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Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries in Its Statewide Juried Signature Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 1, 2018

October 11, 2018

The Charleston Artist Guild hosts the annual Juried Signature Exhibition at the Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Artists working in 2D art and photography from throughout the state are encouraged to apply for this year’s show which is just around the corner.

Selected works will be on view Nov. 11-18, 2018 and the show culminates with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 18. The deadline for registration is Nov. 1 with Early Bird discount for applications received before Oct. 29, 2018. Link to the application at (http://files.constantcontact.com/31050cbb001/d74f57a6-3c24-4ca5-bec1-215ecbe59139.pdf). Images must be submitted as a JPEG file as an attachment to an e-mail.


Work by Anita Laudone Harley, 1st Place 2D 2017


Work by Stan Ullner, 1st Place Photography 2017

Contact Charleston Artist Guild Business Manager Steve Jacobs for more information. E-mail to (charlestonart@bellsouth.net), or call the office at 843/722-2454. The Guild’s website is (www.charlestonartistguild.com). The Guild can be found on FaceBook at (https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonArtistGuild/).

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2019 North Charleston (SC) Arts Fest Poster Design Competition Underway – Deadline December 15, 2018

October 8, 2018

The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 1-5, 2019, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including posters, billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery during May 2019. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Saturday, December 15, 2018.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/login/program/45469) by the December 15 deadline. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual multi-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Media Art, and Literature. For more than 35 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina.


2018 Poster Design Winner Atlantic Sun by Hamed Mahmoodi

Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Hamed Mahmoodi of Greenville, SC (2018), Judy McSween of Charleston, SC (2017), Lisa Shimko of Charleston, SC (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Goose Creek, SC (2011).

For more information about the 2019 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 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists and Models for Competitive Portrait Drawing – Nov. 16, 2018

October 7, 2018

The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with sixteen artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer. The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | 6 – 7 PM
Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

NEEDED | 16 artists | 15 models
ARTISTS | No Fee to Participate
E-mail Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager, (mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)
MODELS | $10 sitting fee
Register online at (yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing)
Models choose their favorite portrait of themselves and take it home that evening.
Round 1 | 16 artists paired off in 8 sets, sketching/drawing 8 models
Round 2 | 8 artists paired off in 4 sets, sketching/drawing 4 models
The 8 artists competing in Round 2 are the winning artists from Round 1
Round 3 | 4 artists paired off in 2 sets, sketching/drawing 2 models
The 4 artists competing in Round 3 are the winning artists from Round 2
Round 4 | 2 artists go head-to-head, drawing a single model
The 2 artists competing in Round 4 are the winning artists from Round 3
Competitive Portrait Drawing is organized by the Arts Council of York County. It is a part of the Friday Arts Project’s 2018 ART PARTY.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, SC, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department Accepting applications for North Charleston City Gallery 2019-20 exhibitions – Deadline Nov. 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Established and emerging 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 2018 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2019-June 2020. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdpartment.slideroom.com) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2018, in order to be considered.

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 free-standing 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.

Attached image: “PLUME” by Camela Guevara at the North Charleston City Gallery in Jan. 2018 (photo credit: Camela Guevara)

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Offers Lecture and Book Signing

September 30, 2018

The Western Caroina University Bardo Arts Center in Cullowhee, NC, is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing on Oct. 4, 2018, with WCU Faculty Emerita and scholar of the American Studio Glass Movement, Joan Falconer Byrd. Her book and the associated lecture explores the life, work, and influence of Harvey Littleton. Byrd will be available to sign copies of her biography of Littleton, “Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass”, after the talk. The lecture on Oct. 4, 2018, begins at 5pm in Bardo Arts Center Room 223 followed by the book signing at 6pm.

