Archive for December, 2012

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Welcomes New Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence

December 29, 2012

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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, welcomes Becky Joye and Nsenga Knight as Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence. Joye and Knight will begin working in studios at Artspace, starting January 2013. They will remain in residence through July 6, 2013.

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Becky Joye, The Caged Bird Sings, Industrial Fabric series

Becky Joye will be working in Studio 215A. She states, “I find inspiration in observing the overlooked man-made landscape: grand communication towers, worn empty signs, and concrete silos from the car window.”  Joye received a Bachelor of Architecture from UNC-Charlotte in 2003. Joye’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including The Drawing Show, Pump Project (Austin, TX) and Red Dot, Women & Their Work (Austin, TX). Upcoming exhibits include a solo exhibition at Designbox (Raleigh, NC) in 2013.

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Nsenga Knight, In love with/Struggle for (part of the interdisciplinary project Last Rite)

Nsenga Knight will be working in Studio 215. She will be using her residency to continue working on her Last Rite project, which is “an interdisciplinary visual art project whose narrative pivots between Malcom X’s pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964 (his fulfillment of his last religious duty) and his funeral rites – the final ritual regarding his physical presence on earth.”  Knight earned a Master of Fine Arts – Photography and Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.  Exhibitions include The First Year, Galveston Arts Center (Galveston, TX); Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet, New Museum (New York, NY), and Drowning (solo exhibition), Amistad Gallery at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Knight also recently completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and the Galveston Artist Residency in Galveston, TX.

Artspace, a thriving visual art center located in downtown Raleigh, brings the creative process to life through inspiring and engaging education and community outreach programming, a dynamic environment of over 30 professional artists studios, and nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Approximately 95 artists hold professional memberships in the Artspace Artists Association. Thirty-five of these artists have studios located at Artspace. Artspace is open to the public Tues.-Sat., from 10am – 6pm and on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Gallery Walk until 10pm. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Guided tours are available. Artspace is located in Historic City Market in Raleigh at the corner of Blount and Davie Streets.

Artspace is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Raleigh Arts Commission, individuals, corporations, and private foundations.

For more information, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).

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Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for Mary Whyte Arts Educator Award – Deadline Mar. 1, 2012

December 28, 2012

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is calling for entries for the annual Mary Whyte Arts Educator Award. Established in 2007, the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a high school visual art teacher in South Carolina school districts who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

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For further info visit (www.marywhyteaward.org).

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Welcomes Short-Term Visiting Artists

December 28, 2012

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Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is excited to announce that four short-term visiting artists will begin working in studios at Artspace, starting in January.  Artspace Artists Association member, painter Max Halperen, will be working in Studio 202 from January 4 through June 29, 2013.  Halperen’s background also includes being a juror and curator for various exhibitions, and an art reviewer for national publications.  Currently a professor emeritus, Halperen taught modern literature and modern art history at North Carolina State University.

Visiting community artists, Shade Maret & Nora Phillips will be working in Studio 208 from January 4 through March 30, 2013. A painter, Shade Maret describes her process, stating “I use shapes and color in bright, loose brush strokes to capture the beauty in what might be considered an ordinary house or scene.” Nora Phillips works with both fibers and paints, most recently creating mixed media paintings in which she is able to incorporate fiber techniques. Phillips explains that she is excited that this residency will allow her to share and demonstrate with Artspace visitors the many techniques and processes that she uses to create her works.

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Burning the Way Out by Nora Phillips

Community artist Jason Dail will be working in Studio 107 from January 8 through March 30, 2013. Dail is a photographer, working primarily with medium format film. Dail explains his preference for film due in part to his tendency to have people as his subjects, stating that “film eliminates the ‘digital barrier’ between photographer and subject,” allowing him to more readily connect with his subjects.

Artspace, a thriving visual art center located in downtown Raleigh, brings the creative process to life through inspiring and engaging education and community outreach programming, a dynamic environment of over 30 professional artists studios, and nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Approximately 95 artists hold professional memberships in the Artspace Artists Association. Thirty-five of these artists have studios located at Artspace. Artspace is open to the public Tues.-Sat., from 10am-6pm and on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Gallery Walk until 10pm. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Guided tours are available. Artspace is located in Historic City Market in Raleigh at the corner of Blount and Davie Streets.

