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Call to Artists for LCAB in Lexington, SC – Deadline Aug. 1, 2016

May 21, 2016

South Carolina Artists’ Semi-Annual Exhibit at LCAB/Lexington County Administration Building, located at 212 S. Lake Drive, Lexington, SC, 29072, call for submission to exhibit work.

Hours of operation Monday – Friday 8am-5pm | 54 + spaces.

Members & Non-members may apply up to 10 entries of two-dimensional art.

Visit (http://www.southcarolinaartists.com/exhibiting-locations.html) for specific information. E-mail to (contact@southcarolinaartists.com) or call 803/808-5328.

Wilmington, NC, Calls For Artists to Participate in Art Walk for American Craft Week – Oct. 15, 2016

May 21, 2016

On Oct. 15, 2016, Wilmington, NC, will celebrate the skills and talent of craftsmen from around the Wilmington region by hosting a day long Art Walk in historic downtown at the culmination of American Craft Week. Artists that have been juried into the event will display and sell their highly regarded art with booths peppered throughout a six block radius allowing art enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy both the art atmosphere and the ambiance of the downtown shops and eateries. To enhance the craft experience venues spots will showcase film, dance, song, theater and even floral design.

American Craft Week is a nationally established effort to build awareness of the Arts, Craft and Culture in America founded by CRAFT.org, a non-profit.

E-mail to (americancraftwalkwilmington@gmail.com)
for an application.

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is Calling for Entries for “7Squared – Inclusive Community Exhibition” – Deadline July 1, 2016

May 18, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce “7Squared”, on view from July 7-July 13, 2016. “7Squared” is an inclusive community exhibition of NC artists of all ages and stages who submitted an original piece of artwork measuring exactly 7in x 7in. The exhibition is set in the InFocus Gallery and will be on display during normal GreenHill hours.  Free and Open to the public.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillnc.org/events).

PHOTO TALK / CHARLESTON Takes Place at the Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC – June 13, 2016

May 18, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 6:15PM. Program starts at 6:30pm sharp.
CHARLESTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN BRANCH, CALHOUN ST
“CUBA: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE”

A panel of Charleston photographers will present their premium images from Cuba and discuss ways of traveling to Cuba, where and how to shoot for maximum results.

For further info e-mail Ron Rocz at (ronroczphoto@gmail.com).

Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte, NC, Offers First-ever #LongLiveArts Festival – May 21, 2016

May 18, 2016

The public is invited to a full day of activities on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 10am-6pm, to the First-ever #LongLiveArts Festival for FREE performances, art activities, and more to at the Levine Center for the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, NC.

The Levine Center for the Arts is located at the 500 block of South Tryon Street, including Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Knight Theater, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Mint Museum Uptown

Salsa dancing. Puppets. A portrait paint-off. Drums. Aerial dancing. Jazz. Food trucks. An Arts Guy. An outdoor symphony concert. And FREE museum access all day.

All this and more will be part of the inaugural LongLiveArts Festival, the first event of its kind to be hosted by the four member institutions of Levine Center for the Arts – the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Knight Theater, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Mint Museum Uptown. The public is invited to the 500 block of South Tryon Street between 10am and 6pm for the festival – and both before and after those hours to enjoy a free “plazacast” of Charlotte Symphony’s Romeo & Juliet, showing from a big screen in front of the Firebird statue at 7:30pm on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The Bechtler and Mint will also offer special hours of free access on Friday May 20 in conjunction with the plazacast (the Bechtler will offer Bechtler by Night from 6-9pm, while the Mint will offer free general admission from 6-8pm).

More fun for all ages begins Saturday morning at 10am, with a main stage set up on Levine Avenue and emceed by Moira Quinn, Vice President of Charlotte Center City Partners. And about that Arts Guy? He’s part of a new marketing initiative jointly launched by Levine Center for the Arts institutions, and he will represent the Charlotteans and global visitors who want to learn more about the cultural offerings of the Queen City. Watch for him to give behind-the-scenes insights to Saturday’s audience.

