City of Charleston, SC, Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for the Exhibit “Flowers for Tony” – Deadline is Jan. 22, 2016


City Gallery at Waterfront Park’s upcoming exhibition, “Flowers for Tony” will be on view from Jan. 30 to March 6, 2016. This exhibition explores the work of Tony Csavas, a prolific painter, inspiring teacher, and significant part of so many lives. Prior to his death, planning was underway for the Press Street Gallery of New Orleans to bring Csavas’ work to Louisiana for an exhibition organized by Press Street Executive Director Bob Snead and Csavas’ longtime partner Karen Ann Myers. This posthumous traveling exhibition, entitled “Flowers for Tony”, was on view in New Orleans from Feb. 14 – Mar. 02, 2015 and next travels to Charleston.

For partner Karen Ann Myers, Csavas made several paintings and drawings entitled “Flowers for Karen.” It felt appropriate to produce flowers for him. Friends, family, former students, and others are invited to participate in the exhibition by contributing at least one 2D piece created in any medium measuring 8″x8.” This piece can be a visual reflection on Csavas’ life, his effect on the person as an artist or friend, an interpretation of a piece of his that is memorable, or simply a depiction of a flower. A written reflection in addition to the submission is encouraged. The resulting exhibition and work will be developed into a publication catalog after the exhibition. To date, 44 people have produced “Flowers for Tony.”

Create one (or more) 8″x8″ painting following the guidelines below and mail or drop off to the City Gallery at Waterfront Park – due January 22

No provision has been made for return of works. The organizing hope is that this is a growing collection as a tribute to his memory. If you require that your work be returned, provision of return shipping label and packaging is required at submission.

The City Gallery reserves the right to display the exhibited artwork at their discretion.

A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. It will include images of all the “Flowers for Tony” produced in 2014 – 2016 and a selection of Csavas’ paintings produced in 2009 – 2014 while living in Charleston.

If you would like to submit your work via mail, please send it to: City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401.

If you would like to hand deliver your work, it can be received at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3800 in Charleston during normal business hours.

Please call 843/958-6459 to insure that staff is on site to receive your work.


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