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I Made a Recent Trip to Go See an Exhibition of Prints by Francisco de Goya – in Lake City, SC

October 20, 2014

by Tom Starland, editor/publisher Carolina Arts

Who would have thought that I could get in my car and drive 52 miles from Bonneau, SC, to go see an exhibit of first edition prints by Francisco de Goya and I wasn’t headed to Charleston, SC? Not me, but I did it on Friday, 10/17, 2014, by driving to the Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, SC. You can’t do that in Columbia, SC, or Raleigh, NC. But you should make the trip anyway.

Francisco de Goya, the Spanish artist who lived from 1746 to 1828 is hot! Major exhibitions of his works are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, in Boston, MA, at the Meadows Museum, at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX, and the Jones-Carter Gallery, in Lake City, SC.

Lake City, SC? That’s right. The Jones-Carter Gallery is presenting, “Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos,” an exhibition of etchings, one of the most influential graphic series in the history of Western art, organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions. This exhibition features a superb first edition of the complete set of 80 etchings, which by tradition was one of the four sets acquired directly from Goya in 1799 by the duke of Osuna. It then came into the hands of Pedro Fernández Durán, of the house of the marquis of Perales, the greatest Spanish collector of the 19th century and a major donor to the Prado. His collector’s mark appears on all 80 prints of this set. The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.  The exhibit is on view, for free, through Jan. 3, 2015. And for most of you in the Carolinas – Lake City is just a few hours away and just 20 minutes off of  I-95.


At the Museum of Fine Arts Boston the exhibit, “Goya: Order and Disorder”, is on view Oct. 12, 2014 – Jan. 19, 2015. The largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century, “Goya: Order and Disorder” is on view only at the MFA. The full range of Goya’s ingenuity is on display: from the elegant full-length portraits of aristocrats that established his reputation in Madrid, to the satirical prints that carried his fame beyond his country, and to the sympathetic or acerbic drawings from his private albums that reveal the very foundation of his ideas.

The Meadows Museum in Dallas, is presenting, “Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention”, which is on view through Mar. 1, 2015. The exhibition launches the Meadows’ 50th anniversary year by presenting the entirety of the Museum’s holdings of printed works by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828): 222 etchings, four lithographs, and three trial proofs. The exhibition provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view complete first edition sets of Goya’s four great print series—”Los Caprichos (The Caprices, 1799)”, “Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War, 1810-19)”, “La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting, 1816)”, and “Los Disparates (The Follies, 1815-23)” – as well as the Museum’s holdings of Goya’s paintings, which will be displayed alongside the prints. The Meadows Museum is the leading US institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain.

Three more museum shows of Goya’s works are set for Europe in the coming year, but you can go take advantage of this “rare opportunity” as the Meadows Museum states, right here in the Carolinas.


Enigmatic and controversial, “Los Caprichos” was created in a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. Influenced by Enlightenment thinking, Goya set out to analyze the human condition and denounce social abuses and superstitions. “Los Caprichos” was his passionate declaration that the chains of social backwardness had to be broken if humanity was to advance.

Today, Goya might feel history is repeating itself – not in Spain, Africa, or the Middle East, but right here in the good old United States. Goya produced prints that showed the enormous gap between the rich and poor, the abuses of the rich and powerful on the poor, the use of religion to persecute others, denial of science, and abuse of children. He could be an editorial cartoonist for any major newspaper in America.

Goya’s Spain doesn’t look that much different from today’s headlines. And, it doesn’t seem that human nature has changed much.

The prints themselves are amazing. Goya demonstrated great tonal variations in his etchings. Unlike today’s editorial cartoons, Goya’s prints are also extremely detailed.


Viewing the exhibition might take several hours, especially if you read all the descriptions, which come from three points of view: first, is the Prado manuscript. Many believe that this document was written by Goya himself in order to explain the purpose of the prints as moralizing satires on society in general; second, is from the Ayala manuscript, which lays out interpretations of the prints in shorter descriptions lacking the poetic, moralizing tone of the Prado manuscript; and third, comments offered by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator of this exhibition. Johnson is Curator in Charge, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He also wrote the essay, “Biting the Hand that Fed Him”.

Plate #3. “Here comes the bogey-man”, 215 mm x 152 mm (8 1/2 x 6 in.) H. 38. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  Lamentable abuse of early education. To cause a child to fear the bogeyman more than his father and so make it afraid of something that does not exist.
AYALA:  Mothers place fear in their children with the tale of the bogeyman, so that they can speak to their lovers.
RFJ:  Goya’s condemnation of parents who instill unfounded fears in their children is even relevant today.

