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Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Calls for Entry for Juried Show – Deadline Mar. 13, 2015

February 8, 2015


Artist CALL for ENTRIES!
Visit ( for full prospectus.

Best of Show $1000
1st Place $ 500
2nd Place $ 200
3rd Place $ 100

Friday, March 13, 2015, at 5pm Entry Deadline

Friday, March 20, 2015 Artists Notifications sent via e-mail.

Friday, March 27, 2015 10am-5pm Deliver accepted work to BCAC

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10am-2pm Deliver accepted work to BCAC

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2-4pm Final day to deliver accepted work to BCAC

April 2 – May 29, 2015 Exhibition Dates

Thursday, April 9, 2015 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

For further info call 843/332-6234 or visit (

Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail Hold Open Jury for New Membership in Hartsville, SC – Oct. 24, 2014

September 11, 2014

The Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will hold their next jury for new members on Friday, Oct. 24 at Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Oct. 24, 2014.

The ASCCT is open to artists and craftspeople working in all media listed below who live in the South Carolina Cotton Trail area – Florence County, Darlington County, Lee County, Chesterfield County or Marlboro County.

Accepted Media Categories: Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Natural Materials, Painting, Paper, Photography, and Sculpture.

The jury is a live jury, and prospective artists are expected to bring five works representative of what they do to show to the jurors.  Artists will briefly discuss their work and their viewpoint as artists, then step out as the jurors review the work.  Artists will then be brought back in to answer any questions that might have come up, collect their work and leave. All artists will be e-mailed results along with a summary of jurors’ comments by the evening of the 24th.

Additional information and membership forms are available at the ASCCT website at ( under the Membership tab. There is a non-refundable jury fee, as well as a membership fee for those who are accepted.

Artists who plan to jury should contact Beth Wicker by e-mail at ( to be added to the jury list, or with any questions not answered on the web site. A schedule with jury times will be sent out prior to the jury date.

Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville, SC, Announces Winners of the “7th Annual Carolinas Photography Competition and Exhibit”

June 12, 2014


The Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville, SC, has announced the winners of the “7th Annual Carolinas Photography Competition and Exhibit”, on view in the Jean & James Fort Gallery, and at Hartsville Memorial Library, through July 31, 2914. The exhibit was sponsored by Sonoco and Darlington County Photography Club.

Congratulations to the following winners of the “7th Annual Carolinas Photography Competition and Exhibit”:

Best of Show – Jim Boden, “Untitled III”

Carolinas 1st Place – Lee Benoy, “Twin Silos”
Carolinas 2nd Place – Rocky Collier, “Window to Heaven”
Carolinas 3rd Place – Jo Robbins, “Changing of the Guard”

D C Travelers 1st Place – Mary Lynn Daniels, “Guardian of the Trail”
D C Travelers 2nd Place – Cheryl Hoffman, “Boardwalk”
D C Travelers 3rd Place – Anne Baldwin, “Sail Away”

Anything Goes 1st Place – Suzanne Muldrow, “Memories of Bish”
Anything Goes 2nd Place – Taylor Schultz, “The Barrel”

People’s Choice, Library – Cheryl Hoffman, “Boardwalk”
People’s Choice, BCAC – Linda Humphries, “Lake City Tobacco Barn”

For further information call the Center at 843/332-6234 or visit (

Coker College Art Club in Hartsville, SC, to Feature Annual Student Competition

November 13, 2013


The Coker College Art Club’s annual student exhibition begins with a reception at 7pm, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Hartsville, SC. Merit awards and prizes will be presented at the opening, and light refreshments will be served. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

The “41st Annual Student Competition” will exhibit a selection of the best student work from the past year. The exhibition is open for viewing through Nov. 26, 2013.

Work by Kara Suttle

Coker’s annual student exhibition is designed as a competition and includes entries from beginning through advanced students. This year, the judge will be John Rise, a professional artist whose paintings are currently on exhibit in the Cecilia Coker Bell Gallery.

Rise will select the pieces to exhibit, assign places and award prizes that have been donated by art manufacturers and suppliers. Judges for these shows are given free reign regarding a show’s size and focus, and the resulting shows have ranged from large and inclusive to small, theme-oriented exhibitions. As with all independent judges, Rise’s choices may support the opinions of faculty and peers, but his choices may also run counter to some of those opinions. In either case, this selection process has always served as a stimulus for critical discussion.

Rise received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing from Arizona State University as well as a Master of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. While pursuing his master’s degrees, Rise taught drawing and painting classes at the University of New Mexico, first as a graduate assistant and later as an adjunct professor.
Since 2005, Rise has taught drawing at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was awarded the 2010-11 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, student learning and campus life.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the Coker College campus. Gallery hours are from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, while classes are in session.

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.

For more information about the gallery, contact gallery director and assistant professor of art Larry Merriman at 843/383-8156 or visit (

Jean Grosser and Jim Boden, Coker College Art Professors to Participate in “South Carolina Biennial 2013″ Exhibition at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC

August 30, 2013

Revised 9/1/13

Two Coker College (Hartsville, SC) professors have been selected to exhibit their artwork in the “South Carolina Biennial 2013″ exhibition, which opens with a reception from 7 to 9pm Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC.

Jean Grosser, professor of art and chair of the art department, and Jim Boden, professor of art, were two of the 25 artists selected from more than 120 applicants.

Work by Jean Grosser

“The inclusion of Jean Grosser and Jim Boden in the 701 Center for Contemporary Art “South Carolina Biennial 2013″ indicates that they are among the artists in South Carolina producing some of the most exciting and best contemporary art,” said Wim Roefs, chair of the 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s board of directors. “Many of us who are well-versed in the South Carolina art scene already knew that, of course. After all, both Boden and Grosser have a long track record of producing first-class contemporary art, and both are widely and highly regarded in the state’s art scene.”

Roefs had selected Grosser and Boden as award winners in previous art competitions. He was pleased to see that the two out of state jurors for the biennial, who might be less familiar with South Carolina artists, felt that both Coker faculty members were among the best in the state and should be included in the “SC Biennial 2013″.

“Having Jean and Jim is a great credit to the Coker College Art Department, too,” added Roefs. “That speaks very well of the department.”

Work by Jim Boden

Grosser has been a Coker faculty member since 1985. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Barnard College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Alfred State College of Ceramics and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Ohio University. Grosser was awarded the Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission and was a finalist for the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowships in Sculpture.

Boden has been a member of Coker’s faculty since 1999. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in art education from the University of Minnesota. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Cecelia Coker Bell College Art Gallery; 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Florence Art Museum, Florence, SC; and solo exhibitions at the Rabold Gallery, Aiken, SC; and Black Creek Arts Council Gallery, Hartsville, SC. His awards include First Place at StateWide, Florence Art Museum, Florence, SC; and First Place and Purchase Award at Drawing From Perceptions – Biennial Drawing Exhibition, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

For more information about the Coker College Art Department, contact Grosser at 843/383-8150 or e-mail to (

Patz Fowle from Hartsville, SC, Stays Active After ArtFields in Lake City, SC

May 3, 2013

Two of Patz Fowle’s sculptures were chosen for the “2013 Carolina’s Got Art! June Salon Show” at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC. For info visit (

Smoked Salmon by Patz Fowle

Fowle will also have two pieces in the “2013 SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition/Exhibition” at the Charleston Area Convention Center, in North Charleston, SC, during the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival, from May 4-11, 2013. My pieces are “Smoked Salmon” and “Patz’ Picasso Pot”. For info visit (

For further info visit (

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Hosts ‘Junk It Out’ Recycled Fashion Show – Apr. 13, 2013

April 8, 2013


The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, the Coker College Art Club and the Art Department will host a recycled fashion show titled “Junk It Out” at 3:30pm, on Saturday, Apr. 13 in Davidson Auditorium in Hartsville, SC.

Contestants in the competition are required to utilize recycled materials to design an outfit that will be modeled and judged during the event. Materials may include such items as recyclables, discarded clothing, bags, outdoor objects and food containers.

Miranda Peebles, a first-year art major from Cassatt, SC.

“Although my schedule prevents me from contributing a design for ‘Junk it Out,’ I am very excited about seeing the show. I have worked with consumer discards for over two decades, and I love seeing how others utilize this resource” said gallery director and assistant professor of art Larry Merriman.

“Repurposing discards, as will be done in ‘Junk it Out,’ challenges the ingenuity and creativity of the participants. As an audience, it makes us think, but it also makes us laugh, which is a wonderful combination when talking about an important topic like how we use the earth’s resources.”

Ben Gupton will be announcing the models. Designers for the show include chair of art department and art club faculty supervisor Jean Grosser and student designers Sarah Shealy, Blythewood, SC; Tammaka Staley, Columbia, SC; Miranda Peebles, Cassatt, SC; Ashley Spell, Barnwell, SC; Jared Geizer, Montville, OH; Emily Shokes, Greer, SC; and Joshua Milligan, Hartsville, SC.

Four professors have been selected to judge the designs. Fashions will be judged on their visual impact, design concept, construction technique, creativity and best use of materials. Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $75 will be awarded to four winners.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the show prior to winners being announced.

For more information, contact Grosser at 843/383-8150 or e-mail to ( or contact art club president Ashley Gillespie by e-mail at (

Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville, SC, Presents Christmas Shoppe – Nov. 29 and 30, 2012

November 20, 2012

Artisans throughout the Pee Dee will be on location at Black Creek Arts Center in Hartsville, SC, selling their handmade, one of a kind creations. Artist includes fine art, jewelry, photography, etc.

This will be a wonderful venue for purchasing one of a kind items for yourself or a holiday gift. A unique event that you will not want to miss!

Thursday, Nov. 29th, from 5:30 until 8pm
Friday, November 30th, from 4 until 7pm

For further information call 843/332-6234 or e-mail to (

Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Added to Office of Marketing and Communications

September 10, 2012

Norah Wofford and Seth Johnson have joined the Office of Marketing and Communications at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, Wofford serving as a publications and web designer and Johnson as an interactive media developer.

Previously, Wofford was a graphic design fellow at Coastal Living, a Time Inc. publication headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. She also consults through Waffle Studio, an art and design firm she created in 2011.

Originally from Georgetown, SC, Wofford earned a Bachelor of Arts in art with a concentration in graphic design from Coker College. While at Coker, Wofford worked as a junior and senior design intern over the course of two and a half years in the Office of Marketing and Communications.

An example of Wofford’s early work as a Coker staff member – a collaborative project with the Office of Student Affairs to design and create flyers, posters and banners to draw attention to the Student Covenant – is already having an impact on the campus environment.

“Our goal is for every student on campus to be able to quote the six tenants of the covenant,” said Dean of Students Jason Umfress.  “With Norah’s colorful, eye-catching design, I think our goal will be easily achieved.”

“Coming back to Coker as a full-time employee has been a wonderful opportunity,” said Wofford.  “Working in higher education has offered me so much more variety in my work and a personal, professional satisfaction that I haven’t experienced until now.”

A Hartsville native, Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in communications and art, concentrating in fine art, from Coker College.  Johnson has also completed coursework through Stanford University’s Digital Media Academy. His expertise in digital technology includes proficiencies in using Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Photoshop, Live Type, Soundtrack Pro and DVD Studio Pro.

“I decided to apply for the position at Coker because I felt that the role of interactive media developer was the perfect job for me,” said Johnson. “It meshed very well with my interests and skill sets.”

In collaboration with Chris Dougherty, Coker’s manager of athletics media relations, Johnson has already produced a number of preseason videos for Cobra athletics.

“Working with Chris has been great,” said Johnson.  “Not only were my videos paired with his preseason stories, we were also able to get some of the footage on regional news broadcasts as well.”

For more information about Coker College, visit (




Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC, Presents Artist Crawl – Oct. 6, 2012

August 31, 2012

Black Creek Arts Council has scheduled an upcoming Artist Crawl to take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from 2-5pm along College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. The goal of this event is to create awareness and appreciation for the arts in Darlington County. We would like to extend an invitation to all Darlington County Artists to participate in this event. As a participant, you can display and sell your artwork from your booth. During the event, you are encouraged to demonstrate and dialogue about your creative process. There is no cost to participate, but each artist is responsible for providing their own display, tables, and tent.

This event will be free to the public and provide demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, and culinary experiences. Also happening during this time is our Smithsonian exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music”, and the Jazz Carolina festival.

Anyone interested in being a part of this exciting event can contact BCAC by e-mail at ( or call 843/332-6234.





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