Posts Tagged ‘North Charleston SC’

Entries Sought for “11th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition” in North Charleston, SC – Deadline Feb. 25, 2016

December 18, 2015

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Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the eleventh annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $16,250. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held April 29-May 7, 2016. The application is only available online and may be accessed via the link at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply). An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 25, 2016.

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2015/16 Best of Show, “Sacred Sunset Viewing Spiral” by Corrina Sephora

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this 11 month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park. Set on the banks of the Cooper River, Riverfront Park features ten acres of walking paths, a boardwalk and fountain, an expansive lawn with performance pavilion, children’s play areas, and picnic sites. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is James G. Davis, ASLA, founder/ president of Sculpture in the Landscape, a NC based firm dedicated to simplifying the process of procuring while helping increase both the quality and quantity of the total outdoor art experience. Since 2008, Davis has enjoyed incorporating his skills as a landscape architect with outdoor art by working closely with artists, designers, developers, art councils, municipalities, and corporations as a consultant and in identifying and placing outdoor art.  He is a longtime volunteer and past Board Member of Cary Visual Art, Inc. (CVA), a non-profit organization in Cary, NC, which has placed over 50 permanent pieces of sculpture worth in excess of one million dollars. Davis was instrumental in forming CVA’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and has served as chair since 2006. With a degree in Environmental Design, he has over 40 years of experience in outdoor aesthetics and is registered to practice landscape architecture in his native state of North Carolina.

The “11th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display Apr. 29, 2016, through Mar. 26, 2017, at North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue in North Charleston, SC. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on Friday, Apr. 29, 2016.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, the “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

African American Fiber Artists Sought for Special Exhibition in North Charleston, SC – Deadline Mar. 1, 2016

December 11, 2015

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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking entries from African American textile artists from across the nation for a special exhibition presented as a component of the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival, taking place April 29-May 7, 2016, in North Charleston, SC. African American artists, ages 18 and up, working in fiber and living in the United States, Mexico, or Canada, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, titled “A Piece of Peace”. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from April 30-June 20, 2016.

A $30 entry fee applies and allows artists to submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com).

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Curated by award winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers African American fiber artists a showcase to display their original and innovative designs. This year’s exhibition calls for fiber art inspired by the concept of peace. The challenge for this special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that expresses their personal vision of peace. In today’s world, many are feeling lost, frightened, or overwhelmed. Often times life can feel tumultuous and fractured. Where can one go to find a “piece of peace”? How does one find a “true north”? For some, it is through a long meditation, a walk in the woods, or a good book. Others find their piece of peace through action – caring for a beloved child or aging parent, spending time with an animal friend, worshipping in a sacred space, or working towards social justice to help change the world in both small and large ways.  “We are all so very excited that we are celebrating ten years of producing high quality textile art as part of this magnificent festival,” says Washington. “Each year this show grows bigger and better, and we are particularly thrilled by this beautiful, healing theme.”

Following the close of the show, up to thirty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2016/2017 Traveling Exhibitions Program.  Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The 10th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: “A Piece of Peace” will be on display 8am-8pm daily from April 30-June 20, 2016, on the 1st and 2nd floors of North Charleston City Hall.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, the exhibition, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit (www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com).

Trident Technical College in North Charleston, SC, Offers A Fundraising Event for Its Film, Media and Visual Arts Division – Nov. 14, 2015

November 10, 2015

The Film, Media and Visual Arts Division, at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, SC, is hosting a reunion/fundraiser for student scholarships and student equipment on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at 7pm in the 950 building on the Main campus. Event Tickets are $25.

Included in the ticket price is:

· Food and refreshments catered by Sticky Fingers

· Tours of the new facility

· Live music

· Movies

· Cash Bar

·  and more

We are also having a silent auction and we could use any/all donations of artwork, goods or services.

For further info contact Richard Dooley, Department Chair, Visual Arts, Trident Technical College by calling 843/574-6755.

The City of North Charleston, SC, is Calling for South Carolina Visual Artists to Participate in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition – Deadline is Dec. 5, 2015

October 8, 2015

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The City of North Charleston, SC, is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival, taking place April 29-May 7, 2016, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more.  The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and be given the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The deadline to submit works for the competition is Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

There is NO entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older.  Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com) by the Dec. 5 deadline.  Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition.

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2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition Winner – Jubilee by KTC

The North Charleston Arts Festival is organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.  The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. For over 30 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience 100+ free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. Previous Arts Festival Design Competition winners include Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston, SC (2015); Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton, SC (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston, SC (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Hanahan, SC (2011).

