Archive for the ‘Carolina Arts’ Category

The April 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

March 31, 2018

The April 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/418/418carolinaarts.html) – all 65 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features works by Bob Trotman, from the exhibit, Bob Trotman: Business as Usual, on view at the Gregg Museum of Art, at NC State University, in Raleigh, NC, on view through July 8, 2018. We had such a hard time selecting works for the cover that we created a back cover this month on Page 65. And, we also re-ran the article about this exhibit which we offered in February of this year. If you’re enthralled with Trotman’s works as I am you might want to visit (http://www.bobtrotman.com/videos) where you’ll find some creepy videos and a couple that show closer looks of the artist and his work process.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our May 2018 issue will be April 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

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The February 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

February 1, 2018

The February 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/218/218carolinaarts.html) – all 60 pages of it. That’s 12 pages more than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Betsy Jones McDonald, who is having an exhibit at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston, SC, from Feb. 1 – 28, 2018. It’s a sneak peek at Spring, which I hope gets here soon.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our March 2018 issue will be February 24 at 5pm. Now that only leaves us four days to put that issue together so if you can be an early bird this month great, but don’t be a last minute sloth.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The January 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 1, 2018

The January 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/118/118carolinaarts.html) – all 48 pages of it. That’s 8 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Jean Grosser, which is part of her exhibit, A Culture of Violence, on view at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, on view from Jan. 12 through Feb. 16, 2018.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.
And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the February 2018 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the January 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The December 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

December 1, 2017

The December 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1217/1217carolinaarts.html) – all 56 pages of it. That’s 13 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features a work by Herb Jackson. Jackson is being presented in an exhibit at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, entitled “A Door is not a Window,” on view at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, The Historic Chancellor’s Residence, through Jan. 28, 2018.
So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the January 2018 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the December 24th deadline. Yes, that’s Christmas Eve, but it’s also our deadline, so maybe it’s time to get us your info for January early.
And, have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Southern Prize and State Fellowships Application Open for Visual Artists – Deadline is Dec. 15, 2017

November 12, 2017

For the second year in a row, South Arts, based in Atlanta, GA, is accepting entries for the Southern Prize and State Fellowships, offering nine individual artists cash awards up to $30,000; the contest is open to artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. One fellowship with a cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to an individual artist in each state. The state fellows will then be in competition for the Southern Prize of an additional $25,000 and a finalist prize of $10,000. The Southern Prize winner also receives a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.

“Artists in our region are producing some of the most creative work in our country,” said Susie Surkamer, executive director of South Arts. “From traditional quilting to bleeding-edge 3D printing sculptures to dynamic installations driving conversations on social justice, southern artists are creating important, extraordinary works.”

Artists may apply for the Southern Prize until Dec. 15, 2017, through South Arts’ website at (www.southarts.org). Artists specializing in crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and multidisciplinary styles are eligible.

“The Southern Prize and State Fellowships impact the careers and lives of artists in our region,” continued Surkamer. “Previous winners have used their awards to purchase materials to create new work, enroll in residency programs, and secure studio space. The funds are unrestricted, so the winning artists can spend the awards on whatever they may need.”

A panel of national judges will adjudicate submissions, and the state fellowships will be awarded at a ceremony which will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA, in April 2018.

The Southern Prize is supported by South Arts’ member state arts agencies, foundation, businesses, and individuals, and powered by The Hambidge Center. South Arts also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.

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

Editor’s Note: at the time of posting this the website link was not working.

The November 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

November 1, 2017

The November 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1117/1117carolinaarts.html) – all 69 pages of it. That’s 2 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features special one-of-a-kind works made by two different Seagrove potters working together to make one work for the Gala auction held at the 10th anniversary of the Celebration of Seagrove Potters, taking place at the Historic Lucks Cannery in Seagrove, NC, the pottery capital of the Carolinas and probably the Southeast. You can read about it on Page 34.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the December 2017 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the November 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The October 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

September 30, 2017

The October 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1017/1017carolinaarts.html) – all 71 pages of it. That’s 2 pages less than last month, but it could have been much larger if we kept including all the articles about exhibits that came in well after our deadline had passed.

