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  • Raising community consciousness about local history, culture, opportunity and heritage with an Opening Night Speaker Series
  • Helping artists professionalize their portfolios to prepare for a world that expects corporate-style presentations for funding consideration
  • Highlighting local artists through our digital platforming with gallery shows and curated resources in order to continue to adapt to the changing Queen City art scene
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We are thankful for leaders in the business community who support our mission of scholarship for local underinvested artists. 

This is Makenzie Spence of the fabulous South End salon KENNAKUNIJO @kennakunijo. 
For 2 years the wonderful folks at KennaKunijo have chosen to support our mission of scholarship for underinvested artists. Sponsored artist Gelin Cange @gecaart

How KennaKunijo Gives Back:
A portion of every dollar spent at Kenna Kunijo is donated to Lily Pad Haven that provides support to human trafficking victims. In addition to this ongoing partnership, all profit from product sales on Fridays is given to our organization of the month, which was strategically selected to create maximum impact within our city. 

SouthEnd ARTS is feeling blessed to be chosen for good works. 
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#artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #progressforall #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda 
#equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
We are thankful for leaders in the business community who support our mission of scholarship for local underinvested artists. 

This is Makenzie Spence of the fabulous South End salon KENNAKUNIJO @kennakunijo. 
For 2 years the wonderful folks at KennaKunijo have chosen to support our mission of scholarship for underinvested artists. Sponsored artist Gelin Cange @gecaart

How KennaKunijo Gives Back:
A portion of every dollar spent at Kenna Kunijo is donated to Lily Pad Haven that provides support to human trafficking victims. In addition to this ongoing partnership, all profit from product sales on Fridays is given to our organization of the month, which was strategically selected to create maximum impact within our city. 

SouthEnd ARTS is feeling blessed to be chosen for good works. 
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#artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #progressforall #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda 
#equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
We are thankful for leaders in the business community who support our mission of scholarship for local underinvested artists. This is Makenzie Spence of the fabulous South End salon KENNAKUNIJO @kennakunijo. For 2 years the wonderful folks at KennaKunijo have chosen to support our mission of scholarship for underinvested artists. Sponsored artist Gelin Cange @gecaart How KennaKunijo Gives Back: A portion of every dollar spent at Kenna Kunijo is donated to Lily Pad Haven that provides support to human trafficking victims. In addition to this ongoing partnership, all profit from product sales on Fridays is given to our organization of the month, which was strategically selected to create maximum impact within our city. SouthEnd ARTS is feeling blessed to be chosen for good works. .. .. .. #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #progressforall #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda #equityexhibition #culturalbridges #artforchange #artists #nonprofit #charlotte #charlottenc #collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro #charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
3 days ago
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In exactly two days, it’s time to #DoGood! November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity. We want to encourage you to support nonprofits in the Charlotte area by celebrating #GivingTuesdayCLT, an effort spearheaded by SHARE Charlotte.⁣
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You can support a local nonprofit by giving time, money, or goods, any of which would be greatly appreciated. When we all come together through the power of generosity, we can make a huge difference in our community!⁣
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Click link in bio to support our work to prepare local artists for today’s world. Behind the scenes, SouthEnd ARTS works with artists to help them professionalize their portfolios to prepare for a world that expects corporate-style presentations for funding consideration.  Learn how you can help on Nov. 30th.
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#charlotteiscreative #charlotte #clt #sharecharlotte #togetherwegive #cltnc #cltnonprofits #charlottenonprofit #giveback #exploreclt #discoverclt #weloveclt #charlottesgotalot #southendarts_ #givingtuesdayclt
In exactly two days, it’s time to #DoGood! November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity. We want to encourage you to support nonprofits in the Charlotte area by celebrating #GivingTuesdayCLT, an effort spearheaded by SHARE Charlotte.⁣ ⁣ You can support a local nonprofit by giving time, money, or goods, any of which would be greatly appreciated. When we all come together through the power of generosity, we can make a huge difference in our community!⁣ ⁣ Click link in bio to support our work to prepare local artists for today’s world. Behind the scenes, SouthEnd ARTS works with artists to help them professionalize their portfolios to prepare for a world that expects corporate-style presentations for funding consideration. Learn how you can help on Nov. 30th. .⁣ .⁣ #charlotteiscreative #charlotte #clt #sharecharlotte #togetherwegive #cltnc #cltnonprofits #charlottenonprofit #giveback #exploreclt #discoverclt #weloveclt #charlottesgotalot #southendarts_ #givingtuesdayclt
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There are pivotal moments in every journey when gratitude exudes joy, warmth and action. 

