Archive for March, 2019

Art of Clay National Juried Show at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Winners

March 18, 2019

On view through June 15, 2019, “Art of Clay” is the North Carolina Pottery Center’s first-ever national juried exhibition being presented in Seagrove, NC. Featuring 41 artists from around the United States, “Art of Clay” presents a range of contemporary styles, from functional to narrative sculpture.

This show was juried by potter Douglas Fitch of southwest Scotland, UK. Fitch and his wife, Hannah McAndrew, create slipware influenced by the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip-decorated country pottery.

Fitch narrowed the field down from 230+ pieces and did the final judging when he was here in the beginning of March as one of the featured potters at the North Carolina Potters Conference, hosted by the Randolph Art Guild in Asheboro, NC.

And the winners of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s “Art of Clay National Juried Show” are:


Work by Takuro Shibata

1st Place: Takuro Shibata (Seagrove, NC), “Bump.”
2nd Place: Lars Westby (Annapolis, MD), “Manus.”
3rd Place: Paul McCoy (Waco, TX), “Pouring Vessel.”
Director’s Choice Honorable Mention: Ariel Bowman (Flower Mound, TX), “The Fossil Record.”

Featured potters in the show include: Hadi Abbas (FL), Michelle Arabian (NY), Brad Bachmeier (ND), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Casey Beck (WI), Ariel Bowman (TX), Joel Brown (NY), Amanda Bury (WA), Randall Carlson (IL), Kyla Culbertson (IL), Priscilla Dahl (PA), J. Casey Doyle (ID), Karen Ellis Phillips (NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (NJ), Daniel Gardner (CO), Seth Green (IN), Mark Gordon (NC), Stephen Heywood (FL), John Jessiman (VA), Sooyeon Kim (GA), Yeonsoo Kim (GA), Wansoo Kim (KS), Julia Knight (GA), Lucien Koonce (MA), Catherine Coulter Lloyd (SC), Mimi Logothetis (NC), Andy Matlow (MA), Paul McCoy (TX), Jim and Shirl Parmentier (NC), Nila Petty (IL), Kevin Ryan (CT), Masa Sasaki (GA), Eric Serritella (NC), Hitomi Shibata (NC), Takuro Shibata (NC), Marina Smelik (CA), Rebekah Strickland (GA), Suzanne Stumpf (MA), Sue Wadoski (MA), Lars Westby (MD), and Delanie Wise (MA)

Questions? Or interested in possibly purchasing a piece? Call the center to start the process. All purchased pieces must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition ends.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873.8430, visit (ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

HotWorks.org 4th Asheville Fine Art Show™ Takes Place Outdoors at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville, NC – Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

March 18, 2019

*Limited to 175 Artists – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show

*Limited onsite marketing and/or community enrichment opportunities

*Reach a cultured, art buying patron with money to spend

*Convenient parking for artists and patrons

*Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign

*Professional Artist Awards $1,500

*Youth Art Competition Awards $250

The Asheville Fine Art Show presented by HotWorks.org focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. The Asheville Fine Art Show is juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.

Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.

Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living. (We are looking for a sponsor for this area.)

Limited On-Site Marketing &/or Community Enrichment Opportunities include:

Presenting Sponsor
Service/Product Official

Youth Art Competition K-8
Professional Artist Awards
Information Booth
On-Site Marketing Opportunity

Each package is tailored to meet your corporate marketing or community enrichment goals.

Come join us and see for yourself why Hot Works shows are the Best!

Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org), telephone at 941/755-3088, cell at 248/762-2462, visit (www.hotworks.org) or (www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows).

The South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) Calls for Entry Into Its “Spring Members Digital Show” and “Inaugural Student Digital Show” – Deadline May 15, 2019

March 18, 2019

Eligibility:

The competition is open to any member who dues are current. Dues run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 30. Dues can be paid when entering the show. Membership is open to adults 18 or older.

The Student show is open to any South Carolina students ages 13-17.

