Call to Artists: Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Accepting Exhibit Proposals

Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery is accepting exhibit proposals for 2021-2022.

  • Work may be paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, or fiber art.
  • Prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer.
  • All works must be original – no copies or photographs of other art will be accepted.


Please include the following:
  • cover letter outlining your exhibition proposal
  • your bio
  • a résumé including your last three exhibits
  • 5-10 digital images
  • an image list detailing title, date, medium, and dimensions
  • your affiliation, if any, to the college
Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries are non-traditional gallery spaces. For more information on the galleries, please contact Vanessa Shelton Stolen at 704.330.6869, or visit Central Piedmont art galleries online.
Submissions may be emailed to Submission deadline is August 15, 2020.
Mail packets to:
Central Piedmont Foundation
Attn. Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235

2017 Fall Semester: Ross and Pease Exhibition Schedule & Gallery Events

Natalie Bork: Ripple

Viola; Piano; Violin; Cello; various sizes, Mixed Media, price range: $17,000 – $23,000

Ross Gallery: August 14 – October 4, 2017

Artist Lecture: Wednesday, September 20, 5 – 6 p.m.

Location: Tate Hall, Central Campus

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ross Gallery, Central Campus

Natalie Bork’s hollow, cylindrical forms hover above the ground at various levels. Each form hangs from steel cables which enables them to oscillate with the slightest breeze. Viewers can walk in between the suspended cylinders watching as the forms slowly begin to spin. The child within may inspire the viewer to lay on the ground and see the works from a different prospective and relax as he or she watches them spin from the airflow. The cylinders react to the energy we give off when walking, creating a ripple effect.Be sure to check out in Ross II: YooHoo by Natalie Bork

Be sure to check out in Ross II: YooHoo by Natalie Bork

YooHoo is a series of fused glass flowers.  These playful glass flowers radiate color, with each form slightly different than the next.  They can be hung anywhere to add a ray of sunshine.  The interchangeable wall hanging brackets allow for an assortment of installation options.


Foozhan Kashkooli: One Thousand Kisses

PastoraI, 72” x 96”, Oil on Board, $9,000

Pease Gallery: August 14 – October 11, 2017

Artist Lecture: Wednesday, October 4, 1 – 2 p.m.

Location: Pease Gallery, Central Campus

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pease Gallery, Central Campus

“One Thousand Kisses” is a collection of large abstract oil paintings and site-specific installation using recycled materials which highlight concerns around the endemic environmental issues. The visual language changes from one work to the next. Each work is composed of a variety of sculptural relief materials such as: wood, metal, recycled material and other inexpensive items intended for single use. The exhibition is constructed to draw the attention to the complex relationships between aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmental issues.


2017 CPCC Invitational Holiday Market

*A combination of Pottery + Jewelry and revised Friends and Family Market

Ross Gallery: October 24 – December 5, 2017

Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Additional Gallery hours for market include:

Saturdays, November 4 and 11, noon – 6 p.m.

Holiday Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5 – 7 p.m.

Location: Ross Gallery, Central Campus

Join us for our fourth annual CPCC Invitational Holiday Market fundraiser: Alumni, faculty, and student artists offer work for sale for under $250. Commission from works sold will go toward Gallery educational programming and to support the Visual Arts Club. This is a great opportunity to collect affordable art by prominent Charlotte artists and get a head start on your holiday shopping.


Luminaries from 2016 Airy Knoll Farm Show

2017 Annual Airy Knoll Farm Show

Pease Gallery: October 24 – December 7, 2017

Reception for CPCC Students: November 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Opening Reception:  November 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

Each summer, instructor Elizabeth Ross takes a group of students to a farm in Middlebrook, VA, to participate in a resident program presented by the Art Department of CPCC. During their week-long stay, students take part in an intensive exploration of the creative process of finding one’s own voice in the visual arts. The artwork on view is the production of each student’s own reflection of their experience. Please join us in celebrating and admiring their creations.

CPCC’s Ross Gallery to Host First Friends & Family Market Fundraiser

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Galleries will host the first Friends & Family Market to raise funds for educational programming.

The Friends & Family Market will contain work by 35 artists who have an affiliation to the gallery. Original works and prints will be sold for $50 or less. Fifty percent of all sales will go to the artist, 40 percent to the galleries and 10 percent to one of three CPCC student visual arts groups.

