Archive for the ‘Charleston SC Visual Arts’ Category

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.

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery on the Move Again to the Market Area in Charleston, SC

September 18, 2019

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery is moving to a new location at 84 North Market St. across from the Historic Charleston City Market in downtown Charleston, SC. Charleston Crafts is a cooperative Arts and Crafts gallery located in downtown Charleston and is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm. While preparing for the move from 161 Church St. to its new location at 84 North Market St. the store will be closed intermittently over the coming weeks. The Co-op has plans of re-opening on Oct. 1, 2019.

Charleston Crafts began 30 years ago, in May 1989, as a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and currently features 41 local and regional South Carolina artists in a variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft media, including clay, woodworking, jewelry, glass, photography, fiber, metal, paper, polymer, and leather. Over the years, Charleston Crafts has been a springboard for over 315 artists. The co-op is moving from its former location, at 161 Church Street, where it has been for 11 productive years, since 2008.

A cooperative gallery, Charleston Crafts is owned and operated by its exhibiting members. Each juried member is an equal partner and shares the responsibility of operating the business. It is the only cooperative arts gallery in the Charleston area. The main focus of Charleston Crafts is to sustain a viable gallery for artists to consistently sell and market their work. Experienced craft artists have been able to exhibit and sell their work while emerging artists have a safe platform to mature and let their careers flourish.

For further information visit (www.charlestoncrafts.org).

Kristi Ryba is the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September in Charleston, SC

August 19, 2019

Kristi Ryba, a South Carolina based artist who explores contemporary events and messages of morality, will stir the pot as the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September.

Since the November 2016 election, Ryba began to substitute photographs of Trump and his administration, family, and tweets and quotes into existing manuscripts and altarpieces that depict, illuminate or illustrate what she believes to be a corrupt nature of this government. Ryba uses 22k gold leaf and the elaborate skill of handmade egg tempera painting to create narrative works of art on wooden panels. This technique is used to replicate the look of early religious imagery.


“The Disputation of St. Christine (Blasey Ford), after Masolino” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 36” x 24” x 2”


“Pope Sixtus IV, after Melozzo del Forli” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ¼”


“Tree Of Consanguinity, Kinship and Affinitiy” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ½”

Ryba will host open studio hours on Wednesdays from 2-7pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Museum visitors will experience the different stages of one of her paintings; how she lays out the composition, prepares the painting supports, grinds the pigment and applies gold leaf to envelop the final piece in regalia.


Portrait of Kristi Ryba by Paige Schaberg

Ryba received a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in 1988 from the College of Charleston and an MFA from Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, in 2006. Ryba recently had work included in the 2017 and 2015 “701 CAA SC Biennial”, held at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, and was the Second Place winner of the 2016 ArtFields competition in Lake City, SC, winning the $25,000 award. Her cover image on the 2017 Nov. issue of “Carolina Arts” was the most popular cover in its 32 year history. She is represented locally by Corrigan Gallery LLC, located at 7 Broad Street in Charleston . For further info about the artists visit (www.kristiryba.com).

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston, SC, Calls for Submissions for “2019 MOJA Festival’s Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Aug. 30, 2019

August 9, 2019

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston, SC, is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the “2019 MOJA Arts Festival’s Juried Art Exhibition”. The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and more. This year’s festival is Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, 2019. The “2019 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition” will be held at the Cannon Street Arts Center, juried by artist Alvin Glen.

A native of Dorchester, SC, Alvin B. Glen began drawing at an early age. Graduating from South Carolina State University, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, he went on to become a certified Art instructor, Band Director, and was voted Teacher of the Year. He currently teaches art at Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School, and has been an art teacher for 31 years. As for Glen’s work, his earlier work contained mixed-media; (pencils, fabric dyes and spray paints). Presently, he combines those medium with watercolor, dye and pencils. His work is mostly inspired by children and the elderly. He sometimes creates work reminiscent of people and events from his past, church, school and even his students. He has competed in many juried art exhibitions, served as an art exhibition juror and has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions extensively, including Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC, Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, MOJA Arts Festival, Charleston, SC, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, I.P. Stanback Museum at S.C. State University, Orangeburg, SC, the Spartanburg Arts Center, Spartanburg, SC and a host of other venues. His work is in numerous private, public and corporate collections. Currently, he is exhibiting at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston, SC.

Proposed artwork must have been completed within the last two years and may not have been previously exhibited in the Charleston region. Artwork in the following categories may be submitted: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, and graphics. Additional work in fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media will also be juried, however, space constraints will dictate our ability to exhibit. Wall pieces must be framed and ready for hanging. Freestanding pieces must be fully assembled and ready for installation. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from future participation. An exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display. Please be aware that the exhibition space is unable to store any packing materials or crates at delivery from local artists. Out-of-state artists are responsible for packing, insuring, and shipping (to and from the exhibition space) their works if they are chosen.

