Please see the list of current 2017 Artists who have donated work to Mixed Concrete and read their bios below the names.
Boho Beads – Harris Parker:
Best friends, Whitley Henderson and Harris Parker, began making fashionable and affordable jewelry handcrafted in Raleigh, NC and it turned into more than they could have ever imagined. In 2012, after continuously being asked where their jewelry could be bought, Boho Beads was born. Today their handmade pieces are being sold in a collection of boutiques throughout the U.S. They share a very similar aesthetic and creative spirit and their collection pays homage to their southern heritage. Each piece is made by hand with great attention to detail.
Anna Vaughn Creech:
Drawing from her undiluted appreciation for life near the coast, Anna Vaughn’s series work freely explores the human relationship to both land and sea. With a background in both design and fine art (BFA in Art, concentration in graphic design and art history minor, from East Carolina University and career moves ranging from magazine publishing to painting instructor to stationery designer), Anna Vaughn incorporates a variegated and spontaneous style into her energetic and color-driven paintings. She currently works out of her home studio space in Raleigh — when not in her studio, you can most likely find her down by the sea, soaking up inspiration, salt air and endless horizon lines.
Caroline is a senior at the University of North Carolina.
Annie Gray Dixon:
Annie Gray is a senior PR student at UNC with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Annie Gray has been on the Mixed Concrete team for four years and has helped spearhead this year’s event. In 2012 Annie Gray hosted and ran an event titled “Paint for Preservation” in her hometown of Edenton, NC in which she raised $40,000 for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has loved art from a young age and hopes to continue painting on the side after graduation. She views art as a way to bring joy to other’s lives and tries to use her art to give back.
David R. Godschalk is Professor Emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dave paints scenes from places that he visit, both local and international. His intent is to capture the moment in an image.
Sunny is a Richmond, Virginia contemporary artist who graduated from Hollins University with a B.A in Art History. In her own words, “Color is how I communicate. Even in my earliest memories, color was the primary voice – it is no wonder I became an artist and love to paint. I believe, “A painting should make you feel something”. I often look back at a series I’ve done and realize that I can “see” very clearly what was going on in my life at that time, in the lines and shapes, but primarily with the colors I used. I tend to paint in a series, working through an emotion, or savoring a feeling I get by painting a similar subject with different color variations. Painting brings me joy and also helps me through more difficult times in my life. I often think of it as my mental yoga. I want my paintings to reflect an emotion and to create a feeling that gets deeper each time you look at them.”
Campbell Hallett is a sophmore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from Charlotte, NC. Campbell has been a member of the Mixed Concrete team since 2015. He has always enjoyed art, with a focus in photography. Some of his pieces were taken during his Gap Year in between Woodberry Forest School and UNC, while others were taken this past summer in Wyoming. Campbell thoroughly enjoys Mixed Concrete becuase it provides him with a way to give back to the community through his love of art.
Linda is a Communications Associate at Woodberry Forest School in Orange Virginia.
The beautiful landscapes of eastern North Carolina along with a big family that likes to play outside inspire many of Lyn’s paintings. Sometimes, Lyn’s paintings represent a memory of a good time that was had or a person, place or experience with which Lyn had an attachment or connection. Her not-so-formal art training consists of a handful of classes in college at UNC-Chapel Hill and the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC in the 80s and 90s. Since 2003, Lyn has been taking painting through the continuing education department at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC as well as a number of plein air workshops.
Caroline is Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Business. The colors, geometry, and depth of Cinque Terre are so dynamic.For this piece, she was inspired to render these aspects of the town in this 11×14 linoleum print on Rives paper.
Mary McCall Leland:
Mary McCall is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a member of the Mixed Concrete team. Mary McCall is from Tarboro, NC, where she loves the historic homes that make up the downtown. In her junior year of high school, she took on a project to recreate a neighbor’s house for an art project using watercolor and ink. After giving her neighbor the rendition of his historical home, she has receieved many more requests to continue painting houses. She watercolored this particular house using the blueprints for the Habitat for Humanity house where the benefetors of Mixed Concrete will live, to help us remember the reason for Mixed Concrete!
Susan resides in Charlotte, NC. She also spends time in South Carolina’s Low Country, Virginia’s Hunt Country and Montana’s Ruby River Valley. Her work is rooted in a love of land and place. Translating everyday views into uninhabited environments, Susan seeks to challenge the viewer’s sense of place, time and land ethic. Reality breaks apart and is replaced by a wild and tangled nature. Imagined combines with the real, abstraction with representation.
