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Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Plein Air New Bern 2020 – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

November 26, 2019

The Plein Air New Bern Steering Committee is proud to announce Plein Air New Bern 2020, a weeklong event showcasing the history, beauty, and character of our region through the style and artistry of plein art painting. The inaugural event will take place May 11 – 17, 2020, in New Bern, NC, and will include workshops, meet and greet events, a collector’s sale and gala, and an open quick paint opportunity. The event is currently seeking artists and sponsors through (www.pleinairnewbern.com).

Plein air is the centuries old tradition of painting the real world directly and on site. Various mediums can be utilized depending on the artist’s preference, including oils, pastel, acrylics, and watercolors. The Plein Air New Bern event will bring twenty-five artists from across the United States to our area to paint in their chosen mediums and unique styles, culminating in a Collector’s Sale and Gala where selected artists will be awarded prizes by internationally renowned British plein air artist Haidee-Jo Summers, RIO, RSMA. The event will also feature a Quick Paint on May 16th, allowing artists of any age of medium the opportunity to participate and potentially win prizes.

Ten artists have been invited by our Host Artist, Kippy Hammond, plein air painter and owner of La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat in France. Plein Air New Bern is now seeking our fifteen remaining artists through juried submission. Artists are encouraged to submit one to three plein air works and pay the application fee online at (www.pleinairnewbern.com). Selected artists will compete in the weeklong event and have numerous opportunities for sales, networking, and more than $4000 in prize money. Artists from outside the area will be offered free housing with residents. Local artists will have two opportunities to be accepted, first through the open jury process and then a second locals only jury. Artist submissions will be juried by Nancy Tankersley, a founding member of Plein Air Easton, the largest plein air event in the United States.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm, Jan. 10, 2020.

The Plein Air New Bern event will also include workshops by jurors Nancy Tankersley and Haidee-Jo Summers, as well as open demonstrations, artist talks, and more to be announced. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event, artists who wish to participate, and anyone who wants to know more is encourage to visit (www.pleinairnewbern.com), or contact Craven Arts Council & Gallery at 252/638.2577.

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Burger
Marketing and Gallery Director
Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
P.O. Box 596
New Bern, NC 28563

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Launches 2020 Membership Campaign

November 26, 2019

For almost 50 years, Art League of Hilton Head, on Hilton Head Island, SC, has been the Lowcountry’s creative core for the visual arts with their beautiful gallery, teaching academy and special community events.

As the League launches its 2020 membership campaign, “Hang with the Best”, they are honored to have been chosen as ‘Best’ in a survey of both the Island Packet and Hilton Head Monthly readers.

Art League believes that by nurturing the artist, they enrich the community. Their members are part of a vibrant arts community that inspires, educates, supports and promotes them.

Members also enjoy the best Lowcountry value for their membership dollar. Membership starts at $55. Exhibiting membership costs $140 – with no requirement for monthly volunteer hours. Higher-level, patron memberships are available and range from $150 to $1,000. Membership includes all visual arts categories. However, jewelry artists need apply for space in the gallery display cases.

Membership benefits include discounts on academy workshops, monthly newsletter and e-mails, ‘Open Studio’ sessions and access (as available) to personal studio space. Exhibiting members display and sell at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and other satellite galleries. This membership level includes access to be the ‘featured’ artist in the center of the gallery with significant advertising and promotion of their work. Patron memberships include appreciation gifts, discounts on gallery artwork and invitations to special private events.

For more information, visit the Art League website at (www.ArtLeagueHHI.org) or contact Peg Weschke, Membership Chair by e-mail at (dolphinscull@gmail.com).

City of Charleston, SC, Calls for Applications for 2020 Piccolo Spoleto Festival – Deadline Dec. 6, 2019

November 5, 2019

Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary, and visual arts events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston, SC, into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With a focus on accessibility and community participation in the arts, Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA.

For more info about applying visit (http://www.piccolospoleto.com/piccolo-applications/).

Applications may be submitted online via Formstack at (https://office_of_cultural_affairs.formstack.com/forms/piccolo_spoleto_2020_application_to_participate) or submitted by mail/hard copy.

Should you need assistance, please call 843/724-7305.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals – Deadline Jan. 10, 2020

October 11, 2019

Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. Our Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 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 an exhibition.

The Deadline for Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar is Friday, January 10, 2020. Exhibition proposals submitted after the January 10 deadline will not be reviewed until January 2021.

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 and Exhibition Description

Artist Bio

CV or Resume

6 – 8 images of artwork

A non-refundable $30 application fee submitted electronically with the application form

Please note: GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via e-mail or snail mail. To submit an exhibition proposal please complete the application form that follows.

