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Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Small Grant Recipients – 4th Quarter 2013-2014

April 8, 2014

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences.

Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

Recipients include:

JAMES P. KARNER – $1,000

James P. Karner is an award-winning, nationally recognized fine art photographer based in North and South Carolina. Karner specializes in landscape photography with a focus on night imagery and light sculpting. His use of nature and light brings the pictures to life, inviting the viewer to join him on his journey, experiencing reality through his lens.

This Small Grant will be utilized to frame sixteen works of art that will be featured in an exhibit at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery from April 2 – 29, 2014.

MICHAEL GENTRY – $600

Michael Gentry has been cultivating an indie music scene in Old Town Rock Hill at the Gettys Art Center Courtroom for almost four years. The performances include local, regional and international acts ranging from acoustic folk rock to aggressive metal. The goal of the Concerts at the Courtroom is to create and sustain an edgy and innovative music and performing arts scene that brings a younger audience to the area while supporting local performers and touring acts.

In and around the Gettys Art Center, for the past three years, Gentry has been hosting a two-day music and arts festival that celebrates the spirit of summer with bicycling events, and local and regional music – the Don’t Sweat It Fest. The festival includes three blocks of music: Friday evening in the Courtoom, Saturday afternoon on the Gettys Art Center’s Loading Dock, and Saturday evening in the Courtroom. This festival brought more than 200 people to Old Town Rock Hill in 2013. The Small Grant will help fund the general costs of the Don’t Sweat It Fest, including police security, marketing, and administrative fees.

FRIDAY ARTS PROJECT – $420

The Friday Arts Project is a collective group of artists committed to pursuing truth, goodness and beauty with their work. The Friday Arts Project provides a forum for dialogue, which enables artists to inspire, engage, and create toward the renewal of hearts and culture. Through collaborative gatherings like A Place at the Table and Dazzle Gradually: The Allure of Poetic Truth-Bearing, exhibitions like Charms of the Night Sky and Two Truths by Jacob Olsen, and shared space, the Friday Arts Project aims to support and connect artists.

This Small Grant will help fund an “exploratory” summer artist-in-residency collaborative program. This weeklong program will host Ryann Cooley, Professor of Digital Media and Photography at Houghton College in New York. Cooley will spend his time working from the Gettys Art Center Courtroom and in Old Town Rock Hill. Should this exploratory program prove to be a success, the Friday Arts Project plans to create an annual summer residency program that will grow to include the participation from 4-8 undergrad art majors as well as local artists under the guidance of Ryann Cooley or other qualified professionals.

YORK COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY – $1,000

The York County Choral Society is an auditioned choral ensemble comprised of York County’s finest singers, and currently under the direction of Dr. Katherine Kinsey, Winthrop University, David Lowry and Shirley Fishburne formed the York County Choral Society in the 1981-82 season with the purpose of having a choral group that performs choral masterworks with the composers’ intended accompaniments. From the outset, the chorus numbered over 50 voices and it has continued to date with consistent strength.

This Small Grant will help fund the York County Choral Society’s 2014 Spring Concert. This concert is a collaborative work between personnel from the Choral Society, students and faculty from Winthrop University’s School of Music, and several professional orchestra players from the area. The combined group will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona ‘Nobis Pacem and several shorter works at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Winthrop University’s Byrnes Auditorium.

YORK COUNTY PREPARATORY ACADEMY – $232

York Preparatory Academy is a public charter school operating in Rock Hill, SC, and serves 1,300 students in grades K-11. This Small Grant will be used to help purchase sound equipment, including headset microphones for the Choral Department. The headset microphones are critical for the ongoing development of the Arts program and to York Preparatory Academy’s ability to provide its students with quality enrichment activities. The microphones will be utilized during the Spring Concert to be held this year. Upon the completion of the Spring Concert, the headset microphones will be shared between the Choral Department and the Drama Department, ensuring years of use.

SUSAN SHERLOCK – $800

Susan Sherlock, an acclaimed musician in her own right, has secured this Small Grant to bring the award-winning singer/songwriter, and frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Joe Newberry to the Arts Council of York County’s Community Performance Center on Saturday, April 19. Newberry will offer a songwriting workshop from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This workshop is open to songwriters of all levels, and to those who have an interest in learning more about the process of songwriting.

