Archive for the ‘Artist Opportunity’ Category

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers a Talk with John Acorn – Dec. 10, 2016

December 6, 2016

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Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, will offer a Coffee and Conversation event with John Acorn on Dec. 10, 2016, from 11am-noon.

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Hampton III Gallery is presenting the exhibit “Recent Work: Sunsets and Fish”, featuring works by Acorn through Dec. 31, 2016.

You cam preview the exhibition at this link (http://hamptoniiigallery.com/acorn-john/recent-work-sunsets-and-fish/).

Gallery hours are: Tue. – Fri., 1-5pm and Sat., 10am-5pm.

For further information call 864-268-2771, e-mail to (sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com) or visit (www.hamptoniiigallery.com).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Entries for Several Exhibits

December 6, 2016

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The Transylvania Community Arts Council located in Brevard, NC, has placed an open call for artists in any medium that fit the following themes: “Folk Art” and “The Other Side”.  Open exhibits are for any artist living in the region that fit that particular theme.

The open exhibit “Folk Art” will run from Feb. 10 – 28, 2017.  Artwork and paperwork should be delivered to the TC Arts Council between Feb. 6 and 7. There is a $5 entry fee per art piece to participate in this exhibit. Artists may enter up to 4 pieces depending on gallery space. The public reception for that exhibit will be held on Friday, Feb. 10 from 5-7pm.

“The Other Side” art exhibit will run from May 5 – 26, 2017.  Artwork and paperwork should be delivered to the TC Arts Council between May 1 and 2. There is a $5 entry fee per art piece to participate in this exhibit. Artists may enter up to 4 pieces depending on gallery space. The public reception for that exhibit will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5-7pm.

To get information and an application for the open exhibits e-mail to (tcarts@comporium.net) or call TC Arts Council at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council hosts up to 12 exhibits a year with more than 400+ artists participating. To learn more about the TC Arts Council go to (www.tcarts.org). To learn more about the art scene in Brevard go to (www.artsofbrevard.org).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Exhibits in 2018 – Deadline Jan. 31, 2017

November 17, 2016

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is currently accepting portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2018. Details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/).

Portfolios will be accepted through January 31, 2017 and may be delivered or mailed to Caldwell Arts Council Exhibit Selection Committee, 601 College Ave SW (PO Box 1613), Lenoir NC 28645 or e-mailed to (office@caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home at  601 College Ave SW, Lenoir NC. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions. The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals – Deadline is Jan. 13, 2017

October 28, 2016

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The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2017/2018 exhibition calendar. The GCCA gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, and national artists from all disciplines in 6 – 8 shows per year.

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Deadline for Exhibition Proposals: January 13, 2017

Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and scored by the GCCA Exhibition Committee using the following criteria:

Work reflects consistency of quality

Work reflects clear objectives and a strong overall concept or theme

Work represents GCCA’s mission to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration

Only original artwork created and executed by the applicant will be considered for exhibition

To be considered for an exhibition at GCCA please submit proposals to (http://www.artcentergreenville.org/submissions/).

Hot Works Presents 1st annual Asheville Fine Art Show and Fine Craft Show on May 20 & 21, 2017, at the US Cellular Center, in Downtown Asheville, NC – Deadline Dec. 7, 2016

October 28, 2016

Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, you’ll find former factory buildings which house artists’ studios.

Asheville is, by far, North Carolina’s most affluent and sophisticated art-buying and art-loving audience, All four of Hot Works’ other shows in Florida and Michigan are voted top 100 art shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and/or AFSB. Hot Works is the same company that produced the Charlotte Fine Art Show in North Carolina for six years, between 2008 and 2013. At Hot Works, our philosophy is to put the money into advertising and marketing to benefit all of the artists in the show.

