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Saluda Historic Depot in Saluda, NC, Calls for Entries for Holiday Art Gallery – Deadline is Oct. 15, 2015

October 9, 2015

Just in time for holiday shopping, we cordially invite you to participate in Saluda’s first annual Saluda Holiday Art Gallery to be held at the Saluda Historic Depot at 32 W Main Street, Saluda, NC, Nov. and Dec., 2015, from noon-4pm, Fri.-Sun.  Exhibit space proceeds from this two-month gallery will  contribute to fundraising efforts to purchase the depot and turn it into a train and history museum.

Application Deadline: Completed applications must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail or phone call.

Entry Guidelines and Application Fees: A non-refundable exhibit fee of $65 or $120 payable to the Saluda Historic Depot.

Exhibit Descriptions: Approximately 6 ft. by 6 ft. area in designated areas. Exhibitor is responsible for exhibit display, equipment and supplies, tables, and signage. Tobacco and alcohol use is prohibited in the depot.

Taxes: Any applicable sales tax or business permits are the responsibility of exhibitor.

Exhibit Fee: $65 for each month of November or December. $120 if book two months in advance. Payable to Saluda Historic Depot. Send application and payment to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda NC 28773.

Artist of the Day Volunteer: To make this possible without being onsite or manning your booth every day, we will ask an artist/crafter/vendor to volunteer one or two days of the month as “Artist of the Day” to collect sales and oversee for other artists not onsite. Volunteers will also be onsite during exhibit hours.

Cancellations: An application is a commitment to show. No refunds are given.

Set Up and Breakdown: Official hours of the show are noon to 4 Friday through Sunday. Set-up time begins at 11am. A 4 ft table may be provided upon request. You may keep your display up during November and December.  However, Saluda Historic Depot members and volunteers will not be responsible for loss or damage to anything left in the depot overnight.

You will receive an e-mail notification of your acceptance in the holiday gallery by Oct. 31, 2015.

Please click here ( to download application,complete, and send the application form with payment.

Space is limited.

We will be marketing and promoting this event within a 2 hour radius of Saluda and all through November and December.

We know we will meet all your expectations for selling your work and guarantee that you will be delighted to be a part of what’s happening at the Saluda Historic Depot!

For more information, please contact Judy Ward by e-mail at ( or Cathy Jackson at (

The City of North Charleston, SC, is Calling for South Carolina Visual Artists to Participate in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition – Deadline is Dec. 5, 2015

October 8, 2015


The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival, taking place April 29-May 7, 2016, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more.  The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older.  Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at ( by the Dec. 5 deadline.  Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition Winner – Jubilee by KTC

The North Charleston Arts Festival is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.  The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. For over 30 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience 100+ free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. Previous Arts Festival Design Competition winners include Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Hanahan, SC (2011).

Past participants in the North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition may notice that the entry timeline for 2016 has been changed from previous years. The deadline has been moved up more than one month to allow for use of the design in earlier promotional materials. For more information about the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit (, or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to ( Artists in need of assistance with the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Calls for Entries to the “Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” – Deadline Nov. 20, 2015

October 7, 2015


It’s autumn! Time again for all photographers, both amateur and professional (ages 13 and up), to put away their summer things and sign up for the “Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” (AMPC) held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. Submissions to the contest must be received online at the organization’s website  ( by Nov. 20, 2015, at 5pm. The contest will culminate in a juried show the following spring at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA). Entrants will be eligible this year for over $4,000 in cash and prizes.

Now in its thirteenth year, the AMPC was created to celebrate the people, places, and pursuits distinctive to the Southern Appalachian Mountains and has since grown into one the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, attracting entries from across the United States, with close to 1,000 submissions last year and 8000 visitors to the exhibition.

Each fall, a panel of professional photographers narrows down entries to approximately 50 images, to be exhibited at the TCVA beginning Mar. 4, 2016. Judges then select final winners of awards in various categories to be showcased in the TCVA show.

