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Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries From NC and SC Artists for “Small Works 2015” – Deadline Oct. 9, 2015

September 11, 2015

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Entering its second year, “Small Works 2015″ is a juried visual arts competition featuring a compilation of 40 small pieces selected from a wide range of media and artists. The show aims to provide a place for the emerging artist to place alongside the professional artist. In a small works competition, finished pieces may be no larger than 12” x 12” including the frame. The size constraints provide an exhibit that is more intimate in nature and also a venue for a young art collector to begin acquiring smaller more affordable pieces.

All artists 18 and older living in South or North Carolina may submit work for this show. Entries are submitted online at (www.florenceartsalliance.org). Only original work, not previously shown with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance or with the Greater Lake City Artist Guild within the last two years are eligible. These 2-D works may be in any medium including photography. Artists may submit up to four entries at $15 per entry. Three cash prizes will be awarded: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Pace $100 and Honorable Mention.

The competition will be juried by Edward Puchner. He is Curator of Exhibitions for the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. A dedicated scholar and arts advocate, prior to joining the staff at USC, Puchner worked at a variety of museums, galleries and cultural non-profits, including the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Indiana University Art Museum and the Clark Art Institute, earning a doctorate in Art History from Indiana University in 2012. He also served as gallery manager at Luise Ross Gallery, a significant New York gallery of modern and contemporary art. Puchner has published articles and reviews for “Raw Vision” magazine and his article “‘Winning the Peace’ over Mr. Prejudice: Horace Pippin, the Social Gospel, and the Double V” was recently published in connection with the exhibition, “Horace Pippin: The Way I See It” at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Last year, the competition was hosted in the Art Trail Gallery and winners included Paolo Gualdi (first), Allison Triplett (second), Doug Gary (third) and Colleen Critcher (honorable mention). This year the exhibition will be hosted by the Greater Lake City Artist Guild within the Art Fields® Office at 110 East Main Street in Lake City, SC, from Nov. 3 – 28, 2015. This year, prizes will be awarded at a reception on Nov. 3, from 5:30-7:30pm.

The deadline for entries is Oct. 9, 2015, by 6pm.

The show and competition is underwritten in its entirety by a generous  gift from International Knife and Saw, Inc. International Knife and Saw (IKS) is a manufacturer of high quality industrial machine knives and accessories. Their continued investment in the Arts encourages and supports the quality of life and economic growth within Florence County.

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to see the competition traveling throughout the county it aims to serve.

For more information or to enter please visit (http://www.florenceartsalliance.org/smallworks/) or call the Arts Alliance at 843/407-3092.

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Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries for “Once a Part Now Art” – Deadline – May 2, 2015

March 30, 2015

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Smart Phone Repair in collaboration with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance announces an art contest in which artists are called to find new and creative purposes for discarded phone or tablet parts. Interested artists must register for this project by either stopping by the store located at 190 West Evans Street or by calling Smart Phone Repair at 843/536-0239.

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On Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, at 6:15pm Smart Phone Repair will host an artist gathering at which artists will receive materials to use in their creations as well as an overview of the contest. Artist must be 18 or older to participate and the submission deadline is May 2 by 6pm.

Prizes will be awarded with first place being an iPad Air. Smart Phone Repair customers will also have the opportunity to participate by voting on their favorite creation from May 4 – May 21. A People’s Choice Award will be presented as well.

Completed artwork becomes the property of Smart Phone Repair and will be placed on exhibit within the store.

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to partner with this downtown business in this innovative contest celebrating sustainability and the visual arts.

An Awards and Artist reception for “Once a Part Now Art”  will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm at Smart Phone Repair celebrating this upcycled exhibition of repurposed materials.

Inquiries may be directed to Smart Phone Repair at 843/536-0239 or stopping by the store during normal business hours.

Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, is Calling for Entries for “Small Works 2014” – Deadline is Oct. 3, 2014

September 9, 2014

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The Florence Regional Arts Alliance in Florence, SC, is calling for entries for its juried show, “Small Works 2014”, juried by Kara Warren, which will be presented at the Art Trail Gallery in Florence, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 20, 2014. A reception will be held on Nov. 6, from 5:30-7:30pm

All entries must be submitted online at (http://www.florenceartsalliance.org). Up to four entries may be submitted. Maximum size restrictions are 12” x 12” including frame. The deadline for submission is Oct. 3, 2014, by 6pm.

A non refundable entry fee: $15 per entry payable to the Florence Regional Arts Alliance.

Awards include: Three cash prizes will be awarded: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Pace $100 and Honorable Mention.

Accepted entries will be posted on our website by 9pm  on Oct. 14, 2914.

Juror, Kara Warren, brings with her a broad knowledge of art material, design and technique, gained through her work in art conservation and her experience as a working studio artist. She has exhibited her work nationally, lectured on art and conservation at museums and university campuses, and presently works as Preventive Conservation Specialist for the historic Biltmore Estate. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Warren currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Eligibility: All artists 18 and older living in South or North Carolina may submit work for this show. Only original work not previously shown with the Florence Regional Arts Alliance or at the Art Trail Gallery within the last two years are eligible. These 2-D works may be in any medium including photography. All works  must be professionally framed and if subject to damage, framed under plexiglass or glass. No clip mounting. Works must be wired for hanging. If works are not framed properly or exceed size requirements or are significantly different from the digital image, they will be withdrawn from jurying.

Liability: Neither the Florence Regional Arts Alliance nor the Art Trail Gallery under the Florence Downtown Development Corporation will assume responsibility for insuring the works of art. Liability will not be assumed for damages resulting from broken glass or poorly framed work. The Arts Alliance reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted for publicity purposes.

Sale of Work: All works must be for sale. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance retains a 30% commission on all sales of exhibited work.

Accepted works must be received in the Art Trail Gallery at 185 West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501, by Oct. 24 or 25, 2014. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday.

Accepted works may be shipped. Artwork must be received by Oct. 25, 2014, and a return prepaid postage label must be included for all return shiping.

Important Dates:
October 3: Submission by 6pm
October 14: Notification of accepted works
October 24-25: Delivery of accepted works (between 10 am -6 pm)
October 28: Show opens
November 6: Opening Reception
November 20: Show Closes
December 2: Pickup of Accepted work

For further info contact the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, by e-mail at (peedeearts@gmail.com), call 843/407-3092 or visit (www.florenceartsalliance.org).