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The Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Invites You to ‘Got Art?’ EVERYONE gets art! – Sept. 28, 2018

August 13, 2018

WHAT: Art League of Hilton Head’s annual fundraising benefit, Got Art?, makes collectors out of art enthusiasts. Each $100 ticket provides admission for two guests, participation in a random drawing and guarantees one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to be a sellout!

Artwork donated by Art League member artists may include paintings, drawings, photography, collage, jewelry, ceramic, and sculpture. Each piece of art is valued at $200 or more.


Work by Dennis Lake


Work by Alexandra Sharma


Work by Peg Weschke

What makes this event exciting is that ticket numbers are selected at random. This allows each ticket holder to select a piece of art. You never know when your number will be called or which pieces will still be available when it’s your turn to choose. Got Art? always proves to be a lively evening.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, starting at 5pm. The evening preview is from 5-6pm in Art League Gallery, with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. This one-hour preview period is your time to review the displayed artwork and select your favorites. At 6pm, the exciting main event drawing begins. When your ticket is drawn, choose an original piece of art. Every ticket is a winner!

FREE PUBLIC PREVIEW: More than 100 Got Art? artworks will be on display at Art League Gallery September 25-27, from 10am-4pm.

HOW: Purchase a $100 ticket. Visit (www.artleaguehhi.org) or call (843) 681-5060. Tickets also available at Art League Gallery and Art League Academy.

Only 100 tickets will be sold. You must have a ticket to attend. Each ticket admits two guests and awards one piece of art.

WHERE: Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.

ABOUT ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD: Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, even true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly. Located south-island at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and the exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.

“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is Art League of Hilton Head’s mission.

For further info call the League at 843/681-5060 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

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SC State Museum in Columbia, SC, Calls for Entries for “30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Sept. 7, 2018

August 13, 2018

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, will accept entries for the “30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition” now through Sept. 7, 2018.

Since opening in 1988, the South Carolina State Museum has been dedicated to the exhibition, collection, preservation and documentation of South Carolina’s visual artists, past and present, through a variety of exhibitions and programs.

This year marks the museum’s 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the diversity of South Carolina art, we will host a juried exhibition. Artists from across the state will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the State Museum in Columbia, and to win cash prizes up to $1,500.

Eligibility – This juried exhibition is open to South Carolina residents who are 18 years of age or older. Individual artists must submit their own work; collectives and collaborative projects may not enter. Each artist may submit up to three works of art for consideration.

Specifications – Only original works of art that have not previously been exhibited at the South Carolina State Museum will be accepted. Work must have been created by the applicant within the last three years. Original works of art from any medium will be considered, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber art, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. All works of art selected for the exhibition must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

All two-dimensional works of art must be ready to hang and should not exceed 10 feet high x 12 feet wide (120 x 144 inches). Any work that is not framed should include specific installation guidelines. All three-dimensional artwork may not exceed 75 pounds and 10 feet (120 inches) in height.

The South Carolina State Museum is a family-friendly venue and a destination for school children from across the state. Artists are encouraged to be mindful of our core audience when submitting work for the exhibition.

Cash & Purchase Awards

$1500 First Place/Best in Show
$1000 Second Place
$500 Third Place
$250 Honorable Mention (3)
$250 People’s Choice Award – selected by the public during the course of the exhibition

There will also be a Curator’s Choice Purchase Award which will be selected by the Curator of Art and the South Carolina State Museum’s Acquisition Committee. The award winner will be purchased for inclusion in the museum’s permanent collection.

Submission process – Submissions must include up to 3 hi-res images of available work produced, a checklist with information about each piece, a brief statement about the submitted work and a short artist bio. For more information and to submit your entry, please click this link (https://scmuseum.submittable.com/submit).

All materials are due on or before Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Selection process – A panel of jurors will review submitted materials and select work for inclusion in the exhibition. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, from 6-8pm with awards announced at 7pm.

Entry fee – A non-refundable entry fee of $30 per artist for up to three works of art submitted must be included upon submission of materials.

Sale of the work – Work will not be available for sale through the museum and no specific information related to sales will be provided. The museum will forward information to artists directly regarding individuals interested in purchasing work.

