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City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for the “Piccolo Spoleto 2014 Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline Apr. 21, 2014

March 31, 2014

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Redux Contemporary Art Center, is posting a Call for Entries for the Annual “Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition”, which will take place at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, in Charleston, SC, from May 23 – June 8, 2014.

Deadline for entries is April 21, 2014. The entry fee for each entry is $20 and is non-refundable. Applicants may enter online via (https://reduxstudios.slideroom.com/#/login/program/20614).

There will be cash prizes for Best in Show ($500) and in each category: Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, and Sculpture ($100 each). Applicants must be SC residents for the last 12 months.

The exhibition will feature those artworks receiving prizes, alongside a limited selection of pieces identified in the jury process as worthy of honorable mention or display. Selected artwork must be delivered to the City Gallery on May 16, 2014, ready to hang, for professional installation. Any work that is not delivered by that date, is not properly framed or ready to hang, or does not accurately reflect the image submitted is subject to exclusion from the exhibition. Accepted artwork may not be removed from the Exhibition before the assigned pick-up time. Early removal or late pick-up is not permitted; accepted artwork may only be removed from the Exhibition at the assigned pick-up time (Tuesday, June 10, 2014). Failure to comply will result in disqualification of applications for future exhibitions.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park will not handle any sales of artwork, and will direct all inquiries to the artist. Art sales may be arranged by contacting the artist or their designated representative directly. An exhibition checklist listing participating artists, their phone number, e-mail address, title and price of artwork will be available during the exhibition. If your work is not for sale please write “NFS” for the price on the entry form. Unless otherwise noted, the price listed on the entry form will be used for insurance valuation.

The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork on display at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Insurance is limited to the fair market value of the work.

Applications should include no more than five images of the artist’s work. The work submitted must represent the images that would be exhibited, if selected. Applications should also include the artist’s biography or CV.

Deadline for entries: April 21, 2014

For further information contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Coordinator by calling 843/958-6484 or e-mail to (citygallery@charleston-sc.gov).

2014 Call for Visual Art Submissions for the “Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition” in Charleston, SC – Deadline is Mar. 14, 2014

March 3, 2014

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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 companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, presents a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston, SC, each day of Spoleto’s 17-day festival season. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases 4,000 (+) local and regional artists and more than 700 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 Exhibit”. 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.

Submissions Deadline: March 14, 2014

Please send all applications to:
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200,
Charleston, SC 29401

DOWNLOAD PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION APPLICATION at this link (http://www.piccolospoleto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Piccolo_Spoleto_Outdoor_Art_Exhbit_Call_for_Entry_2014_1.pdf)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Vicki Ellis by e-mail at (south111@knology.net) or call 843/408-6922 or Lesley Johnson by e-mail at (ljohn16123@aol.com) or call 843/276-3394

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, people who need alternative formats or other accommodation please contact Janet Schumacher at 843/577-1389 or e-mail to (schumacherj@charleston-sc.gov) three business days prior to the application deadline.

City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for Visual Arts for the 2014 MOJA Arts Festival – Deadline Jan. 21, 2014

January 14, 2014

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Established in 1983, the MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Program Committee in Charleston, SC. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures, specifically in the local context of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more.

MOJA’s mission is to impart heritage, insight and energy through this community celebration of African-American and Caribbean cultures.

Download the application for visual arts at this link (http://www.charlestonarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-MOJA-Call-for-Visual-Artists.pdf).

Application Deadline: January 21, 2014

Mail all application materials in one package to:
MOJA 2014 Applications
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401

If you have any questions please contact Romaine Heyward, MOJA Program Coordinator, at 843/724-7308 or e-mail to (HeywardR@charleston-sc.gov).

2014 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows in Charleston, SC, Issues Call for Craft Artists – Deadline Jan. 18, 2014

December 12, 2013

Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, LLC is issuing a call for fine craft artists to participate in the 2014 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows, which will be held May 23-25 and May 30 – June 1, 2014, in downtown, Charleston, SC. This will be the 35th year for these shows, which are part of the 2014 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.

Applications are available online through ZAPPlicationTM (www.zapplication.org). The application fee is $30, and booth fees are $250 per booth per weekend. The application deadline is Jan. 18, 2014. 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 (www.finecraftshowscharleston.com), e-mail to (piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com), 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 U.S.A. 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 23 and concludes June 8, 2014.

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.

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents A Lecture by Robert Epps and William Baldwin at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, in Charleston, SC – Aug. 10, 2013

July 31, 2013

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents a lecture by Robert Epps and William Baldwin at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, in Charleston, SC, on Aug.10, 2013, beginning at 3pm.

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The exhibition, “Past Presence”, on view through Aug. 18, 2013, combines the vibrant large scale photography of Robert Epps with the city-themed poetry of William Baldwin to create an exhibition of the iconic environs of Charleston. Discovering the contemporary in the old, the sublime in the ordinary, the poetic in the everyday: working at times in tandem, the artists have spent the last four years exploring the ways in which Southern culture, for better or worse, manages to endure and endure. An ever decaying beauty and a quiet/noisy reslience found here in both images and words.

