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Greenhill and The Green Bean in Greensboro, NC, Partner for Summer Exhibitions

April 30, 2015


In conjunction with Greenhill’s summer exhibition, “Jonathan Brilliant On-Site” (June 19 – August 30, 2015), The Green Bean is hosting a call for artists for “Grounding Grounds” on display June 13 – August 1.

“Jonathan Brilliant On-Site”, curated by Edie Carpenter, explores the work of Jonathan Brilliant who will create a site-specific installation from repurposed materials sourced primarily from coffee shop culture such as disposable wooden stir sticks, iced coffee straws, paper cup sleeves and plastic cup lids. In the spirit of Brilliants exhibition, Tricia Cooke, curator at The Green Bean is announcing a call to artists for “Grounding Grounds | A Community Art Project and Exhibition” comprised of works submitted by artists of any skill level using similar coffee house materials; coffee cups, lids, straws, stir sticks, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Cooke said, “It’s exciting to be able to work together – to have the support from Greenhill as we support their ideas and vision.”

In Jonathan Brilliant’s work he explores the ideas his work “that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the ‘real’ natural environment.”  At Greenhill, he will develop a site-responsive work focused on the unique features and architecture of The Gallery. The installation, containing between 30,000-50,000 stir sticks woven entirely with tension and compression without adhesive, creates an uncanny sculptural environment for the viewer where they are literally immersed in an environment formed from nothing but the repurposed materials.  His work reflects his interests in the effects of labor, performance and materials applied to an exhibition space.

More about the Call to Artists

The Green Bean is looking for artists who are interested in creating works made out of materials and supplies found in coffee shops; cups, lids, straws, stirrers, filters, used coffee grounds, etc. Finished pieces need not be solely comprised of these items, but these items must be somehow incorporated into pieces. Any and all are encouraged participate, from the novice to the professional.  Works will be on display at The Green Bean located on Elm Street, downtown Greensboro, NC, from June 13 – August 1, 2015.  All work is for sale.  Artists receive 100% of commission.

To register go to ( Purchase any of the $25 packages on The Green Bean’s Etsy store. Materials package can be picked up at The Green Bean on May 15. To use personal coffee materials, choose the “REGISTRATION ONLY” package. (NOTE: This option does not include a materials starter kit. It will simply be your registration fee.)

Spring 2015 Behance Portfolio Review Takes Place in Columbia, SC – May 16, 2015

April 29, 2015

Calling all artists!

We want you to come to the first Behance Portfolio Review of Columbia, SC, on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10am-1pm, at The Graphics Source, located on 2122 Platt Springs Road in West Columbia, SC.

Behance is a global arts community in the Adobe family (the same Adobe that brought us Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign!) that hosts your art portfolio for free so that you can share your work with other artists worldwide, and gives you a chance to get discovered by companies like Google, Nike, and Apple.

Twice a year, Behance encourages creative individuals to host portfolio reviews within their local community to bring together artists from all walks of life.  There has never been one within 75 miles of the Columbia area, and now is the time to start something great!

The Portfolio Review is free to attend, and is a nonprofit event.  You do not have to be involved in the Behance community to join us.  All we want to do is bring you together with your peers, local professional artists, and local businesses that support what you do!

There is limited space, so you must register for a free ticket on our Eventbrite page in order to attend.

Have any questions?  Check out these pages:
On Eventbrite: (
On Facebook: (
On Twitter: (

As a perk for attending, you will get a raffle ticket that gives you a chance to win some cool door prizes, including a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for free!

For more questions, contact the organizer, Evelyn Wong at (

Rockingham County Arts Council’s Grassroots Grants Applications Due – June 30, 2015

April 29, 2015


Grassroots Grants are investments in the local community, bringing Culture and Arts programming through collaboration and support with funds from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the NC Arts Council.

Grassroots Grants applications provide funding for a variety of arts programs each year throughout the state of North Carolina. As the Designated County Partner of the NC Art Council, the Rockingham County Arts Council in Wentworth, NC, will be accepting Grant Proposals through June 30, 2015.

Organizations that are non-profits or considered non-profits are encouraged to apply, with any questions welcome by the Director.  “Grassroots Grants are an opportunity to fund projects in our community and schools, helping to increase budgets of non-profits. New applicants are invited to contact us, discuss their project and receive assistance with the application. This is not a difficult grant application, though there are several important qualifications and documents needed. ”  Grant applicants should read the guidelines, applications and report to determine if this is a grant that fits their project.

