Archive for May, 2019

City of North Charleston, SC, Seeking New Artist-in-Residence – Deadline June 28, 2019

May 30, 2019

Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the City’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR). The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2019/20. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations in public schools, recreation facilities, and community gathering spaces within the city limits of North Charleston, SC. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by Friday, June 28, 2019.

At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the AIR will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2019/20 school year. Additional workshops and demos will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest. The AIR will also conduct a workshop for the department’s monthly Creative Arts Workshop program and offer instruction for summer arts camps in June 2020. In addition, the AIR will present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery from December 2019 through January 2020. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Past artists who served in the position include Quintin Chaplin (2018/19), Camela Guevara (2017/18), Caroline M. Self (2016/17), Daryle Halbert (2015/16), Alexandra Roberts (2014/15), Charlynn Knight (2013/14), Kristy Bishop (2012/13), Lori Starnes Isom (2011/12), Deborah Meyer (2010/11), and Robert Maniscalco (2009/10).

Rate of pay for this part-time, contracted position is $25 an hour for up to 300 hours completed from August 2019 through June 2020. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV reflecting their exhibition and teaching experience by 5pm on Friday, June 28, 2019. Application materials may be e-mailed to ( or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at ( or call 843/740-5854.

Fletcher Williams III Invites You to Visit Him at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, During His Studio Residency

May 30, 2019

Fletcher Williams III invites you to stop by his 1st-floor studio at The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. See what’s cookin’. Ask questions or just wander the room while I work. Don’t mind me. Free to the public. Btw, the 1st-floor is always free to the public. And be sure to check out “Bless ‘Em” on display in the 2nd-floor Mary Jackson Gallery. #staycurious

“Untitled”, acrylic on paper, 38″ x 52″

Open Studio Hours:
Thursday 2-5pm
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

My 5-week residency will coincide with the exhibition “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem”, on view through August 18, 2019. With works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection. The exhibition, including work by artists such as Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.

For further info on Williams visit (

South Carolina Clay Artist, Patz Fowle, Has Several Works Included in Upcoming Exhibitions

May 30, 2019

Patz Fowle’s mixed media sculpture “Boot Scoot” has been accepted for the “2019 National Art Education Association Member Juried Exhibition”, on view from June 17 through Dec. 6, 2019. The annual NAEA Member exhibit showcases artwork created by NAEA’s vibrant professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting the artistic skill and vision of members worldwide. All members of the NAEA were invited to submit artwork to be juried for possible inclusion in the 2019 exhibition. 62 works were selected for exhibition at the NAEA Studio & Gallery. The NAEA Studio & Gallery is located minutes from Washington, DC, in arts-rich Old Town Alexandria, VA. This space showcases outstanding artwork created by visual arts education professionals from around the world who are NAEA members. Mission of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

The NAEA Studio & Gallery is located at 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information contact: NAEA Gallery Coordinator Scott Russell by e-mail at ( or visit (

Patz Fowle’s mixed media sculpture, “Pork Pie” was juried into the prestigious “86th National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibition” to be held at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, on view from August 10 through October 27, 2019.

The National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. For further info visit (

Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and today is a National Historic Landmark and a garden museum with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world.

Patz Fowle is a professional artist, Visual Arts Coordinator and art instructor at the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville, SC. She is a member of the National Art Education Association, SC Art Education Association and the National Sculpture Society. This summer Fowle will be studying abroad in France at Savannah College of Art & Design’s Lacoste campus.

For further info e-mail Patz Fowle at (

Hub City Empty Bowls To Host Second Bowl-Making Day of 2019 in Spartanburg, SC – June 8, 2019

May 30, 2019

Hub City Empty Bowls will sponsor a bowl-making event at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 1 until 4pm. Everyone is invited to make pottery bowls, which will be used to raise funds to feed needy people of Spartanburg. There is no cost to participate, and all instruction and supplies are provided by volunteers from Carolina Clay Artists, the organization in charge of this annual not-for-profit community project. “Every year, I am amazed at how this never gets old,” Hub City Empty Bowl chairman and Carolina Clay Artists board member Bruce Bowyer said. “There is something very special about the Empty Bowls project that brings people together to do good work in our community. All it takes is people coming together to shape clay and then coming together to eat soup.”

