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South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, Offers Art Day – Mar. 7, 2015

February 28, 2015


The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, will celebrate and immerse guests in South Carolina art during Art Day on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, from 10am– 4pm. The annual event will feature demonstrations and discussions by South Carolina artists, guided behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s art storage areas, live music, hands-on activities, art exhibits, live performance art and the opportunity to participate in the destruction of a massive art installation.

Part of the installation piece by Jonathan Brilliant

Art Day offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into South Carolina art and artists with live, unique and interactive opportunities throughout the day. Several artists featured in the museum’s current contemporary art exhibit, “Building a Universe,” will be onsite representing their work, including Jonathan Brilliant, who is inviting the public to help “destroy his Universe” by partaking in the breakdown of his massive installation made up of 50,000 coffee stirrers held together by tension. In addition, Jon Prichard and Will Johnson will present their multidisciplinary ritual performance art piece, “Color Code.” Printmaker Gene Speer and ceramist Virginia Scotchie will also be onsite discussing their work. “Building a Universe,” closing Saturday, Mar. 15, features original work from a variety of South Carolina artists whose work reflects the concept of the Universe, astronomy or science in either a direct or conceptual way.

The day will also feature live plein air painting from members of About Face, a group representing a wide range of ages and abilities, and demonstrations of pottery, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and painting by South Carolina artists. Throughout the day there will be special guided behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s art storage areas, which include more than 4,000 works of art dating between 1590 to present, live music and a variety of “creation stations” in which guests can participate in hands-on art projects inspired by the State Museum’s collection.

“South Carolina is culturally diverse and has an incredible visual representation that spans more than 300 years,” said Paul Matheny, State Museum chief curator of collections. “Art Day is a celebration of the many great artists from our state and the works they have produced and continue to produce every day.”

Work by William Halsey

“Halsey 100,” a new mini-exhibit that examines the work of Charleston artist William Halsey in the 100th anniversary year of his birth will open during Art Day. The exhibit includes original works of art that look into the important career of Halsey, who was a pioneer of contemporary art in the Palmetto State and helped pave the way for other contemporary artists. For those looking to take home a piece of art, there will be a Guy Lipscomb art sale, in which all proceeds will benefit the South Carolina State Museum Foundation.

In addition to the excitement at Art Day, the museum will open its doors the day before to aspiring art students at the second annual College Art Day on Friday, Mar. 6, 2015, from 10am – 2pm. Aspiring art students will meet current students and faculty from colleges around the state and hear from alumni applying art degrees in their professions.  Advance reservation is required. To sign up, call 803/898-4999 or e-mail to (

Both Art Day and College Art Day are included with museum general admission or membership. Visit ( to learn more.

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its largest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm.  Guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology.

Visit ( to learn more.

Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham, NC, is Calling all Photographers and Digital Medium Artists – Deadline Mar. 30, 2015

February 28, 2015

The Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham, NC, in conjunction with the Friends of the Library are pleased to announce its’ upcoming Photograph and Digital Medium show. The library located in Rockingham, NC, is excited about bringing this gallery show to the public.

This is the first of this kind of exhibit to promote Photograph and Digital Art being held at the library. This exhibit is open to all. There are no commissions or hanging fees for this show. The show will run from April 13 – June 5th, 2015, there will be an opening reception on Monday, Apr. 13, 2015, from 4:30 – 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity for the public to get to meet the artist.

We will be receiving the artwork at the library’s Calvin Little Room on March 30, from 2 – 6:30pm. If you would be interested in participating contact Pat Halligan by e-mail at ( or Peg Andersen by e-mail at ( for guidelines and entry forms.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Slideshow Presentation by Judith Duff – Mar. 8, 2015

February 28, 2015


On Sunday, Mar. 8, 2015, the North Carolina Pottery Center, located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC, will be open to the public from 12:30-4:30pm. From 2-2:45pm, in conjunction with the NC Potter’s Conference put on by the Randolph Arts Guild, Judith Duff of Brevard, NC, will be giving a presentation here at the North Carolina Pottery Center relating her journey as a potter and the significant influence of the Japanese aesthetic and pottery on her work. She will discuss her several trips to Japan, the grant she received to replicate traditional Japanese Shinos, and the various kilns she has built and still fires.


Duff also guest curated the center’s current exhibition, “Quiet Inspiration: Japanese Influence on North Carolina Potters,” which runs through May 16, 2015. Duff states, “As a potter profoundly influenced by my own study in Japan, it has been deeply gratifying to curate an event celebrating that same vital impact on my fellow North Carolina potters, many already shaped by a two hundred year tradition of the state’s traditional ceramic art. It is a joy to bring to you a show exploring the rich depth and breadth that occurs when two great traditions become entwined.”

