Archive for the ‘Art Exhibition’ Category

South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, Calls For Entries For Competitive Exhibits – Deadline Sept. 1, 2019

July 21, 2019

The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, is accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits.

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered in agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock again during this year’s 150th anniversary fair, which runs Oct. 9-20, 2019.

“Our competitive events are a hallmark of our annual fair and showcase the amazing talents of South Carolina residents,” said State Fair manager, Nancy Smith. “The diversity of the entries is a testament to the rich culture across our state.”

Competitors can view the Exhibit Guide and enter online at (scstatefair.org/competitors). Or they can download entry forms and mail them to SC State Fair, PO Box 393, Columbia, S.C. 29202, or drop them off at the fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC, from 8am – 3pm, Monday through Thursday or from 8am to noon on Fridays. Entry forms are available at the fairgrounds in the Dowling Building for those without computer access.

The entry period runs through Sept. 1, 2019.

For more information about this year’s fair, visit (scstatefair.org).

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winner of “Burst of Summer” Show

July 21, 2019

Art MoB in Hendersonville, NC, announces the winner of this years “Burst of Summer” miniature show, which was held during the month of June. Visitors were invited to pick their favorite of over 30 entries. It was Charlotte Brass’s entry, titled “Ducky” which received the most votes. “It’s always a pleasant surprise to see who the winner is,” said owner Michele Sparks. “We enjoyed meeting so many people who appreciate local art”.

Besides the People’s Choice award, artists competed for the “Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention”, which were given to Diane Southen and John Anderson.

Visit us on August 10 from 11am – 3pm for our Front Porch Series. Sweet tea and delicious treats will be offered during this laid-back artist talk.

Art MoB Studios and Gallery represents over 90 regional artists including 5 working studio artists.

Open 7 days a week, Art MoB is located at 124 4th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC.

For further info call 828/693-4545 or visit (www.artmobstudios.com).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “30th Annual Juried Competition”

July 21, 2019

The Arts Council of York County announced the awards for the “30th Annual Juried Competition” at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:30pm. Works accepted to the “Juried Competition” are on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 14 – July 28, 2019.

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

This year’s juror was Amy Herman is an artist based in Charlotte, NC. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and her BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University. Her photographs have been shown on the international level and are included in the permanent collections of the Kiyosota Museum of Photography, Cassilhaus, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She teaches photography at Central Piedmont Community College and co-directs Goodyear Arts.

There were 196 entries by 89 artists from 40 cities and 8 states. Of those entries, Herman selected 35 works to be displayed in the “30th Annual Juried Competition” exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.


Work by Lila Shull

Awards were presented to:

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – “Bright Edges” by Lila Shull of Knoxville, TN
1st Place – “801” by Dana Jones of Greenville, SC
2nd Place – “Since III” by J. Michael Simpson of Rock Hill, SC
3rd Place – “Body” by Rebecca Lipps of Charlotte, NC
Honorable Mention – “Dark Matter” by Todd McDonald of Seneca, SC
Honorable Mention – “Man with Handcrafted Polyhedron” by Orion Wertz of Pineville, NC
Honorable Mention – “And Then There Were Five” by Brianna Wilson of Kingstree, SC

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “30th Annual Juried Competition”.

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, e-mail to (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Gateway Arts Center in Westminster, SC, Call for Artists to Enter the “2019 Juried Show” – Deadline Aug. 23, 2019

June 30, 2019

The Gateway Arts Center, a 501 c 3 organization, in Westminster, SC, is calling for entries for its “2019 Juried Show”, which will take place from Aug. 30 through Oct. 11, 2019. A reception will be held on Aug. 30, from 6-8:30pm.

There are no media restrictions.

Drop Off Range: Aug. 13-15, from 10am-5pm; Aug. 16-17, from 10am-3pm; and Aug. 20-23, from 10am-5pm. Digital submissions due by Aug. 23, 2019.

The Gateway Arts Center is located at 213 E. Windsor Street in Westminster SC 29693, on Hwy. 76/123- across from Walgreen’s/1st Baptist.

