Archive for April, 2013

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Eclectic Interiors: A Mix of Antique and Contemporary Furnishings with Susan Sully – May 20, 2013

April 30, 2013


The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to present the next event in the Art with a Twist series, a lunchtime lecture with author Susan Sully. In her latest publication, “Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style” (Rizzoli International Publications, Spring 2013), Sully explores southern antiques and architecture. During her lunchtime lecture at the Gibbes, audiences will enjoy a virtual tour through the 18th to the 21st century properties featured in the volume.

The lecture explores the two themes of the book—the South’s “Pure and Simple” vernacular architecture and the “Simple Elegance” with which homeowners combine fine antiques with relaxed surroundings. Ranging from a Creole plantation house in Louisiana, a Greek Revival row house in Savannah, a neo-vernacular country house in Mississippi, and a “cottage-Gothic” residence in Atlanta, the featured residences offer insights into the architectural history of the region. Integrating time-honored lessons of the past, a number of homes also incorporate contemporary design sensibilities, making them especially appealing for today’s sensibilities. Many designed by the South’s leading architects and interior decorators, these houses reveal the inspired approach to tradition and gracious simplicity that define Southern charm. “Susan will engage and educate our audience with fascinating details about the history of southern antiques and architecture,” says Angela Mack, Executive Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art.

A leading authority on Southern architecture and design, Susan Sully is the author and photographer of many books published by Rizzoli International Publications, including “The Southern Cosmopolitan” and “The Southern Cottage”. She has also co-authored books with leading Southern architects and interior designers including Bobby McAlpine, Phoebe Howard, and Norman Askins (forthcoming). A graduate from Yale University with a degree in art history, she has contributed articles to “The New York Times”, “Veranda”, “Martha Stewart Living”, “Southern Accents”, “Town & Country Travel”, and other publications. Her books have appeared in magazines including “Architectural Digest”, “Town & Country”, “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, and “World of Interiors”. Sully lectures frequently on the subject of Southern architecture and design at organizations including Sotheby’s Institute and the Smithsonian’s National Building Museum. She also writes a blog called (

Monday, May 20 at 12noon: lecture and lunch
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members (includes boxed lunch)
For details and to purchase tickets please visit ( or call 843/722-2706 x 21.

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 (

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, NC, Offers Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography – May 18, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayateville, NC, will offers a Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography on May 18, 2013, from 11am-1pm, at the Arts Council, located at 301 Hay Street in Fayetteville. Limited space available!

Ever wonder how photographers become famous? Hear about work by nationally and internationally known artists whose images are in the collection of contemporary photography at the North Carolina Museum of Art – a collection with now over 200 pieces.

Reserve your space at the Arts Council to hear Linda Johnson Dougherty, chief curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

This special session includes lunch, a discussion on Contemporary Photography, and an overview of current and upcoming photography shows at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Registration is $10 for Arts Council and NC Museum of Art members. Non-members registration is $15. The fee includes a light lunch. Space is limited.

Registration and payment are required by May 9, 2013. Registration can be made by cash, check, or credit to The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Visit ( ) for a printable registration form. You can pay securely online using PayPal (full rate): by clicking here.

For more information contact Christina Williams at 910/323-1776, ext. 234 or e-mail to (

Peter Scala’s Art Scene Gets Active

April 30, 2013

After having his artwork appear on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Carolina Arts, Peter Scala of North Charleston, SC, faces an active calendar of events including:

Scala is one of 60 artists selected to be part of the 2013 South Carolina Arts Foundation’s Auction/Verner Sale, held on May 1, 2013, at 7pm at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC. Scala’s works, “Lavender Lady is that a Maybe, Purred the Purple Cat”; “A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as the Sun” will be auctioned; and “Plucked” is on sale.  For info visit (

Ode to a Radish by Peter Scala

Scala’s “Ode to a Radish” was juried into the Art League of Hilton Head’s Biennale Show, on view from May 4 through June 3, 2013, at the Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island, SC. A reception will be held on May 3, from 5-7pm.

Scala will also have two works, “Scent” and “Drifting” entered into the “North Charleston 2013 Arts Festival Exhibit,” on view from May 3 – 11, 2013, at the Charleston Area Convention Complex, North Charleston, SC. A reception will be held on May 3, from 6-7pm.

The online gallery, Upstream People Gallery, selected six of Scala’s works to be included in the “10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition,” on view at ( The juror had this to say about Scala’s works, “Peter Scala of North Charleston, South Carolina has a wonderful sense of artistic expression with a rather contemporary cubistic style. His “Street Crossing” shows some interesting characters. His “Dusk (at the Beach)” shows the more desaturated colors of this time of day, together with the playful shapes and lines to express the scene. “S. of Broad St.” is another one of his abstract interpretations in mostly cool colors.

Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection: The Worldwide, Juried Fine Art Search…Awarded 2nd place in oils and a two page spread in Art Buzz Collection 2013 to Scala. This hard cover coffee table format book is available to galleries and collectors, showing artist’s work from around the world.

Visit ( to view more of Peter Scala’s work.

Artists Sought for the Inaugural Sam’s Smoke Off BBQ Festival in Newton, NC – Deadline May 24, 2013

April 30, 2013

Sam’s Club is seeking artists interested in participating at Sam’s Smoke Off on June 8, 2013 from 10am-6pm. The Smoke Off will be held at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds located at 1127 US Highway 70 in Newton, NC. Application fees are $50.00 for craft vendors. The cut off date for applications is May 24, 2013. Please contact ( for information and applications.

In addition to the BBQ cook off, there will be live music, a silent auction, arts and craft and other vendors, children’s games and hot air balloon rides. Tickets are $5.00 to enter the festival and all proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

The Smoke Off is also looking for food, commercial and non profit vendors.

More information may be found by calling 828/221-8686 or e-mailing (

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Calls for Participation in CenterFest 2013 – Deadline May 31, 2013

April 30, 2013


In 2013, the Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, celebrates the 39th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival. CenterFest is the longest running juried outdoor arts festival in North Carolina and the largest arts and community festival in Durham. CenterFest showcases over 190 juried visual and performing artists from across the country and provides visitors with great food, diverse entertainment, and educational activities for families.

The 2013 CenterFest will be located in the Downtown Durham City Center, including Morris, Main, and Chapel Hill Streets, Five Points and CCB Plaza. The site configuration will reflect downtown’s many exciting new retail, restaurant, streetscape and public spaces and maximize the festival goers’ enjoyment of the visual and performing arts and festival offerings as well as downtown amenities.

CenterFest historically draws 25,000+ festival visitors

Friendly and supportive festival staff

Easy load in/load out

Strong media partnerships and promotions throughout the Triangle region

Artist applications due on May 31, 2013.

The CenterFest Visual Artist Application is now available through the Zapplication website: (

New and returning artists who wish to participate in CenterFest 2013 must submit an application on-line with images and application fee.

Convenient on-line payment and image upload. Application fee due with application. Booth fee due when accepted.

For more information on CenterFest please visit ( by calling 919/560-2722.

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, to Host Groundworkk – May 7, 2013

April 30, 2013


Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is excited to host Groundworkk on May 7, 2013, with local presenters, including Grow Out and Landfill Dogs! Doors open at 6:30pm.

Groundworkk is a monthly social event that connects local entrepreneurs, artists, and (for the evening) venture capitalists. For a $5 door fee, attendees are able to join in the efforts of a local project and cause! The evening starts with several pre-selected presenters pitching their creative ideas and projects to the audience. After the pitches, attendees enjoy food prepared by a local chef and vote on the best project/pitch. The winning presenter receives the door fee money to help him or her with his or her project.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.

For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, programs, or membership, please visit (

2013 Windgate Fellows Announced by UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville, NC

April 30, 2013


UNC Asheville’s Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville, NC, announces the winners of the 2013 Windgate Fellowships, awarded to 10 graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Each Windgate Fellow receives $15,000 – one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

“The Windgate Fellowship program gives us a glimpse of the best emerging talent in the field of craft,” says Stephanie Moore, executive director of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. “The funds generously provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation are critical and impact these artists in profound ways.”

Four judges reviewed a national pool of 115 applicants on the basis of artistic merit and the potential of each applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. The 2013 panel included: Dustin Farnsworth, 2010 Windgate Fellow and Penland resident artist; Jayson Lawfer, creator and director of The Nevica Project; Julie Muñiz, associate curator of design and decorative arts at the Oakland Museum of California; and Mark Leach, executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.

Winners of the 2013 Windgate Fellowships are:

Sasha Alexandra, Kansas City Art Institute, Ceramics
Emily Chase, University of Arkansas, Mixed Media/Paper
Andrea Clark, University of Kentucky, Ceramics
Gabriel Cruz-Ramirez, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Furniture
Michael Esteban, California College of the Arts, Metal
Christopher Fong, Otis College of Art & Design, Mixed Media/Product Design
Anna Greer, University of Oregon, Jewelry
Alexandra Perez-Demma, San Diego State University, Jewelry
Madeleine Provost, Parsons the New School for Design, Textiles
Hilary Sanders, California College of the Arts, Jewelry

Since 2006, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has awarded the Windgate Fellowships to 80 graduating seniors working in craft representing more than 68 colleges and universities.

