Archive for January, 2013

Pawleys Island (SC) Festival of Music and Art Announces Poster Competition – Deadline Mar. 15, 2013

January 31, 2013

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is now accepting entries until March 15th for its poster design competition to advertise their 23rd annual event. The winning design will be used in promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts that will be sold during the festival taking place in Pawleys Island, SC. The winning designer will take home $300.

Last year’s poster

Only original artwork submitted by the artist or artist’s representative will be accepted for this competition. Artists can submit two entries, but artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any Horry or Georgetown County or City program. Artists can submit in one of three categories: 8th Grade and below, 9th – 12th Grades and Adult.  Artists can choose from paint, markers, photography, digital art, crayons, and chalk.

A panel of arts professionals will make the final selection based on specifications, design and marketability. The winning image will be produced as the cover for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art’s program books and will also be produced as the festival poster. The winning image, an original signed by the artist, will be auctioned at the 14th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala, with all proceeds going to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art.

In addition to the $300 cash prize, the winning artist will receive two all access passes to the festival, 10 posters and national recognition via publicity surrounding the 23rd annual event.

For contest details and additional information, please visit ( or call 843/626-8911.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, features two weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances as well as the Culinary Symphony and Pawleys Island Wine Gala that serve as fundraisers for the event.

For more information on the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, visit them online at (

Columbia Design League in Columbia, SC, is Calling for Entries for the Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show – Deadline Mar. 22, 2013

January 31, 2013


The Columbia Design League, a Columbia Museum of Art membership affiliate group, announces a Call for Entries for its sixth annual “Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show”. Entry is open to everyone and the entry fee is $30 or $15 for students, with discounts for multiple outfits by the same designer. Garments must be made from recycled materials and entrants are required to attend a rehearsal on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013, from 6-8pm. The registration deadline is Friday, Mar. 22, 2013. Raid your trash bins, recycling containers or closets and Strut Your Junk!

“Runaway Runway” is a design competition that brings together talented designers to turn trash into sustainable fashion treasures. The event is Columbia’s premiere spring fashion show and highlights the value of recycling and living green. Be a part of this fun and funky event that attracts a wide audience – from the young, hip and creative to long time patrons of the arts in Columbia. All come together to marvel at what designers can create from such a variety of used materials such as coffee filters, bottle caps, empty containers, industrial scraps, newspapers and plastic bags.

“Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show” is on Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013, at the Township Auditorium. Sponsors are Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), Companion Global Healthcare, Vodka 360/Ben Arnold, Signs Now, Skirt! Magazine, WRXY, Revente/Sid and Nancy, River Runner, Sejwad Hotels and the Abacus Planning Group.

“Runaway Runway” reinforces the recycling message in a festive style. Collect your garbage and get out your sewing needle! To enter, go to (

For inspiration, get up close and personal with outfits from the 2012 “Runaway Runway” fashion show and learn about the conceptual and construction process behind each one at the “Meet the Designers: Runaway Runway” community gallery installation at the CMA. From a bubble wrap gown to a Mad Hatter spin-off, these creations feature post-consumer materials, range in theme and materials and are wild eco-friendly fashions! The installation opens with a CDL reception on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 and is on view through Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Since 1997 the Columbia Design League has brought speakers from around the nation and around the corner to engage, challenge and inspire us all to appreciate the impact of design on our lives.  Join the Columbia Design League and become part of Columbia’s dynamic community of citizens who are working for a brighter future by good design.

For more information about the Design League, visit (

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Announces Coffee with the Authors Schedule

January 31, 2013


New dates for Oct. & Dec. have been added.

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, has announced the 2013 schedule for its Coffee with the Authors held on Thursdays, from 10 to 11am.

March 7, 2013- David Reavis. (“Upon These Steps: Brothers In NC 23rd Regiment”) This riveting book chronicles the author’s own family history, through the Civil War experiences of two sons and another family member as well as those maintaining the homefront.

