Posts Tagged ‘Charleston SC’

Tyrone Geter One of Neema Fine Art Gallery’s Artists in Charleston, SC, is Awarded Residency to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY

January 28, 2019

Neema Fine Art Gallery artist, illustrator and educator, Tyrone Geter has accepted an invitation from The Corporation of Yaddo to participate in a 3 week residency at the prestigious Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, from Feb. 21-Mar. 13, 2019. In accepting the invitation, Geter will join the ranks of some of the world’s most accomplished and iconic artists in both 20th and 21st centuries who have taken up residency at Yaddo. American novelist and short story writer, John Cheever, wrote that the “forty or so acres on which the principal buildings of Yaddo stand have seen more distinguished activity in the arts than any other piece of ground in the English-speaking community and perhaps the world.”

Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 74 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, 68 National Book Awards, and a Nobel Prize. Notable Yaddo artists through the turn of the millennium include James Baldwin, Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Martin Puryear, Katherine Anne Porter, Amy Sillman, Clyfford Still, and David Foster Wallace. More recent guests include Terry Adkins, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sheri Fink, and Matthew Weiner. Yaddo currently welcomes approximately 220 guests a year from all over the world. Though much has changed since 1900, Yaddo’s mission has remained constant. In recent years the Board of Directors has reasserted Yaddo’s commitment to aesthetic daring, social egalitarianism and internationalism, and the support of artists at political risk.

In a career that spans across two continents, Tyrone Geter has built an international reputation as a world-class artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator and teacher. The recently retired Associate Professor of Art at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, grew up in Anniston, AL, during a time defined by strict segregation laws and social injustice. With a population of less that 25,000, Anniston was a site of numerous acts of racial violence during the Civil Rights Era. The immediacy of these events and an inherited legacy of spiritual strength and fortitude against all the odds inform and shape Geter’s work.

Geter received his Master’s of Fine Art from Ohio University in 1978 with an emphasis on painting and drawing. In 1979, Geter relocated to his beloved and deceased wife’s home country of Zaria, Nigeria, a move that proved to be a turning point in his development and growth as an artist. For seven years he lived, drew and painted among the Fulani and local people of Northern Nigeria. During this period he created numerous paintings that captured the richness and depth of the cultures of Northern Nigeria. He describes the experience as an experience that taught him ”to understand the nature of life in a society where life was nature and sometimes both hard and cruel.” Those seven years in Nigeria proved to be the most important influence in his life and art. He returned to the United States in 1987 and a teaching position at the University of Akron where he transformed his experience in Nigeria into the most powerful work of his career.

His work has been exhibited at the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, Center for Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA; Butler Institute for American Art, Youngstown, OH; Hampton Institute College Museum, Hampton, VA; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, to name a few. His honors include first place, MOJA Arts Festival, Charleston, SC; first place Robert Duncanson Award from Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; artist fellowship grant from Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, Boston, MA and grant from Columbus, Ohio Arts Council.

Edmund Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, and consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is quoted as saying, “Geter has distinguished himself as a consummate realist able to render in spirit and form a world of peoples–especially black people. His eyes, honed over decades, miss no characteristic gestures, nor do they overlook any hidden features of peculiar interest. His grasp of color allows him to express skin tones with unmatched radiance and accuracy. His hands deftly outline with elegance and power the physical features of his subjects.” Gaither goes on to say, “It cannot be questioned that he knows how to construct space, and fill it with figures and artifacts whether drawn or painted, of exceptional beauty and grace. In short, Geter is a fully developed wizard of his media, endowed with enormous psychological perception and intellectual wit, and he has shown repeatedly that he can coral these powers in the production of his art.” Gaither concludes that, “Tyrone Geter creates compositions that indisputably speak of black realities from black perspectives, while they are also profoundly American. Through pathos, humor and acidic commentary, Geter’s art presents a new visual vocabulary for America’s intractable problems of racial justice, social acceptance, and collective healing.”

Will South, chief curator of the Columbia Museum of Art said, “Geter explores through his art the thorny issue of uniting different ethnicities in America and understanding each other without stereotypes. Tyrone takes that on,” South said. “He’s not a politician, and yet he is. By default, he makes statements that people listen to, and that’s powerful.”

Geter himself said, “My work is not supposed to allow you to walk past and not feel. I believe that one of our problems in society is that we’ve learned not to care. We see something happening to someone, we say ‘oh, wow, that’s too bad,’ and you go on about your business and that keeps happening. Mine was to make us feel like we are one with the human race.”

