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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adrienne Lichliter, Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidate, Receives 2014-2015 Kala Fellowship Award

Adrienne has been accepted into the Intaglio, Lithography, and Monoprint area, and will be in Berkeley for a month this summer.  The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

The Kala Fellowship Award annually grants nine artists a cash award, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.
Each selected artists receives a fellowship consisting of:
  • A $3,000 cash award 
  • Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute 
  • with 24/7 access to Kala's studio (An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
  • A free class or equivalent tutorial sessions. 
  • An exhibition opportunity at the Kala gallery of the artwork created during the residency
  • Staff support for a public program or some other form of community engagement
Founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano as an international workshop and forum for ideas, Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to professional artists working in all forms of printmaking, digital media, photography, and book arts. Located in the former Heinz ketchup factory in West Berkeley since 1979, Kala’s 15,200 square foot facility houses an extensive array of artmaking equipment, as well as a public exhibition gallery, an art library and an extensive print archive. Established artists associated with Kala over the years include Squeak Carnwath, Roy de Forest, Jessica Dunne, Bella Feldman, Barbara Foster, Sonya Rapoport, Peter Voulkos, and William Wiley. In addition to the artists in residence program, the organization’s annual activities include over 100 classes and workshops open to the general public; 8-12 visual art exhibitions in Kala’s gallery as well as off-site locations; on-going lectures, artists talks, and special events open to the general public; and an Artists- in-Schools program that provides curriculum-based visual arts education to children in schools in Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland. Kala currently serves approximately 25,000 individuals annually, many of whom reside in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

A print by Adrienne Lichliter
Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Sierra Kramer, Clemson University Art Department Alumna, Accepted into Master of Fine Arts Program at FSU!

Sierra Kramer, installation detail, Lee III, Clemson, SC

Starting in the fall semester of 2014, Sierra (Clemson University BFA in Art, sculpture emphasis, May 2013) will attend  Florida State University's MFA in STUDIO ART program, a fully-funded, three-year, interdisciplinary, contemporary art program.  It is an interdisciplinary program with a strong focus on research and practice.  Readers of this blog may remember that Sierra's work was mentioned as a part of, A Meandering Thought, Sierra's two-person exhibition with Sharon Linnehan that ran at The Arts Center of Greenwood from May 8-30, 2013. 

Congratulations Sierra!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lindsey Elsey, Clemson University MFA Candidate (Art-Ceramics) to Exhibit as a Part of the Mug Shots: 6th Annual Juried Cup Show

Below is an image of Lindsey's cup which is a part of the show.  To see all the cups on exhibit, please visit:

Lindsey Elsey, Cupcake Mug, 
thrown and altered porcelain, cone 6 oxidation
4.50″ x 5.25″ x 3.50″
Mug Shots: 6th Annual Juried Cup Show
Reception: Friday, April 4, 5-8pm
View through May 31

Our 6th annual juried cup show will feature the selections of juror Ted Adler, associate professor of art and area head of ceramics media at Wichita State University. Featured extensively in national and international shows, Adler is known for his contributions to conferences, workshops and print media as well as his residency with the Archie Bray Foundation, the international center for ceramic arts in Helena, Montana. He has also apprenticed with internationally respected artist Toshiko Takaezu.
At the First Friday opening reception, April 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Best in Show and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded. The show will be on view through May 31, 2014.

Selected artists: Jeremy Ayers, Marian Baker, Brett A. Beasley, Jillian Blackwell, Jenni Brant, Chris Drobnock, Lindsey Elsey, John Giesin, Rebecca A. Grant, Benjie Heu, Molly Johnson, Deanna L. Johnson, Mark D. Johnson, JD Jorgenson, Lucien M. Koonce, Joshua Kuensting, Carol Long, Coleton Lunt, Scott Lykens, Kyounghwa Oh, Aubrey Purdy Rude, John-Thomas Richard, Luke Sheets, Miles Spadone, Iren Tete and Theo A. Uliano.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Nelson Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, 15th Annual Juried Show

  • August 1–29, 2014
  • DEADLINE: JUNE 24, 2014
  • Original 2-D or 3-D; all media; max 50” any direction; not previously shown at Nelson Gallery; no crafts.
  • $30 for up to 3 digital submissions.
  • Entries must be RECEIVED at Nelson Gallery by 5 PM, June 24, 2014
Download prospectus and entry guidelines at

THE 15TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW is one of the ongoing exhibition opportunities offered to Mid-Atlantic artists by NELSON GALLERY, a gallery owned by artists in Lexington, Virginia. There is NO THEME.