Past participants in the North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition may notice that the entry timeline for 2016 has been changed from previous years. The deadline has been moved up more than one month to allow for use of the design in earlier promotional materials. For more information about the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com), or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Artists in need of assistance with the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

North Charleston, SC, Harvest Festival and Block Party Set for Oct. 17, 2015

September 30, 2015

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The City of North Charleston announces the Third Annual Harvest Festival and Block Party featuring live musical performances, art and craft booths, costume contests and children’s activities. The fall festivities will take place in the Olde Village of North Charleston, SC, located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 4-8pm. Admission and parking are free. East Montague Avenue will close to vehicular traffic from Jenkins Avenue to Virginia Avenue at 2pm and remain closed for the duration of the event.

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The festival features a Kid’s Zone with a student art exhibit, craft activities, carnival games, face painting and inflatables from 4-6pm, a street market showcasing fine art and crafts by members of the North Charleston Artist Guild from 4-8pm, and live music by Jordan Igoe, Chaquis Maliq, Gino Castillo, and DJ Trailmix from 4-8pm. Many of the restaurants in the Olde Village will offer additional programming and food and drink specials.

Other highlights include trick-or-treating for kids age 12 and under, ghost stories by the Backporch Storytellers, live screenprinting (bring your own t-shirt), and costume contests with prizes for children, adults and pets. The costume contests for children and adults are free to enter and prizes will be furnished by the City of North Charleston and the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association. The pet costume contest is sponsored by The Flats at Mixson with a suggested donation to the Charleston Animal Society as an entry fee. Participants for all contests should be prepared to line up for judging at 6:30pm for the contests to take place at 6:45pm.

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Artists interested in participating in the street market can do so by becoming a member of the North Charleston Artist Guild. Visit (northcharlestonartistguild.org) for more information.

The Harvest Festival and Block Party is sponsored by the Park Circle Business Association, the North Charleston Artist Guild and the City of North Charleston.

For further info call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).

The City of North Charleston, SC, Cultural Arts Department is Seeking Applications for 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival – Deadline Dec. 4, 2015

September 30, 2015

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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking applications from artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, crafts, photography, media arts and literature for participation in the 2016 North Charleston Arts Festival to be held Apr. 29 – May 7, 2016, in North Charleston, SC. National, regional and local artists, ethnic and cultural groups, community based groups, and individuals are eligible to apply.

Artists have the option of submitting a proposal for one of the festival’s stand-alone Individual Events, which take place at various locations throughout the festival week, and/or apply for inclusion in the Main Event, held Apr. 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex.  Visual artists should note that this application is for events and presentations such as installations, solo or group exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and not for participation in the Festival’s Judged Art Competitions. The 2016 Artist Application will be available for download from NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply beginning October 1. There is no fee to apply and Cultural Arts staff is available to assist artists with their proposals.

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Applications must be delivered or postmarked by Friday, December 4, 2015. Notifications will be sent by January 15, 2016.

The North Charleston Arts Festival is one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state, drawing more than 30,000 residents and visitors annually to participate in a fabulous array of performances, exhibitions, and activities in all arts disciplines. The Main Event Weekend at the North Charleston Performing Arts and Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday, Apr. 30, and Sunday, May 1 offers free admission and parking to more than 40 performances on four-themed stages: General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands, and Youth Entertainment. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and craft booths, and a food courtyard.

The Arts Festival continues with more than 70 events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations.  An array of free and ticketed offerings include street dances, concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, an art walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children’s activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.

In addition to the Artist Application, local youth performing arts groups may also consider applying for the Opening Processional, which has kicked off the Arts Festival’s Main Event festivities for more than 10 years. The Processional is typically led by African drummers and dancers and features groups dressed in brightly colored outfits and costumes, volunteers carrying giant puppets, banners and other crafted props, jugglers, dance troupes, and local school groups. Participants parade around the Convention Center Complex into the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Auditorium where the celebration continues with a Community Groups Performance Spotlight, featuring performances by pre-selected groups. The Opening Processional application will be available for download from (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply) beginning Dec. 1, with submissions due by 5pm on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival and other participation opportunities visit (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com) or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).

City of North Charleston, SC, is Accepting Applications for Exhibitions at North Charleston City Gallery, City Hall, and other City sites – Deadline Nov. 30, 2015

September 11, 2015

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department offers exhibition opportunities for serious visual artists, photographers, fine craft artisans, sculptors, and installation artists. Applications are now being accepted from individuals and groups to display original works at the North Charleston City Gallery, North Charleston City Hall, and other public sites for the July 2016 through June 2017 program calendar. There is no fee to apply. Selections are made by a review panel appointed by the department. Artists must apply online at (https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/login/form) by Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in order to be considered.

