FABULON, A Center For Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” – Deadline Dec. 12, 2017

November 13, 2017

With the bells of the New Year still echoing in our ears, we will be confronted with hearts, candy, and the trappings of modern day Valentine’s Day.

Each year at this time we put out a call for our “Not Your Typical Love Story Show”. It started as a quest to battle commercialism, materialism, over consumption and narrow-minded views. We had the idea to show art that illustrated the many facets of love, a truer vision of Saint Valentine’s mission, and spread some empathy.

With so much news of injustice, incivility, instability, and insecurity, it is hard to imagine thoughts of love. Or that love could be a remedy. We thought of cancelling the show.

But that song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach keeps echoing. Maybe you remember the Jackie DeShannon version or prefer Dionne Warwick’s, or Boss Baby is your frame of reference with Missi Hale singing away.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love

it’s the only thing there’s just too little of

no, not just for some, but for everyone”

That says it all!

And it says hold on to that thought. Make it real.

Send us images that prove that loving your neighbor like yourself could really make a difference in the world. Show that love trumps hate every time. Inspire more people to realize that they can make a difference.

The song is apparently a conversation addressing the Lord. But this is a plea to all humans of any denomination, spiritual belief, struggling person even those brave enough to question, and daring enough to lift voices and pencils and paint brushes.

The lyrics go on to say “we don’t need another mountain”….but with our environment at risk and the EPA under attack, lest we not forget that ordering up another mountain isn’t really an option. So if we love it, we need to show it!

We are seeking deep connections to the idea that love will save the world. As cliché as that may seem, prove it could be true. Dig deep. Please no cliché images. Capture examples but also show some potential solutions.

For info to enter visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4861).

Please include an artist’s statement.

All mediums 2D and 3D visual arts will be considered.

Send up to five images per entry. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement about their work.

All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person or shipped with shipping labels both ways using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS as they charge us a fee which will be passed along to you if this is your only available method) . No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 12/12/21/17, artists will be notified by 12/30/17. Work must arrive by 1/15/18. Work will be on display from 1/23/18 through 3/1/18. Artists’ Reception on 2/10/18 5-8pm.

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407

For further info call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

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Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, Calls for Entries for “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit” – Deadline Dec. 2, 2017

November 13, 2017

Mint Hill Arts, in Mint Hill, NC, is proud to announce for December and January its biggest show of the year, the “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit”. This annual juried show is dedicated to longtime members Ann and Bill Litaker. Bill is with us in spirit and Ann graces our “art oasis” on an almost daily basis. The show is open to members and non-members alike and has four categories including Water Media, Photography, Painting and Other Visual Arts.

In addition to a Best in Show Award of $300, the following prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st Place – $100, 2nd Place – $75, 3rd Place – $50, and two Honorable Mentions – $25 gift certificates.

Intake for the show will be held from 4-6pm on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, and 10am-noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Gallery located at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, NC. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be on Friday, Dec. 8, awards will be presented beginning at 8pm. The show will hang until Jan. 24, 2018. The Gallery is open weekly from 10am to 4pm. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information please visit our website at (www.minthillarts.org) or call the gallery at 980/226-5532.

African American Fiber Artists Sought for 12th Annual Exhibition in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Mar. 1, 2018

November 13, 2017

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking entries from African American textile artists from across the nation for a special exhibition presented as a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6 in North Charleston, SC. African American artists, ages 18 and up, living in the United States and working in the medium of fiber are invited to participate in the “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition”, titled “I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!”. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from May 1-June 22, 2018. A $30 entry fee applies and allows artists to submit up to four entries. A maximum of two entries per artist may be selected. The application is available online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com). Deadline for entries is Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018.

Curated by award winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers African American fiber artists a showcase to display their original and innovative designs. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that pays tribute to an extraordinary African American woman – past or present, real or fictional, a public figure or an unsung heroine. Artists should note that the curator will not select pieces relating to Maya Angelou as this theme was explored in the 2015 exhibition.

Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2018/2019 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!” will be on display 8am-8pm daily from May 1-June 22, 2018, on the 1st and 2nd floors of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane in North Charleston. Admission is free. A free public reception in honor of the artists will be held at City Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the exhibition, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2018

November 13, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/) and portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors and sponsorships.

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Added Number 203 Quilt Block

November 13, 2017

“The name of this quilt pattern is a Star Flower however, we call the quilt Granny Morris’s Dresses since my Maternal Grandmother, Julia Kemp Morris, sewed this quilt back in the early 1940s from fabrics of her old dresses and my grandfather’s shirts,” says Jeanie Morehead Christopher. Julia probably learned the art of quilting from her mother. Most likely, she and her 5 sisters passed the time away while quilting together. “My grandfather, Joseph Walker Morris, bought his first truck when he was 38 years old in 1927. He built a lucrative business known in the Anderson area as J. W. Morris Transfer. Later, the name was changed to Morris Van Lines as that is the name on all the advertising memorabilia (key chains, pencils, pens & business cards) we have in the family. Morris Van Lines moved to Belton Highway in July 1948 where it remained until liquidation by his children in 1993. Both of his children, O. V. Morris and Jeanette Morris Moorhead were involved in this business venture until their retirement. Mr. Morris’ son-in-law James Robert Moorhead was also employed by the company until his retirement in 1982,” adds Christopher.

