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SASI Newsletter

SEPT / OCT 2015

On Exhibit Sept 1 - 25
Southern Arts Society is proud to present graphic art
from members of the Blue Ridge Realists of North
Carolina. This exhibit is comprised of artwork or media
on paper paintings; drawings, original prints
(lithographs, etchings, etc.); giclees and photography.
The artists featured in this exhibit are Bob
Timberlake, Ward Nichols, Hal Bryant, Cotton
Ketchie, Jack Greenfield, Philip Philbeck, William
Mangum, John Furches, Gary Freeman, Scott Boyle,
and Frederick Craig Franz.
In 1968, an artistic movement
developed in western North Carolina
based on rural realism, inspired by
man and his connection to the
regional landscape. Cofounders of
the movement were Bob Timberlake
and Ward Nichols. Over the years
additional artists have been asked to
join the group bringing the current
number to 12 members.
A public reception will be held
Saturday September 19, 6-8 pm.
Bob Timberlake
Many of the artists will be on hand
Days Eye
to meet the public. The exhibit runs September 1 - 25.


Artists deliver artwork Sat Sept 26, from 11 am - 4 pm
and Sun Sept 27 from 1-4 pm for our annual Gateways
to the South competition. Judge to be announced.
AWARDS: First Place - $200
Second Place - $150
Third Place - $75
Merit Award(s) - $50 each
The Reception for GATEWAYS will be at SASI on Sat
October 10, from 4-6 pm as part of Kings Mountains
Gateway Festival. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m.
The Gateways exhibit runs October 1 thru November 13.


This years Gateway Festival will bring Music,

Muskets & Merriment to downtown Kings Mountain on
Saturday, October 10th. This day-long fall festival (105) celebrates Kings Mountain designation by the National
Park Service as the Gateway City to all three area
parks. This community-wide event celebrates the art,
music, culture and history of Kings Mountain.
Visitors can park at one of four venues and ride the
free Gateway Shuttle to the KM History Museum, the
Southern Arts Society at the Depot, the Gateway Trail
and Patriots Park in Downtown Kings Mountain.
At Southern Arts Society we will be serving up the
essential southern treat of RC Colas and Moonpies, free
to our visitors. Guests can view our current exhibit and
see artists demonstrating and selling their creations in
our parking lot. There will also be activities for children.

Southern Arts Society

Welcome back from Summer vacation!
Tuesday September 1st meeting:
SASIs first meeting will be a demonstration in
palette knife painting by local artist Anne Harkness.
Anne is a Charlotte native, an alumnus of the Atlanta
College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of
Art. As an art director in New York City, for 15 years,
she worked graphic design. She is now enjoying
reentering her career as an artist. Her pieces reflect
many aspects including nature, family and faith.
Sign up for the upcoming workshop at SASI with
Anne on Sat Oct 17. To read more about Anne and see
her work go to her website www.anneharkness.com
Tuesday October 6th meeting: to be announced.
SASI meets the first Tuesday each month.
Social Time 6:30 Program 7:00
Visitors are Welcome! Bring a friend!

Shutter Light Photo Group

(photography club of Southern Arts Society)
Tuesday Sept 18 meeting: Members will share
their photos of their version of "30 Days around the
House" inspired by Lorraine Shannon's presentation at
the August meeting
Tuesday Oct 20 meeting: "The Print Competition"
A live judging event with judges scoring photos by
SASi members in 6 different categories 1. People 2.
Animals 3. "Scapes" (Landscapes, Cityscapes etc) 4.
Nature 5. Abstract 6. Unclassified. Scoring is based on
the Professional Photographers of America rules of
print competition. More info coming on the website
and Facebook page!
Details, Ellen Devenny at LDEVENNY@carolina.rr.com
Shutter Light Group
meets the third Tuesday each month.
Social Time 6:30 Program 7:00
Visitors are Welcome! Bring a friend!

Palette Knife Workshop
Saturday Oct 17 from 10 am to 2:40 pm
Cost: $45 per person
This workshop will be a hands
on palette knife workshop,
including some basic oil painting
skills like staining a canvas. No
experience necessary. You may
bring oil or acrylic paints to work
in. Supply list available at SASI
or online. Please register and
pay in advance.

