SECCA to present NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 2, 2020

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WINSTON-SALEM — The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is presenting the North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Exhibition, which features the work of 21 contemporary artists who were the recipients of the 2018–2019 Artist Fellowship awards from the North Carolina Arts Council. Since 1980, the North Carolina Arts Council has awarded fellowships to artists in a variety of disciplines who are selected through rigorous panel screening processes. The 2018–2019 Fellows include twelve visual artists, three craft artists, three film/video artists, and three choreographers. The exhibition, entitled NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations includes over 60 works of art in a variety of media ranging from video to installation, ceramic, textile, ironwork, painting, film, and dance.

NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations will be on display in the Main and Potter Galleries at SECCA from Feb. 13-June 7. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Several of the artists featured in NC Fellows: Escapes and Revelations will be at the opening to discuss their work. The reception is free with a suggested donation of $10 and will include a cash bar (no bar charge for SECCA Members).

“This exhibition helps SECCA serve its mission to offer inclusive, revelatory, and educational experiences with outstanding contemporary art,” said William Carpenter, executive director of SECCA. “It’s a celebration of our state’s creativity and innovation.”

“SECCA is honored and excited to be hosting this impressive exhibition,” added Wendy Earle, curator of Contemporary Art. “It highlights the work of some of the best North Carolina artists working today and demonstrates the breadth and depth of art currently being produced in our state. It is going to be a dynamic and inspiring exhibition that I can’t wait to show our visitors.”

The artists featured in this exhibition include: visual artists Endia Beal, Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mund, Andrew Etheridge, Sabine Gruffat, Susan Alta Martin, Mario Marzán, Renzo Ortega, Mariam Stephan, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Montana Torrey, and Christina Weisner; craft artists Seth Gould, Eric Knoche, and Rachel Meginnes; film/video artists Kelly Creedon, Rodrigo Dorfman, and André Silva; and choreographers Anna Barker, Duane Cyrus, and Kate Weare.

SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem and is free and open to the public Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.