Archive for November, 2017

At Turtle Island Pottery Holiday Happiness is in the Details

November 28, 2017

Take time to look a the details in our work.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our showroom will be open this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10am-4pm. It is full and ready for you to select from the whole lot! When we have a full display, you will see something different every time you turn around. Come visit, look at the details and find that special gift. Enjoy a warm drink and snack.

Dec. 8-9, 2017, we will be in Hickory at A Crafty Christmas. Click here for a list of exhibitors, several Southern Highland Craft Guild members and many artists from the region will be there.
Contact me ASAP for free tickets, I have 4 to give out, waiting at the ticket booth with your name!

As always, if these dates don’t work for you, give us a call and we can meet you at the showroom!

Turtle Island Pottery, 2782 Bat Cave Road, Old Fort, NC.

For further info call 828/669-2713 or visit (www.Turtleislandpottery.com).

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Rhett Thurman Studio in Charleston, SC, Invites You to a Holiday Open Studio – Dec. 2, 2017

November 27, 2017

Rhett Thurman Studio in Charleston, SC, invites you to a Holiday Open Studo, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 4-6pm, located at 241 King Street in downtown Charleston, SC 29401.

Refreshments will be served, and we look forward to seeing you!

Rhett Thurman grew up in the tiny hamlet of Gramling, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “It was the ideal way to start life,” she says, “surrounded by loving, caring, high expectation people and beautiful scenery.” She has lived in Charleston, South Carolina since 1970 where she has painted her entire adult life.

Thurman was one of 10 painters featured in “American Artists in Paris” in 2013. She has achieved national acclaim for both oils and watercolors, winning awards from New York to California, and has exhibited with the prestigious American and National Watercolor Societies, and The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club of New York. Her work has been featured in national publications and is included in private, museum and corporate collections.

Thurman is the recipient of the 1995 Outstanding Alumna Award from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she earned her degree in Studio Art. Her education and painting experience include further study in Europe and the United States. In turn, she has taught workshops nationally and internationally.

In bold palette, her work offers an intimate glimpse at her life experiences. Browsers, patrons and friends are welcome to visit her studio at 241 King Street, in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. Rhett Thurman is represented by Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC, (www.hortonhayes.com) and The Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, (www.redpianoartgallery.com).

See more of Thurman’s works at this link (https://www.rhettthurmanstudio.com/gallery).

For further information call 843/577-6066, e-mail to (rhettthurmanstudio@gmail.com) or visit (www.rhettthurmanstudio.com).

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Offers One Night Only Holiday Sale – Dec. 8, 2017

November 27, 2017

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, will offer a Pop Up Show at Fabulon in time for holiday shopping on Dec. 8, 2017, from 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public

Small works on paper, little paintings, great gifts, just the right pop of color for that decorative touch, priced $15-$100.

Fabulon is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407.

For further information call the Center at 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Conway Glass in Conway, SC, Invites You to Holiday Party & Glass Blowing Demos! – Dec. 2, 2017

November 27, 2017

It’s time for our Annual Holiday Party and Glass Blowing Demos, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 11am – 4pm, at Conway Glass in Conway, SC. Enjoy free refreshments while watching glass blowers create colorful works of art right before your eyes. See glass artists work with 2150 degree glass to handcraft Roman Bowls. Each bowl is handblown and decorated with silver spirals.

We open on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10am and glass blowing is 11am – 4pm. No appointment necessary. Free. Family Friendly.

For further information call 843/248-3558, or visit (www.conwayglass.com).

Robeson County Arts Council in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Participation at Council’s Holiday Brunch – Deadline is Dec. 1, 2017

November 27, 2017

ATTENTION ARTISTS, You are invited to bring items to sell at the Robeson County Arts Council Holiday Brunch at Adelios Restaurant in downtown Lumberton, NC, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 10am to 1pm.

If you are interested, please call 910/628-7294 for details. Deadline to call to be able to participate is Dec. 1, 2017. Commission to the Robeson County Arts Council will be 20%. You must be a current member of the Robeson County Arts Council in order to participate.

North Carolina Museum of Art Director Lawrence J. Wheeler Announces Retirement

November 27, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s director, Lawrence J. Wheeler, has announced his plans to retire in November 2018. In his 23 years at the helm of the NCMA thus far, Wheeler has led the Museum, in Raleigh, NC, to new heights, shaping it into a top-tier art destination and, above all, a welcoming community space for a growing city and state. Wheeler will continue as director until a new director is appointed.

Wheeler was named director of the Museum in October 1994, having served as assistant director at the Cleveland Museum of Art and, before that, as deputy secretary at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Raleigh. During his tenure the NCMA has become one of the leading art museums in America, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to the Museum galleries, special exhibitions, and Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.

“North Carolinians of all walks of life have access to one of the most renowned art museums in the country thanks to Larry Wheeler’s visionary leadership,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “From overseeing construction of the original Museum building, to its ambitious expansion in 2010, to the creation of the new Museum Park, Larry has been the North Carolina Museum of Art’s guiding light. North Carolina is better for his service, and Kristin and I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement.”

In 2006, under Wheeler’s leadership, the Museum unveiled its design for an ambitious expansion. His vision for a spacious, light-filled structure to house the Museum’s permanent collection became a reality in April 2010 with the opening of West Building. Today the American Institute of Architects award–winning space, surrounded by sculpture gardens and reflecting pools, presents works drawn from the NCMA’s outstanding permanent collection, spanning 5,000 years from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Wheeler also oversaw the innovative redesign and transformation of the Museum Park, which is among the largest museum parks in the world. The Park redefines the traditional museum experience as the site of outdoor art installations, community gathering spaces for social interactions, contemplative gardens, and the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park, home to a celebrated outdoor performing arts series. “Ultimately, his complete trust in the vision and creative journey shaped the NCMA campus into the community gathering space it is today,” said Dan Gottlieb, director of planning, design, and the Museum Park, who worked closely with Wheeler throughout his entire tenure, and on the West Building and Park projects.

Wheeler worked passionately to develop the Museum’s collection, including securing a gift of 29 Auguste Rodin sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in 2009, making the NCMA the largest repository of Rodin’s work in the American South. The large gift followed the tremendous success of the NCMA’s 1999 Rodin exhibition, which drew over 300,000 in attendance. “All Larry asked was to make the Rodin exhibition, which included 60-plus works from the Cantor Foundation, the best Rodin exhibition ever,” said David Steel, curator of European art. “Larry is never satisfied with ‘adequate’ or ‘good.’ What he demands is ‘superlative,’ ‘the best,’ and ‘more.’”

Wheeler strengthened the NCMA’s modern and contemporary collections, including overseeing a gift of works by masters of mid- to late-20th-century American art—Milton Avery, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, David Park, Sean Scully, Frank Stella, and many others—from the private collection of Jim and Mary Patton.

Wheeler’s awards include his 2017 induction into the Raleigh Hall of Fame, the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Republic of France, the Medal of Arts from the city of Raleigh, the Leadership Award from the Triangle Business Journal, the Design Guild Award from the North Carolina State University College of Design, and the Thad Eure Memorial Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2000 he was named Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer, which called him “the godfather of the Triangle’s cultural boom” and cited his skill at melding “arts, politics, and commerce into a powerful new cultural force.” In November 2010 Wheeler received the inaugural Mary D. B. T. Semans Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts from Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

Wheeler grew up in Lakeland, Florida. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and French from Pfeiffer College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in European history from the University of Georgia. He has received honorary degrees from North Carolina State University and Pfeiffer University.

Details about events surrounding his retirement, including celebrations of Wheeler’s legacy and an installation on the Museum’s history during his directorship, are forthcoming.

For further information call the Museum at 919/839-6262 or visit (www.ncartmuseum.org).

CamdenART in Camden, SC, Announces Winners of Fall Member’s Show

November 27, 2017

CamdenART (CArt) recently held its Fall Members’ Show, in the Bassett Gallery, of The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, in Camden, SC, in conjunction with the Gallery Gallop held November 17, 2017. The top three winners, along with two Honorable Mentions and the People’s Choice were announced during the opening reception. This year’s exhibit was judged by Liz Steiner.

Liz Steiner received her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and a BFA in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University in 2006 where she also earned a minor in Geology. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in shows such as the Alchemy: The Enamelist Society Student Exhibition, and the SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibition: No Boundaries, and SNAG Annual Juried Student Slide Show: A Presence of Thought, both in Houston Texas. Liz has had work published in Lark’s 500 Pendants and Lockets and 500 Enameled Objects and curated the international exhibition Hot Under the Collar. She was the 2012 Artist Fellow in Fine Metals at Peters Valley Craft Center and a recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant. Recently, Steiner was the Teaching Artist in Metal Arts at the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology, before returning to live and teach in Greenville, NC.

The CArt Fall Member Show winners were:

Honorable Mentions–Sharon Collings Licata for an alabaster sculpture; and Sam Compton for “Just Out of Reach,” mixed media

Third Place–Alice Brooks for “Eclipse,” watercolor
Second Place–Beth Woodall for “Brothers,” colored pencil; and
First Place–Laurie McIntosh for “The One is Enough,” mixed media. Be sure to catch first place winner, Laurie McIntosh’s upcoming exhibition entitled “Environmental Abstractions” in the Bassett Gallery April 12 through May 6.


Work by Laurie McIntosh

People’s Choice Award–This year there was a three-way tie for the People’s Choice. The winners include: Beth Woodall for “Farrier, colored pencil; Arlene Hutcheson for “Untitled,” mixed media; and Dot Goodwin for “Hot Chocolate,” acrylic.

The public is invited to visit the Bassett Gallery to enjoy the exhibition weekdays from 10am to 5pm through Dec. 15, 2017. Various pieces are for sale and would make great holiday gifts for the art lover on your list.

For more information, please call the FAC Box Office, or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

FABULON, A Center For Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” – Deadline Dec. 12, 2017

November 13, 2017

With the bells of the New Year still echoing in our ears, we will be confronted with hearts, candy, and the trappings of modern day Valentine’s Day.

Each year at this time we put out a call for our “Not Your Typical Love Story Show”. It started as a quest to battle commercialism, materialism, over consumption and narrow-minded views. We had the idea to show art that illustrated the many facets of love, a truer vision of Saint Valentine’s mission, and spread some empathy.

With so much news of injustice, incivility, instability, and insecurity, it is hard to imagine thoughts of love. Or that love could be a remedy. We thought of cancelling the show.

But that song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach keeps echoing. Maybe you remember the Jackie DeShannon version or prefer Dionne Warwick’s, or Boss Baby is your frame of reference with Missi Hale singing away.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love

it’s the only thing there’s just too little of

no, not just for some, but for everyone”

That says it all!

And it says hold on to that thought. Make it real.

Send us images that prove that loving your neighbor like yourself could really make a difference in the world. Show that love trumps hate every time. Inspire more people to realize that they can make a difference.

The song is apparently a conversation addressing the Lord. But this is a plea to all humans of any denomination, spiritual belief, struggling person even those brave enough to question, and daring enough to lift voices and pencils and paint brushes.

The lyrics go on to say “we don’t need another mountain”….but with our environment at risk and the EPA under attack, lest we not forget that ordering up another mountain isn’t really an option. So if we love it, we need to show it!

We are seeking deep connections to the idea that love will save the world. As cliché as that may seem, prove it could be true. Dig deep. Please no cliché images. Capture examples but also show some potential solutions.

For info to enter visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4861).

Please include an artist’s statement.

All mediums 2D and 3D visual arts will be considered.

Send up to five images per entry. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement about their work.

All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person or shipped with shipping labels both ways using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS as they charge us a fee which will be passed along to you if this is your only available method) . No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 12/12/21/17, artists will be notified by 12/30/17. Work must arrive by 1/15/18. Work will be on display from 1/23/18 through 3/1/18. Artists’ Reception on 2/10/18 5-8pm.

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407

For further info call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, Calls for Entries for “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit” – Deadline Dec. 2, 2017

November 13, 2017

Mint Hill Arts, in Mint Hill, NC, is proud to announce for December and January its biggest show of the year, the “Ann and Bill Litaker Exhibit”. This annual juried show is dedicated to longtime members Ann and Bill Litaker. Bill is with us in spirit and Ann graces our “art oasis” on an almost daily basis. The show is open to members and non-members alike and has four categories including Water Media, Photography, Painting and Other Visual Arts.

In addition to a Best in Show Award of $300, the following prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st Place – $100, 2nd Place – $75, 3rd Place – $50, and two Honorable Mentions – $25 gift certificates.

Intake for the show will be held from 4-6pm on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, and 10am-noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the Gallery located at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, NC. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be on Friday, Dec. 8, awards will be presented beginning at 8pm. The show will hang until Jan. 24, 2018. The Gallery is open weekly from 10am to 4pm. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information please visit our website at (www.minthillarts.org) or call the gallery at 980/226-5532.

African American Fiber Artists Sought for 12th Annual Exhibition in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Mar. 1, 2018

November 13, 2017

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking entries from African American textile artists from across the nation for a special exhibition presented as a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6 in North Charleston, SC. African American artists, ages 18 and up, living in the United States and working in the medium of fiber are invited to participate in the “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition”, titled “I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!”. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from May 1-June 22, 2018. A $30 entry fee applies and allows artists to submit up to four entries. A maximum of two entries per artist may be selected. The application is available online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com). Deadline for entries is Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018.

Curated by award winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers African American fiber artists a showcase to display their original and innovative designs. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that pays tribute to an extraordinary African American woman – past or present, real or fictional, a public figure or an unsung heroine. Artists should note that the curator will not select pieces relating to Maya Angelou as this theme was explored in the 2015 exhibition.

Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2018/2019 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!” will be on display 8am-8pm daily from May 1-June 22, 2018, on the 1st and 2nd floors of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane in North Charleston. Admission is free. A free public reception in honor of the artists will be held at City Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the exhibition, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).