Archive for the ‘Coastal SC Visual Arts’ Category

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announces Winners of “24th Annual Judged Show”

March 31, 2018

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) “24th Annual Judged Show” was a huge success. More than 100 artists from around the Lowcountry submitted work for the judged show. Here are all of the winners by category:

Acrylic:
3rd — “Any Which Way” by Mary Sullivan
2nd — “The Boatman” by Dave Dickson
1st — “Contemplation” by Jennifer Rocco Stone

Mixed Media:
3rd — “The Equestrian” by Anne M. Kennedy
2nd — “Out of the Blue” by Vicki Jourdan
1st — “On the Marsh” by Penny Beesley

Oil:
3rd — “Golden Glow” by Dennis Lake
2nd — “Race Day” by Murray Sease
1st — “Jessica” by Kristan Eisenbraun

Photo:
3rd — “I Bow to You My Queen” by Linda Moore
2nd — “Enchanted Forest” by Clyde Lohere
1st — “Owl Always Love You” by Sue Jarrett

Watercolor:
3rd — “Alex in Wonderland” by Mary Ann Putzier
2nd — “Coexist” by Brenda Fallon
1st — “Peony Patterns” by Christy McEvilly

Best in Show:
“Chef David” by LeAnn Kalita


Work by LeAnn Kalita

Honorable Mention:
Acrylic – # 9 – Solitude- by Bill Winn
Oil- # 5 – Summer Shines at the Bluff- by Nancy Dwight
Oil- # 10 – Beauty is Eternal by Pam Davis
Photography- # 7 – Eureka- by Diana Nadanyi
Watercolor- # 5- Resting Mates- Port Royal by Donna Cole
Watercolor- #15- Butterfly Dreams- Cynthia Zeiss

SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton, SC’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

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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).

The Art Market at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, Issues Call to Artists – Deadline Jan. 10. 2018

December 31, 2017

Attention artists! The Coastal Discovery Museum is accepting applications for the 2018 Art Market at Historic Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, through Jan. 10, 2018 (postmark deadline). If you’re interested in joining our show this year, please apply now. Annually, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosts around 90-100 artists at its picturesque 68- acre Honey Horn site. All original and fine arts are considered for our Apr. 28 and 29 festival. Visit (https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/annual-events/) to find a link to this year’s application.

For further information, please contact Natalie Hefter by e-mail at (nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org).

2nd Sunday on King Street in Charleston, SC, Offers a Celebration of Charleston Art and Artist – Oct. 8, 2017

October 6, 2017

Join us during 2nd Sunday on King Street in Charleston, SC, as Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry presents a special celebration of Charleston’s art and artists. Enjoy music, wine, and live demonstrations on King Street between Beaufain and Hasell Streets.

Artists in attendance:

Laura Palermo (Mary Martin Gallery)

Peggy Ellis (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Sara Jane Reynolds (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Susan Colwell (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Dr. Jim Spann (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Mark Beale (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Carolyn Rue Crocker (Rick Reinert Gallery)

Tammy Papa (Edward Dare Gallery)

Patricia Madison (Edward Dare Gallery)

Linda Sacra (Edward Dare Gallery)

Kevin Harrison (Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery)

Laurie Donovan (Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery)

Kelley Andrews (Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery)

Margaret Weinberg (Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery)

Michael Corneau (Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery)

Kellie Jacobs ( Kellie Jacobs Art )

John Duncan ( Three Dimensional Art )

Austin Norwell ( Cold Glass Sculptures )

Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry and Art Gallery is located at 92 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. For further info call 843/203-6630.

2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Calls for Design Proposal – Deadline Dec. 15, 2017

October 6, 2017

The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6, 2018, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall. The deadline to submit works for the competition is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) by the Dec. 15 deadline. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual multi-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. For more than 30 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina.

Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Judy McSween of Charleston, SC (2017), Lisa Shimko of Charleston, SC (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Goose Creek, SC (2011).

For more information about the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com), or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

SC Watermedia Society Extends Deadline for Digital Show – to Aug. 18, 2017

July 30, 2017

Great News… the SC Watermedia Society’s Digital Show entry deadline has been extended to Aug. 18, 2017. We have had a great entry response so far, and want to provide time for more artists to enter. After speaking with our judge Linda Baker, we have decided to extend the deadline.

The South Carolina Watermedia Society Nationwide Digital Show will be on display at the Charleston International Airport atrium, in Charleston, SC, from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25, 2017 and will be displayed digitally until Oct. 2018. Everyone who enters will have their work displayed digitally. The society’s annual statewide Traveling Show will also include the digital show. It will run from Dec. 2017 – Sept. 2018.

Click here (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4437) for details and rules for the call for entry.

