Sanford, NC, September 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The last week in October will find the Bob E. Hales Center (the old Sanford Armory) on McIver Street transformed into a beautiful gallery showcasing the eclectic work of local artists. As the Sanford Brush & Palette Club (SBPC) celebrates its 51st Annual Art Show from October 24th to October 31st, visitors will delight in a wide variety of media including paintings, mixed media, ceramics and three dimensional works. The Art Show offers something for anyone who wants the opportunity to see and purchase quality art at an affordable price.
The Sanford Brush & Palette Club (SBPC) was founded in 1964 by a small group of artistic visionaries whose purpose was to bring artists together to work at the medium of their choice. The group remains active and is open to all residents of Lee County - from beginners to experienced artists - anyone with an interest in any form of visual media.
Today, the SBPC still embraces those original aims expanding on them to promote art programs and furnish educational opportunities for the benefit of the general community. Club members serve as guest speakers for schools and civic organizations as well as providing free hands-on art workshops in the schools and summer camps. A favorite program with local art teachers and students is the “Art Angels for Budding Artists” outreach program designed to help with special art projects and, when possible, fulfill various art material needs for the Lee County schools.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view and buy original artwork and mingle with their local artists. Twenty percent of the sale price of all artwork will be donated back to the SBPC. The proceeds from the raffle of an original painting entitled “Red Tulips” by Barbara Berman will benefit the SBPC’s “Art Angels” outreach program. Karen Rushatz, whose artwork won Best in Show in 2014, will donate an original painting entitled “Time Will Tell” for a Door Prize. Club members will host tours for local school children and offer demonstrations to children and visitors alike.
A non-profit organization, SBPC programs are made possible through individual and corporate donations, government grants and commissions from the sale of artwork sold during the Annual Art Show. The 51st Annual Art Show is presented by the SBPC and supported, in part, by the N.C. Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the Lee County Arts Council; the Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission; and numerous local businesses.