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Monday, February 23, 2015


Ceramics Graduate in Residence

Scottish Sculpture Workshop is offering an opportunity to join our ceramics studio with a residency work-exchange programme for an experienced BA/MA graduate in ceramics. The residency is two months in duration during Spring/Summer 2015 (preferred dates May/June, but may be flexible).

The residency offers a ceramic artist the opportunity to develop their portfolio of work with critical and curatorial support, as well as the experience of running studio facilities, outreach workshop days and assisting in the development of the ceramcis facilities. We are looking for an individual who has a particular interest in alternative firing practices and glaze applications.

The residency offers:

A stipend of £200/month
 · Self-catering accommodation 
· Use of facilities
 · Up to six firings of the ceramics kiln (further firings will be charged at cost)

In return the graduate resident would be expected to:

Dedicate 16 hours per week towards the smooth running of the ceramics studio, working alongside our Ceramics Technician 
· Develop studio practice and a new body of work 
· Look after the ceramic studio (with assistance from the SSW Senior Technician)
 · Set-up a community/outreach day

Residents will need to provide their own materials (available through SSW at cost). Assistance will be given to find an external exhibition venue for the work created while in residence.

Facilities: As well as a large communal studio space the ceramic studio has a medium and small kiln, as well as access to a large kiln in the Foundry. There is one electric wheel and two paddle wheels, a glaze area, and SSW is in the process of developing a glaze booth.

Deadlines for applications: 5pm 26 February 2015.

To apply please send a cover letter, short statement regarding your work, a digital portfolio or web link, an up to date CV and complete the Residency Application Cover Sheet. The application can be downloaded from our website under ‘Residency Application’

Email to, with Ceramic Graduate Residency in the subject line.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Zane Logan, Clemson University MFA in Art, Curates Photographic Exhibition, "Depiction," at Riverworks Gallery

Show runs:  February 18-March 15, 2015
Reception:   Friday, March 6, 2015, 6-9 pm

Depiction is an exploration into the complexities that shape and form identity. Curator, Greenville Technical College's photography instructor, Zane Logan [MFA-Art, photography emphasis, 2011, Clemson University], designed the exhibition to encompass wide-ranging approaches to portraiture. The exhibition is a study in current photographic processes including wet plate, large format film, Polaroid, expired film, and digital capture.

Logan comments, "Artists were chosen for their unique approach to photographic portraiture and sensitivity to subject. This collection of imagery includes formally considered environmental portraiture, intimate studies of friends and family, typographic studies, informal snapshots, self-portraiture, and an exploration of a diverse range of media as evidence of the individual motivations of each photographer."

Current students made their photographs under the mentorship of Zane Logan extending the long-standing photography fellowship tradition originally established by Blake Praytor at Greenville Technical College. The selected photographers include Logan, his current students Kristen Bryant, Joy Hart, Elizabeth Kabakjian, Amanda Long, Heather Rhodes, Cody Satterfield, and Ginia Worrell, colleague Patrick Owens [BFA candidate, Art, Clemson University], and mentor Blake Praytor.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager                   
RIVERWORKS Gallery                         
(864) 271-0679 or email                             
or visit

Friday, February 13, 2015

Clemson University Art Department Alum, Owen Riley, Exhibits at Greenville County Museum of Art

February 14 - March 29, 2015
New Exhibition Opens: Local Talent: Owen Riley

Level 4, Gallery 4

Greenville photographer Owen Riley (Clemson University MFA, Art, photography emphasis 2010) focuses his lens on the familiar in a series of black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and still life images.

Artist's talk:
Feb 15, 2015, 2 pm - 3 pm
Sundays at 2: Artist Talk with Owen Riley

Learn more about Greenville photographer Owen Riley's background, inspirations, and creative process.

