Posts Tagged ‘Visiting South Carolina Arts’

City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department is Calling for Entries for 13th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” – Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018

December 9, 2017

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the thirteenth annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition”, which opens in conjunction with the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750. A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three Honorable Mentions ($250 each).

“Lightning Over the Mississippi” by Ed Walker (2017/18 Best of Show).

The application is only available online and may be accessed via the link at ( An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

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 Lilly Wei, a New York-based independent curator, writer, journalist, lecturer, and critic. Wei has written for dozens of publications here and abroad and is a longtime contributor to Art in America and a contributing editor at “ARTnews”. She is the author of numerous artists’ catalogues and monographs and has curated exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Asia. Wei lectures frequently on critical and curatorial practices and sits on the board of several non-profit art institutions and organizations including AICA/USA, Bowery Arts & Sciences, and Art Omi International. She was a former board member of Art in General, and is a fellow of the CUE Foundation. Wei was born in Chengdu, China and has an MA in art history from Columbia University, New York.

The 13th Annual “National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” will be on display May 1, 2018, through March 24, 2019, 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 Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 6-8pm.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, 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 (, or visit (

Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, Offers Holiday Artisan’s Fair and Sale – Nov. 9, 2013

November 4, 2013


Kicking off the holiday season in style, the CMA Museum Shop hosts its annual Holiday Artisans Fair and Sale with a dazzling array of handmade jewelry, ceramics, textiles, pine needle baskets, scarves, gourd birdhouses, ornaments, and more in a wide range of styles, designs, and pricing on Nov. 9, from 10am-3pm. Museum members receive an additional five percent off their regular Museum Shop discounts during the event and all purchases support the exhibitions and education programs at the Columbia Museum of Art.


The Columbia Museum of Art is located at 1515 Main Street in downtown Columbia, SC,

For more information, call the Museum Shop at 803/343-2159 or visit (

Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, Holds Annual Collectible or Curiosity? Event – Sept. 29, 2012

September 17, 2012

Have you ever wondered what valuable antiques you may have in your house? On Sept. 29, 2012, come find out at Collectible or Curiosity?, one of Greenville, SC’s most unique and enjoyable annual events, hosted by the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University. Residents and visitors from across the Southeast are invited to come and have professional antiques specialists appraise furniture, pottery, porcelain, arts and general antique items. Held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9am to 5pm, this event promises to provide all attendees with helpful, authoritative advice and assessment on the art works, antiques, and even curiosities they bring to M&G.

M&G’s specialists are some of the finest in the Southeast with strong reputations in their fields of expertise. This year’s line-up of antique appraisers include:

Greg Peters: The owner and lead auctioneer of Golden Memories Auction Company in Mountain City, GA, Greg brings 30-plus years of experience in approximating the value of general antiques, with specialties in American period furniture and southern pottery. Greg has conducted thousands of appraisals and is a multi-state licensed and bonded auctioneer.

Dawn Corley: Affectionately known as “The Charleston Silver Lady,” Dawn is a nationally-recognized appraisal expert in the fields of estate jewelry and silver. Dawn recently provided invaluable assistance in assessing jewelry recovered from the USS Hunley, a Civil War-era submarine recovered from Charleston harbor.

Andy van Dam: A private fine arts dealer from Camden, SC, Andy is an esteemed expert in the fields of European painting, Japanese and Chinese art, and silver pieces, with more than 40 years of experience in the appraisal business.

M&G is thrilled to offer Upstate residents and guests from across the Southeast this special opportunity to learn about the history and value of their various collectibles and curiosities! The pre-registration fee is $15 per item (maximum of 3 items), includes admission for one patron and is available until September 26. Admission for additional guests is $5 per person. Regular registration after September 26 is $18 per item (maximum of 3 items) and $5 per additional guest.

For additional information and registration details for this event and others hosted by M&G please visit M&G’s website at ( or contact the Events Coordinator at 864/770-1331.