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Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America”

May 14, 2015


The African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists (CVA), Greenhill, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad(NCCJ) in Greensboro, NC, announce a ground-breaking collaborative project entitled “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America (A + D)”, intended to bring community together in dialogue around racial tension. “A + D”, using art as an equalizing, thought-provoking platform, will ask all visitors and participants to put aside stereotypes  and misconceptions and ask each other and ourselves the questions we may be afraid to voice. The project will take place at Greensboro College, site partner for “A + D” and will run from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Oct. 11, 2015.

“A + D” Partner Organization Planning Team members include:
· Dara Nix-Stevenson, Center for Visual Artists
· Ivan Canada, NCCJ
· LaShari Clemons, African American Atelier
· Laura Way, Greenhill
· Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D, Greenhill
· Wanda Attmore, Guilford Native American Art Gallery

“A + D” will consists of three project areas. The first area will be a juried art exhibition with the jury members from each partner organization and an august panel of artists and educators. A Call to Artists has been disseminated statewide and can be found at ( Artists will be selected based on artistic quality and relevance to “A + D” themes: intersection of race with gender, age, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability status and other identities; visibility of multi-racial individuals and families in the US; how art can express pain, grief, rage—and still inspire healing; historic roots of race and racism and resulting realities today and visions for the future; different forms of racism; cultural appropriation versus cross-cultural exploration/inspiration, and how immigrants and immigration status are defined.

The Jury Members are as follows:
· Susan Harbage Page, Artist, Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
· Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Artist, Founder, Project Art Aid, Charlotte
· Pedro Lasch – Visual Artist & Associate Research Professor, Duke University
· Jina Valentine, Artist, Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill
· Courtney Reid-Eaton, Exhibitions Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
· Chanelle Croxton, Curatorial Assistant, Nasher Museum, Duke University

Katie Lank, Executive Director at CVA says, “As a partner organization, CVA is committed to making the visual arts approachable, accessible, and affordable. The CVA invests in using art as a tool of engagement to bring together diverse voices in the Greater Greensboro community. Therefore, participation in “Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America” is an extension of the work that CVA is already doing. CVA is grateful for the opportunity to partner in coalition with other visual arts organizations to bring “A + D” to Greensboro and beyond in an effort to reframe how we think about, write about, discuss, or otherwise consider race and racism in America with the goal of creating sustainable, equitable systemic change.”

Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC, Calls for Applications for Grassroots Sub-Grants – Deadline July 17, 2015

May 14, 2015

Applications for Grassroots Arts Programs are now available from the Council for the Arts in Jacksonville, NC. The Council will be accepting applications for sub-grants for the 2015-2016 FY with funding available for arts programming in Onslow. “With funding from the NC State Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program we are able to provide quality arts programming for our citizens, school children and visitors. Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants in Onslow will fund arts-related programming such as community festivals, classes, workshops, choral society concerts, and poetry & writers workshops and performances” said Connie Wenner, the Executive Director of Council for the Arts.

A grant Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 5:30-7pm. Applicants applying for the first time are strongly encouraged to attend.

The deadline for turning in applications is July 17, 2015.

Proposals must be for projects that occur between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Past recipients have been Georgetown High School Alumni Association, Jacksonville Recreation & Parks, Onslow County Parks & Recreation, Northeast Community Development and the Crystal Coast Choral Society.

For more information call 910/455-9840.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Artist Talk with Jeff Whetstone – May 28, 2015

May 13, 2015


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC,  will offer a Talk @ SECCA Talk Series: Artist Talk with Jeff Whetstone, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 6pm.

How does contemporary art reflect the context of place and our relationship to it?

Jeff Whetstone, artist and Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss his artworks in “Alternative Modernisms” and the narrative and performative dimensions of  picturing regionalism and folk culture.

The talk will take place in the living room of the historic Hanes house at SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106.

For further info call 336/725-1904 or visit (

Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC, Calls for Entries for “An Eye for History, Visions of Honey Horn” – Deadline Before June 5, 2015

May 11, 2015


The Coastal Discovery Museum is seeking entries for a juried exhibition that highlights Hilton Head Island, SC’s historic Honey Horn property entitled “An Eye for History, Visions of Honey Horn”, to be shown July 23 – August 31, 2015.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Coastal Discovery Museum will host an exhibition that reveals Honey Horn’s beauty, history, and heritage as seen by a wide variety of artists. Two and three dimensional artwork depicting, or inspired by, the unique Honey Horn site, may be submitted for consideration. A few examples of subject matter include: historic buildings, former (or current) residents, recent activities, natural scenery, and historic events.

Entries will be complemented by historic photographs and paintings, items from the Coastal Discovery Museum’s collection, and loans from private collections.

Digital images of entries should be e-mailed to Natalie Hefter at ( before June 5, 2015.  Please include the following with the image: artist’s name, title of entry, dimensions, media, date, sale price (or if the piece is not for sale), and contact phone number.

For an entry form, please visit the Museum’s website at (

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Calls for Artist Submissions for the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015″ – Deadline June 29, 2015

May 10, 2015


701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, seeks submissions for the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015″, a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The “701 CCA SC Biennial 2015″ will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

The goals of the “Biennial” exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years. The “701 CCA SC Biennial 2015″ is the third installment of the exhibition at 701 CCA.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply in order to reflect the stylistic and cultural diversity of art produced in the state. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates:
“Biennial Part I”, Sept. 10 – Oct. 25, 2015
“Biennial Part II”, Nov. 5 – Dec. 20, 2015

Selection Process: A jury panel of three curators/critics representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for inclusion in the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials, all to be submitted on a CD/DVD:
* Ten images of available work produced in the last two years. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform.
* Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):
* Checklist that includes title, date, medium, size
* Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
* Resume and biographical sketch
Also, include:
* Self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of submitted materials).