The juror will be Michael Brodeur, Assoc Prof. @ Furman University. Awards include: 1st place – $1,500; 2nd place – $750; 3rd place – $325; and Merits Awards for: Painting, Photography, Fiber, Drawing, 3D Other, & 2D Other.

Please Read Complete Entry Requirements & Forms On-line at (gatewayartscenter.net).

Entry Fee: $35.00 for 2 works

For further info call 864-613-2211 during the day or e-mail to (gatewayartscenter213@gmail.com). The Center will be closed until July 20, 2019.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Favetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for 2019 “10:10:10” Exhibit – Deadline July 12, 2019

June 30, 2019

In the summer of 2018, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, unveiled an innovative exhibition titled “10:10:10”, which answered the question, “What happens when you give 10 linear feet to 10 artists for 10 self-curated exhibitions?” The result was everything from photography to paper quilling to paintings, including unique two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.

Because of its popularity, “10:10:10” is returning. The exhibition will open on 4th Friday, August 23, and will be on view through October 19.

The deadline for submitting portfolios is fast approaching: July 12, 2019. The link for info is at (www.theartscouncil.com/101010).

Visual artists 18 years of age and older from the 11-county area served by the Arts Council are eligible to enter: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties. There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

“One of the most exciting things about ’10:10:10′ is that artists are curating their own exhibitions,” says Adrienne Trego, Director of Education and Outreach for the Arts
Council. According to Trego, the portfolios will be juried by an Arts Council Committee comprised of specialists in the field of visual arts. “We encourage emerging and established artists to enter, and a minimum of 50% of each artist’s works should be listed for sale,” says Trego. “It really is like having 10 exhibitions in one gallery.”

In an effort to spotlight new artists, last year’s “10:10:10” artists are not eligible for the upcoming exhibition.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of agencies to stimulate community enrichment through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further info call Janet Gibson at 910/323-1776, ext. 239, e-mail to (janetg@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence” – Deadline August 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

The Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, is calling for entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition for the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall in North Carolina, its effects, and the reconstruction afterwards. The exhibition is free to enter and will take place in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 1, 2019.

In September 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Southeastern United States, resulting in widespread flooding of homes and businesses, hundreds of thousands of power outages, extensive agricultural damage, and the deaths of more than 30 people. In the aftermath of the storm local communities began the long process of rebuilding with the support of neighbors and thousands across the country donating time, money, and supplies to help those affected. Eastern North Carolina and New Bern in particular were an epicenter of the storm surge and resulting damage, affecting everyone in our community.

For the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, Craven Arts Council & Gallery will host “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition about the effects of the hurricane and the spirit of resiliency and support that emerged in our community. The exhibition is open to artists in a variety of disciplines, including visual, literary, dance, music, and more.

Artists are asked to read the submission guidelines at (cravenarts.org) and register before August 16, 2019. Brian Cardoza will also operate several workshops at the July Saturday Sessions for children to create 5’’x5’’ pieces for the exhibition.

Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception for the exhibition during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, on Sept. 13, from 5pm-8pm. The reception will feature visual arts on display, as well as opportunities for non-visual artists to present their writings, music, or dance submissions to the public. The exhibition will also offer alternate opportunities for non-visual artists to present their work as part of the exhibition, listed in the categories below.

“Safe From the Storm” will be operated in conjunction with Florence remembrance and recovery events operated by Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance, Artastico, FOLKS Journals and others.

For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. by calling 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret in Eastern, NC, Are Calling for Entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” – Deadline July 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret are calling for entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting,” an exhibition highlight traditional craft in eastern North Carolina. Open to artists in seven counties, the exhibition will be in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC, from Aug. 7 through 31, 2019.

“Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” seeks to showcase the talent and creativity in traditional craft fields in eastern North Carolina. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older in Craven, Carteret, Pitt, Jones, Pamlico, and Onslow counties, with seven categories for different types of works. One judge for woodworking and one for quilting will distribute a total of twenty-one exhibition awards totaling $2000. Each artist may submit one piece for $10.

Due to space considerations, CAC&G may close the entry form before the listed deadline. This decision will be made based on submitted works and available space. Artists are encouraged to submit their works early to ensure inclusion in the exhibition.

For full guidelines and to submit please visit (www.cravenarts.org).

