Archive for the ‘Coastal SC Visual Arts’ Category

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 18th annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition” – Deadline Mar. 15, 2019

December 27, 2018

Fine craft artists from across the state of SC are invited to participate in the 18th annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition”. As the state’s longest-running fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, to be held May 1-5, 2019. A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online and can be accessed at (https://NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com).

Deadline for entries is Friday, March 15, 2019. Artists in need of assistance with 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.


“Palmetto Hands” exhibition, credit: Jonathon Stout Photography

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during past annual exhibitions. Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2019/2020 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Jim Arendt, Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University. He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA from the University of South Carolina. He has participated in residency programs including The Fields Project in Illinois, Arrowmont’s Tactility Forum, and From Waste to Art VI in Baku, Azerbaijan. He’s been invited to teach at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His work is exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and a 2018 finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. In 2014, he received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship and his work received the top prize at ArtFields 2013. He has exhibited in Fiberarts International 2013 & 2016 & 2019, and the 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Netherlands and has work include in the Arkansas Art Center’s permanent collection of contemporary craft. He has juried numerous local, regional, and national exhibitions in support of the arts across the country.

The 18th Annual “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 1-5, 2019, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, “Palmetto Hands”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

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Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Seeks Artists for National Juried Exhibition – Deadline Mar. 22, 2019

December 27, 2018

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, invites artists to enter the 2019 Biennale, its “26th National Juried Exhibition”, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery. This gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

Deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. For more information and to enter, go to (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5294).


“Undefined #2”, First Prize in 2017 Biennale, a Pastel by Tun Ping Wang (NY)

The 2019 Biennale judge is Alan Flattmann, an internationally known, award-winning artist accomplished in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is the author of “The Art of Pastel Painting”, widely considered the definitive guide to pastels.

The 2019 Biennale exhibition will be free and open to the public from May 7 – June 1, 2019, at Art League Gallery, located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5-7pm. This exhibition will take place during the run of a professionally produced performance of “A Chorus Line” on the stage of Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Since the gallery is located inside the Arts Center, we expect to host an additional 100 to 200 theatre-goers each evening in addition to our regular visitors.

Cost: A non-refundable fee of $35 enables each artist to enter 1 application of work. Artists may submit additional applications for $10 each. Limit three. 1 image per application.

The Art League Gallery located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.

For further info call 843/681-5060.

Society of Bluffton Artists’ in Bluffton, SC, Presents Art of the Martini Fundraiser on February 16, 2019

December 27, 2018

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) non-profit art organization will present its first big fundraiser of 2019 with Art of the Martini from 5-7pm, on February 16 at Oscar Frazier Community Center in Bluffton, SC.

The fun-filled evening will include live entertainment, two complimentary martinis for each person (from which there will be six variety to choose), hors d’oeuvres from The Cottage and unique offerings for a silent auction. Each guest will take home a complimentary, hand-painted martini glass to remember the evening.

Tickets are $45 and help support SoBA’s outreach art programs, art workshops and operating expenses that support the community. Tickets are available for sale online at sobagallery.com or at the gallery located in Old Town Bluffton.

SoBA members are asked to purchase two tickets and to sell two tickets — which can be picked up from the gallery on Friday, December 21. Volunteers are needed to set up and break down the event, bartend with premixed martinis, food and greeting. Additionally, to make the silent auction a success, event coordinators need 25 unique pieces of art in the following categories: art to wear such as jewelry, stoneware, wood, sculpture, up-cycled furniture, photography and paintings.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event and artists needed to donate for silent auction.

If you are interested in submitting art, please send a photograph of the items you wish to donate by e-mailing to (hawleycollection@aol.com) or (gayle.miller@sobagallery.com).

“Help us to make this an event to remember and thank you in advance for supporting SoBA!” said Hawley.

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is a non-profit organization established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows and exhibitions.

Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Entries Sought for 14th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” Held in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Feb. 25, 2019

December 12, 2018

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fourteenth annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which opens in conjunction with the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each).


Work by Joni Younkins-Herzog from the current exhibition

The application is only available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. 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.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this 11 month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park. Set on the banks of the Cooper River, Riverfront Park features ten acres of walking paths, a boardwalk and fountain, an expansive lawn with performance pavilion, children’s play areas, and picnic sites. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Katelyn Kirnie. Kirnie has served as the Director of Public Art Chattanooga since 2016. She moved back to her hometown of Chattanooga, TN, after living and working in Portland, OR, and Boston, MA — where she managed the public art program for the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Kirnie was introduced to the public art world early in her career as Exhibition Manager for renowned sculptor, John Henry. She went on to establish an award winning and highly anticipated rotating mural program, dubbed The Greenway Wall, in Boston, MA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and has an extensive background in fabrication project management and exhibition production for the public realm. Kirnie is inspired by the way art and artists enhance the urban environment – adding meaning, building community, and creating connection.

