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The February 2016 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

February 1, 2016


The February 2016 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 68 pages of it. In my commentary I asked readers to give some love to our supporters – advertisers. They make this publication possible and they deserve to hear a few thanks for their support. I know I appreciate that support.

For single page format use this link (

For side by side page format use this link (

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 in this new year. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the March 2016 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the February 24 deadline. But, you do know that you don’t have to wait until the deadline comes up to send us stuff – you can be early. Some folks are already several months ahead of the deadline when their press release would be due.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306 (a new number)

ArtFields© Calls for Volunteers for Upcoming Lake City, SC, Art Competition – Deadline to Volunteer is Apr. 17, 2016

January 31, 2016


ArtFields©, the South’s largest and most engaging art competition and festival, is seeking volunteers for the 2016 event. This year’s ArtFields© will take place Apr. 22-30, 2016, in downtown Lake City, SC.

ArtFields© is looking for volunteers to greet guests in the reception center and galleries, host and assist visiting artists, help stage the artwork for exhibition and assist with festival events and celebrations.


“Our volunteers serve as the heart and soul of ArtFields©, offering their time and commitment to make the event a success for the visitors and artists alike,” said Carla Angus, ArtFields© Volunteer Coordinator. “These volunteers get the true, hands-on ArtFields© experience.”

In 2015, 190 active volunteers logged in over 2,700 hours of volunteer time. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend a volunteer orientation. The first orientation and kickoff will be held at 6pm, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Bean Market in Lake City.

Those interested in joining this year’s team of volunteers are encouraged to visit the ArtFields© volunteer page at ( The volunteer recruitment deadline is Apr. 17, 2016.

To learn more about ArtFields© 2016, visit ( and/or connect with the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ArtFields© is a charitable program and event sponsored by Lake City Partnership Council, which is a federally-recognized Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Lake City, SC. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of citizens residing within the greater Lake City area through, among other things, educational offerings and activities that foster and develop culture and arts within the community.

To learn more about ArtFields©, visit (

South Carolina Ag + Art Tour Calls for Farms to Participate in the 2016 Ag + Art Tour of York County in South Carolina – Deadline is Feb. 12, 2016

January 31, 2016


The Ag + Art Tour is now accepting applications for farms sites interested in participating in the 2016 Ag + Art Tour. in York County, SC.  Interested in participating, but not sure if your site is eligible? A farm site on the Ag + Art Tour is any business that relies on natural resources of the land – family farms, farm stands, vineyards, wineries, timber, on-farm breweries, and orchards are all eligible to participate.

Black’s Peaches

Set to take place throughout the month of June 2016 at local farms and farm stands in 9 counties across South Carolina – Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York Counties, visitors have the chance to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase homemade and homegrown goods, and learn more about rural life.


The Tour will be held each weekend in June, on Saturdays, from 9am-5pm, and from 1-5pm on Sundays. Different counties are participating each weekend, giving visitors the opportunity to explore more farms and farm stands across the state. The Ag + Art Tour of York County will be held on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. This is a free event.

The Ag + Art Tour began in 2012 in York County, SC as a weekend-long, self-guided tour that brought visitors to farms and farm stands across the county where they were able to see first-hand where their food came from, and engaged with artists who were working and performing on-site. This is the largest tour of its kind in the United States, and it continues to grow across South Carolina each year.

Farms interested in participating in the York County Ag + Art Tour must be located in York County, South Carolina. There is no fee to participate. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 12, 2016.  Find out more and apply online at ( Once farm sites have been identified, the Ag + Art Tour will issue a call for artists and artisans, who will be placed at farm sites on the Tour.

For more information on the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, please contact Ben Boyles at 803/981-3021 or visit ( for details.

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Features Works by Aldwyth

January 31, 2016

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, is presenting two large, mural-size collages by the center’s current artist in residence, Aldwyth. The artist created the works during her current, January 2016, residency at 701 CCA. The collage installation subsequently will be open to the public during regular hours until Feb. 28, 2016, along with 701 CCA’s current gallery exhibition, “Bound”, by artist Kristy Bishop.

Aldwyth is creating the collages as part of 701 CCA’s Dada Days, with which the center marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Cabaret Voltaire on Feb. 5, 1916, in Zurich, Switzerland. The Cabaret Voltaire is typically seen as the first organized manifestation of Dada. That art movement was the impetus for and deciding influence on most contemporary art as we know it today.