Plate #22. “Poor little girls!”, 216 mm x 149 mm (8 1/2 x 15/16 in.) H. 57. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  They are going to mend these tattered women, take them in as they have been getting loose for long enough.
AYALA:  Poor harlots are sent to prison—rich ones go free.
RFJ:  Goya utilized dark passages of aquatint to create bold contrasts of light and shadow in this print. The postures of the two prostitutes, hooded in shame, express their disgrace at being led off to prison.

Plate #24. “Nothing could be done about it”, 216 mm x 151 mm (8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in.) H. 59. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  They are persecuting this saintly woman to death! After having signed her death sentence, they take her out in triumph and if they do it to insult her they are wasting time. No one can shame someone who has nothing to be ashamed of.
AYALA:  Covered with a cone-shaped cap; she was poor and ugly. How could there be a remedy.
RFJ:  Although Goya places the poor “suffering” woman at the center of the image, he saves his most savage observations for the ugly mob composed of self-important clerics and street rabble.

Plate #52. “What a tailor can do!”, 215 mm x 150 mm (8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in.) Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin, H. 87. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  How often can some ridiculous creature be suddenly transformed into a presumptuous coxcomb who is nothing but appears to be much. That is what can be done by the ability of a tailor and the stupidity of those who judge things by their appearance.
AYALA:  Superstition makes the ignorant mob worship a clothed tree trunk.
RFJ:  The Ayala text is far more direct in linking superstition to the veneration of a scarecrow. Goya sees the power of the Church abused as it perpetuates fooling the public.

Plate #69. “Blow”, 211 mm x 147 mm (8 5/16 x 5 3/4 in.), Etching, aquatint, drypoint and burin, H. 104. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  No doubt there was a great catch of children the previous night. The banquet which they are preparing will be a rich one: Bon appetit.
AYALA:  Children are the object of a thousand obscenities for the aged and the depraved.
RFJ:  Truly one of the most perverse of the whole series. In this horrific scene of pedophilia, Goya depicts a warlock swinging a young boy, whose expelled gas ignites a brazier. Below, another warlock performs oral sex upon another unseen boy. Goya’s outrage at the mistreatment of children is unmistakable here.

Offered as a bonus to “Los Caprichos” is one work from Goya’s three other print series. The first thing you notice is that after each successful print series – the images get bigger. The quality of the prints stay the same from 1799 – 1823. Also, the exhibit offers some examples by Goya’s contemporaries, with updated imagery. My favorite here was a revision of Goya’s #3 plate, “Here comes the bogey-man”, showing David Duke in his best Klan robes by Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953), a Mexican-born painter and printmaker.

What’s still amazing to me is that the Community Museum Society in Lake City, which runs the Jones-Carter Gallery and now oversees ArtFields© got this timely exhibition booked while major exhibitions were being planned in bigger cities in the US. It represents how serious the folks in Lake City are in making their small town an arts destination. At the least, every art student at every college and university in the Carolinas should make an effort to see this show – especially those studying printmaking.

Frankly, every art lover in the Carolinas and the region should make an effort to come see this show. It might be an extended day trip for some on either end of I-95, but soon a new 57-room boutique hotel will open on Main Street in Lake City, just a big city block away from the Jones-Carter Gallery and  in the middle of where most of the ArtFields© displays will be. The Inn at the Crossroads will open soon – months before this exhibit ends.

It’s been a couple months since I was last in Lake City, and it seems to look better with every visit and traffic on main street was busy – not just cars passing through town, but many parked on the street.

Did I mention that admission to the Jones-Carter Gallery is free and there is always plenty of parking available? Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is $25, plus the cost of getting and staying there. Admission to the Meadows Museum in Dallas is $10, plus the cost of getting and staying there. By saving all that money by going to see works by Goya in Lake City, it will leave you with plenty of money for shopping and dinning while you are there. Of course they do have a donation box at the front desk. You can help them out in bringing more exhibits like this to Lake City.

Hanna Davis, Gallery Director, told me they have had visitiors from 12 states and a few days before I came to see the show, there was a couple from Scotland  that came to see the show. I guess if you can’t get free of the UK, you might as well come see Goya prints in Lake City.

Jones-Carter Gallery, is located at 105 Henry Street, next to The Bean Market in Lake City. The gallery is open Tue.-Fri., 10am-6pm and Sat., 11am-5pm.

