Archive for the ‘Midlands SC Visual Arts’ Category

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Calls for Participation in the Columbia Open Studios 2020 – Deadline Jan. 6, 2020

November 26, 2019

Columbia Open Studios is a self-guided, weekend-long, free tour of artists’ studios in the Greater Columbia, South Carolina area, including all of Richland and Lexington Counties. Visitors will explore the work + workspaces of local artists to learn about their materials, techniques and inspiration behind their pieces.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2020, 11:59 pm

Event: Saturday, April 4, 10am-6pm & Sunday, April 5, noon-6pm

Preview Party with Pop-Up Exhibition: Thursday, April 2, 7-9pm

Fees: $50 for 701 CCA members or $100 for non-members, plus $25 deposit

For complete details visit (columbiaopenstudios.org/register).

Gallery West is Launching It’s First Ever Invitational Fine Craft Artisan Fair in West Columbia, SC – Nov. 1 & 2, 2019

October 9, 2019

This curated event will take place at Blue Room Ballroom at 554 Meeting Street in West Columbia, SC.

The Fair will begin on Friday evening, Nov. 1 from 7-10pm, with a $10 paid admission preview that includes drinks, food, and music to browse to. Of course, you will also get the first look at the gorgeous work created by the fine participating artists and have the opportunity to choose your special pieces prior to the public day on Saturday.

Saturday, November 2, the Fair will open to the public at 10:00am and last until 5:00pm.

There is ample parking in the rear of the building as well as the church parking lot across the street.

This weekend also coincides with the First Friday Art Crawl on State and Meeting Streets, as well as the Fall Festival for the City of West Columbia on State and Meeting Streets. There will be artists doing artwork on the street on State, music, vendors and more.

Two great reasons to come over the bridge and enjoy the weekend in West Columbia!

Participating artists include:
Pat Callahan – Entangled Jewelry
Sara Cogswell – Art Jewelry from Gallery West
Libby Coynor – Sterling Silver Jewelry
Jennifer Hill – Jenny Mae Creations
Anton & Maxine – Unique Handmade Fashion
Katrina Piercy – Meraki Pottery
Susan Ford Robertson – Lampworked glass jewelry
Virginia Scotchie and the USC Clay Club
Justin Vorhis – Blacksmith
(More artists to be announced!)

Gallery West shares in Columbia’s creative life as a mobile gallery specializing in unusual and beautifully crafted art jewelry from international, national and regional designers. There is jewelry for every budget and every taste.

The gallery participates in already organized events and festivals, as well as organizing our own shows in various locations. Since we are mobile, we can do small home shows, or larger shows in existing gallery space or businesses.

For further info visit (www.facebook.com/GalleryWest) on Facebook, at Instagram at (gallerywestcolumbia) or e-mail to (gallerywest.sara@aol.com).

Stormwater Studios in Columbia, SC, is Looking for an Artist to Rent Studio #9

August 22, 2019

We are looking for an artist for Studio #9. Become a part of the new and growing River Arts Community in Columbia, SC.

Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street (off of Huger Street), the new Stormwater Studios and Exhibition Space offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios with access to nature.

Studio #9
**Rent $450/month + deposit
Business liability insurance approximately $200/year
280 sq. ft.
14 ft. ceiling
Studio sink
Concrete floor
Rolling garage door facing front of building
Individual thermostat

Resident Artist Requirements:

Work in the studio 12 hours/week
Staff gallery one 3-4 hr. session/week (greet guests and have them sign guest book, answer phone)
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm
Staffing hours may overlap 12 hour/week requirement
Participate in 2 resident artist group shows/year with at least 3 new pieces for each (Artista Vista and Vista Lights)
Participate in Third Thursday extended hours
Host one community project/year
Regular attendance at monthly resident artist meetings
Shared group expenses for publicity and events

Benefits:

Participation in a community of artists
Premier studio space
Free parking
Discounted exhibition rate in gallery
Inclusion in group shows during the 2 Vista gallery crawls/year
Use of kitchen
Use of outdoor workspace
Nature Access

If interested, please submit the following for review using the form at this link.

