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Winthrop University Galleries in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Submissions the Exhibit “Water: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability” – Deadline Mar. 30, 2015

February 11, 2015


The Winthrop University Galleries, located in Rock Hill, SC, invites artists and designers to submit a proposal for a group or possible solo exhibition to be held in conjunction with the interdisciplinary conference “Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability”. Water is integral to the survival of life on earth. As abundant as it may seem, water quantity and quality have become some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The conference will focus on the social, political, historical, economic, and user issues that surround water worldwide. The Galleries seek a variety of contemporary perspectives on these issues and creative work reacting to the current water situation for exhibition. Political, social, environmental, user and aesthetic themes related to water in all media will be considered. Exhibited works will be located in the Rutledge Gallery (94.75 Iinear ft.) and the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery (117.17 linear ft.) at Winthrop University and will be on view from Sept. 21 – Nov. 13, 2015.

Consideration of professional work in all 2D and 3D mediums or presentation of creative practice may include but is not limited to; sound, new media, video, installation, design, architecture, social practice and performance. It is preferable that proposals are interdisciplinary in nature and draw on a variety of fields. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Work proposed must be actual work available for the exhibition and work selected must be available through the entire run of the show.

Interested persons are required to submit the following for consideration:

Artist(s) / Exhibition Statement / Design Brief

Resume and professional website link, if available

Work Samples – a maximum of ten (10) digital images @300 dpi of recent work, preferably the actual work or work indicative of the pieces that you propose.  Include an identification of each image (a work’s list) including title of work, medium, dimensions or duration, and date. You may also provide video clips, sound clips, Vimeo/ YouTube links, publicity items or links to other pertinent media.

Work/Project Proposal:  A written proposal (maximum of 2 pages) detailing the work or creative project that you wish to be considered.  This should include: A description of the work that will be exhibited, total number of pieces, and how it aligns with the theme.  All accepted work must be professionally prepared for installation. Please indicate how the work will be presented. If a work is a site-specific installation, please indicate with requirements. If accepted, the artist is required to install site-specific installations.

Please send all of the above materials in one pdf file no larger than 20mb by e-mail to ( with the subject line “lastname_waterconference2015”.
ONLY complete, digital submissions will be reviewed.

Entrants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance status no later April 30, 2015.
Those whose work has been accepted will also be e-mailed an exhibition agreement packet that must be completed and shipped with the work.
The exhibitor will be responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the gallery and applicable insurance coverage.

All exhibitors will be given equal opportunity to submit. The selection of works is final, as well as conditional to proper submission of the artwork represented by the images. The Winthrop University Galleries is responsible for works only while they are on the premises of the University. Artworks will be handled carefully and displayed in a climate-controlled gallery. The gallery will be secured while closed, but left unattended during operating hours. The Winthrop University Galleries reserves the right to photograph artworks in the exhibition for publicity and educational purposes.

For more information, please contact Karen Derksen by e-mail at ( or visit (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is Now Accepting Proposals for Exhibits at Dalton Gallery in 2016 – Deadline May 1, 2015

February 7, 2015


The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is now accepting applications for 2016 gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Dalton Gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council’s 2016 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager for the Arts Council:

$20 application fee (non-refundable)

10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs please)

Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums

Artist Resume

Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, May 1, 2015. Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

*Payments in the form of cash, credit card or check will be accepted. All checks must be payable to the Arts Council of York County.

For more information on Arts Council programs and events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Offers 2015 Black & White Masquerade Gala – Jan. 24, 2015

January 22, 2015


There will be mystery, intrigue, art and music at the Arts Council of York County’s annual fundraising gala, Black & White Masquerade Gala at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the City Club of Rock Hill, 140 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC.