Photo by Jon Holloway/Lander University
All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

GCMoA Hours:
Sunday    1 pm–5 pm
Wednesday – Saturday    10 am–6 pm

420 College Street
Greenville SC 29601

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Clemson Art: Then & Now

Image Credit:  Claudia Dishon
Center for Visual Arts - Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall, 323 Fernow Street

February 3 – March 6, 2015

Artist Discussion

Thursday, February 5, 6 – 7 pm

Exhibit Reception 

Thursday, February 5, 7 – 8:30 pm

Clemson Art: Then & Now is inspired by transitions that naturally develop over time as artists create their work.  The exhibition is divided into two directions, the first is work completed in the print studio by artists during their education at Clemson as undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Art. Professor Sydney A. Cross from the Department of Art at Clemson University selected the works for their excellence in skill and ideas. The second direction for the exhibit showcases a work identified by the selected artist that demonstrates their current research interests or a work that compliments the earlier work selected for the exhibition. The resulting conversation highlights an approach to creative research taking place across time and studio platforms.

Participating artists include:

David Armistead 2013 MFA Painting
Laken Bridges 2014 MFA Printmaking
Tanna Burchinal 2014 MFA Sculpture
Maggie Denk Leigh 1999 MFA Printmaking
Claudia Dishon 2008 MFA Printmaking
Marty  Epp Carter 2008 MFA Printmaking
David Gerhard 2013 MFA Printmaking
Sue Grier 2003 MFA Ceramics
John Hilton 2000 MFA Printmaking
Stacy Isenberger 2004 BFA Sculpture
Chris Johnson 2006 BFA Printmaking
Adrinenne Litchliter 2013 MFA Printmaking
Fleming Markel 1998 MFA Sculpture
Jennifer  Miller 2010 MFA Printmaking
Joel Murray 2013 MFA Drawing
Angela Newman 2010 BFA Printmaking
Megan O'Connor 2006 MFA Printmaking
Caroline Owen 2013 BFA Printmaking
Geo Sipp 2000 MFA Printmaking
Elisabeth Snipes -Rochester 2007 MFA Painting
Karen  Stritzinger 2010 BFA Drawing
Lauren Taylor (Holmes) 2007 BFA Painting
JP Tousignant 1999 MFA Photography
Ashley Wood 2011 BFA Photography
Travis Wood 2011 BFA Printmaking

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clemson University's CSArt Spring 2015 Shares go on sale February 1, 2015!

A Creative Inquiry Project by Ceramics Students in the Department of Art at Clemson University, Clemson Community Supported Art is an initiative started by Clemson students and faculty to connect the community with local, emerging artists. Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, our goal is to build relationships between local artists and art collectors, while creating a unique shopping experience. 

25 "shares" consisting of a selection of five ceramic artworks by Clemson student artists will be available for $125 starting February 1, 2015.  Each share artist will produce 25 editions of their chosen design - you as the shareholder receive one of each design for a total of five original handmade artworks in your share!  Sneak previews are coming soon - subscribe to our blog, newsletter and social media to see the works in progress, and visit our Fall 2014 page for a sample of last season's share artworks. Shareholders receive their work in a CSArt share crate at our pickup event on Monday, April 20th from 6-8pm.

Our theme this semester is Atmosphere: A Ceramic Sampler and will contain a variety of vessel based forms from mugs to vases selected by our juror, Alan Ethridge, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville, SC. 

Please sign up for our mailing to receive periodic newsletter updates and an announcement when our Spring 2015 shares are available for purchase!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nina Kawar, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alumna, Gives Visiting Artist's Lecture at TAG, the University of West Florida

Nina Kawar

Clemson University MFA (2014, Art, ceramics emphasis)

UWF, building 82, room 206, 5pm Thursday January 15, 2015.

Pain and suffering are a reoccurring part of the human condition. Life’s adversities and challenges are both a physical and psychological process of infliction and renewal that is temporary, and with time comes healing. In a liminal space between initial pain and restoration, the body, mind, and spirit experience multiple stages of healing.

As human beings, we are constantly changing and evolving within the self and often such changes stem from these difficult transitions. It is through memory that we create self-continuity and how we construct our personal identities. Once finding renewal and stability in this psychological space, this experience does not cease to exist, but remains as a reminder of who we once were and our capabilities to endure.