April 11, 2013. Jack Thompson (“Memories of Myrtle Beach”) The official and beloved historian of Myrtle Beach, Jack Thompson has been a presence on the Grand Strand since the early fifties. His coffee table book includes a delightful narrative and 100-plus of the area’s iconic landmarks and events.

May 2, 2013. Howie Thompson (“Bands” and “Fat Harold: the Legendary King of Shag”)
After a successful coaching career, Howie Thompson began writing. When he moved to Little River, SC, he fell in love with the area’s beach music. In 2012, he wrote the only authorized biography of local icon, Harold Bessent, and has just completed “Bands,” a close up look at some 60 local and regional bands that specialize in the genre. Ah, the stories he has to tell …

(no events scheduled for June – August)

September 5, 2013. Patricia Branning (“Shrimp, Collards and Grits”) 144 pages of recipes, stories and beautiful works of art from the creeks and gardens of the Lowcountry. The author shares her love of cool verandas, brocaded parlors and the area’s rich bounty of land and sea.

October 3, 2013. Ann Ipock (“Life Is Short, I Wish I Was Taller,” “Life Is Short, So Read This Fast,” and “Life Is Short, But It’s Wide” Ann Ipock is an author, speaker, and humorist who talks about the joys and challenges of Southern women. Her presentations always strike a chord with her audience. Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank says, “Ann Ipock’s writing is at once hilarious, and in the next breath, poignant.”

November 7, 2013. Ann Ipock (“Life Is Short, I Wish I Was Taller,” “Life Is Short, So Read This Fast,” and “Life Is Short, But It’s Wide” Ann Ipock is an author, speaker, and humorist who talks about the joys and challenges of Southern women. Her presentations always strike a chord with her audience. Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank says, “Ann Ipock’s writing is at once hilarious, and in the next breath, poignant.”

December 5, 2013. Children’s book authors: Becky Shuford (“Woody and the Hens”) and Michele Verhoosky “Molly Marie and the Amazing Jimmy”). Illustrated by N.C. artist Rena MacQueen. “Woody & the Hens” tells the charming tale of five young cousins who visit their grandparent’s farm, and their favorite playmate Woody, a Border Collie with a gift for “rounding up.”  Readers of all ages will love the touchingly tender tale of “Molly Marie and the Amazing Jimmy,” in which an old binky helps a little girl and a leprechaun grow brave enough to forge a magical friendship.

These events are free, but due to space limitations, reservations are required. Make reservations at 910/575-5999 or  via e-mail at ( (don’t forget to include the author’s name and date along with your name and number).

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179) in Calabash, NC.

For more information, visit the website ( or the gallery’s Facebook page.

Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, Launches Social Media Fundraising Campaign

January 31, 2013


Today, Green Hill Center for NC Art, in Greensboro, NC, launched I Heart NC Art, a social media campaign to raise awareness and funding to support working North Carolina artists, as well as support the next generation in North Carolina. Green Hill Center for NC Art has set a goal to reach $31,250 before March 15, 2013.


The campaign name I Heart NC Art is titled to create a focus around North Carolina Artists. Since its founding in 1974, Green Hill Center has presented and sold artwork of over 9,700 visual artists and engaged nearly 1 million visitors through free access to The Gallery, ArtQuest, and The Shop. Green Hill Center connects people to art through open, accessible, and personal experiences. With North Carolina at the center, Green Hill Center produces original exhibitions, invest in North Carolina artists and educate people of all ages.

“In today’s economic climate, non-profits must be astute in figuring out how to explore new ideas without creating a financial burden on the organization. Green Hill Center’s supporters are varied and loyal but we must reach out to new supporters and friends, and using social media as a tool to accomplish this is essential,” said Laura Way, Executive Director of Green Hill Center for NC Art, “Today, our Center must raise funds to support ArtQuest, the exhibition program and general operations—we start each year from dollar zero; we need the support of many to achieve all that we do each year. We steward every dollar wisely, and make careful and deliberate decisions on where to allocate our resources. The funds from I Heart NC Art will be used to support the programs our community values, and will help us remain a healthy, sustainable organization this year, and the next 38.”

