Artists Invited to Submit Work for the 36th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition at the Pickens County Museum in Pickens, SC – Deadline Apr. 8, 2015

March 5, 2015

Editor’s Note: I love this competition’s selection of jurors – an accomplished artists, a museum curator and a commercial gallery director. Winners of this competition should feel that their selection is more – much more than one person’s whim of the day.

The “Pickens County Museum of Art & History’s Thirty-Sixth Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition” will take place beginning April 1, 2015. This competition is open to all artists working in any medium, 18 years of age or older and living in South Carolina.

The panel of jurors for this year’s competition represents the best and brightest in South Carolina. Associate Professor and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University, Jim Arendt is an artist whose work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through narrative figure painting, drawing, prints, fabric and sculpture. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. His work was awarded the top prize at ArtFields©, Best in Show at Hub-Bub Gallery’s “Emerging Carolina” and was included in the 701 Contemporary Center for the Arts 701 CCA Prize 2012. He was awarded Best in Show during “Fantastic Fibers” at Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. His work has been included in “Fiberarts International 2013″ in Pittsburgh and the 2013 Museum Rijswijk “Textile Biennial”, Netherlands. Arendt received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA with a concentration in painting from the University of South Carolina. He has studied art in England and Spain and participated in residency programs including The Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmont’s Tactility Forum, and has been an instructor at Penland School of Craft.

Victoria Cooke joined the curatorial staff at the Columbia Museum of Art in January 2013. She holds an MA in art    history, specializing in 18th and 19th century French painting from Tulane University and became a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Delaware before deciding to devote her career to museum work. She became an associate curator of painting at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 1997 and was named the senior curator of painting at in 2002. In New Orleans she was the curator of “Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America” and “Jefferson’s America and Napoleon’s France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial”. She left there in 2007 to become the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art where she stayed for 3 years. After a year as a museum director in Florida, Cooke decided to return to curatorial work exhibitions and in 2013 she joined the staff of the Columbia Museum of Art.

Director of Hampton III Gallery for over 25 years, Sandra Rupp works with numerous living artists, as well as the several artists’ estates, focusing mostly on Southern artists, particularly those with a SC connection. In addition to her gallery work, she assists museums in their programming. In recent years she has worked with the University of Georgia Museum in Athens, GA, in organizing the Leo Twiggs’  retrospective; curated the Sigmund Abeles’ retrospective at the Burroughs-Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC; worked on the Carl Blair retrospective and the “Merton Simpson Confrontations” exhibition at the Greenville County Museum in Greenville, SC. Serving on Greenville’s committee of Art in  Public Places, Rupp has consulted with the Falls Park leadership in helping to secure a Joel Shapiro sculpture among other public art placements throughout the city. In 2009 she organized the “Chairman’s Exhibition” for Artisphere in Greenville, SC, and has served on the board of Artisphere since that time

Cash and purchase awards exceeding $ 5,000 will be presented in this year’s competition. Entries may be shipped or delivered to the museum beginning Wednesday, April 1 and continuing April 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Till 7:00 on Thurs 4/3).

The exhibition resulting from this competition will open with a gala reception and awards ceremony on Apr. 25 and the exhibit will continue through June 11, 2015.

The “Pickens County Museum’s Thirty-Sixth Annual Competition” is sponsored by Pickens County and the Pickens County Cultural Commission. Individuals or businesses interested in general or purchase award sponsorships should contact the museum before April 1. The “Annual Juried Competition” and resulting exhibition is an excellent means for starting, or adding to, your private and corporate art collections while also supporting the programs at the Pickens County Museum.

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists requesting information or an entry prospectus may contact the museum at 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671; or call 864/898-5963. An E-Prospectus is also available by e-mail at ( or by visiting ( and clicking the prospectus link or ( clicking the prospectus link at the event description.

Van Every Gallery at Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Features Works by Cort Savage

March 5, 2015

Davidson College in Davidson, NC, presents “Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms”, featuring sculptures by Prof. of Art Cort Savage, on view in the Van Every Gallery from Mar. 12 to Apr. 12, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Mar. 12 from 6-8pm with a brief gallery talk at 6:30pm.

