Archive for the ‘SC Visual Arts’ Category

Trident Technical College in North Charleston, SC, Offers Student Exit Portfolio Show – July 24, 2014

July 17, 2014


The members of the graduating class cordially invite you to their Summer Exit Portfolio Show on July 24, 2014, from 5:30-7:30pm, in the Trident Technical College’s College Center, building 920, 700 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston, SC.

The evening showcases student work from all Film, Media and Visual Arts majors including certificate programs. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions and provide information.

Please show your support for these talented individuals by helping them celebrate the triumphant end of their visual arts studies and the beginning of new adventures.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please visit ( for more information.

Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster, SC, Hosts Fundraiser Exhibition for American Cancer Society – Deadline Aug. 1, 2014

July 17, 2014

Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster, SC, is proud to present “Silhouette of a Woman Showcase of the Arts” in September and are looking for participants to display their talents.

This show is to benefit the American Cancer Society Making strides Against Breast Cancer and presented by Primax Pink Warriors and hosted by Pfeiffer University at the Park Road campus in Charlotte, NC.

Last year’s Art exposition held at Chastain’s Studio Lofts in Lancaster raised $2,600 to go toward the $47,000 that the team raised for the Making Strides.

We have set our goals higher and this year’s event is expected to draw 300 plus supporters.

We expect to reach out to previous donors, fundraising team members and their contacts Pfeiffer University Alumni and friends, professional organizations as well as many more.

You can read more about our team and our mission at (

In the attached flyer you will find information on how to submit your work for admission. We are looking for submissions to be completed by Aug. 1, 2014, and you will be notified either way as to whether your work has been selected no later than Aug. 10, 2014.

We are searching for artisans for our fundraising event “Silhouette of a Woman – Showcase of the Arts” to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society. This event is presented by The Primax Pink Warriors and sponsored by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, on Sept. 13, 2014.

The event will be held at Pfeiffer University, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte, from 7-11pm.

Areas for your displays will be limited to approximately 6 feet wide with no limit to the amount of art as long as it can be displayed in your area.

No art may be hung on the walls

No easels will be provided but tables are available

A $35 donation to American Cancer Society is required to hold a space after notification of your inclusion

Please plan on one piece of your art to be donated for a silent auction held that evening.

This is a great opportunity for exposure of your craft to a new audience while supporting a worthy cause. We expect 300 guests will join us for the event. You will also be featured in our blog and on the Primax Pink Warrior Facebook page. The event will also be advertised on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer webpage.

“This is our eighth year participating with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Our team started off with 12 walkers and our team now has over 200 walkers each year. Can we beat that this year? I hope so! We started off as a small group of co-workers walking in honor of my Mom who lost her third battle with breast cancer. Now we are a team committed to raising awareness for early detection, raising funds to support the programs offered by the American Cancer Society, and most importantly funding research to help find a cure for breast cancer. Over the past seven years over 800 Primax Pink Warrior tee shirts have been worn and we have raised over $150,000. We would love to have your help to celebrate more birthdays!” Laura Renegar- Team Leader.

Space is limited to the first 40 artists that apply and the deadline for submission is Aug. 1, 2014. If you would like to be considered to be a part of this special event, include your name, contact information, type of medium you will be displaying and a photo of your recent work in JPG format with the file named for example (Mary Smith_pic.1.jpg), and e-mail to ( (Images should be sent in 300 DPI as JPG files tagged with your name).

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Call for Entries for AGGG Small Works Exhibition – Deadline August 29, 2014

July 13, 2014


The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, located at 200 N. Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC, is calling all artists 18 years and older to submit works for the “AGGG Small Works Exhibition”.

Only original works of art not shown previously in an AGGG show and created within the last two years are eligible. These 2-D works may be in any medium including photography. Winners will receive $2,000 in cash awards. Greenville, SC, paper collage artist, Judy Verhoeven will be our guest juror for this year’s exhibition.

Selected works will be eligible to be displayed and sold in the gallery for the month of October.

