Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition, established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts from May 30 to July 24 with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
The exhibition was jurored by Jerald L. Melberg, creator of the internationally known Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Melberg will speak briefly during the reception about his selections and the exhibition, as well as announce winners and prize money selections.
Melberg selected 23 artists to be a part of this exhibition, 9 of which are residents of North Carolina, in addition to artists from Georgia, Utah, New York, Maryland, Texas, and more. A diverse range of media will be represented including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation from contemporary artists across the country.
Founded in 1956, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is among the oldest arts organizations in Winston-Salem with a mission to support and celebrate the visual artist. For over 60 years, AAWS has provided a venue for emerging and professional artists to present artwork and share experiences as equals. As a membership-based organization, anyone is invited to join and show their work or join to discover and support local artists. Find out more at associatedartists.org.
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AAWS MEMBER CRITIQUE
First Date Saturday, April 14 from 10 am -2 pm
Future dates for Critiques will be added as members sign-up.
AAWS will host individual critiques for AAWS Members. These critiques will be focused on helping provide constructive feedback from seasoned artists on portfolios. If you are a current member of AAWS and you are interested please email the information below to Steve Mizel at email@example.com
For Juried Members:
1. Each critique effort will involve 3-5 juried members who will commit to: A) Review five images from a non-juried member requesting a critique; B) Attend a session with the non-juried member during which the individual will present each of the five actual artworks; and C) Provide constructive critiques of the work in the context of a supportive discussion. Each session should last approximately 1 hour.
For Non-juried Members requesting critiques:
1. Provide five high quality images for review by a group of five Juried Members. These images should be representative of the artist’s work and thus the artist should not make a special effort to include what they view as their ‘best’ work.
2. Bring the five actual artworks to the critique session.
3. Be a good listener and see Juried Member comments in a useful and constructive light. Dialog is strongly encouraged.
Join us every month for our Drawing Circle!
Third Wednesday each month | 6:00 PM
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
Free & open to the public.
Bring a sketchbook and drawing supplies!
Click here to view the bylaws with potential changes in the margins.
Executive Committee 2017-2018
President: Judi Russell – Judi has served as our Vice President for the past year. She is a dedicated member and volunteer of Associated Artists. Judi created and ran the Russell Agency, an organization dedicated to marketing, advertising, and design. She is now a full-time artist and juried member of Associated Artists.
Vice President: Seth Moskowitz – Seth has been an active member of AAWS for many years and his art is a staple in our exhibitions. He is a devoted member of our Board of Directors and a wonderful advocate for our organization.
Secretary: Andy Rinehart – Andy has been our secretary for the past year. He is an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend and diligently records the happenings at AAWS meetings. As an art-appreciator, he attends as many AAWS events as possible and is an active volunteer!
Treasurer: Philip Egnatz – As an active member of our Board of Directors and Membership Committee, Philip has helped us organize our data regarding membership. He’s an enthusiastic volunteer and will make a great treasurer leading forward.
Board of Directors: (Resumes will be available at the Annual Meeting or by Request)
Edyce Elworth: Edyce has an extensive background in nonprofit management in the Piedmont Triad area. She is the Director of Major Gifts at Forsyth Tech Foundation and a well-known fundraiser in the area. She is an artist who enjoys both painting and photography!
Matthew Ragan: As the Senior Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, Matt has relationships with many community members in the Piedmont Triad. He has built a relationship with AAWS and is a regular attendee to all of our events! He’s an incredible advocate for the arts and AAWS!
John Rushton: As an artist and a community member, John is quite well known. He has a unique flair to his artwork and is eager to engage with other artists! He is always willing to volunteer and help further the mission of AAWS!
The following are summaries of the revisions to the current by-laws of AAWS. Most are to create consistency throughout the by-laws.
- General grammatical changes to have consistency throughout the document.
- General spacing changes to have consistency throughout the document.
- Article III
- Section 3 – Language duplicated to Article II.
- Add: “by email or US Postal Mail and will include instructions for proxy voting.”
- Remove: “Additional nominations may be submitted in writing to the President of the Board by any member during this seven-day period providing the member has the consent of the nominee.”
- Add: “If any nominee is unable or unwilling to serve, the Board of Directors shall elect a successor officer by majority vote.”
- Section 7 and 8 – Combine
- Section 11 – Remove
- “Any officer, agent or employee of the corporation may be required to give such security for the faithful performance of his duties as shall be determined by the Board of Directors, who shall also determine custody of any securities given.”
- Article IV: Membership
- Change every location where it has an age to “at least 15 years of age”
- Section 4 (a) – Remove “who is enrolled in a public high school or any other accredited high school or institution of higher learning.”
- Section 5 (b) – Change the sentence “They shall be recognized in the yearbook of the corporation and honored any other time it can be done appropriately during the activities of the Corporation” to “They shall be recognized in appropriate printed materials of the corporation.”
- Article V: Meetings of Members
- Section 1 (a) – Add: And communicated to members in writing (including by email) at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Such communication shall include the slate of officers and directors.
- Article VII: Standing Committees
- Section 7
- (a) The Juried Member Review Panel Shall consist of nine juried members, one of whom is the chairman to be selected by the committee, who are selected by a majority vote of all juried member in person or by proxy. The panel will fill any vacancies on that panel.
- (b) Add at the end: “A minimum of five panel members shall decide acceptance or rejection of the applicant.”
- Article VIII:
- Section I
- Modify: “shall be sent to the members at least seven days…”
- Section 2
- Modify: The bylaws shall be reviewed at least every five years by the Board Development Committee.
- Article XI:
May 30 – July 24
At the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition, established by AAWS in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the City of Arts and Innovation. This year’s exhibition will be jurored by Jerald L. Melberg,
Entry Deadline: Monday, April 30
Artists Notified of Juror’s Selections: Week of May 7th
Shipped Work due by: Monday, May 21
Day 1: Hand-Delivery of Accepted Work: Monday, May 21 from 10 am – 6 pm
Day 2: Hand-Delivery of Accepted Work: Tuesday, May 22 from 10 am – 6 pm
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 1st from 5 – 7 pm
Day 1: Pick-up Hand-Delivered Art: Tuesday, July 24 from 12 – 6 pm
1st Place – $1000
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250
Honorable Mentions – $50
Meet our Juror: Jerald L. Melberg
Jerald Melberg came to Charlotte in January 1977 to assume the position of Curator at the Mint Museum of Art. Over the next seven years, he was instrumental in taking the Museum from regional to national status by curating major exhibitions for artists Seymour Lipton, Larry Rivers, Robert DeNiro Sr. and Gaston LaChaise, among others. The major achievement of his tenure at the Museum was his organization of Romare Bearden 1970-1980. The exhibition honored one of Charlotte’s greatest native sons and traveled to four other museums, bringing the national spotlight to Charlotte. In 2010-2011, Jerald chaired the Romare Bearden Centennial Committee, organizing and coordinating activities surrounding the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth.
In 1983 Jerald opened the Charlotte gallery that bears his name. In the intervening thirty-four years, Jerald Melberg Gallery has become recognized internationally. Jerald continues to bring high caliber exhibitions to Charlotte and has advised collectors and institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy, the Mint Museum, and the Esteban Vicente Museum in Segovia, Spain. He is also called upon by Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses to advise and authenticate works of art.
Jerald considers his most lasting and rewarding contribution to Charlotte to be his 28-year commitment to build and support both an elementary and technical high school in Arequipa, [R-E-KEEPA] Peru, Charlotte’s oldest sister city. Through his efforts, he has raised over $200,000 toward school construction and education of children in an impoverished area of Arequipa. Jerald has, to date, made twenty-eight trips to Arequipa, often taking groups of Charlotteans with him. He has gained the enthusiastic support of friends and clients who share his vision to provide educational tools for a better life for thousands of children in Arequipa.
View images from previous DIMENSIONS exhibitions