Archive for the ‘Carolina Visual Arts’ Category

The January 2016 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 1, 2016

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The January 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 51 pages of it. With this issue we enter into our 20th year of covering the visual art in the Carolinas and our 30th year of producing an arts publication in Charleston and South Carolina. It has been and continues to be a heck of a journey. Thank you all for your support.

For single page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/116/116carolinaarts-sp.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/116/116carolinaarts-dp.pdf).

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 in this new year. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the February 2016 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the January 24 deadline. But, you do know that you don’t have to wait until the deadline comes up to send us stuff – you can be early. Some folks are already several months ahead of the deadline when their press release would be due.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306 (a new number)
info@carolinaarts.com

The June 2015 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

June 1, 2015

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The June 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 65 pages of it.

A good number of folks missed the deadline this last month. Some folks with extended dates will get in the next issue – some folks missed the boat completely. A few we could send along to the blogs and social media, but it’s not the same as making the issue, which is seen by many more folks. So don’t be late – make the date. Or, send your info in early.

For single page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/615/615carolinaarts-sp.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/615/615carolinaarts-dp.pdf).

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 this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the July 2015 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the June 24 deadline. But, you do know that you don’t have to wait until the deadline comes up to send us stuff – you can be early. Some folks are already several months ahead of the deadline when their press release would be due.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

The January 2015 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 1, 2015

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The January 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 58 pages of it. That’s an easy read – even with a hangover – if you have one. It’s a new year – at least that’s what they say. If you’re like me it seems a lot like the old one, but you can make it what you want. It’s all up to you. We’re just trying to let you know where and when you can see what’s on display. And there is a lot of work on display as the visual arts in the Carolinas has no season – it’s 24/7 for us.

Single page downloads are still adding up to more than double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:
For single page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/115/115carolinaarts-sp.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/115/115carolinaarts-dp.pdf).

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 this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the February 2015 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Jan. 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

The September 2014 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

September 1, 2014

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The September 2014 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 82 pages of it. Can you tell, Summer is over. It may not feel like it, but it is.

Single page downloads are still about double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:

For single page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/914/914carolinaarts-sp.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/914/914carolinaarts-dp.pdf).

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 this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the October 2014 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Sept. 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

The June 2014 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

June 1, 2014

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The June 2014 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 60 pages of it.

Last month Linda presented the paper in a side by side spread for the first time and some of you responded that you liked the single page version better. We’re here to please all we can so this month we’re offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper right now:

For single page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/614/614carolinaarts-singlepgs.pdf).

For side by side page format use this link (http://www.carolinaarts.com/614/614carolinaarts-dblpgspreads.pdf).

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 this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the July issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the June 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

The Book “100 Southern Artists” is Now Available

October 30, 2012

100 Southern artists portray their work in pastels, clay, wood, and other contemporary mediums. In personal essays, artists talk about their work, their visions, and their lives.

Take a fresh look at the magical and insightful compositions of artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Here, 100 living artists delineate their creative expression through their personal stories and inspirations, along with several examples of their works. In oil, pastels, sculpture, and wood, with a diversity of styles and influences, including pop surrealism, realism, and expressionism, these artists capture the rich traditions of the south and our world. Essential reading for all who appreciate or practice art today. Foreword by Paula Allen, a Southern painter, sculptor, and illustrator.

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Book Details
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Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Illustrations: 628 color images
Page Count: 224
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This title and over 5,000 Schiffer titles can be purchased at (www.schifferbooks.com), your local bookseller, and numerous online retailers.

The December 2011 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready to Download

December 1, 2011

The December 2011 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 62 pages of it. We had just over 79,000 downloads of the November 2011 issue – a new record.

We ask that you help us bring the news about the Carolina visual art community to others by spreading the link for the download around to your e-mail lists and posting it on your Facebook page. Once people see all that is going on in the visual art community they will spread it around to their lists and on their Facebook pages.

The link is: (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1211/1211carolinaarts.pdf).

If you are receiving this because you are on someone’s list, you can send us an e-mail to (info@carolinaarts.com) to be placed on our list, so you will get a notice of every new issue.

I’ve heard from some people that they are receiving numerous copies of this e-mail. I’m sorry about that, but it just goes to show how well connected you are in the Carolina art community.

So download that PDF and dig in – it’s going to take a while to get through this issue. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland

Carolina Arts
843-825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

Tracking the Numbers of the September 2011 Issue of Carolina Arts

October 4, 2011

Well – it’s official – holidays that fall at the very beginning of the month are real bummers for online newspaper distribution. Labor Day weekend took the wind out of our sails and we never recovered. Our total downloads for September were 37,344. That’s better than the damage the July 4th weekend did making our total for July 33,726. But I bet the totals for the October issue of Carolina Arts will be much better. It was our largest issue ever with 76 pages.

Look, since this is our first year at this online stuff I’m not totally expecting one thing or another as far as totals go, but once you’ve had an issue like May that brought in 61,199 downloads, you wonder why they all can’t be that way. Life has its roadblocks – like holidays, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. We have to work around what life throws at us.

Our first place winner in September was the (other) category with 61,048 and I think this is the last time I’m going to include it as it seems to be just a bunch of – maybe, perhaps and or it could be – stuff. I’ve explained so many times that our server says that they could be downloads but we just don’t know what they represent that I’m ready to just say – yada, yada, ya.

Number two was the downloads of the entire paper at 37,344.

We have a new third place contender with the June issue bringing in 2,599 downloads with July right on its heels with 2,495 downloads.

The former cult issue of March only brought in 2,275 downloads, but it was still twice as many as our January issue which had only 1,362. But March is still the all time leader when you add up all it downloads from month to month – nearing 100,000 downloads.

In sixth place was February with 743 downloads and seventh place was taken by the August issue with 587 downloads.

Coming in at a distant eighth place spot was May our all time monthly leader with 355 downloads. And, for the first time is many months we have 67 downloads for our long lost April issue. All previous issues showed up in the top 200. It’s good to see April back in the mix. I bet if people took a second look at April they’d wonder why it’s being so ignored.

We had 71,760 individual sessions on our website with 513,049 hits – slightly down from August. I guess people have more to do now that Summer is over.

That’s the numbers. We’ll have a report on how the October issue did in its first ten days – in about a week or so.

If you didn’t receive notice of the Oct. 2011 issue be available the link to download the paper is (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1011/1011carolinaarts.pdf).

The June 2011 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready

June 1, 2011

The June 2011 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 61 pages of it. We had over 61,000 downloads of the May 2011 issue – almost twice as many as the April issue and 16,000 more than the March issue. Can the June issue come close to that or surpass it? Spreading the link around to  your e-mail lists and posting it on your Facebook page is what it will take. Once people see all that is going on in the visual art community of the Carolinas they will spread it around to their lists and on their Facebook page.

So download that PDF and dig in – it’s going to take a while to get through this issue. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

The May 2011 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready

April 30, 2011

The May 2011 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 71 pages of it. We had over 32,000 downloads of the April 2011 issue – a drop of almost 12,000 downloads from March. So you folks will have to work very hard to get us back up into the 40,000 numbers. But, spreading the link around to  your e-mail lists and posting it on your Facebook page is what it will take. Once people see all that is going on in the visual art community of the Carolinas they will spread it around to their lists and on their Facebook page.

So download that PDF and dig in – it’s going to take a while to get through this issue. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.