The 14th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 1, 2019, through March 22, 2020, at North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, the “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department by calling 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

The Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Invites You to ‘Got Art?’ EVERYONE gets art! – Sept. 28, 2018

August 13, 2018

WHAT: Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefit, Got Art?, makes collectors out of art enthusiasts. Each $100 ticket provides admission for two guests, participation in a random drawing and guarantees one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to be a sellout!

Artwork donated by Art League member artists may include paintings, drawings, photography, collage, jewelry, ceramic, and sculpture. Each piece of art is valued at $200 or more.


Work by Dennis Lake


Work by Alexandra Sharma


Work by Peg Weschke

What makes this event exciting is that ticket numbers are selected at random. This allows each ticket holder to select a piece of art. You never know when your number will be called or which pieces will still be available when it’s your turn to choose. Got Art? always proves to be a lively evening.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, starting at 5pm. The evening preview is from 5-6pm in Art League Gallery, with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. This one-hour preview period is your time to review the displayed artwork and select your favorites. At 6pm, the exciting main event drawing begins. When your ticket is drawn, choose an original piece of art. Every ticket is a winner!

FREE PUBLIC PREVIEW: More than 100 Got Art? artworks will be on display at Art League Gallery September 25-27, from 10am-4pm.

HOW: Purchase a $100 ticket. Visit (www.artleaguehhi.org) or call (843) 681-5060. Tickets also available at Art League Gallery and Art League Academy.

Only 100 tickets will be sold. You must have a ticket to attend. Each ticket admits two guests and awards one piece of art.

WHERE: Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.

ABOUT ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD: Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, even true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly. Located south-island at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and the exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.

“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is Art League of Hilton Head’s mission.

For further info call the League at 843/681-5060 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

FABulon A Center for Art and Education Ask Artists Living and Working in the West Ashley Area of Charleston, SC, to Take Census Survey

August 10, 2018

The FABulon A Center for Art and Education is doing its last push to reach out to as many West Ashley artists as possible to fill out the quick West Ashley Artists Census.  If you could share this link in any capacity you feel appropriate, we’d be grateful. It’s for artists who live and/OR work West Ashley.

Many thanks, Susan and Harriet at FABulon

The Link is (https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4300551/West-Ashley-Artists-Census).

For further info call Susan Irish Director, FABulon A Center for Art and Education at 843/566-3383.

Charleston Gallery Association in Charleston, SC, Offers 2nd Annual Summer Wine Bouquet – September 16, 2018

July 29, 2018

Do you enjoy summer wines, fine art, and live music? Grab a pair of tickets to the Charleston Gallery Association’s second annual Summer Wine Bouquet on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Over 20 of Charleston’s finest art galleries will display artwork in the Grand Ballroom of the Mills House Grand Wyndham Hotel. Guests will delight in a variety of summer wines and hors d’oeuvres, and there will also be live music and painting demonstrations for your enjoyment.

CGA’s Summer Wine Bouquet will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, from 5-8pm, at the Mills House on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC.
Tickets: $50 (or two for $90.00)

Purchase tickets at this link (http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/).

Each attendee will experience:
– dozens of summer wines
– 20+ gallery exhibitions
– painting demonstrations by renown artists
– artist lectures on technique and collecting
– live music from The Kevin Patton Quartet
-hors d’oeuvres
– a signature Summer Wine Bouquet tasting wine glass

Participating galleries include: Andre Allen Studio, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild, Dog & Horse Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Hagan Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Miller Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Principle Gallery, Reinert Fine Art, Revealed Gallery, Sandpiper Gallery, Studio 151 Fine Arts, The Sportsman’s Gallery, and Trager Contemporary.

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

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Seeks Crafts Artisans – Deadline Oct. 20, 2018

June 27, 2018

“CraftHiltonHead2018”, 6th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by several esteemed jurors based on artistic excellence, innovation, and originality. This is a juried gallery show in a community that loves art and buys art. Over $4,000 in cash prizes will be awarded by two nationally recognized judges.

Deadline for applications is Oct. 20, 2018. For more information and to enter, go to (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5293).

The selection of the finalists will be made by two judges, each with exceptional artistic experiences, Patricia Willcox and Linda Bloom.

Willcox is an award-winning 3-dimensional multi-media craftsman, teacher, and entrepreneur. Her work as a costume designer for the past 40 years in movies and on the theater stage has greatly influenced her own fantasy figurative art in fiber and clay.

