Archive for the ‘SC Visual Arts’ Category

South State Bank in Charleston, SC, Announces Awards – “People’s Choice Art Exhibit” Continues Through Oct. 16, 2014

October 19, 2014

The people have spoken, and Lowcountry artist Steve Jacobs is the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the South State Bank “People’s Choice Art Exhibit”.

Steve Jacobs

In its 30th year, the exhibit honors 10 Lowcountry artists and comes to a close on Oct. 16, 2014.

Helen Beacham and Caroline Trickey judged this year’s exhibition. The Oct. 3-16, 2014, exhibit features original artwork and photography from approximately 75 exhibiting members of the Charleston Artist Guild, and is open to the public for viewing at the South State Bank location at 34 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Cash prizes and ribbons have been awarded to the following: Sandra Booker, South State Bank Purchase Award; Pat Forsberg, Best in Show; Carla Johannesmeyer, first place; Mark Beale, second place; and Brenda Orcutt, third place.

Honorable Mention awards were presented to Stan Ullmer, Peggy Ellis, Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon and Judith Chamberlin.

As the recipient of the Purchase Award, Booker’s piece has been added to the bank’s permanent art collection.

The exhibit was judged by Beacham and Trickey, who are both professional artists, exhibitors and instructors, and have extensive reputations in the art community.

The “People’s Choice Exhibit” is sponsored annually by South State Bank with the goal of recognizing the talent of local artists and stimulating increased exposure of visual arts within the Lowcountry.

South State Corporation is the largest bank holding company headquartered in South Carolina. Founded in 1933, the company’s primary subsidiary, South State Bank, has been serving the financial needs of its local communities in 19 South Carolina counties, 12 Georgia counties and 4 North Carolina counties for over 80 years.  The bank also operates Minis & Co., Inc. and First Southeast 401K Fiduciaries, Inc., both registered investment advisors; and First Southeast Investor Services, Inc., a limited purpose broker-dealer. South State Corporation has assets of approximately $8.0 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SSB on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

For further info contact the Charleston Artist Guild by calling 843/722-2454 or visit (

Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College in Taylors, SC, Offers Annual Student Exhibition

October 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: This came after our deadline for the Oct. 2014 issue; when it came it was in the wrong format for us to use; and then when it did finally come in the right format it was really too late to even put in our Nov. issue since most of the public elements of the exhibit would be over by the time we published again. There is some talented students here by what images we were sent, but either they or their instructors are poor at marketing. We posted this info here so it can get more exposure.

Work by Aaron Fields

Work by Ginia Worrell

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus in Taylors, SC, is pleased to announce the “2014 Student Annual Art Exhibition” on view from Oct. 1 through Nov. 7, 2014. The gallery will exhibit all fine and applied art disciplines taught as part of the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. This year’s jurors, Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well known professional artists that have exhibited both nationally and internationally and have also taught a broad range of studio courses. Ballard and Gaillard selected from over 100 works to include in the exhibition including a “Best in Show” designation to be announced on Oct. 30, 2014.

Work by Joy Hart

Work by Matt Guttierrez

Please join us from 7 – 9pm on Oct. 30, 2014, for this traditional costume gala and awards presentation that gives special recognition to the many exemplary works by our community’s young artists. Works are exhibited in our 2nd floor galleries and offered for purchase, making this a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art and to support this exceptionally talented group of students. Awards will also be presented on the second floor including cash donations, gift certificates, and art supplies made possible through local businesses and private donors. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and remember that costumes are encouraged!

Work by Robert Milton Crain

Gallery Location:  Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, Hwy 290, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–5pm or by appointment.

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 7, 2014.

Reception and Awards: Thursday Oct. 30; 7– 9pm.

For further information contact Enid Williams, Gallery Director by calling 864/250-3059 or e-mail to (

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 (

Michael Story Will be at the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC – Oct. 11 and 12, 2014

October 9, 2014

Michael Story is providing a weekend opportunity to view this one-man show, “Landscapes & Jazz Greats”, on view at the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, from 10am-5pm.

Work by Michael Story

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street, in Camden, SC.

For info call the Center at 803/425-7676 or Michael Story at 803/356-4268, e-mail at (

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: (

South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, Announces Second Shift Twosdays

October 8, 2014


The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, is staying open late every Tuesday until 8pm for Second Shift Twosdays offering guests more time to experience the museum. The museum is calling their weekly extended hours “Second Shift Twosdays” to celebrate the history of its building and the mill workers who decades ago came in during the evenings to work the second shift. The museum is also incorporating the number “two” during Second Shift Twosdays through special offerings and savings.

