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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Clemson's Very Own The Arts Center: Holiday Art Show and Sale Until December 22!!!

Come and purchase unique art pieces for all of your holiday gift giving and don’t forget to treat yourself to something special! 

Great prices on original works of art 
by professional local artists!

 Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Fridays 10AM - 2PM
SPECIAL Holiday Extended Hours: 10AM - 5PM!

The Arts Center
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631

Hannah Cartee, Clemson University BFA in Art Candidate, to Start Internship at Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina in Walhalla

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

Hannah Cartee, a Clemson University BFA in Art (emphasis in sculpture) candidate, is set to begin an internship at the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina in December 2016 upon graduation.  Hannah’s internship will begin with work inventorying artifacts as well as working to incorporate artifacts on permanent loan from the Cherokee collection from Keowee-Toxaway State Park into the museum’s current displays.  She will also begin work on developing displays in the museum’s new annex, a former Oconee County office building built in 1959, donated by the county.
Internship Opportunity at the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

by Hannah Lane Cartee   

Connections you establish are Always Important!  

The Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina is located in Walhalla. Funded through grants and donations, the Museum has been under construction for several years. The efforts of numerous volunteers have made the museum a reality.   Andrea Feeser, Professor of Art History at Clemson University, first introduced me to Mr. Luther Lyle, director and curator for the Museum of the Cherokee. 

I wanted to learn more about the Cherokee due to my heritage. Mr. Lyle was working on a project, "Oconee Town," and asked for my assistance to design a logo. It was a great opportunity to work with him and to learn more about Cherokee history. 

After I had completed my design for the logo, I asked if there were any other opportunities to work with the Museum. As a result of an internship in Clemson's Lee Gallery working with gallery director, Denise Woodward-Detrich, and other skills on my resume, Mr. Lyle proposed a paid internship to the Board of Directors.  The board quickly approved, and I accepted.  Within the museum, I will be able to out the skills that I acquired during my studies for the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Clemson to work immediately

Without the connections offered by Professor Feeser and the skills taught to me by Denise Woodward-Detrich, I would have not have been able to establish this connection with Mr. Lyle and the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina.  I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to go directly from Clemson into a paid internship, all before I have graduated! 

 For more information, to volunteer, and/or to support this project, contact Luther Lyle, director and curator by emailing: Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina is funded through grants and donations, and the museum has been under construction for several years. Efforts of numerous volunteers have made this dream a reality. 

Located across from the County Court House in Walhalla, the Museum is open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina
70 Short Street, Walhalla SC 29691

Friday, December 2, 2016

Limited Fellowship Opportunity for Clemson University Art Majors: Penland Partners Fellowships

Art Department & Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University
Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship Program, Summer 2017

There are two (2), scholarship programs available for summer 2017 to Clemson University Art majors who wish to attend the Penland School of Crafts. One is be funded through the Art Department’s partnership with Penland’s Higher Education Partnership program, with the other funded through scholarship funds. Penland’s Higher Education Partnership provides full scholarships to students from selected colleges and universities, which recruit the students and share the cost of the scholarship. This program received support in 2006 from the UPS Foundation.

The Art Department’s goals for students participating in this scholarship programs at Penland School of Crafts is to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, to stimulate experimentation and skill development, to extend the career development of participating artists through contact with Penland’s network of peer professionals, and to share Penland’s model educational environment with Clemson University Art Department students and alumni. For more information about Penland, visit