Geter is represented by Neema Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, SC’s newest art gallery featuring original works of art by both established and standout emerging African-American artists who are from or who currently reside in South Carolina. Located at 3 Broad St., Ste. 100, and positioned at the start of Charleston’s Historic Gallery Row, ironically Neema Fine Art Gallery is located in the former home of Walkers, Evans and Cogswell, printers of lithograph copies of the Articles of Secession and Confederate money and bonds. It is rumored that the basement of 3 Broad was also part of the Underground Railroad.

Gallery owner, Meisha Johnson says she, “can’t think of a better artist on which to bestow the honor of a residency at Yaddo upon at this critical point in history than artist, illustrator and educator Tyrone Geter. Tyrone consistently and unequivocally produces groundbreaking work that affirms, uplifts, challenges and reveals, consequently creating a path to racial and social healing. We look forward to seeing what works Tyrone is inspired to create as a result of his experience at Yaddo.”

For additional information, contact Meisha Johnson, Owner, Curator & Gallery Director at Neema Fine Art a Gallery at (neemagallery@gmail.com), call 843/353-8079 or visit (www.neemagallery.com).

The Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists to Participate in the My Library Card Design Contest

November 9, 2018

You are invited to submit a design for a future Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) limited edition library card!

Contest Rules & Parameters:
· Participants may submit multiple entries. All submissions are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
*Submissions will only be accepted online.*
· Review the template and dimension requirements below, and submit your design based upon the stated specifications.
o Submissions must include the CCPL logo.

o Submissions may be in any art medium (illustration, pen, photography, etc.).
o Designs must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi), and the following design formats will be accepted: .jpeg, .png, .ai, psd, and .pdf.
o Required dimensions:
· Card dimensions: 3.375”x2.125”
· Keychain card dimensions: 2.875”x1”
· Template of cards at actual size

o Submissions with inappropriate language and/or subject material will be disqualified.
o All photos and illustrations must be original works and free of copyright restrictions. Any submissions that include copyrighted materials will be disqualified.
· Final designs will be chosen by a library committee. One final design will be printed in a limited run and available for the public next year. The winner will be notified and announced in February 2019.
· Submissions become the property of CCPL and will not be returned. No late entries will be accepted.
CCPL License Agreement
I grant the Charleston County Public Library System (CCPL) the right to freely reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display, in whole or in part, any materials that I provide in connection with the My Library Card Design Contest. This includes the use of the name and likeness of any individuals represented in the materials I provide. I confirm that I have all required intellectual property rights needed to grant CCPL the rights above, and that, before submitting any content to CCPL, I have obtained all permissions needed for CCPL to exercise such rights. CCPL will not be responsible for any damages relating to this agreement.

Frances Richardson
Communications Department
Charleston County Public Library
Desk: 843/805-6803
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(www.ccpl.org)

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries in Its Statewide Juried Signature Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 1, 2018

October 11, 2018

The Charleston Artist Guild hosts the annual Juried Signature Exhibition at the Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Artists working in 2D art and photography from throughout the state are encouraged to apply for this year’s show which is just around the corner.

Selected works will be on view Nov. 11-18, 2018 and the show culminates with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 18. The deadline for registration is Nov. 1 with Early Bird discount for applications received before Oct. 29, 2018. Link to the application at (http://files.constantcontact.com/31050cbb001/d74f57a6-3c24-4ca5-bec1-215ecbe59139.pdf). Images must be submitted as a JPEG file as an attachment to an e-mail.


Work by Anita Laudone Harley, 1st Place 2D 2017


Work by Stan Ullner, 1st Place Photography 2017

Contact Charleston Artist Guild Business Manager Steve Jacobs for more information. E-mail to (charlestonart@bellsouth.net), or call the office at 843/722-2454. The Guild’s website is (www.charlestonartistguild.com). The Guild can be found on FaceBook at (https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonArtistGuild/).

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.

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

July 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company in Charleston, SC, Combines Forces for 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival

May 8, 2018

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company cordially invites you to our Piccolo Spoleto production; HEART Radio Lab presents “Love Frequency 2018” as part of Piccolo Spoleto, Friday, June 8th at Charleston Music Hall and Visual Art Exhibition, The doors open at 6pm with the performance beginning at 7pm.

Love Frequency will feature some of Charleston’s most reputable musicians together with the HEARTists. This theatrical choir will cover songs by David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Cloud Cult, Leonard Cohen, Maclemore and more! The event starts with a visual art exhibition at 6pm and performance at 7pm.

