Archive for May, 2011

Columbia Museum of Art Awards Mac Arthur Goodwin Award to Dr. Mary Lou Hightower

May 18, 2011

University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, SC) Associate Professor of Art Education, Dr. Mary Lou Hightower, will accept the prestigious Mac Arthur Goodwin Award from the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, at their annual meeting on May 19, 2011.

The award is made annually to a South Carolina resident who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to arts education through service and direct involvement with arts programming. Recipients have demonstrated effectiveness by facilitating programs, collaborations and initiatives that are regarded as successful and are considered innovative by their peers as well as their constituents. Recipients also demonstrate a vision for visual arts education that involves partnership and collaboration between two or more groups.

“I am very honored to receive this award. Working with museums on educational materials and providing free classes for children at the museum has added to my students’ overall experience at USC Upstate,” says Hightower.

The purpose of the award is to honor those who foster progress in visual arts education through the successful utilization of community arts resources; to create a greater awareness of the arts resources, such as museums and arts centers, within South Carolina; and to encourage collaboration among community organizations that implement visual arts programming.

The award, established in 2002, is named for Mac Arthur Goodwin, a longtime South Carolina artist and arts educator. Goodwin is known for the tremendous strides he has made in development of visual and performing arts education.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Lou Hightower at (864) 503-5817 or e-mail to (


Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Grants

May 18, 2011

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, announces that Grassroots Arts Program Grant Applications are now available. These grants support community art programs such as concerts, classes, and artist residencies. Applicants should be schools, community groups or non-profit organizations. All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Caldwell Arts Council, and grant writing assistance is available to anyone who applies.

Applications are available at the Caldwell Arts Council office and online at (, and must be submitted to the Caldwell Arts Council by 5pm on Friday, July 15, 2011. Allocations will be decided by August 15, 2011.  A grant-writing workshop to provide assistance completing the application is scheduled for June 28, 2011, at 5:30pm.

Grassroots project applications are reviewed based on criteria established by the North Carolina Arts Council and implemented by the Caldwell Arts Council. Funds are awarded based on project merit, artistic quality, display of innovation and creativity, numbers of people to be served through the project, involvement of local artists, stability of applicant organization and the total level of community involvement in the proposed project. Non-profit arts organizations can apply for general support. Grants must be matched 100% and applicants may apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds. All of the projects funded must be completed by May 30, 2012.

The Caldwell Arts Council is the Designated County Partner for the Grassroots Arts Program funds. The funds are allocated to Caldwell County on a per capita basis by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Resources. These funds are approved each year by the North Carolina General Assembly.

For more information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-5pm.

Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, Calls for Entries for its 29th Annual Juried Arts Show – Deadline is June 3 & 4, 2011

May 15, 2011

The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, is calling for entries for the 29th Annual Juried Arts Show on view at the Sara Smith Self Gallery, at the Moring Arts Center from June 7 – 30, 2011.

The competition is open to all artists. Each artist may submit up to three original works which have been completed in the last two years. Work must not have been entered in previous RAG Juried Art Shows. Pedestals are available for freestanding work. Wall work must be ready to hang. At least one piece of each artist’s work will be shown. Work should be ready for display and able to withstand handling. For work requiring special installation, or very large pieces, please inquire before submitting.

The entry fee is $20 for RAG members for up to three submissions and $25 for non-members for up to three submissions. (Annual individual memberships are $30. Please join to receive our quarterly newsletter and frequent arts e-mails.) Make checks payable to Randolph Arts Guild.

Entries should be delivered to the Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, NC, on Friday, June 3, 2011 (10am-5pm)and Saturday, June 4, 2011 (10am-2pm).

The juror for awards will be Sarah Powers, Executive Director, Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Powers is an artist based in Raleigh, whose mixed media work focuses on industrial and rural landscapes and landscape details. Her work has been featured in galleries across the US, including Rhode Island’s risd l works, The Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University and The Mahler Gallery, The Collectors Gallery, Long View Gallery, Rebus Works, Vision Gallery and Artspace in North Carolina. Powers was an artist for the Bain Project and was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and maintains a studio at antfarm in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of Raleigh.

