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Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Announces Winners of the 2017 Youth Arts Month Exhibition

April 12, 2017

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, announces the winners of the 2017 “You Gotta Have Art” Youth Arts Month Exhibition. This juried exhibition is an annual event in partnership with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD.) Students’ work were submitted by participating schools’ K-12 art teachers. Awards were distributed during the opening reception which was held in conjunction with the youth play, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. The artwork was judged by local artists Jack Pierce and Brian Pierce, who chose first through third place winners, along with honorable mentions. The winning pieces (with the exception of any 3D pieces) will travel throughout the county as the 2017 Traveling Art Exhibition. The Traveling Art Exhibition concludes with a stop at the State House in Columbia, SC.


Molly Mohr. 3D Winner. Grade K. Blaney Elementary. Wende Myers, teacher.

This year’s winners are:
Patrick Minihane (Mt. Pisgah Elementary); Hank Thompkins (Camden Elementary); Savannah LaVasser (Camden Elementary); Ja’Niyah Hollis-Baskins (Camden Elementary); Peyton Sims (Mt. Pisgah Elementary); Kennedie Qualls (Lugoff Elementary); Regan Hill (Lugoff Elementary); Maddie Tilton (Midway Elementary); William Carter (Midway Elementary); Jennifer Sutherland (North Central Middle); Henry Green (Camden Middle); Wade Thomas Lemonds (Leslie M. Stover Middle School, Cassandra Y. Mickle); Jimena Noyola (Grade 7, North Central Middle); Hailey Scarborough (Camden Middle); Robert Keen (Camden Middle); Katie Flowers (Lugoff-Elgin High); Giensa Moreira (Lugoff-Elgin Highs); Katelyn Ramold (Lugoff-Elgin High); Anna Cooper (Lugoff-Elgin High); Garrett Lawson (Camden High); Desmon Rush (Lugoff-Elgin High); and Rachel Barnett (Lugoff-Elgin High).

Four of the winning pieces were considered 3D and due to the fragility of the work, these pieces will not travel: Molly Mohr (Blaney Elementary); Carlos Vidal (Leslie M. Stover Middle); Bre Tomlin (North Central Middle); and Daisy Noyola (North Central High).

This year’s Honorable Mentions were: Faithlynn Kossman, Mallory Phillips, Charlie Horton, Serenity Williams, Cauthen Branham, Kendall Potter, Makaylee Catoe, Jayda Brace, Caitlyn Tobias, Clay Caudill, Stacey Knight, Torrence Cabbagestalk, Hudson Jay, Ewan Flek, Asya Leonard, Faever Stuckey, Angelina Spinelli, Sasha Echevarria, Anna Cooper, Shiloh Ray, Ginesa Moreira, Bryce Lail, Taylor Roberts, Emma Josey, Daisy Noyola, Trey Stevens, Montana Rush, and Will Warnock.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information call 803/425-7676, extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Offers Open House – Aug. 27, 2016

August 22, 2016

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Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, along with your family, friends and neighbors at the 2016 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, from 11:30am to 1pm on the FAC grounds.  Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend.  Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some  entertainment provided by Dionne Hough, Fair Jam, and Janaye Gillard. You will also be able to register for classes and meet some of our great teachers. The event is sponsored by Little Midget and Piggly Wiggly of Camden. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all the events, classes, and programming at the Center.

In addition, members of CamdenART, Camden Poet Society, Kershaw County Music Association, and the Quilters of Kershaw County will be on hand displaying some of their work and recruiting new members. The Kershaw County Library will have the Book Mobile on site for anyone interested in checking out a great book, and the Camden Fire Department will also be participating.

“The Multi-Cultural Committee’s annual Hot Dog Lunch and Open House is one of my favorite events for creating community unity at the FAC. There is always a great crowd, tasty food, fun activities and demonstrations for the children, family friendly entertainment, and it’s all free,” said Dionne Hough, a long-time member of the Multi-Cultural Committee.

“This is always a great way to bring our community together and enjoy getting familiar with all of the great things that the FAC has to offer to the community,” added Jane Peterson, Director of Marketing for the FAC.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Business hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 5pm and Thursday from 10am to 6pm. For more information about the FAC or any of its events or classes, please call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Seeks Artist Submissions for Bassett Gallery’s 2016-2017 Season – Deadline is May 20, 2016

April 15, 2016

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The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), in Camden, SC, is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2016 through May 2017. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

Artists must submit samples via e-mail, linked to a “cloud” portfolio (Drop Box, Google Drive,) or by sending a CD or flash drive with at least 10 images. These images should encompass the artists’ methods and styles. A resume, submission form, description of the style of work, its size and medium used should all be included. Submissions must also include a brief artist statement and be representative of the work that will be on exhibition. All forms of artistic mediums will be considered.

