The Search is on for Folks who Own Works by the Late Manning Williams

January 19, 2018

A retrospective of the late Manning Williams’ long artistic career is in the works at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Those involved want to make sure they have a chance to survey all his work, including the art owned by third parties. The goal is an extensive book of his work that would accompany the show.

If you have a Manning Williams or know someone who does and that person hasn’t yet been contacted by Manning’s widow, Barbara, Linda Fantuzzo, or his major collector, Leonard Long, please contact Carolina Arts at (info@carolinaarts.com) and the information will be passed along. We would like the collector’s contact info and if they can provide a photo (via e-mail) and we can decide whether it is suitable for either book and/or museum show – if the collector is willing.

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The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is Accepting Entries for its “Spring Regional Art Show” – Deadline Feb. 9, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is accepting entries for its annual juried “Spring Regional Art Show”, which will take place from Feb. 26 through Mar. 17, 2018 Deadline for entry is Feb. 9, 2018.

Gina Strumpf, 2-D and Brian Evans, 3D will judge the actual work. All Work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC.

For the exhibit prospectus visit (www.franklinsquaregallery.com).

Robeson Roadrunners in Lumberton, NC, Call for Participation in the 2018 Rumba on the Lumber Taking Place Mar. 3, 2018

January 17, 2018

One of the several events that the Robeson Roadrunners coordinate and promote at the Rumba on the Lumber is the Arts/Crafts/Business show on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018, from 10am – 5pm. More than 75 arts, crafts, small business, home based business, and food vendors will fill the Downtown Plaza and West 3rd Street in Lumberton with their wares.

The Roadrunners are particularly interested in arts and crafts and home based businesses, e.g., Scentsy, It’s a Wrap, Paparazzi Jewelry, and others as well as small businesses and professional organizations. Many of the past vendors return year after year for the Saturday show.

Click on this link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Vvlqsa1asjheijlJfyoDEbDdCCRdXin/view?usp=sharing) to open the Vendor Application that can be used to reserve your space.

For questions or more information contact Hubert Bullard, Vendor Chair, a the Rumba on the Lumber, call 843/385-3180 or e-mail to (hbullard@sc.rr.com).

Wilmington Art Association Calls for Entries for the “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale” Taking Place in Wilmington, NC – Deadline is Feb. 26, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) invites artists to submit work for its “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale”. This show will be open Apr. 7-15, 2018 in Wilmington, NC, during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.

The WAA welcomes Janette K. Hopper as the Juror/Judge for the 2018 “WAA Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale”. Hopper is an active painter, printmaker and performance artist here in Wilmington. Last year’s art activities included a one-person show at the Wilma Daniels Gallery, an exhibit at Art in Bloom, her Japanese print inspired the mural at Nikki’s on Front St. and a performance with a New York dance troop, as part of Cucalorus. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Oregon and has taught here in the United States, with her position as the Art Department Chair at UNC Pembroke, bringing her to North Carolina

Deadline for entries is Feb. 26, 2018 at 5pm. The show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and will include original works in painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed media and three-dimensional work. Monetary and merchandise awards will be in excess of $4000.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit (http://wilmingtonart.org/) or call 910/343-4370 for a full Prospectus.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, is Now Accepting Nominations For People’s Choice Exhibit – Deadline Jan. 27, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, announces a call for nominations for their inaugural People’s Choice solo exhibit, which will be on display in DCAC’s vault Nov. 2-30, 2018.

The idea for the People’s Choice exhibit came about as a way to engage the Outer Banks community’s enthusiasm for the arts and to build awareness of both established and emerging artists in Dare County.

“Dare County Arts Council has always encouraged our art supporters to vote for their favorites in exhibits,” said Dare County Arts Council Program Chair Carol Willett. “Recognition is important to all artists, and a People’s Choice show is a means of gathering feedback not only for artists, but also for Dare County Arts Council.

The entire Outer Banks community, from Corolla to Ocracoke, is invited to make nominations for artists from every type of visual arts media for the People’s Choice exhibit. All artists, regardless of age or hometown, are eligible to be nominated for the People’s Choice exhibit.

Nominations can be made online at (DareArts DOT org/peopleschoice) and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo through January 27, 2018.

The last opportunity for the public to make nominations will be at the opening reception of the “40th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

After the submission period is closed, a panel of judges will review the nominations and select the People’s Choice artist for 2018.

“The whole idea behind this organization is that it is a council, a place where all opinions matter,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “We always strive to include as many voices as possible and the People’s Choice exhibit gives us a new opportunity to listen to our community.”
The People’s Choice artist will be announced on Feb. 12, 2018.

The month-long exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet the People’s Choice artist and view their work.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, please visit (DareArts DOT org/peopleschoice) or call 252/473-5558.

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Calls for Entries for “24th Annual Judged Show” – Deadline is Mar. 5, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is reaching out to all local artists for a special call for entries for the “24th Annual Judged Show”, which will take place from Mar. 6-Apr. 1, 2018, at the SoBA gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton, SC.

The opening reception and awards is from 5-7pm, on Mar. 7 at the gallery. Artists are asked to fill out a registration form at the gallery or online at (www.sobagallery.com/24th-annual-judged-show). The Judged Show is open to the first 100 entries. The entry fee is $25 for SoBA members and $35 for non-members.

