Posts Tagged ‘Charleston SC’

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is Taking Applications for a $10,000 Cash Prize Recognizing the Best of Contemporary Southern Art – Deadline May 31, 2016

February 17, 2016


The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is now accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, which awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.


Applications are accepted exclusively through the 1858 Prize website at ( until May 31, 2016.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, SC, Offers Lecture by Riccarda de Eccher – Mar. 1, 2016

February 9, 2016


The Halsey Institute presents an artist lecture by Riccarda de Eccher, entitled “Mountain and Watercolor: Riccarda de Eccher,” on Mar. 1, 2016, from 6 – 7pm.  The lecture will take place in the auditorium of the School of Sciences and Mathematics at the College of Charleston, 202 Calhoun Street, in Charleston, SC, and is free and open to all. The artist’s subject is mountains, more specifically the Dolomites, which are a stunning group of mountains and part of the Alps in Northern Italy. Her obsession with these mountains is evident in the way each watercolor painting in this series appears to be a tender portrait. In this lecture, de Eccher will discuss her fascination with these mountains and the artwork that has resulted from her lifelong conversation with the natural world.

Riccarda de Eccher was born in Bolzano, Italy and started painting, mostly in large format watercolor, later in life. In addition the artist has published several small books in collaboration with various writers. While her work has focused on the Dolomites, she has also climbed and hiked mountains throughout her life. She currently lives on Long Island in New York.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts provides a multidisciplinary laboratory for the production, presentation, interpretation, and dissemination of ideas by innovative visual artists from around the world. As a non-collecting museum, we create meaningful interactions between adventurous artists and diverse communities within a context that emphasizes the historical, social, and cultural importance of the art of our time.

For further info contact: Mark Sloan, Director & Chief Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts by calling 843/953-5659 or e-mail to (

City of Charleston, SC, Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for the Exhibit “Flowers for Tony” – Deadline is Jan. 22, 2016

January 6, 2016


City Gallery at Waterfront Park’s upcoming exhibition, “Flowers for Tony” will be on view from Jan. 30 to March 6, 2016. This exhibition explores the work of Tony Csavas, a prolific painter, inspiring teacher, and significant part of so many lives. Prior to his death, planning was underway for the Press Street Gallery of New Orleans to bring Csavas’ work to Louisiana for an exhibition organized by Press Street Executive Director Bob Snead and Csavas’ longtime partner Karen Ann Myers. This posthumous traveling exhibition, entitled “Flowers for Tony”, was on view in New Orleans from Feb. 14 – Mar. 02, 2015 and next travels to Charleston.

For partner Karen Ann Myers, Csavas made several paintings and drawings entitled “Flowers for Karen.” It felt appropriate to produce flowers for him. Friends, family, former students, and others are invited to participate in the exhibition by contributing at least one 2D piece created in any medium measuring 8″x8.” This piece can be a visual reflection on Csavas’ life, his effect on the person as an artist or friend, an interpretation of a piece of his that is memorable, or simply a depiction of a flower. A written reflection in addition to the submission is encouraged. The resulting exhibition and work will be developed into a publication catalog after the exhibition. To date, 44 people have produced “Flowers for Tony.”

Create one (or more) 8″x8″ painting following the guidelines below and mail or drop off to the City Gallery at Waterfront Park – due January 22

No provision has been made for return of works. The organizing hope is that this is a growing collection as a tribute to his memory. If you require that your work be returned, provision of return shipping label and packaging is required at submission.

The City Gallery reserves the right to display the exhibited artwork at their discretion.

A catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. It will include images of all the “Flowers for Tony” produced in 2014 – 2016 and a selection of Csavas’ paintings produced in 2009 – 2014 while living in Charleston.

If you would like to submit your work via mail, please send it to: City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401.

If you would like to hand deliver your work, it can be received at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3800 in Charleston during normal business hours.

Please call 843/958-6459 to insure that staff is on site to receive your work.

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries – Deadline Jan. 31, 2016

December 18, 2015


Since it began in 1979, Piccolo Spoleto has firmly established itself as an essential ingredient of Spoleto Festival USA’s special and unique magic. Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, presents a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston each day of Spoleto’s 17-day festival season. Produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases 4,000 local and regional artists and more than 500 arts events–literary, visual and performing arts–against the international backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA.

