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Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, Offers Works by Alice Ballard, Katrina Majkut, Lynne Riding, and Katya Cohen

December 3, 2017

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, is presenting an exhibition entitled, f word, featuring works by Alice Ballard, Katrina Majkut, Lynne Riding, and Katya Cohen, on view at RIVERWORKS Gallery, located along the Reedy River in Greenville, through December 16, 2017.

F word is usually a more palatable, polite, hushed version of a caustic, curse. This exhibition, f word, politely whispers an all too often misunderstood term, “feminist”– feminist as the curse of cuckolding, uppity women.

The f word defines feminist as regenerative, life-giving nature as seen in Alice Ballard’s exquisite ceramic wall pods. Ballard defines her process: “I spend countless hours contemplating a particular form in order to feel its energy.  It becomes a Zen-like connection not unlike a meditation.” Ballard, a grandmother, currently teaches at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts (SGCAH) and Humanities and Christ Church Episcopal Middle School and maintains a studio here in Greenville.

Work by Katrina Majkut

The f word is intricate, petite, cross stitched samplers of contraceptive products from Katrina Majkut’s “Control” series. She states, “Such mediums contain their own patriarchal or submissive history, and modernizing them to convey how particular cultural practices are often at odds with women’s parity.” Majkut is a visual artist and writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is dedicated to exploring and understanding feminine narratives and civil rights.

Lynne Riding’s “Concerning Beings” fills the floor of RIVERWORKS with strikingly fragile white paper bowls – vessels, the ancient, mythological female symbol. According to Riding, “It occurred to me that the daily practice required when making these bowls references the daily chores and some of the tedium involved with many daily domestic chores, aligned with attention to detail and the care required.” Riding is a practicing artist in Charleston and on the faculty of the College of Charleston and the Art Institute of Charleston.

Works by Lynne Riding

Katya Cohen states, “Contemporary Art cannot be addressed without tracing its roots to Duchamp’s readymades; his most (in)famous being Fountain done in 1917…” In homage to the 100th Anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, Cohen paints, in the manner of Rubens, details of this classic male fixture as seductive, sensuous, female curves. Cohen lives and maintains a studio practice in Clemson after gracefully retiring from teaching classes, ranging from printmaking to seminars in contemporary art theory, at UGA, Clemson, Anderson, Furman and at the SGCAH.

f word’s subtle images and palette invite contemplation and possibly a rethinking of the cultural myths of feminism. Through its quiet images, forms, and tones it politely asks for consideration of women as equals.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located on River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville.

For further information call 864/271-0679, e-mail to (, or visit ( and click on RIVERWORKS.

Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, Calls for Entries for the “2016 GMA Biennial Juried Exhibition” – Deadline Nov. 2, 2015

October 26, 2015


Exhibition Dates: February 5–April 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday February 5, 2016 5–8 pm
Location: Greenville Museum of Art
802 S. Evans Street
Greenville NC, 27834

Entry Deadline: November 2, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 images payable by credit card, check or PayPal

The Greenville Museum of Art call to artists who are residents of North Carolina.

Eligibility and Rules
No media restrictions. Open to all artists who are residents of North Carolina 18 years old or older. Work must be original, executed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the GMA. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus and is a contract to exhibit entries selected by the juror. Substitutions for entries sold or otherwise committed before acceptance are not allowed. GMA will retain a 40% commission on any work sold during exhibition.

Theresa N. Hammond, Director and Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

Application Deadline & Fees
Application forms can be submitted via mail or email: 2016 GMA Biennial Juried Exhibition Calendar and Entry Form. High resolution digital images can be submitted by email or by mailing a CD. Information about each image should be included on the entry form. Also include an artist’s statement and brief biography. Email to ( Artists will be notified of acceptance of work by November 25, 2015. Accepted work must be received January 5-11 2016.

Entry fee: $25 for 3 images, payable by check, money order or PayPalTop of Form

A prize fund is guaranteed for the Best in Show, First, Second and Third places. Award winners will be selected by the juror and announced at the reception on February 5th at 6:00pm.

Liability Insurance
Accepted Entries will be insured by GMA’s fine art policy from receipt through May 11, 2016. Works listed NFS should assign an insurance value. Works for sale will be insured for 60% of the retail price (same as the artist would receive in the event of sale of the work). Please note that artists will be held responsible for proof of value in the instance of a claim. Works left after May 15, 2016 become property of the GMA and may be disposed of.

All work must be completely dry, framed, wired, and ready for hanging, or otherwise suitably prepared for exhibition. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Orientation or installation instructions and specialized hardware should be included with work. All shipped art work must not exceed UPS/Fed Ex size limitations. Hand-delivered art work must not exceed 8 feet in any direction.

Receipt and return of artwork
Artwork must be shipped (at the artist’s expense) via UPS, FedEX or USPS in a sturdy reusable container. No COD shipments will be accepted. All accepted work shipped and hand delivered must be received no later than the January 11th 2016 deadline. Hand delivered work must be delivered to Greenville during museum hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30 pm or Saturday – Sunday 1-4pm. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping (USPS Return Postage or prepaid UPS or FedEx shipping label).

1. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibition February 6–April 24, 2016.
2. The museum reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and other purposes.
3. Payment of the entry fee signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of the rules and conditions of the competition.
4. All entrants must include their name, address, city, state, zip code, country, phone, email, title of work, date of work, materials and techniques, dimensions, price.

For online entry visit (

Charlotte Fitz Daniels, Executive Director
Greenville Museum of Art

802 S. Evans Street, NC 27834
252 758-1946

Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, Calls for Entries for Biennial Juried Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 2, 2015

August 20, 2015

The Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, is currently holding a Call for Entries from North Carolina artists, 18 year old or older, for its Biennial Juried Exhibition that will be installed on February 6, 2015.

The entry deadline for artworks is November 2, 2015 with an application fee of $25 for upwards of 3 images submitted.

View of a previous exhibition.

The following link gives more specifics about the show and the application process: (

This year’s juror will be Theresa N. Hammond, Director and Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

For further information call the Museum at 252/758-1946.

Tyler White O’Brien Gallery in Greensboro, NC, Offers Benefit for Greensboro’s Alight Foundation – Sept. 26, 2013

August 14, 2013

The Tyler White O’Brien Gallery in Greensboro, NC, will offer a benefit event for Greensboro’s Alight Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, from 5:30-8:30pm.

Alight Foundation, a local nonprofit benefitting breast cancer patients, is holding their fifth annual Alight at Tyler White Gallery event where Sherry McAdams will be the featured artist. Guests will enjoy fine art, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Themed baskets and jewelry from Schiffmans and a painting by Sherry McAdams will be raffled.

Come and go from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at 307 State Street in Greensboro.

Admission tickets are $30 and are available online at (


Sherry McAdams is a modernist painter whose work has roots in the abstract expressionist tradition, yet embraces a style that is uniquely her own. Shapes and line appear to morph in and out of focus, colors shift like seasons, and subtle imagery whispers beneath the surface. It is the quiet subdued neutrals with their absence of light that work so well to introduce the punch of intense light and pure color. McAdams’ art combines energetic brushwork, along with a mysterious layering of color and texture to create a variety of soft and hard passages to capture the viewer’s attention.

McAdams attended East Carolina University, and earned a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a graphic designer and has been employed with Carolina Biological Supply Company for the last 17 years. Influenced by scientific images, such as microscopic human, plant, and animal images has led her to investigate more abstract compositions in her paintings.

“Painting offers me the practical and metaphorical reminder that there are always opportunities to move forward and change. Working primarily with acrylics, there is no such thing as a ‘mistake’. I add another layer, another texture, and the painting gradually emerges,” says McAdams.

“Using acrylic paint, collaged materials, pencils, oil pastels, and other materials, I will often have ten or more layers of media, with the more subterranean layers peeking through to add depth and texture. I enjoy the interplay of complements and the use of grayed colors against bright.”

McAdams adds, “I jump in with both feet, and have been called fearless by my contemporaries because of a tendency to paint fast and with great enthusiasm. Each painting is a journey, a challenge, and a wonder. Painting is my passion!”

Kathy O’Brien, gallery owner, said she is delighted to help host the annual fundraising event and plans to donate a percentage of the gallery sales in October to such a worthwhile cause.

Other proud sponsors of the Tyler White event include: The Gorrell Family Foundation, Morrisette Paper Company, ITG/Burlington, Columbia Forest Products, Physicians for Women, New Breed Logistics, Gail Boulton, Bill Soles, Bank of Oak Ridge, Gift in Memory of Frances & Philip Daly, and Greensboro’s “News & Record”.

Melissa Vogelsinger, executive director of the Alight Foundation, said that “this is a lovely event that we look forward to each year. We are so thankful for our generous donors and appreciate the opportunity to thank them in person. Greensboro really understands the idea of giving back to its own and keeping charitable giving local. Each year, many more people are becoming familiar with our work in the cancer center with newly-diagnosed women, and they want to help.”

Alight Foundation, founded in 2005 by Mary Gorrell Jones, believes that all breast cancer patients should have the necessary resources to navigate the breast cancer journey. Alight provides each newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient with educational materials to help them make important treatment decisions. They also provide emergency assistance funds to patients so that they may focus on their treatment, and they hold educational programs which are designed to empower patients with knowledge. Additionally, Alight provides certified onsite survivor mentors. These women are there to help patients navigate the journey with the experience of a survivor, offering information about the cancer center support programs and community resources. Alight is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. For further info visit (

For further info call Kathy O’Brien at 336/707-7476 or e-mail to (

Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, Calls for Entries for its Biennial Juried Art Exhibition – Deadline June 17, 2013

May 22, 2013


The Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, NC, is accepting entries from North Carolina visual artists, 18 years and older for the GMA’s “Biennial Juried Art Exhibition”.  Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: June 17, 2013.

For more information and to download the prospectus visit  (