Archive for October, 2019

The November 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 31, 2019

We’re launching a little early this month in order to remind folks of all the first of the month artwalks taking place throughout the Carolinas.

The November 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1119/1119carolinaarts.html) – all 66 pages of it.

On our cover this month are works by Seagrove, NC, potters which will be up for sale or auction at the 12 Celebration of Seagrove Potters, held at the historic Luck’s Cannery in Seagrove on Nov. 22 – 24, 2019. You can read about the Celebration on Page 26.

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 December 2019 issue will be November 24 at 5pm.

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

Artists in All Disciplines Sought to Perform or Present at the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest in North Charleston, SC – Deadline Dec. 15, 2019

October 30, 2019

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held Apr. 29-May 3, 2020, at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, cultural groups, and community organizations are welcome to submit an application to perform on stage or present their talents through programs such as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more.


Hiyas-Min Philippine Cultural Society (Credit Gavin Shelton)

The application can be accessed at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more artists or groups should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or by e-mail at (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) for special application instructions. There is NO fee to apply. Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. 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.


Vik Hart (Credit Gavin Shelton)

The North Charleston Arts Fest, now entering its 38th year, is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually. The festival features a fabulous array of events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, film screenings, workshops and demonstrations, and more. Flagship events include the World Arts Expo at Riverfront Park, highlighting cultures from around the globe, the Arty Block Party on East Montague Avenue, which combines a street dance and art market, and the Exhibition Encore at the Charleston Area Convention Center, which serves as a closing celebration for the numerous visual art exhibitions on display throughout the entirety of the festival. The Arts Fest review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.


The Bryan Anderson Project (Credit Jonathon Stout)

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or by e-mail at (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists & Models to Participate in Competitive Portrait Drawing

October 30, 2019

Forget March Madness. Think ART Madness. The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with sixteen artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer. The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

The event takes place on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019, from 6 – 7pm at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730

NEEDED: 16 artists, 15 models

ARTISTS: No Fee to Participate
E-mail Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager at (mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)

MODELS: $10 sitting fee – register online at (yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing).

Each model serves as the judge of their match! After sitting for their portraits, the models will choose their favorite portrait of themselves, and the winning artist will move on to the next round. Models will be able to pick up their portraits after November 25.

Round 1 – 16 artists paired off in 8 sets, sketching/drawing 8 models
Round 2 – 8 artists paired off in 4 sets, sketching/drawing 4 models
The 8 artists competing in Round 2 are the winning artists from Round 1
Round 3 – 4 artists paired off in 2 sets, sketching/drawing 2 models
The 4 artists competing in Round 3 are the winning artists from Round 2
Round 4 – 2 artists go head-to-head, drawing a single model
The 2 artists competing in Round 4 are the winning artists from Round 3

Competitive Portrait Drawing is organized by the Arts Council of York County. It is a part of the Friday Arts Project’s 2019 ART PARTY. More info at (artparty.fridayartsproject.org).

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more 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 (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Results of 2019 Annual Gala & Auction and Thank Yous

October 30, 2019

The Annual Gala & Auction this past Saturday evening at CAM Raleigh in downtown Raleigh, NC, was a fun event that raised a net of $40,000 to help support our mission of Sharing North Carolina’s Clay Stories, Past and Present!


Photo courtesy of Michael Mahan of From the Ground Up Pottery.

We would like to thank all of the following:

Stoker Level Sponsors
Jenny & Marshall Lamb (Cameron Clothing) Marion Church, Lucy Daniels, Thomas S. Kenan III, Brian & Gail McCarthy, Glen Medders & Paul Coggins, Larry & Debbie Robbins, David & Kendall Zmiewsky, Terry Zug & Daphne Cruze-Zug

Decorator Level Sponsor
Nancy O’Donohue

In-Kind Sponsors
PoshNosh
Alpha Production Group

Hosts
Robin Bayer, Richard Blanton & Candance Haigler, Jane Bridges, David & Laura Brody (Ethel S Brody Charitable Foundation), Rebecca Burgess, Linda Carlisle, Ray Carroll & Grady Helms, Linda Dougherty, Jaye Day-Trotter, Nancy J. Farmer, Tim Gupton & Brent Moore, David & Sherri Henderson, Terry & Thomas Henson, Mark & Carol Hewitt, Marjorie Hodges, Bran Holland & Joel Arnold, Mary Holmes & Michael Mahan, Bernard & Patricia Hyman, Michael Joyner, Bobby & Claudia Kadis, Fred Livingston, Vince Long & Cameron Furr, Matt Musselwhite, Dr. Cynthia Payne, Koala & Frank Phoenix (Fenwick Foundation), Roberta Price, Mary Regan, David Reid, John & Jane Riley, Ralph & Francine Roberson, Jo Anne Sanford & Billy Brewer, Kay Schoellhorn, Lynn & Jim Sears, Patricia Tector, John Watson & Betsy Blackwell, Lane & Linda Wharton, Susan Willard, and Randall Williamson.

