Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual Juried Exhibition – Deadline is Sept. 19, 2015

August 23, 2015

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is calling for entries for the “Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition”. The exhibit is open to Southeastern US artists, 18 years and older.

Registration deadline is Sept. 19, 2015.

Fee is $25 per entry, limited to (3) entries per person.

The theme is, “Wildlife: The Beauty, the Beast”

Best of Show receives featured exhibition at CFA in 2016. There are also additional awards.

Prospectus online at (

For further info call 704/541-0741 or e-mail to (

Several Seagrove, NC, Potteries Offer Tea with Seagrove Potters – Sept. 5, 2015

August 22, 2015

Treat yourself to a day filled with tea tastings, refreshments and special featured pottery on Sept. 5, 2015, from 9am-5pm, in Seagrove, NC.

At Thomas Pottery enjoy homemade treats served on our handmade pottery, paired with a scrumptious iced tea. Come be inspired with recipes and ideas for your next gathering with family and friends.

Works from Thomas Pottery

Join us in a gallery crawl, as we partner with Blue Hen, Dean & Martin, Eck McCanless, From the Ground Up and Pottery Road in a pottery crawl.

Blue Hen Pottery, 247 West Main Street, Seagrove NC, 336/653-9551 or at (

Eck McCanless Pottery, 6077 Old US Hwy. 220, Seagrove, NC, 336/873-7412 or at (

Dean & Martin Pottery, 7739 Nathan Lane, Seagrove, NC, 336/879-0683 or at (

From the Ground Up, 172 Crestwood Rd., Robbins, 910/464-6228 or at (

Thomas Pottery, 1295 S. NC Highway 705, Seagrove, NC, 336/879-4145 or at (

Pottery Road Studio and Gallery, 1387 NC Hwy. 705 South, 6 miles from Seagrove, NC, 910/464-2608 or at (

Visit our website for further info at (

Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, Calls for Entries for Biennial Juried Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 2, 2015

August 20, 2015

The Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, is currently holding a Call for Entries from North Carolina artists, 18 year old or older, for its Biennial Juried Exhibition that will be installed on February 6, 2015.

The entry deadline for artworks is November 2, 2015 with an application fee of $25 for upwards of 3 images submitted.

View of a previous exhibition.

The following link gives more specifics about the show and the application process: (

This year’s juror will be Theresa N. Hammond, Director and Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

For further information call the Museum at 252/758-1946.

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of 12th Annual “Bring Us Your Best” Exhibit

August 20, 2015


The Arts Council of Henderson County, in Hendersonville, NC, has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, “Bring Us Your Best XII”.  Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition, on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus, on view through Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board Chairman, Francis Cullinan, and board member, Elise Pratt. Joan Jackson, representing the Wax Family Memorial Funds, long-time sponsor of the awards, presented the awards to the following artists:

1st Place/2-dimensional  – Al Junek, “Soliltude”
1st Place/3-dimensional – Bobbie Polizzi, “Spectator Sport”
1st Place/Photography – Walter Arnold, “It’s Always Summer”
1st Place/Fine Craft – Thomas Crothers, “Three Skinny Mushrooms”
2nd Place/2-dimensional  – Susan Sinyai, “She Who Wanders”
2nd Place/3-dimensional – Bonnie Joy Bardos, “Whirl”
2nd Place/Photography – David Simchock, “Simply Sanibel”
2nd Place/Fine Craft – Maggie & Freeman Jones, “Twisted”
3rd Place/2-dimensional  – Samuel Dillon, “Malaysian Bas Relief”
3rd Place/3-dimensional – Susan Douglas, “Geisha”
3rd Place/Photography – David Simchock, “Max Patch Sunset”
3rd Place/Fine Craft – Holland Van Gores, “We Stand as One”

Al Junek, “Soliltude”

First place winners received $250, 2nd place winners received $150, and 3rd place winners received checks for $100.