All 2D artists who are residents of the state of South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration to the Juried Outdoor Art Exhibition. All 2D media is eligible and must be the original work of the artist and not the work of others. As this is an outdoor art exhibition, all artists are required to have a professional display tent and display walls and are required to be onsite daily to represent their work for the full 16 days of the exhibit.

View the prospectus at (

Submissions Deadline: January 31, 2016

Please send all applications to:
Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
c/o Lesley Johnson
4940 Lambs Road
North Charleston, SC 29418

Dog and Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, Host Book Signings for Beth Carlson

December 16, 2015

Dog & Horse Fine Art in Charleston, SC, will host two book signings for Beth Carlson’s new book “Fox Tales: Beth Carlson’s Art” in Charleston and Aiken, SC.



WHAT: Meet the Artist and Author, BETH CARLSON, at a BOOK SIGNING of Fox Tales and an exhibition Beth Carlson’s Equine, Canine and Sporting Art, which will be on view January 12th – 17th, 2016

WHERE: The Willcox, 100 Colleton Avenue SW, Aiken, South Carolina
Sponsored by Dog & Horse Fine Art, Charleston, SC


WHAT: Meet the Artist and Author, BETH CARLSON, at a BOOK SIGNING, an exhibition Beth   Carlson’s Equine, Canine and Sporting Art, which will be on view February 12 – 27, 2016 and a looping short documentary film, THE DEBUTANTE HUNTERS, directed by local artist, Maria White, which will accompany the exhibition.  Boxwood Estate Winery will have a wine tasting.

WHERE: Dog & Horse Fine Art, 102 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Dog & Horse Fine Art is pleased to announce the publication of Fox Tales, a collection of sporting artist Beth Carlson’s art along with her amusing narrative about her inspiration for each painting.

For animal and art lovers, the book brings together a selection of Carlson’s charming fox paintings, many in private collections. Carlson’s insight into and narrative about what inspired her to create each will amuse and entertain.  Readers can observe the interaction between foxes, people, horses and hounds, and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes that provide the settings for these surprising and often humorous encounters.

There will be 100 limited edition books with a signed 5” x 7” giclée of her “Snowy Fox” included.

Carlson’s paintings are coveted by collectors across the country.  Her work can be viewed in many national magazines; gracing the cover of Gray’s Sporting Journal, as well as being featured in Garden & Gun, Sporting Classics, The Chronicle of the Horse, and The American Brittany to name a few. She has two paintings in The National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, Tennessee, and has three paintings bequeathed to The AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri.

For further info call 843/577-5500 or visit (

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” Exhibit – Deadline Jan. 12, 2016

December 11, 2015

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, is calling for entries for its February group show, “Not Your Typical Love Story”. Work should depict an experience of when you’ve felt connected or disconnected. They may illustrate love, attraction, and affection from any point of view. Perhaps they may even exemplify heartache, loss, longing or lust. Interested artists should provide 3-5 representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $25 non-refundable fee.  Accepted artists will be part of a group show. They will display up to 5 pieces. The work will be on display and for sale for the month of February. Artists not accepted for this show will be notified with a brief commentary as to why their work was not chosen. All entries will be saved for future consideration.

Ms. Irish, Fabulon’s director, will be showing “Don’t Forget to Dance” for the first and only time before it goes to its new owner. Prints will be sold during the show going towards “My Sister’s House”, a temporary shelter for women fleeing domestic violence. The show will be an exhibit and sale of paintings, sculpture, and photography and will illustrate a different kind of love story.

Visit ( for more info!

DATES: Deadline for submission is 1/12. Artists will be notified by 1/8. Work will be delivered by 1/20 and picked up by March 5th, 2016. There will be a brief meeting for artists at the gallery upon acceptance on 1/20. There will be an Opening Reception with refreshments on 2/12 from 5pm until 9pm. The art will be showcased in the gallery from 2/1 – 3/4.

Fabulon, A Center for Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists

December 11, 2015

Fabulon: A Center for Art and Education is a new gallery in West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, specializing in emerging artists. We are looking to represent the work of Southern artists. We are currently in search of sculptors with organic themes. Fabulon would like to include printmakers working with linoleum or woodblock and potters who create functional items using the wheel. Please go to our website and fill out a submission form at (

The gallery is located at 1017 Wappoo Road Charleston, SC, 29407.

