piers (Wrights02) 


Reception: June 1, 6-9pm

entry deadline*………………………may 1
delivery of accepted work……………..may 25-26, 11am-4pm
opening & awards………………….june 1, 6-9pm
selected work pick-up……………….june 29-30, 11am-4pm

*This is NOT a postmark deadline. Entries must be received by May 1.

If you are sending in your entry form by regular mail, please send your CD, entry form, & entry fee to:

Visual Art Exchange
Attn: Scope
309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Email JPEGs only to with subject lines: Attn: Scope. Please mail entry form and fee to address above.


preparing digital entries:
Artists may submit two digital entries in JPEG format on a standard sized CD or by email to 2D artists may submit one JPEG per entry. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per entry. If more than one image is submitted they MUST all be on one CD. All JPEGs must be named with the artist’s last name followed by 01,02, 02b, etc. All CDs/images must be readable by PC platforms. File sizes cannot exceed 2MB and DPI cannot be lower than 72. Images should be oriented correctly. DO NOT submit PowerPoint presentations, automated slide presentations or work on DVD. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s name and the file names with corresponding titles, mediums, and dimensions.

Accepted entries will be posted on by the end of the day on May 11, 2012.

Accepted work must remain through the entire exhibit. Works not picked up by their respective deadlines will be charged a $5 per day fee for storage.

merit awards (2)……………..$50

entry fees:
members…………$10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
non-members…………$15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*All entry fees are non-refundable.

The show is open to two and three dimensional works of art. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. All work cannot exceed 72″ in any dimension (including frame). 2D work cannot weigh more than 75 lbs. Visual Art Exchange reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. All two-dimensional work must be dry, wired and ready to hang. No clip frames or alligator hangers. Photographs and matted works on paper should be single matted with a white or similar neutral mat. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed with return postage pre-paid in returnable container. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization from the artist.

Accepted artists may submit a copy of their resume and/or artist statement by the delivery deadline to

shipping artwork:
Include return postage or shipping fees and sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Framed works requiring glass must use plexiglass. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted May 22-26. Hand delivered work will be accepted May 25-26 during regular gallery hours (11am-4pm).

Visual Art Exchange will retain a commission of 30% for VAE members, 50% for non-members on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space on consignment sheet. To join VAE, visit

Scope: The NC Landscape is open to all living artists. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. All works must be original and completed in within 2 years of the entry date (May 1).

All entries will be handled with the best care possible, but VAE is not responsible for loss or damage of any cause. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.

Questions? Email Meredith Burgess.

Main Gallery

Important Dates


Past Shows:

MAIN GALLERY: Contemporary South 2016

To: From: Annual Holiday Show + Deck the Gallery

November 6 - December 21, 2015

Contemporary South

January 3-30, 2014

24th Annual N.E.W. Show

september 6-26, 2013


october 4-24, 2013