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Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Classic Contemporaries Program

February 10, 2016

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The Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC, launches a new program, Classic Contemporaries, this February. Designed to provide senior citizens, ages 55 and older, a creative, educational, and social outlet, Classic Contemporaries encourages art enthusiasts to explore contemporary visual art through interactive presentations, exhibition tours, and art-making activities in a studio environment.

“This new initiative offers an in-depth look into our current exhibition, ‘Cognitive Dissonance’,” Executive Director Elizabeth Goddard said. “Classic Contemporaries encourages discussion about concepts and specific works of art within the exhibition. We will provide some historical connections that directly relate to the materials and creative practices within ‘Cognitive Dissonance’, which is a group show featuring contemporary ceramics by nine artists.”

The goal of this program is to provide an informal education and social outlet for those interested in the visual arts. There are four main components within the Classic Contemporaries program that bring education, socializing, and creative exploration together. Upon arrival participants will take part in a presentation that gives some historical background to the medium of ceramics, followed by a tour of the current exhibition, “Cognitive Dissonance”. Lunch is served, and for those feeling encouraged to stretch their creative muscles, there is time to learn about working with ceramics in an informal studio setting.

Spartanburg Art Museum and Janna Phillips, a graduate student of Savannah College of Art and Design, have been working together to develop this program over the course of many months. “Spartanburg is such a wonderful community. Classic Contemporaries is an excellent program for anyone who wishes to engage in the arts, education, meet new people, or become more involved in the SAM community,” Phillips said.

Classic Contemporaries launches on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, from 10am-2pm, and includes the presentation, exhibition tour, and lunch. Space is limited, and registration is required. Tickets are $25 for SAM members ages 55 and older and $30 for non-members. The two-hour studio portion of the program is an additional $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information please contact Goddard by calling 864/582-7616, ext. 236 or visit (www.SpartanburgArtMuseum.org).

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

January 16, 2016

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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 (SpartanburgNDG.com) and (ChapmanCulturalCenter.org) (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 (mEarley@SpartanArts.org).

Cutting Edge of Fashion and Art Collide in Never-Before-Seen Spartanburg, SC, Event at Spartanburg Art Museum – Jan. 16, 2016

January 9, 2016

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The Spartanburg Art Museum, in Spartanburg, SC, is challenging traditional notions of art and pushing the boundaries of fashion with this year’s installment of its annual art-themed party. The party, dubbed CONTEXTILE, will feature live music from a critically acclaimed jazz trio, live models wearing pieces of art as clothing, an open bar serving specialty cocktails, and fabulous food from Cribbs Catering. Mat Duncan, Spartanburg Art Museum’s Curator of Collections, says, “Spartanburg is becoming a cultural hotspot in the Carolinas. CONTEXTILE is a celebration of that energy and the sequel to SHIPWRECK, our last contemporary art party – but this time we’ve gone above and beyond anything we’ve done before and crafted an evening that’s twice as lavish, twice as fun, and, of course, twice as artistic.”

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In an attempt to outdo the Museum’s last art party, Spartanburg Art Museum staff has worked tirelessly towards making every aspect of CONTEXTILE more creative than anything it has ever planned. Duncan says, “SHIPWRECK had an open bar, a two-piece acoustic band, and took place around the featured exhibition, but, if you’ll excuse my pun, CONTEXTILE blows our last party out of the water!” CONTEXTILE will feature an open bar that will serve a surprise signature cocktail, in addition to the beer, wine, and mixed drinks, which partygoers are accustomed. Partygoers will also enjoy the critically acclaimed stylings of Charlotte, NC-based jazz trio “The Fat Face Band” and witness a new, never-before-seen exhibition. “But this exhibition won’t be hanging on the walls,” adds Duncan, “the pieces of art will be worn by live models!”

Spartanburg Art Museum has brought together seven visionary local and national artists whose work occupies the space between fashion and art for CONTEXTILE. “These artists have made art that can be worn as clothing or clothing that can be seen as art – deciding whether it’s the former or the latter, we leave that up to you,” says Duncan. Pieces by each artist will be donned by local models and performers, who will then walk a runway in the museum in a fashion show-style event – the climax of the evening. “And,” continues Duncan, “this fashion show will be emceed by The Latest Thing in Spartanburg’s Tim Giles.  Register now – tickets are selling fast!”

