Archive for August, 2012

Lake City, SC, Announces ArtFields – the Largest Art Competition in the Southeast Where Artists Compete for $100,000 in Cash Prizes

August 31, 2012

This classic Southern town will grow a bumper crop of artists – and art lovers – next spring, when the first ArtFields competition and celebration blooms from April 19 – 28, 2013, in the Lake City, SC’s streets and fields.

This 10-day epic Southern artfest will welcome artists from 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) to vie for $100,000 in cash prizes. The largest cash prizes of any art competition in the Southeast, these career-changing funds will be awarded as a Top Prize ($50,000), a People’s Choice ($25,000), and a Juried Panel Winner ($25,000).

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be the categories for submission. The competition is open to emerging and established artists. Registration opens Jan. 7, 2013 at (

Lake City boosters have created the ArtFields event to celebrate the town’s rich history as a farming community. For generations, the town’s fields yielded robust crops of strawberries, beans and other harvests. Now, they’ll grow the largest art competition in the Southeast.

In addition to inviting regional artists and their followers, organizers will fill the 10-day artfest with a bright canvas of activities, including voting for favorite artists, live concerts, celebrated Southern chefs, artist workshops, a farmers’ market, crafts, dancing and more.

The goal of ArtFields is to bring multiple communities together to create an event that will bring new sights, sounds and flavors to all attendees.

For information on sponsorship or participation opportunities, contact ArtFields at 843/374-0180 or (




Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Hendersonville, NC, Is Looking for Assistant Director – Deadline to Apply Sept. 10, 2012

August 31, 2012

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, established in 1996, advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship, and professional development. The Center is situated in Hendersonville, NC, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (Western North Carolina) just 20 miles south of Asheville.

The Center is searching for an assistant director who will plan, execute, and evaluate an aggressive array of programs that extend the Center’s reach and effectiveness and build on the past decade’s growth.


The position will manage programs that support expanded scholarly research in and the practice of studio craft including the administration of the Craft Research Fund and Windgate Museum/ Internship granting programs; study of craft history in undergraduate education through the development of the Makers instructors resource site (, development of sessions at the College Art Association and other educational conferences; and planning of the annual Think Tank.

The Assistant Director will promote rigorous artistic and intellectual standards, be conversant in crafts, and well-connected within craft and academic communities.  The Assistant Director is also jointly responsible for developing successful collaborations and sound working relationships within the University of North Carolina system, as well as internationally, nationally, and regionally with craft organizations, schools, colleges, and artists. To accomplish the aggressive program of work with a small staff, enthusiastic board and volunteers, the Assistant Director must lay the foundation for dynamic collaborations.

The ideal candidate will have Masters in Art History, Museum Studies or Arts Administration or a Masters Degree in Fine Art and two years of managerial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Also, the candidate should possess a familiarity with scholarly or curatorial research.   The following skills, qualities and experiences are also a priority:

Organized, self-motivated planner that may work independently on projects through to completion.

Proven expertise in managing and evaluating programs.

Strong work ethic coupled with the discipline to set priorities and manage a variety of projects.

Excellent managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Experience implementing collaborative academic programs including evaluation and assessment.

Understanding of the grant-making process and reporting requirements.

Successful grant writing to public and foundation sources.

Advanced computer knowledge to include WordPress, Constant Contact, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suite.

All applications for this position must be submitted online at ( with a resume, cover letter and three professional references.

Deadline for applying for the position is Sept. 10, 2012.

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations.  UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts.

UNC Asheville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.




Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Presents Artist Crawl – Oct. 6, 2012

August 31, 2012

Black Creek Arts Council has scheduled an upcoming Artist Crawl to take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from 2-5pm along College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. The goal of this event is to create awareness and appreciation for the arts in Darlington County. We would like to extend an invitation to all Darlington County Artists to participate in this event. As a participant, you can display and sell your artwork from your booth. During the event, you are encouraged to demonstrate and dialogue about your creative process. There is no cost to participate, but each artist is responsible for providing their own display, tables, and tent.

This event will be free to the public and provide demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, and culinary experiences. Also happening during this time is our Smithsonian exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music”, and the Jazz Carolina festival.

Anyone interested in being a part of this exciting event can contact BCAC by e-mail at ( or call 843/332-6234.




Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Showcases Musicians and Music Historians In Art and Fame Lecture Series

August 31, 2012

As a complement to the fall exhibition “Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography”, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is hosting a three-part lecture series titled “Art and Fame”. Beginning Sept. 21, 2012, music lovers will have the opportunity to hear from a pop culture curator, popular musicians, and music historians every other Friday night. Following each lecture, guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception provided by Duvall Catering & Event Design, a chance to mingle with the speakers, and book signings on Sept. 21 and Oct. 12, 2012. Tickets for individual lectures are $20 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Tickets for the three-part lecture series are $50 for museum members and $80 for non-members. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended and tickets may not be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at (, or by calling 843/722-2706 ext 22.