“Canons” by Cort Savage

This exhibition provides closure to Savage’s work from the past decade. The rubber band-based sculptures are a departure from the mixed media kinetic sculptures of his early years. They are inspired by his interests in contemporary philosophy, poetry, and quantum mechanics and began with the idea of taking something as insignificant as a rubber band and building something with greater impact.

Pieces such as Canons allude to Savage’s study in both figure sculpture and constructive sculpture. Three human skulls are wrapped in rubber bands and x-rays are linked to each sphere. “The X-ray suggests the integrity of the intellect while the rubber band sphere suggests the integrity of processes linked to physical process,” he explained. “Sometimes they support each other and sometimes they are pushing against each other.”

For further information, call the galleries at 704/894-2519 or visit (

4th Annual Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo Takes Place in Asheville, NC – Mar. 13-15, 2015

March 5, 2015

From food trucks and tattoos to hot rods and pinups, puppies and face painting to contests and vendors the 4th Annual Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is a whole weekend of fun and adventure in the heart of down town. This year’s festival is all about fun events for everyone to enjoy.  Of course the best artists from Scotland to Japan and everywhere in between will be tattooing at the Renaissance Hotel all weekend. Once you’ve got your new tattoo, the fun is just beginning.

Previous Tattoo Contest Winners

Friday, Mar. 13, the festival kicks off with several events at the hotel. Meet the stars of Inkmaster and Tattoo Nightmares, choose the artist you want to get tattooed by and set your appointment. One lucky attendee will win a free cover up tattoo to fix their personal Tattoo Nightmare.  There will be vendors like Sullen Clothing, Steadfast Brand and Ink addict, live model painting and the Tattoo of the Day contest. The highlight will be the Pinup Contest sponsored by Sailor Jerry Rum and raising money for Pinups for Pitbulls, one of several charities benefitted by the convention.

People enjoying the Food Truck Showdown

The pinups will no doubt turn out for the custom bike and Rat Rod show at the hotel. Bootleggers Car Club will bring some of the most amazing, hand built custom hot rods you will ever see! After seeing the cars be sure to go to The Asheville Food Truck Showdown at the Masonic Temple on Broadway. Try some of the most innovative food from the best trucks in WNC, vote for your favorite and see what the celebrity judges have to say about their signature dishes. This event will have music, food, face painting and puppies available for adoption from the Asheville Humane Society. You are encouraged to bring kitty litter, pet food and toys to donate to the Asheville Humane Society.


Participants are encouraged to plan their visit to the festival so they have time to enter the tattoo contests and show off their ink! This is a fun way to show the world the amazing work being done and to win trophies and recognition for amazing artists. Show goers might even see their tattoos in a national magazine if they catch the photographer’s eye. If being onstage isn’t someone’s cup of tea they should be sure to enter to win the free Sailor Jerry tattoos that will be given out each day by Sailor Jerry Rum.

Festival season is back in WNC and the Asheville Tattoo and Arts Expo is kicking it off in style March 13-15!

Where: Asheville Renaissance Hotel 31 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville Masonic Temple 80 N. Broadway Asheville, NC 28801
When: Friday March 13 noon- midnight
Saturday March 14 noon-midnight
Sunday March 15 noon-8
Price:     Day pass – $25
Two day pass – $40
Weekend pass – $50

For more information contact: JR Yarnall by calling 828/279-2667, e-mail to ( or visit (

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Presents “Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence” – Reception Mar. 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, presents a solo exhibition, “Ruptured Silence”, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. “Ruptured Silence” is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt “Ruptured Silence” as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects.

“Passing Point” by Eto Otitigbe

The exhibit is on view from Mar. 5 through  Apr. 19, 2015. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Thursday, Mar, 5, 2015, from 7-9pm. Reception admission free to 701 CCA Members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop “Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs”, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. “Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs” will be performed Mar. 27 and 28, 2015, at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on Mar. 19, 1-5pm.

“Spray” by Eto Otitigbe

During his residency, which ends Mar. 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, “Passing Point”, for outside on the Wayne Street side of 701 Whaley. “Passing Point”, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on “Passing Point”, Sunday, Mar. 15, 3pm.

Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few.

Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003).  He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012).