On the evening of April 19, the public is invited to spend an intimate evening of guitar, banjo, fiddle and song with Joe Newberry. Internationally known for his powerful banjo work, he is a prizewinning guitarist and singer, his songs are widely recorded by acclaimed bluegrass artists like The Gibson Brothers, Ricky Scaggs, and Eric Gibson. Registration for the songwriting workshop is currently open, and tickets for the Saturday evening concert are on sale.

Total Allocations this Quarter: $4,052

During the fourth quarter, a special round of grants was issued to the following artists and organizations:

ROCK HILL DESIGNS – ROCK HILL SPACES – $2,500

Rock Hill Designs – Rock Hill Spaces is a collaborative effort to ensure that appropriate public facilities and spaces will have public art considered as a part of the design process. The pilot project is in Fountain Park, located in Old Town East. Rock Hill K-12 students submitted designs that were then transferred into practical art projects with the help of Winthrop University staff. The second project will seek a juried artist to conduct community engagement and student engagement projects that will be translated into locally inspired public art projects. This Small Grant has been awarded for planning, resident artists and landscaping.

STEPHEN OWEN – $1,000

Stephen Owen creates fusions of art and wood from reclaimed local fallen trees that are normally sent to the landfill. His philosophy applies the concept of permaculture to furniture making and the urban forest, utilizing waste material from one venture as the raw material for its next venture. Working from his studio, sixteenacrewood, Owen crafts his functional, heirloom works of art from native South Carolina trees salvaged from construction and clearing jobs. His creations are crafted from high quality woods like Black Cherry, Eastern Red Cedar, Sweet Gum, Elm, Maple, Black Walnut, Mulberry and Live Oak, and not wanting the scraps from his craft to go to waste, the shavings and sawdust from his works are sent to a mushroom grower.

This Small Grant will fund the building of a solar-powered dry kiln to speed the drying of freshly cut wood used in the production of his cutting boards and tables. The funds will be used to upgrade and enlarge Owen’s shop at sixteenacrewood, to hire a part-time employee who will help install a new saw, all of which will improve safety and increase production.

BETH MELTON – $1,000

Beth Melton is a textile artist who works from her studio at the Arts Council of York County’s Center for the Arts. Melton has been awarded this Small Grant for professional development. She will travel to County Clare, Ireland where she will further her research into traditional textile processes. During her time in County Clare, Melton will spend time at Burren College of Art, and will conduct research at museums in and around the county that feature historical information on the production of linen in the 18th century, which coincides with and complements her research into 18th century American textiles. Melton will also use the Small Grant to visit the studio of a traditional weaver, and to visit the Aryan Islands to learn more about the centuries old Aryan techniques of processing wool.

5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ART EXHIBITION – $243.78

Marcia Buike is the gallery director and volunteer district coordinator for the 2014 5th Congressional District Art Competition. More than 650,000 high school students from across the country have participated in the competition since its inception in 1982. The winning piece from each district hangs for an eleven-month period in Cannon Tunnel, which leads from the Cannon Building where there are many offices for members of the House of Representatives to the U. S. Capitol in Washington, D. C.

In June of each year, there is a special, celebratory reception in the Cannon Tunnel Gallery for the unveiling of the student artwork from across the nation. Invitations are sent to members of Congress and to each winning student.

Last year, 74 works of art were submitted by 69 students to the 5th Congressional District Art Competition from 4 high schools in Buford, Cheraw, Fort Mill, Hartsville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Rock Hill and the Governor’s School for the Arts. The winner was Catherine Santos of Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC.

This grant will help cover the reception and framing expenses for the competition.

