Archive for November, 2013

Log Cabin Art Guild in Columbia, SC, Offers Demo with Mark Conrardy – Dec. 14, 2013

November 30, 2013

Award winning artist Mark Conrardy will demonstrate composition, perspective and getting the drawing right before starting to paint at 10am, Saturday Dec. 14, 2013, for the Log Cabin Art Guild meeting in the Training Center at Sesquicentennial Park in Columbia, SC.


Conrardy normally paints in oil but works in any medium. He is currently teaching a Plain Aire Oil Painting Workshop at City Art in Columbia that focuses on painting man-made objects in a natural landscape. That could be a building, other type of structure, vehicles or other objects. He also discusses how to make creeks, rivers, marshes, paths, fences and roads look believable in paintings.

Conrardy is from Kansas and attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering. Upon completing college, Mark moved to California where he worked for Ware Malcomb Architects. Mark’s first job at that firm was working on presentation drawings for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. While working in architecture, Mark completed many parts of the California State Architectural Licensing Exam including Architectural Design.

For further info call Marcie Marshall at 803/738-9348.

The Downtown Art District Association (DADA- Where Art Lives!) Celebrates Local Small Businesses by Hosting Small Business Saturday® Event in Winston-Salem, NC – Nov. 30, 2013

November 28, 2013

The Downtown Art District Association (DADA) announced its endorsement of and participation in the fourth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2013, with a celebration of local craft, art and more, beginning at 11am. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country a huge boost.

Recognizing the importance of supporting small independently-owned businesses in our community, DADA is pleased to announce our support for Small Business Saturday, Local Artists and its Neighborhood Champion Program. The greater Winston-Salem area is encouraged to take part in our Small Business Saturday Celebration on Nov. 30. From 11am to 3pm in the Art District, stop by to support small businesses and pick up some Shop Small giveaways.  Each shop, gallery and studio has put their own distinctive spin on the Celebration!

“In the City of Arts & Innovation, Winston-Salem has wonderful small businesses in the Downtown Arts District.  One way to show your support this holiday season is to visit these wonderful small businesses during the holiday season to purchase your gifts for loved ones and friends.”—Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines.

In order to help rally communities around the day, American Express created a Neighborhood Champions Program, working with business organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), the US Black Chambers the Latino Coalition and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, to support communities in organizing Small Business Saturday events throughout the country. Attendees of local Neighborhood Champion events will have the opportunity to pick up Shop Small® items like DADA merchandise, buttons and balloons.

Nov. 30, 2013, marks the fourth annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.

DADA is an organization consisting of artists, sculptors, photographers, interior and graphic designers, calligraphers, wood workers, jewelers, fiber artists and other disciplines in the arts. DADA has restaurants, retail shops, antiques, residences, business offices, shoe shop and a variety store located in this eclectic area of downtown between 5th and 7th and Trade Street. Organized in 1995, DADA began to raise awareness of the arts community and the arts district in Winston-Salem. Through its Gallery Hops and co-sponsorship of various city events, DADA has infused the downtown with new life and energy, helping to build the arts district itself into a vibrant community. DADA-Where Art Lives!

For more information, call 336/734-1864 or visit (

Some of Us Exhibit and Sale Takes Place in Mt. Pleasant, SC – Nov. 22-23, 2013

November 22, 2013

The annual Some of Us Exhibit and Sale is this coming weekend, Nov. 22-23, 2013, at Peggy Howe’s Studio, 1600 Home Farm Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, from  5 -9pm. The show continues on Saturday, Nov 23, from 10am till 7pm.  Brunch Saturday from 11am until…

This years artists include:

Pastel Paintings by Ben Nita McAdam, PSA

Handmade Journals and Raku Pottery by Bette Mueller-Roemer

Handmade Jewelery by Carol Savage

Wood Vessels by Hugh Jeffers

Handmade Jewelery by Jenny Owen

Metal Art by John Donehue Jr.

Nature Paintings and Silk Screened Shirts by Lara Neece

Drawings and Paintings by Peggy Howe

Fiber and Clothing by Robin Lathroum

The group is looking forward to seeing you at the show.

For info e-mail (

Annette Bartlett-Golden Will Host Her 5th Annual Holiday Open House Art Show in Greensboro, NC – Dec. 8, 2013

November 19, 2013

Greensboro, NC, artist Annette Bartlett-Golden will host her 5th annual Holiday Open House Art Show, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, from 1-5pm at 4101 Lawndale Place in Greensboro, near the Natural Science Center. The event will feature a selection of her artwork and wooden items crafted by Steve Golden. Note cards, small potted plants, and jewelry will be offered for sale, in addition to the paintings and woodwork. The show will include refreshments and holiday music and a drawing for a FREE painting by Bartlett-Golden. Parking is available on the street.  Admission is free.

Work by Annette Bartlett-Golden

Bartlett-Golden works in oil and watercolor to paint of a variety of subject matter: local and foreign landscapes, exotic and domestic animals, still lifes, and more. Recently, she began exploring collage created from colorful paper and several will be in the show.

An artist and art teacher for over 15 years, Annette Bartlett-Golden uses crisp lines and rich, vibrant colors to impart a sense of immediacy, vivacity and optimism to her paintings. Images of nature, especially mountains, infuse all her work and contribute to the feeling of vitality. Working mainly from her own photographs, Bartlett-Golden often combines aspects from many photos into one composition. She also uses clients’ photographs to create commissioned paintings.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Her work has been shown locally and is in private collections both in the US and abroad. She will also offer private art classes for children and adults this spring.

In addition to Bartlett-Golden, woodworker Steve Golden will also be participating in the show this year. His featured work will include some carved and turned pieces.

Golden has been building traditional handmade furniture for 27 years. In 2010 he was selected as one of America’s best and listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Golden uses pole lathe turning, green woodworking, and other aspects of traditional furniture construction in his work.

For more information about the show, please contact Annette Bartlett-Golden at 336/288-0307 or by e-mail at (

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Announces a Free Admission Day and Extended Holiday Hours

November 19, 2013


The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, kicks off the 2013 holiday season by offering a free day to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, from 10am – 5pm, along with extended holiday hours. The Museum’s special exhibition, “Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage,” celebrates American iconic and historic places and people with extraordinary photographs by this world-renowned photographer. The normal admission price of $12/adults, $10/seniors and military, and $5/students will be waived on this free day.


“During this time of thanksgiving,” says executive director Karen Brosius, “we want to offer the opportunity for the public to come enjoy the entire Museum for free on Wednesday, when families and friends are getting together. We also give thanks to the council members of the City of Columbia and Richland County for their generous and steadfast support. This funding enables us to bring the arts into the lives of our community, and we are providing this additional free day in honor of their commitment to us.”

Extended hours begin Friday, Nov. 29 when the Museum is open until 7pm, and also in December over Christmas and the New Year’s holidays. In addition, the Museum Shop is open in December seven days a week with longer hours.

For more information on the holiday hours visit (

Ebb & Flow Art Co-op in Murrells Inlet, SC, Offers Holiday Art Show Dec. 8, 2013

November 19, 2013


Ebb & Flow Art Co-op in Murrells Inlet, SC, proudly presents its sixth annual Holiday Art Show & Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 from 1-7pm. The Artists of Ebb & Flow invite you to join them for hors d’oeuvres, beverages & lots of local art as we celebrate the Holiday Season! During this exhibit, original work of more than 35 local artists can be viewed and purchased. There will also be unique handmade ornaments made by each artist, local honey,  & much more. Come view our new ART, sip some wine, & mingle with local Artists & fellow art lovers!


Please support the arts and choose a unique gift for someone special on your gift list!

Ebb & Flow is located on Hwy 17 bypass in Murrells Inlet, SC, across from Thomas Supply, right before the Wachesaw Road intersection.

For further information call the gallery at 843/651-2386 or visit (

Saluda, NC, Business Association Calls for Artists to Participate in Saluda Arts Festival – Deadline Mar. 15, 2014

November 19, 2013

Saluda Grade painting by Beverly Pickard

The Saluda Business Association in Historic Downtown Saluda, NC, is calling for artists to participate in the Saluda Arts Festival, taking place May 17, 2014, from 10am – 4pm. Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter your work in the 11th annual Saluda Arts Festival. Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists, the Saluda Arts Festival draws thousands of spring tourists visiting Western North Carolina.

Exhibit Fee: $60
Entry Deadline: Mar. 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance will be mailed in April.

Celebrating its 11th year, we are expecting a large number of entries. Some types of work (i.e. jewelry) will be accepted on a limited basis. Early entries will be given first choice of booth location.

Cresting at the top of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard gauge mainline railroad grade in the US, is the quaint town of Saluda where the Foothills end and the Blue Ridge Mountains begins. Visitors experience a slower pace of life, a warm community spirit, good food, lodging in charming B&B’s, and leisurely strolls among tree-lined streets of lovely Victorian homes. Saluda abounds with natural assets. The art show celebrates Saluda’s art heritage, historic buildings, and the natural beauty of its mountains and waterfalls.

Entry Guidelines and Application Fees: All work must be original and current. A non-refundable exhibit fee of $60 along with 4 copies of images of your work must accompany each application payable to the Saluda Business Association. If your entry is not accepted, your $60 will be refunded. If you have exhibited and submitted work for previous festivals, then it is not necessary to submit images again unless the work you are exhibiting has changed.

Artist Statement: Please submit a short artist statement (i.e. bio, resume, inspiration) with application.

Exhibit Descriptions: 10 ft. by 10 ft. area in designated areas. Exhibitor is responsible for exhibit display, equipment and supplies, tables, and signage. Please prepare a canopy in case of rain. All canopies must be weighted as it is often windy in May. Some exhibit areas may not be level, so plan accordingly. Tobacco and alcohol use is prohibited in exhibit area. We encourage you to exhibit your work in a creative and well maintained booth to meet with the quality standards of Saluda artists exhibiting at the arts festival.

Taxes: Any applicable sales tax or business permits are the responsibility of exhibitor.

Exhibit Fee: $60 payable to Saluda Business Association.  Send application and payment to Saluda Business Association, PO Box 1085, Saluda NC 28773. Exhibit fee is refundable if your work is not accepted.

Cancellations: An application is a commitment to show.  No refunds are given unless work is not accepted. Rain or Shine event.

Set Up and Breakdown: Official hours of the show are 10am to 4pm. Set-up time begins at 7am. Exhibitors will receive instructions one month prior to the show regarding booth number, set up and unloading, contact information of assigned volunteer and general information. Breakdown is not allowed until after exhibit hours.

For more information about the Saluda Arts Festival please contact Susie Welsh at 828/749-3900 or e-mail to ( or Catherine Ross at 828/749-3534 or e-mail to (

The 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition Underway – Deadline is Jan. 18, 2014

November 15, 2013


The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2014 Arts Festival, a 9-day arts & cultural event, taking place May 2-10, 2014, and will be featured on promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print ads, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online and more.

2013 Winning Design – ‘A’ Train by Linda Elksnin

The winning artist will receive $500 and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

Applications are available online at ( Submissions may be delivered in person to the North Charleston City Gallery on Jan. 17 & 18, 2014, or may be submitted via e-mail to ( with a deadline of noon on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. There is NO entry fee to participate. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor and 2-D mixed media.

The North Charleston Arts Festival is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.  The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature. For over 3o years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting over 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience 100+ free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums and parks. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit (, or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Docent Tour – Nov. 20, 2013

November 15, 2013


The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, will offer a docent tour, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, beginning at 2pm, with Bobbie Lawson, retired Coastal Carolina Art History Professor.

Lawson will give a tour of the exhibit, “The Opulent Object: Tapestries by Jon Riis with Sculpture by Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison,” which is on view through Jan. 5, 2014. Throughout history, humans have coveted material things that are luxurious, rich in color or texture, adorned with gemstones and other rare materials, and meticulously crafted: in short, opulent objects. More than 40 tapestries and 20 sculptures are featured in the exhibition.


Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Blvd., in Myrtle Beach.

The Museum is open Tue.-Sat., 10am- 4pm and Sun., 1-4pm.

For further info call 843/238-2510 or visit (

Lancaster, SC, Artist and Educator Dianne Mahaffee Takes Top Award in “Bite of the Apple-Art Educator’s Art Exhibit”

November 15, 2013


The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, NC, celebrated art educators by hosting the “4th Annual Bite of the Apple-Art Educator’s Art Exhibit” which opened on Nov. 8 and runs through Dec. 20, 2013. The exhibit showcases work by NC & SC art teachers and Lancaster artist Dianne Mahaffee has been awarded first place in the competition for her sculptural pottery entry.

Work by Dianne Mahaffee

Mahaffee’s 2-D & 3-D works are on exhibit at the Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC, through Dec. 31, 2013, along with 3-D works by some of her students of Lancaster High School and USC Lancaster. The Lancaster County Council of the Arts opens the Springs House galleries Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and will also be open for the Red Rose Holiday Tour. On Dec. 7, 2013, from 10am-5pm, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will hold a jewelry trunk show with live music and food & beverage pairings, where award-winning Dianne Mahaffee’s works will be on exhibit throughout the galleries.

For additional information, contact Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803/285-7451 or visit (

For information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour promotion, contact Cherry Doster 803/289-1492, e-mail at ( or visit (