Archive for July, 2018

The August 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

July 31, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/818/818carolinaarts.html) – all 55 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features “Celebration Coat” by Liz Spear and Karen Swing, which is part of the exhibition “Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection”, on view in the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Main Gallery at the Folk Art Center, in Asheville, NC, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, through Sept. 30, 2018.

We made it past the 4,000 mark of people liking the “Carolina Arts” Facebook page last month – thanks to you’all who gave us those “likes”. Now it’s the long crawl to 5,000.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.
And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our September 2018 issue will be Aug. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Charleston Gallery Association in Charleston, SC, Offers 2nd Annual Summer Wine Bouquet – September 16, 2018

July 29, 2018

Do you enjoy summer wines, fine art, and live music? Grab a pair of tickets to the Charleston Gallery Association’s second annual Summer Wine Bouquet on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Over 20 of Charleston’s finest art galleries will display artwork in the Grand Ballroom of the Mills House Grand Wyndham Hotel. Guests will delight in a variety of summer wines and hors d’oeuvres, and there will also be live music and painting demonstrations for your enjoyment.

CGA’s Summer Wine Bouquet will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, from 5-8pm, at the Mills House on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC.
Tickets: $50 (or two for $90.00)

Purchase tickets at this link (http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/).

Each attendee will experience:
– dozens of summer wines
– 20+ gallery exhibitions
– painting demonstrations by renown artists
– artist lectures on technique and collecting
– live music from The Kevin Patton Quartet
-hors d’oeuvres
– a signature Summer Wine Bouquet tasting wine glass

Participating galleries include: Andre Allen Studio, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild, Dog & Horse Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Hagan Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Miller Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Principle Gallery, Reinert Fine Art, Revealed Gallery, Sandpiper Gallery, Studio 151 Fine Arts, The Sportsman’s Gallery, and Trager Contemporary.

For further info visit (www.charlestongalleryassociation.com).

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Calls for Applications for the 701 CCA Prize – Deadline Sept. 1, 2018

July 29, 2018

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, announces the fourth installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. Share this information with all SC artists who may be eligible. The project takes place this year with a juried process resulting in an November – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. This exhibition will then travel to Lake City, SC, for a second January – February exhibition.

The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The winner is selected by a panel of three art professionals. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2018 will be announced at a later date. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since Jan. 1, 2019. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25.

Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize 2019 by completing and submitting the application package by Sept. 1, 2018. The application guidelines can be found at (www.701cca.org/701-cca-prize). You can apply directly through Submittable at this link (https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit).

The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive:
A six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA;
A solo exhibition at 701 CCA;
An ad in a national art publication concurrent with the solo exhibition.

Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition in Moorehead City, NC, Calls for Participation in 40th Labor Day Show – Deadline Aug. 3, 2018

July 29, 2018

Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition’s (CCACC) two-day, outdoor 40th Labor Day Show will be held this year at Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City, Sept. 1-2, 2018. This is a new venue for CCACC and is located between Arendell Street (Hwy. 70) and the Morehead Waterfront between 6th and 7th Streets. Great exposure!

Additionally, this site has no paid parking (as is now the case in Beaufort). With this change in location, we are opening up this juried show for participation beyond our membership. If you are interested in participating in this CCACC shows but not interested in becoming a member, here is your opportunity.

CCACC is looking for artists and craftsmen with original work only, who hand make items, not reselling purchased items or just assembling purchased items. Artists will be responsible for paying their own sales tax and follow CCACC show guidelines. Download guidelines at this link (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0af9a0f24479860bca2a55480/images/e4d548cd-a608-4042-8c0d-aac67518d66b.png). Booth spaces are 10′ X 10′ at a cost of $125. Security is not provided so safeguarding of your inventory (especially overnight) is each individual vendor’s responsibility.

If you are interested in being juried for this show please e-mail the following items to (jipock123@gmail.com).

* A minimum of three, but no more than six, photographs (jpeg format) of the work you are planning to sell at the show
* A picture (jpeg format) of your booth as it will look setup and ready to go
* Your bio and description of your work
* Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
Submission Deadline: Aug. 3, 2018. If juried into the show you will be notified by Aug. 10th.

Questions? Contact (jipock123@gmail.com).

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Adds New Quilt Blocks to Its Ever Expanding Trail

July 28, 2018


#220 Autumn Compass

For more than 40 years, Lynn Brill of Anderson, SC, has been crafting quilts and perfecting her unique creations. After a stroke in January 2012, Lynn lost the use of her right arm. However, with an extension for her machine and the will to learn a new way to continue her quilting, she still makes beautiful quilts and wins ribbons in quilting shows. She and her husband, Glenn, have decided to honor her love of quilting with an UHQT block on their home.

The block chosen by Lynn is Autumn Compass and is a blaze of the glorious colors of autumn, Lynn’s favorite season. Adapted from several quilt designs, Lynn’s Autumn Compass was created in a class by Lynn Kirsch of Racine, Wisconsin. The circle for the Mariner’s Compass was created by drawing a circle around a pizza pan, then divided into quarters, eighths, and sixteenths to make paper foundations. After the compass was completed, it was hand appliqued onto the quilt. The border, comprised of a quilting technique called flying geese, is in greens, rust and gold. Because the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is a stopping place for thousands of Canadian geese each fall, Lynn decided to incorporate the flying geese into the border.

