Roy Walter - North Carolina Photographer
Roy Walter - I'm a self-taught photographer who has honed my craft over a period of 25 plus years. I have been a freelance photographer for U-City Magazine, Pixoto’s 9th ranked nature photographer in 2014 along with other awards but it’s my passion for the living art that surrounds us that keeps a camera in my hands. I love traveling especially to the national parks for photographic opportunities but I'm just as content in my own backyard photographing wildlife and nature. I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina.
Lorna was born on a Technicolor Lilly pad in an oasis deep in the deserts of California. Her creativity can not be categorized into any medium or school of thought. It flows from a natural born gift that occasionally gathers in pools. Swirling collections of paintings, writings, sewn art and recipes come and go as her creative mind wanders to where it is happiest. Bright colors are always the order of the day and the images genuine and thoughtful. Her work reflects her love of Cajun music, spicy foods, silly stories and happy times. After seeing her work one can not question the fact that she is Toadaleecreative!
Deb Visbeck Art and Photography
There is something so healing about nature – whether it’s a sunset, sunrise, a wispy waterfall, a babbling brook, a majestic ancient tree, a mountain top view, a playful critter or a delicate flower. I find my most peaceful moments in nature and I try to capture them to share through my photography. I hope you enjoy the visual “hike”.
I have loved art since childhood and excelled in art classes - placing in county school art contests. I have been an amateur photographer most of my adult life and following my heart, I opened my own Photgraphy and Art business in 2016 hoping one day to make this my sole occupation. I became a member of the Cabarrus Art Guild and my photos are on display there as well as on the Guild’s brick wall at Gibson Mill. I also participate in the displays at the Old Courthouse Theatre. I am a featured photographer for Blue Ridge Parkway Daily and I participate in various other online photo groups. Although taking pictures of people is not my specialty, I do take pics of friends and family upon request. I think it’s important to step out of my comfort zone from time to time and try new ventures.
My desire to seek photography as a profession occurred when I asked my husband for a good digital camera (to replace my film camera) when we were engaged in lieu of a ring. I usually have my camera strapped to me on all outings and during vacation whether it’s on an air boat in a swamp in Lousiana, on a bike on the Virginia Creeper Trail or enjoying a glorious sunset from the beaches of Sanibel. I find it hard to go anywhere – even when taking my dog - my favorite subject - to the local park without at least a cell phone pic of something that catches my eye. I get so excited and eager to share God’s glorious wonders with everyone.
My intention is to eventually add “Art” to the photography – which is the next phase – thus the “Art” part of my business name. I have always dabbled in drawing and painting, taking various classes as a kid and now as an adult (Cabarrus Art Guild has some great classes by the way). Currently, I have been working in pastels and acrylics to add to my collection – based off of my photographs.
Keep in touch by following me on Instagram or Facebook and checking out my website from time to time for any new additions! Thank you for your interest and support!
https://debvisbeckartphotography.smugmug.com https://m.facebook.com/DebVisbeckArtandPhotography https://www.instagram.com/debvisbeckartandphotography/
After Dark @ All Saints’ Episcopal Church
January 17 & 18 and 22-25, 2018
6:30 – 8:30PM
For the third year, All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Concord is hosting a community event called After Dark @ All Saints’. AD@AS raises funds for community organizations such as Cooperative Christian Ministry, CVAN, and Community Free Clinic. The event is a collection of fun evening classes for the community.
We are inviting you to participate as a presenter for one evening at the third annual After Dark @ All Saints’. AD@AS offers people a chance to learn something new, brings together folks from the community, raises funds for community organizations, and gives you an opportunity to showcase your
gifts and promote your business.
What Presenters Need to Know
1. We are asking you to volunteer your time, but you will be reimbursed for your material expenses. As you plan your presentation, tell us what your materials will cost so we can include that in the advertising. The participant will pay for the class, plus materials, when they register for your class.
2. You should plan on 60 to 90 minutes for your session. With Q&A and follow up, it could run 2 hours. We will be happy to talk to you about the kinds of activities that are well-received and generate enthusiasm. You will pick the date you wish to present, and we will get you on our schedule.
3. As the planning progresses, we will check with you about your needs (room size, tables or not, projection equipment, etc.)
4. The money that you help to raise will go directly to help people in our community.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
704-932-3241 - 525 Lake Concord Road - Concord, NC 28025
Annie has always loved creating some type of art. As a child she would spend hours and hours lost in the joy of creating and drawing. When she became a wife and mother, life shifted into high gear and the time available for art diminished. However, once her children grew older, the desire to create once again bubbled up to the surface.
After painting for a while in oils, Annie chose watercolor as her medium because of its transparency, luminosity, and spontaneous traits. She loves the adventure of following where the painting leads. Although watercolors can be quiet and gentle, Annie prefers to create a cheerful mood with vibrant and dramatic colors. Because watercolor painting is such a joy, she often loses track of time when picking up a brush.
Annie holds active memberships in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, High Country Watermedia Society, Cabarrus Art Guild, and the Mooresville Art Guild.
Through the years she has had the privilege of studying with Susan Crouch, Sterling Edwards, Leslie Fehling, Jan Groenemann, Joyce Hicks, Joe Miller, A.J. Schexnayder, Brenda Swenson, and Wes Waugh.
For the last six years, her work has been exhibited in many North Carolina juried exhibitions, judged shows and galleries and won numerous awards.
Currently you can find Annie’s art at these North Carolina venues: The Billy Graham Library, The Billy Graham Training Center, and The Guild Gallery in Concord.
