Archive for November, 2019

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

November 30, 2019

The December 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1219/1219carolinaarts.html) – all 53 pages of it.

On our cover this month is a multi-media work by Deborah Kruger, which is part of the exhibit, “Material / Process”, on view at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, on view through Jan. 3, 2020. You can read about the exhibit in our Nov. 2019 issue, on Page 31, found at (www.carolinaarts.com).

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 January 2020 issue will be December 24 at 5pm. That’s right, everything is due on Christmas Eve.

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

A Seagrove Carol by Tom Starland

November 29, 2019

I just made a post at Carolina Arts Unleashed about my recent trip to the 12th annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters. There are lots of photos. You can find it by visiting (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/?p=3379).

STARworks Director, Nancy Gottovi, Wins Leadership in Business Sustainability Award

November 27, 2019

STARworks executive director Nancy Gottovi received a Leadership in Business Sustainability Award from the North Carolina Business Council (NCBC) on Nov. 12, 2019, for her work with STARworks in Star, NC.

“NCBC was pleased to recognize Dr. Nancy Gottovi as one the 2019 business leaders who are ‘Transforming How We Do Business for Good,’” said NCBC executive director Vicki Lee Parker. “Dr. Gottovi has distinguished herself as a state business leader by forging a path for arts-based economic development and has proven how to revitalize rural communities through creativity. NCBC is excited to join other organizations across the country in recognizing Nancy for her visionary leadership and passion for the community.”


STARworks executive director Nancy Gottovi speaking after winning a Leadership in Business Sustainability Award from the North Carolina Business Council. Photo taken by Linda Nguyen.

Gottovi became the executive director of Central Park NC (STARworks) in February 2004. The STARworks building was gifted to the organization in 2005. Gottovi, who holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has overseen the renovations and expansion of STARworks since the beginning.

What started as a former hosiery mill in much need of repair has flourished under the leadership of Gottovi into a center for arts that houses glassblowing and clay studios, a clay manufacturing and ceramic supply business, galleries, and a café and taproom. STARworks welcomes the public to several events throughout the year, including festivals, artist talks, glassblowing demonstrations, live music, classes and field trips. Dozens of resident artists, visiting artists and interns in both glass and ceramics spend time at STARworks each year.

“I feel deeply honored to receive this award from the NCBC,” said Gottovi. “STARworks is fast becoming a destination for our local communities and for the larger national and international community of artists and creative thinkers. We hope to be an example for how the arts and creativity can be used to boost the economies of other former mill towns.”

STARworks is a creative community advancing excellence in artistic and educational experiences. A high priority is placed on educational programs that include classes, field trips and special independent studies for K-12 students.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Winners of the COROART Awards

November 26, 2019

The Coroplast Tape Corporation delivered a variety of technical adhesive tapes to Winthrop University where visual art students of Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, were invited to reinvent the materials in innovative ways. The completed works of art were displayed first at Coroplast Tape Corporation’s US headquarters in Rock Hill, SC. Select pieces were then moved to the Arts Council of York County’s Center for the Arts where they were displayed through Nov. 24, 2019. The winners were announced at a public reception and COROART Awards presentation at the Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.


First Prize winner by Griffin Cordell

Fifty works of art were in contention for cash prizes presented by the Coroplast Tape Corporation. While there was no specific thematic content or subject direction given, the concept of COROART focused on experimenting with modern and technical materials. The COROART Award presented by Coroplast includes 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), and 3rd Prize ($250). The 2019 COROART Awards jury includes a panel of three judges: Ashley Beard (Arts Council of York County Board member, art teacher), J. Michael Simpson [artist, UNC – Charlotte (retired)], and Tom Stanley [artist, Winthrop University (retired)].

AWARDS:
1st Place – “Thought Form” (We live in an instance, then the instance is gone. Where does it go?) by Griffin Cordell
2nd Place – “Proto Typo” by Oscar Soto
3rd Place – “Dynastes Hercules” by Jason Lindsay

For more information about Coroplast’s commitment to the arts and COROART, visit (https://www.coroplast-tapes.com/en/company/coroart-usa/).

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the heart of the downtown Rock Hill Cultural District. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 2pm, and every second and fourth Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Patrons who are interested in visiting the galleries between 5 – 6pm should call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits at the Center for the Arts are sponsored by O’Darby’s – a Retailer of Fine Wines, Craft Beers, and Spirits.

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 our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Plein Air New Bern 2020 – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Plein Air New Bern Steering Committee is proud to announce Plein Air New Bern 2020, a weeklong event showcasing the history, beauty, and character of our region through the style and artistry of plein art painting. The inaugural event will take place May 11 – 17, 2020, in New Bern, NC, and will include workshops, meet and greet events, a collector’s sale and gala, and an open quick paint opportunity. The event is currently seeking artists and sponsors through (www.pleinairnewbern.com).

Plein air is the centuries old tradition of painting the real world directly and on site. Various mediums can be utilized depending on the artist’s preference, including oils, pastel, acrylics, and watercolors. The Plein Air New Bern event will bring twenty-five artists from across the United States to our area to paint in their chosen mediums and unique styles, culminating in a Collector’s Sale and Gala where selected artists will be awarded prizes by internationally renowned British plein air artist Haidee-Jo Summers, RIO, RSMA. The event will also feature a Quick Paint on May 16th, allowing artists of any age of medium the opportunity to participate and potentially win prizes.

