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Monday, September 1, 2014

Kathleen Thum, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Art, a Part of Artisphere 2015 Jury Review Panel

Established in 2005, Artisphere has quickly grown into a signature event that draws both locals and tourists to Greenville, South Carolina’s dynamic downtown. Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a national and regional highlight. The top ranking Artisphere festival is an annual three-day event that gives arts patrons the rare opportunity to meet exhibiting artists while purchasing original works of art.

Visual Arts

Carefully selected through a juried process, Artist Row presents 120 of the highest caliber visual artists from across the United States and beyond. Artist mediums include: ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, metalworks, printmaking, graphics, drawing, pastel, painting, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, fiber, and furniture.

Jurors for the 2015 Festival include:


Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Kathleen Thum’s drawings and paintings have been included in numerous group exhibitions such as "Into Abstraction" at the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA, "Drawing Discourse" at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at University of North Carolina in Asheville and "Anonymous Drawings no. 10", a Bluetenweiss project, at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, she exhibited her work at ROYG BIV Gallery in Columbus, Ohio and has two upcoming exhibitions; a two-person exhibition at Broward College in Davie, Florida and a solo exhibition at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Kathleen’s work will be included in the upcoming 2014 and 2015 Manifest International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print. Kathleen Thum received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland and went on to receive her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Kathleen is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate drawing as an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.


Visual Arts & General Programming Coordinator, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.

Anne Trabue Watson Nelson became the Visual Arts & General Programming Coordinator for the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department in 2012. In this position she facilitates the city’s public art program, offers artist assistance, develops performing arts programming, and manages visual art competitions and exhibitions, including the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition, North Charleston City Gallery, and the African American Fiber Art Exhibition. AnneTrabue plays an active role in the local arts community by serving as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Redux Contemporary Art Center and Steering Committee member for TEDxCharleston. She also connects emerging and established artists and collectors as a co-founder of Charleston Supported Art, LLC. Prior to her position with the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, she worked as the Marketing Director of PURE Theatre and as the Assistant Director and Graphic Designer for Martin Gallery in Downtown Charleston.


Jeweler, Owner of Mora Contemporary Jewelry, Asheville, NC.

Marhe Le Van’s jewelry career began as an Editor for Lark Books, where she worked with Robert Ebendorf on "1000 Rings". Ten years later, with more than 50 books to her credit, Le Van opened Mora and has since garnered a loyal following and national media attention. InStore magazine named Mora one of the top five "Coolest Small Jewelry Stores in America." Marthe Le Van is a freelance writer, editor, curator, and publicist who served as a Juror for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and Craft As Object, Handmade in America in 2012.



Owner & Designer Blankhouse Studio, practicing metals & furniture studio artist, former Penland School of Crafts metals studio coordinator, Penland, NC.

Zac Lopez Ibanez is an artist who moves fluidly between a variety of media, including furniture design, sculpture, jewelry design and metalworking. Lopez Ibanez began his education in art with a blacksmithing class at the John C. Campbell School. From there he began taking classes in metal at the Penland School of Crafts and eventually became the metals studio coordinator.

Show Dates: May 8 through 10, 2015 (5/815 - 5/10/15)

Application Deadline: 10/16/14 Midnight EST

Apply to be a part of the 2015 Festival: 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sam Wang, Clemson University Art Department Professor Emeritus, in "Light radiates in all directions" Exhibition at ECU's Gray Gallery

Image : Constructed : Constructed : Image
Light radiates in all directions
September 5 - October 11, 2014
Gallery Reception: Friday, September 5, 5:00 PM

Him-Heidi-KirkpatrickThe Wellington B. Gray Gallery of the East Carolina University School of Art and Design is proud to announce two photography exhibitions, Image : Constructed :: Constructed : Image and Light radiates in all directions. The opening reception for both shows is Friday, September 5, at 5:00 p.m.

Constructed : Image in the main gallery of the Gray Gallery is curated by SoAD photography faculty member Angela Franks Wells. This national invitational photography exhibition features the work of twelve artists from eleven states and Canada. The artists in the show are Thomas Allen, Tracy Longley-Cook, KK DePaul, Amy Friend, Amy Theiss Giese, Dan Herrera, Aspen Hochhalter, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Louviere and Vanessa, Emma Powell, Liz Sales and Kris Sanford.

The RememberanceThe artists' work encompasses a wide range of photographic processes: cyanotype, gum bichromate, type C color prints, digital pigment prints, images on found objects and mixed media. In describing the exhibition, Flight by Emma PowellAngela Franks Wells said," Over 300 million photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day.We will take more than 380 billion pictures this year. Our society is consumed with the activity of taking pictures. As an artist and educator, I am deeply invested in the practice of making photographs, rather than taking them. The twelve artists in this exhibition exemplify the diverse nature of contemporary photographic practice. They make photographs; from creating the subject of the photograph to building the camera to making images without a camera; these artists are constructing the image. The image constructs conversation and challenges our ideas of what makes a photograph—well, a photograph. "

Light radiates in all directions is installed in the Special Collections Gallery at the back of the Gray Gallery. Curated by Tom Braswell, interim director of the Gray Gallery, the exhibition features the work of seven southeastern photographers who exhibited together previously in theEarth Eye by Crista Cammaroto Photon Rangers exhibition in 1999. The work of Crista Cammaroto, W. Cameron Dennis, Jessica Hines, Gil Leebrick, Jackie Leebrick, John Scarlata and Sam Wang represent varied aesthetic and technical approaches to the medium of photography. Curator Tom Braswell stated, "At the intersection of art and science and the interpenetration of physics and metaphysics the one light is revealed through each individual vision."

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of 5th and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  The gallery is closed for all University holidays.  Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible.  Parking for the reception is available in the lot surrounding Jenkins Fine Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.

360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Winter Artist Residency in Central Mexico

Deadline in 4 weeks!

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. We also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 - 4 months). Write: for more info. 

COSTS: This is a free one-month residency. Your residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities. You will only need to pay for your laundry, local transportation, entertainment and additional food. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE September 28, 2014 through CAFÉ for the upcoming Winter residency (12/17/14 - 1/16/15). 

ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE:  The application fee for a one-month residency is $36. 

For more information about the program, write in either English or Spanish at and be sure to Like their Facebook Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal or follow them on Twitter @360XochiQuetzal

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