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Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, to Host For Freedoms Town Hall – Sept. 24, 2018

September 19, 2018

The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, announces For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Expression – Arts and Justice, a free event in participation with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 6:30pm. A panel of artistic and legal experts will discuss this First Amendment right from artistic, local, and global perspectives.


A For Freedoms event at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo credit: Wyatt Gallery.

Following the panel discussion, attendees are encouraged to “talk back” with a response wall and to visit the voter registration booth to learn how their voices can be heard this November.

Featured speakers include Nikky Finney, Chad Henderson, Kathleen McDaniel, and Shaundra Young Scott, with Aparna Polavarapu serving as moderator.

Nikky Finney is the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina. She has authored four books of poetry, the last of which won the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Chad Henderson is the Artistic Director of Trustus Theatre in Columbia. As a professional theatre artist, he has directed dozens of professional productions at venues across South Carolina.

Kathleen McDaniel is a founding partner in the law firm of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She focuses on administrative and environmental law.

Shaundra Young Scott is the first African American female executive director of the ACLU of South Carolina. She concentrates on the civil liberties of individuals within the state of South Carolina, including but not limited to racial justice, criminal justice, women’s reproductive rights, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and youth justice.

Aparna Polavarapu is a professor at the School of Law at the University of South Carolina. As part of the Rule of Law Collaborative, she focuses her research on the rule of law and human rights.

For Freedoms is a national platform for greater engagement in the arts and in civil society. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. The CMA is participating in their 50 State Initiative, which models how arts institutions become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism during the lead-up to the midterm elections.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Discussion at 6:30pm. Free. Cash bar.

For more information, visit (www.columbiamuseum.org).

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Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Announces Fall Artist-in-Residence

August 30, 2018

Traditional artist Beckee Garris will appear at USC-Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center as Artist-in-Residence through December, demonstrating pottery and basket making techniques and sharing Catawba oral histories and traditions.


Beckee Garris

A member of the Catawba Indian Nation, Garris will alternate weekends making pottery and two different types of basket forms from reeds and long leaf pine needles. Garris, who was first introduced to pottery making by her grandmother, says her art forms are inspired by her ancestors.

“I’m in a long line of Catawbas who have made pottery,” said Garris. “Here at the Center, it shows how the pottery tradition can be traced back 6,000 years and I don’t want to be the link that makes it stop.”

Garris will be at the Center select Fridays and Saturdays during late summer and fall, appearing Aug. 31- Sept. 1 from 10am-4pm. Other residency dates include Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 26, Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16-17, Nov. 30- Dec. 1, and Dec. 14- 15.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Garris will demonstrate at Kershaw’s Stevens Park Nature and Art Day in the Park from 11am-1pm and from 4-8pm at the Center as part of the City of Lancaster’s Boo Fun Fest.

Garris also will demonstrate her work and present a gallery talk at the annual winter Native American Art and Craft Sale, from 9am to 4pm at the Native American Studies Center on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Dr. Stephen Criswell, Director of Native Studies, says Garris is the epitome of the teacher who is always learning.
“Beckee Garris is one of the first traditional artists that I met when I moved back to the Carolinas 20 years ago,” said Criswell. “In that time, she has honed her pottery-making skills, become a talented basket-weaver, and has always been a gifted storyteller. We are thrilled to have her as our fifth artist-in-residence, and we are grateful to the SC Arts Commission and the USCL administration for their support.”

Garris’ residency is made possible through a 2019 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).

SC State Museum in Columbia, SC, Calls for Entries for “30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Sept. 7, 2018

August 13, 2018

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, will accept entries for the “30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition” now through Sept. 7, 2018.

Since opening in 1988, the South Carolina State Museum has been dedicated to the exhibition, collection, preservation and documentation of South Carolina’s visual artists, past and present, through a variety of exhibitions and programs.

This year marks the museum’s 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the diversity of South Carolina art, we will host a juried exhibition. Artists from across the state will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the State Museum in Columbia, and to win cash prizes up to $1,500.

Eligibility – This juried exhibition is open to South Carolina residents who are 18 years of age or older. Individual artists must submit their own work; collectives and collaborative projects may not enter. Each artist may submit up to three works of art for consideration.

Specifications – Only original works of art that have not previously been exhibited at the South Carolina State Museum will be accepted. Work must have been created by the applicant within the last three years. Original works of art from any medium will be considered, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber art, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. All works of art selected for the exhibition must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

All two-dimensional works of art must be ready to hang and should not exceed 10 feet high x 12 feet wide (120 x 144 inches). Any work that is not framed should include specific installation guidelines. All three-dimensional artwork may not exceed 75 pounds and 10 feet (120 inches) in height.

The South Carolina State Museum is a family-friendly venue and a destination for school children from across the state. Artists are encouraged to be mindful of our core audience when submitting work for the exhibition.

Cash & Purchase Awards

$1500 First Place/Best in Show
$1000 Second Place
$500 Third Place
$250 Honorable Mention (3)
$250 People’s Choice Award – selected by the public during the course of the exhibition

There will also be a Curator’s Choice Purchase Award which will be selected by the Curator of Art and the South Carolina State Museum’s Acquisition Committee. The award winner will be purchased for inclusion in the museum’s permanent collection.

Submission process – Submissions must include up to 3 hi-res images of available work produced, a checklist with information about each piece, a brief statement about the submitted work and a short artist bio. For more information and to submit your entry, please click this link (https://scmuseum.submittable.com/submit).

