Archive for the ‘Greenville SC Visual Arts’ Category

Duke Energy and the Museum & Gallery in Greenville, SC, Partner Together for Arts Education

October 31, 2013


The Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) in Greenville, SC, is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its Arts Encounter: The Power of Partnerships program. The Museum & Gallery is a first-time grant recipient of the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation.

The donation goes directly toward funding the Arts Encounter program, an outreach that served more than 9,000 K–12 students and educators with arts-integrated educational programming in the past academic year. Since beginning in 2008, M&G’s Arts Encounter program has added over 1,000 new students every year, serving the entire SC Upstate and parts of Western North Carolina.

“The Museum & Gallery is truly appreciative of this gift, and we’re excited about the beginning of what we believe will be a long and positive Upstate partnership as we extend the museum’s outreach to serve more students and families,” said M&G director, Erin R. Jones.

“Helping ensure a strong arts community and educating our youth about the importance of the arts are qualities that make the Upstate such an attractive place to live and work,” said Mike Wilson, Duke Energy’s district manager for Greenville County.

For more information about the Museum & Gallery’s educational programming and the Arts Encounter outreach, visit ( or call the museum at 864/770-1331.

Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, Offers 28th Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend – Oct. 19 & 20, 2013

October 4, 2013


This year the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC, marks the 28th anniversary of its signature fund-raiser, now called Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend, or AFAD for short. Sponsored by TD Bank, the annual show opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 19 and ends Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2013. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the purchase of 10 American artworks selected to honor the 150thth anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Twenty-five dealers from across the country will exhibit the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Southeast in the Museum’s iconic modern setting. Silver, linens, fine art, folk art, jewelry, primitives, porcelain, and outstanding antique furniture, both American and European, are for sale.


Renowned decorator and author, Thomas Jayne, is the keynote speaker for the event. By blending the best that history has to offer with modern convenience and comfort, Thomas Jayne creates elegant and relaxed spaces perfectly suited to 21st-century living. A resident of both New York and New Orleans, Jayne brings a touch of the South to his interiors as well. He has been recently profiled in “The Magazine Antiques and Flower”, and he was named to “Architectural Digest’s” Top 100 List of Designers and Architects.

Thomas Jayne’s lecture on Saturday, Oct. 19, is sponsored by “Garden & Gun” magazine. Tickets, which are $30, include coffee and light breakfast treats, a 20% discount on any Thomas Jayne book, and a general admission AFAD Weekend ticket. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 864.546.4061.


In 1986, the very first antiques show impressed Greenville with its elegant black-tie preview party and its beautiful show floor in the museum’s galleries. At that first show, 20 dealers showcased the best in American and English furniture, silver, rugs, and porcelains. Of those original 20, three exhibitors have been part of the show for 27 years, and this year the GCMA welcomes seven dealers who are new to AFAD Weekend, raising the total number of exhibitors to 25.

In addition to shopping from an array of stunning antiques, fine art, and folk art, guests can savor delicious Southern hospitality with a tasty boxed lunch, an elegant dessert, or relaxing glass of wine in the afternoon.

Since its inception, the GCMA Antiques Show, now known as Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend has raised more than $7 million for the acquisition of more than 85 works of art for Greenville. Today the Greenville County Museum of Art is recognized as one of the country’s finest American art museums. Visitors come from around the world and around the corner to see the outstanding collections of works by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns along with the renowned Southern Collection, all made possible by the tireless efforts of volunteers and the incredible generosity of the community.

The 2013 Antiques, Fine Art & Design Weekend show hours are from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. GCMA Benefactors are among the first to see the beautiful antiques, fine art, and design must-haves at the private gala black-tie Preview Party, where AFAD patrons enjoy browsing the best of the best before the show opens to the public.

For more information, call 864/546-4061.

T.L. Norris Gallery in Greenville, SC, Celebrates One Year Anniversary – Oct. 18, 2013

October 3, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery in Greenville, SC, hosts its one year anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, from 5:30 – 9pm. The celebratory event is free and open to the public; hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. During the evening, all guests will be eligible to enter a drawing for a bottle of wine and the event will also feature live music.

Terry Norris is pleased to celebrate the gallery’s success. Sharing his passion of art will help Norris reach his goal of developing Greenville into becoming a national art destination. “Our city is rich in its history and traditions,” Norris said. “While retaining its heritage, Greenville is gaining recognition for its progressive attitude and accomplishments. The downtown area of Greenville has become something other cities seek to emulate. I hope our gallery will continue to further the efforts others have made to make Greenville a great place to live, work and visit.”

T.L. Norris Gallery is located at 1 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29609.

For more information, please visit ( or call the gallery at 864/991-8645.

Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Prepares for Annual Appraisal Event – Sept. 28, 2013

September 17, 2013

Come join the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, as we prepare to host our annual Collectible or Curiosity?: An Antique Appraisal Event, on Sept. 28, 2013, from 9am-5pm. This appraisal event offers attendees the rare opportunity to have their antiques and memorabilia examined by well-known, quality appraisers at an accessible price. This year’s Collectible or Curiosity? includes such respected field experts as:

Dawn Corley – known as the “Charleston Silver Lady,” Dawn is a nationally recognized silver specialist and fine jewelry expert. A much sought after speaker, she has given presentations and lectures to US presidents, foreign heads of state and dignitaries, and many corporate and Fortune 500 groups. During the raising of the USS Hunley from Charleston harbor, Dawn’s expertise and years of experience proved invaluable as she assessed and appraised jewelry recovered from the sunken vessel.


Miller Gaffney – founder of Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, Miller has worked as a private consultant for clients in New York and Europe and is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a licensed appraiser and a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. In addition to founding Miller Gaffney Art Advisory in 2006, she lectures and writes on all aspects of art. Most recently, she has been a cast member on the PBS series, Market Warriors.

M&G is excited to once again partner with these accomplished appraisers, all to offer Upstate residents an accessible, affordable opportunity to better understand the value of their cherished heirlooms, silver, jewelry, furniture, pottery, porcelain, arts and general antique items. Fees for this event are $15 per item through September 25th, and $18 afterwards up until the day of the event.* Slots fill up quickly, so register now and save the date for M&G’s appraisal event!

For more information about M&G’s Collectible or Curiosity? event, please call 864/770-1331 or visit the museum’s website at (

*Registration fees include admission for the registrant; the fee for each additional guest is $5.00.

Furman University in Greenville, SC, Is Looking to Add Works to Its Art Collection – Deadline Sept. 18, 2013

August 9, 2013

Furman University in Greenville, SC, is looking for local artists to be part of a permanent collection that will be housed in the school’s Herring Center for Continuing Education.

Artists are called to submit work for a juried exhibition that will be displayed in the Herring Center’s Baiden Gallery, from Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, 2013. Selected works will be purchased and form the core of the Herring Center Permanent Collection.

The deadline for electronic submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, by 5pm.

Artists will be notified of acceptance on Oct. 2, 2013.

For “The Herring Center Juried Exhibition: Transformation, Community and Self,” up to 12 accepted works will be considered for purchase awards. The call is open to artists age 18 or older working in any two-dimensional media and who reside in the following North and South Carolina counties: Anderson, Laurens, Greenville, Henderson, Oconee, Pickens, Polk, Spartanburg and Transylvania.

Each entry is $10 with a cap of three entries per artist.

Jurors for the exhibition include longtime Furman art professor Bob Chance; studio ceramics artist Diana Farfan Valente; and Joe Thompson, chair of the visual arts department at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC.

The Call to Artists document is available online at (

For more entry requirements, specifications and forms, contact Michael Brodeur in Furman’s Department of Art by e-mail at (, or Alison Search in Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development by e-mail at ( or call 864/294-2154.

Calling for Participation in the Outsider Arts 2013 Holiday Market at The Handlebar in Greenville, SC – Deadline Sept. 30, 2013

July 31, 2013

Event organizers are calling for participation in the Outsider Arts 2013 Holiday Market at The Handlebar, located at 304 E. Stone Avenue in Greenville, SC. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, from 10am – 6pm.

We’re excited to announce Outsider Arts 3rd Annual Holiday Market and Fundraiser. Planning has begun and we’re collaborating with The Handlebar to bring another Holiday Market / Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off to the upstate this November.

You’ll find details in the prospectus. Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2013. Find the prospectus and application on the website at (

If anyone is interested in helping the day of the event, please contact Stephanie Gutzman at 864/569-4821 about volunteering.

Certus Saturday for Families at the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC – July 20, 2013

July 9, 2013


Even if the annual beach trip is already in the rearview mirror, it’s not too late to enjoy a road trip of sorts – all from the comfort of the Greenville County Museum of Art. The GCMA and Certus Bank invite families to explore the beauty of American landscape through music and hands-on art activities at the Museum’s second Certus Saturday on July 20, 2013, from 2 until 4pm.

Kids and their families are sure to enjoy live music by the duo Bluegrass Flash Mob, featuring Kenny Lambert and Trey Gibbs. Lambert, who holds the title of Georgia Mountain Fiddle Champion, has played with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and with such pop stars as Wynona Judd, Johnny Mathis, Marc Anthony, and Jump Little Children among others. Gibbs brings his English and Irish heritage to the team’s bluegrass sound. Playing both traditional and contemporary favorites on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Bluegrass Flash Mob will bring the American spirit to life in the GCMA’s galleries.