All work submitted must be the sole work of the entering artists. All water soluble media, except water soluble oils. Where collage is used, it should be less than 50 percent of the image. Images painted from published sources or completed under instruction in a class or workshop are not acceptable. Work should not have been created prior to 2015.

Dates”

Entries accepted from Mar. 7, 2019 and close May 15, 2019.

Awards winners will be notified via e-mail.

Entry Fees:

The entry fee is $25 for members.

The entry fee for students is $5.

Click here to register (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6455).

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Unveils Winners of “25th Annual Judged Show”, on View Through Mar. 31, 2019

March 18, 2019

About 100 local artists entered in Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) “25th Annual Judged Show”, but only 16 walked away with awards this week.

Mary Ann Ford received top honors for “Oyster Shell In Grey,” which received “Best In Show.” First place winners included: Catherine Hester in oil; Julie Jones in acrylic; Joan McKeever in mixed medium; Donna Cole in watercolor; and Steve Edelstein in photography.

Other winners included:
• Oil: John Kenney, second; Sandy Rhodesl, third
• Acrylic: Bill Winn, second; Mary Tredwell, third
• Mixed Medium: Missy Gentile, second; Cynthia Zeiss, third
• Watercolor: Joanne Talbot, second; Brenda Fallon, third
• Photography: Jim Wilson, second; Clyde Lohere, third

The winning pieces can be found at (www.sobagallery.com).

The Society of Bluffton Artists is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Public Art Commission seeks artist for project at Hickory Police Department in Hickory, NC – Deadline Apr. 15, 2019

March 18, 2019

The City of Hickory’s Public Art Commission (PAC) is seeking an artist to create a large-scale work of art inspired by the theme of “Police and Community Together.” The work will be a sculpture installed on the grounds of the Hickory Police Department and will be visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways, free of any admission fee. The committee is especially interested in work that highlights community, creativity, diversity, and craftsmanship.

The PAC invites applications from professional artists or designers, age 18 or older, who are eligible to work in the United States. Priority will be given to artists based in North Carolina.

Interested artists must submit an application, including a statement of interest, work samples, resumes, and references, by 5pm on Apr. 15, 2019. Applications may submitted electronically to (sgreene@hickorync.gov) or mailed to the following address:

City of Hickory Public Art Commission
c/o Sarah Greene
P.O. Box 398
Hickory, NC 28603

A review committee composed of members of the Public Art Commission and project stakeholders will evaluate applications and invite finalists to interview. The committee will then recommend an artist, or artist team, to the Public Art Commission for approval. The selected artist will be notified on May 10, 2019.

Additional details about the project and application process are available online at (http://www.hickorync.gov/content/public-art-commission).

The Public Art Commission, an advisory group to the Hickory City Council, works to enrich Hickory by integrating a wide range of art into public spaces that will create a visual sense of the community, improve quality of life, represent all facets of population, commemorate history, and inspire all citizens and visitors. Hickory’s Public Art Collection is comprised of over 100 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, murals, and benches.

To learn more about the Public Art Commission, visit (http://www.hickorync.gov/content/public-art-commission). For questions about this project, please contact PAC liaison, Sarah Greene, at 828/261-2275, or via e-mail at (sgreene@hickorync.gov).

SC Artist Lee Malerich Wins Art Award in Galesburg, IL

March 18, 2019

On Mar. 8, 2019, over 200 people attended the opening reception for the “53rd GALEX Competition & Exhibition” at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Local SC artist, Lee Malerich of Neeses, SC, was among 74 artists chosen for her wood sculpture, “Dreamgirl”, from a field of 255 artists. Malerich was also given the Rob Reed Memorial Sculpture Award – just one of six prizes available. This exhibition is sponsored by First Mid Bank & Trust and will be on display through Apr. 6, 2019 in the Joanne R. Goudie Gallery.


Dreamgirl by Lee Malerich

“GALEX” is an annual national juried exhibition that is one of the longest continuously running competition and exhibitions in the country. Expanded nationally in 1967, it has been a mainstay for the Art Center’s exhibition calendar. This year, 74 artists from 22 states were selected to participate, submitting 75 individual pieces of art that represents a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, photography and sculpture.

