Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Charleston SC’

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston will Offer a Focus Group for Artists on Public Art in Charleston – June 25, 2019

June 19, 2019

Artists of all media are invited to join a group of Morehead-Cain Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill and Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, for a focus group to discuss Public Art in Charleston, on June 25, beginning at 6pm.

This event will focus on gaining input from artists in the community to inform the drafting of a public art policy for Charleston. A working group, established by a city committee, is in the early stages of creating a draft of a public art policy for the city of Charleston. Through this focus group on Tuesday June 26 at Redux, the scholars are hoping to gain as much insight as possible into an artist’s perspective on what would constitute effective guidelines for the process of creating public art.

Redux Contemporary Art Center is located at 1056 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/722-0697 or visit (www.reduxstudios.org).

Fletcher Williams III Invites You to Visit Him at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, During His Studio Residency

May 30, 2019

Fletcher Williams III invites you to stop by his 1st-floor studio at The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. See what’s cookin’. Ask questions or just wander the room while I work. Don’t mind me. Free to the public. Btw, the 1st-floor is always free to the public. And be sure to check out “Bless ‘Em” on display in the 2nd-floor Mary Jackson Gallery. #staycurious


“Untitled”, acrylic on paper, 38″ x 52″

Open Studio Hours:
Thursday 2-5pm
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

My 5-week residency will coincide with the exhibition “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem”, on view through August 18, 2019. With works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection. The exhibition, including work by artists such as Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.

For further info on Williams visit (www.fletcher3.com).

A Trip to the Edge of America to See Art – Folly Beach – Who Knew

April 29, 2019

I’ve just posted a write up of a trip I made Saturday (4/27/19) to Folly Beach, SC, to visit Gallery Azul and the Backyard Art Sale they were having that day featuring 13 area artists. We have lots of photos too. Visit our blog Carolina Arts Unleashed at (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/).


View of the backyard at Gallery Azul


Works by Tanya Craig


Entertainment by Sunflowers & Sin


Works by Kelly Kane Wood


Jewelry by Dolly Paul

City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs Calls for Entries for “2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” – Deadline April 12, 2019

April 8, 2019

The “2019 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is open to all SC residents. Awards for the Exhibition include $100 each for Best Photography, Best Printmaking, Best Sculpture, Best Painting, and Best Drawing; Best in Show is $500. This year’s juror is Charleston artist Arianne King Comer. The “2019 Juried Art Exhibition” will be held May 24-June 9 at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art delivery date of May 13, 2019.

Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the “2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions”, the 2017 or 2018 “MOJA Arts Festival”, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the “2019 ArtFields” or that will be entered into the “2019 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition” will not be considered. Craftwork or jewelry is ineligible. Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork in all media is eligible. Traditional oil, watercolor, acrylics, etchings, and pastels as well as fiber art, collage and other media are acceptable.

Artwork must be original and not copies of the work of others. Painted or enhanced photographs must be submitted in the Photography category. Photography: All types of fine art photography – from prints to digitally or manually altered images – are acceptable. All artwork must be framed or have a finished edge wrap and be gallery ready for hanging. No pieces will be accepted with saw-tooth hangers. City Gallery reserves the right to exclude work based on the way a piece is framed and mounted to ensure a cohesive look for the exhibition. We reserve the right to exhibit sculpture in alternate locations to accommodate work of varied size or scale. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from next year’s Exhibition. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.

Submissions Deadline: April 12, 2019

Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion: (1) The artwork is an original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person’s work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Application Fee (USD): $20.00
Application Link:
(https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/48136)

Selections for the exhibition will be made by early May and artists will be notified of their status by e-mail.

For More Information: Please contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Manager at 843/958-6484; or by e-mail to (QuattlebaumA@charleston-sc.gov); or City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401; or visit (www.PiccoloSpoleto.com).

Cone 10 Studios in Collaboration With the Stone Soup Collective Offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC – Feb. 23, 2019

February 8, 2019

Cone 10 Studios in collaboration with the Stone Soup Collective offers Empty Bowls 2019 in Charleston, SC, on Feb. 23, 2019, from 6-8pm.

Guests of cone 10 studios are invited to a meal of bread and soup prepared by the Stone Soup Collective. The soup will be served in ceramic bowls created and donated by potters from the Charleston clay community.

Stone Soup Collective is a committed group of Charleston citizens who share a vision of a community where all are nourished body and spirit by the abundance of the Lowcountry, its earth, and its people, one bowl of soup at a time.