The first bowl-making event of 2019 was held in January at Wofford College. The third bowl-making event of the year will be at Converse College on Saturday, July 13, 2019. To participate, you don’t need special skills or talents, just a creative spirit, willing hands, and the desire to help people in the community. The bowls made by citizens will be left at West Main Artists Co-op to be glazed and fired by volunteer potters.

All the bowls made throughout the year are gathered together for Soup Day, an event where the public can get the bowls of their choice for a donation of $20 each. Some people get several bowls to be used as gifts or table settings. There are hundreds of bowls in different colors and shapes, made by people with many different levels of experience. During Soup Day, patrons enjoy a wide selection of donated soups, live music, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event are donated to TOTAL Ministries, an organization that raises money to feed local citizens who are food insecure.

“There are approximately 37,000 Spartanburg County residents who are food insecure,” TOTAL Ministries’ Executive Director Traci Kennedy said. “People who are food insecure have to make a choice of paying to avoid utility disconnection or putting food on the table. Before partnering with Hub City Empty Bowls, our pantry would be empty during the summer months when donations are low. Now, although it is not always full, there is always food to help those in need.”

Hub City Empty Bowls is one of Spartanburg County’s most respected and successful grassroots fundraisers, now in its eleventh year. Its purpose is to use the making of pottery bowls as a means to raise money that will help feed local citizens who don’t have enough to eat. Each year, Hub City Empty Bowls raises tens of thousands of dollars that are given to a local charity that is aligned with this purpose.

For more information, visit ( or its Facebook page.

Lancaster County, SC’s Annual Ag + Art Tour to Kick Off June 21, 2019 at Benford Brewing Company

May 29, 2019

See Lancaster, SC, will usher in the annual Ag + Art Tour with a celebratory kick-off on June 21, 2019, from 6-10pm, at the picturesque farm that is home to Benford Brewing Company. Live music by Flatland Express Bluegrass will provide the perfect soundtrack for “fun on the farm” from 6-8pm, with Fiftywatt Freight Train rocking the evening to an end from 8:30-10pm. Guests will enjoy free admission, plentiful parking, cooking demos, 5-K, food trucks, craft brews, artisans, vendors, and outdoor family games. Look for Carolina Cajun Meats, Ronda’s Watercolors, Kona Ice of Chester & Lancaster Counties, Cibi Cibi Food Truck, Kate’s TNT, Cultivate Health, Oh Shoot Photo Booth, Wyrick’s Handmade Creations, Catawba Farm and Food Coalition Farm-K, Deb’s Sweet Shop, and more!

The event is the perfect way to kick-off Lancaster County’s seventh year participation in the South Carolina Ag+Art Tour, our nation’s largest free farm tour. Eleven counties comprise the agritourism event on weekends in June, proclaimed by the Governor’s office as Ag + Art Month in South Carolina. Lancaster County farms and cultural sites will welcome visitors from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 22 and from 1-5pm on Sunday, June 23, offering visitors the opportunity to see first-hand where local products come from. Eleven agricultural locations – Lancaster County Farmers Market, Native American Studies Center, The Ivy Place, North Corner Haven, Dixie Bee Supply & Country Store, Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Historic Craig Farm, Benford Brewing Company, Simple Faith Ranch, Rich Hill Farms, Fox Trot Farms – with artisans demonstrating and selling original, handcrafted items – are featured on the self-guided tour. In addition, Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio will open for tours, exhibits, and demonstrations.

Tour guide booklets with maps and listings of all agricultural sites and artisans are available in advance at SC Welcome Centers, The Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, or at any location visited during the tour weekend. Details are also available at ( and (

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is coordinated by Clemson Extension, in partnership with Olde English District Tourism Commission and Catawba Farm & Food Coalition. Information regarding all eleven counties can be found at (

Following is information provided by participating locations and artisans:

* Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Locally owned and operated craft beer producer, where beers are brewed in 30-barrel batches on small farm on land with a pure well water source tapped into the water table of three known springs located on premises. Beers are brewed with only natural based ingredients staying true to brewing traditions. Visitors will enjoy livestock, bees/beekeeping, beer samples, live music, food trucks including Carolina Cajun Meats and Kona Ice of Chester & Lancaster. Kid-friendly activities are on site and artisans include: Ronda’s Watercolors, Clay Impressions Pottery, and Kate’s TNT.

* Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Historical Craig Farm, founded 1773, is one of the few Lancaster County farms that have continually operated since pre-Revolutionary War days, with the Craig family the continuous owners. Consisting of almost 400 acres, it is a beef cattle farm. In addition to cattle, primary crop is hay. The farm is about 55% pastureland & 45% woodland. The c. 1800 Craig Farm house is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm (1827), which operates as a bed & breakfast inn, across the road. The farm has beautiful woodland paths for walks and cattle and horses for viewing. Visitors are welcomed for viewing Craig House formal gardens & landscaped grounds, livestock, equestrian, timber/forest, historical farm, formal gardens, guided tours of historic Craig house, woodland nature walks. Artisans on site include painter Walt Simpson and Pottery by Wendy.

* Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 234 Bill Sweatt Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Visit a relaxing country setting with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and a good selection of Native Plants. This location also has herbs and vegetable plants for your garden. Talented craftspeople are looking forward to sharing their treasures with you. Visitors have asked for more workshops and Griff’s plans to make this happen for you. Kid-friendly activities on-site. Artisans include Janet Creations.

* The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Gardens, historical house (not open to the public), wedding venue, old barns, beautiful gardens, and visitors will be able to pick blackberries and blueberries, weather permitting. Mini Farm Stand on site and artisans include Basket Weaver Carolyn Kemp and painter Abstract Alexandra.

* Lancaster Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Only open on Saturday, June 17. Locally grown produce and artisans on site.

* The Native American Studies Center, 119 South Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
View a Native Inspired Garden by Leaf & Petal Club, Native American Galleries, Historic Archives, World’s largest collection of Catawba Pottery & Artifacts. Special Activities are planned and Native American artisans will be hosting a show and sale in the galleries of the center.

* Dixie Bee Supply, 1628 Hwy. 521 Bypass South, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Come see what all the buzz is about! View an observation hive of live honeybees and learn their importance to our environment, peruse beekeeping supplies and equipment, purchase fresh local honey. Artisans include Woodham Enterprises, LLC.

* Fox Trot Farms, 5066 Rowell Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Working agritourism sheep farm includes sheep, dairy goats, ducks, and chickens. Learn about honeybees and visit Pork Chop, the potbelly pig. Take home lamb, meat, eggs, honey, handcrafted soap, and crafts from the mini-farm market. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Artisans on site include Quartz Cottage Woodworks.

* North Corner Haven , 3454 Activity Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Enjoy a working farm and venue with small herds of angus cattle, Berkshire pork, and a market garden. Artisans include Daddy’s Workshop of the Carolinas and weaver Marcia Houston.

* Simple Faith Ranch, 3248 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
The ranch is an animal ministry and visitors will meet alpacas, sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, and more! Come learn how each animal was created uniquely for a purpose and participate in fiber crafts, weaving, spinning, leather tooling, and children’s crafts. Artisans include painter Hallelujah Ranch.

While you are in Lancaster County, be sure to also visit:

* Mahaffee’s Pottery and Painting Studio, 2875 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
This two story studio features 3-D work such as pottery downstairs, and 2-D work such as paintings, mosaics, etc. upstairs. Some students and artisans will be working independently. Dianne will be rakuing and on the potters wheel during the day and will offer a free mini-workshop with clay, to interested folks. Kid-friendly activities on site.

Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2019 in Hickory, NC, Call for Artists to Participate – Deadline August 1, 2019

May 29, 2019

Hickory, NC’s Oktoberfest 2019 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Celebrating its 34th year, this annual festival will be held October 11, 12, and 13, 2019 in Downtown Hickory NC. With estimated attendance of 100,000 for the three day event, the potential for sales is extremely high!

Hickory’s Oktoberfest is an outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October. It features four stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Oktoberfest’s Juried Arts and Crafts show is a juried event, with prizes given for the top three artisans. The Arts & Crafts area includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography and more. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth.

Registration will be accepted until August 1, 2019. Booth fees are $200.00 for all three days with electricity available for an additional $25.00. Applications and guidelines are available on line at (

Other vendors include commercial businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Applications for Commercial and Non-Profit vendors are available online at ( Food vendors are welcomed into the festival by invitation only. No food vendor applications are provided online.

For more information on Oktoberfest 2019, applications and guidelines or sponsorship information please call 828/322-1121 or visit the website ( and click on vendor applications or e-mail to (

Tryon Arts & Crafts School in Tryon, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual TACS Member Exhibition – Deadline June 17, 2019

May 29, 2019

Each year, Tryon Arts & Crafts School in Tryon, NC, expresses gratitude for our members’ support by arranging an exhibit of their original artworks.

