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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Its Hues and Brews Studio Tour – Deadline Sept. 5, 2014

August 30, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council Lenoir, NC, is now accepting applications from Caldwell County and surrounding counties’ artists and crafters who want to participate in the new Hues and Brews Studio Tour, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Participants can set up in their Caldwell County homes or studios or set up in a local business to display, demonstrate and sell their work. Registration is $30.

Following the countywide Studio Tour, the event will culminate with the Hues and Brews Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 2 to 6pm, outside Howard Brewing in downtown Lenoir. The outdoor event will feature visual art displays, craft beer tastings, food vendors, live music and children’s art activities. Artists, crafters and food vendors may apply for space at the Hues and Brews Festival; 20 separate artist spaces and 3 separate food vendor spaces are available at this location. Artist/crafter registration is $30.

The registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 5, at 5pm; all applications are available on the Caldwell Arts Council website at (

The Caldwell Arts Council has announced a new twist on its annual Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, expanding it to a daylong festival and adding another popular art form to the popular event.

In recent years, the Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour has featured Caldwell County artists and crafters who open their homes and studios for a celebration of local artwork of all kinds. This year, the Caldwell Arts Council is expanding the event and inviting brewers from Caldwell, Catawba and Burke counties to join with visual artists in a central location for a fun, new event with proceeds going toward the Caldwell Arts Council.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County.  Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to ( The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, Call for Sculpture Applications for Tucker’s Gallery – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

August 30, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, seek sculptors interested in participating in our outdoor sculpture sales gallery.  Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council. The “Gallery” is located in planters throughout the downtown area.

Artists interested in participating should submit an application to the Caldwell Arts Council between Sept. 1-30, 2014. Application forms are available at ( or by calling 828/754-2486. Selected sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation; The pieces will be on display for one year or until sold. All selected pieces will be awarded a stipend of $200 to help with delivery and retrieval costs, and if an artwork sells there is a 30% sales commission. The artwork on display will be covered by a liability insurance policy. Twelve sculptures will be selected for display. Each artist may submit up to 3 works for consideration.


Tucker’s Gallery was started with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina. Caldwell County is known for its signature sculpture collection of 80 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering. While the permanent collection is installed county-wide, Tucker’s Gallery allows the resident and the visitor to see a concentrated number of sculptures within a small geographic area, and unlike the permanent collection, allows for purchases of artwork.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC. Phone 828/754-2486; e-mail to (; website at ( This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Artist Salon with Virginia Scotch – Sept. 5, 2014

August 27, 2014


The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, presents the next Artist Salon with Virginia Scotchie, ceramics artist and head of ceramics at the USC Department of Art, at the Museum on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at noon. This year, the CMA placed an installation of Scotchie’s work entitled “Columbia Spheres”, consisting of 27 colorful spheres, on display in the entrance of the Dubose-Poston Reception Hall. She discusses the installation and her artistic process.


“The sphere has been a form that I have worked with off and on for the past nine years,” says Scotchie. “Its illusive simplicity, economy, and boundless visual associations permit me to work with the sphere in many ways. I respond to the minimal nature and play/humor quality of the sphere. I should also mention that I have three children and the plethora of toys, specifically balls, abounds in my everyday world. ‘Play’ is significant in this artwork!”

In “Columbia Spheres”, the sphere is used to create a minimalist repetition through the use of form, color, and arrangement. Within this visual repetition Scotchie pulls the viewer closer to inspect each sphere as they approach the installation. The juxtaposition of color and texture serves to separate, and at the same time, unite each sphere. The colors used for this installation represent Columbia’s abundance of lush nature and blue sky.

Scotchie’s sphere installations are found in the permanent public collections of the Yingee Ceramic Museum in Taipei, Taiwan; The Trinity Building in Charlotte, NC; A Loft in Asheville, NC, Queens University in Charlotte, NC, as well as in numerous private collections in the US and Europe. She currently has a year-long exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum.

The event is free with membership or admission.

