Sea creatures in a variety of papers and colors swimming together in an under the sea view

Aquatic Promenade
2020
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
24" x 48"
$250

A whimsical portrayal of Sea Creatures in the community frolicking. The bright, traditional colors of these animals are located in waters that are generally unapproachable but fun to paint and study.

Art Unblocked 2021 Exhibition Open Now

View Online and at the Block Gallery

Image above: Aquatic Promenade, Angela Dawson, 2020, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24" x 48", $250

Arts Access, in partnership with the City of Raleigh's Block Gallery, is excited to host an exhibition titled Art Unblocked 2021 from March 3 to May 14, 2021. The exhibition features works of art created by emerging and established artists with disabilities.

Art Unblocked 2021 is a part of the Arts Access 2021 Series of Fortunate Events (SOFE), which highlights the diversity and creativity that exists within the disability community. Arts Access uses SOFE as a platform to promote the work of artists and performers with disabilities. 

How to See the Exhibition

  1. View the online gallery.
  2. Visit the Block Gallery Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Visitors must undergo a quick health screening at the front desk upon arrival and practice the Three Ws.

Purchasing Artwork

This is a 0% commission show. All proceeds from sales will go directly to the artist. Please contact megan@artsaccessinc.org, call 919-833-9919 x 2, or fill out this form with purchase inquiries and you will be connected with the artist.

March Featured Artists

Each month of the exhibition Raleigh Arts will feature works from six of the 18 artists. View March's featured artist below:

Karen Miller Anderson

Ribbons
2018 
fine art photography
22" x 18.5"
$355

Gardenia Rain
2018
fine art photography
15.5" x 12"
$199

Square black and white photograph with floral gardenia laden with large rain drops drooping from left to right and downward. Deep black background with shades of gray to white.

Shadowed Iris
2018
fine art photography
24" x 19"
$455

Vertical black and white photograph of tall Japanese iris with black background. Image is shades of gray to white with vertical stems and large grouping of flower petals slightly to the right top.

Angela Dawson

Place of Solitude
2019
mixed media on canvas panel
11" x 14"
$80

Black Blues
2021
acrylic on canvas
24" x 48"
$300

The artist’s comments concerning the expanding diversity of the Ghetto, the corruption of the Judicial System or Corporate Class, and the development and questioning belief systems where fables, truths, and folklore exist. The varying tones of Black and Blue colors of this art piece tell the ever-changing story from turmoil to inspiration.

Aquatic Promenade
2020
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
24" x 48"
$250

A whimsical portrayal of Sea Creatures in the community frolicking. The bright, traditional colors of these animals are located in waters that are generally unapproachable but fun to paint and study.

Kathryn DeMarco

I Got This
2020
collage
25" x 34" (framed)
$1200

It Happened One Night
2021
collage
17" x 114" (framed)
$500

The moon was so bright, so lovely and I was out walking my dog. I kept looking at the light of the sky and the dark of the trees and the way the moon shone through. This collage places the moon among the images of buildings and industrial scenes.

Beautiful Pink Moon
2020
collage
17" x 14" (framed)
$500 

This evening we specifically walked out to see the “pink moon” that had not been seen in years. One of those rare solar events…what struck me was the pink glowing halo around the moon. The fun of the collage was using the materials to make the moon and then the word “beautiful” from magazine print to describe what I saw.

Amber Fields

The Art of Sunshine
2021
acrylic paint on canvas
14" x 11"
 

The Art of Sunshine” is an acrylic painting on canvas, measuring 11 x 14. The entire canvas is filled with vivid, bold colors and lines that intersect into triangles of many different shapes and sizes. The painting inspires a sense of brightness.

Gillian Fink

Desert View
2021 
acrylic on canvas
20" x 24"
$250

A desert view transitioning from nighttime on the left to daytime on the right. On the left nighttime animals prowl in the desert and on the right daytime animals are out and about. There are a couple of cactus one with an owl that often lives in the cactus, a flowering cactus with a small flying bird.

Harbor Fire
2021
acrylic on canvas
20" x 24"
$250

An erupting volcano in red on the right causing fires around the harbor. There are a few small boats on the left and behind the bridge.

A Gnome's Window
2020
acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"
$275

A stained glass window surrounds a window to a gnome in its workshop. It is surrounded by a vine wrapped tree a small lake with a stream and some flowers during sunrise.

King Godwin

The dolphin is having a great day because it’s with a happy feeling “67”
2020
acrylic paint on canvas
20" x 20" (framed)
$400 SOLD

King has more pieces for sale on his website.
 

The goat is having a fun day because its' kicking a soccer ball "95"
2021
acrylic paint on canvas
14" x 11" (framed)
$200

The painting is on a cotton canvas, and it is framed in a white simple one. A goat is in lilac color and cast with number 67 in gold pen all over it. There are two round object around the goat, and the one in the bottom in front of the goat is a soccer ball, painted in silver and cast with number 22 in pink. Those numbers are much smaller than 67 on the goat and patterns are created. The other round object is at the upper right of the goat and painted in pink. This round is perhaps represent the sun. The 95 is casted in the rounds with silver paints. Goat is smiling. Back ground is painted in bright yellow and number 19 is casted all around.

Contact

 

Megan Bostic
Programs Manager, Arts Access
megan@artsaccessinc.org
919-833-9919 ext. 2

Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Raleigh Arts
stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov
919-996-4687

Block Gallery

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