Posts Tagged ‘Visiting South Carolina’

FABULON, A Center For Art and Education in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for “Not Your Typical Love Story” – Deadline Dec. 12, 2017

November 13, 2017

With the bells of the New Year still echoing in our ears, we will be confronted with hearts, candy, and the trappings of modern day Valentine’s Day.

Each year at this time we put out a call for our “Not Your Typical Love Story Show”. It started as a quest to battle commercialism, materialism, over consumption and narrow-minded views. We had the idea to show art that illustrated the many facets of love, a truer vision of Saint Valentine’s mission, and spread some empathy.

With so much news of injustice, incivility, instability, and insecurity, it is hard to imagine thoughts of love. Or that love could be a remedy. We thought of cancelling the show.

But that song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach keeps echoing. Maybe you remember the Jackie DeShannon version or prefer Dionne Warwick’s, or Boss Baby is your frame of reference with Missi Hale singing away.

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love

it’s the only thing there’s just too little of

no, not just for some, but for everyone”

That says it all!

And it says hold on to that thought. Make it real.

Send us images that prove that loving your neighbor like yourself could really make a difference in the world. Show that love trumps hate every time. Inspire more people to realize that they can make a difference.

The song is apparently a conversation addressing the Lord. But this is a plea to all humans of any denomination, spiritual belief, struggling person even those brave enough to question, and daring enough to lift voices and pencils and paint brushes.

The lyrics go on to say “we don’t need another mountain”….but with our environment at risk and the EPA under attack, lest we not forget that ordering up another mountain isn’t really an option. So if we love it, we need to show it!

We are seeking deep connections to the idea that love will save the world. As cliché as that may seem, prove it could be true. Dig deep. Please no cliché images. Capture examples but also show some potential solutions.

For info to enter visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4861).

Please include an artist’s statement.

All mediums 2D and 3D visual arts will be considered.

Send up to five images per entry. We will choose up to three for the exhibit and sale. Artists must send a statement about their work.

All work must be for sale. The gallery receives 40% of the sale. Artist is responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork. Artwork may be brought to the gallery in person or shipped with shipping labels both ways using FedEx or USPS only (NOT UPS as they charge us a fee which will be passed along to you if this is your only available method) . No packing peanuts, please.

Artwork must be in hang ready condition with wire method only, no sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each piece must have a label firmly affixed to the back, stating name, title, and contact information. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years, not derived from copyrighted images, and not created under the direction of an instructor. We will accept images of work in progress, with the understanding it will be finished by the deadline.

Deadline for submission is 12/12/21/17, artists will be notified by 12/30/17. Work must arrive by 1/15/18. Work will be on display from 1/23/18 through 3/1/18. Artists’ Reception on 2/10/18 5-8pm.

FABULON is located at 1017 Wappoo Road, West Ashley, Charleston, SC, 29407

For further info call 843/566-3383 or visit (www.fabulonart.com).

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African American Fiber Artists Sought for 12th Annual Exhibition in North Charleston, SC – Deadline is Mar. 1, 2018

November 13, 2017

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 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6 in North Charleston, SC. African American artists, ages 18 and up, living in the United States and working in the medium of fiber are invited to participate in the “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition”, titled “I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!”. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from May 1-June 22, 2018. A $30 entry fee applies and allows artists to submit up to four entries. A maximum of two entries per artist may be selected. The application is available online at (www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com). Deadline for entries is Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018.

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. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that pays tribute to an extraordinary African American woman – past or present, real or fictional, a public figure or an unsung heroine. Artists should note that the curator will not select pieces relating to Maya Angelou as this theme was explored in the 2015 exhibition.

Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2018/2019 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 “12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!” will be on display 8am-8pm daily from May 1-June 22, 2018, on the 1st and 2nd floors of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane in North Charleston. Admission is free. A free public reception in honor of the artists will be held at City Hall on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6-8pm.

