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The October 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 1, 2018

The October 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1018/1018carolinaarts.html) – all 64 pages of it.

On our cover this month is “Wash Day” by Kevin Chadwick, part of the exhibit “Tapestry of Life,” on view at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art in Charleston, SC, from Oct. 5 – 31, 2018. A reception will be held on Oct. 5, from 5-8pm, during the Charleston Gallery Association’s city-wide art walk.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our November 2018 issue will be Oct. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

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Arts Council of Henderson County, NC, Announces Awards for “15th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition”

September 30, 2018

The Arts Council of Henderson County has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, “Bring Us Your Best XV”. Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. “Bring Us Your Best XV” was on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus through Friday, Sept. 17, 2018.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board Chair, Pat McAfee, and presented by Joan Jackson, who represents the Wax Family Memorial Funds, a sponsor of the awards. The following artists received awards:

1st Place/2-dimensional – Hamed Mahmoodi, “Veil in Glass”
1st Place/3-dimensional – Bonnie Joy Bardos, “Gaia: Mother Earth”
1st Place/Photography – Phyllis Peterson, “A Drink of Blue”
1st Place/Fine Craft – Holland Van Gores, “Accent”
2nd Place/2-dimensional – Barb Zimmerman, “Enchanted Woods”
2nd Place/3-dimensional – Janet Hickey, “Santos of the Repurposed Book”
2nd Place/Photography – Walter Arnold, “So Little Time”
2nd Place/Fine Craft – David Adler, “Diamond Ball”
3rd Place/2-dimensional – Jill Hsieh, “Woman in a Scarf”
3rd Place/3-dimensional – Ed Foster, “Waiting”
3rd Place/Photography – Ken Weaver, “How to Run a Train”
3rd Place/Fine Craft – Karen-Eve Bayne, “Umbrella Magnolia”

First place winners received $250, 2nd place winners received $150, and 3rd place winners received $100.

In addition to the above awards, Jan Partin, President of the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Catherine Langsdorf for her painting titled “You are not Alone.” This “One Planet, One World” award was selected based on how well the artwork is representative of a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, the oneness and interdependence of all life. The award is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop awarded ten Honorable Mention awards. $25 gift cards for the Starving Artist Shop were awarded to the following artists: Suzanne Ball, Karen Eve Bayne, Lucy Clark (fine craft), Lucy Clark (photography), Maureen Chapman, Tina Duncan, Two Silversmiths – Jerry & Linda Hunter, Al Junek, Claire DeLong Taylor, and Cynthia Wilson.

Henderson County photographer, Walter Arnold, and John Patrick McAfee, author, sponsored the “Artist’s Choice” award, which was selected and announced during the opening reception. Artists who have artwork in the exhibit voted for their choice to win the Artist’s Choice award at opening reception. Connie Poulnot won the $300 cash prize for her oil painting titled “Memories.”

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of all gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing Shop, and will be announced after the last day of the exhibition, Sept. 17, 2018. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and cast their ballots for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504 or (acofhc@bellsouth.net). Visit our website at (www.acofhc.org).

In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best XV” is also sponsored by The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 N. Main Street, 3rd floor Hendersonville, NC 28792 (entrance on Fourth Avenue West).

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Offers Lecture and Book Signing

September 30, 2018

The Western Caroina University Bardo Arts Center in Cullowhee, NC, is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing on Oct. 4, 2018, with WCU Faculty Emerita and scholar of the American Studio Glass Movement, Joan Falconer Byrd. Her book and the associated lecture explores the life, work, and influence of Harvey Littleton. Byrd will be available to sign copies of her biography of Littleton, “Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass”, after the talk. The lecture on Oct. 4, 2018, begins at 5pm in Bardo Arts Center Room 223 followed by the book signing at 6pm.

This event is a featured program of the current WCU Fine Art Museum glass exhibition, “Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture”. Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive medium, the exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists concentrating in glass and how they are building off the foundations laid by Littleton during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement. A key work in the exhibition will be a new acquisition to the Museum’s collection: a glass sculpture by Harvey Littleton entitled “Terracotta Arc”. Donated by the Littleton Family in honor of WCU Professor Emeritus Joan Falconer Byrd, this sculpture serves as a focal point in the exhibition and a reminder of how Littleton’s impact reverberates through the generations.

For further info call Jill Jacobs, Marketing Manager, at the Bardo Arts Center at 828/227-2505 or e-mail to (jilljacobs@wcu.edu).

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Photography Exhibit

September 30, 2018

Commitment, Sacrifice, Courage, Service, Dedication, Strength, Heroism … powerful words that may especially touch our hearts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has devastated much of our area. These are also the touchstone words on the public art walls of NC Veterans Park in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

“Touchstone: Images of Service” is the inspiration for a photography competition with $2,000 in total awards, as well as an upcoming juried exhibition at the Arts Center, home of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, which at 301 Hay St., is just a short stroll from the NC Veterans Park.