We invite you to participate in “Origin Stories”, the annual TACS Member Exhibition.

Each current member of TACS may submit two works of art that fit the following criteria:

Work # 1: A past artwork that was important to your artistic development. If you do not have the past artwork, you may instead submit a framed photo documenting the past artwork or a framed written story about the past work (less than 250 words).

Work # 2: A recent artwork. Ideally, Work #2 will relate to Work #1, but that is not required.

Think of this opportunity as a way to show the “then and now” of your artmaking.


Artwork Delivery: Fri – Mon, June 14 – 17

Public Reception: Friday, June 21, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition: June 21 – August 2

Artwork Pick-Up: Sat – Tues, August 3 – 6
(TACS closed Sundays)

CLICK HERE to View the Entry Form with Complete Instructions at (

CLICK HERE to Become a Member at (

Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Calls for Exhibition Proposals – Deadline is June 30, 2019

May 29, 2019

The Arts Center of Kershaw County’s Bassett Gallery in Camden, SC, proudly announces their annual call for artists for the 2019-2020 Season. The call is open through June 30, 2019, and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of prestigious arts professionals. The exhibitions will be installed in the gallery for approximately one month with an opening reception, possibly in conjunction with other Arts Center events.

The Bassett Gallery is part of the Art Center’s main Bassett Building, and has hosted countless artists’ work since its inception in 1983. The Gallery is approximately 13′ wide, 9′ tall and 62′ long, with vaulted ceilings and illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

The Center is interested in all types and mediums of work. Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition.


In order to be considered, please fill out the submission form online at ( and e-mail the form and the requested files to Stephanie Keel at ( or mail to:
Bassett Gallery Exhibits Committee
PO Box 1498
Camden, SC 29021

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Seeks Submissions for the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019” – Deadline is July 22, 2019

May 29, 2019

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019, the center’s fifth survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA SC Biennial 2019 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates
Biennial Part I, September 26 – November 3, 2019
Biennial Part II, November 13 – December 22, 2019

Selection Process:
A panel of three jurors representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials:
Submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019 should be made via Submittable (link below) and include the following:

Ten (10) images of available work produced in the last two years that is representative of what will be available for inclusion in the Biennial in case the artist is selected. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform. Image headers should be numbered 1 through 10 followed by the artist’s last name and title of the work.

Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

Checklist that lists title, date, medium and dimensions (H x W for 2-D work; H x W x D for 3-D) in this particular order
Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
Resume and biographical sketch, the latter of no more than 300 words, that includes the artist’s date and place of birth
$25.00 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.
Submission Deadline:
All materials should be submitted by July 22, 2019, by 5pm.

Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by August 6, 2019.

Call to Artists: May 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 22, 2019, by 5pm.
Jury Panel Meets: July 31 – August 2, 2019
Notification of Selections: August 6, 2019
Possible Studio Visits: Mid- to Late August, 2019
Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part I: Thursday, September 26, 7-9pm
Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part II: Wednesday, November 13, 7-9pm

Please submit further inquiries by e-mail to ( or call Hannah Shepard, Executive Director at 803/319-9949.

Click here to submit (

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library in Hartsville, SC, Call for Entries for the “12th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit” – Deadline June 1, 2019

May 17, 2019

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages who live, work or create in Pee Dee Region are invited to enter the Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library’s “12th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit”.

To enter the contest, simply bring your photo(s) to Black Creek Arts Center or Hartsville Memorial Library between May 13 and June 1, 2019.

Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are: $15 for one entry, $25 for two and $30 for three. All pieces are to be show ready when submitted.


Carolinas – photos taken in North or South Carolina

Photographers 18 and Under – if you are 18 years of age or younger


My Big Back Yard

2019 Carolinas Submission Form click here: (

Important Information for Entrants click here: (

The photographer determines the category for each photograph entered, but HML and BCAC reserve to right change the category to ensure the quality of show presentation.

Images created via any form of photography will be accepted (i.e. shot on film, shot digitally, shot with cell phones, unaltered shots, digital manipulations, alternative processes, mixed media, montages, photograms, etc.), so long as part of the image is photographically created. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to enter.