“As a contemporary art center, we thought we should mark the moment,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said.

For Dada Days, 701 CCA is turning its artist loft into a makeshift performance space for which Aldwyth’s collage installation will provide the backdrop. In the space, actors, poets, musicians and other performers who work in the Dada spirit will present performances throughout February and March, 2016. A full schedule of those performance and other Dada Days activities will follow in a future press release.

Hilton Head resident Aldwyth (b. 1935, Pomona, CA) was represented in the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial” 2011, 2013 and 2015. Her work was in the “South Carolina TRIENNIAL” 1995 and 2001 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and TRIENNIAL Revisited in 2011 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Her 2009 retrospective, “Aldwyth: work v./work n.: Collage and Assemblage 1991 – 2009”, was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, and traveled to the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC, and the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. Aldwyth’s work is represented in the Ackland and Telfair Museums as well as the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, the SC State Museum and the South Carolina State Art Collection, managed by the SC Arts Commission. The Oxford American magazine listed her as one the Superstars of Southern Art in 2012. Her residencies include those at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Kohler Arts and Industry in Kohler, WI.

Known for her amazingly complex collages and assemblages, Aldwyth typically utilizes the history of art, ideas and technology as both catalyst and source material for her often epic-scaled works.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201.  During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–5; Thu-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 1-5; Sun, 1-5.

For more information call 803/319-9949 or visit (

Kate Landishaw of Greenville, SC, Selected Finalist for Bold Brush Painting Contest

January 31, 2016

Artist Kate Landishaw of Greenville, SC, has won the honor of Finalist in the online Bold Brush painting contest for Dec. 2015. The competition is sponsored by FASO (


Artist Eric Bowman selected the Landishaw work, “Champagne Lagoon” for the award, which includes an upcoming feature article in the online magazine, ( This artwork was most recently seen in the Pickens County Art Museum’s 2015 juried exhibition.

Landishaw works at White Whale Studios, in Greenville’s West End. To see more images, visit her website at (

Vista Studios/80808 Gallery in Columbia, SC, Offers Trenholm Artists Guild’s Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Jan. 21-21, 2016

January 16, 2016

The Trenholm Artists Guild will hold its “35th Annual Juried Art Exhibit” from Jan. 21-31, 2016, at Vista Studios/80808 Gallery, 808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC.

Bruce Nellsmith will judge the show. Awards will be presented at the opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, from 6-8pm, as part of the Vista Third Thursday. The public is invited; those in attendance will also vote for a People’s Choice Award.

The show will include approximately eighty 2 and 3-dimensional art pieces created by many renowned midlands-area artists. Meg McLean’s acrylic, piece “Bloomin’ Okra,” won the 34th annual Best of Show award. Other recent top award winners of TAG’s juried shows are Pete Holland, Mark Conrardy, Karen Langley, Denise Greer, and Jackie Brantley, and Regina Moody.

Trenholm Artists Guild, also known as TAG, has a membership of over 200. The group includes both amateur and professional artists who work in all media.  Established in 1971, TAG is an incorporated, non-profit organization located in Columbia, South Carolina.  It is designated an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization.  TAG was created to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the creative arts among the people living in the greater Columbia area of South Carolina. To achieve this goal, TAG works cooperatively with other groups to help build audiences and participation in the arts.

More information on TAG can be found at its website (, or Facebook at (

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, Seeks Woodworking Artist – Deadline is Feb. 12, 2016

January 16, 2016


Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, is looking for a professional South Carolina artist/craftsperson with experience in producing functional and large-scale wood sculptures. That person will lead a design team that will make four performance stages — Artlets — as part of Spartanburg’s redevelopment of its Northside neighborhood.

The lead artist will be paid $15,000, with additional funds for materials, civil and structural engineers, and other project expenses. Tools and workshop space will be made available. Volunteer college students and community residents will assist with construction and landscaping. As a collaborative endeavor, Chapman Cultural Center staff, community residents, the City of Spartanburg, and Northside Development Group will participate in this public art project. The project schedule is expected to run approximately 3-4 months for design, three months for fabrication, and one month for installation. The overall schedule is from January 2016 to January 2017. The artist will need to participate in one or two community meetings to explain the project designs and answer questions.

Chapman Cultural Center was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA ) Artworks Grant to design the prototype four Artlets as part of a larger neighborhood-wide redevelopment initiative to create a more livable neighborhood. This project is the next step in the cultural planning process funded by an Our Town Grant. The plan for the Northside Neighborhood of Spartanburg identified short-term and long-term goals for arts infusion in this underserved neighborhood with innovative approaches to how the arts may be experienced and appreciated.

