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Robeson County Arts Council in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Participation at Council’s Holiday Brunch – Deadline is Dec. 1, 2017

November 27, 2017

ATTENTION ARTISTS, You are invited to bring items to sell at the Robeson County Arts Council Holiday Brunch at Adelios Restaurant in downtown Lumberton, NC, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 10am to 1pm.

If you are interested, please call 910/628-7294 for details. Deadline to call to be able to participate is Dec. 1, 2017. Commission to the Robeson County Arts Council will be 20%. You must be a current member of the Robeson County Arts Council in order to participate.

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Robeson County History Museum in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Quilts for an Upcoming Exhibit

March 30, 2017

The Robeson County History Museum is located at 101 South Elm Street in Downtown Lumberton, NC, near the Robeson County Public Library. Their website is (www.robesoncountyhistorymuseum.com).

We are putting together an exhibit of quilts that will run to or thru June 2017. We have several in our collections along with a number of quilt patterns that were part of the “Stitch In Time” exhibit in early 2000. If you have your grandma’s quilt that you would be willing to LOAN the Museum for this exhibit, please call/e-mail myself (Shep Oliver) and I will make arrangements and exchange the necessary paperwork. If you know of someone with an interesting quilt and story to go with it please inform them of this opportunity!

Thank you all for your help and interest in our Museum!

For further info contact Shep Oliver, Cell 910/228-0096, Farm 910/628-7276, or e-mail to (shepoliver@yahoo.com).

A Visit to the Ever Changing Charleston, SC, 3/11/17

March 12, 2017

I needed some postcards to send to someone in Washington, DC, that I hoped would be soon taking an extended vacation from politics, and what better place to get postcards but the tourist city of Charleston, SC. The city that seems to add a new construction crane every time I visit. So I figured to also make that trip a short business trip and visit a few galleries.

I’ve been wanting to visit Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education,  located at 1017 Wappoo Road, in the West Ashley area of Charleston – between Hwy. 61 and Hwy. 17. They had just opened a new exhibit, “We The People”, an exhibit of artwork that makes you think, something not seen that often in Charleston. They had the opening a day before, but I don’t like seeing art in a crowd, so the day after was good for me.

This was a great show with art from local artists and many from outside the area. As usual I took a few images with my iPhone (I guess that’s less health insurance for me), but these works are best seen up close and personal. And as always works I include are not always the best or ones I want to talk about – they are the works I can get a decent image of. But I also like the ones I’m including.

First up is a photograph by Winston-Salem, NC, artist, Owens Daniels, who offered some images poking fun at the NC House Bill (HB2). This image titled “Citizen” was created in the style of American Gothic.

Next is “Life is A OK” by local artist, Caroline Self, who was/is Artist-in-Residence for The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Loved this work for it’s color and texture. I just can’t pass by a well executed abstract work.

Kelly Burke, from the Baltimore, MD, area offered a couple of works from her ‘Reimagined American Flags” series. This work is titled “Don’t Lives Matter?” highlighting lives lost due to gun violence.

Susan Irish, owner and manager of Fabulon, also had an interesting work in the exhibit that made a statement about Charleston, that only an outsider would understand – which I got right away, but I couldn’t get a good shot of it without my shadow all over it.

There are lots of interesting works in this exhibit, which will give you lots of reasons to think, but don’t miss the artistic skill in thinking of the message offered.

This last work wasn’t part of the “We The People” exhibit, but it caught my attention and of course it’s an abstract. It’s a work by Laura McRae-Hitchcock , who has recently moved from Charlotte, NC, to our community. So, besides the works in the show, there are also good works to see – and buy, on view by resident artists.

Fabulon may not be one of those high-end Charleston galleries, but it’s an example of all things good don’t always come in shiny packages, it’s also a working studio, classroom, and gathering center – there was a group of fiber artists on hand working away while I viewed the exhibit.

Well it was time to get my postcards which I found at Brittlebank Park on the Ashley River – not your usual place to get postcards, but I’m hoping you’ll be reading about and hearing about these special postcards on about March 16 or 17.