For further information and a complete prospectus contact the Arts Guild by calling 336/629-0399, e-mail to ( or visit (

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Presents Panel Discussion on Rock & Roll Photography – May 21, 2011

May 15, 2011

In partnership with Free Times and Shuffle magazine, the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, offers an inside scoop on the rock and roll industry and rock photography with a Who Shot Rock and Roll panel discussion on Saturday, May 21, 2011, starting at 2pm. Free Times music editor, Patrick Wall, leads a riveting discussion with industry insiders, music writers and photographers featuring panelists: Shuffle magazine editor John Schacht, photographer Daniel Coston, photographer Sandlin Gaither and music writer Mark Kemp. The discussion is free with admission or membership to the Museum.

Following the discussion, Free Times editor, Dan Cook, leads a tour of the local exhibition, We Shoot Rock: Rock Photographers of the Carolinas at Free Times offices, located across the street from the Museum at 1534 Main Street.

John Schacht is the founding editor-in-chief of the Carolinas’ music quarterly, Shuffle magazine. He has been writing about popular music since dropping out of the daily newspaper business in the mid-90s, and his by-line appears regularly in national magazines like Paste, Harp and Blurt. He’s also the former music editor at Creative Loafing, and a frequent contributor to several on-line music sites and alternative weeklies, all across the country. When he’s not writing about music, he teaches the course “Popular Culture and the American Music Scene” at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the course “Freelance Writing” at Central Piedmont Community College.

Daniel Coston has traveled extensively, photographing artists, musicians and everyday life. His credits include work with the Avett Brothers, Johnny Cash, Down From The Mountain tour and many others. His first book, the history of the music venue Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC, was published last year.

Sandlin Gaither is an Asheville, NC, based photographer and artist. He specializes in music photography, and in the last six years, Sandlin has photographed Phish, Ryan Adams, Les Paul, and the Beastie Boys. His work has appeared on numerous CD covers, in Rolling Stone Magazine, and at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Mark Kemp has been writing about popular music and culture for more than two decades. He served as music editor of Rolling Stone, vice president of music editorial for MTV Networks and as entertainment editor at The Charlotte Observer. In 1997, he received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to a boxed retrospective of ’60s protest singer Phil Ochs. In 2004, his book Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South was published by Simon & Schuster. Kemp lives in Charlotte, NC, and recently re-launched the ’90s alternative music publication, Option.

For further information call the Museum at 803/799-2810 or visit (

Dorothy Melissa Netherland named 2011 Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year by Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries in Columbia, SC

May 13, 2011

Dorothy Melissa Netherland from Charleston, SC, was presented the 2011 Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year (CAY) award during the seventh annual CAY Soirée and Silent Auction hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries on Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Columbia, SC. The event, established in 2004 as a way to promote South Carolina emerging artists, recognized more than 60 artists from across South Carolina and gave them the opportunity to gain exposure and sell their art.

Netherland began studying art in her mid-thirties, and received a BA in studio art from the College of Charleston in 2000. Painting in reverse on multiple, stacked panes of glass, using vintage women’s magazines as source material, her work incorporates hand-drawn and screen-printed imagery.

Netherland says, “Receiving this award is such an honor. I am very grateful to the Columbia Contemporaries for this incredible opportunity and thankful to the jurors for responding to my work. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have my work included, and shown with all of the other amazingly talented artists who participated.”

Netherland received a cash prize of $2,000 and a Contemporaries’ membership. Event guests voted for their favorite entry, and the People’s Choice Award went to Bryan Burgin for his piece, Fused Glass. He was also presented with an award and a cash prize of $300. This year, Undefined Magazine also presented an award to artist Michaela Pilar Brown, and it will be showcased in a future edition of the magazine.

“CAY is a great way to expose contemporary art from all over the state to residents of the Midlands. It’s also a great party,” CAY chair, Debi Schadel, said.

This year, the CAY jury included – Museum curator of decorative arts Brian Lang; artist/gallery owner Robert Lange from Charleston; artist JJ Ohlinger from Taylors; artist, educator and curator Karen Ann Myers from Charleston; and Wim Roefs, owner of if ART Gallery in Columbia, S.C. The jury selected 100 pieces of artwork from a pool of over 200 pieces to be in the silent auction and then selected Netherland as the Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year, based upon the following criteria: originality of concept, technical execution, consistency, professionalism, and the degree to which the work was aesthetically interesting.

