Archive for the ‘SC Visual Arts’ Category

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.

Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Announces an Artist-In-Residence Program in Upstate, SC

September 18, 2019

The Artist-In-Residence program provides artists with an opportunity to experience the natural and cultural resources at one of our three County Parks in order to create a unique piece of art for the park. Oconee PRT will provide a campsite for up to 7 nights during a non-holiday week.
Artists must provide their own tent, camper or RV for the stay.

In exchange for the stay, the artist will deliver an original piece of art representative and inspired of their stay to the Park within 90 days of the completion of their residency.
The artwork will be displayed at a location to be determined by the PRT Director to highlight the program.

The Artist-In-Residence program allows for one artist per year at each park and is open to all artist and art mediums.
In addition to this form, Artist should submit a one-page statement explaining their goals for the residency, desired dates for the residency, as well as, samples of previous work.

PRT staff will evaluate the submissions and make selections based on availability and desired artwork.

Submissions for the 2019-20 fiscal season will be accepted beginning September 1st and will remain open until filled.

All applications should be sent to:
Oconee PRT
Artist in Residence Program
1099 South Cove Road
Seneca, SC 29672

It is the desire of Oconee PRT to make this an annual program. For more information, call 864/888-1488 or e-mail to (pshirley@oconeesc.com).

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery on the Move Again to the Market Area in Charleston, SC

September 18, 2019

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery is moving to a new location at 84 North Market St. across from the Historic Charleston City Market in downtown Charleston, SC. Charleston Crafts is a cooperative Arts and Crafts gallery located in downtown Charleston and is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm. While preparing for the move from 161 Church St. to its new location at 84 North Market St. the store will be closed intermittently over the coming weeks. The Co-op has plans of re-opening on Oct. 1, 2019.

Charleston Crafts began 30 years ago, in May 1989, as a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and currently features 41 local and regional South Carolina artists in a variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft media, including clay, woodworking, jewelry, glass, photography, fiber, metal, paper, polymer, and leather. Over the years, Charleston Crafts has been a springboard for over 315 artists. The co-op is moving from its former location, at 161 Church Street, where it has been for 11 productive years, since 2008.

A cooperative gallery, Charleston Crafts is owned and operated by its exhibiting members. Each juried member is an equal partner and shares the responsibility of operating the business. It is the only cooperative arts gallery in the Charleston area. The main focus of Charleston Crafts is to sustain a viable gallery for artists to consistently sell and market their work. Experienced craft artists have been able to exhibit and sell their work while emerging artists have a safe platform to mature and let their careers flourish.

For further information visit (www.charlestoncrafts.org).

City of North Charleston, SC, is Now Accepting Applications for North Charleston City Gallery 2020-21 Exhibitions – Deadline Nov. 30, 2019

September 18, 2019

Established and emerging professional visual artists creating two-dimensional or wall-hung three-dimensional works are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery. The gallery features artwork by national, regional, and local artists in a variety of subjects and media. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department manages the exhibitions in the space, which are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. A Review Panel will convene in Dec. 2019 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2020-June 2021. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at (www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com) by Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in order to be considered.


View of works by Pascale Bilgis on exhibit

The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC. The exhibition space is at the northwest corner of the Convention Center adjacent to the Coliseum, facing International Boulevard. This high-traffic venue offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and out-of-state visitors of the multi-use facility. Exhibits are open to the public daily and admission and parking are free. Public receptions are typically held the first Thursday of each month from 5-7pm.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Only original, two-dimensional works or three-dimensional pieces that can be wall mounted on the gallery’s Walker display system will be considered. Free-standing sculptures, installations, and works requiring special display equipment cannot be accommodated in the space. Submission requirements include an artist statement, resume and exhibition history, exhibition concept, and five quality digital images that portray the quality and style of the artists’ work.

Artists not eligible to show their work at the City Gallery, like, for example, those creating free-standing sculptures or installations, are welcome to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for other locations. Proposals may be e-mailed to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) and will be reviewed by Cultural Arts on an ongoing basis.

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 the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (northcharleston.org), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is Searching for Local Artists to Join the Group

September 18, 2019

The art district in Bluffton, SC, is growing, but where do local artists go to network, to exhibit or to sell their works?

