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Stormwater Studios in Columbia, SC, is Looking for an Artist to Rent Studio #9

August 22, 2019

We are looking for an artist for Studio #9. Become a part of the new and growing River Arts Community in Columbia, SC.

Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street (off of Huger Street), the new Stormwater Studios and Exhibition Space offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios with access to nature.

Studio #9
**Rent $450/month + deposit
Business liability insurance approximately $200/year
280 sq. ft.
14 ft. ceiling
Studio sink
Concrete floor
Rolling garage door facing front of building
Individual thermostat

Resident Artist Requirements:

Work in the studio 12 hours/week
Staff gallery one 3-4 hr. session/week (greet guests and have them sign guest book, answer phone)
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm
Staffing hours may overlap 12 hour/week requirement
Participate in 2 resident artist group shows/year with at least 3 new pieces for each (Artista Vista and Vista Lights)
Participate in Third Thursday extended hours
Host one community project/year
Regular attendance at monthly resident artist meetings
Shared group expenses for publicity and events

Benefits:

Participation in a community of artists
Premier studio space
Free parking
Discounted exhibition rate in gallery
Inclusion in group shows during the 2 Vista gallery crawls/year
Use of kitchen
Use of outdoor workspace
Nature Access

If interested, please submit the following for review using the form at this link.

10th Annual Rosewood Art and Music Festival Takes Place in Columbia, SC – Oct. 5, 2019

August 13, 2019

Columbia, SC’s micro urban festival, the 10th annual Rosewood Art & Music Festival is a non-profit, one-day, free admittance, outdoor festival. It takes place Oct. 5, from 11am-7pm, at 2901 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, thousands of visitors will descend into the Rosewood Neighborhood to enjoy; great music by multiple bands on the big stage, our new festival space will be filled with original art, by artists, writers, potters and more, from all over the Southeast. Enjoy poetry under the shade tree, grab your dance shoes and dance in front of the stage or simply enjoy the sounds as you wander from booth to booth while voting for your favorite in the juried show/pop-up gallery tent and celebrate southern arts and culture.

This year we celebrate our 10th year with new festival grounds; 1 large stage to feature awesome bands from around the southeast, a huge variety of artists booths, both homegrown and from around the country, showing original works of pottery, paintings, jewelry and more, meet authors & artists in our communal tents, and enjoy spoken word under the shade tree.

The public will vote and enjoy the competitive Jury Show/Pop-up gallery. Jury Show participants compete for a share of more than $2000 in prize money.

New this year – food vendors.

Call to Artists – Free Applications are now open to professional, amateur & emerging creators to apply to Participate as Exhibitors. Spaces for booths or communal space &/or Juried Show/Pop-up gallery.

Deadline is August 25, 2019.

Review Categories and Rules online at (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

For further information call 803/250-6187, e-mail to (contact@RosewoodFestival.com), or visit (www.RosewoodFestival.com).

South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, Calls For Entries For Competitive Exhibits – Deadline Sept. 1, 2019

July 21, 2019

The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC, is accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits.

More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered in agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock again during this year’s 150th anniversary fair, which runs Oct. 9-20, 2019.

“Our competitive events are a hallmark of our annual fair and showcase the amazing talents of South Carolina residents,” said State Fair manager, Nancy Smith. “The diversity of the entries is a testament to the rich culture across our state.”

Competitors can view the Exhibit Guide and enter online at (scstatefair.org/competitors). Or they can download entry forms and mail them to SC State Fair, PO Box 393, Columbia, S.C. 29202, or drop them off at the fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC, from 8am – 3pm, Monday through Thursday or from 8am to noon on Fridays. Entry forms are available at the fairgrounds in the Dowling Building for those without computer access.

The entry period runs through Sept. 1, 2019.

For more information about this year’s fair, visit (scstatefair.org).

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Seeks Submissions for the “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019” – Deadline is July 22, 2019

May 29, 2019

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019, the center’s fifth survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA SC Biennial 2019 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates
Biennial Part I, September 26 – November 3, 2019
Biennial Part II, November 13 – December 22, 2019

Selection Process:
A panel of three jurors representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials:
Submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019 should be made via Submittable (link below) and include the following:

Ten (10) images of available work produced in the last two years that is representative of what will be available for inclusion in the Biennial in case the artist is selected. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform. Image headers should be numbered 1 through 10 followed by the artist’s last name and title of the work.

Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

Checklist that lists title, date, medium and dimensions (H x W for 2-D work; H x W x D for 3-D) in this particular order
Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
Resume and biographical sketch, the latter of no more than 300 words, that includes the artist’s date and place of birth
Fees:
$25.00 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.
Submission Deadline:
All materials should be submitted by July 22, 2019, by 5pm.

Notification:
Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by August 6, 2019.

Timeline:
Call to Artists: May 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 22, 2019, by 5pm.
Jury Panel Meets: July 31 – August 2, 2019
Notification of Selections: August 6, 2019
Possible Studio Visits: Mid- to Late August, 2019
Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part I: Thursday, September 26, 7-9pm
Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part II: Wednesday, November 13, 7-9pm

Please submit further inquiries by e-mail to (director@701cca.org) or call Hannah Shepard, Executive Director at 803/319-9949.

Click here to submit (https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit).

SC Arts Commission in Columbia, SC, to Honor Nine Recipients with 2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts

March 18, 2019

Nine South Carolinians are to be honored by the South Carolina Arts Commission with the 2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts—the state’s highest arts honor.

The following recipients from their respective categories are being recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Cecil Williams, Orangeburg

ARTIST Tyrone Geter, Columbia

INDIVIDUAL Kathleen (Kathi) P. Bateson, Hilton Head Island

ARTS IN EDUCATION Simeon Warren, Charleston (Individual) and S.C. African American Heritage Commission, Hartsville (Organization)

BUSINESS Hampton III Gallery, Taylors

GOVERNMENT Florence County Museum, Florence

ORGANIZATION Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston and Columbia Stage Society (Town Theatre), Columbia (Special Award)

Further info about these receipients can be found at (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/plf40ffa55oxh5g/AAAksiSWeKNQxxytp5yBM8DQa?dl=0).

Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC, Calls for Participation in She Festival – Deadline Feb. 20, 2019

January 29, 2019

Celebrating Women in the Arts, the She Festival is now accepting applications. Calling all womankind; painters, dancers, musicians, poets, performers and more, regardless of experience or education in any art field, ages 13 and up. It’s time to shout! Shout your talents!

Apply to be part of the only festival showcasing women in the arts in 2 one-of-a-kind shows, March 2019, Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC.

She Festival is a grassroots organization promoting women in the arts. Connecting all womankind in arts community with the wider public by providing a platform to discuss issues that affect women both locally and globally.
Did you know? Sponsorship forms are available to all participants, request one today e-mail (shefestivalsc@gmail.com).

Visit applications page at (http://www.shefestival.org/) for more information.

The Artist BLUE SKY is Painting a New Mural in Columbia, SC

January 20, 2019

Blue Sky is painting a new mural in the vista in Columbia, SC, on the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets. I have created a gofundme page for the mural as he’s paying for this out of his own empty pockets – just like he did for the “Neverbust” sculpture. If you can donate any amount, thank you or please share. Thank you so much for all of your support over the years!

Donate at (https://www.gofundme.com/new-blue-sky-mural).

Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC, Calls for Application to Participate in the She Festival – Deadline is Jan. 31, 2019

December 11, 2018

Celebrating Women in the Arts, the She Festival is now accepting applications. Calling all womankind; from painters, dancers, musicians, poets, performers and more, regardless of experience or education in any art field, ages 13 and up. It’s time to shout! Shout your talents, let the world know you are here! Apply to be part of the only festival showcasing women in the arts in 2 one-of-a-kind shows, March 2019, at the Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, SC. Festival dates are Mar. 9 & 30, 2019, from 6-10pm

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2019.

She Festival is a grassroots organization promoting women in the arts. Connecting all womankind in arts community with the wider public by providing a platform to discuss issues that affect women both locally and globally. The Mission of the She Festival is to create events that showcase talented women in the arts. Shows will be filled with singers, dancers, musicians, speakers, painters and more. Each festival is designed to celebrate the professional talents of womankind in the arts.

Our vision is to inspire womankind of all ages by creating a stage to tell our stories, express our works and achievements throughout herstory and the broader LGBTQ community. To raise awareness about and help fight violence towards women. Organizers create multi-layered marketing/publicity campaigns that draws attendees from SC, NC, Tennessee and Georgia region.

Visit applications page at (www.SheFestival.org) for more information.