Benefits & Responsibilities
  • The scholarship includes: Full tuition for one, 2-week session, room and board; 
  • Recipients may be featured on the Art Department web site. Quotes and images may be drawn from any materials submitted as part of the fellowship application or evaluation;
  • Before leaving Penland, Clemson University student participating in this programs is required to complete and submit a program evaluation form and brief letter detailing their experience (further instruction will be provided to the scholarship recipient);
  • Clemson University Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to contribute one work made during their scholarship period to the Benefit Auction that occurs toward the end of every summer session;
  • An acknowledgement of the scholarship recipient’s awareness that they are representatives and informal ambassadors for the Art Department, the Center for Visual Arts and Clemson University as a whole. As such, students who participate in the Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship Program should understand that a broad range of their conduct is under scrutiny for the duration of the scholarship program as well as throughout the completion of course requirements. This pertains to both on- and off-campus activities taking place during the scholarship period, and may also include conduct in a wide range of other settings, especially since housing is provided in the scholarship offer. Students receiving scholarships are reminded of the educational and career development nature of the enterprise;
  • Recipients are asked to give a visual and verbal presentation about their work and experiences at Penland at the BFA/MFA Potluck the following year;
  • RESTRICTIONS: As per Penland’s request, this scholarship is open only to students 18 years of age or older that have “never attend Penland in the past.”
Clemson University Partners Scholarship Recipients are also encouraged to share their Penland experience with Clemson University Art Department faculty, students and alumni, as well as other communities of artists of which they are a part.

To Apply, please complete the attached 2017 Application Cover sheet and submit all required application materials described therein. Sign and submit the full application by the deadline.

Deadline for receipt of materials: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Submit application materials to: Art Department, ATTN: Penland Partners, 2-120 Lee Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0509 [NOTE: applications materials may be hand delivered.]

Questions and assistance: Greg Shelnutt, Chair, Art Department,

Application materials check list:
  • Signed Application Cover sheet
    Cover Letter, no longer than two (2) pages that addresses the following:
    • The artistic goals you wish to pursue through participation in Penland’s programs
    • How you feel that studying at Penland will help you achieve your professional objectives
    • How studying a Penland will advance the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical development of your work  
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Consult with faculty, the Michelin Career Center and the College Art Association’s Standard’s and Guidelines “Recommend Conventions” web pages for assistance in developing a resume / CV: and/or
  • Digital Portfolio of 8-15 high quality images of recent work (from the last three years):
    • Save digital images as standard JPEG files on a USB Flash Drive:
      • Image size at least 2400 X 3000 pixels
      • Minimum of 300 dpi
      • Image quality 10 or higher
      • Submit JPEG in proper viewing orientation
      • Name each JPEG using the following format: Last Name_Image#.jpg (EX.: Jones_Image1.jpeg)
    • Please Label USB Flash Drive with your full name and place in an envelope with your name on itPlease test before sending! Unreadable files on USB Flash Drives will not be reviewed!
  • Digital Portfolio Information Sheet (number to correspond with image name; include: artist’s name, title, media, size & date)

Reception for Clemson University BFA Exhibition, Tangible Imperceptions, Tonight, December 2, 2016!

Tangible Imperceptions • BFA Senior Exhibit

Lee Gallery • M–Th, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
As artists we look at the world and the time we live in with dissecting eyes.  We question what is seen and explore the unseen.  We seek to materialize our thoughts, feelings, experiences, and interactions with the intent of making commentary and sharing our human experience.  In this exhibition we are making the intangible tangible.
Participating artists include: Regan Carson, Hannah Cartee, Jennifer Clevenger, Johnny Murphy, Lorelei Sanders and Rebekah Warren.
Reception • Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Artist Talks • Dec. 2, 6:30–7 p.m.
Date: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:00 am
Cost: Free

Concerned About Arrowmont and Gatlinburg Wildfires? Help by Donating to Arrowmont and CERF+

Arrowmont Update from Bill May, Executive Director

"As many of you know, the wildfires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park spread to the city of Gatlinburg and the Arrowmont Campus. We are beginning to understand the extent of the loss the community has experienced and that our friends across the country are concerned. We have received thousands of emails and phone calls, offering help and support. Thank you. Hopefully, this letter will clarify our situation at present.

"On Monday evening, all Arrowmont staff safely evacuated and none lost their homes. Although we lost two dorms, Wild Wing and Hughes Hall, and the maintenance building with all the equipment, the core campus is intact—all studios including the wood studio complex, Red Barn, Pollard, Teachers, Staff House, and our main building, Turner, housing our gallery, permanent collection, library, supply store and staff offices were not affected by the fire.

