Archive for the ‘Artist Opportunity’ Category

The Upstate Book Project Call for Artists – Deadline Oct. 29, 2016

September 22, 2016

The Upstate Book Project is a collaborative juried art and writing project that allows up to 30 artists throughout Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina to contribute to a published book. Applications will be accepted from artists residing in Spartanburg, Union,  Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk and Rutherford counties. Bailie, (the project’s creator) will start the story and illustrate the first page. Selected artists will be required to write a 200 word paragraph to continue the story-line and then create an 18″ x 24″ vertical illustration to accompany their story-line then pass it to the next artist. The final product will be a completed book in bound magazine format containing the entire illustrated story.

Applications must be received between 10-1-16 and 10.29.16.

Please direct any questions to (Theupstatebookproject@gmail.com). All e-mails will be promptly answered. Info and application at (http://theupstatebookproject.com).

Art League of Hendersonville County in Hendersonville, NC, Offers Amy Perrier for Monthly Meeting – Sept. 11, 2016

August 31, 2016

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Most of us left finger painting behind long ago, but Amy Perrier has taken that art form to new heights. She not only revels in it, but she’s become a pro at it. The Art League of Hendersonville County is eager to host a presentation of her techniques at their upcoming meeting on Sept. 11, 2016, at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC.

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Perrier is delightfully vocal about her distinctive way of creating her art as it allows her to bring out lots of color and energy. In fact when you watch her create her paintings, her abounding exuberance is evident. She describes her style this way…. “When I had a brush in my hand, the instinct was to paint every detail. The finger painting has both liberated and challenged me to find a way to tell the story with color and texture…”

She begins her process by staining the canvas with several layers of color. She is quite a gifted and amusing presenter, and she becomes more animated as the presentation progresses. Then comes the fun part, as she starts to finger paint more and more layers of color on her surface, as her fingers begin to dance across the canvas.  In what seems like magic, forms begin to appear from what a few minutes before seemed to be shapeless blobs of paint. She says that she begins with an idea in mind, but like all experienced  artists, she says that she is “prepared to go in the direction my applications are taking me.”

The Art League is composed of members of many media and skill sets. It allows for exchange of ideas and finding out about exhibition opportunities and sources for supplies. The Art League of Henderson County, NC, is open to all who are interested in fine art. The organization meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month (3rd Sunday in May), at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC. (There is ample on-site parking which is handicapped accessible.) The social time begins at 1:30pm, with a short business meeting beginning at 2pm. An art related presentation then follows until 4pm. Guests are welcome.

For further info e-mail to (sharoncarlyle@beverly-hanks.com) or call 828/551-1478.

Matthews Artists Guild Offers Susan Lackey During Monthly Meeting in Matthews, NC – Sept. 13, 2016

August 31, 2016

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The Matthews Artists Guild will offers a presentation by artist, Susan Lackey, at the McDowell Arts Center in Matthews, NC, on Sept. 13, 2016.

Susan Lackey will demonstrate a new twist on the age-old Batik process. This process is suitable for any water based medium from water color to colored inks. Lackey uses wax as a resistance on rice paper and will demonstrate the process and tools involved. There will be lots of whimsical artwork on display as well. She says this about the process: “It’s a bit unpredictable and that makes it more fun. The wax seems to intensify the color of the pigment. You are only limited by the size of the rice paper and your imagination.”

6pm: View current show in the McDowell Arts Center Gallery
6:30pm:    Refreshments downstairs in the McDowell Arts Center
6:50pm:    “Another Tidbit” of info from one of our artist members
7pm: Demonstration by Susan Lackey

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 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthews-Artists-Guild/296534819147).

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council in Fuquay-Varina, NC, Calls for Participation in CELEBRATE FUQUAY-VARINA Festival Taking Place Oct. 8, 2016

August 28, 2016

The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is excited to coordinate the Artists Village of the CELEBRATE FUQUAY-VARINA festival, taking place Oct. 8, 2016.

This highly successful festival is a combination of live entertainment, children and youth activities, classic cars, fabulous food and an arts and crafts show. In short, the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival is free, family fun in true Fuquay-Varina style!

Artist’s vendor booths are $80.00 for a 10X10 space located in the center of Main Street in Fuquay-Varina. Arrival times will be staggered from 6am-8am on Saturday morning to accommodate for the roads closed for the event. Booth set up should be completed by 9:45am, and booths are to remain open until 4pm. Breakdown will begin by 5pm.