Epps is a photographer who strives to capture the decaying beauty of old buildings in the Lowcountry. His work evokes a sense of time and history, providing the viewer with ephereal views into times long past.

Lowcountry native William P. Baldwin is an award-winning novelist, poet, biographer, and historian. His works have garnered many accolades, including the Lillian Smith Award for his novel “The Hard to Catch” and the Benjamin Franklin Award for poetry for his book “The Unpainted South”, a collaboration with photographer Bud Hill.

“These Our Offerings: A place & Time of Southern Magic” is a collection of photographs by Epps and poems by Baldwin rooted in the history of the South and the things its inhabitants cherish most about their lives.

For more information call 843/958-6484 or visit (www.CityGalleryatWaterfrontPark.com).

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston, SC, Calls for Exhibit Proposals

June 28, 2013

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs accepts proposals for exhibitions at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, from individual artists, groups, and curators year round. Programming decisions are typically made 12 to 18 months in advance of an exhibition being mounted. The staff of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the Curatorial Advisory Committee of the City Gallery at Waterfront Park reviews submissions once a year, although proposals may be forwarded at any time. The committee, composed of visual arts professionals, artists, and curators from the community, reviews each proposal in its entirety and scores them according to a carefully considered set of criteria:

The exhibition and title reflect clear objectives and a strong overall consistent intellectual concept or theme

Audience appeal and the ability to stimulate further dialogue in visual culture

Originality

Overall consistency of artwork proposed

Resources required (including transportation, artistic fees, etc.) and level of funding already secured or identified

Complete the following exhibition proposal application and be sure to include all of the required materials. Please note that all materials should be typed, not handwritten. Submitted proposals that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered for review. If you would like materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in your proposal package, along with a list of the items that you want returned. If the envelope is not provided, the gallery is not liable for the return of materials.

Once fully completed, mail proposals to:

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park
ATTN: Anne Quattlebaum, Coordinator
34 Prioleau Street, Unit A
Charleston, SC 29401

We will notify you when your proposal package has been received and if any of the required materials are missing. If your proposal is chosen, please be aware that all artwork needs to be delivered to the gallery ready for display and that you are responsible for insuring the artwork during transportation to and from the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Once the artwork is in our possession, the City will insure the artwork.

Thank you again for your interest in the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. We look forward to reviewing your proposal.

If you have any questions about this proposal, the proposal process, or to receive the required form, you may contact the City Gallery at 843/958-6484 or by e-mail at (citygallery@charleston-sc.gov).

28th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition Taking Place in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries – Deadline April 21, 2012

April 9, 2012

The deadline to submit your artwork for consideration is April 21, 2012, by 5pm. The 28th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition is open to all South Carolina residents. Two dimensional artwork (“Painting/2D”) and photography will be accepted. Jurors this year are Sue Simons Wallace and Richard Ellis.

Separate awards for each of two entry categories:  Painting/2D and Photography: 1st Place receives $500;  2nd Place receives $250; 3rd Place receives $150; Ten Honorable Mentions will also be selected. The 2012 exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and coordinated by the Charleston Artist Guild.

To download an application click this link.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston is Calling for Applications for Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows 2012 in Charleston, SC

November 23, 2011

Fine Craft Shows Charleston is calling for applications for the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows 2012 – the 33rd annual craft show events in Charleston, SC.

Dates for the shows are May 25 – 27 and also June 1 – 3, 2012.

95 artists are expected each weekend exhibiting and selling their work at Wragg Square in the heart of downtown, historic Charleston. Juried by professional working artists and arts administrators, participants are selected by images of their work. Purchase and merit awards totaling more than $4,000 will be presented. Artist demonstrations of their media are ongoing during the shows.

Applicants should use ZAPPlicationTM to apply via the web. For assistance with the process, please see information available via (finecraftshowscharleston.com).

In 2011, the coordinators of the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows created a new corporation, Fine Craft Shows Charleston, to provide an organization dedicated to the promotion of fine crafts in Charleston. The annual Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows, which attract talented craft artists from all over the country to Charleston for two weekends during Piccolo Spoleto, are the main focus of the organization.

Piccolo Spoleto, 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. Events begin on May 25 and conclude June 10, 2012.

Questions should be directed to (piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com). Find us on Facebook at Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show.

City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, Offers A Weekend of Lectures About the South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibition – Nov. 12 and 13, 2011

November 10, 2011

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, South Carolina Watermedia Society’s 34th Annual Exhibition, on view through Dec. 31, 2011. This weekend the gallery will be presenting several lectures by artist participating in the exhibit.


Work by Jackie Wukela

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 4-4:30pm – Jackie Wukela will give a lecture. After several years as an elementary school teacher and fulltime wife and mom, Jackie Wukela now devotes much of her time to her art. Educated in Georgia with a degree in education and further work in art at the University of South Carolina, Jackie has been doing commission work for over 25 years.