701 Center for Contemporary Art is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor in Columbia, SC 29201

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

For further inquiries, contact by e-mail at (, call Sheldon Paschal at 803/319-9949 or visit (

The March 2015 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

March 1, 2015


The March 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 65 pages of it. A lot of folks didn’t make our deadline this month. It’s hard to understand why when February has the same 24 days that every other month has. Linda and I are the ones working with the short end of the stick – only 4 days to put the paper together compared to 6 and 7 days most months.

Single page downloads are still adding up to more than double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:

For single page format use this link (

For side by side page format use this link (

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.
And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.
If you want to get something in the April 2015 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Mar. 24 deadline. But, you do know that you don’t have to wait until the deadline comes up to send us stuff – you can be early. Some folks are already several months ahead of the deadline when their press release would be due.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts

South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, Offers Art Day – Mar. 7, 2015

February 28, 2015


The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, will celebrate and immerse guests in South Carolina art during Art Day on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, from 10am– 4pm. The annual event will feature demonstrations and discussions by South Carolina artists, guided behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s art storage areas, live music, hands-on activities, art exhibits, live performance art and the opportunity to participate in the destruction of a massive art installation.

Part of the installation piece by Jonathan Brilliant

Art Day offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into South Carolina art and artists with live, unique and interactive opportunities throughout the day. Several artists featured in the museum’s current contemporary art exhibit, “Building a Universe,” will be onsite representing their work, including Jonathan Brilliant, who is inviting the public to help “destroy his Universe” by partaking in the breakdown of his massive installation made up of 50,000 coffee stirrers held together by tension. In addition, Jon Prichard and Will Johnson will present their multidisciplinary ritual performance art piece, “Color Code.” Printmaker Gene Speer and ceramist Virginia Scotchie will also be onsite discussing their work. “Building a Universe,” closing Saturday, Mar. 15, features original work from a variety of South Carolina artists whose work reflects the concept of the Universe, astronomy or science in either a direct or conceptual way.

The day will also feature live plein air painting from members of About Face, a group representing a wide range of ages and abilities, and demonstrations of pottery, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and painting by South Carolina artists. Throughout the day there will be special guided behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s art storage areas, which include more than 4,000 works of art dating between 1590 to present, live music and a variety of “creation stations” in which guests can participate in hands-on art projects inspired by the State Museum’s collection.

“South Carolina is culturally diverse and has an incredible visual representation that spans more than 300 years,” said Paul Matheny, State Museum chief curator of collections. “Art Day is a celebration of the many great artists from our state and the works they have produced and continue to produce every day.”

Work by William Halsey

“Halsey 100,” a new mini-exhibit that examines the work of Charleston artist William Halsey in the 100th anniversary year of his birth will open during Art Day. The exhibit includes original works of art that look into the important career of Halsey, who was a pioneer of contemporary art in the Palmetto State and helped pave the way for other contemporary artists. For those looking to take home a piece of art, there will be a Guy Lipscomb art sale, in which all proceeds will benefit the South Carolina State Museum Foundation.

In addition to the excitement at Art Day, the museum will open its doors the day before to aspiring art students at the second annual College Art Day on Friday, Mar. 6, 2015, from 10am – 2pm. Aspiring art students will meet current students and faculty from colleges around the state and hear from alumni applying art degrees in their professions.  Advance reservation is required. To sign up, call 803/898-4999 or e-mail to (

Both Art Day and College Art Day are included with museum general admission or membership. Visit ( to learn more.

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its largest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm.  Guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology.

Visit ( to learn more.

Spring Forward to the Harrisburg NC ARTwalk on April 18, 2015

February 28, 2015

The first Harrisburg ARTwalk of the year will take place Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015, from 10am to 2pm at Harrisburg Town Center, 4351 Main Street in Harrisburg, NC. The event is free to the public.

“The ARTWalk helps the town celebrate and showcase local art, creativity, and cultural activities, “said Teresa Stern, the event’s coordinator who launched the first event in 2012. “This event also helps create opportunities to educate, inform, and engage the community in all areas of art, photography, design, music, horticulture, culinary arts, literature, drama, and dance. It’s a way of bringing together the whole community – from tots to senior citizens – with something for everyone!”