2017 Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows in Charleston, SC, Announces Show Award Winners

June 19, 2017

For three weeks every year beginning on Memorial Day weekend, downtown Charleston, South Carolina becomes an arts mecca with two major arts festivals running concurrently. The Spoleto Festival USA, is an arts festival with over 150 performances, and the companion Piccolo Spoleto Festival features over 500 events in the preforming, visual and literary arts. Combined, the events bring over 250,000 arts enthusiasts into the downtown Charleston area.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston proudly presents the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows for 2017. These three-day shows represent our 38th year participating as a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. We strive to provide festival attendees with an overview of the high quality of original works currently being created in a variety of craft media. Approximately 120 fine crafts artists from around the US participate in the one or both of the shows, which are held on the first two weekends of the festival. Both emerging and experienced craft artists are invited to apply to participate. Artist demonstrations – both scheduled and impromptu – are a highlight for show patrons.

The first weekend of the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show had fine weather on Friday, May 24, 2017, for the judging and awards presentation. The judge for the show was Casimer Kowalski, a local visual artist. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy presented the awards. Photos courtesy of Sea Star Arts Photography.

Best in Show: Jean Yao a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Mayor John Tecklenburg, Best in Show winner Jean Yao and Sandy Tecklenburg

First Place: Addelle Sanders, a fiber artist from Charleston, SC.

Second Place: Doug Richard, a wood turner from Satsuma, FL.

Third Place: Christie May, a jeweler from Palm Beach, FL.

Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Michael Susaneck, a mixed media artist from Missouri City, TX.

Caleb Barnaby, a jeweler from Ormond Beach, FL.

Emerging Artist Grant: Alexander Bower, a jeweler from Charlottesville, VA.

Exhibitors’ Choice Award: Wilson Lee, a wood carver from Nashville, TN

Purchase awards:

Charles and Cindy Cecil, jewelers from High Point, NC.
Susan Marling, a fiber artist from Acworth, GA.
Tammy Rudd, a jeweler from Holly Hill, SC.
David Shipper, a photographer from Beaufort, SC.

The second weekend of the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts show began on June 2, 2017, another beautiful day. The judge for this show was Michael W. Haga, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.

Best in Show: Tammy Rudd, a glass beadmaker and jeweler from Holly Hill, SC.


Show Judge Michael Haga and Best in Show winner Tammy Rudd. Inset a glass pendant

First Place: Colleen Williams, potter from Chattanooga, TN

Second Place: JoAnn Graham, a jeweler from St Helena, SC.

Third place: Susan Marling, a fiber artist from Acworth, GA.

Honorable Mentions:

Ed Bryan, a potter from Columbia, SC.

Jen Swearington, a fiber artist from Asheville, NC.

Exhibitor’s Choice Award: Matt and Katie Wilson, metalworkers from North Charleston, SC.

Emerging Artist Grant: Joe Hiltabitel and Shelly Simmons, photographers from Travelers Rest, SC.

Slide Jurors’ Choice: Nancy Michael Susanneck a mixed media artist from Missouri City, TX.

Purchase Awards:

Uzo Ezekwudo and Nnamdi Ibenagu, fiber artists from Chapel Hill, NC.
Tom Homann, a potter from Comer, GA.
Jiri Kalina, a wood carver from Wilmington, NC.
Cynthia McFadden, a mixed media Jeweler from Charleston, SC.

For further information call Kasey Briggs at 843/364-0421 or e-mail to (piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com).

 

ARTSPACE 506 in North Myrtle Beach, SC, Goes Through Changes

June 12, 2017

Hello all. Our Winter hiatus has lasted longer than anticipated. We are only now coming out of dormancy and want to make everyone aware of some new developments.

We have found that our upstairs gallery space is not in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Those who frequent our shows are familiar with the steep staircase one must climb to reach the second floor galleries. We agree completely with the premise of the ADA and fully support providing access to those with disabilities. We are unable at this time, however, to install an elevator, or stair lift to access the second floor. We must, therefore and unfortunately, close the second floor to the public at large. Of course this greatly diminishes the available space for exhibits going forward and our exhibition schedule will be less ambitious.

We opened in 2014 and have sponsored nine solo exhibitions and three annual Small Works shows featuring and awarding local artists. The gallery began as an idea to bring exceptional art to the Grand Strand, nurture and promote artists, create a venue for all local artists to exhibit once a year, and curate fantastic shows that the community would enjoy. Opening the gallery allowed the opportunity to mount quality exhibitions featuring artists whose work was intriguing, thoughtful and well executed and deserving of a venue for being seen. Many artists who have exhibited at Artspace 506 have achieved considerable critical and institutional recognition. The people in our local communities have been positively impacted by the presence of the gallery.

Artspace 506 and other galleries, like all small businesses, contend with economic realities every day and must make difficult decisions to continue to operate in the current economic climate. The art market and art marketing is changing. With the rise of so many digital venues artists are increasingly self-marketing. Collectors peruse art on the web and are increasingly drawn to the large art fairs. Viewers enjoy the shows but are unable to afford prices set by top artists. Even in established art markets like New York or Los Angeles small galleries are facing these new realities. These realities have formed our decision to change how we will operate going forward.

