A Walk Through Nature

Hedgehogs and Blue birds are a delight to the eye for most people lucky enough to sight them in nature. Fortunately, for us at the Gallery, we get to see these charming little critters everyday when we come into work . Currently on display now in the Ross Gallery are “Hedgie in a Tree” and “Bird’s Nest” created here on Central Campus by the talented Erin Vice. Be sure to stop by and check out her work as well as the work of other talented student artists!

Join Us Tomorrow, Thursday April 11th for a Day Full of Sensoria Arts Events!

We hope your calendar is clear tomorrow for all the amazing Sensoria programming we have planned!

11 a.m. in Tate Hall, poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib  will present poetry and prose, including work from his new chronicle Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest.

12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Interdisciplinary artist Andrea Vail will present her artist lecture about Bridging, her collaborative, multi-campus textile work, created with CPCC student-sourced imagery and installed in Overcash Lobby.

5:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, we will host the awards presentation ceremony for CPCC’s Annual Juried Student Art Show, which recognizes outstanding student works in painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture. Awards will include first, second, and third place prizes, Arzberger Purchase Awards, Presidential Purchase Award, Foundation Purchase Award, John White Photo Award,  Central Campus Purchase Awards, and the Kappy McClenahan Drawing Award.

7:00 p.m. in Overcash lobby, we will have a joint reception for both Andrea Vail’s piece Bridging, and the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show. Please join us for light refreshments as we celebrate the wonderful art on campus!

7:30 p.m. leaving from Overcash Lobby, we will have studio tours to help the public get acquainted with the facilities we have to offer students. Tours will go through the art wing of Overcash Building and on to the AU Building. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the painting, drawing, design, ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and jewelry studios and see where the amazing work in the student show was made!

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!




Check us out this Thursday, 4/11/19

Andrea Vail’s artist lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th in Tate Hall, 2nd floor Overcash Building, Central Campus. Come hear from Vail on her artistic practice and her project in collaboration with CPCC students, Bridging.

Bridging on view in Overcash Lobby through May 2nd.

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th in Tate Hall, 2nd floor Overcash Building, Central Campus. Reception to follow in Overcash Lobby.

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show on view in Ross Gallery through June 3rd.



Charlotte Magazine always showing some love during Sensoria!!

What to see at cpcc’s 2019 sensoria Literature and arts festival

Visual Art: Andrea Vail, CPCC Visual Arts instructor and Interdisciplinary Artist

Not only is CPCC one of the Carolinas largest community colleges, but the diversity that encompasses each of the six campuses is unmistakable. “Bridging,” Vail’s “collaborative, multi-campus textile work,” serves as an illustration of the community college’s varying demographics. Some of Vail’s other projects include “Signaling Hello,” an initiative that aims to communicate sincere encounters with pedestrians; and “DancePartyPotty,” an installation at the McColl Center in response to the 2017 “HB2” law. Vail received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

And we can’t forget the remarkable 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show! Juried by professional artist and Northwest School Of The Arts, Byran Wilson. On view through June 3rd in Ross Gallery, Overcash Building, Central Campus!


Ross Gallery Presents: The 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show!

We are so excited to welcome the work of students from CPCC’s Visual Arts department to the walls of Ross Gallery! 90 pieces were hand selected by this year’s juror Bryan Wilson, professional artist and art instructor at Northwest School of the Arts. We invite you to come see the show for yourself and marvel at the amazing work students representing the departments Ceramics, Computer Art, Design, Drawing, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking.

The show will run from March 27 to June 3, 2019 with the awards ceremony on April 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Tate Hall of Overcash Building.  The reception will follow in Overcash lobby from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Gallery is open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Hours extended through Sensoria during events.

ABOUT: 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show Juror, Bryan Wilson

We hope all CPCC students are preparing their submissions for this year’s 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show! Submissions reminder: drop off your USB or CD with images of your work, $5.00 for first 3 entries, cash or check only. Two additional entries for $5.00 each, 5 entries total for each artist, to Ross Gallery by Thursday, February 28th.

This year’s Juror is the talented professional artist and instructor, Bryan Wilson.

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.

Sensoria 2019 featured artist Andrea Vail presents Bridging, a collaborative installation featuring you!

We are excited to announce Andrea Vail as our 2019 Sensoria Featured Artist! Her project titled Bridging is a large scale fabric based installation created in collaboration with the community that surrounds CPCC. Vail will source imagery from photos posted to the Instagram hashtag #cpbridging, and we want your images to be included!

Follow these instructions to be a collaborator for the Bridging project and have your image included in the final piece:

  1. Locate something with a pattern that represents you or create your own. This can be anything that relates to culture or identity ( a tattoo, a grandparent’s quilt pattern, a cultural or religious artifact). The more visual contrast, the better – look at the pattern and squint your eyes, if it blends together, its best to find something else.
  2. Take a close-up picture of it – make sure that the image is crisp and vibrant.
  3. Post the picture to Instagram and use the hashtag #cpbridging

Images that do not meet the following requests will be deleted:

  • Please do not post images of copyrighted logos or anything that can be deemed offensive or illegal.
  • make sure the image is crisp and well lit – – dark and blurry images will not be printed.

For examples of what to post, click through the hashtag to see what others have posted!

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 robin.glenn@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6869

Submission packets may be emailed to: robin.glenn@cpcc.edu
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 Megan.Boisvert@cpcc.edu

2019 Annual Juried Student Show

For more information about the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show Prospectus Click here!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show! Submission deadline is February 28, 2019 and submission drop-off will be accepted Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm in Ross Gallery (first floor of Overcash Building).

When dropping off your submission, please have ready:

  1. Completed entry form. Each submission must be signed by art faculty to verify the completion of the work was done during a class in the past academic year(Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 and Spring 2019). Download and print the entry form here.  
  2. Submission images on a cd or flash drive. If you submit a flash drive, it will be returned to you in a timely manner.
  3. Entry fee of $5 for the first 3 submissions, cash or check. Checks should be made out to CPCC Art Galleries. You may submit up to 2 additional submissions for $5 each. The total number of submissions we can accept per student is 5 for a total of $15.

For more information about the 2019 Annual Juried Student Show Prospectus Click here!