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AAWS Juried Fine Art Exhibition

10 area artists featured in juried fine-art exhibition at the

Arts Council’s Arboreal Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, from 6 - 8 p.m. Show runs through June 12, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The public is invited to meet the artists and view selections of their work on Friday, April 9, at the opening reception of “Artist Spotlight 2021” – a juried exhibition of selected works by 10 members of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.

Five or six pieces by each of the 10 artists – three artists who create three-dimensional pieces and seven who work in two dimensions – are on display through June 12 at the Arts Council’s Arboreal Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

The artists each submitted up to eight art works for consideration by the six jurors who curated the exhibit. The result is a diverse range of media and styles by 10 highly accomplished area artists whose work is brought together in this exhibit for the first time.

The artists are:

R. L. Baroni – exquisite 3-D botanicals and abstracts sculpted in copper;

Emily L. Cassidy – refined, realistic pet portraits that reveal the life in colored pencils;

Cheryl Davis – acrylic explorations of the myriad emotions in women’s expressions, demeanor and dress;

Belvin Evans – masterful, maritime acrylics that give form to his lifelong love of sailing and the sea;

Kirk Fry – wonderful, sometimes whimsical, wood and metal sculptures in the form of playable three-string acoustic/electric guitars;

Barbara Rizza Mellin – an ‘Anniversary in Italy’ that indelibly displays her skill and passion for printmaking;

Charlotte Munning – radiant pieces of raku pottery featuring a broad spectrum of rich copper colors;

Ellen F. Reece – painterly still-lifes and portraits in oil that explore the intriguing interplay of light and shadow;

Stacy A. E. Smith – acrylic reflections of the emotions evoked by the many moods of the Endless Ocean; and

Jeanette Yarbrough – colorful interpretations that capture the feelings invoked by trees in their seasonal variety.

For more information about the Artist Spotlight 2020 exhibition, contact Seth Moskowitz at AAWS at (336) 747-1463 or


Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (AAWS) – The Canvas of the Community – is a non-profit, membership-based organization supporting artists of all levels by offering opportunities to learn and grow creatively, and to exhibit and sell their art. Founded in 1956, AAWS offers the public opportunities to view and purchase art at exhibitions in and around Winston-Salem. Associated Artists is located at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts and is a grant recipient of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For information, visit

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