NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship Exhibition Opens at SECCA

The North Carolina Arts Council’s 2018–2019 Artist Fellowship exhibition will be presented at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem starting Thursday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.

The exhibition, NC Artists Fellowship: Escapes and Revelations, features the work of 21 contemporary artists who were the recipients of the 2018–2019 Artist Fellowship awards from the N.C. Arts Council including twelve visual artists, three craft artists, three film/video artists, and three choreographers.

Escapes and Revelations features over 60 works of art in a variety of media ranging from video installation, ceramic, textile, ironwork, painting, film, and dance. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Several of the artists appearing in the exhibition will be on hand to discuss their work. The exhibition will be displayed in the Main and Potter Galleries at SECCA. 

“This exhibition helps SECCA serve its mission to offer inclusive, revelatory, and educational experiences with outstanding contemporary art,” said William Carpenter, Executive Director of SECCA. “It’s a celebration of our state’s creativity and innovation.”

The artists featured in this exhibition include visual artists Endia Beal, Joelle Dietrick, and Owen Mundy, Andrew Etheridge, Sabine Gruffat, Susan Alta Martin, Mario Marzán, Renzo Ortega, Mariam Stephan, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Montana Torrey, and Christina Weisner; craft artists Seth Gould, Eric Knoche, and Rachel Meginnes; film/video artists Kelly Creedon, Rodrigo Dorfman, and André Silva; and choreographers Anna Barker, Duane Cyrus, and Kate Weare.

“SECCA is honored and excited to be hosting this impressive exhibition,” added Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art. “It highlights the work of some of the best North Carolina artists working today and demonstrates the breadth and depth of art currently being produced in our state. It is going to be a dynamic and inspiring exhibition that I can’t wait to show our visitors.”

SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem and is free and open to the public Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.



The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to artmaking. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.