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The 2018 Annual Bluffton Old Town Paint Out Takes Place in Bluffton, SC – Apr. 21, 2018

March 9, 2018

On Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018, from 10am – 4pm, artists are invited to break out their paintbrushes and sun hats for this fun plein air painting event taking place in Bluffton, SC. The entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 walk up. Registration forms are available at any of the old town art galleries.

You may register in person at Four Corners Framing with cash or check, or online with credit card at sobagallery.com. Artists, check in at the event tent on the corner of Calhoun and Lawrence Streets between 10am and 1pm and then off to paint at one of the picturesque settings in beautiful old town Bluffton. Artists and visitors are invited to gather at the event tent at 4pm for judging, viewing and awards – cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

For more information please visit the Bluffton Arts District facebook page, and (www.sobagallery.com) or call 843/757-8185.

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Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, Sets Date for Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival – Apr. 21, 2018

February 27, 2018

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, has set the date for its fifth annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. The fun happens on Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018, from 11am – 5pm. This free and family-friendly festival has quickly become a much-anticipated event for people of all ages from all over region. Hundreds of kites fill the sky behind the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg, complemented by live street music and performances, food trucks, and a maker’s market. During the course of the day, individuals and members of the Spartanburg Soaring Kite Club float kites of every imaginable shape and size to the sky, from small kites to octopus-size kites made from the latest technology and advanced materials. It is a colorful and creative experience.

The Spartanburg community has embraced the kite as a symbol of its creative, progressive, and playful spirit. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,500 participants from all over the region and this year will be even better.

“Every year we grow the Festival in terms of creativity and attendance,” Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “It is part of our mission to increase community vibrancy and civic engagement. Spartanburg Soaring is a beautiful showcase of what it means to live in Spartanburg. It acts as a symbol of our progressive mindset, our creativity, our curiosity, and our playful nature.”

The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Apr. 22nd, 2018 from 1pm-5pm.

Chapman Cultural Center is now accepting the participation of artists and makers for the maker’s market, volunteers, and business partners interested in sponsoring the festival.

For more information about this event, please call 864/542-2787 or visit our Facebook Event Page at (https://www.facebook.com/events/1972346109694954/).

Help Beautify Downtown Morehead City, NC, with Original Art! – Deadline Mar. 5, 2018

February 27, 2018

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes, enhances and preserves the downtown community by fostering economic growth. One of the projects the Design Committee of the organization is pursuing is wrapping four Department of Transportation signal boxes downtown with original artwork. They are looking for artists willing to donate their talent and time to create digital artwork which can be transferred to an adhesive wrap.

The boxes are all located on the South Side of Arendell Street at the west side of the intersections with 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. The boxes are all 76” tall and 32” wide on two sides and 24” wide on two sides. There is a vent and a keyhole which will need to be cut in the wrap at installation. Each box has a unique identification number which will need to be placed in the artwork (but not large and only on the door side).

The organization will pay the cost of permitting and having the wraps made and installed on the boxes. The estimate on the life cycle of the wrap is around five years.

They are open to artwork suggestions which will need to be approved by both the Design Committee and DOT. If you are interested in showcasing your artwork on one of these boxes, please let them know.

For more information or to indicate your interest, contact Amy Suggs, Assistant Director, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. by e-mail at (amy@downtownmoreheadcity.com) or call 252/808-0440 by Mar. 5, 2018.

South Carolina Ag + Art Tour Accepting Farm Tour Sites for 2018 June Tours – Sign Up Deadline Mar. 21, 2018

February 26, 2018

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is currently seeking farms to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour to take place in June 2018. This free, self-guided tour is a great way for farms to showcase their operation and expand their exposure to locals and visitors alike.

Tour stops include family farms that produce food (produce or proteins), fiber or timber, or add value to traditional agricultural products (on-farm breweries, cideries, cheesemakers, etc.), or are other farm-based activities, such as farmer’s markets & roadside stands.

A special feature of this tour is an art component, as local artisans will be assigned to participating farm sites during the tour weekends. These artisans will be showcasing (and selling) their work, creating a unique blended visitor experience of both agriculture and art!

The June 2018 tour will include 12 South Carolina counties with different counties participating each weekend in June (see schedule below). The tour will run Saturdays from 9am – 5pm and Sundays from 1 – 5pm each weekend. Farms are encouraged to participate both days of their assigned weekend.

Weekend
Participating Counties

June 2 – 3
Chesterfield County, Darlington County, Florence County,
Horry County, Kershaw County

June 9 – 10
Chester County, Lancaster County, York County

June 16 – 17
Fairfield County

June 23 – 24
Newberry County, Spartanburg County, Union County

Interested farms can visit our farm recruitment website at (www.agandarttour.com/farms) to learn more and apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018.

For further info contact Cherry Doster, Ag + Art Tour of Lancaster County by calling 803/289-1492 or e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com).

22nd Annual Blessing of the Inlet Takes Place in Murrells Inlet, SC – May 5, 2018

February 26, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, The Blessing of the Inlet at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Highway 17-Business, Murrells Inlet, SC, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary from 9am to 3pm.

