Archive for July, 2012

SaxArt River-Walk Arts Festival in Saxapahaw, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Aug. 15, 2012

July 31, 2012

The word is getting out about this up-and-coming little spot on the Haw River. Saxapahaw, NC, is a historic mill village on the Haw River that is getting lots of attention these days. A major remodeling of the old mill is underway and has resulted in a fabulous art gallery, a gourmet restaurant, a great coffeehouse, a pub and the newly opened Haw River Ball Room.

SaxArt River-Walk is a juried Art Festival planned for Sept. 22, 2012, from 10am-6pm. Applications are available by e-mail from (saxart.riverwalk@gmail.com) or by contacting Suzanne Connors at 336/693-4606. There will be “Cash Prizes” and ONLY 75 artists will be selected to participate. Deadline to apply is Aug.15, 2012.

 

 

 

Island School Council for the Arts on Hilton Head Island, SC, to Host 31st Arts Gala – Sept. 21, 2012

July 31, 2012

The Island School Council for the Arts celebrates its 31st AN EVENING OF THE ARTS, the Premier Arts Gala Event in our community. A special evening awaits at the Sea Pines Country Club, on Hilton Head Island, SC, this year’s venue for a casually elegant evening of art and entertainment.

Join artists and friends to enjoy an evening of fine art, music and gourmet fare along with drinks and seated dinner, set for Friday, September 21, 2012, from 6:30 to 10pm. Live and silent auction proceeds benefit arts in education programs, benefitting the students in southern Beaufort County schools through the arts education programs and scholarships of the Island School Council for the Arts (ISCA).

Tickets are $125.

To reserve tickets call ISCA at 843/368-8486.

 

 

 

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Still Calling for Entries – Deadline Aug. 18, 2012

July 31, 2012

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for entry in our First Annual Juried Exhibition at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is approaching.

Early registration: Wednesday, August, 8, 10-6pm through Thursday, August 16, 10-6pm

Standard registration: Friday August 17, 10-6pm and Saturday, August 18, 10-2pm

The Exhibit is open to all North and South Carolina artists.  “Pride and Patriotism: American Expressions” is an Open Juried Exhibit to honor the Presidential election year.  We welcome all of your members/students to participate.

Please download and print the attached PDF file or click the link below to visit our website (http://www.charlottefineart.com/open_juried_show_2012).

 

 

 

Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, Hires New Curator of Education

July 31, 2012

Deborah Randolph has joined the staff of the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, as Curator of Education.

SECCA’s Executive Director Mark Leach says, “In her leadership role at SECCA, Deborah will be a tremendous addition to the staff. We’ll be looking to her to expand SECCA’s current education programs with fresh creative offerings that will be appropriate for children and adults. She will also be working closely with the public and private school systems to encourage exhibition-driven classroom education, as well as creating new collaborations with other community agencies.”

Randolph is the former Associate Curator of Education at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, Louisiana. She came to that position from the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans, which provides professional development and support for school principals.

Randolph is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on arts integration in the American South. Randolph has taught courses in arts integration for pre-service teachers at the University of New Orleans and as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I am thrilled to be working at SECCA,” Randolph says. “It’s such a vibrant and innovative arts center. I plan to use my previous experience in museum education and knowledge of curriculum theory and practice to broaden SECCA’s education agenda. I am looking forward to engaging people from across the community and State to participate in programs and events and help explore contemporary art in new ways.”

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.   SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

The NC Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives.

The NC Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more visit (www.ncculture.com).

For further info contact Ellen Wallace, Marketing and Communications for SECCA by calling 336/397-2107 or visit (www.secca.org).

 

 

 

Broad Street Merchants Association Hosts “First Fridays on Gallery Row” on Historic Broad Street in Charleston, SC – Aug. 3, 2012, 5-8pm

July 31, 2012

The Broad Street Merchants Association will continue hosting “First Fridays on Broad” on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, from 5-8pm. Come out and celebrate “Hot Time on Broad” by enjoying fine art and refreshments in the boutiques, fine art galleries, and bodegas on Gallery Row – Historic Broad Street.

Each doorway on Gallery Row offers you something special to treasure, be it a painting, a gift, or simply a wonderful memory.  As you stroll from one gallery to another, enjoy the Southern charms of colorful flower boxes, enchanting hidden courtyards and gardens, and pristine preserved architecture.

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery offers the art of Brad Stroman of Black Mountain, North Carolina in his solo exhibition “Earth Art” which incorporates the Japanese Zen Buddhist aesthetic of wabi-sabi.

