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ARTISTS WHO TEACH 2021 Exhibition Celebrates Visual Art Educators

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – In celebration of Arts In Education, Ellington-White Community Development Corporation (EWCDC) presents the third annual Artists Who Teach 2021: National Arts Education Exhibition on display now through December 11, 2021, at The Arts Center located at 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville.

With support from the Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County, the national juried competition displays over fifty artworks from current and former Visual Art Educators and Art Education. Students of all ages and genres benefit from the arts as part of a complete education that is essential to artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creative imagination taught through the impact of contemporary visual artistry by way of conventional and innovative methods and materials.

Juror Dwight Smith, artist, MFA, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Fayetteville State University, and Ellington-White founder selected the artworks from a CaFE national call for art. Special guest juror Jonathan Chestnut, MFA, Chair, and Department of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University awarded prizes to the top six artworks:


Larry Hamilton, Wichita Falls, TX

Wanna Dance

Oil, 2018


Angela Stout, Fayetteville, NC


Clay Sculpture, 2020


Harris Wiltsher, Tallahassee, FL

Tranquil Crown

Serigraph, 2020


Ron Beckham, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Portrait of Alston Watson, Watercolor, 2021

Shane Booth, Benson, NC

Spirit Totem, Mixed Media Photographic Triptych, 2021

Scott Wittman, Philadelphia, PA

Jump Rock, Photograph, 2019

Leslie B. Bailey, Pinehurst, NC

Pink Falling Sunset, Acrylic Mixed Media, 2021

Michael Romagano

Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric, Ink, Spray Enamel


Jessica Burke, Charlotte, NC

Harris Wiltsher, Tallahassee, FL

Martha Cederstrom, Forest Knolls, CA

Connie Creek, Lake Quivira, KS

Mitchell Eismont, Dayton, OH

Mark Flake, Statesville, NC

Frankie Freeman, Fayetteville, NC

Ting Wang, Stillwater, OK

Trish Klenow, Apex, NC

Soni Martin, Fayetteville, NC

Tori Parrish, Ashville, NC

Mary Rowland, Hansville, WA

Mimi Sheiner, El Cerrito, CA

Dwight Smith, Fayetteville, NC

Skylor Swann, Fayetteville, NC

“The support for this project helps to assist Ellington-White in implementing our mission of providing high quality art events for the community,” says Calvin Mims, EWCDC Executive Director.

"The Arts Council of Fayetteville is proud to partner with EWCDC in support of the Artists Who Teach 2021 exhibit,” says Bob Pinson, Interim President and CEO of the Arts Council. “Project Support Grants for 2020-21 will help fund 20 projects facilitated by 15 nonprofit organizations. These projects strengthen our communities through arts and youth education programs, exhibitions, workshops, festivals, concerts, and more.”

View the full collection of Artist Who Teach 2021 artworks at


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Christy McNeil

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Ellington-White Community Development Corporation (EWCDC) is a non-profit, arts-based community development corporation reflecting and responding to artistic cultural diversity while generating and supporting high quality and diverse cultural experiences in all of the arts and arts-related disciplines.

Located at 113 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville, NC, the Ellington-White Contemporary is an art gallery for emerging and professional artists featuring a yearly exhibition schedule of national and local artists, national touring exhibitions, and curatorial research projects in the visual arts and the humanities. Several of these exhibitions are collaborations with other area arts presenting agencies that include the Fayetteville State University Rosenthal Art Gallery and the Cumberland County Public Library.


The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County (ACFCC)is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS.

Founded in 1973, the ACFCC has served as a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the greater community by administering programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate economic growth, reinforce child education through the arts, and enhance the cultural identity of the arts and entertainment district.

In the year 2020-21, the ACFCC distributed $1.1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities. Grants, programs, and services of the ACFCC are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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