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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.

Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Grant

September 16, 2014


The Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Grant program. The application deadline is 5pm on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ArtsGreensboro (AG) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.

Grants for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines include music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature.  Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support.

Regional Artists Grants are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Applications may be downloaded from Rockingham County Arts Council’s website at ( or by contacting RCAC by calling 336/349-4039 or ArtsGreensboro’s web site at ( and 336/373-7523 ext 245.

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support and recognition for the greater Triad area artists. In 2013-2014, Regional Artist Grants totaled $18,039 to 13 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists.

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.  The Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockingham County Arts Council, Inc. (RCAC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that “is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life in Rockingham County.”

Visual Art Exhibition Opportunities Offered in North Charleston, SC, Accepting Applications for North Charleston City Gallery, City Hall, and other City Sites

September 16, 2014

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department offers exhibition opportunities for serious visual artists, photographers, fine craft artisans, sculptors, and installation artists. Applications are now being accepted from individuals and groups to display original works at the North Charleston City Gallery, North Charleston City Hall, and other public sites for the July 2015 through June 2016 program calendar. There is no fee to apply. Selections are made by a Review Panel appointed by the department. Artists have the option to apply online at ( or submit a physical application, which is available for download from the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website, ( Applications must be electronically submitted or postmarked by Nov. 30, 2014, in order to be considered.

The North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach thousands of local patrons and out-of-state visitors to the multi-use facility.  Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently.  This exhibition opportunity is open to visual artists and artist groups creating two dimensional works or three dimensional works suited to hang on display rods provided. Pedestal and freestanding pieces cannot be accommodated in the venue. Exhibits are open to the public daily and admission is free. The gallery desk is managed by a Cultural Arts staff member on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the express purpose of promoting the exhibit and the sale of artwork, prints, note cards, and gift items.

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit – works by MaryAnn Goodhue

As a civic venue, North Charleston City Hall allows for great visibility among residents and visitors. In addition to showcasing the City’s Public Art Collection along the atrium areas of three floors, the building is equipped to display two dimensional works as well as pedestal or free standing pieces in an enclave on the second floor. Exhibits in this space are rotated on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and may be viewed by the public daily with no admission fee. Cultural Arts staff maintains offices on the same floor of the exhibit space and are available to assist visitors.

In addition to the City Gallery and City Hall, other indoor and outdoor display spaces are available throughout North Charleston.  Applicants can propose a location or may contact the Cultural Arts Department to discuss possible exhibition or installation sites. Options will be reviewed with the artist prior to distribution of acceptance notifications.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities, or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website (, e-mail to (, or call 843/740-5854.

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Offers Lecture by Sculptor Mary Frank

September 15, 2014

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is inviting you to join them on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 11am, to hear international sculptor, Mary Frank, speak at Jerald Melberg Gallery.  This is an informal, Coffee & Conversation, with the artist, and is free and open to the public.


Born in London and now living and working in New York, Mary Frank is a sculptor and painter whose work deals with themes of myth and memory. Early life experiences shape her work from a solitary mood (having lived in bunkers with other children during WWII) to transforming bodies into landscapes (having studied dance under Martha Graham in the late 1940s). The artist is influenced by classic mythology, Primitive Art, African and Inuit Art. She has worked in wood, bronze and clay. She transitioned into painting and mixed media works during the 1980s.  An exhibition of sculptures and works on paper will be on view at the Jerald Melberg Gallery now through Oct. 25, 2014.

Jerald Melberg Gallery is located at 625 South Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC, and open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

For further information visit us at ( or call 704/365-3000.

Artist’s Info for Submitting an Entry to ArtFields® 2015 – Submission Period Begins Today – Sept. 14, 2014

September 14, 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.

This just in – a few artists have told me there used to be a size limitation on 2-D art – that has been reversed for ArtFields® 2015 – so bring on the giant paintings. Check out other changes at (

And, here’s a link to a blog post I made about the Call for Entries (

One last thing – I love the new catch phrase for ArtFields® – Small Town – Big Money – World Class Southern Art. Now it’s up to you artists to provide that world class art.

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. See more at (

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Artists and Crafters for “Satie’s Holiday Sale” – Deadline Nov. 5, 2014

September 13, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists & crafters to participate in our annual Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale, Dec. 5 – 24, 2014, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop full of locally handcrafted items for holiday sales.

Items for the holiday sale will be juried by our Satie’s Holiday Committee. All items must be handmade of quality materials and construction, and the most successful items each year are those priced less than $50. We are always looking for a variety of exciting new gift items. We especially need items for children and men, and we also like having new food items (cookies, cakes, candies, mixes) for this sale.

There are two jury-in dates – please bring samples of items you wish to sell to the Caldwell Arts Council prior to October 1 or November 5. Visit our website for submission guidelines at (

Thanks for considering joining us for this wonderful holiday show and sale. For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit ( The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue (corner of Norwood Street) in downtown Lenoir.