Twenty-three potters from across the state have works in this exhibition.

Featured Artists include: Tacy Apostolik, Cynthia Bringle, Josh Copus, Adrienne Dellinger, Judith Duff, Susan Filley, Warner Hyde, Fred Johnston, Matt Kelleher, Eric Knoche, Jan Lee, Linda McFarling, Reiko Miyagi, Ben Owen III, Ron Philbeck, Akira Satake, Jason Serres, Michael Sherrill, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, David Stuempfle, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, and Shoko Teruyama.

Many of the outstanding pieces by the highly recognized artists featured in this exhibition will be available for purchase. Any pieces purchased must remain in the exhibition until its takedown date, May 18.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430, visit (, or find us on Facebook.

2015 Pawleys Island (SC) Festival of Music and Art Poster Competition – Deadline Mar. 20, 2015

February 28, 2015

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art in Pawleys Island, SC, is accepting entries for its poster design competition to advertise the 25th annual event. We are looking for something spectacular this year as we celebrate our silver anniversary.

All graphic media is acceptable. The winning design will be used in promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts that will be sold during the Festival. The winning designer takes home $300.

Poster deadline is Mar. 20, 2015.

The poster image should reflect the concept and mission of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, depicting the Lowcountry, art, music and wine. It will be selected for its design qualities and marketability.

Only original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist’s representative will be accepted. Limit two entries per artist. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any Horry or Georgetown County or City program. Size should not exceed 36” x 36”. Submit actual artwork; no slides accepted. We prefer that you do not include the words “Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art” on the image. Completed entry form must be secured to the back of the artwork. Artists will be divided into one of three categories: 8th Grade and below, 9-12th Grades, and Adult.
All graphic media is acceptable: Paint, markers, photography, digital art, crayons, and chalk.

The winning design will be used for our promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts.

ADJUDICATION – A panel of arts professionals will make the final selection based, on applicant meeting specifications, design and marketability requirements.

Drop-off:  Friday March 20, 2015, between 9am – 5pm.  Entries must be delivered to Strand Media Group offices located at 3955 Hwy 17, Suite D, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.  Please call if you need directions: 843/626-8911.
Notification of winner: Selected artist will be contacted by telephone no later than Apr. 13, 2015.

Recognition as the official 2015 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art poster artist. Winning image will be produced as the cover for the Festival program books (over 2500 distributed). Winning image will produced as the Festival poster, and winning artist will receive $300, two all access passes to the Festival and 10 posters. Winning image will be auctioned at the 16th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala. All proceeds will go to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art retains possession and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with credit for the artwork given to the artist in all marketing materials.  All copyright of the winning image will be assigned to the Festival.

A $100 cash award will be given to the first place category winner. A $50 cash award will be given to the second place category winner.

For further info and an entry form contact Susan Bryant
Sales and Marketing Director, Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art by e-mail at ( or call 843/626-8911.

Arts International Festival in Florence, SC, is Calling for Artists to Participate

February 28, 2015

Attention!! The Arts International Festival is coming to the downtown Florence, SC, on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015. They are seeking artisans to participate. I have uploaded their full PDF file and vendor application to the FILES link at the top of the Facebook Art Trail Gallery Group page. The business page does not have that capability so I have posted the Arts International files to the Art Trail Gallery page “Call for Artists” at (

NOTE: They are waving the $50 vendor fee.

Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Offers Demo by Richard Siegel – Mar. 10, 2015

February 17, 2015

The Matthews Artists Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at the McDowell Art Center, 123 E. McDowell Street in Matthews, NC.  Meetings are free and open to the public. Our next meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, will feature artist Richard Siegel, who will demonstrate his process of creating a large-scale watercolor painting. He will discuss his early work and how his art has evolved. His turned wood bowls and vessels will also be on display.

6pm – View the current show in the gallery upstairs

6:30pm – Social/Refreshments and meet the artist

7pm – Artist demonstration

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

Ciel Gallery a Fine Art Collective in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries for “Back to The Garden” – Deadline Mar. 1, 2015

February 16, 2015


Ciel Gallery a Fine Art Collective in Charlotte, NC, calls for entries for “Back to The Garden”, A National Juried Exhibition, which will show from April 3 – 24, 2015.

Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 1, Midnight PDT

Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees, Adams, Eves (and just a little bit of Woodstock) … our famous Spring show returns! Artists are free to interpret the theme as desired. We invite your participation in any medium, whether 2-D or 3-D. There are no size restrictions; however, space will be a consideration. All US artists are welcome to apply. Apply online at (

Prize: $500

Juror: Wendy Hickey, a National Sales Representative with Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, is the founder and curator of ArtPop, a hugely successful program showcasing the work of local artists on billboards across the city. After only two years in Charlotte, Wendy is a local icon for her work supporting local art and local artists. In its second year jazzing up the streets of Charlotte, ArtPop currently features 20 local artists. ArtPop comes to Lehigh Valley, PA in 2015, and Wendy’s hope is to bring this program to as many cities as possible. Originally from Murrells Inlet, SC, Wendy currently resides in Plaza Midwood.

Submission Guidelines:
All entries must be of original design and created by the artist submitting the work. Artists submitting non-original work will not be accepted in future exhibitions. All work must be clean, securely wired (no sawtooth hangers), and ready to hang for exhibition. Any special requirements or equipment to install pieces must be provided by the artist. Submitted images must reflect the actual work as closely as possible. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold during the exhibition, or within 30 days as a direct result of the exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Work need not be for sale, but preference may be given to salable pieces. All artists should supply their own insurance for the run of the show, if desired. Accepted artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement with Terms & Conditions. Ciel Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the supplied images for all media and publicity purposes with credit to the artist. Ciel also reserves the right to decline gallery space for pieces that arrive without adequate wiring, or in a condition other than as shown in submission materials.

Image Specifications:
Image entry will be by JPEG digital files; review will be by digital image only. JPEGs should be at least 1500 pixels in the shortest direction. Images of up to two works may be submitted for the entry fee; additional work may be submitted for $10 per work up to 5 entries total. Only one detail image for each work may be included. All digital files must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and must include the artist’s last name, comma, and title of the submission in this format: Last Name, Title OR Last Name, Title, Detail. Example: Doe, Counting Crows, Detail. Submitted photos may be used on the website and Ciel Gallery Facebook page, so high quality images will best reflect your work. Additionally, only the highest quality images will be used on any publicity materials generated. Submissions may be refused if photographs are poor quality or digitally altered beyond accurate color correction.

Online Entry:
Go to ( to complete the online application. Requested information will include include artwork dimensions (H x W x D format) in inches, medium, price (or insurance value if NFS), artist’s statement for each piece, and contact information. Once all items marked with an asterisk* are completed on the application and images have been uploaded (see Image Specifications noted above), press Submit. You will receive a confirmation. Once your submission has been confirmed, use the PayPal link on the art call page to submit the entry fee, and select the fee that applies to the number of entries submitted.

Entry Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $35.00 must accompany each entry, allowing submission of 2 pieces. Add $10 for each additional piece submitted. Payment may be made through PayPal to (, or by check, credit card or cash in person at the gallery. Payment may also be mailed to Ciel Gallery, 128 E.Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Delivery and Pick-Up
Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering accepted artwork. Shipped work must be received by 5pm on Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, and MUST include a UPS or FedEx prepaid label. Hand-delivered work will be accepted Monday, Mar. 30, 1-6pm at Ciel. After the exhibition closes, work must be picked up by arrangement on Saturday, April 24 or will be return-shipped with pre-paid label within two weeks of exhibition close.

Ciel Gallery is a Fine Art Collective featuring the work of 27 local artists. Located in the South End Arts District of Charlotte, NC, Ciel is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00, and participates in the First Friday Gallery Crawls each month. Ciel offers juried local and national exhibitions, member salons, and art workshops. Member artists are available for commissions and public art opportunities.

For more information, visit ( or e-mail to ( Member Society of American Mosaic Artists, British Association for Modern Mosaics, Community Built Association, North Carolina Arts Council, and Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County.

Apply Online at (

Celebrate Clay at the South Carolina Clay Conference in Newberry, SC – Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015

February 14, 2015

Attention potters and pottery lovers!

There is something new and exciting in South Carolina – the 1st Annual South Carolina Clay Conference – Moving Clay Forward. The conference is sponsored by the City of Newberry PRT and will be held on Feb. 27 & 28 and Mar. 1, 2015 at the Newberry Arts Center in historic downtown Newberry, SC.

For this first SCCC, art program and conference organizer Marquerite F. Palmer has brought together presenters Sue Grier from Asheville, NC and Mike Vatalaro from Greenville, SC. With many years experience each, both potters will demonstrate their talents and techniques during the conference. The overriding theme for this year is Altered Vessels. Also during the weekend, the presenters will have their work for sale along with pieces from the conference attendees. The pottery sale will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 & 28. The Newberry Arts Center is located at 1107 College St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Work by Sue Grier

Work by Mike Vatalaro

Modeled after well-known clay conferences in North Carolina and Alabama, the conference will allow for presenters and attendees to be immersed in conversation on ‘all things clay’. Included will be a Friday evening reception and Saturday evening BBQ. Sunday morning, the conference will close with an informative lecture on a clay related topic. Professionals, educators, amateurs and students can all enjoy the creative atmosphere which this type of intimate gathering promotes.