In addition to the above awards, Keith Dalbec, President of the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Garry Turpin for his oil on canvas painting entitled “Mountain Folk.” This “One Planet, One World” award was selected based on how well the artwork is representative of a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, the oneness and interdependence of all life.

Bobbie Polizzi, “Spectator Sport”

Ten Honorable Mention awards, $25 Gift Certificates for The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, were awarded to the following: Walter Arnold, Karen Eve Bayne, Cathyann Burgess, Jim Carson, Dan Carter, Joan Covell, Cathy Hennessey, Jane Molinelli, Rachel Pomraning, and Constance Vlahoulis.

Henderson County artists Walter Arnold and Brian Shope sponsored an “Artist’s Choice” award. After participating artists voted for their favorite piece in the show just before the opening reception, ballots were tabulated, and Sarah Sneeden took home the $300 cash prize for her oil on canvas work entitled “Summer Bliss.”

Walter Arnold, “It’s Always Summer”

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of all gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply, and will be announced on the last day of the exhibition, Aug. 28. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and cast their ballots.

Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 10am – 4pm.  The exhibition is free and open to the public, and all artwork is for sale.

For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County by calling 828/693-8504, e-mail to ( or visit (

In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best XII” is also sponsored by The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies,  the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

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 401 N. Main Street, 3rd floor Hendersonville, NC 28792.  (Entrance on Fourth Ave. W.),

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC, Offers Trip to Chrysler Museum of Art – Sept. 12, 2015

August 20, 2015


This year’s Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC’s Fall Excursion features a trip to Norfolk, VA, to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, as well as tour the Museum’s historic Moses Myers House on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

The cost is $75 per person for current FOVA members, and $100 per person for non-members (which includes membership into FOVA at the friend level). Fee includes transportation, tours, lunch, and reception. (Reservations Are Required)

Currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art is: “Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera”. This is the first major museum retrospective of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a photographer with an eye for the theatrical and a well-connected chronicler of the ’80s art-and-club scene in Manhattan. This exhibition integrates his best-known works—collaborations with Keith Haring and his droll “East Meets West” and “Expeditionary” photographic series—with a detailed survey of other, less-exhibited pieces. Tseng died in 1990 at the age of 39, and his work has proven to be not only enduring but highly influential.

Tseng Kwong Chi, “East Meets West Manifesto”, 1983, C-print, printed 2014. Image courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York.

“In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space”. The art of Hank Willis Thomas tackles pop culture through the lenses of race, advertising and corporate branding. He’s been critically hailed as one of the top visual artists working in America today. A 39-year-old photographer who has expanded into a wide range of expressive forms, the work displayed here is an audio-activated multimedia presentation. The explosive visuals pulse to a running soundtrack of recordings of black leaders, musicians, ministers, poets, and celebrities.

Hank Willis Thomas, video still from “Black Righteous Space”. Interactive video installation, DVD, Mac mini, and microphone, 2012. © Hank Willis Thomas. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Also: “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and In Health”. The Chrysler Museum of Art explores our relationship to medicine and technology with an exhibition focused on the pharmaceutical industry. And, “Collection Conversations: Arshile Gorky: Between Worlds”. Our series of joint exhibitions with the National Gallery of Art continues with a featured look at Arshile Gorky, and a bonus loan of a Gustav Klimt painting.

For more information, contact Frances Belcher, Office of Institutional Advancement, at 252/399-6357 or e-mail to (

Leland Cultural Arts Center in Leland, NC, Calls for Artists Participation in A Very Merry Crafted Market! – Deadline Oct. 9, 2015

August 18, 2015

The Leland Cultural Arts Center, in partnership with the Friends of the Leland Cultural Arts Center, is looking for exciting, engaging arts and crafts for our holiday market: A Very Merry Crafted Market!, in Leland, NC. Do you have your wares ready to sell for the holiday crowds? The LCAC is ready for you!

