FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Holly Ann Sailors at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. Her exhibit will be on display from August 2 through 27. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, August 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Ms. Sailors was born in a small town in western North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University in Painting and Drawing in 2009. She is working toward a Master’s degree in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. Ms. Sailors has trained at the University of Georgia, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Penland School of Crafts.
The artist is the recipient of many grants and residencies through the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Sailors has exhibited regionally and internationally in solo and group shows. Her solo exhibitions include “Elaboration on the Obvious,” Mixed Media Artworks, Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head, NC; “Fertile Construct” Senior Exhibition, Burroughs Welcome Senior Gallery, Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Greenville, NC; and “Posting for Affirmation,” drawing and mixed media works, the ArtRoom Gallery, Greenville, NC.
Of her art she says, “It is decorative and uses religious imagery to explore the ever- present connection to ritual, tradition, and history. Much of my work involves patterning. I see a visual pattern in life that connects me to my heredity, history, spirituality, and religion. This intertwines with my particular circumstance and the influence of others around me. All of these things affect me – who I am and the art that I make.”
Photo Caption: “Judith and Holofernes,” one of artist Holly Ann Sailors’ paintings on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from August 2 through 27.