Archive for June, 2016

Art League of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Features Suzy Hart for Monthly Meeting – July 10, 2016

June 29, 2016


Award-winning portrait artist, Suzy Hart, will demonstrate a pastel portrait painted from a life sitting during the 2pm, July 10, 2016, meeting of the Art League of Henderson County at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville, NC. From tips on setting proportions to subtle details and emotional expression, the artist describes each step as she paints. She will talk about observation and specific colors in her palette that helps her render skin tones in a natural and intuitive way.

Work by Suzy Hart.

Hart received the Butler Institute of American Art Award from the Allied Artists of America 2012 Exhibition at the National Arts Club, as well as several awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Appalachian Pastel Society of which she is a past President.

Hart is also a  Life Member of the Art Students’ League of New York. She is an instructor at the Greenville County Museum School of Art, offering classes in figure drawing and pastel portraiture.

When asked about her philosophy of art, Hart said “I believe we are all artists at heart, and can share and learn skills to fulfill our creativity. What I teach is the art of seeing. “

The Art League is composed of members of many media and skill sets. It allows for exchange of ideas and finding out about exhibition opportunities and sources for supplies. The Art League of Henderson County, NC, is open to all who are interested in fine art. The organization meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month (3rd Sunday in May), at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC. (There is ample on-site parking which is handicapped accessible.) The social time begins at 1:30pm, with a short business meeting beginning at 2pm. An art related presentation then follows until 4pm. Guests are welcome.

For further info contact Sharon Carlyle by calling 828/ 551-1478 or e-mail to (

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC – July 9, 2016

June 29, 2016


The Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC, featuring Cathyann Burgess on July 9, 2016, from 10am-noon, at the Grace Community Church at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759.

Burgess’ presentation: Seeing the Light..Going Outside to Paint! Presentation on plein air painting history and understanding Carlson’s rules before going outdoors, how to simplify the scene before you and more. Meeting and morning presentation free and open to the public.

Work by Cathyann Burgess

About the Artist: Burgess has been drawing or painting as long as she can remember and consciously thought of herself as artist, at age 13. She was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MSEd in Art from SUNY College at Buffalo, NY. Her teaching experience in art for over 25 years includes formal schools both public and private, museums and workshops. Committed to life long learning, Burgess’ studies include workshops with Danni Dawson, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Greene, Matthew Mancini and Randy Sexton. Burgess with her husband, now makes her home and studio in Hendersonville, NC. She shows her work at Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville, NC. She is Chair of Programs for APS 2016. She paints full time in oils and pastels after retiring from teaching art at Benedictine College Preparatory School, Richmond, VA, where she chaired the Department of Fine Arts she created in 1998 with a grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Her works are in both corporate and private collections.

For further info contact Suzy Hart by e-mail at ( or visit (

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Entries for First Member’s Exhibit

June 29, 2016


We’re planning for a major milestone at Greenville Center for Creative Arts, it’s time for our first ever membership show!

Our Member Show is open to all current members of the GCCA. All mediums are welcome with a maximum framed size of 32″ W x 48″ H and 3D work must sit flat and weigh less than 35 with a proper mount included.

Not a member, not a problem! Sign-up today at ( to participate and invite your friends to join the show.

The Member Show opens on First Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, from 6 – 9pm. We’ll offer a food truck, delicious desserts and an art school open house. You don’t want to miss this inaugural event in the life of Greenville’s community driven art center.

For further info visit (

Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Holds Meeting – July 12, 2016

June 29, 2016


Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, holds monthly meeting, July 12, 2016, featuring Regina Burchett.

Regina Burchett, a pastel artist, will discuss how to incorporate dramatic and realistic clouds into your landscape paintings and how to start creating abstract cloud paintings. During her demonstration, she will paint a common landscape and sky to show how to create a believable sky by studying the light and using soft edges to “set” the clouds. Burchett will also discuss how to digitally maximize the use of cloud photos to increase the interest of your paintings.

6pm – View current show in the McDowell Arts Center Gallery (upstairs)
6:30pm – Refreshments downstairs at the McDowell Arts Center
6:50pm – “Another Tidbit” of info from one of our artist members
7pm – Demonstration by Regina Burchett

The Matthews Artists Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the McDowell Arts Center at 704/321-7275 or follow MAG on Facebook at: (

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC, Seeks Interns for Fall 2016

June 29, 2016


The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC, is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2016.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in the arts and history through constructive, educational projects at the Museum. They will also assist with day to day activities that go into running a nonprofit.