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View of the North Charleston City Gallery

The North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach thousands of local patrons and out-of-state visitors to the multi-use facility.  Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. This exhibition opportunity is open to visual artists and artist groups creating two-dimensional works or three-dimensional works suited to hang on display rods provided. Pedestal and freestanding pieces cannot be accommodated in the venue. Exhibits are open to the public daily and admission is free. The gallery desk is managed by a Cultural Arts staff member on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the express purpose of promoting the exhibit and sale of artwork, prints, note cards, and gift items.

As a civic venue, North Charleston City Hall allows for great visibility among residents and visitors. In addition to showcasing the City’s Public Art Collection along the atrium areas of three floors, the building is equipped to display two-dimensional works as well as pedestal or free standing pieces in an enclave on the second floor. Exhibits in this space are rotated on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and may be viewed by the public daily with no admission fee. Cultural Arts staff maintains offices on the same floor of the exhibit space and are available to assist visitors.

In addition to the City Gallery and City Hall, other indoor and outdoor display spaces are available throughout North Charleston.  Applicants can propose a location or may contact the Cultural Arts Department to discuss possible exhibition or installation sites. Options will be reviewed with the artist prior to distribution of acceptance notifications.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (northcharleston.org), e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or call 843/740-5854.

City of North Charleston, SC, Appoints New Artist-in-Residence – Daryle Halbert

August 31, 2015

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department in North Charleston, SC,  is proud to announce the appointment of painter Daryle Halbert as Artist-in-Residence (AIR) for 2015/16. The City’s AIR serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Halbert will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.

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Work by Daryle Halbert

Halbert was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and received his BFA there from The Center for Creative Studies in 1990. He went on to earn an MFA at Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1996, creating many public murals during his studies. Following a four-year career as a graphic designer for Tower Records and Video in Washington, DC, Halbert relocated to Philadelphia, PA, where he became an active member of the arts community through exhibiting his work in local galleries and teaching art at the Renaissance Advantage Charter School. In 2002, he completed an AIR program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, VT, and later, in 2009, completed the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Halbert moved to Charleston, SC, in 2011 and is currently a member of the Charleston Artists Guild.

Since moving to Charleston, Halbert has become very interested in the rich African American history and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. His most recent paintings depict scenes of Lowcountry cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore. He views his work as a means to educate and inform and is passionate about inspiring others to develop their artistic talents.

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Halbert’s work throughout January 2016. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 from 5-7pm.

Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the AIR by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5851. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2016.

More information about the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s AIR program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org).

Sponsored Fall Decorations on East Montague in North Charleston, SC, to Benefit Needy Families – Deadline Sept. 4, 2015

August 14, 2015

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The Olde North Charleston Merchants Association and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, in North Charleston, SC, are collaborating once again to decorate the Olde Village section of East Montague Avenue with decorative grapevine wreaths for the fall. Schools, community groups, churches, businesses and individuals are invited to participate in this fifth annual beautification effort by sponsoring a wreath. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships will go toward the City of North Charleston’s Christmas Charity benefiting needy families.

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All sponsorships include a 24” grapevine wreath, orange ribbon on the front and back, and sponsor sign. A sponsorship of $50 provides a fully-decorated wreath. A sponsorship of $25 provides a wreath that can be personalized with decorations by the sponsor. Sponsor or purchase a pre-decorated wreath for $50. Past participants have the option of redecorating last year’s wreath for $15. Wreaths with sponsor signage will be displayed on light poles lining the Olde Village section of East Montague Avenue from Oct. 1–Nov. 15, 2015.

In order to participate, a complete sponsorship form and appropriate payment must be received by 5pm on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, and wreaths must be decorated and ready to hang by Thursday, Oct. 1.

To sponsor a wreath or for more information, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org).

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department (SC) to Showcase Works by Four Local Female Artists

May 29, 2015

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The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by local artists Kathleen Sullivan Eckel, Addelle Sanders, Amelia Rose Smith, and Becky Taylor will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the Charleston Area Convention Center, in North Charleston, SC, from June 4-30, 2015. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, June 4, from 5-7pm. The exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

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In the exhibit, “Four Women, 4 Mediums”, Eckel, Sanders, Smith, and Taylor present a variety of works in oil, pastel, watercolor, and fiber. The women were brought together nearly a year and a half ago by Becky Taylor, president of the Mount Pleasant Artist Guild. “Kat and Rose are both members of the Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild and I became familiar with Adelle through the Charleston Artist Guild,” she explains. “I adore their work and invited them all to lunch one day to see if they would be interested in exhibiting together. Although we all create art with different media, I think our work compliments each other’s well.” The artists’ subject matter also differs, ranging from landscapes, to still-life, to figurative works.

