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Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Applications for Holiday Crafters and Food Vendors for the Third Annual Winter Block Party – Dec. 5, 2015

July 30, 2015


Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, is now accepting applications for holiday crafters and food vendors for the third annual Winter Block Party. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in downtown Lancaster from 11am to 4pm during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Enjoy unique and festive shopping at the 2015 Winter Block Party! This FREE family friendly event will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live musical performances, holiday booths, and concessionaires. The Winter Block Party is a great opportunity to introduce your food or crafts to the many residents and visitors drawn to downtown Lancaster during the Red Rose Holiday Tour.

Allow yourself the time to slow down and wander through the aisles and connect with people from near and far who are selling their wares and sharing their stories. The Winter Block Party is a delightful place to get swept up in the festive spirit.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, December 5th include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, and much more!

For information, contact Jimola W. Wade by calling 803/289-1494 or by e-mail at (

Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, SC, Focuses On Community Projects

July 30, 2015


On May 25, 2015, Senecafest took place on Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca, SC. Blue Ridge Arts Council (BRAC) hosted all craft vendor booths and operated a special activity tent for children of all ages. Kids were invited to paint an Alley Cat canvas mural that now hangs in city hall. Next year, we plan on expanding to accommodate even more artists. Beaded Bracelet, Color Me Insulated Cups and Grab Bags were also made available to our guests.

Blue Ridge Arts Center is kicking off its new season with a culmination exhibit of work from our summer arts program. An open house reception featuring “True Colors” by Tribble will take place in on the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2015. Friends and family are invited to view projects created by adult clients and residents of the Tribble Center for adults with varying disabilities located in Seneca, SC. Images are available on our website at ( This body of work will also hang during our second scheduled exhibit “Monochromatic Illusions” by HiFiber opening Nov. 6, 2015, so everyone will have an opportunity to see this marvelous work.

Our first exhibit – “The BRAC Annual Members Show” opens on Sept. 11, 2015, and intake will begin on Aug. 28, 2015. Reduced rates on membership are available to non-members who would like to participate. Member benefits include – annual members show, free on-line bios and photos, one-man and group show opportunities, reduced rates on workshops, classes and photography service, open studios and casual painting groups. Downloadable applications are available on line.

In conjunction with this show, our second installment of “Afternoon with an Artist” luncheon and demonstration at the Blue Ridge Gallery Classroom will headline Paul Dohr, renown award winning watercolor artist. It will take place on Sept. 16, 2015, from 12:30-3pm. He will provide hands-on instruction and as always, humorous dialog to accompany his presentation. Lunch includes – pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans and apple pie and ice cream [for $25.00]. The previous “Afternoon of an Artist” with Warren Carpenter [wood-turner] was a sell out – and an overwhelming success. We have room for 25 guests so make reservations now. Call Suzette Cross at 248/882-3288.

In addition to these events, we have a full schedule planned including:

Holiday Art Sale with Chocolate and Wine Tasting  [12/4,5 & 11- 12/11/2015];

The Annual Juried Exhibit [1/16/2016] which will take on a new format this year with more information to come;

“Upcycling/Mixed Media Exhibit” and Auctions for Charity in celebration with Earth Day, [3/11-4/23] Chairs for Charity Invitational Auction Saturday 4/23/2016. Call for entries will be sent to all charitable organizations. The results will be displayed during the exhibit and available for auction proceeds to benefit the charity.

As always, new members and volunteers are welcome. Contact information, photos of all past events and applications are available on line.

Melody Davis, Gallery Administrator, Board of Directors visit (

Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Offers Terry Thirion for Monthly Meeting – Aug. 11, 2015

July 28, 2015

Artist Terry Thirion presents a demonstration, “Texture – the Special Ingredient to Successful Abstracts and Landscapes”, at the monthly meeting of the Matthews Artists Guild on Aug. 11, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street in downtown Matthews.

Work by Terry Thirion

Thirion will demonstrate her techniques for using texture in her paintings. Terry’s demonstration will give you a glimpse into her creative process. View her works at (

6:00pm – View the current show in the gallery upstairs
6:30pm – Social/Refreshments and meet the artist
7:00pm – Artist demonstration

The Matthews Artists Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the McDowell Arts Center at 704/321-7275 or follow them on Facebook, at (

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Calls for Application for Exhibitions – Deadline Sept. 20, 2015

July 21, 2015


Artspace in Raleigh, NC, is seeking innovative artists working in all media for solo and/or group exhibitions. Deadline: Sept. 20, 2015. All entries must be submitted through ( (CaFE).

Exhibitions will be scheduled for Sept. 2016 and beyond. Exhibitions typically run for 6-8 weeks with an ongoing reception being held during First Friday Gallery Walks. Many exhibitions include an artist’s talk or demonstration Exhibits are free and open to the public. All exhibitions are supported through press, insurance coverage and small stipends to support the work of artists. Artspace creates an essay and brochure for each exhibition. While Artspace emphasizes the educational aspect of the exhibitions,  works of art may be for sale. Artspace takes a commission of 40% on works sold in our galleries.

For full details about the submission please see our website: (

Artspace’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible for artists as well.  We encourage anyone to submit for our open call-for-art.

If you need any additional assistance please contact Annah Lee by e-mail at ( or call 919/821-2787.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Grassroots Grants Applications – Deadline Aug. 14, 2015

July 18, 2015


Grassroots Grant applications are currently being accepted for arts projects taking place in fiscal year 2015-2016. Grassroots Grants, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council, is administered locally by the Caldwell Arts Council.  Last year almost $10,000 was distributed to Caldwell County non-profit groups for arts projects and events.

