The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents 12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State, an exhibition of North Carolina-based artists.

February 1, 2018 to April 22, 2018.

An opening night reception with many of the artists attending will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury to participate in the12 X12 pop-up artist salon series at SECCA during 2016-2017. The artists in the series represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. The artists are Elizabeth Alexander, Endia Beal, Martha Clippinger, Bill Fick, Mijoo Kim, Beverly McIver, Katy Mixon, Kirsten Stolle, Bob Trotman, Hong-An Truong, Lee Walton, and Pinar Yoldas.

With a history of excellence and leadership in identifying and exhibiting artists of the Southeast, and of presenting their work alongside national and international artists, SECCA gives national exposure and recognition to artists in the region and continues its mission to support the arts in its home state and reflect the mission of its home city of Winston-Salem, N.C. – The City of Arts and Innovation.

Through the 12X12 series, SECCA strives to recognize the achievements of contemporary artists, as we have done in the past with the Southeast Seven and the Awards in the Visual Arts (AVA). The Southeast Seven were Southeastern Artists Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and SECCA from 1976 to 1989. The Artists in the Visual Arts Awards (AVA), conceived by SECCA and supported by the NEA and Rockefeller Foundation, began in 1982 and continued through 1992. This award was a national fellowship for American visual artists.

The 12X12 artists were selected by Cora Fisher (Curator of Contemporary Art, SECCA) and four guest jurors: Linda Dougherty (Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art); Lia Newman (Director and Curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College); Marshall Price (Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University); and Mary Anne Redding (Curator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts). 12X12 is an arts initiative sponsored by the Flow Foundation.