Thank you to Chef Christa @theartisanspalate for building a business around supporting the local artist community and SEA @southendarts_ Board of Directors for policy directions to stay abreast of nonprofit advances for artists. 

It really does take a village to realize big dreams. Nothing is impossible. We are so very thankful for members and collaborations that make a difference one step at a time!! We are growing a just community. 
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 #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #progressforall #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda 
#equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
There are pivotal moments in every journey when gratitude exudes joy, warmth and action. Thank you to Chef Christa @theartisanspalate for building a business around supporting the local artist community and SEA @southendarts_ Board of Directors for policy directions to stay abreast of nonprofit advances for artists. It really does take a village to realize big dreams. Nothing is impossible. We are so very thankful for members and collaborations that make a difference one step at a time!! We are growing a just community. .. .. .. #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #progressforall #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda #equityexhibition #culturalbridges #artforchange #artists #nonprofit #charlotte #charlottenc #collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro #charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
5 days ago
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Thanks to good hearts and careful planning, @mrsosburnsclassroom at West Charlotte High School and Zaire McPhearson, staff Curator with SouthEnd ARTS are providing professional ARTS business education to grow student resumes for college applications. 
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Visiting artist-curator Zaire McPhearson gave an artist lecture today to the IB Seniors. Very excited for this partnership with @southendarts_  and @zairemcphearson !!! #IBArtist #communityoutreach #westcharlottehighschool #westcharlotte #ascculturalvision #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbacktoourcommunity #gratitude #gratefulheart❤️ #feelinggood
Thanks to good hearts and careful planning, @mrsosburnsclassroom at West Charlotte High School and Zaire McPhearson, staff Curator with SouthEnd ARTS are providing professional ARTS business education to grow student resumes for college applications. 
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Visiting artist-curator Zaire McPhearson gave an artist lecture today to the IB Seniors. Very excited for this partnership with @southendarts_  and @zairemcphearson !!! #IBArtist #communityoutreach #westcharlottehighschool #westcharlotte #ascculturalvision #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbacktoourcommunity #gratitude #gratefulheart❤️ #feelinggood
Thanks to good hearts and careful planning, @mrsosburnsclassroom at West Charlotte High School and Zaire McPhearson, staff Curator with SouthEnd ARTS are providing professional ARTS business education to grow student resumes for college applications. 
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Visiting artist-curator Zaire McPhearson gave an artist lecture today to the IB Seniors. Very excited for this partnership with @southendarts_  and @zairemcphearson !!! #IBArtist #communityoutreach #westcharlottehighschool #westcharlotte #ascculturalvision #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbacktoourcommunity #gratitude #gratefulheart❤️ #feelinggood
Thanks to good hearts and careful planning, @mrsosburnsclassroom at West Charlotte High School and Zaire McPhearson, staff Curator with SouthEnd ARTS are providing professional ARTS business education to grow student resumes for college applications. 
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Visiting artist-curator Zaire McPhearson gave an artist lecture today to the IB Seniors. Very excited for this partnership with @southendarts_  and @zairemcphearson !!! #IBArtist #communityoutreach #westcharlottehighschool #westcharlotte #ascculturalvision #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbacktoourcommunity #gratitude #gratefulheart❤️ #feelinggood
Thanks to good hearts and careful planning, @mrsosburnsclassroom at West Charlotte High School and Zaire McPhearson, staff Curator with SouthEnd ARTS are providing professional ARTS business education to grow student resumes for college applications. ・・・ Visiting artist-curator Zaire McPhearson gave an artist lecture today to the IB Seniors. Very excited for this partnership with @southendarts_ and @zairemcphearson !!! #IBArtist #communityoutreach #westcharlottehighschool #westcharlotte #ascculturalvision #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbacktoourcommunity #gratitude #gratefulheart❤️ #feelinggood
6 days ago
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SouthEnd ARTS is thrilled to announce SALOAN  DUNLAP aka Queen Loany @queenloany has been hired as Juror and Expert Speaker for the February,2022 “Open/No Theme” art showcase in our much anticipated new location. 

