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Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline is Aug. 28, 2014

July 29, 2014

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a call for entries for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older.

Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award. Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, in Lancaster, between Aug. 25-28, 2014, during office hours.

This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27, 2014. A reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3-5pm.

The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCA, the Lancaster County Art League and the Hagins Family.

For more information or a registration form, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, by calling 803/285-7451 or visit (http://www.lccarts.net/).

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 (http://theprimaxpinkwarriors.wordpress.com/).

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 (rharriger@primaxproperties.com) (Images should be sent in 300 DPI as JPG files tagged with your name).

Avant Garde Center for the Arts Seeks Artists and Craftsmen for Holiday Market During Red Rose Holiday Tour in Lancaster, SC – Dec. 6, 2014

June 23, 2014

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Applications are now available for the second annual Artisans of the Olde English District & Downtown Holiday Market to be held Dec. 6, 2014, from 10am until 4pm at 212 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC, as part of a weekend-long Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Applications are online at (www.lancastercitysc.com). The artisans and holiday market is promoted throughout the region and beyond, is an indoor show, and is made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation, the City of Lancaster, Mitch & Mandy Norrell, and other sponsors.

The Red Rose Holiday Tour includes a multitude of holiday open houses at galleries, gift shops, designers, cultural centers, and historical locations, in addition to annual Native American Art and Piedmont Folk Art Sales, Home tours, Winter Block Party, Santa Train & Workshop, Food & Beverage pairings, jewelry trunk show, free Concerts, all-day Lancaster Performing Arts downtown stage entertainment, and the opportunity to gift everyone on your list with original works by talented artisans!

Avant Garde Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization which supports and fosters partnerships with existing arts providers with a focus on cultural tourism, creative economy, community-based arts & culture, arts in education, and neighborhood public art.

For show applications and information, contact Cherry Doster by e-mail at (cmstevens@comporium.net).

For more information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour e-mail Cherry at (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com), call 803/289-1492 or visit (www.lancastercitysc.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is Call for Entries For the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline Aug. 28, 2014

June 13, 2014

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a Call For Artists for the “2014 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older. Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W Gay Street, August 25-28, 2014, during office hours.

This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The opening reception will be Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, from 3-5pm.  The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCA, the Lancaster County Art League and the Hagins Family.

For more information or a registration form, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, call 803.285.7451 or visit (http://www.lccarts.net/).

Ag+Art Tour Kickoff for Lancaster County, SC, Invites You to See Lancaster LIVE! – June 20, 2014

June 5, 2014

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See Lancaster and Lancaster Performing Arts invite you to join us June 20, 2014, in downtown Lancaster, SC, for “See Lancaster LIVE!,” the official kick-off of the second annual Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County. The event begins at 5pm with a self-guided downtown crawl featuring arts studios and galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops.  Musicians, exhibits, demonstrations, and culinary samplings are free to visitors from 5-7pm.

At 7pm, the Java Band kicks off the weekend in style with a wide range of music indoors at 212 S. Main Street. Also on hand will be Lancaster’s only brewery, Benford Brewing Company.

Tickets to the Java Band dance party are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at (www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts). For more information on the Ag+Art Tour, the nation’s largest free farm and artisan tour, visit (www.catawbaagandarttour.com).

For general information or to purchase tickets, contact Jimola Wade at 803/289-1486, e-mail to (jwade@lancastercitysc.com) or at See Lancaster SC offices at the Historic Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Lancaster, SC, Artist Bob Doster Helps Students Explore Their Creativity

May 20, 2014

The Spring has been a busy time for students of all ages, with Lancaster, SC, artist Bob Doster conducting week-long residencies for a multitude of schools. With the benefit of Doster’s experience and expertise, campuses throughout the Carolinas now boast steel benches, monumental metal works, and wall sculptures. The creations are completely designed by the students and either fabricated in outdoor classrooms or in Backstreet Studio in downtown Lancaster, SC.