"At present, the City of Gatlinburg is closed and no one except emergency personnel, police and firefighters are allowed into the city. Our hearts are with the many friends and neighbors who have suffered unimaginable loss. But the people of this region are resilient and will pull together and move forward.

"When we are allowed back onto the campus we will complete an assessment and a plan for going forward. In the short-term, this situation has necessitated the following changes in some of our immediate programming.

"Bill Mize, Beth Bramhall, and Boogertown Gap Holiday Concert December 10th
Free to everyone
Reception 5:00 pm
Concert 7:00 pm

"This Concert is a holiday tradition at Arrowmont and in our community. Although we are all still reeling from the magnitude of the losses the community has experienced, we want to continue the tradition and create an opportunity for everyone to come together, support each other and celebrate the season. This concert and reception is a gift from Arrowmont and the musicians to our wonderful community – open to everyone and free. We hope that you will join us for the reception and the concert.

"Holiday Classes
Holiday Classes, originally scheduled for December 10th have been cancelled. Those individuals who registered for Holiday Classes will have the opportunity of participating in one of the Spring Holiday Classes. When we re-open, Arrowmont Registrar and staff will be in contact to let you know classes offered and availability.

"Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition
As originally scheduled –
Opening Reception January 20, 2017
Exhibition Opens January 21, 2017

"In celebration of craft and talent in our community, the show will go on. All the artwork dropped off Monday for the Biennial is safe and undamaged. Our juror, Teri Alea, has not yet been to jury the exhibit but she will as soon as we are allowed back to town and have electricity. Emails will go out to all artists who dropped off work with more information about the exhibition and reception.

"Important note about the Arrowmont Permanent Collection that houses over 1,000 craft objects: the Permanent Collection is safe. It is housed in Turner Building which was not affected by the fire.

ArtReach, our program for public school students, has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. When we are back on campus, we will evaluate our resources and be in touch with the school system. We hope to be able to reschedule.

"Souper Bowl
Souper Bowl, Arrowmont’s fundraiser for the Sevier County United Way, will not be re-scheduled until fall 2017. We hope that record numbers of you will turn out to support this signature event. Later, we will have information for those with an interest in purchasing bowls.

"To our vendors: We are unable to get into Arrowmont to access Accounts Payable and write checks. Please know that as soon as we are able to get onto campus and access our computer files, we will take care of our obligations to you. We appreciate your understanding and support.

"Finally, to all – students, instructors, and supporters of craft education who have called, written, posted about Arrowmont, and offered help and support – thank you! We certainly appreciate the art and craft organizations in Tennessee and around the country who have offered encouragement and support. I wish we could reply personally to every individual; however, computer access is very limited and we are concentrating our efforts on resuming operations as soon as possible. Please know that I, the Arrowmont staff and our Board of Governors appreciate you and your concern and support. Next week, hopefully, we will be back on campus and can begin to determine what our needs are and be more specific about how you can help. We greatly appreciate the donations that have been made through our website.

"We will try to keep you informed through our website and social media about our progress and how you might help. In the meantime, know that we appreciate each of you. Arrowmont will rebuild and continue to thrive because we have the support of our local and national communities.

Thank you,

Bill May, Executive Director"

According to a November 29, 2016 article by John North, a reporter for WBIR in Knoxville,

"Arrowmont School 'survives' wildfire, 2 buildings destroyed"
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg survived the Sevier County wildfire,  but two buildings were destroyed.

"GATLINBURG, TENN. - The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a Gatlinburg institution for generations, was among the many structures threatened Monday night by fire but has 'survived.'

How can you help?

Donate to Arrowmont directly: 

Also, support CERF+, both by spreading the word about arts readiness and through your donations to CERF+.  

