Archive for June, 2013

Arts Council of Henderson County is Accepting Applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants – Deadline Aug. 16, 2013

June 30, 2013


The Arts Council of Henderson County, based in Hendersonville, NC, is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through Aug. 16, 2013. The grants are intended for artists in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, etc., occurring between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

There will be a grant writing workshop on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 3:30–5pm at the Arts Council of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St., 3rd floor, in downtown Hendersonville. Applications and instructions will be available at the workshop; it is recommended that all new applicants attend.  Please RSVP by calling the Arts Council at 828/693-8504, or e-mail to (

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.) The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County; Henderson County government, and the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (, call 828/693-8504 or visit (

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Calls for Entries for Its Juried Small Works Show – Deadline Aug. 31, 2013

June 30, 2013


The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, is calling for entries for its “Artists Guild Gallery Juried Small Works Show”

Deadline for entries is Aug. 31, 2013

For details visit (

The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from Oct. 1 – 31, 2013, with a reception held on Oct. 4, from 6-9pm.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is located at 200 N. Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC. Hours of operation are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-6pm, and Sun., 1-5pm.

For further info call 864/239-3882 or visit (

The Fort Mill History Museum in Fort Mill, SC, Calls for Participants for Art on Main, a Fine Art and Master Craft Festival – Deadline Aug. 1, 2013

June 30, 2013

The Fort Mill History Museum is very pleased to present Art on Main, a Fine Art and Master Craft Festival in Fort Mill, SC. Art on Main will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from 10am to 4pm. The festival committee is honored to have two very talented ladies as co-chairs for 2013 – Tamara Osborne and Alexa Spratt.

Since art is a big part of our culture and the culture of a region is a huge part of its history, the newly opened Fort Mill History Museum feels it is perfect timing for the museum to bring Art on Main back to our historic district.  We hope you will join with us in making this event the best ever!

In addition to the festival on Saturday, we are planning a Gala for Friday evening, Oct. 4.  We will share details of this event with you as quickly as possible. We hope you will plan to attend as we would like to personally introduce you to the community prior to the festival opening on Saturday morning.

With fine art and master crafts as its focal point, Art on Main will also feature a variety of local entertainment, art demonstrations, and food concessions that will complement our downtown restaurants. The Saturday festival is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

Call for Artist website  to download info and applications: (

Please read through the material carefully, then complete and sign your application. Remember to include three photographs of your work plus one photo of your display, attach your check, and return to “Art on Main,” Fort Mill History Museum, Post Office Box 1047, Fort Mill, SC 29716-1047.

Your application, photos, and check should reach us no later than Aug. 1, 2013.

Acceptance letters will be mailed on or before Aug. 31, 2013.  Included with your confirmation will be additional information and a layout of Main Street with the location of your booth space highlighted. Museum volunteers will be present at or near the Spratt Building and the Bandstand on Main Street the day of the event should you have any questions. The historic Spratt building will be open all day Saturday as a hospitality area for participating artists and craftsmen. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

We are excited about bringing Art on Main back to downtown Fort Mill and hope you will plan to join us for this new event for the Fort Mill History Museum. Space is limited so please respond as quickly as possible. Remember the deadline for applications is Aug. 1, 2013.  This deadline has been established to give us time to jury your work, get a quick reply to you, and get the line-up of participants to the media for publication. This also gives us time for normal last minute preparations. We would sincerely appreciate your quick response.

We look forward to seeing you at Art on Main 2013!

For further info e-mail to (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Photography Competition Winners

June 28, 2013


The winners of the Arts Council of York County’s “9th Annual Photography Competition” and “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” were announced and presented Thursday, June 20, 2013, at a public reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC.

Joe Ciarlante, a professional photographer who owns Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, NC and is the Academic Department Director of Photography at the Art Institute of Charlotte, selected 31 works out of 74 entries from 10 cities and 2 states to be displayed in the “Photography Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “9th Annual Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Morning by Lauren Copley
2nd Place: Last Stand by Lorraine Turi
3rd Place: BOUND by Rebecca Jacobs
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Drained by S. Glenn Barnette
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Waterloo SC by James Karner
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Attitude by Peter Krenn

Ciarlante also selected 43 photos to be displayed in the “Youth Photography” exhibit in the Lewandowski Classroom at the Center for the Arts. The recipients of the “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Winter Blues by India Mackinson
2nd Place: Flash Back by Laura Jacques
3rd Place: Creation of Color by Bryleigh Barrett
Honorable Mention: Transformation of Beauty by Aaron Bentley
Honorable Mention: Heart of Gold by Tabitha Harris
Honorable Mention: Cherub Child by Reagan Wood

Both exhibits will be on view through July 28, 2013, at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St, Rock Hill. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; 2nd & 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm; and 2nd & 4th Sunday from 2pm-4pm.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “9th Annual Photography Competition”, with special thanks to Shutterfly for their generous donation of awards prizes.

