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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sculptures by Clemson University Professor of Art David Detrich at Lipscomb Gallery at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

Installation View of David Detrich's Sculpture Exhibition at the SCGSAH
The show will be up through Saturday, November 1- the Gallery will be part of SCGSAH Open Doors!- with an artist's talk free and open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on October 23.

Artist's Statement:

From Hegel’s Theory of the Dialectic to evening TV sitcoms I have always been a sucker for irony and paradox. I identify most with a definition I found in one of my old dictionaries of the term “artist” as being a trickster that employs slight of hand. My work involves manipulating recognizable and familiar elements of geometric form, language/text, "art about art" and the socio-political in an open dialogue of opposition. I feel my work is most successful when it poses a question rather than presenting an editorial on a subject. I also contend that “style and consistency” are antithetical to the creative process. I am very curious about the potential of art making that can exist by recognizing a seemingly incongruous palette of concepts and contexts. The end accumulation may appear to be disparate but hopefully this approach has the capacity to represent a broader sense of who I am and how I reflect upon our current condition.

Installation View of David Detrich's Sculpture Exhibition at the SCGSAH
My current project involves coring through art periodicals with the intent to obscure the distinctions between the fashion industry and the art world. The periodical ArtForum is a "container" of such dichotomies. I've constructed a tool that cores through the magazine rendering an indiscriminate sampling of its contents. By reconfiguring (displacing) the "samples" I develop new meaning through image intersections. The art/fashion paradigm is thus blurred. I propose that these constructions, which currently serve as models, become billboards or digital projections that adorn the facades of high-end fashion industry retail outlets.

Lipscomb Gallery
SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities
15 University St 
Greenville, SC 29601

Lindsey Elsey, Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidate, Exhibits in Mudfire's "Mugs for Jugs 2014"

Lindsey Elsey, Wood Fired Mug, 3.5''x4.75''x3.75''

Mugs for Jugs 2014

October 18 - November 18, 2014

October brings one of our most favorite events - Mugs for Jugs 2014! This shows offers our annual collaboration with artist friends to raise money to help fight breast cancer and it's effects on breast cancer survivors. We are partnering this year with Young Survival Coalition.
The exhibit and benefit sale will begin online at 12:00 Noon EST on October 18, 2014. We will have a reception in the gallery from 5pm - 8pm. Also, special this year - for our local visitors we'll donate 10% of any mug sold from gallery stock.
Artwork will post to the show pages in preview mode in advance of the show on October 11, 2014 so you can get a sneak peek.
Lindsey Elsey, Clemson University Art Department MFA candidate has two works in the exhibition, a wood fired mug and a soda fired mug.  We are pleased to report that Lindsey's work has already sold! Sales have been brisk, but there are many other works available for a good cause:
Lindsey Elsey, Soda Fired Mug, 3.5''x4.75''x4''

MudFire Cleyworks
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
phone: 404-377-8033

Monday, October 20, 2014

Drawing: Automatic Engine Exhibit at Clemson University's Lee Gallery

October 20–30, M-TH
9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Intense, absorbing, and demanding are the mental and physical precursors to understanding the context of how works in this exhibition were created. Automatic Engine is the outcome of an intensive drawing workshop for students enrolled in the Clemson University Department of Art and Architecture programs under the direction of guest artist, Clive King.

Through the workshop experience students learned that drawing isn’t an end in itself but is a process in which to open up and allows students to consider options, directions, and media connections that might not have been apparent before. The drawing experience became an engine that drove students to create works moving between drawings, paintings, collages, and even 3-d constructions.

The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Bodies in Process.”

Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France.

Ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and doctoral scholars

Each summer the Terra Foundation offers ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and doctoral scholars in the history of American art and visual culture at its properties in Giverny, France. The Terra Summer Residency (TSR) offers opportunities to pursue individual work within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. During this 9-week period, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers, who direct weekly seminars and hold individual meetings. Private visits to exhibitions and attendance of special conferences are also proposed. In addition to the fellowship stipend, fellows are provided with on-site lodging, working facilities and lunches for the duration of the residency. At the end of the program, fellows share the work that was accomplished during the residency and the artists present their work in the open studios. The program encourages fellows to make lifelong connections and become part of the international alumni community of Terra fellows.

