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Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, Offers Fall Lineup of Exhibits

August 22, 2016

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The Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, SC, galleries will host several events in the fall months. Please take a look below and mark your calendar so you do not miss your favorite events. These events are free and open to the public.

Artist-in-Residence with Keith Brown, Catawba potter will be at the Center on Thursday, Friday, and every other Saturday from 10am until 4pm starting August 25, 2016. The residency will run through December 17, 2016. This event is grant funded and supported by the South Carolina’s Art Commission

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 4-8pm
Happy Halloween! Come join us for storytelling and Artist-in-Residence demonstrations. Come by the Center between 4pm and 8pm for a trick and a treat! Keith Brown will be in the gallery providing pottery demonstrations and talking with visitors about the Catawba pottery tradition. Catawba Storyteller Beckee Garris will also be available telling Native stories to visitors throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9am-4pm: Native American Art and Crafts Annual Winter Sale Catawba pottery, jewelry, baskets, and other works handmade by Native American artists and craftspeople will be available Saturday, December 3rd at the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center from 9am to 4pm. Vendors will be offering a wide variety of artwork, crafts, decorative items, and unique handmade objects perfect for holiday gift-giving. Visitors will also have the opportunity tour the exhibits in the Native American Studies Center and to see demonstrations of Catawba pottery by artist in resident Keith Brown.

For further information call 803/313-7172 or visit (http://usclancaster.sc.edu/NAS/).

The Artisans Holiday Market in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Participation – Deadline Oct. 31, 2016

August 22, 2016

Artisans are invited to apply for the Artisans Holiday Market to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, from 10am until 4pm.  Located in a new location, indoors at Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main Street in the Cultural Arts District, the fourth annual event offers free admission to a holiday shopper’s paradise.

Artist fees begin at $75 and deadline for application is Oct. 31, 2016.

Dozens of artisans and craftsmen will be showing and selling wares and visitors will find a great selection fine art, folk art, and traditional art from throughout the Southeast. The event is a partnership of Avant Garde Center for the Arts, a non-profit providing arts opportunities and Olde English District Visitor Center & Artists Market and is a featured event of See Lancaster, SC’s Christmas in the City, designed to increase tourism during the first weekend of December.

For artist applications or information on the Artisans Holiday Market, visit (https://www.facebook.com/avantgardeartist), e-mail to (cmstevens@comporium.net), call 803/287-7853, or mail at Avant Garde Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744.

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition – Deadline is Sept. 2, 2016

August 22, 2016

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The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition is calling all county-wide artists! Any resident of Lancaster County high school age or older is eligible to participate in this annual competition.

Deliver your paintings between August 31 -September 2, 2016, during Arts Council hours, Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and  Friday 9am to 3pm.

The Artist Reception is Sunday, September 18,  3 to 5pm. This is a free, public reception, so please invite your friends and family!

This exhibit is sponsored by the Hagins family, Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the Lancaster County Art League.

For more information or competition guidelines call 803/285-7451 or visit (www.lccarts.net).

Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries for Red Rose Film Festival – Deadline Oct. 18, 2016

July 17, 2016

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Lancaster Performing Arts “See Lancaster Live” series announces the Red Rose Film Festival, debuting November 18, 2016, at 7pm in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium in Lancaster, SC.  Filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to submit entries by October 18, 2016, for this fun competition in which all scenes must be filmed in Lancaster county. Films are also required to incorporate at least one red rose, symbolic of the Red Rose City of Lancaster, SC.

Family-friendly films in DVD format must be no more than ten minutes in length and $15 application fee should be included with submission. Ten films will be chosen to be shown at the November 18th Red Rose Film Festival where winners will be announced for first, second, third places and people’s choice.

Tickets to the film festival are $5 each and may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting (http://www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts.aspx). A complete list of rules and application to submit films can also be found at the ticket link or contact April Joplin, Performing Arts Manager by calling 803/285-1145 or e-mail to (p.arts@lancastercitysc.com).

Applications are available at the Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Bob Doster of Lancaster, SC, On the Move Around the Carolinas

May 30, 2016

Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio, located in the heart of Lancaster, SC’s, Cultural Arts District is owned and operated by the artist, but it is becoming rare to find him there.  The sculptor is in his studio, with artist assistant Jamie Ouzts, just long enough to create new sculptures, fabricate student-designed works, and meet deadlines for commissioned works. More often, Doster will be found traveling throughout the Carolinas conducting artist residencies in schools, teaching summer camps, and delivering work to public art and gallery exhibitions.