Anson County Arts Council in Wadesboro, NC, Call for Area Artists and Craftsmen

September 13, 2014

The Anson County Arts Council is seeking vendors for our fourth annual Christmas in November Art and Crafts sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. This event is designed to provide local and regional artists and craftsmen a venue at which to sell their work at a time of the year when many people are shopping for holiday gifts. The Arts Council offers this event as a service to artists and craftsmen as well as to area residents. Admission is FREE for shoppers.

This year’s Christmas in November will be held at South Piedmont Community College’s Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington Street in Wadesboro, NC, from 10am until 3pm. Table rental is $40 or two tables (for the same artist) for $60. Each vendor keeps 100% of his/her sales revenue.

This event precedes Black Friday, the traditional day after Thanksgiving when holiday shopping begins in earnest. It will offer shoppers a unique shopping experience and unusual gift ideas.

This is an opportunity to introduce your work to a new audience and to showcase it for those who are already familiar with it.

Contact the Anson County Arts Council by calling 704/694-4950 or e-mail ( if you have questions.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is Calling for Entries for Annual Visual Arts Competition – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

September 11, 2014


The Caldwell Arts Council inn Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the October 2014 exhibit: “38th Annual CALDWELL VISUAL ARTISTS COMPETITION” featuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash awards. Artists wishing to participate may find the guidelines on our website at (

Work must be delivered to the Caldwell Arts Council either Monday Sept. 29, 2014 or Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, between 9am-5pm.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7pm hosted by members of the Lenoir Service League, and the exhibit will continue Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm through Oct. 31, 2014.

Caldwell Arts Council exhibits are free & open to the public. Light refreshments are served during opening receptions.

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. 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.

For further info call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (

Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail Hold Open Jury for New Membership in Hartsville, SC – Oct. 24, 2014

September 11, 2014

The Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will hold their next jury for new members on Friday, Oct. 24 at Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Oct. 24, 2014.

The ASCCT is open to artists and craftspeople working in all media listed below who live in the South Carolina Cotton Trail area – Florence County, Darlington County, Lee County, Chesterfield County or Marlboro County.

Accepted Media Categories: Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Natural Materials, Painting, Paper, Photography, and Sculpture.

The jury is a live jury, and prospective artists are expected to bring five works representative of what they do to show to the jurors.  Artists will briefly discuss their work and their viewpoint as artists, then step out as the jurors review the work.  Artists will then be brought back in to answer any questions that might have come up, collect their work and leave. All artists will be e-mailed results along with a summary of jurors’ comments by the evening of the 24th.

Additional information and membership forms are available at the ASCCT website at ( under the Membership tab. There is a non-refundable jury fee, as well as a membership fee for those who are accepted.

Artists who plan to jury should contact Beth Wicker by e-mail at ( to be added to the jury list, or with any questions not answered on the web site. A schedule with jury times will be sent out prior to the jury date.

Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, is Calling for Entries for “Small Works 2014” – Deadline is Oct. 3, 2014

September 9, 2014


The Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, is calling for entries for its juried show, “Small Works 2014”, juried by Kara Warren, which will be presented at the Art Trail Gallery in Florence, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 20, 2014. A reception will be held on Nov. 6, from 5:30-7:30pm

All entries must be submitted online at ( Up to four entries may be submitted. Maximum size restrictions are 12” x 12” including frame. The deadline for submission is Oct. 3, 2014, by 6pm.

A non refundable entry fee: $15 per entry payable to the Florence Regional Arts Alliance.

Awards include: Three cash prizes will be awarded: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Pace $100 and Honorable Mention.

Accepted entries will be posted on our website by 9pm  on Oct. 14, 2914.

Juror, Kara Warren, brings with her a broad knowledge of art material, design and technique, gained through her work in art conservation and her experience as a working studio artist. She has exhibited her work nationally, lectured on art and conservation at museums and university campuses, and presently works as Preventive Conservation Specialist for the historic Biltmore Estate. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Warren currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Eligibility: All artists 18 and older living in South or North Carolina may submit work for this show. Only original work not previously shown with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance or at the Art Trail Gallery within the last two years are eligible. These 2-D works may be in any medium including photography. All works  must be professionally framed and if subject to damage, framed under plexiglass or glass. No clip mounting. Works must be wired for hanging. If works are not framed properly or exceed size requirements or are significantly different from the digital image, they will be withdrawn from jurying.

Liability: Neither the Florence Regional Arts Alliance nor the Art Trail Gallery under the Florence Downtown Development Corporation will assume responsibility for insuring the works of art. Liability will not be assumed for damages resulting from broken glass or poorly framed work. The Arts Alliance reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted for publicity purposes.

Sale of Work: All works must be for sale. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance retains a 30% commission on all sales of exhibited work.

Accepted works must be received in the Art Trail Gallery at 185 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501, by Oct. 24 or 25, 2014. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday.

Accepted works may be shipped. Artwork must be received by Oct. 25, 2014, and a return prepaid postage label must be included for all return shiping.

Important Dates:
October 3: Submission by 6pm
October 14: Notification of accepted works
October 24-25: Delivery of accepted works (between 10 am -6 pm)
October 28: Show opens
November 6: Opening Reception
November 20: Show Closes
December 2: Pickup of Accepted work

For further info contact the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, by e-mail at (, call 843/407-3092 or visit (


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