CONTEXTILE will be Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 7-11pm and will include an open bar, gourmet food from Cribbs, live music, cutting-edge fashion and art worn by live models. Tickets are $40, $35 for SAM Members, and $25 for students, with additional special discounts for Spartanburg Young Professional and Spartanburg Downtown Association members.

Tickets are available online at (www.SpartanburgArtMuseum.org) or by phone at 864/582-7616.

Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, Has Set a Date for Spartanburg Soaring! 2016 – Apr. 23, 2016

December 30, 2015

The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, has set the date for its third annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival for Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 11am-5pm. This free and family-friendly festival has quickly become a much-anticipated event for people of all ages from all over the world. Hundreds of kites fill the sky above Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg, complemented by live music, food, and children’s activities. During the course of the day, individuals and kite club members float kites of every imaginable shape and size to the sky, including small kites made of newspaper and whale-size kites made from the latest technology and advanced materials. It is a colorful and creative experience.

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The Spartanburg community has embraced the kite as a symbol of its creative, progressive, and playful spirit. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,000 participants from as far away as Europe.

“Every year we grow the Festival in terms of creativity and attendance,” Jennifer Evins, President of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “It is part of our mission to lead the community in all things creative and innovative, and Spartanburg Soaring! is one of the most popular events of the year. It is a beautiful showcase of what it means to live in Spartanburg. It is a symbol of our progressive mindset, our creativity, our curiosity, and our playful nature.”

Chapman Cultural Center is now accepting the participation of kite clubs, food vendors, artists, and musicians.

For more information about this event, please call 864/542-2787.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Announces New Executive Director – Caitlin Boice

December 18, 2015

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Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, an arts nonprofit organization supporting artists in Spartanburg County and surrounding counties since 1957, has announced the selection of Caitlin Boice as its new Executive Director. Boice has been working as the Interim Director since June 2014. The selection was made after a regional search and selection process.

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“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” President Thomas Rickis reported. “Caitlin’s work ethic goes above and beyond, and her knowledge of community has benefited the Guild since she joined. Her effort and rigor as demonstrated in various Guild events have given the Guild increased visibility, a reconnection with former members and more new sponsors. Her knowledge with the various member organizations and staff at Chapman Cultural Center allowed her a smooth and successful transition into the position. The Board of Trustees wishes her all the best and continued success.”

Boice’s background includes a bachelor’s of arts degree from the College of Charleston in Arts Management and a minor in Hospitality and Tourism, with various internships at different galleries in Charleston.

“I look forward to continuing to serve as the Director and working with Chapman Cultural Center and our partners to help better our community,” she said. “I am very dedicated to the arts in our community and only want to see them grow stronger and stronger.”

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and its mission is to cultivate, nurture, and grow the visual arts in our community by supporting local artists.

For further info call the Guild at 864/764-9568 or visit (www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com).

Spartanburg, SC’s Cultural District Receives $2,500 Grant to Launch

November 30, 2015

Spartanburg, SC’s newly designated downtown Cultural District has received a $2,500 Elevate Upstate community vibrancy grant from Ten At The Top, a non-profit organization that fosters trust and collaboration through partnerships and cooperation that impacts economic vitality and quality of life across Upstate South Carolina.

The money will be used to implement temporary artwork that will introduce the Cultural District to the community and beyond. Spartanburg is the third city in South Carolina to receive a Cultural District designation from the South Carolina Arts Commission; it is the first in the Upstate. The four-square-block area is located in downtown Spartanburg, and it is a concentrated area with arts-related businesses, galleries, music venues, and public art.

“We are most grateful to Ten At The Top for this grant,” Jennifer Evins, President of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “This is one of the most exciting projects currently being pursued in Spartanburg. This is an opportunity for the arts to make a significant impact on the economic and social development of Spartanburg. We predict that more than one million people will see this artwork, and those people will be instrumental in letting the world know that Spartanburg believes in the power of creativity as a way to make our a community a better place to live and visit.”

Chapman Cultural Center made the application for the grant in partnership with Spartanburg Art Museum and the City of Spartanburg, and will be the coordinating agency for the District’s development during the next few months. The District is scheduled to be ready for public enjoyment in June 2016. The $2,500 grant will help fund the temporary public artwork that will launch the District. That artwork could manifest in many creative ways, but its primary purpose will be to let the public know where the District’s boundaries are.