Submission forms can be found on the Fine Arts Center website at (www.fineartscenter.org/gallery), or you may drop by the FAC Box Office to get a copy. Materials will not be returned unless requested.

Materials will be accepted through May 20, 2016.

Send to:
Bassett Gallery Exhibits Committee
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC  29020

Please e-mail your submissions to (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org). For questions regarding submissions, contact Jane Peterson by e-mail at (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org) or by calling 803/425-7676 ext. 305.

Artists are responsible for load-in, hanging, and tear-down of the exhibit. Any expenses incurred by the artist(s) for travel, set-up, tear-down, etc. of any exhibition are not covered by the FAC. The cost of exhibiting in the Bassett Gallery is the full responsibility of the artist(s.) Artists should be willing to allow some or all of the pieces in the exhibition to be available for purchase. The selected artists will be notified by the FAC no later than June 30, 2016.
Exhibitions in the Bassett Gallery normally change every four to six weeks.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

The Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 10am to 5pm Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 6pm, Thursday.  The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.

For more information about the FAC, please visit (www.fineartscenter.org) or call 803/425-7676, ext. 300.

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Features “Camden ART Members’ Honors Show and Exhibition”

May 9, 2015

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, invites you to join us Tuesday, May 12, 2015, for the opening reception of the “Camden ART Members’ Spring Honors Show” in the Bassett Gallery. The reception begins at 5:30pm and will be followed by the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County’s Spring Concert at 7pm in the Wood Auditorium. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Work by Carl Craighead

Each year, the “Camden ART Spring Honors Show” presents an opportunity to view more works of the winners of the “Annual Fall Show”. This show promises to be an amazing exhibition of local creativity in a variety of styles and mediums. The winners that will be represented are  Carl Craighead (Fall 1st place winner), Beth Woodall (Fall 2nd place winner) and Margaret Bass (Fall 3rd place winner). The show will also include other artists from Camden ART. The “Camden ART Honors Show” continues through June 11, 2015, in the Bassett Gallery.

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Work by Beth Woodall

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Work by Margaret Bass

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm, and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information call 803/425-7676, extension 300, or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Seeks Artist Submissions for Bassett Gallery’s 2015-2016 Season – Deadline May 18, 2015

April 17, 2015

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), in Camden, SC, is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from Sept. 2015 through May 2016. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

Artists must submit samples via e-mail, link to a “cloud” portfolio, or by sending a CD with at least 10 images. These images should encompass the artists’ methods and styles to the FAC. A resume, submission form, description of the style of work, its size and medium used should all be included. Submissions must also include a brief artist statement and be representative of the work that will be on exhibition. All forms of artistic mediums will be considered.

Submission forms can be found on the Fine Arts Center website at (www.fineartscenter.org/gallery), or you may drop by the FAC Box Office to get a copy. If you need your materials returned, please include a pre-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

Materials will be accepted through May 18, 2015.

Send to:
Exhibits Committee
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
810 Lyttleton Street
Camden, SC  29020

Please e-mail your submissions to (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org). For questions regarding submissions, contact Jane Peterson by e-mail at (jpeterson@fineartscenter.org) or by phone at 803/425-7676 ext. 305.

Artists are responsible for load-in, hanging of the exhibition as well as tear-down. Any expenses incurred by the artist(s) for travel, set-up, tear-down, etc. of any exhibition are not covered by the FAC. The cost of exhibiting in the Bassett Gallery is the full responsibility of the artist(s.) Artists should be willing to allow some or all of the pieces in the exhibition to be available for purchase. However, special consideration could be made for unique exhibitions where the artwork is for display only. The selected artists will be notified by the FAC no later than June 30, 2015. Exhibitions in the Bassett Gallery normally change every four to eight weeks.  The Gallery is free and open to the public.  Hours are 10am to 5pm, Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am to 6pm Thursday.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.

For more information about the FAC, please visit (www.fineartscenter.org) or call 803/425-7676, ext. 300.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

Camden ART in Camden, SC, Announces Winners of Fall Show

December 19, 2014

The winning pieces of the “Camden ART Fall Show” were recently announced during the Opening Reception in the Bassett Gallery on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC. The “Fall Show” was judged by Columbia, SC, artist Michael Story. Three winners, along with two honorable mentions and the People’s Choice winners were named.

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Work by Carl Craighead

First Place: Carl Craighead, “Odds and Ends”

Second Place: Beth Woodall, “Cowboy Conference”

Third Place: Margaret Bass, “Hanging Eggs”

Peoples Choice: Margaret Bass, “Michael’s Story”

The Bassett Gallery is full of great art work from more than a dozen local artists. The show combines the unique works of some of the most talented artists in the state and features more than 43 original works of art. Almost all of the works on exhibition are available for sale through the FAC. All of the winning pieces along with other works of art by Camden ART members will be on display in the Bassett Gallery through Jan. 16, 2015.