North Carolina law requires that all artisans and vendors collect and remit sales tax on the items they sell, display the NC Certificate of Registration issued by the state with their state tax ID in their booths, and provide their state tax ID number to the event organizer. To apply for a Certificate of Registration, please go to (www.dornc.com) and search NC-BR. Once you begin the application, you can select to only apply for Sales and Use Tax purposes.

To register and pay online with a credit card or PayPal, please go to the online registration: The Artists Village in Celebrate Fuquay-Varina. To register by paper application and pay by check, please print out the application from (https://www.facebook.com/notes/fuquay-varina-arts-council/celebrate-art-artist-and-vendor-info-and-application/1166536133409629).

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, Calls for Participation in Live Oak Art & Music Fest in Oct. 2016

August 28, 2016

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October is Arts & Humanities Month and CREATE! Conway will kick off the month with a community celebration of creativity. The Live Oak is a fun, family art event presented under the oaks and on the lawn of the Horry County Courthouse in Conway, SC.

The Artisan Market features fine art & crafts for sale. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy a day of music. Coolers are welcome.

Join CREATE! Conway, support the arts and receive free artisan space at the Live Oak Art & Music Fest and the Indie Market.

The 11th 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 the Live Oak by showcasing local artists and musicians and promoting public participation in the arts.

Learn more at (http://www.createconway.org/live_oak_art_music_fest).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for New Logo Design

August 28, 2016

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Call for Artists–$500 award for winning logo submission
Due date Sept. 9, 2016.

The Caldwell Arts Council (CAC) is seeking submissions for a new logo design. The CAC is an organization that has been providing culturally-based events and programs to the citizens of Caldwell County, North Carolina for over 40 years. For more info on our organization, please visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Artists may submit up to 3 designs for review. Entries must comply with the following:

Each submission will contain the proposed logo design in two file formats:

1.    A vector graphic file in either .ai (Adobe Illustrator) OR .eps (Encapsulated Postscript) format, AND

2.    A high resolution (300 dpi) photo file in .jpg format

Submissions need to be received by 5pm Sept. 9, 2016. $500 will be awarded to the winning submission. However, should the received proposals not fit the vision for the project, we reserve the right not to choose a winner.

Submit your work via e-mail (in zip files if necessary) to Adrienne Roellgen, Executive Director, Caldwell Arts Council by 5pm, Sept. 9, 2016, at (Adrienne@CaldwellArts.com).

Charlotte Millennial Art Program in Charlotte, NC, Announces Bechtler Museum Curator as Speaker for August 31, 2016

August 22, 2016

Who better to educate a group of young Charlotteans on contemporary art than the Bechtler Museum’s curator, Jennifer Edwards? Her life in the world of art has been surrounded by the work of artists who have helped redefine the contemporary art world. Some are dead but many are alive and creating exciting new work. Edwards is the fourth speaker to present at the Charlotte Millennial Art Program’s meeting set at Elder Gallery, located at 1520 South Tryon Street, on Aug. 31, 2016, from 6-7:30pm.

Edwards comes to Charlotte after earning her Ph.D. in fine arts from New York University and living in Los Angeles where she held curatorial positions at Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

Charlotte Millennial Art Program (CMAP) is the result of Elder Gallery’s desire to connect with the growing number of young professionals who now live and work around the gallery’s SouthEnd District location. The intent of CMAP is to bring together young people who would like to gain a better understanding of art and to learn what constitutes “good art.” Discussion topics were chosen by attendees at the initial meeting and are delivered the last Wednesday of each month by qualified presenters. Meetings are free and open to the public who are within the age group of 21 to 35.

Future programs will be directed to “The Business of Art”, “One Person’s Passion for Public Sculpture”, and art demonstrations and art critiques.

For further information call Elder Gallery at 704/370-6337.

Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Offers Fall Lineup of Exhibits

August 22, 2016

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The Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, galleries will host several events in the fall months. Please take a look below and mark your calendar so you do not miss your favorite events. These events are free and open to the public.

Artist-in-Residence with Keith Brown, Catawba potter will be at the Center on Thursday, Friday, and every other Saturday from 10am until 4pm starting August 25, 2016. The residency will run through December 17, 2016. This event is grant funded and supported by the South Carolina’s Art Commission

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 4-8pm
Happy Halloween! Come join us for storytelling and Artist-in-Residence demonstrations. Come by the Center between 4pm and 8pm for a trick and a treat! Keith Brown will be in the gallery providing pottery demonstrations and talking with visitors about the Catawba pottery tradition. Catawba Storyteller Beckee Garris will also be available telling Native stories to visitors throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9am-4pm: Native American Art and Crafts Annual Winter Sale Catawba pottery, jewelry, baskets, and other works handmade by Native American artists and craftspeople will be available Saturday, December 3rd at the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center from 9am to 4pm. Vendors will be offering a wide variety of artwork, crafts, decorative items, and unique handmade objects perfect for holiday gift-giving. Visitors will also have the opportunity tour the exhibits in the Native American Studies Center and to see demonstrations of Catawba pottery by artist in resident Keith Brown.