Of the conference, Palmer says ”The City of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has put forth great efforts to create an art center that educates and nurtures the community and surrounding areas with visual art experiences for all ages. Newberry Arts Center – NAC – is thrilled to be hosting the first South Carolina Clay Conference. Instruction in pottery is a large part of our center.  Newberry Arts Center is excited to be bringing clay artists together from all over South Carolina and beyond to help build a stronger clay community and move clay forward in South Carolina.”

The cost of attending the conference is $225 and some meals are included – the complete schedule should be firmed soon. The organizers have set up a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in downtown Newberry with a double room at $89 a night including continental breakfast.

For more information and registration details, contact: Marquerite Palmer, Art Program Coordinator, at 803/321- 1015 or e-mail to (

Durham Arts Council Calls for Hispanic – Latino Artists in Collaboration with the Artist Studio Project to Present “I Am Quixote – Yo Soy Quijote” – Deadline June 15, 2015

February 14, 2015


The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, calls For Hispanic – Latino artists in collaboration with the Artist Studio Project to submit works for the exhibition “I Am Quixote – Yo Soy Quijote” – an exhibit of works inspired by “El Quixote”, curated by Rafael A. Osuba.

In celebration of the 400 Year Anniversary of literary masterpiece “El Quixote” a two part Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra – The exhibit forms part of “El Quixote Festival” (El Festival De El Quijote).

The exhibit will run from Nov. 6, 2015 through Jan. 2, 2016.

Entries are due: June 15, 2015 (ASP reserves right to extend entry deadline) * We encourage early submissions

Selection Process: Up to three pieces of artwork may be submitted for consideration. The committee will review all submissions.

Click here ( for more information and to apply to this call or visit (

Burke Arts Council in Morganton, NC, Call for Participation in the 3rd Annual Art on the Square Event – Deadline Mar. 13, 2015

February 14, 2015


Join artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for Art on the Square, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton, NC, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Artists will present their work on the grassy lawn of the Historic Old Courthouse in the center of Downtown. Painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers, potters, and more will be participating in this one day event.

Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city. In a recent issue, “Southern Living Magazine” called Morganton a small town we love, “this Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

Art on the Square is an outdoor, juried art show. It will coincide with the “Appalachian Pastel Society Exhibition” on view in the arts council gallery.

Art on the Square is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department. We look forward to your participation in this event!

You may contact the Burke Arts Council for further information by calling 828/433-7282.


Entry Deadline: Your Entry must be received by Friday, Mar. 13, 2015.
Artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Payment to the Burke Arts Council is due by Apr. 3, 2015.
Art on the Square will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10am – 5pm.

Art on the Square will be held on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton.
Each booth area is 10’ X 10’.  Placement of the booth will be determined by the Burke Arts Council. Assignments are final.
Exhibitor is responsible for tent, exhibit display, equipment, supplies, tables, chairs, and signage.
WEIGHTS: All tents must be weighted properly. We recommend at least 40 lbs per leg. Artists without tent weights will not be allowed to use a tent.
We encourage artists to participate in demonstrations throughout the day but it is not a requirement.
Electricity is available for an additional cost of $10 per booth.  This is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given in the event of inclement weather.

All work must be original and current. Artwork is juried by a group of professionals in the arts. Please submit a short bio/artist statement with your entry.

The cost per booth is $65 for BAC members and $75 for non-members payable to the Burke Arts Council. The fee is due within 14 days of acceptance. This fee is non-refundable should the artist cancel.
We will use your images for promotion and marketing.
Click here ( for information on Membership in the Burke Arts Council

Official hours of the show are 10am until 5pm.  Set up time begins at 7am. Exhibitors will receive details prior to the show regarding booth location and/or booth number. Exhibitors may not breakdown their booth prior to the end of the show.

Easy access to drive to your booth area for drop off.
Parking for artists will be in one of the free open lots downtown, easily accessible to and from the Courthouse Square.
Insurance: Insurance should be in place and paid for by the exhibitor. The City of Morganton, the Burke Arts Council and/or staff is not responsible for the safe keeping of property while at the art event.

We reserve the right to deny the exhibition of inappropriate artwork.

5. HOW TO APPLY: (Two options: Regular Mail or Online Application).

REGULAR MAIL: Please return application form and a CD containing 4 images (JPEGS Only, 72 dpi) of your work and one of your booth (if applicable) to: The Burke Arts Council 115 E Meeting Street Morganton, NC 28655. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images and notification letter (if desired). Notifications will be sent via e-mail unless e-mail address is not available.



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