The gallery is not closing, only changing operating procedures. Remaining committed to the arts, the focus going forward will be on the production of works – an active studio model. Except for special shows, events or classes the gallery will be open by appointment only.

We will keep you posted for special events.

For further info visit (www.artspace506.com).

A Visit to the “2017 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” in Charleston, SC

June 4, 2017

Back on May 27, 2017, my birthday, I happened to be in downtown Charleston, SC, for an organizational meeting. Before heading back home I decided to go and check out the “2017 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition,” juried by local artist Becca Barnet, on view through June 11, 2017, at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC. The exhibit featured works by more than 60 South Carolina artists. This exhibit was only going to be on view for 16 days and but for some reason they decided to not announce winners of the competition until an event on June 3, so I decided to wait until after then to make my post about the exhibit. I mean if I can’t tell readers who won the Best of Show and other award winners what’s the point of talking about this exhibit. I didn’t want to make two post.

I also put in a request to the gallery to find out how many entries they got for this exhibit, but I never heard back about that. And now it’s June 4, the day after that event to announce the winners and there is nothing posted on the gallery’s website about winners. This show is only open seven more days. I don’t get what’s going on here. Of course I did find info on their site about performances taking place at the gallery at $16 a pop. Is this an art gallery or just a performance venue? It’s already bad enough that the gallery is 1/3 glass walls where art can not be shown well.

One of my main complaints about juried shows/competitions taking place in SC lately is when they have local people as jurors. This is a statewide competition and they select a juror from Charleston. Was this a juried show or an invitational? Maybe that’s why they didn’t publish where the artists were from on the handout sheet. Was there too many artists included from Charleston and not enough from outside Charleston? What do you expect when you have a local juror who wants to be liked by local artists. A juror from outside SC would be more appropriate for a statewide competition.

Going to see an exhibit like this is always worth the effort, regardless of the shows other problems. The City of Charleston is focused on the performing arts, not the visual arts, so I don’t expect things to change much. And for that reason artists from throughout SC don’t take the visual arts in Charleston very serious. That’s too bad, but justified.

In light of that, I’m just going to post some images of works that interested me – not necessarily the best works in the show, as some work is hard to photograph and leave it at that. With only seven days left I guess I feel the clock is ticking on this show.

“Low Lying Clouds” by Donna Cooper Hurt, acrylic face-mounted metallic print, 2016. One image I shot in the gallery and one sent by the artist to show my reflection doesn’t belong in the image.

“Collective” by Wm. Austin Norvell, cast glass, museum-grade epoxy, 2017.


“The Family (center)” by Gena Grant, reed and rope, 2016. Are you distracted by the view outside the window?

“Louise Noel” by Robert Maniscalco, oil on panel, 2015.

“Lucy” (left) “Ripley” (right), by Michael Morrison, bronze, glass, copper, 2015.

“Women at Market” by Bruce Nellsmith, oil on canvas, 2016.

“Acrobats Horse” by Lou Koppel, plexiglass and metal, 2016.

“Levity” by Saila Milja-Smyly, hand-built stoneware ceramic clay, slip, stain, and glaze, 2016.


“Blue Painting No. 2” by Michael Hayes, oil on canvas, 2016.

“Linseed” by Hirona Matsuda and Alan Jackson, multimedia, 2017.

Hours the gallery will be open during this exhibit are: 10am-4pm daily through June 11.

Contact the gallery at 843/958-6484 or visit (http://citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com/).

Imprimatur Charleston Launches at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC – June 2, 2017

May 31, 2017

We will formally launch Imprimatur Charleston on June 2, 2017, from 5-8:30pm at Corrigan Gallery’s new location of 7 Broad Street in Charleston, SC. This organization is by, of and for printmakers and collectors to share images and information. In the tradition of Charleston Etchers’ Club and Print Studio South, we will promote and encourage printers and collectors. We will gather printmakers from around the region. We will seek out and join national and international print organizations. We would love to have many members.


Print by Margaret Peery

Louis Wright, collector and initiator of the group will speak on June 2 at the earlier end of the evening about his love of print works, his collection and his hopes for this organization.

Works by the founding members of the organization (as we started in 2013 but never launched!) will be on the walls. See our site (www.imprimaturcharleston.org) for the list of artists.

Invite all the printmakers you know. Invite all the fine art print collectors you know. Bring all interested individuals!

The Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry group will come after the poetry reading (about 7:30pm) so we will have a wonderfully diverse group. There is a garden out back for conversation and relaxation so hope for a breeze!

For further info contact Lese Corrigan by e-mail at (art@lesecorrigan.com), visit (www.corrigangallery.com) or call 843/722-9868.