Community artists are also invited to join a #LongLiveArts Festival Portrait Paint-Off, in which participants are invited to meet local oil painter Gordon James. He will first paint a live model from 10:15 to 11am, and then at 11:30 and 1:45pm, audience members will be invited to grab some art supplies and paint volunteer models. The paint-off contest will give prizes including gifts from the three museum gift shops and free passes to return to the Levine Center for the Arts museums.

Other performers and activities scheduled as part of Saturday’s activities include the Charlotte Symphony’s Musical Petting Zoo; Caroline Calouche’s aerial dancers; Drums4Life; Africano Campbell; Blue Moon Puppets; an art class with Cathay Dawkins; Dancehall Groove; and a salsa dancing demonstration, as well as interactive art-making activities led by the education staffs of the three member museums. Docents from the three museums will lead free 30-minute “ArtBreak” tours inside each museum at noon, 1pm, and 2pm.

Levine Center for the Arts is one of Charlotte’s major cultural destinations, home to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and Mint Museum Uptown. The Center was made possible through the support of the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Campaign for Cultural Facilities, and The Leon Levine Foundation, one of the country’s largest and most impactful philanthropic organizations, along with the generosity of Bank of America Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Duke Energy Foundation, among many others.

A generous grant from the THRIVE Fund is enabling the four institutions to work more closely together than ever before to increase visibility and access to the unified center. The $250,000 award from the THRIVE Fund over two years is making possible the center’s first-ever joint marketing campaign, as well as free monthly lunchtime tours and a free community festival to be held on May 21, 2016. The THRIVE Fund was established in 2013 to provide financial stability for Charlotte’s cultural sector under the leadership of Hugh McColl, former Bank of America chairman and CEO, and is currently administered by the Foundation For The Carolinas. The Mint Museum spearheaded the grant and is managing the project in collaboration with the other institutions. More information at (levinecenterarts.org).

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures in modernism. The collection comprises more than 1,400 works. Some works are accompanied by books, photographs, and letters illustrating personal connections to the Bechtler family. For museum details visit (bechtler.org).

Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. Blumenthal Performing Arts receives operating support from the Arts & Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council. Blumenthal Performing Arts is also supported by PNC Bank, sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights. More information at (blumenthalarts.org).

Founded in 1974, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Center) exists to present, preserve and celebrate the art, history and culture of African-Americans and people of the African Diaspora through dance, music, visual and literary arts, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach. Named for Harvey Bernard Gantt, the prominent architect, community leader and former mayor of Charlotte, the Center is housed in an inspired and distinguished award-winning structure and is home to the nationally celebrated John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, which was generously donated by Bank of America. More information (ganttcenter.org).

The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative museum of international art and design committed to engaging and inspiring all members of our global community. Established as the first art museum in North Carolina in 1936, The Mint Museum has grown to include two dynamic facilities, Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph, and currently boasts one of largest collections in the Southeast. Mint Museum Uptown houses an internationally renowned Craft + Design Collection, as well as collections of American and Modern & Contemporary Art. The five-story, 175,000 square-foot facility was designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston. Historic Mint Museum Randolph is located three miles to the south. For more information visit (mintmuseum.org).

A complete schedule of events is attached and available at (facebook.com/levinecenterart).

College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, SC, Offers Lectures on Arts Management – May 28, 2016

May 14, 2016

As one of the few undergraduate studies of its kind in the Southeast, the arts management program at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, SC, is one of the fastest growing majors on campus. The program prepares its students for careers in supporting the work of performing, visual and media artists. The curriculum includes studies in arts presenting, gallery management, fund raising and grant writing, programming and event planning, arts marketing, music industry, volunteerism and board development, financial management, and arts policy. To further enhance the program, the Director of Arts Management, Dr. Karen Chandler, and the faculty of the program announce the academic appointments of Dr. Katherine (Kate) Keeney and Dr. Jason C. White, who will join the faculty this fall.