As is typical for the well-known artist, April proved busy month, with Doster’s “Summer Wind” exhibited at Lake City, SC’s ArtFields, a diverse competition comprised of over 360 works selected from submissions from across the Southeast. From there, “Summer Wind” travels to Willow Walk, a biannual signature event in Burlington, NC’s. Willowbrook Park. Alamance Arts, with the City of Burlington Recreation and Parks Department, coordinates the outdoor exhibition and which features more than 35 artists from all over the nation, whose works are chosen based on originality, creativity, and quality of workmanship and design.

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Another of the “Wind & Waves” sculptures, “January Wind” traveled from Anderson, SC, after being part of a public exhibition to North Charleston, SC, where it received an Honorable Mention at North Charleston’s “11th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition”. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, and compete for monetary prizes. Sculpture sites are located throughout Riverfront Park on the banks of the Cooper River and the exhibition will be on view until April 2017.

A second sculpture from Doster’s “Wind and Waves” series, “February Wind” was accepted to “Beyond Walls”, an annual national outdoor sculpture exhibition in Robbins Park, Cornelius, NC. One of ten sculptures selected by a jury from thirty applicants, it will remain on exhibit until March, 2017, in this annual public art project coordinated by Cornelius Art Center. The City of Anderson, in partnership with Anderson Arts Center coordinates an annual public art project in downtown, and a massive sculpture from Doster’s “Portal” series was chosen as part of the exhibit, which is on view until April of 2017.

Several monumental works by Doster are currently exhibited at University of North Georgia and new works by the artist, including one from the “Portal” series, have been accepted into the annual outdoor exhibition that represents artists living in the Appalachian states. The exhibition is open year-round in Dahlonega, GA. Doster’s “Dancer”, a ten-feet high stainless steel sculpture that has been shown in public art exhibitions in four states, was one of three sculptures chosen by Boone, NC, Downtown Development Association to be displayed next to Boone Town Hall until June 2017.

In September, look for Doster’s work in Lenoir, NC, at Caldwell Arts Council’s “31st Annual Sculpture Celebration”. Year-round, Doster’s work can be viewed in public art exhibits, collections, and art galleries in NC cities of Raleigh, Lenoir, Chapel Hill, Black Mountain, Sunset Beach, Charlotte, Pinehurst, Waxhaw, Weddington, and others. SC locations to find the artist’s work includes Lancaster, Chester, Spartanburg, Greenville, Cheraw, Anderson, Rock Hill, Richburg, Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston, Beaufort, Pageland, Chesterfield, Clemson, Laurens, Clinton, Florence, Fort Mill, Orangeburg, Mt. Pleasant, Van Wyck, Indian Land, Camden, Bennettsville,  and others. In Georgia, look for the artist’s creations in Dahlonega and Atlanta and in Chattanooga, TN.

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Doster has been conducting artist residencies in public and private schools since the 1970’s and recent residencies include Dorchester County’s River Oaks Middle School and Eagle Nest Elementary. SC schools now boasting sculptures designed by students under Doster’s instruction include New Prospect Elementary School in Inman and Blythewood High School. Lancaster residencies included South Middle School, Buford Elementary School, Heath Springs Elementary School, and Andrew Jackson Middle School. Lancaster students also designed and painted downtown banners and large art “cubes” that remain on public exhibit from March until October. More SC schools that participated in artist residencies include Ebinport Elementary School in Rock Hill, Laurens Elementary School in Clover, Duncan Elementary and Chapman High School in Spartanburg. Cary, NC’s, Weatherstone Elementary School recently completed and installed a large stainless steel sculpture honoring the “Class of 2016”.

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Doster became interested in making art when he was eleven years old and watched his father create sculptures from metal and other materials. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC and a Master of Fine Arts from Clemson University. A native of Lancaster, he opened his studio in the downtown area in the 1970’s, where he continues to work. Arts workshops and classes are held there on a regular basis, many by other local artists. Ever the teaching artist, Doster conducts one-day metal sculpture workshops throughout the year. Participants design, weld, and polish their own individual works of art while Muddy, the “art dog” helps supervise the activities. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec and information can be found at (https://www.facebook.com/backstreetstudio/).

The studio, gallery, and garden at Backstreet Studio, 217 East Gay Street, Lancaster, SC will be open on June 11 and 12 for Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County and for the annual gallery open house on the first weekend of December. Visitors are always invited to tour the artist’s studio and group tours can be scheduled by calling 803/285-9190 or e-mailing to (rcdoster@comporium.net).