Addie is recent graduate UNC where she studied graphic design. She has a major love for anything she can get my hands on to make, cut, glue, and dress up with a little bit of twine and tissue paper. She have great appreciation for authentic craft, genuine people, and good conversation.
Bailey is a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jamie a North Carolina artist working in encaustic. Influenced by the landscape, people and light of this land, she seeks to reflect our shared human condition through the lens of my experience.
Steven Ray Miller
This piece is from a larger body of work entitled “Infrastructure Set.” This group of drawings, collages and paintings explores the relationship of our contemporary society to the objects – such as furniture, home goods, and others – that undergird our relationship to the spaces we occupy and to each other.
Demetrious Noble currently resides in North Carolina were he’s come to submerge himself once again with the familiar world of his youth and to reemerge with work that has the spirit of the artist. The work he has made since returning has documented not only the structures we will soon live without, but also has documented a young artist’s attachment to the place he was raised.
Textile artist Elaine O’Neil grew up in rural Maine, the great-granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper, granddaughter of a farmer, and daughter of an ardent seamstress. She received a degree in textile design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and has shown her work in galleries up and down the East Coast as well as in the mountains of North Carolina.
Maureen is the Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming
Visiting Assistant Professor at Barton College. received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD, she received the Award of Excellence for outstanding work as a graduate student and the Brown University Teaching Fellowship. O’Neill has exhibited throughout the Northeast and Southeast and became Assistant Professor of Art at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, in 1998. She moved with her family to Tarboro in 2006 and has taught part-time at Barton College, Wesleyan College and Edgecombe Community College.
Caroline Orr is a recent graduate of UNC where she recieved her BFA in studio art and art history. Caroline now lives in New York and works for Sotheby’s. Her work is colorful and evokes emotion in viewers.
Sarah Phillips Orr:
Sarah Phillips is a student artist at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Studio Art
Jaquelin hopes her paintings are exclamations of happiness and expressions of appreciation for our beautiful landscape. Painting is certainly a wonderful, but long journey, and one that gives me such tremendous gratification.
A full-time journalist turned freelancer and children’s author, Katie Hines Porterfield is passionate about writing. Her journalism experience includes working as writer and managing editor for Business Tennessee magazine, where she penned the majority of the publication’s cover stories over a three-year period. As a monthly contributor to Her Nashville, Katie profiled female entrepreneurs for the “Her Best” section of the women’s magazine. Before venturing to Nashville, she served as regional reporter for The Tuscaloosa News, where she earned a business news award from the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors for a three-day series on Alabama’s catfish industry.
Fen grew up drawing all of the time and took several art classes in high school and college. Never giving art much consideration professionally until recently, it was twenty years until he would pick up a brush again in the winter of 2010. Since then he has studied under several nationally renowned artists and has spent most of my time outside painting Plein Air in the flatlands and coastal regions of Eastern North Carolina. Fen is from Bertie County and paints most of his scenes in the area.
Eryn Ratcliffe is a senior in the Media and Journalism School at UNC-Chapel Hill from Charlotte, NC. With a passion for oil paint and multimedia collage, she loves to create large-scale pieces like this one that combine materials. This piece is acrylic, oil, and hot glue and is an abstraction of a map of Brooklyn, NY.
Patti Ratcliffe is a contemporary impressionistic artist whose colorful canvases reflect her passion for design and mark-making. Patti lives in Charlotte, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After college, Patti pursued a career in graphic design and ran a successful business, Ratcliffe Design, for more than 30 years.
Dana Rodriguez is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Elizabeth is an artist in NC from Wilmington.
Elin O’Hara Slavick:
Elin is a Registering loss, war, time and history through cyanotypes/sunprints of A-Bombed artifacts from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum since 2008. Elin is a professor at The University of North Carolina.
Warner Tidwell is a senior Business major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These photographs are candids of the University of North Carolina– run ins with extraordinarily ordinary moments on campus. Glimpse of a specific time of day that flirt with the Carolina Scenery.
Margaret Chatham Williams:
Margaret Cheatham is a visual journalist and producer for The New York Times, currently working in Interactive Video Narratives. Her work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, and by the South by Southwest interactive awards. She is particularly driven to stories that examine the intersection of health, family and personal identity.
Young Jun Yun