Archive for the ‘Artist Opportunity’ Category

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).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition – Deadline is Sept. 2, 2016

August 22, 2016

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The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition is calling all county-wide artists! Any resident of Lancaster County high school age or older is eligible to participate in this annual competition.

Deliver your paintings between August 31 -September 2, 2016, during Arts Council hours, Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and  Friday 9am to 3pm.

The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 18,  3 to 5pm. This is a free, public reception, so please invite your friends and family!

This exhibit is sponsored by the Hagins family, Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information or competition guidelines call 803/285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net).

Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Proposals for Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery – Deadline Sept. 30. 2016

August 15, 2016

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The Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery of the Charleston County Public Library provides space for juried art exhibitions, solo or group, at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Preference is given to work reflecting experiences and viewpoints of South Carolina residents.

Submissions to exhibit will be accepted through September 30, 2016. The works of each selected artist or group will be exhibited between February 2016 – January 2017. For more information, please e-mail Sarah Burriss at (burrisss@ccpl.org).

Applications, which must be included with an artist’s submission, are available online (see link below) or by calling 843/805-6840.

Please click here (http://www.pressomatic.com/ccpl/upload/2015Art%20Gallery%20Application%20Plus%20Gallery%20Procedures.pdf) to download the Gallery Application.

Gallery Procedures:

The Charleston County Public Library offers an opportunity to South Carolina artists and craftsmen, who have been selected by a jury of local art professionals, to present their work to the public.

With the exhibition space serving as an avenue for the respectful exchange of artistic and conceptual ideas within a diverse constituency, these exhibitions should reflect the varied experiences and viewpoints of the people of South Carolina. The Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee selects artists and craftsmen for inclusion in the exhibition schedule on the basis of the quality of their work and suitability for the space.

Submission Guidelines:

Artists must submit a current resume and 8 to 12 examples of their work in the form of photographs, CDs or other electronic medium appropriate for display to the Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee. We recommend visiting the space prior to submission to determine the suitability of the space for your work.

Examples submitted must be representative of the work intended for display, and appropriately labeled with the artist’s name, the title, medium and size.

Artists must be at least 18 years old to be considered by the gallery committee.

The work should not have been previously exhibited at the library. Preference will be given to newly created works.

After the Charleston County Public Library Gallery Committee has met to select those artists who will display in the following year, those selected will be notified and assigned their exhibition month.

The director of the library has final approval for all exhibits.

Gallery Exhibit Standards:

Works on paper and photographs should be protected with glass or acrylic glazing. Acetate or shrink-wrapped works are not acceptable.

Alternative framing (with artwork sandwiched between glazing and backing) held together by plastic or metal brackets is acceptable if a secure hanger is provided.

For mediums not requiring glazing, such as paintings on canvas or fiber art, a sturdy framework with hanging wire is required.

The gallery utilizes a cable suspension system. A secure hanging wire or bracket attached to the picture is required.

Securing works to the cables using zip ties (provided upon request) is strongly recommended.

Artists will be required to hang their own works. Special hanging arrangements will be made for library sponsored exhibitions. All hangings are subject to the approval of the gallery committee.

Case displays will be subject to the approval of the gallery committee. If media cannot hang, the artist must make his/her own arrangements for secure display.

Dimensions of the Saul Alexander Gallery are as follows: When entering the gallery, the left wall is 17’8″, the rear wall is 14’6″ and the right wall is 19’2″. The room height is slightly more than 8′. The door to the gallery is 83″ high by 70″ wide.

Installation Standards:

A committee or staff member will approve the installation of exhibits in advance and after completion.

Artists are responsible for providing labels for their work. Artwork, labels or business cards must be on heavy stock and must not be glued or nailed to the wall. Pushpins are permitted.

The artist must submit a list containing titles and descriptions as well as prices. If the art is for sale, the list will be available to the public at the information desk. The artist may have business cards at the exhibit. Prices may not be displayed or available within the gallery, but the artist may supply a small sign directing the public to the information desk for prices. Sales are strictly between the artist and customer; the library will not as intermediary for the exchange, and will not accept any money on the artist’s behalf.

Works that are sold must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, except under special circumstances.

The library will not be responsible for artwork not picked up at the agreed upon time.

The library will generate a gallery brochure featuring the year’s exhibits. The library will include information about the exhibits in monthly press releases, and an announcement of the exhibition will be included in the library’s monthly calendar. The artist may send out their own publicity at their own expense.

Agreement:

It is agreed that the Charleston County Public Library will not be responsible in any manner to the exhibitor or the owner for the items or fixture pertaining thereto, in the exhibition in case of theft, destruction or injury thereto from any cause.

It is agreed also that the exhibitor or owner or both named hereto, are responsible for timely delivery, hanging and pickup of their work.

It is agreed that the number of items, including frames and mountings, which may be exhibited in a given space and the arrangements thereof, will conform to all requirements as may be prescribed by the gallery committee and/or library staff.

It is agreed that the exhibitor is responsible for transporting the art works to the library, for planning the display, arrangement or hanging of the exhibit, and for providing necessary materials and tools.

Dare County Arts Council Calls for Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants in Eastern North Carolina – Deadline is Sept. 9, 2016

July 28, 2016

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The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium.

Residents in Dare County are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists at any stage of their career in disciplines such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting, and choreography/dance. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials, and professional development workshops.

“The RAP Grant is an excellent opportunity for artists, musicians, and writers to apply for the funding they need to help make their artistic dreams a reality. DCAC helps fund this grant, which is administered regionally through the NC Arts Council, and we are delighted to offer this to our community,” said Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available online at (www.DareArts.org) and (www.PittCountyArts.org).

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process. Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 9, 2016 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858 or Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954.

Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the NC Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

For more information, contact Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Executive Director Holly Garriott by e-mail at (holly@pittcountyarts.org) or call 252/551-6947 or Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards at (dareartsprograms@gmail.com) or 252/473-5558.


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