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Friday, August 29, 2014

The New Art Center to announce 2015-2016 Curatorial Opportunity Program Opportunities

Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP)

The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) accepts applications for group show proposals.

Next Deadline: Spring, 2015
The Curatorial Opportunity Program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts.  It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space.

The COP enables first-time or established curators, including artist-curators, to explore experimental approaches in the presentation of contemporary art.  Curators of selected group exhibitions receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, promotional and technical support.

To download a PDF of the 2014-2015 selections, click here.

The NAC has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator.  Since May 1991 we have continued this tradition through a public call for proposals.

Upsodown installation view, Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition
Photo by Peter Vanderwarker
More information on the Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP):
  • Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) Archives found here

The New Art Center in Newton

New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 964-3424
(617) 630-0081 (fax)

Monday, August 25, 2014

María José "Majo" Gutierrez, Clemson University BFA Candidate, a Part of EL TRESome Performance in Downtown Greenville, SC

A Mexican performance Poet, A Peruvian printmaker, an American emotional expressionist artist, and a Mexican surrealist painter come together to create art at Downtown Alive in Greenville this Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 pm.  Palmetto Luna Arts will host its unique initiative EL TRESome at Downtown Alive Greenville at NOMA Square, 220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

El TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art experience involving three artists getting together for ninety minutes to create three different perspectives of a common theme. During this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme, provide their input about the topic and then create an art piece in the allotted time. Materials can be presented separately or as a collective production.

“We are spicing up Greenville’s Downtown Alive!” said Diana Farfan, Member of the Board of Directors of Palmetto Luna Arts “We have selected 4 very talented artist and are bringing lots of Latino feeling and flavor to this event. If you want to experience great art produced at the speed of light, you have to be there!”

Participating artist for this EL TREsome include: Vera Gomez, Mexican, Performance Poet; María José "Majo" Gutierrez, Peruvian, printmaker (BFA in Art candidate, Clemson University); Laura Lesslo, surrealist and abstract painter; and Adam Schrimmer, American, emotional expressionist artist.

Downtown Greenville comes alive every Thursday evening with an outdoor street party featuring live musical entertainment with varied sounds including rock, blues, funk and cover bands. Main Street serves as the perfect backdrop to this free event series where people can unwind by meeting up with friends, making new acquaintances and networking.

Palmetto Luna Arts mission is to is to foster an understanding of the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the community in South Carolina. EL TRESome at Riverbanks Garden is part of Palmetto Luna’s Latino Arts in Motion initiative and has the support of the SC Arts Commission, and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties. To learn more, please visit: or

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals: Wright Art Center at Delta State University

The Wright Art Center at Delta State University is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups and curators. Works in any media by artists at any stage in their career will be considered, with preference given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and accordance with our mission.

The Wright Art Center’s Mission is to enrich the educational mission of the university, serve as a cultural resource for the community at large, and promote the understanding of and extend the audience for contemporary art. The Wright Art Center’s gallery forms the core of the art department and is used daily by students and visitors.

The exhibition space encompasses two connected gallery spaces totaling 1780 sq. ft. The gallery space includes convenient access to AC power, wi-fi and variable lighting. Exhibit duration is normally four to five weeks, with 3-6 days available for installation prior to the opening. Artists are expected to present a public lecture on their work and to meet with students in a visiting artist capacity. Small stipends are typically available for these exhibits.

 Submissions must include:

• A written proposal with description of the work to be presented. For proposals for group exhibitions, discuss the theme and goal of the exhibition, and include a list of all participating artists. For installation work, indicate clearly how the space(s) will be used.

• An artist's resume or vita, an artist statement, images of the work to be shown or 10-15 images of representative work, an initial budget, equipment and technical requirements, if applicable, installation time, and times available.

• Catalogues and/or reviews of recent exhibitions may also be submitted. Work samples may be submitted on CD / DVD or via email in .jpg (JPEG), .mov (QuickTime), or .pdf, (Acrobat) formats. All digital materials must be readable on both Mac and PC. Put email submissions in a .zip file entitled “Exhibition-Proposal-your first and last name.” Email submissions are limited to 25 MB.

The Gallery Committee reviews all exhibition proposals. The committee meets twice a year to select artists for the following year’s exhibition season, we are currently planning the program for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Submissions will be kept on file for future consideration. If you wish your material to be returned please provide SASE.

Mail submissions to:

Wright Art Center
c/o Dr. Michaela Merryday
Delta State University
Box D-2
Cleveland, MS 38733

Email submissions to:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Many Clemson University Art Department Alumni, Faculty, and Students in 2014 20×20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale

Denise Woodward-Detrich

The ARTS Center of Clemson, South Carolina hosts the 

4th annual 20×20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale 

(20 artists create 20 pieces) 

Friday, September 12th, 6-9pm. 

Daniel Bare
A ticketed, Preview Gala event including: an opportunity to mingle with the 20×20 artists, food, drinks, music, and, including first selection of over 400 ceramic works created by some of North and South Carolina’s finest ceramic artists.

