Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Artists and Crafters to Participate in “Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour” – June 23, 2018

May 8, 2018

Artists and Crafters from Caldwell County, NC, and contiguous counties are invited to open their home studios or set up in a local business within Caldwell County on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9am-4pm, for the “Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour”.

Registration is $35 which includes a listing in the colorful studio tour brochure and marketing efforts to encourage visitors to visit your location.

Discounted registration is available to Caldwell County artists who are also participating in the Caldwell Visual Artists Competition.

Registration deadline is June 1, 2018, to allow time for tour guide design & mailing.

All details and the registration form are available on the website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/350-art-around-caldwell-studio-tours/).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave., SW, Lenoir, NC.

For further info call 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

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HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company in Charleston, SC, Combines Forces for 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival

May 8, 2018

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company cordially invites you to our Piccolo Spoleto production; HEART Radio Lab presents “Love Frequency 2018” as part of Piccolo Spoleto, Friday, June 8th at Charleston Music Hall and Visual Art Exhibition, The doors open at 6pm with the performance beginning at 7pm.

Love Frequency will feature some of Charleston’s most reputable musicians together with the HEARTists. This theatrical choir will cover songs by David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Cloud Cult, Leonard Cohen, Maclemore and more! The event starts with a visual art exhibition at 6pm and performance at 7pm.

To purchase Tickets, sponsor, and learn more visit (https://www.heartsc.org/news/2018/2/20/heart-radio-lab-love-frequency-2018).

By becoming a sponsor to this event, you can make your support go further than simply buying a ticket and attending the event. With the sponsorship packages, you not only get tickets for you and your group but you will also be supporting free event tickets for residents of local group homes for adults with special needs.

Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, Present “Benches, Books & More!”

May 8, 2018

The Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, have teamed up in a collaborative effort entitled “Benches, Books & More!” This week-long exhibition features hand-painted furniture by locally well-known artists inspired by, and in partnership with, Lowcountry authors. This collaborative fundraiser is a first of its kind here on Hilton Head. The illustrations and themes of popular books by ten Lowcountry authors will be hand-painted by local artists on benches, chairs, tables and a variety of furniture. Notable artists include; Addison Palmer, Dennis Lake, Amos Hummell, Andrea Studenc and Stella Lee-Anderson. The artwork on the furniture will be inspired by both adult and children’s books.

“Both organizations have a mission to enrich Hilton Head and it’s great to work together to support our community. Stop by and place a bid. You will not only have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind work of art you can hand down for generations, but you will be supporting two community organizations.” states Mary Ann Hanna, Art League Board Member.

You must see this exhibition of two local organizations working together to enhance our community. “Benches, Books & More!” will be on exhibition at Art League Gallery, May 28 – June 1, 2018. A Gala event will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6-9pm.

Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors. Art League’s Academy instructors and Gallery exhibiting artists produce a wide array of artwork in all media, a testament to the artists quality they will reproduce on the furniture

The Literacy Center empowers adults and enriches the community by providing literacy classes for the people of Beaufort County so they can be successful with their family, at their jobs and in the community. The Literacy Center is the only nonprofit organization providing these services to about 500 people and families at four locations. “One in 11 people in Beaufort County are unable to read, write or speak English. Proceeds of this unique event will benefit the TLC’s literacy, reading, writing, English, workforce development and Citizenship programs offered by TLC,” states Pam Wall, Executive Director of The Literacy Center.

Author Book Signing Schedule:
Andrea Studenc, “Hair Brain Jane” 5/29/2018, 10-11:30am
Connie Sewell, “Summer Saltz Books” 5/29/2018, 10am-2pm
Sansing McPherson “Sweat Sisters” 5/29/2018, 10am-1pm
Howard Rankin, “God’s Waiting Room” 5/30/2018, 10am-1pm
Roger Pinckney, Right Side of the River” 5/30/2018, 12-3pm
Ann Lilly “Scoots New Home” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm
Elijah Heyward “Stories and Poems of a Gullah Native” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Jim Jordan “Savannah Grey” 5/31/2018, 10am-2pm
Laurie McCall “Song of the Sirens” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Sheila Ferguson “Journey Back to Me” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm

Gala Event: Friday, June 1, 2018, from 6-9pm. $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased at Art League Gallery, at Art League Academy, and online at (www.artleaguehhi.org). Enjoy live music, wine & hors d’ oeuvres. Winners of silent auction to be announced at 8pm. The Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC,

For further info call 843/681-5060.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Calls for Participation in Artists’ Village of the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival in NC – Oct. 6, 2018

May 6, 2018

The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is excited to coordinate the Artists’ Village of the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival on October 6, 2018 in Historic Downtown Fuquay’s Arts District.