“Black, Fresh & Creative: Queen Loany
SALOAN DUNLAP

Hailing from Yonkers, New York but rooted and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina Saloan Dunlap, 35, AKA Queen Loany is certainly tapped in. Loany’s latest creative path makes her a part of a long lineage of Black women utilizing collage as a medium to reveal layered, imaginative stories. That succession of badass creative geniuses that have changed the game: Simpson (Lorna), Walker (Kara), Roberts (Deborah), Mutu (Wangechi), and a plethora of known and unknown Black women artists before them.
As a new mother, Loany spent most of last year pregnant, and due to the Coronavirus pandemic, inside. But by winter, she recalls, “I was finally coming out of my shell, ready to create again. And I started creating in collages.” 📸: Ebony Magazine

SEA became acquainted with Queen Loany’s collage work during COVID, after the murder of George Floyd.  Her ability to use visual art to authentically tell a painful story with beauty and resilience knocked our socks off. 

Continue to follow SouthEnd ARTS for location updates as contracts are signed. 
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 #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artforsale #equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
SouthEnd ARTS is thrilled to announce SALOAN DUNLAP aka Queen Loany @queenloany has been hired as Juror and Expert Speaker for the February,2022 “Open/No Theme” art showcase in our much anticipated new location. “Black, Fresh & Creative: Queen Loany SALOAN DUNLAP Hailing from Yonkers, New York but rooted and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina Saloan Dunlap, 35, AKA Queen Loany is certainly tapped in. Loany’s latest creative path makes her a part of a long lineage of Black women utilizing collage as a medium to reveal layered, imaginative stories. That succession of badass creative geniuses that have changed the game: Simpson (Lorna), Walker (Kara), Roberts (Deborah), Mutu (Wangechi), and a plethora of known and unknown Black women artists before them. As a new mother, Loany spent most of last year pregnant, and due to the Coronavirus pandemic, inside. But by winter, she recalls, “I was finally coming out of my shell, ready to create again. And I started creating in collages.” 📸: Ebony Magazine SEA became acquainted with Queen Loany’s collage work during COVID, after the murder of George Floyd. Her ability to use visual art to authentically tell a painful story with beauty and resilience knocked our socks off. Continue to follow SouthEnd ARTS for location updates as contracts are signed. … … … #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artforsale #equityexhibition #culturalbridges #artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro #charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
2 weeks ago
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“Leap, and the net will appear.”
 …J.C. The Artists Way

As you move toward the dream, the dream moves toward you. 
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 #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda 
#equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
“Leap, and the net will appear.” …J.C. The Artists Way As you move toward the dream, the dream moves toward you. .. .. .. #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda #equityexhibition #culturalbridges #artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro #charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
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SouthEnd ARTS @southendarts_ 
Curated. 
Juried. 
2-D Artwork. 
February Exhibition. 
Painting. Graphic Design. Mixed Media. Photography.

SouthEnd ARTS has opened the “Open/No Theme” Art Juried Exhibition.

Entries are accepted from November 15th 2021- to - December 20th 2021. 

SouthEnd ARTS, aka SEA, encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of their experiences or education in the art fields. An exhibition will be held in the two-story Atrium of a local campus and insured by the campus from February, 2022 to August, 2022.

