The Lived Body
May 5-25, 2017Read More
The Lived Body
May 5-25, 2017Read More
Exhibition run May 5-25, 2017
ULTRALIGHT is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists living with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as living with disabilities to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field, media, and stereotypes. ULTRALIGHT seeks to exhibit work that challenges the viewing public to leave their preconceived notions and sympathy at the door, and experience artwork that tells the real story of living disabilities and the current state of access. The exhibition breaks access into three parts: physical, communication, and attitude.
This is your chance to pick some smart brains in a relaxed, comfortable environment! You should come with a few questions you want to ask your guru(s) during your 30-minute meeting(s). The Speed Date registration form will give them a little background on you before you meet so you won't have to start your conversation totally from scratch.
This event will be held from 2-6 pm on Monday, May 15. That time frame is just when the gurus are available to meet. You get to pick who you meet with and when (depending on availability). You are not expected to be at the event the whole four hours it's happening. Pick and choose to suit your needs and schedule!
STEP ONE: Complete the registration form through Wufoo [CLICK HERE]. You will be asked for your contact information and a short survey of questions to help the gurus understand your needs. This event is FREE for current VAE members and $10 for non-members.
- What are the five words that BEST describe your creative work?
- What kids of marketing do you currently do?
- What marketing outreach do you enjoy doing?
- What are the main challenges with marketing your creative work?
STEP TWO: Once you've completed step one we'll give you a link to an outside scheduling service called Sign Up Genius where you will choose the guru(s) and time(s) you want. Once you've done that and hit submit, you're 100% registered!
MEZCLA is an exhibition rooted in the principle that Hispanic and Latinx artists play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of how Hispanic and Latinx culture is formed in the United States.
The exhibition will run August 4-24, 2017.
For the month of July, VAE will be hosting the dual exhibition Under Pressure. The exhibition will consist of a performance show, where each day a different artist will perform for the duration of the exhibition. As well as the print show, where artists will show work created under the pressure of the press. We will be showcasing artists that love to work in the process of ink, run, repeat.
The exhibition will run August 30 - July 27.
April 22 - June 3, 2017
Maggie Evans is an artist based in Savannah, Georgia. Using drawing, painting and site-specific installation her work examines human collective behavior and the hierarchies, homogeneity and social divisions that result.
The FLOAT exhibition is dedicated to Sarah Powers, because.
There is a childish freedom of sitting in 4 inches of water. Kiddie pools have a nostalgia of aloof parents and excited friends eager to sit in rusty hose water. The imprint of those memories have toys and objects, designed to (or not designed to) float in luke-warm water waiting to be rescued.
Deadline for entry - 11:59 pm on May 19, 2017
As a part of the ULTRALIGHT exhibition, VAE is giving away two $250 grants to artists who identify as living with disabilities who are looking for resources to begin new projects, further their current practice, and continue their creativity.
The Ignite Creativity Summit is designed to empower creative people of all persuasions by inspiring them to think bigger, make connections and become familiar with the resources available to them, both locally and nationally.
Through Ignite, VAE is rethinking and retooling professional education for creative makers. Online search engines have changed the way people learn. With information just seconds away, the job of educating artists is no longer about providing data, but about teaching artists how to apply data to build stronger careers and communities. Ignite offers a new interactive learning structure to fit the times, providing creative entrepreneurs with learning experiences that can’t be googled.
A free public keynote address by New Orleans citizen artist Imani Jacqueline Brown, a founding cultural activist of Blights Out, an organization that serves a cultural connective tissue to join oppositional groups of people in order to heal literal and figurative blights in New Orleans.
Cool regional panelists and speakers speaking about the ways that creative symbiosis between art and community unlocked unexpected artistic and professional opportunities for them.
A facilitated charrette (which is a fancy word for group problem solving and brainstorming) around the idea of using and building alliances as artists to meet needs within the community. Ignite has $3000 to give away as seed money for projects resulting from these discussions and interactions!
A live recording of the Don't You Lie to Me podcast.
Two delicious meals and a fun cocktail reception.
$35 for VAE members, $50 for non-members
May 5 - 25, 2017
Deadline - 11:59 pm on March 27, 2017
ULTRALIGHT is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as having a disability to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field and the media. ULTRALIGHT seeks to exhibit work that challenges the viewing public to leave their preconceived notions and sympathy at the door, and experience artwork that tells the real story of living with a disability and the current state of access. The exhibition breaks access into three parts: physical, communication, and attitude. We encourage artists to draw inspiration from these questions:Read More
Deadline for entry - 11:59 pm on May 21, 2017
VAE's Community Exhibition Program offers VAE members the chance to have solo or group exhibitions in alternative venues around Downtown Raleigh. These exhibits are seen by thousands of people each year! VAE works with five venues across Downtown Raleigh to give artists opportunities to show bodies of work and receive a stipend. Each venue is unique and has its' own exhibition schedule. Exhibition benefits vary based on each venue, please see below.
October - December 2016
Martha Thorn's graphic and abstract works add to the already electric feel of Aloft Raleigh
On Saturday afternoon (1/28/17), our website domain name (vaeraleigh [dot] org) was weirdly sold out from under us. It's not a big deal, but getting it back looks like it might be a long-ish process. (It was just the name. Our website itself is completely fine. We were not hacked.)
So for the time being, our website is accessible as vaeraleigh.com. We apologize for any confusion over the links in last week's enews, which were broken by the domain name shenanegans.
Thanks for your patience!
Contact us with any questions or hiccups!
When I paint, I paint abstract memories. Sometimes the memory is foggy and has been replaced by an imaginary sediment, a residue that has made one memory solid and the other fluid.
Everything in art is a memory.
I have empathic traits, therefore I paint the images of the emotions that I am able to absorb from strangers and from those who surround me.
The only expectation that I have from my art is pleasure.
The radical act of conscientious kindness and community!Read More