Solo Show at Pinehurst Gallery To Feature Raleigh Artist Jason Craighead

"Whole" 100w x 64h, mixed media on canvas

March 3, 2010 (Pinehurst, NC) – Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, NC, will open a solo exhibit of recent works by Raleigh artist Jason Craighead on Sunday, March 14, from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk with the artist will begin at 4 p.m.

Jason Craighead is best known for his predominantly large-scale paintings that combine acrylic, oil pastel, and graphite in multiple layers of color, lines, and drips. For the Broadhurst show, he will hang 12 to 16 works that range from works on canvas and paper to works on book and encyclopedia covers, representing an evolution from the work he presented in his most recent show at Somerhill Gallery in Durham, NC.

“I always have the feeling of being right on the edge of something,” he said recently. “My work is always about growth and furthering exploration.”

The artist’s ongoing evolution is one of the reasons gallery owner Judy Broadhurst is excited about this show.

“I love to support an artist who realizes that change is important and necessary,” she said. “I love Jason’s new work. It’s more open, there’s more color. It is new for him and I support that. Jason is also great to work with, and I’m delighted that he will be at the opening and give a gallery talk. That’s another reason I’m excited about his show.”

Broadhurst also timed Craighead’s show to coincide with the busy tourist season in Pinehurst. “This is the time of year when anyone who plays golf wants to come to Pinehurst,” she said. “Since Jason is a contemporary artist, this is a good time of the year to have his show.”

Broadhurst Gallery is located at 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 1pm-4pm and evenings by appointment. For more information visit www.broadhurst

For more information on Jason Craighead and to see examples of his work, visit

About Jason Craighead:

Jason Craighead has been named Best Artist in Raleigh Metro Magazine’s annual MetroBravo reader’s poll for five consecutive years. His paintings have been featured in numerous gallery exhibits and belong to many public and private art collections. An active member of the North Carolina arts community, he is now working with the Raleigh Arts Commission on its plans for future public art. He also frequently donates his paintings to charitable causes, including Works of Heart, the Triangle area’s annual premiere art auction to benefit The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. For more information visit

Salon Moxie Presents A Collection of New Works by Paul Friedrich

\"Hong Kong \'01\" by Paul Friedrich
July 7, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Paul Friedrich, a pop icon in the Triangle area, is the featured artist at Salon Moxie in North Raleigh from now through August. The artist’s reception will be held Friday, July 11, from 6-9 p.m.

Paul Friedrich is perhaps best know as the creator of the “Onion Head Monster” comic strip in The Independent Weekly and online at

His work is renowned for its storytelling, humor, bright colors and bold lines. He has been described as a “post-hip, pop-visionary” artist and illustrator whose work is as entertaining as it its widely collected.

The series of Hong Kong paintings Friedrich is showing at Moxie explores “a new direction of semi-abstraction,” he said. He is also bringing silkscreen posters and digital prints for sale during the July 11 reception.

A Raleigh native, Friedrich is a member of DesignBox, a diverse collection of creative professionals in downtown Raleigh.

Salon Moxie is owned and operated by Jack and Joelle Ray who also own the award-winning Samuel Cole Salon in North Raleigh, Salon Moxie has been hosting revolving art exhibits since it opened last summer.

“We wanted to find a way to connect our emerging artists at Moxie with other emerging artists in the area,” Joelle said. “We are excited to offer our support to the arts community.”

According to the Rays, the salon fills the void between “budget” salons and the more expensive destinations and gives “rising star” stylists an environment in which to enhance their skills.

Salon Moxie is located at 6191-122 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit or call 919-850-0721.