The following departments are currently seeking candidates for internships: Marketing & Communications, Exhibitions, and Collections.

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of intent to the appropriate contact. Applications with missing or incomplete documents will not be reviewed.

Marketing & Communication internship applications should contact Jonathan Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, by e-mail at (

Applications Exhibitions and/or Collections internship are due no later than Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

Exhibitions and/or Collections internship applications should contact Dianna Cameron, by e-mail at (

Applications Exhibitions and/or Collections internship are due no later than Friday, July 8, 2016.

About the Blowing Rock Art & History Musuem
General admission to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, and children ages 5 and up. Free for active military. Donations are accepted for full admission to the Museum on Thursdays. Located at 159 Chestnut Street on the corner of Chestnut and Main in Blowing Rock, N.C., the Museum is open 10am – 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 7pm Thursday, and 10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday. The Museum is open 1 – 5pm Sunday between June – November.

For more information, please call 828/295 – 9099 or visit (

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Will Present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion – June 29, 2016

June 22, 2016


GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, will present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion, on Wed., June 29, 2016, from 5:30 – 7pm. Join us in The Gallery for a discussion on street art from the personal perspective of our panel of community art leaders. Panelists will speak about the history of the practice and how contemporary public spaces are formed and enlivened. Free and open to the public.


Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs, GreenHill

Katie Lank, Executive Director, Center for Visual Artists

Gab Smith, Executive Director, CAM Raleigh

Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Presented by No Blank Walls in association with GreenHill.

For further information call GreenHill at 336/333-7460 or visit (

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries – Deadline July 22, 2016

June 21, 2016

Fabulon is celebrating its anniversary with a revisit of our very first show, “Souvenirs of Summer”.

Theme: Artists will show off what they did on their summer vacation and/or capture some symbol of summer’s end and the change of seasons.

Guidelines: You will have space to display 3-5 pieces of work and we request that you also make a specific 4”x6” post card sized work that shows your style and interpretation of the above mentioned theme. Each piece will be sold for $50. This allows collectors or new art buyers to feel connected to you and get inspired to save toward a larger purchase. You can make up to 3 of this post card size.

Procedure: *Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $25 entry fee. This can be done on the website ( Accepted artists will be part of a group show that runs until Sept. 9, 2016. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.


Deadline for submission is 7/22.

Notification by 7/28. Art delivered on 8/8. Art retrieved by 9/13.

On 8/8, there will be a brief meeting for accepted artists at the gallery.

*An opening reception with refreshments will be held 8/26 from 5-8:30pm.

For further info call 843/566-3383 or e-mail to (

Piccolo Spoleto Craft Show in Charleston, SC, Announces 2016 Award Winners

June 21, 2016


Fine Craft Shows Charleston, Inc., in Charleston, SC, is pleased to announce the results of awards judging at the “37th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Fine Crafts Shows”. The two weekend shows were held May 27-29 and June 3-5, 2016, as part of the annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Approximately 100 fine crafts artists from around the US participated in the two weekend shows, which were held at Wragg Square in downtown Charleston.

The judge for the May 27-29 show was Regina Semko, a fiber artist currently working in Origami. She was a founding member of Charleston Crafts Cooperative and Coordinator and then Fund-raiser for the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows from 1993-2012. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, who attended along with his wife Sandy Techlenburg, presented awards to artists.

May 27-29 Best in Show winner Jack Pine (center) with Charleston, Mayor John Tecklenburg and Mrs. Tecklenburg

Award winners were:

Best in Show went to Jack Pine of Columbus, OH, for a work in glass
1st Place was given to Lori Kammerad of Lowell, MI, for a work in metal
2nd Place went to Doug Richard of Satsuma, FL, for a work in wood
3rd Place was awarded to Lucy Clark of Cedar Mountain, NC, for a work in clay

Honorable Mentions:
Michael Kane of Asheville, NC, for a work in fiber
Nancy Michael-Susanneck of Missouri City, TX, for a mixed media work

Emerging Artist Grant:
Ivo Kerssemakers of Murrells Inlet, SC, for a work of photography

Purchase Awards:
Sabra Richards of Worton, MD, for a mixed media work
Ed Bryan of Columbia, SC, for a work in clay
Nathaniel Lesch-Huie of Jonas Ridge, NC, for a work in wood
Charles and Cindy Cecil of High Point, NC, for jewelry
David Ross of Bakersville, NC, for a work in clay

The judge for the June 3-5 show was Michael W. Haga, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Haga is a member of the Advisory Board for Fine Craft Shows Charleston in addition to serving as a slide juror and show juror in previous years. Scott Watson, Director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, presented awards to the artists.

June 1-3 Best in Show winner Obayana Ajanaku with Scott Watson , Director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs

Prizes were awarded to:

Best in Show was given to Obayana Ajanaku of Decatur, GA, for a work of jewelry
1st Place went to Tom Homman of Comer, GA, for a work in clay
2nd Place was awarded to Tammy Rudd of Holly Hill, SC, for a work of jewelry
3rd Place went to Joseph Falzone of Asheville, NC, for a work in glass

Honorable Mention:
Lucy Clark of Cedar Mt, NC, for a work in clay
Susan Marling of Acworth, GA, for a work in fiber

Emerging Artist Grant:
Jessica Ballard and Jacob Kent of N. Charleston, SC, for a work in wood

Slide Juror’s Choice Award:
Marlow Gates of Leicester, NC, for brooms

Exhibitor’s Choice Award:
Charles Pinckney of Athens, GA, for a work of jewelry

Purchase Awards:
John Donahue (2 Awards) of Charleston, SC, for a mixed media work
Anne John of Charleston, SC, for a work in clay
Julie Merrill of Asheville, NC, for a work of jewelry

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. Please see our website at ( for more information about the shows, participating artists and photos of prize winners.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “27th Annual Juried Competition”

June 20, 2016


The Arts Council of York County announced its “27th Annual Juried Competition” winners at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6pm. This exhibition will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through Sept, 11, 2016.

Each year, the Annual 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 is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Judging this year’s competition is Seth Gadsden. Gadsden is an artist, educator, and filmmaker living in Columbia, SC, where he is the managing director of the Nickelodeon Theatre and director of the Indie Grits Film Festival.  Gadsden was a founding member of the Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2003 in Charleston, SC. In 2006, while pursuing his M.F.A. from Boston University, he founded the Boston Young Contemporaries before helping to form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna, then spending the following two years developing community based art projects across North America. With a focus on public art, experimental filmmaking, and multimedia installation, Gadsden has exhibited across the United States and has completed murals and outdoor sculptures in places like Mexico, North Dakota, Boston, Houston and his hometown of Clover, SC.

Gadsden selected 42 works by 30 artists out of 148 entries from 25 cities and 6 states to be displayed in the “27th Annual Juried Competition” exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “27th Annual Juried Competition” are:

“Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: “Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard
1st Place: “Improvisation/Totemesque” by Bob Jolly
2nd Place: “Members Only” by Tabitha Ott
3rd Place: “Bunny” by Chris Smith Evans
Honorable Mention: “Pin Bottle” by Charlie Hickey
Honorable Mention: “Two Faces (Some Kind of a Crow)” by Jacob Olsen

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “27th Annual Juried Competition”.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit the Arts Council’s webpage at (

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance in Travelers Rest, SC, Calls for a Gathering – June 30, 2016

June 20, 2016


What is art? Everything! What is art to our community?  That is what Travelers Rest Artists Alliance needs to hear from you!  So, we invite you to gather.

If you are an artist, this is your opportunity to meet your fellow artists, your community business leaders, and city leaders.

If you are an art lover, it is your chance to meet the artists; explore their creative process; and express your hope for art in our community.

Should you be business leader, city leader, or community activist you will hear of the passion for art in our community.

For us at Travelers Rest Artists Alliance, we hope that you will become as excited about the future of the arts here in Travelers Rest and our surrounding area. We will present our refreshed organization; our future art programs; and we will kick off Art on the Trail!

So, come gather! Bring friends! Join use Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 5-7pm at Café Williams Hardware (Thank you Café Williams Hardware for sponsoring this event).

RSVP to Susan Savage at 864/903-3371.