Hamlet Fine Art his featuring a solo exhibit of Mike Rooney’s plein air paintings recently completed in Charleston, SC.  Rooney’s oil paintings are celebrations of the natural world, inspired by his favorite places on the East Coast, including Cape Cod.  His artwork is featured on the cover of the “2012 Annual Cape Cod Art” magazine for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Coco Vivo will be showing “Beyond Main St America, Everyday Moments”, featuring  a collection of  new works by nationally known artists John Caggiano, Stuart Roper, and Roger Milinowski.

Mary Martin Gallery, located at 103 Broad Street,  is hosting a one woman show for Judy Fuller between 5-8pm on August 3, 2012.  Known for her coastal landscapes in the tonalist style, she has a new body of work.

Martin Gallery is pleased to welcome Doug Van De Zande for the First Friday Artwalk in August. Featuring Doug’s uniquely textured, sepia-toned photographs that embrace the contemporary antiquity of the Charleston lowcountry.


Work by Karen Weihs

Ella Richardson Fine Art is featuring Karen Weihs and her newest body of works, “Inner Narratives.”  This mix of wetlands and abstract paintings is brilliant and bold, with almost thirty new paintings in all sizes!

Spencer Art Galleries have an ongoing show of over 30 different artists and their works. The works displayed consist of a wide range of subject matter and mediums.

Edward Dare Gallery will feature new landscapes by Jim Darlington and Douglas Grier.

Robison and Richards Fine Art will feature ongoing works by Terry Richards.

Galerie on Broad will offer new works by artist Dee Beard Dean.


Work by Helen K. Beacham

Bernie Horton Gallery features an ongoing show of original works by Helen K. Beacham and Bernie Horton.

Utopia will be featuring new fall designs by Desigual and other fabulous Utopian designers.  Always ongoing artwork by Beki.

Participating art galleries include: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, COCO VIVO, Mary Martin Fine Art, UTOPIA, Spencer Galleries, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Martin Gallery, Bernie Horton Gallery, Lambert Gray Gallery, Galerie on Broad and Robison & Richard Fine Art.

For information please contact (www.Charlestongalleryrow.com) or for questions, please call Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944.

 

 

 

Union County Arts Council in Union, SC, Receives Union Community Foundation Grant

July 30, 2012

The Union County Arts Council in Union, SC, was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Union Community Foundation.  The funds will be used to help with UCAC’s general operating expenses.


photo By Harold Senn

“We’re very fortunate to have an organization like the Union Community Foundation working to better the lives of the residents of Union,” said UCAC president Bennie Giles.  “When we were notified by the foundation’s chairman, Robbie Littlejohn, of our grant it came as a very pleasant surprise.  Over the past year we’ve taken on some new projects and tried to expand the services we offer to the Union County community.  This award will allow us to continue our efforts in that regard.”

The Union Community Foundation was established to provide continuing resources to assist the Union community in meeting the many needs of its citizens.

“Our foundation relies on gracious donations from individuals within the community,” said Littlejohn.  “These individuals have a variety of giving options to support the work of the foundation.”

Some of the ways to help the Union Community Foundation in it’s mission are through donations of cash, appreciated stock, real estate and life insurance; to mention a few.  Professionals are used to invest and manage the foundation’s assets and the board is made up of local citizens who know the community and its needs.

These funds will help UCAC continue to provide programs such as “Painting With Coffee”, the “Tuesday Night Artist’s Group”, the UCAC Artist’s Guild, the “UCAC Writer’s Group”, “Jam With Lunch”, “Monday Night Music” and a wide variety of classes and workshops.

For more information on UCAC’s programs, classes or workshops call 864/429-2817 or e-mail to (ucac@bellsouth.net) or follow us on the web at (www.unioncountyartscouncil.com), Facebook and Twitter.

Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, SC, Calls for Entries for “The Foothills’ Finest” – Deadline for Delivery of Entries – Sept. 8, 2012

July 30, 2012

The Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, SC, is proud to showcase the impressive talent of its member artists in our annual members’ exhibit – “The Foothills’ Finest”. Members are invited to submit 2-D and 3-D works of arts such as paintings, drawings, collage, photography, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fine craft.

Ribbons will be given out to the winners of the “Viewer’s Choice Awards”. The winners will be announced during the opening reception to be held on Friday, September 21, 5:30-8pm in conjunction with the Seneca Downtown Go ‘Round. The exhibit continues through Nov. 8, 2012.

Non-members may participate by including membership form with Call for Entry form and the associated fees.

Membership forms are available on our web site (www.BlueRidgeArtsCenter.com). For full details call 864/882-2722.

 

 

 

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Photographer’s Talk – Aug. 9, 2012

July 30, 2012

For Baldeck, finding her passion took a circuitous route: through years of musical study, then medical school, then practice as an internist and anesthesiologist. On medical trips to Haiti and Grenada, a camera and a stethoscope shared a bag. But in the early 1990’s she left the operating room for the darkroom, to work as a fine art photographer.