That said, we understand the importance of awards to recognize great talent in the show, but more importantly, our gorgeous award ribbons help sell artist’s work. There is $1,500 in professional artist awards: Two Best of Show – $500 cash awards; Five Awards of Excellence – $100 cash awards; and Ten Awards of Distinction – non-monetary.

Professional artist applications will be accepted Via Zapp at (https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5105). Deadline to apply is Dec. 7, 2016.

Hot Works Executive Producer Patty Narozny has a loyal artist following because: She works hard to keep out the buy/sell – and does the research to keep it out; She knows how to work the media, and brings in cultivated patrons with money to purchase high-end art; Patty’s unique brand of marketing with Hot Works has consistent, proven success; Patty respects and always does her best to do what’s right for the artists and for the art fair industry; Patty has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer and the know-how to connect artists with art-buying audiences; Each artist’s booth sign states emphatically, “All work in this booth is personally handmade by…”.

No stages or pulsating music!  Music is low key so you don’t have to shout to sell your art.

US Cellular Center provides: A renovated facility that is well attended for a variety of events throughout the year; An indoor facility where “weather” is controlled and always pleasant; and A location where patrons come specifically to purchase art.

Deadline: December 7; notifications by December 17

Rent includes 8’ white pipe and drape to separate space between booths plus a pole to go across the top front of your booth to hang lights, if needed.

Absolutely no more than 180 artists (or less).

Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, ethnic diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth.

If your first priority is sales, then Hot Works shows are for you. We do have cash awards, but we spend proportionately much more money to get qualified art-show buying patrons to attend the event to benefit all artists in the show.

Except for Asheville, NC – our brand new show in 2017 – all of Hot Works shows are voted top 100 in the nation – they include: 18th & 19th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Shows, November 19 & 20, 2016 and January 7 & 8, 2017, Miromar Design Center, Estero, FL – outdoors; 8th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 28 & 29, 2017, Downtown Boca Raton, FL; and 15th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 29 & 30, 2017, West Bloomfield, Michigan – outdoors.

Voted top 100 in America by Sunshine Artist – the last 10 years!

Interested?  Please contact Executive Producer Patty Narozny by e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org) or call 248/684-2613 or 941/755-3088.

Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, Calls for Participation by Sculptors

October 28, 2016

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The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, seek sculptors interested in participating in our outdoor sculpture sales gallery located on pedestals throughout downtown Lenoir, NC. Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council.

Interested sculptors will find the application form and more details at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/245-tuckers-gallery/). This call for sculpture artists is ongoing; sculptures are placed in the gallery for one year.

To learn more about the Caldwell Arts Council call 828/754-2486, e-mail at (info@caldwellarts.com) or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Deborah King S. of Summerville, SC, Participates in South Carolina State Parks Artist in Residence Program

October 28, 2016

DKS Studio is proud to announce artist Deborah King S. of Summerville, SC, was selected to participate in the 2016 Artist in Residence program. Oconee State Park selected Deborah to serve as their Artist in Residence in the park for one week in exchange for art works/s to become part of the park’s permanent collection.

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Deborah King S. artist with “Bobbers & Oars”,  Jo Anna White park manager with   “The Oconee Bathhouse” and  Paul Scherer owner DKS Studio with “Is This My Good Side”

“The Oconee Bathhouse”, “Is This My Good Side” and “Bobbers and Oars” were delivered to Oconee State Park Manager Jo Anna White on September 23, 2016 by DKS Studio’s owner Paul Scherer and artist Deborah King S. as part of the Artist in Residence program and in appreciation and support of the South Carolina State Parks. “The Oconee Bathhouse” and “Bobbers and Oars” will hang in the main office for public viewing. Visit the beautiful Oconee State Park to find out where “Is This My Good Side” will hang. Visit the South Carolina State parks website (http://southcarolinaparks.com) or visit one of our 47 state parks to see what you’ve been missing!! Applications for the 2017 AIR season closes on Oct. 31, 2016 and more information can be found at (http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/sc-parks-insider/Blog/16530).