This event is a featured program of the current WCU Fine Art Museum glass exhibition, “Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture”. Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive medium, the exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists concentrating in glass and how they are building off the foundations laid by Littleton during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement. A key work in the exhibition will be a new acquisition to the Museum’s collection: a glass sculpture by Harvey Littleton entitled “Terracotta Arc”. Donated by the Littleton Family in honor of WCU Professor Emeritus Joan Falconer Byrd, this sculpture serves as a focal point in the exhibition and a reminder of how Littleton’s impact reverberates through the generations.

For further info call Jill Jacobs, Marketing Manager, at the Bardo Arts Center at 828/227-2505 or e-mail to (jilljacobs@wcu.edu).

Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, Announces Competition Juror, Kristi Ryba

September 30, 2018

The Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, is pleased to announce South Carolina contemporary artist Kristi Ryba as juror for the “2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Ryba has lived and worked as a professional artist for the past 30 years, most of which she has spent in Charleston, SC. In that time she has explored themes of personal memory and identity in a variety of media, including video, photography, printmaking, painting, and installation.

Her recent works blend political commentary with images and iconography of illustrated Medieval religious manuscripts. Ryba has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout eastern US and is currently represented by the Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC.

A cash prize of $1000 will be awarded to the competition’s first place winner.

Artists’ entries for the “2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” will be taken online at (flocomuseum.org), from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 4. Any artist native to the Pee Dee area or currently living in Florence, Horry, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Georgetown, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties are eligible to enter.

Competition prospectus, schedule, and registration details can be found at (flocomuseum.org). Questions may be directed to Florence County Museum by calling 843/676-1200.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Exhibit

September 30, 2018

Commitment, Sacrifice, Courage, Service, Dedication, Strength, Heroism … powerful words that may especially touch our hearts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has devastated much of our area. These are also the touchstone words on the public art walls of NC Veterans Park in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

“Touchstone: Images of Service” is the inspiration for a photography competition with $2,000 in total awards, as well as an upcoming juried exhibition at the Arts Center, home of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, which at 301 Hay St., is just a short stroll from the NC Veterans Park.

Photographers are asked to submit their interpretations of these seven words as expressed through any profession or everyday life. An experienced juror, Laurie Schorr, Director of Education at the Light Factory in Charlotte, will select works from artists across North Carolina for the exhibition from Oct. 26, 2018 through Jan. 12, 2019.

Artists must enter at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone) by the deadline of midnight Wed., Oct. 3, 2018. Here are some additional details:
All types of photography are eligible and must be uploaded on the Arts Council site for consideration. All images should be recent works (3-5 years). Artists can submit up to 10 photographs, and must include each work’s title, size and any other pertinent information. Submissions must not have been shown or previously entered in any Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County exhibition. The fee is $25 each for up to three submitted photographs, and $10 each thereafter for up to 10 works.

Additional information can be found at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone), or contact Adrienne Trego at (adriennet@theartscouncil.com), 910/323-1776, ext. 228.

The Touchstone exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The UPS Store.

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, to Host For Freedoms Town Hall – Sept. 24, 2018

September 19, 2018

The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, announces For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Expression – Arts and Justice, a free event in participation with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 6:30pm. A panel of artistic and legal experts will discuss this First Amendment right from artistic, local, and global perspectives.


A For Freedoms event at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo credit: Wyatt Gallery.

Following the panel discussion, attendees are encouraged to “talk back” with a response wall and to visit the voter registration booth to learn how their voices can be heard this November.

Featured speakers include Nikky Finney, Chad Henderson, Kathleen McDaniel, and Shaundra Young Scott, with Aparna Polavarapu serving as moderator.

Nikky Finney is the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina. She has authored four books of poetry, the last of which won the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Chad Henderson is the Artistic Director of Trustus Theatre in Columbia. As a professional theatre artist, he has directed dozens of professional productions at venues across South Carolina.

Kathleen McDaniel is a founding partner in the law firm of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She focuses on administrative and environmental law.