Spartanburg’s downtown Cultural District was one of four Upstate projects to receive funding from Ten At The Top’s Elevate Upstate grant this year. The other projects were from Woodruff, Greenwood, and Greenville. There was a total of 26 applications for the 2015 grants from across the Upstate. Funding support for the grants is provided by Hughes Investments, an Upstate development company. Since 2013, a total of $43,000 has been awarded to 12 Upstate communities. The 2015 selections were made this past Thursday, Nov. 19.

In January, a Call For Artists will be issued, asking for artists to compete in the design of the temporary artwork. In February, the public will vote on the artists’ submissions. The artist will be picked in March, and fabrication and installation will begin in April and May. The official launch is planned for June. To keep costs down and to further identify with Spartanburg, the artists will be asked to make their designs using re-purposed materials readily available from Spartanburg’s manufacturing companies. The selected artwork will be on display for at least a year.

For more information about Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District, please call 864/542-2787.

University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, Offer Exhibition Focused on Disabilities – Nov. 11, 2015

November 10, 2015

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Disability Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Sparatanburg, SC, will present “PhotoVoice,” a unique exhibit featuring the voice and vision of people with disabilities, at 6pm, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom.

“PhotoVoice” is a grassroots method often used by groups that have been socially excluded. The exhibitors will share their experiences through art, photography and creative writing.

Six USC Upstate students and three faculty/staff members will focus on the voice and vision of people with disabilities, the challenges they face, and their unique gifts. Students presenting in the exhibit include: David Austin, Christina Burgess, JoAnna Jones, Sarah Montgomery, Miranda Tollison and Meredith Tucker. Faculty and staff exhibitors include: John Montemayor, Tawana Scott and Scott Smith.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Tawana Scott, program coordinator for Disability Services, at 864/503-5199 or e-mail to (tscott@uscupstate.edu).

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Offers Artists Going Live Fundraiser on Dec. 10, 2015, at Chapman Cultural Center

November 6, 2015

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The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, in Spartanburg, SC, will host its third annual “Artists Going Live” fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the theater lobby at Chapman Cultural Center, from 6-9pm. The celebrity emcee will be Jamarcus Gaston, host of the television morning show Studio 62.

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Monte Anthony working at the 2014 event

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A view of the 2014 event

The evening will kick off with artists and celebrities creating works of art together, while patrons observe. The pieces will then be auctioned off that evening at 7:30pm. In addition, patrons will enjoy an open bar of beer and wine. Motte and Sons will be sponsoring an “Artini” bar, which is a vodka and cranberry drink. Also, there will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres by Café Around the Corner, music by DJ Jay Gibert, and a silent auction of many items donated by regional artists and businesses.

“Not only is this a fun evening, it’s a very worthwhile event,” event spokesperson Brandi Dice said. “The proceeds from this fundraiser go to the guild, which helps to strengthen the arts in the community, provide arts education, monthly programs and venues for members to show their work”.

Some of the artists and celebrities participating are Monta Anthony, Kris Neely, Trey Finney, Bailie, Ann Richards Crenshaw, Susu Johnson, Carter and Lewis Smith, Lee Raines and Amy Zimmer. “This is a very important fundraiser for the Guild,” Dice said. “We are so glad to have Jamarcus as the emcee. He is a big supporter of the arts in the community. This is a unique opportunity to purchase locally made art by your friends and neighbors, and for a good cause.”

Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased through Chapman Cultural Center’s box office, online at (http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1651#sthash.g3tTGsly.dpbs), and (http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/spatanburg-art-events/163/Artists+Going+Live) or by calling the guild at 864/764-9568.

7 out of 9 Arts Education Awards Announced in South Carolina Go to the People in the Spartanburg, SC, Area

October 15, 2015

The South Carolina Art Education Association announces seven out of the nine statewide awards it made for 2015 were to education professionals in Spartanburg County, SC.

“For seven out of the nine statewide recipients for arts education awards to go to Spartanburg teachers, administrators, and leaders says a lot about the innovation and work being done in arts education in our community,” Jennifer Evins, President of Chapman Cultural Center, said. Part of Chapman’s mission is to provide cultural leadership to the local community. “This is where the groundwork has been firmly established – in the elementary schools, middle schools, high schools; on the district level; and even in the colleges – to position Spartanburg for setting the standards of excellence for the rest of the state. Congratulations to these arts educators for leading the way, for utilizing the arts and humanities as tools for producing well rounded creative students and citizens ready for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

Here is a list of the Spartanburg recipients:

• Ava Hughes, Arts Education Director for Chapman Cultural Center, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Dr. Deborah Smith Hoffman Mentor Award

• Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director of Spartanburg Art Museum, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Museum Educator of the Year Award

• Cindy Riddle, Coordinator for the Visual and Performing Arts in Spartanburg School District One, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Administrator of the Year (Art Administrator) Award

• Sarah Warner, Visual Arts Educator at Pine Street School in Spartanburg School District Seven, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Promising Young Professional Award

• Elizabeth Walsh, Visual Arts Educator at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg School District Seven, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award

• Dr. Susanne Gunter, Chair of Department of Art and Design and the Coordinator of Art Education at Converse College, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Higher Education Level Award

• Jodi Wright, Principal of New Prospect Elementary School in Spartanburg School District One, is the recipient of the SC Art Education Association’s Outstanding Principal of the Year Award

The SC Art Education Association’s Awards Program objectives are to recognize excellence in the many outstanding individuals, programs, and supporters of art education in South Carolina; to focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators; to increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education; to set standards for quality art education and demonstrate achievement through recipients; and to provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for SCAEA members.

These recipients, along with the other statewide winners, will be recognized at the SC Art Education Association’s Fall Conference in Beaufort, SC, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

For further info call SC Art Education Association, President-Elect, Catherine Campbell at 803/699-2750 x 72117.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Announces Winners of “42nd Annual Juried Exhibition”

October 7, 2015

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Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg hosted a reception for its “42nd Annual Juried Exhibition” on Sept. 18, 2015, when award winners for Best in Show, 2D Excellence, 3D Excellence, and People’s Choice were announced. The public had voted since the show’s opening at West Main Artists Co-Op, in Spartanburg, SC, on Sept. 1 to select the winner of People’s Choice Award. This year’s juror John Nolan, curator of the Bob Jones Museum, selected winners in the other categories. The show ends Oct. 9, 2015.

Sponsors of the 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition were Phifer Johnson Foundation, Bill and Wendy Mayrose, QS/1 Data Systems, SEW Euro Drive, Trustees of the Artists’ Guild, Budweiser of Spartanburg, Sophie’s Choice Catering, Costco, Walmart, The Fresh Market, City of Spartanburg, SC Arts Alliance, SC Arts Commission, West Main Artists Co-Op, and The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg. Numerous volunteers were also crucial to the show’s success, as well as West Main Artists Co-Op for hosting.

Awards are as followed:

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Best in Show – “Rooted” by Lewis Brown

Brown is a Spartanburg County artist using wood as the primary medium in creating organic abstract sculptures. A self-taught artist born in Spartanburg County, Brown has shown and sold Santa woodcarvings along the East Coast since 1987. Collectors of his work in Spartanburg will remember his “Santa Through the Ages” series that reflects the history and culture of Saint Nicholas. One of his first showings was held during Christmas 1988 in both galleries at the Spartanburg Evans Arts Center at what is now the Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus. While his wooden Santas were painted, his more recent sculptural work now incorporates clear finishes showing the natural wood. One theme for his new work reveals human actions negatively influencing the life of our planet. Brown’s reverence and love of trees is also reflected in his work. In the four years of creating his new work, he has won numerous awards: In 2015, he received a $1000 cash award in the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York City, and he exhibited at the Salmagundi Club on 5th Avenue in New York City where he won the Salmagundi Club Award for sculpture. Living on a small homestead in the wilds of Spartanburg County for 38 years, Brown and his wife Barbara have raised cows, goats, chickens, vegetables, and two wonderful daughters, Megan and Leah.

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2-D Award of Excellence – “Exuberant, Exploding, Pulsating Dance of Creation” by Jim Creal

Spartanburg native Creal is a visual artist engaged in the creation of cohesive bodies of original work through select traditional fine art print processes. He creates landscapes, still-lifes and non-representational images through lithographic, etching and monotype print processes. His work, which has been exhibited in numerous solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions and recognized by many awards, is held in private, institutional, and corporate collections. In addition to creating his personal work, Creal teaches in the South Carolina Arts in Education Program.

In 1993, Creal started making and exhibiting a series of ink monotypes, primarily gestural abstractions. He emphasizes the spontaneity of the process, the fluidity of mark-making, and energetic motion. He works to create strong formal abstractions with elegant gestural movement. Sometimes, he features a simple gesture and at other times he creates elaborate, dense constructive gestures. In 2013, Creal initiated his South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project with a successful Kickstarter campaign. The Coastal Lithograph Project is dedicated to creating a lasting body of lithographic work that captures the mood, spirit, and rich diversity of South Carolina’s coastal habitats.