Deborah King S. is a Charleston, SC, native and resident of Summerville. Deborah, a self taught artist, has won numerous awards for her artistic works. Deborah takes inspiration from life around her, primarily nature, but  has an eye for the old, odd or unusual and loves the State Parks. Deborah is currently an Exhibiting member of the Summerville Artist Guild and founder and coordinator of “Just Go Paint” Plein Air Painters. Many of Deborah’s works are in private collections throughout the US.

Artists in All Disciplines Sought for 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Dec. 15, 2016

October 28, 2016

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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking performers and presenters in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature for participation in the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 3-7 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, as well as ethnic/cultural groups and community organizations are welcome to submit an application, which can be accessed at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more artists or groups should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) for special application instructions. There is NO fee to apply. Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

The North Charleston Arts Fest 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 events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, film screenings, workshops and demonstrations, and more.  Now entering its 35th year, the festival is set to undergo some exciting changes, including significant revisions to the event schedule. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854.

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Hugo in 1989

October 9, 2016

Visual artists of the Carolinas who follow “Carolina Arts” – attention please. PSMG, Inc. who produced “Charleston Arts” at the time was a victim of Hurricane Hugo that kicked the art community in Charleston, SC, in the gut in 1989. For almost a year the tourist economy in Charleston was gone. The city’s hotels were full of re-builders, insurance agents, adjustors, FEMA personal, and lawyers suing insurance companies – but there were few tourist and the locals were busy recovering from the disaster. The arts were pretty much shut down. It was quite a bit later before homeowners got new homes and insurance payments to buy new art for their homes. It was a long draught for the arts. But those in the art community who suffered damages got some help – through the National Endowment for the Arts, State Art Agencies and even local art councils to recover. Some were too proud to ask for help while others dipped into the well as many times as they could. And believe me, if you’re an artist you will be harmed. Maybe the gallery you used to show your work at will close – for a few months or forever. Companies and corporations will be giving funds to help people recover not to the arts. So in one way or another you will be hurt. Maybe your studio is three feet under water or high and dry – the results will be the same – your market just took a big hit. Ask for help, ask for money – it’s going to be there for the arts. Check with the local arts council and your state agency and even the NEA, and do it now as that money won’t last forever. We run an ad for CERF+ an organization who helps craft artists and more who are victims of disasters. Contact them at (http://www.craftemergency.org/). Maybe you don’t need this help but you might know someone who does – let them know they don’t have to recover on their own – help is there – you just have to ask. Back in 1989 we didn’t ask for help – we were not a non-profit and we still are not and will never be one, but it would have been nice to get some anyway – that’s another story. You’re not us – ask.

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Calls for Application for Exhibits for July 2017 – June 2018 – Deadline is Nov. 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

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Professional visual artists creating two-dimensional or wall-hung three-dimensional works are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery in North Charleston, SC. The gallery features artwork by international, national, and local artists in a variety of subjects and media. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department manages the exhibitions in the space, which are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. A Review Panel will convene in December 2016 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2017-June 2018. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdpartment.slideroom.com) by Monday, November 30, 2016, in order to be considered.

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The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. This high-traffic venue offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and out-of-state visitors of the multi-use facility. Exhibits are open to the public daily and admission and parking are free. Public receptions are typically held the first Thursday of each month from 5-7pm.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Only original, two-dimensional works or three-dimensional pieces that can be wall mounted on the gallery’s Walker display system will be considered. Free standing sculptures, installations, and works requiring special display equipment cannot be accommodated in the space. Submission requirements include an artist statement, resume and exhibition history, exhibition concept, and five quality digital images that portray the quality and style of the artists’ work.

Artists not eligible to show their work at the City Gallery, like, for example, those creating freestanding sculptures or installations, are welcome to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for other locations. Proposals may be e-mailed to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) and will be reviewed by Cultural Arts on an ongoing basis.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.