The Juror, Harlow Blum, professor emeritus of art at Monmouth College (1959-1999) awarded over $2,500 in prizes. He has continued to create collage paintings from his studio in Monmouth. Harlow B. Blum received his BFA (Painting) from the University of Illinois (1956), MA (Painting) Michigan State University (1959), and MFA (Printmaking) Syracuse University (1966).

“GALEX” and other programs of the Art Center are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency which receives support from the State of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Galesburg Civic Art Center is located at 114 E. Main St. in Galesburg, IL. Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday 10:30am to 3pm. Admission is free.

For more information about exhibitions, workshops and events, please contact the Art Center at 309/342-7415 or visit (www.galesburgarts.org).

The Spartanburg Fringe Festival in Spartanburg, SC, is Calling All Artists to an ‘Underground Arts Festival’ – Deadline Mar. 31, 2019

March 18, 2019

Spartanburg Fringe Festival is seeking artists to perform and showcase in this inaugural summer festival that will celebrate and promote performances and other art forms that are normally considered outside of the mainstream of creativity. The festival will be held June 1-29, 2019, at West Main Artists Co-op and other venues in Spartanburg, SC.

The deadline for artists to apply is March 31, 2019.

Performers in all disciplines are invited to apply, including theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, spoken word, and more. However, the Festival is open to visual artists as well. The month-long event is described as “Spartanburg’s Underground Arts Festival.”

“Think of this as a cross between a classic ‘fringe’ festival and South Carolina’s Spoleto arts festival in Charleston,” Festival Director Sandy Staggs said. “The aim is to push the boundaries of performance art as we know it in Spartanburg by featuring artists working on the fringes. We want to create an open and accessible platform for artistic expression for both emerging local artists and to give our more-established artists an opportunity to present works that may not fit into their general programming for various reasons.”

Headlining the Festival are several Co-op performing artists, including Proud Mary Theatre Company, which will present the troupe’s first musical “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning and groundbreaking work based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; “Scrappy Shakespeare” and its summer production of “Much Ado About Nothing”; Sparkle City Improv; a new work by playwright Anna Elliot; performances by musician Josh Tennant; live art and performance by the MADDArtist Gilliam; and much more.

According the Festival’s website, “The festival is uncensored – content is entirely up to the artist, experimentation is encouraged. The festival is inclusive – artists from a variety of cultural perspectives, artists from underrepresented communities, and artists presenting work that is culturally specific and geographically diverse are encouraged to apply.”

Most of the Festival will be held at the Co-op in The Venue, the converted sanctuary of the former church. The Venue is normally dedicated as exhibition space for WMAC’s member and guest artists, but is also suitable for plays, concerts, and dance performances. It will seat more than 100 people.

Both short (5-30 minutes) and full-length (45-90 minutes) programs are being sought in all mediums with an emphasis on “fresh, new, different, edgy, and most of all, local.” Staggs added. “The Festival both celebrates the artists and collaborates with the artists in a partnership that gets their work shown and attended, and ensures (in most cases) our artists are compensated.

“If you are an artist or an art lover, hold on to your seat. We want to blow your mind.” Other venues, galleries, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, etc. in the city and county are encouraged to add fringe performances and events to the Festival line-up as well. Additionally, the Fringe Festival is currently seeking sponsors.

To apply or for more information, please visit (SpartanburgFringeFestival.com), e-mail to (Festival@SpartanburgFringeFestival.com) or call 864/580-8385.

SC Arts Commission in Columbia, SC, to Honor Nine Recipients with 2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts

March 18, 2019

Nine South Carolinians are to be honored by the South Carolina Arts Commission with the 2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts—the state’s highest arts honor.