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

Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate, SC, Added Number 203 Quilt Block

November 13, 2017

“The name of this quilt pattern is a Star Flower however, we call the quilt Granny Morris’s Dresses since my Maternal Grandmother, Julia Kemp Morris, sewed this quilt back in the early 1940s from fabrics of her old dresses and my grandfather’s shirts,” says Jeanie Morehead Christopher. Julia probably learned the art of quilting from her mother. Most likely, she and her 5 sisters passed the time away while quilting together. “My grandfather, Joseph Walker Morris, bought his first truck when he was 38 years old in 1927. He built a lucrative business known in the Anderson area as J. W. Morris Transfer. Later, the name was changed to Morris Van Lines as that is the name on all the advertising memorabilia (key chains, pencils, pens & business cards) we have in the family. Morris Van Lines moved to Belton Highway in July 1948 where it remained until liquidation by his children in 1993. Both of his children, O. V. Morris and Jeanette Morris Moorhead were involved in this business venture until their retirement. Mr. Morris’ son-in-law James Robert Moorhead was also employed by the company until his retirement in 1982,” adds Christopher.

This quilt is placed on the site of the Morris’ home at 2023 E. River Street (Belton Highway) in Anderson, SC. Hill Electric and Morris Van Lines were business neighbors for many years and Hill Electric bought the property in the 1990’s. They renovated the warehouses and office spaces to suit their electric business. “My grandparents’ home became their temporary offices while they did the remodeling. After a recent tour of the home and the warehouses, I found that much of it remains as it was when I was a child. Roller skating around the transfer trucks and having talent shows in my grandparent’s attic and basement are fond memories at Granny’s house,” say Christopher. “I also recall being able to see the double ferris wheel at the Anderson Fair Grounds from an attic window. We grandchildren would slide down the hill beside the house on broken down packing boxes from the moving business. Granny made fig preserves from her fig tree that is still standing at the bottom of this hill.”

“This quilt has already been a great example of how the Upstate Quilt Trail brings families back together. My first cousin and I have been in contact many times over the last few months while this quilt was being painted. I learned during those conversations that her daughter (the next generation!) has many fond memories of Granny’s house, her meals, her sewing, her garden in the back of the lot and playing as well around the transfer trucks. This would be Granny’s great-grand daughter and she hopes to come up to Anderson and see the quilt installed as well as get a current tour of the house where we all had such a good time!,” adds Christopher.

For further info about the Quilt Trail call 864/723-6603 or visit (www.uhqt.org).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Announces Second Annual Gallery Gallop – Nov. 17, 2017

November 13, 2017

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and Camden ART (CArt), invite you to join them for the second annual Gallery Gallop, a special gallery and art crawl in downtown Camden, SC. Seven local galleries and businesses will open their doors to the public from 5:30-9pm on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to highlight local and regional artists and their unique variety of art styles and mediums. Each the businesses taking part in this unique event will be within walking distance of each other and will be showcasing varying works of art and artisan products.

About the Participants

Seven different Camden businesses will be participating in the Gallery Gallop. They include the Fine Arts Center’s Bassett Gallery, Art at Greenleaf Villa, The Artists’ Attic, Isom’s Delights, Northlight Studio, Rutledge Street Gallery, and Schmucker’s Amish General Store.

The Bassett Gallery will host the “Camden ART Fall Members’ Show”. This annual juried show features the best new art work by members of CArt, a visual arts affiliate and founding member organization of the FAC. CArt is comprised of artists and art enthusiasts from beginner to professional levels who gather for education, exhibition, community, and the opportunity to support the Center through volunteer activities, and yearly donations. CArt meets regularly at the FAC in the Bassett Gallery September through May at 7pm. The Bassett Gallery is located on the campus of the FAC at 810 Lyttleton Street.