$35 Entry Fee per two images
Deadline to submit images 9 p.m., August 29, 2014.
Notified of acceptance Monday, September 15, 2014
Deliver framed work(s) no later than 6pm, Friday, September 26, 2014.

Please visit our website for more information ( or call 864 /239-3882.

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Announces The 701 CCA Prize 2014

July 10, 2014

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in an October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner.

Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by Sept. 8, 2014. The application guidelines and package can be downloaded at (

“With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.”

The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25.

An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the “701 CCA Prize Exhibition” from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be Oct. 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014.

The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication.

The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later.

“The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.”

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11am–8pm; Thur.-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat., 9-5; Sun, 1-5pm.

For further inquiries, contact (, call Sheldon Paschal at 803/319.9949 or visit (

Public Meetings to Identify Cultural Resources and Creative People in Spartanburg County, SC

July 9, 2014


Chapman Cultural Center is leading a county wide effort called “Culture Counts” to identify and map all cultural resources, creative industries, and creative people living and working in Spartanburg County, SC. A comprehensive identification of the communities’ cultural resources is the first step in any planning process. Public meetings will be held in several communities in the County in July, August, and September to gather data from citizens on what cultural resources exist.


The public is invited to attend meetings in their communities held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Timken Community Center in Cowpens; Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Woodruff City Hall; Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Campobello Gramling Elementary School; Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at James F. Byrnes Fine Arts Center in District 5; Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Upstate Family Resource Center in Boiling Springs; and Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg, SC.

There will be two meetings each day, one at 11am and the other at 6:30pm. Both will last one hour. Scheduled activities will encourage collaboration and allow attendees to network.

The public meetings will provide an in-depth description of the project, allow citizens to discuss what resources exist, and engage participants in a creative activity. Refreshments will also be served.

Counting cultural resources will allow Spartanburg County to build community, use culture as an economic driver, identify public resources, and prepare for cultural planning. What makes Chapman Cultural Center’s “Culture Counts” project unique is that it includes a census-like count of creative people in addition to facilities, organizations, and businesses in the arts, culture, and creativity. This census will help engage talented people throughout Spartanburg County.

Those who cannot attend may visit Chapman Cultural Center for a physical survey or complete the survey online at (

“Every community in Spartanburg County has its own rich cultural heritage,” Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “By meeting with citizens throughout the County, we hope to identify previously unknown resources, people, and activities. We want those communities to know that everyone’s culture counts, and that Spartanburg has a lot to offer.”

The process will also use federal standards to map the locations of all non-profit and for-profit arts-related businesses. Spartanburg County has not completed a cultural inventory or census of creative people since 1993 during the last cultural plan.

Successful communities in the United States and abroad have used their creative and cultural resources to their economic benefit. Once Spartanburg’s data has been collected, it will be used to grow economy, increase tourism and hospitality revenues, and celebrate “quality of place.”

“Everyone’s voice counts,” Evins said. “Together, we can identify what we have and work together to use our cultural resources and engage our creative people to the betterment of Spartanburg and all of our citizens.”

Attendance at these public meetings is free. Citizens of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Hub City Empty Bowls to Host Bowl-Making Event at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC – July 19, 2014

July 9, 2014


Hub City Empty Bowls, a charity that raises money to feed local needy citizens, invites the public to Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, Saturday, July 19, 2014, to help feed the hungry by making clay bowls. There will be two opportunities this day for all ages and experience levels to drop by and make bowls: 10am ­- noon and 1 – 3­pm.

These bowls will later be painted, glazed, and fired, and then used on Soup Day, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Chapman. Soup Day is a day of food, music and charity, where the handmade bowls are filled with soup from local restaurants for a donation of $15. Patrons keep the bowls, as reminders of their participation in this charitable event. This year, the proceeds will benefit TOTAL Ministries, a charity assisting those in Spartanburg facing financial hardships.