Liability – The South Carolina State Museum will insure all works of art included in the exhibition while on site at the museum. The museum is not responsible for shipping or insurance while in transit, and reserves the right to refuse any entry at its own discretion. The museum also reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry for educational or promotional purposes. The receipt of an entry into the juried exhibition will constitute an agreement by the artist with the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Schedule

Sept. 7 – Deadline for submissions
On or before Sept. 19 – Notification of selection
Oct. 11 – 13 – Hand delivery dates
Oct. 8 – 12 – Shipped delivery dates
Nov. 2 – Opening reception
Nov. 3, 2018 – March 9, 2019 – Exhibition dates

Selected artwork can be picked up between March 9 – 15, 2019.

Questions

Contact us by e-mail at (juried30@scmuseum.org).

Leo Twiggs, Represented by Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Wins 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

August 11, 2018

Orangeburg, SC, artist Leo Twiggs, represented by Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, wins the1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, sponsored by Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.


“Requiem for Mother Emanuel #5”, 2016, by Leo Twiggs; batik; 30 x 24 inches; courtesy of the artist.

Born in the Lowcountry town of St. Stephen, SC, in 1934, Leo Twiggs studied art at Claflin College in Orangeburg and went on to earn a Masters degree from New York University and a doctorate in art education from the University of Georgia. In 1964 he began his thirty-four year teaching career at South Carolina State University. A year later he began experimenting with batik, a wax-resist method of dyeing textiles. He was attracted to the medium for its rich tradition and improvisational nature.

Much of Twiggs’ work explores family history, cultural heritage, and how the past is manifest in contemporary life. His series titled “Requiem for Mother Emanuel” recently traveled throughout the southeast, earning acclaim as a powerful tribute to the nine church members slain during the horrific shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

A reception will be held for Twiggs at the Gibbes Museum of Art on Sept. 19, beginning at 7pm.

Hampton III Gallery is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, in Taylors, SC, 29687.

For further information call 864/268-2771.

North Charleston, SC, Seeking Teaching Artists for Elementary After School Arts Enrichment Program – Deadline Aug. 23, 2018

August 10, 2018

Thanks to the dedication of Mayor Summey and City Council, the City of North Charleston, SC, has been committed to providing after school programs in public elementary schools within city limits since 2008.  One component of these programs is to provide arts enrichment classes through the City’s Cultural Arts Department. The department provides a multi-disciplined roster of artists to teach these classes and is currently seeking artists to offer instruction in the program for the 2018/19 school year. Local artists in all disciplines with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to instruct elementary age students are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. There is a particular need for teaching artists in dance, music, theatre, and creative writing.

The parameters for the After School Arts Enrichment Program are as follows:
1) Time Commitment: Program dates are September 4, 2018, through June 6, 2019. Teaching artists offer instruction at their assigned site twice a week for two months, which equals 16 days of class activities. Instruction takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. Timeframe includes one (1) hour for class activity and 30 minutes prep/clean-up time for a total of 1.5 hours each visit (3 hours total each week). Cultural Arts requests a minimum two-month commitment from participating artists. Artists able to serve longer are rotated to a new site after each two-month term and may serve up to two sites each term, depending on need/availability.

2) Site Details: Eleven elementary schools in North Charleston are identified program sites. Class size will vary at each site. Teaching artists should anticipate working with an average of 30 students at a time. Each site has at least one staff member in the class to assist with the children.

3) Rate of Pay: $20/hour. Cultural Arts provides materials. A limited supply budget is available depending on the needs of the arts discipline. All disciplines are approved for 1.5 hours per day for a total of 3 hours per week.

To ensure the safety of the children, background checks are required for all teaching artists selected to participate in the program. Interested artists should submit samples of their work (images, sound clips, videos, etc.) along with a current résumé or CV by 5pm on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Application materials may be e-mailed to (kyeadon@northcharleston.org) or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

For more information about the After School Arts Enrichment program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org) or call 843/740-5854.

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Adds #222 Quilt Block to Trail

August 10, 2018


222 Birchwood Bear’s Paw

The Birchwood Center, off Highway 11 in the far northern part of the Pickens County, SC, was the recipient of a quilt block sponsored through the Pickens County ATAX Grant awarded to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

The Birchwood Center for Art and Folk Life was founded in 2000 by Dot Jackson, Gayle Edwards, Tom Johnson, and Starkey Flythe to promote and enhance the study and awareness of the Arts and Humanities in this region. Their mission is to provide a free place to be used as a comfortable sanctuary or retreat to inspire creativity and enhance learning across the curriculum of Arts and Folk Life.  To this end, they have provided a variety of mostly free programs and activities to the public throughout the years. The Bear’s Paw block was placed on the Masters-Southerland House located on the Birchwood Center’s property in the mountains of northern Pickens County, SC, with Table Rock State Park as a backdrop.