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, Announces Jena Thomas Wins the 701 CCA PRIZE 2018

December 10, 2018

Artist Jena Thomas won the 701 CCA Prize 2018 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. Thomas was announced as the winner during the Nov. 28, 2018, 701 CCA Prize Celebration at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The winner was announced by Tristan Weinkle and Corinne Goldberg of exhibition sponsor South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care.


701 CCA Prize 2018 Winner Jena Thomas, photo courtesy of Jamar Riley

“Thomas is an outstanding winner of this year’s Prize,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “She won in a highly competitive field of contestants that included two other excellent finalists, Carey Morton and Alexander Thierry.” Thomas, who teaches at Converse College in Spartanburg, is a painter. Morton, who creates mixed media sculptures, is a recent graduate of Clemson University and current adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston and artist in residence at the Gibbes Museum, also in Charleston. Thierry, a ceramicist, started teaching at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg in 2017, coming from Kansas.

As the winner, Thomas will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national art magazine. The finalists and winner were selected by an independent jury consisting of Osamu Kobayashi, Brooklyn, NY, painter and Columbia, SC, native; Jessica Moss, curator, artist, writer and founder of The Roll Up CLT in Charlotte, NC; and Catherine Walworth, curator of the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC.

The 701 CCA Prize 2018 exhibition will remain on view through Dec. 23, 2018. The exhibition catalogue, which also was presented at the 701 CCA Prize Celebration, is available at 701 CCA for $3.00.

Thomas also was a finalist for the 701 CCA Prize 2016. She received her MFA from the University of Miami in Florida and in 2016 joined the art faculty of Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Thomas has exhibited extensively in the past decade in Florida and New England. Among her recent solo and two-person exhibitions are those at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, CT; Contemporary Art Space in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Green Monkey in Miami. Thomas has been represented at Art Hamptons, Art Palm Beach and the Miami International Art Fair. She has exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Gables Museum, and the South Florida Cultural Center, all in Florida. Her work was selected for New American Painting’s 2014 MFA Edition.

The 701 CCA Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. “Once again, the number of good, exciting young artists in South Carolina allowed the jury panel to select three outstanding artists as finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2018,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The competition was fierce. Thomas also was a finalist in 2016, which makes her the first 701 CCA Prize repeat finalist. Morton is new to the Prize but was selected last year for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial. Thierry is a recent addition to the state’s art scene whose exciting work has not yet been shown much in South Carolina.” This year’s installment was the fourth 701 CCA Prize event.

“With the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art has added a crucial component to the eco-system for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” Roefs said. “Prior to this 701 CCA initiative, the state did not have a prominent event to highlight the best young talent in South Carolina.”

For further inquiries call Hannah Shepard at 803/319-9949 or e-mail to (director@701cca.org).

South Carolina Watermedia Society has Announced Top Winners from Annual Exhibition on View at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC.

November 12, 2018

City Art is presenting the “2018 SCWS Annual Juried Exhibition”, featuring works by SCWS members, on view through Nov. 26, 2018. The SC Watermedia Society has announced the top three winning artists.

Congratulations to the following artists:

Best In Show goes to Lynda English for her work, “Through The Eyes of A Child, Looking Up” which won the Tony Hardwick Memorial Award


Work by Lynda English

Second Place went to Anne Hightower Patterson for her work “Wading In” which won the Award in honor of Liana Sullivan Lemery


Work by Anne Hightower Patterson

Third Place was given to Suzanne Accetta for her work “Unspeakable Praise” which won the First Citizens Award


Work by Suzanne Accetta

Sixty-five pieces were juried into the exhibit from 184 entries. Awards for thirty of the 65 will be announced at the awards ceremony. The thirty awarded pieces will become part of a state-wide traveling show at various locations coordinated by the SC State Museum. Laurie Goldstein Warren, judged the show.

Since 1977, the South Carolina Watermedia Society has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The Society works towards achieving its goals by making the accomplishments of its members available to a broad base of South Carolinian’s

SCWS, the largest statewide visual arts group, is an active presenting organization. We nurture and promote South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities, special programs to market their original works and coordinate educational programs. In addition, our goals include public outreach and participation in the arts.

For further information call City Art at 803/252-3613 or visit (www.cityartonline.com). Visit the SCWS at (https://scwatermedia.com/).