GREENSBORO, N.C. – (Dec. 2, 2011) Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 5 Asheville artists chosen to show selected works at Winter Show 2011, one of the most well-respected exhibitions in the state.
The exhibit, which opens Saturday, Dec. 3, in a private gala, will feature color-driven work in Walton’s signature style, compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in an exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art earlier this year.
About the Artist
Walton creates elegant, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of regional art enthusiasts last fall with her introduction of the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture – into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts.
With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly. Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.
For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.
“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says. “Fine art is meant to be enjoyed. For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”
For more information on Cindy Walton, visit http://www.cindywalton.com, and greet her at the Collector’s Choice gala opening Dec. 3.
About the Event
In its 32nd year, the Winter Show Green Hill Center’s 2011 Winter Show and Collector’s Choice Fundraiser is Saturday, December 3, 7– 11 p.m. It opens with a holiday gala, the Collector’s Choice Fundraiser on December 3rd. Partygoers will meet and mix with exhibiting artists, including Walton, over food and wine.
As the Collector’s Choice provides a rare opportunity to truly become engaged with the top art and artists North Carolina has to offer, participants have an advance opportunity to purchase pieces in the Winter Show exhibition before they are made available to the public.
“This is a real boon to collectors,” says Walton. “The most beautiful pieces often go to discerning collectors before the show opens.”
Proceeds from Collector’s Choice benefit Green Hill Center’s exhibition and educational programming.
The 2011 Winter Show opens to the public Sunday, Dec. 4, with an opening reception from 2-5 p.m., and continues through Jan. 15, 2012, at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie St. Attendees will experience the works of featured NC artists in multiple mediums, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, woodwork, fabric and fiber works, ceramics. The selected pieces are presented in an articulated installation in which hundreds of artworks in multiple mediums may be viewed ensemble.
Go to http://www.greenhillcenter.org for more information.