Art at the Greenleaf Villa houses various artists and art styles from Asian silk painting, pen and ink, handpainted wearables, photography, portraitures, miniatures, watercolors, collage and more. There are five resident artists located within its space–Midge Bremer, Ginny Caraco, Denise Greer, and Bill and Anne Starnes. Several guest artists will also take part in the event. Greenleaf Villa is located at 1307 Broad Street.

The Artists’ Attic is a gallery and working studio for local artists. It is a place where you can witness the artists bringing ideas in form. The Artists’ Attic offers both classes and framing. Stop by and enjoy the magic of creativity. The Artists’ Attic is located at 930 Broad Street.

Isom’s Delights is located inside the open air mall at 1011 Broad Street beside Catery on Broad. There you will see the work of owner, Lori Starnes. Her unique style features delightful, real-life portraitures of African-Americans. She will be serving samples of some of her delectable cookies, along with pound cakes and pies for purchase.


Work by Laurie McIntosh

Northlight Studio is home to the studio of Laurie McIntosh. The Gallery Gallop is her first open studio since relocating to Northlight Studio in Camden after seven years as a full-time resident artist at Vista Studios in Columbia, SC. McIntosh’s abstract paintings involve deconstructing ordinary aspects of life and reconfiguring them into finished works, the scene is life imitating art. She explains that while her abstracts involve recognizable objects from her life that is split between the South Carolina’s Midlands and the coast-a fishing lure here, a sleeping dog there and what appears to be a piece of horse tack in another-each one is like a remnant of a dream. Fleeting images rendered in a soothing color palette stir memories and emotions, creating more questions than answers. As such, McIntosh says her work is intentionally open to interpretation.

Rutledge Street Gallery is an original contemporary art gallery. Since it opened in 1999, it has maintained a reputation for having beautiful and exquisite pieces. Represents emerging and established artists creating paintings, sculpture, furniture, and pottery. Nicholas Blake, local furniture maker and Jenny Fuller, an oil painter from Charlotte, will be milling around hoping to show off their work! Rutledge Street Gallery is located at 508 Rutledge Street.

Schmucker’s Amish General Store, 1040A Broad Street is full of handmade items in the Amish tradition. Food goods, furniture, handmade toys and artwork of varying styles may be found here. Pop in and take away some of the best homemade cheeses, breads, pickles and more!

For more information call 803/425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org). The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

The November 2017 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

November 1, 2017

The November 2017 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1117/1117carolinaarts.html) – all 69 pages of it. That’s 2 pages less than last month.

This month’s cover art features special one-of-a-kind works made by two different Seagrove potters working together to make one work for the Gala auction held at the 10th anniversary of the Celebration of Seagrove Potters, taking place at the Historic Lucks Cannery in Seagrove, NC, the pottery capital of the Carolinas and probably the Southeast. You can read about it on Page 34.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

If you want to get something in the December 2017 issue about an exhibit – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the November 24th deadline.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, Call for Submissions for “Abstract Image” – Deadline Nov. 5, 2017

October 30, 2017

The SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, is looking for non-representational imagery, though it can be from found objects in nature, man made or figurative works. We’re seeking images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and texture.

Our Juror for the Abstract Image is Adam Finkelston, who is the owner, publisher and co-editor of, “The Hand Magazine: A Magazine For Reproduction-based Arts”, an internationally- recognized quarterly art magazine. In addition to curating, Finkelston has also juried exhibitions for LA Photo Curator and Core New Art Space in Denver, CO. Mr. Finkelston holds an MA in Photography from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC), a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a BA in Art Education from UMKC.

Abstract Prospectus (http://www.sec4p.com/abstract-prospectus-1)

Submissions Close 11/5/17

Exhibition Opens 1/5/18

The SE Center for Photography, 1239 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

For further info call 864/605-7400, e-mail to (info@sec4p.com), or visit (sec4p.com).

The Arts Center of Clemson in Clemson, SC, Offers TRIO 2017 – Nov. 16, 2017

October 30, 2017

The Arts Center of Clemson and Clemson Free Clinic in Clemson, SC, announce TRIO 2017 – Art, Food and Spirits at The Arts Center of Clemson, 212 Butler Street, Clemson, SC, on Thursday, Nov, 16, 2017, from 6-9pm.