Learn more by visiting (www.bobdoster.com).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Applications for LCCA Academic Scholarship – Deadline Apr. 29, 2016

April 6, 2016

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, is accepting applications for the $500 LCCA Academic Scholarship, which will be awarded to a high school senior residing in Lancaster County who will graduate during 2015-16 school year. Student must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college. A major in dance, literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts or visual arts is preferred , but not a requirement.

Deadline to apply is 3pm, Friday, April 29, 2016.

Applicants may submit the application package to the offices of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, or by mail to PO Box 613, Lancaster, SC, 29721.

Sponsors of this scholarship are the Board of Directors and Officers of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.  Future scholarships will also be funded by businesses, organizations and individual citizens who have designated funds for this program.

Online applications may be obtained through the LCCA website at (www.lccarts.net), and paper copies are available at local high school guidance offices or by calling the LCCA offices at 803/285-7451.

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Offers Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea – Apr. 17, 2016

March 8, 2016

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts presents Ladies Night Out Sunday Afternoon Tea fundraiser on Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016, from 3-5:30pm at the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building of USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC. This special afternoon will include top-notch treatment for attendees, complete with signature cocktail, dainty sandwiches, desserts, and of course…tea! There will also be silent auction items and raffle prizes, entertainment and much more.

You can be a part of Ladies Night Out by becoming an event sponsor, donate auction/raffle items, spread the word, join us Apr. 17, place a poster in your business, host a table & treat your employees and friends or purchase individual tickets.

Tickets are $20 for LCCA members and $25 for nonmembers. Tickets are on sale now! And can be purchased online or in person.

Proceeds fund community art programs, children’s classes, gallery exhibits, local and regional artists.

For more information about hosting a table and/or event sponsorships call 803/285-7451, visit (www.lccarts.net) or visit the Springs House, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC, is Seeking Artisans for June 2016 Annual Event – Deadline Mar. 21, 2016

February 28, 2016

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The Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, SC, is now accepting applications from artisans who are interested in participating. Artists are featured free of charge at agricultural locations that have applied to be part of the 2016 self-guided farm tour. Hours of the tour are 9am until 5pm on Saturday, June 10, 2016, and 1-5pm on Sunday, June 11, 2016. Lancaster County is one of nine counties that make up the SC Ag+Art Tour, the nation’s largest free farm tour. Artists can find information and apply at (http://www.agandarttour.com/artisans).

The direct link to the Lancaster County Artisan Application is: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016LancasterCountyArtisan).

When applying for desired locations, please note the Lancaster County Farmers Market will be open for the tour on June 10th only and The Ivy Place will be open for June 12th only.

The deadline to be included in the printed passport guide is 3/21/2016.

Artisans can sign-up after this date but will only be included on the website. Artisans contact for Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County is Lancaster County Council of the Arts at 803/285-7451 or e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com).

For general information on Ag+Art Tour of Lancaster County, please e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com) or call 803/289-1492.

Red Rose Festival and Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Photography Entries – Deadline Apr. 1, 2016

February 19, 2016

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The Red Rose Festival Photography Contest & Exhibition sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will take part with the annual Red Rose Festival on May ​20/21​, 201​6​, in downtown Lancaster, SC, celebrating all that our community has to offer its citizens. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8″ x 10″ color or black​ and white​ photograph of their visual interpretation of what makes our Lancaster community special. There is no entry fee. ​This is a juried comp​etition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during the month of May.

All submissions are due by April 1, 201​6​ to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

The event is sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the City of Lancaster.

For more information and/or to register call 803/285 7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net).

Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster, SC, Hold Annual Fundraiser

January 7, 2016

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The Lancaster County Council of the Arts sponsors its 19th Annual Gala fundraiser, ​”​Art & Soul at the Bootleggers Ball​”​ on Saturday, Feb. ​6​​, 201​6​,​​​ beginning at 7pm at the Bradley​ Arts & Sciences Building on the campus of USC Lancaster in Lancaster, SC.

This exciting evening will feature silent and live auctions, prize drawings, music, danc​ing, performances, fabulous food and specialty beverages.

Advance tickets are $55 member and $65 non member and can be purchased at the Springs House,​ ​201 W Gay Street, calling the LCCA at 803/285-7451​, (www.lccarts.net) ​or e-mailing to ​(arts.takepart@gmail.com). After 1.31.1​6​, all tickets are $80. Proceeds fund community arts programs, children’s classes, gallery exhibits, local and regional artists.


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