For more information about these fellowships, as well as invited senior advisor and guest lecturer positions, please email


Applications are due January 15, 2015; awards will be announced in April 2015.

Eligibility & Application Information

Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

  • A visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their degree within the past five years. Download the artist fellowship application form.
  • A doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture prior to 1980 within the United States or in the context of international artistic exchange. Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral research and writing. Download the predoctoral scholar fellowship application form.
Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two students each year. (See the application form for full nomination and application procedures.)

Qualifications and Selection

Applications for the Terra Summer Residency will be evaluated on the basis of the candidate’s intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community. All applicants are expected to be fluent in English; knowledge of French is desirable but not required.

Information about Funding

Terra Summer Residency fellows receive:

  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to $250 for individuals traveling from Europe; up to $1,000 for individuals traveling from outside Europe); and
  • Lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches.
Learn More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Call for Proposals: 71st annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

SECAC 2015
Call for Session Proposals

Deadline, January 1, 2015, midnight, EST

The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is proud to host the 71st annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC 2015), to be held October 21-24 at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. The 2015 theme, CONFLUENCE, aligns the geographic confluence of the city’s three rivers with the conceptual confluence and fluidity of borders related to art, architecture, design, education, and pedagogy today. This is the first time in SECAC history the annual conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Pittsburgh is rich in history and art, being the birthplace of such notable artists as Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Session proposals are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s important architectural history, heritage in steel and glass production, the proximity to diverse museums and cultural institutions, and the possibility for hands-on studio activities, walking tours, and collection visits.  We expect several hundred attendees from around the nation representing a wide range of arts disciplines, multiple opportunities for inspiring discourse, national exposure for research, and great networking opportunities with friends, peers and higher education leaders.

The Wyndham Grand is a freshly remodeled hotel near the historic point in downtown Pittsburgh. The Fort Pitt Museum is located directly across the street from the hotel.  Within a few blocks of the hotel members can experience an abundance of restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, theaters and splendid architecture. Thursday night will feature keynote speaker, Terence E. Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and recent author of Contemporary Art: World Currents which explores the international nature of the contemporary art scene. The SECAC 2015 Juried Exhibition will be held at the Future Tenant Gallery that is within walking distance of the conference hotel in the Cultural District.

Affiliated societies are guaranteed a session but must propose a session also before the deadline.

Here is a direct link to the proposal form: 2015 Call for Session Proposals. Send your CV directly to the conference chair Kurt Pitluga at

Thursday, October 16, 2014



The Marshall University School of Art & Design invites artists in all disciplines to submit original works of art in any media and addressing any theme, created within the past three years. This year’s submissions will be juried by Arif Khan, the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV. Accepted works will be displayed in Marshall University’s newly opened, 2,200 square foot, Visual Arts Center Gallery located in downtown Huntington, WV.

The Juror will select one individual to receive the Juror’s Choice Award. The winner of this award will receive a minimum $200 cash prize.

The Marshall University School of Art & Design faculty is excluded from this exhibition. Works previously displayed in Marshall University’s art galleries are also ineligible.


Arif Khan is currently the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV. Mr. Khan came to West Virginia from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he held the position of Gallery Director for Tamarind Institute, a world-renowned fine art lithography workshop offering educational programs and a professional collaborative studio for artists. Mr. Khan has also served as Curator of the Governor’s Gallery for the New Mexico Museum of Art, and as the Artist Coordinator of the internationally recognized Indian Market held annually in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Khan holds a BA in History from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, an MA in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute, London, UK.


A $10 non-refundable entry fee per work submitted is due with completed entry materials. The number of entries is unlimited.