Come share in the mystery and intrigue of the 2015 Black & White Masquerade Gala! Choose your favorite black or white ensemble, don a mask to hide your true identity, and come ready to celebrate the arts in York County. Rashon Carraway (Mr. Goodwill Hunting) of Carraway Concept serves as the creative director of this year’s gala, bringing style and panache to the Arts Council’s largest arts fundraiser of the year. There will be a men’s fashion show, styled by Mr. Carraway, with local celebrities – Mayor Doug Echols, Kyle Christopher (Rhinehart Realty), Trey Nantz (Nantz Law Firm), Councilmember Michael Johnson (York County District 1), Ken May (South Carolina Arts Commission), David Williams (Williams & Fudge), Winthrop University’s head baseball coach – Tom Riginos, Al Reid (Discoveries Soccer Club/PPG Industries), Rob Joiner (State Farm), Caleb Herron (Twisted Lemon) walking the runway.

Leslie & Friends headline the main ballroom. This high-energy group plays everything from Motown’s greatest hits to jazz standards, and today’s pop hits. They headlined the City Club at the Arts Council’s 10th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival, and had people on their feet dancing the night away, and are sure to bring the crowd to the dance floor at the Black & White Gala. In the lounge, you’ll fall in love with the cool stylings of the Jessica Borgnis Trio as they perform the coolest jazz and folk music in town. Catch your breath while enjoying a drink from the open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, then stop by the tables to bid on your favorite items in our silent auction. This year’s auction includes a football signed by #64 Ryan Kalil, center for the Carolina Panthers, original art by local and regional artists such as Harriet Goode, Jennifer Kirk Hamilton, Wanda Steppe, Jonathan Williams, Katherine Petke, Liz Lee, and Bob Hasselle, a palette of sod from Carolina Fresh Farms, a one-of-a-kind bowtie from nationally recognized The Cordial Churchman.

All proceeds benefit arts programming in York County, including arts in education and community engagement programs, Small Grants to individual artists, arts organizations and schools, the Arts Council’s Three x Three Performing Arts Series, Blues & Jazz Festival, Underexposed Film Festival yc, and exhibits in the galleries at the Center for the Arts. Tickets are $100. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 803-328-2787, or in person at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. Sponsorships are available.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit our webpage at (

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Annual Pottery Sale – Dec. 5, 2014

November 12, 2014

To say that Winthrop University Professor Jim Connell has modeled the ceramics department in his image would be an understatement.

The program, like the potter, is successful and prolific.

Its signature event, the annual holiday pottery sale – and this year is its 25th year – will see the return of more than 25 alumni who have thrived in the fine arts business. Many will be, once again, selling their wares in the Dec. 5, 2014, sale, which is one of the iconic events for Winthrop and Rock Hill during the Christmas season. This year’s event is from noon to 6pm in the basement of the Rutledge Building.

Work by Jim Connell

These Winthrop ceramics alums have established their own studios, or taught in public or higher education, or run and owned art galleries. “This will be our biggest and best sale ever as far as quality and quantity,” said Connell, who will have well over 200 of his own pieces available for sale.

Most alums attending say one of the highlights of their fine arts career was getting ready for this annual pottery show. The event has brought in more than $450,000 of which well over $130,000 has gone to buy equipment and fund scholarships. The average sales are about $22,000 each year of which a fourth goes to buy equipment and five percent goes to scholarships.

The event is set up so pottery students sell their wares, keeping 70 percent and donating 30 percent back to the ceramics program.

Frank Vickery `03 said the pottery sale has been a chance for students to take what they learned in the studio from Connell and put it into action. “It provided a goal to work towards throughout the year and as students, we all looked forward to this day. It was a lot of hard work but provided extra money and real-world experience with every sale,” said Vickery, who now heads the ceramics program at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, North Carolina.

When he was a graduate student at Western Carolina, Vickery said he encouraged the ceramics department there to host a similar pottery sale and to start a tradition that has been so successful at Winthrop.

Another alumna called Winthrop’s ceramics program fantastic. “I have gained so much from time spent there over the years auditing classes, then seeking my degrees,” said Sandy Singletary `90 `08 `11, a Lander University assistant professor of art. “Jim Connell is a great instructor and he has always been supportive of my ceramic effort, whether sculptural or functional. I have nothing but good things to say.”

