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LITMUS GALLERY & STUDIOS participates in Raleigh's First Friday Art Walk held each month of the year.  In addition to having featured artists each month, Litmus studio artists also have their art on display and their studios open for touring.  Paintings, photography, pottery, mixed media art, drawings/sketches, and sculpture are some of the art forms available for viewing and purchase each month.

All Souls Dream

March 6-27, 2015

Litmus Gallery & Studios

312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Reception: Friday, March 6, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Exhibit open: Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment (919-571-3605 / artvision@bellsouth.net

Exhibit closes: Friday, 2:00 pm, March 27, 2015

Exhibit description:  People's dreams are from the subconscious mind but where are the dreams of a soul from? In this show Anthony Garcia-Copian painted  the images of what a soul dreams.

BIO: Anthony Garcia-Copian was born in Cuba, raised in Madrid and Miami. He is an award winning Playwright and currently resides in Raleigh, N.C. with his husband fashion designer Lucien Baird.

Website: copianart.com 




 April 3-24, 2015

 Litmus Gallery & Studios

 312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

 Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 Exhibit open: Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment (919-571-3605 / artvision@bellsouth.net

 Exhibit closes: Friday, 2:00 pm, February 24, 2015

 Exhibit description:  Featured artists Hoop & Stick and Marwen El Hicheri  have created an exciting exhibit in which our heroes give commentary and take pot shots at the human condition through mixed media collage and illustration. 





In order to give artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, Litmus Gallery & Studios provides a space each month for 1-4 artists to host an art exhibit.  Selected artists are to work collaboratively to share the areas available for art display, install the exhibit, provide labels for the exhibited art, help advertise the exhibit, and attend the First Friday 6-9 PM reception for the exhibit.  Basic refreshments will be provided and featured artist are welcome to supplement the refreshments provided with additional items if they wish.  All works of art exhibited must be for sale.  Works must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period.  Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery selection committee.  To facilitate advertising the exhibit, featured artists are to submit, at least two weeks prior to the month that the exhibit is occurring, a title for the exhibit plus a sentence or two that describes the work being displayed.  

Presentation Specifications: All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging with wire.  Wire must not be frayed and must support the weight of the piece.  No “saw tooth” hangers may be used.  Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction.  2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.

Liability: Exhibiting artists retain ownership of all work exhibited at Litmus Gallery & Studios.  Works are exhibited at the risk of the artist.  Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.  Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth here. 

Sales: Sales will be encouraged.  Litmus Gallery & Studios will retain a commission of 30% on all sales.  The artist is committed to the sale price placed on the art at the time of delivery.  In order to encourage sales Litmus Gallery participates in Raleigh’s GRCVB SmartCard program. A discount of 10% on one work by a featured artist is offered to each leisure visitor and convention attendee shopping at our gallery.  The 10% discount is taken out of the gallery commission and the artist still receives 70% of the sales price.

Installation of Art: Arrangements for installation of art should be made one week prior to the month that the art is to be displayed by calling (919) 571-3605 or emailing artvision@bellsouth.net.  Artists are responsible for installing their art and labeling installed art with the name of the work, size, medium and price.   

Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition.  Unsold works should be picked up noon-2 pm on the Friday that the exhibition ends or by special arrangement.

Inventory: Exhibiting artists are to complete and submit two copies of the inventory form, listing all art being exhibited with the title of the work, dimensions, medium and price.  A Featured Artist registration form with the Inventory attached is to be turned in when the art is installed in the gallery. 

Applying: Artists interested in exhibiting their work should email artvision@bellsouth.net expressing their interest, months they would be interested in exhibiting, best phone contact number, and three (3) attached photos that show examples of their work that are labeled with the title of the work, dimensions, medium, and price.

Selection: Artists selected for an exhibition at Litmus Gallery will be emailed the “Featured Artist Form” along with other pertinent information. 


Studio Spaces For Rent

Litmus Gallery & Studios has studio spaces of varying dimensions for rent.  Open spaces within the building as well as lockable spaces are available and are priced from $150 to $320 per month.  Spaces are heated and air conditioned and artists have 24/7 access to their studios.  Email: artvision@bellsouth.net to check on availability.




The clay torso sculpture created is a representation of the trunk of the body.  In addition, it includes a small part of the neck but not the head, a portion of the arms above the elbow, and the legs above the knees.  A client can be sculpted in either a standing, seated, or reclining pose.  If a standing pose is selected, the completed sculpture will be approximately 12 inches in height -- ideal for displaying on a coffee or end table, bookshelf, or pedestal. 


It normally takes two 3-hour sessions, scheduled on different days, to complete the sculpture.  Occasionally, depending on the complexity of the pose, an additional session may be required.  During each 3-hour session the client will pose nude for 20 minute time intervals separated by 5-minute breaks.  Upon completion, the sculpture will be air-dried for several weeks and then bisque fired.  Once fired, a clear acrylic matte finish will be applied to seal the surface.  Felt will be placed on the base of the sculpture.  If a client is not available to pose in person, a torso sculpture can be completed using just photos.


Sculpting sessions are normally conducted during afternoons or evenings, Sunday through Thursday.  However, sessions can be scheduled at other times to fit a client’s schedule.


Sculpting sessions will be held in the artist’s studio located at 312 West Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh.  Litmus Art Gallery and several other studios are located in the same building.


The cost of a commissioned clay torso sculpture as described is $375.00, which is due at the completion of the sculpture.  If the completed sculpture does not meet the client’s expectations or for any other reasons the client does not wish to proceed with the purchase, the client may decline the purchase without additional financial obligation.  If the purchase is declined the completed sculpture will become the property of the sculptor.  Clients will not receive any payment for the time spent posing for the sculpture. 

*Information and prices on additional sculptural options are available upon request.


James (Jim) Fatata is an accomplished artist who specializes in figurative sculpture.  His works have been juried into numerous art shows and exhibitions.  You can see examples of his work by visiting Litmus Art Gallery and his studio at 312 W. Cabarrus St. in Raleigh, NC or by viewing his work on the web at www.litmusgallery.com or www.tristatesculptors.org.


Additional Information: Raleigh Sculpture Group / Modeling Opportunities

Resident Artists

Take a few minutes and tour the gallery by selecting any of the images below for an artist profile & information.



JoAnn Lobur


Jim Fatata

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Litmus Gallery & Studios  -  312 W. Cabarrus St.
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