The Series includes:

Sept. 21 – Christopher Murray with Donovan – Guest curator of the “Sound and Vision” exhibition and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC, Christopher Murray will be joined by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Donovan, whose portrait is featured in the exhibition. Donovan, the legendary folk-rock and pop troubadour will share highlights from his multi-decade career while Murray will discuss the intersection between popular music and great photography.

Oct. 12 – Warren Perry – Editor of “Echoes of Elvis: The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley” and co-author of “Elvis 1956: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer”, Warren Perry will discuss how Elvis’s life, widespread fame, and legend fit into the greater framework of American culture and beyond.

Oct. 26 – Musicians Panel Discussion – Stanfield Gray, Music Editor of “Charleston Magazine” will moderate this discussion about art and fame with a panel of South Carolina-based musicians.

Lecture attendees will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for the intimate Glenn Frey concert produced by Music with Friends at the Dock Street Theatre on Nov. 13, 2012. The name of the winner will be drawn at the final lecture and the winner need not be present to win.

Music with Friends is a membership organization that brings legendary recording artists to Charleston’s Dock Street Theatre three times a year. Club members enjoy intimate concerts and private gatherings. Past performers include Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bonnie Raitt, and Smokey Robinson. Visit ( for more details.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Visit highlights of the Gibbes collection on Google Art Project at (




Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, Offers 8th Annual Membership Appreciation Event – Nov. 9, 2012

August 31, 2012

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts invites its members and soon-to-be members to Honey Moon, the Halsey Institute’s 8th annual membership appreciation event. The party will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, from 7 – 10pm in the Halsey Institute’s galleries and the Hill Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts in Charleston, SC.

Throughout the moon-themed affair, members can revisit the exhibition, “Pulse Dome: Art and Design by Don ZanFanga” and have their photograph taken in the Halsey’s signature Moon Portrait Booth while enjoying the cheerful and twangy acoustic rock band, The Local Honeys.

Honey Moon also marks the official unveiling of the Halsey Institute’s four newest Patron Prints. Beginning at the POSTMODERNIST level ($350), you may choose from one of the prints we have available. This event is open to new, renewing, and current members of the Halsey Institute. Memberships begin at $15 for students and $30 for individuals. Festive attire is suggested.

Honey Moon offers an opportunity for current Halsey Institute members, potential members and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support of the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Guests may renew, upgrade or join the Halsey’s membership program upon entrance or have a current Halsey Institute Membership. Membership dollars support the Halsey Institute’s programming initiatives and supplement funds received through grants and consistent support from the College of Charleston. The Halsey is able to sustain their dynamic programming with the encouragement and financial support of our members-those who keep the mighty Halsey afloat.

The public is invited to join the Halsey Institute and their loyal members for this special event and encourage friends, family and colleagues to become a part of the exciting adventure. More information is available by contacting the Halsey Institute at 843/953-4422 or by visiting (

The Halsey Institute’s programming is supported by HICA Community Partners: All Occasions, Alloneword Design, Charleston Civic Design Center, Cortney Bishop Interior Design, Crushed Fine Wine, David Richards Architects, Dolphin Architects & Builders, Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Flyway, Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Morgan Keegan, Michael J. Moran Woodworked Furniture, O’Dell Landscaping, Objectivity Squared Wealth Management of Raymond James, O’Hara & Flynn Wine Shop & Bar, RTW Charleston, and Worthwhile.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is committed to providing a direct experience with works of art in all media within an environment that fosters creativity, individuality, innovation and education. In addition to producing exhibitions, lectures, film series, publications, and a comprehensive website, the Halsey serves as an extension of the undergraduate curricula at the College and as a cultural resource for the region.

For further info call 843) 953-4422 or visit (




Crafty Feast, a Columbia, SC, Independent Craft Fair Calls for Entries

August 31, 2012

Crafty Feast is now accepting applications for their all-handmade, independent craft fair in Columbia, SC, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, from 11am  – 6pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Crafty Feast will consist of 100 crafters focused on crafts that are unique, up-and-coming, experimental, and handmade or repurposed. To encourage this type of art, we have set up a jury of five Columbia independent artists and have kept the booth fees as low as possible. For $75.00 the vendor is allowed a 10 x 10 foot space and is provided an 8-foot table and two chairs.

Deadline to apply for Crafty Feast is Sept. 15, 2012.

For more information and to apply online, please visit (

Flock and Rally: Events + Communications produces Crafty Feast. Now in its 5th year, Crafty Feast has brought over 500 crafters to the Columbia area from all over the Southeast. For more information, please contact Debi Schadel at ( or call 803/348-8861. You can learn more about Crafty Feast at (




Onslow Art Society in Jacksonville, NC, is Calling for Entries for its Fall Juried Art Show – Deadline Oct. 1, 2012

August 24, 2012

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2012, the Onslow Art Society will receive entries for its fall juried show, “Images 12.” The show will be exhibited in the Bradford Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC. It will open with a reception on Sunday, Oct. 7 and will be open to the public during regular gallery hours through Oct. 26.

