Join us for our third annual Friends & Family Market


Ross Gallery II:  October 24–December 5, 2016
Holiday Reception:  Thursday, October 27, 5–7 PM

Market Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–2 PM
and Saturday, November 5, 12–6 PM

Join us for our third annual Friends & Family Market fundraiser: Alumni, faculty, and student artists offer work for sale for under $50. Commission from works sold will go towards Gallery educational programming and to support the Visual Arts Club, ClayBodies or the Metal Arts Club. This is a wonderful opportunity to collect affordable art by prominent Charlotte artists or to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday gift!

Charles Williams Continuum Exhibit for CPCC’s Sensoria in Creative Loafing’s Best of Charlotte 2016

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Creative Loafing  “Best of Charlotte 2016” announces Charles Williams’ Continuum exhibition Best Use of Art as a Form of Therapy:

Greensboro-based artist Charles Williams has had three near-death experiences, all of them involving water. Luckily, he turned his bad experiences into a good thing through his Continuum series, which showcased at CPCC’s Ross Gallery during this year’s Sensoria and also at New Gallery of Modern Art in Uptown. Williams has acknowledged his fears of water and accepted that he can’t swim, although his ability to paint water and ocean scenes has been a success. As he said in an interview earlier this year: “When I feel like I don’t want to paint water anymore, then that’s when I’ll take swimming lessons.” We suggest you keep splashing that paint onto canvasses, Charles.

Friends & Family Market Drop-Off Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 12–Friday, Oct. 14, 10 AM–2 PM to Ross Gallery

Greetings, Friends & Family Artists:
This is a gentle reminder that our drop-off deadline for Friends & Family Market 2016 is quickly approaching. We have added an additional day to submit artwork, and welcome you to deliver work Ross Gallery on the following days:

Wednesday, October 12  (between 10a.m.- 2p.m.)
Thursday, October 13  (10 a.m. -2p.m.)
Friday, October 14 (10a.m.— 2p.m.)

*Or please email for an ‘after-hours’ drop-off appointment.

October 24– December 5, 2016
Ross Gallery II, Overcash Building First Floor


As a reminder, all works for sale in this exhibition are $50 or less.  Artists keep 50% of the selling price; 40% commission goes to support CPCC Art Galleries educational programming and 10% is donated to the Visual Arts Club, the Claybodies Club or the Metal Arts Club here on campus.  Upon drop-off of your F &F Market creations, please let us know to which club you would like to donate.

To streamline the submission/ inventory/ commission pay-out process, we have made several modifications this year:

  • Artists may submit between 5 – 25 individual pieces
  • Artists must submit an inventory sheet detailing the title, medium, size, & selling price for each artwork
  • Due to the high volume of sales and the laborious check request process, Artists will be individually paid for all sold work in ONE Check, which will arrive after the holiday season in the second week of 2017.   Gallery Staff will track and update individual sales on a daily basis.
  • Artists will be responsible to pick-up any unsold work between Tuesday, December 6th– Thursday, December 15th between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Friends & Family Market will be OPEN to the public Oct. 24th–  Dec. 5th 2016:
Mon–Thurs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 5,  12 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Halloween/ Holiday Reception: Thursday, October 27, 5–7p.m.

Thank you kindly in advance for your consideration & participation.   We at Team CPCC Galleries deeply appreciate the support, and look forward to an inspired holiday season together!


CPCC and NC Humanities Council Partner on Centennial of the Pulitzer Prize in NC

What: Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CPCC is honored to host Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words in collaboration with NC Humanities Council, in celebration of the Pulitzer centennial this year.  This multifaceted public program highlights the way Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature and the arts record, analyze, critique and, therefore, impact our world.  The events at CPCC will illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, imagine their future, and inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

The editorial cartoons of Gene Payne, Doug Marlette and Kevin Siers – three generations of Charlotte Observer Pulitzer Prize winners – will be presented in an accompanying ‘pop up’ gallery exhibit on view in the Overcash atrium the week of September 26- 30, 2016.   Guests can also view the photographs of CPCC alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner, John H. White.


Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words

Series of Events for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at CPCC
*ALL Events are free to attend, open to CPCC students, instructors and the public

11a.m.-12:15p.m. Old South/New South Through Media Panel Discussion, Halton Theater
Mark West, chair of English Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present Old South/New South Reflected in Doug Marlette’s Kudzu, in a panel moderated by Anasa Sinegal, division director for Digital Media, Journalism & Communication at CPCC.  Panelists will include Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Kevin Siers (Editorial Cartooning, 2014);  Dr. Eric Freedman, dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College in Chicago; and documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, best known for his work documenting the Latino community in North Carolina for the past 25 years.

7p.m.— 8:30p.m. Dr. Eric Freedman: Technology, Disruption and the Future of News Literacy,  Tate Hall (2nd Floor, Overcash)
This evening keynote examines how technology can enable news organizations and other credible sources to reach young people with the information they need to inform their lives, the tools people are using to access news, and how they continue to change.


September 9th is University Free Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Friday, September 9th is University Free Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte’s Uptown. College students are invited to show their school ID for free admission to the museum all day, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. This will be one of the last opportunities to see The House that Modernism Built in the fourth-floor gallery and the second-floor exhibition All That Sparkles…20th Century Artists’ Jewelry. In addition, there will be a panel discussion, The Importance of Modernism to Our Region: Then and Now, moderated by Bechtler curator Dr. Jennifer Sudul Edwards, in the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater (430 S. Tryon Street) from 3 P.M. until 5 P.M.
Click here to register for University Free Day.


Gallery Director wins 2016 “Eyes on You” Award

Congrats to Cassandra Richardson (Art Galleries Director) and Thomas West (Information Technology Systems)  for winning the 2016 “Eyes on You” Award, recognizing employees who exemplify ‘openness to new ideas, a focus on the needs of learners, a spirit of collaboration, and a willingness to share expertise with others.’   Thomas and Cass are honored by this prestigious award, and look forward to many years of continuing to make CPCC shine.

Welcome to Fall semester 2016!

Dear CPCC students, faculty, staff and community guests,

We are proud to launch into Fall semester with a much-anticipated solo exhibition by our very own Digital Photography & Art Appreciation Instructor, Amy Herman.   Amy’s opening reception and artist lecture are FREE to attend and open to the public, as are both Ross and Pease galleries on Central campus from 10a.m.- 2p.m., Monday through Thursday or by special appointment (kindly email    Welcome to Fall semester, and we look forward to seeing you at the galleries one day soon.


Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ Installed in Zeiss Building Atrium

Tri Part View Fiddle in Zeiss Building Atrium

We are proud to announce the installation of Shaun Cassidy’s ‘Fiddle’ sculpture in the Zeiss Building atrium, thanks to the assistance of GCA / Facilities Services.   ‘Fiddle’ was a keynote sculpture in Cassidy’s The Sound of Everything exhibition for Sensoria 2015, and represents the college’s commitment to collecting original artwork as a testament to Sensoria festivals past, and the enrichment of student life at the college.

Join us for special dedication ceremonies:

Dr. Tony Zeiss Building
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
at 10 a.m.
CPCC Central Campus
1231 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Distinguished Guest Lecture: Eames Demetrios – April 21

Free for CPCC Students

Eames Demetrios

Guest Lecture: Eames Demetrios

Design vs. style and other eames philosophies • Thursday, April 21 • 7 p.m.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is excited to welcome Eames Demetrios as its Distinguished Guest Lecturer. Best known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, his role is instrumental in extending the work of mid-20th century designers Charles and Ray Eames to new generations of enthusiasts. Eames Demetrios is also an accomplished artist, writer and filmmaker and has spoken throughout the US and internationally.

The lecture, titled Design vs. Style and Other Eames Philosophies, will be an interactive discussion with Eames Demetrios  about the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

CPCC Students receive free admission with code: Eames421, at check-out