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NEWS: 2024: Winner - Kirk's painting, 'Uptown Delight', has won the Charlotte 'Shout' Poster Competition. The image will be used on all advertising collateral associated with the week long festival celebrating the arts in Charlotte, NC


Collection of Center City Partners, Charlotte NC

EXHIBIT: 'PAINTING: 1991 - 2023, CELEBRATING 30+ YEARS AS A CHARLOTTE ARTIST;' Solo exhibit at at Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery, 700 North Tryon St., Charlotte NC 28202 - Opening Reception 5/20/2023 Closing 6/24/2023


NEWS: 2022 FOUNDRY GALLERY in Washington D.C. has selected Kirk's painting, 'Some Assembly Required', to be part of their juried exhibit, 'Artists Choice 2022'. The show will run the month of August with an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 6. Foundry is one of D.C's oldest and most prestigious artist-owned galleries.


PUBLISHED: Carmina Magazine has published 3 Kirk paintings in their Sept 2021 issue, including their cover image 


EXHIBIT: 'RUMINATIONS ON THE HUMAN CONDITION' Solo exhibit at The Iredell Arts Council Galleries, Statesville, NC. 3 - 4/2020


WINNER: 7/2019 My painting, 'Starving Poets Dance Despite Their Circumstance for Art is Also Sustenance' won the Artists Showcase for 'A Tale Of Two Charlottes: Hope Through Art' sponsored by Leading On Opportunity and The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg  


NEWS: 2019: Dozens of Kirk's images are now licensed to High Quality canvas & framed prints are available for purchase here


RECENT EXHIBIT: 'CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART at Projective Eye Gallery, UNC Charlotte Center City Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Public Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:30PM. Invitation only


NEWS: 2018: NoDa BREWING COMPANY selected Kirk, along with 14 other Charlotte artists, to produce a painting for permanent installation in their tap room.


RECENT EXHIBIT: 'RETROSPECTIVE: PAINTINGS FROM 1989 - 2017' at Studio-X, 433 E 22nd St, Charlotte, NC. Public Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017, 7 - 10pm


NEWS: Kirk's Painting, 'Double Door Inn', has been selected for the cover of 'Tangents', a Charlotte periodical published in December, 2016


COMMISSIONED - Community Supported Arts Program. Kirk was one of 9 artists selected to receive $2000 to produce 50 small paintings for donors and collectors. Sponsored by Arts & Science Council/Charlotte-Mecklenburg. - 2017

NEWS: Kirk's Painting, 'Bridge at Freedom Park', has been selected for the cover of Queen's University's literary magazine, 'Signet', published in April, 2015


NEWS: 3 of Kirk's paintings were accepted into the juried exhibition, 'SHOWDOWN', at Hart Wizten Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The exhibit is March 7, 2015


NEWS: Kirk's Painting, 'Tree in Fog' has been selected for the juried exhibit, 'Tree Party' at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte. Juror is nationally acclaimed artist, Andy Braitman. Opening Reception: Friday, Sept., 5, 2014. Exhibit runs through Sept. 


NEWS: Kirk's Painting, 'August Sighs, Leaves Whisper' is now on a Billboard in Charlotte. As part of a project called 'PopArt', Sponsored by the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte and Adams Outdoor Advertising, Kirk was one of 20 local artists selected for billboards. The image will rotate to different billboard locations throughout 2014. In addition, the images will be placed on Newstands in Uptown Charlotte.

NEWS:  Jerry Kirk interview featured in the Charlotte Observer 12/11/11

NEWS: Jerry Kirk's painting, 'THE BLOWING ROCK', was selected as the cover of the town of Blowing Rock's 2012 monthly calendar




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