Shows

MELATONIN OVERDRIVE

January 27 — March 31, 2024
2800 Lawndale Drive, Suite 107, Greensboro NC 27408
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 4 — 8p
A gallery exhibition focused on the use of color, vibrant and saturated colors, abstract forms, and psychedelic adjacent themes. Featuring exemplary North Carolina based artists.

 

a/perture Cinema 2023 Picture Card Series Exhibition

September 1 — October 28, 2023
251 Spruce Street N, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Reception: Tuesday, September 26, 5 — 7p

Downtown Winston-Salem art cinema house, a/perture Cinema invited Les III along with 11 other NC visual artists to feature their art on the big screen each month as a prelude to every theatrical presentation. In addition the 12 featured artists will have a group exhibition at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, also in downtown. This show marks the first public exhibition of artwork from Les’ 2021 Series, Spectral Wings.

Click to follow the link to view Les’ big screen short.

 

FUSE Makers Market 2023

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27106

10a — 5p

ETHEREAL is a collection of upcycled spirit animals in mixed media gracing found bottles and cans. These little creatures breathe life again as we humans continue to clutter up their homes. Fitting then the trash transcends and become objects humans collect instead of tossing. These spirit animals along with additional mixed media originals and other Les III one-of-a-kinds graces the second annual FUSE Maker’s Market, an outdoor event created by the Metal Mavens; a trio of makers and friends collaborating to bolster artists and creative careers by facilitating dialog, making connections, strengthening communities, and generating opportunities.

Aligned with their mission, Tavia Brown, Erica Stankwytch Bailey and Annie Grimes Williams, are once again partnering with SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, who will host the market on the historic grounds of Hanes House. Along with a community of 42 artists exhibiting at FUSE, this one day show will also feature 4 local food trucks and have experiences with collaborating local businesses and organizations, such as The Art SHAC and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

Upcycled mixed media spirit animals.

Visual Index at Camino

March 1 –May 31, 2023
310 W 4th St Ste B, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7a-6p, Fri-Sat: 7a-10p

Free Reception: Friday, May 12, 5p-6:30p

19 NC-based visual artists strut their stuff on the walls amid fresh baked cafe coffee mainstay Camino in downtown. Les III’s brand-new-year-in-the-making-Camino-solo-show slated for 2022 got jacked at the last minute. Because COVID. Because bakery renovation. Luckily he got picked up by another downtown gallery, Visual Index who very much wanted to exclusively exhibit his artwork. Then Les flipped the narrative. Since he was prevented from showing at Camino, he asked Camino and Visual Index to work together to host a future joint art exhibit featuring lotsa tasty Visual Index Gallery artists. They agreed. Here it is. And it is gorgeous. And if that’s not sweet enough — 15% of artist sales go to the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Anybody want a muffin?

 

Les III artwork gracing the Camino wall

FUSE @ SECCA: A Makers Market

April 23, 2022
750 Marguerite Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106
11a — 7p
The Metal Mavens is a collaborative project founded by Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Annie Grimes Williams and Tavia Brown. They created Metal Mavens to stay connected, build on their creative community and create opportunities for artists and makers. FUSE at SECCA : A Makers Market is their first event of its kind. For this inaugural show they are partnering with SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, who will host the market on the beautiful grounds. The single-day market will coincide with the RiverRun International Film Festival and share overlapping audiences and reach. Partnership and collaboration are key to our vision and we are excited to build this together. & debuting brand new Les III mixed media illustrations.
ink image of lone wolf in rugby in love

HEARTSTRONG FARM ART

August 7 — September 25, 2021
239 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty, NC 27298
Reception: Saturday, August 7, 10a — 11a
Demo Workshop: Saturday, August 21, 10a
An exhibition cataloging Heartstrong Farm’s mighty produce & flower CSA season with on-site illustrations featuring handmade black walnut ink.
Farmer Eva amid Les III farm art illustrations in a log cabin

ETHEREAL

August 21 — September 24, 2020
223 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344
Reception: Friday, August 21, 5p — 10p
Celebrated artist of plush quirk, John Murphy teams up with Les III for a show of the space between the road and the sky.  ETHEREAL explores what we keep, what we transform, and what we cast off in a spiritual, creature kind of way.
creatures and cans made of recycled materials by Les III and John Murphy collide with stars in ETHEREAL

Annual Founding Members Exhibition

January 12 — March 21, 2020
200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Reception: Sunday, January 12, 3p
Greensboro’s historic and celebrated African American gallery breathes fresh air into its first exhibition of the year.  Award winning featured artist, Steven Cozart invites & curates his professional colleagues, creating a solid multicultural experience for your eyesoul.
African American Atelier's exhibition flyer

The Bicycle: Art Meets Form

August 30 — September 28, 2018
220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5:30p — 7p
This is the fourth annual juried bicycle themed art exhibit.  It is held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation in downtown High Point.
The exhibit will include 73 pieces by 57 artists from across the U.S.  and all of the art relates in some way to bicycles or cycling. This exciting collection includes works in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, and photography. There are a number of three dimensional works constructed from a variety of materials including recycled bicycle parts.