The founding members of The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) had this in mind when they started the non-profit organization in 1991. Today, SoBA is a thriving community with an eclectic art gallery and Center for Creative Arts instructional studio in Old Town Bluffton.

The group’s organizers are ramping up their membership drive in search of new local artists — from painting and collage to print making and sculpture.

“Members are the lifeblood of SoBA,” said Bill Bogle, SoBA president and a local photographer. “Membership provides 11 display opportunities for the year, discounts on the annual Judged Show, consideration for our Featured Artist exhibition, workshops led by renowned art instructors and camaraderie with other artists.”

There are three levels of membership:

Starting Membership is $75 and includes discounted rental fees of the Center for Creative Arts for private events, invitation to artist member networking events, discounted classes and workshops, as well as promotional opportunities on the SoBA website and newsletter.

Exhibiting Membership starts at $200 and includes the starting membership. This level of membership offers artists the opportunity to display and to sell their artwork at the SoBA gallery.

The Friends of SoBA donor membership offers three levels of giving that range from $125-$500 and includes all of the benefits of the starting membership. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible will help support SoBA.

Membership is open in all visual art categories: painting, collage, photography, print making, jewelry design, sculpture and more. The jewelry membership categories are filled, but those interested can be added to a wait list.

“Running a Gallery is a business and our members help in this endeavor by taking advantage of the many volunteer opportunities, including staffing the gallery, where they greet visitors and promote member art,” said Bogle.

For more information about SoBA membership, visit (https://sobagallery.com/memberships/) or contact Mary Burrell, SoBA’s chairwoman of the membership committee, by e-mail at (maryellenburrell@aol.com).

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is a non-profit organization established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows and exhibitions. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Latest Additions to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Pickens County, SC

September 18, 2019

#253 Noon Day Lilies
Sponsors: Kent & Dean Dockins Dykes
Quilter: unknown
Location: Easley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

This beautiful quilt was created between 1840 and 1850. The quilt was passed down through the Clayton M. Dockins family. It belonged to Annie Dean Boatwright Dockins, who was a native of Pickens County, SC. Its maker was most likely a relative of Mrs. Dockins. Annie was the daughter of Benjamin Holder, a well-known circuit rider minister who established many rural churches in the area. She married Clayton M. Dockins, Sr., a native of Rabun County, GA who was a career US Army master Sargent Major. He was one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and was also a decorated veteran of WWI. After retiring from the army, Clayton returned to Easley and became the paymaster for the mills in Pelzer, Easley and Pickens.

The Easley Chamber of Commerce was established in 1935 and is the voice of business that promotes an ideal business environment, which encourages growth and community development with a concern for the people by continuously improving the quality of life in the greater Easley area.

As the Visitors Center, they provide tourism and newcomer information about Easley, as well as the surrounding areas of Pickens County and Upstate South Carolina. Whether you are a visitor, resident or Chamber business member, you are encouraged to utilize their website to explore what the Easley area and our Chamber have to offer.

#255 Journey
Sponsor: Josh Burgess
Quilter: Lynn Brill, creator of quilt; Autumn Compass
Location: 117 McWhorter Road Easley, SC

Josh Burgess and his daughter Madison, moved to Easley in June of 2014 from Newton, NC. They bought an abandoned farm, complete with house and barn, that sits on 12 acres, and proceeded to remodel. The farmhouse was completed first, and then they took on the remodel of the old barn. Knowing that the remodel would revolve around a barn quilt, they began their journey to find the perfect barn quilt design.

Lynn Brill of Anderson had just recently commissioned a square based on her quilt, “Autumn Compass,” and kindly agreed for Josh to borrow the pattern. Lynn has been quilting since the 1970s, when she found a pattern for a sampler quilt in “McCall’s” magazine and just couldn’t resist trying her hand at quilting!

#256 Ashley’s Journey
Sponsors: Alan and Ellie Elzerman
Quilter: Ellie Elzerman
Location: Elzerman home at 128 Morgan Drive, Central, SC

“Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Ashley who loved purple, so much so, she even named her cat Purple. Conceptually, I envisioned this contemporary quilt to represent Ashley’s educational journey, a journey illustrating perseverance leading to success. Ashley’s educational path was rarely a straight line. She pieced together many experiences to move through our education system. At each stage of the journey, including college, graduate school, veterinary school, and finally residency, she searched varied paths with her goal in mind. This quilt is made to honor her journey.”