10th Annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival Takes Place in Columbia, SC – Oct. 5, 2019

August 13, 2019

Columbia, SC’s micro urban festival, the 10th annual Rosewood Art & Music Festival is a non-profit, one-day, free admittance, outdoor festival. It takes place Oct. 5, from 11am-7pm, at 2901 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, thousands of visitors will descend into the Rosewood Neighborhood to enjoy; great music by multiple bands on the big stage, our new festival space will be filled with original art, by artists, writers, potters and more, from all over the Southeast. Enjoy poetry under the shade tree, grab your dance shoes and dance in front of the stage or simply enjoy the sounds as you wander from booth to booth while voting for your favorite in the juried show/pop-up gallery tent and celebrate southern arts and culture.

This year we celebrate our 10th year with new festival grounds; 1 large stage to feature awesome bands from around the southeast, a huge variety of artists booths, both homegrown and from around the country, showing original works of pottery, paintings, jewelry and more, meet authors & artists in our communal tents, and enjoy spoken word under the shade tree.

The public will vote and enjoy the competitive Jury Show/Pop-up gallery. Jury Show participants compete for a share of more than $2000 in prize money.

New this year – food vendors.

Call to Artists – Free Applications are now open to professional, amateur & emerging creators to apply to Participate as Exhibitors. Spaces for booths or communal space &/or Juried Show/Pop-up gallery.

Deadline is August 25, 2019.

Review Categories and Rules online at (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

For further information call 803/250-6187, e-mail to (contact@RosewoodFestival.com), or visit (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Announces Fall Artist-in-Residence – Nancy Basket

July 21, 2019

Traditional artist Nancy Basket will appear at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, as Artist-in-Residence this fall, demonstrating and discussing basket making techniques.


Nancy Basket at work.

Basket is a traditional pine needle basket-maker who helped form the first basketry guild in North America. For decades, she has made baskets and other folk art creations and has researched and shared her basketry and storytelling skills at powwows as a National Indian Education Association presenter of traditional and contemporary baskets.

USC’s McKissick Museum has recognized Basket as a master basket maker, and she has presented workshops for students and teachers through sponsorships at Lander University, Clemson University, Converse College, University of South Carolina, Furman University, and Columbia College.

Basket also is an approved artist in the SC Arts Commission Arts in Education programs and was a 2005 recipient of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, an award presented annually by the South Carolina General Assembly to traditional artists who practice and promote art forms transmitted through their families and communities.

“We are delighted to have Nancy Basket as our sixth artist-in-residence, and we are grateful for the continued support of the SC Arts Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program and for making Nancy’s residency possible,” said Dr. Stephen Criswell, Director of Native American Studies at USC Lancaster. “She is a multi-talented artist and storyteller who uses natural materials from the land around her to create beautiful works of art.  In addition to creating traditional pine needle baskets, Basket has crafted beautiful masks, wall hangings, sculptures, and even paper from the ‘vine that ate the South’—kudzu.”

Basket will demonstrate her work at the Center on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through December, appearing Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10am – 5pm. Other residency dates include Aug. 30-31, Sept. 20-21, Sept. 26-27, Oct. 5, Oct. 24-25, Nov. 8-9, Nov. 29-30, Dec. 5-7, and Dec. 20-21. A complete list of residency dates will be available at (sc.edu/Lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter).

She also will demonstrate her work at the annual winter Native American Art and Craft Sale, from 9am to 4pm, at the Native American Studies Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

Basket’s residency is made possible through a 2020 South Carolina Arts Commission Folklife and Traditional Arts Grant.

For more information, call the Native American Studies Center at 803/313-7172 or visit (sc.edu/Lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter).

South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, Calls For Entries For Competitive Exhibits – Deadline Sept. 1, 2019

July 21, 2019

The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, is accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits.

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered in agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock again during this year’s 150th anniversary fair, which runs Oct. 9-20, 2019.

“Our competitive events are a hallmark of our annual fair and showcase the amazing talents of South Carolina residents,” said State Fair manager, Nancy Smith. “The diversity of the entries is a testament to the rich culture across our state.”