Estimated art delivery date for the exhibition is Sept. 18. All artists living in the state of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia are invited to submit. Please include the artwork title, medium, and size in the description of each piece.

Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion: (1) The artwork is an original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person’s work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Important Information
Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019
Application Fee (USD): $20.00
Click here to apply at (https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/login/program/49977).

For more information, please contact Katrina Staaf at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 843/724-7305 or by e-mail at (staafk@charleston-sc.gov).

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston will Offer a Focus Group for Artists on Public Art in Charleston – June 25, 2019

June 19, 2019

Artists of all media are invited to join a group of Morehead-Cain Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill and Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, for a focus group to discuss Public Art in Charleston, on June 25, beginning at 6pm.

This event will focus on gaining input from artists in the community to inform the drafting of a public art policy for Charleston. A working group, established by a city committee, is in the early stages of creating a draft of a public art policy for the city of Charleston. Through this focus group on Tuesday June 26 at Redux, the scholars are hoping to gain as much insight as possible into an artist’s perspective on what would constitute effective guidelines for the process of creating public art.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is located at 1056 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/722-0697 or visit (www.reduxstudios.org).

Fletcher Williams III Invites You to Visit Him at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, During His Studio Residency

May 30, 2019

Fletcher Williams III invites you to stop by his 1st-floor studio at The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. See what’s cookin’. Ask questions or just wander the room while I work. Don’t mind me. Free to the public. Btw, the 1st-floor is always free to the public. And be sure to check out “Bless ‘Em” on display in the 2nd-floor Mary Jackson Gallery. #staycurious


“Untitled”, acrylic on paper, 38″ x 52″

Open Studio Hours:
Thursday 2-5pm
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

My 5-week residency will coincide with the exhibition “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem”, on view through August 18, 2019. With works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection. The exhibition, including work by artists such as Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.

For further info on Williams visit (www.fletcher3.com).

A Trip to the Edge of America to See Art – Folly Beach – Who Knew

April 29, 2019

I’ve just posted a write up of a trip I made Saturday (4/27/19) to Folly Beach, SC, to visit Gallery Azul and the Backyard Art Sale they were having that day featuring 13 area artists. We have lots of photos too. Visit our blog Carolina Arts Unleashed at (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/).


View of the backyard at Gallery Azul


Works by Tanya Craig


Entertainment by Sunflowers & Sin


Works by Kelly Kane Wood


Jewelry by Dolly Paul

City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for “2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline April 12, 2019

April 8, 2019

The “2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is open to all SC residents. Awards for the Exhibition include $100 each for Best Photography, Best Printmaking, Best Sculpture, Best Painting, and Best Drawing; Best in Show is $500. This year’s juror is Charleston artist Arianne King Comer. The “2019 Juried Art Exhibition” will be held May 24-June 9 at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art delivery date of May 13, 2019.

Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the “2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions”, the 2017 or 2018 “MOJA Arts Festival”, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the “2019 ArtFields” or that will be entered into the “2019 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition” will not be considered. Craftwork or jewelry is ineligible. Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork in all media is eligible. Traditional oil, watercolor, acrylics, etchings, and pastels as well as fiber art, collage and other media are acceptable.

Artwork must be original and not copies of the work of others. Painted or enhanced photographs must be submitted in the Photography category. Photography: All types of fine art photography – from prints to digitally or manually altered images – are acceptable. All artwork must be framed or have a finished edge wrap and be gallery ready for hanging. No pieces will be accepted with saw-tooth hangers. City Gallery reserves the right to exclude work based on the way a piece is framed and mounted to ensure a cohesive look for the exhibition. We reserve the right to exhibit sculpture in alternate locations to accommodate work of varied size or scale. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from next year’s Exhibition. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.

Submissions Deadline: April 12, 2019

Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion: (1) The artwork is an original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person’s work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Application Fee (USD): $20.00
Application Link:
(https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/48136)

Selections for the exhibition will be made by early May and artists will be notified of their status by e-mail.

For More Information: Please contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Manager at 843/958-6484; or by e-mail to (QuattlebaumA@charleston-sc.gov); or City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401; or visit (www.PiccoloSpoleto.com).

Cone 10 Studios in Collaboration With the Stone Soup Collective Offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC – Feb. 23, 2019

February 8, 2019

Cone 10 Studios in collaboration with the Stone Soup Collective offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC, on Feb. 23, 2019, from 6-8pm.

Guests of cone 10 studios are invited to a meal of bread and soup prepared by the Stone Soup Collective. The soup will be served in ceramic bowls created and donated by potters from the Charleston clay community.

Stone Soup Collective is a committed group of Charleston citizens who share a vision of a community where all are nourished body and spirit by the abundance of the Lowcountry, its earth, and its people, one bowl of soup at a time.