Artwork should be delivered from 9-11am, on Mar. 5, 2018, at the Center for Creative Arts, next door to the SoBA gallery on Church Street. No entries are accepted after 11am.

The Judged Show will include first, second and third place cash awards in acrylic, mixed media, oil, photography, watercolor and 3D. Rules for entry and other information can be found on the SoBA website.

Nationally acclaimed artist Linda St. Clair will judge the artwork. St. Clair’s paintings are exhibited and collected throughout the nation and worldwide. She is a two-time recipient of the Grumbacher Gold Medal and member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York. Her work is featured in galleries in Sedona, Arizona; St. Helena, California; Beaver Creek, Colorado; Ketchum, Idaho; Hilton Head Island, SC; Washington, DC; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and her home city of Santa Fe. She has exhibited nationally at The Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, The Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition in New York, and The Salmagundi Club in New York. She is represented in galleries throughout the United States.

SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more.

Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals for 2018-19 Bassett Gallery Season – Deadline is Mar. 2, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from Sept. 2018 through May 2019. Submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

Artists must submit samples of their proposed exhibition and/or work electronically. Submissions may be made via e-mail, linked to a “cloud” portfolio, or by sending a CD or flash drive with at least 10 images. These images should encompass the artists’ methods and styles, as well as any proposed theme for the exhibition. A resume, submission form, artist statement, description of the style of work, its size and medium used should be included. All forms of artistic mediums will be considered.

In order to be considered for a solo exhibition, the artist must be able to fill the Bassett Gallery. A diagram of the dimensions of the gallery is included with the application form which may be found on the website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Bassett Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Applications may also be picked up at the FAC Office, located at 810 Lyttleton Street during regular business hours. Materials will not be returned unless requested.

Submissions for the 2018-19 season will be accepted through Mar. 2, 2018. Please send all submissions to (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org), or via mail to:
Bassett Gallery Exhibits Committee
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC 29020

For questions regarding submissions, contact Jane Peterson by e-mail at (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org) or by phone at 803/425-7676 ext. 305.

Artists are responsible for load-in, hanging, and tear-down of the exhibit. Any expenses incurred by the artist(s) for travel, set-up, tear-down, etc. of exhibitions are not covered by the FAC. The cost of exhibiting in the Bassett Gallery is the full responsibility of the artist(s.) Artists are encouraged to allow some or all of the pieces in the exhibition to be available for purchase. The FAC will retain 30% of any sales during the period of the exhibition. Selected artists will be notified by the FAC no later than May 1, 2018.

Exhibitions in the Bassett Gallery normally change every four to six weeks.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by 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, Duke Energy and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information about the FAC, please visit (www.fineartscenter.org) or call 803/425-7676.

Editor of Carolina Arts Drops Another Ball From Coverage in Our Jan. 2018 Issue.

January 9, 2018

OK – here’s another exhibit which fell victim to my recent dance with cancer. I don’t know if I dropped the ball or Brevard College did, but I’m taking the blame on this one too. I know we were sent something by the artist or the college and I can’t find it. But I did find this image floating around Facebook today. So here it is. We don’t usually run images like this, but this is the exception – there is always an exception – one kept me in the hospital for a week I did not plan on.

Main and Maxwell in Greenwood, SC, Features Kitchen Products Made in Homeless Program

January 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is an article that should have been in our Jan. 2018 issue of “Carolina Arts”, but I dropped the ball during my dance with cancer in December. Unfortunately things like that happen, but we’re trying to make up for it. Help me out my sharing this with others on your social network.

Main & Maxwell in Uptown Greenwood, SC, is featuring the exhibit, “Furnishing a Future program with Greenwood Pathway House,” on view through Jan. 31, 2018. A reception will be held on Jan. 25, from 5:30-7pm.

Furnishing a Future is a wood workshop on the Parham campus of Greenwood Pathway House. There, homeless clients learn woodworking skills and learn to rehabilitate and refurbish used and damaged furniture. In addition, clients learn to design and produce handcrafted bread boards. Furnishing a Future equips clients with a new skill set, job training, and the potential for employment. The program focuses on helping the homeless by facilitating intentional, long-term relationships.

This model fosters authentic relationships that empower clients. The goal is that, while the program works with homeless people to transform furniture, they also instill skills and values that will help clients see the potential for a personal transformation as well. Completing the circle, Greenwood Pathway House then sells the renovated furniture, and bread boards directing the proceeds back into the ministry.

Main & Maxwell has partnered with Greenwood Pathway House to provide a venue for the sale of their bread boards.

Main & Maxwell is a unique gallery and retail shop offering a selection of high quality art and handcrafted pieces. It is their intent to support the Greenwood community by featuring locally and regionally produced work for sale.

For further info call the gallery at 864/223-6229 or visit (www.mainandmaxwell.com).

The January 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 1, 2018

The January 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/118/118carolinaarts.html) – all 48 pages of it. That’s 8 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Jean Grosser, which is part of her exhibit, A Culture of Violence, on view at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, on view from Jan. 12 through Feb. 16, 2018.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.
And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the February 2018 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the January 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com