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City of North Charleston, SC, Accepting Applications for North Charleston City Gallery and The Meeting Place – Deadline Nov. 30, 2013

September 17, 2013

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is accepting applications from visual artists and artist groups to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery and The Meeting Place for slots from July 2014 through June 2015. Selections are made by a Review Panel appointed by the department. Applications are available for download from the Applications and Registration Forms section at (http://bit.ly/culturalarts). Submissions must be received or postmarked by Nov. 30, 2013, in order to be considered.

The North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach thousands of local patrons and out-of-state visitors.  This exhibition opportunity is limited to visual artists and artist groups creating two dimensional works. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. The gallery desk is managed by a Cultural Arts staff member on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the express purpose of promoting the exhibit and the sale of artwork, prints, note cards, and gift items.

The Meeting Place, located at 1077 East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village area of North Charleston, provides a more informal public exhibition opportunity for visual and fine craft artists creating both two dimensional and three dimensional works. Pieces are installed in the building’s display windows, which offer 24 hour visibility. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly and bi-monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities, or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Names Charlynn M. Knight Artist-in-Residence for 2013/14

August 30, 2013

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to announce the appointment of watercolor artist Charlynn M. Knight as Artist-in-Residence for 2013/14. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Charlynn will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two hour increments at North Charleston, SC, schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.

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Charlynn M. Knight is a professional watercolor artist and native Charlestonian. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and continues to further her painting knowledge through workshops with national and international artists. Knight has worked primarily in watercolor for over 28 years and enjoys the way the medium captures the “glow” and vibrant colors and textures of her subjects. Her work depicts the beauty of the everyday, providing a relaxing escape to viewers. She has taught visual art classes and workshops in all media for children and adults since 1990, traveling to art guilds and organizations as well as offering weekly instruction locally. “As an instructor/teacher, I feel it is very important to share my knowledge and pass on the love of creating and expression through Art,” she says. “Art is an amazing tool for building self-confidence and offers freedom of expression. I look forward to sharing the many different ways Art embraces and expresses who we are in new, creative ways.”

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Knight has received several awards for her work. She has been published in International Artist Magazine and her paintings are featured in several private and corporate collections, including the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection. Presently her work is available at Karen’s Korner in Mt. Pleasant and Laura Alberts Tasteful Options in Daniel Island.

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Charlynn’s work throughout January 2014. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the Artist-in-Residence by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2014.

More information about the Artist-in-Residence program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org).

City of North Charleston (SC) Seeks New Visual Artist-in-Residence – Deadline July 17, 2013

June 20, 2013

Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the City’s Artist-in-Residence in North Charleston, SC. The department is currently seeking to fill the position for 2013/14. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time position by Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

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2012/13 North Charleston Artist-in-Residence, Kristy Bishop (photo credit: Cultural Arts staff)

At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the Artist-in-Residence will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2013/14 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence has the option to present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout January 2014. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Festival in May.

Rate of pay for this part-time position is $20 an hour for up to 300 hours. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit slides, quality photographs, or digital images of their work along with a current résumé/CV by 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Application materials may be e-mailed to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) or mailed to the attention of Nancy Rodriguez at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts) or call 843/740-5854.

City of North Charleston (SC) Seeks Designer for Industrial Tank Mural – Deadline Postmarked June 30, 2013

June 10, 2013

The City of North Charleston (SC) seeks to commission a graphic artist to design a large outdoor mural for a privately owned storage tank located at 1003 East Montague Avenue near the Olde Village area of North Charleston.

Professional graphic artists residing in the Tri-County area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties) are invited to submit their qualifications for the public art project. A Mural Committee comprised of city officials, business leaders, and community leaders will select one artist to create the mural design. The total budget for this project has been set at $5000 and involves all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: artist’s design fees, materials, production costs, travel, documentation, and any permits, license, or insurance.

The mural will measure 140’w x 40’h and will be fabricated on cast white vinyl and professionally mounted to the carbon steel tank.

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Interested artists should contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or by e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) for the complete commission prospectus. Application materials must be hand delivered by 5pm on Friday, June 28, 2013, or postmarked by Sunday, June 30, 2013. Artists will be notified of the commission award by July 10, 2013.

