McColl Center Alumni + Local Artists Feature

Aug 1, 18

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This August, Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery will be featuring the collective works of several artists whose work exemplifies the locality of its makers and distinguishes the alumni of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. This hub for creativity resides in a gothic-revived church that was built in 1926. After the church, a few years of vacancy and a fire that left the interior barren, it was bought in 1995 to become what it is today!

With the support of Hugh McColl and the Arts & Science Council, and with the vision of the FMK Architects and rebuilt by Rodgers Builders, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation opened it’s doors in 1999. Since then it “has become a nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.”

The McColl alumni artists that will be in our upcoming exhibition are: Linda Luise Brown, Ivan Toth Depena, Diane Hughes, Carmella Jarvi and Terry Shipley. The featured local artists to accompany the McColl alumni are Kristen van Diggellen Sloan and Tony Griffin.

Read more about each of these artists & the art— below! (more…)

Chromatic Shift

Jul 17, 18

Our latest exhibition, Chromatic Shift, explores visual variations of line and color by six artists: Marcy Gregg, Audrey Stone, Jeff Erickson, Michael Barringer, and Ken Tate. Each artist employs a unique approach to the inclusion of chroma and differs in method of distinguishing line; while Michael Barringer arranges several canvases to physically create linear barriers between each component within his compositions, Ken Tate actively inflicts color onto the editorial black and white images that reminisce those in catalogues.

All of the artists featured here are brilliant in their activation of color and composition, as well as their refinement in constructing multi-dimensional surfaces that envelop the viewer and beckon them to stare on.

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Botanica

May 14, 18

There is no energy like the energy of spring after a long winter! In celebration of this time of change and rebirth in the seasons and Anne Neilson Fine Art’s fourth year in business, we would like to introduce our group show, Botanica. Extending through June 1, the exhibition is devoted to new work by gallery artists Jhina Alvarado, Vesela Baker, Caroline Boykin, Paige Follman, Pam Moxley, Eliza Thomas, Judith Vivell, and Vikki Stockton. 

We are excited to welcome this bright, versatile body of work into the gallery, and hope that you will stop by the gallery to see the artwork for yourself! Read more about the artists and the inspirations for their botanical explorations below.

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Artist Spotlight: Paige Follmann

Mar 20, 18

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Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to introduce our newest artist to the gallery, the beautiful Paige Follmann! In addition to having a large portfolio of pottery, Paige is an accomplished figurative and abstract painter. Her style is self-described as “Matisse meets Picasso” and her playful works have been placed into both private and commercial collections across the U.S. We look forward to working with Paige and are so pleased to bring her work to Charlotte!

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Artist Spotlight: Pam Moxley

Mar 12, 18

Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to introduce our newest artist to the gallery, Pam Moxley! Combining photography and mixed media, Pam’s sepia-toned and black and white photos are transferred to a paint-layered board and finished with a high-gloss resin. Her work revolves around memories from her childhood and those of her own children’s, both of which explore complex themes through a nostalgic composition.

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Pam Moxley in her studio

Read on to get to know Pam Moxley and her unique, photographic art-practice! (more…)

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Artist Spotlight: Kinuko Hoffman

Jan 18, 18


Living in multiple countries across Asia, studying traditional Chinese brush painting, and later attending the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York, Kinuko Hoffman blends tradition and abstraction developed across her extensive training and experiences as an artist. She uses a range of mixed media in her work, such as pumice, paper, wood, string, and cloth to achieve an understated complexity.  Describing her artistic process and purpose, Kinuko states, “I combine materials with explorations of color and composition to create a harmony that transports the viewer into a meditative state where balance, drama, and clarity unite.”

Name: Kinuko Imai Hoffman

Hometown: Kyoto, Japan

Currently Living: New York City

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Artist Spotlight: Jane Schmidt

Jan 17, 18

Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to present their newest artist to join the gallery, Jane Schmidt! Living in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Jane is inspired by the vivid colors of her surrounding environment. Her abstract landscapes use color and texture to express more what is felt rather than what is seen by direct observation. Her paintings evoke a strong connection to nature and portray a variety of colors, which balance the landscape between realism and abstraction. Keep reading to learn more about Jane and her artwork.

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Name: Jane Schmidt

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

Currently Living: Asheville, NC

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Artist Spotlight: Judith Vivell

Jan 8, 18

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Name: Judith Vivell

Currently Living: New York, NY

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A Closer Look at Jim Keffer’s Pottery

Nov 29, 17

Anne Neilson Fine Art is excited to exhibit Jim Keffer’s exquisite pottery for sale as part of our holiday gifting pop-up party and Small Works Exhibition! Jim is widely known around the Charlotte area for his car dealerships but many are less aware of his hidden talent as a potter, which he has been practicing and refining for over 30 years! Keep reading to learn more about Jim and how he got started creating these unique and stunning vases.

“Keffer’s introduction to the world of pottery began accidentally with an elective class as a freshman at Appalachian State in the eighties. Unbeknownst to him, he had a natural talent and a love for throwing pottery. His talent flourished, especially under one fabulous professor and with many hours spent in the studio, throwing pottery and throwing away even more pottery. Soon after graduation, he got involved in the family car business and with raising a family he had to slowly put to rest his pot throwing skills.  Now that his children have flown the coop his passion has been reignited. He truly has the ability to create beautiful and intricate pieces of artwork that he hopes to share with everyone.

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Artist Spotlight: Ken Tate

Oct 25, 17

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Anne Neilson Fine Art is elated to report the newest addition to our gallery roster: Ken Tate. A Mississippi native, Tate is known for his unconventional painting methods that herald back to the deliberately chaotic style of Abstract Expressionism and Beats writers such as John Kerouac. His recent work superimposes vibrant and raw layers of acrylic paint unto photographs of high-fashion advertisements and celebrity icons. In the Spring of 2017, Ken notably collaborated with Bloomingdale’s Department Store for their merchandising campaign, where his work was introduced to a broader audience (photo featured above). To learn more about this highly-motivated and acclaimed artist, read our exclusive interview below! (more…)

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