Green Hill Center Invites Jason Craighead To Join Winter Show

Raleigh artist will feature three works in Greensboro’s premiere art exhibit. 

Struggle For Comfort, mixed media on canvas, 50x by 60h

November 28, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) — Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, located in Greensboro, has invited Raleigh artist Jason Craighead to show and sell his work during the 2011 Winter Show, Greensboro’s premiere art exhibition, from December 4 – January 15.

Jason Craighead is a recognized leader in the North Carolina art scene. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States, and it is included in many private and public collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Green Hill Center is one of North Carolina’s preeminent contemporary visual art centers, celebrating the state’s art and culture. This is first time Craighead has participate in the invitation-only Winter Show of 100 artists from across the state, although he has been a part of other events at the Center.

“Having participated last year in Drawing Revisited show and knowing Edie Carpenter and the other staff members there, I have so much appreciation for what they do at the Green Hill Center,” the artist said. “It’s a great venue and a great educational

That Last Fandango, mixed media on paper, 22w by 30h

resource. I’m flattered to be asked to participate, with a group of artists I have great respect for as well.”

Craighead will have three pieces in the Winter Show: a 50w by 60h work on canvas entitled “Struggle for Comfort” and two 22w by 30h works on paper entitled “This Distance” and “That Last Fandango.”

The Winter Show opens Saturday, December 3, with the Collector’s Choice gala fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Gala-goers have an advance opportunity to purchase pieces in the exhibition before they are available to the public. The Show opens to the public on Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 5pm.

The Green Hill Center is located at 200 North Davie Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-2819. (Phone: 336-333-7460). For more information, go to www.greenhillcenter.org.

For more information on Jason Craighead, visit www.jasoncraighead.com.

This Distance, mixed media on paper, 22w by 30h

About Jason Craighead:

Jason Craighead has been a professional artist and an active participant in the Raleigh arts community for many years. He is a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and chairman of its Art, Education and Collections Committee. He has donated many paintings to charitable art auctions, including the annual Art Papers Auction in Atlanta, and his paintings consistently bring in some of the highest bids. He serves regularly as a juror for art shows throughout North Carolina. He is represented by Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, NC, Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, NC, and Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta, GA. For more information: www.jasoncraighead.com.

 

Canadian Caricature Artist Wins Cary Author’s Illustration Contest

The winning illustration will be published in Cris Cohen’s upcoming

The winning illustration by Daryl Stephenson.

book.

May 15, 2011 (Cary, NC) – Cris Cohen of Cary, NC, the author of the upcoming humor book “Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane,” has announced the winner of an illustration contest he recently conducted on the book’s website at www.stayingcrazy.com.

The winner is Daryl Stephenson, an up-and-coming caricature artist in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (30 miles east of Vancouver), who discovered the contest online. He told Cohen that he “recently gave up my job as a supervisor in a warehouse — with my wife’s permission — to become an artist. I’ve always wanted to be a full-time cartoonist.”

Cohen’s book is due out this fall with proceeds from sales going to a local baseball league for kids with special needs, including Cohen’s own son, nine-year-old Max. It will be a collection of humor columns he wrote for several newspapers when he lived in California, plus new ones he’s written since he and his family moved to Cary, NC, in 2008.

Stephenson's illlustration will be published in Cris Cohen's book.Cary in 2008.

Cohen, who also writes the humor blog “Nothing In Particular” and a humor column for CaryCitizen.com, invited artists and wanna-be artists to illustrate a particular column that will be in the book entitled “Charming.” In the column, Cohen makes fun of an experience he had at a not-so-charming hotel, which was, nonetheless, advertised as “charming.” The winning illustration will be published in the book alongside the column.

“I also look after special needs kids,” Stephenson noted after learning he’d won. “Have been doing so for the past eight years. It’s tough but rewarding work. I was happy to see where your proceeds are going.”

Cohen quipped: “We hope that Daryl wears this distinction as a badge of honor or, at least, a badge of mild pleasure.”

For more information on Cris Cohen and “Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane, visit www.stayingcrazy.com.

For more information on the winning illustrator, visit www.darylstephenson.com.

Humor author Cris Cohen

About Cris Cohen:

Cris Cohen, the author of the Nothing In Particular blog and a new humor column for CaryCitizen.com, was born in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, eventually graduating from the University of Southern California. After a stint in rock radio in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Cris started writing his humor column for a collection of California newspapers. He eventually gravitated toward the tech world and Silicon Valley, working for companies such as Netscape and Cisco Systems. Cris, his wife Michele, and their young son Max moved to Cary, North Carolina, in 2008. Cris’ blog is available at http://criscohen.typepad.com. His first book, “Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane,” is due out in the fall of 2011 (www.stayingcrazy.com.)