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Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Chesnee, SC, Announces the Formation of The Artist Guild of the Foothills

April 18, 2014


The Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Chesnee, SC, announces the formation of The Artist Guild of the Foothills. We will honor most artists that has been juried into the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center during the 2000-2014 time period.

We noticed that our local artist guilds do not require jury results as a pre-requisite into their guild. These guilds only require a fee paid and you are in! We feel this is misleading to potential buyers and collectors. While they do hold juried shows, it is very confusing to our customers and we want to clear this up in our galleries.

We want to recognize your art abilities and set you “head and shoulders” above these unjuried organizations. We are striving for excellence. We will work to make this guild an organization that is respected in our local towns, regions, states and beyond.

If you are interested in joining The Artist Guild of the Foothills, please contact Laura M. Ballenger by e-mail at ( We will form 2 committees to assist and serve you to our best ability.

Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc. Calls for Entries for “Upcycled Art Contest” in Jacksonville, NC – Deadline Extended to Apr. 24, 2014

April 8, 2014


The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc. is calling for entries for “Upcycled Art Contest” an exhibition held at the 2014 Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Jacksonville, NC. The contect will be held on May 3, 2014. This competition is open to all artists working in any media and at all skill levels.

Artwork must incorporate reused or repurposed materials.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian.
A photo of the artwork, entry form and fee must be submitted by April 4, 2014. Extended to April 24

Application and submission information is available at (

American Legion Building, 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC

Friday 4/4/14—Entry form, photo(s) and fee due Deadline Extended to April 24
Friday 5/2/14 between 10am and 6pm —Artwork must be delivered to the American Legion Building at 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC
Saturday 5/3/14 9am to 4pm—Exhibition of artwork open to the public for voting
Saturday 5/3/14 between 4pm and 6pm—Artwork must be picked up

Entry Fee:
$20.00 for one to two artworks entered
$5.00 fee for each additional artwork above two.
Payments can be made by credit card, check or cash. Make checks payable to CCAC Guild Inc.

Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Amounts of cash awards will be determined by the number of entry fees collected. Winners are determined by visitor’s votes.

Show off how you turn used products and “trash” into an amazing piece of art for a chance to win cash prizes!

This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of artists and to show how wasted materials can be reused and repurposed.

For further info call 910/938-7077 (leave a message); e-mail to ( or visit (

Durham, NC’s, SmART Initiative RFQ – Proposals Due May 3. 3014

April 8, 2014


The Durham Arts Council, in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council is seeking a 2-3 person artist-led team to create a plan and future vision for multi-disciplinary artworks that enhance the arts & entertainment corridor of Blackwell-Corcoran-Foster Streets in downtown Durham, NC.


The goal of the project is to activate and enhance pedestrian and visitor experiences and increase visitorship and economic vitality along the corridor. The corridor will serve as the central spine or hub of cultural amenities in the downtown, with later connections to Duke University and the Nasher Museum of Art to the west and Golden Belt and the Hayti Heritage Center to the east.

Downtown Durham is undergoing an unprecedented surge of private development along and adjacent to the Blackwell – Corcoran – Foster St. Corridor that will completely transform the scale, urban economics, resident population, visitor experiences and overall identity of the city by 2016. NC Arts Council, recognizing the impact of Durham’s existing artistic, cultural, and historic assets and future needs, awarded DAC a planning grant in late 2012 as part of NC Arts Council’s SmART Initiative.

This RFQ builds on the 2012 work of the Durham City County Planning department and the Urban Design Studio that examined these issues and examined the potential role of public art in corridor vitalization. The Durham Arts Council SmART Initiative effort in 2013 extended that work with additional community participation by municipal economic development and planning staff and arts organization stakeholders focused on the corridor to assess the needs and envision future changes. Following extensive public engagement, a smaller Planning Team has also been convened to continue the process, focus on the artistic, cultural, and historic assets along the corridor, and strategize for the phasing and funding of a shared future vision.

Community partners in Durham’s SmART Initiative include Durham Arts Council (lead agency), City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Durham City Manager, City of Durham Transportation Depart., Triangle Transit, Durham Cultural Advisory Board, Durham Public Art Committee, Bull City Connector, City/County of Durham Planning Dept., Downtown Durham Inc., Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Durham Central Park, Durham Area Designers Group, Museum of Durham History, American Tobacco District, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls, Golden Belt, Scrap Exchange, Hayti Heritage Center, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and Carolina Theatre.

Artists and designers of various disciplines and media may submit qualifications for review. Previous planning experience is required involving public art and design in urban settings, wayfinding systems, landscape and streetscape design and urban redevelopment.

Click ( to access the RFQ.

Applications to respond to the RFQ are accepted only through ( Search on the Project Title: Durham SmART Initiative – Durham Arts Council, Durham NC

Click ( to access

RFQ Submission Due: Friday, May 2, 2014 by 5pm ET

For more information contact Margaret DeMott by e-mail at ( or visit (

Arts Council of Henderson County Calls for Artists to Participate in 55th Annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival in Hendersonville, NC – Deadline June 2, 2014

April 6, 2014


Artist applications are available for the 55th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Festival dates will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, 2014, from 10am to 5pm each day. This juried and judged show is produced by the Arts Council of Henderson County. Art on Main has been held on the sidewalks of historic Main Street Hendersonville since 1959.

Artists may download an application from the Arts Council website, ( An application can also be requested by e-mailing the Arts Council at (, or by calling 828/693-8504. Artists must send four images of their work plus a photo of their booth along with their applications.

The deadline for applications is June 2, 2014.

$3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the Artist Awards Reception on Saturday, Oct. 4. In addition, hospitality for participating artists includes breakfasts, booth sitters, and an Adopt-An-Artist program, which provides housing for travelling artists in the homes of members of the Arts Council community.

The Arts Council has an aggressive marketing campaign planned to draw audiences from Henderson County, the adjoining counties, the broader North Carolina region – and surrounding states.  Residents and tourists alike enthusiastically look forward to the annual festival.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 N. Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.) The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Travel and Tourism, and the City of Hendersonville.

For further information about Art on Main, please contact the Arts Council of Henderson County by e-mail at ( or call 828/693-8504.

Many Activities Offered in Conjunction with Current Exhibits at Greenhill in Greensboro, NC

March 31, 2014


“Select Collection | Prints of Romare Bearden,” on view at Greenhill, in Greensboro, NC, from April 15 – June 22, 2014, is an exhibition and art sale at Greenhill celebrating one collector and his extraordinary collection of Romare Bearden etchings, screenprints, lithographs, bon à tires, drawing and collage. On display will be over 40 of his works with 83 works available for sale. Romare Bearden was a seminal African American artist and is recognized as one of America’s most important 20th century artists. Exhibition Catalogue is available for view online at (

“Out Chorus, by Romare Bearden, Art © Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Apr. 26, 2014, 10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm – Romare Bearden Panel Discussion – Greenhill will host an educational program which is open to the public starting with a panel discussion about Romare Bearden in Context at 10am. At 1:30pm, a group of panelists will focus on examining the wide array of his prints, helping to articulate to viewers the experimentation, adaptation, and improvisation found in his prints. Panelists include: Alison Fleming, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art + Visual Studies, Winston-Salem State University, Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of Romare Bearden Foundation and Janet Wall, Chief Researcher on the Catalogue Raisonne Project of Graphic Works by Romare Bearden, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Free and open to the public. Register online for the program at ( and click on “Select Collection.”

Apr. 26, 2014, from 5:30-8:30pm – Bearden at Home Private Reception at Greenhill – Greenhill will host Bearden at Home, a ticketed private reception ($125/person.) Guest will have an opportunity to participate in a “Walk and Talk”, a walkthrough of the exhibition, highlighting works within the collection, their importance, references and influences. Tickets are available online at ( and click on “Select Collection.”

Apr. 11 – June 22, 2014 – Greenhill Exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz”. Greenhill invites you to our upcoming exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz,” curated by Edie Carpenter. North Carolina artists Beerman and Katz are known both nationally and internationally. In this exhibition, a mix of the artists’ new works and recently shown works will be presented to North Carolina audiences for the first time. Together, Beerman and Katz bring two divergent approaches to art-making. Even with their differing processes and aesthetics, the viewer will feel the connections made possible when seen through the curator’s lens. The Gallery at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Apr. 11, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm – Two Artists | One Space Exhibition Opening – You are invited to The Gallery at Greenhill for an intimate and exclusive first viewing of “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz”. Between 5:30 – 6:30pm Greenhill Members are invited to hear Curator Edie Carpenter’s comments in The Gallery. At 6:30pm The Gallery opens to the public. Cash Bar and light hors d’Oeuvres.

Apr. 11, 5:30 – 8:30 – Parents Night Out – Parents Night Out is an opportunity for parents to attend the exhibition openings while their children are participating in ArtQuest. Trained ArtQuest staff will ensure a safe and creative experience for your child(ren) while you enjoy adult-time in The Gallery. Reserve your child(ren)’s spot for Parents Night Out. The charge is $10 per child and is open from 5:30 – 8:30pm for Members, and 6:30 – 8:30pm for Non-Members. As the parent, you must remain within the footprint of Greenhill the entire time. In order to reserve your spot, please register below and pay using PayPal checkout.  Reservations must be made by 4pm on Apr. 11. There are 15 spots available. If you have any questions call Jaymie Meyer at 336/333-7460 x109.
Register here: (

May 2, 2014, 6-9pm – First Friday at Greenhill – Dance performance by Jan Van Dyke Dance Group – Join us for First Friday in The Gallery from 6-9pm to check out Greenhill’s current exhibition, “Two Artists One Space | John Beerman & Noé Katz”, and a live dance performance by Jan Van Dyke Dance Group from 7-7:30pm. First Friday at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Cash Bar. Donations appreciated.

June 6, 2014, 6-9pm – First Friday at Greenhill – Live Music with The Bronzed Chorus – Join us for First Friday in The Gallery from 6-9pm to check out Greenhill’s current exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman & Noé Katz”, and to listen to live music by The Bronzed Chorus from 6:30 – 7:30pm. First Friday at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Cash Bar. Donations appreciated.

Apr. 24, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm – Artist Talk with John Beerman – “Two Artist | One Space” artist John Beerman will discuss his recent landscape paintings. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

May 1, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Informal Artist Talk and Reception Noé Katz and Casa Azul – In association with Casa Azul, a book signing and an informal talk by Noé Katz. Light refreshments and a reception with live music by Café Latte – featuring Alfredo Trejo, and Alfredo Trejo Jr., guitar/violin father and son duo from Venezuela. Free and open to the public.

Greenhill is open Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Wed., 10am-7pm; and Sun., 2-5pm.

For further info visit (

City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for the “Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Apr. 21, 2014

March 31, 2014


The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Redux Contemporary Art Center, is posting a Call for Entries for the Annual “Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition”, which will take place at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, in Charleston, SC, from May 23 – June 8, 2014.

Deadline for entries is April 21, 2014. The entry fee for each entry is $20 and is non-refundable. Applicants may enter online via (

There will be cash prizes for Best in Show ($500) and in each category: Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, and Sculpture ($100 each). Applicants must be SC residents for the last 12 months.

The exhibition will feature those artworks receiving prizes, alongside a limited selection of pieces identified in the jury process as worthy of honorable mention or display. Selected artwork must be delivered to the City Gallery on May 16, 2014, ready to hang, for professional installation. Any work that is not delivered by that date, is not properly framed or ready to hang, or does not accurately reflect the image submitted is subject to exclusion from the exhibition. Accepted artwork may not be removed from the Exhibition before the assigned pick-up time. Early removal or late pick-up is not permitted; accepted artwork may only be removed from the Exhibition at the assigned pick-up time (Tuesday, June 10, 2014). Failure to comply will result in disqualification of applications for future exhibitions.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park will not handle any sales of artwork, and will direct all inquiries to the artist. Art sales may be arranged by contacting the artist or their designated representative directly. An exhibition checklist listing participating artists, their phone number, e-mail address, title and price of artwork will be available during the exhibition. If your work is not for sale please write “NFS” for the price on the entry form. Unless otherwise noted, the price listed on the entry form will be used for insurance valuation.

The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork on display at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Insurance is limited to the fair market value of the work.

Applications should include no more than five images of the artist’s work. The work submitted must represent the images that would be exhibited, if selected. Applications should also include the artist’s biography or CV.

Deadline for entries: April 21, 2014

For further information contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Coordinator by calling 843/958-6484 or e-mail to (

Entries Sought for 2014 North Charleston (SC) Arts Festival’s “Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions & Exhibitions” – Deadline May 1 & 2, 2014

March 31, 2014


Fine artists and professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and up are invited to participate in the annual “North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art” and “Judged Photography Competitions and Exhibitions”. Entries will be on display throughout the festival, May 2-10, at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded for winning entries. Complete entry instructions are available for download at ( Entries for photography will be accepted at the Convention Center on Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, from noon to 7:00pm. Entries for fine art will be accepted on Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, from noon to 7:00pm, as well as Friday, May 2, from 9:00am to noon. Entry fees are $5 and $10, respectively.

