The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, the CFCC Fine Arts Department, and the Wilson Center are thrilled to announce the exhibition schedule for the Fall 2022 semester, spanning July 2022 to January 2023. To see the full calendar of upcoming exhibitions and events, please visit WilmaDanielsGallery.com/calendar.

Eden Village: A Collective Exhibition
Exhibition: Jul. 15 – Sept. 2, 2022 (Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.)
Receptions: Opening Jul. 22, 2022 from 6-9 p.m., Fourth Friday Aug. 26, 2022 from 6-9 p.m.

Eden Village: A Collective Exhibition is an art fundraiser show featuring several Cape Fear Community College artists that were inspired to support the endeavors of Eden Village of Wilmington, including Ben Billingsley, Geoff Calabrese, Jennifer Mace, and Sharon Wozniak-Spencer. Eden Village of Wilmington is a community model that builds tiny home communities for the disabled and chronically homeless. Wozniak-Spencer’s own work embodies “Friends in Need” as she thoughtfully refers to anyone but especially the homeless. She was inspired to want to give back with her own art, and care for those in need from her graduate work at the Academy of Art, San Francisco where she completed her MFA. There will be a silent auction on select pieces, with 100% of the proceeds going to Eden Village, that will run the length of the exhibit. Artists will also donate a portion of the proceeds from their artwork sales to Eden Village.

Acting Out: Visual Responses to a Changing World
Exhibition: Sept. 12 – Nov. 4, 2022 (Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.)
Receptions: Opening Sept. 23, 2022 from 6-9 p.m., Fourth Friday Oct. 28, 2022 from 6-9 p.m.

The past few years have forced us to change—pivot, adapt, shift, evolve, accept, fight. Circumstances out of our control have challenged our normal experience and altered the world. We can’t help but react and act out in response. The Women’s Caucus for Art Carolinas invited members of the Women’s Caucus for Art to submit work that captured their personal responses to an ever-changing world.

2022 CFCC Faculty Art Show
Exhibition: Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 9, 2023 (Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m., dates/times may vary for holiday hours)
Reception dates to be announced

The CFCC Fine Arts Department is thrilled to continue the annual tradition of the CFCC Faculty Art Show. This exhibit features the recent works of art faculty at the college. Last year’s show featured the work of 14 of our tremendously talented faculty. A list of exhibitors for this year will be released closer to the opening.




WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, the CFCC Fine Arts Department, and the Wilson Center are thrilled to announce that accomplished North Carolina artist Peter Butler will be having an exhibition of his recent work at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on the Downtown Campus of Cape Fear Community College. This exciting exhibition, entitled “Peter Butler – Paintings and Drawings,” will run from Friday, May 27, 2022 through Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and will feature 45 oil paintings and 15 pen and ink drawings. There will be an opening reception held on Friday, May 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; a closing reception will be help on Friday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Peter Butler, who has lived in Clinton, NC, for more than three decades, is an accomplished artist with more than a half-century of painting experience. He earned a BFA degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1976, and is represented in private and public collections throughout the country, including the Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham. A former competitive swimmer and swim coach, his works often depict swimmers and swimming pools.

According to Butler, when describing his work: “I don’t belong to any school or ‘isms.’ I’ve looked at all of them and taken what was useful to me. What I do is some version of figuration. Hard-edged forms presented in a soft light. The subjects are largely devoid of meaning. There isn’t much going on. I invest the forms with a convincing sense of mass and that creates space. Solid forms are defined by a supple line. The subjects are symbolic and symbols mean different things to different people. I leave that to the viewer. For me this is the way the world looks and it doesn’t look some other way. The images are bold, the forms are clearly defined. Soft subjects presented in an aggressive style.”

For those who wish to view Butler’s work, the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, throughout the course of this exhibition. Visitors are welcome; the gallery will be operating at full capacity, and following all local and state health and safety regulations.




WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, the CFCC Fine Arts Department, and the Wilson Center are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s juried show. Aaron Wilcox, Chair of Art & Art History at University of North Carolina Wilmington served as juror for this year’s exhibition. Award winners across ten categories, as well as the winner of Best In Show, were recognized at a reception held at the Gallery; their works remain on display through the end of the exhibition on May 6, 2022.