The Blessing of the Inlet was first started 22 years ago to create a festival filled with worship, food, fun, family and fellowship that was highlighted by a ‘Blessing’ ceremony, celebrating our Lord’s continued blessings in the Inlet Community. And the Blessing of the Inlet was to generate funds for many missions, charities, and nonprofit organizations.

The festival has grown to include a day of entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, various Murrells Inlet restaurants and local food purveyors, children’s play area with inflatables, pony rides and fun events. This year the festival will also include competitive game activities for adults and youth. All festival attendees are encouraged to stop by the events and ‘cheer on’ the contestants.

On stage again this year, the Masters of Ceremonies will feature Nicole Boone, WBTW, and Ed Piotrowski, WPDE. Nicole Boone will MC from 9am to 11:30am and Ed Piotrowski from 12:30pm to 3pm.

The festival continues to be a free event with no admission or parking charge and is always held rain or shine. Free shuttle rides to and from the Blessing will pick up and drop off on the east side of Inlet Square Mall and run from 8:30am until 4pm. Festival participants are encouraged to take advantage of free and ample parking at the mall and a fun-filled bus ride with a live informative tour guide.

The festival is highlighted by the Blessing of the Inlet ceremony which starts at 11:30am. The blessing will be administered by the Reverend Dr. Mike Alexander and the Reverend Walter Cantwell. Immediately following the “Blessing” ceremony, all visitors will be invited to “Stay to Pray” in the Belin sanctuary. Belin’s Stephen Ministers will be on hand.

Everyone is invited to come help us celebrate the Glory of God and all He has ‘blessed’ us with.

For more information about the event schedule or participating as a restaurant or crafter, please visit (www.BlessingoftheInlet.com).

USC School of Visual Art and Design in Columbia, SC, Calls for Submission for the 63rd Annual Art Auction – Deadline Feb. 9, 2018

January 28, 2018


Numerous works of art including: sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, painting and ceramics – made by faculty, current students and alumni of the USC School of Visual Art and Design, in Columbia, SC, as well as local artists will go to the highest bidders on Mar. 28, 2018, from 6pm until 9pm in the McMaster Gallery at the 63rd Annual USC Art Auction.

CALENDAR

February 7th – 9th ………………………..Works Delivered to room MM 229………………………………………9:00am–4:30pm

February 13th ………………………………Acceptance Posted on the door of room MM 229……….…..………..by 5:00pm

February 13th – 14th ………………………Pick up Declined work from room MM 229…………..…….…… 9:00am-4:30pm

March 28th ………………………………….All works on view at McMaster Gallery……………………………… 1:00pm – 6:00pm

March 28th ………………………………….Reception & Auction at McMaster Gallery……………………….. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March 29th ………………………………….Pick up unsold work in room MM 229………………………………….9:00am–4:30pm

Entrants may submit a maximum of two works. All three labels must be attached individually to the back of the work. Entry forms will be available in the main office, outside office 221, and in room MM 229 during the submission dates. If picking up entry forms in person is not possible, please email Kara Gunter at (gunterkm@mailbox.sc.edu).

ELIGIBILITY

All students, faculty, and alumni from the USC School of Visual Art and Design and local artists are eligible and may submit up to TWO works. Painting, prints, and drawings must be dry, appropriately framed or matted with finished edges. Works will be juried prior to the auction. No works that require maintenance, are biodegradable, include loose soil/grit, and/or wider than 6’ or exceed 75 pounds will be accepted.

There will be no more than 60 total works included this year’s auction.

A portion of the works will be presented in the live auction and some will be reserved for silent auction bidding. The School of Visual Art and Design will retain 40% of the sale price. Proceeds from the auctioned works are divided between the artists and the USC Art Scholarship and Gallery Fund.

Work is due in Room MM 229 (1615 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29208) by 4:30pm on Feb. 9th, 2018.

PLEASE PRINT – Maximum 2 entries. Fill out TWO forms (A, B, C) for each work and attach separately to back with tape. The gallery will handle all items for exhibition with extreme care during the loan period but cannot be responsible for works that are inordinately fragile or inherently subject to damage. Submission of any entry constitutes an agreement with all conditions set forth in the prospectus.

ART AUCTION EVENT

Preview of accepted works will be open for public viewing from 1-6pm on Mar. 28, 2018. The Preview Party will begin at 6pm and the live auction will start at 6:30pm. The works will be auctioned by both live and silent auction.

For more information, please contact Kara Gunter, McMaster Gallery Director at 803/777-5752 or e-mail (gunterkm@mailbox.sc.edu).

Robeson Roadrunners in Lumberton, NC, Call for Participation in the 2018 Rumba on the Lumber Taking Place Mar. 3, 2018

January 17, 2018

One of the several events that the Robeson Roadrunners coordinate and promote at the Rumba on the Lumber is the Arts/Crafts/Business show on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018, from 10am – 5pm. More than 75 arts, crafts, small business, home based business, and food vendors will fill the Downtown Plaza and West 3rd Street in Lumberton with their wares.

The Roadrunners are particularly interested in arts and crafts and home based businesses, e.g., Scentsy, It’s a Wrap, Paparazzi Jewelry, and others as well as small businesses and professional organizations. Many of the past vendors return year after year for the Saturday show.

