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Art League of Hilton Head (SC) Seeks Artists for National Juried Exhibition – Deadline Mar. 22, 2019

February 17, 2019

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, invites artists to enter the “2019 Biennale”, its 26th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery. This gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.


Work by Laurie McIntosh, 2018 2nd Place

Deadline for applications is March 22, 2019. For more information and to enter, visit (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5294).

The “2019 Biennale” judge is Alan Flattmann, an internationally known, award-winning artist accomplished in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is the author of “The Art of Pastel Painting”, widely considered the definitive guide to pastels.


Work by Jonathan Murrill, 2018 Honorable Mention

The “2019 Biennale” exhibition will be free and open to the public from May 7 – June 1, 2019 at the Art League Gallery, located inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5-7pm. This exhibition will take place during the run of a professionally produced performance of “A Chorus Line” on the stage of Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Since the gallery is located inside the Arts Center, we expect to host an additional 100 to 200 theatre-goers each evening in addition to our regular visitors.

Cost: A non-refundable fee of $35 enables each artist to enter 1 application of work. Artists may submit additional applications for $10 each. Limit three. 1 image per application.

For further info call the Art League at 843/681-5060.

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Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Applications for Exhibits at the Center for the Arts’ Dalton Gallery for 2010

February 15, 2019

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is now accepting proposals for 2020 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is located at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery is an 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered as a solo or group exhibition for one of the Arts Council’s 2020 gallery exhibitions, must submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager, by 5pm on Friday, April 5, 2019:

Exhibition proposal describing themes, goals, and vision of the artist(s) in the presentation of the body of work submitted for consideration. Artists may submit proposals for exhibition as a group or individually.

Artist statement describing the techniques used in the creation of the work, and the ideas of concepts communicated through the works submitted for exhibition.

Artist(s) must include a statement of clarification within their artist statement if the works submitted are not the works intended for exhibition. In this case, artists must submit examples of previous works, and a discussion of the techniques and concepts that will be utilized in the planned exhibition works.

Artist resume or curriculum vitae that includes name, contact information, short biography, list of past exhibitions, education notable honors, awards, publications.

10 to 12 hi-res images (300 dpi jpegs) representing work intended for exhibition.

Inventory list with titles, sizes, and mediums that have been numbered to correspond to the file names of the images submitted for consideration.

$20 submission fee.

The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Email to:
Mike Gentry
(mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)

Mail to:
ACYC Attn: Mike Gentry
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Deliver to:
Center for the Arts
121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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 (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

North Charleston Arts Fest Reveals 2019 Design Competition Winner – Joseph Kameen

February 15, 2019

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce Joseph (Joe) Kameen of Graniteville, SC, as the winner of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. As the winner of the statewide contest, Kameen’s oil painting, titled “Shadow Boxer”, will be used to promote the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place in North Charleston, SC, on May 1-5. In addition, the artist received a $500 purchase award and the piece is now part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection.


Work by Joseph (Joe) Kameen

Kameen submitted three of his paintings for consideration for the Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. “I believe that these paintings are a good representation of the North Charleston Arts Fest not only because of their broad visual appeal, but also because of the widely relevant nature of the content of the images,” he explains. “My paintings deal with universal, human questions about our experiences. We all ask questions that cannot be answered definitively; as abstract as wondering about our purpose in life, or as personal as asking why we act the way we do. I take these complicated, and often challenging, ideas and use them as inspiration to craft more approachable, metaphorical images. My use of bright colors and active compositions attract the viewer, while the imagery forces the viewer to ask more complicated questions of and for themselves. I feel that this breadth of possibilities and openness to a variety of artistic experiences reflects the diversity of an event like the North Charleston Arts Fest.” It was, in fact, Joe’s use of bright colors, active composition, and the open and intriguing narrative of Shadow Boxer that most appealed to the review panel, who selected the painting among a total of 57 entries by artists from six cities across the state.

Joseph Kameen is an artist and educator. He received his BFAs in Sculpture and Painting at Boston University in 2013, and his MFA in Painting from Indiana University Bloomington in 2015. His work has been featured in publications such as the Boston Voyager, Emboss Magazine, and the Pinch Literary Journal, and is in both national and international private collections. He has curated and exhibited at venues in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Indiana, South Carolina, and New York, including The Painting Center and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Kameen has instructed courses in drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, digital design, and 3D printing at Boston University, Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Indiana University East. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Kameen’s paintings use narrative imagery and invented spaces to explore the innately human activity of asking “why,” and to analyze the relationship we form with these questions. Because his paintings are about human experience, the body is featured heavily in his work. Kameen uses his own body as a recurring character so that he always keeps a personal connection to these ideas. Memory also plays heavily into his process, with rooms, objects, and people from his life filtering in and out of paintings. Kameen’s colors are a combination of memory and imagination and often begin with observations made about colors found during certain times of day or under specific weather conditions. He then shifts and exaggerates these found colors to fit his invented worlds. Exaggerated perspectives and compositions reference the hyperbolic expression of Mannerist and Romantic paintings, while bright colors and references to the picture plane point to modern pulp approaches to these same idealized forms. By combining these elements of traditional and popular art, Joe hopes to create work that is both engaged in a conversation with the history of painting, and is accessible and approachable for the average viewer.

A collection of Kameen’s paintings will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout May 2019. The exhibit will also feature the winning piece, “Shadow Boxer”. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Admission and parking are free. The public is invited to meet the artist at the gallery during a special reception on Wednesday, May 1, from 6-8pm. Kameen will also offer a painting demo during the Arts Fest Exhibition Encore at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Sunday, May 5. T-shirts and posters featuring the winning design will be available for purchase during the festival.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, other competition and exhibition opportunities, or festival sponsorship and program booklet ad placement, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC, Calls for Applications for the 2019 Juried Arts & Crafts Show – Deadline Mar. 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

The 52nd annual SC Festival of Flowers is seeking exquisite handmade goods from artists and crafters to showcase in this summer’s Juried Arts & Craft Show. The Festival features original work from all over the Southeast and festival goers love to see the creative process in action. If this applies to you, whether your work is contemporary or traditional, we want you to apply. New this year: crafters will be able to enter one piece for our Juried “Bloom” Award, for a chance to receive recognition and complimentary booth space. This year only, accepted first time crafters will receive $50 off their booth rental. To apply, visit (scFestivalOfFlowers.org/apply-as-a-vendor/). The deadline is March 15, 2019.

This year’s show will be June 7 & 8, 2019, at the Uptown Market Pavilion in Greenwood, SC. Crafters will be in an outside venue that receives foot traffic from the Uptown Concert, Kidfest, the Wine Walk, and other main weekend events in addition to our unique collection of 40+ “living” topiaries displayed in downtown Greenwood.

The SC Festival of Flowers is an award winning festival coordinated by the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce that was recently named the “Event of the Year” by the SC Festival and Events Association. It’s sure to bring any crafter a “bloomin’ good time.”

For more information, contact the Greenwood SC Chamber by calling 864/889-9314 or e-mail to (Austin@GreenwoodSCchamber.org).

Cone 10 Studios in Collaboration With the Stone Soup Collective Offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC – Feb. 23, 2019

February 8, 2019

Cone 10 Studios in collaboration with the Stone Soup Collective offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC, on Feb. 23, 2019, from 6-8pm.

Guests of cone 10 studios are invited to a meal of bread and soup prepared by the Stone Soup Collective. The soup will be served in ceramic bowls created and donated by potters from the Charleston clay community.

Stone Soup Collective is a committed group of Charleston citizens who share a vision of a community where all are nourished body and spirit by the abundance of the Lowcountry, its earth, and its people, one bowl of soup at a time.