“Green Hill Center has been around for 38 years, and after 38 years we know what the community values in our programs through its participation and support. This campaign is a means to help support those programs that our community has indicated are valuable to them.  This is not just the Greensboro community, but the community of artists across the state.  The funds raised will be unrestricted funds to help support our exhibitions, ArtQuest and our general exhibitions.”

Donors who give to the “I Heart NC Art” campaign receive online recognition for their gift. Supporters and advocates are asked to use #IHeartNCArt on twitter and “Like” on Facebook to help amplify the message. The following are tools to share or send to friends, family and colleagues.

For more information visit (

The Greater Park Circle Film Society in North Charleston, SC, Offers “Sing Your Song” (Harry Belafonte documentary) Feb. 2, 2013

January 31, 2013

The Greater Park Circle Film Society (GPCFS) will honor and celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 2, starting at 6:30pm, with a screening of “Sing Your Song” (Harry Belafonte documentary) followed by a panel discussion on activism in the arts, at The Olde North Charleston Picture House in North Charleston, SC. Noted special guests include textile designer and curator Cookie Washington, filmmaker Liz Oakley (awarding winning writer/producer of “Sentencing the Victim”) and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. The panel will be moderated by Dr. George Hopkins, historian and activist.


“Sing Your Song” surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. (

The post-movie moderated Q&A will explore how Belafonte and his peers have influenced Charleston artists, and will touch on the history of social justice in the arts, and the creative value of framing one’s artistic career around a cause. In honor of our guest panelists, GPCFS will give half of all ticket sales and donations from the event to Human Rights Watch.

The Olde North Charleston Picture House is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in North Charleston.

The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 6:30pm (panel immediately following film).

This event is open to the public; $2 for GPCFS members, $5 for nonmembers. Please note the earlier screening time of 6:30 for this special event.

The Greater Park Circle Film Society is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2008. Our mission is to screen quality films, educate the public, and engage in community development. GPCFS has a vision to become an anchor for film and community in the Lowcountry. We seek to showcase local, national, and international filmmakers. We connect aspiring filmmakers with each other and with investors; further community development through collaborations with neighborhoods and other non-profits; and advance knowledge and appreciation about cinema and the filmmaking process.

For further info call Patricia E. Buckley at 843/225-3313.

The Contemporaries at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Call for Entries for Artist of the Year – Deadline Feb. 28, 2013

January 31, 2013


The Contemporaries, a Columbia Museum of Art, in Columbia, SC, membership affiliate group, announces a Call for Entries for its tenth annual Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year (CAY) Soirée and Silent Auction. The event is designed to increase awareness of and support for emerging artists in South Carolina and to promote the Contemporaries’ membership. Entry is open to all South Carolina residents. Three-dimensional work must weigh less than 50 pounds and two-dimensional work must measure no more than 60 inches in either direction, including the frame. Artists can submit up to two entries.

The deadline is Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m.

To enter your work, visit  ( or for more information on submitting artwork, contact Kim Bryson by e-mail at (

The jury will be announced in February 2013. The jury selects the artwork for the silent auction and selects one winner, 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.

The CAY award is generously supported by Anne and Alex Postic and a matching gift from the Contemporaries. The winner receives a cash prize of $2,500. Event guests vote on the People’s Choice award, and the winner is presented with an award and a cash prize of $300. “Jasper Magazine” is sponsoring the “State-of-the-Art” award which includes a $200 cash prize and a feature in an upcoming issue of “Jasper”.

All awards are presented at the CAY Soirée and Silent Auction on Friday, Apr. 26, 2013, at 7pm at the Columbia Museum of Art. Tickets for the CAY Soirée and Silent Auction are $40 / $20 for Contemporaries members and includes food, drinks and live entertainment.

The Contemporaries mission is to 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 Contemporaries’ membership, visit ( or call 803/343-2197.