Fees: $25.00 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.

Submission Deadline: All materials should be submitted by June 29, 2015, at 5pm.

Notification: Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by July 20, 2015.

Submit Materials To:

“701 CCA SC Biennial 2015″, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, PO Box 12822, Columbia, SC 29211

Please submit further inquiries by e-mail to ( or call Sheldon Paschal at 803/319-9949.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts 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 and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed., 11am–8pm; Thur.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; and Sun., 1-5pm.

For more information visit (

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Scholarship Applications – Deadline May 29, 2015

May 10, 2015


The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is accepting applications for the new $500 LCCA Academic Scholarship, which will be awarded to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County, SC, who will graduate during 2014-15 school year.  Student must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college.   A major in dance, literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts or visual arts is preferred, but not a requirement.

Deadline to apply is 3pm, Friday, May 29, 2015.

Applicants may submit the application package to the offices of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, or by mail to PO Box 613, Lancaster, SC, 29721.

Sponsors of this scholarship are the Board of Directors and Officers of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.  Future scholarships will also be funded by businesses, organizations and individual citizens who have designated funds for this program.

Online applications may be obtained through the LCCA website at (, and paper copies are available at local high school guidance offices or by calling the LCCA offices at 803/285-7451.

NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Lecture by Steve Blankenbeker – May 22, 2015

May 9, 2015


Steve Blankenbeker will be presenting “The Clays The Thing: Native Clays of North Carolina” at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Friday, May 22, 2015, as part of the Center’s Monthly Lecture Series.

Steve Blankenbeker

Blankenbeker was born in Indiana and raised in Greensboro, NC, and graduated from NC State with a degree in Materials Engineering (Ceramic Specialization) in 1984.  He worked for Cedar Heights Clay from 1984 to 2002 and with Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury, NC, from 2002 to the present.

Blankenbeker has a passion for finding and using locally sourced clays. Though not a potter himself, he has always worked closely with potters to help them find and use local clays in and around NC, OH and WV.

His talk will touch on his knowledge of geological formations and experiences with local materials.

A potluck at 7pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the presentation at 8pm.

Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the NC Pottery Center at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, 27341.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center. This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden near Lake City, SC, Will Offers Its Annual May Days Plant Sale and BBQ – May 15 & 16, 2015

May 9, 2015


Moore Farms Botanical Garden near Lake City, SC, will offer its annual May Days Plant Sale and BBQ, featuring a demonstration by Pearl Fryar, world renowned topiary artist. The event takes place Friday, May 15 and May 16, 2015, from 8:30am-3pm, with the demonstration at 10:30am each day. The cost of the event is $15 per person (children 12 and under are free to attend) which includes lunch and demonstration.

The plant sale features many varieties of choice, hard-to-find and unusual plants. We only sell what we believe in, so every plant is a winner.

People will also get the chance to view the site-specific installation “Undomesticated” by Vassillki Falkehag which was commissioned for ArtFields© 2015. The installation explores the idea of borders and boundaries, of the place itself as farm and botanical garden, and how they are connected to the larger community of Lake City, SC.

For tickets:
By Mail: Make checks payable to Moore Farms Botanical Garden, stating “May Days” in the memo line. We will send you a ticket and instructions upon receipt of your payment. Mail checks to: Moore Farms Botanical Garden. C/o Rebecca Turk, 100 New Zion Road, Lake City, SC 29560

Online: If paying online with credit card, please visit ( – select “Visiting Info”, then “Events”.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Turk by e-mail at ( or by calling 843/373-8068.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Entries for the 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration – Sept. 12, 2015

May 8, 2015


Caldwell Arts Council (a Caldwell County, NC non-profit) announces the 30th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. No commission in event of sales. 30th annual event brings sculptors east of the Mississippi River to Lenoir, NC, for this event. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (, or visit ( Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Toe River Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild sponsor the Plein Air Paint Out in Burnsville, NC – May 16, 2015

May 7, 2015

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16, 2015, and prepare for a fun day in Burnsville, NC. For the 9th year in a row, the Toe River Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild sponsor the Plein Air Paint Out. Anyone who paints or draws is invited to participate. Following an early morning registration ($30 per artist; free for ages 5-18), artists will walk into an outdoor arena of two-dimensional possibilities in and around Burnsville. And folks who aren’t participating will appear from business and homes to watch them. Brushes and pencils in hand, artists will spend the entire day transforming blank “slates” into depictions of our rural community.

As the sun follows the slope of the day, the artists will return to hang and tag their work. This year’s juror, John Mac Kah, is a well known in Asheville, NC, for his plein air painting and teaching. Following the judging, first, second, third place, and student winners will be announced during a dessert reception beginning at 6:30pm that evening.

Juried artwork from this year’s Paint Out will be on display at the Burnsville Gallery (102 W. Main Street) from May 16 through June 20, 2015; many available for sale.

If you draw, paint, enjoy the outdoors, then May 16 is the date and Burnsville the place to be. Bring an umbrella because rain or shine, the TRAC Plein Air Paint Out is happening.

For complete details and an application form, please visit the TRAC website at (, or call 828/682-7215.

TRAC Paint Out is supported by a Grassroots Art Grant, through the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild and from generous assistance from an anonymous donor.


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