Food and refreshments will be available at and from local restaurants and multiple bands and local talent will entertain.

Subsequent ARTwalks are planned for June 20, Aug. 15, and Oct. 17, 2015. Booths are $20 for a 10’ x 10’ space. Booth registration fees go toward an art scholarship to a local high school.

If you wish to participate or need further information, contact Teresa Stern by e-mail at ( or join us on Facebook at (

City of Lancaster, SC, 2015 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Awards Recipient for Government

February 28, 2015


The South Carolina Arts Commission announces the 2015 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor the state presents in the arts. Established in 1972, the annual awards recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

The City of Lancaster, South Carolina, nominated by Lancaster County Council of the Arts – as the 2015 Government Award

In recent years, the City of Lancaster has shown a remarkable commitment to serving the community through outstanding support of the arts. The vital nature of the municipal government’s efforts stands out given the severe social, cultural and economic challenges facing the city. High rates of adult illiteracy, unemployment and poverty have been barriers for the city and its citizens. The arts have been a central means through which the city has sought to address these challenges and positively shape the destiny of a rural community.

The city provides substantial in-kind and direct financial support to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. This partnership has resulted in an impressive and rapidly growing portfolio of community-wide art projects and programs, including Night of the Living Arts, Ladies Night Out, the Spring Arts Crawl, community concerts, the Nutcracker Ballet, the Student Art Banner and Art Cubes Public Arts Project, public sculpture and mural projects, and storefront art exhibits. The city partners with USC Lancaster to support the Native American Studies Center, bringing Native American Arts and educational opportunities to the region.

Recently the City of Lancaster has achieved a high profile across the state through the success of the Ag+Art Tour initiative – providing leadership to other SC counties in developing tourism around the convergence of agriculture and the arts. Lancaster stands out as a model of civic commitment to draw upon the power of the arts to enrich communities in myriad ways.

“South Carolina’s quality of life, education and economy are enhanced tremendously by those who dedicate their work and lives to the arts,” said SC Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz. “The Verner Awards recognize that service of commitment and passion. We are honored again this year to present the awards to a most worthy group of organizations and individuals. We are grateful for their contributions to our state.”

Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Columbia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The SC Arts Foundation will honor the recipients and the arts community at the South Carolina Arts Gala, a fundraiser supporting the programs of the SC Arts Commission.

For more about the Verner Awards or the SC. Arts Gala, call 803/734-8696 or visit (

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Spring Tour of Homes – Mar. 7, 2015

February 28, 2015


Six unique Myrtle Beach, SC, homes in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary will open their doors on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, for the 15th Annual Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes.


Tour hours are from 10am- 4pm. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the tour. A buffet luncheon at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club accompanies the tour. Tickets for the luncheon, served from 11:30am-3pm are $18 per person (for Tour ticketholders only.) Reservations are required and can be made through the Art Museum, call 843/238-2510.

Besides displaying lots of eye-popping design details – some of which are sure to provide inspiration for visitors’ own homes – the tour serves as the Art Museum’s major fundraiser. This year’s tour includes:

The Cline Home, 26 Center Drive, Briarcliffe
“Southern Elegance” sums up this contemporary home, in which despite some 6,000 square feet under roof, still manages to feel cozy and intimate. Maybe it’s the rich hues of the coffered ceilings, the dark-stained bamboo hardwood floors, the large collection of Lowcountry art or the comfy screened patio with massive stone fireplace — one of four in the home. Don’t miss the luxurious master bedroom and bath, tiled in gorgeous Travertine marble, and the temperature-controlled wine cellar — complete with wine-themed art.

The Nardslico Home, 7900 Beach Drive
It’s hard to believe that this spacious beachfront beauty was once a plain-Jane 1970s block-style house. While keeping its original footprint (five bedrooms, six baths and 3,800 square feet), the owners raised the roofline to dramatically change the interior space, adding Travertine tile floors and whitewashed ceiling planks to create a light and airy feeling. Closets were removed to become shower “rooms.” Note the custom cabinetry, made from both new and old wood; the staircase with dramatic octopus sculpture by local artist Robert Sadlemire; the hand-painted wall and ceiling murals; the huge upstairs rec room (with pool table), and the pool area at rear complete with spa, hammocks — and an ocean view that goes on forever.