Best In Show Oliver Avera
   
CeramicsFirst PlaceIsabelle Sloan
 Second PlaceLemuel Heida
 Third PlaceTricia Messenger
   
Digital Media / Graphic Design / IllustrationFirst PlaceKaren O’Kelley
 Second PlaceDay Composeco
 Third PlaceTracy Lavorini
   
DrawingFirst PlacePolina Sladkova
 Second PlaceQuenton Bowman
 Third PlaceMarcus David-Cortez
   
Metals / JewelryFirst PlaceTricia Messenger
   
Mixed MediaFirst PlaceOliver Avera
 Second PlaceMichaela Stout
 Third PlaceCameron Walters
   
PaintingFirst PlaceLemuel Heida
 Second PlacePolina Sladkova
 Third PlaceEmily Gihuly
   
PhotographyFirst PlaceGracelyn Hess
 Second PlaceRebecca Walker
 Third PlaceJeffrey Martin
   
PrintmakingFirst PlaceLemuel Heida
 Second PlaceTricia Messenger
 Third PlaceRini Hermawan
   
SculptureFirst PlaceParker Spencer
 Second PlaceSterling Powers
 Third PlaceLaura Montagano
   
2-D DesignFirst PlaceAbigail Young
 Second PlaceRobert Tomazic
 Third PlaceMya Goodman

For those who wish to view the wonderful art created by CFCC students, the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, throughout the course of this exhibition. Visitors are welcome; the gallery will be operating at full capacity, and following all local and state health and safety regulations.




WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, the CFCC Fine Arts Department, and the Wilson Center are thrilled to announce that the annual juried art exhibition featuring Cape Fear Community College student artists will return to the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on the Downtown Campus of Cape Fear Community College. This exciting tradition returns to the Gallery with an opening on April 8, 2022. The exhibition will run through May 6, 2022.

Aaron Wilcox, Chair of Art & Art History at University of North Carolina Wilmington will serve as juror for this year’s exhibition. The annual show will feature artwork created by CFCC students judged across a variety of media categories. A reception will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the Awards Ceremony to recognize the winner in each category, as well as Best In Show, will be held that same evening at 7 p.m.

For those who wish to view the works on display, the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, throughout the course of this exhibition. Visitors are welcome; the gallery will be operating at full capacity, and following all local and state health and safety regulations.




The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, New Hanover County Schools, and the Wilson Center are thrilled to announce the return of the annual student art show, showcasing the work of student artists in the New Hanover County Schools. This popular exhibition returns to the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery this spring, and will feature the work of dozens of artists. The exhibition opens to the public today, March 11, 2022, and will run through April 1, 2022.

Throughout this school year, the New Hanover County Schools Arts programs have continued to support school communities by helping them find ways of being resilient through acts of artistic exploration and creation. The NHCS are happy to present the Best Foot Forward Art Exhibit to highlight some of the best and brightest visual artists in grades k-12 across the district. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., which will feature the Murrayville Elementary School Steel Drum Band.

For those who wish to view the works on display, the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, during the course of this exhibition.




WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Two Techs exhibition, presented by the Fine Arts Department of Cape Fear Community College. This exhibition showcases the recent work of two of our talented art department technicians. We are thrilled to share these artworks in an in-person setting at the gallery. The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, February 7, 2022, and will run through February 25, 2022.

This exhibition features the work of ceramics artist and department tech, Jacob Herrmann, as well as sculptor and art department tech, Charles Harlan.

The exhibition will also be part of the Fourth Fridays Gallery Nights and will host a closing reception on Friday, February 25th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is open Monday- Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. To learn more about educational offerings and degree programs in the Fine Arts offered at Cape Fear Community College, visit https://cfcc.edu/division/fine-arts-film-design/.




No Boundaries International Art Colony & Acme Art Studios Present Collaborative Exhibition

The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is thrilled to announce a unique collaborative exhibition, Points In Common; No Boundaries Art Colony and Acme Art Studio, which draws on the work of 34 American artists who attended No Boundaries International Art Colony and worked at or collaborated with Acme Art Studios. The exhibition will open on Friday, December 3, 2021, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and run through January 28, 2022. The exhibition will also be part of Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, and will host receptions on both December 17th and January 28th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening.

About Points In Common

Friendship between Gayle Tustin, Dick Roberts, Marshall Milton, Carol Collier and Pam Toll began in the early 1990’s when a group of artists found each other at Rick Mobb‘s Studio. Dick, Marshall, Pam, Carol and three other artists founded Acme Art Studios in 1991. Four Full Moon shows later, Pam, Gayle and Dick experienced living and working with international artists at St. Joakim Osogovski Monastery in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia. It was from the generosity of this experience that No Boundaries International Art Colony was born. Kent Mitchell, Bald Head Island and the community helped make a dream a reality. Twenty- three years later it’s hard to separate all the threads…

This exciting exhibition features the work of 70 artists, from 22 countries around the world – representing every continent except Antarctica — nearly three dozen of whom are American artists involved with both No Boundaries and Acme Art Studios. Their work, for the most part, was created this year especially for this exhibition. The work of the international artists is drawn from the No Boundaries and Bald Head Island Collections.