“This signature event is very important to the Contemporaries because a portion of the proceeds goes directly toward our Art Acquisition Fund to purchase art for the Museum,” Joan Boyer, Contemporaries president, said. “We had so much success with the acquisition of the Dale Chihuly chandelier for the Museum, and we’re in the process of gearing up for another project that involves an art finding trip at the contemporary art fair, Art Basel, in Miami later this year. We’re hoping to add another substantial piece of art to the Museum’s collection in the near future,” she added.

The Contemporaries, a group of 340 young professionals, provide an opportunity to support the Museum through: promoting the Museum and its programs, diversifying the Museum’s membership, and leading the next generation of Museum supporters. A portion of the proceeds from the Artist of the Year Soirée goes toward the Contemporaries’ Art Acquisition Fund, designed to acquire a significant piece of art for the Museum.

For more information about the Contemporaries, visit ( or call 803/343-2197.

Columbia Design League in Columbia, SC, Features Installation by Jonathan Brilliant – Starting May 20, 2011

May 13, 2011

The Columbia Design League in Columbia, SC, is presenting Field of Good Fortune, a temporary, site-specific installation by local artist Jonathan Brilliant, at the corner of Main and Lady Street in downtown Columbia, SC. The installation will go on view May 20, with a reception being held on May 25, at 6:30pm. The installation will be on view through June 20, 2011.

Brilliant is the winner of the Design League’s inaugural Play With Your City public art initiative and competition, which supports innovative approaches to public spaces within the community on a small budget. The Columbia Design League is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization of the Columbia Museum of Art.

Brilliant’s Field of Good Fortune installation is composed of multiple twelve-foot long fortune cookie fortunes arranged in the park on the corner of Main and Lady Streets. Six actual fortunes were selected from hundreds of Brilliant’s personal fortune collection accumulated over the past 10 years. These fortunes were digitally scanned and then professionally printed and mounted by local sign fabricators at Signs Now of Columbia. Brilliant toyed with the fortunes in a variety of projects. When the Play With Your City competition was announced, he saw it as a perfect opportunity to use the fortunes to create a Field of Good Fortune for the city of Columbia.

The Columbia Design League is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization of the Columbia Museum of Art. The mission of the Design League is to promote passion for design excellence and understanding of design’s broad impact on our community. All members of the Columbia Museum of Art are eligible for membership in the Design League.

Sponsors of Play With Your City and Field of Good Fortune include: First Citizens Bank and Signs Now of Columbia, SC, with special thanks to the City Center Partnership.

For more information on Play With Your City or the Columbia Design League, please visit ( or contact Anna Redwine by e-mail at (

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC, Announces Winners of Festival Exhibit Competitions

May 13, 2011

The 2011 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC, presented four exhibitions and competitions including photography, fine art, fine crafts, and sculpture. The results of these competitions have been announced and are offered here.

Professional and amateur photographers from across the state were invited to participate in the 2011 Judged Photography Exhibition & Competition, held annually as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. A total of 175 entries were accepted in each division, Professional and Amateur, and were categorized as Color or Monochrome. Cash awards totaling $1,450 were awarded by a panel of three judges using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Each judge evaluated entries as a whole, considering the areas of impact, composition, and technique.

Congratulations to the winners:

Professional – Color
1st Place – Ken Aikin, Afternoon Delight
2nd Place – Ken Aikin,  100 Year Old Fiddle
3rd Place – Bill Swindaman, Dark & Stormy Morning
Hon. Mention – Peter Ingrasselino, At the Pond
Hon. Mention – Nese O. Zinn, Sidewalk Vendor

Professional – Monochrome
1st Place – Peter Ingrasselino, My Life – The Final Chapter
2nd Place – Ellen Yampolsky, Man with the Silver Earrings
3rd Place – Nese O. Zinn, Deep in Thought
Hon. Mention – Peter Ingrasselino,  I Don’t Open
Hon. Mention – Nese O. Zinn, Burka