This month’s cover art features a painting by contemporary Native American artists who have works on view at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. You can read about it on Page 29.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.
And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the November 2017 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the October 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

CERF + Comes to the Rescue in Texas

September 28, 2017

Have you seen the ad for CERF+ The Artists Safety Net which we include in every issue of “Carolina Arts”? We put it there because they are the folks who held artists recover from disasters. I first head of them 28 years ago when Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, SC, and many artists were helped by CERF, now they are CERF+. I also know of potters in Seagrove, NC, who received help from CERF when a fire burned down their clay studio. It’s a good organization. They can’t make a disaster go away over night, but they can help artists get back on their feet and on the road to recovery – with the help of other artists and good people who donate funds to help out.

Here’s a recent story about an artist who is on the road to recovery after Hurricane Harvey came to call on Texas.


Owner + Artist of Port A Glass Studio & Gallery, Sheri Hargrove, Port Aransas, Texas

Glass artist Sheri Hargrove has called the beautiful Texas island of Port Aransas her home for more than 12 years. Her shop, Port A Glass (http://portaglass.com/), has become a well known fixture in downtown Port “A”. Friends describe Hargrove as “an incredibly generous human being who would never ask for assistance – instead, she would be the first to give it.” It turns out that Hargrove herself would need help when disaster struck this September.

When Hurricane Harvey rolled in, Hargrove’s shop and studio were directly in the line of the storm’s landfall. Her home and business were destroyed all at once with severe damage after a storm surge of 5 feet of storm caused devastating flooding. Hargrove had business insurance, but it didn’t cover flood damage and loss due to the area in which her business is located.

When Hargrove returned home after evacuating to friends in San Antonio, her home had no walls or ceiling. While her artwork mostly survived, she lost all of her equipment including: three kilns, three saws, a compressor and two drill presses, along with her gallery and teaching space located in her studio-garage. For now, Port A Glass is temporarily closed and the road to recovery will be laborious and expensive. “Port A Glass is going to rebuild,” Hargrove explains. “It’s just going to take some time and money.”

“I was devastated and left without a path forward. Through the help of the beautiful people at CERF+ and the Art Glass community, I’m now able to see a light at the end of a very long tunnel. CERF+ has been like Harvey’s angels to me,” says Hargrove.

CERF+ and the glass art community have been among the first to provide help. Her local community and friends started a gofundme fundraiser (https://www.gofundme.com/sherihargrove) and manufacturers of glass equipment are stepping up to help as well with donated materials and discounts on supplies.

For Hargrove, “The trauma of Hurricane Harvey comes in waves.” She’s constantly reminded that the recovery and rebuilding process is a marathon and not a sprint. “I’ve been brought to tears of joy so many times throughout this ordeal by the beautiful, giving, loving spirit of my fellow Americans. I’m looking forward to the day when I can turn all of my energy back into my artwork. It’s only because of the kindness of friends, colleagues, and strangers that I am able to think of the future.”

CERF+ is located at 535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste. 202,
Montpelier, VT 05602
You can contact them by calling 802/229-2306 or visit their website at (https://cerfplus.org/).

If you need help contact them. If you can provide help to others contact them.

Here’s a Carolina Arts weather update.

September 6, 2017

It looks more and more like the Carolinas are going to be effected by Hurricane Irma in one way or another. That means events planned for this upcoming weekend might be cancelled. We always give contact info when we present any articles about such events. It is advised that you use that contact info before you plan to attend any events this weekend. And, lets hope that somehow the forecasters are wrong and this killer storm goes out to sea instead of hitting any part of the USA. Be safe out there.

The September 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

September 1, 2017

The September 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/917/917carolinaarts.html) – all 73 pages of it. That’s 16 more pages than last month as things are getting active as the Carolinas gear up for the Fall.

This month’s cover art features a painting by Veronika Hart of Hendersonville, NC. She will be taking part in the sixth annual Open Studio Tour of Henderson County on Sept. 23-24, 2017. She also has some work a The Gallery at Flat Rock in Flat Rock, NC. You can read some about her in this month’s Commentary and the Tour on Page 34.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the October 2017 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the September 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com