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Entries Sought for 14th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” Held in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Feb. 25, 2019

December 12, 2018

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fourteenth annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which opens in conjunction with the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each).


Work by Joni Younkins-Herzog from the current exhibition

The application is only available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. 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.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this 11 month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park. Set on the banks of the Cooper River, Riverfront Park features ten acres of walking paths, a boardwalk and fountain, an expansive lawn with performance pavilion, children’s play areas, and picnic sites. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Katelyn Kirnie. Kirnie has served as the Director of Public Art Chattanooga since 2016. She moved back to her hometown of Chattanooga, TN, after living and working in Portland, OR, and Boston, MA — where she managed the public art program for the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Kirnie was introduced to the public art world early in her career as Exhibition Manager for renowned sculptor, John Henry. She went on to establish an award winning and highly anticipated rotating mural program, dubbed The Greenway Wall, in Boston, MA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and has an extensive background in fabrication project management and exhibition production for the public realm. Kirnie is inspired by the way art and artists enhance the urban environment – adding meaning, building community, and creating connection.

The 14th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 1, 2019, through March 22, 2020, at North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department by calling 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

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Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC, Calls for Application to Participate in the She Festival – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2019

December 11, 2018

Celebrating Women in the Arts, the She Festival is now accepting applications. Calling all womankind; from painters, dancers, musicians, poets, performers and more, regardless of experience or education in any art field, ages 13 and up. It’s time to shout! Shout your talents, let the world know you are here! Apply to be part of the only festival showcasing women in the arts in 2 one-of-a-kind shows, March 2019, at the Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC. Festival dates are Mar. 9 & 30, 2019, from 6-10pm

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2019.

She Festival is a grassroots organization promoting women in the arts. Connecting all womankind in arts community with the wider public by providing a platform to discuss issues that affect women both locally and globally. The Mission of the She Festival is to create events that showcase talented women in the arts. Shows will be filled with singers, dancers, musicians, speakers, painters and more. Each festival is designed to celebrate the professional talents of womankind in the arts.

Our vision is to inspire womankind of all ages by creating a stage to tell our stories, express our works and achievements throughout herstory and the broader LGBTQ community. To raise awareness about and help fight violence towards women. Organizers create multi-layered marketing/publicity campaigns that draws attendees from SC, NC, Tennessee and Georgia region.

Visit applications page at (www.SheFestival.org) for more information.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Exhibition Proposals – Deadline is Jan. 11, 2019

December 10, 2018

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2020/2021 exhibition calendar. The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6 shows per year. All mediums will be considered for exhibition.

DEADLINE FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: JANUARY 11, 2019

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
Submission Requirements:

Artist Statement or Exhibition Description
Artist Bio
CV or Resume
6 – 8 images of work
$30 application fee submitted electronically with application form.

CLICK HERE to submit a solo or group exhibition proposal to GCCA.

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Calls for Exhibition Proposals – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2019

December 7, 2018

The Durham Arts Council’s annual Call for Artists is now open! Visual artists are invited to apply for an exhibit in our Allenton or Semans Galleries for a 6-8 week period. Exhibition opportunities are also available at the Durham Convention Center for 6 month periods in Durham, NC.

The fee to apply is $15; applications are due no later than January 31, 2019, to be considered for an exhibit between July 2019-July 2020. Contact by e-mail at (stierney@durhamarts.org) with any questions.

The Durham Arts Council building is a 52,000 sq. ft. community arts center in downtown Durham that contains 4 galleries, 2 theaters, rehearsal studios, classrooms, meeting spaces and the offices of ten local arts organizations. DAC Building and DAC downtown arts events and arts education programs attracted attendance of 429,260 in FY2018, generating visits from local, regional, and multi-state visitors.

African American Fiber Artists Sought for 13th Annual Exhibition in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is March 1, 2019

December 7, 2018

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking entries from African American textile artists from across the nation for a special exhibition presented as a component of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 1-5 in North Charleston, SC. African American artists, ages 18 and up, living in the United States and working in the medium of fiber are invited to participate in the 13th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, titled “BLACK GOLD”. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from May 1-June 21, 2019. A $30 entry fee applies and allows artists to submit a maximum of four entries for consideration. Up to two entries per artist may be selected by the curator for the exhibition. The application is available online at (https://NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com).

Deadline for entries is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Curated by award winning master art quilter and curator, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers African American fiber artists a showcase to display their original and innovative designs. This year’s theme is directly inspired by the song “Black Gold” by Esperanza Spalding from her 2012 album “Radio Music Society”. Washington was particularly moved by the lyrics, “Think of all the strength you have in you / From the blood you carry within you / Ancient ones, powerful ones / Built us a civilization…” The challenge for this year’s exhibit is for artists to review the full lyrics of Spalding’s song, as well as the official music video, then create a fiber art piece that will inspire the next generation.

Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2019/2020 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The 13th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: “BLACK GOLD” will be on display 8am-8pm daily from May 1-June 21, 2019, on the 1st and 2nd floors of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane in North Charleston. Admission is free. A free public reception in honor of the participating artists will be held at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the exhibition, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

NC Potters Conference Transitioning to North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, in 2020

December 7, 2018

Once a year, for the past thirty-one years, potters and ceramic artists have converged on Asheboro, NC, from across the country and beyond to attend the North Carolina Potters Conference where they are able to see demonstrations and hear presentations by world-renowned potters. Created by Dwight Holland, Mark Hewitt, and Dorothy Auman, the conference is one of the oldest annual gatherings of potters in the US and has always featured strong educational and networking components. In March of 2019, potters and ceramic artists will again converge on Asheboro for the 32nd annual Potters Conference, a long-time event hosted by the Randolph Arts Guild.

