Art League of Hilton Head (SC) Seeks Artists for National Juried Exhibition – Deadline Mar. 22, 2019

February 17, 2019

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, invites artists to enter the “2019 Biennale”, its 26th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery. This gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

Work by Laurie McIntosh, 2018 2nd Place

Deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. For more information and to enter, visit (

The “2019 Biennale” judge is Alan Flattmann, an internationally known, award-winning artist accomplished in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is the author of “The Art of Pastel Painting”, widely considered the definitive guide to pastels.

Work by Jonathan Murrill, 2018 Honorable Mention

The “2019 Biennale” exhibition will be free and open to the public from May 7 – June 1, 2019 at the Art League Gallery, located inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5-7pm. This exhibition will take place during the run of a professionally produced performance of “A Chorus Line” on the stage of Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Since the gallery is located inside the Arts Center, we expect to host an additional 100 to 200 theatre-goers each evening in addition to our regular visitors.

Cost: A non-refundable fee of $35 enables each artist to enter 1 application of work. Artists may submit additional applications for $10 each. Limit three. 1 image per application.

For further info call the Art League at 843/681-5060.


Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Applications for 60th Annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival – Deadline May 1, 2019

February 17, 2019

Artist applications are available for the 60th annual Art on Main fine art and fine craft festival in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Festival dates will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, 2019, from 10am to 5pm each day. This juried and judged show is produced by the Arts Council of Henderson County.

The Art on Main Committee is announcing that this year’s show will be set up on Main Street for a third year. The committee has been working with the city to move the show into the street for several years. This allows for a show with a more connected layout, storage space behind booths, and a safer environment for everyone.

Artists may download an application from the Arts Council’s website at ( An application can also be requested by e-mailing the Arts Council at (, or by calling 828/693-8504. Artists must send four images of their work plus a photo of their booth along with their applications.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019 (postmark).

$3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Breakfasts, booth sitters, and a complimentary accommodations program, which provides housing for traveling artists in the homes of members of the Arts Council community will be provided as needed.

The Arts Council has an aggressive marketing campaign planned to draw audiences from Henderson County, the broader North Carolina region, South Carolina, and Georgia. Residents and tourists alike enthusiastically look forward to this popular annual outdoor festival.

Morris Broadband is a major sponsor for this event. For further information about Art on Main, please contact the Arts Council of Henderson County by e-mail at ( or 828/693-8504. The web address is (

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Arts Council of Moore County & Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities Fine Arts Lecture Series in Southern Pines, NC

February 15, 2019

The Fine Arts Lecture Series presented by the Arts Council of Moore County & Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities will take place at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC, on the following dates:

Lecture #1 – Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 5:30pm, Molly Gwinn will present “TEAM TEACHING: Josef & Anni Albers at Black Mountain College”

Lecture #2 – Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:30pm will present “Ellen Burke: NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE: Portrait Painters – Alchemist of Humanity”

Lecture #3 – Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 5:30pm, will present Denise Drum Baker “ARTISTS & MUSES: Lee Krasner Pollock, Elaine de Kooning Georgia O’Keeffe”

Cost (per lecture): $15 for ACMC & Weymouth Members or $20 for Nonmembers. All lectures will be presented at
Weymouth Center, 555 E Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines. Space is limited, so lease register now with full payment at the Arts Council’s offices at 482 E. Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines.

For additional information, call 910/692-2787 or visit (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Applications for Exhibits at the Center for the Arts’ Dalton Gallery for 2010

February 15, 2019

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is now accepting proposals for 2020 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is located at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery is an 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered as a solo or group exhibition for one of the Arts Council’s 2020 gallery exhibitions, must submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager, by 5pm on Friday, April 5, 2019:

Exhibition proposal describing themes, goals, and vision of the artist(s) in the presentation of the body of work submitted for consideration. Artists may submit proposals for exhibition as a group or individually.

Artist statement describing the techniques used in the creation of the work, and the ideas of concepts communicated through the works submitted for exhibition.

Artist(s) must include a statement of clarification within their artist statement if the works submitted are not the works intended for exhibition. In this case, artists must submit examples of previous works, and a discussion of the techniques and concepts that will be utilized in the planned exhibition works.

Artist resume or curriculum vitae that includes name, contact information, short biography, list of past exhibitions, education notable honors, awards, publications.

10 to 12 hi-res images (300 dpi jpegs) representing work intended for exhibition.

Inventory list with titles, sizes, and mediums that have been numbered to correspond to the file names of the images submitted for consideration.

$20 submission fee.

The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will 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.