The Arts Center of Clemson and Clemson Free Clinic invite you to celebrate two nonprofits serving the Clemson Community with an evening of art, food, spirits and entertainment.

Mark your calendars for this special, fun filled evening to benefit two important non-profits serving the Clemson community. Your ticket gives you the opportunity to enjoy Wine and Beer Tastings, Hearty Hors d ’Oeuvres, a Silent Auction and Music by B J Callahan.

Tickets are $40 each or 4 for $150 and are available at (www.explorearts.org) or by calling Clemson Free Clinic at 864/654-8277. All proceeds benefit The Arts Center of Clemson and Clemson Free Clinic.

Handicapped Parking ONLY is offered at The Arts Center, 212 Butler Street in Clemson. General Parking is available behind Beef O’Brady’s, 101 Canoy Lane in Clemson with frequent round trip Catbus transportation to and from the event.

For further info e-mail to (info@explorearts.org) or call 864/633-5051.

Jane D. Hart Wins First Place Award at Pastel Society of South Carolina Exhibit in North Charleston, SC

October 30, 2017

Charleston, SC, artist Jane D. Hart has been awarded First Place for her painting Old Friends at the “2017 Pastel Society of South Carolina Inaugural Member Exhibition” at the North Charleston City Gallery in North Charleston, SC. Christopher Groves, the judge of awards, made the following comments about his choice of this painting of two old fishing boats on the marsh in the late afternoon light.

“The harmony of color and depiction of the time of day is very convincing. One can really feel the peacefulness of the place.”

A resident of Johns Island, Hart enjoys painting the local landscapes and scenes that one might pass every day and not notice. She is attracted to late afternoon light and color, and strives to capture in her paintings the magic of ordinary places. She expresses it this way: “Because the landscape and the architecture of the area are changing all the time, I feel it is important for artists to document the beauty of things as they are now. Since I photographed those charming, rusty old fishing boats on the way out to Folly Beach, at least one of them has disappeared, so I feel very fortunate to have seen them.”

Hart’s paintings are held by private collectors throughout the US, and her work has been exhibited in regional exhibitions in the Southeast. She has won numerous awards for her work, is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America in New York and Women Painters of the Southeast, and is also a juried exhibiting member and former board member of the Charleston Artist Guild.

View Jane Hart’s work at Perspective Gallery, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC, and at (www.janehartart.com).

For further info e-mail Jane Hart at (Janedhart843@gmail.com).

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Presents an Artist Talk and Book Signing with Brian Rutenberg

October 30, 2017

The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, will present an artist talk and book signing with abstract artist and author, Brian Rutenberg on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 11am – 1pm at the DoubleTree Hilton Conference Center, 3rd Floor, Springs Ballroom, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

This event as well as parking is FREE to the public

Join Brian Rutenberg for a talk and slide presentation about his book Clear and Seeing Places, which the artist considers a love letter to painting written by a painter.

A Q&A session as well as a book signing will be held immediately following the lecture. Please call the Art Museum at 843/238-2510 with any questions.

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department Seek Artists in All Disciplines for 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Held May 2-6, 2018, in North Charleston, SC – Deadline Dec. 15, 2017

October 30, 2017

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking performers and presenters in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature for participation in the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 2-6 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, as well as ethnic/cultural groups and community organizations are welcome to submit an application, which can be accessed at (NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply).


Photo by Jonathon Stout

Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more artists or groups should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org) for special application instructions. There is NO fee to apply. Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Friday, December 15, 2017. 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.


Photo by Jonathon Stout

The North Charleston Arts Fest 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 events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, film screenings, workshops and demonstrations, and more. Now entering its 36th year, the festival organizers are continuing to refine the event schedule and program offerings based on the significant revisions made to the 2017 festival. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest 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).