Kathleen Sullivan Eckel grew up along the Buffalo Bayou and Memorial Park in Houston, TX, where her curious nature and love for exploring the great outdoors with all of its varied inhabitants began. During her teens, she worked in an art gallery and switched schools to study art under Houston based artist Henry Gadbois. After getting a bachelor degree in fine art at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in studio art and art education, her odyssey of travel began. Her first stepping stones were within the USA, living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. During this time she free-lanced in illustration, designed businesses and interiors, managed an art gallery, and took odd jobs to save up money for a year of travel. Eckel spent the next 18 years traveling in Europe and Africa. She lived first in Cameroon, then Sudan, and finally in Mauritania West Africa. She illustrated and painted on commission, designed clothes and made jewelry, taught art in cultural centers and at the International Schools, and eventually opened her own private art school in Nouakchott. Currently, she spends most of her time between the Austrian Alps, Charleston, SC, and the Texas hill country.

In her early years, Eckel’s art was mainly in watercolor, acrylic, graphite and conté. While living in Africa, she developed a style of painting huge, realistic, acrylic finger paintings on wood. Through a fluke of fate a few years ago, she met and was able to study under several well- known artists in Charleston, where she was reunited with the art of oil painting. Eckel has been painting in oil ever since. One sees the influence of her previous work in more transparent mediums, as there is a layering, a fine sculpting as depth and image emerge in her paintings. Whether painting the landscape of a mountain range or contours of a face, it is the play of light that continues to fascinate and draw her to a subject. Her style can be described as realistic with a nod towards impressionism.

Addelle Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She always had a secret passion for the art world; however, it wasn’t until she enrolled in New York University’s Master’s Program that she decided to pursue her dream.  In 1988 she began making jewelry and belts from leather and reptile skins as a hobby, but that quickly turned into a business. Eventually she began creating female figurine pins and the response to these creations was so positive that she decided to dedicate her time solely to their design.  From there the figurine pins evolved into the magnificent fiber pieces she is known for today. Along with her partner Ron, Sanders co-founded Fiber Art by Rondelle and together the duo used rich palettes of colorful silk threads and metallic cords to weave intricate patterns to create classics like “Ladies Night Out”, “The Student”, and their popular “Diva” series.  The success of these works garnered Sanders numerous awards and her work has been featured in several galleries and art festivals, including The Ellis-Chambers Gallery, International Home Gallery, Terri Logan Gallery, Pan-African Film & Fine Art Show, Essence Music Festival, Jazzfest, and The National Black Art Festival. Her work is also featured in the permanent collections of the Schomburg Center in New York. Today, using the cultural influence and natural beauty of South Carolina as her muse, she makes her work available through her new company aptly titled Addelle.

Amelia Rose Smith, a native of Charleston, SC, has painted professionally for over two decades. Pursuing an art degree while on scholarship at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, she developed a passion for watercolor. After graduation she was employed by the SC Department of Natural Resources as an illustrator and worked for other agencies until 1984. After painting for shows on weekends, she became a full-time artist developing her medium and vision. She has studied with numerous acclaimed artists such as Ovanes Berberian, Zoltan Zabo, Charles Movalli, Sondra Freckelton, Alex Powers, Joan Rothermel, Sherrie McGraw, and Rhett Thurman. All of these artists were great inspirations and instilled Smith with a great desire to further develop her skills. Smith resides in Mount Pleasant, her home and studio located on the marsh. Frequent excursions around the creeks and rivers with her husband and sons, John and Peter, provide unending subject matter fora lifetime of painting pursuits.

Becky Taylor and her husband recently retired to Charleston, SC. Originally trained in oils, watercolors have grown to be her passion. She chooses to paint subjects that soothe and renew her spirit as well as those of her viewers. She paints mostly representational art and responds to the moment with pure joy. Flowers, gardens and landscapes are some of her favorite subjects. Her professional memberships include: Cardinal Fellow/Signature Member/WSI; Indiana Artists Club signature member and past board member; Hoosier Salon-awards winner MWS and WSI; and past President and Treasurer of WSI, signature member of the Charleston Artists Guild, The Mount Pleasant Artist Guild; The South Carolina Watermedia Society; and The Southern Watercolor Society. Since coming to Charleston, SC, Taylor has won several awards, most recently at the South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibition. She teaches private and group lessons, holds local workshops, and has been an Artist in Residence at several schools in Indiana and Michigan. Taylor’s fine art is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and foreign countries.

The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free during regular Convention Center operating hours, 9am – 5pm daily. The gallery is staffed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854.

For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org).


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