Email to:
Mike Gentry

Mail to:
ACYC Attn: Mike Gentry
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Deliver to:
Center for the Arts
121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit our webpage at (

North Charleston Arts Fest Reveals 2019 Design Competition Winner – Joseph Kameen

February 15, 2019

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce Joseph (Joe) Kameen of Graniteville, SC, as the winner of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. As the winner of the statewide contest, Kameen’s oil painting, titled “Shadow Boxer”, will be used to promote the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place in North Charleston, SC, on May 1-5. In addition, the artist received a $500 purchase award and the piece is now part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection.

Work by Joseph (Joe) Kameen

Kameen submitted three of his paintings for consideration for the Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. “I believe that these paintings are a good representation of the North Charleston Arts Fest not only because of their broad visual appeal, but also because of the widely relevant nature of the content of the images,” he explains. “My paintings deal with universal, human questions about our experiences. We all ask questions that cannot be answered definitively; as abstract as wondering about our purpose in life, or as personal as asking why we act the way we do. I take these complicated, and often challenging, ideas and use them as inspiration to craft more approachable, metaphorical images. My use of bright colors and active compositions attract the viewer, while the imagery forces the viewer to ask more complicated questions of and for themselves. I feel that this breadth of possibilities and openness to a variety of artistic experiences reflects the diversity of an event like the North Charleston Arts Fest.” It was, in fact, Joe’s use of bright colors, active composition, and the open and intriguing narrative of Shadow Boxer that most appealed to the review panel, who selected the painting among a total of 57 entries by artists from six cities across the state.

Joseph Kameen is an artist and educator. He received his BFAs in Sculpture and Painting at Boston University in 2013, and his MFA in Painting from Indiana University Bloomington in 2015. His work has been featured in publications such as the Boston Voyager, Emboss Magazine, and the Pinch Literary Journal, and is in both national and international private collections. He has curated and exhibited at venues in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Indiana, South Carolina, and New York, including The Painting Center and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Kameen has instructed courses in drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, digital design, and 3D printing at Boston University, Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Indiana University East. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Kameen’s paintings use narrative imagery and invented spaces to explore the innately human activity of asking “why,” and to analyze the relationship we form with these questions. Because his paintings are about human experience, the body is featured heavily in his work. Kameen uses his own body as a recurring character so that he always keeps a personal connection to these ideas. Memory also plays heavily into his process, with rooms, objects, and people from his life filtering in and out of paintings. Kameen’s colors are a combination of memory and imagination and often begin with observations made about colors found during certain times of day or under specific weather conditions. He then shifts and exaggerates these found colors to fit his invented worlds. Exaggerated perspectives and compositions reference the hyperbolic expression of Mannerist and Romantic paintings, while bright colors and references to the picture plane point to modern pulp approaches to these same idealized forms. By combining these elements of traditional and popular art, Joe hopes to create work that is both engaged in a conversation with the history of painting, and is accessible and approachable for the average viewer.

A collection of Kameen’s paintings will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout May 2019. The exhibit will also feature the winning piece, “Shadow Boxer”. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Admission and parking are free. The public is invited to meet the artist at the gallery during a special reception on Wednesday, May 1, from 6-8pm. Kameen will also offer a painting demo during the Arts Fest Exhibition Encore at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Sunday, May 5. T-shirts and posters featuring the winning design will be available for purchase during the festival.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, other competition and exhibition opportunities, or festival sponsorship and program booklet ad placement, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (, or visit (

Greg Weber Named the New President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC

February 15, 2019

The new President and CEO of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has more than 30 years of experience as a nonprofit leader, including stints at arts organizations in San Francisco, Houston, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Greg Weber was chosen after an extensive nationwide search conducted by a firm that specializes in finding the best of the best in nonprofits management,” said David Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Arts Council. “More than 100 candidates applied for the position, and both the Board and senior staff members of the Arts Council were a vital part of the selection process which spanned several months.”

Weber replaces Deborah Martin Mintz, who has been with the Arts Council for 25 years, 17 of those in the top leadership role. Mintz describes Weber as “an innovator with a keen business sense who has helped lead creative initiatives in the diverse communities that he has served.”

To ensure a smooth transition, Mintz has collaborated with Weber since the first of the year, and Weber also is spending time in Fayetteville on select dates in February and March, working with the staff in strategic planning sessions. He also is expected to meet with city officials and cultural group leaders before assuming his new position on April 1.

Weber comes to Fayetteville from Tulsa, OK, where he rose from Managing Director to General Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Tulsa Opera, Inc. Prior to Tulsa, Weber worked as the Director of Production for the San Francisco Opera Association and as Technical Director for the Houston Grand Opera Association.