[My apologies if I missed any of the Hosts who signed up in the last couple of days before the event.]

We want to extend a sincere thank you to CAM Raleigh for allowing us to host our event there.

We would also like to thank all of the potters who donated their pots, time, and enthusiasm to the event, as well as all those who have donated other items and experiences.

Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Thank you also to all of the North Carolina Pottery Center staff, artists-in-residence, auction committee members, volunteers, and others who helped make the evening possible.

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

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Announces the Winner of our Haywood County Open Studio Tour Logo Contest

October 30, 2019

The logo design was chosen by a panel of professional artists and the winning logo designer is Deb Parmele of Canton, NC. Deb Parmele is an HCAC artist member, art glass bead maker, and jewelry artist. The new Haywood County Studio Tour logo, designed by Deb, features a NC brown bear.

The 2020 Haywood County Artist Studio Tour is scheduled for June 27 and 28, 2020, from 10am to 5pm both days. The free, two-day self-guided tour will allow participants to visit approximately 30 working artist studios. Haywood County has a vibrant community of artists who have chosen to live and work in Western North Carolina, making it one of the premier destinations for visitors. During the studio tour, everyone will have a chance to explore Haywood County and experience the diverse artistic talent within our community. Participating artists work in diverse media, including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, mixed-media, sculpture, and two-dimensional applications.

The late June dates were chosen with the hope of ensuring good weather for the tour. Additional information regarding artist participants, locations where maps will be available and participating artist preview reception at the HCAC Gallery on Main Street will be forth coming. Please mark your calendar now for an interesting and enjoyable outing in Haywood County June 27th and 28th, 2020. Plan to pack a picnic for your adventure or stop by one of Haywood County’s wonderful restaurants.

For further info call 82/452-0593 or visit (Haywoodarts.org).

Join A Season for CERF+ Today & Support the Artists Safety Net

October 29, 2019

It’s not too late to get involved in A Season for CERF+! From now until Dec. 31, 2019, galleries, artists, show producers, and other supporters participate by raising funds in a number of ways, including contributing a portion of their sales, hosting a raffle, encouraging customers to “round up” their purchase, or holding a fundraising event.

This is an easy way to support CERF+ AND gain visibility for your business. Businesses like Tom Reardon and Kathleen Doyle’s Handcrafted Jewelry in Asheville, NC, who donated 10% of the proceeds from their Grovewood Gallery sales during American Craft Week to CERF+. We also want to send a special thank you to Zig Zag Gallery, Syma Studios, Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, Freehand Gallery, and Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 for participating in a Season for CERF+ this year!

Sign up today at this link or contact us by e-mail at (info@cerfplus.org for more information.

CERF+ headquarters are located at 535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202, Montpelier, VT 05602

For further info call 802/229-2306 or visit (www.cerfplus.org).

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

October 11, 2019

Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. Our Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6 shows per year. All mediums will be considered for an exhibition.

The Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar is Friday, January 10, 2020. Exhibition proposals submitted after the January 10 deadline will not be reviewed until January 2021.

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 and Exhibition Description

Artist Bio

CV or Resume

6 – 8 images of artwork

A non-refundable $30 application fee submitted electronically with the application form

Please note: GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via e-mail or snail mail. To submit an exhibition proposal please complete the application form that follows.

Additional information and instructions are available on our website at (www.artcentergreenville.org). Contact Gallery Manager Ben Tarcson by e-mail at (ben@artcentergreenville.org) if you have any questions.

Sumbit here at (https://www.artcentergreenville.org/exhibitionproposal?utm_source=GCCA+Email+List&utm_campaign=c451372444-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_20_01_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_48d3372785-c451372444-166555533).

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition – Dec. 15, 2019

October 9, 2019

The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place April 29-May 3, 2020, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including posters, billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, apparel, online, and more.