Photographers are asked to submit their interpretations of these seven words as expressed through any profession or everyday life. An experienced juror, Laurie Schorr, Director of Education at the Light Factory in Charlotte, will select works from artists across North Carolina for the exhibition from Oct. 26, 2018 through Jan. 12, 2019.

Artists must enter at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone) by the deadline of midnight Wed., Oct. 3, 2018. Here are some additional details:
All types of photography are eligible and must be uploaded on the Arts Council site for consideration. All images should be recent works (3-5 years). Artists can submit up to 10 photographs, and must include each work’s title, size and any other pertinent information. Submissions must not have been shown or previously entered in any Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County exhibition. The fee is $25 each for up to three submitted photographs, and $10 each thereafter for up to 10 works.

Additional information can be found at (www.theartscouncil.com/touchstone), or contact Adrienne Trego at (adriennet@theartscouncil.com), 910/323-1776, ext. 228.

The Touchstone exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The UPS Store.

The September 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

August 31, 2018

The September 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/918/918carolinaarts.html) – all 73 pages of it.

On our cover this month is a work by Tom Dimond, which is from the exhibit, “50/50 Gold ’68 – ’18 The Art of Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond”, on view between Sept. 7 through Oct. 25, 2018, at Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. A reception will be held on Sept. 7, from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibit features over 150 works from five decades from this husband and wife team. In honor of the team Carolina Arts is presenting it’s first ever back cover featuring work by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. We love both works but chose Tom’s for the front cover due to a little more splash of color. At least that was my argument – we’re a husband and wife team here too.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our October 2018 issue will be Sept. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park Installs Second Sculpture in Downtown Seagrove, NC

August 30, 2018

Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park, NC’s newest sculpture garden recently installed a steel sculpture by the Winston-Salem artist, Don Green. The piece titled “Metaphor #1” is located along the sidewalk on East Main Street in downtown Seagrove, NC. This sculpture is the second sculpture to be installed in downtown Seagrove as an extension of the sculpture garden.

Don Green is a NC artist located in Winston-Salem. Green received his BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He started his career as an art director doing illustration and design. Green has taught art at Methodist College, and the University of Wisconsin. His work has been shown across the region for over 50 years.

About Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden and Foundry: NC’s newest sculpture garden is adjacent to the fine art foundry. The sculpture garden features over 23 sculptures around a beautiful pond. A walking trail loops around the pond with benches and a picnic area. The garden is free and open to the public and provides a contemplative place for walking and exercise. It is a Certified NC Native Plant Habitat and includes information about the sculpture and native NC plants on the free audio tour available in the garden.

Visit the Sculpture Garden webpage at (www.cbsculpturegarden.com).

Tryon Painters & Sculptors in Tryon, NC, Call for Entries for Open Juried Show – Deadline Sept. 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

As part of our celebration of 50 years as a gallery in Tryon, NC, the Tryon Painters & Sculptors and cosponsor, Partnership for Horses, are holding an open juried show that will be displayed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13, 2018. Artists age 18 and over may submit up to 2 pieces of 2D or 3D work. The works must be original, not previously shown at the TPS gallery, created in the past 2 years, appropriate to the theme, For the Love of Horses, and for sale.

Prizes include cash, gift certificates, and Viewers Choice Award, exceeding $1500. First prize will be $500, second prize is $350, and third prize is $250. Prizes will be announced at the show opening on Sept. 15 between 5 and 7pm.

This show will be juried by C. Allen Coleman, an artist, curator, and seasoned creative professional who has administered approximately two hundred exhibitions and has been involved in over four hundred exhibits, performances, and presentations. He has degrees in Art and Art Education from Brevard College and Appalachian State University with graduate and post-graduate work at New York Univeristy.

The work must be appropriately mounted for display with a maximum size of 40 inches. Member fee is $30 for first work, $20 for second. Nonmembers fee is $45 for first work, $25 for second. Attached are the complete guidelines and contract to read and sign and bring with you when you deliver your work.

Works must be delivered to the gallery Sunday, Sept. 9 between 1 and 4pm or Monday, Sept. 10 between 11am and 4pm. The judging will be held on Sept. 11. Works not selected for the show should be picked up Thursday, Sept. 13 between 11 and 4 p.m.

Guidelines for the Open Juried Show:

The theme of the show is For the Love of Horses. All 2-D and 3-D works must relate in some way to the theme (equestrian including such options as attire, farms, stables, barn life, pastoral scenes, country roads, horses, abstract interpretations, etc.) The curators have the right to deny a work that does not relate to the theme.

All works must be original, completed within the last two years, and not shown at the TPS Gallery previously

Paintings, drawings, and photography works must be no larger than 40 inches in any direction, including the frame. Water-based media and pastels must be under glass or Plexiglas.