This highly successful, FREE, family-friendly festival was attended by over 10,000 visitors in 2017, and is a combination of live entertainment, children & youth activities, classic cars, fabulous food, and an Artists’ Village show and sale.

The Artists’ Village is open to all artisans/crafts-persons who create and exhibit work of their own original concept, design and execution for sale. (For resale items, distributors are instead encouraged to apply for a Merchant Vendor booth at (http://www.celebratefv.com/sponsors-vendors/).

Registrants are subject to FVAC’s review of their website/social media link displaying examples of their work to ensure they are the original artist or maker. Our goal is to provide the best possible mix of artists’ offerings within the Artists’ Village, both for the pleasure of festival-goers, and also to provide an optimal setting for artists’ sales potential. In order to achieve an ideal balance of mediums and styles of work, FVAC reserves the right to wait-list registrants.

Artist’s vendor booths are $75 for FV Arts Council Members, and $100 for non-members for a 10’x10′ space located in the street fair in Fuquay-Varina. Additional, adjacent spaces are available for $100.

North Carolina law requires that all artisans and vendors collect and remit sales tax on the items they sell, display the NC Certificate of Registration issued by the state with their state tax ID in their booths, and provide their state tax ID number to the event organizer. To apply for a Certificate of Registration, please go to (https://www.ncdor.gov/) and search NC-BR. Once you begin the application, you may select to only apply for Sales and Use Tax purposes.

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists in Gaffney, SC, Calls for Entries in “Anything Goes!” – Deadline is May 21, 2018

May 6, 2018

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is a non-profit organization located in the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery in Gaffney, SC. CAVA’s exhibit, “Anything Goes!” is open to local and area artists. The exhibit is a prelude Gaffney’s annual Peach Festival, July 20 – August 4.

Dates:
Entry form and entry fee: May 14 – May 21
Delivery of art: May 26, 28, 29, 30 and 31
Exhibit: June 7 – July 31, 2018
Reception: Thursday, July 12, 6 – 8pm
Pick-up art: July 21, 23, 24, and 25

Entry Form: On index-sized cards, send your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, title of work, size of work, and price or insurance value if not for sale to CAVA Gallery: “Anything Goes!”, 210 W. Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC 29341.

Entry Fee and Sale of Works: Entry fee is $20.00 for one or two pieces; there is no fee for CAVA members. Works may be for sale. A commission of 30% for non-members will be charged. Artists will be paid at the end of the exhibit.

Delivery and Pick Up are the responsibility of the artist. If hand-delivery is not possible, pieces may be shipped. Return shipment must be included along with the entry fee. Shipped entries must be received by Monday, May 21. The gallery is open weekdays 9am – 5pm and Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Call CAVA at 864/489-9119 or 864/489-9817 for questions concerning delivery and return.

Specifications
–Artists eighteen and older may submit two pieces for exhibition, both two and three dimensional; all works submitted will be displayed.
–2-D works must be wired for hanging. No saw-tooth or clip hangers.
–The Gallery will try to accommodate all submissions. However, anything over 48” square or 30 pounds might be problematic for exhibition.
–Works must remain on display until the close of the exhibit.

Awards: $1000.00 in awards including a $50.00 People’s Choice Award. Additional awards may be available. Juror is Jane Allen Nodine, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Her exhibition record and awards are extensive.

Liability: CAVA will use the utmost care in handling the artwork. It is the artist’s responsibility to insure the work during transport. Works will be insured by CAVA during exhibition. For publicity purposes, CAVA reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted. The receipt of an entry in the show constitutes an agreement by the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

The Largest ART Market in the Southeast Takes Place in Charleston, SC – Deadline for Application to Participate is May 8, 2018

May 6, 2018

This is our final call for the 2018 Year. The Night Market began as an Artisan/Hand Crafted only market in 2013, and now has over 100 various artists represented. This dynamic and diverse group has become an integral part of the Charleston City Market.