AWARDS include Best in Show: $1000; other cash awards; Members’ Choice: solo show in July 2015 (or 2-person show if there are 2-D and 3-D winners). Awards will be announced during the

OPENING RECEPTION at Nelson Gallery on Friday August 1, 2014, 5PM to 7PM, and the next day at

ELIGIBILITY: Residents of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

ELIGIBLE WORKS: Up to 3 artworks; 2-D or 3-D; all media; max 50" any direction; not
previously shown at Nelson Gallery; no crafts. Juror’s decisions are final. ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE.

DEADLINE: Entries must be RECEIVED at Nelson Gallery, 27 W. Washington Street, Lexington VA 24450 by 5PM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 5PM. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. See ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS opposite and ENTRY FORM on reverse.

JUROR: KEATON WYNN, whose research interests include the impact of theory on contemporary art, works as a practicing artist and exhibits nationally and internationally. He received a BFA in Ceramics from Missouri State University, an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and an MA in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. An Associate Professor of Art (History and Ceramics) in the Department of Visual Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University, Wynn is also a visiting Professor of Art at Lanzhou City University in China and Creative Advisor to the
Dunhuang Creative Center in Lanzhou, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Art in Xi'an.

ACCEPTANCES: Entrants will be notified by e-mail as soon as results are available. Be sure all information on the ENTRY FORM is accurate and legible, and notify us of any change of e-mail address or telephone number.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Deliver to the Gallery ON (or ship to arrive BY), Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11AM to 4PM. If shipped, enclose a check (in the same amount as the cost of shipping to us) to cover return shipping, which will be in the packaging in which the work is received. 2-D works must be fitted with wire for hanging; stands must be provided for 3-D works. The Gallery may decline to exhibit any work it deems unsuitable for any reason.

SALES are handled by the Gallery and are subject to its 40% commission – the artist receives 60% of the price specified on the ENTRY FORM. Works may not be removed from the Gallery during the show except upon commissioned sale.

PUBLICITY will be provided by the Gallery, which will use images of accepted works and related information (artist’s name, city, title of work, size, medium, price) in digital and print media.

UNSOLD WORK must be picked up ON Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11AM to 4PM. Work not picked up by September 30, 2014 may be sold for any price, in the Gallery’s discretion, subject to its 40% commission, and if not picked up before December 1, 2014, will then become the Gallery’s sole property to dispose of as the Gallery sees fit.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Nelson Gallery does not insure property on its premises. By entering this Juried Show, the artist agrees (i) that delivery or shipment of artwork to and from the Gallery and its presence on Gallery premises are at the artist’s expense and at the artist’s risk; and (ii) that the artist will not seek to recover any amount from the Gallery or its members for any loss, damage, fee or cost of any kind, regardless of any other statement, oral or written.

THE PROSPECTUS (which may be downloaded at, comprises all the provisions governing entries and participation in the 15th Annual Juried Show, and its terms may not be modified.

QUESTIONS: E-mail all questions to Please do not telephone, because often there is not a juried show representative on duty who can provide accurate answers.

27 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450

Friday, April 11, 2014

Clemson University MFA Candidate, Ayako Abe Miller, Accepted into Contextile 2014 International Exhibition in Portugal

Ayako Abe Miller, Nervous Fragment, 2014
Ayako Abe Miller, Nervous Fragment (detail), 2014
Contextile 2014 - Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, selected Ayako's work, "Nervous fragment", to be a part of the International Exhibition.