701 Center for Contemporary Art Announces Participating Artists for Columbia Open Studios, March 23-24, 2013

January 30, 2013


The nonprofit artist-in-residence center & international art gallery, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, in Columbia, SC, has announced the 58 artists participating in Columbia Open Studios, March 23-24, 2013.

This free, self-guided, weekend-long tour of artists’ studios will span across Richland and Lexington Counties. The participating artists’ studios will be open to the public while art lovers travel to visit them, learn about the creative process and buy art. Successful Open Studios events are held across the country, from Greenville, SC, to San Francisco, CA.

701 Center for Contemporary Art began hosting Columbia Open Studios as an annual, signature event in 2011, when participating artists’ studios saw more than 4,000 visits. The 2012 event saw more than a 150 percent increase, with more than 10,000 visits to visual artists’ working studios throughout the Midlands.


701 CCA Columbia Open Studios 2013 Participating Artists include: Christy Aitken, Hannah Aitken, Angel Allen, Jeff Amberg, Nancy K. Butterworth, Heidi Darr-Hope, Mike Donkle, Jeff Donovan, Clark Ellefson, Betty Evans, Nora Floyd/Ruth Bayard, Diane Gilbert, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie Goldberg, Katrina Hampton, Lyssa Harvey, Mary Ann Haven, Ruby Haydock DeLoach, Robert W. Hickman, Howard Hunt, Judy Bolton Jarrett, Russell Jeffcoat, Michele Kingery, Amanda Ladymon, Alicia Leeke, Whitney LeJeune, Sharon Collings Licata, Letitia “Tish” Lowe, Chappy Manning, Barbie Mathis, Michel McNinch, Regina Moody, Julia Moore, K. Page Morris, Jane Muller, One Eared Cow Glass, Patrick M. Parise, Gretchen Evans Parker, Rachel Parker, Carol Pittman, Shannon Purvis, Carolyn Ramsay, Mary Robinson, Grace Rockafellow, Walton Selig, J. Spencer Shull, Blue Sky, Kevin Smith, Marian Soule, Laura Spong, Curran Stone, Christian Thee, Martha Thomas, Nini Ward, Carey Weathers, Ron Weathers, Beth West, Ellen Emerson Yaghjian.

Details and full online guide will be available at (

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios Preview Party will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7-9pm, at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia. Admission is $5 members and $10 non-members. Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a slideshow preview, and the opportunity to meet the artists, courtesy of Schmoyer and Company, official sponsors of the Preview Party.

Columbia Open Studios Artist Exhibition at 701 Whaley in “the hallway:communityart” Gallery, March 17-24, 2013
As an added bonus to this year’s event, from March 17-24, there will be an exhibition of participating 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios artists in the first-floor community art gallery at 701 Whaley, “thehallway:communityart” – admission is free and Open Studios maps & program guides will be available to the public. The artist exhibition is sponsored by BlueCross Blueshield of South Carolina and the South Carolina Veterinary Specialists.

The City of Columbia, SC, has become a major partner in Columbia Open Studios, facilitating the distribution of close to 50,000 full-color program guides throughout the state and in the March 20 issue of the Free Times. Artist exhibition sponsors are BlueCross Blueshield of South Carolina and the South Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Richland County continues to sponsor the event, and Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough is the official Poster Sponsor for 2013.  Thanks to sponsors Sue Doran and Drew Brashaer, as well as to this year’s $701 level sponsors, The Shop Tart; Rosso Trattoria and Loft 201 at 701 Whaley; HoFP; and Resource Associates, all of whom will enjoy a private, multi-course dinner in the gallery later this year.

About 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, March 23-24, 2013:
Saturday, March 23: 10am until 6pm
Sunday, March 24: noon until 6pm

This free, self-led driving tour of 58 artists’ studios throughout Richland and Lexington Counties showcases the Midlands’ talented visual art community. Artists will open their studios and be on hand to share their personal stories, backgrounds and share their tools and techniques. Artists’ work will be available for purchase at zero markup.