This quilt is placed on the site of the Morris’ home at 2023 E. River Street (Belton Highway) in Anderson, SC. Hill Electric and Morris Van Lines were business neighbors for many years and Hill Electric bought the property in the 1990’s. They renovated the warehouses and office spaces to suit their electric business. “My grandparents’ home became their temporary offices while they did the remodeling. After a recent tour of the home and the warehouses, I found that much of it remains as it was when I was a child. Roller skating around the transfer trucks and having talent shows in my grandparent’s attic and basement are fond memories at Granny’s house,” say Christopher. “I also recall being able to see the double ferris wheel at the Anderson Fair Grounds from an attic window. We grandchildren would slide down the hill beside the house on broken down packing boxes from the moving business. Granny made fig preserves from her fig tree that is still standing at the bottom of this hill.”

“This quilt has already been a great example of how the Upstate Quilt Trail brings families back together. My first cousin and I have been in contact many times over the last few months while this quilt was being painted. I learned during those conversations that her daughter (the next generation!) has many fond memories of Granny’s house, her meals, her sewing, her garden in the back of the lot and playing as well around the transfer trucks. This would be Granny’s great-grand daughter and she hopes to come up to Anderson and see the quilt installed as well as get a current tour of the house where we all had such a good time!,” adds Christopher.

For further info about the Quilt Trail call 864/723-6603 or visit (www.uhqt.org).

FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, to Relocate to University Place in 2018, Will Conduct Preview Show There in November and December 2017

November 13, 2017

FRANK Gallery, a nonprofit artists’ collective showcasing the work of local and regional fine artists, announces that it will relocate to University Place in Chapel Hill, NC, in early 2018. The organization will celebrate the relocation with a grand re-opening at the new FRANK Gallery location on Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018. FRANK will conduct a preview pop-up show in the new University Place location during the upcoming holiday season, running from Nov. 24, to Dec. 24, 2017.

“We are excited about the broader accessibility and the larger space for outreach exhibits and programs that the move will provide” said Gordon Jameson, FRANK founding member and acting Gallery Manager. “We see the potential for great synergies with the other businesses and organizations located at University Place. We have been a long-time outreach program collaborator with Kidzu Children’s Museum, which is located there,” said Jameson.

FRANK will continue to operate its gallery at the current location in downtown Chapel Hill through Dec. 22, 2017.

FRANK gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated by member artists of the Franklin Street Arts Collective, with support from community leaders and art lovers. The mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the arts community of Chapel Hill and the region, strengthen community appreciation of the arts through educational outreach, and promote Chapel Hill and North Carolina as a major arts destination. FRANK offers workshops, salons, and innovative programs that reach out to diverse groups within the community.

For more information about FRANK Gallery call 919/636-4135 or visit (www.frankisart.com).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Announces Second Annual Gallery Gallop – Nov. 17, 2017

November 13, 2017

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and Camden ART (CArt), invite you to join them for the second annual Gallery Gallop, a special gallery and art crawl in downtown Camden, SC. Seven local galleries and businesses will open their doors to the public from 5:30-9pm on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to highlight local and regional artists and their unique variety of art styles and mediums. Each the businesses taking part in this unique event will be within walking distance of each other and will be showcasing varying works of art and artisan products.

About the Participants

Seven different Camden businesses will be participating in the Gallery Gallop. They include the Fine Arts Center’s Bassett Gallery, Art at Greenleaf Villa, The Artists’ Attic, Isom’s Delights, Northlight Studio, Rutledge Street Gallery, and Schmucker’s Amish General Store.

The Bassett Gallery will host the “Camden ART Fall Members’ Show”. This annual juried show features the best new art work by members of CArt, a visual arts affiliate and founding member organization of the FAC. CArt is comprised of artists and art enthusiasts from beginner to professional levels who gather for education, exhibition, community, and the opportunity to support the Center through volunteer activities, and yearly donations. CArt meets regularly at the FAC in the Bassett Gallery September through May at 7pm. The Bassett Gallery is located on the campus of the FAC at 810 Lyttleton Street.

Art at the Greenleaf Villa houses various artists and art styles from Asian silk painting, pen and ink, handpainted wearables, photography, portraitures, miniatures, watercolors, collage and more. There are five resident artists located within its space–Midge Bremer, Ginny Caraco, Denise Greer, and Bill and Anne Starnes. Several guest artists will also take part in the event. Greenleaf Villa is located at 1307 Broad Street.

The Artists’ Attic is a gallery and working studio for local artists. It is a place where you can witness the artists bringing ideas in form. The Artists’ Attic offers both classes and framing. Stop by and enjoy the magic of creativity. The Artists’ Attic is located at 930 Broad Street.

