Archive for the ‘Lowcountry SC Visual Arts’ Category

Jane D. Hart Wins First Place Award at Pastel Society of South Carolina Exhibit in North Charleston, SC

October 30, 2017

Charleston, SC, artist Jane D. Hart has been awarded First Place for her painting Old Friends at the “2017 Pastel Society of South Carolina Inaugural Member Exhibition” at the North Charleston City Gallery in North Charleston, SC. Christopher Groves, the judge of awards, made the following comments about his choice of this painting of two old fishing boats on the marsh in the late afternoon light.

“The harmony of color and depiction of the time of day is very convincing. One can really feel the peacefulness of the place.”

A resident of Johns Island, Hart enjoys painting the local landscapes and scenes that one might pass every day and not notice. She is attracted to late afternoon light and color, and strives to capture in her paintings the magic of ordinary places. She expresses it this way: “Because the landscape and the architecture of the area are changing all the time, I feel it is important for artists to document the beauty of things as they are now. Since I photographed those charming, rusty old fishing boats on the way out to Folly Beach, at least one of them has disappeared, so I feel very fortunate to have seen them.”

Hart’s paintings are held by private collectors throughout the US, and her work has been exhibited in regional exhibitions in the Southeast. She has won numerous awards for her work, is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America in New York and Women Painters of the Southeast, and is also a juried exhibiting member and former board member of the Charleston Artist Guild.

View Jane Hart’s work at Perspective Gallery, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC, and at (www.janehartart.com).

For further info e-mail Jane Hart at (Janedhart843@gmail.com).

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Cara Leepson Appointed as New Executive Director of Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC

September 30, 2017

Following an extensive search, the Board of Directors of Redux Contemporary Art Center, in Charleston, SC, today announced that Cara Leepson has been selected to become its new Executive Director. Cara will begin on December 1. Interim Executive Director Beth Kerrigan will remain full-time at Redux through Dec. 1, 2017.

Leepson brings a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit and arts sector. She has been a successful fundraiser, team builder and is committed to serving the arts community. She currently serves as Development and Operations Manager for Transformer, a nationally respected arts organization in Washington, DC. She has also worked for other arts organizations in the nation’s capital. Leepson has a Master of Arts degree in Art and Museum Studies with an emphasis in Public Programming and Contemporary Art from Georgetown University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Lynchburg College. She worked as an intern at Redux prior to returning to the DC area for graduate school.

The search for Redux’s next Executive Director was facilitated by Governance4Good and attracted 120 applicants from across the country. Leepson was clearly the right choice to become our next Executive Director. Her incredible energy, arts management experience, and fundraising talent will be a great asset as we continue promoting contemporary art and emerging artists in the Lowcountry and beyond. She will be traveling to Charleston for our 15th Anniversary Celebration and will build on the momentum of our recent growth. Leepson commented on her appointment, “I am thrilled to be selected as Redux’s new Executive Director. I am excited to return to Charleston and begin fulfilling the mission of Redux and working toward taking the organization to the next level.”

For further information call the Center at 843/722-0697 or visit (www.reduxstudios.org).

City of North Charleston, SC, Offers Visual Art Exhibition Opportunities – Deadline Nov. 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

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 (2018-19 exhibitions). 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 2017 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2018-June 2019. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdpartment.slideroom.com) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2017, 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 freestanding 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.

Yard Sale to Raise Money for Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC – Sept. 16, 2017

August 30, 2017

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is reaching out to members and friends to donate art, art-related supplies or other materials to sell at a yard sale, proceeds from which will benefit SoBA maintenance and programs.

Those interested can bring items to the Center for Creative Arts, the building next to the gallery, after 1pm, Sept. 14, all day Sept. 15 and by 9am, Sept. 16.

The SoBA Yard Sale will take place from 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 16th at the SoBA gallery, located at 6 Church Street.

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, exhibitions and more.

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

Charleston Gallery Association in Charleston, SC, Offers Wine and Art Event – Aug. 27, 2017

August 9, 2017

On Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, from 5 to 9pm, the Charleston Gallery Association (CGA) will host its inaugural Summer Wine Bouquet, with more than 20 local galleries displaying artwork atop the roof of the Mills House Grand Wyndham Hotel, in downtown Charleston, SC. Think CGA’s Art Walks — minus the walking, plus fine wine and delicious food!

Guests will also have the chance to taste a variety of wines, which will be paired with hors d’oeuvers prepared by Executive Chef Justin Hunt of the Mills House. In addition, several local artists are queued up for live painting demonstrations and artist lectures.

“This is a great opportunity for Charleston to see the strength and variety of our gallery scene all in one place,” says Sarah Miller, CGA President and owner of Miller Gallery. “Our hope is to make this an annual event that people use as an excuse to travel to Charleston in what would typically be considered the ‘off-season.’” The CGA’s mission is to promote Charleston as a destination known for its outstanding and diverse art, in addition to its historic charm and creative culinary scene.