The team of Contextile 2014 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial welcomes and thanks the 263 artists (from 34 countries ) who submitted about 500 works competing for the International Exhibition.  This was a difficult task to the jury, due to the general quality of the artworks .
The Contextile 2014 invited a multidisciplinary jury, consisting of Virginija Vitikiené (art critic and director of Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania),
 Lala de Dios (textile artist and director of Actm, Spain), Paulo Leocádio (visual artist and director of ESAP – Guimaraes),
 Pedro Loureiro (director of Gallery Trema – Contemporary Art, Lisbon), Claudia Melo (visual artist, artistic direction of Contextile 2014), who met in the past 22 and February 23 in the PAC (Platform of Arts and Creativity) in Guimarães.
The jury at the meeting and by consensus, selected 55 works by 51 artists from 20 countries, from Portugal to several European countries, North and South America, Twain, Armenia, Norway, from the basic criteria of the terms and conditions: high creativity, originality and expertise around the textile element, construction, theme, concept or material used. The Acquisition Award and honorable mentions will be assigned in the opening, July 26, in Guimarães / Portugal.

Selected Artists:
Alves Dias
Aino Kajaniemi
Alessandra Sequeira
Amanda Salm
Amparo de la Sota
Andrea Noeske-Porada
Ann Naustdal
Anna – Mária Orbán
April Dauscha
Ayako Abe-Miller (CU MFA candidate)
Barbora Gediminaitė
Brigitte Amarger
Carla Mañosas Mas
Céline Tuloup
Conceição Abreu
David Catá
Deepa Panchamia
Diana Mott-Thornton
Elena Brebenel
Elisa Gutiérrez
Elżbieta Kuźniar
Giedrė Kriaučionytė
Giulia Caredda
Hélène De Ridder
Henrique  Neves
Isabel Quaresma
Jenine Shereos
Jiun No Paula
Karina Siegmund
Kerstin Bennier
Kristina Daukintyté Aas
Krisztina Vigh
Leonor Hipólito
Lily Martina Lee
Lina Bartkutė
Linda F. Schmidt
Lívia Pápai
Lívia Ugolini
Magda Soboń
María F. Zubizarreta
Mariana Sales
Marina Mamyan
Minnamarina Tammi
Mireia Coromina Portas
Miriam Medrez
Rosa Godinho
Silvia Piza-Tandlich
Sue Stone
Susana Bredt
Tseng Yen-Yu
Ulrike Lindner

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Clemson Festival of Arts, May 17, 2014, Clemson, SC

Artists are invited to apply to participate in the 4th Annual Clemson Festival of Arts in Clemson, SC on Saturday, May 17, 2014.  

Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee Park
Edgewood Ave
Clemson, SC 29631

The Clemson Festival of Arts is held in downtown Clemson, SC city parks.  It is a great venue with ample room for a growing number of artist's booths.

This one-day festival is popular not only with the community but visitors from throughout the region. We ask that artists with original artwork for sale only apply. Sales have grown each year and our goal is to increase the participation in attendees, as well as the mix of artwork.  There will be interactive art activities for all ages, artists demonstrations, food vendors, community partners (non-selling booths), and live music throughout the day.  This is a family friendly festival. All activities are free.  The only  items for sale will be artwork and food. Please consider joining us for a fun, festive day as we grow our festival!  

You may click Register Now!  and we will get you the full information package and application. 

Once you are registered, you will receive a packet with your booth number and parking pass.  Thank you for helping Clemson become an arts destination.


Tommye Hurst
The Arts Center

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chronicle's Spring 2014 Release Party

Come celebrate the Chronicle's Spring 2014 Release Party this Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 356 Sushi & Martini Bar! 

The Chronicle, Clemson's only arts and literary magazine, accepts and publishes student art and literary works in a beautifully designed, student-driven magazine.  The Party will run 7:00-10:00pm and will feature two local bands, Silvermane and Tytus, as well as readings from Clemson students and free food

 If you have any questions about the event, contact Parker Essick at