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Laurel Park Elementary School sculpture

Laurel Park Elementary School students created a 12’ sculpture for a Cary, NC, public art project, while Anderson, SC, students are leaving a lasting legacy with a gigantic yellow jacket mounted on the outside of Hanahan High School. SC’s state tree, the Palmetto is a popular theme with schools, with the latest being erected on the grounds of Landrum, SC, Middle School. Center for Inquiry Elementary School in Columbia, SC, has a circular sculpture depicting the many activities the students enjoy, reminiscent of a similar one created by Indian Land High School. A magnificent stainless steel abstract sculpture has a place of honor at Anderson, SC’s Arts Magnet School, creating a lasting tribute to the creativity and imagination of young people.

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Sculpture at Hanahan High School

Doster has been traveling and teaching all ages of students for nearly forty years, and his ability to inspire seems to grow with the numbers of classrooms he visits on an annual basis.

When Doster is not in schools, he is in his downtown Lancaster studio, producing conceptual designs for exhibition and competitions, as well as corporate commissions and collaborative public art projects. Recent national juried shows which accepted his works include Maria V. Howard Arts Center “57th National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition” in Rocky Mount, NC; “Art in Nature” at Greenwood Gardens and Studio Montclair in Montclair, NJ; and Beach Comber Art at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Dowell, MD.

Doster’s works were selected for “Palmetto Hands Exhibit” at North Charleston Arts Festival, where he received an honorable mention for a sculpture from the “Wind & Waves” series and his “Dancer” stainless steel sculpture was chosen for the “Palmetto Hands Traveling Show”.  Works were also selected by the SC Arts Foundation for sale at its recent SC Arts Gala Art Auction in Columbia SC. The monumental sculpture “Wind & Waves II”, which was exhibited in Lake City, SC for “Artfields 2014” is traveling to Graham, NC, where it has been selected for exhibit during “Willow Walk”, coming up in June 2014.

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Sculpture at Historic Courthouse and County Judicial Corner

While Doster is somewhat of a “road warrior”, traveling from school to school and delivering works to galleries and museums, the evidence of his strong ties to his hometown of Lancaster, SC, are evident throughout the “Red Rose City”. His base of operations, Backstreet Studio/Gallery/Garden is housed in a row of five former pool halls and cafes a block and a half off Main Street. A few blocks over, early works from the 1970’s form a small sculpture park with a Ralph Waldrop Mural as the backdrop. Benches designed by fifth graders, under his instruction, grace Main Street, with steel rose-themed fencing completing the streetscape project that won a MASC award. A mammoth stainless steel sculpture inspired by Robert Mill’s famous palladium windows stands on the back lawn of the Historic Courthouse and County Judicial Corner. Red Rose Park on Main Street provides a perfect setting for large sculptures that await travel to locations outside the city and a visit to almost any school in the county provides evidence of Doster’s work with hometown students over the years.

To schedule a school residency, field trip to Backstreet, or downtown tour itinerary, contact Bob Doster at 803/285-9190, stop by the studio at 217 East Gay Street, Lancaster SC 29720, or visit (www.bobdoster.com).

Ag+Art Tour Kickoff for Lancaster County, SC, in Lancaster – June 20, 2014

May 7, 2014

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See Lancaster and Lancaster Performing Arts invite you to join us June 20, 2014, in downtown Lancaster, SC, for “See Lancaster LIVE!,” the official kick-off of the second annual Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County SC. The event begins at 5pm with a self-guided downtown crawl featuring arts studios and galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops. Musicians, exhibits, demonstrations, and culinary samplings are free to visitors from 5-7pm.

At 7pm, the Java Band kicks off the weekend in style with a wide range of music indoors at 212 S. Main Street. Also on hand will be Lancaster’s only brewery, Benford Brewing Company.

Tickets to the Java Band dance party are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at (www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts).

For more information on the Ag+Art Tour, the nation’s largest free farm and artisan tour, visit (www.catawbaagandarttour.com).

