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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.

Stormwater Studios in Columbia, SC, is Looking for an Artist to Rent Studio #9

August 22, 2019

We are looking for an artist for Studio #9. Become a part of the new and growing River Arts Community in Columbia, SC.

Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street (off of Huger Street), the new Stormwater Studios and Exhibition Space offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios with access to nature.

Studio #9
**Rent $450/month + deposit
Business liability insurance approximately $200/year
280 sq. ft.
14 ft. ceiling
Studio sink
Concrete floor
Rolling garage door facing front of building
Individual thermostat

Resident Artist Requirements:

Work in the studio 12 hours/week
Staff gallery one 3-4 hr. session/week (greet guests and have them sign guest book, answer phone)
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm
Staffing hours may overlap 12 hour/week requirement
Participate in 2 resident artist group shows/year with at least 3 new pieces for each (Artista Vista and Vista Lights)
Participate in Third Thursday extended hours
Host one community project/year
Regular attendance at monthly resident artist meetings
Shared group expenses for publicity and events

Benefits:

Participation in a community of artists
Premier studio space
Free parking
Discounted exhibition rate in gallery
Inclusion in group shows during the 2 Vista gallery crawls/year
Use of kitchen
Use of outdoor workspace
Nature Access

If interested, please submit the following for review using the form at this link.

HotWorks.org Calls for Participation in Outdoor Asheville, NC, Art Show – Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

August 15, 2019

HotWorks.org 4th Asheville Fine Art Show™
October 26 & 27, 2019
Outdoors at Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville, NC

The Perfect Community Event to be Part Of Asheville Fine Art Show

NOTEWORTHY:
*Limited to 175 Artists – all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show

*Limited onsite marketing and/or community enrichment opportunities

*Reach a cultured, art buying patron with money to spend on fine art and fine craft

*Convenient parking for artists and patrons

*Comprehensive Marketing and PR campaign

*Professional Artist Awards $1,500

*Youth Art Competition Awards $250

The Asheville Fine Art Show presented by HotWorks.org focuses on visual arts, cultural diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. The Asheville Fine Art Show is juried by art professionals with criteria for judging based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity.

Show Producer & Director Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media & event experience. Since 2003, she has gained a national outstanding reputation for quality juried fine art and fine craft shows. Narozny networks with local media to bring high-end patrons to the show.

Call for Youth Artists! Institute for the Arts & Association, the associated 501c3 non-profit features a Youth Art Competition. Young Artists in grades K-8 or ages 5-13 are encouraged to enter his/her art that is publicly displayed in the art show the entire weekend. There is $250 in youth art awards as students begin to learn the rules and are exposed to the entrepreneurship opportunity of doing art shows for a living.

Limited On-Site Marketing &/or Community Enrichment Opportunities

Each package is tailored to meet your corporate marketing or community enrichment goals.

Come join us and see for yourself why Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show is the Best!

Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.
e-mail at (patty@hotworks.org)
941/755-3088
248/762-2462 Cell
(www.hotworks.org)
(www.facebook.com/hotworksartshows)

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).

Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, are Calling for Sculptors to Participate in the 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration – Sept. 7, 2019

July 28, 2019

Caldwell Arts Council announces the 34th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9am-4pm, at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir, North Carolina.


Work by Beau Lyday, 2018 Best of Show winner

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions.

This year’s Juror will be Patrick Dougherty (www.stickwork.net).

This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir, North Carolina. Last year, over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly celebration.

Early registration discounts are available. For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council, by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (office@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, is Calling all Artists, Artisans, Crafters, Musicians and Food Vendors to Participate in Live Oak Art & Music Fest – Deadline Sept. 15, 2019

July 21, 2019

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, presents Live Oak Art & Music Fest complete with live music, food truck vendors, children’s activity center, and over 50 exhibiting artists, designers, and crafters. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch artists in action, purchase something special, and meet the local creative community. The Live Oak festival has welcomed thousands of visitors since it began in 2004 and is now held in conjunction with the City of Conway’s Fall Festival.

When: Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 5pm
Where: 1201 Third Ave – Horry County Courthouse

Members of CREATE Conway with active memberships, receive a FREE 10′ x 10′ space. Non-Members or inactive CREATE Conway members may reserve a 10′ x 10′ space for $45 (see membership savings option below before you sign up)
Food Truck Vendor space is $50.

Have questions? E-mail inquiries to (createconway@gmail.com) or call Dee at 810/923-3334.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Application and payment deadline is September 15, 2019.

Sign up to exhibit here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ba9ae2fa0ff2-live).

Make a Bowl for Charity – Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, Donates Space for Hub City Empty Bowls Event – July 13, 2019

July 6, 2019

Hub City Empty Bowls in Spartanburg, SC, will sponsor two free and public pottery bowl-making sessions at Converse College on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10am-noon and 1-3pm. The bowls made during these creative and grassroots events will be used later to raise money to feed needy Spartanburg citizens through TOTAL Ministries, a faith-based agency that aids people in financial straits.

No talent or skill is needed to participate, only a creative community spirit and the desire to help those in need. All materials — clay, instruction, space — are provided at no cost. Participants will hand-shape clay bowls that will be left at Converse College to be finished by experienced potters through the lead sponsoring agency Carolina Clay Artists. In the fall, the finished bowls will be used at the much-anticipated Soup Day, a community event that lets people select the bowls of their choice for $20 donations and then eat soup provided by local restaurants, hear live music, and enjoy the fellowship.

Several hundreds of colorful bowls of various styles and shapes are available on Soup Day. About two dozen restaurants provide the soup. And for the past few years, more than $30,000 has been raised each year.

