Archive for the ‘Lowcountry SC Visual Arts’ Category

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries in Its Statewide Juried Signature Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 1, 2018

October 11, 2018

The Charleston Artist Guild hosts the annual Juried Signature Exhibition at the Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Artists working in 2D art and photography from throughout the state are encouraged to apply for this year’s show which is just around the corner.

Selected works will be on view Nov. 11-18, 2018 and the show culminates with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 18. The deadline for registration is Nov. 1 with Early Bird discount for applications received before Oct. 29, 2018. Link to the application at (http://files.constantcontact.com/31050cbb001/d74f57a6-3c24-4ca5-bec1-215ecbe59139.pdf). Images must be submitted as a JPEG file as an attachment to an e-mail.


Work by Anita Laudone Harley, 1st Place 2D 2017


Work by Stan Ullner, 1st Place Photography 2017

Contact Charleston Artist Guild Business Manager Steve Jacobs for more information. E-mail to (charlestonart@bellsouth.net), or call the office at 843/722-2454. The Guild’s website is (www.charlestonartistguild.com). The Guild can be found on FaceBook at (https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonArtistGuild/).

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2019 North Charleston (SC) Arts Fest Poster Design Competition Underway – Deadline December 15, 2018

October 8, 2018

The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 1-5, 2019, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including posters, billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at the North Charleston City Gallery during May 2019. 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 Saturday, December 15, 2018.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Poster 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 (https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/login/program/45469) by the December 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 Art, Media Art, and Literature. For more than 35 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.


2018 Poster Design Winner Atlantic Sun by Hamed Mahmoodi

Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Hamed Mahmoodi of Greenville, SC (2018), 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 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (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.

City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department Accepting applications for North Charleston City Gallery 2019-20 exhibitions – Deadline Nov. 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Established and emerging professional visual artists creating two-dimensional or wall-hung three-dimensional works are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery in North Charleston, SC. The gallery features artwork by international, national, and local artists in a variety of subjects and media. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department manages the exhibitions in the space, which are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. A Review Panel will convene in December 2018 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2019-June 2020. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdpartment.slideroom.com) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2018, in order to be considered.

The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. This high-traffic venue offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and out-of-state visitors of the multi-use facility. Exhibits are open to the public daily and admission and parking are free. Public receptions are typically held the first Thursday of each month from 5-7pm.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Only original, two-dimensional works or three-dimensional pieces that can be wall mounted on the gallery’s Walker display system will be considered. Free-standing sculptures, installations, and works requiring special display equipment cannot be accommodated in the space. Submission requirements include an artist statement, resume and exhibition history, exhibition concept, and five quality digital images that portray the quality and style of the artists’ work.

Artists not eligible to show their work at the City Gallery, like, for example, those creating free-standing sculptures or installations, are welcome to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for other locations. Proposals may be e-mailed to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) and will be reviewed by Cultural Arts on an ongoing basis.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.

Attached image: “PLUME” by Camela Guevara at the North Charleston City Gallery in Jan. 2018 (photo credit: Camela Guevara)

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).

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.

The Largest ART Market in the Southeast Takes Place in Charleston, SC – Deadline for Application to Participate is May 8, 2018

May 6, 2018

This is our final call for the 2018 Year. The Night Market began as an Artisan/Hand Crafted only market in 2013, and now has over 100 various artists represented. This dynamic and diverse group has become an integral part of the Charleston City Market.

The Night Market is located between Church Street and East Bay Street, each Friday & Saturday night, from March – December. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Night Market provides the opportunity to discover quality, unique, local and handcrafted items, and is one of the largest and most diverse Artisan markets stretching 3 blocks!

Click Here to Find Out How To Become A Vendor (http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/warehouse/fm/documents/2018%20New%20Vendor%20Application%20and%20Explanation.docx.pdf).

Art League of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC, Holds Fine Art Prints and Poster Sale – June 2nd and 3rd, 2018

May 6, 2018

Art League of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC, is holding a liquidation sale of their large inventory of fine art prints and posters at Art League Academy. Unique posters and limited edition prints will be available at unbeatable prices. Notable signed and numbered prints, like Walter Greer’s “Joy’s Pond” and Jesse Barn’s “The Simple Life”, will be sold while supplies lasts.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for interior decorators and new art collectors to add some great pieces to their collection at very affordable prices,” states Janice Gray, Art League President. With prices starting at just one dollar each, you do not want to miss this opportunity!

Two days only! The Fine Art Prints and Poster Sale will be held at Art League Academy, located at 106 Cordillo Parkway on Hilton Head Island. The sale will be held on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, from 11am-3pm. All proceeds benefit 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 that welcomes artists and students at all skill levels and in all media. The organization promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students at all skill levels and in all media. Taught by professional art educators, participants can choose from over 30 art classes and workshops that change quarterly.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale in the 2,000 square foot gallery. Showcasing 2D, 3D and jewelry, the exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina next to the box office. Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 90 minutes before all Arts Center Performances.

For further information call 843/842-5738 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

Henry’s On The Market in Charleston, SC, Begins Artist in Residence Program

April 28, 2018

Henry’s On The Market, South Carolina’s oldest restaurant established in 1932, is proud to introduce Moses M. Sanchez as its first Artist in Residence beginning April 2018. Live painting in our main dining area will be featured Thursday – Sunday afternoons from 1-8pm.

Moses M. Sanchez is a self-taught artist versed in oil, acrylic and air-brush painting, and pencil and ink. His work has been placed in private collections in Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Born into poverty in Mexico City, Moses discovered his love of art at an early age. By the time he reached his teenage years, his teachers had tasked him with classroom drawings of all subject matters throughout his school to compensate for the school’s lack of textbooks and teaching tools.

Although Moses dreamt of a formal art education, his lack of resources prohibited this experience. Never one to give up on his dream, and encouraged by his mother, Moses left the comfort of his family at age 15 to work as an artist in a traveling fair. “I remember that we did not have baths and we had to sleep down from the rides. Sometimes it was very cold and others were afraid. Sometime there were people who threw bottles or stones at us just for fun. There were days when I bought everyone food because we had nothing to eat.”

Moses’ eventually followed his father and several brothers to the United States. Speaking no English, he settled first in Hilton Head and then Savannah. During these transitional years, he was given a gift that would change is life and open many doors: a Spanish/English dictionary. Moses learned the English language and the importance of many of its words we take for granted: honesty, integrity, respect and trust. Now co-owner of his own painting company servicing affluent clientele up and down the East Coast, Moses and his family reside in Charleston, SC.

“Sometimes we go through situations or challenges in our lives, we believe will not overcome. But whatever you believe, that will be the result. Many times I have been in situations where it would have been better to give up, but I looked at the sky and I saw it full of stars, as life is full of opportunities. In this world there are many people with goodness. We are a magnet and we attract what we feel. My passion for painting has driven me to move forward and always get to a better place.”

For inquiries, please contact Susie Barrett, Director of Special Events, by calling 615/410-8365. (Henry’s On The Market, 54 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC, 29401).