Connell’s Contributions

Connell, a native of Woodstock, IL, has been working in the ceramics medium since 1975. Throughout his career, Connell’s work has appeared in more than 500 exhibitions, averaging about 24 a year for the last decade. Fifteen of his pieces have been acquisitioned by museums and in 2004, he traveled to China to study ceramics on an International Residence Award through the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

Mostly working in stoneware and porcelain, Connell is known for his teapots. “It is the most challenging form you can make,” he explains. “Mine are unique in the field. It’s a very hard form to master and, thankfully, no one copies my pots.”

His pieces are easily recognizable. The sandblasted red color is a glaze that has taken him 30 years to master. “Sandblasting gives the shiny fired glaze a nice matte surface and a warm texture,” he said.

When he throws – or forms – his teapots, he never makes one at a time, but 10-12 in a series. “People tend to think potters make one piece; start to finish and then move on to the next piece. We work in a series as there are numerous stages and there are drying times to gauge.

“People commonly ask how long it takes to make a teapot and it is a hard question to answer because you work on many at the same time,” Connell said. “Actually, there are two answers that I like to give and both are proper and appropriate. I tell them the teapot has taken me 39 years to make as that is how long I have worked in the medium to achieve the skills necessary to make the piece. Or, after they give me an odd look, I tell them I make 10-12 and they take me 7-10 days.”

When he arrived at Winthrop in 1987, Connell found the art department had only one electric pottery wheel and three old electric kilns on their last legs. Because ceramics work can be hard and grueling on the equipment, repair and replacement of appliances, furnishings and devices is necessary and frequent.

In his years heading the program, Connell said he’s purchased and/or built more than a dozen kilns and 18 pottery wheels, as well as slab rollers, kiln shelves, hand tools and instructional videos. The list goes on and on.

“Buying all the items necessary to run a ceramics program is ongoing for us,” Connell said. “Through the sale, we’ve been a self-sustaining program and haven’t had to ask for much in the way of equipment and tools.”

He’s happy with the condition of the program now, even calling it “state-of-the-art,” compared to what other institutions offer. He tells students that if they want to become professionals, they should consider attending graduate school. Many that do and often comment that Winthrop’s facilities are better than their graduate schools.

Connell described learning ceramics in the beginning as taking baby steps. It takes a lot of time to master the process before a perfect piece can be thrown. His students must learn many different tasks including throwing, trimming, decorating, glazing and firing. They usually spend 50 percent of their time on the wheel, 50 percent off.

The sale offers the students a good business model, he said, allowing them to figure out their own sale pieces and pricing. Most of the items in the pottery sale range from $10 to $100, though for this year’s sale, some items by the professional alums could cost more.

Clay is a Forgiving Medium

Senior Tanner Sullivan has taken six ceramics courses with Connell.  “Clay is my favorite of all mediums because it is forgiving and malleable yet strong when put under the pressure of intense fire,” Sullivan said. “It’s both the art medium and the people that have kept me interested.

“It is full of character, just like the people I have met along the way who partake in it, and therefore is inspiring to me,” Sullivan added. “In the past four years, never have I met people as hard working or genuinely caring as my peers in the ceramics studio.”

The Christmas sale is a way, he said, for all of the hardworking potters at Winthrop to showcase many of the incredible results of things that have inspired them to build and create.

There is a small sign hung above the sink in the studio with several pieces of advice that have ultimately guided Sullivan over the past four years. It reads: “Work hard, arrive on time, tell the truth, and above all don’t get too attached to the results.”

For more information about the Dec. 5 sale or the ceramics program, contact Connell by e-mail at ( or call him at 803/323-2657.

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Offers GEM (Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths) Holiday Art Sale – Nov. 14, 2014

November 10, 2014

The holidays are right around the corner, so why not gift something precious and unique to those on your list? The Winthrop University GEM (Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths) Holiday Art Sale is your source for handmade jewelry, drawings, prints and other types of artwork, on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, from noon – 5pm.

