Art Shows

Stanly Arts Guild

2017 Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show

“Nature at its Best”

In its ninth year, this show brings the best of regional art to celebrate nature.  The show will be held at Falling Rivers Gallery, with work take-in on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st, with the show opening Tuesday, April 4th and a closing reception on April 29th.

Awards are planned for 2D and 3D art for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  The prospectus is available at the link below.

2017 Nature at Its Best Prospectus and Entry Form

For this year’s results, please check our blog posting.

2017 Summer Art Explosion

The Summer Art Explosion art show opens on July 11 at Falling Rivers Gallery. The annual show is sponsored by The Stanly Arts Guild and The Stanly News & Press. Art take in is scheduled for Friday July 7th from 12-5 PM and Saturday July 8th from 12-4 PM. Awards will be presented at a closing reception on Friday August 4th.

The show is divided into four categories – 2-D Art, 3-D Art, unaltered photography and altered photography.Each category is awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes, as well as Honorable Mentions. There is also a Best of Show award to the overall winner. Please check the prospectus for more information.

You can download the prospectus and entry form by following the links below.

2017 Summer Art Explosion prospectus

2017 Registration form for NAIB SAE shows

We look forward to your entries!


2016 Member’s Show

This year’s member’s show was at the Falling Rivers Gallery from October 7th through November 3rd. It is open only to Stanly Arts Guild members, but the art will be on display for public viewing through the show period. Not a member? You can join the Guild when you enter the show!

celosiaThe judge this year was Beverly S. Dickson from ARTifex in Troy, NC. You can find out more about her and her company at


The winners for 2D art were – 1st place: Dwight Dennis for Face Time, 2nd place: Susan Lackey for Mahonia Berries, and 3rd place: Diane Roberts for BaccoBarn.

bacco-barnThe winners for 3D art were – 1st place: David Arey for his coffee table, 2nd place: Sue Davis for Sunrise, and 3rd place: Lorrie Hatley for Puppy Love.

Check back here for info on the 2017 show when it becomes available, or join our e-mail list.



Stanly Arts Guild
Show co-chairs
Anita and Jackie