For more information visit (

1Spark Festival of Entrepreneurship and the Arts to Ignite Creativity and Innovation Takes Place in Spartanburg, SC – Sept. 6, 2014

August 27, 2014


Spartanburg, SC, is a place of ideas, shining bright with creative and entrepreneurial spirit. On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, from 11am-5pm, the public is invited to participate in a free outdoor festival that will celebrate these two powerful forces that make the moniker “Sparkle City” ever so true.


1Spark, a festival where creativity and innovation collide, will feature Spartanburg’s “makers” — visual artists, performers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and more — with entertainment and demonstrations, as well as local food and drinks. The event will take place between the campuses of Chapman Cultural Center and “The George” — home of the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC Upstate — an almost literal collision of creativity and innovation.

“Spartanburg is already known throughout the region as a vibrant arts community, and nationwide as a pro-business community,” Jennifer Evins, President/CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “What better way to celebrate two of our most valuable assets than to combine them into a single concept and event?”

Artists, entrepreneurs, and inventors will have booths in the Chapman Cultural Center parking lot and along North Liberty Street to showcase their crafts and concepts. Inventors, start-up businesses, and budding entrepreneurs will be set up alongside painters, woodworkers, bakers, photographers, potters, and other visual artists whose works are locally handmade.

“In business, creativity is necessary to survive and thrive,” Dr. Frank Rudisill, Dean of The Johnson College of Business and Economics, said. “The ability to use resources in creative ways is what propels many companies to be forerunners in innovation. 1Spark is a wonderful way to ignite collaboration and generate new ideas in Spartanburg.”

Several vendors have already signed on to be present: master kitemaker Chuck Holmes, Orijin Tea, CORE Health Centers, Freda Lark Photography, Harmonic Jewel metalsmithing jeweler, ahoyDOC Inc., and novelist Andrew F. Rickis. Others are signing up daily to join in the festivities.

“Our goals are to celebrate all things entrepreneurial and creative about Spartanburg… to ignite new creativity and innovation by connecting people and ideas… to create the kind of city that we want by providing a festival for people to share ideas,” Evins said. “It will be a dynamic setting in the heart of our city.”

While at the festival, attendees will enjoy hearing musicians perform on stage of the amphitheatre at The George, watching entrepreneurs give demos, seeing artisans showcase their artistic process, and engaging in creativity challenges. Attendees will also vote for their favorite artist, entrepreneur, and inventor.

Jeff Boeh, Campus Manager of The Iron Yard, the downtown business accelerator, emphasizes the importance of exposure to local start-up businesses. “Our hope is that the public will walk away from 1Spark with a newly ignited interest in and appreciation of the creativity and innovation involved in starting a business in Spartanburg. To that goal, several entrepreneurs and start-ups will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ideas, plans, and — ultimately — their products and services.”

Attendees to the festival will be able to use the businesses’ demos as inspiration in creativity challenges. Presented with real-world problems, several festival goers will be asked to generate solutions using provided materials. The activity will not only give citizens a renewed appreciation of entrepreneurship, but generate ideas on how to improve the community at-large.

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will help patrons generate ideas on how to improve the community as well with a public art project. Drawing inspiration from modern installation artist Candy Chang, SAM will facilitate a simple, fun, and interactive experience titled “More of What?” The activity offers individuals of all ages an opportunity to reflect and share ideas about how to nurture a stronger, more creative community in Spartanburg.

“As cultural stewards, we have a responsibility to address the needs of our community,” Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director of SAM, said. “Businesses do the same; they address need. And as a whole, Spartanburg can achieve that by putting our ideas together.”

Growler Haus, a recently established craft beer business and bar downtown, will be on tap to provide a biergarten (or “beer garden”)–an open area for adults to enjoy local brews.