A Very Merry Crafted Market is a two-day event on November 13th and 14th, 2015, run by our professional LCAC staff and FLCAC volunteers. What makes it different from all the other markets, especially for artists? We take care of ALL the hassle! That’s right, you drop off your creations and we set everything else up—including display, publicity, and sales. The LCAC understands that the holidays are an artist’s busiest time of year. Let us make it easier for you!

There’s no entry fee. Instead, the FLCAC retains 30% commission, with artists keeping 70% of sales. Friday, November 13th is a special ticketed preview party with food, drinks, music, and the opportunity to shop the market first! Artists are encouraged to attend the Preview Party (free of charge), to mix and mingle with guests and shoppers! Saturday, November 14th will be free and open to the public.

Interested in applying? Submissions are being accepted Aug. 17 – Oct. 9, 2015.

Review A Very Merry Crafted Market Guidelines and complete an application today!

All information can be found at (

Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, Features Quilts from SC and GA for Vista Nights – Aug. 20, 2015

August 18, 2015


“Cut From the Same Cloth,” an exhibit hosted by Susan Lenz and Robert Kennedy, at Gallery 80808 at Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, on Aug, 20, 2015, from 5-8pm during Vista Nights – an art stroll of the Congaree Vista area of downtown Columbia.

This show is on loan from the South Carolina/Georgia region of Studio Art Quilt Associates. The show will feature 20 original contemporary, 12″ x 12″ challenge quilts, created of tie-dyed fabric sent to all members of the organization.

“Am I a Pretty Boy?” by Molly Eckes Samuel of Bluffton, SC

“Echoes” by Ruth Ann Yak of Atlanta, GA

“My Blue Hawaii” by Margaret Salzman of Aiken, SC

The 2014 SAQA co-regional representatives Victoria Rondeau, Paula Brown, and Meg Filiatrault dyed the fabric.

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street is also the site of a two-day workshop on heat activated techniques being taught by Susan Lenz whose studio is there. Browsers are invited to come see the exhibition during the workshop, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The gallery will be open from 10 – 5 both days.

For more information on VISTA NIGHTS, please visit the Congaree Vista Guild’s website at (

Charlotte, NC, Artist Robin Wellner Gets In “American Women Artist’s National Juried Show” for 2015

August 18, 2015

Artist Robin Wellner is one of the finalists in the “American Women Artist’s National Juried Show” for 2015. Close to 1,000 entries were submitted from almost 400 artists, of which the jury selected approximately 60 works to be displayed from Nov. 12-30, 2015, at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ.

“Kalvin, Portrait of a Young Man,” by Robin Wellner

Wellner’s piece, “Kalvin, Portrait of a Young Man” was done from life and was also featured in the 2015 “Spring Online Show for the American Women Artists”. Her focus includes  figurative and portrait painting, as well as, plein air landscapes. One of her portraits was selected for the “2015 Carolina’s Got Art!” show at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte. She was also a finalist in the “Artist’s Magazine 2014 Over 60” competition; and a finalist in the “Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2013 Show”.

Wellner is passionate about painting, particularly people.  She has recently begun a series of portraits of local Charlotte musicians. The first piece of this series was included in the “Carolina’s Got Art!” show at Elder Gallery.

Her work can be viewed on her website at ( and Facebook: Robin Wellner, Artists; as well as, Slate Interiors and Rusty Rabbit here in Charlotte.

For further information e-mail to ( or call 704/614-6852.

ARTSPACE 506 in North Myrtle Beach, SC, is Calling for Entries for Its Second Annual “SMALL WORKS SHOW” – Deadline Nov. 17, 2015

August 14, 2015

The Second Annual “SMALL WORKS SHOW” will take place Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, 2015, at ARTSPACE 506 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

This show provides an exhibition opportunity for artists in the coastal Carolinas.

We welcome both established and emerging artists.

The Gallery is sponsoring the Small Works Show for the benefit of the artists and the local communities.  There is no entry fee for the show.  The gallery is waiving commissions on sales during the show and the artists will receive 100% of the proceeds of any sale.

