Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Uptown Girl

My ArtPop image, Beauty Is Here Because I Am Here, is now an Uptown girl. See her on the news rack at 5th and North Tryon Streets in front of The Capital Grille (Charlotte, NC).

Many thanks to the Arts & Science Council, Adams Outdoor Advertising and the Charlotte Center City Partners for this opportunity.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PBS Charlotte: ArtPop Story

As a 2015 ArtPop artist, I was selected to be interviewed by PBS Charlotte for a story about the ArtPop program. Checkout the ArtPop story that recently aired on PBS Charlotte's magazine program, Carolina Impact.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sala Faruq ArtPop Billboard

Title: Beauty is Here Because I am Here
Medium: Gourd, mixed media
Artist: Sala Faruq
On February 4, 2015, I had the opportunity to view my ArtPop billboard for the first time. Wow!

My billboard is currently located on Wilkinson Boulevard near the airport. The location will vary throughout the year. To find out where to spot my work and the work of the other 19 ArtPop artists, visit:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Announcing: Sala Faruq 2015 ArtPop Artist

Title: Beauty Is Here Because I am Here
Media: Gourd and mixed media
Artist: Sala Faruq
I am excited to announce that I have been selected as a 2015 ArtPop artist. As an artist, my work (see above) and the work of 19 other local artists is being featured on available billboard space within the Charlotte region throughout 2015.
To learn more about the ArtPop program and to find out where to spot my work, visit  www.charlottecultureguide.com/page/artpop


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Countdown to RAW's AXIS Charlotte

There are just four more days to RAW’s AXIS event in Charlotte. As a featured artist, Sala Faruq has a ticket quota to meet. Every ticket you purchase on her behalf helps to support her place in the show. Even if you can’t make it to the event, your donation allows her to take advantage of all the resources provided by RAW. If you haven’t brought your ticket to the show, please do so now.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. 
As one of the first 20 people to purchase a ticket on behalf of Sala Faruq by Wednesday, October 22, 2014, your name will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of two gifts. Winner gets to choose either a Sala Faruq EcoFab gourd art necklace (see below) or a set of her Afro-Originals® Heritage Collection notecards (see below) each valued at $20.00 each. 
Sala Faruq - Heritage Collection Set of Notecards
Sala Faruq - EcoFab Gourd Art Necklace


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Best Dang Gourd Dog . . .

A friend sent me a newspaper clipping of Dan Piraro's cartoon, Best dang gourd dog I ever raised (see below). I love gourds, and I love dogs. The cartoon is too adorable for words.

If you like this cartoon and want to see more of Piraro's work, go to his blog and facebook page.
Copyright © 2014 by Dan Piraro. All rights reserved.
Permission to post by Dan Piraro.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Sala Faruq Featured Artist at RAW: Charlotte Presents AXIS

RAW: Charlotte presents Axis event flyer featuring artist Sala Faruq.
Charlotte-based artist Sala Faruq is featured at RAW: Charlotte presents AXIS. She is showcasing her EcoFab Gourd Art Jewelry and introducing her Afro-Originals® line of eco-friendly products featuring vintage images from the African Diaspora.
RAW is an international independent arts organization. It promotes and fosters creativity by showcasing local talent at multi-faceted artistic events in the Australia, Canada, England and the United States. A typical event features a film screening, music performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and featured hairstylist and makeup artist.
AXIS is to be held at the Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This event is appropriate for all ages. Attire is fashionable. The festivities are from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.