“We are thrilled that Converse College has welcomed Hub City Empty Bowls on its campus for this event,” Chairman Bruce Bowyer said. “We are grateful for Converse’s generous community spirit in letting us use its studio space. This year, we also held bowl-making sessions at Wofford College and West Main Artists Co-op. Their contributions and involvement are vital to our success in making bowls that are turned into funds to help those in need. Thank you Converse College, Wofford College, and West Main Artists Co-op for giving your resources and for caring about people who don’t have enough to eat.”

Hub City Empty Bowls, a non-profit agency, is now in its eleventh year of helping people who are “food insecure,” which is usually defined as not being sure you’ll have the resources for your next meal. Empty Bowls is an international and grassroots effort by clay potters to help feed the needy. There is no headquarters or central administration. Each community designs its fundraising program around the concept of using clay bowls made by citizens to raise money to feed the needy. The exact ways and means are different for each community.

For more information about Hub City Empty Bowls, please visit online the Facebook page and the website at (HubCityEmptyBowls.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Participation in the 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration Taking Place on Sept. 7, 2019

June 10, 2019

Subject: Call for Sculpture Artists – 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration

Who: Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am– 4pm.

Where: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir, NC

Cost: $50-80 (Discounts available for early registration)


Work by Betty Branch

The Caldwell Arts Council announces the 34th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions.


Folks viewing a work by Stefan Bonitz

This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir, NC. Last year, over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly celebration.

Early registration discounts are available. For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (office@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Hub City Empty Bowls To Host Second Bowl-Making Day of 2019 in Spartanburg, SC – June 8, 2019

May 30, 2019

Hub City Empty Bowls will sponsor a bowl-making event at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 1 until 4pm. Everyone is invited to make pottery bowls, which will be used to raise funds to feed needy people of Spartanburg. There is no cost to participate, and all instruction and supplies are provided by volunteers from Carolina Clay Artists, the organization in charge of this annual not-for-profit community project. “Every year, I am amazed at how this never gets old,” Hub City Empty Bowl chairman and Carolina Clay Artists board member Bruce Bowyer said. “There is something very special about the Empty Bowls project that brings people together to do good work in our community. All it takes is people coming together to shape clay and then coming together to eat soup.”

The first bowl-making event of 2019 was held in January at Wofford College. The third bowl-making event of the year will be at Converse College on Saturday, July 13, 2019. To participate, you don’t need special skills or talents, just a creative spirit, willing hands, and the desire to help people in the community. The bowls made by citizens will be left at West Main Artists Co-op to be glazed and fired by volunteer potters.

All the bowls made throughout the year are gathered together for Soup Day, an event where the public can get the bowls of their choice for a donation of $20 each. Some people get several bowls to be used as gifts or table settings. There are hundreds of bowls in different colors and shapes, made by people with many different levels of experience. During Soup Day, patrons enjoy a wide selection of donated soups, live music, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event are donated to TOTAL Ministries, an organization that raises money to feed local citizens who are food insecure.

“There are approximately 37,000 Spartanburg County residents who are food insecure,” TOTAL Ministries’ Executive Director Traci Kennedy said. “People who are food insecure have to make a choice of paying to avoid utility disconnection or putting food on the table. Before partnering with Hub City Empty Bowls, our pantry would be empty during the summer months when donations are low. Now, although it is not always full, there is always food to help those in need.”

Hub City Empty Bowls is one of Spartanburg County’s most respected and successful grassroots fundraisers, now in its eleventh year. Its purpose is to use the making of pottery bowls as a means to raise money that will help feed local citizens who don’t have enough to eat. Each year, Hub City Empty Bowls raises tens of thousands of dollars that are given to a local charity that is aligned with this purpose.

For more information, visit (HubCityEmptyBowls.com) or its Facebook page.

2019 Lancaster County (SC) Ag + Art Tour Calls for Participation

April 30, 2019

The 2019 Lancaster County Ag + Art Tour takes place throughout Lancaster, SC, Saturday, June 22 (10am-4pm) and Sunday, June 23 (1-5pm).

The Lancaster County Ag + Art Tour is a part of the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, the nation’s largest free, self-guided farm tour featuring local artisans and farmers markets. During this tour visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase something special, and learn more about rural life.

An Artisan for the purpose of this program is defined as an individual that makes hand crafted products without the use of kits, commercial models and whose primary components are not manufactured. Craft artisans will be located at Farm Sites and can sell their products. Examples include but are not limited to: painters, potters, weavers, quilters, acoustic musicians, artisan bakers, value-added producers, etc. There is NO FEE to participate. Bakers and value-added food producers must provide a copy of any applicable permit required to sell your product in South Carolina.

Artisans are encouraged to participate in their home county of residence. Artisans can participate on different weekends but must complete a separate application for each county/weekend. Artisans will be able to provide their site location preferences. Artisans will also be able to share if they have a previous relationship with a particular farm site. The Ag + Art Tour County Planning Teams will make every effort to place artisans at their requested location but this placement cannot be guaranteed. If multiple artisans select the same location, placement will be based on a first-come-first-served basis, with special attention given to the type of artisan to allow for a diversity of activities at each site.

A listing of participating farm sites can be found at (www.agandarttour.com/sites).

As a Participating Artisan You Agree to:
• Participate during the designated time/hours of the tour.
• Engage visitors through demonstrations and/or performances.
• Connect with your Farm Site prior to the tour to introduce yourself and plan your set-up.
• Use our brand guide to promote the tour.
• And most importantly, have fun!

Please visit (http://www.agandarttour.com/artisans) for more information.