2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show…JUROR ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

This year we are pleased to have Mr. Bryan Wilson, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Northwest School Of The Arts located in Charlotte, NC as our 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show Juror. His dedication to the arts and his inspirational guidance encouraging young artist has made him stand out in this year’s selection.

A little about our juror…

Bryan Wilson grew up between New Jersey and Georgia. It was in Georgia, at the age of 16, that he began his artistic career. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art with a Minor in Graphic Design from Morris Brown College.


After graduating college, he became an in-house Graphic Designer for Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. After a couple years, and getting married, he and his wife relocated to Charlotte, NC, where he began teaching art at a public school and obtained his teaching credentials at University of North Carolina-Charlotte.


It was in 2012 that Bryan decided to take his painting, and picture making, ability to another level by pursuing his MFA in Drawing/Painting at the Academy of Art University where he graduated in 2015. He is now exhibiting throughout the Southeast alongside other distinguished artists. 


He is currently showing work at Foster’s Frame and Art in Huntersville, NC and Coffey and Thompson Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

Happy Holidays from CPCC Art Galleries

We wish everyone Happy Holidays from CPCC Art Galleries!

CPCC will be closed Friday, December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019.

Ross Art Gallery will open the New Year with our exciting group exhibition,

When Worlds Collide: The Interaction Between Art and Chemistry.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the gallery!


Megan, Renee, Amelia, and Ziere

Left to right: Amelia, Ziere, Megan, and Renee

The Art Market is Still Going Strong!

The semester might be coming to a close, but we here at the gallery are still keeping the Holiday Market going. Come to the Ross Gallery today to see what we have available. Here is a sneak peak of some unique items we have for sale.

If you’re part of our Visual Arts Club, or you just want a a really cool T-shirt, come and pick one up today!

And while you’re here, “just fork the heck of it” check out these super cool and funky pins by Terry Galante.

Since it is the holiday season, a time when many of us send friends and family greeting cards. Why not, meander over to the next table and peruse our array of gift cards by Nancy Albert and Leigh Williams?

Here are some unique items from Kc Roberge that you are not likely to find in many other places.It is a paw and a mug all in one each one unique and different in design. This is sure to be crowd pleaser.

The Ross Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10-4pm from now until the 18th. We hope to see you soon.





Airy Knoll Farm Show Closing Soon!

Like all good things, it is nearly time to say goodbye to the art creations by the Airy Knoll Farm students. We have enjoyed exhibiting their art, and learning about the unique opportunity that Airy Knoll offers to students who desire to go deeper into their creative journey of art. Elizabeth Ross would tell you that each piece has a story, and she is right. We have had the privilege of learning the tales behind the pieces on display and have enjoyed sharing them with our art gallery visitors.

There is still time to come and visit the exhibition! The show is open through Tuesday, December 4th. This year’s Airy Knoll Farm Show also serves as a final salute to our Pease Gallery. Thank you to all who made it possible. It has been amazing!

Come Visit the Art Market in the Ross Gallery!

Our Holiday Art Market is still going strong! We have a fantastic variety of handcrafted goods all made by local artists. With such a diversity of items for sale, there is certain to be something to catch anyone’s eye. Those visiting the Ross Gallery, will enjoy wandering through the displays in search of the perfect gift, or treasure perhaps discovering something new and special. The Ross Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10-4pm. We are extending our hours to December 18th!

It’s Reception Season!

CPCC Central campus has a full calendar of receptions for the month of November and we would love for you to join us for them all (or as many as you can). The schedule and show notes are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 8 from 5-8 pm in Ross Gallery, Central Campus Overcash Building
    • Please join us for the reception for the Holiday Art Market! The market features art from local artists, CPCC faculty, staff, and students. There are lots of pieces priced $50 or less, so please join us for an evening of sweet treats and local art shopping!
  • Wednesday, November 14 from 4-6 pm on the 4th floor of the library, Central Campus Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center
  • Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8 pm in Pease Gallery, Central Campus Lower Level of Learning Resource Center
    • Join us as we host our final Reception in Pease Gallery before demolition of the building. The Airy Knoll Farm Show : Cross-Pollination showcases work from students and professional artists who visited Elizabeth Ross’ farm in Middlebrook, Virginia this summer. This is the final Airy Knoll Farm Show on CPCC campus and we would love for you to join us for an evening of light refreshments and fellowship.

The Balance Gallery Open Call For Student Work

The Balance Show is currently set up in the 4th floor of the Library! We’re pleased to announce that we’ve already sold a few pieces, and the show’s Reception will be November 14th from 4PM-6PM, right before the Airy Knoll Farm Show Reception.

This Show has been entirely built, designed, and written up by Students and we’re pleased to announce that, due to extra space, we will keep the Show open to all members who’d like to submit until the Day of the Reception!

You may download and print the application attached here  VAC Balance Exhibition Show Application and pay $3 for the Application fee. Please keep in mind that 20% of the sale will go to the Visual Arts Club for next semester in order to fund the High Museum Trip to Atlanta that we will be talking about soon! Due to this being entirely student run, there will be no insurance value on artwork, we understand that this might deter some from showcasing work.

Pieces DO NOT need to be framed, however, framing is preferred. You also DO NOT need to sell your work.

3D Pieces can be submitted but there are limited Podiums and we do not recommend anything small scale. These pieces will be displayed for the Reception and removed after the reception to ensure the safety and security of these pieces, as such there will be no cost associated with any three dimensional work placed into the show.

The Show will go until November 30th and will be the last show in the Balance Gallery before it goes down!

Holiday Art Market Open Artist Call


Submit your artwork to be on display during our Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery,  Central Campus.

All works must be listed at $50 or less. Due date for artwork drop off is Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by 2:00 p.m.

All students are invited to join our Holiday Reception on Thursday, November 8 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour before Theater Performances


Free Book Give Away








Don’t forget to stop by the Ross Art Gallery between 11-1pm tomorrow (10/31) to pick up an autographed copy of the coloring book “The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses”. The first 200 students will receive it free of charge. Gavin Edwards, along with some of the artists featured in the book will also be here. See you then!

Tomorrow is also the last day for our MakerSpace. A big thanks to everyone who has participated. It has been a lot of fun! Happy Halloween!