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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.

Mauldin Announces Public Art Trail, Seeks South Carolina Artists to Apply

The City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the creation of the Mauldin Public Art Trail at the Mauldin Cultural Center. This new program seeks to beautify the community with public art displays created by South Carolina artists for years to come. This year’s theme will be “Crossroads”.

The Public Art Trail lines the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center. A new work will be commissioned each year to fill the nine (9) pre-approved sites along the perimeter. All nine sites will be filled within ten years. For each year after the first ten years, the oldest artwork will be replaced, resulting in a new slate of nine pieces of artwork every ten years. Retired artworks will be relocated to other areas around the community.

In December of 2014, Mauldin City Council approved the Public Art Trail. The program is a partnership with the Mauldin Cultural Council, a nonprofit organization that supports the Office of Cultural Affairs. The Mauldin Cultural Council will lead the selection process with City input and present one artist and design for final approval.

The City has opened up a Request for Qualifications and Application on its website for interested artists. Artists, and all members of their team if applicable, must be residents of South Carolina during the duration of the project. The deadline for submission is February 27, 2015. The selection committee will choose two (2) finalists who will then be asked to develop conceptual designs. The final artist will be selected by mid- to late-April and given no more than 12 months for project completion. Total budget for the annual program is not to exceed $15,000 and must be inclusive of fabrication, artist fees, and installation.

The RFQ and Application are available online at Contact the Office of Cultural Affairs at (864) 335-4862 with any questions.

The City of Mauldin is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and in the heart of Greenville County. It is the 17th largest city in South Carolina and one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Mauldin was first charted in 1820 and has grown to a population of almost 25,000. More information about the City of Mauldin can be found online at

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Summer Internship Program Opportunities at the High Museum

Gain experience in the Southeast's premier art museum, featuring a significant permanent collection and world-class special exhibitions.

The High Museum of Art's internship program is offered for eight weeks each summer to rising college juniors and seniors as well as to graduating seniors. The Museum's internships are unpaid learning opportunities, but interns do receive many benefits which include free admission to Museum functions, discounts at our gift shops and café and the ability to observe and receive instruction that enhances their knowledge of the area in which they are assigned. Candidates accepted into the program are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation (including parking, which they will receive at a discounted employee rate) for the duration of the program.

The High's 2015 Summer Internship Program will run from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 24, 2015 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F).

The High offers you the chance to gain experience in fields where experience is crucial. We strive to give our interns projects that are meaningful and educational. In addition to contributing to important tasks in the departments to which interns are assigned, once a week interns will participate in a series of professional development workshops in various departments and learn daily operational functions.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015 

Call for Exhibition Proposals: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery, a non-profit space for contemporary art in Richmond, VA, seeks exhibition proposals for 2016 and 2017.

National and international artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals to exhibit work in all mediums (including but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, sculpture, performance, painting and social practice). While proposals may include work made in the last three years, 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new, site-specific, or developing projects and bodies of work. The call is open from January 15 – March 1, 2015.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition of approximately six weeks at 1708 Gallery and will receive a $1000 honorarium, in addition to other installation and exhibition support.

Students must have an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 (or sooner) to be eligible for an exhibition.

Please visit their website to see our past exhibitions

Application Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Janelle Proulx at

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) administers the Windgate Museum Internship program which provides $5,000 internships to four nationally selected undergraduate or graduate students to work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary craft collections, exhibitions and/or programs. The goal of these internships is to support and expand the number of future curators with education and interest in contemporary studio craft.

Applications are now open for museums, galleries, foundations, and non-profits with craft collections and curatorial staff requiring intern assistance. CCCD will select four institutions and a call for interns will be made in March 2015.

To learn more and apply, visit:

Application Deadline for Host Institutions: February 14, 2015

For questions about the program, contact Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator or 828-785-1357. To receive announcements about future opportunities, sign up for the CCCD e-newsletter.