Originally founded by Susan Filley as ClayWorks in 2000, cone 10 studios current owners are Fiorenzo Berardozzi, Anne John and Susan Gregory. The concept has always been to house a group of ceramicists sharing in the firing, finances and joy of a large gas-reduction kiln. Cone 10 Studios offers memberships for studio space, classes in wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture as well as exhibition events and a gallery of members work.

In exchange for a donation of $45, each guest will enjoy a light meal and keep the piece from which they have eaten, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

To purchase tickets:

1. Call or come by cone10studios and join the reservation list.

2. You will receive an e-mailed reservation confirmation when we receive your $45 cash or check written to Stone Soup Collective. *(tickets are limited)*

Please include your name and e-mail address with check mailed to:

cone 10 studios
1080 Morrison Drive, Suite B
Charleston, SC 29403

For further info call 843/853-3345 or e-mail to (info@cone10studios.com).

Call for Applications for the 2019 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit in Charleston, SC – Deadline Jan. 31

January 29, 2019

Since it began in 1979, Piccolo Spoleto has firmly established itself as an essential ingredient of Spoleto Festival USA’s special and unique magic. Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, presents a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston each day of Spoleto’s 17-day festival season. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases 4,000 (+) local and regional artists and more than 700 arts events–literary, visual and performing arts–against the international backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA.

MISSION
Piccolo Spoleto’s mission has always been to connect Spoleto Festival USA to the entire community by making the festival experience available to everyone, regardless of social, physical or economic considerations. Its presentations impart lightheartedness, vitality and energy to this most comprehensive of the world’s great arts festivals. The Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit has a goal of presenting the work of South Carolina artists in a free open air venue the entire community can enjoy.

ELIGIBILITY
All 2D artists who are residents of the state of South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration to the Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit. All 2D media is eligible and must be the original work of the artist and not the work of others. As this is an outdoor art exhibition, all artists are required to have a professional display tent and display walls and are required to be onsite daily to represent their work for the full 16 days of the exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSION
Artists may submit via e-mail 4 digital photographs representing original artwork and one photograph of your outdoor booth setup (or an image that shows a collection of your work hanging on a wall so scale and finished presentation of your work can be evaluated) • Images must be in jpg format and be a minimum file size of 1500 pixels on the long side • Photographs submitted must not have any identifying information such as the name of or a picture of the artist • Original 2D media are eligible • Artists who provide more or less than 4 images of work, fail to provide one of the booth (or display wall) or who have identifying information in photos will be disqualified • Digital photographs must be sent via e-mail to (psoaesubmission@gmail.com).

JUDGING
Artists who have exhibited in the previous year are invited to return to this year’s exhibit. Therefore, the number of available spaces will depend on the number of people who will not return from last year. A panel of working arts professionals will select artists to participate. Only submissions which meet the stated guidelines and agree to follow Rules and Responsibilities will be considered.

RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. All applicants must submit a $40 application fee payable to Washington Park Art Show. If accepted, all artists must send a check for the booth fee of $400.00.
2. It is the goal to have artists actively represent their work during the exhibit. Therefore artists are required to be at their booth representing their work for at least 75% of the time (12 of the 16 days). Artists booths are required be open and artwork represented for all 16 days (May 24 – June 8, 2019) of the show. Hours of the show are 10am to 5pm Mondays through Thursdays and 10am to 6pm Fridays through Sundays.
3. Artwork is to be displayed in a professional tent supplied by the artist. Craft Hut (www.crafthut.com) or Light Dome (www.lightdomecanopies.com) style tents are acceptable. “Easy Up” style tents ARE NOT acceptable. Artists must also have a professional looking display wall to support the artwork. All tents must be weighted and/or staked for the duration of the show to help prevent damage from wind and rain.
4. At all times, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of works displayed on screens must be originals. Work in bins, on tables and portfolios will be left to the discretion of the artist. However all works should be labeled as original, giclee, limited edition print, mono-type, etc. No t-shirts or other “craft” type
merchandise will be allowed.
5. Eligibility for awards. All work to be judged must be original. The name of the work and the medium should appear on or with each piece. You must be setup by 9:00 AM on Friday May 24, 2019 to be eligible for judging.
6. Spaces are 10×10 feet. All artists must set up within their marked spaces.
7. Security: Off duty police will patrol during evening hours the show is not open from Thursday May 23, 2019 through Saturday June 8, 2019.
8. A city of Charleston business license and SC Retail License is required and they will be checked by a city employee, so the license should be kept on premises. Sales Tax in Charleston County is 8.5%. Artists will keep 100% of all sales made during the exhibit.
9. Exhibitor agrees not to smoke in Marion Square.
10. Exhibitor shall return the premises to the condition in which they were in prior to occupancy.
11. Any violation of the terms the PSOAE Rules and Responsibilities will result in the exhibitor not being allowed to participate in the PSOAE the following year.