Competitors can view the Exhibit Guide and enter online at (scstatefair.org/competitors). Or they can download entry forms and mail them to SC State Fair, PO Box 393, Columbia, S.C. 29202, or drop them off at the fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC, from 8am – 3pm, Monday through Thursday or from 8am to noon on Fridays. Entry forms are available at the fairgrounds in the Dowling Building for those without computer access.

The entry period runs through Sept. 1, 2019.

For more information about this year’s fair, visit (scstatefair.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “30th Annual Juried Competition”

July 21, 2019

The Arts Council of York County announced the awards for the “30th Annual Juried Competition” at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:30pm. Works accepted to the “Juried Competition” are on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 14 – July 28, 2019.

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 in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

This year’s juror was Amy Herman is an artist based in Charlotte, NC. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and her BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University. Her photographs have been shown on the international level and are included in the permanent collections of the Kiyosota Museum of Photography, Cassilhaus, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She teaches photography at Central Piedmont Community College and co-directs Goodyear Arts.

There were 196 entries by 89 artists from 40 cities and 8 states. Of those entries, Herman selected 35 works to be displayed in the “30th Annual Juried Competition” exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.


Work by Lila Shull

Awards were presented to:

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – “Bright Edges” by Lila Shull of Knoxville, TN
1st Place – “801” by Dana Jones of Greenville, SC
2nd Place – “Since III” by J. Michael Simpson of Rock Hill, SC
3rd Place – “Body” by Rebecca Lipps of Charlotte, NC
Honorable Mention – “Dark Matter” by Todd McDonald of Seneca, SC
Honorable Mention – “Man with Handcrafted Polyhedron” by Orion Wertz of Pineville, NC
Honorable Mention – “And Then There Were Five” by Brianna Wilson of Kingstree, SC

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “30th Annual Juried Competition”.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

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

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, NC, Call for Entries for the “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline August 30, 2019

June 19, 2019

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a Call for Artists for the “2019 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County artists, high school age and older. Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W. Gay Street, August 28-30, 2019, during office hours.

All paintings must be framed, ready to hang with screw eyes and wire, and identified on the back with the names of the artist, title, medium, and price. This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 3 to 5pm. The Gallery Exhibit and Reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hagins Family, LCCA and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information and guidelines, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, 803/285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net).

USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Hosts 75th Lunch and Learn Event – June 21, 2019

June 10, 2019

Join USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, this month in celebration of its 75th presentation of the monthly Lunch and Learn lecture series. At noon on Friday, June 21, 2019, Joe Timmons, III presents “A Walk Through Lancaster County Cemeteries and Graveyards,” discussing some of the funny, twisted, and scary stories of some of those buried in Lancaster County. He also will reveal hidden graveyards and cemeteries and will explain how to preserve graves and mark them through GPS.

The series began in 2013 after the Center’s Director of Archives, Brent Burgin, and a colleague presented a similar program as guest speakers at another museum. When Burgin suggested the idea to other Center faculty members, he was charged with coordinating the programs.
“When we opened the Center, we were trying to find ways to bring people in on a more consistent level, because a lot of people may visit a museum and not come back for another year,” said Burgin. “It was just a way to reach out to the community and it’s succeeded wildly beyond my expectations.”

The series typically features six Native American-themed topics throughout the year, with other talks covering local history, natural history, southern culture, and more. Guests are invited to bring a bag lunch to Lunch and Learn events, which typically take place for an hour on the third Friday of each month.

Three programs this year are sponsored by a generous donation from OceanaGold/ Haile Operation.

The Lunch and Learn programs, as well as admission to the Native American Studies Center, are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Center, call 803/313-7172 or visit (www.sc.edu/lancaster/nativeamericanstudiescenter).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Artist Participation – Deadline August 15, 2019

June 8, 2019

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is issuing a Call for Artists for the second litter of Paws on Parade! We are seeking Lancaster County artists for this creative, public art project to design one of our fiberglass dog forms! Litter #2 will extend the project past the initial ten placed around the county, to shine more light on even more artists and special places in our community. If interested, please contact the Lancaster County Council of the arts at 803/285-7451 or e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) to get the application and to learn more about the project.

Deadline for applying artists is August 15, 2019.

For more information and guidelines, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, 803/285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net).