For further information call 803/313-7172 or visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/).

Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, Offers Addren Doss During Monthly Meeting – Sept. 10, 2016

August 22, 2016

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Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, will present a presentation and demo by Addren Doss, pastel painter, from Greensboro, NC, Sept. 10, 2016, from 10am – noon, at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759.

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Work by Addren Doss

Using the landscape of Georgia O’Keeffe country we will explore how the colors and elements of the New Mexico landscape differ from those of the Blue Ridge, and what they have in common. We will create two small landscape paintings using an image from the Santa Fe National Forest, and an image from the Pisgah National Forest. Each painting will begin with the same under tone on the paper and notan/value thumbnail sketches. Then we will let the colors of the region take over.

For further info call Cathyann Burgess at 828/595-9518, e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or visit (www.appalachianpastelsociety.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Announces NC Art Outreach Project 2016

August 22, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, announces its second installment of the NC Artist Outreach Project, a program made possible by the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. The NC Art Outreach Project (Oct. 6-7, 2016) is designed to provide exposure to North Carolina artists by facilitating a dialogue with a nationally recognized artist, critic and curator. This year’s project is hosted in conjunction with GreenHill’s fall exhibition “Insistent Objects: Works by Young NC Sculptors” (Sept. 2 – Nov. 6, 2016).

Following on the success of the 2014 NC Art Outreach Project held during GreenHill’s exhibition Independents, this year’s project will offer the artists of Insistent Objects artists an invaluable opportunity to network with experts in the field of sculpture and receive direct feedback about their creative practices. Beginning on Oct. 6, 2016, at 6pm in The Gallery at GreenHill with a Panel Roundtable, guest panelists will present their experience working in contemporary art giving attention to the sculpture mediums. Guest Panelists include Glenn Harper, Tom Moran and Michael Ballou. Admission is Free.

On Oct. 7, 2016, artists will present slides to the panel for feedback and critique. Curated by Edie Carpenter, Insistent Objects is the first sculpture survey organized by GreenHill in a decade, highlighting works in the round by 18 hand-picked young contemporary artists who work, teach, studied or participated in an artist residency in North Carolina.  Participating artists include Ivana Milojevic Beck, Casey Cook, Andy Denton, Aaron Earley, Mario Gallucci, Rachel K. Garceau, Peter Goff, Joe Grant, Paul Howe, Kamal Nassif, Benjamin S. Reid, John Seefeldt, Austin Sheppard, Meg Stein, Frankie Toan, Kevin M. Vanek, Lu Xu and Ashley York.

Glenn Harper is Editor of “Sculpture” magazine and was formerly editor of “Art Papers”. He has written for “Aperture”, “Artforum”, “Public Art Review”, “Afterimage”, “Exit Express”, and for books on the works of artists John Van Alstine, Athena Tacha, and others. Tom Moran is Chief Curator and Director of Artistic Development of Grounds for Sculpture (GFS), a 42-acre landscaped sculpture park on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds which has been instrumental in introducing sculpture to a wider public. During his 30 year tenure as Director of Arts Inclusion and Artistic Services at the New Jersey State Arts Council he placed thousands of works of art in the state and federal buildings. Michael Ballou is a New York-based visual artist who works in media including film, installation, performance and sculpture.  A longstanding member of the Williamsburg artist community in Brooklyn, he was one of the guiding spirits behind Four Walls, a combination of clubhouse and laboratory for the exchange of art and ideas hosted in his garage studio. He has exhibited at Valentine Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, and the Kunsthalle (Vienna), among others.

Preceding the morning private presentations, join us in The Gallery for opportunity to talk with artists and panelists during a catered breakfast from 8:30am to 9:45am.  Cost is $8/person.  Registration is available at (GreenHillNC.org/breakfast). Register before Oct. 5, 2016. An evening opening reception of Insistent Objects will be held in The Gallery at GreenHill as a Downtown Greensboro First Friday program from 6-9pm.

GreenHill is the center for NC Art. GreenHill engages a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. GreenHill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating contemporary visual art and artists of NC.

GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Parking is available in Davie Street and Church Street parking decks in downtown Greensboro.  The Gallery at GreenHill is open Tue.-Fri. 12-7pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillNC.org).