New Artist Members
Carrie Alter, Jaclyn Bowie, Eric Hunter, Mark Stephenson
Upfront & Lobby Galleries
July 4-26, 2014
First Friday Gallery Walk: July 4, 6-10pm
Eric Hunter, 21st Century Landscape #4
Each summer, we celebrate new artist members to Artspace. The works of Carrie Alter, Jaclyn Bowie, Eric Hunter, and Mark Stephenson demonstrate the wide range of art being made in our open studio environment and by artists in our fast-growing region today.
Carrie Alter received a BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, where she studied drawing and painting, and a BA in art history at the University of Tampa. She later went on to earn her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been a visiting lecturer for the past four years in the Art Department at UNC-Chapel Hill and currently teaches in the Art department at Meredith College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country in curated exhibitions and internationally juried shows. Currently, Alter works out of her studio in Chapel Hill, using her oils to create paintings that are ominous reminders of our own vulnerability.
Jaclyn Bowie is a North Carolina native and received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Appalachian State University. Born in High Point, she is a currently a community artist-in-residence at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Select exhibitions include Schwa Show: 12th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; SUM Art Works: Intern & Emerging Artist Exhibition, Barn 2 Gallery, Salem, NY; and Malus Domestica, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC. While not crafting her universe in the studio, Bowie enjoys teaching art workshops, raising chickens, and growing vegetables.
Eric Hunter attended Napa Valley College where he majored in music for three semesters before discovering the visual arts. He continued his undergraduate work at nearby Sonoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art studio. Hunter earned his MFA from University of Maryland. His work has been included in several exhibitions, such as Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennial, CA and Contemporary South at Visual Art Exchange, and will be featured in a solo exhibition at one of Visual Art Exchange’s Community Exchange Venues. Hunter currently teaches art studio classes at Wake Tech Community College as an adjunct faculty member.
North Carolina native Mark Stephenson is a graduate of Pfeiffer University, NC State University and UNC-Greensboro where he earned degrees in engineering and music. Stephenson is a full-time artist, devoting much of his time to commissioned portraits. He has exhibited in many national juried exhibitions and solo shows. In May of 2014, Stephenson was an artist-in-residence at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy. He was also selected as one of nine 2014 Community Supported Artists by the Arts and Science Council, and recently received a cultural development grant from the Rowan Arts Council. Stephenson is a member of several professional societies including, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, and the Campagna Society of Artists.