Creal has had a life rich in the variety of experience. He has degrees in philosophy (1975) and in geology (1981) from Washington and Lee University, and in fine arts (1992) from the University of Montana. Upon earning his philosophy degree he worked on a textile production line in South Carolina, as a mate on a dive boat in the Florida Keys, and as a structural welder in Nebraska. After he earned his subsequent geology degree he worked as a minerals exploration geologist in Ireland, Scotland, and Alaska. Since 1992, Creal has dedicated himself to working as a professional artist.

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2D Award of Excellence – “Taking Stage” by Kate Thayer

As an artist, Thayer’s aim has always been that of “attempting to kindle in the viewer the same kind of emotional exhilaration that [she experiences] when [she is] seduced by a scene that asks to be brought to life in pastel or oils.” It is her passion to bring her skills and years of study to “personal interpretation of the beauty and mysteries of nature to those who encounter [her] paintings.” Thayer is a believer that art is our way of enhancing people’s lives. For Thayer, there is always a spiritual dimension in life that is best captured and perpetuated in art, especially in painting and what she considers its twin: poetry. Her work is akin to poetry in that they are “wordless encounters with the often stunning voices of nature – of its colors and forms – that we rarely notice.” Thayer aims to bring to the viewer what he or she may not have noticed to “raise our spirits to a higher level of being.” Her work attempts to surround audiences and beckons viewers to silently contemplate the various potential meanings.

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3-D Award of Excellence – “Tea in Tipperary” by Cynthia Carden Gibson

Gibson has been a maker from childhood and showed a strong desire to design fashion early in life. She has worked as a photographer’s set stylist, food stylist, and as a visual merchandiser for a major jeweler. Gibson discovered pyrography in 2008 and, with study, has developed her own unique style of pyro-engraving. Cynthia’s love for fashion and design proves to be the “perfect inspiration” for her work. She is in high demand as a teacher and her pyro-engraving techniques are taught to students around the world. Her collaborative work has been published in many journals both nationally and internationally. Gibson’s work and the work of her highly acclaimed collaborators has garnered the attention of collectors and has been included in corporate and private collections worldwide.

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3-D Award of Excellence – “Fly Away” by Tom Flowers

Flowers was born in Washington, DC. As a painter, he works with both mixed media and oils. He is well regarded as an art educator, filling the post of Art Department Chair at Furman University for thirty years between 1959 and 1989 when he retired. Earlier in his teaching career, he was Chairman of the Art Department at Ottawa University between 1956 and 1958, and a professor of sculpture at East Carolina University between 1958 and 1959. Flowers’s paintings have been exhibited widely between 1958 and the present. He participated in the 1965 18th Annual Guild of South Carolina Artists Exhibition and the 1969 11th Annual Southern Contemporary Artists Exhibition in Alabama. In 1988, Flowers was featured at the Asheville Art Museum. His awards include a prize for Art in Architecture issued by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1977, and a Best in Show Award at the Spring Art Exhibition in Lancaster, South Carolina, among others. Flowers is currently a member of the Guild of South Carolina Artists and the Greenville Artists Guild. He is co-owner of Liberty, South Carolina’s Tate Gallery. His works are in the permanent collection of the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Columbia Museum of Art, and the Florence Museum.

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2015 People’s Choice Award – “Dancing in the Light” by Amy Weaver

Weaver moved to Spartanburg in 1989, about 50 miles southwest of her home in rural North Carolina. With degrees in Medical Technology and Business Administration, her career was based in hospital laboratory settings. Painting began as a hobby in 2009. She started at the age of 55 with lots of books and YouTube videos for the first year, following up the next few years with courses at Spartanburg Art Museum’s Art School and workshops in the Carolinas. While she continues to seek all avenues of learning in order to enlarge her understanding and expand her abilities, what has paid off the most is the daily sessions at her easel since her retirement.

“Painting is a way for me to reveal feelings about my favorite subject: nature. I love to mix and mingle colors on paper, capturing the dramatic and/or subtle effects to reveal light, shadow, textures, and forms. I strive for confident, enthusiastic brushwork, the maximizing of color’s value and intensity range and a fresh painterly approach, the result appearing effortless.”

For further information call Caitlin Boice, Executive Director, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg at 864/764-9568 or e-mail to (cBoice@SpartanArts.org).


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