Florida-based chalk artists and entrepreneurs will also be present. Shane Mesmer of Eye Candy Grafix in West Palm Beach will be joined by artists David Lepore, Hector Diaz, and Lee Mobley in conducting a unique work of chalk art on Chapman Cultural Center’s campus. The four-person project will span two days, beginning early Friday morning and coming to completion during the span of the festival. Lepore specializes in black and white; Diaz is a 3D chalk expert; and Mobley is a “chalker” who operates 337 Designs, a custom artwork and design company.

Other visual and performing arts will entertain audiences throughout the festival as well. Musicians include Anna V, Neil Lee Griffin, Jeremy Willis, Sean Gaskell, Daniel Z, Nick Evangelista, Rohn Jewell, Barleycove, Paul Bowman, and Mark Miller. Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will feature a cellist at 11:30am, and professional dancers from Ballet Spartanburg will take the stage at 1:30pm. To complement the creativity and innovation, local food trucks will be located between Chapman Cultural Center and The George to provide great local cuisine.

“We’re about entrepreneurship. We’re about art. We’re about education. We’re about ideas,” Evins said. “1Spark will be a great way to encourage innovation and creativity by bringing the arts and businesses together.”

Major partners in the festival include Chapman Cultural Center, USC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, The Iron Yard, Growler Haus, and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please call 864/542-2787.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Entries for “38th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

August 24, 2014



The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the “38th Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” scheduled for Oct. 3-31, 2014.  Cash prizes totaling $650 will be awarded.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Caldwell County, or who work full-time or attend school full-time in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 entitles each artist to display up to two works of art, to be delivered either Sept. 29 or 30, 2014, from 9am-5pm.

For rules and entry form, contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit their website ( to print a copy of the prospectus. The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue, Lenoir.

“State of the Art/Art of the State” Returns to the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC – Sept. 19, 2014

August 17, 2014

A simple idea, a call to artists 18 years or older who live in or are native to the state of North Carolina to bring in 1 piece of art to the Cameron Art Museum, in Wilmington, NC, within a 24-hour period of time for inclusion in the exhibition “State of the Art/Art of the State”, no jurors, no fees. They would also meet a significant, contemporary art curator.

In the spring of 2011 the call went out. And then, the day arrived, May 6, 2011. Logistics dictated that artwork would be received starting at 5pm. Artists began arriving at the front door of the museum at 10:30am appearing anxious to get in and have their work included in the exhibition. They waited, patiently, in the museum and out of the rain holding their personal artwork for hours. They waited with the other 614 artists. They talked about the piece of art they brought with them and where they traveled from. They shared stories, made new friends, listened to impromptu music playing and waited for the doors to the Hughes Wing at the Cameron Art Museum to open.

Work was received, quickly curated and hung, but by 3am exhibition staff wondered where all of the work would be placed as it appeared as though there may not have been enough wall or floor space. Accommodations were made and all 614 pieces together became a representation of the state’s artists in “State of the Art/Art of the State”.

And now, Cameron Art Museum is opening up the call again for participation in this state-wide, premier event “happening” on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 starting at 12pm until Saturday, Sept, 20, 2014 at 12pm. Current curators for the 2014 “State of the Art/Art of the State” include, Peter Eleey: Curator at MoMA P.S.1., New York, NY. From 2007 until 2010 he was the Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Laura Hoptman: Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.

Exhibition opening will be held on Sept. 20, 2014, at 6pm at the Cameron Art Museum. Details and additional information can be found at ( To see the “State of the Art/Art of the State” from 2011 visit (

Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, this exhibition focuses on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists are invited to bring a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within a 24-hour period (between 12pm Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 and 12pm Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014). During this timeframe, a nationally renowned curator will be present to greet each artist and shake his/her hand. All participating curators will attend the exhibition opening on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6-9pm. The design of this project provides any participating artist equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today and have their work seen by all visiting curators.

Upon arrival at the museum, artists must complete an exhibition entry form including contact and credit information. All work must be original. Paintings, mixed mediums, ceramics, sculpture, multimedia, original hand-made prints, photography and drawings are all examples of acceptable forms. There are some limitations and exclusions. Refer to the “State of the Art/Art of the State” web site, ( for complete details and the exhibition entry form. Space in the exhibition is not guaranteed and is on a first come, first serve basis.

