The Animal Hospital of Statesville is inviting local artists to display their work in our lobby gallery. Our hospital has fantastic wall space, perfect for exhibiting varying sizes of artwork. We have installed a museum-quality hanging system with safe lighting which will spotlight the pieces on exhibit. We have hundreds of visitors each month, so this is a great opportunity for local artists to display their work.
There is no fee to exhibit, but we are requesting that, should an artist sell a piece during the exhibition period, a donation of 10% of the sale be made to our hospital discretionary fund. We use these funds to help pets in need during a medical emergency.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXHIBITORS
Potential exhibitors must make an appointment with the Animal Hospital staff member in charge of the exhibition to review their portfolio. Exception will be made for student exhibitors, in which case instructors will be charged with assisting in choosing pieces for display.
Display time will be two months in duration, which may be subject to change. Artwork must be framed appropriately, and be ready to hang. Artists are responsible for hanging, pricing, and labeling artwork with title of piece, artist’s name, and contact information. Upon sale of any piece, artist may bring approved replacement to be displayed for the remainder of the exhibition.
We have the right to refuse the display of artwork that we feel might be offensive to our clients. Exhibition will be limited to Iredell County residents and students of local schools and colleges. However, we reserve the right to expand the area from which we will accept exhibitors.
Due to limitations with our display area, and for the safety of the pieces exhibited, we are unable to accept any pieces that cannot be hung on a wall-mounted system
Artists will exhibit individually, except in the case where an artist does not have enough pieces to fill our gallery area. In this situation, another artist with similar limitations might be asked to share the exhibit space.
The Animal Hospital of Statesville will take all reasonable precautions to protect the displayed work; however, we cannot be responsible for any damage to or theft of the art. Please note that art is displayed at the artist’s own risk.
It’s our pleasure to offer this opportunity for our local artists to display their talents. Not only will it enable us to beautify our lobby, but it will also expose local talent to our clients, who may not know the art available to them in Iredell County.
It is important to the Animal Hospital of Statesville team that we give back to the community that has supported us since 1970. We look forward to our association with the artists of Iredell County.
If you are interested in exhibiting in The Gallery at the Animal Hospital of Statesville, please contact Laura Baker at 704.768.5400 or via e-mail at [email protected], to make an appointment to review your portfolio. We look forward to meeting with you!
CURRENTLY EXHIBITING - LISA O. BUHRMASTER - SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
Lisa Odom Buhrmaster grew up in Statesville, NC and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner Webb University. She worked in the corporate world for many years as an Accountant, Sales person and as a Technical Recruiter. Lisa left her Technical Recruiting position in Charlotte to move back to the Statesville area, where she and her husband, Marc, could love and care for her niece and nephew. Little did she know, this move would change her life for the better. Now, painting is her profession.
Lisa has always loved art, and her love and dedication to her family is expressed in her artwork. She likes the challenge of portraits, whether it be human or furry! Her nephew, TJ, has always been an inspiration to her and she has chosen to use Tjay as her signature for paintings. TJ is a very special young man who has been afflicted with Cerebral Palsy since birth. His infectious smile, love of hugs, beautiful red hair and angelic qualities have touched so many lives. Lisa says she could only hope to touch as many lives with her artwork as he has with his love of life. The joy her artwork gives to people when they see their loved ones on canvas gives her joy. Her work clearly demonstrates her talent in capturing her subject's personality and beauty.
Taught by portrait artists Valerie Steward and Mary Carole, Lisa also received instruction in watercolor techniques through a local art teacher, Edrie Knight. Lisa, in turn, shares her love of art by teaching at Hobby Lobby and at Bethany Presbyterian Church.