Opportunities Outside Mooresville Arts Gallery Mooresville Arts

We want to share opportunities that we know about to help you be as successful and involved in the arts as possible.  Click below to see opportunities outside of our Gallery.  Let us know if you have information about opportunities to share with our members.  Thank you.  

Member of the Month Julia Chandler Lawing

Julia Chandler Lawing

I paint because it engages my senses, my mind, my soul, and stirs a passion in me unlike anything else. My aim is visual poetry that is simultaneously elusive and evocative. I want the viewer to look into the painting, not merely at it, and send them on a journey that speaks life to the soul.  

 

My art exploration parallels my faith: there’s no end, but the ongoing reward is a wellspring of revelation that helps me know myself, the world, and my God more fully. 

 

Artist's Bio Julia Chandler Lawing creates contemporary paintings inspired by her life experiences, expressing her impressions in compositions of landscapes, structures and figures. Julia’s work is characterized by exciting brushmarks, knife work and reverberating color, and is as much about the interplay of paint and surface as the subject itself. 

 

Julia was continually recognized and awarded for her artistic talent throughout her school years. Born in Atlanta, Julia relocated to St. Simons Island, Georgia, with her family at age 12. The privilege of growing up in such a beautiful location marked her with an ever-insatiable desire for nature.   Julia earned a BA in Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’90), which she supplemented with drawing and art history courses. While employed at Savannah College of Art and Design, and later, the Charlotte Observer, she continued pursuing art through night classes in everything from stained glass and woodworking to ceramics and pastels. As a young mother, Julia's artistic outlets included creating artwork alongside her four daughters, teaching elementary art at their school, and docenting at the Cabarrus County Arts Council. She began oil painting in 2014 under the mentorship of nationally renowned artist and teacher, Andy Braitman. 

 

Julia paints and resides in Concord, North Carolina, with her husband Bruce, four teenage daughters, and black Labrador Lincoln, who are constantly forgiving her for not having dinner ready on time, crowding the garage with canvases, and leaving traces of paint everywhere. 

Julia recently received the great honor of having her painting, “Where My Help Comes From,” selected for ArtPopCLT  Class of 2018. Look for it starting January 8 on billboards and other public places in the greater Charlotte area.  

Letter From Our President

Dear Mooresville Arts Member,


The mission of Mooresville Arts is to be an ever-growing hub and resource for local artists, as well as to serve as an artistic center for the local community.  We have many exhibits, classes and opportunities throughout the year for our members and artists.  We pride ourselves in continuing, and expanding upon, its gallery and many offerings.  


Along with this letter, you will find the 2018 gallery calendar. We have many exciting and diverse shows and opportunities planned, and we really work towards being an attractive gallery for both artists and for the community.


The year 2018 marks an important milestone for Mooresville Arts as this is the 40th anniversary of being able to call the historic Depot our home. We have now improved upon our front gallery space, and we were able to accomplish this goal by utilizing funds from last year’s Tea Time at the Depot fundraiser and also from the donation we received for our contribution to last year’s Arts at the Mill. Furthermore, we are happy to report that plans for renovating the Warehouse are part of our foreseeable future. 


Mooresville Arts has a very busy schedule, and our group of volunteers work considerably to maintain all of our shows, classes and events.  As we continue to grow, it is a given that we will need more people to help further our goals and mission. I encourage you to consider becoming more deeply involved and connected to our group;  it is an exciting time to be a part of our organization.  You can directly make a difference in the local arts community in which we all belong.  Plus, it is a great way to meet fellow artists and other like-minded people!  


Information about future shows, classes and other opportunities is always available on our website-www.mooresvillearts.org. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, please like us/follow us as this is also a great way to keep up with everything we are doing. And of course, keep an eye on your inbox for the emails we send as this is our primary, and quickest, means of sharing information with you!


On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for being a member of Mooresville Arts. Your support of MA helps our organization to continue to thrive and grow!


Sincerely,

Jessica DeHart, President

Mooresville Arts

Member Survey Summary Results

 Mooresville Arts Board of Directors sent a survey to its membership to further engage the members and gather valuable feedback on how to improve the Gallery, Education opportunities, and more.  


Please click the links below to see the survey results and also a synopsis of the results in the letter 

To those of you who completed our recent Members survey - thank you!   .. See More by downloading the survey letter below ...

2018 Standing Committees

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

PLEASE HELP FILL THE OPEN SPOTS by contacting Jessica jadehart7@gmail.com


Our heartfelt thanks to all the Committee volunteers for their generous spirit! These volunteers are making it all happen here at Mooresville Arts!!


Look for OPEN spots you can fill.  If you want to be on an existing committee, just let us know.  


WINTER JURIED EXHIBIT: Dianne Sorrell dcs33ad@yahoo.com

YOUTH ART SHOW: Patty Acuff & Marion McClure pattyacuff@gmail.com zoot310@hotmail.com

40th SPRING ARTFEST: Jayne Braxton & Ellen Patterson jbrax@bellsouth.net pattfinanep@gmail.com

NC OPEN PLEIN AIR EVENT: Irene Jahns irenejahns@gmail.com

ARTS AT THE MILL: Jessica DeHart & Brenda Kadlecik jadehart7@gmail.com bmkad@aol.com

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Gina Ricciardelli ginaricciardelli@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT: Sandie Bell & Amanda Foshag sandiebell416@gmail.com amandafoshagartist@gmail.com

MULTICULTURAL ART EXHIBIT: Open

36TH ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST: Open

TRACKSIDE POTTERY SHOW:  Sandy Eaton mb28094@yahoo.com

GIVE THE GIFT OF ART SALE:  Cheryl Ann Barrett cherylatsu@yahoo.com

Cathy Johnson, Office Manager


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