Grant guideline and applications may be found online at ( and by contacting the RCAC. After applications are collected, a committee selected from Rockingham County will review the proposals. After this review, the Rockingham County Board votes on accepted proposals and organizations are contacted.

Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils.

Other funding provided through the Rockingham County Arts Council maybe found on the website at (

The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences.

Appalachian Pastel Society Presents Barbara Jaenicke on May 9, 2015, at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC

April 29, 2015

The Appalachian Pastel Society presents Barbara Jaenicke, PSA, OPA, IAPS MC, on May 9, 2015, at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC, from 10am-Noon.

Work by Barbara Jaenicke

Grace Community Church is located at 495 Cardinal Road in Mills River, NC 28759.

The Appalachian Pastel Society’s meetings are free and open to the public.

For further information contact Kitty Williams by calling 423764-2911, e-mail to ( or visit (

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Participation in the 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest – Deadline Sept. 26, 2015

April 17, 2015


CREATE! Conway is excited to present the 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, from 10am – 5pm in Conway, SC. It’s a fun, family event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse (3rd & Elm). This year’s celebration of creativity features an Artisan Market with fine arts & crafts for sale, a KIDS CREATE! Makers Zone and an awesome line up of talented musicians to keep you entertained throughout the day.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 26, 2015.

The 10th Annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest is hosted by Create! Conway, a non-profit community art promotion and art education organization. We celebrate creativity and community at this event by showcasing local artists and musicians, fine arts and crafts for sale, free live music, and the Kids CREATE! Makers Zone. The Live Oak is held each year in conjunction with the City’s Fall Festival so there is LOTS to do throughout day in historic downtown Conway.

If you are a first-time exhibitor to the Live Oak Art & Music Fest, please e-mail (3) photos of your artwork and (1) booth photo to ( We will notify you of final acceptance status.

More information and online registration: CALL TO ARTISTS: Live Oak Art & Music Fest (

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Calls for Entries for “FRESH” New Works by North Carolina Artists – Deadline May 21, 2015

April 17, 2015


Artspace in Raleigh, NC, calls for entries for “FRESH” a juried exhibition on view in Gallery One at Artspace from May 29 – June 26, 2015.

“FRESH” is an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. But with a twist!

Be part of an exhibition that features two opportunities for all artists who submit artwork to show and sell their work at Artspace before the juried exhibition opens June 5th.

A portion of exhibition proceeds will support the Artspace Summer Arts Program Scholarship Fund, nurturing the next generation of visual artists.

Find out more and apply now at (

Artist Submissions: Open to artists ages 18+ working in NC in all media. Submissions must be available for sale, less than two years old, and limited in size to 48″. Artists may submit one piece.

Online applications due before May 21, 2015. Work must be delivered to Artspace May 21-23, 2015.

Submission fees: $15 for members, $25 for non-members.

Contact Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, with questions by e-mail at (

​Sales & Commission: All artwork must be available for purchase. Artists will receive 50% commission from sales.

Artists may donate all or a portion of their commission to Artspace for a tax-deductible contribution to the Artspace Summer Arts Program Scholarship Fund.

Juror & Awards: The exhibition and awards will be juried by Cora Fischer, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC.

Cash awards for Best In Show ($500), 2nd Place ($250), Third Place ($100) and People’s Choice ($75).

“FRESH” Events: “FRESH” Look: Pre-Jury Viewing Party on Friday, May 29th and Sat., May 30th; “FRESH” Opening: First Friday, June 5th; and “Fresh” Discussion: With Cora Fischer, SECCA; Bill Thelen, LUMP and guests on Thurs., June 11th.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Seeks Artist Submissions for Bassett Gallery’s 2015-2016 Season – Deadline May 18, 2015

April 17, 2015

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), in Camden, SC, is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from Sept. 2015 through May 2016. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

Artists must submit samples via e-mail, link to a “cloud” portfolio, or by sending a CD with at least 10 images. These images should encompass the artists’ methods and styles to the FAC. A resume, submission form, description of the style of work, its size and medium used should all be included. Submissions must also include a brief artist statement and be representative of the work that will be on exhibition. All forms of artistic mediums will be considered.

Submission forms can be found on the Fine Arts Center website at (, or you may drop by the FAC Box Office to get a copy. If you need your materials returned, please include a pre-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

Materials will be accepted through May 18, 2015.