He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Technology from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Bachelor’s in Theatre Design and Technology from Ball State University in his native Indiana. Weber also completed a Residency in Technical Theater from the Moscow Art Theater in Russia.

Weber researched several metropolitan areas when considering a possible career move, but all arrows kept pointing back to Fayetteville. “Fayetteville is a city on the move!” he said. “Great cities are not gauged by their width or length, rather by their visions and dreams. The growth and investment attracted me, but when I visited Fayetteville, it was the passion and excitement of the people that captivated me.”

He added, “The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has been a leader in growing this region. I am thrilled to be part of an organization where I can work to guarantee our next generation the opportunity to explore ideas, imagination and ingenuity through the arts.”

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further info visit the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County at (

41st Annual “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” Award Recipients Announced in Manteo, NC

February 15, 2019

Over a hundred people gathered at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 26 for the 41st “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” opening reception in Manteo, NC. This year’s “Frank Stick Show” is dedicated to the late Glenn Eure recognizing his contributions to the arts on the Outer Banks and beyond.

Glenn’s wife Pat Eure, who is an author, poet, curator, archivist and gallery owner, carefully selected the following award recipients from 103 entries:

Eure Best In Show- James Melvin’s “The Glenn Eure Experience” (oil/collage). Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

Eure Best In Show: James Melvin “The Glenn Eure Experience” (oil/collage)

Excellence Awards: Rick Tupper “Early Evening Fireflies” (acrylic), James Perry “Epic Sunrise” (mixed media), Mary Ann Remer “From The Mountains To The Sea 1” (hand-colored collograph), and Michael Halminski “Tribute in KC” (photography)

Honorable Mentions: Carolina Coto “Small Town Girl” (acrylic), Mike Bennett “Moon Bath” (acrylic), and Jim Bumpass “Large Urn” (turned wood)

People’s Choice Award: Taylor Williams “Sandy Wave” (oil)

“I think the entries in this year’s “Frank Stick Show” are extraordinary and it’s good to see such a variety of approaches,” said Pat Eure. “I used three criteria when judging the show. The first was originality- something conceived in the creative mind and explored in the chosen medium, so that the work invited me into its world, had meaning for me as an observer. The second was technical proficiency. And, of course, I tried to understand what Glenn Eure might see in the work. I hope that he was somewhere around when I was selecting the pieces, influencing me. I know, because he has actually done it in judging, Glenn Eure would have wanted a blue ribbon beside each piece in the show. He loved art and the artist in each of us- so in spirit each creation presented at this show is a winner. To the artists represented in this exhibition, I am sure he would say “Eure Great!”

Nags Head artist James Melvin won the 2019 Eure Best In Show award. “The Glenn Eure Experience” was exciting to create and gave me an opportunity to reflect on the super creative work and extraordinary life of my wonderful friend, Glenn Eure,” said James Melvin. “He had such a big and generous heart and was the essence of love. I am humbled that my entry was chosen to receive this honorable award. I am also looking forward to my solo exhibit at Dare County Arts Council in March.”

22 year-old Outer Banks artist Taylor Williams received an overwhelming number of votes for the 2019 People’s Choice award. “I am so grateful that so many people noticed my painting and voted for it for the People’s Choice award,” said Taylor Williams. “Receiving so much support made me excited and inspired to work on new pieces for my solo show at the Dare County Arts Council in July.”

The annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick, and is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County.

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

A special thank you to Muse Originals, Down Creek Gallery, Jewelry By Gail, Inc., Tar Heel Trading Company, KDH Cooperative, Michael Halminski Photography, Mama Kwans, The Outer Banks Brewing Station, Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Sam & Winston, The Blue Point, and Outer Banks Fiber Guild for sponsoring the show.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about this show or upcoming Dare County Arts Council events and exhibitions, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (

SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC, Calls for Applications for the 2019 Juried Arts & Crafts Show – Deadline Mar. 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

The 52nd annual SC Festival of Flowers is seeking exquisite handmade goods from artists and crafters to showcase in this summer’s Juried Arts & Craft Show. The Festival features original work from all over the Southeast and festival goers love to see the creative process in action. If this applies to you, whether your work is contemporary or traditional, we want you to apply. New this year: crafters will be able to enter one piece for our Juried “Bloom” Award, for a chance to receive recognition and complimentary booth space. This year only, accepted first time crafters will receive $50 off their booth rental. To apply, visit ( The deadline is March 15, 2019.

This year’s show will be June 7 & 8, 2019, at the Uptown Market Pavilion in Greenwood, SC. Crafters will be in an outside venue that receives foot traffic from the Uptown Concert, Kidfest, the Wine Walk, and other main weekend events in addition to our unique collection of 40+ “living” topiaries displayed in downtown Greenwood.