The Pegram Home, 322 Wildwood Dunes Trail, The Dunes Club
This one-story ranch was extensively remodeled in 2014 to reflect its owners’ lifestyles; its approximately 5,500 square feet include a main house for an older couple and a separate suite for their adult daughter. Its eclectic style incorporates contemporary and traditional furnishings, antiques and family heirlooms. Animal prints on chairs and throw pillows echo a prized zebra-skin rug in the living room; Chinese sculptures, screens and wall panels recall the owners’ foreign travel. Don’t miss the antique Oriental rugs, including an authentic Persian Heris rug; the two Audubon prints and the Chinese silk panels in the dining room.

The Stewart Home, 36 Chapin Circle, The Dunes Club
The owners’ extensive collection of antiques seems right at home in this stately Colonial, built in 1987 but modeled on a historic house the couple happened to see — and fall on love with — while passing through Winnsboro, SC. Many of the pieces are not only historic but family heirlooms, including several exquisitely decorated secretary desks in near-immaculate condition, an authentic Persian rug in the dining room and a Japenese-made grandfather clock with mother-of-pearl inlays. But don’t miss such modern comforts as the dining room chandelier of Murano (Italy) glass; the stained-glass window in the master bathroom; the cozy dark-shuttered study and the inviting sunporch with its soothing woodsy view.

The Shane Home, 7846 San Marcello, Grande Dunes
La dolce vita! This elegant Italian Mediterranean has what it takes to indulge every mood, from its spacious interior — with 10 to 13-foot ceilings, four bedrooms and four baths in 4,500 heated square-feet — to the luxurious backyard pool area, with covered lanai, cookout cabana and outdoor shower. The state of the art kitchen includes its own wine pantry. And when it’s time to relax, head for the custom-built “theater room” with massive flat-screen TV.

The Serena Drive Home, 1563 Serena Drive, Grande Dunes
Soothing waters entice throughout this luxurious 4,500- square-feet Italian villa overlooking a shimmering golf-course water feature. Whether it’s the splashing tiered fountain in the driveway, the azure pool and spa beckoning beyond arched windows, the circular garden tub in the marbled master bath or the spacious pond views, this home whispers, “Water.” Rich woods abound in the tray ceilings, arched doors, exquisite cabinetry, detailed master closet and elaborate furnishings — the four-poster beds covered in brocades are fit for royalty! Be sure to take in the elegant chandeliers and lighting throughout, and note the extras in the second kitchen for outdoor dining, including a dishwasher and wine cooler.

Patron Sponsors are State Farm/Bobby Kelly, Agent; Supporting Sponsors are B. Graham Interiors, Babb Custom Homes, Living Beach and Swift Services Heating & Cooling; and Media Sponsors are EASY 105.9, Grand Strand Magazine, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.

Tickets are available by calling the Art Museum at 843/238-2510, and at locations around the Grand Strand.

Ticket Locations:
Myrtle Beach:
Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Highway
Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings Highway
Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Highway

Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Victoria’s Ragpatch, 10164 Beach Dr.

Bodega, 301 Main St.
Hucks & Washington Furniture, 1506 Main St.

North Myrtle Beach:
Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.

Pawleys Island:
Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea

For more information call 843/238-2510 or visit (

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Awards Three Members

February 28, 2015


Patrons of the visual arts in Spartanburg, SC, cast their votes on the current Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg exhibition of members’ works, and the top three winners were Carlton Mullinax, Susan Hopps, and Cleveland Gossett.

Respectively, they were awarded $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. The awards were made Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at a public reception, held during the city’s monthly ArtWalk, which is a public event when downtown art galleries and museums stay open until 9pm. This Members Exhibition was installed for February and will end Sunday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center is open for free public viewing Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 1-5pm.

The People’s Choice awards were 1st place, Carlton Mullinax’s “The Saint & The Sinner”; 2nd place, Susan Hopps’s “Botany Bay Rd.”; and 3rd place, “Cleveland Gossett’s Faithful”.

For further information, please contact Caitlin Boice by e-mail at (, or call 864/764-9568.


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