04, 2013 Satin blue goblet study, by Kenny Pieper, was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 North Carolina Artist Exhibition in Raleigh. / David Ramsey Photographer
Kenny Pieper was the grand prize winner in the North Carolina Artists Exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Art Center. This award prompted the Asheville Citizen-Times to publish a nice feature about Kenny, which includes this quote: “Glass can never be ‘mastered’ in the sense you reach a point you have complete control over it,” Pieper said. “It is material that begs to be worked with, not worked at. … Just the act of creating is a large part of what gives my life meaning and keeps me engaged with the world.”
n 1978-79 The Raleigh Fine Arts Society sponsored its first juried show for multi-media art created by Wake County artists. Since then, the show has expanded and now represents artists from across the state of North Carolina. Being displayed in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts, this wonderful array of art is viewed by thousands of spectators. Our annual Exhibition enables North Carolina artists to achieve greater recognition throughout the state and country.