World Of Art Showcase to Feature Raleigh Artist Carol Joy Shannon

Local Painter to Exhibit at Inaugural Raleigh Art Show

Raleigh, NC, August 30, 2013 --( The World of Art Showcase (WOAS), an international art show dedicated to exhibiting talented artists and creating a community where artists have direct access to their market, has announced that Carol Joy Shannon will be a featured artist at the inaugural event Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury Street. A Raleigh-based painter, Shannon is expected to bring a local flare to the showcase.

Shannon’s work has been displayed at multiple local venues, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, N.C., the Raleigh Art Commission’s Miriam Preston Block Gallery and the United Arts Council of Raleigh, as well as in public and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Brazil. She is a founding member of the ChromaZones, a group of 12 regional abstract artists who create several large-format, collaborative works each year to raise funds benefiting local nonprofit groups. She is also a member of Visual Art Exchange and the Durham Art Guild, and participates in several significant juried art festivals every year, including Raleigh’s Artsplosure.

Shannon’s latest project is titled “City Series” and depicts large, colorful, architectural abstracts that convey the memories and images she has gleaned while living in various locations throughout the world. She is currently creating a foundation to utilize this project in conjunction with major U.S. cities to raise funds for organizations serving the hungry and the homeless.

For more information on Shannon and the work she will exhibit at WOAS, visit the WOAS website.

“We are extremely excited to have Carol Joy join us at the WOAS this year,” said Samantha Velkoff, WOAS director. “Her colorful pieces will be a great addition to the many works of art featured at our inaugural event, and we look forward to having Carol Joy present for the showcase.”

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About World of Art Showcase:
The World of Art Showcase (WOAS), sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, is an international art show dedicated to exhibiting talented artists and creating a community where artists have direct access to their market. The inception of WOAS arose from a desire to redefine the role art plays in our society – to get back to the grassroots of what art stands for and to revolutionize the way the art market functions. Aligning its vision with that of the Raleigh Arts Commission in transforming the "City of Oaks" into the "Creative Capital of the South" WOAS will host its inaugural event at the Raleigh Convention Center the first weekend in November. Audience members will have the opportunity to attend receptions, artist lectures, panel discussions, live art demonstrations and more. For more information about the World of Art Showcase please visit or call (919) 232-6551. To purchase tickets please visit

About Jerry’s Artarama:
Jerry’s Artarama was founded in 1968 when Jerry Goldstein opened his own art supplies and materials store in Long Island, N.Y., introducing discount pricing to budding and established artists. Jerry believed in treating customers like family, a tradition that still continues. Today, Jerry’s offers over 70,000 top quality art materials at direct savings – as much as 75 percent off traditional retail on products from the industry’s top art manufacturers, as well as Jerry’s own exclusive product lines via an online retail store, art supply catalog and Jerry’s Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry’s Artarama serves as an artist resource by providing instructional workshops; new art supply demos; and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh, N.C., Jerry’s Artarama corporate headquarters. For additional information, please visit
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