The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery during May 2020. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (http://NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) by the Dec. 15 deadline. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual five-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Media Art, and Literature. For more than 35 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Joseph Kameen of Graniteville, SC (2019), Hamed Mahmoodi of Greenville, SC (2018), Judy McSween of Charleston, SC (2017), Lisa Shimko of Charleston, SC (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Goose Creek, SC (2011).

For more information about the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com), or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office by calling 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Connects Outer Banks Cancer Community to the Arts

October 9, 2019

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, has been awarded a Community Benefit Grant from the Outer Banks Hospital for a new project called Expressions of Hope & Healing. The program provides free art workshops and artistic resources to community members who have been affected by cancer.

Creative director Fay Davis Edwards and program coordinator Susan Lawrence are working together to invite those who have been touched by cancer in any capacity (cancer patients, their family members/friends, caretakers, cancer survivors and our local oncology healthcare professionals) to share their journey and experiences through the arts.

“We are aware that you might be undergoing treatment and are available to facilitate anything you may need to participate in this program,” said Lawrence, herself a cancer survivor. “Our goal is to remove obstacles that may prevent you from creating art. We are happy to help coordinate transportation, schedule a private lesson, and/or deliver art supplies to your home so you can create at your own pace.”


Photo by Fay Davis Edwards

The next Expressions workshop with Fay Davis Edwards will be held at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, from 2-5pm. The free, open workshops will be every Tuesday from 2-5pm at DCAC through December 17. A number of Outer Banks artists will be helping lead these workshops, which will include silk scarf painting, writing exercises, weaving, painting and other media.

“While I have planned for projects for each workshop, I allow the participants to steer the creative wheel as to what they would like to do,” said artist and instructor Fay Davis Edwards. “Sometimes it has been full-on art making, and other occasions have seen simple color play while talking about their experiences. Both types of sessions are valid and useful.”

Individuals interested in the Expressions program, either as a participant or an art instructor, should contact Fay directly by e-mail at (faydavisedwards@gmail.com). Private instruction is also available to those who are unable to attend group workshops.

In addition to the art classes, Expressions will also be offering free Creative Companion bags to those affected by cancer. The Creative Companion bags will include art supplies such as a watercolor set, paper, brushes, markers, zen-style coloring pages and other easy, mess-free items that can be used during treatment or at home when needing a creative outlet.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information, visit (DareArts.org/EXPRESSIONS) or call 252/473-5558.

Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Awards Museum Leadership Award to Andrew R. Stout, Executive Director, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC

October 9, 2019

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is proud to announce the winner of the Museum Leadership Award. The winner was chosen from a wide range of entries across the Southeastern United States. The SEMC Awards Committee, co-chaired by Julie Harris, Catherine Pears, and Robin Reed, honors outstanding colleagues who have helped shape the world of museums.

The Museum Leadership Award, initiated in 1994, recognizes mid-career museum professionals who have shown significant advancement within the profession by leadership in museum activities at his or her institution, within the museum profession as a whole, and especially in the southeast region. Award eligibility requires ten years of experience as a museum staff member and a minimum of five years immediate past tenure with a museum in the SEMC region.

The winner of this year’s award is Andrew R. Stout, Executive Director, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC. Andrew R. Stout began his museum career at the Florence Museum (SC) in a small converted residence. Since 2001 he has diligently advocated for museum support and helped to champion its impact on Florence’s cultural, educational, and economic future. Stout was named the director of the newly formed Florence County Museum system in 2009 and assisted in cultivating funding for its construction and annual operational support. During this process Stout coordinated all necessary policies and procedures for the newly structured system along with the development of needed professional staff. In 2013 funding was allocated to acquire 140 works of art that compose the Wright Collection of Southern Art. This collection was featured at the opening of the Florence County Museum in October of 2014. In 2018 Andrew worked to secure funding for the acquisition of two significant collections of art by 20th century artist William H. Johnson and his wife Holcha Krake, over fifty works collectively. The Florence County Museum has an annual average attendance of 24,000 visitors and is always free to the public.

Since 2014 Stout has served on the executive committee for the South Carolina Federation of Museums and has served as the President since 2017. He has assisted in the formation of the Wright Foundation for Southern Art, Florence County Museum Foundation and the Wilson High School Class of 1945 Scholarship fund.

The award will be presented during the SEMC Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon October 23, 2019, at the Charleston Marriott.

For more information, visit (SEMCdirect.net) or contact John Witek, Manager of Communication and Member Services by calling 404/814-2047 or e-mail to (jwitek@semcdirect.net).