The following recipients from their respective categories are being recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Cecil Williams, Orangeburg

ARTIST Tyrone Geter, Columbia

INDIVIDUAL Kathleen (Kathi) P. Bateson, Hilton Head Island

ARTS IN EDUCATION Simeon Warren, Charleston (Individual) and S.C. African American Heritage Commission, Hartsville (Organization)

BUSINESS Hampton III Gallery, Taylors

GOVERNMENT Florence County Museum, Florence

ORGANIZATION Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston and Columbia Stage Society (Town Theatre), Columbia (Special Award)

Further info about these receipients can be found at (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/plf40ffa55oxh5g/AAAksiSWeKNQxxytp5yBM8DQa?dl=0).

Asheville Gallery of Art in Asheville, NC, Invites Area Artists to Submit Work – Deadline Apr. 15, 2019

March 18, 2019

The Asheville Gallery of Art, in its exciting venue at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, NC, invites area artists to apply for membership. The Asheville Gallery of Art (AGA) is an artists’ cooperative which exhibits original, two-dimensional works by thirty-one member artists.

Interested artists should obtain a copy of prospective member information and a membership application, both of which may be downloaded from the gallery website at (www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com). Jury entrants must deliver five finished original pieces ready for hanging, six copies of a current art resume, and six copies of the completed membership application to the gallery between noon and 5:30pm on Monday, April 15, 2019. All work must be picked up between 2 and 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The gallery will endeavor to preserve and protect submitted work, but cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage.

The Asheville Gallery of Art is located at 82 Patton Avenue, across from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. Founded in 1988, AGA is Asheville’s longest established art gallery. The gallery offers works ranging from representational to abstract, in a wide choice of subject matter, styles and media. Photographs and computer art are not accepted at this time.

For more information, call 828/251-5796 or e-mail questions to (ashevillegalleryofart@gmail.com).

The Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for Show at Wilmington International Airport – Deadline Mar. 22, 2019

March 18, 2019

The Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, is looking for artists to showcase at its gallery in the Wilmington International Airport. The theme is “The Transplanted Artist”, showcasing artists who have moved to Wilmington from anywhere in the world.

Deadline to enter is March 22, 2019

Submissions will be judged by Vermont transplant Paul Stone, who studied art at Dartmouth College and Tufts University and started exhibiting in galleries in 1976. He has been represented in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, North Carolina, Georgia and Arizona. His paintings are in collections all over the world.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

The exhibit is open to all artists 18 and over in Wilmington and the surrounding area who have relocated to the area. Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork in any media, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, printing, mixed media, and sculpture (as long as it can hang on a wall, no freestanding sculptures). All work must be suitably framed and/or prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 70” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 7 feet in height. There are no limitations on subject matter or materials.

IMPORTANT DATES:

All submissions are due by e-mail by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5pm.
Artists will be notified of acceptance by e-mail by March 25, 2019.
Artwork must be dropped off at ILM on March 29, 2019 from 4-6pm.
An Artists Reception will be held April 17, 2019, from 5:30-7pm.
Unsold artwork must be picked up on June 21, 2019, from 4-6pm.

HOW TO APPLY:

E-mail 1-3 images to (ilm@artswilmington.org).
Title each jpeg file yourlastname_entry#.jpg
In the subject line of the e-mail please type TRANSPLANT
In the body of the e-mail please list your information in the following way:
Your Name
Your Contact Info (phone # and e-mail)
City/State Relocated From
Image #1 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Image #2 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Image #3 (that corresponds to each jpeg file)
Image Info: Title, Date Completed, Medium, Dimensions

PUBLICITY:

The Arts Council of Wilmington reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.
SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE:

The Arts Council of Wilmington will retain a 30% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 30% commission. The Arts Council will provide a contract with more information upon acceptance of artwork. The Arts Council will take every precaution against damage/theft, etc. of artwork, but will not be responsible for damage/loss whatever the cause.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered to The Wilmington International Airport on March 29, 2019, between 4-6pm. Accepted works must remain up for the duration of the exhibition (March 29, 2019 – June 21, 2019) unless they are sold. Works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or will become property of The Arts Council of Wilmington.

For more information, contact The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC by e-mail at (ILM@artswilmington.org), visit (artswilmington.org) or calling 910/343-0998.