701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community via its gallery & artist-in-residence program at historic 701 Whaley in Columbia, SC. 701 CCA also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms. For more info visit (

For logistical or sponsorship questions regarding 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, e-mail ( or call Debi Schadel at 803/348-8861 or Tracie Broom at 415/235-5718.

Hashtag: #ColaOpenStudios

Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC, Offers Book Signing and Panel Discussion for VALLEY ABLAZE: Pottery Tradition in the Catawba Valley – Feb. 17, 2013

January 30, 2013


The Hickory Museum of Art, in Hickory, NC, along with authors Jason L. Harpe and Brian Dedmond and photographer Melany Dawn Crouse, will host a book signing on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, from 2-4pm, for “VALLEY ABLAZE: Pottery Tradition in the Catawba Valley”. Collectors and authors Dr. Allen and Barry Huffman, author and collector Dr. Robert Hart of Hart Square, and Catawba Valley potter Kim Ellington will lead a panel discussion, with slide presentations, on Catawba Valley pottery and the significance of “Valley Ablaze”. A book signing will follow the presentations, and refreshments and social hour will be held in the Hickory Museum of Art’s Second Floor Coe Gallery. Harpe, Dedmond, and Crouse will raffle a dozen special commemorative pieces of Catawba Valley pottery at the end of the reception. Visitors are encouraged to tour the museum’s current exhibitions “A Tribute to Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949)” and “DISCOVER FOLK ART: Unique Visions by Southern Self-Taught Artists” in the Hickory Museum of Art Collection.


Designed and published by Nathan W. Moehlmann of Goosepen Studio & Press, in Conover, NC, “Valley Ablaze” is a 242-page hardcover volume that chronicles the rich pottery tradition in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina from the late eighteenth century to the present. Traditional and contemporary alkaline-glazed forms and wood-fired groundhog kilns come alive in full color photographs mixed with vintage images of potters and their work.

With a forward by Dr. Charles “Terry” Zug, and contributions from scholars Scott Smith, Jeff Pruett, and Barry Huffman, “Valley Ablaze” spotlights over 1,000 pieces of masterfully crafted utilitarian forms from the Catawba Valley’s earliest documented potters and face jugs of Burlon Craig, nationally-recognized folk potter from Lincoln County who kept this pottery tradition alive from the 1960s through the early 1980s.  Also showcased is the work of contemporary potters who directly or indirectly learned traditional methods of production from Burlon Craig, and a new group of potters who are continuing the tradition while adding their own unique and special adaptations to utilitarian forms.

The book signing, presentations, and reception will be held at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory, NC, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, from 2-4pm. The event is free and open to the public.  The Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The retail price of the “Valley Ablaze” is $49.95. For the Hickory Museum of Art panel discussion and book signing event, the book will be available at the discounted price of $45.00, including tax. The dozen special commemorative pieces of Catawba Valley pottery will be raffled at the end of the event. Raffle tickets are free with a book purchase or available for sale.

For more information, including ordering copies of the book, payment methods, and upcoming book signings, please visit the “Valley Ablaze” website at ( or contact us via e-mail at ( You can also visit our “Valley Ablaze” Facebook page.

Visit the Hickory Museum of Art at ( for information to learn more about museum’s location, exhibitions, and special offerings.

Crooked Creek Art League Holds Meeting at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC – Feb. 18, 2013

January 30, 2013


The Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is pleased to announce that Kathy Caudill of Rock Hill, SC, will present the monthly program on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC.

Several of our members noticed her outstanding work, which won best of show at this year’s South Carolina Watermedia Society show held at City Art in Columbia. Caudill informed us that she made a presentation to CCAL about ten years ago. Her work has changed and improved, and our membership has changed and grown. For many of us, it will be a first show. You can obtain a glimpse of her work, if you google Kathy Caudill, artist.