Artspace is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Raleigh Arts Commission, individuals, corporations, and private foundations.

For more information, please visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, Offers Schedule of Sundays at 2 Events

December 28, 2012

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The Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, will be offering special art related events every Sunday at 2pm. They have just announced their schedule for early 2013.

January 2013

Jan. 6 – Artists in Action – Join painter Anthony Conway in GCMA Studio 1 as he demonstrates favorite techniques and his own unique approach to oil painting.

Jan. 13 – American Legends: Taking a Second Look – Don’t miss this entertaining and informative program, presented by Greenville Chatauqua. Join Joe Thompson, visual arts chair for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and Rusty Godfrey, social studies chair for SCGSAH, for a look at such American legends as Susan B. Anthony, Davy Crockett, and Malcolm X. (Snow date January 20 at 2 pm).

Jan. 20 – Gallery Talk – Explore the world’s largest public collection of works by American watercolor master Andrew Wyeth right here in Greenville. GCMA docent John Bies will share insights and stories relating to some of Wyeth’s iconic paintings.

Jan. 27 – Family Art Adventure: Warm and Wooly – Taking inspiration from imagery in Andrew Wyeth’s winter scenes, fiber artist Deb Potter will lead a hands-on felting workshop in GCMA Studio 1.

February 2013

Feb. 3 – Sketching in the Galleries – Join us in the galleries to study and sketch from the exhibition “Here’s Your Freedom”. Pencils and sketchpads provided.

Feb. 10 – Gallery Talk – To mark the opening of the exhibition “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” Michael K. Komanecky, Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, presents “The Art of the Wyeths.”

Feb. 17 – Befores & Afters – Whether rescuing artworks from devastating floods and fires or from the ravages of time, noted paper conservator Christine Young restores family heirlooms as well as museum treasures. Listen to her fascinating presentation on the art and science of paper conservation.

Feb. 24 – Artists in Action – Take a look at the amazing pots in the exhibition “David Drake: Potter and Poet of Edgefield District” and then join Upstate ceramicist Jay Owens to learn more about making beauty from clay and dirt.

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

The Greenville County Museum of Art is located at 420 College Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

For further information call the Museum at 864/271-7570 or visit (www.gcma.org).

North Charleston Arts Festival in SC Calls for Entries for Annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” – Deadline Mar. 15, 2013

December 28, 2012

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Fine craft artists from across South Carolina are invited to participate in the twelfth annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition”.  As the state’s only fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 3-11, 2013, in North Charleston, SC. Applications may be downloaded from the Applications page at (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com). Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15, 2013.

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Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media.  Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during the past annual exhibitions.  Following the close of the show, up to thirty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2013/2014 Traveling Exhibitions Program.  Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

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Handed Down by Susan Lenz, 2012 Best in Show winner

Karen Derksen, Director of Winthrop University Galleries and lecturer for the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Design at Winthrop, will jury this year’s competition. Derksen holds an MA in Arts Administration and a BA in Art History (Curatorial Studies).  She has coordinated collaborative community projects including the public art installation of Carla Stetson’s The Red Line in Rock Hill, MUSE Fest, Pecha Kucha Charlotte, and the Artist & Civic Engagement Projects at Winthrop. Derksen has juried a number of exhibitions, acted as small festival representative for the Edmonton Arts Council Festival Granting Jury and served as review panel member for the Center for Craft, Creativity + Design 2011 Craft Research Fund Grants. She is also one of the founding members of Media, Art, Design, Exposed in Edmonton.

The “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 3-11, 2013, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. An opening reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Friday, May 3, 2013.  For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for 35th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show – Deadline Jan. 23, 2013

December 20, 2012

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All Dare County, NC, artists are invited to submit their artwork to the 35th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be featured at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Jan. 26 – Feb. 22, 2013.

Started in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic.

“Frank Stick was a man of vision. We are honored to keep his vision alive by inviting local artists to participate in this renowned show that celebrates his passion,” said Executive Director of Dare County Arts Council Chris Sawin.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be Jan. 26, 2013, from 6-8pm at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery.

Over $1,500 in cash awards will be offered, including Best in Show, Excellence, and Honorable Mention. A People’s Choice award winner will be selected by public ballot during the opening reception. All other cash award winners will be selected by the judges based solely on merit. The 2013 judges are Sarah Searcy and Amanda Nicholas.

Searcy graduated with an honors MA in sociology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, after completing a fieldwork-based thesis in India. She has taught English in New Delhi, India, attended Penland School of Crafts as a William R. Kenan Fellow, and interned with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Nicholas works with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, and monotype printmaking. She received her MFA in Drawing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and her BFA from East Carolina University.

All artwork must be received at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery between 10am and 5pm on Jan. 22 or 23, 2013. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head, NC. Hatteras Island artists are asked to drop of their work at Koru Village in Avon on Jan. 21, 2013, between 10am and 4pm.

A non-refundable fee of $20 per artist ($35 for Non-Arts Council Members) is due upon delivery of work. Artists can join the Dare County Arts Council at the time of delivery.

For a complete prospectus, please stop by Dare County Arts gallery located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo. A prospectus is also available on line at (www.darearts.org/calendar).

For more information, please call 252/473-5558.

North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, Announces Holiday Hours

December 20, 2012

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Director Lawrence J. Wheeler announced today that the North Carolina Museum of Art, normally closed on Mondays, will open its East Building to the public on New Year’s Eve in honor of two visiting exhibitions, Still-Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print. Still-Life Café and the Special Exhibition Store will also be open on Dec. 31.

When: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 10am to 5pm

Where: East Building, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC.

The West Building, home to the Museum’s permanent collection, will remain closed on Dec. 31. The Museum will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. A full schedule for the Museum campus can be found online at (www.ncartmuseum.org/visit).

The Museum will be open regular hours prior to Dec. 31 and after Jan. 1: Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am to 5pm; Friday: 10am to 9pm; Closed Monday (except Dec. 31); and Museum Park open daily from dawn to dusk.

Visitors may purchase tickets for Still-Life Masterpieces and Edvard Munch at (www.ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions), by phone at 919/715-5923, or in person at the NCMA Box Office. The Still-Life exhibition closes Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at 5pm.

The NCMA is the only US venue for Still-Life Masterpieces, an exquisite assemblage of more than 70 still-life paintings and decorative arts by masters from the past four centuries.

The prints featured in Edvard Munch, often derived in subject matter from the artist’s paintings, highlight the intensely remembered moments in his life, compelling viewers to confront themes of loneliness, lust, despair, and death.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Wedding Photography – Deadline Dec. 28, 2012

December 18, 2012

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The Outer Banks Wedding Association and Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, have invited their collective membership to participate in a photography exhibit, to coincide with the 2013 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend.

The exhibit “Stolen Moments: Highlighting and Honoring the Creativity and Artistry of Outer Banks Photographers” will be on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery Jan. 14-29, 2013.

“We hope this is the first of many collaborations between OBWA and DCAC,” said Outer Banks Wedding Association President Kate Pullen.

To kick off the Wedding Weekend, there will be a gallery reception Friday, Jan. 18 at 6pm.

“Photographers are encouraged to submit images that show their creative side: that unguarded moment; a sunset that didn’t make it into the wedding album; the cutting-edge shot that only emerged while the bride and groom weren’t posing,” said Dare Council Arts Council Gallery Director Fay Davis Edwards.

Images should be digitally submitted via a major third-party file-sharing service, to (info@darearts.org) and (gallery@darearts.org) by Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Each artist may submit five original images taken in the last two years for consideration.

The exhibit is open to all artists who are members of Dare County Arts Council or the Outer Banks Wedding Association and are 18 years of age or older.