The mural design must be created using Adobe Illustrator or equivalent graphic design software and incorporate the logo of the tank owner, ODFJELL. The final design must be completed by August 31, 2013, to allow the mural fabricator adequate time to manufacture and install the mural in September.  The ideal design would create excitement and interest for the community, honor the history of the community, compliment the redevelopment initiatives of the community, and be appropriate to the location.

Graphic artists applying for the commission must demonstrate the skill and ability needed to produce this type of commissioned design work. The selected artist must be willing to learn about the community and is expected to collaborate with city staff and the Mural Committee through a series of meetings to develop concepts for the mural and the final design. Communication and coordination with city staff, the Mural Committee, and the mural fabricator throughout the design and installation process is necessary to ensure quality and compatibility.

In order to be considered for the commission, graphic artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following materials:

A. Letter of Interest describing specific interest in the project, potential approach, and any relevant past experience (1 page limit)

B. Current resume/CV

C. A minimum of ten slides, quality photographs, or digital images of artist’s work that accurately represent the artist’s aesthetics and style.  All images must be accompanied by a brief description of the artwork, title, location, size, and completion date.

D.   A list of three professional client references. The list must include complete address and telephone number for each reference.

E.   A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included if materials are to be returned.

F.   Optional application materials – the artist’s web site may be listed and/or up to three additional materials may be submitted such as reviews, news articles, awards, or other related information.

The City of North Charleston reserves the right to reject all applications and/or adjust the project time line. Application materials should be submitted by the deadline to the City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Director, Marty Besancon. Hand-deliver to the Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, or mail to City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

For more information about the ODFJELL tank mural commission, contact Marty Besancon at 843/740-5850 or e-mail to (mbesancon@northcharleston.org). To learn more about other programs and artist opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts).

Teaching Artists Sought for After School Arts Enrichment Programs in North Charleston, SC – Apply by July 10, 2013

June 6, 2013

Thanks to the dedication of Mayor Summey and City Council, the City of North Charleston, SC, continues to provide after school programs to several public elementary schools within city limits. One component of these programs is arts enrichment classes facilitated by the City’s Cultural Arts Department. The department is seeking teaching artists in all disciplines to offer these classes for the 2013/14 school year. Local artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with young students are invited to participate in this after school arts enrichment program.

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Photo by North Charleston Cultural Arts Staff

Thirteen elementary schools in North Charleston are identified sites. Classes are held for one hour twice a week with instructors rotating to a new school site on a bi-monthly basis. The number of participants will vary at each site and teaching artists should anticipate working with large groups of children. A site staff person is available to offer assistance. Rate of pay for these part-time positions is $20 an hour and a limited supply budget is available depending on the needs of the arts discipline. A minimum two month commitment is requested, which results in 16 one hour classes. To insure the safety of the children, background checks are required.

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Photo by North Charleston Cultural Arts Staff

Interested artists should submit a class proposal form and resume by July 10, 2013 to be considered for this program, as rotations begin in September. Forms are available for download from the Applications and Registration Forms page at (http://bit.ly/culturalarts). Application materials may be e-mailed to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) or mailed to the attention of Nancy Rodriguez at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Dept., PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

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Photo by North Charleston Cultural Arts Staff
For more information, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854.

City of North Charleston (SC) Announces Winners of Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions

May 21, 2013

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Fine artists and amateur and professional photographers from across the state were invited to participate in the “2013 Judged Fine Art and Judged Photography Competitions & Exhibitions”, organized annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and presented May 3-11 as a component of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC.  A total of 168 fine art entries were accepted in the categories of oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, and 2D mixed media. Cash awards totaling $3,250 were made at the sole discretion of the judge, Sara C. Arnold, Curator of Collections at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.

After making her selections, Arnold stated, “The Lowcountry is fortunate to have such an event that displays the talents of our local artists.” She continued, “All the applicants should be commended for their entries. It is a pleasure to see such variety in both media and in style represented in the competition.”

A total of 230 entries were accepted in photography, which were split into the divisions of Professional/Advanced and Amateur and categorized as color or monochrome. Cash awards totaling $1,450 were awarded by a panel of three judges using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Each judge evaluated entries as a whole, considering the areas of impact, composition, and technique.

