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MAIN GALLERY: Contemporary South 2016

Contemporary South 2016
January 6 – February 25, 2016
First Friday Receptions: January 8, 6-10pm & February 5, 6-10pm

The Exhibit
The South is emerging as hub for creativity. Raleigh has adopted a vision to become the Southern Capital for Arts and Culture. To showcase the best artwork from the region here in Raleigh, Contemporary South highlights artwork from across the regional South. Since 2012 Contemporary South has been one of  VAE’s most popular exhibition, 2016’s exhibition will feature 77 pieces of artwork, made by 74 artists from 12 states across the region.

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The Artists
Eric Adams, Self Service
Randy Akers, dawn sage
Mary Anderson, Looking Back
Amy Anderson, the lineup
Amy Anderson, The Wedges
Ashley Arakas, “Brevity and Bliss”
Peg Bachenheimer, Good Day Sunshine-Beatles
Devin Balara, Like A Rock
Brant Barrett, Rooster Time
Tamie Beldue, Bisect
Sarah Bielski, First and Ten; Do It Again
Jenny Blazing, Test of Time
William Breazeale, Across the Tracts (Durham CBD#6)
Zel Brook, Horseshoe Barn Roof
Michael Carlebach, Asheville, North Carolina
Micah Cash, Pickwick Landing, Downstream
Renee Cloud, You’re Obviously Not A Hood Girl
Peter Cotroneo, Sweat Sweater
Yvette Cummings Arendt, Voyeur Series
Dana Flynt, Fading Memories XI
McArthur Freeman, Pine App
John Gallagher, Portent
Callie Farmer Goss, Binding the Divergence
George Gregory, The Lovers
Jim Hallenbeck, Clothes on Line Along Huler’s Lawson Trek
Anthony Hamilton, Souvenirs #10
Alyson Hansen, Hidden Oak
Rebecca Jacobs, Erosion
Yalonda M James, Cypress Gardens 2
Kathryn Jill Johnson, Tower and Spire
Andrea Kainz, The Body Electric
Joyce Watkins King, Southern Ladies Must Cross Their Legs
Josiah King, Presence
Josiah King, Floor Advancing
Christin Kleinstreuer, Unraveling
Liss LaFleur, QUEEN
Lauren Lake, olate
Sam Lasris, See, Spot,….. Run
Elizabeth Laul Healey, Working Hard at Da Wash
Stephanie Leathers, walls
Gary James Lee, Blizzard
Cayce Lee, Akasha
Vivian Liddell, Swipes 2
Vivian Liddell, Swipes Video
M. Blair Ligon, While My Schoolroom Sleeps
Richard Lund, Broken Mirror
Sarah Martin, Foam Party
Rachel McClain, The Angelina Effect
Lambert McLaurin, “Motherwell’s Window” (abandoned mill)
Gary Mesa-Gaido, Unidentified Point of Departure #2
Rosalie Midyette, Lene
Julia Morrisroe, Your Eyes Proclaim Series #111913
Chieko Murasugi, Life’s Like That
Frank Myers, Fort Fischer Reenactors
Lake Newton, Clinton, Arkansas 2015
David Norcross, Color Conversation 1
Libby O’Daniel, The Tearing and the Torn: Them #2
Olivia Ouyang, Home
Jena Pendarvis, Terra Incognita #1
Nora Phillips, Voladores IV
Zack Rafuls, Difference & Repetition: For Sun Ra & Gilles Deleuze
Andrew Regan, Coat Check
Branch Richter, Through the Peephole
Kathleen Rieder, screen door
Robert Ringham, Little House on the Prairie
William Ruller, Stone Fist
Eric Saunders, Faces At The Fair
Bryce Speed, Yellow Bark
Caren Stansell, Circulation
Teresa Stephens, Four Sided Pyramid
Sterling Stevens, Home Sweet Home
Megan Sullivan, Open
Kulsum Tasnif, Journey to The Good Life
Daryl Thetford, The Search for Balance
Carrie Tomberlin, Pow Wow Contestant, Cherokee, NC
Jenny Williams, Café

The Juror
Kristin Fleischmann BrewerManager of ProgramsPulitzer Arts Foundation

About Kristin Fleischmann Brewer
fleischmann head shotKristin Fleischmann Brewer is the Manager of Programs at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, where she has worked since 2011. Over the past 3 years Brewer has mounted over 100 programs; founded a grants program that awarded $60,000 to local and national artists to implement community projects. Brewer is also the co-founder and former director of Enamel Art Space in ST. Louis, which exhibited work of local and national visual artists. Brewer received her MFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 where she was the recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women.

About Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Mission – Through engaging exhibitions, programs, and partnerships with artists, curators, and innovators across disciplines, Pulitzer Arts Foundation strives to inspire both the St. Louis community and international arts audiences to think differently about creativity in daily life.

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents a wide range of exhibitions, including those of Old Masters, Buddhist art, important modern and contemporary artists and group exhibitions that explore a diverse array of themes and ideas. In addition to its curatorial platform, the Pulitzer offers a robust roster of programs that bring together leading figures from fields such as art, architecture, design, urban planning, social work, technology, and science. Established by curator, philanthropist, and arts patron Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Pulitzer Arts Foundation promotes the significance of art in everyday life and its impact on the health and success of a community.

Questions? Email Brandon!

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