The Night Market is located between Church Street and East Bay Street, each Friday & Saturday night, from March – December. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Night Market provides the opportunity to discover quality, unique, local and handcrafted items, and is one of the largest and most diverse Artisan markets stretching 3 blocks!

Click Here to Find Out How To Become A Vendor (http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/warehouse/fm/documents/2018%20New%20Vendor%20Application%20and%20Explanation.docx.pdf).

Art League of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC, Holds Fine Art Prints and Poster Sale – June 2nd and 3rd, 2018

May 6, 2018

Art League of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC, is holding a liquidation sale of their large inventory of fine art prints and posters at Art League Academy. Unique posters and limited edition prints will be available at unbeatable prices. Notable signed and numbered prints, like Walter Greer’s “Joy’s Pond” and Jesse Barn’s “The Simple Life”, will be sold while supplies lasts.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for interior decorators and new art collectors to add some great pieces to their collection at very affordable prices,” states Janice Gray, Art League President. With prices starting at just one dollar each, you do not want to miss this opportunity!

Two days only! The Fine Art Prints and Poster Sale will be held at Art League Academy, located at 106 Cordillo Parkway on Hilton Head Island. The sale will be held on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, from 11am-3pm. All proceeds benefit Art League of Hilton Head.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy that welcomes artists and students at all skill levels and in all media. The organization promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students at all skill levels and in all media. Taught by professional art educators, participants can choose from over 30 art classes and workshops that change quarterly.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale in the 2,000 square foot gallery. Showcasing 2D, 3D and jewelry, the exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina next to the box office. Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 90 minutes before all Arts Center Performances.

For further information call 843/842-5738 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Installs #210 Bee Well Honey Quilts in Pickens, SC

May 6, 2018

Donna and Kerry Owen, owners and operators of the Bee Well Honey business in Pickens, SC, are now also the proud owners of an array of quilt blocks on their Natural Market & Gift Store. The original quilts were fashioned by a variety of quilters and reproduced in graphic form, to display on the exterior of the business that will be enjoyed by visitors to downtown Pickens, the Doodle Trail and Park. These quilts were supported through the Pickens County ATAX Commission grant to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

“Buzz In” a quilt square created by Joy duBois and Sue Hackett, was made at the request of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail to honor the Owens’ honey business. Joy found a pattern that everyone loved, pieced and quilted a lovely wall hanging that is now hanging inside the market. Sue Hackett, a quilter and member of the Oconee County Quilt Trail Production Team, did the embroidery on the quilted wall hanging. Joy loved the square so much that she has also produced the entire quilt for fun!

“Star Puzzle”, a vintage quilt from Donna’s side of the family, was discovered on a shelf at her mother, Pat Fisher’s, home in Rosman, NC. It was quilted by Donna’s grandmother, Alma Galloway Bruner, whom she called “Nanny.” Alma was born in Transylvania County, NC, on December 24, 1912. She married Addison William Bruner and lived on Highway 64 in that same county. The Bruners had 3 children, Pat Fisher, who was Donna’s mother, Jimmy who died in a drowning accident in his early 20s, and Bill Bruner who is a preacher at Rocky Bottom Baptist Church in Pickens County. “Star Puzzle” was made during the 1940-50s, squares sewn by Alma and quilted with the help of Geniva Holcombe and Madari Powell.

Donna’s fondest memories of Alma’s quilts were their comfort and heaviness while sleeping at her Nanny’s home, where there was no central heating. “The weight of those quilts would make me feel toasty on the coldest of nights and made me feel safe during summer thunderstorms!”

“Ode to a Sunflower”, was created by Vivian Perry, a member of the Upcountry Quilters’ Guild in Pickens County. Vivian and her husband, Tommy, moved to the upstate 5 years ago and live in Easley. She bought a long-arm quilting machine in 2004 and began quilting for customers, which she continued for 12 years. She now makes T-shirt quilts, has an Etsy shop called EggMoneyQuilts and an internet business: (https://tshirtquiltcompany.com).

