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Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists in Gaffney, SC, Calls for Entries for South Carolina Peach Festival Exhibit – Deadline June 28, 2017

June 3, 2017

The Gaffney South Carolina Peach Festival includes an annual art exhibit. This year’s theme is “I AM Man”. The exhibit, sponsored by the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA), is open to artists 18 and older. Art will deal with the male (human), masculinity, his attributes, related interests, and defining characteristics. According to the exhibition committee, the theme was chosen as an antidote to a recent exhibit theme, “I Am Woman”. Artists may submit two pieces dealing with the subject.

Sandra Rupp will jury the exhibit for awards. As Director of Hampton III Gallery in Greenville, SC, for over 25 years, she focuses on southern artists, particularly those with a South Carolina connection. In addition to her gallery work, she assists museums with their programming and contributes to the city of Greenville as an artistic consultant.

The exhibit is scheduled for July 13 – August 27, 2017. Art works are due at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery by June 28. The gallery, located at 210 W. Frederick Street in Gaffney, is open weekdays from 9am – 5pm and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm.

Exhibition Prospectus:

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is a non-profit organization located in the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. CAVA is planning an exhibit open to local and area artists, “I AM Man”. The exhibit is a Peach Festival event held in conjunction with Gaffney’s annual Peach Festival.

Dates: Entry form, entry fee, and delivery of art: June 24, 26, 27 and 28
Shipped entries: due by June 24
Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6-8pm
Pick-up art: August 26, 28, 29,and 30

Entry Form: On index-sized cards, legibly write your name, address, telephone number, email, title of work, medium, and price or insurance value if not for sale.

Entry Fee and Sale of Works: Entry fee is $20.00 for one or two pieces; there is no fee for CAVA members. Works may be for sale. A commission of 30% for non-members will be charged. Artists will be paid at the end of the exhibit.

Delivery and Return are the responsibility of the artist. Pieces may be shipped if hand-delivery is not possible. Return shipping must be included along with the entry fee.

–Artists should deal with interpretation of the male (human), masculinity, or related interests.
–Artists eighteen and older may submit a total of two pieces for exhibition. All works will be displayed and must remain on display until the close of the exhibit.
–2-D works must be wired for hanging. No saw-tooth or clip hangers.

Awards: $1200.00 in awards including a People’s Choice Award. Additional awards may be available.

Liability: CAVA will use the utmost care in handling the artwork. It is the artists’ responsibility to insure the work during transport. Works will be insured by CAVA during exhibition. For publicity purposes, CAVA reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted. The receipt of an entry in the show constitutes an agreement by the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

For additional information regarding viewing or entering the exhibit, call Sara Setzer at 864/489-9817 or e-mail to (


Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists in Gaffney, SC, Feature Works by Members of Southern Exposure

July 6, 2012

Here’s a press release that missed our July issue by a new group trying to get their sea legs in putting out publicity about their shows.

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists in Gaffney, SC, Feature Works by Members of Southern Exposure

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) presents its first group of guest artists with a new exhibit entitled, Get into Gaffney with Southern Exposure, on view at the Gaffney Visitors’ Center and Art Gallery in Gaffney, SC, from July 6 – Aug. 15, 2012. A reception will be held on July 13, from 5:30-7pm.

Work by Ann Wenz

Members of the Southern Exposure group includes talented mid-career artists from the upstate of South Carolina, who have been together for over 30 years. They represent some of the area’s best-known artists; all are included in the 2011 publication, Artists among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg by Ed Emory and Stephen Stinson.

As each Southern Exposure artist planned to include at least one work related to Gaffney, the title for the show incorporated the Visitors’ Center logo, “Get into Gaffney.” Several of the members of Southern Exposure had a prior relationship with Gaffney as a Limestone College student, teacher, construction worker, or friend.

Work by Sara Dame Setzer

CAVA member and participating artist Sara Setzer said, “I’m really looking forward to seeing what my artist friends have to say about our community and how they plan to say it artistically. One member does nonobjective paintings so what she does will really be a surprise. I’ve talked with some of the members about what they plan to do. Who would expect Brown’s Market or Norma’s Truck Stop to be the subjects’ chosen! I’m revisiting some previous themes, playgrounds in Gaffney. I earlier misidentified its location in the title but still prefer calling it ‘Playground on Petty Street’ instead of its actual location.” Cynthia Link is also from Gaffney and a member of both CAVA and Southern Exposure.

Southern Exposure members also include Carol Augthun, Jessica Barnes, David Benson, Amy Goldstein-Rice, Claire Miller Hopkins, Linda Hudgins, Cynthia Link, Mark Olencki, Doris Turner, Ann Wenz, and David Zacharias.  Two and three-dimensional media will be on display including photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, weaving, ceramics and ceramic sculpture.

Work by David Benson

The Gaffney Visitors’ Center and Art Gallery is located at  210 W. Frederick Street in Gaffney. The exhibit is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30am – 5pm and Saturday, 8:30am to 1pm.

For additional information about the show or CAVA membership, call 864/489-9119.