For further information visit (www.uhqt.org).

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

August 31, 2019

Launching early this month – for many reasons – the holiday, the pending doom off the coastal waters, and while we have power.

The September 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/919/919carolinaarts.html) – all 75 pages of it.

On our cover this month is “Trio” by William M. Halsey. It’s not part of any exhibit, but it’s at Corrigan Gallery LLC in downtown Charleston, SC, up for sale again in the secondary market. Someone is selling off some works they have had and enjoyed for years, so someone new can buy it and enjoy it for a while. I sure wish it was going to be me. It’s part of a trifecta for the Halsey family we have in this issue. William has work on the cover, we have an ad for an exhibit by Corrie McCallum, William’s wife, at Corrigan Gallery LLC on Page 9, with an article on Pages 10 & 11, and on Page 37, their son, David Halsey has work in an exhibit at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Now how many times do you think something like that has happened? Never.

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 2019 issue will be September 24 at 5pm.

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

Stormwater Studios in Columbia, SC, is Looking for an Artist to Rent Studio #9

August 22, 2019

We are looking for an artist for Studio #9. Become a part of the new and growing River Arts Community in Columbia, SC.

Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street (off of Huger Street), the new Stormwater Studios and Exhibition Space offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios with access to nature.

Studio #9
**Rent $450/month + deposit
Business liability insurance approximately $200/year
280 sq. ft.
14 ft. ceiling
Studio sink
Concrete floor
Rolling garage door facing front of building
Individual thermostat

Resident Artist Requirements:

Work in the studio 12 hours/week
Staff gallery one 3-4 hr. session/week (greet guests and have them sign guest book, answer phone)
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm
Staffing hours may overlap 12 hour/week requirement
Participate in 2 resident artist group shows/year with at least 3 new pieces for each (Artista Vista and Vista Lights)
Participate in Third Thursday extended hours
Host one community project/year
Regular attendance at monthly resident artist meetings
Shared group expenses for publicity and events

Benefits:

Participation in a community of artists
Premier studio space
Free parking
Discounted exhibition rate in gallery
Inclusion in group shows during the 2 Vista gallery crawls/year
Use of kitchen
Use of outdoor workspace
Nature Access

If interested, please submit the following for review using the form at this link.

Kristi Ryba is the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September in Charleston, SC

August 19, 2019

Kristi Ryba, a South Carolina based artist who explores contemporary events and messages of morality, will stir the pot as the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September.

Since the November 2016 election, Ryba began to substitute photographs of Trump and his administration, family, and tweets and quotes into existing manuscripts and altarpieces that depict, illuminate or illustrate what she believes to be a corrupt nature of this government. Ryba uses 22k gold leaf and the elaborate skill of handmade egg tempera painting to create narrative works of art on wooden panels. This technique is used to replicate the look of early religious imagery.


“The Disputation of St. Christine (Blasey Ford), after Masolino” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 36” x 24” x 2”


“Pope Sixtus IV, after Melozzo del Forli” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ¼”


“Tree Of Consanguinity, Kinship and Affinitiy” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ½”

Ryba will host open studio hours on Wednesdays from 2-7pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Museum visitors will experience the different stages of one of her paintings; how she lays out the composition, prepares the painting supports, grinds the pigment and applies gold leaf to envelop the final piece in regalia.


Portrait of Kristi Ryba by Paige Schaberg

Ryba received a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in 1988 from the College of Charleston and an MFA from Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, in 2006. Ryba recently had work included in the 2017 and 2015 “701 CAA SC Biennial”, held at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, and was the Second Place winner of the 2016 ArtFields competition in Lake City, SC, winning the $25,000 award. Her cover image on the 2017 Nov. issue of “Carolina Arts” was the most popular cover in its 32 year history. She is represented locally by Corrigan Gallery LLC, located at 7 Broad Street in Charleston . For further info about the artists visit (www.kristiryba.com).

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

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).