In addition to exhibiting and selling her art, she enjoys teaching workshops in watercolor painting, sketchbook journaling, color mixing, watercolor batik, and book-binding. If you would like to schedule a workshop, please email at: Glacken@ctc.net.
You may follow Annie’s blog at: www.annieglacken.com,
her website at: www.annieglackenwatercolors.com
or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnieGlackenWatercolors/
Annie’s desire is to produce art that would cause the viewer to reflect on the beautiful creation of the Master Artist--The Creator!
Congratulations to our May Artist of the Month, Kristy Keistler! We encourage everyone to stop by the guild and view the whimsical wonderment of her work!
Kristy is an award winning artist in several different mediums. She started out with a love of fantasy and drawing at a very young age but did not get serious about her art until recently. She excels in cake sculpting, making fairies with polymer clay, quilting, paper sculpting, alcohol ink and paper quilling.
She teaches classes in many of these at the Cabarrus Art Guild where she has been a member for several years.
Meet Our Artist Of The Month...
I enjoy painting landscapes and animals, as well as old houses, barns and cars. They each have a unique story to tell. Painting in pastel is my medium of choice because it combines drawing and painting. Pastels are perfect to achieve the bold color and contrast featured in my work.
The Frugal Artist, Keith Pavey has a great New Painting Tip. Check it out HERE.
am excited to announce the Art Guild's January program....Josh King will be sharing his knowledge on Marketing your Creativity. For those of you wanting to enhance your income and for those of us who put off marketing as a chore, Josh's experience is needed and valuable. Please mark your calendars for January 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Guild. A description of Josh's presentation follows:
Marketing your Creativity: 3 Reasons why and how you should change your gameplan
Creativity is a gift. Taking advantage of that gift and learning to use it to your benefit can often be frustrating and challenging. I have put together a workflow that not only will help you organize and promote your art but can create residual income.
During the presentation I will guide you through setting up 3rd party vendors, creating trickle income and give you the framework you will need to get started.
All attendees will get access to my Google document that they can customize for themselves and I will answer any questions and be available to help with the process.
I hope to see you January 15!
Art can be admired on a wall. It can be treasured from a shelf. But it can also be appreciated as it goes down the hatch.
That’s the thinking behind Art on Tap’s Craft Beer and Clay, an event that combines two artistic expressions – clay and craft beer – for enjoyment and admiration in The Galleries on Friday, January 13, at 7 pm.
Art on Tap is a Cabarrus Arts Council group for young adults over 21 with an interest in the arts. Members come from diverse backgrounds, and say the group has been a great way to mingle with others their own ages while learning more about the arts offered in their community.
Now in its third year, the group’s numbers have steadily grown, with members ranging from their twenties to their early forties.
Wondering if you’re on the cusp of consideration as a young adulthood? Here’s a simple test to determine your answer: Do you find yourself talking to people about various ailments, like a stiff hip or an achy knee? Does your grocery store list regularly contain some sort of ointment? Do you remember when a payphone call cost a dime? Do you know what a payphone is? Can you match the name Frank Poncherello with the show his character appeared on?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you may want to consider staying home for this one, lest risk feeling like a chaperone.
Activities for Craft Beer & Clay will kick off with tastings supplied by Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord’s first full-scale brewery. Located in the old Gibson Mill, CBC crafts all of its own beer, giving most of them names with local ties, like Rocky River IPA, Reed’s Gold Ale and Cabarrus Cotton Blond Ale.
Those beers will most likely be available for tasting, along with at least one of their new beers, either Mocha Blonde Ale, made with S&D Coffee’s Dark Sky coffee beans, or their seasonal Winter Spice Ale.
Brew master Jason McKnight encourages people non-beer drinkers to give craft beer a try. They may be surprised by the complexity of the flavors. “People don’t think they like craft beer,” said McKnight. “But they haven’t been exposed to it.”
Hands-on activities during Craft Beer & Clay will be provided by Stephanie Gainer, President of the Cabarrus Arts Guild. Gainer will hand out newly made clay tiles for participants to design using stamps and glaze. After a few weeks in the kiln, they’ll be ready to take home.
Gainer said the similarities between creating art pieces with clay and crafting specialty beer makes them the perfect pairing for an Art on Tap activity.
“With both, you can manipulate something out of nothing, and you can get some surprising results.”
Interested in becoming a member of Art on Tap?
Annual membership costs $40 for individuals and $75 for couples.
To learn more or to sign up, visit
Want to attend to Art on Tap’s Craft Beer & Clay?
Friday, January 13, 2017, 7 pm,
The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council,
65 Union St. S,
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members.
Thanks to all of you who entered our Fall Judged Show! If you were not at the reception this past Sunday, you need to find time to come by the first floor gallery and check it out. It is a beautiful show with over 70 pieces of art of several media. Our judges spent over three hours in choosing the winners and all expressed their delight and amazement at the quality of the art in the show.
Our winners were Malia Bryngelson, Kristy Keistler, Susan Lackey, Ann Glacken, Beth Schmit, Helen Newton, and Deb Visbeck.
So if your name is in the list above, and you were NOT at the reception for the presentation of the ribbons and prizes, your prize awaits you at the Gallery and you may pick it up during open hours.
My heartiest congratulations to all our winners! As I said during the presentations, the competition gets stiffer with each show we do, which is a good thing as it makes the shows better and forces all of us to continue to pursue and improve the pieces that we produce. We all grow as result of this.
Again, CONGRATULATIONS to all.
Event Coordinator, CAG