The sixth artist in SECCA's new curated sale series, Southern Idiom, Cindy Taplin, is a Winston-Salem based painter.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cindy Taplin was born in High Point and has spent most of her life in Forsyth County. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics at Salem College, where she also studied studio art. Her paintings were exhibited annually at Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem from 2009–2017, and she was a founding member of Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem. She became a shop artist at The Marta Blades Shop in the Sawtooth School in Winston-Salem last year. She mostly creates large acrylic paintings, but also loves to make tiny landscape paintings for Artists in Cellophane to send all to Art-o-Mat hosts all over the United States. For more information about Taplin visit cindytaplin.net.

The reception is free and open to the public. Taplin's artwork will be available for purchase and will remain on display through October 7.

Located in SECCA's Preview Gallery, Southern Idiom is a new series that explores local artists and the variety of forms they produce. Past artists include Frank Campion, Kevin Calhoun, Eric Juth, Laura Lashley, and Travis Philips. Artwork in the series is for sale, and proceeds benefit both the artist and SECCA's exhibition fund.