Next I stopped by Surface Craft Gallery,  located at 49 John Street in downtown Charleston, my old stomping grounds when Linda (my better half) and I operated a custom photo processing lab on John Street and a short lived photography gallery – many years ago. I wanted to talk with Liv Antonecchia, owner, and get caught up on how the new group, Lowcountry Ceramic Artists, was coming along and see what new things they had in the shop.

Here are some works by Margaret K. Weinberg, who is part of the Cone 10 Studios in Charleston, which may be closing soon.

Next are works by Batton Clayworks in Asheville, NC. They are the works with the carved texture. I loved these unusual shapes.

Here are a couple of fused glass works by Tanya Craig. These are incense holders, but I don’t remember seeing any that were so colorful – back in my days of burning incense. The last time I bought incense was about ten years ago just outside of Disney World in Florida, but when we got home – I couldn’t find them and to this day never have.

This last shot is of a jar by Fred Prudhomme, another Cone 10 Studios artist. I shared a Facebook post that Surface Craft had made earlier in the week which attracted a lot of remarks about how beautiful the jar was but it would be much better if it was full of cookies and then milk got involved and than more comments about food were added, but when I saw this piece in person, it was much smaller than we all thought. It was about half the size of a cookie jar. I still like the jar, but man I was really disappointed that you wouldn’t be able to fit many cookies in it. Again – here was a case where art had effected my life once more – beauty and disappointment offered in the same object. Darn you artists.

Surface Craft Gallery had become one of my favorite spots to see fine art crafts in Charleston. If you haven’t been there check it out.

Surface Craft Gallery will be opening a new exhibit, “Spring!”, a ceramics renewal show featuring local and national clay artisans in both functional and sculptural work, with an opening reception on Mar. 23, from 5-8pm. The show continues through Apr. 13, 2017. Work by Kelly Thiel will be featured in the show. She left us to live in Bend, OR, but now her work is returning to Charleston.

Well, it was time to head back home to Bonneau and as I drove out of Charleston down Meeting Street I just couldn’t believe how they are changing the skyline of Charleston – pretty soon you won’t be able to see the sky. So sad. I still love you Charleston, but now I know how the old timers felt and talked of their “lost” Charleston when I first got here in the mid 70s.

Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC, Offers Arts Entrepreneurship Summit – Mar. 20, 2015

March 12, 2015

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Robeson Community College in partnership with the Robeson County Arts Council and the Lumberton Area Visitor’s Bureau in Lumberton, NC, will host the Arts Entrepreneurship Summit, “Thriving in the Business of Art”, on Friday, Mar. 20 in Building 14 and Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, in the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center on the main campus. This event promises to be lively and educational featuring famed storyteller J. W. Rone as the keynote speaker. The summit will also offer a poetry slam, live demonstrations and multiple seminars/workshops designed to assist artists and craftsmen in starting and expanding their businesses. Some of the subjects of these seminars/workshops will include:

•Grant writing for non-profit arts organizations
•How to convert your hobby into a legal, profitable business
•New North Carolina taxes applicable to nonprofit organizations
•Incorporating graphic arts/design in marketing your business
•Copyrights, patents and protection of intellectual property
•How to market, price and sell yourself in the performing arts
•Creating community collaboration in support of art businesses
•Establishing a performing arts organization
•How to start and manage a successful art gallery
•How and where to market, price and sell your art: visual artist and craftspeople

The cost of this two-day event has been reduced to $27 which includes a light breakfast and lunch.  Plan now to be a part of this unique event.

Additional information about this summit and the complete agenda can be viewed by visiting this direct link: (https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75420). You may also access this information by using the following steps (1) go to (www.ncsbc.net) (2) Select Contact Your Local SBC (3) Select Robeson County from the map of North Carolina (4) Select Robeson Community College Arts Entrepreneurship Summit. You may register for this event from this website or by calling 910/272-3631 or e-mailing to (bmoore@robeson.edu).

