Archive for the ‘Pee Dee SC Area Visual Arts’ Category

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, is Calling All Artists, Artisans, Crafters, and Food Truck Vendors for HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2019 – Dec. 14, 2019

November 5, 2019

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, presents HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2019 complete with live music, food truck vendors, over 50 exhibiting artists, designers, and crafters. We will be transforming the auditorium and parking lot of Ekklesia Christian Church into a holiday shopping wonderland and we need you!

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10am – 5pm
Where: 2469 Highway 501 East, Conway, SC (Ekklesia Christian Church)

10′ x 10′ indoor space is $60
10′ x 10′ outdoor space is $35
Food Truck Vendor space is $50

Have questions? E-mail inquiries to (createconway@gmail.com) or call Dee at 810/923-3334.

Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Awards Museum Leadership Award to Andrew R. Stout, Executive Director, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC

October 9, 2019

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is proud to announce the winner of the Museum Leadership Award. The winner was chosen from a wide range of entries across the Southeastern United States. The SEMC Awards Committee, co-chaired by Julie Harris, Catherine Pears, and Robin Reed, honors outstanding colleagues who have helped shape the world of museums.

The Museum Leadership Award, initiated in 1994, recognizes mid-career museum professionals who have shown significant advancement within the profession by leadership in museum activities at his or her institution, within the museum profession as a whole, and especially in the southeast region. Award eligibility requires ten years of experience as a museum staff member and a minimum of five years immediate past tenure with a museum in the SEMC region.

The winner of this year’s award is Andrew R. Stout, Executive Director, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC. Andrew R. Stout began his museum career at the Florence Museum (SC) in a small converted residence. Since 2001 he has diligently advocated for museum support and helped to champion its impact on Florence’s cultural, educational, and economic future. Stout was named the director of the newly formed Florence County Museum system in 2009 and assisted in cultivating funding for its construction and annual operational support. During this process Stout coordinated all necessary policies and procedures for the newly structured system along with the development of needed professional staff. In 2013 funding was allocated to acquire 140 works of art that compose the Wright Collection of Southern Art. This collection was featured at the opening of the Florence County Museum in October of 2014. In 2018 Andrew worked to secure funding for the acquisition of two significant collections of art by 20th century artist William H. Johnson and his wife Holcha Krake, over fifty works collectively. The Florence County Museum has an annual average attendance of 24,000 visitors and is always free to the public.

Since 2014 Stout has served on the executive committee for the South Carolina Federation of Museums and has served as the President since 2017. He has assisted in the formation of the Wright Foundation for Southern Art, Florence County Museum Foundation and the Wilson High School Class of 1945 Scholarship fund.

The award will be presented during the SEMC Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon October 23, 2019, at the Charleston Marriott.

For more information, visit (SEMCdirect.net) or contact John Witek, Manager of Communication and Member Services by calling 404/814-2047 or e-mail to (jwitek@semcdirect.net).

Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, Announces Call for Submissions to “2020 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” – Nov. 3, 2019

September 18, 2019

The Florence County Museum is proud to present the “2020 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence. The competition aims to highlight the best contemporary art in the Pee Dee region. This year’s exhibition will be on display in the FCM Waters Gallery located at 135 South Dargan Street in Florence.

Any person who is a native or resident of the following Pee Dee counties is eligible to enter: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg. The 1st place award receives $1,000. The 2nd place award receives $500. The 3rd place award receives $250. Honorable Mention receives $100. People’s Choice receives $50.

We are excited to announce this year’s online submission and judging process for the “2020 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”. Artists are invited to upload digital imagery of original work for consideration. Please visit (flocomuseum.org/pee-dee-regional).

Online submissions will be accepted through 10pm on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. After which time, the competition juror will select works from online submissions. Artists will be notified by e-mail as to each entry’s acceptance status during the week of Nov. 18, 2019.

Artists whose work has been accepted by the juror into the semifinal round will be required to drop off their work at the FCM Waters Gallery, Dec. 2-13, 2019.

Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Calls for Entries for Annual Halloween Party – Something Wicked This Way Comes – Deadline Sept. 3, 2019

August 13, 2019

Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, is eerily excited to present our first annual exhibit to coincide with our Second Annual Halloween Party.

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Submit your original uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, supernatural, otherworldly, mysterious, curious 2-D, 3-D and photographic original work to this juried exhibit. Amateur and professional artists age 18 and older are invited to enter.

ENTRY PROCESS:
E-mail submissions to (info@blackcreekarts.org)
Indicate “Something Wicked This Way Comes” as your subject line
Up to three entries allowed per artist.