Additional information and instructions are available on our website at (www.artcentergreenville.org). Contact Gallery Manager Ben Tarcson by e-mail at (ben@artcentergreenville.org) if you have any questions.

Sumbit here at (https://www.artcentergreenville.org/exhibitionproposal?utm_source=GCCA+Email+List&utm_campaign=c451372444-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_20_01_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_48d3372785-c451372444-166555533).

Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Announces an Artist-In-Residence Program in Upstate, SC

September 18, 2019

The Artist-In-Residence program provides artists with an opportunity to experience the natural and cultural resources at one of our three County Parks in order to create a unique piece of art for the park. Oconee PRT will provide a campsite for up to 7 nights during a non-holiday week.
Artists must provide their own tent, camper or RV for the stay.

In exchange for the stay, the artist will deliver an original piece of art representative and inspired of their stay to the Park within 90 days of the completion of their residency.
The artwork will be displayed at a location to be determined by the PRT Director to highlight the program.

The Artist-In-Residence program allows for one artist per year at each park and is open to all artist and art mediums.
In addition to this form, Artist should submit a one-page statement explaining their goals for the residency, desired dates for the residency, as well as, samples of previous work.

PRT staff will evaluate the submissions and make selections based on availability and desired artwork.

Submissions for the 2019-20 fiscal season will be accepted beginning September 1st and will remain open until filled.

All applications should be sent to:
Oconee PRT
Artist in Residence Program
1099 South Cove Road
Seneca, SC 29672

It is the desire of Oconee PRT to make this an annual program. For more information, call 864/888-1488 or e-mail to (pshirley@oconeesc.com).

City of North Charleston, SC, is Now Accepting Applications for North Charleston City Gallery 2020-21 Exhibitions – Deadline Nov. 30, 2019

September 18, 2019

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. The gallery features artwork by national, regional, 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 Dec. 2019 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2020-June 2021. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com) by Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in order to be considered.


View of works by Pascale Bilgis on exhibit

The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC. The exhibition space is at the northwest corner of the Convention Center adjacent to the Coliseum, facing International Boulevard. 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 (northcharleston.org), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is Searching for Local Artists to Join the Group

September 18, 2019

The art district in Bluffton, SC, is growing, but where do local artists go to network, to exhibit or to sell their works?

The founding members of The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) had this in mind when they started the non-profit organization in 1991. Today, SoBA is a thriving community with an eclectic art gallery and Center for Creative Arts instructional studio in Old Town Bluffton.

The group’s organizers are ramping up their membership drive in search of new local artists — from painting and collage to print making and sculpture.

“Members are the lifeblood of SoBA,” said Bill Bogle, SoBA president and a local photographer. “Membership provides 11 display opportunities for the year, discounts on the annual Judged Show, consideration for our Featured Artist exhibition, workshops led by renowned art instructors and camaraderie with other artists.”

There are three levels of membership:

Starting Membership is $75 and includes discounted rental fees of the Center for Creative Arts for private events, invitation to artist member networking events, discounted classes and workshops, as well as promotional opportunities on the SoBA website and newsletter.

Exhibiting Membership starts at $200 and includes the starting membership. This level of membership offers artists the opportunity to display and to sell their artwork at the SoBA gallery.

The Friends of SoBA donor membership offers three levels of giving that range from $125-$500 and includes all of the benefits of the starting membership. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible will help support SoBA.

Membership is open in all visual art categories: painting, collage, photography, print making, jewelry design, sculpture and more. The jewelry membership categories are filled, but those interested can be added to a wait list.

“Running a Gallery is a business and our members help in this endeavor by taking advantage of the many volunteer opportunities, including staffing the gallery, where they greet visitors and promote member art,” said Bogle.

For more information about SoBA membership, visit (https://sobagallery.com/memberships/) or contact Mary Burrell, SoBA’s chairwoman of the membership committee, by e-mail at (maryellenburrell@aol.com).

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is a non-profit organization established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows and exhibitions. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Artist Applications to Exhibit Works – Deadline Sept. 6, 2019

August 13, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites interested artists to submit applications for inclusion in monthly gallery exhibits or retail spaces. Organizations may submit applications for monthly gallery exhibits as well. All materials are available at (www.HaywoodArts.org) under Artists: Call for Work, or paper copies may be picked up in the gallery at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, during business hours.

Applications are due Sept. 6, 2019, by 5pm. The jury will convene and make selections in October for several exhibits in 2020 as well as retail artists. Applicants will be notified of their status in late October.

“We felt that the jury process has helped enhance HCAC Gallery & Gifts and made the process for artists fairer,” said Leigh Forrester, Executive Director of the Haywood County Arts Council.