Robeson County Arts Council in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Entries for the GREAT GETAWAY Celebration – Deadline is Mar. 20, 2014

February 24, 2014

The Robeson County Arts Council and the GREAT GETAWAY celebration are showcasing the talents of visual artists in the Eastern region of North Carolina in their premier exhibition at the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC) Apr. 7-13, 2014. Artists working in both two- and three- dimensional mediums other than crafts* are invited to submit their original artworks for jury consideration for the GREAT GETAWAY ART 2014.

The juror will be Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she has been employed since 2008. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame as well as a BA in art history from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed PhD coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research expertise includes contemporary art with a particular interest in women artists and Asian art. Prior to joining the NCMA, she held positions as assistant to the curator of Western art at the Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and at the Richard L. Nelson Art Gallery, University of California, Davis. She has additional experience working in commercial art galleries.

As associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Dasal works primarily with chief curator and curator of contemporary art Linda Johnson Dougherty. She has been involved in the research, development, and implementation of a number of exhibitions at the Museum, as well as acquisitions for the Museum’s permanent collection. Dasal also played a role in the organization and reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection in the new West Building.

In addition to curating exhibitions and researching collection and acquisition options, Dasal is a frequent contributor to the NCMA’s member magazine, “Preview”, and the Museum’s blog, “Untitled”.

SPECIFICATIONS

No one dimension shall exceed 72 inches (183 centimeters).
No work shall exceed 150 pounds (68 kilograms).
All work must have been executed within the last three years.
All work must be original.
All submissions must be made online.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

A maximum of two works may be submitted.
The non-refundable entry fee is: $25.00 for the first entry; $15.00 for the second entry both payable by debit or credit card. Your debit or credit card will be charged. You will be notified with a receipt of your exhibition entry.
Artists should go to (www.thegreatgetaway.slideroom.com) and complete their registration. Artists may submit one to three images for each entry. All required information must be completed in order to be entered.
If you need further assistance please call Sarah Barbee at 910/739-9999.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Eight entries will be selected for inclusion in the Art and the Garden exhibition. Eight local garden clubs will each design a floral response to the art work selected. *These works are eligible for BOTH the standard awards and the special Garden Council award.

AWARDS:
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
People’s Choice: $250
Garden Council Award: $100 to Popular Choice visual art winner and $100 to corresponding floral design Popular Choice winner
In additional to the cash prizes all winners will be given free tickets to the Gala at Candy Sue’s Downtown (111 West Third St., Lumberton, NC) on Saturday, April 12.

NOTIFICATION

All submitting artists will be notified by e-mail of selection decisions. No selection decisions will be released over the phone.
All awards and purchase awards will be presented at the reception on Wednesday, April 9. Artists are encouraged to attend. Call 910/739-9999 for details.

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES

Artists are responsible for mounting, matting, and framing. All works must be “dry” and ready for hanging/displaying with wire properly attached.
Selected works must be submitted for exhibition on Sunday, April 6, at the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC) between the hours of 1-4pm.
Exhibited works must be picked up at the Lumberton Art Space between the hours of 2-4pm on Saturday, April 12. Artists not picking up work by 4pm on April 12 will be charged a handling fee of $10.00 per day.

ROBESON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES

All accepted works will be received and will be carefully handled and secured in the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC). There will be an arts council member on site during hours that the exhibition is open to the public; however, we will not be responsible for any damage to or theft of your art. All works received must be officially released for pickup by the artist or the artist’s designated representative and their signature will be required for receiving and release.

CALENDAR

March 20 -Deadline for all entries online by 5pm EST
March 22 – Notification of Juror’s decision
April 6 – Accepted entries received at the Lumberton Art Space from 1-4pm. The entries will be judged and winners will be notified by e-mail
April 9 – Opening reception 7-9pm
April 8-11- Exhibition open to public 10am-2pm
April 12    – Exhibition open to public 10am-2pm. Artists pick up exhibited work from 2-4pm

For further info visit (www.robesoncountyartscouncil.org).