found objects

by Keith Barber

Only 11 more shopping days until Christmas! If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, look no further than the Piedmont Triad’s fantastic art galleries for last-minute shopping ideas.

Artworks Gallery presents its holiday exhibit through Dec. 31, a group show of all its exhibiting members in a variety of mediums such as oil paintings, photography, sculpture, prints, and works on paper.

Artworks is located at 564 N. Trade St. in the heart of Winston-Salem’s Arts District. For further info, call 336.723.5890.

The Sawtooth School for Visual Art is also holding its annual holiday sale through Dec. 23. Deck the Halls offers handcrafted gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art, located at 251 N. Spruce St., is open daily until 6 p.m. For further info, call 336.723.7395.

Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem presents Handel’s Messiah on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Robert Moody, the Winston-Salem Symphony concert features Jessica Cates, Meghann Vaughn, Jonathan Blalock, Sidney Outlaw and the Messiah Festival Chorus. For further info, call 336.464.0145.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem presents its Winter Showcase through Jan. 6. For further info, call 336.722.0340. The Womble Carlyle Gallery presents Homage to Abstraction: Artists of the Enrichment Center Respond to Modern Masters through Jan. 28. Sponsored by the Enrichment Center, Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County, the exhibit features local artists Shanthony Exum, Andrew Fansler, Matt, Groce, Laura Lashley, Jason Lancaster, Jae Pitt, April Anders, Emily Caldwell, Chris Cuthrell, Josh Lawrence, Adam Lefevre, Kenneth McMahan, Marjorie Waser, and Valarie Williams. For further info, call 336.747.1426.

Gateway Gallery in Winston-Salem presents Buy Some Cheer through Dec. 16. Featuring arts and fine crafts affordably priced for holiday gift giving by local artists Nadine Buckinger, Ian Dennis, Jack Hernon, Ricky Needham and Nicole Uzzell. A bargain basement sale of Gateway Gallery features items by the Artists of Gateway Studios and a holiday dedication ornament tree. For further info, call 336.777.0076.

Finally, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art continues its exhibit Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Dec. 31. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell. For further info, call 336.758.5150.