Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Commentary from Our First Show

Our Comments
“Some descriptions pissed me off. They didn’t seem to take art seriously. It was upsetting. I love the wall harp I wish it was a dulcimer. I’d like to see more realism THAT ISNT PHOTOGRAPHY”
“Congratulations on your opening. It’s a great start! ”
“Congrats to you Hallie! + Gavin, great pieces. You all should be very proud!”
“Hallie, Natalia, and Gavin, That gallery looks amazing! Kudos to all of you for having a such a great vision and for all of your determination in organizing this and making it happen. I am so exited about where this is going to go. Congratulations and thank you!”
“Great Job! Very nice work, very impressed by the level of skill, creativity, and different styles represented. Will definitely come back!”
“Awesome work we are so happy and proud! Kudos!’
“Very cool, sweet, awesome, and keep making guitars GAV-DOG!”
“Hallie is hot”
“Looks awesome! Great job. So impressive!”
“Awesome gallery, great artwork, love the atmosphere! Hope this stays for a while. Came in from out of town for this”
“Given the gallery’s proximity to the local head shop, I can’t help but feel disappointed at the total disregard for the role plays in the artistic process.
But that’s just one man’s opinion!”
“Great job Hallie and the committee. You are a wonderful influence of the Carolina way”

“This is an interesting show. What exactly is trying to be conveyed? Good luck, all of us artists need to find success somewhere.”
“Great job getting the gallery together in such a short time. The space is amazing! Also-best peeps.”

Our Reaction:
Thank you for all of the feedback. We feel that a truly great art show doesn’t always have people in agreement or even people leaving happy. Instead it provokes thought and causes discussion.
In response to some of the comments:
“Some descriptions pissed me off. They didn’t seem to take art seriously. It was upsetting. “
The artists’ bios and descriptions were written by the artists themselves. However, we have decided that these descriptions should be written by someone else for consistency and to provide an interpretation from a viewer’s perspective.”

We would also like to invite anyone who felt like some style or medium was underrepresented to submit a piece to the gallery. We tried to include an equal representation of every style that was submitted to the gallery.
If you have additional comments or ideas, feel free to email us at thestudentartery@gmail.com or stop by the gallery.

The Artery's Background

Founded in the fall of 2009 by Hallie Ringle, Natalia Davila and Gavin Hackeling, the Artery is a gallery for and by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located in a donated storefront that formerly housed a bar, the Artery was transformed into a gallery space in a few weeks through the efforts of a dedicated group of students and contributions from the community. Twenty artists submitted nearly one hundred pieces to be considered for the first show. On November 6 the Artery opened its doors to an enthusiastic public for the first time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Promotional Flier for Opening! Print Me!

Here's the flier for the Opening on the Nov. 6!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call for Submissions

The Artery is a gallery for students by students founded by Kappa Pi Art and Art History Honors Society at UNC. We are currently looking for submissions for the grand opening of the gallery Friday, November 6. All media is welcomed and all students, from any department, are encouraged to apply! This is a wonderful opportunity to display and sell your artwork! We are also looking for students for a selection committee and students to volunteer in the gallery. If you are interested in submitting art work, volunteering, or participating in the selection committee, please email us at thestudentartery@gmail.com.
Requirements for art submissions are as follows:
-Please submit a digital image (under 5 MB)
-Please submit the digital image to thestudentartery@gmail.com
-Artists are welcome to submit more than one piece or a series
-Price of the piece (may be negotiated with the panel at later date)
- Optional: description of work
-Due by Wednesday, October 28TH
If you are interested in participating in the selection committee or helping run the gallery, please contact us and we will send you an application.

Thank you,
hallie ringle . natalia davila . gavin hackeling

Statement of Intent

Statement of Purpose

The student gallery on 100 East Franklin Street, tentatively called the Artery, has been established by members of the Kappa Pi Art and Art History Honorary Fraternity as a public venue for displaying work, particularly by undergraduate artists. The gallery is non-profit; for each sale the artist will receive the majority of the proceeds, a commission will be paid to the owner of the property, and the remainder will be given to Kappa Pi for maintenance of the gallery space. Additionally, the gallery will provide a venue for arts collaboration with other groups on campus and in the community. Student Friends of the Ackland has expressed interest in curating a show, and the gallery will be involved in events like the Second Friday Art Walk.
The gallery represents a valuable opportunity for students; Studio Art majors will have an opportunity to exhibit their work and Art History majors will have an opportunity to design exhibits or work in a gallery. The Art Department’s two majors are viewed by many students as distant and autonomous. The gallery could provide a means for students from both majors to work together and with involved faculty and artists in the community.