Vivian’s inspiration for the “Sunflower Quilt” came from her love of the outdoors. She grew up in the country and she’d rather be outside than inside! She has always loved how sunflowers seem to stretch to soak in all the sunshine. There’s no pattern for this quilt; Vivian doesn’t use patterns. She prefers to make it up as she goes!

“Landscape” created by the well-known art quilter, Dottie Moore, whose work can be found in fine galleries throughout the world, was found at Boxwood Manor, the home of Annette Buchanan, during a UHQT Board meeting. Kim Smagala, Director of the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce, took one look at this tiny wonder, and said, “We have to paint this!”

Dottie has been creating what she calls visual conversations with fabric and thread since the 1980s. She is inspired by nature and every piece she fashions includes some part or all of a tree. Dottie lives in Rock Hill, SC. She teaches, lectures throughout the country and is the founder of Piecing a Quilt of Life, an international project dedicated to empowering senior women by recognizing their creative abilities. Her web site is (http://www.dottiemoore.com).

Bee Well Honey is known across the Southeast as a producer of delicious raw honey. They also offer a full line of beekeeping supplies. Kerry Owen was introduced to honeybees as a child growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His father, grandfather and neighbors had beehives or “bee gums” as a source of honey for the family. “You know sometimes, you just trip and stumble into the path you’re supposed to take,” Kerry explains, “but that is exactly what happened to me and my family. Bee Well Honey started in our kitchen, expanded into the garage, then into a rough sawn lumber barn and now we have buildings and honeybees scattered all across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. We are still paying our dues and if it where not for my beekeeper friends there would be no Bee Well Honey and I will always remember that.”

Bee Well Honey and the Owens family offer a full line of beekeeping supplies, honeybee packages, queens and 100% pure raw honey, as well as a natural market featuring organic and natural foods. For further info visit (http://www.beewellhoneynaturalmarket.com).

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

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

May 1, 2018

The May 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/518/518carolinaarts.html) – all 70 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features a couple of works from the exhibit “i come as us,” featuring works by Shanequa Gay at the Sumter Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC, on view through June 22, 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.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our June 2018 issue will be May 24 at 5pm.

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

Henry’s On The Market in Charleston, SC, Begins Artist in Residence Program

April 28, 2018

Henry’s On The Market, South Carolina’s oldest restaurant established in 1932, is proud to introduce Moses M. Sanchez as its first Artist in Residence beginning April 2018. Live painting in our main dining area will be featured Thursday – Sunday afternoons from 1-8pm.

Moses M. Sanchez is a self-taught artist versed in oil, acrylic and air-brush painting, and pencil and ink. His work has been placed in private collections in Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Born into poverty in Mexico City, Moses discovered his love of art at an early age. By the time he reached his teenage years, his teachers had tasked him with classroom drawings of all subject matters throughout his school to compensate for the school’s lack of textbooks and teaching tools.

Although Moses dreamt of a formal art education, his lack of resources prohibited this experience. Never one to give up on his dream, and encouraged by his mother, Moses left the comfort of his family at age 15 to work as an artist in a traveling fair. “I remember that we did not have baths and we had to sleep down from the rides. Sometimes it was very cold and others were afraid. Sometime there were people who threw bottles or stones at us just for fun. There were days when I bought everyone food because we had nothing to eat.”

Moses’ eventually followed his father and several brothers to the United States. Speaking no English, he settled first in Hilton Head and then Savannah. During these transitional years, he was given a gift that would change is life and open many doors: a Spanish/English dictionary. Moses learned the English language and the importance of many of its words we take for granted: honesty, integrity, respect and trust. Now co-owner of his own painting company servicing affluent clientele up and down the East Coast, Moses and his family reside in Charleston, SC.

“Sometimes we go through situations or challenges in our lives, we believe will not overcome. But whatever you believe, that will be the result. Many times I have been in situations where it would have been better to give up, but I looked at the sky and I saw it full of stars, as life is full of opportunities. In this world there are many people with goodness. We are a magnet and we attract what we feel. My passion for painting has driven me to move forward and always get to a better place.”

For inquiries, please contact Susie Barrett, Director of Special Events, by calling 615/410-8365. (Henry’s On The Market, 54 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC, 29401).