The block was installed above the garage door of their Anderson home in celebration of Lynn’s 70th birthday.


#221 Bursting in Air

Bursting in Air is a variation of the classic Greek Square quilt block. It is located on the Six Mile Farmers Market, once the site of the town’s volunteer fire department. This patriotic-themed block was sponsored through a Pickens County Accommodations Tax grant awarded to the Greater Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. Kim Smagala, Director and the Chamber selected Six Mile to receive this block to enhance the cluster of quilts already in the area.

When the town of Six Mile was contacted with the news that they had been chosen to receive a quilt block, Mayor Roy Stoddard chose this red, white and blue block to honor the four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients who grew up in the Six Mile and Liberty communities. It will serve as a reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of these men, who gave their all for their country. They are: Furman D. Smith, US Army, medal awarded January 17, 1945; William McWhorter, US Army, medal awarded September 27, 1945; Charles H. Barker, US Army, medal awarded June 13, 1955; James D. Howe, US Marines, medal awarded September 15, 1971. The stories of these men and their heroism can be found on the town of Six Mile’s website at (www.sixmilesc.org).

This patriotic themed square is modeled after one that quilter Doris Land included in a sampler quilt made for her son Karl Tubbs. Doris acquired the fabric and pattern for this square from Viking Sew ‘n’ Quilt, now in Maulden, SC, when she completed one of the Carolina Shop Hops. That year twelve quilt shops in the region participated, each offering its own pattern and fabric packet to use in a patriotic themed quilt. Doris was relatively new to quilting and assumed that all she had to do with each packet was sew the pre-cut pieces together. To her surprise, there were no little squares, triangles, and rectangles cut and ready to sew in the packet—just large strips of fabric and the directions for cutting. She laughs at her beginner’s mistake.

After joining a quilt guild she learned about their efforts to make Quilts of Valor for veterans. She was inspired to use her Shop Hop squares in a Quilt of Valor for her son Karl who served with the Army National Guard in the Iraq war. Doris’s sampler quilt uses the squares, including Bursting in Air, to frame a center Lone Star medallion. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Doris resides in Pickens County and belongs to the Upcountry Quilters Guild and the Swamp Rabbit Guild in Traveler’s Rest.

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

CREATE Conway in Conway, SC, Offers Indie Market on Laurel – August 4, 2018

July 28, 2018

On Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, from 10am – 5pm, you’ll meet over 50 artists, artisans, and makers who create original art, funky upcycled goods, handcrafted items of wood, cloth, pottery, and glass, pine needle baskets, jewelry, culinary, and much more.

The Indie Market in Conway, SC, is an upscale indoor/outdoor event located at the entrance of the Waccamaw Riverwalk, from Second Ave, down Laurel Street to the fountain.

If you are an artist or food truck vendor we hope you’ve already signed up! If not go here ASAP because space is limited: SIGN ME UP FOR THE INDIE MARKET! at (https://indiemarketonlaurelsignup.as.me/schedule.php).

If you love great music, fresh food & cold beverages you’re invited too. Live music and your favorite tunes are provided by Brian Roessler, The Spots and Flirt Duo! We’ll have food trucks at Second & Laurel plus several awesome Conway restaurants are within walking distance offering a variety of food from barbecue to pizza and ice cream to salads and seafood! Visitors get free admittance to the Indie Market.

CREATE Conway is honored to feature the best of what’s handmade, homegrown and local. We believe Conway, our visitors, and our creative community deserve a classy venue and an event they can be proud of. That’s what the Indie Market is and we’re growing for good reason!

For further info visit (http://www.createconway.org/indie_market_on_laurel).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for “Multicultural Art Exhibit”

July 28, 2018

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for entries for its “Multicultural Art Exhibit”, which will be on display in September 2018. This exhibit for the month of September is in conjunction with One Moore Fest, a multicultural and international one-day festival to be held in downtown Mooresville, (on Broad St), on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4-9pm.

All fine art media is welcomed! Artists are asked to represent their own ancestry and heritage and sign up for one of the 8 regions The 8 regions are: North America, Central America & Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania. 5 slots will be allotted for each region. Artists MUST sign up for the region they want to represent. Once a region is full, that region will be closed. (first come, first served basis).

Artists MUST sign up for their chosen region, through this form: (https://goo.gl/forms/AM3A4sfSXXttit6I2).

Please read the show prospectus for complete details and more information at (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/1cetfopcb_700788.pdf).

Entry Fee: $15 for Mooresville Arts Members; $20 for Non-Members (one piece only for each artist). New memberships are welcome, starting at $45/year.

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Calls for Entries for 5th Annual Photography Exhibition – Deadline August 3, 2018

July 28, 2018

The Burke Arts Council in Historic Morganton, NC, is pleased to announce a call for artists for the fifth annual photography exhibition to be on display from Sept. 14 – Nov. 16, 2018.