Isom’s Delights is located inside the open air mall at 1011 Broad Street beside Catery on Broad. There you will see the work of owner, Lori Starnes. Her unique style features delightful, real-life portraitures of African-Americans. She will be serving samples of some of her delectable cookies, along with pound cakes and pies for purchase.


Work by Laurie McIntosh

Northlight Studio is home to the studio of Laurie McIntosh. The Gallery Gallop is her first open studio since relocating to Northlight Studio in Camden after seven years as a full-time resident artist at Vista Studios in Columbia, SC. McIntosh’s abstract paintings involve deconstructing ordinary aspects of life and reconfiguring them into finished works, the scene is life imitating art. She explains that while her abstracts involve recognizable objects from her life that is split between the South Carolina’s Midlands and the coast-a fishing lure here, a sleeping dog there and what appears to be a piece of horse tack in another-each one is like a remnant of a dream. Fleeting images rendered in a soothing color palette stir memories and emotions, creating more questions than answers. As such, McIntosh says her work is intentionally open to interpretation.

Rutledge Street Gallery is an original contemporary art gallery. Since it opened in 1999, it has maintained a reputation for having beautiful and exquisite pieces. Represents emerging and established artists creating paintings, sculpture, furniture, and pottery. Nicholas Blake, local furniture maker and Jenny Fuller, an oil painter from Charlotte, will be milling around hoping to show off their work! Rutledge Street Gallery is located at 508 Rutledge Street.

Schmucker’s Amish General Store, 1040A Broad Street is full of handmade items in the Amish tradition. Food goods, furniture, handmade toys and artwork of varying styles may be found here. Pop in and take away some of the best homemade cheeses, breads, pickles and more!

For more information call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

Southern Prize and State Fellowships Application Open for Visual Artists – Deadline is Dec. 15, 2017

November 12, 2017

For the second year in a row, South Arts, based in Atlanta, GA, is accepting entries for the Southern Prize and State Fellowships, offering nine individual artists cash awards up to $30,000; the contest is open to artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. One fellowship with a cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to an individual artist in each state. The state fellows will then be in competition for the Southern Prize of an additional $25,000 and a finalist prize of $10,000. The Southern Prize winner also receives a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.

“Artists in our region are producing some of the most creative work in our country,” said Susie Surkamer, executive director of South Arts. “From traditional quilting to bleeding-edge 3D printing sculptures to dynamic installations driving conversations on social justice, southern artists are creating important, extraordinary works.”

Artists may apply for the Southern Prize until Dec. 15, 2017, through South Arts’ website at (www.southarts.org). Artists specializing in crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and multidisciplinary styles are eligible.

“The Southern Prize and State Fellowships impact the careers and lives of artists in our region,” continued Surkamer. “Previous winners have used their awards to purchase materials to create new work, enroll in residency programs, and secure studio space. The funds are unrestricted, so the winning artists can spend the awards on whatever they may need.”

A panel of national judges will adjudicate submissions, and the state fellowships will be awarded at a ceremony which will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA, in April 2018.

The Southern Prize is supported by South Arts’ member state arts agencies, foundation, businesses, and individuals, and powered by The Hambidge Center. South Arts also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.

For more information, visit (www.southarts.org).

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UNC-P Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Pembroke, NC, Offers Book Signing and Reception for New Book from Earth Women Arts – Dec. 1, 2017

November 12, 2017

Please join Earth Women Arts, Inc. for a special reception as we introduce our first “Talking Circle Book: Women of the Red Earth”. Sponsored by the UNCP Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this one day only, book launching and reception, will be held on Dec. 1, 2017, from 4:30-6:30pm, at the Entrepreneurship Incubator, 202 Main Street, Pembroke, NC, 28372. Purchase a signed copy! This book of poetry and art is filled with stories told through an Indigenous lens, from the histories that American Indians encountered and still face today.

Open its pages and become part of these experiences. With stunning images, clear writing, a resources directory, and a language glossary, “Women of the Red Earth”, is the perfect introduction to encourage group discussions or Talking Circles, based on the sacred Native American tradition of sharing circles. Use it to spark dialogue and create spaces for Native Americans and non-Native Americans to see each other in new ways.

Author Tonya Elk Locklear (Lumbee/Oglala Lakota) tells deeply evocative stories based on her family who hail from southeastern North Carolina and the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota.

Artist Margie Beth Labadie (Ashkenazi-Levi) captures the emotions of these poems which speak to issues of Native American identity, Mother Earth, genocide, struggle and triumph.

For further info call 910/775-4065 or visit (http://earthwomenarts.com/index.html).

Artist Market Pembroke in Pembroke, NC, is Looking for Participation – Deadline Early Dec. 2017

November 12, 2017

The Artist Market Pembroke in Pembroke, NC, is searching for talented artist to showcase their art. Do you know someone that should share their talent? We would love to welcome them and/or you to the Artist Market Family.

For details please e-mail Kim Pevia at (Kimpevia@gmail. com).

Our remaining 2017 Artist Market is on Dec. 9, 2017. We hope to see you there.

Please like us on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/artistmarketpembroke/).