This year, the Turchin Center is hosting a new program of one-on-one portfolio reviews with members of the selecting panel. These in-person portfolio reviews will be offered on a lottery system.

“We are thrilled with the competition right now,” says Rich Campbell, Associate Director for Outdoor Programs at Appalachian State University and AMPC director, citing a redesigned, more user-friendly web site that also offers access to every finalist image from the past 12 years. “We think that this archive of images is one of the most comprehensive galleries of the Southern Appalachians,” says Campbell.

About Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition:

The AMPC is a partnership between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs and The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. AMPC is made possible through the sponsorship of Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mast General Store. AMPC receives generous support from Appalachian Voices;  Bistro Roca, Inventive American Cuisine; the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters; Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants; Nikon Professional Services: and Stick Boy Bread Company.

For more information about this photography competition, please visit (, or call Outdoor Programs at 828/262-2475.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

For further information call 828/262-3017 or visit ( You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

North Charleston, SC, Harvest Festival and Block Party Set for Oct. 17, 2015

September 30, 2015


The City of North Charleston announces the Third Annual Harvest Festival and Block Party featuring live musical performances, art and craft booths, costume contests and children’s activities. The fall festivities will take place in the Olde Village of North Charleston, SC, located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 4-8pm. Admission and parking are free. East Montague Avenue will close to vehicular traffic from Jenkins Avenue to Virginia Avenue at 2pm and remain closed for the duration of the event.


The festival features a Kid’s Zone with a student art exhibit, craft activities, carnival games, face painting and inflatables from 4-6pm, a street market showcasing fine art and crafts by members of the North Charleston Artist Guild from 4-8pm, and live music by Jordan Igoe, Chaquis Maliq, Gino Castillo, and DJ Trailmix from 4-8pm. Many of the restaurants in the Olde Village will offer additional programming and food and drink specials.

Other highlights include trick-or-treating for kids age 12 and under, ghost stories by the Backporch Storytellers, live screenprinting (bring your own t-shirt), and costume contests with prizes for children, adults and pets. The costume contests for children and adults are free to enter and prizes will be furnished by the City of North Charleston and the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association. The pet costume contest is sponsored by The Flats at Mixson with a suggested donation to the Charleston Animal Society as an entry fee. Participants for all contests should be prepared to line up for judging at 6:30pm for the contests to take place at 6:45pm.


Artists interested in participating in the street market can do so by becoming a member of the North Charleston Artist Guild. Visit ( for more information.

The Harvest Festival and Block Party is sponsored by the Park Circle Business Association, the North Charleston Artist Guild and the City of North Charleston.

For further info call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (

North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, to Host Lecture by Photographer Andrew Moore – Oct. 14, 2015

September 30, 2015


On Oct., 14, 2015, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), in Raleigh, NC, will host a free lecture by internationally acclaimed artist Andrew Moore. Moore will speak about his recent work and his latest book, “Dirt Meridian”. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture. The event is made possible by the Cyma Rubin Photography Fund, which provides annual support for photography lectures, exhibitions, and education programs at the NCMA.

“I am very passionate about our burgeoning photography collection and have proudly seen it grow from 22 works to over 400 during my time as director of the Museum,” says NCMA director Lawrence J. Wheeler. “We are extremely grateful to Cyma Rubin for supporting photography programs that complement our collection, allowing us to present exhibitions of local and internationally known photographers and educate visitors on this fascinating field of art.”

Andrew Moore, “The Yellow Porch, Sheridan County, Nebraska”, from “Dirt Meridian” series, 2013, archival pigment print, Purchased with funds from William R. Valentiner, by exchange

Four of Moore’s photographs will be on view in the NCMA’s photography galleries through April 3, 2016. One of the photographs, “The Yellow Porch, Sheridan County, Nebraska” (pictured above) is on the cover of his book “Dirt Meridian”, which will be discussed at the lecture. It was acquired by the Museum in 2014.