In conjunction with her current exhibit, Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures, Baldeck will give a talk about her work titled “Sea Treasures: Art, Science and the Curiosity Cabinet,” at 2pm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Admission to the talk is free but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 843/238-2510.

Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures, comprising 25 black and white photographs, offers a dramatic look at gifts from the sea, a perfect complement to Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront art museum. The exhibit runs through Sept. 23, 2012.

The artist has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, and her images are found in museums and private collections as well as in published editions. Baldeck’s 2006 book, Closely Observed, will be available at the event for purchase and signing. The work contains over 150 fine art photographs exploring the infinite variety and beauty of the botanical world.

Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures appears concurrently with Kimono: Art, Fashion, and Society and At First Light: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Falck Linssen.

The Art Museum is located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.

For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Help Wanted…Part-time Executive Director at Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Chesnee, SC

July 30, 2012

Job Requirements…
Experience in grant writing and administration

Retail experience

Non-profit experience (previous executive director is a plus!)

Ability to work at CFAC (in downtown Chesnee) a minimum of 2-3 days and 1-2 Saturdays per month

Job hours are 10:30 am- 5:30 pm

Attend off-site meetings 1-2 times per month

Attend monthly board meetings

Experience using QuickBooks (this would be a huge plus)

Ability to promote Center via social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ability to update center website and coordinate events with artists

If interested, please contact…Board President, Bob Morrell by e-mail at (surfbob7@bellsouth.net).

 

 

 

City of Hendersonville, NC, Announces Two Public Projects – Deadline for Proposals is Aug. 17, 2012

July 30, 2012

First Citizens Bank Plaza Fountain – Project Description

The City of Hendersonville North Carolina is extending an invitation to artists who work with site specific public art to create a water piece in Hendersonville’s Downtown District.

The Project will be set at First Citizens Bank Plaza on Main Street in the downtown area. It is a corner location at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Main Street. The size of the area to be developed is a circumference with a radius measuring approximately 15’.

The artistic design must feature a “fountain” designed for local residents and visitors to stop and reflect, share a lite snack, and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Signage for First Citizens Bank must be a component of the design.

The artist will work with the city employed landscape architect, city approved contractor and City of Hendersonville Engineering Department, following the selection process.

The Project will be a permanent structure and belong to the City of Hendersonville.

All submissions must contain a resume and project examples which reflect the artist’s capacity for a project of the nature outlined here. These submissions must also include the scope of work completed by the artist for each project highlighted, i.e. sculpture, plumbing, electrical, lighting, etc. The committee also requests a brief written description of what the artist would propose for the site.

Approximate time from project beginning to completion will be four to six months.

The estimated start date will be fall/winter 2012. Project finalists will be chosen in late August with a project award being made in September. Only project finalists will be contacted at the completion of this search.

The budget for this project will be approximately $70,000.

Deadline for submission of interest is August 17, 2012.

If you would like any additional information regarding this project opportunity please contact: Lew Holloway, Main Street Director, City of Hendersonville by calling 828/233-3216 or e-mail to (lholloway@cityofhendersonville.org)

7th Avenue Sculptural Gateway – Project Description

The City of Hendersonville North Carolina is extending an invitation to artists who work with site specific public art to create a sculptural gateway element for a significant entrance into Hendersonville’s Historic Downtown District.

The project will be at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Main Street. It will link this thorough fare with the Main Street Shopping area. The size of the area to be developed is a circumference with a radius measuring approximately 8’.

This permanent installation should create a gateway for local residents and tourists alike to enter the city and to enjoy its many amenities. It should work in conjunction with the new Fountain/Plaza being erected on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Main Street. The element will be an interpretation of the “H” brand image used by Historic Downtown Hendersonville and should include in its visual lines the Fountain, and a graceful look at the newly designed city scape.

The Artist will work with the city employed landscape architect, city approved contractor and City of Hendersonville Engineering Department.

The Project will be a permanent installation and belong to the City of Hendersonville.

All submissions must contain a resume and project examples which reflect the artist’s capacity for a project of the nature outlined here. These submissions must also include the scope of work completed by the artist for each project highlighted, i.e. sculpture, plumbing, electrical, lighting, etc. The committee also requests a brief written description of what the artist would propose for the site.

Approximate time from project beginning to completion will be four to six months.

The estimated start date will be fall/winter 2012. Project finalists will be chosen in late August with a project award being made in September. Only project finalists will be contacted at the completion of this search.

The budget for this project will be approximately $40,000.

Deadline for submission of interest is August 17, 2012.

If you would like any additional information regarding this project opportunity please contact: Lew Holloway, Main Street Director, City of Hendersonville by calling 828/233-3216 or e-mail to (lholloway@cityofhendersonville.org).