Send 1-3 images, each submission needs to include the following information:
Artist Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail in the body of a PDF file or e-mail (jpegs attached alone in an e-mail must not exceed 1.5MB in total in a single e-mail or we cannot open them).
Accepted entries must be properly protected and labeled as listed below.
Artists name
Title
Media information
Dimensions
Price

ELIGIBILITY:
Any person in who lives, works or creates in the Pee Dee region may submit images for consideration. All work must be original, created by the person who enters that work.

IMPORTANT DATES:
September 3rd : Submission Deadline
September 5th : Notification of accepted entries listed on website and via e-mail
September 6, 10 -2pm, September 9, 1-5pm and September 10, 10-5pm:
Drop off to gallery
September 12th: exhibit on display with opening reception at 5:30 pm
November 15th : last day for the exhibit
November 19th : pick up work from BCAC
December 13th : last day to pick up work from BCAC

PRESENTATION:
All 2-D art must be framed and wired for hanging, no saw tooth or clips. Size is not to exceed 36 x 36 including frame.
3-D art must be fully assembled and not exceed 18 H x 14 W x 7” D with base.
Photography must be framed. The minimum print size of at least one dimension must be greater than 10 inches. Size not exceeding 36 X36 including frame.

USE OF IMAGES:
The gallery also reserves the right to use your name and images of your artwork for publicity purposes. Your entry into this exhibition constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this agreement.

SALES:
Exhibited work will be available for sale unless the artist designates it NFS (Not For Sale). The artist determines the price. BCAC retain a 30% commission on all sales. The balance will be presented to the artist after the show’s conclusion.

For further information e-mail to (info@blackcreekarts.org).

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, is Calling all Artists, Artisans, Crafters, Musicians and Food Vendors to Participate in Live Oak Art & Music Fest – Deadline Sept. 15, 2019

July 21, 2019

CREATE! Conway in Conway, SC, presents Live Oak Art & Music Fest complete with live music, food truck vendors, children’s activity center, and over 50 exhibiting artists, designers, and crafters. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch artists in action, purchase something special, and meet the local creative community. The Live Oak festival has welcomed thousands of visitors since it began in 2004 and is now held in conjunction with the City of Conway’s Fall Festival.

When: Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 5pm
Where: 1201 Third Ave – Horry County Courthouse

Members of CREATE Conway with active memberships, receive a FREE 10′ x 10′ space. Non-Members or inactive CREATE Conway members may reserve a 10′ x 10′ space for $45 (see membership savings option below before you sign up)
Food Truck Vendor space is $50.

Have questions? E-mail inquiries to (createconway@gmail.com) or call Dee at 810/923-3334.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Application and payment deadline is September 15, 2019.

Sign up to exhibit here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ba9ae2fa0ff2-live).

South Carolina Watermedia Society Calls for Entries for Its “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” – Deadline August 4, 2019

June 10, 2019

The South Carolina Watermedia Society’s “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” will take place from Nov. 2 – Dec. 20, 2019, at the Francis Marion University Place, 142 North Dargan Street in Florence, SC 29506.

Eligibility and Entry
The call for entries for the “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” is now open! All paid SCWS members may receive one entry at no cost, and one additional entry may be submitted for $20. (You will receive a separate e-mail with a discount code for free entry.) Non-members may enter for $50. SCWS accepts online entries only via CaFE, where you can log into an existing profile or create a new one. Then you can upload artwork as a digital file and enter the call.

Deadline
The call for entries closes August 4, 2019. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

Juror
Ryan Fox is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as five state & regional societies — Georgia, Illinois, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and North Carolina (GWS, IWS, NEWS, PWS, MOWS, WSNC). Fox has won awards in The American Watercolor Society (AWS), Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Missouri Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS), and Watercolor Society of North Carolina juried shows. His work has been featured in “Watercolor Artist”, “Art of Watercolour”, and “Splash 15, 16, 19 and 20” hardcover books published by F+W Media. His instructional DVDs are marketed by Creative Catalyst Productions. You can view his work online at (www.rfoxphoto.com).

Complete details and instructions are available on the SCWS website. We look forward to receiving your entry at this link (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6652).