Bloom’s career has spanned over 30 years in the visual and performing arts. She has served as a working artist, public school art educator, cultural arts director, gallery director, art historian, museum curator, public art administrator, and arts center development director. She previously served as juror of “CraftHiltonHead2012”.

This exhibition will be free and open to the public from Dec. 4 – 29, 2018 at Art League Gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5-7pm. This exhibition will take place during the entire run of a professionally produced performance of “An American in Paris” on the stage of Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Since the gallery is located inside the Arts Center, we expect to host an additional 100 to 200 theatre-goers each evening in addition to our regular visitors.

Art League of Hilton Head is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on a membership of talented artists, art students and arts supporters that work together to advance the mission to support and promote visual arts through exhibition, education, and partnerships.

Art League Gallery located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.

For further info call 843/681-5060.

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company in Charleston, SC, Combines Forces for 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival

May 8, 2018

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company cordially invites you to our Piccolo Spoleto production; HEART Radio Lab presents “Love Frequency 2018” as part of Piccolo Spoleto, Friday, June 8th at Charleston Music Hall and Visual Art Exhibition, The doors open at 6pm with the performance beginning at 7pm.

Love Frequency will feature some of Charleston’s most reputable musicians together with the HEARTists. This theatrical choir will cover songs by David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Cloud Cult, Leonard Cohen, Maclemore and more! The event starts with a visual art exhibition at 6pm and performance at 7pm.

To purchase Tickets, sponsor, and learn more visit (https://www.heartsc.org/news/2018/2/20/heart-radio-lab-love-frequency-2018).

By becoming a sponsor to this event, you can make your support go further than simply buying a ticket and attending the event. With the sponsorship packages, you not only get tickets for you and your group but you will also be supporting free event tickets for residents of local group homes for adults with special needs.

Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, Present “Benches, Books & More!”

May 8, 2018

The Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, have teamed up in a collaborative effort entitled “Benches, Books & More!” This week-long exhibition features hand-painted furniture by locally well-known artists inspired by, and in partnership with, Lowcountry authors. This collaborative fundraiser is a first of its kind here on Hilton Head. The illustrations and themes of popular books by ten Lowcountry authors will be hand-painted by local artists on benches, chairs, tables and a variety of furniture. Notable artists include; Addison Palmer, Dennis Lake, Amos Hummell, Andrea Studenc and Stella Lee-Anderson. The artwork on the furniture will be inspired by both adult and children’s books.

“Both organizations have a mission to enrich Hilton Head and it’s great to work together to support our community. Stop by and place a bid. You will not only have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind work of art you can hand down for generations, but you will be supporting two community organizations.” states Mary Ann Hanna, Art League Board Member.

You must see this exhibition of two local organizations working together to enhance our community. “Benches, Books & More!” will be on exhibition at Art League Gallery, May 28 – June 1, 2018. A Gala event will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6-9pm.

Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors. Art League’s Academy instructors and Gallery exhibiting artists produce a wide array of artwork in all media, a testament to the artists quality they will reproduce on the furniture

The Literacy Center empowers adults and enriches the community by providing literacy classes for the people of Beaufort County so they can be successful with their family, at their jobs and in the community. The Literacy Center is the only nonprofit organization providing these services to about 500 people and families at four locations. “One in 11 people in Beaufort County are unable to read, write or speak English. Proceeds of this unique event will benefit the TLC’s literacy, reading, writing, English, workforce development and Citizenship programs offered by TLC,” states Pam Wall, Executive Director of The Literacy Center.

Author Book Signing Schedule:
Andrea Studenc, “Hair Brain Jane” 5/29/2018, 10-11:30am
Connie Sewell, “Summer Saltz Books” 5/29/2018, 10am-2pm
Sansing McPherson “Sweat Sisters” 5/29/2018, 10am-1pm
Howard Rankin, “God’s Waiting Room” 5/30/2018, 10am-1pm
Roger Pinckney, Right Side of the River” 5/30/2018, 12-3pm
Ann Lilly “Scoots New Home” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm
Elijah Heyward “Stories and Poems of a Gullah Native” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Jim Jordan “Savannah Grey” 5/31/2018, 10am-2pm
Laurie McCall “Song of the Sirens” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Sheila Ferguson “Journey Back to Me” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm

Gala Event: Friday, June 1, 2018, from 6-9pm. $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased at Art League Gallery, at Art League Academy, and online at (www.artleaguehhi.org). Enjoy live music, wine & hors d’ oeuvres. Winners of silent auction to be announced at 8pm. The Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC,

For further info call 843/681-5060.