For general information or to purchase tickets, contact Jimola Wade at 803/289-1486, e-mail to (jwade@lancastercitysc.com) or at See Lancaster SC offices at the Historic Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Red Rose City Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition and Competition in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries – Deadline May 11, 2014

April 13, 2014

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The Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a 501c3 organization, has a mission to makes arts more accessible to the Lancaster community by providing opportunities for students, residents, and visitors to view art in a meaningful and dynamic way. The agency seeks to accomplish this by hosting an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition on the grounds of Red Rose Park in downtown Lancaster, SC.  This project also aims to increase the exposure of artists by hosting the exhibition during the City of Lancaster’s signature Red Rose Festival (May 16 & 17, 2014), which draws thousands of visitors to its’ downtown.

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We will be selecting ten artists to exhibit their sculpture for one day of the two-day festival from 10am until 4pm.  It is hoped that the honor of having work selected for this outdoor sculpture exhibition, which will become an annual event, will entice sculptors with a passion for exhibiting their work to make a commitment to participate.

Sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation: able to be structurally secured to a grassy area with anchor bolts or similar devices; capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions; able to withstand a high traffic environment; able to be installed at the site with the use of hand trucks. Artists are responsible for delivery, installation and removal, though Avant Garde Center for the Arts will provide limited assistance and will supervise the installation of all sculptures.  This is a juried competition.

PRIZE AWARDS:  $500 First Place, $250 Second Place, $100 Third Place.  All artists selected by jury to participate in show will receive $50 honorarium.  Sculptures will be judged at 2pm, and awards will be distributed at 4pm on May 17th.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR JUDGE:  This year’s competition will be juried and judged by Lancaster artist Bob Doster, owner and operator of Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studios in Lancaster, SC since the 1970’s.  Doster has a MFA from Clemson University and BFA from USC and his works have been selected for exhibition, competition, commissions, and collections world-wide.  Doster has worked with tens of thousands of students throughout his career, conducting artist residencies and coordinating arts projects and was awarded the Verner O’Neill Award by the SC Arts Commission, SC’s highest honor in the arts.  Awards also include York County Heritage and Cultural Commission Keeper of the Culture, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, and SC’s Hero of the Child. Doster’s works can be found in public art venues throughout the Southeast.

ENTRY FEE: $25
Please forward this information to any friends/colleagues/students who you think might be qualified and interested. A complete prospectus/entry form is follows.

PROSPECTUS: Red Rose City Annual Sculpture Exhibition and Competition

ENTRIES: Selection will be based on submitted digital files; therefore the quality of entry materials is of the utmost importance. Details and/or multiple views are strongly encouraged. Artists may submit up to three works represented by up to twelve digital images (up to four images per work). Images must be submitted via email to cmstevens@comporium.net.   Applications, CD of images in lieu of digital email files, and fees should be mailed to Avant Garde Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744.

Work must be installed by 10am on May 17.

Set-up begins 8am at Red Rose Park, 118 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.  Sculpture must be removed beginning 4pm on the day of the exhibit.  Artist or artist representative must be present during entire duration of exhibition. Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Red Rose Park assume no liability for any damages or loss. The artist may sell the work during the exhibition; however, the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition. There is no commission on sales.

PUBLICITY
Avant Garde Center for the Arts will provide the following publicity:
Brochure with information about the artist; education and outreach programs in surrounding communities; and promotion via City of Lancaster’s website. Publicity will include digital media promotion to include online media and event sites, social media, press releases to regional media sources, inclusion in Red Rose Festival promotions, and other publicity opportunities. Submission constitutes consent by the artist for promotional purposes.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
1. Completed, signed Entry Form.
2. Digital images, in JPG format, of work submitted for the exhibition: maximum of three works, with up to four views of each work, with each image labeled with the name of the artist and the title of the sculpture (for example: ArtistsLastName.title.jpg) Images must be emailed with the Entry Form to (cmstevens@comporium.net).
3. Current professional resume.
4. One paragraph artist’s statement and a brief biography.
The entry form constitutes agreement by the artist to the terms and conditions outlined in this prospectus. Please retain a copy of this prospectus for your records.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: Entries must be received by May 11, 2014.  All entrants will be notified of the results of the selection process via email by midnight May 11, 2014.  Please note that for the optimum publicity, entries should be received as soon as possible.