Monster Drawing Rally

August 24, 2018
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5:30p — 7p
75 invited artists draw.  Patrons watch and imbibe.  Djs spin.  And we all enjoy the magic of live visual art making.

 

Four Saints Art Wall Project

August 1– October 31, 2017
218 S Fayetteville St., Asheboro NC 27203
Reception: Friday, October 6, 5:30p — 7p
— closing out the year-and-a-half long inaugural Art Wall Project.  Planning on working on the fresh, new artwork on location: a 12ft x 4.5 ft wall in the taproom.
large scale Les III painting

Sweet N Low

June 22 — August 27, 2017
1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek CA 94596
(925) 295 — 1417
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6p — 8p
Admission: $5; includes wine and hors d’oeuvres
From Bedford Gallery website: Sweet n Low features artwork from over 130 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, we’re unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond!  Sweet n Low is part invitational and part juried exhibition, juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.

 

 

Urban Expressions

June 1 — August 4, 2017
220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point NC 27260
Reception: Thursday, June 1, 5:30p — 7:30p
21 artists design 34 mural concepts for possible install among High Point’s downtown buildings.

Soul Food

December 1– 31, 2016
310B W 4th St, Winston-Salem NC 27101
Reception: Friday, December 2, 6p — 7p
Spirits aglow with 23 new mixed media illustrations celebrating the warmth found amid winter.

Necro Nectar

October 7, 2016 — October 31, 2016
207 W. 6th Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101
Reception: Friday, October 7, 7p — 10p
They asked NC visual arts Dane Walters, Les Caison III, and Lye Lawrence to create something dark for an October exhibition.  The result is three collaborative paintings, and three additional bodies of art from each of these artists.  Behold the dead bodies of fresh, organic art before the smell of decay overcomes you.  Les III debuts 10 skeleton illustrations on recycled paper.

Cherry Bounce

September 2, 2016 — January 15, 2017
415 Academy Drive, Town of Abingdon, Virginia 24210
Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6p — 8p
Democracy is the central tenant of the United States of America; the voices of the people are heard through their elected representatives. Art is almost inextricably tied to the political landscape. As long as we have held elections, candidates have commissioned campaign posters to spread their messages, and political cartoons continue to succinctly depict the great debates and discourses of our government. For this exhibit, artists living and working in the greater Appalachian region will create unique works in reaction to a randomly selected political poster or cartoon from a historic presidential election.  Curated by Eric Drummond Smith.

The Element Of Time

September 1, 2016 — September 30, 2016
Reception: Friday, September 2, 6p — 8p
Odds and ends.  Beginnings and remainings.  Nearly 18 years of fresh Les III artwork.

Going Down

August 5, 2016 — August 31, 2016
Reception: Friday, August 1, 6p — 8p
beautiful darkness

The Lighter Side Of Satan

March 1, 2016 — May 31, 2016
Reception: Friday, April 1, 6:30p — 8:30p
Dark Lord.  Light cheesecake.  Dark beer.
— a trifecta of taste by Les III, Cheesecakes By Alex, and Four Saints Brewing Company.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Up

January 22, 2016 — March 11, 2016

Reception (resched): Thursday, February 18, 5:30p — 7:30p
When you invite people to look up, you grant them the opportunity when they ask.

 

Thank You Show Part II

January 1, 2016 — January 31, 2016
Reception: Friday, January 1, 6p — 8p
A downtown business for your eyes and ears that puts their money where their mouth is when they say they support the arts.

Drawing Show

January 1, 2016 — January 31, 2016
Reception: Friday, January 1, 7p — 10p
We are mark makers.  And we make marks for you to consider with your hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful Self Conscious

December 4, 2015 — December 30, 2015
Reception: Friday, December 4, 6p — 7p
New drawings that capture colorful blushes in black & white on flesh tone.

 

Looking Up 

June 5, 2015 — June 30, 2015
Reception: Friday, June 5, 7p — 10p
15 paintings exploring the things that move us forward — and fresh cloud drawings too.

Looking Up 

May 2, 2015 — May 26, 2015
Reception: Tuesday, May 5, 5:30p — 7:30p
15 paintings exploring the things that move us forward.

Looking Up 

December 5, 2014 — March 21, 2015
15 paintings exploring the things that move us forward.

The Winter Show Invitational

December 07, 2013 — January 12, 2014

Green Hill Center for NC Art
A fine selection of North Carolina fine artists

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