By Sara Beck |
Make sure you have some free time between August 24 and August 27, when Landfall Foundation’s annual juried Art Show is scheduled to take place at the Dye Clubhouse. During these four days you will have an opportunity to enjoy yourself while viewing intriguing works of art and meet new people who share a similar interest. This is a highly anticipated event, and 100 artists from locations across North Carolina will participate in the show.
The show will feature both 2D and 3D art, and is bound to contain something for everyone. The 2D art that will be showcased includes works in oils, watercolors, acrylics, and photography. The 3D art category includes sculptures in clay, metal, mixed media and wood. The show runs Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and a cash bar will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. each evening. The event is free and open to the public.
Awards will be presented by the judge – distinguished painter Dan Beck – on Wednesday evening at the preview party which is held for Landfall Foundation Gala sponsors, Art Show sponsors, and all the artists. Dan Beck, a Wilmington resident, is an internationally recognized oil painter and has won many awards; most recently an award at the 2016 National Competition of Oil Painters of America in Dallas, TX. In the past, he has also received a total of eight awards from the Oil Painters of America association. Beck has judged a multitude of art shows, both at the local and national levels. He is excited to see the diverse works that will be featured at this year’s Landfall Art Show, and says he looks forward to interacting with guests and artists alike.
In addition to showcasing works of art, the Landfall Foundation will be raising funds for other important causes. Thirty percent of the sales made at the show are gifted by the artists, and the proceeds benefit the Landfall Foundation, which helps support nonprofit groups in the greater Wilmington area.
Those who choose to attend will leave the event feeling inspired. And of course, art lovers who purchase a painting or sculpture will return home knowing that they’ve added a meaningful art piece to their collection, and that they’ve supported a good cause.