All materials are due on or before Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Selection process – A panel of jurors will review submitted materials and select work for inclusion in the exhibition. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, from 6-8pm with awards announced at 7pm.

Entry fee – A non-refundable entry fee of $30 per artist for up to three works of art submitted must be included upon submission of materials.

Sale of the work – Work will not be available for sale through the museum and no specific information related to sales will be provided. The museum will forward information to artists directly regarding individuals interested in purchasing work.

Liability – The South Carolina State Museum will insure all works of art included in the exhibition while on site at the museum. The museum is not responsible for shipping or insurance while in transit, and reserves the right to refuse any entry at its own discretion. The museum also reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry for educational or promotional purposes. The receipt of an entry into the juried exhibition will constitute an agreement by the artist with the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Schedule

Sept. 7 – Deadline for submissions
On or before Sept. 19 – Notification of selection
Oct. 11 – 13 – Hand delivery dates
Oct. 8 – 12 – Shipped delivery dates
Nov. 2 – Opening reception
Nov. 3, 2018 – March 9, 2019 – Exhibition dates

Selected artwork can be picked up between March 9 – 15, 2019.

Questions

Contact us by e-mail at (juried30@scmuseum.org).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for the “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline Aug. 30, 2018

August 10, 2018

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is issuing a Call for Artists for the 2018 “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County, SC, 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, in Lancaster, SC, Aug. 28-30 during office hours. This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 16, 2018 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 at (www.lccarts.net).

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Calls for Applications for the 701 CCA Prize – Deadline Sept. 1, 2018

July 29, 2018

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, announces the fourth installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. Share this information with all SC artists who may be eligible. The project takes place this year with a juried process resulting in an November – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. This exhibition will then travel to Lake City, SC, for a second January – February exhibition.

The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The winner is selected by a panel of three art professionals. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2018 will be announced at a later date. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since Jan. 1, 2019. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25.

Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize 2019 by completing and submitting the application package by Sept. 1, 2018. The application guidelines can be found at (www.701cca.org/701-cca-prize). You can apply directly through Submittable at this link (https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit).

The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive:
A six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA;
A solo exhibition at 701 CCA;
An ad in a national art publication concurrent with the solo exhibition.

The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, is Accepting Entries for This Year’s Competitive Events – Deadline is Sept. 1, 2018

July 28, 2018

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered in agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock again during this year’s 149th anniversary fair, which runs Oct. 10-21, 2018.

“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 (www.scstatefair.org/competitors). Or they can download entry forms and mail them to SC State Fair, P. O. Box 393, Columbia, SC, 29202, or drop them off at the fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC, from 8am and 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, 2018.

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

Stormwater Studios in the Vista of Columbia, SC, Has a Studio Space for Rent – Deadline July 31, 2018

June 27, 2018

Stormwater Studios in Columbia, at 413 Pendleton Street, is now accepting applications from artists to lease the 10th and last available studio. The brand-new studios and gallery are part of the new and growing River Arts Community and include some of Columbia’s most prominent artists in a modern, light-filled space. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2018, and the jurying process will begin shortly afterward. For information and an application form, visit the website at (www.stormwaterstudios.org).

The gallery at Stormwater Studios will also soon be available for artists to rent for exhibitions. Watch the website for updated information. Regular visiting hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm, or by appointment.

The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC, is Calling for Artists to Show at the Center

May 30, 2018

Offered with some editor’s suggestions:


This is all they really sent us.

The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC, is calling for artists to submit proposals for exhibitions at the Center. They didn’t offer us much details, but I would suggest getting their prospectus and check our item #10 as seen here:

10. Promotion and advertising will include an Artist Reception the first Thursday of the exhibition (6-8 PM) with
beverages provided by ACA. ACA will promote the exhibit on our website, social media outlets, community
calendars, member newsletter and by email. ACA will pay for the printing and mailing of up to 500 postcards
provided the artist provided the Artist provides the required images to the Executive Director by the contract
deadline.

No deadline was given but I’m not sure they have a show scheduled for July 2018 – 2019.

Check out their website to get an idea of how they promote exhibits on their website.

For complete details e-mail (progmgr@aikencenterforthearts.org) for a prospectus.

For more detail call 803/641-9094 or visit (www.aikencenterforthearts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists to Enter “29th Annual Juried Competition” – Deadline June 15, 2018

May 30, 2018

The Arts Council of York County presents the 29th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, July 20 – September 9, 2018. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5pm. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

Entry Fees:
ACYC Members: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10

Complete guidelines and entry information are available now at (yorkcountyarts.org/29th-juried).

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

JUROR – Liz Rundorff Smith, Art School Director, Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Smith received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, in 2000. She studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France in 1998 and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming. In December of 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Liz moved to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016. During her tenure with Artisphere, the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. She currently serves as Art School Director for the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, an organization whose mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of our community through visual arts promotion, education and inspiration. Liz lives in Travelers Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa and continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions.


Joanna Wardell, “Field Notes 33”
28th Annual Juried Competition | Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show

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, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

2018 Red Rose Festival Photography Contest in Lancaster, SC, Call to Artists – Deadline April 20, 2018

March 31, 2018

Red Rose Festival Photography Contest & Exhibition is a collaborative partnership between the City of Lancaster, SC, Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT) and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and will take part with the annual Red Rose Festival on May 18/19, 2018, in downtown Lancaster. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8×10 color or black/white photograph, focusing on the beauty and breathtaking views of nature in Lancaster County​.​ There is no entry fee. This is a juried competition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during May.

All submissions are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC. For more information and/or to register call 803/285-7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net). ​