For questions about the application process or the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, please contact either of the coordinators: Vicki Ellis by e-mail at (Plattellis24@gmail.com) or call 843/425-6102 or Lesley Johnson by e-mail at (ljohn16123@aol.com) or call 843/276-3394 (cell).

Tyrone Geter One of Neema Fine Art Gallery’s Artists in Charleston, SC, is Awarded Residency to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY

January 28, 2019

Neema Fine Art Gallery artist, illustrator and educator, Tyrone Geter has accepted an invitation from The Corporation of Yaddo to participate in a 3 week residency at the prestigious Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, from Feb. 21-Mar. 13, 2019. In accepting the invitation, Geter will join the ranks of some of the world’s most accomplished and iconic artists in both 20th and 21st centuries who have taken up residency at Yaddo. American novelist and short story writer, John Cheever, wrote that the “forty or so acres on which the principal buildings of Yaddo stand have seen more distinguished activity in the arts than any other piece of ground in the English-speaking community and perhaps the world.”

Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 74 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, 68 National Book Awards, and a Nobel Prize. Notable Yaddo artists through the turn of the millennium include James Baldwin, Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Martin Puryear, Katherine Anne Porter, Amy Sillman, Clyfford Still, and David Foster Wallace. More recent guests include Terry Adkins, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sheri Fink, and Matthew Weiner. Yaddo currently welcomes approximately 220 guests a year from all over the world. Though much has changed since 1900, Yaddo’s mission has remained constant. In recent years the Board of Directors has reasserted Yaddo’s commitment to aesthetic daring, social egalitarianism and internationalism, and the support of artists at political risk.

In a career that spans across two continents, Tyrone Geter has built an international reputation as a world-class artist, painter, sculptor, illustrator and teacher. The recently retired Associate Professor of Art at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, grew up in Anniston, AL, during a time defined by strict segregation laws and social injustice. With a population of less that 25,000, Anniston was a site of numerous acts of racial violence during the Civil Rights Era. The immediacy of these events and an inherited legacy of spiritual strength and fortitude against all the odds inform and shape Geter’s work.

Geter received his Master’s of Fine Art from Ohio University in 1978 with an emphasis on painting and drawing. In 1979, Geter relocated to his beloved and deceased wife’s home country of Zaria, Nigeria, a move that proved to be a turning point in his development and growth as an artist. For seven years he lived, drew and painted among the Fulani and local people of Northern Nigeria. During this period he created numerous paintings that captured the richness and depth of the cultures of Northern Nigeria. He describes the experience as an experience that taught him ”to understand the nature of life in a society where life was nature and sometimes both hard and cruel.” Those seven years in Nigeria proved to be the most important influence in his life and art. He returned to the United States in 1987 and a teaching position at the University of Akron where he transformed his experience in Nigeria into the most powerful work of his career.

His work has been exhibited at the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC, Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, Center for Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA; Butler Institute for American Art, Youngstown, OH; Hampton Institute College Museum, Hampton, VA; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, to name a few. His honors include first place, MOJA Arts Festival, Charleston, SC; first place Robert Duncanson Award from Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; artist fellowship grant from Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, Boston, MA and grant from Columbus, Ohio Arts Council.

Edmund Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, and consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is quoted as saying, “Geter has distinguished himself as a consummate realist able to render in spirit and form a world of peoples–especially black people. His eyes, honed over decades, miss no characteristic gestures, nor do they overlook any hidden features of peculiar interest. His grasp of color allows him to express skin tones with unmatched radiance and accuracy. His hands deftly outline with elegance and power the physical features of his subjects.” Gaither goes on to say, “It cannot be questioned that he knows how to construct space, and fill it with figures and artifacts whether drawn or painted, of exceptional beauty and grace. In short, Geter is a fully developed wizard of his media, endowed with enormous psychological perception and intellectual wit, and he has shown repeatedly that he can coral these powers in the production of his art.” Gaither concludes that, “Tyrone Geter creates compositions that indisputably speak of black realities from black perspectives, while they are also profoundly American. Through pathos, humor and acidic commentary, Geter’s art presents a new visual vocabulary for America’s intractable problems of racial justice, social acceptance, and collective healing.”

Will South, chief curator of the Columbia Museum of Art said, “Geter explores through his art the thorny issue of uniting different ethnicities in America and understanding each other without stereotypes. Tyrone takes that on,” South said. “He’s not a politician, and yet he is. By default, he makes statements that people listen to, and that’s powerful.”

Geter himself said, “My work is not supposed to allow you to walk past and not feel. I believe that one of our problems in society is that we’ve learned not to care. We see something happening to someone, we say ‘oh, wow, that’s too bad,’ and you go on about your business and that keeps happening. Mine was to make us feel like we are one with the human race.”