A portion of the proceeds will help fund student scholarships and fine arts activities, such as GEM’s upcoming intercollegiate exhibition “Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making.”

Students, faculty, and alumni of Winthrop’s Department of Fine Arts, as well as the College of Business Administration, have been creating brilliant jewelry, objects, and a variety of 2-D works for the event. Many pieces will be priced below $35.

The sale is open to the public and will take place from noon to 5pm on Nov. 14 in 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center.

For more information, contact GEM President Ashley Felder by e-mail at (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Small Grant Recipients – 2nd Quarter 2014-2015

October 19, 2014


The Arts Council of York County, in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences.
Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

Recipients include:
Culture & Heritage Museums | $500
On Oct. 14, 2014, the Culture and Heritage Museums presented a kick-off/press event announcing the McCelvey Center’s 2015 Southern Sound Series. The event, as well as the 2015 series, will be held in western York County’s historic Lowry Theatre located in the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC. It is the vision of the Culture and Heritage Museums to create a community that greatly values cultural heritage; the Southern Sound Series specifically showcases musical acts whose work embodies the culture of the region. The Culture and Heritage Museums has been awarded $500 to help cover the costs of hiring legendary blues musician, Drink Small who will open and close the event.

Holly Glasscock| $1,000
Holly Glasscock is a full-time, self employed artist working in Catawba, SC. To further her knowledge and skills, Glasscock participates in at least one workshop each year. This Small Grant has been awarded to Holly Glasscock for professional development. Glasscock will travel to Monterey, CA to participate in Plein Air magazine’s annual convention and expo. There, she will have the opportunity to attend the Plein Air Basics Course that features artists such as Larry Cannon, Kathleen Dunphy, and Anne Laddon.

To review guidelines, visit (, on the Grants page under The Arts heading. The next deadline is Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for programs occurring in January, February and March of 2015.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of Its “25th Annual Juried Competition”

August 24, 2014


The Arts Council of York County announced the winners of the “25th Annual Juried Competition” at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 6pm.  This exhibition will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through Sept. 14, 2014.

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Juror, Marty Epp-Carter, who currently teaches printmaking, drawing, and portfolio preparation theory at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Previously, she served as an adjunct lecturer in the art departments at Anderson University and Clemson University. Epp-Carter relocated to South Carolina in 2006 from Boston, MA, where she taught at the DeCordova and Danforth Museums. She holds a BS in Visual Communication from Boston University, an MS in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Printmaking from Clemson University. In addition to teaching, Epp-Carter maintains a studio that serves as her workshop where she creates her own works of art. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her works are held in private and public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the DeCordova Museum (MA), Emory & Henry College (VA), the Permobil Foundation (Sweden), and Galerie d’Art Contemporain (France).

When jurying a show, Marty Epp-Carter looks for work that surprises her, that shows an obsessiveness and keen attention to detail. She is drawn to work that shows a kind of transformation, changing a familiar space to create something new, and she admires and respects extreme skill in handling material. Epp-Carter reminds us that juried shows are not necessarily a record of the best work in that particular area or region; rather, they are a record of the intersection of submitted work and the juror’s taste and expectations regarding art. For the “25th Annual Juried Competition”, Epp-Carter’s choices bring together strong pieces of art, where each sits squarely in the midst of the contemporary art dialogue in South Carolina. She selected 38 works by 26 artists out of 142 entries from 23 cities and 5 states to be displayed in the “25th Annual Juried Competition” exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “25th Annual Juried Competition” are:

“Findlay and James” by Robert O. Keith IV

Best of Show: “Findlay and James” by Robert O. Keith IV
1st Place: “Bryce Canyon” by Mike Henry
2nd Place: “Vessel No. 362″ by Lee Sipe
3rd Place: “Tripenta” by Will Johnson
Honorable Mention: “Something About Mechanized Production” by Josiah Copley
Honorable Mention: “From Series ‘Touching Water'” by Rebecca Jacobs
Honorable Mention: “Franco Fontana Full Color” by Coleman Tharpe