Camden ART is a group of local artists, both professional and amateur, who meet the first Monday of each month at the FAC. Camden ART welcomes anyone interested in visual arts to join this affiliate club. Membership will provide opportunities for artists to showcase their work, to hear from speakers and demonstrators who can share their expertise, and meet other artists in the community. For more information, contact Camden ART president Fletcher Bass at 803/609-0981.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located on Lyttleton Street in Camden. The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information about the FAC call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit (www.fineartscenter.org).

On-going Quilt Displays at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC

November 10, 2014

The Quilters of Kershaw County (QKC) an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, are pleased to bring you a “seasonal” display of handmade quilts at the FAC this season. Currently, you can stop by and see a lovely display of fall-themed quilts entitled “All About Autumn.” It will be followed by a Thanksgiving-themed display that will start showing after Nov. 10, 2014, followed up with a Christmas display in December. At some point during the season, they will feature a display of award-winning quilts but will mostly follow seasonal themes for this first year. Displays will be changed periodically (usually every 6 – 8 weeks.)

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The displays are located in the hallway of the Bassett Building on the FAC grounds. The Bassett Building is the location of the main offices, the Wood Auditorium and the Bassett Gallery and is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.

The Quilters of Kershaw County were formed in 2002 by Nancy Smith. Smith organized a group of quilters in Kershaw and surrounding counties. They currently have 50 members from Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, and Fairfield counties. The QKC meet the second Monday of each month in the Douglas-Reed House. Coffee and social time is from 9:30–10am. The meetings start at 10am at the FAC. In addition to the meetings, the QKC offers field trips and classes throughout the year. The quilters contribute their time to several charitable organizations and are currently making quilts for our veterans at the VA Hospital in Columbia, SC. They hold five Quilting Bees: The Divas of Lugoff, The Bag Ladies of Lugoff 2 area, the Queen Bees of Camden, and the Sew and Sews of East Camden that meet at various times each month. The Worker Bees, the QKC night group, began meeting October 19, 2006. They meet from 6:30- 9pm on the third Thursday of each month at the FAC.  Bring your sewing machines because they are always working on projects. Anyone interested in joining the guild may contact Susan Morris at  susiegrl@gmail.com.

For more information, drop by or call the FAC office at 803/425-7676. The FAC Campus is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden, with office hours Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm, and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is a 501c3 non-profit organization which serves as a county-wide center for the arts.  It is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

Michael Story Will be at the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC – Oct. 11 and 12, 2014

October 9, 2014

Michael Story is providing a weekend opportunity to view this one-man show, “Landscapes & Jazz Greats”, on view at the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, from 10am-5pm.

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Work by Michael Story

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street, in Camden, SC.

For info call the Center at 803/425-7676 or Michael Story at 803/356-4268, e-mail at (michaelstory@mindspring.com).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Offers Annual Community-Wide Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch – Sept. 6, 2014

August 24, 2014

Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) in Camden, SC, along with your neighbors and friends at the 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, from 11:30am to 1pm, on the FAC grounds.  Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project; tours of the FAC; pottery, dance and music demonstrations; plus some  entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of our great teachers.

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In addition, members of the Camden Art Association, Camden Music Association, and the Quilters of Kershaw County will be on hand displaying some of their work and recruiting new members. The Kershaw County Library will have the Book Mobile on site for anyone interested in checking out a great book, and the Camden Fire Department will have a fire truck on display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the FAC’s upcoming fall season at this fun, family oriented event.

“It will be a great way to bring our community together and enjoy getting familiar with everything the FAC has to offer Kershaw County,” said Jane Peterson, Director of Marketing for the FAC.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.  Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

For more information about the FAC call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org).

Artists’ Attic in Camden, SC, Offers New Frame Shop and Saturday Hours

July 7, 2014

Artists’ Attic, located at 930 S Broad Street, in downtown Camden, SC, has added a new frame shop, along with new Saturday hours.

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Photo by Tari Federer

Artists’ Attic, gallery & studios will now be open Saturdays from 10am – 3pm, along with its regular hours of Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm.

The co-op of 8 artists, using various mediums, welcomes new artists: Tari Federer and Deb Maza, joining standing artists: Dot Goodwin, Ann Starnes, Emily Houde, Kathy
Redner, Benira Sutphin, Jane Hannon. Commissions are accepted.

For further information call 803/432-9955 or e-mail to (tarifederer@earthlink.net).  Commissions are accepted.