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Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Announces Winners of the “2013 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”

September 29, 2013

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, announces the winners of the “2013 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”, on view at the LCCA’s Spring House through Oct. 28, 2013.

2013 Winners and Honorable Mentions

Winners:

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Cynthia Moeykens with “Sides of Sophie”

1st Place – Cynthia Moeykens for “Sides of Sophie”

2nd Place – Will McFadden for “Diagnosis Alzheimer’s”

3rd Place – Christopher Ramon Stewart for “Sista Wytonya”

4th Place – Bill Bradley for “Beverly and Janice, Two Bad Girls of Rock”

Honorable Mentions:

Marya Hicks for “A Worried Peak”

Bill Bradley for “Charlotte”

Joe Parascand for “Navasink River Morning”

Heather Hinson for “Lost at Sea”

*You still have time to vote for your favorite piece. People’s Choice Award will be announced Oct. 28, 2013. Come by the LCCA to vote today!

Please visit our website at (www.lccarts.net), for more information on the “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”.

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of “Bring Us Your Best” Exhibit

August 30, 2013

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, based in Hendersonville, NC, has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, the tenth annual “Bring Us Your Best”, which is now on exhibit through August 30.  Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition which is on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College Campus.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board member Francis Cullinan. Joan Jackson, representing the Wax Family Memorial Funds, long-time sponsor of the exhibition, presented the awards to the following winning artists:

1st Place/2-dimensional  ($250) – Michael Alonzo, “Home Port”
1st Place/3-dimensional ($250) – John Arnold, “Attractions”
1st Place/Photography  ($250) – Aden Troyer, “Cap & Hat”
1st Place/Fine Craft ($250) – Bart Vinsh, “Thunder Dome”
2nd Place/2-dimensional  ($150) – Kimberly Walton, “Sea of Death”
2nd Place/3-dimensional ($150) – Brian Shope, “Top of the Top”
2nd Place/Photography ($150) – Walter Arnold, “The Ruin of Harlots Hall”
2nd Place/Fine Craft ($150) – Molly Sharp, “2-sided African Shield Pendant”
3rd Place/2-dimensional  ($100) – Al Junek, “Loosely Tethered”
3rd Place/3-dimensional ($100) – Bennie Santistevan, “Come Dance with Me”
3rd Place/Photography ($100) – Cathy Hennessey, “Flying Away”
3rd Place/Fine Craft ($100) – Rita deMaintenon, “Surrender to the Irish”

In addition to the above awards, Barbara Eck and Harry Wozniak, of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Stephen Janton for his oil painting entitled “Dans La Lumiere (Into the Light).” The One Planet, One World award acknowledges the artist whose artwork best represents a respect for the interdependence of all existence, a tenet central to the Unitarian Universalist world view.

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Oil painting by Stephen Janton, winner of the One Planet, One World award sponsored and presented by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

Ten Honorable Mention awards, $25 Gift Certificates for The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, were awarded to the following: John Anderson, Bonnie Bardos, Susan Douglas, Mark Haines, Toni G. Marie, John Orolin, Kenneth D. Peterson, Chris Ray, Maxine Tatreau, and David Voorhees.

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing and will be announced on the last day of the exhibition, August 30th.

Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 pm.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. All artwork is for sale.

 In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best X” is also sponsored by the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund, and The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 N. Main Street, 3rd floor Hendersonville, NC 28792.  (Entrance on Fourth Ave. W.),

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

For more information contact The Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504, e-mail to (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or visit (www.acofhc.org).

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “24th Annual Juried Competition”

August 16, 2013

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The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, announced its “24th Annual Juried Competition” winners at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at 6pm.

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Juror, Rebecca Elliot is the assistant curator of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC. She oversees the Mint’s collections of jewelry and metalwork in addition to contributing to projects relating to all other craft and design media. Prior to joining the Mint’s staff, she worked in a curatorial capacity at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Arts festivals she has juried include Artisphere (Greenville, SC) and the Bayou City Arts Festival (Houston, TX).

Elliot selected 34 works out of 110 entries from 18 cities and 7 states to be displayed in the “24th Annual Juried Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

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Work by Adrian Rhodes

The winners of the “24th Annual Juried Competition” are:

AWARDS
Best of Show:        “OBOL” by Adrian Rhodes
1st Place:        “The Ineffable State of Being” by Seth Rouser
2nd Place:        “Ghost Dancer” by Robert J. Dygert
3rd Place:        “geologae brilliotara no 001-005″ by Katie Poterala
Honorable Mention:     “Bound (Night)” by Rebecca Jacobs

The “Juried Competition” will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through Sept. 15, 2013.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “24th Annual Juried Competition”.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

The Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC, Announced the Winners of the “Vulcraft-Nucor Visualicious 2013 Competition”

August 12, 2013

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The Art Trail Gallery in Florence, SC, has announced the winners of the “Vulcraft-Nucor Visualicious 2013 Competition”, juried by Amelia Rose Smith of Charleston, SC. The exhibit will be on view through Sept. 7, 2013.