Click on this link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Vvlqsa1asjheijlJfyoDEbDdCCRdXin/view?usp=sharing) to open the Vendor Application that can be used to reserve your space.

For questions or more information contact Hubert Bullard, Vendor Chair, a the Rumba on the Lumber, call 843/385-3180 or e-mail to (hbullard@sc.rr.com).

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Call for Artists for 2018 Open Exhibits

December 4, 2017

The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, has announced their Open Exhibits for the 2018 season. Tammy Hopkins, executive director with TC Arts said, “Each year we present 12 – 14 art exhibits with more than 425 artists showcasing their creative work. The Open shows are some of my favorite. We put out a theme and any artist in any medium can enter that exhibit as long as their artwork fits the theme. There will be five opportunities for local and regional artists to participate in an open art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery in 2018.”

The 2018 themes for the Open Exhibits include:

“CONNECTED” – this open exhibit will be on display from February 9 – March 2 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on February 5 and 6.

“BREVARD – Where Music Meets the Mountains” – this open exhibit will be on display from May 11 – June 8 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on May 7 and 8. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

The White Squirrel Photography Contest runs May 25 – 28 in downtown Brevard as part of the White Squirrel Festival. Photos should be delivered to the TC Arts Council Monday thru Friday from April 16 – May 15. This event is part of the of City of Brevard’s 150 Anniversary Celebration.

“INTERACTIVE ART” – this open exhibit will be on display from August 24 – September 21 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on August 20 and 21. TC Arts is looking for artwork that the visitor can interact with.

“GROUNDED” – this open exhibit will be on display from October 26 – November 16 with artwork due at the TC Arts Council on October 22 and 23.

The theme’s for each exhibit should be interpreted by the artist. All art mediums will be accepted as long as it fits the theme. There is a $5 entry fee to enter each exhibit. To get an application for an exhibit e-mail the TC Arts Council at (tcarts@comporium.net) and request the specific exhibit you are interested in or call TC Arts at 828/884-2787. The TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC.

Help CERF+ Help Artists Recovering from Recent Disasters

November 12, 2017

CERF+ faces an unprecedented challenge as we respond to the recent devastating disasters from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in Northern California. To date, we’ve heard from over 100 artists in Texas, Florida, the US Virgin Islands, California, Puerto Rico, Georgia, South Carolina, and Louisiana.


Artist Brenda Barnett’s store, Potters on Cotter, Port Aransas, TX

CERF+ has set a fundraising goal of $1 million for our Disaster Relief Fund. Thanks to some very generous gifts early on from Windgate Charitable Foundation, Etsy, the sponsors of our recent Molten Glass Magic Show in St Louis and many others, we are close to $300,000 toward that goal.

“This work will require the involvement of our whole community to ensure that we can be effective in our response to the significant losses suffered by artists in craft disciplines. I encourage anyone who cares about craft artists to find their own way to raise much-needed funds at this very challenging time,” notes CERF+ Executive Director, Cornelia Carey.

CERF+ Disaster Mobilization Plan

We are committed to helping individual artists and their creative communities through the extended recovery process. In consultation with our friends at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, we have created an over-arching response plan to guide our work in the coming months.

Key components of our action plan as a national artist responder include:

* Providing ongoing communication to each of the affected geographies about our disaster recovery resources and emergency financial assistance information.

* Networking with local, state, and regional arts organizations, businesses and individuals for their assistance with outreach and assessing the losses and needs of artists working in craft disciplines.

* Traveling to communities as recovery proceeds to organize artists’ gatherings and visit individual artists.

* Providing counseling and referrals to artists who are seeking information and assistance.

* Expediting the processing and review of applications for emergency relief assistance.

* Working with businesses, suppliers, manufacturers, show producers and others to broker donations of materials, tools, equipment, booth waivers and any other needs that will help artists return to their work

* Maintaining active communication with our national network of artist responders to share information and resources and to foster collaborative efforts.

* Partnering with cultural workers and organizations on the ground in affected communities to organize technical assistance programs for artists’ disaster recovery.

* Continuing our advocacy efforts on a regulatory change at FEMA, which would enable self-employed workers (including artists) to access their Other Needs Assistance program so that they can replace their tools and equipment.

Please give now or organize a fundraiser in your area.

CERF+ is located at 535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste. 202, Montpelier, VT, 05602.

For further information call 802/229-2306 or visit (https://cerfplus.org/).

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Seek Artists in All Disciplines for 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Held May 2-6, 2018, in North Charleston, SC – Deadline Dec. 15, 2017

October 30, 2017

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking performers and presenters in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature for participation in the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 2-6 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, as well as ethnic/cultural groups and community organizations are welcome to submit an application, which can be accessed at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply).


Photo by Jonathon Stout

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 Friday, December 15, 2017. 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.


Photo by Jonathon Stout

The North Charleston Arts Fest is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in 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. Now entering its 36th year, the festival organizers are continuing to refine the event schedule and program offerings based on the significant revisions made to the 2017 festival. The 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 at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).