South Carolina Clay Artist, Patz Fowle, Has Several Works Included in Upcoming Exhibitions

May 30, 2019

Patz Fowle’s mixed media sculpture “Boot Scoot” has been accepted for the “2019 National Art Education Association Member Juried Exhibition”, on view from June 17 through Dec. 6, 2019. The annual NAEA Member exhibit showcases artwork created by NAEA’s vibrant professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting the artistic skill and vision of members worldwide. All members of the NAEA were invited to submit artwork to be juried for possible inclusion in the 2019 exhibition. 62 works were selected for exhibition at the NAEA Studio & Gallery. The NAEA Studio & Gallery is located minutes from Washington, DC, in arts-rich Old Town Alexandria, VA. This space showcases outstanding artwork created by visual arts education professionals from around the world who are NAEA members. Mission of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) advances visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

The NAEA Studio & Gallery is located at 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information contact: NAEA Gallery Coordinator Scott Russell by e-mail at (srussell@arteducators.org) or visit (arteducators.org).

Patz Fowle’s mixed media sculpture, “Pork Pie” was juried into the prestigious “86th National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibition” to be held at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, on view from August 10 through October 27, 2019.

The National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. For further info visit (nationalsculpture.org).

Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and today is a National Historic Landmark and a garden museum with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world.

Patz Fowle is a professional artist, Visual Arts Coordinator and art instructor at the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville, SC. She is a member of the National Art Education Association, SC Art Education Association and the National Sculpture Society. This summer Fowle will be studying abroad in France at Savannah College of Art & Design’s Lacoste campus.

For further info e-mail Patz Fowle at (patzfowle@yahoo.com).

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library in Hartsville, SC, Call for Entries for the “12th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit” – Deadline June 1, 2019

May 17, 2019

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages who live, work or create in Pee Dee Region are invited to enter the Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library’s “12th Annual Carolinas Photography Exhibit”.

To enter the contest, simply bring your photo(s) to Black Creek Arts Center or Hartsville Memorial Library between May 13 and June 1, 2019.

Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are: $15 for one entry, $25 for two and $30 for three. All pieces are to be show ready when submitted.

CATEGORIES:

Carolinas – photos taken in North or South Carolina

Photographers 18 and Under – if you are 18 years of age or younger

Travel

My Big Back Yard

2019 Carolinas Submission Form click here: (https://files.constantcontact.com/c6638098001/90aee462-07db-4de4-894f-980f773a6cc0.pdf).

Important Information for Entrants click here: (https://files.constantcontact.com/c6638098001/d684812e-6772-425a-ae87-4b2b79af6b3d.pdf).

The photographer determines the category for each photograph entered, but HML and BCAC reserve to right change the category to ensure the quality of show presentation.

Images created via any form of photography will be accepted (i.e. shot on film, shot digitally, shot with cell phones, unaltered shots, digital manipulations, alternative processes, mixed media, montages, photograms, etc.), so long as part of the image is photographically created. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to enter.

My Feelings on ArtFields 2019

May 14, 2019

I’ve just posted my response to the 2019 ArtFields over at our blog Carolina Arts Unleashed (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/). People have been asking me what I think about ArtFields, even though I don’t go there anymore. I’m protesting their lack of transparency. It clear the folks at ArtFields don’t care what I think but others do and they keep bugging me about it. And, I don’t like it when ArtFields tries to claim things that are not true. We have enough of that going on in our country now. If you’re one of those folks who just has to know what I think – there it is. Now don’t bug me until next year. I’m work on our June issue.

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Offers BFA Degree in Studio Art

November 6, 2018

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, recently added a new degree option, a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in studio art. This new, more intensive degree joins Coker’s existing offerings, which include a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in art with concentrations in art education, fine arts, graphic design, and photography.

Coker’s BFA in studio art will prepare students for a professional, studio-based career in a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, graphic design, web design, photography, and mixed media. The most significant difference between a BA degree in art and a BFA in studio art is in the nature of the curriculum, with BA students focusing more in the liberal arts with general studies courses such as English, history, math and science. Viewed as a professional degree, a BFA in studio art will focus on a more specific and intensive art-focused curriculum.

“This program offers the rigorous studio practice many art students crave,” says Nate Gulledge, chair of the art department at Coker College. “I’m also excited to see how the BFA will strengthen the entire art department.”

While a BA in art does not require a portfolio review as part of the application process, candidates for the BFA in studio art will need to submit several examples of their work prior to acceptance into the program.

For more information about Coker College’s BFA in studio art, please visit (www.coker.edu/BFA-studio-art).

Coker College also offers a bachelor of arts degree in art with concentrations in art education, fine arts, graphic design, and photography. For more information, please visit (www.coker.edu/art).

Current Coker students interested in pursuing a BFA in Studio Art should contact Professor Nate Gulledge by e-mail at (ngulledge@coker.edu).