Brent Pafford
The sale continues on Saturday, September 13th, 10am-6pm and is free and open to the public.

Sue Grier
20×20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale artists are invited to participate in the Any Way You Wanna Shake It: An Artful Investigation of Salt and Pepper Sets.

Mike Vatalaro
Tickets available for purchase at the ARTS Center office, online or by contacting The ARTS Center at (864) 633-5051.  Tickets are $30.00 each or 2 for $50.00. Purchase Now

The Arts Center 

212 Butler Street 

Clemson, SC 29631

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Fridays 10AM - 2PM

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Marty Epp-Carter, Clemson University MFA Alumna, Juror for Rock Hill's 25th Annual Juried Competition

121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC


EXHIBITION | August 1 - September 14, 2014
FREE, PUBLIC RECEPTION | Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 6 PM

The 25th Annual Juried Competition features 39 works by 26 artists selected out of 142 entries from 25 cities in 5 states from across the United States. Awards will be announced at a free, public reception on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Juror: Marty Epp-Carter
Marty Epp-Carter 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, Massachusetts where she taught at the DeCordova and Danforth Museums. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication from Boston University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, a B.F.A. 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).!locations/c24zz

121 East Main St. | Rock Hill, SC
Located in the newly renovated downtown area, the Center for the Arts is housed in two restored 100-year old buildings.

The Center houses the offices of the Arts Council of York County, the Dalton Gallery, the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom and private artist studios. The Dalton Gallery features 7-8 exhibitions each year by local, regional, national and international artists.

The Center for the Arts offers space for workshops, receptions, meetings and small performances.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Call for Entries - THE 2014 FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT - Socially and Politically Engaged Art - Multi National Juried Exhibit

Intermational Deadline: September 3, 2014 - The Fl3tcher Exhibit' is an annual multi-national juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art. Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art. Furthermore, the exhibit’s proceeds after expenses will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art and design student.

The Fl3tcher Exhibit' is open to all artists and designers 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. Any work previously accepted to The Fl3tcher Exhibit' will be disqualified.

The theme of The Fl3tcher Exhibit' is focused on work with strong social and political content. Work entered in the exhibit should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns. Diverse media and approach to the theme are encouraged.

Reece Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Elliot Earls is Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mr. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. Mr. Earls work as a designer, performer and artist is represented in major collections including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wolfsonian Museum and The Miami Art Museum. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach. As a performance artist Mr. Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from Manhattan’s prestigious Wooster Group.

Mr. Earls has preformed globally including featured shows during the Exit Festival at Masion des arts de Créteil, and at Music Hall, Detroit. Mr. Earls work as an artist has been exhibited widely including a major recent installation at the Triennale Museum in Milan.

Best of Show $ 300.00
Two (2) Awards of Excellence $ 100.00 each
Appalachian Artist Award (TBA)
Other awards (TBA)

All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible. Due to space and logistical considerations, large-scale and complicated installation is not encouraged. Work using materials that are hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 6 ft. in any direction and preferably weigh under 30 lbs. All 2D work must be ready for hanging. Acrylic glaze is required for framed work, please do not submit work framed with glass. All 3D work must have stable base and installation instructions.

2014 FEES
A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for submission of up to three entries; Artists may submit additional entries in excess of 3 for an additional $7.00 per artwork/title. Cashier’s checks, money orders, and personal checks are acceptable. Entries will not be considered until payment is verified.

The Fl3tcher Exhibit': Social & Politically Engaged Art multi-national juried exhibit accepts ONLY digital images on a CD.

Download complete .pdf Prospectus and Application, or contact FL3TCHER.exhibit@GMAIL.COM

The Fl3tcher Exhibit
P.O. Box 954
Johnson City, TN 37605

Notification of accepted entries will be sent via email and postal service if SASE is submitted starting September 26, 2014. The Juror’s decision is final.

All shipping expenses to and from the exhibit are the artist’s responsibility.

Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during installation and exhibition at the Reece Museum. The artist is responsible for all insurance during transit and for shipping costs. All purchases of art work will be between artist and buyer and no commissions taken.

The FL3TCH3R Exhibit aspires to honor Fletcher H. Dyer's legacy by providing a venue for artists to exhibit artworks that continue the dialogue.

Fletcher Hancock Dyer, age 22, was lost too soon in a motorcycle accident in Johnson City, TN on November 5, 2009. Fletcher was a senior in the Department of Art and Design at East TN State University pursuing a concentration in Graphic Design under a Bachelor of Fine Arts program. As an artist and graphic designer, Fletcher created works that addressed social and political issues thus exposing injustices through visual means.

Call for Entries: 4th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition

The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong State University is proud to announce its 4th Annual Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, textiles, printmaking, and photography.

Juror: Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Application Deadline: Online submissions must be received before midnight November 3, 2014.

Exhibition Dates:
January 12-23, 2015

How to Enter: For eligibility, submission guidelines, and detailed information about the show, please visit:

Contact: Email questions about the show to:

Armstrong State University

Armstrong State University
Department of Art, Music & Theatre
Fine Arts Hall, Room 125
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419