The Center’s mission is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, scholarship and professional development.

For more information, visit ( or call 828/890-2050.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hil, SC, Calls for Entries for Annual Photography Competitions – Deadline May 31, 2013

April 30, 2013


The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, presents its “9th Annual Photography Competition” and the “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., in Old Town Rock Hill. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 31, 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 2, 11am-4pm.(corrected date)

Joe Ciarlante serves as the juror for this year’s photography competitions. Ciarlante is a professional photographer and owner of Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, NC. He also serves as Academic Department Director of the Photography at the Art Institute of Charlotte. Ciarlante holds a BFA in photography from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a MFA in photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. His teaching experience includes Northwestern University at Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University.

Entry fees for this year’s adult competition are: Non-member Fee: $30 for up to 2 entries. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $20 for up to 2 entries.

Those submitting to the Youth Photography Competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program to enter: Non-member Fee: $5/photo. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $3/photo.

There are no restrictions on subject matter. All original work, (Black & White, Color or Digital) will be grouped and juried equally. Traditional or digital photography will be accepted; mixed media will not be considered. All entries accepted at the discretion of the Arts Council. All images must be submitted ready to hang. Any images unsuitable for hanging will not be considered. Frames are not required but work must be matted. Please refrain from prominent signatures of labels on work.

The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 20-July 28, 2013 and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts on June 20 at 6pm.

Awards for the “9th Annual Photography Competition”:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100

Selected entries from the Youth Photography Competition will be exhibited in the Perimeter and Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Galleries at the Center for the Arts.

Awards for the “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition”:
1st Place: $50
2nd Place: $30
3rd Place: $20

For competition guidelines, entry forms, and for more information on Arts Council events, visit our webpage at (, or contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or by e-mail at (

Picture This Gallery on Hilton Head Island, SC, Announces Winners of A.R.T. Art Recycled from Trash Exhibit

April 30, 2013


Picture This Gallery on Hilton Head Island, SC, has announced the winners of the “4th Annual A.R.T. Art Recycled from Trash 2013 Juried Exhibit,” featuring original work, at least 75% recycled/ re-used/ re-purposed, on view through May 3, 2013.

The winners are:

John Sturm, Cigar Box Guitar (it works) 1st Place Winner

Susan Allison-Diaz, “Lady Gaga” 2nd Place Winner

Donavon Schmidt, #1 DOG Honorable Mention

Mary C. Leto, “It’s in the Bag”, Honorable Mention

Vivian Quattlebaum, Honorable Mention

SeaPines Montessory Academy, “TRASH to Trash-Chuly,” Winner Junior Division & People’s Choice Award

*Deanna Bosselman, Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) Board of
Directors & Advisory Council, NE
*Judith Costello, owner of jcostello gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
*Karen Elizabeth Davies of SCAD, Savannah College of Art &
Design, GA

Picture This Gallery is located at Cypress Square, 78 Arrow Road, Suite D, near Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island.

For further information call 843/842-5299 or visit (

Guerrilla Artists Group in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Participation in the 3rd Annual Fine Arts Festival – Deadline Aug. 1, 2013

April 30, 2013


The Guerrilla Artists Group in Mooresville, NC, calls for participation in the 3rd Annual Fine Arts Festival to be held at 355 South Broad Street in Mooresville on Oct. 12, 2013, from 10am-5pm. The event includes fine art, live music and food.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2013.

Apply online at ( This is a juried fine arts festival. $15 jury fee and $40 for your booth space once accepted. Jury Fee is non refundable. No Refunds for inclement weather. You will need to provide your own 10 x 10 canopy or pop -up tent and any display materials.

Please submit  5-10 jpg. samples of your work no more than 2 years old and no larger than 2MB, e-mail to ( or mail CD and information to:

Guerrilla Artists Group  Attn: Ilisa Millermoon,
425 E. Statesville Ave.
Suite 105 Mooresville, NC 28117.

You must include your website, phone number, address, and e-mail address. You may pay the application fee via Paypal below or check by mail including the artist information requested. No registration form needed.

Acceptance notice will be given by Aug. 15, 2013, via e-mail.

Volunteers will be available to offer breaks and watch your booth if you need a short break. There are only 60 spaces available.

Grand Prize:  Featured Artist at Greystone Gallery & Gifts located in Mooresville, NC, for a duration of one month.  An artist reception will be held for you with wine and hors d’oeuves. Chosen by the owner of Greystone: Mikki Speed. As well as a $300 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate; Second Place Prize:  $200 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate; Third Place Prize:  $100 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate.

Five Booths for Local Non Profit Organizations will be available at $55 per booth. You will need to provide your own 10 x 10 canopy or pop -up tent and any display materials.