Originally founded by Susan Filley as ClayWorks in 2000, cone 10 studios current owners are Fiorenzo Berardozzi, Anne John and Susan Gregory. The concept has always been to house a group of ceramicists sharing in the firing, finances and joy of a large gas-reduction kiln. Cone 10 Studios offers memberships for studio space, classes in wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture as well as exhibition events and a gallery of members work.

In exchange for a donation of $45, each guest will enjoy a light meal and keep the piece from which they have eaten, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

To purchase tickets:

1. Call or come by cone10studios and join the reservation list.

2. You will receive an e-mailed reservation confirmation when we receive your $45 cash or check written to Stone Soup Collective. *(tickets are limited)*

Please include your name and e-mail address with check mailed to:

cone 10 studios
1080 Morrison Drive, Suite B
Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/853-3345 or e-mail to (info@cone10studios.com).

The February 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: We’re launching early again this month as so many events will take place on Feb. 1st

The February 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/219/219carolinaarts.html) – all 56 pages of it.

On our cover this month we bring you the Letter “R” by Claire Farrell of Columbia, SC. The work is part of the exhibit, “A is for Art,” a collection of 26 mixed media monotypes, one for each letter in the alphabet, on view at City Art in Columbia through Mar. 30, 2019. You can read all about the exhibit on Pages 15 & 16 of this issue.

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 March 2019 issue will be Feb. 24 at 5pm. That only leaves us 4 days to put that issue together, so don’t be late – in fact, be a pal and be early this month. I mean it this month – I kind of jumped the gun last month.

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

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Adds New Quilt Blocks

January 29, 2019

#242 A-D & #243 Citizens of Westminster Project

The City of Westminster is an attractive historic community with lots of southern charm. Strolling down Main Street notice the many hand painted quilt blocks that line the street. The newest additions are the eight new quilt blocks in the downtown area. Four of the quilt blocks are located in the historic Depot parking lot; these 2ft. x 2ft. blocks are replicas of quilts made by local residents. The other four 1ft x 1ft blocks are located on power boxes on East Main Street.

Quilt #242 A: Claudia’s Star
The South Carolina Star is the creation of Claudia Spearman. The pattern comes from The Quilter’s Cache by Marcia Hohn. Claudia is a longtime resident of Westminster. We’re proud to include her quilt. Claudia plans to make a pillow from her quilt block, and her mother will hand quilt the piece.

Quilt #242 B: Denise’s Design
Denise McCormick is an avid quilter and already has two UHQT quilt blocks in town. This quilt is a Sassafras Lane design. Check out her other blocks—one on the depot and one across from the water tower. Although not a native of Westminster, Denise and her husband have lived here for many years and are very active in the town. They love this area and are proud to call it home.

Quilt #242 C: Paige’s Star
Paige Price, also a lifelong resident of Westminster, likes to quilt when she can work it into her busy schedule with the school system. The design on her quilt block is a pattern called Lindy’s Star by Linda Hayes.

Quilt #242 D: Rebecca’s Star
Also a lifelong resident, Rebecca’s Star is part of a quilt Beckie DeFoor finished several years ago. Bright, vivid colors are the hallmark of this quilt. Now retired from the school system, ‘Beckie’ spends lots of time at her sewing machine. She is also very active in the painting of the quilt blocks with the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

Quilt #243
The four 1ft. x 1ft. quilt blocks on Main Street were the inspiration of Sandy Brockington. She thought the power boxes on Main Street were unattractive and organized a group to commission the UHQT to paint quilt blocks for them. These ‘flowers’ are part of a quilt entitled, “The Garden Club” from Smith Street Designs. The quilter, Beckie DeFoor is proud to have her quilt represented.

Local residents including residents Kathy Barker, Sandy Brockington, Beckie DeFoor, Denise McCormick, Kathy Smith, and Mildred Spearman who helped the artists on the quilt trail paint these beautiful quilt blocks. The citizens of Westminster contributed to the funding to support this project.

