In this monthly series we feature various gallery events, exhibitions, and openings plus what ever other hot art news we find coming up for the month.

Holiday Pop Up and Small Works Show at Anne Neilson Fine Art

Anne Neilson Fine Art is hosting their annual Small Works Show and Holiday Pop-Up on Thursday, December 5th, 6–8 pm. The show will feature work by new artists, as well as gallery favorites. Perfect for gift giving, the exhibition will provide a chance to see a range of artistic styles on display throughout the gallery. They will have new work from Michael Barringer, Sarah Gayle Carter, Jeff Erickson, Allison James, Stephanie King, Hannah Lane, Anne Neilson, Trudi Norris, Van Ivey Ceramics, Adele Yonchak and more. Follow their FB event for details.

Wish List at Lark & Key Gallery

Lark & Key presents ‘Wish List’, a small works holiday exhibition from Thanksgiving through Christmas. The show will feature artwork 12″ and under from gallery artists, perfect for gift giving. During the month of December, Lark & Key will be open regular hours (Wed through Friday from 10-3) as well as every weekend (Saturdays 10-3 and Sundays 12-3), or by appointment. Artwork can also be purchased online. Pictured here:

  • Bridgette Guerzon Mills – The Bee Knows, encaustic mixed media
  • Eleanor Miller’s ‘The Power of Grace’ 8×8 oil on canvas
  • Lesley Frenz – Lifetimes Catching, acrylic on canvas, 6×12
  • Kim Ferreira – Mistletoe, oil on panel, 6×6
  • Diane Hoeptner – Mighty Tabby, oil on panel, 12×12

Contact [email protected] for more information and follow their instagram @larkandkey for updates & previews.

Coined in the South

Through February 6, 2020. Hosted by the The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, this is the fourth annual Coined in the South art show at Mint Museum Uptown. The title, Coined in the South, refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the act of inventing and/or devising.

The purpose of this show is simple: to bridge the gap between the museum, the gallery, and the studio and to showcase fresh and innovative works that have not yet been seen by a broader audience.Unconfined to any aesthetic, theme, or medium, this show seeks to be a platform for both established and emerging artists currently working in and/or from the Southeast.

For the first time, prizes are being awarded. The winner of the $10,000 Atrium Health Best in Show Award went to Johanne Barfield of Winston-Salem, NC, and the $5,000 Young Affiliates of the Mint Choice Award went to Katie St. Clair of Davidson, NC. Congratulations to both of these artists, and to all of the artists featured in the show!

First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End
South End Neighborhood | 5:30-9 p.m.

The monthly South End gallery crawl returns Friday with lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, refreshments and opportunities to meet the artists.

Holiday Open House at ARTHOUSE CLT

Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
December 6-7 | Clayworks

Clayworks’ annual Holiday Sale and Open House features a diverse selection of handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture, studio tours, and a chance to meet the artists.

Coffee & Conversation with Caroline Rust & Alfred D. Ward at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM. RSVP at [email protected]

Studioworks Gallery First Friday Crawl

First Friday Gallery Crawl on Dec 6. 5-9 pm at StudioWorks Artist Collective + Gallery 1705 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 

SouthEnd ARTS Matter Brunch and Benefit

Sat, December 14 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at The Artisan’s Palate 1218 East 36th Street in NoDa. Tickets include: Themed Brunch, 2 Cocktails or Beverages. $25 Donation. Art Auction. Art for Purchase, SouthEnd ARTS interACTION testimonials from SEA Alumni. Celebrating 4 S. E. A. Artists … Melissa Herriott, LaDara McKinnon, Elijah Kell, Mary Zio. 

“ARTS Matter” is a collaboration between SouthEnd ARTS, S.E.A. ALUMNI and The Artisan’s Palate. Visit the SouthEndARTS.net website. 

Intersection Art Exhibit at C3 Lab

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM. The diverse cultures, working mediums and external experiences helped to cultivate this collaborative theme of TRANSFORMATION from the artists, makers, and various professionals in the creative coworking space of C3Lab.

Leah Rosenberg: To Open Eyes Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy

Opening Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Leah Rosenberg, who returns to Charlotte after her recent McColl Center for Art + Innovation residency in 2017.

McColl Center Artist In Residency Open Call

Explore ideas and take creative risks as an artist-in-residence at McColl Center. Apply for our winter/spring 2021 artist residency program, open to artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, or interdisciplinary practices

Holiday Open House at Dilworth Artisan Station

Mark your calendars for the Annual Holiday Open House at Dilworth Artisan Station on December 6th, 6-9pm at 118 E. Kingston Ave.

Dilworth Artisan Station hosts a “December Crawl”, with lots of new original local works, a “special prices” room, and a few treats.

Participating Artists (not limited to) – Studio 15: Holt Cleaver and Kate Stewart; Studio 23: Janine Medlin; Studio 25A: Jean Rupprecht; Studio : Greg Barnes and Paul Hastings; Studio 29: Mary Kamerer; Studio 39B: Jean Cauthen and Pam Goode.

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