For more information on the “Annual Photography Competition”, the “Youth Photography Competition” or other Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (

Pluff Mudd Art Gallery in Bluffton, SC, Announces Guest Artist Program

June 28, 2013

Pluff Mudd Art Gallery, located on Calhoun Street in Bluffton, SC, has just started a Guest Artist Program. Outstanding artists are invited to exhibit their work at the gallery for a period of two months each. Currently, Lane Palmisano is showing her paintings in the Porch room. Says Vickie Jourdan, Manager of the gallery and exhibiting artist, “This program is designed to bring unique artists to the area. It’s an opportunity to provide exposure for these fine artists who are not affiliated with any independent gallery in Old Town Bluffton.”

Lane Palmisano, is known for her oils that produce paintings that are drenched in color. She combines a loose, impasto application using a palette knife and brush, along with glazing techniques, layering her work with thin veils of color. This process gives her paintings unusual texture and luminosity. Her work is in collections around the globe, including: The American Embassy in Beijing,, China; CNN; and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Jeanie Hooper follows in July and August with her photographs and collages. From California, her undergraduate degree is in art education from Texas State with graduate studies at Miami of Ohio.

Margaret Crawford will be in the Pluff Mudd Gallery in September/ October, and Donna Varner will be showing during November and December.

For more information about this program please contact either Irene or Vickie or check out our website at (www.PluffMuddArt.Com), call Irene K. Williamson at 843/689-5088 or Vickie Jourdan at 842/837-5152. Pluff Mudd Art Gallery is located at 27 Calhoun Street, in Bluffton, SC, and is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00-5:00.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston in Charleston, SC, Announces Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows’ Merit Awards for 2013

June 28, 2013

Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, Inc., announces the merit awards given out at the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows this year. The two weekend events were held May 24-26 and May 31- June 2.

May 24-26 Show

The judge for the May 24 – 26 show was John Hull, Professor of Painting and Department Chair at the College of Charleston. Hull is a painter who has exhibited his work nationally since 1981. On Friday, May 24 he attended the show and designated the following award winners:

1st Place:  Mimi Hay, a clothing designer from Myrtle Beach, SC.

2nd place: Roberta Marasca, a Jeweler from Pittsboro, NC.

3rd place: Barbara and Rick Umbel, Jewelers from Melbourne Beach FL.

Honorable Mention:  Alan Daigre, a furniture maker from Readyville TN, Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Leslie Peebles, a printmaker from Alachua, FL, and Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mayor’s Purchase Award (best in show) went to Tara Winslow, a potter from Stow, OH, and Exhibitor Choice Award went to Katrin Wolf, a jeweler from Monticello, FL.

May 31-June 2 Show

The judge for the May 31 – June 2 show was Jean MK Miller, Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs and Professor, College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas on Friday, May 31, Miller attended the show and gave out the following awards:

1st place:  Jerry Maxey, a basketmaker from Piedmont, SC.

2nd place:  Alan Daigre, a furniture maker from Readyville, TN

3rd place:  Obayana Ajanaku, a jeweler from Decatur, GA

Honorable Mention: Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Catherine Gooslby, a jeweler from Decatur, GA, and Marlow & Diana Gates, broommakers from Leicester, NC.

Slide Juror’s Award:  Amy Goldstein-Rice, a potter from Inman, SC

Special Juror Merit Award: Vicki Vigneault, a stained glass artist from Inman, SC

Exhibitor Choice Award: Susan Marling, a fabric designer from Acworth, GA

Fine Craft Shows Charleston congratulates the winners.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to the public, artists, volunteers staff and professional partners that make these events successful. We couldn’t do it without you!

Photos available on our website at (

For further info call 843/364-0421or e-mail to (

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries in Redux T-Shirt Contest and Exhibition – Deadline July 31, 2013

June 28, 2013


Submit your best t-shirt design incorporating the ‘Redux’ name for our contest and exhibition. The submissions will be displayed in the Conolly Studio Gallery. The three winners – Redux choice, People’s choice, Conolly’s choice – will be printed on t-shirts and sold for $20 to benefit Redux Contemporary Art Center.

July 31, 2013: Submissions are due. Mail or drop off at Redux, Redux Shirt Design Competition, 136 St. Philip Street, Charleston SC 29403

August 2 – 23, 2013: Artwork will be on display in the Conolly Gallery at Redux, during which time voting will take place. All are welcome to view and vote on the shirts!
Friday, August 30 from 6 – 8 pm: the public is invited to a reception to view the three winning designs and purchase their very own work of art t-shirt, screen printed by the Redux artists!

Redux Alumni Karin Olah with her design, 2010

This is an open call for entries; all are welcome to apply. Submissions designs should be drawn or printed on 8 ½ x 11 inches up to 13 x 19 inches on white paper, unframed, along with the entry form and $10 entry fee (cash or check made out to Redux). Fees will be used to offset the cost of t-shirts and fund prizes to the three winning submissions. The design must include: ‘Redux’ or ‘Redux Contemporary Art Center,’ 2-color maximum. Original artwork only. No photographic reproduction. Design must be suitable for screenprinting.