Total Special Allocations: $4,743.78

To review guidelines, visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org), on the Grants page under the The Arts heading. The next deadline is SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014 at 5 PM for programs occurring in July, August, and September of 2014.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Awards for “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition”

March 9, 2014

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, hosted the opening reception for the “Teachers’ Choice Art Exhibition” on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, at the Center for the Arts. This year, 30 art teachers from 24 Rock Hill School District Three schools selected the artwork of 212 students to participate in the exhibition. The art students’ work will be on display from through Sunday, Mar. 16 in all three galleries at the Center for the Arts: the Lewandowski Classroom, the Perimeter Gallery and the Dalton Gallery. The Arts Council of York County, Springs Creative, and Derick and Elliott Close sponsored the exhibition.

Kathe Rice Stanley served as juror for the show. Awards for middle school and high school were presented during the reception. The following students have received an award for their artwork:

High School:

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“Fallen Angel” by Ashley Saverence

Best of Show – Ashley Saverence, “Fallen Angel”, Northwestern High School, Mrs. Queen

1st Place 3-Dimensional – Stephanie Blackburn, “Needles”, Northwestern High School, Ms. Grant

1st Place Mixed Media – Jessica Pieczynski, “Heat”, Rock Hill High School, Mrs. Rapposelli

1st Place Painting – Maggie Hedrick, “Totes Orig”, South Pointe High School, Ms. Beard

1st Place Drawing – Sarah Bergin, “Indulgence”, Northwestern High School, Mrs. Queen

Middle School:

1st Place 3-Dimensional – Robert Leaks, “Thought”, Dutchman Creek Middle School, Mrs. Deas

1st Place Mixed Media – Kiara Abanto, “David and Goliath”, Sullivan Middle School, Ms. Barnette

1st Place Painting – Anna Sharp, “Untitled”, Dutchman Creek Middle School, Mrs. Deas

1st Place Drawing – Esmerelda Sanchez, “Me”, Sullivan Middle School, Ms. Barnette

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 E. Main Street in Old Town Rock Hill. For a detailed listing of all students who received an award, please contact Melanie Cooper by e-mail at (mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org).

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County by calling 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Artists for First Regional Catawba Ag + Art Tour

March 6, 2014

Deadline Extended to Apr. 1, 2014

In partnership with the Arts Council of York County, in Rock Hill, SC, the Ag + Art Tour is now accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2014 Ag + Art Tour in York County, SC. Set to take place on June 21-22, 2014 at local farms and farm stands in Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster and York Counties, the tour will be held on Saturday, from 9am-5pm, and from 1-5pm on Sunday. The Ag + Art Tour is a free event.

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Courtesy of the Arts Council of York County

The Ag + Art Tour began in 2012 in York County, SC, as a weekend-long, self-guided tour that brought visitors to farms and farm stands across the county where they were able to see first-hand where their food came from, and engaged with artists who were working and performing on-site. In 2013, Lancaster County, SC, joined the tour, bringing the experience to a new community of farmers, artists, and patrons. In 2014, the tour becomes the Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour, with the addition of two additional counties – Chester and Fairfield. In 2014, the tour remains a free, weekend-long, self-guided tour where everything is handmade and homegrown in the four participating counties.

Artists who are interested in participating in the York County Ag + Art Tour must be residents of York County. Traditional artists including potters, quilters, jewelers, painters and more, storytellers and musicians may apply to be considered. There is no fee to participate. Download the informational letter and application online at (http://www.catawbaagandarttour.com/york). York County’s artists and artisans may submit their applications to Dorie Lancaster, by e-mail at (dlancaster@yorkcountyarts.org) at the Arts Council of York County. Artisans who submit applications after Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014, may participate, but their information will not be included on printed materials; however, they will be listed on (www.AgAndArtTour.com).

For more information on the Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour, please contact Ben Boyles by calling 803/981-3021 or visit (www.AgAndArtTour.com) for details.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Now Accepting Proposals for Dalton Gallery 2015 – Deadline May 2, 2014

January 9, 2014

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is now accepting applications for gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina.

The Arts Council is looking for artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. The gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of our 2015 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager for the Arts Council:

$20 application fee*
10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs, please)
Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums
Artist Resume
Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.

Artists may submit work as a group or individually. Our Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Incomplete proposals and proposals that do not adhere to the Arts Council’s submissions guidelines will not be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

*Payments in the form of cash, credit card or check will be accepted. All checks must be payable to the Arts Council of York County. The non-refundable fee supports the goal of the Arts Council to eventually be able to offer a stipend for artists who are selected for a show.