Beginning with the 2020 conference, the North Carolina Pottery Center, located in Seagrove, NC, will assume organizational leadership and host the conference. The Randolph Arts Guild established a firm foundation on which the NC Pottery Center can build and improve the event. Reginald Scott, executive director, stated that the decision to relinquish management of the NC Potters Conference was a difficult one for the board of directors because of the number of years the organization has managed the event. From the beginning, the NC Potters Conference has been recognized nationally and internationally as a premiere ceramics event not only due to the quality of the presenters and lecturers but because of the unparalleled hospitality offered by the Guild’s staff and volunteers. Scott offered, “Not only is transitioning the conference to the North Carolina Pottery Center a good move for both organizations and those who attend the conference, the support and attention the Center staff can devote to its planning will take it to the next level.”

With the 2020 conference only sixteen months away there is a lot of work to be done, but the NC Pottery Center is already generating plans and ideas to enhance the conference. Lindsey Lambert, executive director of the North Carolina Pottery Center, shares, “Right now, we’re assessing the logistical details of the conference and creating a blueprint for how we want the conference to look. The exact details regarding conference activities, venues, and food have not been set yet. We do hope to make use of Seagrove’s new convention center space, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019, for at least a portion of the conference activities.” The Center also wants to ensure that the Randolph Arts Guild remains involved in the conference in some way given the guild’s long history with the conference.

Lambert adds, “The NC Pottery Center is honored to be hosting the North Carolina Potters Conference in 2020 and beyond. The NC Potters Conference has a great reputation and given our mission, Sharing North Carolina’s Clay Stories, Past and Present!, the Center is a perfect fit to carry on the rich tradition of the conference. Additionally, the Center is happy to be able to step in and take over to ensure that the NC Potters Conference, and the revenue it generates for local businesses, continues and remains right here, in Randolph County, the heart of North Carolina.”

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational 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., from 10am – 4pm.

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

The Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists to Participate in the My Library Card Design Contest

November 9, 2018

You are invited to submit a design for a future Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) limited edition library card!

Contest Rules & Parameters:
· Participants may submit multiple entries. All submissions are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
*Submissions will only be accepted online.*
· Review the template and dimension requirements below, and submit your design based upon the stated specifications.
o Submissions must include the CCPL logo.

o Submissions may be in any art medium (illustration, pen, photography, etc.).
o Designs must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi), and the following design formats will be accepted: .jpeg, .png, .ai, psd, and .pdf.
o Required dimensions:
· Card dimensions: 3.375”x2.125”
· Keychain card dimensions: 2.875”x1”
· Template of cards at actual size

o Submissions with inappropriate language and/or subject material will be disqualified.
o All photos and illustrations must be original works and free of copyright restrictions. Any submissions that include copyrighted materials will be disqualified.
· Final designs will be chosen by a library committee. One final design will be printed in a limited run and available for the public next year. The winner will be notified and announced in February 2019.
· Submissions become the property of CCPL and will not be returned. No late entries will be accepted.
CCPL License Agreement
I grant the Charleston County Public Library System (CCPL) the right to freely reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display, in whole or in part, any materials that I provide in connection with the My Library Card Design Contest. This includes the use of the name and likeness of any individuals represented in the materials I provide. I confirm that I have all required intellectual property rights needed to grant CCPL the rights above, and that, before submitting any content to CCPL, I have obtained all permissions needed for CCPL to exercise such rights. CCPL will not be responsible for any damages relating to this agreement.

Frances Richardson
Communications Department
Charleston County Public Library
Desk: 843/805-6803
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(www.ccpl.org)

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Offers BFA Degree in Studio Art

November 6, 2018

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, recently added a new degree option, a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in studio art. This new, more intensive degree joins Coker’s existing offerings, which include a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in art with concentrations in art education, fine arts, graphic design, and photography.

Coker’s BFA in studio art will prepare students for a professional, studio-based career in a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, graphic design, web design, photography, and mixed media. The most significant difference between a BA degree in art and a BFA in studio art is in the nature of the curriculum, with BA students focusing more in the liberal arts with general studies courses such as English, history, math and science. Viewed as a professional degree, a BFA in studio art will focus on a more specific and intensive art-focused curriculum.

“This program offers the rigorous studio practice many art students crave,” says Nate Gulledge, chair of the art department at Coker College. “I’m also excited to see how the BFA will strengthen the entire art department.”

While a BA in art does not require a portfolio review as part of the application process, candidates for the BFA in studio art will need to submit several examples of their work prior to acceptance into the program.

For more information about Coker College’s BFA in studio art, please visit (www.coker.edu/BFA-studio-art).

Coker College also offers a bachelor of arts degree in art with concentrations in art education, fine arts, graphic design, and photography. For more information, please visit (www.coker.edu/art).

Current Coker students interested in pursuing a BFA in Studio Art should contact Professor Nate Gulledge by e-mail at (ngulledge@coker.edu).

Artists in All Disciplines Sought to Perform or Present at the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest – Deadline Dec. 15, 2018

November 6, 2018

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 1-5 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, cultural groups, and community organizations are welcome to submit an application to perform on stage or present their talents through programs such as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more.

The application 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 Sat., Dec. 15, 2018. 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, now entering its 37th year, is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually. The festival features 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. The Arts Fest 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 by calling 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).

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/).