There are currently 144 quilts on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Oconee County. Westminster is proud to have 24 of them within the town limits on their walking/driving trail. In addition, another 13 quilt blocks are sprinkled throughout the Westminster area.

For additional information on the City of Westminster, Oconee County Oconee County and latest updates and interactive map visit (www.uhqt.org).

Call for Applications for the 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit in Charleston, SC – Deadline Jan. 31

January 29, 2019

Since it began in 1979, Piccolo Spoleto has firmly established itself as an essential ingredient of Spoleto Festival USA’s special and unique magic. Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, presents a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston each day of Spoleto’s 17-day festival season. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases 4,000 (+) local and regional artists and more than 700 arts events–literary, visual and performing arts–against the international backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA.

MISSION
Piccolo Spoleto’s mission has always been to connect Spoleto Festival USA to the entire community by making the festival experience available to everyone, regardless of social, physical or economic considerations. Its presentations impart lightheartedness, vitality and energy to this most comprehensive of the world’s great arts festivals. The Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit has a goal of presenting the work of South Carolina artists in a free open air venue the entire community can enjoy.

ELIGIBILITY
All 2D artists who are residents of the state of South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration to the Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit. All 2D media is eligible and must be the original work of the artist and not the work of others. As this is an outdoor art exhibition, all artists are required to have a professional display tent and display walls and are required to be onsite daily to represent their work for the full 16 days of the exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSION
Artists may submit via e-mail 4 digital photographs representing original artwork and one photograph of your outdoor booth setup (or an image that shows a collection of your work hanging on a wall so scale and finished presentation of your work can be evaluated) • Images must be in jpg format and be a minimum file size of 1500 pixels on the long side • Photographs submitted must not have any identifying information such as the name of or a picture of the artist • Original 2D media are eligible • Artists who provide more or less than 4 images of work, fail to provide one of the booth (or display wall) or who have identifying information in photos will be disqualified • Digital photographs must be sent via e-mail to (psoaesubmission@gmail.com).

JUDGING
Artists who have exhibited in the previous year are invited to return to this year’s exhibit. Therefore, the number of available spaces will depend on the number of people who will not return from last year. A panel of working arts professionals will select artists to participate. Only submissions which meet the stated guidelines and agree to follow Rules and Responsibilities will be considered.

RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. All applicants must submit a $40 application fee payable to Washington Park Art Show. If accepted, all artists must send a check for the booth fee of $400.00.
2. It is the goal to have artists actively represent their work during the exhibit. Therefore artists are required to be at their booth representing their work for at least 75% of the time (12 of the 16 days). Artists booths are required be open and artwork represented for all 16 days (May 24 – June 8, 2019) of the show. Hours of the show are 10am to 5pm Mondays through Thursdays and 10am to 6pm Fridays through Sundays.
3. Artwork is to be displayed in a professional tent supplied by the artist. Craft Hut (www.crafthut.com) or Light Dome (www.lightdomecanopies.com) style tents are acceptable. “Easy Up” style tents ARE NOT acceptable. Artists must also have a professional looking display wall to support the artwork. All tents must be weighted and/or staked for the duration of the show to help prevent damage from wind and rain.
4. At all times, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of works displayed on screens must be originals. Work in bins, on tables and portfolios will be left to the discretion of the artist. However all works should be labeled as original, giclee, limited edition print, mono-type, etc. No t-shirts or other “craft” type
merchandise will be allowed.
5. Eligibility for awards. All work to be judged must be original. The name of the work and the medium should appear on or with each piece. You must be setup by 9:00 AM on Friday May 24, 2019 to be eligible for judging.
6. Spaces are 10×10 feet. All artists must set up within their marked spaces.
7. Security: Off duty police will patrol during evening hours the show is not open from Thursday May 23, 2019 through Saturday June 8, 2019.
8. A city of Charleston business license and SC Retail License is required and they will be checked by a city employee, so the license should be kept on premises. Sales Tax in Charleston County is 8.5%. Artists will keep 100% of all sales made during the exhibit.
9. Exhibitor agrees not to smoke in Marion Square.
10. Exhibitor shall return the premises to the condition in which they were in prior to occupancy.
11. Any violation of the terms the PSOAE Rules and Responsibilities will result in the exhibitor not being allowed to participate in the PSOAE the following year.