For further info call 843/566-3383, e-mail at ( or visit (

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows in Charleston, SC, Call for Artists – Deadline Jan. 17, 2016

November 29, 2015


Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, LLC, in Charleston, SC, is issuing a call for fine craft artists to participate in the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows, which will be held May 27-29 and June 3-5, 2016. This will be the 37th year for these shows, which are part of the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a 17-day city-wide arts festival produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.

The venue for the two Piccolo Spoleto Craft shows is the picturesque Wragg Square, a raised and fenced park located at the corner of Meeting and Charlotte Streets in downtown Charleston. Approximately 95 exhibitor booths will be available for each weekend show. Our paid admission averages 7000 – 9000 dedicated fine craft patrons, designers, and gallery representatives per weekend.

We are continuing our Emerging Artist Grants this year. Grants covering single booth fees ($250) will be awarded to up to two first-time show applicants each weekend. Grants will be awarded based on jury scores media quotas, and artist statement included with application.

Applications are available online through ZAPPlicationTM ( The application fee is $30, and booth fees are $250 per booth per weekend. The application deadline is Jan. 17, 2016. Artist selection is based on jury scores and media quotas.

For more detailed information about the shows and selection process, visit the official web site at (, e-mail to (, or call Kasey at 843/364-0421.

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the College of Charleston School of the Arts, is the official outreach festival of Spoleto Festival USA. The craft events are two of the several hundred visual and performing arts events available to more than 250,000 people during the seventeen day festival. The festival begins on May 27th and concludes June 11th.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC is a partnership formed by three women, all working craft artists, for the management of the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows.

A Blog Post About Bill Buggel’s Exhibit at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC

November 17, 2015

We’ve just posted a blog about a trip to go see an exhibit of recent works by Bill Buggel, on view at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC, on view through Nov. 30, 2015, over at Carolina Arts Unleashed ( Buggel’s work hasn’t been shown much in the 50 years he’s been creating art – so this is a rare opportunity. He was highlighted as one of SC’s most promising artists in the 1970’s – how come you don’t know who he is? Image shown is “Passing a Small Country Grave Yard”, by Bill Buggel.

Passing a Small Country Grave Yard, by Bill Buggel, 17″ x 14″. Just a small country graveyard with a plowed field and wild flowers. Sometimes experiences come together in small ways.

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, Offers 13th Annual Art Auction – Nov. 5, 2015

October 31, 2015


The Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, will offers its 13th Annual Art Auction at Cannon Green, located at 103 Spring Street, in downtown Charleston on Nov. 5, 2015, from 6-10pm.

Tickets can be purchased through our website at ( are $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.

Many Thanks to our Sponsors: Cannon Green, Holy City Brewing, Cathead Vodka, Candlefish, Minette Hand Photography and to the participating Artists!

Redux Studio Artists: 3 Little Beads, Todd Anderson, Marie Carladous, Morgan Cole, Teil Duncan, Chechel Justiss, Alizey Khan, Kevin Krell, Blakely Little, Kate MacNeil, Paula McInerny, Karen Ann Myers, Raven Roxanne, Dorothy Shain, Anna Sims King, Brian Stetson, Jessika Stocker, Kate Waddell, Lulie Wallace, Trever Webster.

Friends of Redux who have pledged a donation: Jack Alterman, Louise Aug, Chambers Austelle, Becca Barnet, Gregg Lambton-Carr, Lese Corrigan, Yvette Dede, Matthew Dietz, Dos Bandidos, Nathan Durfee, Tom Durham, Linda Fantuzzo, Juliana Harless, Michael Hayes, Alan Jackson, Erik Johnson, Caroline Knopf, Sandy Logan, Hirona Matsuda, Kirsten Moran, Karin Olah, Greg Hart, Lynne Riding, Kristi Ryba, Lisa Shimko, Eileen Fitzgerald Smith, Anna Mossman Smoak, Mark Stetler, Brian Stetson, Katie & Joseph Thompson, Sophie Treppendahl, Alex Waggoner, Mary Walker, and more to come!

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! So come out, fellowship, and support your local arts community!

For further info visit (