Every Tuesday evening, the museum will feature something different, which may include programs, planetarium shows, 4D movies, lunar observing, exhibit previews, food and beverage events, discounts and more. In addition to special features, the entire museum will stay open during Second Shift Twosdays.

Photo by Thomas Hammond

During these evening openings, guests can sit back and watch a planetarium show, experience movies like never before in the 4D theater and explore the museum’s four floors of art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the newly reopened Lipscomb Gallery and the current blockbuster exhibit “Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time”. Guests can also tour the new fourth floor observatory and telescope gallery. Night observing from the observatory will begin as soon as it is dark enough outside.  Please note: Observing can be done only if the sky is clear and may be canceled if the weather does not permit.

“Second Shift Twosdays are great for people who can’t make it to the museum during normal work hours or for those who are looking for something fun and different to do on Tuesday evenings,” said Merritt McHaffie, director of marketing, SC State Museum. “We decided to call these hours our ‘second shift’ to honor our largest artifact – our building, which was the first fully electric powered mill in the country.”

During the month of October, Second Shift Twosdays will be held on Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and will feature two Halloween-themed laser light shows in the planetarium.

At 6pm, enjoy HalloScream Laser Lights, a thrilling family-fun laser show featuring Halloween music favorites, including “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters.”

At 7pm, experience Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, an entrancing laser light show set to one of rock and roll’s most influential and bestselling albums, Pink Floyd’s 1973 “Dark Side of the Moon”.  Laser Floyd will only be available during Second Shift Twosdays and during Growl at the Moon on Oct. 30. Please note: Laser Floyd contains loud music and language that may not be appropriate for children.  Laser Floyd is appropriate for ages 17+.

Be sure to check out the museum’s new 4D theater during Second Shift Twosdays. In October, “Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole” will play at 5:30pm and “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs” will play at 6:30pm.  Visit ( for more information about Second Shift Twosdays and for ticket prices.

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm.  In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory.  These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology that guests can experience.

For more information about the museum, visit (

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers 10th Anniversary Benefit Luncheon and Designer Handbag Auction – Nov. 10, 2014

October 8, 2014


The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, is now taking reservations for its Tenth Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, from 11am to 1pm, at the beautiful Grande Dunes Members Club.

The popular event offers attendees a stimulating two hours with a gourmet plated luncheon, a silent hand-bag auction; a strolling fashion show by The Pink Cabana; a trunk show by noted celebrity bag designer Mehera Blum, a Myrtle Beach native who has gained notoriety on the West Coast for her unique, high-end purses and a drawing for a Louis Vuitton handbag.

The trunk show featuring all of Blum’s bag and jewelry lines will directly follow the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Art Museum.

Tickets for the event are $50. Space is limited and advance reservations (required) should be made no later than Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon raises funds for the non-profit Museum’s operating budget and helps to provide free admission to all visitors year-round as well as to support numerous education and outreach programs.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon Presenting Sponsor this year is Myrtle Beach Travel Park. The Supporting Sponsors are Grande Dunes OBGYN & Facial Aesthetics, HUB International, The Market Common, The Pink Cabana, and WebsterRogers.

Tickets are available at the Art Museum, 3100 N. Ocean Blvd., on line at (, or by calling 843/238-2510.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! Takes Place in Lancaster, SC – Oct. 24, 2014

October 7, 2014


Night of the Living Arts ARTOBERFEST! takes place in Lancaster, SC, )ct. 24, 2014, from 6-11pm. The event is sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and check in is at The Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, in downtown Lancaster, SC.

Night of the Living Arts (NOLA) ARTOBERFEST! takes on an Oktoberfest theme this year! Visit downtown Lancaster businesses while enjoying art, live music, food, beverages, prize giveaways & surprises.

Advance tickets available Oct. 1-17: $20 LCCA members, $25 Non-members. After Oct. 17 all tickets will be $25, available at LCCA office and at the door.

Participating business are Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio​, Native American Studies Center, Picture Perfect, Inc., Gallery 102, JR Wright Photographer & Fine Arts Studio, at Home by Casey, Tom & Sherry’s Ice Cream, Cafe Taylor, Charley’s Cafe, Edward Scott House, Estilo by CX Boutique & Make-up Studio and Purple Rooster.

​For more information please contact the Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803-285-7451 or visit ( ​


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