Participating galleries include: Anglin Smith Fine Art, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, Ellis – Nicholson Gallery, Fabulon, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Hagan Fine Art, LePrince Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Miller Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Principle Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Revealed, Sandpiper Gallery, Srebnik Gallery, The Sportsman’s Gallery, LTD, and The Wells Gallery.

The inaugural reception will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, from 5 to 9pm. Tickets can be purchased at (www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/).

Fabulon, a Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “TRIBUTE” – Deadline Aug. 21, 2017

July 31, 2017

So many tragic losses of great musicians in the most recent years. Each week it seems another icon from the classical rock era or maker of the epic album has passed. The legacy of poetic lyrics, our only consolation.

As part of Charleston’s Poetry festival, Fabulon Gallery will host a show of work inspired by music because it plays such an important role for many visual artists. It’s in our soul, it moves us, and it translates into our images.

A certain song can take us to a special time or place in our own history. Maybe it’s the beats, tunes, musicians, instruments, or lyrics. Perhaps it is just one line from a song? Or the entire life of the artist. Do you have your own theme song? Do you have one song that gets you in your artistic groove?

Pay tribute to your favorite inspiration. We will accept portraits, even Elvis on velvet.

Ideally we seek poetic music that becomes inspiration for an image.

Please no copyright infringement. It is the responsibility of the artist to do the research. As a gallery we do our best to protect your copy rights; please do the same for our musical artists.

Send up to five images that reflect this theme. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement connecting their work to the theme.
All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm, or shipped using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS) with shipping labels both ways. No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 8/21/17, artists will be notified by 8/31/17.
Work must arrive by 9/29. Work will be on display from 10/1/17 through 11/19/17. Artists’ Reception on 10/21/17 5-8pm.

For info about entry visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4499).

For further info about Fabulon call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

Fabulon, a Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “ENCAUSTIC SHOW: WAX POETIC” – Deadline Aug. 21, 2017

July 31, 2017

Who could resist such a title especially since October is Charleston’s first city wide Poetry Festival called Free Verse.

Fabulon will curate a juried show of encaustic work with and without Poetry as a component. The main goal is to bring encaustic work to the people. Show why artists are enthralled. Show the best it can be. Elevate from the crafty, decopauge, or crayon connotation it has in some minds.

Send up to five images per entry that use the medium of encaustic. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement about their work.

All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person Tuesday-Saturday 10-5pm, or shipped using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS) with shipping labels both ways. No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 8/21/17, artists will be notified by 8/31/17.

Work must arrive by 9/29. Work will be on display from 10/1/17 through 11/19/17. Artists’ Reception on 10/21/17 5-8pm.

For info about entry visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4498).

For further info about Fabulon call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

SC Watermedia Society Extends Deadline for Digital Show – to Aug. 18, 2017

July 30, 2017

Great News… the SC Watermedia Society’s Digital Show entry deadline has been extended to Aug. 18, 2017. We have had a great entry response so far, and want to provide time for more artists to enter. After speaking with our judge Linda Baker, we have decided to extend the deadline.

The South Carolina Watermedia Society Nationwide Digital Show will be on display at the Charleston International Airport atrium, in Charleston, SC, from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25, 2017 and will be displayed digitally until Oct. 2018. Everyone who enters will have their work displayed digitally. The society’s annual statewide Traveling Show will also include the digital show. It will run from Dec. 2017 – Sept. 2018.

Click here (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4437) for details and rules for the call for entry.

Check out this exhibit by Robert Maniscalco on view at the Fabulon gallery located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC

July 23, 2017

We just posted a blog about an exhibit by Robert Maniscalco on view at the Fabulon gallery located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, over at “Carolina Arts Unleashed” (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/?s=Robert+Maniscalco). It’s about art with a message. If you liked our cover this month, you might be interested in this exhibit. Can’t hurt to check it out. The image shown is of Louise Noel, mother of Pastor Medit, Maniscalco’s host at the Bread of Life Orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. Sounds interesting.

South Carolina Watermedia Society Seeks Donations for SCWS First National Digital Show

July 7, 2017


Would you consider making a tax deductible donation to help provide awards for the top 30 paintings in the SCWS first National Digital Show. Donations can be made in honor of an individual or a group. Donors and sponsors will be listed in the show catalog.

This year’s show is from October 7 through November 25, 2017, in Charleston, SC, at the Charleston International Airport, in the front atrium.

All of those donating receive promotions in the media and in our catalog which is circulated statewide with a traveling exhibit. In addition, advertisements may be placed in the catalog to provide general program support and artist awards.

Click here to make your contribution (https://scwatermedia.com/sponsorships/).

Click here to learn more about the digital show (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4437). Entry deadline for the show is July 28, 2017.