This event pays homage to the open, creative curatorial spirit of the late art world maverick, Walter Hopps (1932-2005). In 1978, responding to a comment from his junior colleague, Deborah Velders (Jensen) about the problems artists face gaining access to notable curators, Walter Hopps conceived an entirely open, unmediated event to remedy the situation. His program invited any artist to bring a single work of art, to meet Hopps, and see installation of work. This event called “36 Hours” occurred in a gritty, street-level alternative space called MOTA (Museum of Temporary Art), located in downtown Washington, DC. There was no jurying, no selection (or rejection), and no entry fee. The only restrictions were size, weight, and the delivery time frame (36 hours). This unprecedented opportunity for artists was covered by the Washington Post, and attracted over 400 works of art, all by artists living and working in the Washington, DC, area.

ABOUT THE CURATORS FOR 2014 State of the Art/Art of the State

Peter Eleey – Curator at MoMA P.S.1., New York, NY.  From 2007 until 2010 he was the Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. At the Walker Art Center, Mr. Eleey organized the exhibitions “The Talent Show”, 2010); “The Quick and the Dead”, 2009: and “Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing”, 2008. Prior to joining the Walker, Mr. Eleey was Curator and Producer at Creative Time, New York from 2002 to 2007, where he organized a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and events, including “Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers”, 2007, which was commissioned jointly with The Museum of Modern Art and co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach. Other major projects included “Mike Nelson: A Psychic Vacuum”, 2007, a site-specific installation at the Essex Street Market co-organized with Nato Thompson; “Strange Powers”, 2006, a group exhibition highlighting works made to have a paranormal effect on the world co-organized with Laura Hoptman; “The Plain of Heaven”, 2005, an exhibition in a vacant meatpacking warehouse inspired by the redesign of the “High Line; Jenny Holzer: For the City”, 2004, a series of airplane banners over the Hudson river and light projections at sites around the New York; and “Cai Guo-Qiang’s Light Cycle”, 2003, a pyrotechnic event in Central Park.

Laura Hoptman – Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY. Since joining the museum she has organized “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language”, a group exhibition of contemporary art, “Carol Bove: The Equinox”; “Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly”, a mid career survey of the work of the Los Angeles painter Henry Taylor at MoMA/PS 1 (with Peter Eleey) and “Isa Genzken: Retrospective” (with Sabine Breitwieser). Previously, she was Senior Curator at the New Museum where she organized “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century”, “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” and monographic exhibitions on Tomma Abts, Elizabeth Peyton, Brion Gysin and George Condo. In 2004-05 she was the director of the “54th Carnegie International”, and in an earlier incarnation as a drawing curator at MoMA from 1996 to 2002, she curated the first US museum exhibitions of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Maurizio Cattelan, John Currin, and Luc Tuymans among others. In 1997, at MoMA she was the co curator (with Lynn Zelevansky) of “Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama”, a show that reintroduced Kusama to international audiences and in 2002, she organized “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions”, a landmark exhibition of contemporary figurative drawing. Currently, Hoptman is organizing a group exhibition on the subject of contemporary painting, and a mid career survey of the Cologne artist Kai Althoff. She is also part of the curatorial team organizing a retrospective of the work of Bruce Conner.

