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Main Gallery: MEDIA

March 4-24, 2016

The purpose of MEDIA is to exhibit artwork from across the spectrum of artist’s materials. The exhibition has no theme, but strives to create conversations about the variations in a single medium and aesthetic between different media. The exhibition includes 48 pieces of artwork categorized by painting, drawing/printmaking, photography, video, mixed media, fiber/textile, digital media, and three-dimensional works.

The Juror

Image of Kathleen RiederKathleen Rieder, Assistant Professor of Art +Design, North Carolina State University College of Design.

Kathleen Rieder has been a teaching faculty member in the Department of Art + Design since 1989. Her emphasis is in Design Studies. Kathleen Rieder has taught drawing, painting, color theory, mixed media, 2D Design and 3D Design, and the First Year Experience. She has taught a seminar in Contemporary Issues in Art + Design for juniors majoring in Art + Design for the past 13 years.

In addition to her teaching, she has actively exhibited her art. She has been selected three times to exhibit in the NC Artists Exhibition at the NC Museum of Art. In the past twelve years she has exhibited at the Hanes Art Center at UNC Chapel Hill; the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC-Greensboro; Meredith College; NC State College of Design; the Louise Wells Cameron Museum in Wilmington; and more recently at the Caldwell County Arts Council and the Mahler Gallery in Raleigh.

The following works will be exhibited in MEDIA:
Jodi Aker, Beginnings
Bryan Allyn, Decay
Phil Ashe, Intuitive Impression
Phil Ashe, Deep Field
Morgan Benshoff, You’re Doing It All Wrong
Kelli Black, Don’t Worry Ladies, This Won’t Make You Big (After Jillian Michaels)
Chester Brewer, CREATURE PLAY
Jeannette Brossart, The Collector
Zac Buser, Bridal Veil
Jean Cauthen, Earthly Delights
laura (Yi Zhen) Chen, Barns with shadows
Renee Cloud, Memory Police, or, the Inability to Remember You Perfectly Twice
Janet Coleman, Preempt
Melinda Fine, The Showgirl
McArthur Freeman, Balloon Bump
Leif Gann-Matzen, Pelagic
Brian Gualillo, Blurred Concepts.
Murry Handler, Daybreak=
Murry Handler, Glyphs#1, Sepia Rosetta
Kelley Hunter, It Started Out Grey
Leatha Koefler, Carolina Blue Lilly
Jana Lankford, Symphony
Elizabeth Laul Healey, On Edge
Elizabeth Laul Healey, Fallen Grace
Stephen Lindberg, Tectonics
Brandon Marshall, Untitled
Bronwyn Merritt, Shamanic Medicine Cabinet
Cynthia Meyer, Vivid Color Memories
Luca Molnar, This Is Just to Say
Colin Murasko, Blue, Yellow-Green, Green
Frank Myers, Krispy Kreme Stripes
Constance Pappalardo, When words fail me
Jessica Parnell, Frost
Susan Piercecchi, Enigma
Alexis Price, “stuck in the crosshairs”
Cindy Pryor, “17 of 71 Blue”
Cindy Pryor, “My Father, My Son”
Robert Ringham, Feeding the light
Robert Ringham, Light Seeker
Tim Saguinsin, Critics (My Six Year Old Could Do That!)
Eric Saunders, Stick Castle No. 2
Richard Stickney, starlet
Anne Tello, #thinkdifferent
Richard Usanis, Abstract #156709
Aaron Zalonis, if you let those animals meditate they’ll kill us all

media flickr link

Delivery of Accepted Work………..…Fri, Feb 26, 11am – 6pm & Sat, Feb 27, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Run………………….….…..March 4-24, 2016
Opening Reception…………..…….….March 4, 6-10pm
Pick-Up of Unsold Work………………Fri, March 25, 11am-6pm & Sat, March 26, 11am-4pm


MEDIA is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. No copies, mechanical reproductions, molds or kit work will be accepted. Visual Art Exchange reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. Entries must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container. Artwork submitted on behalf of an artist requires written and signed authorization from the artist. Click here to view VAE’s exhibition policies.

VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email Brandon or call 919.828.7834 ext 6 for assistance.

Shipping Artwork
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx label and email it to our Exhibitions Manager so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted February 22-27, 2016.

Ship To:
Visual Art Exchange
c/o Brandon Cordrey
309 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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 during registration or on the consignment sheet. Click here to join VAE!

All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.

Questions? Email Brandon!