The three winning designs will get a hand screen printed t-shirt of their design, a gift certificate to Artist & Craftsman, and endless promotion of their work via Redux store, website, social media and more.

T-shirt design submissions should be able to print on a standard male or female t-shirt. All submissions will be retained as the property of Redux Contemporary Art Center, and we reserve the right to use the designs in future marketing materials, exhibitions, etc. Submissions without the $10 entry fee or form will not be considered. Submissions should be of a family-friendly nature—there are little people making art in here too! The artwork must be your own, original design, and may not infringe on any artist’s published, unpublished, or copyrighted work.

Octopus by Bob and Kris Galmarini of Neve/Hawk, 2011

About Redux: Redux is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization in Charleston, SC committed to the cultivation of contemporary art through quality arts education and outreach programming, diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for working local artists, and a multidisciplinary approach to the creative dialogue between artists and audience. We are home to the city’s only public print studio and darkroom. Redux offers over 100 classes annually in fine arts education, taught by professional, working artists. As a member of Redux, you can enjoy discounts on classes, merchandise, early notice/discounts on special events, lectures, and much more. To join visit (

For further info call 843/7220697, visit (, or e-mail to (

Please mail or bring your artwork, completed form, and $10 entry fee (cash or check made out to Redux) by 6 pm on July 31, 2013









Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Entries for “24th Annual Juried Competition” – Deadline July 12, 2013

June 28, 2013


The Arts Council of York County presents the “24th Annual Juried Competition” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 12, from 10 AM – 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

The “Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Entry fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10; Non-members: $40 per entry, each additional piece is $10.

Limit four pieces per artist.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information is available at (

Best of Show – $1,000
1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100

Judging this year’s competition is Rebecca Elliot, the assistant curator of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. She oversees the Mint’s collections of jewelry and metalwork in addition to contributing to projects relating to all other craft and design media. Prior to joining the Mint’s staff, she worked in a curatorial capacity at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has also juried Artisphere (Greenville, SC) and the Bayou City Arts Festival (Houston, TX).

Entries selected for exhibition will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from August 2 – September 15, 2013. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 15 at 6 PM.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Receives Grant from York County Community Foundation

June 28, 2013


The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, executive director, Debra Heintz, announced today the receipt of a $5,000 grant from York County Community Foundation. This grant was awarded to assist with funding for new comprehensive software to expertly manage current patrons and support growth in the next 5-7 years and to expand the annual Blues & Jazz Festival in October.

The Arts Council provides opportunities for economic and cultural growth while providing quality arts programs for residents and tourists. Art programs funded or presented by the Arts Council attract an average of 120,000 attendees per year from 128 cities, 29 states and 5 countries, producing a $7 million economic impact annually.  Culture and diversity are positive indicators of vibrant communities and educational achievement. The arts drive revitalization and attract creatives that bring new ideas into the workforce and stimulate youth to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Arts and culture help brand York County as a premier arts destination; one of the Arts Council’s strategic planning goals. The symbiotic relationship of the arts with community development projects has been successfully demonstrated in the past. Funding from Foundation of the Carolinas will help continue such projects with other community partners.

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

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals

June 28, 2013

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs accepts proposals for exhibitions at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, from individual artists, groups, and curators year round. Programming decisions are typically made 12 to 18 months in advance of an exhibition being mounted. The staff of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the Curatorial Advisory Committee of the City Gallery at Waterfront Park reviews submissions once a year, although proposals may be forwarded at any time. The committee, composed of visual arts professionals, artists, and curators from the community, reviews each proposal in its entirety and scores them according to a carefully considered set of criteria:

The exhibition and title reflect clear objectives and a strong overall consistent intellectual concept or theme

Audience appeal and the ability to stimulate further dialogue in visual culture


Overall consistency of artwork proposed

Resources required (including transportation, artistic fees, etc.) and level of funding already secured or identified

Complete the following exhibition proposal application and be sure to include all of the required materials. Please note that all materials should be typed, not handwritten. Submitted proposals that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered for review. If you would like materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in your proposal package, along with a list of the items that you want returned. If the envelope is not provided, the gallery is not liable for the return of materials.

Once fully completed, mail proposals to:

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park
ATTN: Anne Quattlebaum, Coordinator
34 Prioleau Street, Unit A
Charleston, SC 29401

We will notify you when your proposal package has been received and if any of the required materials are missing. If your proposal is chosen, please be aware that all artwork needs to be delivered to the gallery ready for display and that you are responsible for insuring the artwork during transportation to and from the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Once the artwork is in our possession, the City will insure the artwork.

Thank you again for your interest in the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. We look forward to reviewing your proposal.

If you have any questions about this proposal, the proposal process, or to receive the required form, you may contact the City Gallery at 843/958-6484 or by e-mail at (