Archive for March, 2014

Many Activities Offered in Conjunction with Current Exhibits at Greenhill in Greensboro, NC

March 31, 2014

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“Select Collection | Prints of Romare Bearden,” on view at Greenhill, in Greensboro, NC, from April 15 – June 22, 2014, is an exhibition and art sale at Greenhill celebrating one collector and his extraordinary collection of Romare Bearden etchings, screenprints, lithographs, bon à tires, drawing and collage. On display will be over 40 of his works with 83 works available for sale. Romare Bearden was a seminal African American artist and is recognized as one of America’s most important 20th century artists. Exhibition Catalogue is available for view online at (http://greenhillnc.org/?page/141015/select-collection).

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“Out Chorus, by Romare Bearden, Art © Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Apr. 26, 2014, 10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm – Romare Bearden Panel Discussion – Greenhill will host an educational program which is open to the public starting with a panel discussion about Romare Bearden in Context at 10am. At 1:30pm, a group of panelists will focus on examining the wide array of his prints, helping to articulate to viewers the experimentation, adaptation, and improvisation found in his prints. Panelists include: Alison Fleming, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art + Visual Studies, Winston-Salem State University, Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of Romare Bearden Foundation and Janet Wall, Chief Researcher on the Catalogue Raisonne Project of Graphic Works by Romare Bearden, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Free and open to the public. Register online for the program at (www.greenhillnc.org) and click on “Select Collection.”

Apr. 26, 2014, from 5:30-8:30pm – Bearden at Home Private Reception at Greenhill – Greenhill will host Bearden at Home, a ticketed private reception ($125/person.) Guest will have an opportunity to participate in a “Walk and Talk”, a walkthrough of the exhibition, highlighting works within the collection, their importance, references and influences. Tickets are available online at (www.greenhillnc.org) and click on “Select Collection.”

Apr. 11 – June 22, 2014 – Greenhill Exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz”. Greenhill invites you to our upcoming exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz,” curated by Edie Carpenter. North Carolina artists Beerman and Katz are known both nationally and internationally. In this exhibition, a mix of the artists’ new works and recently shown works will be presented to North Carolina audiences for the first time. Together, Beerman and Katz bring two divergent approaches to art-making. Even with their differing processes and aesthetics, the viewer will feel the connections made possible when seen through the curator’s lens. The Gallery at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Apr. 11, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm – Two Artists | One Space Exhibition Opening – You are invited to The Gallery at Greenhill for an intimate and exclusive first viewing of “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman and Noé Katz”. Between 5:30 – 6:30pm Greenhill Members are invited to hear Curator Edie Carpenter’s comments in The Gallery. At 6:30pm The Gallery opens to the public. Cash Bar and light hors d’Oeuvres.

Apr. 11, 5:30 – 8:30 – Parents Night Out – Parents Night Out is an opportunity for parents to attend the exhibition openings while their children are participating in ArtQuest. Trained ArtQuest staff will ensure a safe and creative experience for your child(ren) while you enjoy adult-time in The Gallery. Reserve your child(ren)’s spot for Parents Night Out. The charge is $10 per child and is open from 5:30 – 8:30pm for Members, and 6:30 – 8:30pm for Non-Members. As the parent, you must remain within the footprint of Greenhill the entire time. In order to reserve your spot, please register below and pay using PayPal checkout.  Reservations must be made by 4pm on Apr. 11. There are 15 spots available. If you have any questions call Jaymie Meyer at 336/333-7460 x109.
Register here: (http://greenhillnc.org/?page/143974/parents-night-out).

May 2, 2014, 6-9pm – First Friday at Greenhill – Dance performance by Jan Van Dyke Dance Group – Join us for First Friday in The Gallery from 6-9pm to check out Greenhill’s current exhibition, “Two Artists One Space | John Beerman & Noé Katz”, and a live dance performance by Jan Van Dyke Dance Group from 7-7:30pm. First Friday at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Cash Bar. Donations appreciated.

June 6, 2014, 6-9pm – First Friday at Greenhill – Live Music with The Bronzed Chorus – Join us for First Friday in The Gallery from 6-9pm to check out Greenhill’s current exhibition, “Two Artists | One Space: John Beerman & Noé Katz”, and to listen to live music by The Bronzed Chorus from 6:30 – 7:30pm. First Friday at Greenhill is free and open to the public. Cash Bar. Donations appreciated.

Apr. 24, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm – Artist Talk with John Beerman – “Two Artist | One Space” artist John Beerman will discuss his recent landscape paintings. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

May 1, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm – Informal Artist Talk and Reception Noé Katz and Casa Azul – In association with Casa Azul, a book signing and an informal talk by Noé Katz. Light refreshments and a reception with live music by Café Latte – featuring Alfredo Trejo, and Alfredo Trejo Jr., guitar/violin father and son duo from Venezuela. Free and open to the public.

Greenhill is open Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Wed., 10am-7pm; and Sun., 2-5pm.

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

City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for the “Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Apr. 21, 2014

March 31, 2014

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Redux Contemporary Art Center, is posting a Call for Entries for the Annual “Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition”, which will take place at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, in Charleston, SC, from May 23 – June 8, 2014.

Deadline for entries is April 21, 2014. The entry fee for each entry is $20 and is non-refundable. Applicants may enter online via (https://reduxstudios.slideroom.com/#/login/program/20614).

There will be cash prizes for Best in Show ($500) and in each category: Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, and Sculpture ($100 each). Applicants must be SC residents for the last 12 months.

The exhibition will feature those artworks receiving prizes, alongside a limited selection of pieces identified in the jury process as worthy of honorable mention or display. Selected artwork must be delivered to the City Gallery on May 16, 2014, ready to hang, for professional installation. Any work that is not delivered by that date, is not properly framed or ready to hang, or does not accurately reflect the image submitted is subject to exclusion from the exhibition. Accepted artwork may not be removed from the Exhibition before the assigned pick-up time. Early removal or late pick-up is not permitted; accepted artwork may only be removed from the Exhibition at the assigned pick-up time (Tuesday, June 10, 2014). Failure to comply will result in disqualification of applications for future exhibitions.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park will not handle any sales of artwork, and will direct all inquiries to the artist. Art sales may be arranged by contacting the artist or their designated representative directly. An exhibition checklist listing participating artists, their phone number, e-mail address, title and price of artwork will be available during the exhibition. If your work is not for sale please write “NFS” for the price on the entry form. Unless otherwise noted, the price listed on the entry form will be used for insurance valuation.

The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork on display at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Insurance is limited to the fair market value of the work.

Applications should include no more than five images of the artist’s work. The work submitted must represent the images that would be exhibited, if selected. Applications should also include the artist’s biography or CV.

Deadline for entries: April 21, 2014

For further information contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Coordinator by calling 843/958-6484 or e-mail to (citygallery@charleston-sc.gov).

Entries Sought for 2014 North Charleston (SC) Arts Festival’s “Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions & Exhibitions” – Deadline May 1 & 2, 2014

March 31, 2014

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Fine artists and professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and up are invited to participate in the annual “North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art” and “Judged Photography Competitions and Exhibitions”. Entries will be on display throughout the festival, May 2-10, at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded for winning entries. Complete entry instructions are available for download at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). Entries for photography will be accepted at the Convention Center on Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, from noon to 7:00pm. Entries for fine art will be accepted on Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, from noon to 7:00pm, as well as Friday, May 2, from 9:00am to noon. Entry fees are $5 and $10, respectively.

Fine artists may submit work in five categories: Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media. Entries will compete for cash prizes totaling up to $4425. Awards are at the sole discretion of the judge, Tiffany Reed Silverman, Director of the Fine Arts program at The Citadel, the Military College of SC. As the first full-time faculty member in the fine arts in the institution’s history, Silverman teaches courses and develops all art-related lectures, programs, exhibitions, and community partnerships on campus. She has added new courses in drawing, painting, drama, and film to create the Fine Arts Minor, now the third largest minor at the school. She has curated numerous exhibitions of artwork on campus, highlighting work by regional artists and cadets. Silverman is the former Director of Education & Outreach at the Gibbes Museum of Art and has also served as an Adjunct Professor in Arts Management at the College of Charleston. She holds a BA with Honors in Art History from the College of William & Mary, a master’s degree in Art History from Williams College, and is a candidate for an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Photographers may submit work in the Professional/Advanced division or Amateur division under the categories of Color or Monochrome. Entries will compete for cash prizes totaling up to $1450 and are judged using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Scoring is done by three competent judges in the field of photography who will score entries using the 3-9 range of scores. Each judge will evaluate each entry as a whole, considering the areas of Impact, Composition, and Technique. However, there is no specific weighting or allotment of points for each category. This system is used efficiently and effectively by many councils, at international exhibitions, and by camera clubs. It allows an adequate qualitative separation of entries while lessening the potential for a large number of the higher scoring entries having identical scores. In the event of a tie-breaker, judges will choose the winning entry.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division and category, as well as Honorable Mentions for both competitions will be announced at an artist reception on Friday, May 2, from 6:00-7:00pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature musical entertainment by the Hi Lo Duo and Douglas Parker. Exhibition viewing times are Saturday, May 3, 10:00am–4:00pm; Sunday, May 4, 2:00–5:00pm; Monday through Friday, May 5-9, 9:00am–5:00pm; and Saturday, May 10, 9:00am–Noon.