The Bear’s Paw Quilt Block was chosen to represent the spirit and mission of the Birchwood Center. In the stories about the Underground Railroad, the Bear Paw was the symbol for a refuge for the slaves to find shelter, food, and safety. One of the founders, Dot Jackson, wrote a prize winning novel, Refuge. While the novel has nothing to do with the Birchwood Center, the title is a reminder of our mission and for the Bear’s Paw symbol on the Underground Railroad.

The Brown Bear is a native to this region and is a popular part of the local culture. In the Native American Spirit world and other mythology, the bear’s extreme power, size, courage, tenacity, confidence, and intelligence along with a touch of curiosity, mother-cub family connections, its gentle nature topped with a splash of cuteness has earned it the following title: The Great Protector and Defender of the peoples’ safety, and their freedom and resourcefulness to create a better life. The bear allows the people to be free to safely create a better life for themselves and their families. The Native Americans also believed that the bear was a messenger for dreams and visions. The Birchwood Board feels that all people who contribute positively to our history and the Arts share most of the bear’s characteristics.

Dot Jackson was a wonderful storyteller and told some wonderful tales about her bear encounters. Several tales were about a bear who loved snooping around at the Birchwood Center. We believe he just loved being around Dot. During the restoration of the Masters-Southerland House, Dot lived in a trailer on the property. After several sightings, that bear (or one bearing a striking resemblance) decided to snoop around under the trailer (called “Paradise” by Dot). It tore off some underpinning on the backside of Paradise and crawled in during the dead of the night. Dot woke to loud bumping noises and much shaking under her bedroom floor. This continued until he got settled in to rest. The bear must have decided that living close to Dot was a good thing. It bumped around under the floor anytime of the day or night. When was it going to come on in for a visit? Dot was concerned that the floor would collapse bringing down a wall. She never knew if that bear was lurking around outside. Dot was not sleeping well. The bear was happy. Dot was NOT. Somebody had to go! You know it was not going to be our feisty, fearless Dot. After a while, someone (maybe Dennis Chastain) volunteered to lure Dot’s bear out from his den under Paradise. He was taken to a more suitable home somewhere in the mountains. Dot was happy. The bear probably missed Dot.

One foggy morning at the Birchwood Center, Dot woke from a deep sleep in the comfort of Paradise to the sounds of loud grunting and other strange noises. She made her way to a front window to peer out in the direction of the noises but could see nothing unusual through the fog. When it got light enough, Dot came out to check out the area of the earlier noise. Well, she found a bear in her car and most of the contents thrown out onto the wet grass! Now, Dot was a lot like that Bear in that she was courageous, fearless, tenacious, and a protector (of her car) so she proceeded to try to get rid of her unwanted passenger. The intruder shared these traits so he was not moving out of her car. Dot was upset. The bear seemed pleased with himself. Since she was not supremely strong like the bear, Dot just went back into Paradise to call for help. In a few minutes she saw the bear slowly getting out of her car carrying the precious red bag that had gone with her everywhere for years. She was sorry to lose it but the bear looked so funny carrying that red bag slowly through the woods like he knew he had something important to take home. Dot could not help laughing at that memory even as she was looking at the mess he had made inside the car. Those paws could do some major damage!

The memories of Dot’s bear tales, along with the symbolism of the Bear, the popularity of this block in the local history, and with the original idea for the Birchwood Center, made choosing the Bear Paw a perfect choice. The Bear Paw Quilt Block represents the traditional quilt block and the colors chosen represent the new modern colors used today. Much of the material used in the block has light, softened dots in the background to represent our late Dot Jackson who was one of our cherished founders of the Birchwood Center.

The traditional Bear Paw with the modern, brightly colored materials comprised of contrasting muted backgrounds came together to make a beautiful quilt block for the Birchwood Center for the Arts and Folk Life. The square was created by Linda Blakeney, who met with the Birchwood’s Board of Directors to choose both the pattern and colors.

For further info call 864/723-6603 or visit (www.uhqt.org).

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund Re-Opens

August 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce that our Craft Emergency Relief Fund Program is re-opened and we are accepting new inquiries to help artists facing career-threatening emergencies.  Generous supporters answered the call to replenish our fund after an unprecedented year of natural disasters. I want to personally thank every one of you for helping us raise over $350,000.