Although Wukela began working in acrylics, over the years patron requests have led to study and work in watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, pastels and oils. “Commission work spawns ideas, so it becomes at once a luxury and then a necessity to have time to try out new techniques or further develop old interests. I try not to get bogged down in one medium for too long. I do a great number of portrait and other commissions in oil and colored pencil, but my most innovative work is in abstract oil, watercolor and mixed media.”

A member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America, and a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Wukela now lives and works in Florence, SC. Here, she and a partner have formed the Lynda English Studio and Gallery. She teaches adults all media through the gallery, as well as working with local schools in set design for local productions.

Wukela has exhibited and won numerous awards in juried shows throughout the state, including firsts in oil painting at the State Fair in 2002, and first in show at the Pee Dee Regional at the Florence Museum in 2003 and 2004.

In August of 2004, Wukela won the top award for the International Colored Pencil Exhibition and the CIPPY Award. This prize was given to the Nassau Lady VIII. Nassau Lady VIII is one of a series of 11 Nassau pieces. Works from this series have won seven awards for pieces in four different methods during the last eighteen months.

Wukela’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, a few of which are the Governor’s Office of the State of South Carolina, Lexington State Bank, Centura Bank, Health South, Richland Memorial Hospital, McLeod Regional Medical Center, and the new Raddison Hotel at Myrtle Beach, having been selected after a state-wide competition.

Wukela is represented by Portfolio Gallery in Columbia, SC, Collector’s Café in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Muscadine Vine and the Frame Gallery in Thomson, GA.


Work by Kathy Caudill

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 4:30-5pm – Kathy Caudill will give a lecture. A third generation self-taught artist, Caudill has experience in a wide range of art mediums. She began her career working as a commercial artist doing freelance work for various advertising agencies and corporate clients.

Caudill’s subject matter derives from the ordinary people, places, and things that have special meaning to her. In her paintings, she places her primary focus effectively, capturing the emotion or feeling she wishes to convey to the viewer. Technical execution is secondary to successfully rendering a composition the viewer can relate to on a personal level.

Caudill has taught local and regional painting classes and workshops for more than twenty years. She is a Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and a member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and the Allied Artists of America.


Work by Anna Schalk

On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 4-4:30pm – Anna Schalk will give a lecture. Schalk lived mostly outside in nature growing up in a small town in north Georgia. She spent her childhood crawling through the tunnels created by the vines and berry bushes, watching and playing with the various insects and caterpillars that she found. Schalk entertained her friends and younger children with her creations from the bark, soil, leaves and berries that were gathered during her woody explorations. She was comfortable with the peace and safety experienced in those moments of smelling and feeling the earth.

Schalk’s earth connections extended to all beings as she became aware of the impact of one being upon all. As the concept of union grew, Schalk’s paintings explored through fantasy and spirituality the union of all that is.

Schalk’s paintings are layers and layers of paint, medium, plaster and sometimes found objects. As the work in progress speaks to her as she scrapes, cuts, chisels and drills into the various layers. In the finished work, it is the painting itself that has determined its outcome.

Schalk studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art, the Maryland School of Art, the College of Charleston, and with various teachers outside of a school. In addition to painting from her soul, she pursued training in Entomology from Cornell University, Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of SC, and energetic healing from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Schalk had a private pediatric occupational therapy practice in New York City for 15 years. She is presently a teacher of Advanced Studies at the Barbara Brennan School.


Work by Carolyn Epperly

On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 4:30-5pm – Carolyn Epperly will give a lecture. After teaching art on Prince Island, Canada for two years, Epperly visited Charleston and fell in love with its beauty. Upon moving to Charleston, she taught Latin at a private school and took a watercolor class from Virginia Fouche Bolton. Watercolor became Epperly’s passion. She married a Charleston native and upon having her daughters, painting became a second career. She has studied watercolor and oil painting under nationally known artists such as Glenn Bradshaw, Katherine Chang Liu, and Ralph Smith.

Epperly earned signature status in the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She now serves as the President of the South Carolina Watermedia Society.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston’s arts outlook. The City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free.

The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, and gallery hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm.

For more information, please call or e-mail the City Gallery at 843/958-6484 or e-mail to (CityGallery@charleston-sc.gov).

2011 MOJA Arts Festival Calls for Entries for the 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

July 30, 2011

The 2011 MOJA Arts Festival takes place from Sept. 29 – Oct. 9, 2011, throughout Charleston, SC.


Image from the 2009 poster by Doyle Cloyd

2011 marks Charleston’s 28th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the 2011 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free and the remainder are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 – $35. The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community arts and cultural group and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fundraising and advocacy. MOJA, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools and senior outreach in senior citizen homes.

The 28th Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition takes place this year at the Avery Research Center For African-American History and Culture, located at 125 Bull Street in Charleston, for Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, 2011.

The 28th Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists residing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Work will be juried by JPEG formatted CDs and should reflect the mission of the MOJA Arts Festival.

Click here for the page where you can download the application.

DEADLINE: August 18th, 2011 before 5pm.

For further information visit (www.mojafestival.com).


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