All bowl-making events are free. This is the sixth year that Hub City Empty Bowls has participated in this international drive to feed the hungry. Last year, 1,400 bowls were made and more than $20,000 was raised locally. This year’s sponsors are Chapman Cultural Center, West Main Artists Co-Op, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg County Foundation, Action Printing, Carolina Clay Artists, and Chris Williams, owner of

For more info, call 864/621-2768 or visit (

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Landrum, SC, Hosts Grand Opening – July 11-13, 2014

July 9, 2014


The Carolina Foothills Artisan Center (CFAC) branch in Landrum, SC, will host its official Grand Opening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 11-13, 2014, with celebratory special events and refreshments. The public is encouraged to visit the recently opened gallery and retail store on Rutherford Street (downtown) Friday and Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday, 1-5pm.

On Friday, the festivities will begin with visual artists Raymond Lee and Gaylord Cowan demonstrating their craft–woodturning–11am-2pm. Other regional artisans will demonstrate painting, carving, and pottery making. Acoustic guitarist Paul Bowman, who impressed attendees of the Center’s annual fundraiser in 2013, will play throughout the day.

Those in attendance will also be given a sneak peek of the Pottery Studio that is currently under construction.

Saturday, photographer Blaine Owens and watercolorist Robert Havens will begin their collective exhibit as the featured artists for July. Kids will also be engaged, 10-11am, by trying their hands at painting. Beth Corbin-Melotte will paint on the sidewalk and sell select works at highly discounted rates to celebrate the occasion, while CFAC staff will be printmaking with public participation, 2-4pm.

And on Sunday, prolific regional jeweler Rosemary McLeod will host a $10 class on making earrings. Participants will keep the pair they create. Other artists are expected to be in attendance to meet and greet the public.

During the Grand Opening, all purchases will include a free palm tree ornament. Refreshments will be served every day, 1-5pm.

For more information, please call 864/706-9277.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Receives $100,000 from The Henry Luce Foundation

July 8, 2014


The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, has received a grant award in the amount of $100,000 from the prestigious Henry Luce Foundation for the reinstallation and reinterpretation of the permanent collection as part of the Gibbes renovation. The renovation will begin in early fall of 2014, and is designed to showcase the museum’s distinguished collection and afford a complete picture of American visual culture in the South from the early colonial era to the present. The Luce Foundation is committed to supporting the continued vitality of American art scholarship and programs, and this grant strengthens the Gibbes’ commitment to generating scholarship and exhibitions that promote a broad understanding of the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American and world art history.


“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the reinstallation of our collection. The highly regarded Henry Luce American Art program has supported significant projects including the reinstallation of the permanent collection at a number of museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum in 2014 and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2013. We are honored to be included in this selection of esteemed institutions,” says Gibbes Museum of Art Executive Director, Angela Mack.

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation builds upon the vision and values of four generations of the Luce family: broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership.

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further information visit (

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Coffee and Conversation – July 12, 2014

July 8, 2014

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, offers Coffee and Conversation with Bob Ripley, Bryan Hiott, Frankie Daniels, and Daniel Marinelli, at Due South, Taylor’s Mill, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10 – 11pm.

Bryan Hiott: “Old Main at Wofford College” (2014) Spartanburg, SC. Tintype, 6.5″ x 8.5″ Mounted on 8″ x 10″ Board 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion Process, 24″ x 18″

From noon – 9pm, Bryan Hiott’s Studio will be open, visitors are welcome, and personal photographs can be taken. For more information and pricing call 864/268-2771

For further information call the gallery at 864/268-2771, e-mail to ( or visit (

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Hosts 83rd Anniversary Talk – July 13, 2014

July 8, 2014


Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, is please to offer an 83rd Anniversary Talk on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 3pm. Entitled “Glimpses of the Past: Stories of Brookgreen Gardens”, guests will hear about many stories that comprise the history of the land, people, and collections of Brookgreen Gardens. Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, Robin Salmon will reveal some of these stories in honor of the gardens’ 83rd Anniversary. The talk is free with garden admission and will be held in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.


Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on US Hwy. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, SC, and is open to the public daily.

For more information, visit our web site at ( or call 843/235-6000.


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