There are many artists who still need our help and have been patiently waiting for our program to re-open. CERF+ is committed to providing them with financial assistance and in-kind donations from individuals and businesses of equipment, supplies and booth-fee waivers.
Since the beginning of our fiscal year (October 1, 2018), 108 artists have received an unprecedented $508,701 in emergency financial relief from CERF+. This compares to 59 artists who received $239,601 in Fiscal Year 2017.

We’re now hearing from artists about the progress they have made on their road to recovery. From California to Puerto Rico, Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands, artists are rebuilding their studios, making and selling their work, and contributing to recovery in their communities. You can help artists rebound from emergencies by supporting their businesses and by donating to CERF+.

Thank you for being part of the Artists Safety Net.

Sincerely yours,

Cornelia Carey
Executive Director

To apply for help visit (https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=1097&lea=765275&ctr=0&par=1&trk=).

FABulon A Center for Art and Education Ask Artists Living and Working in the West Ashley Area of Charleston, SC, to Take Census Survey

August 10, 2018

The FABulon A Center for Art and Education is doing its last push to reach out to as many West Ashley artists as possible to fill out the quick West Ashley Artists Census.  If you could share this link in any capacity you feel appropriate, we’d be grateful. It’s for artists who live and/OR work West Ashley.

Many thanks, Susan and Harriet at FABulon

The Link is (https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4300551/West-Ashley-Artists-Census).

For further info call Susan Irish Director, FABulon A Center for Art and Education at 843/566-3383.

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for the “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition” – Deadline Aug. 30, 2018

August 10, 2018

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is issuing a Call for Artists for the 2018 “Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition”. This juried show is open to all Lancaster County, SC, artists, high school age and older.  Cash prizes are awarded to nine winners, including the People’s Choice Award.

Artists may submit up to two paintings which must be delivered to the LCCA, 201 W. Gay Street, in Lancaster, SC, Aug. 28-30 during office hours. This community exhibit will be on display in the Springs House Galleries during September and October. The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 3 to 5pm. The Gallery Exhibit and Reception are free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hagins Family, LCCA and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information and guidelines, please contact or visit the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 W. Gay Street, Lancaster, 803/285-7451 or at (www.lccarts.net).

The August 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

July 31, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/818/818carolinaarts.html) – all 55 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features “Celebration Coat” by Liz Spear and Karen Swing, which is part of the exhibition “Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection”, on view in the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Main Gallery at the Folk Art Center, in Asheville, NC, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, through Sept. 30, 2018.

We made it past the 4,000 mark of people liking the “Carolina Arts” Facebook page last month – thanks to you’all who gave us those “likes”. Now it’s the long crawl to 5,000.

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 September 2018 issue will be Aug. 24 at 5pm.

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

Charleston Gallery Association in Charleston, SC, Offers 2nd Annual Summer Wine Bouquet – September 16, 2018

July 29, 2018

Do you enjoy summer wines, fine art, and live music? Grab a pair of tickets to the Charleston Gallery Association’s second annual Summer Wine Bouquet on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Over 20 of Charleston’s finest art galleries will display artwork in the Grand Ballroom of the Mills House Grand Wyndham Hotel. Guests will delight in a variety of summer wines and hors d’oeuvres, and there will also be live music and painting demonstrations for your enjoyment.

CGA’s Summer Wine Bouquet will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, from 5-8pm, at the Mills House on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC.
Tickets: $50 (or two for $90.00)

Purchase tickets at this link (http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/).

Each attendee will experience:
– dozens of summer wines
– 20+ gallery exhibitions
– painting demonstrations by renown artists
– artist lectures on technique and collecting
– live music from The Kevin Patton Quartet
-hors d’oeuvres
– a signature Summer Wine Bouquet tasting wine glass

Participating galleries include: Andre Allen Studio, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild, Dog & Horse Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, Ella W. Richardson Fine Art, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Hagan Fine Art, Mary Martin Gallery, Meyer Vogl Gallery, Miller Gallery, Mitchell Hill, Principle Gallery, Reinert Fine Art, Revealed Gallery, Sandpiper Gallery, Studio 151 Fine Arts, The Sportsman’s Gallery, and Trager Contemporary.

For further info visit (www.charlestongalleryassociation.com).