CONTACT: For questions about the exhibition, please contact Cherry Doster by e-mail at (cmstevens@comporium.net) or call 803/289-1492. Submission of this signed entry form constitutes agreement by the artist to the terms and conditions outlined in the prospectus. Please retain a copy of the prospectus for your records.

Avant Garde Center for the Arts Red Rose City Sculpture Exhibition and Competition Contact Information

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Lancaster, SC, Artist, Bob Doster’s Works Accepted in Southeast Competitions!

March 15, 2014

Lancaster, SC, artist Bob Doster’s works have been traveling from state to state in the past few months and show no signs of slowing down, as the well-known artist’s works head to featured exhibits, public art showings, and competitions throughout the United States. Known for works from monumental sculpture to home décor, Doster has spent a great part of his career working with students in schools, camps, and special arts programs. As a result, the SC Arts Commission awarded him the state’s highest honor for his life-long commitment to arts in education, the Verner O’Neill Governor’s Award. The locations where Doster’s works are found offer parents and teachers opportunities to encourage students to visit and explore their own creativity.

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Work on view at Charleston County Public Library, in Charleston, SC

Until April 1st, Doster’s “Wind & Waves” Series is featured at Saul Alexander Galleries of the Charleston County Public Library, in Charleston, SC, while the Arts Center of Clemson, SC, will exhibit Doster’s work from March 15 until April 28th for “Art in the Garden”. Two “Wind & Waves” sculptures have been accepted through an annual competition at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA, while “Rising Star” will be installed at University of North Georgia in Gainesville, GA. Both open March 24 for the yearlong exhibits. Also in Georgia, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation selected one of Doster’s sculptures for its annual juried competition “Southworks”, which will run April 1-30, 2014.

Cary, NC, has contracted with Doster for exhibition of  a sculpture until January 2015 for “Sculpture in the Landscape” public art project. “Dancer” was accepted for the “9th Annual Sculpture Competition” by North Charleston Cultural Arts Center, in North Charleston, SC, and will be on exhibit for eleven months beginning April 2015. The highly competitive “Art Fields” completion in Lake City, SC, selected Doster’s work for exhibition beginning mid-April.

Coming in May, Doster has work going to Texas for the “Beaumont Art League National Competition” and to Martinsburg, WV, where works were selected for the Berkley Arts Council “Art & Earth Competition”. In January and February 2015, the City of North Charleston will host Doster’s works as the featured artist in its Meeting Street Gallery. Later in 2015, Doster will be featured artist at Lancaster County Council of the Arts Springs House Galleries.

Other places you will find Doster’s works publicly exhibited in SC and NC include Orangeburg’s I.P. Stanback Museum & Edisto Gardens, Cheraw’s Dizzy Gillespie Park, Lancaster’s Red Rose Park and USC-Lancaster, Spartanburg, SC’s USC Upstate, Greenville, SC’s Main Street, Anderson, SC’s Public Library, Jackson County Green Energy Park in Bakersville, NC, Arts Council of York County, SC, Artisans Center of SC in Walterboro, SC, Richburg, SC’s Olde English District Visitor Center & Artists Market, and many more. Doster’s works can be found in galleries and gift shops throughout the southeast and the artist’s website offers a list.

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Works by Bob Doster

Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, located in the heart of Lancaster, SC, at 217 East Gay Street, has been featured in “Southern Living”, SCETV, “Sandlapper”, and many other media resources. Tour groups, field trips, and adventurers will enjoy the art collections, sculpture garden, and eclectic atmosphere of the “art compound” housed in a row of 1940’s buildings that are former pool halls and cafes. For more information, visit (www.bobdoster.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Red Rose Photography Contest – Deadline Apr. 1, 2014

February 22, 2014

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts partners with See Lancaster & the City of Lancaster, SC, for the Red Rose Festival Photography Contest. If you are interested in submitting your photograph that interprets what makes our community special, please click (http://lccarts.net/id23.html) to download the application form and guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is Apr. 1, 2014.

For a complete prospectus and application, call Debbie Jaillette at 803/285-7451 or e-mail to (lccadebbie@comporium.net).


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