No Not-for-Sale work will be accepted. Prices will not be changed after 4pm on the day paintings are received at the gallery.

Hanging works must be wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.

Works may be photographed by TPS to use for promotion purposes.

All works should be labeled on the back with your name, telephone number, title, medium, and price

Opening night is Sept. 15 from 5 to 7pm. TPS will provide refreshments, but you may contribute either money or snacks or wine.

Pick up your artwork that was accepted for the show Saturday, Oct. 13 between 11am and 4pm or Sunday, Oct. 14 between 1 and 4pm. If you are not able to pick up at that time notify the curator by Oct. 1.

40% of the sale cost will go to TPS and 60% to the artist. Checks for artist sales will be mailed one week after the close of the show.

Membership fee is $40.

If you have questions contact Grace Lertora at 864/457-4055.

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Artists Exhibit Applications – Deadline Sept. 7, 2018

August 10, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites interested artists to submit applications for inclusion in monthly gallery exhibits or retail spaces.

The HCAC is accepting applications for monthly shows in the gallery. A separate application can be made to have your work shown in the Gift Shop for a 6 month span. Organizations may submit applications for monthly gallery exhibits as well. All materials are available at (www.HaywoodArts.org) under Call for Work, or paper copies may be picked up in the gallery at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, during business hours.

Applications are due September 7, 2018, by 5pm.

The jury will convene and make selections in late September for several exhibits in 2019 as well as retail artists. Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2018.

More information is available at (www.HaywoodArts.org/call-for-artists/).

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves all artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. As an affiliate of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Haywood County Arts Council seeks to fulfill its mission to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

For more information call 828/452-0593, e-mail to (info@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.HaywoodArts.org).

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund Re-Opens

August 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce that our Craft Emergency Relief Fund Program is re-opened and we are accepting new inquiries to help artists facing career-threatening emergencies.  Generous supporters answered the call to replenish our fund after an unprecedented year of natural disasters. I want to personally thank every one of you for helping us raise over $350,000.

There are many artists who still need our help and have been patiently waiting for our program to re-open. CERF+ is committed to providing them with financial assistance and in-kind donations from individuals and businesses of equipment, supplies and booth-fee waivers.
Since the beginning of our fiscal year (October 1, 2018), 108 artists have received an unprecedented $508,701 in emergency financial relief from CERF+. This compares to 59 artists who received $239,601 in Fiscal Year 2017.

We’re now hearing from artists about the progress they have made on their road to recovery. From California to Puerto Rico, Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands, artists are rebuilding their studios, making and selling their work, and contributing to recovery in their communities. You can help artists rebound from emergencies by supporting their businesses and by donating to CERF+.

Thank you for being part of the Artists Safety Net.

Sincerely yours,

Cornelia Carey
Executive Director

To apply for help visit (https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=1097&lea=765275&ctr=0&par=1&trk=).

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Offers First Work in the SmART Initiative

August 10, 2018

The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is proud to announce that installation has been completed for the first major public art work of the Durham SmART Initiative – The Corcoran Garage Art Wrap, which creates a monumental signature gateway element for the Blackwell/Corcoran/Foster SmART Corridor.  The art wrap was designed by nationally recognized public artist Olalekan (LEk) Jeyifous, who was selected from a competitive and rigorous review of 107 artist applications from across the United States. Local vendors Steel City Services, LLC, and Mosca Design were key partners in fabrication and installation.


Front View


Left side


Right side


Back view

The Durham SmART Initiative is part of the North Carolina Arts Council’s statewide SmART Initiative which supports the transformation of downtowns through arts driven economic development. Working with the Durham Arts Council as the project’s lead local agency, the NC Arts Council provides significant leadership and funds toward creative placemaking along the rapidly-transforming Blackwell, Corcoran, Foster Street downtown corridor to create a vibrant arts and entertainment district. Major funders and partners also include the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant, the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Arts Council, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Duke University, Downtown Durham, Inc., Nasher Museum of Art, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Durham Area Designers.

Since 2012, over 26 local, state and national project partners have been participating in and supporting this major SmART Initiative. The Durham Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council also thank the City of Durham staff for assisting and supporting the approval process for the banner installation on the City-owned Corcoran Garage structure which was built in 1964.

The SmART Initiative Team worked with internationally acclaimed public art and urban designer Mikyoung Kim along with 180 businesses and over 200 individual community stakeholders to complete and unveil the SmART Vision Plan in June 2015. The Durham SmART Vision Plan is a multi-year, $10 million public art and urban design strategy. More information is at (www.smartdurham.org).

The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 1,000 artists, and more than 60 arts organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, arts advocacy and information services. Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.

For more information call 919/560-ARTS or visit our website at (www.durhamarts.org).