Archive for the ‘SC Visual Arts’ Category

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals – Deadline is Jan. 13, 2017

October 28, 2016

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The Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2017/2018 exhibition calendar. The GCCA gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, and national artists from all disciplines in 6 – 8 shows per year.

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Deadline for Exhibition Proposals: January 13, 2017

Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and scored by the GCCA Exhibition Committee using the following criteria:

Work reflects consistency of quality

Work reflects clear objectives and a strong overall concept or theme

Work represents GCCA’s mission to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration

Only original artwork created and executed by the applicant will be considered for exhibition

To be considered for an exhibition at GCCA please submit proposals to (http://www.artcentergreenville.org/submissions/).

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate. SC, Expands by Two

October 28, 2016

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The 186th quilt panel was recently added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail at the home of Billy and Thelma Burton, 899 Rocky Fork Road Westminster, SC. The Cathedral Window quilt was the final quilt Thelma’s mother, Henry Louie Green Powell, worked on before her death and remains unfinished. Thelma recalls from her childhood Sarah Hunt and her mother putting a quilt on the backs of old straight chairs, laying the frames across them. She says, “They would work for days. The old shell design was the one she liked to use. Using chalk, she would make the shell pattern.” This was where Thelma learned to quilt, making two quilts herself before she was married to Billy L. Burton fifty years ago.

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Thelma Burton with her mother’s quilt beside the painted quilt panel.

A Cathedral Window quilt is not strictly a traditional quilt. It doesn’t have the usual sandwich of three layers of fabric and batting, but is composed of folded squares of fabric, whip-stitched together into the “frames.” The “panes” are traditionally made from muslin or cheesecloth squares to create a translucent effect as they are appliqued over the joins, inside those graceful curves that must be what Thelma saw as shells when she was a child.

Blogger at (annquiltsblog.com) describes the process as “being similar to the folded paper fortune tellers my friends and I made ad infinitum when we 8 or 9 years old. Does anyone remember recess on sunny afternoons, choosing numbers and colors, then getting a funny fortune?”

Great cathedral windows have been an inspiration to countless people for centuries. It’s always a gift to have some of the emotions, memories and ideas of great art, such as a glowing church window in our daily lives.

The 187th addition to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Westminster, SC, was installed on the barn door of the property owned by Joe & Sharon Byers on 418 Cornelia Avenue. Joe and Sharon come from quilting-rich backgrounds, respectively relocating from Pennsylvania and Michigan to the upstate of SC. The square was painted by their two daughters, Heather and Hadassa, along with young neighborhood friends of long standing, Savannah, Whitney and Jordan Wingert. The young people took time off from their summer activities to come to the studio in Walhalla and complete the block under the guidance of the production team. Joe, a carpenter and independent contractor, designed and built a beautiful wooden frame for the block, to give it a bit more presence on his barn.

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The original design was created by the Arts Council of York County, (www.yorkcountyarts.org) and serves as their logo. They also have a painted panel which is displayed on their Arts Center as part of the York County Quilt Trail in Rock Hill, SC. The style and design of this quilt is a variation of the Cathedral Window quilt block.

The fabric quilt was commissioned by Cindy Blair to meet the requirement of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail that there be an actual, hand-made quilt block. It was sewn by Mary Dee Rudy of Seneca, a prolific quilter and member of the Walhalla Production Team. It was donated by Cindy Blair to the UHQT and will be showcased at the production team’s studio.

For further information visit their website at (www.uhqt.org).

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Celebrates Native American History Month with Catawba Heritage Lecture – Nov. 8, 2016

October 28, 2016

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Columbia Museum of Art presents a discussion of the Catawba Nation and their pottery tradition with Brent Burgin, director of the archives at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Archive. Indigenous to the Carolinas, the Catawba Nation is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of South Carolina. Their pottery tradition has been practiced continuously for 6,000 years.

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ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA. The morning begins in the lobby on Nov. 8, 2016, at 10:30am with pastries and coffee sold at The Wired Goat pop-up café, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the educational initiatives at the museum. Program starts at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored in part through Leslie’s Legacy Fund.

Free with membership or admission.

The Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main Street in downtown Columbia, SC.

For more information, visit (columbiamuseum.org).

Jane Nodine Named 2016 Distinguished Art Advocate by South Carolina Art Education Association

October 28, 2016

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, is pleased to announce that Jane Nodine, assistant chair of Fine Arts and Communication Studies, has been named a 2016 Distinguished Art Advocate by the South Carolina Art Education Association.

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Jane Nodine

Nodine, a professor of art and who also serves as the director of the Curtis R. Harley Gallery and the UPSTATE Gallery on Main, will receive the award Saturday, November 19 during the SCAEA’s annual meeting in Greenville. Prior to joining the faculty at USC Upstate, she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company. Nodine has worked in a variety of media throughout her career and exhibits widely in the United States and Europe.

SCAEA awards program recognizes excellence in individuals, programs and supporters of art education in South Carolina. Nominees for the Distinguished Art Advocate must demonstrate advocacy and leadership in advancing the cause of art education and work to support and improve art education.

For more information, contact Jane Nodine at 864/503- 5838 or e-mail to (jnodine@uscupstate.edu).

Deborah King S. of Summerville, SC, Participates in South Carolina State Parks Artist in Residence Program

October 28, 2016

DKS Studio is proud to announce artist Deborah King S. of Summerville, SC, was selected to participate in the 2016 Artist in Residence program. Oconee State Park selected Deborah to serve as their Artist in Residence in the park for one week in exchange for art works/s to become part of the park’s permanent collection.