Crochet Workshop
Tentatively scheduled for Sat Oct 24
with Lorene Lovell
Details call SASI or check our website

ARTIST TENT Show and Sale
SASI will have an Art Fair in our parking lot during the
Gateway Festival on Saturday October 10. We invite you
to set up a table and tent to demonstrate your art to the
public and have items for sale. Members can reserve a
10 x 10 space for $10. Cost for Non-members will be
$20 per space. There is no commission on sales to SASI.
Please call SASI at 704-739-5585 to reserve your spot.


Southern Arts Society has a library of over 1500 art
books. We would like to share our bounty with the
community and the Mauney Memorial Library (MML) is
going to help us do that. In mid-September, staff from
MML will be at SASI to input our library into their
computerized inventory and check out system. Once
completed, the entire Cleveland County community will
have access to SASIs library and be able to check out
books from SASI.
In order for MML staff to complete a full inventory of
our library at SASI, we ask that you please return all
books by Tuesday September 8. Please help us share the
wealth of our books with the community.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

SASI Elections, Board and Bylaws

Elections for SASI will be held at our annual meeting on
Tues Nov 3. SASIs Board is currently made of 4 elected
officers and the Committee Chairs. We would like create
a Board made of elected officers and at-large Board
We also want to update our Bylaws to be a standard
organizational model that guides SASI, and put the bulk
of the structure for SASI into a policy handbook that can
be adapted over time to fit our growing needs. This will
not change the mission of SASI, only allow us to better
serve our members and the public.
If you are interested in serving on the Nominations
Committee, Bylaws Committee or would like to be an
officer, please call us at 704-739-5585 or email SASI at


at the Depot
P.O. BOX 334, 301 N. PIEDMONT AVE.
Depot/Gallery Hours:
Tues-Sat 10am - 4pm
Closed major holidays

Sept 1 SASI general meeting artist demo
Sept 1 Blue Ridge Realist exhibit opens
Sept 15 - Shutter Light Photo Group meeting
Sept 19 Reception for Blue Ridge Realists 6-8 pm
Sept 25 last day for Blue Ridge Realists exhibit
Sept 26-27 Deliver art for Gateways Art Competition
Sept 29 SASI Board Meeting
Oct 6 - SASI general meeting
Oct 10 Gateways Festival and Awards presentation
Oct 17 Palette knife workshop ($)
Oct 20 - Shutter Light Photo Competition
Oct 24 Crochet Workshop ($)
Nov 3 SASI Annual Meeting and Elections

Ron Shepard shepardron.sasi@gmail.com
Vice President Camiel Bradshaw
Johnsie Reavis

Jewel Reavis
Jennifer Borja
Ron Shepard shepardron.sasi@gmail.com
Margo McKee
Historian / Library
Danielle Lafitte
Maintenance/Social Camiel Bradshaw 704-739-6234
Tammy Lafitte
Exhibits / Newsletter Jewel Reavis
Pottery Studio
Carol Picard
Public Relations
Ellis Noell
Cathey Noell
Volunteer Coordinator Open
Tammy Farley


Opportunities for ARTISTS

Southern Arts Society presents, "Art in the Park" at
the Foothills Farmers' Market in downtown Kings
Mountain at Patriot's Park Saturday September 5 and
September 12 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
The Southern Arts Society has partnered with the
Foothills Farmers' Market - Kings Mountain to bring
art in the park along with their farmers' market
vendors! If you are a 2015 SASI paid member your
space is FREE. Bring your artwork to sell and demo if
you can...
Let us know if you would like to join us on Saturday
mornings! Call SASI 704-739-5585 to sign up so we
can help promote you! Set-up time 7:00 am - 7:45
am! Bring your own tables, chairs and tent for set up.
We would like to have several different artists! Come
do Plein Air painting, watercolors, color pencils, etc...
We would like to make plans to return for the
summer season next year and have a larger presence
in the community.