To purchase Tickets, sponsor, and learn more visit (https://www.heartsc.org/news/2018/2/20/heart-radio-lab-love-frequency-2018).

By becoming a sponsor to this event, you can make your support go further than simply buying a ticket and attending the event. With the sponsorship packages, you not only get tickets for you and your group but you will also be supporting free event tickets for residents of local group homes for adults with special needs.

The Largest ART Market in the Southeast Takes Place in Charleston, SC – Deadline for Application to Participate is May 8, 2018

May 6, 2018

This is our final call for the 2018 Year. The Night Market began as an Artisan/Hand Crafted only market in 2013, and now has over 100 various artists represented. This dynamic and diverse group has become an integral part of the Charleston City Market.

The Night Market is located between Church Street and East Bay Street, each Friday & Saturday night, from March – December. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Night Market provides the opportunity to discover quality, unique, local and handcrafted items, and is one of the largest and most diverse Artisan markets stretching 3 blocks!

Click Here to Find Out How To Become A Vendor (http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/warehouse/fm/documents/2018%20New%20Vendor%20Application%20and%20Explanation.docx.pdf).

Henry’s On The Market in Charleston, SC, Begins Artist in Residence Program

April 28, 2018

Henry’s On The Market, South Carolina’s oldest restaurant established in 1932, is proud to introduce Moses M. Sanchez as its first Artist in Residence beginning April 2018. Live painting in our main dining area will be featured Thursday – Sunday afternoons from 1-8pm.

Moses M. Sanchez is a self-taught artist versed in oil, acrylic and air-brush painting, and pencil and ink. His work has been placed in private collections in Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Born into poverty in Mexico City, Moses discovered his love of art at an early age. By the time he reached his teenage years, his teachers had tasked him with classroom drawings of all subject matters throughout his school to compensate for the school’s lack of textbooks and teaching tools.

Although Moses dreamt of a formal art education, his lack of resources prohibited this experience. Never one to give up on his dream, and encouraged by his mother, Moses left the comfort of his family at age 15 to work as an artist in a traveling fair. “I remember that we did not have baths and we had to sleep down from the rides. Sometimes it was very cold and others were afraid. Sometime there were people who threw bottles or stones at us just for fun. There were days when I bought everyone food because we had nothing to eat.”

Moses’ eventually followed his father and several brothers to the United States. Speaking no English, he settled first in Hilton Head and then Savannah. During these transitional years, he was given a gift that would change is life and open many doors: a Spanish/English dictionary. Moses learned the English language and the importance of many of its words we take for granted: honesty, integrity, respect and trust. Now co-owner of his own painting company servicing affluent clientele up and down the East Coast, Moses and his family reside in Charleston, SC.

“Sometimes we go through situations or challenges in our lives, we believe will not overcome. But whatever you believe, that will be the result. Many times I have been in situations where it would have been better to give up, but I looked at the sky and I saw it full of stars, as life is full of opportunities. In this world there are many people with goodness. We are a magnet and we attract what we feel. My passion for painting has driven me to move forward and always get to a better place.”

For inquiries, please contact Susie Barrett, Director of Special Events, by calling 615/410-8365. (Henry’s On The Market, 54 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC, 29401).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art – Deadline May 31, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is now accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize is awarded annually to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Entries for the annual award and $10,000 cash prize can be made exclusively online at (1858prize.org) through May 31, 2018. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.

Unlike any other award of its type, the 1858 Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about southern artists that is available to curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. The 2017 Prize was awarded to painter Bo Bartlett of Columbus, GA. Past winners include mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey who will be featured in the upcoming Gibbes exhibition “Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive” and sculptor Patrick Dougherty who is currently featured in a site-specific installation at the Gibbes entitled “Betwixt and Between”.

For more information on the Prize, please visit (1858prize.org).

The Search is on for Folks who Own Works by the Late Manning Williams

January 19, 2018

A retrospective of the late Manning Williams’ long artistic career is in the works at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Those involved want to make sure they have a chance to survey all his work, including the art owned by third parties. The goal is an extensive book of his work that would accompany the show.

If you have a Manning Williams or know someone who does and that person hasn’t yet been contacted by Manning’s widow, Barbara, Linda Fantuzzo, or his major collector, Leonard Long, please contact Carolina Arts at (info@carolinaarts.com) and the information will be passed along. We would like the collector’s contact info and if they can provide a photo (via e-mail) and we can decide whether it is suitable for either book and/or museum show – if the collector is willing.