June 2 -22
SCOPE is a survey of the southern landscape. While being bold, beautiful, provocative, and enticing the landscape is also set in histories, cultures, and people. These histories, cultures, and people affect and are affected by the political and societal landscapes, that make the South as we see it and talk about it today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George Gregory / Open Gallery at Red Hat
My production process often leaves me with scraps of wood that are too small to incorporate into my work, but too big to throw away. I find myself saving these scraps for potential use in the future. After much deliberation, I found myself dipping these scraps into acrylic paint and laminating them together. This process was the inspiration for Pixel-ed.