For more information, please visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org) or call 803/328-2787.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Small Grant Recipients – 3rd Quarter 2013-2014

January 8, 2014

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences. Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

Recipients include:

Carolina Crown, Inc. | $1,000
The Carolina Crown HonorBAND is an affiliate program of the 2013 Drum Corps International (DCI) Champion Carolina Crown drum corps. The HonorBAND program brings together 80 of York County’s finest middle school musicians for two days of learning and sharing with peer students from other schools within the county. Carolina Crown selects event clinicians/conductors from some of the most acclaimed middle school, high school, and college educators from across the southeast. Students audition for placement in the HonorBAND. Those accepted earn a spot in the HonorBAND, and participate in the two-day clinic.

Culture & Heritage Museums| $500
The Culture & Heritage Museums will open a new exhibit at the Museum of York County that will be on display from January through August of 2014. This exhibit showcases the coursework of students taking the Comparative Anatomy Illustration Course at Winthrop University. Class instructor, Dave Brown, utilizes the Naturalist Center at the museum for specimen observation and sketching.

The exhibit will feature sketches, final illustrations, and sculptures created by each student during the course, with special representations of mammalian anatomy as inspired by their museum visits, with panels introducing the exhibit and detailing the work. Artist, Matt Andrews, will create two additional panels. This grant will help to cover the cost of the graphic panels and supplies needed for the installation.

Friday Arts Project | $1,000
The Friday Arts Project is conducting its third annual arts forum Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2014. This year’s tackles Truth, and is entitled, “Dazzle Gradually: The Allure of Poetic Truth-Bearing.” The title is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Tell All the Truth.” The Friday Arts Project’s forum will focus on the way poetry, story-telling and narrative bears truth to challenge and invites positive change. This grant will help to cover the cost of the guest speaker and operational costs.

Northwestern High School | $1,000
Northwestern High School is producing the musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, during the spring of 2014. “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” is a 1967 musical based on the characters created by Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip, “Peanuts”. This grant will help to cover the cost of royalties to Tams Whitmark, Music Library, Inc. and to cover the publicity costs involved with promotion of the production.

Sullivan Middle School | $1,000
Sullivan Middle School is bringing the Chamber Theater Ensemble group to perform a series of plays for their eighth grade students, including Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” W. W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw,” Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” and Maupassant’s “The Necklace.” Sullivan Middle will extend an invitation to the remaining four middle schools in Rock Hill School District Three to attend. The short plays will help address the Common Core State Standard Reading Literature 8.7: “Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.”

WFBK/Spirit Broadcasting | $1,000
WFBK is a non-profit, public radio station based in Fort Mill, SC, established in 2012. WFBK has been awarded this Small grant in order to secure the equipment necessary to record live cultural music events for broadcast on the station. These recordings will be offered to SCETV Radio and NPR radio stations for wider broadcast coverage. By broadcasting local concerts, WFBK strives to bring an increased awareness and attendance to events happening in York County, SC.

Total Allocations this Quarter: $5,500

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

To review guidelines, visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org), on the Grants page under the The Arts heading. The next deadline is Monday, Mar. 3, 2014, for programs occurring in April, May, and June of 2014.

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “24th Annual Juried Competition”

August 16, 2013

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, announced its “24th Annual Juried Competition” winners at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at 6pm.

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Juror, Rebecca Elliot is the assistant curator of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. She oversees the Mint’s collections of jewelry and metalwork in addition to contributing to projects relating to all other craft and design media. Prior to joining the Mint’s staff, she worked in a curatorial capacity at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Arts festivals she has juried include Artisphere (Greenville, SC) and the Bayou City Arts Festival (Houston, TX).