For an application materials or more information, visit (www.HaywoodArts.org). E-mail to (GalleryGifts@HaywoodArts.org) with complete applications or questions.

10th Annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival Takes Place in Columbia, SC – Oct. 5, 2019

August 13, 2019

Columbia, SC’s micro urban festival, the 10th annual Rosewood Art & Music Festival is a non-profit, one-day, free admittance, outdoor festival. It takes place Oct. 5, from 11am-7pm, at 2901 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, thousands of visitors will descend into the Rosewood Neighborhood to enjoy; great music by multiple bands on the big stage, our new festival space will be filled with original art, by artists, writers, potters and more, from all over the Southeast. Enjoy poetry under the shade tree, grab your dance shoes and dance in front of the stage or simply enjoy the sounds as you wander from booth to booth while voting for your favorite in the juried show/pop-up gallery tent and celebrate southern arts and culture.

This year we celebrate our 10th year with new festival grounds; 1 large stage to feature awesome bands from around the southeast, a huge variety of artists booths, both homegrown and from around the country, showing original works of pottery, paintings, jewelry and more, meet authors & artists in our communal tents, and enjoy spoken word under the shade tree.

The public will vote and enjoy the competitive Jury Show/Pop-up gallery. Jury Show participants compete for a share of more than $2000 in prize money.

New this year – food vendors.

Call to Artists – Free Applications are now open to professional, amateur & emerging creators to apply to Participate as Exhibitors. Spaces for booths or communal space &/or Juried Show/Pop-up gallery.

Deadline is August 25, 2019.

Review Categories and Rules online at (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

For further information call 803/250-6187, e-mail to (contact@RosewoodFestival.com), or visit (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Applications for the Brandon Fellowship – Deadline July 12, 2019

June 30, 2019

Are you an emerging artist looking to connect, grow, and launch your career?

Then the Brandon Fellowship might just be what you’re looking for! The Brandon Fellowship is a 12-month program, from September to August, that aims to develop three emerging artists between the age of 21-30 by providing a supportive environment, mentorship, and art education. The Brandon Fellowship helps launch young artists, foster a sense of community, and promote diversity at GCCA.

Benefits of The Brandon Fellowship:

University style studios
Stipend for art supplies
Dedicated mentors, assigned based on interest and medium
Access to one 6-week class per Art School Session
Support and mentorship from neighboring studio artists at GCCA
Visibility as an artist at various events
Work exhibited in the Annual Showcase: Brandon Fellowship Show, August – September 2020

Criteria for Eligibility:

Resident of Greenville County
Between 21 – 30 years old
Citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the US
Self-motivated, community-minded, and eager to participate in group activities
Fellows are selected from culturally diverse communities
Prior professional art training or post-secondary education is not required
Selection will be made without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or disability

Apply for the 2019-2020 Brandon Fellowship at (https://www.artcentergreenville.org/brandonfellowship?utm_source=GCCA+Email+List&utm_campaign=80281831ac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_20_01_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_48d3372785-80281831ac-166557057).

The application period is open now and closes July 12, 2019. Learn more and apply online, or visit us in person!

The new class of Brandon Fellows will be announced at First Friday on August 2, 2019, during our Annual Showcase.

Brandon Fellowship Mentors

GCCA is seeking mentors for the Brandon Fellowship program. GCCA selects three mentors each year to support the three Fellows in residence. Mentors typically are well-established artists with teaching experience and will participate in the program on a volunteer basis. Mentors are matched with Fellows based on compatibility in personality and artistic interests.

Mentor Responsibilities:

A face-to-face meeting on a monthly basis (or more frequently if agreed by both parties)
Accessibility by phone or e-mail for guidance
Organizing one or two enrichment activities during the year, such as a museum trip, class visit, attendance at a lecture or conference, etc.
Participate in the Brandon Fellows ARTalk in June
Advise the Fellows in the preparation of their final exhibition in August-September

The 2019-20 Fellows will be selected at the end of July and potential mentors will be contacted in early August. The Fellowship period runs from September 1st to August 31st. If you would like to be considered as a Brandon Fellows mentor for 2019-2020 or in subsequent years, please contact Marlowe Schuck, Operations Manager by e-mail at (Marlowe@artcentergreenville.org) with a short bio and statement of interest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Marlowe by e-mail at (marlowe@artcentergreenville.org), or call 864/735-3948, Ext. 3, or e-mail Danielle Fontaine at (daniellefontaine44@gmail.com).

Please help us spread the word by telling your friends, family, and neighbors about the program, or share information about the Brandon Fellowship on social media.