Tryon Painters & Sculptors in Tryon, NC, Call for Entries for Open Juried Show – Deadline Sept. 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

As part of our celebration of 50 years as a gallery in Tryon, NC, the Tryon Painters & Sculptors and cosponsor, Partnership for Horses, are holding an open juried show that will be displayed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13, 2018. Artists age 18 and over may submit up to 2 pieces of 2D or 3D work. The works must be original, not previously shown at the TPS gallery, created in the past 2 years, appropriate to the theme, For the Love of Horses, and for sale.

Prizes include cash, gift certificates, and Viewers Choice Award, exceeding $1500. First prize will be $500, second prize is $350, and third prize is $250. Prizes will be announced at the show opening on Sept. 15 between 5 and 7pm.

This show will be juried by C. Allen Coleman, an artist, curator, and seasoned creative professional who has administered approximately two hundred exhibitions and has been involved in over four hundred exhibits, performances, and presentations. He has degrees in Art and Art Education from Brevard College and Appalachian State University with graduate and post-graduate work at New York Univeristy.

The work must be appropriately mounted for display with a maximum size of 40 inches. Member fee is $30 for first work, $20 for second. Nonmembers fee is $45 for first work, $25 for second. Attached are the complete guidelines and contract to read and sign and bring with you when you deliver your work.

Works must be delivered to the gallery Sunday, Sept. 9 between 1 and 4pm or Monday, Sept. 10 between 11am and 4pm. The judging will be held on Sept. 11. Works not selected for the show should be picked up Thursday, Sept. 13 between 11 and 4 p.m.

Guidelines for the Open Juried Show:

The theme of the show is For the Love of Horses. All 2-D and 3-D works must relate in some way to the theme (equestrian including such options as attire, farms, stables, barn life, pastoral scenes, country roads, horses, abstract interpretations, etc.) The curators have the right to deny a work that does not relate to the theme.

All works must be original, completed within the last two years, and not shown at the TPS Gallery previously

Paintings, drawings, and photography works must be no larger than 40 inches in any direction, including the frame. Water-based media and pastels must be under glass or Plexiglas.

No Not-for-Sale work will be accepted. Prices will not be changed after 4pm on the day paintings are received at the gallery.

Hanging works must be wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.

Works may be photographed by TPS to use for promotion purposes.

All works should be labeled on the back with your name, telephone number, title, medium, and price

Opening night is Sept. 15 from 5 to 7pm. TPS will provide refreshments, but you may contribute either money or snacks or wine.

Pick up your artwork that was accepted for the show Saturday, Oct. 13 between 11am and 4pm or Sunday, Oct. 14 between 1 and 4pm. If you are not able to pick up at that time notify the curator by Oct. 1.

40% of the sale cost will go to TPS and 60% to the artist. Checks for artist sales will be mailed one week after the close of the show.

Membership fee is $40.

If you have questions contact Grace Lertora at 864/457-4055.

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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.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Invites Applicants for Grassroots Arts Program Grants – Deadline Sept. 28, 2018

August 10, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) in Waynesville, NC, is pleased to serve another year as a designated county partner with the North Carolina Arts Council, awarding grants to local organizations for arts programs in Haywood County.  HCAC is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Grassroots Arts Program. Qualifying applicants must be based in Haywood County and must produce their programming in Haywood County. Qualifying programs must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Non-profit arts organizations or non-profits planning an arts activity will receive priority

For new or returning applicants who wish to learn more about the process, the Haywood County Arts Council will host an information session on Sept. 13 at 5:30pm at its gallery located at 86 N. Main St. in downtown Waynesville. The session will include tips on what types of programs are typically funded, as well as a walk-through of the application process and the application itself. Please RSVP by calling 828/452-0593 or e-mailing to (director@haywoodarts.org). Walk-ins are also welcome.

To apply, organizations should submit a Grassroots Arts Program Grant application that includes project details, budget, and the signatures of parties responsible for the organization. Submit completed applications to the Haywood County Arts Council by e-mail at (director@haywoodarts.org), by mail to P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786 or by visiting 86 N. Main Street.

All applications are due Sept. 28, 2018, by 5pm. Grant recipients will be notified by Oct. 31, 2018.

The Grassroots Arts Program is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For more information, please visit (www.HaywoodArts.org/grants) or visit the (www.NCArts.org) website and click on “Grants.”

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves all artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. As an affiliate of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Haywood County Arts Council seeks to fulfill its mission to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve our mountain artistic heritage. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts are located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

For more information call 828/452-0593, e-mail to (info@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.HaywoodArts.org).

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls for Artists Exhibit Applications – Deadline Sept. 7, 2018

August 10, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, invites interested artists to submit applications for inclusion in monthly gallery exhibits or retail spaces.

The HCAC is accepting applications for monthly shows in the gallery. A separate application can be made to have your work shown in the Gift Shop for a 6 month span. Organizations may submit applications for monthly gallery exhibits as well. All materials are available at (www.HaywoodArts.org) under Call for Work, or paper copies may be picked up in the gallery at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, during business hours.

Applications are due September 7, 2018, by 5pm.

The jury will convene and make selections in late September for several exhibits in 2019 as well as retail artists. Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2018.

More information is available at (www.HaywoodArts.org/call-for-artists/).

The Haywood County Arts Council is a non-profit agency that serves all artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. As an affiliate of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Haywood County Arts Council seeks to fulfill its mission to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. The Haywood County Arts Council and its Gallery & Gifts is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina.

For more information call 828/452-0593, e-mail to (info@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.HaywoodArts.org).

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.

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Offers First Work in the SmART Initiative

August 10, 2018

The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is proud to announce that installation has been completed for the first major public art work of the Durham SmART Initiative – The Corcoran Garage Art Wrap, which creates a monumental signature gateway element for the Blackwell/Corcoran/Foster SmART Corridor.  The art wrap was designed by nationally recognized public artist Olalekan (LEk) Jeyifous, who was selected from a competitive and rigorous review of 107 artist applications from across the United States. Local vendors Steel City Services, LLC, and Mosca Design were key partners in fabrication and installation.


Front View


Left side


Right side


Back view

The Durham SmART Initiative is part of the North Carolina Arts Council’s statewide SmART Initiative which supports the transformation of downtowns through arts driven economic development. Working with the Durham Arts Council as the project’s lead local agency, the NC Arts Council provides significant leadership and funds toward creative placemaking along the rapidly-transforming Blackwell, Corcoran, Foster Street downtown corridor to create a vibrant arts and entertainment district. Major funders and partners also include the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant, the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Arts Council, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Duke University, Downtown Durham, Inc., Nasher Museum of Art, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Durham Area Designers.

Since 2012, over 26 local, state and national project partners have been participating in and supporting this major SmART Initiative. The Durham Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council also thank the City of Durham staff for assisting and supporting the approval process for the banner installation on the City-owned Corcoran Garage structure which was built in 1964.

The SmART Initiative Team worked with internationally acclaimed public art and urban designer Mikyoung Kim along with 180 businesses and over 200 individual community stakeholders to complete and unveil the SmART Vision Plan in June 2015. The Durham SmART Vision Plan is a multi-year, $10 million public art and urban design strategy. More information is at (www.smartdurham.org).

The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 1,000 artists, and more than 60 arts organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, arts advocacy and information services. Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.

For more information call 919/560-ARTS or visit our website at (www.durhamarts.org).