A juried show consists of only the pieces the judge chooses from all the entries. ONLY THOSE PIECES WILL BE EXHIBITED. From this exclusive selection, the awards will be given.

Artists, 18 years or older and not a high school student, are eligible to enter the show. The work must be original, rendered within the past two years, and not shown in a previous OAS competition. All two dimensional work must be dry, framed, WIRED, and ready for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. The piece of art may not exceed 48 inches on any side, INCLUDING THE FRAME. PLEXIGLAS is required on work larger than 30 inches and this INCLUDES THE FRAME. Sculpture may not exceed 50 pounds and any piece considered too fragile or requires special handling will be declined.

Acceptable media are oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, color pencil, pen/ink, pencil, charcoal, gouache, mixed media, photography, printmaking, printed digital art, and 3-D including pottery. No reproductions, including giclee. Any work deemed unsuitable for this show will be declined.

The entry fee will be $30 for non-members and $25 for members of the OAS. The fee is for three pieces of work.

For a prospectus, which contains ALL the information you need, call Connie at 910/455-1441 or e-mail to (

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Submissions for Exhibitions – Deadline Nov. 30, 2012

August 24, 2012

Visual artists and artist groups are welcome to submit an application to exhibit original works in the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in North Charleston, SC. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons as well as out-of-state visitors. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists jointly. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year.

Artists interested in exhibiting in the gallery for fiscal year July 2013-June 2014 should submit an application by the deadline. Applications can be downloaded from Applications & Registration Forms section at ( Contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 to request a print copy.

Deadline for submission of application: Nov. 30, 2012

The Meeting Place Window Exhibition Opportunity:
Visual artists and fine crafters are welcome to submit an application to exhibit original works in the display windows of the Meeting Place, located at 1077 East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village area of North Charleston.

The Meeting Place Window Exhibition provides an informal public exhibition opportunity, offering 24 hour visibility. Exhibits are rotated on a bi-monthly basis and may feature two or more artists in the window space each month. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year.

Artists interested in exhibiting in the window space for fiscal year July 2013-June 2014 should submit an application by the deadline. Applications can be downloaded from Applications & Registration Forms section at ( Contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 to request a print copy.

Deadline for submission of application: Nov. 30, 2012

Cheraw Arts Commission in Cheraw, SC, Calls for Artists to Participate in SC Jazz Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit – Deadline Sept. 28, 2012

August 24, 2012

The 7th Annual SC Jazz Festival will be held in Cheraw, SC, on the weekend of Oct. 18 – 21, 2012. On Saturday, Oct. 20, (date correction) the SC Jazz Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit will be held in downtown Cheraw from 10am-6pm. This will be the fifth year for the juried Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit with artists demonstrating and selling their work at this outdoor event.

Categories include: Painting, Photography, Drawing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wood , Clay, Digital Art, Drawing and Graphics. Only original work will be accepted with no imported, mass-produced or manufactured items allowed.

Interested artists must submit photos of work to ( and include contact information or  mail to Cheraw Arts Commission PO BOX 219 Cheraw, SC 29520 by Sept. 28, 2012. No registration fee is required, but artists will be obligated to donate a piece of art to the Cheraw Arts Commission. Accepted artists will be notified by Oct. 1 or before. Registration/information forms will be forwarded to participating artists with acceptance notification.

For additional information about the festival visit ( or call 843/537-8420 x12.

The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by the SC Arts Commission which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the United Way of Chesterfield County.

Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals for 2013 – Deadline Sept. 30, 2012

August 24, 2012

The Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery of the Charleston County Public Library provides space for juried art exhibitions, solo or group, at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC. Preference is given to work reflecting experiences and viewpoints of South Carolina residents.

Submissions to exhibit can only be accepted during September of 2012. The works of each selected artist or group will be exhibited for one month beginning in February of 2013. For more information, please e-mail (

Applications, which must be included with an artist’s submission are available online, at the Main Reference Desk, or by calling 843-805-6949.

Download the Gallery Application at this link (

Gallery and Display Case Policy: The Charleston County Public Library offers an opportunity to South Carolina artists and craftsmen, who have been selected by a jury of local art professionals, to present their work to the public.

With the exhibition space serving as an avenue for the respectful exchange of artistic and conceptual ideas within a diverse constituency, these exhibitions should reflect the varied experiences and viewpoints of the people of South Carolina. The Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee selects artists and craftsmen for inclusion in the exhibition schedule solely on the basis of the quality of their work.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a current resume and a minimum of 8, maximum of 12 examples of their work in the form of photographs, CDs or other electronic medium appropriate for display to the Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee.

Examples submitted must be representative of the work intended for display, and appropriately labeled with the artist’s name, the title, medium and size.

Artists must be at least 18 years old to be considered by the gallery committee.

The work should not have been previously exhibited at the library. Preference will be given to newly created works.

After the Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee has met to select those artists who will display in the following year, those selected will be notified and assigned their exhibition month.

The director of the library has final approval for all exhibits.