Amateur – Color
1st Place – Jim Miller, Looking at You
2nd Place – Mark S. Moore, Basilica San Pietro and the Tiber
3rd Place – Mark S. Moore, Burano Doorway
Hon. Mention – Jim Miller, Sitting Pretty
Hon. Mention – Mark S. Moore, Shadow Light, Torcello

Amateur – Monochrome
1st Place – Raymond C. Murray, Old Door Detail
2nd Place – Mark S. Moore, Costanza Casino
3rd Place – Mark S. Moore, Wired on the Brooklyn Bridge
Hon. Mention – Mark Moore, Hillside with a View, Florence
Hon. Mention – Jimmy Hartnett, Morning Light

Fine artists from across the state were invited to participate in the 2011 Judged Fine Art Competition & Exhibition, held annually as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. A total of 113 entries were accepted in the categories of Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing/Pastel, and 2D Mixed Media. Cash awards totaling $3,250 were made at the sole discretion of the juror, Michael Haga, adjunct faculty and associate dean at the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts.

Congratulations to the winners:

Best of Show
Denise L. Greer, Hung Out to Dry (Mixed Media)

City of North Charleston Purchase Award
Willis Sanders, Great Oak (Drawing/Pastel)
Sherry Bevins, Pug Pup (Drawing/Pastel)
Sherry Bevins, Boykin Puppy (Drawing/Pastel)
Dayton Colie, The Drum Major (Watercolor)

1st Place – Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, Spring at Magnolia
2nd Place – Susanne Frenzel, Tuscany in Red
3rd Place – Mary Biernbaum, Circular Time
Hon. Mention – Clorinda Vido, Clyde in the Evening
Hon. Mention – Lori Starnes Isom, The Moment of Salvation
Hon. Mention – Gayle Gilford, Springtime in Charleston

1st Place – Kathy Clark, Sunflowers in More
2nd Place – Kathy Clark, Bright Forest Light
3rd Place – Ed Byrd, Autumn
Hon. Mention – Peggy Steele, Miley Station
Hon. Mention – Doylene Basedow, Palmetto
Hon. Mention – Roberta Byron, A Good Egg

1st Place – Bob Graham, Waiting for the Bus
2nd Place – Sherry Bevins, Wisteria Flower
3rd Place – Mary Margaret Brigman, Whitewater
Hon. Mention – Daryl Armstrong, Uneasy Solitude
Hon. Mention – Mary Margaret Brigman, Golden Marsh
Hon. Mention – Nancy Nellis, Waiting on My Pizza

1st Place – Denise L. Greer, Talk to Me
2nd Place – Bob Graham, Far and Away
3rd Place – Charles Parnelle, Docked
Hon. Mention – Dorothy Shromoff, A Day of Shrimping
Hon. Mention – Dayton Colie, The Drum Major
Hon. Mention – Charlotte Holman, Time in a Bottle

2D Mixed Media
1st Place – Denise L. Greer, Playground
2nd Place – Karole Turner Campbell, Eclectic Light
3rd Place – Alexandra Davis, Twilight
Hon. Mention – Delaine Walters, Victorian Elegance
Hon. Mention – Trish Emery, Alone
Hon. Mention – Deborah Neal, Still Divided

Fine craft artists and artisans from across South Carolina were invited to participate in the 9th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition; the state’s only juried fine craft competition and exhibition. Organized and exhibited annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, with assistance from the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, the show is presented as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

After an extensive pre-jury process, 39 applicants were asked to participate and 109 entries were submitted in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and 3D mixed media. Cash awards totaling $6,500 were made at the sole discretion of the juror, Denise Butler, co-founder and former Executive Director and board member of the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC.