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “25th Annual Juried Competition”.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (, or visit (

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Held Its 36th Annual Arts Celebration – June 12, 2014

June 30, 2014


The Arts Council of York County held its 36th Annual Arts Celebration on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. The evening featured artists who were recipients of a small grant during the fiscal year.  A jazz trio included Ron Parks, L. H. Dickert, and Tracy Patterson, and a visual arts exhibition featured works by photographer, James P. Karner. Karen Collins highlighted the accomplishments of the Underexposed Film Festival yc in 2013, and Strauss Shiple presented the exciting changes in the 2014 Ag + Art Tour with the addition of Lancaster, Chester, and Fairfield Counties.

Despite budgetary cuts, the arts continue to grow in York County! During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, 160,000 people from 238 cities, 43 states and 10 countries attended arts events that were partially funded by or presented by the Arts Council of York County! The number of cities from which visitors came increased by 85%, and states by 45%.  “Encouraged by significant increases in attendance, the Arts Council of York County contracted with Webb Management Company, in partnership with Comporium Communications, to conduct a feasibility study that is testing the concept that York County can support a new, larger performing arts center as a part of on-going cultural and economic development effort,” executive director Debra Heintz said.

President Sandy Johnson welcomed new Board members Sonja Burris, Bobby Houck, Dr. Ann Kirol, Michael Smith, and Joy Widener.  Officers for FY 2014-2015 include Vice President Nicki Nash, Secretary Michele Wilson, and Treasurer Suzie Wright.  Outgoing Board members Rick Jiran, Dr. Sarah Lynn Hayes and Jeffrey Deason were recognized for their service to the Arts Council.

Kamryn Joy-Fulin Knape of Fort Mill, SC, was selected as the recipient of the Long Family Scholarship funded jointly this year by the Women’s Club of Rock Hill Outreach Funds and the Arts Council of York County. This competitive scholarship is awarded to a York County student accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Knape is a well-rounded homeschooled student whose talent extends across many arts categories. She studies pottery at the Gettys Art Center, is in her 8th year of piano lessons, and takes art classes locally. Knape is also a talented set designer who designed the set for the Palmetto Teen Group production of “The Three Musketeers”. Outside the arts, she is on the yearbook team for her home school co-op, plays volleyball with the Victory Sports program, mentors a younger art student, and assists the children’s leader in the Founded in Truth children’s program. Knape will be studying visual arts during the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts’ Summer Academy.

Marcia Kort Buike of Tega Cay, SC, was selected for the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, created in 1992 to recognize those individuals who have committed themselves to art and culture. Buike exemplifies the spirit of the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, as her commitment to the arts and culture within our community is portrayed in every aspect of her life. Buike is a leading arts advocate in the state. She is member of the Arts Council of York County’s Small Grants Committee, and has volunteered at the Arts Council of York County numerous times, working in the office on Friday afternoons, assisting with bookkeeping and administrative tasks when staff members have been on leave or when the office is short staffed. Buike also serves as the coordinator of the 5th District Congressional Art Show.

Largely due to her efforts, the number of entries in the 2014 exhibition increased by 70%.  In putting this exhibition together, Buike spends the spring traveling across the 5th District to pick up student artwork from each school. Her countless hours and passion given to the arts community in York County makes Buike especially deserving of the 2014 Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award.

Duke Energy was selected for the Business and the Arts Award, created in 1992 to recognize those businesses whose dedicated partnership with the arts has been demonstrated during the calendar year. Duke Energy is committed to support the communities they serve through volunteer efforts and grant funds to special projects.

