NEW! Admission request for the annual BRAC member exhibit, Transitions. Please bring an item of non-perishable food to donate on your next visit to our members show. The food will be donated to the Seneca United Way to be distributed for the holidays.
Holiday Arts & Crafts: Donated arts and crafts will be on sale during normal office hours for the duration of the show. An excellent way to pick up original works of artwork and benefit BRAC at the same time. Donations may continue to be dropped off any time during open office hours between now and December 15, 2011.
Cookbook: The first edition of our long awaited cookbook “The Blue Ridge ART of Cooking” will be on sale throughout the Members Show. Additional recipes and sample dishes from the 2011 Show reception will be printed and added to the first edition prior to the holidays. The cookbook includes full-color representations of artwork and recipes created by our individual artists. The pages are bound in a three-ring binder to allow for additions throughout the years. The price of $20.00 includes sales tax. There are a limited number of copies available on this initial printing. Another great gift for the holidays.
NEW – “Give the Gift for Art”
There are many ways in which you can support BRAC while benefiting others. Give to:
The Youth Education Scholarship “YES” Fund – Scholarships for underprivileged children
The Memorial/Tribute – Make a donation in memory of a deceased relative/friend, or as a living tribute to honor someone special to you.
The Perfect Gift – BRAC is offering gift certificates for memberships and classes at deep discounted rates of 25% off the normal prices. Certificates are available to both members and non-members and will be available until office closing on December 22, 2011.
Volunteering. Yes, I am interested in donating time during this holiday season to honor someone I care about. Contact BRAC to discuss areas of participation. Call 864/882-2722
or e-mail to (Office@blueridgeartscenter.com).
Come see some art.
Our annual members show for 2011 is Transitions, on view through Jan. 5, 2012. The Blue Ridge Arts Council is proud to showcase the impressive talent of 49 member artists in our annual members show. The show includes 2-D and 3-D works of arts such as paintings, drawings, collage, photography, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fine craft.
In addition to our gallery exhibit, the studio will also feature Artist of the month: Fred Edgerton.
Come see the Pickens & Oconee Student Show at Duke’s World of Energy, on view from Jan. 11 through Feb. 10, 2012. In partnership with the School District of Oconee County, School District of Pickens County and Duke Energy we are proud to present the annual exhibit of artwork produced by both students and teachers in grades K-12. The exhibit will be displayed at the World of Energy during normal operating hours. Beverages and cookies will be provided during the opening reception which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, from 5:30-8:30pm.
BRAC is calling for entries for its National Juried Show:
BRAC’s 21st Open Juried Exhibit – Recession Proof, will take place in two location in Seneca, SC, from Jan. 20 – Mar. 1, 2012. The Blue Ridge Arts Council invites all 2D and 3D artists residing in the United States to enter the 2012 National Juried Show. This is our most prestigious exhibit of the year. It is open to any artist (professional, part-time, student, self-taught) anywhere in the USA. There is no limit of age, sex or qualification, with or without experience of public or private exhibitions, or critical acclaim. Works that are juried into the show will be on exhibit in the BRAC gallery.
Works that are not included in the juried show may be on display in the “Salon” exhibit hosted by the Seneca Woman’s Club at the Historic Ballenger House 212 East South Third Street in Seneca, SC. This sister exhibit will open and run simultaneously with the juried show.
Check out the Juried Show Call for Entries at this link.
Mr. Brian Lang, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, will serve as our juror. Awards will include Best of Show at $1000.00; 1st Place 2-D and 1st Place 3-D at $500.00 each; along with merit awards and one-person art exhibits at partnering locations. Opening receptions will be held at both locations on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, from 5:30-8:30pm during the Seneca Downtown Go ‘Round.
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