“Moore’s visceral, color-saturated images depict both physical and social landscapes, transporting viewers to places they may never visit with a striking level of clarity and detail,” says Linda Dougherty, the NCMA’s chief curator and curator of contemporary art. “His photographs often capture massive historic shifts and utilize architecture to symbolize broader change and transformation, dissolution, and decay.”

Andrew Moore (American, born 1957) received his BA from Princeton University (1979), where he studied photography with Emmet Gowin. He currently lives and works in New York City. Moore’s expansive projects, often years in the making, include photographic explorations of New York, Cuba, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Vietnam, Detroit, and most recently, the American West. In all of his work, Moore focuses his camera on the architecture and the landscape as a way to tell the complicated stories and histories of specific sites. His recent series “Dirt Meridian” focuses on the longitudinal line that divides east and west in the United States, presenting a view of the contemporary agricultural landscape.

Cyma Rubin, the founder and sponsor of the Cyma Rubin Photography Fund at the NCMA, is a Tony and Emmy Award–winning producer, director, and writer. Rubin graduated from North Carolina State University and from The New York School of Interior Design. In 2003 she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Fine Arts and the Distinguished Alumni Award from North Carolina State University. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America East, the Overseas Press Club, National Press Photographers Association, American Alliance of Museums, and the executive committee of the Weill Cornell Medical Council.

Artist Lecture: Photographer Andrew Moore
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7pm
West Building

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.

For further information visit (

FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, Offers A Franklin Street Scavenger Hunt – Oct. 10, 2015

September 30, 2015


TRIANGULAR is a photo scavenger hunt in Downtown Chapel Hill, NC, for anyone and everyone! Tell your mailman, your grocer, and your professor. Come ready to traverse the downtown, track down clues, and snap photos based on a series of clues from FRANK gallery – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 – ALL DAY!

This photo scavenger hunt will highlight the triangle, a shape that carries many meanings. It symbolizes strength, harmony, unity, and balance. It appears in the world everywhere, both in nature and by design. Inspired by the annual Click! Triangle Photography Festival, this hunt is about finding triangles or using creative methods to make your own.

The best thing about this scavenger hunt is you don’t need a fancy camera or a trained photographer’s eye. All you need is a phone and an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account. It’s all about experimenting with photography and exploring the way it can bring us together. In the end, all the photos from the day will be virtually collected and displayed online.

Bring your friends, family, and a camera, be open to new ways of seeing, and leave the rest to the hunt. This program is free and open to all. Pick up your clues at FRANK Gallery starting 11am on Oct. 10, 2015. Visit ( for more info, and please help us spread the word.

FRANK Gallery is located at 109 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC, 27514.

The City of North Charleston, SC, Cultural Arts Department is Seeking Applications for 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival – Deadline Dec. 4, 2015

September 30, 2015


The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking applications from artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, crafts, photography, media arts and literature for participation in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival to be held Apr. 29 – May 7, 2016, in North Charleston, SC. National, regional and local artists, ethnic and cultural groups, community based groups, and individuals are eligible to apply.

Artists have the option of submitting a proposal for one of the festival’s stand-alone Individual Events, which take place at various locations throughout the festival week, and/or apply for inclusion in the Main Event, held Apr. 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex.  Visual artists should note that this application is for events and presentations such as installations, solo or group exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and not for participation in the Festival’s Judged Art Competitions. The 2016 Artist Application will be available for download from beginning October 1. There is no fee to apply and Cultural Arts staff is available to assist artists with their proposals.


Applications must be delivered or postmarked by Friday, December 4, 2015. Notifications will be sent by January 15, 2016.

The North Charleston Arts Festival is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities in all arts disciplines. The Main Event Weekend at the North Charleston Performing Arts and Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, Apr. 30, and Sunday, May 1 offers free admission and parking to more than 40 performances on four-themed stages: General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands, and Youth Entertainment. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and craft booths, and a food courtyard.

The Arts Festival continues with more than 70 events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations.  An array of free and ticketed offerings include street dances, concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, an art walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children’s activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.