A visit to the GCMA this summer wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the spectacular exhibition “Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”. Visitors can join a tour with one of the Museum’s education specialists to hear some of the stories behind the paintings, or take a walk across the country (and across history) at their own pace. Inspired by the music and the art, budding artists and their families are invited to stop by the studio and express their own creativity through landscape.

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984), “Mount Williamson from Manzanar, Sierra Nevada, California,” 1944.

Youngsters will discover how to capture the three-dimensional world on a flat surface by following a few simple tricks that landscape artists use. Artist Bruce Bunch will be on hand to demonstrate and offer suggestions and assistance for this exciting make and take landscape workshop.

Sponsored by a grant from Certus Bank, Certus Saturday is free, and open to the public.

For further info contact Paula Angermeier by calling 864/271-7570, ext. 1028 or e-mail to (

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Calls for Entries for Its Juried Small Works Show – Deadline Aug. 31, 2013

June 30, 2013


The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, is calling for entries for its “Artists Guild Gallery Juried Small Works Show”

Deadline for entries is Aug. 31, 2013

For details visit (

The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from Oct. 1 – 31, 2013, with a reception held on Oct. 4, from 6-9pm.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is located at 200 N. Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC. Hours of operation are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-6pm, and Sun., 1-5pm.

For further info call 864/239-3882 or visit (

Members of Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Hold Reception at Tablefields Market Kitchen – Mar. 22, 2013

March 19, 2013


The Tablefields Market Kitchen in Greenville, SC, announces a Meet the Artists Reception to be held on March 22, 2013, from 5-7pm. The community for an evening of food, fun and art. Taste the great local flavors of Tablefields Market Kitchen and meet the artists that are featured in the restaurant’s décor.

Four AGGG members have been selected to show their talents – pencil artist, Gerda Bowman; painter, Kathy DuBose; surrealist, Kevin Henderson; and photographer David Waldrop. This is a great event that supports both the local artists and restaurants in our community. It is a win-win night for everyone.

Tablefields Market Kitchen is the newest member of Cafe Enterprises, Inc. Tablefields is a fast-casual restaurant concept that focuses on seven key qualities – food, local sourcing, community, freshness, relaxation, authenticity and hospitality.

As a member of the Cafe Enterprises family, Tablefields will become a pillar in its local communities. In the past two years, Cafe Enterprises has raised more than $1.5 million for charities and community organizations and looks to continue these efforts through Tablefields’ community involvement. For more information, visit (

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville on North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC. Over twenty local artists are represented in the gallery along with various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors.

For further info call AGGG at 864/239-3882 or visit (

Make a Lunch Date with Museum & Gallery’s ArtBreak in Greenville, SC

January 19, 2013


Tired of the same old lunch routine day after day? Now’s your chance to spice things up with the Museum & Gallery’s ArtBreak, a fascinating lunchtime opportunity for Greenville-area professionals and retirees, at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. One Wednesday a month, enjoy a catered lunch at noon with a focused lecture by M&G staff members on relevant themes and subjects in art and art history. All lectures make specific connections and references to M&G’s own esteemed collection with ArtBreak.

ArtBreak topics including the following:

Victorian Threads and M&G’s Collection (January 23): Come join M&G’s grant specialist, Blaine Welgraven, as he highlights the popular threads of morality and Shakespearean drama in pre-Victorian and Victorian England as represented through the popular artwork of those periods. In particular, the lecture will focus on the works of such distinguished 18th- and 19th-century artists and social influences as William Hogarth and Robert Smirke. (Hosted at M&G at Bob Jones University)

Northern Renaissance Masterworks in M&G’s Collection (February 6): Listen as M&G curator, John Nolan, details the history of M&G’s 15th- and 16th-century Northern Renaissance collection, including Flemish, Dutch, French, and Spanish works. As Nolan states, “M&G has long been acclaimed for the strength of its Baroque and Italian painting, but a recent major loan exhibition … has revealed the remarkable strength, depth, and significance of the museum’s Northern Renaissance holdings.” The presentation will carefully study the formation of M&G’s Northern Renaissance collection and share greater insight into some of its most significant works. (Hosted at M&G at Heritage Green)

Deciphering Symbolism in Old Master Painting (April 3): In this ArtBreak, the audience will learn to read and decipher some of the symbols of the past to identify universal themes in Old Master works. For centuries, art has remained a tool of communication for the literate and illiterate alike, with Old Master paintings a particularly rich study because of their heavy reliance on symbols and icons. Come enjoy this fascinating presentation as M&G’s director Erin Jones explores the deeper insights and meanings inherent in various Old Master paintings. (Hosted at M&G at Heritage Green)

Don’t waste the lunch hour – savor it while learning with M&G’s ArtBreak! It’s one lunchtime decision you won’t regret!

Cost is $5 for the lecture only or $12 including a boxed lunch.

For registration information, visit M&G online at ( or contact Amy Basinger at 864/770-1331.


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