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Opening Reception: SAS Pop-Up Art Show

Jul 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



WHAT: The Umstead Hotel & Spa announces a temporary pop-up art show. The special, limited engagement will feature works of art by North Carolina-based SAS artists-in-residence Juliana Craig and Pete Sack. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m., The Umstead will host a complimentary opening reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and wine. The collection will be on display beginning July 1 and run through the end of the month.


Both artists-in-residence at SAS, Craig and Sack’s works of art must be versatile, moving with ease from abstract to representational imagery, from oils and acrylics to watercolors and pastels, from two dimensions to three, from an intimate scale to a monumental one. When they are not painting, the artists assist SAS with art acquisitions, researching new artists, commissioning and procuring art and cataloguing the ever-growing collection.

WHEN: Opening Reception

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

To reserve a spot, please call 919.447.4050; the opening reception is complimentary.


Juliana Craig joined as SAS Artist in Residence in 2000 soon after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Studio Art.  Since childhood, SAS has been a part of her life, as her father has been a software engineer with SAS since 1976. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. When she relocated to North Carolina, Craig came to SAS to apply for a job with the company that had long been an important part of her life. Craig was hired as a SAS Artist in Residence in 2000 and has more than 300 pieces in the collection.

Pete Sack graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and has lived in the Triangle area since 1998. He was a well-established and accomplished artist when he was carefully selected as a SAS Artist in Residence in 2016.  A prolific and versatile painter, he has already contributed over 50 pieces to the collection.  In addition to his work at SAS, he continues to show his personal artwork in galleries and museums around North Carolina.


Throughout history, enlightened organizations and individuals have supported artists in hopes of encouraging creativity and the production of beautiful and significant works of art. At SAS, the art collection plays an important role; being surrounded by art stimulates innovative thinking in employees and visitors.  In addition to housing a corporate collection of over four thousand original works, SAS employs two Artists in Residence, Juliana Craig and Pete Sack. Both artists work with various architects and interior designers to come up with a variety of unique art solutions for SAS’ facilities and sprawling grounds.  As SAS Artists in Residence, Juliana and Pete are but one part of a world-renowned corporate culture known for its emphasis on happy and creative employees.



Jul 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm