Archive for October, 2015

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Offers 13th Annual Art Auction – Nov. 5, 2015

October 31, 2015


The Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, will offers its 13th Annual Art Auction at Cannon Green, located at 103 Spring Street, in downtown Charleston on Nov. 5, 2015, from 6-10pm.

Tickets can be purchased through our website at ( are $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.

Many Thanks to our Sponsors: Cannon Green, Holy City Brewing, Cathead Vodka, Candlefish, Minette Hand Photography and to the participating Artists!

Redux Studio Artists: 3 Little Beads, Todd Anderson, Marie Carladous, Morgan Cole, Teil Duncan, Chechel Justiss, Alizey Khan, Kevin Krell, Blakely Little, Kate MacNeil, Paula McInerny, Karen Ann Myers, Raven Roxanne, Dorothy Shain, Anna Sims King, Brian Stetson, Jessika Stocker, Kate Waddell, Lulie Wallace, Trever Webster.

Friends of Redux who have pledged a donation: Jack Alterman, Louise Aug, Chambers Austelle, Becca Barnet, Gregg Lambton-Carr, Lese Corrigan, Yvette Dede, Matthew Dietz, Dos Bandidos, Nathan Durfee, Tom Durham, Linda Fantuzzo, Juliana Harless, Michael Hayes, Alan Jackson, Erik Johnson, Caroline Knopf, Sandy Logan, Hirona Matsuda, Kirsten Moran, Karin Olah, Greg Hart, Lynne Riding, Kristi Ryba, Lisa Shimko, Eileen Fitzgerald Smith, Anna Mossman Smoak, Mark Stetler, Brian Stetson, Katie & Joseph Thompson, Sophie Treppendahl, Alex Waggoner, Mary Walker, and more to come!

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! So come out, fellowship, and support your local arts community!

For further info visit (

Columbia, SC’s Congaree Vista Area Named South Carolina Cultural District by SC Arts Commission

October 31, 2015

The Congaree Vista Guild, a membership organization of Vista supporters, announces that the SC Arts Commission has named the Vista an official South Carolina Cultural District. The City of Columbia, SC, and the Vista Guild will use the new cultural district designation to attract visitors and residents to the neighborhood and continue to promote the Vista as a hub for arts and culture.

A cultural district, defined as an easily identifiable geographic area with a concentration of arts facilities that support cultural, artistic and economic activity, was created by the SC General Assembly and Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014. The SC Arts Commission awards the designations after communities prove their desire to retain artistic identity and creativity that will encourage responsible economic development and growth in tourism.

“The arts have been and continue to be a vital part of the development of the City of Columbia and we have made significant strides in the past several years,” said Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia. “We are seeing tremendous growth in the Vista because of the efforts of so many artists and arts organizations that have led the way in establishing the unique, creative identity of that area of the city.”

Over the past year, the Vista Guild, One Columbia, city leaders, business owners, artists and residents of the Vista worked together to craft a cultural vision for the future of the Vista. A five-year cultural plan for the district includes goals of attracting tourists and visitors, encouraging responsible economic development, attracting artists and creating opportunities for the public to experience the rich arts and culture the Vista offers. The Vista is only the fourth entity to receive a cultural district designation. Previous cultural district designations have all been awarded to the cities of Spartanburg, Lancaster and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

“Those non-arts businesses are important pieces of a cultural district, says Ken May, SC Arts Commission executive director. “A successful cultural district attracts creative enterprises, such as galleries and theaters, whose patrons want to dine out and shop, so nearby retail and other businesses benefit from that increased economic activity.”

According to the cultural district designation guidelines as set forth by the SC Arts Commission, a qualifying district is made up of galleries, live performance venues, theaters, artist studios, museums, arts centers, arts schools and public art pieces, all of which are located and thriving in the Vista.

“With more than 5,000 programs offered last year and 117,000 people who participated, Richland Library is a portal for those who want to explore the arts and improve their craft and as a destination for all ages for high quality entertainment,” said Melanie Huggins, executive director of Richland Library. “We are so proud to be a part of one of the most creative and vibrant arts and entertainment districts in the state and look forward to what this designation will mean for future developments.”

The Vista Guild is planning a special announcement about its designation as a cultural district for Vista Lights, the neighborhood’s annual holiday open house, which takes place Nov. 19, 2015, from 5-9pm.

“The Vista as we know it today is a hub for entertainment and tourism because of the artistic aesthetic and vision that artists and the arts community founded many years ago in this neighborhood,” said Meredith Atkinson, executive director of the Vista Guild. “We’re proud that responsible growth in the Vista through the years has retained the character of the neighborhood, continued to support the arts and led to this cultural district designation.”

For more information about the SC Arts Commission’s cultural district guidelines, visit ( or contact Rusty Sox at 803/734-8899 or e-mail to ( For more information about the Vista Guild, please visit ( or contact Meredith Atkinson at 803/269-5946 or e-mail to (

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit ( or call 803/734-8696.

WNC Native American History Lecture and “My Culture, Not Your Mascot” Panel Highlight Native American History Month at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, During Month of November

October 31, 2015


A lecture on early Native American history in Western North Carolina and a student panel, “My Culture, Not Your Mascot,” will highlight Native American History Month at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, which is celebrated throughout November.

Special events during Native American History Month include:

· Lunch-N-Learn: Early Native American History in Western North Carolina – Ellen Pearson, professor of history at UNC Asheville, will discuss the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from their lands in the southern region of the United States to the western territories in the 1830s, and its impact on tribal nations in Western North Carolina.  Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2015, from noon-1pm in Highsmith Union, Intercultural Center.

· “Dakota-38” Film Screening – “Dakota-38” documents one man’s journey to learn the history of the mass execution of 38 Dakota warriors during the US-Dakota War in 1862. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, from 6-7:30pm in Highsmith Union, room 224.

· “My Culture, Not Your Mascot” – Students in the Native American Student Association will share their perspectives on the cultural implications and historical significance of athletic teams and schools utilizing Native American imagery and culture as mascots.  Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 6-7:30pm in Highsmith Union, room 221.

· “Rock Your Mocs: Indigenous Regalia and Representation” – Trey Adcock, assistant professor of education and director of American Indian outreach at UNC Asheville, will discuss the representation of indigenous tribal dress in the media and the spiritual and cultural meanings behind many indigenous tribal regalia. He’ll also discuss the disparities to access of indigenous regalia. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 6-8pm in Highsmith Union, room 224.

· “Arming Sisters”—Patty Stonefish of Arming Sisters, a non-profit focusing on raising awareness of violence against Native women, will present a workshop and lecture. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early. This event is cosponsored by the Native American Student Association, the student group SpeakUP, and UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 8pm in Highsmith Union, room 221.

Native American History Month is cosponsored by UNC Asheville’s Multicultural Student Programs and the Native American Student Association. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit (

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, SC, is Calling for Proposals for Outdoor Art to be Added to the New Children’s Garden – Deadline Dec. 3, 2015

October 31, 2015

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Children’s Garden is currently under construction and due for completion in March of 2016.  The Garden is located on an approximate four (4) acre site on the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden West Campus in Columbia, SC. The Children’s Garden is adjacent to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s established and successful Botanical Garden. The Zoo and Garden currently attracts one million visitors per year. Approximately 200,000 additional visitors per year are anticipated for all destination projects once they are established which includes the Children’s Garden.

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is seeking the participation of artists and/or crafts makers to assist them in enhancing and embellishing the Garden with works that will provide a safe and engaging place for play, learning, exploration, discovery and positive social interaction within the natural environment.


Primary features of the Children’s Garden will include:
Rabbit Hole Kid’s Entry
Rabbit Warren
Dino Dig
Vegetable Garden
Maintenance Sheds
Education Center
Outdoor Classroom Amphitheater
Changing Booths
Wading Pool
Natural Pond
Deck Overlook
Climbing & Slides
Natural Playground (Future)
Fairy Garden (Future)
Playhouse Row
Tot Lot (Future)

These words and the images they evoke describe the environment that Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Children’s Garden wishes to provide for its guests:

natural world

This juried Call for Entries is open to artists and crafts makers 18 years or older producing works suitable for long-term outdoor and public exposure which will be in keeping with and enhance the concept of the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s upcoming Children’s Garden.

Artists and crafts makers are encouraged to review the Garden’s layout and features prior to submitting their proposal and may suggest possible location(s) for their work(s). Riverbanks Zoo and Garden cannot guarantee the location, but every effort will be made to consider the artists’ and crafts makers’ request. Submitted proposals will serve as an agreement to the conditions herein stated for exhibiting in the Children’s Garden.

Important Dates
Thursday, November 5, 2015 – Children’s Garden Tour, 2pm
Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Children’s Garden Tour, 10am
Friday, December 3, 2015 – Artist Proposal Submission Closes
Monday, December 14, 2015 – Artist Notifications of Acceptance and Award
Week of February 22, 2016 – Art Placement
March, 2016 – Garden is anticipated to open to the public
Children’s Garden Tour

Two tours of the site (nearing completion of the construction phase) will be offered during the entry period to provide interested parties context. To attend a tour, interested participants should assemble on the dates noted above prior to the times listed at the West Entrance Ticket Plaza located at 1225 Mohawk Drive, West Columbia, SC.

Accepted proposals and invited artists and crafts makers will each receive a stipend to install and exhibit their work. There will be one stipend per accepted proposal. There will be a limited number of opportunities for artists and crafts makers to have their work displayed at the Children’s Garden. No Entry Fee is required. Artists are welcome to submit their works as a donation to the Children’s Garden.

Categories of Works:
Category A: Large Sculptures and/or Complex Works    Up to $2500
Category B: Free-Standing Sculpture, larger and/or Complex Works Up to $1500
Category C: Interactive Display Series. Up to $1000
Category D: Musical Devices, Dioramas, Graphics Series    $500 to $750
Category E: Plant Art, Small Interactives, Wind Sculptures    $250 to $500

Category distribution of stipends is anticipated as follows but subject to change at the sole discretion of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden:
1 each    $2500
5 each    $1500
5 each    $1000
4 each    $750
6 each    $500
6 each    $250

Entry Submission
Please submit by e-mail and include the artist’s/crafts maker’s name, phone number, e-mail address and physical address. Also include the title, dimensions, medium, and a description of the work including a brief narrative on how the work meets the intent of the Call for Entries and Children’s Garden goals. Images shall be provided in JPG format of sufficient quality to convey intent and detail.  Sketches must be clear and may be provided in JPG or PDF format.

Total Images per Proposal:     Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

All entries shall be submitted in electronic format by the entry deadline above to:
Amanda Segura, Children’s Education Director
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
E-mail: (
Questions?  Reach us any Thursday and Friday, noon-6pm, at 803/602-0813 or by e-mail at (

To see the complete prospectus visit (

The Annual OLLI Art Bazaar at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, is Set for – Nov. 13-14, 2015

October 31, 2015

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, will host the third annual OLLI Art Bazaar from noon-6pm on Friday, Nov. 13, and 10am-2pm on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in the Reuter Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The Art Bazaar features a broad range of work created by OLLI members on exhibit and for sale. OLLI members will showcase their works that include paintings, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, scarves, mixed media, handcrafted soaps and lotions, cards and paper art, pottery, wood art, sculpture, vintage button items and more. Proceeds will benefit the OLLI scholarship fund.

For more information, visit ( or call 828/251-6140.

Summer Rest Art Benefit to Benefit Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, for Underserved Students – Nov. 13 and 14, 2015

October 31, 2015

The two-day, Art Show and Sale Summer Rest Art Benefit will be held at 211 Summer Rest Road, Wilmington, NC, on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, from 5-8pm, and Sat. Nov. 14, 2015, from 1-5pm. Funds raised at this pop-up exhibition and sale will go for Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum for underserved students in our region. The agencies that CAM works with primarily are Wilmington Housing Authority, DREAMS, Brigade Boys and Girls Club and the Yahweh Center. Participating artists will be displaying their artwork for sale with 30% of profits going to the scholarships. Original artwork for sale. Come meet the artists and give the gift of original artwork this Holiday Season. Support your local artists!

Participating artists include: Maria Borghoff. Betty Brown, Joanne Geisel, Mitsuyo Ito, Barbara Bear Jamison, Fritz Kapraun, Gabriel Lovejoy, Rena MacQueen, Jenny McKinnon Wright, Jodie W. Rippy, Curtis Krueger, and Margie Worthington.

The times for this free event are Friday, Nov. 13, 5-8pm. Delicious food and wine will be provided by Cameron Art Museum’s CAM Café along with live music. Valet Parking will be available. Saturday, Nov. 14, the benefit will be from 1-5pm with live music and light refreshments. Valet Parking will be available.

Barbara Pugh is the Host of this benefit. She is a local REALTOR and the listing agent of this Charleston-styled property on the Intracoastal Waterway. Other sponsors include Sanco Homes, Don Bullard Insurance and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients, and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and Healthy Living Classes.

For more information refer to the Cameron Art Museum website at ( or call the museum at 910/395-5999.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring Susan Feagin – Nov. 13, 2015

October 30, 2015


Please join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, for a slide lecture by Susan Feagin, the Clay Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Crafts. Feagin will be discussing her own work and her work up at Penland.

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7-8pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by slide lecture at 8-9pm.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430 or visit (

Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, Hosts Holiday Designer Jewelry Trunk Show – Nov. 12-14, 2015

October 30, 2015

Join Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, in celebrating their fourth holiday designer jewelry trunk show. Opening preview Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 6-8pm; Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 10am-5 pm and during the Art Walk 5-8pm; and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am–5pm.

Shop our collection of women’s jewelry including fashion earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins and rings in contemporary designs for all occasions. Designers will be on hand to assist in creating your own look, offering top trends and style advice.

Featured jewelry artists include: Anne Hanson, Elizabeth Smith, Emily Parker, Heather Tiller, Janette Franich, Jean Cheely, Judy Hutchison, Kay Jarrette, Kim Thompson, Linda Ferguson, Melissa Manley, Sandi Carter and Tana Acton.

Fine Art at Baxters Gallery is located at 323 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Open Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, and Saturday 10am–5pm.

For further info call 252/634-9002 or visit (

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Its Next Meeting in Mills River, NC – Nov. 14, 2015

October 30, 2015

The Appalachian Pastel Society will hold its next meeting at the Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, featuring Suzy Hart, on Nov. 14, 2015, from 10am-noon. The meeting and morning demonstration is free and open to the public

Suzy Hart will demonstrate a portrait in soft pastels from the live model. The morning program is free to the public. Suzy will describe while painting, aspects of intuitive drawing, proportions, anatomy, chiaroscuro, half-tones, among elements that make a great portrait!  Beginners are welcome.


Suzy Hart paints expressive character studies, garnering awards from the Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, the NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition and the Appalachian Pastel Society. A Life Member of the Art Students’ League of New York, she studied with the late Frank Mason, whose realist and romantic legacy she imparts to her students. She will be presenting a paper on Max Ginsburg at the TRAC2015 Representational Art Conference in California. The artist teaches workshops regionally as well as in her atelier near Greenville, SC. She paints and sculpts by private commission, and loves walking the artist’s path.

For further information e-mail to ( or visit (

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Announces Hues and Brews 2nd Annual Studio Tours and Artist and Craft Beer Celebration – Nov. 7, 2015

October 30, 2015


Spend your day in Caldwell County, NC enjoying all the crafts of the region on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, during the Caldwell Arts Council’s Hues & Brews 2nd Annual Studio Tours and Artist & Craft Beer Celebration.

The Hues & Brews Studio Tours will feature 6 artists at 5 locations opening their homes and studios for visitors 9am-2pm. Pick up your studio tour brochures at the Caldwell Arts Council or see the brochure online at ( and plan your tour.  The studio tour is FREE of charge.

Continue the fun in downtown Lenoir, NC, where 19 Artists & Crafters and 9 Craft Brewers will gather at the corner of Boundary Street and Harper Avenue for the HUES & BREWS FESTIVAL 2-6pm. Craft Brewers from Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, and Burke counties will be offering tastings of their craft brews, while artists and crafters display and demo their beautiful work. Artwork will be for sale and live music by 3 different bands fill the air. Food vendors will include JD’s Smokehouse Barbecue and Lenoir’s own Grill & Brew Club grilling wings & frog legs. Children’s art activities will also be provided. The festival is FREE.  Your craft beer tasting ticket, including a collector tasting glass, is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Tickets are available at the Caldwell Arts Council, and can be purchased on the website (

This is a fundraising event benefiting the Caldwell Arts Council.  The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County.  Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday and 10am-2pm, on Saturday.  There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (