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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 (


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers a Talk with John Acorn – Dec. 10, 2016

December 6, 2016


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, will offer a Coffee and Conversation event with John Acorn on Dec. 10, 2016, from 11am-noon.


Hampton III Gallery is presenting the exhibit “Recent Work: Sunsets and Fish”, featuring works by Acorn through Dec. 31, 2016.

You cam preview the exhibition at this link (

Gallery hours are: Tue. – Fri., 1-5pm and Sat., 10am-5pm.

For further information call 864-268-2771, e-mail to ( or visit (

A Trip to Charleston, SC, When the Temps Were Over 100 Degrees to Pay Respect to a Gutsy Artist – Dr. Leo Twiggs

July 15, 2016


Last Friday, on July 8, 2016, I traveled down to Charleston, SC, from the headquarters of Shoestring Publishing Company in Bonneau, SC, to go to a reception for the exhibit, Requiem for Mother Emanuel, featuring nine works by Dr. Leo Twiggs, on view at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, through July 31, 2016. It was already 100 degrees when I left the house. Going to Charleston was the last thing I wanted to do that afternoon, but I had to. It was a matter of paying respect to an artist who well deserved it. Later on, the heat index would reach 110 and it felt like every bit of that and more.

I first met Dr. Twiggs at a special lunch set up by the Gibbes Museum of Art, back in the 90’s when they were showing an exhibit of photographs by W. Eugene Smith on his landmark photo essay, ‘Nurse Midwife’ Maude Callen, published in LIFE magazine in Dec. 1951. Back then I was still known as “somebody” in the Charleston photography community and I lived in Berkeley County where Maude Callen did her work. Dr. Twiggs was from St. Stephens, SC, in Berkeley County where Callan operated out of a small clinic.

I’ve never really talked with Dr. Twiggs since, but we have covered many an exhibit of his works throughout the years at institutional art spaces and commercial galleries in our publications South Carolina Arts and now Carolina Arts. In fact I loved every opportunity we got to show one of his works with the Confederate battle flag in it. I truly enjoy publishing works by a black man using that flag as a recurring symbol in his art.

And just like any day I go anywhere outside the area I live in, on Friday as I left to go to Charleston I had to drive past four Confederate flags flying in people’s front yards in my neighborhood.

I have no personal connection to the Civil War so it shouldn’t matter to me whether that flag flies anywhere, but I’ve grown to hate what it stands for today. Don’t give me that line about heritage – I’m not buying it. When I first arrived in SC I would often get asked which side my family was on – North or South. Being from Michigan, many assumed I was one of those carpetbaggin’ Yankees, but my relatives weren’t even in the US when the Civil War took place. They where trying to get out from under the boots of Russian Czars and British rulers and they didn’t make it out until after the turn of the century.

I’ve lived in South Carolina for 42 years and I never thought that the Confederate flag would come down off the SC State House grounds, much less the State House, but a stupid kid who thought he was a Johnny Reb who killed nine people while they were at a bible study class brought it down. Who would have thought that? Not me.

I’m not going to go into what’s behind Dr. Twiggs work or the work in this exhibit, the gallery has a film you can watch about that and a nice exhibit catalog which you can read his words on his work. You don’t need to hear my interpretation. But you should go see this exhibit.


Here’s some information the gallery provided about this exhibition: Requiem for Mother Emanuel brings together nine new works by Leo Twiggs, created in commemoration of the nine victims who lost their lives on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A video produced exclusively for this exhibition will feature the personal commentary of Twiggs, who shares his artistic vision and gives tribute to the extreme grace displayed by the Mother Emanuel family.


“This series has been the most difficult I have ever done,” says Leo Twiggs. “Some of the members of Mother Emanuel are close to my family. No series has been more painful or personal. I want people to look at my works and know that something tragic happened in a Church . . .  that a horrible thing happened in a Church that changed lives. My paintings are testimonies to the nine who were slain. But I also record another moment: our state’s greatest moment . . . a response that moved us from tragedy to redemption. For one shining moment we looked at each other not as different races but as human beings. From the City Gallery I can see the docks where the ships came in carrying my ancestors. Through the decades many of them worshiped at Mother Emanuel. Hopefully, we will not forget but will remember that moment that brought us all together.”

Dr. Leo Twiggs (center)

One of the symbols that Twiggs has used in his paintings since the 1970’s is the Confederate Flag. The flag becomes a reoccurring symbol in the Requiem series as it is splashed across the surface of the Church. The flag morphs from a recognizable symbol to a disintegrating form that becomes a cross on a blood stained background and then changes to a cross with the red drained from it. The target and the symbol nine also appear in this series. There is a definite visual transition in the sixth painting as Twiggs recalls the afternoon he entered the Church and stood in front of the stained glass window.

People watching a film about Dr Twiggs and this exhibit.

I also want to mention that this exhibit was made possible with the help of the Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, (Greenville area) that is one of the galleries in SC which represents Dr. Twiggs’ work. Also, if you don’t live in the Charleston area or can’t get there in time to see this exhibit, that I understand it will be traveling to other parts of SC. Stay tuned into to Carolina Arts for more info on that.

Dr. Twiggs giving a short talk at the reception.

As I mentioned in a Facebook post after attending the reception, the crowd there was a Who’s Who of the SC visual art community. The director of the SC Arts Commission and staff members where there, City of Charleston officials and staff members, institutional and commercial gallery owners and directors, artists, and other folks involved in the visual arts, as well as members of the Mother Emanuel family. They were all there to pay respect to one of SC’s most talented artist and one who was not afraid to use symbols of SC’s racial history in his works.

Now you can go and pay your respects to the artist and see the works he made in commemoration of the nine victims.

The City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park is located at 34 Prioleau Street in downtown Charleston, SC, and gallery hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10am until 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon until 5pm.

For more information and holiday closures, visit ( or call 843/958-6484.

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Coffee and Conversation on William Halsey – Oct. 10, 2015

October 7, 2015


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, just outside of Greenville, SC, will host a Coffee and Conversation with David Halsey, on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11am – noon, about Charleston, SC, artist William Halsey (1915-1999), who has work on exhibit at the gallery through Nov. 7, 2015.

Work by William Halsey

In “The Charleston Renaissance”, a book written by Martha Severens, Halsey is placed as the bridge “between Charleston’s cultural renewal and the subsequent dawning of a new era for the arts across the state. …Halsey almost singlehandedly guarded the modernist flame for years here before the rest of the state was finally drawn to its light. For this alone we should be grateful, but there is one more thing- in the process he became one of the finest painters in the country,” said Tom Styron, introduction to catalog “William Halsey, 1999”.

See more works from the exhibition, 100 Years at this link (

Hampton III Gallery is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, Taylors, SC, 29687. Gallery hours are: Tue. – Fri., 1-5pm and Sat., 10am-5pm.

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Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Coffee and Conversation – July 12, 2014

July 8, 2014

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, offers Coffee and Conversation with Bob Ripley, Bryan Hiott, Frankie Daniels, and Daniel Marinelli, at Due South, Taylor’s Mill, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10 – 11pm.

Bryan Hiott: “Old Main at Wofford College” (2014) Spartanburg, SC. Tintype, 6.5″ x 8.5″ Mounted on 8″ x 10″ Board 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion Process, 24″ x 18″

From noon – 9pm, Bryan Hiott’s Studio will be open, visitors are welcome, and personal photographs can be taken. For more information and pricing call 864/268-2771

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Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers a Coffee and Conversation with Jerald Melberg – June 21, 2014

June 17, 2014


Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, offers a Coffee and Conversation with Jerald Melberg of Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Saturday, June 21, 2014,  from 11- noon. Melberg will be talking about Lee Hall and the exhibit, “Lee Hall: Paintings”, on view at Hampton III Gallery through June 28, 2014.

Lee Hall  “Sea Night Shadow Window”, 1978  (watercolor on rice paper) 14 12/” x 11″

Jerald Melberg has been involved in the visual arts for over 40 years. Before opening his gallery over 30 years ago, Melberg served as curator at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte. Jerald Melberg Gallery prides itself on enjoying a fine reputation based on years of honesty and integrity among our colleagues and collectors. We provide the professionalism, proper knowledge and expertise needed to place quality works of art in any public, private or corporate collection.

A native of Lexington, NC, Lee Hall has pursued careers as artist, academic and writer.  As an artist her paintings allow us to share her love for subtle shapes, variety in texture and muted color relationships.  Her works are poetic landscapes, derived from the tradition of abstraction.