The Grassroots Grants have been supporting projects and organizations in Caldwell County for more than twenty years. Any non-profit group doing arts programs and projects may apply. Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar for dollar and will be disbursed quarterly or biannually. The project must be relevant to the arts at the community level. Credit must be given to the North Carolina Arts Council in any printed information or news releases. A final report is required at the completion of the project.

Applications should include a cover letter, application form, and budget. Applicants are wanted from all areas of Caldwell County in all disciplines of the arts. Applications will be accepted at the Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Avenue (PO Box 1613) Lenoir NC 28645 through Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

For further information and to download application forms, please visit (, or call the Caldwell Arts Council, 828/754-2486

The Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow, NC, Offers Regional Grants to Artists in 29 Counties in Eastern NC – Deadline Sept. 11, 2015

July 18, 2015



The Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow, in Jacksonville, NC, is seeking applications for the 2015–2016 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at (

The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at (

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.  Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website at ( Applications must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC,  27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Council for the Arts Jacksonville Onslow by their closing time.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, by e-mail at (, call 252/551-6947 or the Council for the Arts by e-mail at ( or call 910/455-9840.

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Talk by New York City Art Critic Peter Plagens – July 19, 2015

July 14, 2015


701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, will present a lecture by prominent New York City art critic and artist Peter Plagens on Sunday, July 19, at 1pm entitled, “Thoughts on Contemporary Art, Especially Painting”.

Admission is free.

Plagens will be in town to serve as the national juror on the jury panel for the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015″. The panel will take place on July 18; the Biennial will be shown in two parts from September – December, 2015.

701 Center for Contemporary Art is currently showing the exhibit “Tyrone Geter: BLACK!,” curated by Edmund Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, and consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts both in Boston. The exhibit presents recent works by the artist who, after extensive travel, work and study in Africa, made South Carolina his home. The exhibition is on view in the Main Gallery through Aug. 23, 2015.

701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process, and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms.

For further info call 803/779-4571 or visit (

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Competition – Deadline July 18, 2015

July 12, 2015


The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is calling for entries for “Point of View” a juried photography competition. Photographers, it’s your turn! Show us your best work in “Point of View”. We’re looking for exceptional photography – black-and-white, color and digitally manipulated. $1,000 in awards!

EXHIBITION: Selected works showing a variety of subjects will be exhibited at the Arts Council (301 Hay Street) from July 24 – Sept. 12, 2015.

ENTRY: Deliver to the Arts Council (301 Hay St.) July 17, 9am to 5pm; or July 18, noon to 4pm.

ENTRY FEE: 1-2 entries $20 (Arts Council member $15) or 3-4 entries $30 (Arts Council member $25). Entry fee is non-refundable.

AWARDS: $1,000 total in awards. Prizes awarded at 8pm during the exhibit’s opening on 4th Friday, July 24.

CATEGORIES/MEDIUMS: Awards given in three categories: Black & White (film or digital), Color, and Digital Manipulation

ELIGIBILITY: Point of View is open to any resident 18 years or older in the Cumberland County region including Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Field in North Carolina.

Click here for other eligibility requirements and guidelines in the full Call for Art (

Questions? Call the Arts Council at 910/323-1776 or e-mail to (

Fabulon, a New Gallery in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artist’s Entries for Exhibit “Souvenirs of Summer” – Deadline is July 24, 2015

July 12, 2015

Fabulon, a new gallery in West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, is hosting a show primarily for new and emerging artists, Friday Aug. 28, 2015 (this is not labor day weekend.)

The show will be called “Souvenirs of Summer”. Artist selected will have space to display 3-5 pieces of current work. They will also be asked for a 4”x6” postcard size piece with a summer, summer souvenir, or end of summer theme created specifically for the show.

Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $15 fee. Accepted artists will be part of a group show and have the opportunity to leave their work on display for the month of September. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

Please register on line at (
Deadline for submission is July 24, 2015. Artists to be notified by 7/31. Work to be delivered by 8/24 and picked up by Oct. 3, 2015.

There will be a brief meeting for artists at the gallery, 1017 Wappoo Rd Charleston, SC, upon acceptance. There will be an opening reception with refreshments 8/28 from 5pm until 9pm.

For further info call 843/566-3383 or e-mail to (

SC Watermedia Society Holds Annual Membership Exhibit in North Augusta, SC – Deadline is Aug. 8, 2015

July 10, 2015


The SC Watermedia Society will hold its annual juried art competition at the Arts and Heritage Center in North Augusta, SC, from Oct. 10 through Nov. 13, 2015.

The deadline to enter is Aug. 8, 2015, and may be done online at (

Work by Wayne K. Thornley

Anyone who resides or owns property in SC, NC and GA may join the Society and enter the exhibit. There is no entry fee, but in order to enter you must be a member. Membership is $45 annually. For more information, e-mail to (

Work by Xioa Xing Hu

The juror for the show will be Kristin Casaeletto, ( an internationally-renowned artist specializing in works that explore our country’s social issues, and residing in Augusta, GA. The exhibition will feature between 50 to 70 of the most talented water-based media artists from across the states of South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.

The exhibition will culminate with the 30-award winning entries featured in a show that will travel throughout the state. The exhibit will provide public access to the “best of the best” and is facilitated by the South Carolina State Museum.

Many questions may be answered at (


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