The North Charleston Arts Festival, scheduled May 2-10, is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, providing thousands of residents & visitors with a fabulous array of nearly 200 performances, exhibitions, and activities. The Main Event, held May 3 and 4 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four stages, exhibitions, a gem and mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and crafts booths, and a food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with an array of free and moderately priced ticketed events throughout the week at various locations and concludes with fireworks over the Cooper River at the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, or to download entry instructions for the “Judged Fine Art” and “Photography Competitions and Exhibitions”, visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

For more information about other exhibition opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts) or call 843/740-5854.

Art Galleries on Gallery Row in Charleston, SC, Offer a Spring Art Walk – Apr. 4, 2014

March 31, 2014

Gallery Row, a neighborhood and family of art galleries on Broad Street in Charleston, SC’s Historic District will offer a Spring Art Walk – Apr. 4, 2014

The galleries that make up Gallery Row, including COCO VIVO Art for Living, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella Walton Richardson Gallery, Galerie on Broad, Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Mary Martin Gallery, Spencer Art Galleries, and the Martin Gallery, are dotted among shops, restaurants, churches, and historic pubs. Leisurely stroll from one gallery to the next, just to browse or hunt for some uniquely Charleston artworks, on Broad Street’s palmetto lined wide stone sidewalks.

During the evening of Apr. 4, 2014, Gallery Row will open its doors to art collectors and lovers of art during our Spring Art Walk. A special invitation is extended to all to experience fine art during the hours of 5-8pm. Visit each gallery and enjoy some of the best original art in America along with sculpture, jewelry, and fabulous gifts.

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Work by Mitch Billis

COCO VIVO Art for Living will proudly display a new artwork collection by Mitch Billis, of Maine during our Spring Art Walk. An insight into the professionalism of Billis appears in this statement by the artist: “I am still learning. That’s the joy and frustration of painting. I am constantly experimenting and trying to improve the quality of my work. Sometimes a step back can mean two steps forward. Other times it’s just a step back, but the inherent struggle always leads in new directions.”

The Ellis-Nicholson Gallery presents “Transition”, a new collection of oil paintings by Joan Davis revealing a sense of transition – pushing imaginations into another perspective or hemisphere of abstraction. As life is a series of ever changing patterns so are the inspirational challenges of mind and practice on the canvas.

The Spencer Galleries of Gallery Row are excited to announce a special show opening during the April Gallery Row Art Walk. “Unleashed” will feature the new oil paintings of artist Teresa Jones. She is doing exciting new works in a distinct new style. The show will run through Apr. 12.

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art presents a show of new paintings by J. Christian Snedeker entitled “Lowcountry Life”. The exhibition will be on view through May 1. In the 1990’s, Shedeker returned to an intensive study of painting, joined the Charleston Artist Guild, and became an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.

For further info call Danny Laran, at COCO VIVO Art for Living at 843/720-4027.

The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Participation in the Inaugural Budding & Blooming Art Show – Deadline Apr. 28, 2014

March 31, 2014

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The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) in Wilmington, NC, announces a call for artists, open to Middle, High School, & Adult Artists for the “Budding and Blooming Art Show”, the first of what will be an annual event
providing opportunities for young, budding artists to be entrepreneurs for the day, selling their art or craft for their own set prices along with 20 blooming adult artists in
show of support at the Mayfaire Town Center on the Green, June 28, 2014, from 10am – 4pm.

Selected budding artists are asked to donate 10% of their sales to the Cameron Art Museum’s Children’s Art School Scholarship Fund. Selected budding artists will receive one of 40 spaces FREE of charge and 5 budding music groups will be chosen to perform on the stage throughout the day as well as sell their music related products. All artists will be under a large tent at Mayfaire Town Center on the green.

Artists will be chosen through a committee selection process. The show will provide an additional 20 paid spaces to blooming adult artists through a separate application as show of support for their budding counterparts. The show is a non-profit event sponsored by the WAA to support local youth and adult artists.

The prospectus is online at (www.wilmingtonart.org).

For more information contact the show director, Dorian Hill by e-mail at (publicity1@wilmingtonart.org), call 910/343-4370, cell at 305/781-0712 or visit (www.wilmingtonart.org).

The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout in High Point, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Apr. 4, 2014

March 31, 2014

The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout in High Point, NC, is calling for artists to participate in the Open Air Festival and Quick Paint, an inaugural event planned to take place Sept. 18-21, 2014 and is hosted by J Gallery of Fine Art.

Awards totaling $6000.00 minimum.
Selection Juror: Scott Raynor
Awards Juror: Richard Oversmith

Entry submission deadline: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014

Application information available on our website at (www.piedmontpaintout.com).

Log Cabin Art Guild in Columbia, SC, Offers Roy Pascal for Monthly Meeting – Apr. 12, 2014

March 31, 2014

Roy Paschal, who was a forensic artist for the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for 30 years, will be the guest artist and speaker at the Log Cabin Art Guild’s monthly meeting at 10am, Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, in Potts Hall at the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church at 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC.

The church is the new home for the Guild and is across the street from Spring Valley High School. Parking at the rear of the building and enter through the back door. Refreshments will be at 9:30am, and the meeting starts at 10am. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome. Come and bring a guest.

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

2014 Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship Applications Available in Spartanburg, SC – Deadline Apr. 4, 2014

March 31, 2014

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Applications for the Mary Wheeler Davis Scholarship are now being accepted by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC. One or more $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to Spartanburg students pursuing undergraduate college degrees in the visual or performing arts. The selection is based on character, financial need, and artistic potential. The scholarships are awarded based on the recommendations of a panel of community leaders with interest and expertise in the visual and performing arts.

In addition to completing the application, the student must submit a resume; letters of recommendation; statements pertaining to career goals, scholarship use, and need; and support materials, such as writing samples, tapes, films videos, etc. The award is funded by the Mary Wheeler Davis Memorial Fund for the Promotion of the Arts, which was established in 1989 to honor the memory of Mary Wheeler Davis, a native of Charleston and the wife of Dr. William McAlhany Davis. She was a community leader and involved in many Spartanburg arts organizations.

Applications for the 2014 scholarship are available from The Arts Partnership, c/o Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, by calling 864/278-9693, by e-mailing to (aHughes@SpartanArts.org), or by downloading the forms at (www.ChapmanCulturalCenter.org) (search “scholarship”). Completed applications must be returned to The Arts Partnership office by 5pm, Friday, April 4, 2014.

Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Offers Free Admittance with M&G’s Community Day – Mar. 27, 2014

March 20, 2014

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Next Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014, you’re invited to spring forward with the Museum & Gallery’s Community Day and enjoy free admission at both M&G sites! Every visitor will have the opportunity to enjoyed self-paced visits at both the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University and at Heritage Green in Greenville, SC. Open hours are from 2–5pm on the campus at Bob Jones University and 10am-5 pm at Heritage Green.

Guests are welcome to come to the primary museum site on the campus of Bob Jones University and experience one of America’s finest Old Master collections – all free of charge! Featuring 30 galleries and over 400 paintings, M&G at Bob Jones University is one of Greenville’s finest cultural offerings enriching thousands of lives every year. In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to see the exhibit, “Likely and Unlikely Pairings”, which allows the viewer to contrast differences in artistic style, observe variances between teachers and students, and examine the distinctive types of materials and symbolism utilized in European art.

In downtown Greenville, M&G at Heritage Green is also open free of charge to guests. Currently, this location features a fascinating exhibition “Charles Dickens: The Continuing Victorian Narrative”, which on the first floor reveals the social strata and issues of 19th-century Victorian culture – from the seamstress’ poor room to the posh Athenaeum club. On the second floor, patrons of all ages will enjoy the spectacular world of Dickens’ imagination, with diverse vignettes and media presentations of Dickensian characters representing the best and worst of Victorian times.

As we enter this spring season, take advantage of this fantastic offer from M&G – a chance to tour both museum sites completely free of charge!

For more information about M&G’s Community Day, please visit (www.bjumg.org) or call 864/770-1331.

Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for “6th Annual National 2D Competition” – Deadline May 6, 2014

March 20, 2014

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Cape Fear Studios, Inc. in Fayetteville, NC, is preparing to host their “Annual National 2D Competition”. Currently in it’s 6th year, the competition draws high quality entries from across the nation. The deadline for entries is May 6th, with the opening reception and awards presentation on June 27th from 6-8pm. The exhibit continues through July 21, 2014.

The competition this year will be juried by renowned pastel and oil artist Barbara Courtney Jaenicke. Currently residing in Roswell, GA, with her husband and son, Barbara paints landscapes and still life in pastel and oil. She’s a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and from her studio in Georgia. A unique opportunity to watch the juror at work is offered on the morning of the opening, June 27th, from 9:30 to 12:30. Jaenicke will present a pastel demonstration at Cape Fear Studios. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch a pastel master perform her magic!

The show itself offers the chance to view and perhaps add to your collection of high quality and inspiring 2D work by accomplished artists from across the United States. Complete information about entering the competition and/or participating in the demonstration is available on the studio website at (www.capefearstudios.com), call for entries.

Cape Fear Studios is located at 148 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28301. Phone number for the studio is 910/433-2986. Make your plans now to enter your work, participate in the demo and/or attend the opening!