The artist came to prominence in the 1940’s and the early 1950’s. She exhibited side by side with Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many other Abstract expressionists.  Early in her career Hall frequently exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City.  Having become disillusioned with the gallery scene and the concept of selling works of art, she turned to academia and served as dean of Visual Arts at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY, before being appointed president of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975 where she remained until 1983.  Hall has continued to paint and has recently decided to show her works once again.

Hampton III Gallery is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10 in Taylors, SC.

For further information contact Sandy Rupp by calling 864-268-2771 , e-mail to ( or visit (

Hampton III Gallery will Present Sculpture Works by Carl Blair in Downtown Greenville, SC – June 12-14, 2014

June 7, 2014

The Hampton III Gallery, located in Taylors, SC, will present an exhibit and sale of sculptural works by Carl Blair, June 12 – 14, 2014, in downtown Greenville, SC, at 550 S. Main Street, Suite 200 (Behind the Michelin Store).

“Escape From the Chain Gang”, 2008  (polychromed wood)

Hours: Thursday, June 12, from noon-5pm; Friday, June 13, from noon-8pm; and Saturday, June 14, from 10am-8pm.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to support Friends of the Greenville Zoo.

For further information call 864/268-2771, e-mail to ( or visit (

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Features Works by Janusz Zadurowicz – Feb. 20 – 22, 2014

February 18, 2014

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, just outside of Greenville, SC, will present a weekend celebration featuring works by Janusz Zadurowicz, from Feb. 20 – 22, 2014. A reception will be held on Feb. 20, from 7-9pm with an artist’s talk beginning at 8pm. A Coffee and Conversation will take place on Feb. 22, from 11am-noon.


Born in Leczyca, Poland, Zadurowicz’s artistic sensitivity was largely stimulated by his grandmother. At the age of five Janusz founded his own home theater: The Theater of Imagination. His thespian passions lead him to the Theater of Octota in Warsaw and kept him there as an actor and director for ten years. In 1986, upon completion of his studies at the University of Warsaw, he received his diploma in fine arts. He made his American debut at Dianne Beal Contemporary Art Gallery in Washington, DC, in 1995. In 1996, 1112 Gallery in Chicago, IL, hosted an exhibition, accompanied by a full catalog. In the mid-90’s until May 2004, Zadurowicz lived in Greenville, SC, where he painted, studied theology, and ministered among the Polish people. Currently, he resides and paints in Warsaw. His work has traveled in exhibitions throughout Europe and the US. He has received awards and recognitions on several continents.

Zadurowicz’s painting revives the magical and mystical spheres of reality. His content is replete with signs, symbols, and intellectual games. History plays an important part in his compositions. Past civilizations are reflected in the images that are scratched out between his layers of colors. His textures, at times, are reminiscent of metal etchings, enhancing the painting’s relief quality.

Hampton III Gallery LTD is located at 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 10, in Taylors.

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Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, Offers Tour of Public Sculptures by John Acorn in Greenville, SC, Area

November 13, 2013

Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC, will offer a tour of public sculptures by John Acorn in the Greenville, SC, area on Nov. 16, 2013, from 10am-12:30pm. Acorn will be commenting at each location. Join us for one or all stops.

The schedule includes:

10am – Meet at Hampton III Gallery (3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC) to view “Interactive Forces”, 1967  (Cast Aluminum)

10:30am – Meet at Fine Arts Center (102 Pine Knoll Drive,  Greenville, SC) to view “Life Cycle”, 1972 (Honduras Mahogany) and “Warp and Weft”, 1975 (Stainless Steel)

11:15am – Meet at Roost inside Hyatt (220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC). Parking can be accessed at lot by Hyatt. A coffee break will be provided for us courtesy of Roost. Participants will be viewing “Orbital Trio”, 2013 (Aluminum, Plate)

12:15pm  – Meet at main lobby of Peace Center (101 W. Broad Street, Greenville, SC) to view “Woven Structure”, 1986 (Honduras Mahogany)

The tour is being offered as part of the exhibition, John Acorn: Recent Wanderings, Past Castings and Seacoast Parings, on view at Hamptom III Galery through Dec. 31, 2013.

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