In addition to awards given by the judges, three fine art pieces were selected for City of North Charleston Purchase Awards. These pieces will be added to the City of North Charleston’s Permanent Public Art Collection, which is on display within North Charleston City Hall throughout most of the year.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Best in Show – Fine Art
“In My Mother’s Arms” by Nizar/Kelvin Blufton

City of North Charleston Purchase Awards
“The Stretch” by Bob Graham
“Due South” by Elliot B. West
“Green Wave” by Angela Smith

Fine Art – Acrylic
1st Place – “Festival Fiddle” by Brenda Gilliam
2nd place – “Study in Public” by Jean Spencer
3rd Place – “Insomnia” by David Helmerick
Honorable Mention – “Play On” by Pedro Rodriguez
Honorable Mention – “Ishmael” by Amanda McLenon
Honorable Mention – “Against the Odds” by Jack Vanderpol

Fine Art – Oil
1st Place – “The Promise” by Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon
2nd Place – “Waiting” by Sherri Bardsley
3rd Place – “Gullah Woman” by Denny Stevenson
Honorable Mention – “Strolling the Gardens” by Sandra J. Booker
Honorable Mention – “Decelerating” by Sally Accetta
Honorable Mention – “A in Green” by Judy McSween
Honorable Mention – “Street Crossing” by Peter Scala

Fine Art – Drawing/Pastel
1st place – “Second Glance” by Bob Graham
2nd Place – “Blended Trees” by Dolores Hayes Lott
3rd Place – “Pitcher & Pine Cone” by Sherry Bevins
Honorable Mention – “Live Oak” by Nancy Davidson
Honorable Mention – “Fishing Spot” by Mary Brigman

Fine Art – Watercolor
1st Place – “Kevina” by Lynda Lawrence
2nd Place – “Abandoned” by Becky Taylor
3rd Place – “Daybreak in the Town of Two Harbors” by Dorothy Shromoff
Honorable Mention – “Cosmos in Bloom” by Becky Taylor
Honorable Mention – “Evil Eye” by Charlotte Holman

Fine Art – 2D Mixed Media
1st Place – “Ship High in Transit” by Denise Greer
2nd Place – “All the Earth” by Deborah Neal
3rd Place – “Equilibrium at Risk” by Lara Neece
Honorable Mention – “Home Grown” by Linda Wasielewski
Honorable Mention – “City Jail” by Shawn Allison
Honorable Mention – “See Through” by Paige Duvall
Honorable Mention – “Resting in Style” by Don Roberts

Professional Photography – Color
1st Place – “Bride of Magnolia” by Donnie Smith
2nd Place – “Daughters of Confederacy Building” by Vanessa Kauffmann
3rd Place – “Forster’s (Tern) Flight 39″ by Raymond Colin Murray
Honorable Mention – “Relics of the Past” by Raymond Colin Murray
Honorable Mention – “Edwin S. Fishing Pier at Twilight” by Raymond Colin Murray

Professional Photography – Monochrome
1st Place – “Studebaker” by Peter Ingrasselino
2nd Place – “Got an Itch” by Gloria Welch
3rd Place – “Abandoned” by Vanessa Kauffmann
Honorable Mention – “Shem Creek – Rigged & Ready” by Chris Rogers

Amateur Photography – Color
1st Place – “Snow Ram” by Rick Dandridge
2nd Place – “Osprey #1″ by Andy Reilly
3rd Place – “Dolbadarn Castle” by Rick Dandridge
Honorable Mention – “Henpecked” by Jim Miller
Honorable Mention – “Bumper Pool” by Jim Miller

Amateur Photography – Monochrome
1st Place – “Racer” by Andy Reilly
2nd Place – “Girl with Cup” by Mark Melcher
3rd Place – “Remembering Italy: Tempi Passati” by Gabi Simon
Honorable Mention – “Carousel Horse” by Kaitlin Carroll
Honorable Mention – “French Hugenot Church at Dawn” by Douglas A. Fraze
Honorable Mention – “Hold on to Faith” by Brenda Bihlear

For information about additional exhibition opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). For details on the North Charleston Arts Festival, visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

City of North Charleston (SC) Announces Winners of “SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition”

May 20, 2013

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Fine craft artists and artisans from across South Carolina were invited to participate in the “12th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition”, the state’s only juried fine craft competition and exhibition. Organized annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, the show was presented May 3-11 as a component of the 2013North Charleston Arts Festival held in North Charleston, SC.