Two of Duke Energy’s employees have volunteered countless hours and have advocated for the Arts Council of York County. Rick Jiran, Director of Government & Community Relations has served on the Arts Council’s Board for the past eight years, holding the offices of Vice President, President and Immediate Past President. He has also been a strong advocate for the arts as an economic development and educational tool. Over the course of his board term, he helped secure nearly $20,000 in donations to the Arts Council.

Karen Blankenship, Duke Energy’s Manager of Training & Quality Assurance, and a former Arts Council of York County employee, continues to give back to the arts community. In November 2013, she applied for a Duke Energy Sweat Equity Grant on behalf of the Arts Council.  This $1,000 grant covered the cost of supplies for a project that will have lasting and significant value.  Blankenship also spearheaded a team of eight volunteers to repaint the Dalton Gallery. With their help, the Arts Council saved about $10,000 over the cost of professional painting.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, e-mail to (, or visit (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Photography Competition Winners

June 20, 2014


The winners of the Arts Council of York County’s “10th Annual Photography” and “5th Annual Youth Photography Competitions” were announced and presented Thursday, June 19, 2014, at a public reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC.

Byron Baldwin, a professional photographer and photography instructor, and founding member of The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, selected 35 works out of 68 entries from 7 cities and 2 states to be displayed in the “Photography Competition” exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the “10th Annual Photography Competition” are:

“10th Annual Photography Competition” 1st Steve Moore – “Christopher Street Station”

1st Place: “Christopher Street Station” by Steve Moore

2nd Place: “Caleb” by Lauren Copley

3rd Place: “Abandoned” by Peter Krenn

Honorable Mention: “Lonely Diners” by Mark Stewart

Baldwin also selected 70 photos to be displayed in the Youth Photography exhibit in the Lewandowski Classroom Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The awards in the “5th Annual Youth Photography Competition” have been generously sponsored by Alf Ward, with an additional merit award presented to the first place winner donated by Marcia Kort Buike. The recipients of the “5th Annual Youth Photography Competition” are:

“5th Annual Youth Photography Competition” 1st – Caleb Flachman – “Going Home”

1st Place: “Going Home” by Caleb Flachman

2nd Place: “So Far Away…” by Victoria Shackelford

3rd Place: “Contact” by Sally Frost

Honorable Mention: “Let the Bedbugs Bite” by Sean Breitkreutz

Honorable Mention: “Alleyway” by Nathan Flachman

Honorable Mention: “Kickin’ It Old School” by Victoria Shackelford

Both exhibits are on view through July 27, 2014, at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St, Rock Hill. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; 2nd & 4th Saturday, 10am-2pm; and 2nd & 4th Sunday from 2pm-4pm.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the 10th Annual Photography Competition.

For more information on the “Annual Photography Competition”, the “Youth Photography Competition” or other Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Offers 2014 Annual Celebration June 12, 2014

June 7, 2014


The public and Arts Council members are cordially invited to attend the Arts Council of York County’s 35th Annual Arts Celebration on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Community Performance Center, 249 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, beginning at 6pm.

The evening will include highlights from the past year, along with presentations of the Long Family Scholarship, awarded to a student from York County who has been selected to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School Summer Program, the Ben Ardrey Volunteer Award, and the Business & the Arts Award. New board members will be announced, and outgoing board members will be recognized during the night as well. Winthrop University’s own, Dr. L. H. Dickert, Ron Parks – Small Grant recipient, and saxophonist Tracy Patterson are scheduled to perform a few jazz favorites, and Small Grant recipient, JP Karner, is exhibiting a collection of his works in the Williams & Fudge Gallery. Find out more about the Ag + Art Tour when Ben Boyles shares the latest news, and Karen Collins, director of the Underexposed Film Festival yc, discusses the growth of the festival over the course of its first two years.

Please join us for a reception immediately following the program, featuring light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Thi’s on Main.

Please reserve your tickets on the Arts Council’s website, ( by Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5pm.

For further information about the Ag + Art Tour, go to ( For more information about the awards or how to show your support for the arts, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (, or visit the Arts Council’s webpage at (


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