Artists include current and former CPCC students, instructors, alumni exhibiting artists, future exhibiting artists and more. They include: Natalie Abrams, Eli Arenas, Amy Bagwell, Betsy Birkner, Matthew Brien, Anderson Carman, Shaun Cassidy, Sharon Dowell, Catalina Duarte, Heather D. Freeman, Amy Herman, Aspen Hochhalter, Carolyn Jacobs, Anna Kenar, Ashley Knight, Janet Lasher, Andrew Leventis, Oliver Lewis, Allison Luce, Terry McMicking, Nam Nguyens, Nancy Nieves, Karen O’Leary, Isaac Payne, Don Peeler, Miranda Pfeiffer, Zachary Tate Porter, Eva Rizzardi, Elizabeth Ross, Ahmad Sabha, Laurie Schorr, Barbara Schreiber, Caitie Sellers, Paula Smith, Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Alvaro Torres, Jason Watson, Janet Williams, Pam Winegard, and Kyle Worthy.

The Friends & Family Market strives to prove that quality art is affordable and the public’s support of regional artists encourages them to keep creating and exploring new works that may add to the beauty of the local community.

WHEN: Nov. 3 – Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Ross Gallery II, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please visit

CPCC’s Ross Galleries to Feature Works by Abstract Artists Andi Steele and Kyle Worthy

WHAT: CPCC will host works by abstract artists Andi Steele and Kyle Worthy May 15 through August 7 in its Ross Galleries.

Andi Steele
Andi Steele, an assistant professor of sculpture at UNC Wilmington, creates site-specific installations involving brightly colored monofilament wire that she strings across spaces. She designed her piece “Burst” around the front window of Ross Gallery I, an area usually used to frame and showcase art hanging in the gallery. When visitors look through the window, they will see little: a few lines and a little color. The whole of the work cannot be experienced without going into, and interacting with, the altered space. Steele encourages guests to walk in, look up, sit down, move through, look around and find their place.
Kyle Worthy
While Steele abstracts physical space, Kyle Worthy abstracts memories tied to place in his photographs. In “Anyone’s Ghost,” Worthy presents a series of landscape photographs that are both highly specific and nonspecific at the same time. Blurred images taken from a variety of locations are manipulated, toyed with and blended. He then infuses them with anonymity so they become relevant to all viewers, sparking remnants of our own distant memories tied to place.
May 15 – August 7, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: May 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Ross Gallery
WHERE: Andi Steele: Ross Gallery I, CPCC Central Campus
Kyle Worthy: Ross Gallery II, CPCC Central Campus
CONTACT: For more information and hi-res images, please contact Grace Cote at ext. 6211 or at

CPCC Ross Gallery to Feature Artwork by Jewelry Artists and Metal Workers from Across the Carolinas

WHAT: CPCC will host artwork by jewelry artists and metal smiths from North and South Carolina during its upcoming group show, “Jewelry + Metals of the Carolinas.” The exhibition will be held in the

Caitie Sellers

Art by Caitie Sellers

college’s Ross Gallery Feb. 6 – March 6 and will include work by seven emerging and established artists, including Eliana Arenas, Claire Avery, Mi-Sook Hur, Katie Poterala, Caitie Sellers, Courtney Starrett and Loring Taoka.

Guests will be treated to a variety of techniques and materials, including enamel, plastic, resin, bronze, silver, mirror and silicone rubber, among others. The pieces will challenge the traditional perceptions of jewelry as body adornment, while exploring metal processes and techniques.

Like any other art media, the pieces in this show are the product of material and conceptual exploration, and so will contribute to the academic dialogue surrounding jewelry and metalworking as an art form.

February 6 – March 6, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: February 13, 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information and images, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.2722 ext. 3183 or at

CPCC Art Gallery Accepting Submissions for Art Exhibition Proposals Through August 15

The CPCC Art Gallery is currently accepting submissions for art exhibition proposals. Individuals may submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, or fiber art for display. The Art Exhibitiondeadline for submissions is August 15.
The CPCC Art Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics and other work at CPCC’s Central Campus and to the Charlotte community.
To submit your work for consideration, please send the following items to the attention of Grace Cote, Gallery Coordinator, Central Piedmont Community College, P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009:
·       10 to 20 digital images on a CD
·       an image list, detailing the title, date, medium, and dimensions of your work
·       a cover letter, detailing your exhibition proposal
·       a resume and biography
Please note: all prints and photos must be original and printed by the photographer. Digital submissions will not be considered and there is no entry fee.
For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Grace Cote at or call ext. 3183.