For further information call Hanna Davis, Gallery Director, at 843/374-1505 or visit (

ARTSPACE 506 in North Myrtle Beach, SC, is Calling for Entries for Its First Annual Small Works Show – Deadline is Nov. 18, 2014

October 13, 2014

ARTSPACE 506 in North Myrtle Beach, SC, is call for entries for its First Annual Small Works Show, to be on view from Thursday, Nov. 20 thru Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

This show provides an exhibition opportunity for artists in the coastal Carolinas. We welcome both established and emerging artists over 18 who reside within 100 miles of our gallery space: 506 37th Avenue, South,  North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Entries must be hand-delivered to the gallery on November 17 and 18 from 11am – 5 pm.  The gallery will not accept shipped entries.

Two dimensional, three dimensional and electronic works (video, computer generated, etc., as long as sound is not an aspect of the work) are allowed as long as the work does not exceed 12” in any dimension. Any submission outside the 12” limitation, including the frame, will not be accepted. This rule is strongly enforced.

There is NO ENTRY FEE for the exhibition. Each artist may submit up to three (3) works.

The Gallery is waiving commissions on sales for this show.


Works sold during the show must remain for the duration of the show and be available for the purchaser(s) on Dec. 21 or 22, 2014 when the show has ended.

Alex Powers is our judge for this year’s show.  His selections will be awarded CASH Prizes:

First Place                               $300
Second Place                          $200
Third Place                             $100
Two Honorable Mention    $75
People’s Choice                     $200

For Additional Information and Complete Prospectus Visit Our Website at (

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Sets April 11-12, 2015, as Dates for Free Columbia Open Studios Tour

October 12, 2014


The date has been set for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios 2015, a free, weekend-long tour of artists’ studios across Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties that will take place Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, 2015.

A Weekend of Art Studio visits!
Join thousands of art lovers for the opportunity to visit with individual artists in their private, working studios, and to learn about their cultural backgrounds, their tools and techniques and how their personal stories impact their art.

During the 2014 event weekend, participating studios received approximately 9,000 visits, 50% of which came from outside of Columbia city limits, and artists sold over $30,000 in artwork. 701 CCA does not take a commission on artists’ sales.

A Hallway Exhibition of Columbia Open Studios participating artists will take place, March 30 – April 12, 2015, at 701 Whaley on the 1st floor. A Preview Party will be held in the Olympia Room at 701 Whaley Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. as a kickoff for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios.

Columbia, SC: Supporting Our State’s Arts Economy
In presenting Columbia Open Studios, 701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks to provide easy access to the wealth of fine artists in Columbia, Richland and Lexington counties; generate excitement about area artists from first-time buyers and seasoned collectors alike and further establish Columbia, S.C., as a regional cultural tourism destination.

For more information visit (

For questions about registering as a participating artist for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, contact Sheldon Paschal at ( or 803/319-9949.

About 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, April 11-12, 2015

Saturday, April 11: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

This free, self-led driving tour of fine artists’ studios throughout Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties showcases the Midlands’ talented visual art community. Artists will open their studios and be on hand to share their personal stories, backgrounds and share their tools and techniques. Artists’ work will be available for purchase at zero markup. Visit Columbia Open Studios for more information on participating artists and to map out your Columbia Open Studios tour.

About 701 CCA
701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community via its gallery & artist-in-residence program at historic 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina. Admission to all exhibitions is free. 701 CCA also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5.

For more information visit (

Charleston Center for Photography in Charleston, SC, Moves Lecture Series to Tuesdays at the Citadel – Oct. 14, 2014

October 9, 2014


The Community Lecture Series offered by the Charleston Center for Photography is moving to Tuesdays at the Citadel, in Charleston, SC.

Work by Scott Henderson

The Center for Photography lectures will now be held at the second floor of Mark Clark Hall at the Citadel.

October 14th, at 6:30pm featuring, Behind the Lens with Scott Henderson

For further info e-mail the Charleston Center for Photography at (

ArtFields® in Lake City, SC, Announces $10,000 in Additional Prizes for 2015 Competition – Deadline Nov. 14, 2014

October 9, 2014


ArtFields®, which takes place in Lake City, SC, is delighted to announce the addition of $10,000 to the already life-changing $100,000 in prizes awarded to artists during the competition and festival, which runs from April 24-May 2, 2015. The new $10,000 prizes, sponsored by The Citizens Bank, will be divided into 10 honorable mention awards at $1,000 each. This is a non-purchase award – so the artists keep their works. These prizes will be awarded by the ArtFields® juried panel and will be selected from amongst all accepted competition artists.