Artists may submit their best representational and non-representational art. This exhibition is curated by Zaire McPhearson, @scstate1896 @dukeuniversity @zairemcphearson 

This exhibition is judged by Saloan "Queen Loany" @queenloany Dunlap, @ncatsuaggies nationally recognized local collage artist. 

We are only accepting submissions of 2D artwork for this exhibition.  Submissions may include painting, graphic design, mixed media, and photography.

Entry Fee: $35 
Minimum: 3 Images
Additional images: $10

Membership is encouraged.

SUBMIT YOUR ART at southendarts.net. DEADLINE For Submissions: DECEMBER 20, 2021 at NOON. Click link in bio. 

Member art will also be available for purchase on the SEA website virtual ARTS Gallery, all sales benefit the artist and support SEA's commitment to Progress for All in the ARTS.
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 #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda 
#equityexhibition #culturalbridges 
#artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc
#collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro 
#charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
SouthEnd ARTS @southendarts_ Curated. Juried. 2-D Artwork. February Exhibition. Painting. Graphic Design. Mixed Media. Photography. SouthEnd ARTS has opened the “Open/No Theme” Art Juried Exhibition. Entries are accepted from November 15th 2021- to - December 20th 2021. SouthEnd ARTS, aka SEA, encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of their experiences or education in the art fields. An exhibition will be held in the two-story Atrium of a local campus and insured by the campus from February, 2022 to August, 2022. Artists may submit their best representational and non-representational art. This exhibition is curated by Zaire McPhearson, @scstate1896 @dukeuniversity @zairemcphearson This exhibition is judged by Saloan "Queen Loany" @queenloany Dunlap, @ncatsuaggies nationally recognized local collage artist. We are only accepting submissions of 2D artwork for this exhibition. Submissions may include painting, graphic design, mixed media, and photography. Entry Fee: $35 Minimum: 3 Images Additional images: $10 Membership is encouraged. SUBMIT YOUR ART at southendarts.net. DEADLINE For Submissions: DECEMBER 20, 2021 at NOON. Click link in bio. Member art will also be available for purchase on the SEA website virtual ARTS Gallery, all sales benefit the artist and support SEA's commitment to Progress for All in the ARTS. .. .. .. #artcollection #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #cltartsagenda #equityexhibition #culturalbridges #artforchange #artists #nonprofit #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #collectingart #contemporaryart #southendarts_ #cultureforall #axios #qcitynerve #cltcheap #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #queencitynerve #qcitymetro #charlottesgotalot #cltcheap #wheretobeclt
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So many fun times with @cltiscreative “HUG IT OUT”. HUG stands for Helpful Unfettered Gifts, which are micro grants that Charlotte is Creative gives out to creatives. 

Bringing creatives together for authentic talk and that little extra nudge to get our projects off the ground is Matt Olin & Tim Miner’s superpower!! 

Thank you all! Our HUG built the first  SEA website and opened doors for equity art exhibitions, building cultural bridges and empowering local artists and their communities. 
📸: Jessica Baryla
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 #artcollection #artcollections #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #clt #collectingart
#contemporaryart #contemporaryartist
#Contemporaryartists #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #cltartsagenda
So many fun times with @cltiscreative “HUG IT OUT”. HUG stands for Helpful Unfettered Gifts, which are micro grants that Charlotte is Creative gives out to creatives. Bringing creatives together for authentic talk and that little extra nudge to get our projects off the ground is Matt Olin & Tim Miner’s superpower!! Thank you all! Our HUG built the first SEA website and opened doors for equity art exhibitions, building cultural bridges and empowering local artists and their communities. 📸: Jessica Baryla .. .. .. #artcollection #artcollections #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorworld #artforchange #artists #artist #artduringcovid19 #artsale #charlotte #charlottenc #clt #collectingart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #Contemporaryartists #discoverclt #exploreclt #eji #cltartsagenda
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