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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).

Lancaster County, SC’s Annual Ag + Art Tour to Kick Off June 21, 2019 at Benford Brewing Company

May 29, 2019

See Lancaster, SC, will usher in the annual Ag + Art Tour with a celebratory kick-off on June 21, 2019, from 6-10pm, at the picturesque farm that is home to Benford Brewing Company. Live music by Flatland Express Bluegrass will provide the perfect soundtrack for “fun on the farm” from 6-8pm, with Fiftywatt Freight Train rocking the evening to an end from 8:30-10pm. Guests will enjoy free admission, plentiful parking, cooking demos, 5-K, food trucks, craft brews, artisans, vendors, and outdoor family games. Look for Carolina Cajun Meats, Ronda’s Watercolors, Kona Ice of Chester & Lancaster Counties, Cibi Cibi Food Truck, Kate’s TNT, Cultivate Health, Oh Shoot Photo Booth, Wyrick’s Handmade Creations, Catawba Farm and Food Coalition Farm-K, Deb’s Sweet Shop, and more!

The event is the perfect way to kick-off Lancaster County’s seventh year participation in the South Carolina Ag+Art Tour, our nation’s largest free farm tour. Eleven counties comprise the agritourism event on weekends in June, proclaimed by the Governor’s office as Ag + Art Month in South Carolina. Lancaster County farms and cultural sites will welcome visitors from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 22 and from 1-5pm on Sunday, June 23, offering visitors the opportunity to see first-hand where local products come from. Eleven agricultural locations – Lancaster County Farmers Market, Native American Studies Center, The Ivy Place, North Corner Haven, Dixie Bee Supply & Country Store, Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Historic Craig Farm, Benford Brewing Company, Simple Faith Ranch, Rich Hill Farms, Fox Trot Farms – with artisans demonstrating and selling original, handcrafted items – are featured on the self-guided tour. In addition, Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio will open for tours, exhibits, and demonstrations.

Tour guide booklets with maps and listings of all agricultural sites and artisans are available in advance at SC Welcome Centers, The Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, or at any location visited during the tour weekend. Details are also available at (http://www.agandarttour.com/lancaster) and (https://www.facebook.com/agandartlancaster).

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is coordinated by Clemson Extension, in partnership with Olde English District Tourism Commission and Catawba Farm & Food Coalition. Information regarding all eleven counties can be found at (www.agandarttour.com).

Following is information provided by participating locations and artisans:

* Benford Brewing Company, 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Locally owned and operated craft beer producer, where beers are brewed in 30-barrel batches on small farm on land with a pure well water source tapped into the water table of three known springs located on premises. Beers are brewed with only natural based ingredients staying true to brewing traditions. Visitors will enjoy livestock, bees/beekeeping, beer samples, live music, food trucks including Carolina Cajun Meats and Kona Ice of Chester & Lancaster. Kid-friendly activities are on site and artisans include: Ronda’s Watercolors, Clay Impressions Pottery, and Kate’s TNT.

* Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Historical Craig Farm, founded 1773, is one of the few Lancaster County farms that have continually operated since pre-Revolutionary War days, with the Craig family the continuous owners. Consisting of almost 400 acres, it is a beef cattle farm. In addition to cattle, primary crop is hay. The farm is about 55% pastureland & 45% woodland. The c. 1800 Craig Farm house is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm (1827), which operates as a bed & breakfast inn, across the road. The farm has beautiful woodland paths for walks and cattle and horses for viewing. Visitors are welcomed for viewing Craig House formal gardens & landscaped grounds, livestock, equestrian, timber/forest, historical farm, formal gardens, guided tours of historic Craig house, woodland nature walks. Artisans on site include painter Walt Simpson and Pottery by Wendy.

* Griff’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 234 Bill Sweatt Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Visit a relaxing country setting with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and a good selection of Native Plants. This location also has herbs and vegetable plants for your garden. Talented craftspeople are looking forward to sharing their treasures with you. Visitors have asked for more workshops and Griff’s plans to make this happen for you. Kid-friendly activities on-site. Artisans include Janet Creations.

* The Ivy Place, 8603 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Gardens, historical house (not open to the public), wedding venue, old barns, beautiful gardens, and visitors will be able to pick blackberries and blueberries, weather permitting. Mini Farm Stand on site and artisans include Basket Weaver Carolyn Kemp and painter Abstract Alexandra.

* Lancaster Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Only open on Saturday, June 17. Locally grown produce and artisans on site.

* The Native American Studies Center, 119 South Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
View a Native Inspired Garden by Leaf & Petal Club, Native American Galleries, Historic Archives, World’s largest collection of Catawba Pottery & Artifacts. Special Activities are planned and Native American artisans will be hosting a show and sale in the galleries of the center.

* Dixie Bee Supply, 1628 Hwy. 521 Bypass South, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Come see what all the buzz is about! View an observation hive of live honeybees and learn their importance to our environment, peruse beekeeping supplies and equipment, purchase fresh local honey. Artisans include Woodham Enterprises, LLC.

* Fox Trot Farms, 5066 Rowell Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Working agritourism sheep farm includes sheep, dairy goats, ducks, and chickens. Learn about honeybees and visit Pork Chop, the potbelly pig. Take home lamb, meat, eggs, honey, handcrafted soap, and crafts from the mini-farm market. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Artisans on site include Quartz Cottage Woodworks.

* North Corner Haven , 3454 Activity Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 – Open Saturday Only!
Enjoy a working farm and venue with small herds of angus cattle, Berkshire pork, and a market garden. Artisans include Daddy’s Workshop of the Carolinas and weaver Marcia Houston.

* Simple Faith Ranch, 3248 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
The ranch is an animal ministry and visitors will meet alpacas, sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, and more! Come learn how each animal was created uniquely for a purpose and participate in fiber crafts, weaving, spinning, leather tooling, and children’s crafts. Artisans include painter Hallelujah Ranch.

While you are in Lancaster County, be sure to also visit:

* Mahaffee’s Pottery and Painting Studio, 2875 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
This two story studio features 3-D work such as pottery downstairs, and 2-D work such as paintings, mosaics, etc. upstairs. Some students and artisans will be working independently. Dianne will be rakuing and on the potters wheel during the day and will offer a free mini-workshop with clay, to interested folks. Kid-friendly activities on site.

Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Calls for Exhibition Proposals – Deadline is June 30, 2019

May 29, 2019

The Arts Center of Kershaw County’s Bassett Gallery in Camden, SC, proudly announces their annual call for artists for the 2019-2020 Season. The call is open through June 30, 2019, and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of prestigious arts professionals. The exhibitions will be installed in the gallery for approximately one month with an opening reception, possibly in conjunction with other Arts Center events.

The Bassett Gallery is part of the Art Center’s main Bassett Building, and has hosted countless artists’ work since its inception in 1983. The Gallery is approximately 13′ wide, 9′ tall and 62′ long, with vaulted ceilings and illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

The Center is interested in all types and mediums of work. Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition.

2019 IMPORTANT DATES
30 JUNE ::: SUBMISSION DEADLINE
20 JULY ::: FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

In order to be considered, please fill out the submission form online at (www.fineartscenter.org) and e-mail the form and the requested files to Stephanie Keel at (skeel@fineartscenter.org) or mail to:
Bassett Gallery Exhibits Committee
PO Box 1498
Camden, SC 29021