Additionally for 2015, accepted artists will be invited to participate in the Competition Artist Conversations, an open public forum for discussions of all things art; the Artists’ Roost, a networking hub for artists to meet arts organizations with artist-in-residence programs; the Portrait Competition, a battle of the brushes divided into rounds with the best portrait artist taking home a $1,000 prize; and, the Arts + Drafts Art Market, a place for artists to sell original works and prints during one of ArtFields’s® newest events!  All competition artists will also receive a beautiful bound catalog highlighting all of 2015’s competitors.

Submissions are currently open for ArtFields® 2015 and will close on November 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM.  Artists residing in twelve southeastern states are invited to submit one work to the competition online.  All two-dimensional and three-dimensional media are accepted including site-specific installations and digital media.  There is no size limit on works for 2015.  For a complete list of rules and to submit work for the competition, visit (

About ArtFields®

From April 24-May 2, 2015, Lake City will host the third annual ArtFields® festival, a celebration of art awarding $100,000 in prizes to artists from across the Southeast.  Launched in 2013, ArtFields® annually transforms the historic district of Lake City, SC, into a Southern art mecca for nine days, allowing visitors, residents, and artists to experience a massive arts festival in the heart of one of South Carolina’s most charming small towns.

For more information please contact:
Sandy Cook, ArtFields® Creative Team Manager
110 E. Main Street
Lake City, SC 29560
Tel: 843/374-0180
E-mail: (

Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries for “Heart of a Man” Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 2, 2014

October 8, 2014

That man in your life dragging you down or, on the other hand, “rockin” your world?  We all have relationships with men.  Some are good.  Some are very good but others are unpleasant or downright  bad. “Heart of a Man”, a show by Carolina Artist Gallery, in Morehead City, NC, will feature art that tells the story of our relationships with men. All have a father. Some were kind and loving; others were self centered and demanding. Some were just down right mean. Others were missing or not around much. Many have or have had a husband or significant other. Again, some of those men were respectful, loving and made the world wonderful. Others brought conflict, anger and disappointment. Many have brothers, sons and uncles. All have male heroes and male villains. Tell us the story of these relationships through art.

“What Have I Done,” by Ike Terrell

Bring us the “Heart of a Man” through talent and skill.  This will be an opportunity to pay tribute, ridicule, express gratitude, get in touch with feelings and emotions and perhaps have a therapeutic experience. For this show art should show emotion, tell a story and connect with gallery visitors.

Carolina Artist Gallery is accepting artwork, both 2D and 3D,  for “Heart of a Man” through Nov. 2, 2014, and the show will run until Jan 3, 2015.

Entries will be judged by Cathy Crowell who recently retired from the program she began in 1983 as Coordinator of the Photography Technology Program at Carteret Community College.  Crowell earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Florida State University in 1982, a Master of Arts in Teaching: Art, from the University of South Carolina in 1977, a Bachelor of Art: General Studio from the University of South Carolina in 1975, and studied during the Summer Session at the University of Dijon in Dijon, France in 1974. Crowell has been the recipient  of a number of artistic grants and awards and has exhibited her work in a number of well known exhibitions.

Specific information about requirements for entries and entry forms are available at Carolina Artist Gallery or on our website at ( Carolina Artist Gallery is a nonprofit artists’ co-op located at 800 Evans Street, at the corner of 8th Street on the historic Morehead waterfront.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for “Heart of a Man” on Nov. 14, 2014 from 4 to 7pm at Carolina Artist Gallery. The show runs through Jan. 3, 2015 and all work is available for purchase.

Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, is Calling All Vendors for 2014 Winter Block Party – Dec. 6, 2014

October 7, 2014


Lancaster Performing Arts, in Lancaster, SC, is now accepting applications for holiday crafters and food vendors for the 2014 Winter Block Party. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in downtown Lancaster, SC, from 11am to 4pm during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

This FREE family friendly event will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live musical performances, holiday booths, and concessionaires. The Winter Block Party is a great opportunity to introduce your food or crafts to the many residents and visitors drawn to downtown Lancaster during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, Santa Train & Workshop and much more!

For more information, contact Jimola W. Wade by calling 803/289-1494, e-mail at ( or visit (

Falling Rivers Gallery, in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Participation in Annual Holiday Craft Show

October 7, 2014


Falling Rivers Gallery, in Albemarle, NC, would like to invite you to participate in our annual craft show. “From Our Hands” will take place Nov. 18 through Dec. 31, 2014.