During the opening weekend of Spoleto Festival USA and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Keeney and White will give talks about their research and work in arts management and arts entrepreneurship – Keeney will speak about the importance of understanding arts organizations as a complex ecosystem supported by the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, and White will propose and discuss a framework for researching and analyzing the state of entrepreneurship across the South Carolina arts sector. The lecture/event on Saturday, May 28, 2016, will be an opportunity for local and statewide arts and business leaders to meet the new faculty members, and will take place at 11:30am in room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip Street in downtown Charleston.

Dr. Kate Preston Keeney’s research interests bridge arts management and public policy and management scholarship with a specific focus on arts policy, organizations, and nonprofit management. She is both a scholar and an experienced administrator in the arts and higher education administration settings. Keeney has published in “The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society”, and has co-authored work with Pam Korza, co-director of Animating Democracy. She has presented related research at many annual conferences of public administration and arts management, is a reviewer for the “Journal of Nonprofit Management and Leadership”, and serves on the research committee for the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). Over the past two years, she has assisted in the creation of a new master’s degree in nonprofit organization for Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs.

As a project director at Virginia Tech, Keeney has been at the center of several high-level, university-wide initiatives, including the construction of the $100 million Moss Arts Center. She also has served as the Assistant Production Manager for the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has held research and contract positions with Americans for the Arts and the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, DC.

Keeney holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Affairs from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Arts Management from American University, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in viola performance from James Madison University. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in arts management and nonprofit financial management at Virginia Tech.

Drawing from her research in public administration, Keeney will speak about the importance of understanding arts organizations as a complex ecosystem supported by the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. She explores why it is not enough to prepare the next generation of arts organization leaders; instead we must integrate the arts into different facets of society, and work across sectors to achieve a robust arts field that is broadly defined. Keeney’s talk builds on her dissertation work—an investigation of the role of public higher education institutions in state-level arts policy. Specifically, she argues that performing arts centers on college campuses are significant contributors to the state arts landscape, but that this position is not accurately reflected in our understanding of public support for the arts and culture.

With over twenty years of experience as a professional actor and independent theatre producer, Dr. Jason C. White is well aware of the unique challenges and barriers that many artists, administrators and technical creative workers face when attempting to produce, exhibit, distribute, sustain and legitimize works of art. Through a combination of research, teaching and service, he will work with students to address arts management issues, co-identify solutions to common challenges in art fields, and co-develop new opportunity structures in arts sectors. In doing so, students will be better prepared for the practice of arts management and arts entrepreneurship.

Recently at The Ohio State University, White completed his dissertation research study, The State of Entrepreneurship Across the Ohio Arts Sector. He is also a published author in the “Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education”, “Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts”, and “Arts Education Policy Review”. In addition, White is a founding member of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE), and serves as an Assistant Editor for the “Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research” and as an Assistant Editor for the “Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education”. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University, White attended The University of Akron, obtaining both a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Arts Administration, and a Master in Education (M.Ed.) degree in Assessment and Evaluation.  He received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts.

White’s lecture is titled “The State of Entrepreneurship Across the Arts Sector.” His talk will focus on findings from his doctoral dissertation on arts entrepreneurship where he conducted surveys and interviews with owners and founders of 115 arts organizations in Ohio to determine demographic information, shared characteristics and experiences, and venture trends over the last fifteen years within distinct arts fields. Through research at the College of Charleston, White intends to utilize his framework to better understand the nature of both arts entrepreneurship and arts entrepreneurs across the South Carolina arts sector.

Jonathan Katz, former CEO of the National Assembly of State Art Agencies, visited the College’s campus during the spring 2014 semester and expressed his opinion of the Arts Management Program as “one of the best, if not the best in the nation…this program is outstanding!  …I have never seen another undergraduate program as impressive, and I congratulate the Arts Management faculty, staff and students on their tremendous success.”