The Best of Show award was presented to Gingi Martin, for an oil painting entitled “The Elusive Peacock”.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION:

First Place went to Pam Rhoads, for an oil painting titled “Jump For Joy”.

Second Place was awarded to Johnny Tanner for an acrylic painting entitled “Freedom Light”.

Third Place was given to Sherry Daily for an acrylic entitled “Serenity”.

Honorable Mentions were given to: Ann Page for a woodburning titled “Screech Owl”; Gaye Ham for a watercolor titled “Fruit Loops”; and Denny Stevenson for an oil painting titled “Untitled #5″.

NOVICE DIVISION:

First Place was given to Amy Smit for an oil painting titled “Serving Together”.

Second Place was awarded to Patricia Emery for a pastel painting titled “Faced in Blue”.

Third Place went to Jessicah Kean for her work “Masked”.

Honorable Mentions were given to: Antoinette Ganim for her work titled “Pink Peace”; Gena Sallinger for her work titled “Peace”; and Jana Goss for her work titled “Peacock”.

The Gleason Emerging Artist Award was given to John Ainsworth for his wire work titled “Greeting In the Park”.

The Vulcraft-Nucor Award of Excellence was given to Patricia Emery for her colored pencil piece titled “Reflections of the Afternoon II”.

The Art Trail Gallery is located at 185 West Evans Street, just around the corner from their old location on Dargon Street, in the heart of the growing arts district in Florence, SC. The gallery is open Wed., 11am-6pm; Thur., 11am-3pm; Fri., 11am-6pm and Sat. 11am-3pm.

For further information call 843/673-0729, e-mail at (atg@art-trail-gallery.com) or visit (www.art-trail-gallery.com).

Asheville, NC, Photographer, David Simchock, Wins Independent Music Award for Concert Photography

July 8, 2013

Asheville, NC, freelance photographer, David Simchock, has taken a top prize in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA). Simchock’s colorful and captivating image of New Orleans emerging superstar, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews was nominated for the award earlier in the year, along with photos from three other photographers. A panel of industry judges recently announced the IMA winners in a diverse range of categories, with Simchock’s capture coming out on top in the Artist Concert Photography group.

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Says Simchock, “I am very pleased and proud to have my concert work recognized by the IMA judges. I’ve photographed a ton of concerts and festivals in the past few years, and I am always pushing myself to take things to a higher level. This award will certainly be a contant reminder for me to be at the top of my game in the ‘pit’ or on festival grounds, and to produce top-quality, unique imagery for the publications, organizations and artists that are hiring me and using my photographs.”

The award-winning shot was captured at the 2011 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, not far from Simchock’s roots in Central New Jersey. This was not the first time, nor the last time, that he had the chance to photograph “Shorty” in concert. “The first time I saw Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform was at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest. Though they weren’t performing on the stages that I was covering (for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archives), there was a buzz about the festival grounds that this was a ‘must see’ local band, so I broke away from my designated stages to see what was in store from the local heroes. I was blown away! Since then, TS&OA’s stature has sky-rocketed around the world, but I’ve been able to cover them quite a few times, including the Appel Farm gig in New Jersey, with the most recent performance being at the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in my new home town of Asheville, North Carolina.”

With just a quick glance at the image, not only is the balanced, colorful composition and necessary photographic technical expertise obvious, but one can literally feel the soulful energy of a Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue concert. Continues Simchock, “Though I have been fortunate to photograph hundreds of artists over the years, I’d be hard-pressed to name one that is more exciting to shoot than Trombone Shorty and his band. There is never a dull moment, with each show serving up an abundance of dynamic surprises from every corner of the stage. They are a concert photographer’s dream!”

Though the formal IMA judging is now complete, there is still a chance for the public to weigh in on things as part of the Vox Pop voting. Music (and photography) enthusiasts can go on line on the IMA website to cast their vote. Time will tell if Simchock picks up another award based on public opinion. And, of course, we’ll wait and see what he has in store for next year’s IMA submission.

Vox Pop voting, and more information about the IMA nominees, can be found here.