In addition to choosing the winners, Butler also selected pieces from the show to assemble a South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Traveling Exhibition, which will tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2011/2012 Traveling Exhibitions Program.  This program gives galleries, museums, and art centers across South Carolina the opportunity to request the exhibit to tour their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

Congratulations to the winners:

Best of Show
Matt Wilson, Bird of Prey (Metal)

Outstanding Merit
Susan Lenz, Stained Glass XXVII (Fiber)
Lee Sipe, Vessel No. 323 (Mixed Media)

City of North Charleston Purchase Award
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)
Susan Tondreau-Dwyer, Unraveled (Clay)

Honorable Mention
Kim Keats, River Rock Reliquary (Mixed Media)
Kenny Teague, Oak & Sapele Bowl (Wood)
Arianne King Comer, Haitian Cargo Tap Tap (Fiber)
Edward Byrd, Wooden Bust (Wood)
Elizabeth Mazyck, Rice Banner (Fiber)
Casey Yung, Romanesque Remains (Metal)
Sherrie Nesbitt, Caught in the Net (Metal)
Karole Tutner Campbell, Carpe Diem (Mixed Media)
Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, The Art of Letting Go (Glass)
Dede Vergot, Night Birds #2 (Mixed Media)
Michael Dubois, Southern Light (Metal)
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)

SC Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibition Selections:
Matt Wilson, It’s Your World, I’m Just Living in it! (Metal)
Kim Keats, Woven Windows Tower (Mixed Media)
Arianne King Comer, Haitian Cargo Tap Tap (Fiber)
Michael Dubois, Knife Forged with Cooper River Bridge Damascus (Metal)
Ben Pendarvis, Cherry Burl Bowl & Katalox Wood Rim (Wood)
Jennifer Lowe, Interstellar Loways (Mixed Media)
James St. Clair, My Cupcake Runneth Over (Mixed Media)
Susan Livingston, Revenge of Kitty Galore (Fiber)
Glen Grant, Jewelry Box (Wood)
Joanne Angell, Dress (Luminary) (Clay)
Sarah Edwards-Hammond, Easter Basket w/ Over Handle (Fiber)
Kenny Teague, Oak & Sapele Bowl (Wood)
Dede Vergot, Night Birds #2 (Mixed Media)
John & Nicole Sedberry, Wading (Metal)
Don Ward, Black Crappie (Wood)
Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, The Art of Letting Go (Glass)
Barbara Miller, Romance (Metal)
Jerry Mallard, Turkey Head Walking Cane (Wood)
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)
Susan Tondreau-Dwyer, From Where I Was Standing II (Clay)

Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the sixth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, a component of the 2011 North Charleston Arts Festival. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $14,750 in honorariums and awards. Fourteen sculptures were selected by the juror, Sylive Fortin. Fortin is an independent curator, art historian, critic, and editor-in-chief of Art Papers. Once installed at the exhibition site, the juror then selected pieces to receive awards for Best in Show, 2nd Place, and Honorable Mentions.

The fourteen sculptures selected for exhibition are by fourteen artists from nine states. Division I includes ten sculptures that are anchored to a concrete pad or in the grass. Division II includes four sculptures that are secured to a concrete pedestal.

Division I
“Wind Harp” (Slate, Steel & Aluminum) by Philip Hathcock – Cary, NC (Best in Show)
“Split Too” (Steel) by Kenneth Thompson – Blissfield, ME (2nd Place)
“Ethel’s Daughter” (Steel) by Doug McAbee – Spartanburg, SC (Hon. Mention)
“Doorways & Roadways” (Steel & Aluminum) by Bill Wood – Fairfax, VA (Hon. Mention)
“Creepy Crawley” (Steel) by Adam Walls – Laurinburg, NC (Hon. Mention)
“Polychrome Wedge” (Painted Steel) by Carl Billingsley – Ayden, NC
“Devinus” (Recycled Steel) by Kevin Eichner – Hilton Head Island, SC
“Thrive” (Stainless Steel) by Jenn Garrett – Gainesville, FL
“China Grove” (Reclaimed Wood) by J. Karl Lipscomb – Ash Grove, MO
“Gift Basket” (Wood, Tar & Steel) by George Long – Roswell, GA

Division II
“Nemesis” (Limestone) by Paris Alexander – Raleigh, NC
“Rock Lobster” (Fieldstone) by Craig Gray – Hiram, ME
“Windsail II” (Steel & Concrete) by Bob Turan – Earlton, NY
“Helical” (Steel) by Dylan Wood – Raleigh, NC

Sculpture sites are located throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue on the former Charleston Naval Base. The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River. Visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain. The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The 2011/12 National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be on display through March, 2012. For more information or to be added to the application mailing list for the 2012/13 Sculpture Competition, please call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to ( Visit the Cultural Arts Department section of the City’s website at ( for sculpture photos, artist statements, and directions to North Charleston Riverfront Park.