Our booth sizes are 4′ x 4′ ($30 for Guild members, $35 for non-members) or 6′ x 4′ ($40 for Guild members, $50 for non-members). We have only 6 6’x4′ booths and 22 booths total that will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  The Gallery will be taking a 12% commission on sales from Guild members, 22% for non-Guild members.

The Falling Rivers Gallery has become a well-known downtown Albemarle place to shop for exciting, one of a kind artwork and gifts. To join in the fun and set up a booth at this 6 week long show and sale, Click ( to print the Vendor Information and Registration form.  If you are new to this annual event, we ask that you submit photos of your work along with the registration agreement.

For more information call Falling Rivers Gallery, 704/983-4278.

Artists in all Disciplines Sought for 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival – Deadline Dec. 5, 2014

September 30, 2014


The City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department is seeking applications from artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, crafts, photography, media arts and literature for participation in the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 1-9, 2015. National, regional and local artists, ethnic and cultural groups, community based groups, and individuals are eligible to apply. Artists have the option to submit a proposal for one of the festival’s stand-alone Individual Events, which take place at various locations throughout the festival week, and/or apply for inclusion in the Main Event, held May 2 and 3 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex.

Visual artists should note that this application is for events and presentations such as installations, solo or group exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and not for participation in the Festival’s Judged Art Competitions. The 2015 Artist Application will be available for download from ( beginning Oct. 1, 2014. There is no fee to apply and Cultural Arts staff is available to assist artists with their proposals.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.


The North Charleston Arts Festival is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing over 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions and activities in all arts disciplines.  The Main Event Weekend at the North Charleston Performing Arts and  Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stage stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands and Youth Entertainment. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and craft booths, and a food courtyard.  The Arts Festival continues with 65+ events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations.  An array of free and ticketed offerings include street dances, concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, an art walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children’s activities and fireworks over the Cooper River.

Past applicants to the North Charleston Arts Festival may notice that the application timeline for 2015 has been changed from previous years. The deadline is now one month earlier and booking notifications are set to be distributed in mid-January of 2015, rather than early February. “The number of applications we receive each year continues to increase, as does the quality and complexity of the proposals,” says Marty Besancon, Cultural Arts Director for the City of North Charleston. “The adjusted application schedule will give our office more time to process and review the increasing number of applications and also allows us to notify applicants of our selections sooner, which will give artists more time to plan and produce their work for the festival in May,” she explains.

In addition to the Artist Application, local youth performing artists may also consider applying for the Opening Processional, which has kicked off the Arts Festival’s Main Event festivities for over ten years.  The Processional is typically led by African drummers and dancers and features groups dressed in brightly colored outfits and costumes, volunteers carrying giant puppets, banners and other crafted props, jugglers, dance troupes, and local school groups. Participants parade around the Convention Center Complex into the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Auditorium where the celebration continues with a Community Groups Performance Spotlight, featuring performances by pre-selected groups. The Opening Processional application will be available for download from ( beginning Oct. 1, 2014, with submissions due by 5pm on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit (, or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (

University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum in Columbia, SC, has Confirmed Jurors for “Crafting Civil (War) Conversations” Exhibition

September 16, 2014


The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum in Columbia, SC, recently identified five distinguished museum professionals and academics with expertise in the craft-based media of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, and wood to serve as jurors for “Crafting Civil (War) Conversations”, on display Feb. 2 – May 30, 2015. This major exhibition invites artists who work in these various media to create artworks that imagine a scene of reconciliation between the descendants of enslaved people and the descendants of slave owners, all as a means to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War.

The jurors include:
•           Carla Funk, Director & Chief Curator, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, The Foosaner
Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

•           Anne C. Currier, Professor of Ceramics, Division of Ceramic Art, Alfred University,
Alfred, NY

•           Albert LeCoff, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for Wood Art,
Philadelphia, PA

•           Jim Masterson, Shop Forman, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

•           Diane C. Wright, Barry Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Our hope is that this roster of jurors—including people with national and international perspectives on ceramic, textile, glass, metal and wood arts—will inspire even greater participation on the part of artists throughout the Southeast.  McKissick Museum will present $25,000 in purchase awards to prize-winning artists and/or artist collaboratives.

For more information, visit ( or call Edward Puchner at 803/777-2515 or Ja-Nae Epps at 803/777-2876.


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