Following an extensive pre-jury process, 47 applicants were asked to participate and 120 entries were submitted in the categories of clay, fiber, metal, wood, and 3D mixed media. Cash awards totaling $6,500 were made at the sole discretion of the juror, Karen Derksen, Director of Winthrop University Galleries and lecturer for the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Design at Winthrop in Rock Hill, SC. After making her selections, Derksen stated, “Jurying a show is one of the most gratifying undertakings of my position and also one of the most challenging. I enjoy the opportunity to view the inspiring work being created in our state and as expected the entries in this year’s Palmetto Hands exhibition demonstrate what accomplished artists and creative, high quality work is being produced in South Carolina.” She continued, “It is always exciting to see what is developing in fine craft, as it captures traditions and evolves into a modern contemporary context. Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the submissions. My heartfelt congratulations go to all included artists, and especially to the award winners.”

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“Baseball Shoe High Top” by Dennis Vernon (Best in Show)

After awarding ribbons, Derksen also selected pieces from the show to assemble a “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Traveling Exhibition”, which will tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2013/2014 Traveling Exhibitions Program. “One of my goals was to select a show that would express the diversity of the mediums and styles that I was observing,” Dersken said. “My purpose when selecting an exhibition is to be intentional about the relationship of one artwork to another and create an overall totality that tells a story.” The Traveling Exhibitions Program gives galleries, museums, and art centers across South Carolina the opportunity to request the exhibit to tour their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

In addition to awards given by the juror, three pieces were selected for City of North Charleston Purchase Awards. These pieces will be added to the City of North Charleston’s Permanent Public Art Collection, which is on display within North Charleston City Hall throughout most of the year.

Congratulations to the winners of the “2013 SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition”:

Best of Show
“Baseball Shoe High Top” (Mixed Media) by Dennis Vernon (Okatie, SC)

Outstanding Merit
“A Smoked Salmon” (Clay) by Patz Fowle (Hartsville, SC)
From Tuscaloosa to Timbuktu (Mixed Media) by Kim Keats (Okatie, SC)

City of North Charleston Purchase Awards
“Upright Fish with Octopus” (Clay) by John Davis (North Charleston, SC)
“The Elegance of Grace” (Mixed Media) by Georgette Willis Sanders (McClellanville, SC)
“Hands Off!” (Clay) by Pamela Steele (Gilbert, SC)

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“A Smoked Salmon” by Patz Fowle (Outstanding Merit)

Honorable Mentions
“A Price Greater Than Rubies” (Mixed Media) by Dina Barron (Summerville, SC)
“Within” (Clay) by Fiorenzo Berardozzi (Charleston, SC)
“Botanicals (Illustrations From My Garden)” (Mixed Media) by Cynthia Colbert (Lexington, SC)
“Beetle with Bumps” (Clay) by John Davis (North Charleston, SC)
“Hourglass Dulcimer” (Wood) by Dean Eades (Seneca, SC)
“Petals” (Clay) by Sheri Farbstein (Hilton Head, SC)
“Anonymous” (Fiber) by Susan Lenz (Columbia, SC)
“Red Coral” (Clay) by Deborah Mather (Murrel’s Inlet, SC)
“Original Tartan Design #1″ (Large) (Fiber) by Beth Melton (Rock Hill, SC)
“Glory” (Mixed Media) by Georgette Willis Sanders (McClellanville, SC)
“Enlightened Fish” (Mixed Media) by Matt Wilson (North Charleston, SC)
“The Potato Help” (Mixed Media) by Michael Woodle (Conway, SC)

SC Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibition Selections included:

“Jughead” (Clay) by Deborah Appleby (North Charleston, SC)
“A Price Greater Than Rubies” (Mixed Media) by Dina Barron (Summerville, SC)
“Beachcombers” (Mixed Media) by Margaret Bass (Eastover, SC)
“Koi Pond” (Mixed Media) by Margaret Bass (Eastover, SC)
“Every Child Deserves a Home” (Fiber) by Ellen Byrd (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
“A Place of Her Own” (Fiber) by Ellen Byrd (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
“Doll House” (Fiber) by Ellen Byrd (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
“My Garden of Earthly Delights” (Mixed Media) by Cynthia Colbert (Lexington, SC)
“Beetle with Bumps” (Clay) by John Davis (North Charleston, SC)
“Serving Platter” (Clay) by John Davis (North Charleston, SC)
“Petals” (Clay) by Sheri Farbstein (Hilton Head, SC)
“Patz’s Picasso Pot” (Clay) by Patz Fowle (Hartsville, SC)
“Play – Circle No. 2″ (Clay) by Miyako Fujiwara (Charleston, SC)
“Play – Circle No. 7″ (Clay) by Miyako Fujiwara (Charleston, SC)
“Phillip Simmons Heart Gate” (Fiber) by Arianne King Comer (North Charleston, SC)
“My Life as a Tree Totem” (Mixed Media) by Kim Keats (Okatie, SC)
“Anonymous” (Fiber) by Susan Lenz (Columbia, SC)
“Red Coral” (Clay) by Deborah Mather (Murrel’s Inlet, SC)
“Tuned” (Clay) by Deborah Mather (Murrel’s Inlet, SC)
“Original Tartan Design #1″ (Large) (Fiber) by Beth Melton (Rock Hill, SC)
“Baseball Shoe High Top” (Mixed Media) by Dennis Vernon (Okatie, SC)
“The Potato Help” (Mixed Media) by Michael Woodle (Conway, SC)

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“From Tuscaloosa to Timbuktu” by Kim Keats (Outstanding Merit)

For more information about the “South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition” and other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Organizations interested in hosting the traveling exhibition should contact Jeff Powley, South Carolina State Museum Outreach Manager, at 803/737-4159 or e-mail to (jeff.powley@scmuseum.org).

City of North Charleston (SC) Announces Winners of “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”

May 20, 2013

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Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the “8th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition”, displayed at the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, and presented as a component of the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival. Organized annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $17,250 in honorariums and awards.

Nine out of 47 submissions were pre-juried into the exhibition by the juror, Janet Kagan, a Founding Principal of the Public Art Collaborative with more than three decades of experience in strategic planning with established and emergent art programs and management of projects representing both artists and agencies. Once installed at the exhibition site, Kagan then made her selections for Best in Show, Outstanding Merit, and Honorable Mentions.

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“Bunny” by Jeff Brewer (Best in Show)

“I am honored to jury the 2013 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition at Riverfront Park. It is a privilege to contribute to the appreciation of art in a landscaped, public context,” Kagan stated. She continued, “Each of the 2013 selections eloquently speak to us and elucidate how the artists’ ideas translated into material form, the works’ relationship to both physical and human nature, and our evoked impulses for interaction and surprise. These nine sculptures create surface tensions that play with angled voids and intersections. No two perspectives are the same as we walk toward, around and in the works. There is also a heft associated with these artworks – not just in their material, color, and scale, but in their aesthetic request for connection and dialogue. I hope you will mingle with, touch, and listen to the voices the works articulate.”

The nine sculptures selected for exhibition are by nine artists from six states. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013/4 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition:

“Bunny” (steel) by Jeff Brewer – Nacogdoches, TX (Best in Show)
“Tier II” (painted steel) by Anne Melanie – Greenville, NC  (Outstanding Merit)
“Transponder” (steel) by Gary Gresko – Oriental, NC (Hon. Mention)
“Life” (painted steel) by Adam Walls – Lauvinburg, NC (Hon. Mention)
“A Little Less Than Meets the Eye” (steel) by Bill Wood – Fairfax, VA (Hon. Mention)
“Ender’s Enigma” (corten/painted steel) by Davis Whitfield IV – Mountain City, TN
“The Burning” (carved limestone) by Paris Alexander – Raleigh, NC
“Cowl” (oiled steel) by Carl Billingsley – Ayden, NC
“Daddy Longlegs” (steel) by John W. Parker – Glendside, PA

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“Tier II” by Ann Melanie (Outstanding Merit)

Sculpture sites are located throughout North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue on the former Charleston Naval Base.  The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River.  In addition the sculptures visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain.  The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The 2013/14 National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be on display through March, 2014. For more information or to be added to the application mailing list for the 2014/15 Competition, please call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) to view photographs and artist statements.

