The weather was dreary for October’s 4th Friday celebration, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the patrons who came out to support the Fayetteville Art Guild’s juried competition at Cape Fear Studios.
“Even though the Art Guild has been around for what, 41 years now, we don’t have a piece of property where we can meet and display our work,” said Starr Oldorff, Fayetteville Art Guild president. “So we make arrangements to show at different galleries.”  {mosimage}
    Cape Fear Studios has been hosting the Art Guild for years, to the benefit of both organizations. 
“This arrangement has been going on for quite some time and I don’t know how it started, to be honest with you” said Oldorff.  “Everyone has been very supportive and welcoming and we appreciate that. It helps to contribute to the unity of the art community, and of course different venues have different regulars who frequent that particular venue so it allows for our artists to have exposure to different people.” This also give the galleries around town a chance to show fresh, new pieces and offer a wider variety of art to the community.
    Up & Coming Weekly’s art critic and Fayetteville State University art professor, Soni Martin, claimed both first and second place for her abstract pieces, Yesterday’s Promise in Red and Counting Spaces (featured above). Third place went to Joshua Shakar for a necklace and earring set titled Pink and Aqua Beauty. The 60 entries were juried by Richard Gay, a University of North Carolina at Pembroke faculty member.
    {mosimage}Stop by Cape Fear Studios and check out the show, it will hang until Nov. 24. The gallery is located at 148 Maxwell St., and the hours are Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To find out about other events and programs affiliated with the Fayetteville Art Guild, give Starr Oldorff a call at 635-6114.
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