Join photographers from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for the Autumn Photography Exhibition at the Burke Arts Council Gallery in Morganton.

AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT TIMELINE:

Entry Deadline: All entries must be received by Monday August 3, at 5pm. Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by August 10. Delivery of accepted artwork: Sept. 4, 5, 6, and 10.
The exhibit will run Sept. 14 – Nov. 16.
Artist Reception and distribution of awards: Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7pm. at the Burke Arts Council Gallery.

CATEGORIES:
Emotions
Celestial Bodies
A Splash of Red

AWARDS:
OVERALL BEST IN SHOW: $500
First (In each category): $200
Second (In each category): $100
Honorable Mentions (One in each category)
Overall best in the YOUTH Category (16 years and younger) will be recognized and awarded “Downtown Morganton Bucks”

ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES:
All work must be original and never shown at the Burke Arts Council Gallery.
No composite or mixed media images will be accepted.
Artwork is judged for selection by a committee of arts professionals.

The Juror of Awards: Giuliana Polinari Riley. Riley studied photography with Leigh Mosley, formerly photojournalist with the “Washington Post” and was the staff photographer with Rutherford Council Arts Council for over ten years. She has been a photography Instructor with Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC, since 1980.

FEES: A non-refundable entry fee of $15 for one entry or 5 entries for $50.

ONLINE REGISTRATION & GUIDELINES at (http://burkearts.org/artist-resources/annual-photography-show-call-for-artists/).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers Nature/Art Day at Cataloochee Ranch – Deadline August 1, 2018

July 28, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, is proud to announce our 2018 Nature/Art Day at Cataloochee Ranch on Wednesday, Aug. 8 2018.

This summer we invite all artists and nature lovers to join us at Cataloochee Ranch for a day of bird watching, hiking, reading, painting and relaxing. If you are a painter, quilter, knitter, sculptor, writer, poet, reader, hiker, birder or even an all-around nature lover, you don’t want to miss a relaxing day trip and luncheon at beautiful Cataloochee Ranch.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation and bringing their own art supplies, lawn chair, blanket, etc. Lunch is included with iced tea, lemonade or water.

Advance reservations and payment are due no later than August 1. The fee is $25 per person and $20 for HCAC Artist Members.

Cataloochee Ranch is located at 119 Ranch Dr, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

For more information and to make your reservation, please call the HCAC at 828/452-0593.

Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction Takes Place at Penland, NC – Aug. 10 & 11, 2018

July 28, 2018

The Penland School of Crafts 33rd Annual Benefit Auction will take place on Aug. 10 and 11 on the historic Penland, NC, campus, north of Asheville. The gala weekend event includes live and silent auctions, food, receptions at the Penland Gallery and the studios of Penland’s resident artists, and displays of work donated by Penland’s current and former instructors, resident artists, and core fellows. Absentee bidding is available. All proceeds benefit the programs of Penland School.

The featured artwork this year, by Tim Tate, is titled “8 Bats 4 Seasons”. It is a wall-mounted piece that contains an arrangement vibrantly-colored bats and seasonal foliage made of cast resin. Through the clever use of multiple mirrors, the objects are reflected back in receding layers that seem to stretch to infinity. The piece is inviting and mysterious in equal parts.

Also part of the auction are works by textile artist Natalie Chanin, ceramic sculptor Cristina Córdova, woodworker Wendy Maruyama, steel sculptors Hoss Haley and Mike Rossi, glass artists Benjamin Cobb and Alex Gabriel Bernstein, potters Gail Kendall and Ben Owen III, jewelers Stacey Lane and Tara Locklear, and printmaker Jun Lee. Along with these works are more than 200 pieces in books, clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, wood, and mixed media.

During the weekend the school will honor the late Doug Sigler as the 2018 Penland School of Crafts Outstanding Artist Educator. Sigler, who died earlier this year of a heart attack, was a close neighbor of the school, a widely respected furniture maker and educator, and an instructor at Penland since the 1960s.

The auction begins on Friday, Aug. 10 with a preview of the auction work, a tribute to Doug Sigler, cocktails, music, a silent auction, dinner, and a live auction. Saturday’s festivities will start at 9am with coffee and pastries and an open house at the studios of Penland’s resident artists. This will be followed by a silent auction, luncheon, and a live auction. The weekend finishes up with a reception at the Penland Gallery. The auctioneer is Mark Oliver of Bonham’s auction house in London.

All events take place on the Penland School campus in Mitchell County, North Carolina, near Spruce Pine and 52 miles north of Asheville. Weekend tickets are $395, Friday tickets are $255, and Saturday tickets are $285. Absentee bidding is available for a $25 fee, which includes a color catalog. Reservations are required, and the event often sells out.

For more information or to make reservations, call 828/765-2359, ext. 1204, e-mail to (auction@penland.org), or follow the auction link at (www.penland.org), where you will find a complete schedule, registration information, a PDF of the auction catalog, and information about absentee bidding.

Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in Western North Carolina, Penland offers workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, printmaking and letterpress, photography, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists’ residencies, an outreach program, and a gallery and visitors center. Penland is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution which receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.