The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery  is pleased to announce the opening of 2021 Annual Faculty Art Show, presented by the Fine Arts Department of Cape Fear Community College. This exciting exhibition again showcases the recent work of our tremendously talented faculty. We are thrilled to share these unique pieces in an in-person setting; the CFCC faculty has not presented an in-person exhibition since the fall of 2019. This inspiring exhibition opens on Monday, October 11, 2021, and will run through Friday, November 12, 2021.

This year’s exhibition will feature the work of:

  • Topher Alexander
  • Ben Billingsley
  • Geoff Calabrese
  • Rick Conn
  • Jessica Gaffney
  • Brandon Guthrie
  • Cable Hardin
  • Jennifer Mace
  • Victoria Paige
  • Abby Spangel Perry
  • Deborah Quinn
  • Casey Scharling
  • Sharon Wozniak Spencer
  • Amber Watts

The exhibition will also be part of the Fourth Fridays Gallery Nights and will host a reception on October 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is open Monday- Friday, from noon to 5 p.m.




The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is thrilled to announce a unique collaborative exhibition, Flying While Falling, which merges powerful images with short fiction inspired by those photographs. This exciting exhibition features photographer Carolyn DeMeritt’s series of black and white photos of girls from 1986 through 1990, entitled “When I was Little … I Thought I Could Fly.” These stunning portraits are paired with flash-fiction pieces composed by Margo Williams; the series of very short, imaginative stories, entitled “Falling in Love Like Little Girls Fall in Love,” are directly inspired by the images created through DeMeritt’s lens.

Flying While Falling carries the tradition of ekphrasis – describing visual art work with vivid, often dramatic or poetic descriptions – into the modern era. According to Williams, “I found such freedom in creating 300- to 500-word pieces that reflect what I see in the photo images, some part of myself, and some mysterious process of the imagination from which creation comes. It is important that readers understand that the pieces are completely fabricated from my imagination, inspired by the beautiful photos, yet having no basis in the realities of these young girls, their families, or the women they have become.” When describing the photographs in this exhibition, DeMeritt explained, “From 1986 through 1990, I photographed ten young girls – shooting each girl several times each year – as they grew from late childhood into adolescence. These portraits attempt to celebrate this growth and examine the physical and emotional changes that occur in young women during this period of life, a period that can only be described as exhilarating and bewildering in the same breath.”

The exhibition will open on Friday, August 13, 2021, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will run through Friday, October 1, 2021. The exhibition will also be part of Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, and will host receptions on both August 23rd and September 24th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.




The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is thrilled to announce that members of Philadelphia Sculptors and Tri State Sculptors are coming together to create a collaborative exhibition on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. The exhibition, entitled PSSST, will run from July 2, 2021 through August 6, 2021. In this exciting exhibition, sculptors from Philadelphia will join their colleagues from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia in an exuberant display of challenging artworks revealing the talents of both groups – and the benefits of working together. A public opening reception will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; a second reception will be held as part of Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Organizers Andi Steele, president of Tri State Sculptors, and Leslie Kaufman, president of Philadelphia Sculptors, planned the exhibition long before COVID, and both agree that now is a perfect time for this exhibition. As they describe it, the show not only allows artists to share their work and viewpoints, but also provides an opportunity for the artists to physically connect and interact.

“This past year our society has been divided in many ways — socially, politically, and spatially. We need physical connection and interaction to be able to move forward,” said Steele.

Tri State Sculptors artists: Adam Adcock, Carl Billingsley, Geoff Calabrese, Mary Carlisle, Travis Donovan, Frankie Flood, Rachel Johanningsmeier, Saila Milja-Smyly, Austin Sheppard, Brittany Sondberg, Andi Steele, Virginia Tyler, Paul Vernon, Elizabeth Walton, Michael Webster, and Steve Zawistowski.

More information about Tri State Sculptors can be found at https://tristatesculptors.org/

Philadelphia Sculptors artists: Patrick Cabry, Steve Donegan, Charlie Emlen, t.a. hahn, Cheryl Harper, Darla Jackson, Monica Kane, Leslie Kaufman, Carole Loeffler, Virginia Maksymowicz, Emilio Maldonado, Attila Mata, Constance McBride, Gina Michaels, Holly Smith, Simone Spicer, Nina Valdera, and Erin Wheary.

More information about Philadelphia Sculptors can be found at https://philasculptors.org/





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