Shaundra Young Scott is the first African American female executive director of the ACLU of South Carolina. She concentrates on the civil liberties of individuals within the state of South Carolina, including but not limited to racial justice, criminal justice, women’s reproductive rights, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and youth justice.

Aparna Polavarapu is a professor at the School of Law at the University of South Carolina. As part of the Rule of Law Collaborative, she focuses her research on the rule of law and human rights.

For Freedoms is a national platform for greater engagement in the arts and in civil society. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. The CMA is participating in their 50 State Initiative, which models how arts institutions become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism during the lead-up to the midterm elections.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Discussion at 6:30pm. Free. Cash bar.

For more information, visit (www.columbiamuseum.org).

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Applications for Exhibits in North Charleston – Deadline Nov. 30, 2018

August 30, 2018

Professional visual artists may apply individually or with a group to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, in North Charleston, SC, for July 2019-June 2020. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons as well as out-of-state visitors. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Apply online at (NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) beginning September 1, 2018. There is no fee to apply.

Deadline for submission of application is Nov. 30, 2018.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors in Tryon, NC, Call for Entries for Open Juried Show – Deadline Sept. 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

As part of our celebration of 50 years as a gallery in Tryon, NC, the Tryon Painters & Sculptors and cosponsor, Partnership for Horses, are holding an open juried show that will be displayed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13, 2018. Artists age 18 and over may submit up to 2 pieces of 2D or 3D work. The works must be original, not previously shown at the TPS gallery, created in the past 2 years, appropriate to the theme, For the Love of Horses, and for sale.

Prizes include cash, gift certificates, and Viewers Choice Award, exceeding $1500. First prize will be $500, second prize is $350, and third prize is $250. Prizes will be announced at the show opening on Sept. 15 between 5 and 7pm.

This show will be juried by C. Allen Coleman, an artist, curator, and seasoned creative professional who has administered approximately two hundred exhibitions and has been involved in over four hundred exhibits, performances, and presentations. He has degrees in Art and Art Education from Brevard College and Appalachian State University with graduate and post-graduate work at New York Univeristy.

The work must be appropriately mounted for display with a maximum size of 40 inches. Member fee is $30 for first work, $20 for second. Nonmembers fee is $45 for first work, $25 for second. Attached are the complete guidelines and contract to read and sign and bring with you when you deliver your work.

Works must be delivered to the gallery Sunday, Sept. 9 between 1 and 4pm or Monday, Sept. 10 between 11am and 4pm. The judging will be held on Sept. 11. Works not selected for the show should be picked up Thursday, Sept. 13 between 11 and 4 p.m.

Guidelines for the Open Juried Show:

The theme of the show is For the Love of Horses. All 2-D and 3-D works must relate in some way to the theme (equestrian including such options as attire, farms, stables, barn life, pastoral scenes, country roads, horses, abstract interpretations, etc.) The curators have the right to deny a work that does not relate to the theme.

All works must be original, completed within the last two years, and not shown at the TPS Gallery previously

Paintings, drawings, and photography works must be no larger than 40 inches in any direction, including the frame. Water-based media and pastels must be under glass or Plexiglas.

No Not-for-Sale work will be accepted. Prices will not be changed after 4pm on the day paintings are received at the gallery.

Hanging works must be wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.

Works may be photographed by TPS to use for promotion purposes.

All works should be labeled on the back with your name, telephone number, title, medium, and price

Opening night is Sept. 15 from 5 to 7pm. TPS will provide refreshments, but you may contribute either money or snacks or wine.

Pick up your artwork that was accepted for the show Saturday, Oct. 13 between 11am and 4pm or Sunday, Oct. 14 between 1 and 4pm. If you are not able to pick up at that time notify the curator by Oct. 1.

40% of the sale cost will go to TPS and 60% to the artist. Checks for artist sales will be mailed one week after the close of the show.

Membership fee is $40.

If you have questions contact Grace Lertora at 864/457-4055.