Originally founded by Susan Filley as ClayWorks in 2000, cone 10 studios current owners are Fiorenzo Berardozzi, Anne John and Susan Gregory. The concept has always been to house a group of ceramicists sharing in the firing, finances and joy of a large gas-reduction kiln. Cone 10 Studios offers memberships for studio space, classes in wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture as well as exhibition events and a gallery of members work.

In exchange for a donation of $45, each guest will enjoy a light meal and keep the piece from which they have eaten, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

To purchase tickets:

1. Call or come by cone10studios and join the reservation list.

2. You will receive an e-mailed reservation confirmation when we receive your $45 cash or check written to Stone Soup Collective. *(tickets are limited)*

Please include your name and e-mail address with check mailed to:

cone 10 studios
1080 Morrison Drive, Suite B
Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/853-3345 or e-mail to (info@cone10studios.com).

Call for Applications for the 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit in Charleston, SC – Deadline Jan. 31

January 29, 2019

Since it began in 1979, Piccolo Spoleto has firmly established itself as an essential ingredient of Spoleto Festival USA’s special and unique magic. Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, presents a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston each day of Spoleto’s 17-day festival season. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases 4,000 (+) local and regional artists and more than 700 arts events–literary, visual and performing arts–against the international backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA.

MISSION
Piccolo Spoleto’s mission has always been to connect Spoleto Festival USA to the entire community by making the festival experience available to everyone, regardless of social, physical or economic considerations. Its presentations impart lightheartedness, vitality and energy to this most comprehensive of the world’s great arts festivals. The Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit has a goal of presenting the work of South Carolina artists in a free open air venue the entire community can enjoy.

ELIGIBILITY
All 2D artists who are residents of the state of South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration to the Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit. All 2D media is eligible and must be the original work of the artist and not the work of others. As this is an outdoor art exhibition, all artists are required to have a professional display tent and display walls and are required to be onsite daily to represent their work for the full 16 days of the exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSION
Artists may submit via e-mail 4 digital photographs representing original artwork and one photograph of your outdoor booth setup (or an image that shows a collection of your work hanging on a wall so scale and finished presentation of your work can be evaluated) • Images must be in jpg format and be a minimum file size of 1500 pixels on the long side • Photographs submitted must not have any identifying information such as the name of or a picture of the artist • Original 2D media are eligible • Artists who provide more or less than 4 images of work, fail to provide one of the booth (or display wall) or who have identifying information in photos will be disqualified • Digital photographs must be sent via e-mail to (psoaesubmission@gmail.com).

JUDGING
Artists who have exhibited in the previous year are invited to return to this year’s exhibit. Therefore, the number of available spaces will depend on the number of people who will not return from last year. A panel of working arts professionals will select artists to participate. Only submissions which meet the stated guidelines and agree to follow Rules and Responsibilities will be considered.

RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. All applicants must submit a $40 application fee payable to Washington Park Art Show. If accepted, all artists must send a check for the booth fee of $400.00.
2. It is the goal to have artists actively represent their work during the exhibit. Therefore artists are required to be at their booth representing their work for at least 75% of the time (12 of the 16 days). Artists booths are required be open and artwork represented for all 16 days (May 24 – June 8, 2019) of the show. Hours of the show are 10am to 5pm Mondays through Thursdays and 10am to 6pm Fridays through Sundays.
3. Artwork is to be displayed in a professional tent supplied by the artist. Craft Hut (www.crafthut.com) or Light Dome (www.lightdomecanopies.com) style tents are acceptable. “Easy Up” style tents ARE NOT acceptable. Artists must also have a professional looking display wall to support the artwork. All tents must be weighted and/or staked for the duration of the show to help prevent damage from wind and rain.
4. At all times, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of works displayed on screens must be originals. Work in bins, on tables and portfolios will be left to the discretion of the artist. However all works should be labeled as original, giclee, limited edition print, mono-type, etc. No t-shirts or other “craft” type
merchandise will be allowed.
5. Eligibility for awards. All work to be judged must be original. The name of the work and the medium should appear on or with each piece. You must be setup by 9:00 AM on Friday May 24, 2019 to be eligible for judging.
6. Spaces are 10×10 feet. All artists must set up within their marked spaces.
7. Security: Off duty police will patrol during evening hours the show is not open from Thursday May 23, 2019 through Saturday June 8, 2019.
8. A city of Charleston business license and SC Retail License is required and they will be checked by a city employee, so the license should be kept on premises. Sales Tax in Charleston County is 8.5%. Artists will keep 100% of all sales made during the exhibit.
9. Exhibitor agrees not to smoke in Marion Square.
10. Exhibitor shall return the premises to the condition in which they were in prior to occupancy.
11. Any violation of the terms the PSOAE Rules and Responsibilities will result in the exhibitor not being allowed to participate in the PSOAE the following year.

For questions about the application process or the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, please contact either of the coordinators: Vicki Ellis by e-mail at (Plattellis24@gmail.com) or call 843/425-6102 or Lesley Johnson by e-mail at (ljohn16123@aol.com) or call 843/276-3394 (cell).