About the Independent Music Awards: For more than a decade artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The Independent Music Awards. The 12th IMA Judging panel featured exceptional recording artists, as well as record label executives, club and festival talent buyers, music journalists, film and TV music supervisors.

Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry contact database The Musician’s Atlas, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion and distribution to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities.

The program receives submissions from artists previously on major labels as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 70 countries on six continents.

Program details available at (www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com).

About David J. Simchock:  A native of New Jersey, Simchock has lived and traveled overseas for many years and, since returning to the States in 2002, quickly established himself as a reputable freelance photographer and artist. His images have been published in major publications around the world, and he has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and venues from New York City to Asheville. Simchock’s efforts have been awarded many prestigious accolades, while his life story and career have been covered in several publications and TV features.

Simchock is a regular contributor to the music publication Elmore Magazine, and is also a staff photographer for the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) based in Black Mountain, NC. His music imagery is also used by several bands and artists for their websites and publicity materials.

Simchock is also an educator, speaker and writer (and aspiring rock star). He enjoys being a stranger in a strange land and taking on new artistic challenges, whether abroad or nearer to his own back yard. He strives to bring a fresh approach to his craft, successfully capturing the mood of the moment, as well as, perhaps, an entire journey.

For further info contact David Simchock Photography at 828/216 – 6457 or visit  (www.DavidSimchock.com).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Photography Competition Winners

June 28, 2013

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The winners of the Arts Council of York County’s “9th Annual Photography Competition” and “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” were announced and presented Thursday, June 20, 2013, at a public reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC.

Joe Ciarlante, a professional photographer who owns Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, NC and is the Academic Department Director of Photography at the Art Institute of Charlotte, selected 31 works out of 74 entries from 10 cities and 2 states to be displayed in the “Photography Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “9th Annual Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Morning by Lauren Copley
2nd Place: Last Stand by Lorraine Turi
3rd Place: BOUND by Rebecca Jacobs
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Drained by S. Glenn Barnette
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Waterloo SC by James Karner
Alf Ward Merit Award Honorable Mention: Attitude by Peter Krenn

Ciarlante also selected 43 photos to be displayed in the “Youth Photography” exhibit in the Lewandowski Classroom at the Center for the Arts. The recipients of the “4th Annual Youth Photography Competition” are:

1st Place: Winter Blues by India Mackinson
2nd Place: Flash Back by Laura Jacques
3rd Place: Creation of Color by Bryleigh Barrett
Honorable Mention: Transformation of Beauty by Aaron Bentley
Honorable Mention: Heart of Gold by Tabitha Harris
Honorable Mention: Cherub Child by Reagan Wood

Both exhibits will be on view through July 28, 2013, at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St, Rock Hill. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; 2nd & 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm; and 2nd & 4th Sunday from 2pm-4pm.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “9th Annual Photography Competition”, with special thanks to Shutterfly for their generous donation of awards prizes.

For more information on the “Annual Photography Competition”, the “Youth Photography Competition” or other Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (arts@yorkcountyarts.org).

Fine Craft Shows Charleston in Charleston, SC, Announces Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows’ Merit Awards for 2013

June 28, 2013

Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, Inc., announces the merit awards given out at the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows this year. The two weekend events were held May 24-26 and May 31- June 2.

May 24-26 Show

The judge for the May 24 – 26 show was John Hull, Professor of Painting and Department Chair at the College of Charleston. Hull is a painter who has exhibited his work nationally since 1981. On Friday, May 24 he attended the show and designated the following award winners:

1st Place:  Mimi Hay, a clothing designer from Myrtle Beach, SC.

2nd place: Roberta Marasca, a Jeweler from Pittsboro, NC.

3rd place: Barbara and Rick Umbel, Jewelers from Melbourne Beach FL.

Honorable Mention:  Alan Daigre, a furniture maker from Readyville TN, Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Leslie Peebles, a printmaker from Alachua, FL, and Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mayor’s Purchase Award (best in show) went to Tara Winslow, a potter from Stow, OH, and Exhibitor Choice Award went to Katrin Wolf, a jeweler from Monticello, FL.

May 31-June 2 Show

The judge for the May 31 – June 2 show was Jean MK Miller, Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs and Professor, College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas on Friday, May 31, Miller attended the show and gave out the following awards:

1st place:  Jerry Maxey, a basketmaker from Piedmont, SC.

2nd place:  Alan Daigre, a furniture maker from Readyville, TN

3rd place:  Obayana Ajanaku, a jeweler from Decatur, GA

Honorable Mention: Jean Yao, a basketmaker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Catherine Gooslby, a jeweler from Decatur, GA, and Marlow & Diana Gates, broommakers from Leicester, NC.

