Ciel Gallery Presents Fall National Juried ‘Exhibition I Spy’


Ciel Gallery is pleased to present its Fall National Juried Exhibition I Spy, showcasing works by artists across the U.S. who give us a raw, up-close and personal glimpse into how they really see and interpret the world. The exhibition opens October 6th and continues through October 28th, 2017. A special reception will be held on Friday, October 6, 6-9 pm. Award winners will be judged by Lee Baumgarten, Executive Director at The Civic & Cultural Arts Center in Pineville and announced at the reception.

Our planet is a monument to wonder, to see, to explore, to present everyday epiphanies as a moment of refuge and delight for an overloaded and often blinded world. The works presented will give viewers insightful peeks into the inner depths of artists minds.

A blind panel reviewed 268 entries from 146 artists representing 15 states and 44 pieces were selected to exhibit. Themes of the natural world, human moments, oddities and curiosities are interpreted in a variety of scale and media such as: Oil, Acrylic, Digital, Stoneware, Jewelry, Beadwork, Mosaic, Photography, Lithography, Sculpture, Fiber and Gaming Screens.

Local artist professional, Lee Baumgarten will be judging for awards. He is a proponent/advocate for creativity and innovation, for creating a better paradigm in public education and advocating “Art” as a catalyst for change. He has received grants, awards and honors and has regularly produced artworks, gallery exhibits, student workshops and cultural projects in the Charlotte area since 1998, expanding across the US and into Europe since 2012.

Ciel Gallery is a well-known fine art & fine craft collective art gallery. Its artists are very much a part of Charlotte’s pulsating art scene. The gallery hosts twelve exhibitions a year and offers a varied slate of art instruction for all levels. It is located at 128 E. Park Avenue, in South End, Charlotte’s urban, trendy neighborhood within walking distance to the train,

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm; 1st Fridays 11 am – 9 pm. All works will be available for purchase online as well. For more information visit

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-9 pm. Awards will be announced during the art reception.
Admission is free and families are welcome!

Artists selected: Andrea Zinn, Cathy Wilkin, Charles Roche, Cornelia Wende, Daniel File, Daniel Quinn, David McCrae, Donna Downey, Emily Andress, Hannah Lindo, Heather McLeod, Helen Beacham, Jade Lowder, Jason Stein, Joelle Jacobs, Jonathan Grauel, Katie Ries, Kerry Griffin, Laura McRae-Hitchcock, Lauren Bradshaw, Lisa Jasinski, Maggie Jones, Martha Worthy, Mary Hinchey,Max McLeod, Merrill Steiger, Michael Henry, Michele Morrice, Molly Morningglory, Nancy Smeltzer, Penny Beesley, Rhett Thompson, Richard Greene, Robin Howard, Sara Simpson, Seth Rouser, Simone Esquibel, Staci Swider, Steve Knight, Teresa Sheilds, Teresa Shields, Terie Christmas, Tina Alberni, Veronique Moses.




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