Who should consider the major or minor in arts management? Students who are interested in Art History, Studio Art, Theatre, Dance and Music who wish to combine work in an artistic discipline with management and administrative skills are good candidates, as well as artists who wish to combine their artistic work with management and administrative skills. Additionally students interested in Business, Economics, and Communications who wish to broaden their career choices may be interested in a minor or double major. Finally managers, employees, directors and volunteers currently working with arts and cultural organizations who wish to become more effective at managing those organizations, are good candidates for our undergraduate or graduate offerings in arts management.

For more information on the program offerings of the Arts Management Program and for details on the May 28 public lectures of Drs. Keeney and White, visit (artsmgmt.cofc.edu) or call 843/953-6301.

City Art in Columbia, SC, will Present a High Noon Event with Amanda Ladymon Stockard – May 21, 2016

May 12, 2016

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It’s free at NOON for an hour or less… just don’t be late.

Amanda Ladymon is owner of Ladybug Art Studios, a home-based creative center for art and education, working with local non-profits and the community. Ladymon has been an artist and art educator for 12 years, working with all ages and walks of life within the Columbia community.  She was the recipient of the Artist Ventures Initiative Grant in 2013 from the SC Arts Commission, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Ladymon is an Adjunct Professor teaching Sculpture and art studio courses at Benedict College. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of South Carolina in 2009. She has a wonderful supportive husband, Eric, and two amazing girls, Lily and Mia.

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Ladymon’s most recent work deals with family imagery, local history, womanhood and identity, and the concept of motherhood. Her mixed media works involve a circular dialogue, with one part affecting another, creating an endless flow of biomorphic, organic forms and evolving experimentation with materials. Balancing a tension through visual relationships of form and color, her mixed media pieces are the product of a naturally intuitive, self – organizing principle. Using found objects along with drawing and painting methods, Amanda’s work addresses the importance of upcycling while also addressing the symbolism of home and historical ties to her past and present.

City Art is located at 1224 Lincoln St, Columbia SC 29210.

For further info call 803/252-3613 or visit (www.cityartonline.com).

Appalachian Pastel Society Offers Meeting with Regina Burchett in Mills River, NC – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016

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The Appalachian Pastel Society will offer a program with Regina Burchett at Grace Community Church, located at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759, on May 14, 2016, from 10am-noon.

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The program, “The Other side of Art: Organizing and Promoting Your Artwork”, will be presented by regional pastel artist, Regina Burchett. She started taking computer classes in 1981, and has continued her studies since that time. Currently, in addition to working as tech support for FineArtStudioOnline (FASO), Burchett teaches artists to promote their work through their website and social media, and to manage their art records, in an easy to understand manner.

An afternoon workshop will be presented from 1-4pm. Registration Required, Sign up at (http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/). For this workshop, some of the subjects we’ll be going over are:  taking photos of your artwork, editing your images on the computer including re-sizing and cropping, organizing your art images, editing your source photos prior to painting, artwork management and tracking, social media options, setting up an art page on Facebook and Instagram, creating an art website (free or paid), and selling prints of your work online.

For further information call 828/595-9518 or visit (www.Appalachianpastelsociety.org)

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Volunteers for Public Art Project – Deadline May 18, 2016

May 9, 2016

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, in Hendersonville, NC, is seeking volunteers who are interested in volunteering time toward planning and implementing a public art project for downtown Hendersonville. Interested persons are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 5:30pm at the Arts Council, 401 N. Main St., Ste. 302 (please use entrance on 4th Avenue West.)

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or 828/693-8504.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline May 31, 2016

May 9, 2016

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In 2015, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, launched a new program series titled “Back to the Drawing Board,” that invited six artists to take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities.

This year, CCCD is pleased to continue “Back to the Drawing Board” as a feature program of it’s 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.

Deadline is May 31, 2016.

Each takeover will occur from 7-10pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses.

For further info and details visit (https://craftcreativitydesign.slideroom.com/#/login/program/30490).


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