2021 Annual Art Show

The Sanford Brush & Palette Club cordially invites you to our 56th Annual Art Show.  Held in the Bob E. Hales Center at 147 McIver Street in Sanford, this show will run from October 16th to the 23rd and feature original artwork by local, member artists.  We anticipate that there will be about 1000 works on display.  Come and meet the artists and enjoy the beautiful artwork.  The tentative schedule for the Art Show is:

  • Saturday, October 16 – 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, October 17 – 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22 – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 23 – 10 am to 6 pm

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  The Hales Center is handicapped accessible with free parking nearby.

Countdown to Opening Day



This is an exclusive preview event for those invited to take part in this year’s Patron of the Arts program.   Participating Patrons and their guests will be invited to view and purchase artwork before the Art Show opens to the public. 

Become a Patron

Member artists are invited to “Mix & Mingle” at the Hales Center  from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.   At 7:30 pm, the awards presentation program begins.   

Several of our artists will be at the show working on various projects.  Meet the artists, ask questions, and learn about materials and techniques.  Social distancing observed. 

Join us on Friday night (October 22nd) for Art After Dark. Our doors will be open late (6 pm to 9 pm), so come enjoy the art show after hours. There will be a little night music and some fun.  No refreshments allowed at the venue this year.  Social distancing observed.

Enter to win an original art piece by Mickey Pace.  It will be  raffled off on Sunday, October 24th at 1:00 pm.  Tickets may be purchased during the Art Show.   Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.   Ticket holders must be 18 years or older but need not be present to win.  

Art Angels Raffle


"Angel Tulip Bowl" by Mickey Pace

Mickey Pace, winner of the 2019 Best in Show award, has generously donated one of her original art pieces to the Sanford Brush & Palette Club to help raise funds to support our Art Angels for Budding Artists program.  This fabulous sculpture is 11-1/4″ in diameter and 3″ high.  Hand thrown and pierced, the clay sculpture then passes through several glazing and firing processes before taking its final coloration.  What a lovely addition to your home or office! 

The art piece will be on display during the Art Show and tickets may be purchased at the Raffle Desk ($1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets).  The raffle will take place at 1 pm on October 24th.  Ticket holders must be 18 years or older but need not be present at the drawing to win. Find more of  Mickey’s artwork at the show or at https://www.sbpcgallery.com/.

Our Sponsors

Funding and services to support this year’s Art Show have been graciously provided by our sponsors.  We sincerely thank each and every one!  If you enjoyed the show, please support the organizations and businesses that helped us bring it to you!!

Camelback Brewing Company

Catherine Ann’s

Gulley’s Garden Center

Hugger Mugger Brewing Company

Millie’s Mama Bakes

Pittsboro Gallery of Art

Sandra’s Bakery


Smoothie King

Temple Theatre

The Chocolate Cellar

The Sweet Shop

Wild Dogs Brewing Company

Yarborough’s Ice Cream



Beverly Brookshire

Reggie Carde

Chris Dalton

Everett Cox

Wanda Geske

Doris Gulley

Mickey Pace

Doug & Maria Rowe

Title background artwork is “Mother Nature III” by Mickey Pace