Peter Scala’s Art Scene Gets Active

April 30, 2013

After having his artwork appear on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Carolina Arts, Peter Scala of North Charleston, SC, faces an active calendar of events including:

Scala is one of 60 artists selected to be part of the 2013 South Carolina Arts Foundation’s Auction/Verner Sale, held on May 1, 2013, at 7pm at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC. Scala’s works, “Lavender Lady is that a Maybe, Purred the Purple Cat”; “A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as the Sun” will be auctioned; and “Plucked” is on sale.  For info visit (www.southcarolinaarts.com/verner/gala.shtml).

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Ode to a Radish by Peter Scala

Scala’s “Ode to a Radish” was juried into the Art League of Hilton Head’s Biennale Show, on view from May 4 through June 3, 2013, at the Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island, SC. A reception will be held on May 3, from 5-7pm.

Scala will also have two works, “Scent” and “Drifting” entered into the “North Charleston 2013 Arts Festival Exhibit,” on view from May 3 – 11, 2013, at the Charleston Area Convention Complex, North Charleston, SC. A reception will be held on May 3, from 6-7pm.

The online gallery, Upstream People Gallery, selected six of Scala’s works to be included in the “10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition,” on view at (http://www.upstreampeoplegallery.com/exhibition/default.asp?XD=12/1/2012&AN=Mazer%2C+Mike). The juror had this to say about Scala’s works, “Peter Scala of North Charleston, South Carolina has a wonderful sense of artistic expression with a rather contemporary cubistic style. His “Street Crossing” shows some interesting characters. His “Dusk (at the Beach)” shows the more desaturated colors of this time of day, together with the playful shapes and lines to express the scene. “S. of Broad St.” is another one of his abstract interpretations in mostly cool colors.

Art Buzz, The 2013 Collection: The Worldwide, Juried Fine Art Search…Awarded 2nd place in oils and a two page spread in Art Buzz Collection 2013 to Scala. This hard cover coffee table format book is available to galleries and collectors, showing artist’s work from around the world.

Visit (www.peterscala.com) to view more of Peter Scala’s work.

City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department Calls for Proposals for Half-Moon Outfitters Mural Competition – Deadline Apr. 19, 2013

March 29, 2013

Half-Moon Outfitters is partnering with the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department to host a public mural competition. Lowcountry visual artists age 18 and up are invited to submit proposals for a public art piece to be installed on the exterior of Half-Moon Outfitters’ new building addition, the Half-Moon Annex, located on the corner of East Montague and Jenkins Avenues in the Olde Village area of North Charleston, SC. Up to three artists will be selected. Selected artists will be given a materials stipend to create an 8’x8’ mural and have an opportunity to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Deadline for proposals is 5:00pm on Friday, Apr. 19, 2013.

To apply, artists must provide sketches of the proposed mural, a written description of the piece including information on medium, inspiration, and execution methods, a resume, and contact information. Application materials should be submitted by the deadline to City of North Charleston Arts Coordinator, AnneTrabue W. Nelson, via e-mail, post, or hand-delivery to:

E-mail at (anelson@northcharleston.org)

Post: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department,
PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016

Hand-delivery: Cultural Arts Dept. Office, North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC, 29406

There is no theme for the mural competition; however, mural concepts must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. Half-Moon Outfitters will furnish an 8’x8’ wooden panel and a $100 materials stipend for each selected artist. Any additional materials expenses must be covered by the artist. Artists will be notified of selections by Friday, Apr. 26, 2013. Murals must be complete and ready for installation by Tuesday, May 7, 2013. A free public reception will be held in honor of the mural artists during the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk on Wednesday, May 8, from 5-8pm. During the event, the public will be invited to vote on their favorite mural. Results of the vote will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, which are Half-Moon Outfitters gift cards in the amounts of $300, $200, and $100, respectively.

For more information about the Half-Moon Outfitters public mural competition, contact AnneTrabue W. Nelson at 843/740-5852 or e-mail at (anelson@northcharleston.org). For more information about Half-Moon Outfitters, visit (www.halfmoonoutfitters.com). To learn more about other programs and artist opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts).

Half-Moon Outfitters, founded in 1993 and based in Charleston, SC, features clothing and gear for adventure and travel. Offering lines that include Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, Black Diamond and Mountain Hardwear, experienced staff members guide customers through equipment selection with safety, comfort and fun in mind. Half-Moon employees share a love of the outdoors with a commitment to the environment. Half-Moon Outfitters has eight stores in South Carolina and Georgia and also a Web-based store.

For more information, visit (www.halfmoonoutfitters.com).


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