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson – Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO. Zuckerman Jacobson joined the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) as Director and Chief Curator in 2005. In this position, she continues to be charged with oversight of all aspects of the museum’s guiding vision and mission, strategic planning, administrative policy and decision-making endeavors, and the institution’s curatorial and educational programmatic practices. Zuckerman Jacobson’s curatorial projects at the AAM include major one-person exhibitions with Yutaka Sone, Pedro Reyes, Jeremy Deller, Aïda Ruilova, Friedrich Kunath, Mai-Thu Perret, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jim Hodges, Peter Coffin, Fred Tomaselli, Mark Bradford, Sergej Jensen, Mamma Andersson, Stephen Shore, Huma Bhabha, Slater Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, Lucio Fontana, Monika Sosnowska, Rob Pruitt, Hayley Tompkins, Lorna Simpson and others – many in their first major US museum exhibitions or featuring important but lesser-known aspects of their artistic practice. Her exhibitions with Aïda Ruilova, Fred Tomaselli, and Sergej Jensen, as well as her co-curated exhibition “Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences /Documented Assignments”, have traveled to other major museums including, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, CAM Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

For additional information about the museum, please visit (

Halifax County Arts Council in Roanoke Rapids, NC, Offers Sip ‘n See with Sarah Bolduc – Aug. 25, 2014

August 14, 2014


The Halifax County Arts Council’s August Sip ‘n See will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, from 6-8pm, and it will feature “The Art of Sarah Bolduc”.  Sip ‘n See is a free event that is open to the public. Wine, soft drinks, and light refreshments are served as part of this evening.

Work by Sarah Bolduc

The event will take place at The Gallery of the Halifax County Arts Council, located at 1027 Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

For more information contact the Halifax County Arts Council by phone at 252/532-2571; by e-mail at (; visit (; or our Facebook page at Halifax County Arts Council.

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance in Travelers Rest, SC, Calls for Participation at the 3rd Annual Art on the Trail Fine Arts and Crafts Festival – Deadline Aug. 29, 2014

August 9, 2014


The Travelers Rest Artists Alliance is calling for participation at the 3rd Annual Art on the Trail Fine Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 10am-4pm, on the festival field at Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest’s beautiful, new performing and cultural arts center with easy access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Upstate’s fastest growing fine arts and crafts event!

Apply online today at (

Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Learn more at (

Artist’s Info to Prepare for ArtFields® 2015 in Lake City, SC, from Apr. 24 – May 2, 2015

August 7, 2014

Editor’s Note: Since the official Call for Entry info has gone out, I’ve gotten a few e-mails and calls from artists who are frustrated and confused. Usually when a call for entry goes out you can enter that day. ArtFields® 2015 just announced their application time period. You can’t apply until Sept. 14, 2014 and you can apply through Nov. 14, 2014 – only then. The other problem is some artists, like me at times, are challenged when it comes to the Internet and navigating websites. So, I decided to make a post that gives the rules of the competition. This way artists can get ready to make an entry. For some artists it takes a lot of time to get ready to enter a competition and even with advance notice some never make it. The final point I want to make is please share this info with your artists friends. Sometimes artists will hide info about opportunities from their friends – I know none of you reading this would do that, but some do. Imagine that.


ArtFields® 2015 Artist Rules


The artist must be 18 years of age or older on or before November 14, 2014.

The artist must be a resident of one of the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) for 6 consecutive months prior to the submission date.

The artist’s submission must be original to the artist in concept, design, and execution, does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights, and must not violate any intellectual property laws. An entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is not eligible.

Work entered must be in the original medium (for example, not a scanned reproduction or digitization of a painting, drawing, or other work).

The artist’s work must be wholly owned by the Artist as of November 14, 2014.

The artwork must have been completed within two years of the submission deadline of November 14, 2014.

ArtFields® 2014 winners are not eligible to enter any entries until the 2016 competition.

Artworks that are identical to, substantially similar to, or primarily representative of entries invited into the ArtFields® 2014 competition, as determined in the discretion of ArtFields, are not eligible to compete.


Artist must pay a $25 non-refundable entry fee.

Artist may submit one 2-D or 3-D piece (for example, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, digital media, and installation art).

Concepts or works-in-progress may be submitted, as long as artists can clearly articulate their finished work through sketches and artist statements.

Artist must submit high-resolution images (at least 300dpi/1MB) electronically through the Slideroom Submission Management Program.

Submitted images must represent the artist’s work as accurately and professionally as possible.


