Are you interested in receiving a scholarship by volunteering with our CP Art Galleries?


Have you ever considered working in a creative environment at Central Piedmont? Now is your chance!

Central Piedmont Art Galleries are looking for people like you to apply for the current volunteer role. And guess what, you can receive a scholarship.

Details and how to apply in the link below! Don’t miss your chance to launch your creative career in arts industry here at CP.

Apply for Gallery Volunteer Role

Here’s Your Sneak Peak!

We turn around exhibitions very quickly in the gallery and if you stopped by last week, you would have seen us busily installing not just one but two new exhibits for the summer! We are very excited to welcome Orr Ambrose and her exhibition The Invisible Landscape. As an accomplished artist, Orr Ambrose paints the landscapes that are unseen to the naked eye. Intrigued? Stop by today to check out her artworks and we will tell you more! The show will be open until August 1, 2019.

Orr has also been featured in the June 2019 edition of Carolina Arts!

For more information on Orr, please also follow the link below to view her website.

We are really excited to announce that we now have a second Gallery space named Overcash Gallery. It is located directly across the hall from our Ross Gallery. We worked with our Archivist, and pulled artifacts from the archives. The story is CPCC through the ages and highlights the evolution of our school logo.

A big shout out to all of our volunteers who helped us get both of these shows up! We appreciate you!



For all of you landscape lovers out there here is a classic scene for your enjoyment! This oil painting, “Shelf Cloud Release”, was done by Jennifer Bready. She has captured a marshland scene with clouds and a sunburst which illuminates the painting. What’s not to like? The Annual Juried Student Art Show has just a few more weeks left, so be sure to stop by before the last day!






Many of our students are multi-talented and submitted art in in different mediums. Highlighted in today’s post are three works currently on display in the Ross Gallery by Celia Elias. The first two many of our gallery visitors have found delightful, “Red Panda” and “Take Flight into the Sorrowful Night”, are both soft cut prints. The third, “Hidden Octopus Vessel”, is made out of clay. This piece, especially when viewed in person, gives the impression that an octopus is about to emerge from the jar at any moment.

There are only a few more weeks left until show comes down so be sure to stop by soon!

Student Success Story: Amelia Zytka

Ameilia Zytka; February 18th, 2019                          Photo credit Darnell Vennie


Our very own, Amelia Zytka being recognized for her amazing accomplishments here at CP!



Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries and Ross Gallery Now Accepting Exhibition Applications

Submissions for Bill & Patty Gorelick Galleries and Ross Gallery

Bill & Patty Gorelick Galleries now accepting applications for 2019-2021 exhibits 

The Bill & Patty Gorelick Art Galleries at Central Piedmont Community College provide an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture,
ceramics, and other works on one of the college’s six campuses for student, faculty/staff
and visitor enrichment.

All works must be original: that is, not copies or photographs of other art. Work may be
paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, furniture,
jewelry, or fiber art. Prints and photos must be original and printed by the

In your submission, please include the following: 5-10 digital images; image list detailing
title, date, medium and dimensions; as well as a cover letter outlining your exhibition
proposal; a resume including your last three exhibits; and a bio. Please also state your
affiliation, if any, to the college.

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2019

By submitting your application you acknowledge and accept that the Gorelick Galleries
at CPCC are open spaces. While these spaces are regularly patrolled by campus security and kept clean by the custodial department, they are different from typical galleries. For more information on the galleries please contact Robin Glenn at or 704.330.6869

Submission packets may be emailed to:
Or mailed to:

Attn: Robin Glenn, Gorelick Galleries
Central Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235


CPCC’s Ross Art Gallery now accepting applications for 2020 academic year.

Deadline for submissions are July 14, 2019

The CPCC Art Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and other work on the CPCC Campus and to the Charlotte community.


All entries must be original works: that is, not copies or photographs of other art. Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, or fiber art.  Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.


In your submission packet, please include the following: 10 to 20 digital images on a CD or USB flash drive, image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions, as well as a cover letter detailing your exhibition proposal, a resume, and a biography. If files are not accessible, your submission will be immediately dismissed.

Digital submissions will not be considered. There is no entry fee.

Submissions will be kept on file for one year.  If you have applied in a previous year and would still like to be considered, please reapply.

Mail the packet to:

Attn: Megan Boisvert, Art Galleries Director

Central Piedmont Community College

P.O. Box 35009

Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

For more information, contact Art Galleries Director, Megan Boisvert at

CPCC Art Galleries Program is Currently Hiring!

We are currently seeking a Federal Work Study Gallery Assistant:

  • Must be a currently enrolled CPCC student taking at least 6 credits
  • Must be receiving Financial Aid
  • Must be available Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM–2 PM; Some evenings & weekends

Gallery Assistant will greet students and visitors, record daily attendance, assist with installation of exhibits and co-host at gallery opening receptions. Punctuality, an interest in art and galleries, a friendly demeanor, and willingness to learn are all highly desirable qualities.

Apply HERE

Email Gallery Director, Megan Lynch, for more information:

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.


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.