Slide Juror’s Award:  Amy Goldstein-Rice, a potter from Inman, SC

Special Juror Merit Award: Vicki Vigneault, a stained glass artist from Inman, SC

Exhibitor Choice Award: Susan Marling, a fabric designer from Acworth, GA

Fine Craft Shows Charleston congratulates the winners.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to the public, artists, volunteers staff and professional partners that make these events successful. We couldn’t do it without you!

Photos available on our website at (www.finecraftshowscharleston.com).

For further info call 843/364-0421or e-mail to (piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com).

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announce 2013 Naomi McCracken Scholarship Awards

June 5, 2013

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is pleased to announce the 2013 Naomi McCracken Scholarship Awards going to three very talented student artists. Each year SOBA awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Bluffton High School who have been accepted to an accredited art college and plan to major in the visual arts.

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Christina Andrews

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Alexandria Craig

Christina Andrews was the first place winner, Alexandria Craig and Alexandra Ball were tied for second place. Andrews works in mainly with acrylic and pen and ink, Craig in a variety of media, and Ball is an up and coming photographer. They were judged based on their body of work and interviews with the SOBA scholarship committee. These girls are inspiring and all three are sure to be successful in their next level of artistic endeavors. Congratulations to them all! We have no photo for Alexandra Ball.

For further info call 843/757-6586  or at (www.sobagallery.com).

City of North Charleston (SC) Announces Winners of Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions

May 21, 2013

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Fine artists and amateur and professional photographers from across the state were invited to participate in the “2013 Judged Fine Art and Judged Photography Competitions & Exhibitions”, organized annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and presented May 3-11 as a component of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC.  A total of 168 fine art entries were accepted in the categories of oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, and 2D mixed media. Cash awards totaling $3,250 were made at the sole discretion of the judge, Sara C. Arnold, Curator of Collections at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.

After making her selections, Arnold stated, “The Lowcountry is fortunate to have such an event that displays the talents of our local artists.” She continued, “All the applicants should be commended for their entries. It is a pleasure to see such variety in both media and in style represented in the competition.”

A total of 230 entries were accepted in photography, which were split into the divisions of Professional/Advanced and Amateur and categorized as color or monochrome. Cash awards totaling $1,450 were awarded by a panel of three judges using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Each judge evaluated entries as a whole, considering the areas of impact, composition, and technique.

In addition to awards given by the judges, three fine art pieces were selected for City of North Charleston Purchase Awards. These pieces will be added to the City of North Charleston’s Permanent Public Art Collection, which is on display within North Charleston City Hall throughout most of the year.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Best in Show – Fine Art
“In My Mother’s Arms” by Nizar/Kelvin Blufton

City of North Charleston Purchase Awards
“The Stretch” by Bob Graham
“Due South” by Elliot B. West
“Green Wave” by Angela Smith

Fine Art – Acrylic
1st Place – “Festival Fiddle” by Brenda Gilliam
2nd place – “Study in Public” by Jean Spencer
3rd Place – “Insomnia” by David Helmerick
Honorable Mention – “Play On” by Pedro Rodriguez
Honorable Mention – “Ishmael” by Amanda McLenon
Honorable Mention – “Against the Odds” by Jack Vanderpol

Fine Art – Oil
1st Place – “The Promise” by Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon
2nd Place – “Waiting” by Sherri Bardsley
3rd Place – “Gullah Woman” by Denny Stevenson
Honorable Mention – “Strolling the Gardens” by Sandra J. Booker
Honorable Mention – “Decelerating” by Sally Accetta
Honorable Mention – “A in Green” by Judy McSween
Honorable Mention – “Street Crossing” by Peter Scala

Fine Art – Drawing/Pastel
1st place – “Second Glance” by Bob Graham
2nd Place – “Blended Trees” by Dolores Hayes Lott
3rd Place – “Pitcher & Pine Cone” by Sherry Bevins
Honorable Mention – “Live Oak” by Nancy Davidson
Honorable Mention – “Fishing Spot” by Mary Brigman

Fine Art – Watercolor
1st Place – “Kevina” by Lynda Lawrence
2nd Place – “Abandoned” by Becky Taylor
3rd Place – “Daybreak in the Town of Two Harbors” by Dorothy Shromoff
Honorable Mention – “Cosmos in Bloom” by Becky Taylor
Honorable Mention – “Evil Eye” by Charlotte Holman