Elliot selected 34 works out of 110 entries from 18 cities and 7 states to be displayed in the “24th Annual Juried Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

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Work by Adrian Rhodes

The winners of the “24th Annual Juried Competition” are:

AWARDS
Best of Show:        “OBOL” by Adrian Rhodes
1st Place:        “The Ineffable State of Being” by Seth Rouser
2nd Place:        “Ghost Dancer” by Robert J. Dygert
3rd Place:        “geologae brilliotara no 001-005″ by Katie Poterala
Honorable Mention:     “Bound (Night)” by Rebecca Jacobs

The “Juried Competition” will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through Sept. 15, 2013.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “24th Annual Juried Competition”.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants – Deadline is Sept. 19, 2013

July 19, 2013

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Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) are now available. The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Executive Director, Debra Heintz said, “This is a great opportunity to participate in a program that crosses county and state lines. The return on this $600 annual investment has brought thousands of dollars to York County artists who compete very well in this grant process. We are glad to be a part of this regional group.”

Guidelines and applications are available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org) and must be submitted online by noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

The RAPG is funded in part by the Arts Council of York County, arts councils in eight North and South Carolina counties, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Blumenthal Endowment.

For more information on grants offered through the Arts Council, and Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Small Arts Grants Deadline – Sept. 2, 2013

July 16, 2013

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The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is Sept. 2, 2013. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools throughout York County.

The Small Grants Program provides support for small or pilot arts activities, artist professional development, new and developing programs or organizations, and special projects of high artistic quality that cannot support themselves. Previous grant recipients include Shakespeare Carolina (theatre), Marcia Kort Buike (Director, 5th Congressional District Art Competition) , Springfield Elementary School (art gallery), Stephanie Milling (dancer), Owen Eddy (musician), and Carolina Crown, Inc. (band).

The Arts Council allocates between $3,000-$4,000 to small grant awards each quarter. Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year.  Applications for the October – December 2013 grant period are due by Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 5pm.

Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803/328-2787, or on the Arts Council’s website at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Photography Competition Winners

June 28, 2013

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The winners of the Arts Council of York County’s “9th Annual Photography Competition” and “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” were announced and presented Thursday, June 20, 2013, at a public reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC.

Joe Ciarlante, a professional photographer who owns Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, NC and is the Academic Department Director of Photography at the Art Institute of Charlotte, selected 31 works out of 74 entries from 10 cities and 2 states to be displayed in the “Photography Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “9th Annual Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Morning by Lauren Copley
2nd Place: Last Stand by Lorraine Turi
3rd Place: BOUND by Rebecca Jacobs
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Drained by S. Glenn Barnette
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Waterloo SC by James Karner
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Attitude by Peter Krenn

Ciarlante also selected 43 photos to be displayed in the “Youth Photography” exhibit in the Lewandowski Classroom at the Center for the Arts. The recipients of the “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Winter Blues by India Mackinson
2nd Place: Flash Back by Laura Jacques
3rd Place: Creation of Color by Bryleigh Barrett
Honorable Mention: Transformation of Beauty by Aaron Bentley
Honorable Mention: Heart of Gold by Tabitha Harris
Honorable Mention: Cherub Child by Reagan Wood

Both exhibits will be on view through July 28, 2013, at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St, Rock Hill. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; 2nd & 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm; and 2nd & 4th Sunday from 2pm-4pm.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “9th Annual Photography Competition”, with special thanks to Shutterfly for their generous donation of awards prizes.

For more information on the “Annual Photography Competition”, the “Youth Photography Competition” or other Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (arts@yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Entries for “24th Annual Juried Competition” – Deadline July 12, 2013

June 28, 2013

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The Arts Council of York County presents the “24th Annual Juried Competition” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 12, from 10 AM – 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

The “Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Entry fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10; Non-members: $40 per entry, each additional piece is $10.

Limit four pieces per artist.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information is available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

AWARDS
Best of Show – $1,000
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100

Judging this year’s competition is Rebecca Elliot, the assistant curator of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. She oversees the Mint’s collections of jewelry and metalwork in addition to contributing to projects relating to all other craft and design media. Prior to joining the Mint’s staff, she worked in a curatorial capacity at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has also juried Artisphere (Greenville, SC) and the Bayou City Arts Festival (Houston, TX).

Entries selected for exhibition will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from August 2 – September 15, 2013. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 15 at 6 PM.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).


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