For questions about the application process or the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, please contact either of the coordinators: Vicki Ellis by e-mail at (Plattellis24@gmail.com) or call 843/425-6102 or Lesley Johnson by e-mail at (ljohn16123@aol.com) or call 843/276-3394 (cell).

HUB-BUB Artists Create Mosaic Portrait of Home in Spartanburg, SC

January 29, 2019

HUB-BUB, a division of Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, announces its Artists-in-Residence Public Art Project around the theme of “Home.” Marisa Adesman and Ambrin Ling will create over 100 small paintings for a single series that pictures the many, diverse visions of home as contributed by individual community members in the Spartanburg area.

Ambrin Ling a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago says, “The motivation behind this project was that we wanted to use painting as a way to connect with individual Spartanburg residents and to learn about its identity as lived by members of different communities.”

Between January and July, the resident artists at the Creative Placemaking Studio which is located inside Chapman Cultural Center, will engage the community of Spartanburg County with a series of prompts around the theme of “Home.” The project will focus on encouraging the community to envision the individual’s notions of home as a space for defining their lived-experience in Spartanburg. In other words, this project seeks to answer to the question: What does home look like to me?

Marisa Adesman, from New York, is a recent graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. “In the process of making this work, we hope to foster empathetic connections between community members by allowing people to actually see the ways in which individual lives differ and intersect in an overall image of life in Spartanburg,” says Marisa about the project.

“A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg” will result in a gallery exhibition where all of the paintings will be on display to the public at the Artist Guild Gallery, from June 1-30, 2019. During the opening reception of the exhibit, Ambrin and Marisa will give a talk about the project, their process, and the outcomes. By interweaving multiple narratives, this project will not only help foster empathy between community members, it will both refine and complicate our shared understanding of Spartanburg as home.

The artists are encouraging the entire community to participate in the project. The public can participate in the following ways:

E-mail (eKocher@spartanarts.org) with an image or a story of how you see your individual home

Stop by the Creative Placemaking Studio during open studio hours and chat with the artists

Visit the HUB BUB Website (www.hub-bub.com) or Facebook Page @hubbubsc to learn more about events happening in your neighborhood.

HUB-BUB is an artist-in-residence program hosted by the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, designed to provide time and space for emerging artists to live free and create. Two residencies will be offered to studio artists for 11-months, from September 2018 – July 2019, during which the artists will receive a monthly stipend, studio space, and housing with utilities paid. During their residency, artists are expected to hold regularly scheduled open studio hours for 15 hours each week during which they will be available to discuss their work and their process with the public. Visit (www.hub-bub.com).

Our mission is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens. Visit our website at (https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/) to learn more.

Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC, Calls for Participation in She Festival – Deadline Feb. 20, 2019

January 29, 2019

Celebrating Women in the Arts, the She Festival is now accepting applications. Calling all womankind; painters, dancers, musicians, poets, performers and more, regardless of experience or education in any art field, ages 13 and up. It’s time to shout! Shout your talents!

Apply to be part of the only festival showcasing women in the arts in 2 one-of-a-kind shows, March 2019, Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC.

She Festival is a grassroots organization promoting women in the arts. Connecting all womankind in arts community with the wider public by providing a platform to discuss issues that affect women both locally and globally.
Did you know? Sponsorship forms are available to all participants, request one today e-mail (shefestivalsc@gmail.com).

Visit applications page at (http://www.shefestival.org/) for more information.