“I cannot fully express my excitement when I envision the possibilities that can be achieved when the Arts Council works on projects with complementary organizations, such as OBWA. I am a member of both groups and am excited to see the progressive movement toward promoting both traditional and nontraditional arts in our community,” said photographer and Arts Council board member Mary Basnight.

Selected photographers will be notified by Friday Jan. 4, 2013.

For more information about the exhibit call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.darearts.org).

Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, Announces The NC Art Outreach Project for NC Abstract Artists – Deadline Jan. 1, 2013

December 18, 2012

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The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, announces The NC Art Outreach Project, a program offering artists local, national, and international opportunities for exposure and professional advancement through access to networks. The project allows artists the opportunity to connect with art professionals and offers a platform for sharing opinions in a collegial atmosphere. The NC Art Outreach Project is an opportunity that has been made available by the generosity of the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.

Artists will present digital images of their work in a Pecha Kucha format presentation in The Gallery at Green Hill Center. On Feb. 16, 2013, from 9am to 5pm, the top 60 selected artists will present 20 images in front of a panel, discussing each slide for 20 seconds (allowing for a six minute presentation). The panel will consists of Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs, Green Hill Center staff, and other visual arts writers, curators and artists from across the state. After the presentations the floor will open for an informal exchange with the presenting artists. On Mar. 1, 2013, twenty artists will be selected to move on to the next set of presentations on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013, from 10am to noon where their work will be reviewed by a panel of art professionals from New York City. The panel of art professionals will be giving a public talk prior to that event on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013, from 5:30-6:30pm at Green Hill Center for NC Art.

April 23rd NC Art Outreach Project Panel Participates include:
Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs
Miles Manning, Director of the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York
Lilly Wei, New York-based independent curator and critic
Peter Plagens, American painter, art critic and novelist
Independents exhibiting artists: Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez & Bonnie Melton

The call-for-artists is open to visual abstract artists currently working in the state of North Carolina. Qualifying artists include artists who have studied in a North Carolina degree program, taught professionally in North Carolina, maintained ongoing professional relationships in North Carolina, or who have previously resided in the state. Abstract works in two or three dimensions are eligible; however, photography, film, and video works will not be eligible for this program. All works must have been made within the last five years. Green Hill Center will accept submissions on a first-come, first-serve basis. Green Hill Center curatorial staff will review all applications and select participants based on submitted images and applications and available spaces. All submission materials must be received by January 1, 2013. Register online at (www.greenhillcenter.org) and click on the “NC Outreach Project” button.

Green Hill Center for NC Art is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Green Hill Center is the only non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting, promoting, and advocating contemporary visual art and artists of North Carolina.

For more information visit (www.greenhillcenter.org).

MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston, SC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Jan. 13, 2013

December 14, 2012

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The MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American & Caribbean Arts is an annual 11-day festival in Charleston, SC, that features presentations in a variety of artistic disciplines including visual arts, classical music, theater, poetry, storytelling, dance, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, children’s activities, and traditional crafts for an audience of 58,000+ people. MOJA stimulates and celebrates cultural harmony within the community and encourages participation in and access to a rich variety of traditional arts and cultures, as well as educational programs. MOJA’s mission is built around the concept of building bridges of understanding and respect for the beauty of artistic and cultural expression among all parts of the community. If you would like to be considered as an artist or performer for the 2013 MOJA Arts Festival, please send the following information:

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APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE (http://www.mojafestival.com/home/?page_id=285)

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

1. CD/DVD of sample artwork, performances, presentations
2. CD with high resolution/press quality images of you/your group, past performances or exhibits
3. Press clippings/brochure or other marketing materials
4. $15 Application Fee (make checks payable to City of Charleston)
5. Completed Application Form

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 10, 2013

Please send all materials to:
2013 MOJA Arts Festival
Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Each component of the MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts is carefully selected by a jury process. The submitted materials will be forwarded to the appropriate selection committee and the final decision on the 2013 program will be made by the end of April.

The MOJA Arts Festival:  A Celebration of African-American & Caribbean Art is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the MOJA Planning Committee and is scheduled for September 26 to October 6, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

For more information, please call 843/724-7305 and visit (www.mojafestival.com).