Ten artists have been invited by our Host Artist, Kippy Hammond, plein air painter and owner of La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat in France. Plein Air New Bern is now seeking our fifteen remaining artists through juried submission. Artists are encouraged to submit one to three plein air works and pay the application fee online at (www.pleinairnewbern.com). Selected artists will compete in the weeklong event and have numerous opportunities for sales, networking, and more than $4000 in prize money. Artists from outside the area will be offered free housing with residents. Local artists will have two opportunities to be accepted, first through the open jury process and then a second locals only jury. Artist submissions will be juried by Nancy Tankersley, a founding member of Plein Air Easton, the largest plein air event in the United States.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm, Jan. 10, 2020.

The Plein Air New Bern event will also include workshops by jurors Nancy Tankersley and Haidee-Jo Summers, as well as open demonstrations, artist talks, and more to be announced. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event, artists who wish to participate, and anyone who wants to know more is encourage to visit (www.pleinairnewbern.com), or contact Craven Arts Council & Gallery at 252/638.2577.

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Burger
Marketing and Gallery Director
Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
P.O. Box 596
New Bern, NC 28563

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Launches 2020 Membership Campaign

November 26, 2019

For almost 50 years, Art League of Hilton Head, on Hilton Head Island, SC, has been the Lowcountry’s creative core for the visual arts with their beautiful gallery, teaching academy and special community events.

As the League launches its 2020 membership campaign, “Hang with the Best”, they are honored to have been chosen as ‘Best’ in a survey of both the Island Packet and Hilton Head Monthly readers.

Art League believes that by nurturing the artist, they enrich the community. Their members are part of a vibrant arts community that inspires, educates, supports and promotes them.

Members also enjoy the best Lowcountry value for their membership dollar. Membership starts at $55. Exhibiting membership costs $140 – with no requirement for monthly volunteer hours. Higher-level, patron memberships are available and range from $150 to $1,000. Membership includes all visual arts categories. However, jewelry artists need apply for space in the gallery display cases.

Membership benefits include discounts on academy workshops, monthly newsletter and e-mails, ‘Open Studio’ sessions and access (as available) to personal studio space. Exhibiting members display and sell at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and other satellite galleries. This membership level includes access to be the ‘featured’ artist in the center of the gallery with significant advertising and promotion of their work. Patron memberships include appreciation gifts, discounts on gallery artwork and invitations to special private events.

For more information, visit the Art League website at (www.ArtLeagueHHI.org) or contact Peg Weschke, Membership Chair by e-mail at (dolphinscull@gmail.com).

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offers Sale of 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar

November 26, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, has announced the eight local photographers who have been selected for publication in the 2020 “Seasons of Haywood County” calendar. This 12-month calendar features 13 photos of beautiful Haywood County. The $15 calendar is available for purchase at the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery & Gifts beginning on Dec. 2, 2019.

The photographers that are included in our 2020 Calendar “The Seasons of Haywood County” include:
January-Peter Brown-“Winter in Haywood County”
February-Kelley Jakelis-“Winter Barn”
March-Russell Wyatt-“Elk at Cataloochee Valley”
April-Donald Raff-“Spring Thaw”
May-Denise Seay-“Dahlia”
June-Donald Raff-“Cairn”
July-Beverly Sloan-“Weeping Mountain”
August-Marnie Brooks-“Water Knob”
September-Journal Thomas-“Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly”
October-Marnie Brooks-“Autumn Blue Ridge”
November-Peter Brown-“November in Haywood County”
December-Beverly Sloan-“Snowy Drive”

The cover photo “Fall at Fines Creek” by Kelley Jakelis is also attached.

For further info call 828/452-0593 or visit (www.Haywoodarts.org).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Entries for the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit” – Deadline Jan. 11, 2020

November 26, 2019

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, announces a call for artists for its first show of 2020 – the “7th Annual Winter Juried Exhibit”.

This year’s Juror: Aimee Perry, of AVA Gallery.

All fine art media eligible for submission.

Artwork Intake: Friday, Jan. 10 (noon-4pm) & Saturday, January 11 (10am-2pm).

For complete show details and to download show prospectus, please click the link below:
(https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/Mooresville%20Arts%207th%20Annual%20Winter%20Juried%20Exhi.pdf?ver=1573589016095).

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Calls for Participation in the Columbia Open Studios 2020 – Deadline Jan. 6, 2020

November 26, 2019

Columbia Open Studios is a self-guided, weekend-long, free tour of artists’ studios in the Greater Columbia, South Carolina area, including all of Richland and Lexington Counties. Visitors will explore the work + workspaces of local artists to learn about their materials, techniques and inspiration behind their pieces.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2020, 11:59 pm

Event: Saturday, April 4, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 5, noon-6pm

Preview Party with Pop-Up Exhibition: Thursday, April 2, 7-9pm

Fees: $50 for 701 CCA members or $100 for non-members, plus $25 deposit

For complete details visit (columbiaopenstudios.org/register).

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Participation in Makers Market – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, is calling for participation in the 2020 Makers Market, to be held on Sat., Feb. 15, 2020, from 10am-3pm in the Gray Loft at GCCA.

Application deadline: January 10th, 2020 by 5pm.

All makers, crafters, and artists with a GCCA membership are welcome to submit an application to the 2020 GCCA Makers Market!

If you’re an artist or a maker in or near Greenville, SC, the Makers Market is a great opportunity to sell your work, gain exposure, and meet other artists! Become a member, if you aren’t already, and apply now to save your spot. Only 30 spaces available so be sure to check out the application and guidelines to apply by January 10th.

Application & REQUIREMENTS

Click below for Makers Market details including eligibility, rules, requirements, and important dates. Please review the guidelines before submitting your application.

Submit an application by 5pm on January 10th, 2020. You may either download and mail your application or apply online. For additional help, contact Coordinator Julie Hamer by e-mail at (julie@artcentergreenville.org) or call 864/735-3948.

To apply visit (https://podio.com/webforms/23666853/1705152).