·      Complete entries must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, December 5, 2014
·      Notification by email of accepted works: Thursday, December 18, 2014
·      Shipped Artwork must be mailed in time to arrive at the Visual Arts Center the week of January 5-8, 2015.
·      Hand-Delivery of works to the Visual Arts Center: January 5 – 7, 2015 during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
·      Opening Reception: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5-7pm
·      Exhibition dates: January 15-February 20, 2015
·      Pick up work from Visual Arts Center: February 24-27, 2015
·      Returned, shipped artworks will be postmarked by February 24, 2015


All visual media using any combination of materials are welcome. Digital media and video works are limited to 15 minutes in duration. All dimensional works must be able to fit through an 8ft x 8ft door frame.


All images must be submitted on a CD with the following information typed in a Word document and included on the disc: artist’s name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address. On the same document and following this information, number and list the individual images submitted with the following additional information:  title of work, “detail” when applicable, media, dimensions, insurance value and sale price (if not for sale, please mark “NFS”).

Image files must meet the following criteria:

Files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, no smaller than 2000 pixels in any direction and 150dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of the image is the top of the artwork) and should not include artist’s name or other descriptive text within the image itself, nor contain borders, frames, or margins except as part of the actual work. Video work should be submitted in QuickTIme compatible format.

Image labeling:

Please name digital image files according to the following specifications.

·      The number of the digital file should correspond directly to the number assigned to the image on the accompanying image list.

·      Digital Filenames should be created in the following format.

Artist’s last name (underscore) first name (underscore) entry number. Include the word “detail” after the entry number if the image is a detail image.

For example: Jones_Mike_1.jpeg or Jones_Mike_1detail.jpeg


Incomplete entries will not be considered. A complete entry form consists of the following.

____ CD of entries and Word document with artist and image information

____US check or money order in the amount of:

$10   X  ____(#) of works entered = ________

            made payable to Marshall University Foundation

Hand Deliver or Mail complete entry packet to:

Marshall University School of Art and Design
Visual Arts Center
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV. 25755
Attn: 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition


The artist is responsible for all costs related to shipping and insurance of artwork while in transit to and from the gallery. Artwork should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container and include a pre-paid return shipping label. Marshall University will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing or an insufficient container. Please address shipped works to:

Marshall University
School of Art & Design
Visual Arts Center, Attn: 4thNJE
927 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV. 25701

Hand delivery of work is strongly encouraged. Works may be dropped off and picked up Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 am - 4 pm to the Visual Arts Center located at 927 Third Ave, Huntington, WV. 25701


The Visual Arts Center (VAC) will exercise every possible care in the safekeeping of loans in its possession, but its liability to lenders is limited. Artists whose work is accepted will be sent an Art Loan Agreement form that outlines any liability assigned to Marshall University. This form must be signed and returned to the Gallery Director by all participating artists before the exhibition starting date.

For questions or additional information, please contact Gallery Director, Megan Schultz at

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clive King Exhibition and Lecture at Clemson University's Art Department, October 16, 2014

As a part of the 2014-2015 Visiting Artist Series: Bodies in Process, the Art Department at Clemson University of pleased to announce that an exhibition of Clive King's work will be on view in the Acorn Gallery from October 14-23, 2014.  Mr. King will be on campus Thursday October 16 - Saturday October 18.

Mr. King will be leading a  Drawing Workshop in Lee Gallery with students on Friday, October 17 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with a Potluck Preview Reception Saturday evening, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm. ALL are welcome & encouraged to drop in and observe at any time during the workshop!

Clive King's artist lecture will be held in Lee Gallery on Thursday October 16,  5:30-6:30 pm, with a reception of his exhibition in Acorn Gallery from 6:30-7:00 pm immediately following the talk.

Born in Wales UK, Clive King is a Professor Emeritus of Fine art in the Department of Art and Art History, Florida International University. Previous positions included Chair of Visual Arts at Oxford Brooks University, Oxford UK and Head of Communication Arts Salisbury College of Art. King has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards including the Florida Individual Arts Fellowship, SECAC fellowship, and Southern Arts Federation Fellowship. He has had over 20 one-person exhibitions, and has contributed to over 100 group shows over the life of his career.