About CERF+: CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to artists working in craft disciplines including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RFQ: The Arts & Science Council (ASC) Functional Art Directory Opportunity

Artist: Dana Gingras. Installed September 2015 at
East W.T. Harris Boulevard and North Sharon Amity.
Harrison, Steve City of Charlotte

Read more here:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. EDT 

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to the Arts & Science Council Functional Art Directory Opportunity.
The Arts & Science Council facilitates a joint Public Art Program of the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, which establishes opportunities for artists to create site-specific artwork in the public sphere.  The program is funded through two separate ordinances created individually by the City and County that established a 1% for art allocation for all eligible capital improvement projects.  The Public Art program develops a broad collection of artwork that supports and enhances the vision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region.

The ASC Functional Art Directory serves as an internal resource for artists and craft individuals who can design/build creative features for City, County, and Private Projects that may or may not be associated with larger scale public art projects.  The registry will not replace the RFQ’s for Public Art opportunities. However, based upon the construction schedule and project manager’s special needs it may be used to aid in the selection of qualified artists for major and minor public art commissions.
The selected artists will be professional artists who are proficient in planning, creating, and implementing public art.  Portfolios must demonstrate the ability to consider and successfully carry out public art commissions, providing reviewers with the overall aesthetics and quality of work.
There is no limit to the number of artists who will be accepted for the registry. Artists selected for the registry will always be notified prior to being placed into consideration for specific projects.

·         Professional artists who have experience managing, designing and completing public art project commissions within the past five (5) years are eligible

·         Must reside in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, or West Virginia

·         Architects interested in applying must have successfully completed at least three (3) public art projects (that are distinguished from infrastructure design) within the last five (5) years

o   Credentials: a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) demonstrating professional history and skills as a professional artist (maximum 2 pages)
o   Images – up to ten (10) images of recent work completed within the past five (5) years
o   Annotation: titles, date, media and dimensions of artwork
o   Artists must select the Craft Discipline(s) that best represents their work
o   clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood,  mural, stone, mixed media

Participants must submit all required materials through SlideRoom, (, an online application system.

Please be sure to allow adequate time to submit your application as technical difficulties can occur.  Applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered will not be considered.
New submissions and updates will be requested annually through an RFQ process.  Each RFQ includes a specific deadline and is published on the ASC website. Updates replace previous submissions.  Artists may revise their contact information anytime. ASC reserves the right to purge submissions which have not been updated in three years.

The selection process is being undertaken to identify highly qualified artists interested in pursuing public art opportunities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel of local and national arts professionals.  Artists will be notified by January 2017 regarding the status of their application. Acceptance for the registry does not guarantee the receipt a commission.

December 31, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. EDT 

Application Period (August 18 – December 31, 2016)
Application Status Notification (January 2017)

SlideRoom technical support is available Monday – Saturday by email until 8 p.m. (CDT) at


Randella D. Foster | Program Coordinator, Public Art
ASC. Culture For All. 
227 West Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202

Call for Artists, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Due June 1, 2017

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University (JCSM) is one of Alabama’s leading art museums, with a growing collection of art ranging from traditional to contemporary—including outdoor sculpture! JCSM is accepting submissions from sculptors to participate in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (Out of the Box) opening October 6, 2017.

Out of the Box is a biennial competition that began in 2013 in celebration of the museum’s 10-year anniversary. Now in our third iteration, our program continues in its goal of presenting engaging and educational works of art to our university audience and broader community, as well as actively pursuing the growth of our permanent collection of outdoor sculpture.

Artwork chosen for display in this year’s exhibition will be installed on the museum grounds until October 6, 2018. This call for sculpture is open to all artists, age 18 and older. Entries must be received by June 1, 2017.

Important Dates

June 1, 2017:
Deadline for entries

June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance/decline

August 1, 2017
Request for heavy-lifting equipment due to JCSM

August 21–September 15, 2017
Installation of accepted sculpture

October 6, 2017–October 6, 2018
Out of the Box Exhibition

October 8–12, 2018
Deinstallation of sculptures

Artist Awards
1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,500
Honorable Mention: $500
ALL Finalists: $1,000

Quick Submission Checklist: