Archive for December, 2017

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for the “17th Annual Statewide Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” – Deadline is Mar. 15, 2018

December 31, 2017

Fine craft artists from across South Carolina are invited to participate in the “17th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition”. As the state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, to be held May 2-6, 2018.

A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online and can be accessed at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com). Deadline for entries is Mar. 15, 2018. Artists in need of assistance with the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during past annual exhibitions. 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 juror for this year’s exhibition is Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. She is a curator, arts writer, and independent publisher. Reese holds an MFA from City College New York and a BFA from the University of Georgia. She has held positions at Atlanta Contemporary, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; and Deitch Projects, Petzel Gallery, and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. As an arts writer, Reese was the former editor of “BURNAWAY Magazine” in Atlanta, and her writing and artist interviews appear in “BOMB Daily”, “Temporary Art Review”, “TWELV Magazine”, and “ART PAPERS”, among others. She has taught Critical Issues art courses at PAFA in Philadelphia and Georgia State University in Atlanta. At Telfair Museums since 2015, she has curated exhibitions with Nick Cave, William Wegman, Triple Candie, and a group exhibition titled Generation with Iraqi-Canadian artists Sawsan AlSaraf, Sundus Abdul Hadi, and Tamara Abdul Hadi. Reese is opening 2018 exhibitions with Carrie Mae Weems, and Atlanta-based Paul Stephen Benjamin in January.

The “17th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 2-6, 2018, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, May 2, 2016, from 6:00-8:30pm. For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, “Palmetto Hands”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department by calling 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2018

December 31, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/) and portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

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 and sponsorships.

The Art Market at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, Issues Call to Artists – Deadline Jan. 10. 2018

December 31, 2017

Attention artists! The Coastal Discovery Museum is accepting applications for the 2018 Art Market at Historic Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, through Jan. 10, 2018 (postmark deadline). If you’re interested in joining our show this year, please apply now. Annually, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts around 90-100 artists at its picturesque 68- acre Honey Horn site. All original and fine arts are considered for our Apr. 28 and 29 festival. Visit (https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/annual-events/) to find a link to this year’s application.

For further information, please contact Natalie Hefter by e-mail at (nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org).

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for Its “36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale” – Deadline Feb. 26, 2018

December 10, 2017

The Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is calling for entries for its “36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale” which will take place at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center, from Apr. 7 – 15, 2018.

The “36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale”, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, will be here before you know it! WAA is pleased to announce that this year’s show has been extended over two weekends giving the artists more days to display and sale their work. Other changes are in the works as well and soon to be announced.

Online submission opens Jan. 8 closing Feb. 26, 2018. The Show will once again be at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

Download the Prospectus at (http://wilmingtonart.org/uploads/prospectus2018.pdf).

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

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Announces Call for Exhibit Proposals – Deadline Jan. 12, 2018

December 9, 2017

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2019/2020 exhibition calendar. The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6 – 8 shows per year. All mediums will be considered for exhibition.

Deadline for Exhibition Proposals: January 12, 2018.

Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and scored by the GCCA Exhibition Committee using the following criteria:

Work reflects consistency of quality
Work reflects clear objectives and a strong overall concept or theme
Work represents GCCA’s mission to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration
Only original artwork created and executed by the applicant will be considered for exhibition

Submission Requirements:
Artist Statement or Exhibition Description
Artist Bio
CV or Resume
6 – 8 images of work
$30 application fee submitted electronically with application form

CLICK HERE (https://podio.com/webforms/17017714/1144294) to submit a solo or group exhibition proposal to GCCA.

Notification e-mails will be sent mid March. A contract and additional information will be provided if the proposal is accepted. Work will be insured by GCCA while on display. The artist is responsible for delivery of work to and from GCCA. Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the artist.

Contact (exhibitions@artcentergreenville.org) if you have any questions or call 864/735-3948.

City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department is Calling for Entries for 13th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” – Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018

December 9, 2017

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the thirteenth annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which opens in conjunction with the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each).


“Lightning Over the Mississippi” by Ed Walker (2017/18 Best of Show).

The application is only available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this 11 month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park. Set on the banks of the Cooper River, Riverfront Park features ten acres of walking paths, a boardwalk and fountain, an expansive lawn with performance pavilion, children’s play areas, and picnic sites. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Lilly Wei, a New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist, lecturer, and critic. Wei has written for dozens of publications here and abroad and is a longtime contributor to Art in America and a contributing editor at “ARTnews”. She is the author of numerous artists’ catalogues and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Asia. Wei lectures frequently on critical and curatorial practices and sits on the board of several non-profit art institutions and organizations including AICA/USA, Bowery Arts & Sciences, and Art Omi International. She was a former board member of Art in General, and is a fellow of the CUE Foundation. Wei was born in Chengdu, China and has an MA in art history from Columbia University, New York.

The 13th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 1, 2018, through March 24, 2019, at North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston, SC. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, Award Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell Regional Artist Project Grants

December 9, 2017

The Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, has announced Union County artists Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell have been awarded Regional Artist Project grants through the region’s RAPG program. Regional Artist Project Grants provide awards for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Botz attended NYU where he met some of America’s greatest painters and photographers and felt encouraged to pursue his vision in photography. His photography talents have taken him to the Himalayas where he photographs some of his greatest work. His grant award will allow him to purchase a field view camera for distance photographing.

Bell, an Emmy-award winning staff television producer, will use her grant award to develop a crowdsourcing website to raise funds to support her documentary film based on Union County author Gene Stowe’s “Inherit the Land”. The book recounts the story of a white family in Union County who, in the early 1900s, bequeathed a fortune to the African-American branch of their family.

“The Union County Community Arts Council recognizes that Union County has a strong arts community that can benefit from these grant funds”, said Barbara Faulk, executive director. “As an arts council, our goal is to assist artists by providing services and opportunities that help them evolve as artists.”

The grant program is offered by the arts councils of Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, Rutherford and York, SC, counties. Artists who have lived in these counties for one year are eligible to apply through the arts councils where they live. The North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment and the participating arts councils support the program.

Union County Community Arts Council is located at 120 N. Main Street in Monroe, NC 28112.

For further information call 704/283-2784 or visit (http://unionarts.org/).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists for 2018 Open Exhibits

December 4, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has announced their Open Exhibits for the 2018 season. Tammy Hopkins, executive director with TC Arts said, “Each year we present 12 – 14 art exhibits with more than 425 artists showcasing their creative work. The Open shows are some of my favorite. We put out a theme and any artist in any medium can enter that exhibit as long as their artwork fits the theme. There will be five opportunities for local and regional artists to participate in an open art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery in 2018.”

The 2018 themes for the Open Exhibits include:

“CONNECTED” – this open exhibit will be on display from February 9 – March 2 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on February 5 and 6.

“BREVARD – Where Music Meets the Mountains” – this open exhibit will be on display from May 11 – June 8 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on May 7 and 8. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

The White Squirrel Photography Contest runs May 25 – 28 in downtown Brevard as part of the White Squirrel Festival. Photos should be delivered to the TC Arts Council Monday thru Friday from April 16 – May 15. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

“INTERACTIVE ART” – this open exhibit will be on display from August 24 – September 21 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on August 20 and 21. TC Arts is looking for artwork that the visitor can interact with.

“GROUNDED” – this open exhibit will be on display from October 26 – November 16 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on October 22 and 23.

The theme’s for each exhibit should be interpreted by the artist. All art mediums will be accepted as long as it fits the theme. There is a $5 entry fee to enter each exhibit. To get an application for an exhibit e-mail the TC Arts Council at (tcarts@comporium.net) and request the specific exhibit you are interested in or call TC Arts at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of 2017 “York County High Schools Art Show”

December 4, 2017

The Arts Council of York County hosted the opening reception for “Vernon Grant’s Winter Wonderland” and the “York County High Schools Art Show” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, November 30, 2017. During the reception, the winners of the “York County High Schools Art Show” were announced. This year, 16 art teachers from 6 York County high schools, representing 3 districts, selected works by 86 students for exhibition. The students’ work will be on display in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery through December 29, 2017.

The following students received awards sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild for their artwork:

Best of Show – “Beneath the Veil” by Hannah Huffmon of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Kim Grant


Work by Hannah Huffmon

First Place – “Forever Friends” by Kalia Honaker of Fort Mill High School – Teacher: Jessica Calloway

Second Place – “Belair” by Lily Morris of Rock Hill High School – Teacher: Tina Vincent

Third Place – “Girl on Bike” by Noel Heil of Nation Ford High School – Teacher: Erin Mountain

Honorable Mention – “Passage of Time” by Morgan Winters of Fort Mill High School – Teacher: Jessica Calloway

Honorable Mention – “Haiti” by Janie Edwards of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Sandy Queen

Honorable Mention – “Dreadfully Chronic” by Rebekah Wood of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Shelley Threatt

Honorable Mention – “Jenny” by Hannah Johnson of Rock Hill High School – Teacher: Tina Vincent

Honorable Mention – “Lavender World” by Kateryna Hunicheva of Fort Mill High School – Teacher: Kellly Lucarelli

Honorable Mention – “Stereotypical” by Brooke Vernier of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Sandy Queen

Jack Bolin and Sandy Brindle-Carter of the Yorkville Artists’ Guild, and Dr. Bradley Sabelli of the Catawba River Art Guild served as jurors for the show. The “York County High School Art Exhibit” is coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, and is sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

For further information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Pink Dog Creative in Asheville, NC, Offers New Mural in Asheville’s River Arts District

December 4, 2017

Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce a new mural on its’ containers across the street from 342 Depot St. in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.

In a continued effort to build bridges between the River Arts District and the Southside community. Pink Dog Creative has commissioned the second of our Southside neighbors, Jenny Pickens, to design and paint a mural. Pickens grew up in the Southside community and is an accomplished artist. Her design, entitled “Zolas Embrace” (peaceful earth) depicts a woman stitching the world back together.


Mural by Jenny Pickens

Pickens says, “With so much negative energy going on worldwide, I wanted to show mother nature repairing the world with the love that’s been lost. We all share a common goal. Peace on earth.”

Stop by Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot Street, to see the completed mural.

For further information contact Hedy Fischer by calling 828/216-1331 or e-mail to (hedy@pinkdog-creative.com).