Fine artists may submit work in five categories: Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media. Entries will compete for cash prizes totaling up to $4425. Awards are at the sole discretion of the judge, Tiffany Reed Silverman, Director of the Fine Arts program at The Citadel, the Military College of SC. As the first full-time faculty member in the fine arts in the institution’s history, Silverman teaches courses and develops all art-related lectures, programs, exhibitions, and community partnerships on campus. She has added new courses in drawing, painting, drama, and film to create the Fine Arts Minor, now the third largest minor at the school. She has curated numerous exhibitions of artwork on campus, highlighting work by regional artists and cadets. Silverman is the former Director of Education & Outreach at the Gibbes Museum of Art and has also served as an Adjunct Professor in Arts Management at the College of Charleston. She holds a BA with Honors in Art History from the College of William & Mary, a master’s degree in Art History from Williams College, and is a candidate for an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Photographers may submit work in the Professional/Advanced division or Amateur division under the categories of Color or Monochrome. Entries will compete for cash prizes totaling up to $1450 and are judged using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Scoring is done by three competent judges in the field of photography who will score entries using the 3-9 range of scores. Each judge will evaluate each entry as a whole, considering the areas of Impact, Composition, and Technique. However, there is no specific weighting or allotment of points for each category. This system is used efficiently and effectively by many councils, at international exhibitions, and by camera clubs. It allows an adequate qualitative separation of entries while lessening the potential for a large number of the higher scoring entries having identical scores. In the event of a tie-breaker, judges will choose the winning entry.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division and category, as well as Honorable Mentions for both competitions will be announced at an artist reception on Friday, May 2, from 6:00-7:00pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature musical entertainment by the Hi Lo Duo and Douglas Parker. Exhibition viewing times are Saturday, May 3, 10:00am–4:00pm; Sunday, May 4, 2:00–5:00pm; Monday through Friday, May 5-9, 9:00am–5:00pm; and Saturday, May 10, 9:00am–Noon.

The North Charleston Arts Festival, scheduled May 2-10, is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, providing thousands of residents & visitors with a fabulous array of nearly 200 performances, exhibitions, and activities. The Main Event, held May 3 and 4 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four stages, exhibitions, a gem and mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and crafts booths, and a food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with an array of free and moderately priced ticketed events throughout the week at various locations and concludes with fireworks over the Cooper River at the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, or to download entry instructions for the “Judged Fine Art” and “Photography Competitions and Exhibitions”, visit (

For more information about other exhibition opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit ( or call 843/740-5854.

The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout in High Point, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Apr. 4, 2014

March 31, 2014

The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout in High Point, NC, is calling for artists to participate in the Open Air Festival and Quick Paint, an inaugural event planned to take place Sept. 18-21, 2014 and is hosted by J Gallery of Fine Art.

Awards totaling $6000.00 minimum.
Selection Juror: Scott Raynor
Awards Juror: Richard Oversmith

Entry submission deadline: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014

Application information available on our website at (

2014 Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship Applications Available in Spartanburg, SC – Deadline Apr. 4, 2014

March 31, 2014


Applications for the Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship are now being accepted by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC. One or more $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to Spartanburg students pursuing undergraduate college degrees in the visual or performing arts. The selection is based on character, financial need, and artistic potential. The scholarships are awarded based on the recommendations of a panel of community leaders with interest and expertise in the visual and performing arts.

In addition to completing the application, the student must submit a resume; letters of recommendation; statements pertaining to career goals, scholarship use, and need; and support materials, such as writing samples, tapes, films videos, etc. The award is funded by the Mary Wheeler Davis Memorial Fund for the Promotion of the Arts, which was established in 1989 to honor the memory of Mary Wheeler Davis, a native of Charleston and the wife of Dr. William McAlhany Davis. She was a community leader and involved in many Spartanburg arts organizations.

Applications for the 2014 scholarship are available from The Arts Partnership, c/o Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, by calling 864/278-9693, by e-mailing to (, or by downloading the forms at ( (search “scholarship”). Completed applications must be returned to The Arts Partnership office by 5pm, Friday, April 4, 2014.

Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for “6th Annual National 2D Competition” – Deadline May 6, 2014

March 20, 2014


Cape Fear Studios, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC, is preparing to host their “Annual National 2D Competition”. Currently in it’s 6th year, the competition draws high quality entries from across the nation. The deadline for entries is May 6th, with the opening reception and awards presentation on June 27th from 6-8pm. The exhibit continues through July 21, 2014.

The competition this year will be juried by renowned pastel and oil artist Barbara Courtney Jaenicke. Currently residing in Roswell, GA, with her husband and son, Barbara paints landscapes and still life in pastel and oil. She’s a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and from her studio in Georgia. A unique opportunity to watch the juror at work is offered on the morning of the opening, June 27th, from 9:30 to 12:30. Jaenicke will present a pastel demonstration at Cape Fear Studios. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch a pastel master perform her magic!

The show itself offers the chance to view and perhaps add to your collection of high quality and inspiring 2D work by accomplished artists from across the United States. Complete information about entering the competition and/or participating in the demonstration is available on the studio website at (, call for entries.

Cape Fear Studios is located at 148 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28301. Phone number for the studio is 910/433-2986. Make your plans now to enter your work, participate in the demo and/or attend the opening!


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