West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC, Calls for Entries for “WMAC 2019 A Juried Exhibition” – Deadline Aug. 3, 2019

June 19, 2019

West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC, is putting out a call to all artists, 18 years or older, residing in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee to apply for acceptance into “WMAC 2019 A Juried Exhibition”.

This is the first regional, juried exhibition presented by the Co-op with the intention of it becoming an annual event to showcase the amazing diversity of work within this southern region. The exhibition will take place within our 2000-square-foot gallery space, The Venue@West Main.

Entries will be accepted July 7 – August 3, 2019.

Jurors are: Ann DerGara, a painter and printmaker from Brevard, NC, and Mike Vatalaro, Professor Emeritus of Art / Ceramics from Clemson University in Clemson, SC.

Click here to download a prospectus at (https://www.westmainartists.org/WMAC2019-portrait20190123.pdf).

Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, Calls for Entries for “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” – Deadline August 10, 2019

June 19, 2019

Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine, NC, is calling for entries for the “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit”, which will be on view from Sept. 28 – Nov. 2, 2019 at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery.

The “Toe River Arts Juried Exhibit” has been an event happening on and off for decades. Its most recent revitalization happened in 2016 due to high demand. It began as a local show with cash awards from local donators. It has since grown over to include artists who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, and VA. The juried exhibit highlights the Toe River Arts region to an audience from surrounding states and provides our community with an opportunity to see diverse work from artists outside of the region. Toe River Arts exhibition manager, Kathryn Andree, claims “the 2019 Juried Exhibit is slated to be the best yet.”

This event is open to all professional or amateur artists who are at least 18 years of age and who reside in NC, SC, GA, TN, or VA. There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee due at time of application. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. All mediums accepted. Work must be original and created within the past two years. All work must be “Exhibition Ready” and must be for sale. A 40% commission is taken on all sold work. 2D pieces must be no more than 50lbs and 3D pieces must be no more than 150lbs. Toe River Arts reserves the right to refuse any submission that it deems unacceptable for the exhibit.

Deadline to apply is August 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent via e-mail the week of August 19th – 24th, 2019. Accepted artwork may be hand delivered or shipped at the expense of the artist. Each piece of artwork must be labeled with artist’s name, address, phone, e-mail, title and retail price. Work should be shipped or delivered to the Toe River Arts Gallery, (269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777) between 10:30 am-5pm, Tues.-Sat, September 17-21, 2019. Work delivered after the deadline date of Sept. 21 at 5pm will not be accepted. A return, prepaid shipping label from UPS or FedEx must accompany all shipped artwork for return shipping. All works must remain on view until the close of the exhibition or until sold.

Works must be picked up from the Toe River Arts Gallery between Nov. 5-9, 2019. Return shipping will be shipped between Nov. 5-9, 2019.

Liability: Toe River Arts insures all work while on its premises. Artists must provide their own incoming/outgoing shipping insurance. Toe River Arts is not responsible for damage due to improper packing or use of faulty construction.

Toe River Arts will be awarding $1500 in cash awards that will be announced during the reception on October 11, 5:00-7:00pm. Mary Anne Redding will be the juror for the event. She serves as Curator and Assistant Director of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Redding has more than twenty-five years experience as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, and arts administrator. Prior to joining the Turchin Center, she was the curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and chair of the photography department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the curator of photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. She holds a BA in English literature from Ohio University, an MA in arts administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MLS from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in museum studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art and also actively guest curates exhibitions at museums around the country.

Please apply online at (https://toeriverartsjuriedexhibit.artcall.org/).

For additional details, please contact Kathryn Andree by calling 828/765-0520, e-mail at (kathryn@toeriverarts.org), or visit (www.toeriverarts.org).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, NC, Call for Entries for the “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline August 30, 2019

June 19, 2019

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a Call for Artists for the “2019 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older. Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W. Gay Street, August 28-30, 2019, during office hours.

All paintings must be framed, ready to hang with screw eyes and wire, and identified on the back with the names of the artist, title, medium, and price. This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 3 to 5pm. The Gallery Exhibit and Reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hagins Family, LCCA and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information and guidelines, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, 803/285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net).