The team will design and build four Artlets, measuring roughly 10’ x 10’ with movable/shifting walls at the perimeter edges that will provide a background for performers using the space as a stage, a private zone, a play area, or other impromptu activities. Each unique Artlet will sit on a concrete pad.

For additional information about the Northside redevelopment, please visit online at ( and ( (search “northside”).

For more info on this Call for Artists, contact Melissa Earley at 864/278-9685. Please submit a letter of interest, a resume or CV, a summary of project oversight experience (or experience working with volunteers), and up to five JPGs of recent works, or include a link to an online gallery of your work, by Feb. 12, 2016, to (

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, Alumna Chosen Arts Education Program Director for SC Arts Commission

January 16, 2016


Winthrop University alumna Ashley Kerns Brown ’02 has joined the South Carolina Arts Commission as arts education program director.


In her new position with the Arts Commission, Brown will manage arts education programming and arts education grant programs. She will work closely with the Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) partnership at Winthrop. In addition, Brown will develop new initiatives and fortify existing programs and partnerships that help provide a quality arts education to all children in South Carolina.

Brown, a native of Greenville, SC, said that she is “overjoyed” to return to her home state and “honored to join the passionate and dedicated team at the South Carolina Arts Commission.”

“I look forward to working with communities, schools, civic organizations and businesses to provide opportunities for our students to learn from and through the arts as they develop into world-class citizens,” Brown added.

She worked previously as education and engagement manager for Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University (FSU). Brown also taught at Stone Academy of Communication Arts in Greenville and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her work with Off Tryon Theatre Company, S.C. Children’s Theatre and Brevard Music Center has taken her throughout the Southeast. Brown earned her BA in theatre with a minor in social sciences from Winthrop and her MFA in theatre management at FSU.

To learn more about the South Carolina Arts Commission’s programs and services, visit (

For more information, contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or by e-mail at (

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers 5th Annual Collectors’ Event

January 16, 2016


The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, will offer the 5th Annual Collectors’ Event, on Feb. 21, 2016, with an art preview from 4-5pm and event from 5-7pm, at Collector’s Cafe & Gallery, located at 7740 N. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Admission is $100/ticket

Join us for a fun, fast-paced evening!

Each $100 ticket admits the ticket holder and a guest and entitles you to win a work of art valued at $100 or more. Ticket numbers are drawn randomly with the first number selected choosing the first work of art and so on until all numbers are drawn. A total of 100 tickets will be sold.

The Fifth Annual Collectors’ Event will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Collector’s Cafe & Gallery and will feature light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Art Museum at 843/238-2510 or visit (

Winthrop University Alumna to Kick Off Fine Arts Lecture Series Jan. 20, 2016, in Rock Hill, SC

January 16, 2016


Winthrop University alumna Kati Stegall ’11, program administrator for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Art-In-Transit program, will give the first talk for the Department of Fine Arts’ Fine Arts Lecture Series on Jan. 20, 2016. The lecture series will include additional lectures by three Winthrop alumni during the spring 2016 semester.

Stegall, a resident of Charlotte, NC, will speak Jan. 20 at 7:30pm in Room 119 of Rutledge Building. As program administrator for Art-In-Transit, Stegall administers public art projects ranging from artist selection through installation and documentation and develops and implements community education and outreach efforts and maintains program resources. She earned her Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Winthrop.

Each free lecture will be held in 119 Rutledge at 7:30pm. Dates for upcoming Fine Arts Lecture Series alumni lectures are as follows:

Monday, Feb. 8 – Kerry Kuhlkin-Hornsby ’93
Kuhlkin-Hornsby, who earned her B.A. in political science, works as director of education & engagement for the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina. She resides in Columbia.

Wednesday, Mar. 2 – Todd Stewart ’06
At Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council, Stewart serves as project manager for public art. The Charlotte resident earned his B.F.A. in art at Winthrop.

Thursday, Apr. 7 – Jen Ray ’95, locally-grown international artist
Ray, who earned her B.F.A. in art at Winthrop, has spent the last several years living and working in Berlin, Germany, where she is represented by the Wentrup Gallery.

For the complete Spring 2016 Fine Arts Lecture Series schedule, visit the Arts at Winthrop website at (

For more information, contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or e-mail her at (


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