Geter is represented by Neema Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, SC’s newest art gallery featuring original works of art by both established and standout emerging African-American artists who are from or who currently reside in South Carolina. Located at 3 Broad St., Ste. 100, and positioned at the start of Charleston’s Historic Gallery Row, ironically Neema Fine Art Gallery is located in the former home of Walkers, Evans and Cogswell, printers of lithograph copies of the Articles of Secession and Confederate money and bonds. It is rumored that the basement of 3 Broad was also part of the Underground Railroad.

Gallery owner, Meisha Johnson says she, “can’t think of a better artist on which to bestow the honor of a residency at Yaddo upon at this critical point in history than artist, illustrator and educator Tyrone Geter. Tyrone consistently and unequivocally produces groundbreaking work that affirms, uplifts, challenges and reveals, consequently creating a path to racial and social healing. We look forward to seeing what works Tyrone is inspired to create as a result of his experience at Yaddo.”

For additional information, contact Meisha Johnson, Owner, Curator & Gallery Director at Neema Fine Art a Gallery at (neemagallery@gmail.com), call 843/353-8079 or visit (www.neemagallery.com).

The Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists to Participate in the My Library Card Design Contest

November 9, 2018

You are invited to submit a design for a future Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) limited edition library card!

Contest Rules & Parameters:
· Participants may submit multiple entries. All submissions are due by midnight on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
*Submissions will only be accepted online.*
· Review the template and dimension requirements below, and submit your design based upon the stated specifications.
o Submissions must include the CCPL logo.

o Submissions may be in any art medium (illustration, pen, photography, etc.).
o Designs must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi), and the following design formats will be accepted: .jpeg, .png, .ai, psd, and .pdf.
o Required dimensions:
· Card dimensions: 3.375”x2.125”
· Keychain card dimensions: 2.875”x1”
· Template of cards at actual size

o Submissions with inappropriate language and/or subject material will be disqualified.
o All photos and illustrations must be original works and free of copyright restrictions. Any submissions that include copyrighted materials will be disqualified.
· Final designs will be chosen by a library committee. One final design will be printed in a limited run and available for the public next year. The winner will be notified and announced in February 2019.
· Submissions become the property of CCPL and will not be returned. No late entries will be accepted.
CCPL License Agreement
I grant the Charleston County Public Library System (CCPL) the right to freely reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display, in whole or in part, any materials that I provide in connection with the My Library Card Design Contest. This includes the use of the name and likeness of any individuals represented in the materials I provide. I confirm that I have all required intellectual property rights needed to grant CCPL the rights above, and that, before submitting any content to CCPL, I have obtained all permissions needed for CCPL to exercise such rights. CCPL will not be responsible for any damages relating to this agreement.

Frances Richardson
Communications Department
Charleston County Public Library
Desk: 843/805-6803
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(www.ccpl.org)

Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries in Its Statewide Juried Signature Exhibition – Deadline Nov. 1, 2018

October 11, 2018

The Charleston Artist Guild hosts the annual Juried Signature Exhibition at the Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Artists working in 2D art and photography from throughout the state are encouraged to apply for this year’s show which is just around the corner.

Selected works will be on view Nov. 11-18, 2018 and the show culminates with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 18. The deadline for registration is Nov. 1 with Early Bird discount for applications received before Oct. 29, 2018. Link to the application at (http://files.constantcontact.com/31050cbb001/d74f57a6-3c24-4ca5-bec1-215ecbe59139.pdf). Images must be submitted as a JPEG file as an attachment to an e-mail.


Work by Anita Laudone Harley, 1st Place 2D 2017


Work by Stan Ullner, 1st Place Photography 2017

Contact Charleston Artist Guild Business Manager Steve Jacobs for more information. E-mail to (charlestonart@bellsouth.net), or call the office at 843/722-2454. The Guild’s website is (www.charlestonartistguild.com). The Guild can be found on FaceBook at (https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonArtistGuild/).

FABulon A Center for Art and Education Ask Artists Living and Working in the West Ashley Area of Charleston, SC, to Take Census Survey

August 10, 2018

The FABulon A Center for Art and Education is doing its last push to reach out to as many West Ashley artists as possible to fill out the quick West Ashley Artists Census.  If you could share this link in any capacity you feel appropriate, we’d be grateful. It’s for artists who live and/OR work West Ashley.

Many thanks, Susan and Harriet at FABulon

The Link is (https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4300551/West-Ashley-Artists-Census).

For further info call Susan Irish Director, FABulon A Center for Art and Education at 843/566-3383.