For more information about the annual North Charleston Arts Festival and exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (, or visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at (

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Photographer’s Old Images of Waynesville

May 12, 2011

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking unique, evocative photographs of the downtown Waynesville district for Main Street: Moments in Time, an upcoming exhibit in August 2011 at Gallery 86. The exhibit will be part of a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Downtown Waynesville Association. This exhibit aims to capture the vibrant culture that thrives along Main Street.

Please submit 5-10 photographs of the downtown Waynesville district from the time period ranging from 1986 to present day. The length of the downtown Waynesville district extends along Main Street in Waynesville from Bogart’s restaurant and Diamond and Gold to the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesville and the bottom-of-the-hill stoplight / intersection of Wall Street and Main Street. The width of the downtown Waynesville district extends from Wall Street to Montgomery Street. Photos submitted for this exhibit need to be from this general area of the downtown district.

Submitted photographs can incorporate people, animals, buildings, special events, everyday life, architecture, weather-related scenes, a series on the same subject, or a mix of subjects. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit. For photos taken with digital cameras, photos need to be taken in high resolution but submitted as low resolution jpg files with a minimum of 72ppi (pixels per inch). Submit photos by e-mail to (

For photos taken and developed before digital camera technology, copies can be mailed to:
“Main Street: Moments in Time” exhibit
Haywood County Arts Council
P.O. Box 306
Waynesville, NC 28786

The deadline for submission is June 1, 2011. Copies of the submitted photos will not be returned.

A three-person panel will judge the photo entries. Photographers selected for the exhibit will be notified by June 15, and work will need to be ready for exhibition by August 1, 2011. Photographers selected for the show should exhibit works that are for sale and may include additional prints for sale of their exhibited pieces.

The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Kay Miller, executive director of the Haywood County Arts Council, at 828/452-0593 or visit the Haywood County Arts Council website at (

South Carolina Artists Group – Art in Public Places Group in Lexington, SC, Offers 2nd Art Night at Old Lexington Mill – May 19, 2011

May 12, 2011

The South Carolina Artists Group – Art in Public Places (SCA/APPLS) group will have its 2nd Art Night, Spring Into Summer, at the Lexington Old Mill, 711 East Main Street in Lexington, SC, on May 19, 2011, from 6:30-9pm.

Spring Into Summer celebrates the 3 current themes of local art featured at the old mill which will end in June. Unique, beautiful hand crafted jewelry, original award winning art and artists.

The event will also present captivating music by White Knoll Strings and delicious desserts by Café Chartier. Massages by Infinite Massage & Wellness will also be on hand.

For more information visit ( or call 803/808-5328.

Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville, NC, Offers Art at the Farm Show and Sale – May 26, 2011

May 12, 2011

The Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville, NC, will present Art at the Farm Show and Sale on May 26, 2011, from 7-9pm. Come one come all!

Enjoy an exhibit and sale of creations by local artists, illustrators and photographers of the buildings, animals, and sites found at the Historic Johnson Farm. Feel free to stroll around the Interpretive Center at Historic Johnson Farm, sip punch, and enjoy snacks while viewing the art that is available for purchase. No reservations required, no entry fee, just come and enjoy the unique art created at the farm.

All funds raised from the sale of art at this event will go to support education at the Historic Johnson Farm for residents of the area.

The Historic Johnson Farm is an interesting and entertaining place to visit with your friends and family, out-of-town visitors and grandchildren. The donkeys and sheep always welcome visitors. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the oldest brick home in Henderson County, 11 historic structures, animals, nature trails, picnic tables, and 15 acres of forest fields and streams. The tours include a visit with the Heritage Weavers who currently occupy the former boarding house.  They offer a variety of classes in fiber arts.

The Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education center owned by Henderson County Public Schools and managed by the non-profit Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. It depends on public support to operate. The farm was a gift to the public schools by the late Vernon and Leander Johnson. The farm has been designated a NC Cultural Treasure.

The farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC, across from the Rugby Middle School.

For information call 828/891-6585 or go to (