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Deborah King S. artist with “Bobbers & Oars”,  Jo Anna White park manager with   “The Oconee Bathhouse” and  Paul Scherer owner DKS Studio with “Is This My Good Side”

“The Oconee Bathhouse”, “Is This My Good Side” and “Bobbers and Oars” were delivered to Oconee State Park Manager Jo Anna White on September 23, 2016 by DKS Studio’s owner Paul Scherer and artist Deborah King S. as part of the Artist in Residence program and in appreciation and support of the South Carolina State Parks. “The Oconee Bathhouse” and “Bobbers and Oars” will hang in the main office for public viewing. Visit the beautiful Oconee State Park to find out where “Is This My Good Side” will hang. Visit the South Carolina State parks website (http://southcarolinaparks.com) or visit one of our 47 state parks to see what you’ve been missing!! Applications for the 2017 AIR season closes on Oct. 31, 2016 and more information can be found at (http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/sc-parks-insider/Blog/16530).

Deborah King S. is a Charleston, SC, native and resident of Summerville. Deborah, a self taught artist, has won numerous awards for her artistic works. Deborah takes inspiration from life around her, primarily nature, but  has an eye for the old, odd or unusual and loves the State Parks. Deborah is currently an Exhibiting member of the Summerville Artist Guild and founder and coordinator of “Just Go Paint” Plein Air Painters. Many of Deborah’s works are in private collections throughout the US.

Artists in All Disciplines Sought for 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Dec. 15, 2016

October 28, 2016

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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking performers and presenters in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature for participation in the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 3-7 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, as well as ethnic/cultural groups and community organizations are welcome to submit an application, which can be accessed at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more artists or groups should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) for special application instructions. There is NO fee to apply. Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in a fabulous array of events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, film screenings, workshops and demonstrations, and more.  Now entering its 35th year, the festival is set to undergo some exciting changes, including significant revisions to the event schedule. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854.

City of North Charleston, SC, Calls for Design for 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest – Deadline Dec. 15, 2016

October 27, 2016

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The City of North Charleston is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 3-7, 2017, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older.  Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) by the December 15 deadline.  Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.  The annual multiday celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. For more than 3o years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks.

Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina.

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work by Lisa Shimko

Previous Arts Festival Design Competition winners include Lisa Shimko of Charleston, SC (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Hanahan, SC (2011).

For more information about the 2016 North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com), or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail at (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries for 2017 Art Competition – Deadline Nov. 25, 2016

October 27, 2016

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The Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, began accepting artists’ submissions for the “2017 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

Artists wishing to enter the competition may register online using the submittal forms at (flocomuseum.slideroom.com). Each artist may obtain a competition schedule and prospectus at (flocomuseum.org/pee-dee-regional), or by visiting the Florence County Museum at 111 West Cheves Street, Florence, SC.

The competition juror this year will be Marvel and DC comics illustrator, Sanford Greene. A first place cash prize of $1000 will be awarded by corporate exhibit sponsor Chic-fil-A, during the exhibition’s opening reception, Thursday evening, Jan. 26, 2017. Both the exhibit and reception will be held at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, 135, South Dargan Street.

The “Pee Dee Regional” has been presented annually by the Florence Museum Board of Trustees since 1954, and is the longest running art competition in the state of South Carolina.

Artists may submit up to four entries during online registration at a fee of $13.00 per entry. Current museum members are eligible to submit two entries without charge.

The deadline for entry is Nov. 25, 2016.

Questions about the competition schedule, registration, or prospectus may be directed to Florence County Museum, by calling 843/676-1200.

Charleston County Main Library in Charleston, SC, Offers Exhibit and Lecture by Ron Anton Rocz and Lamar Hunter – Oct. 19, 2016

October 17, 2016

You are invited to a special program and photography exhibit this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Charleston County Main Library auditorium, at 6pm, in downtown, Charleston, SC. The photography exhibit is “MOVING STAR” by local photographer Ron Anton Rocz, featuring local hip hop dancer Lamar Hunter as he interprets local outdoor murals and a variety of settings related to African American history in Charleston.

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The program will include dance demonstrations, video, and a dialogue between Ron and Lamar about their collaboration, their 10 year mentor/mentee relationship, race relations, and the meaning of hip hop generally and specifically in Lamar’s life. Come see what this 19 year old black young man and 75 year old white guy have pulled off. A rare treat.

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For further info contact Ron Rocz by e-mail at (ronroczphoto@gmail.com).

The Hilton Head Art Auction Has Been Rescheduled for Nov. 5, 2016, on Hilton Head Island, SC

October 15, 2016

Due to Hurricane Matthew, our October event was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Nov. 5, 2016, at 2pm. You can preview the works at Morris & Whiteside Auctions, 220 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC (also the location of the Red Piano Gallery), from Nov. 1 – 5, 2016.

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Work by Ray Ellis

Over 110 items will be up for bids including works by: Ray Ellis, Kim English, Glenna Goodacre, William Halsey, Clark Hulings, Dan McCaw, Dean Mitchell, Joseph Orr, William Aiken Walker, Mary Whyte, Jamie Wyeth, and Stephen Scott Young.

For over fifteen years, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC has produced premier fine art auctions on Hilton Head Island and in Charleston, SC. Offering significant paintings, sculpture and vintage prints by deceased and contemporary masters of the South, the annual Fall event attracts an extensive database of proven collectors from throughout the United States.

View the complete catalogue at (www.morriswhitesideauctions.com).

For further info call us at 843/785-2318.