This show has been organized to benefit artists and our patrons during the time of year when people are buying holiday gifts and artists are in need of cash.


The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older residing within 100 miles of our gallery space located at 506 37th Avenue, South, North Myrtle Beach, SC  29582

The Rules

Artists may submit up to three (3) entries total. Works may not exceed 12” (twelve inches) in any dimension, including frame.  This rule is strongly enforced.

Entries must be ready for presentation.  Hanging work must be wired.  All work must be labeled with the artist’s name, contact information,  title of work, media, and price.  Works not for sale should be priced NFS, but must be valued for insurance purposes.  Works not properly labeled will not be accepted for exhibition.

Exhibiting artists must read and sign exhibition contract.

Works sold during the show must remain for the duration of the show and be available for the purchaser(s) on December 20 or 21, 2015 when the show has ended.

The Prizes

Easton Selby is our judge for this year’s exhibition.  Selby is a photographer who received a BFA from Delta State University in 2003 and his MFA from Clemson University in 2006.  He is Associate Professor of Art at Coastal Carolina University where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Visual Art.  He has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the United States, and his work is in several permanent and private collections. Selby’s work has been published in “Delta Magazine”, “Metropolis Magazine”, and “Canadian Art Magazine”. He is also the 2008 recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for photography.  Selby resides in Conway, South Carolina.  Works selected by Selby will be awarded cash prizes as follows:

Best of Show  $300
Second Place  $200
Third Place  $100
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Also we recognize a “people’s choice” award winner, decided by voting at the gallery.  One vote per visitor to the exhibition.  The work with the most votes will be awarded:

People’s Choice  $200


Entries must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Monday, 11/16 or Tuesday, 11/17, from 11am-5pm.  The Gallery will not accept shipped entries.  It is acceptable for one person to deliver entries for others as long as the entries are properly prepared and labeled. All work must be picked up on 12/20 or 12/21, between 11am-5pm at the Gallery, 506 37th Ave., S., North Myrtle Beach, SC  29582

November 16 & 17    Works hand-delivered to  ARTSPACE 506  between the hours of 11am-5pm.

November 18             Gallery Closed for installation.

November 19             Opening Reception 6-9pm.

November 20            Judging of show.  Winners will be announced.

December 19             Final day for show.  “People’s Choice” winner will be announced.

December 20 & 21   Pick up work at ARTSPACE 506 between the hours of 11am-5pm.

For complete details visit (

Opening Reception

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2015 at ARTSPACE 506, 506 37th Avenue, South, North Myrtle Beach, SC from 6-9pm.  All are welcome.


Contact us at 843/273-0399 or e-mail to (info@artspace506,com).

Sponsored Fall Decorations on East Montague in North Charleston, SC, to Benefit Needy Families – Deadline Sept. 4, 2015

August 14, 2015


The Olde North Charleston Merchants Association and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, in North Charleston, SC, are collaborating once again to decorate the Olde Village section of East Montague Avenue with decorative grapevine wreaths for the fall. Schools, community groups, churches, businesses and individuals are invited to participate in this fifth annual beautification effort by sponsoring a wreath. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships will go toward the City of North Charleston’s Christmas Charity benefiting needy families.


All sponsorships include a 24” grapevine wreath, orange ribbon on the front and back, and sponsor sign. A sponsorship of $50 provides a fully-decorated wreath. A sponsorship of $25 provides a wreath that can be personalized with decorations by the sponsor. Sponsor or purchase a pre-decorated wreath for $50. Past participants have the option of redecorating last year’s wreath for $15. Wreaths with sponsor signage will be displayed on light poles lining the Olde Village section of East Montague Avenue from Oct. 1–Nov. 15, 2015.

In order to participate, a complete sponsorship form and appropriate payment must be received by 5pm on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, and wreaths must be decorated and ready to hang by Thursday, Oct. 1.

To sponsor a wreath or for more information, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (


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