Fine Art – 2D Mixed Media
1st Place – “Ship High in Transit” by Denise Greer
2nd Place – “All the Earth” by Deborah Neal
3rd Place – “Equilibrium at Risk” by Lara Neece
Honorable Mention – “Home Grown” by Linda Wasielewski
Honorable Mention – “City Jail” by Shawn Allison
Honorable Mention – “See Through” by Paige Duvall
Honorable Mention – “Resting in Style” by Don Roberts

Professional Photography – Color
1st Place – “Bride of Magnolia” by Donnie Smith
2nd Place – “Daughters of Confederacy Building” by Vanessa Kauffmann
3rd Place – “Forster’s (Tern) Flight 39″ by Raymond Colin Murray
Honorable Mention – “Relics of the Past” by Raymond Colin Murray
Honorable Mention – “Edwin S. Fishing Pier at Twilight” by Raymond Colin Murray

Professional Photography – Monochrome
1st Place – “Studebaker” by Peter Ingrasselino
2nd Place – “Got an Itch” by Gloria Welch
3rd Place – “Abandoned” by Vanessa Kauffmann
Honorable Mention – “Shem Creek – Rigged & Ready” by Chris Rogers

Amateur Photography – Color
1st Place – “Snow Ram” by Rick Dandridge
2nd Place – “Osprey #1″ by Andy Reilly
3rd Place – “Dolbadarn Castle” by Rick Dandridge
Honorable Mention – “Henpecked” by Jim Miller
Honorable Mention – “Bumper Pool” by Jim Miller

Amateur Photography – Monochrome
1st Place – “Racer” by Andy Reilly
2nd Place – “Girl with Cup” by Mark Melcher
3rd Place – “Remembering Italy: Tempi Passati” by Gabi Simon
Honorable Mention – “Carousel Horse” by Kaitlin Carroll
Honorable Mention – “French Hugenot Church at Dawn” by Douglas A. Fraze
Honorable Mention – “Hold on to Faith” by Brenda Bihlear

For information about additional exhibition opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). For details on the North Charleston Arts Festival, visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

City of North Charleston (SC) Announces Winners of “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”

May 20, 2013

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Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the “8th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition”, displayed at the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, and presented as a component of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival. Organized annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $17,250 in honorariums and awards.

Nine out of 47 submissions were pre-juried into the exhibition by the juror, Janet Kagan, a Founding Principal of the Public Art Collaborative with more than three decades of experience in strategic planning with established and emergent art programs and management of projects representing both artists and agencies. Once installed at the exhibition site, Kagan then made her selections for Best in Show, Outstanding Merit, and Honorable Mentions.

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“Bunny” by Jeff Brewer (Best in Show)

“I am honored to jury the 2013 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition at Riverfront Park. It is a privilege to contribute to the appreciation of art in a landscaped, public context,” Kagan stated. She continued, “Each of the 2013 selections eloquently speak to us and elucidate how the artists’ ideas translated into material form, the works’ relationship to both physical and human nature, and our evoked impulses for interaction and surprise. These nine sculptures create surface tensions that play with angled voids and intersections. No two perspectives are the same as we walk toward, around and in the works. There is also a heft associated with these artworks – not just in their material, color, and scale, but in their aesthetic request for connection and dialogue. I hope you will mingle with, touch, and listen to the voices the works articulate.”

The nine sculptures selected for exhibition are by nine artists from six states. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013/4 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition:

“Bunny” (steel) by Jeff Brewer – Nacogdoches, TX (Best in Show)
“Tier II” (painted steel) by Anne Melanie – Greenville, NC  (Outstanding Merit)
“Transponder” (steel) by Gary Gresko – Oriental, NC (Hon. Mention)
“Life” (painted steel) by Adam Walls – Lauvinburg, NC (Hon. Mention)
“A Little Less Than Meets the Eye” (steel) by Bill Wood – Fairfax, VA (Hon. Mention)
“Ender’s Enigma” (corten/painted steel) by Davis Whitfield IV – Mountain City, TN
“The Burning” (carved limestone) by Paris Alexander – Raleigh, NC
“Cowl” (oiled steel) by Carl Billingsley – Ayden, NC
“Daddy Longlegs” (steel) by John W. Parker – Glendside, PA

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“Tier II” by Ann Melanie (Outstanding Merit)

Sculpture sites are located throughout North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue on the former Charleston Naval Base.  The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River.  In addition the sculptures visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain.  The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The 2013/14 National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be on display through March, 2014. For more information or to be added to the application mailing list for the 2014/15 Competition, please call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) to view photographs and artist statements.


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