In my work I am examining the transitions that occur within the space of healing and how damage and repair generates contemplation and personal growth. My installation references both the visceral and psychological stages within healing through the use of material, form, color and process. The abstracted forms made of fibers, clay slip and wax further reference bone, skin and tissues both fragmented and repaired. The spatial environment evokes the literal and metaphorical notion of restoration through a visual, olfactory and physical experience. By looking up, navigating the space, and engaging in its details, the conditions embody personal reflection of life passages and the hope for transcendence. Through this installation I have set in motion the possibility of catharsis for those who engage my work fully.
~Nina Kawar

About TAG:
The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate, and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.  The Art Gallery’s annual series of revolving exhibitions highlights innovative regional, national, and international artists and artwork. These exhibitions seek to promote contemporary critical thinking and cultural inspiration for the benefit of UWF students and the greater Gulf Coast community. 

Tues. - Fri. 10AM-4PM
Sat. 12PM-4PM


Monday, January 26, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 Gulfport Outdoor Sculpture Show

June 2015 to June 2016 The Gulfport Public Art Committee is proud to announce a Call for Entries for an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in downtown Gulfport, Mississippi.

The committee seeks stunning outdoor sculptures to be exhibited downtown for a 12 month duration. Installation will be in the last two weeks of May, 2015

  • This call is open to international artists/teams 18 years of age and older.
  • Work must be available for the entire exhibition period (May 2015 to June 2016)
  • Selected Artists will receive a $2000 honorarium. All travel costs for delivery and pick up of the artwork are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Hotel accommodations while in Gulfport
  • Special installation hardware other than standard concrete anchor bolt(s) are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Selected artists must also provide an artist statement, bio, CV, and headshot for public relations.
**NEW** Just added a $1000, Best in Show Award!

Complete applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015. All applications will be electronic. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No materials will be returned.

  • The artworks will be installed in downtown Gulfport, MS. The selection committee will decide the final location of the selected works.
  • All pads are ground level; unless a base is incorporated into the design and construction of a piece all works are bolted at ground level.
  • Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition only.
  • Work may be of any media, but must be impervious to the elements and require no maintenance. Safety, the use of non-hazardous materials, and durability are essential considerations.
  • Works requiring electricity/water or other utilities will not be considered.
  • Work must be suitable for display in a public setting and can withstand adverse weather conditions that include high winds and lots of rain/humidity.
  • Work should be appropriate for an active pedestrian environment.
  • Work must be able to be secured using anchor bolts.
  • Tabs for anchoring work must be secure prior to installation, we do not have tools and equipment on hand for welding or repairing sculptures.
  • Work must be available for installation May 15 – May 29, 2015.
  • Proposals for unbuilt work will not be accepted.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • The City of Gulfport will provide a fork lift and other installation services but the artist will be required to direct installations and provide any specialized hardware needed for installation.
  • Only work made in the past 6 years will be considered for the exhibition.
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2015 
  • Finalists Notified: by email around mid-March 2015 
  • Contracts Completed: End of March 2015 
  • Installation: May 15 through May 29, 2015 
  • Opening Reception: TBA June, 2015 
  • De-installation: End of May 2016 SELECTION
PROCESS Sculptures will be selected by a small jury including, but not limited to, local artists, business owners and city representatives. Works will first be assessed for durability and structural integrity. Those works accepted will go on to the jury. We will use a blind review process, so please make sure identifying information is not imbedded in the image(s) you send. APPLICATION

REQUIREMENTS Each artist or artist team may submit up to three works of art for consideration. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Friday, February 29, 2015. There is no application fee. Please put Gulfport Sculpture Competition in the subject line of any emails.

The following materials will be required:
  • Short two-page résumé, .doc, .docx or .pdf, only. Please include contact information.
  • Digital Images. Images of up to three woks (made within the last 6 years). Please send a maximum of three images of any one work. Please label the images lastnameA.jpg, lastnameB.jpg. For example torresA.jpg, torresB.jpg, etc. Images should be 300 dpi at about 4x6 inches.
  • Slide key- please send a document or pdf file that lists all the information about the works as it corresponds to the slide images. Make sure you include, titles, dates, materials, size of individual piece or overall size of works if it is a multi-part installation. Please include any pertinent information about the installation process or special installation requirements. The organizing committee reserves the right to reject any work that arrives for installation and differs significantly from application images or has installation requirements different than originally defined.
  • Link to prospectus-
  • Email application materials to Electronic submission only. You will need to send multiple emails if you have more than one work. Please put “Gulfport Sculpture Competition” in the subject line of all emails.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For questions contact Jen Torres at or

Do not send submissions to these email addresses.