In addition to the Artist Application, local youth performing arts groups may also consider applying for the Opening Processional, which has kicked off the Arts Festival’s Main Event festivities for more than 10 years. The Processional is typically led by African drummers and dancers and features groups dressed in brightly colored outfits and costumes, volunteers carrying giant puppets, banners and other crafted props, jugglers, dance troupes, and local school groups. Participants parade around the Convention Center Complex into the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Auditorium where the celebration continues with a Community Groups Performance Spotlight, featuring performances by pre-selected groups. The Opening Processional application will be available for download from ( beginning Dec. 1, with submissions due by 5pm on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit ( or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (

Behance Portfolio Review of South Carolina Takes Place in Columbia, SC – Nov. 7, 2015

September 22, 2015


Are you ready to be a part of the biggest network of visual artists and creatives in South Carolina?

The Behance Portfolio Review provides a fun, comfortable, insightful and educational environment for both established and aspiring professional creatives to meet and provide feedback for one another, and builds a network of support within the greater South Carolina arts community.

Our goal is to bring artists of South Carolina together in a casual environment for lively critiques and fun networking. This is your opportunity to connect with other creatives from all across South Carolina to gain new perspectives and learn to grow as professionals.

You don’t have to be a part of Adobe’s Behance to participate in this great event, but why wouldn’t you want to join the world’s largest network of creative professionals? Check out some of the great artwork at ( and join now!

The best part about this? It’s all free and you can get incredible door prizes if you get your tickets early! So tell your friends, and visit Eventbrite at ( for info to get your ticket now!

When: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 from 9am until 1pm.
Where: The Graphics Source, 2122 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
Cost: Free

Eventbrite: (
Facebook: (
Twitter: @BeReviewsSC, #behancesc

More questions?  Contact the organizer, Evelyn Wong by e-mail at (

Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, is Calling for Artists for Its “34th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale” – Poster Art Contest – Deadline Nov. 28, 2015

September 18, 2015


The 2016 Spring Show Committee of the Wilmington Art Association in Wilmington, NC, announces the Poster Art Contest for the “34th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale” (Show). The winning artwork will be featured on:  a framed poster to be auctioned off at the Show; posters available for sale at the Show; smaller posters, cards, and invitations; and other publicity material for the Show.

Entry requirements:
Current membership (2015) in the WAA
Artwork in any 2-D media and on any non-offensive subject
*New Submission Option High quality resolution images of 3-D work.
One piece of artwork per artist

Submission requirements:
Entry must be e-mailed to (  Your entry should include artwork in .jpg format as well as artist’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Signature on the artwork must be blocked.
Submittal of entries opens Oct. 1, 2015
Deadline to receive entries is 8pm Eastern Standard Time, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

The Show committee will select the winning artwork on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at the WAA Holiday Banquet.

Selected Artwork:
The selected artwork may not be entered into the Show.  The artwork will be displayed at the Show and may be offered for sale; however, it is not required to be for sale.  If the artwork is sold either prior to or during the Show, the standard 30% commission will be due WAA.  A framed poster will be on display and auctioned off at the Show with proceeds to benefit WAA. The artist will be asked to sign posters during the Show reception on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016. All proceeds from poster sales will benefit WAA.

Information is available on the Wilmington Art Association webpage at (

Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Offers Malia Bryngelson for Monthly Meeting – Oct. 13, 2015

September 15, 2015


Artist Malia Bryngelson will presents a demonstration at the monthly meeting of the Matthews Artists Guild on Oct. 13, 2015 at 6:30pm in a program entitled “Perplexed About Pastels?  Let’s Settle the Dust”. The meeting will be held at the McDowell Arts Center (MAC), 123 East McDowell Street in downtown Matthews.

Bryngelson will be doing an animal painting demonstration using a variety of pastel techniques. There will also be a hands-on “petty zoo” of different types of paper surfaces and a variety of pastels that guests will have an opportunity to try.

6:30pm – Social/Refreshments and meet the artist
6:50pm – ‘Another Tidbit’ of information from one of our artist members
7pm – 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 MAG on Facebook at (


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