Artist will be notified of acceptance by January 1, 2015 through the e-mail account* provided in Slideroom and receive venue invitation by January 23, 2015.  * Slideroom e-mail account, email address, contact phone number, and current mailing address must be kept up-to-date.

Once an artwork is accepted, the entry may not be sold or substituted by another work.

Artwork accepted into the competition must be invited by and exhibited at an approved ArtFields® Venue for the duration of ArtFields®.

To remain eligible, Artists must sign an Artist and Venue Hosting Agreement with an approved ArtFields Venue and adhere to all of the terms in the agreement.

Images of accepted artwork, artwork information including dimensions and price, artist statements, and artist biographies, submitted through Slideroom will be used for online and catalogue publication. The deadline for updated photographs of accepted work is 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2015.


The artist is responsible for transportation and cost of transportation of the artwork to, and removal of the artwork from, the Venue location.  Artwork must arrive no earlier than March 18, 2014 and be removed no later than May 9, 2014.

Except for installation artists (see below), Artists are not required to travel to Lake City, SC.  A team of trained art handlers will be installing the Entries at each of the approved, selected Venues.

Site-Specific and Installations that have been accepted must be delivered, installed and removed by the artist upon appointment with ArtFields® Art Team.

Digital media that requires projection or monitor to display must be provided by the artist for installation and use during the competition.


Entries that do not conform to their submitted digital image or submitted concept may be rejected, in the sole and exclusive discretion of ArtFields.

Entries will be removed from competition based upon impracticability or impossibility of installation or continued exhibition or if they create issues with fire or safety hazards.

Entries may be moved to another Venue at the discretion of ArtFields for any reason or no reason.

Entries remaining after 6:00 p.m. on May 23, 2015, will be disposed of by Lake City Partnership Council, in its absolute and exclusive discretion, with no recourse or remedy available to the artist.

The winners of the Top Prize and Juried Panel Prize agree to transfer all ownership of and reproduction rights of the artwork to the Lake City Partnership Council. *All attempted sales of ArtFields® entries are considered “pending” until the end of the event on May 3, 2015. If the Top Prize award and Juried Panel Prize are pending sale, those sales are voided upon acceptance of award.

The winners of the People’s Choice 2-D and People’s Choice 3-D agree to grant to Lake City Partnership Council an irrevocable limited, permanent license to reproduce the artwork for the purposes of promotion of ArtFields® and Lake City Partnership Council.

For artist inquiries, please contact the ArtFields Art Team at ( or by phone at 843/374-0180.

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Application for Participation in the 2014 Live Oak Art & Music Fest’s Artisan Market – Oct. 4, 2014

August 6, 2014

CREATE! Conway invites all fine artists and artisans to apply for a booth at the Oct. 4, 2014 Live Oak Art & Music Fest’s Artisan Market in Conway, SC. The Live Oak is held each year along with the City of Conway’s Fall Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 4 – downtown Conway celebrates creativity and community with arts and crafts, street and food vendors, lots of live entertainment, glass blowing demonstrations, a car show and the Farmers Market.

The Live Oak Art & Music Fest is Conway’s premier cultural event showcasing fine arts and crafts for sale along with live music and entertainment. In addition, we’re excited to add a brand new component to the Live Oak – the Kids CREATE! Makers Zone, a 20′ x 20′ tented creative space – offering engaging art projects and art making activities, for free, to kids of all ages. In addition to the Kids CREATE Makers Zone – live music,painting and drawing demos, magic acts and LED dancers will make for a fun and educational art event that the entire family can enjoy.

When – Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 from 10am to 5pm EDT

Where – Historic Horry County Court House, 1201 Third Ave., Conway, SC 29526

For info visit (;jsessionid=EF909B9DCD52909FF11B7DD5CCCB4DBD.worker_registrant?llr=x6kwnynab&oeidk=a07e9npyx9v3ccfee1a).

For further info contact Barbara Streeter, CREATE Conway, Inc., by e-mail at ( or call 843/248-4527.


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