Send to:
Exhibits Committee
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC  29020

Please e-mail your submissions to ( For questions regarding submissions, contact Jane Peterson by e-mail at ( or by phone at 803/425-7676 ext. 305.

Artists are responsible for load-in, hanging of the exhibition as well as tear-down. Any expenses incurred by the artist(s) for travel, set-up, tear-down, etc. of any exhibition are not covered by the FAC. The cost of exhibiting in the Bassett Gallery is the full responsibility of the artist(s.) Artists should be willing to allow some or all of the pieces in the exhibition to be available for purchase. However, special consideration could be made for unique exhibitions where the artwork is for display only. The selected artists will be notified by the FAC no later than June 30, 2015. Exhibitions in the Bassett Gallery normally change every four to eight weeks.  The Gallery is free and open to the public.  Hours are 10am to 5pm, Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am to 6pm Thursday.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.

For more information about the FAC, please visit ( or call 803/425-7676, ext. 300.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Calls for Applications for 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art – Deadline May 29, 2015

April 14, 2015


The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the $10,000 prize will be awarded annually to acknowledge an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Unlike any other award of its type, the 1858 Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about Southern artists that can be used by curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. Past winners include photographers Jeff Whetstone and Stephen Marc, mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey, sculptor Patrick Dougherty, painter John Westmark, and mixed-media artist Sonya Clark.

Entries for the annual award and a $10,000 cash prize opened on Jan. 1, 2015, and can be made exclusively online at ( through May 29, 2015. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. The prize is administered annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

For more information, please visit (

Headquarters Library of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries in Spartanburg, SC, Calls for Entries for “3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline June 1, 2015

April 10, 2015


The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the “3rd Annual Juried Exhibition” that will be on display from Aug. 14 – Oct. 18, 2015. The competition is open to all artists, ages 18 and over, professional or amateur, who reside in Spartanburg County (SC), Cherokee County (SC), Laurens County (SC), Union County (SC), Greenville County (SC), Rutherford County (NC), and Polk County (NC).

Amber Smith, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum, located in Charlotte, NC, will serve as juror for this year’s exhibition.

ENTRY DATES: Apr. 13 – June 1, 2015

Cash and purchase awards exceeding $2,500.00 will be presented in this year’s exhibition. Entries may be submitted digitally through our online submission form at ( that will open Apr. 13 and continue through June 1. There will be a reception and awards ceremony open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, from 7-9pm at the Headquarters Library. Live music and hors d’oeuvres will be provided during the reception.

Please download the prospectus for full details on eligibility and submitting artwork at (

For more information regarding this event contact Miranda Mims Sawyer by calling 864/285-9091 or e-mail to (

Bel Air Artisan’s Center in Rocky Mount, NC, Calls for Entries for “Mother’s Day Art Show” – Deadline May 2, 2015

April 8, 2015

The “Mother’s Day Art Show” was established in 1957, an idea suggested by Claude Howell, a longtime friend of the Arts. It grew in popularity and became an indelible feature of the holiday in Rocky Mount, NC. We are thrilled that the Bel Air Artisan’s Center is bringing it back!

From the very beginning, the opening event was held on Mother’s Day. Many of us remember spending a lovely afternoon at the show with our mothers, our community, and artists from Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Greenville and beyond.

We hope you’ll join us to revive this tradition. Mark your calendars for Mother’s Day weekend May 9-10, 2015!

The Artisans Center is located in a beautiful old repurposed building, the historic Bel Air Chevrolet dealership, located at 115 S Church Street in downtown Rocky Mount.

Please help us spread the good news: (Forward this info to those you think will benefit, and visit their Facebook page, Bel Air Artisans Center.)

If you are an artist, plan to enter! If you love art, this will be a great time to spend a delightful day, see and buy original art from local and regional artists.  Celebrate Mother’s Day with us!

All artwork entered will be shown in the Bel Air galleries May 7-10, 2015. Award winners will be announced at a reception Sunday afternoon; winners in both Student and Adult Divisions will remain on exhibit for the month of May.

Entry deadline: May 2, 2015. Entry fee: $10 per item. Cash prizes. Original Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Jewelry. 2D and 3D original art. Only 25% commission on works sold during the show.

For complete details or an entry form call the Bel Air Artisans Center at 252/442-8115 or e-mailed to (


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