The SC Festival of Flowers is an award winning festival coordinated by the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce that was recently named the “Event of the Year” by the SC Festival and Events Association. It’s sure to bring any crafter a “bloomin’ good time.”

For more information, contact the Greenwood SC Chamber by calling 864/889-9314 or e-mail to (

Lee Hansley of the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC, Has Died

February 8, 2019

I received this e-mail from Mark Tulbert on Jan. 31, 2019

A Sad Day in Raleigh

Our good friend, inspiration, and eminent arts visionary Lee Hansley died of heart failure today, January 30, 2019, in North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Lee had been hospitalized for more than three weeks and, after noble efforts by patient and caregivers alike, he died peacefully in the early afternoon.

Let us all be thankful that so many came together to support Lee, his gallery and his passion for making our homes and our communities better places to live and learn by bringing art into our everyday lives.

Thank you so much for your role in the success of Lee Hansley Gallery and the satisfaction of its owner who, you must admit, was one of a kind. We will all miss him.

Lee Hansley Gallery will be open through March 1, 2019. Lee’s personal art and the gallery furnishings will be auctioned in a few months by Leland Little Auctions. Information about a memorial service will be forthcoming.

For inquiries please contact Lee Hansley Gallery at:
Telephone: 919/828-7557
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604

I did not know Lee Hansley, I only met him once many years ago when I was delivering papers to galleries in Raleigh when we first started Carolina Arts in 1997. That’s when his gallery was in the Capital Club Building in downtown Raleigh. I remember that meeting due to the exchange of comments we had. I had dropped off a stack of papers on the gallery’s front desk that Hansley was sitting at, did a quick look around the gallery, and then headed out as I had many more deliveries to make. As I left he said tell Tom Starland thanks for his effort in promoting the visual arts in the Carolinas. I said thanks back and he asked if I was Tom Starland and I said I was. He then asked, “Why are you delivering these papers?” I explained that there was no one else to do it and I like seeing the galleries where they are going. I then asked if he was Lee Hansley and he replied – “I see what you mean”.

Throughout the years, I had a hard time getting the galleries and art spaces in Raleigh to send us info about their exhibits being offered there and that was the case with the Lee Hansley Gallery. Many times when they did post info about exhibits on their website, by the time I saw it our deadline had passed. In our February issue I did find current info about what they would be showing – it was “Hobson Pittman (1899-1972) and His Contemporaries” on view through Mar. 6, 2019 (the gallery will now close on Mar. 1). We even had an image to go with the gallery listing. Then after our Feb. issue was put together I see a notice that the gallery would be closing due to Lee Hansley’s health and a few days later as we’re launching that issue we receive the e-mail from Mark Tulbert that Hansley had died.

Many galleries in the Carolinas are owned and run by pretty much one person, some will have a few helpers, but most are dependant on one person. If that one person no longer wants to be a gallery owner, has a problem with their health, or runs into financial troubles – that gallery with go with them. So my message to artists and art lovers is – be grateful – very grateful to those folks who are running art galleries in the Carolinas. In many cases they are on the edge of being gone any day without your support.

Cone 10 Studios in Collaboration With the Stone Soup Collective Offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC – Feb. 23, 2019

February 8, 2019

Cone 10 Studios in collaboration with the Stone Soup Collective offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC, on Feb. 23, 2019, from 6-8pm.

Guests of cone 10 studios are invited to a meal of bread and soup prepared by the Stone Soup Collective. The soup will be served in ceramic bowls created and donated by potters from the Charleston clay community.

Stone Soup Collective is a committed group of Charleston citizens who share a vision of a community where all are nourished body and spirit by the abundance of the Lowcountry, its earth, and its people, one bowl of soup at a time.

Originally founded by Susan Filley as ClayWorks in 2000, cone 10 studios current owners are Fiorenzo Berardozzi, Anne John and Susan Gregory. The concept has always been to house a group of ceramicists sharing in the firing, finances and joy of a large gas-reduction kiln. Cone 10 Studios offers memberships for studio space, classes in wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture as well as exhibition events and a gallery of members work.

In exchange for a donation of $45, each guest will enjoy a light meal and keep the piece from which they have eaten, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

To purchase tickets:

1. Call or come by cone10studios and join the reservation list.

2. You will receive an e-mailed reservation confirmation when we receive your $45 cash or check written to Stone Soup Collective. *(tickets are limited)*

Please include your name and e-mail address with check mailed to:

cone 10 studios
1080 Morrison Drive, Suite B
Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/853-3345 or e-mail to (