A third generation self-taught artist, Kathy Caudill began her artistic career in the commercial art field doing freelance work for advertising agencies and corporate clients. She designed the official seal for Raleigh County, West Virginia, in 1980. She also worked for a time as a courtroom sketch artist. In 1980 Caudill switched to full-time painting.
Her subject matter comes from the ordinary people, places, and things that have special meaning to her. She is much more concerned with capturing the emotion or feeling in a piece than in rendering a skillfully painted image.

Caudill has won numerous awards for her work including top merit awards with both the South Carolina and West Virginia Watercolor Societies. She was awarded Best of Show in 2012 and 2010 in the South Carolina Watermedia Society 35th and 33rd Annual Exhibitions and was featured in the article, “The Year’s Best Paintings”, in the February 2011 edition of “Watercolor Artist Magazine”. She will also be featured in the upcoming February 2013 edition of “Watercolor Artist Magazine” as well. Caudill was awarded  the Dr. PH Martin- Salis International Award #3 in the Southern Watercolor Society 35th Annual Exhibition in 2012. She has also won first and second place awards in “North Light Magazine’s” cover competitions and was selected as cover artist for the South Carolina Art and Agriculture Calendar in 2001. Her work was also selected for the “Artist’s Magazine’s” 2005 Limited Edition Art Calendar. She was featured in the book, “Splash 8:  Watercolor Discoveries”, and the “Artist’s Magazine” in 2004, and her studio was featured in “American Artist Studios Magazine” in 2009.

Caudill was invited to exhibit her work at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, FL, from October 1, 2011, through January 15, 2012.  The exhibition titled, “In the Tradition of Wyeth—Contemporary Watercolor Masters”, was built around two Andrew Wyeth paintings from the museum’s permanent collection and three additional Wyeth paintings from private collections. The remaining paintings in the show featured Caudill’s work and the work of nine other contemporary watercolorists selected from around the country including Stephen Scott Young, Ray Ellis, Dean Mitchell, Hubert Shuptrine, and Alan Shuptrine.

Caudill is the author of “Landscapes in Watercolor,” Walter Foster Publishing, Laguna Hills, CA, and has published several limited edition prints of her paintings. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including “Wonderful West Virginia Magazine”, “Creative Loafing Magazine”, “YC Magazine”, and on the covers of three Dick Blick art catalogs. Her credits also include three murals painted for the US Postal Service and NBC Television. Her work is widely collected both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of actor James Earl Jones, Union Carbide, CSX Corporation, and Bank of America to name a few. Caudill has served as juror in numerous art competitions as well as teaching local and regional painting classes and workshops for twenty-five years.

Caudill is a signature member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and Member with Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She is also a member of the Southern Watercolor Society and Allied Artists of America.  Kathy is currently represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CCAL meets the 3rd Monday of the month at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC.  Meetings start at 6:30pm with light foods, followed by the program. Visitors interested in the arts are welcome.  We ask members to bring a potential member interested in the arts.

For further info call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (

Camden ART February Meeting Takes Place at Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC – Feb. 4, 2013

January 30, 2013

The February Meeting of Camden ART, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) will include a hands on Collage Workshop led by Jane Hannon, a well-known local artist. The meeting will take place on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniels Education Building of the Fine Arts Center located on the corner of Lyttleton and York streets in Camden, SC.

Jane Hannon is an award-winning artist and teacher with art degrees from Limestone College and the University of South Carolina. Hannon was one of the artists chosen for the Palmetto Project and has been a repeat award winner at the South Carolina State Fair as well as The Camden ART sponsored Fall Art Show. She is also a member of the Artists’ Attic in Camden, a local artists’ cooperative. Hannon has over 30 years of experience creating art in many different mediums. Collage is a technique of creating art by combining various materials such as photos, paper, cloth, found objects, etc. onto a surface. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The Camden Art Association is a group of local artists, both professional and amateur, who meet the first Monday of each month and present two annual exhibits in the Fine Arts Center’s Bassett Gallery.  The CAA welcomes anyone interested in the arts to join this affiliate club.  Membership will provide opportunities for artists to showcase their work, to hear from speakers and demonstrators who can share their expertise, and meet other artists in the community.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (