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Monday, May 8, 2017

Call for 2018 & 2019 Exhibition Proposals: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists, and curators, to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Application Fee: $20

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at or 804.643.1708

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit

319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Tue-Fri: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store, seeks a Museum Operations Manager


Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store, seeks a Museum Operations Manager to start July 2017.

The Museum Operations Manager collaborates with a team of arts administrators and interns in the functioning and development of a public museum and international residency in downtown Greensboro, NC. The Museum Operations Manager is an administrative position that addresses non-profit financials and reporting, grants and accounts management, contracts, development and visitor resources. 

This job will require regular management of accounts and invoicing, online payments, grant administration, budget management, and financial reporting. Must be comfortable with cloud computing, especially Google Drive, experience with CRM donor systems and Quickbooks software a plus. 

Ideal candidate should be a highly detail-oriented, focused on efficient system administration and accounting in an arts-based nonprofit. They should also be personally outgoing and thrive in dynamic, very collaborative, and often public work environment. Ideal candidates should be comfortable managing multiple deadlines with intern support. 2+ years of non-profit/museum administration required, arts field experience suggested, a minimum of 2 year degree, 4 year degree prefered.
Elsewhere does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, expression or parents/guardians with children. Elsewhere, like many art institutions, is a predominantly white space, and in an effort to decolonize dominant cultures of intersectional oppression, we encourage queer and trans artists of color to apply.

Start date: July 2017

Base salary: $21k/year + perks, 40 hour/week. (see JOB DESCRIPTION tab)

Position open until filled. Send resume/CV and letter of interest to apply. Direct Questions to Fhalyshia Orians, Interim Operations Manager at (subject: Museum Operations Manager).

606 S Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clemson University Art Department Represents at the Anderson Art Center's 42nd Annual Juried Art Show!

Todd Anderson, Blackfoot Glacier, Reductive jigsaw woodcut; 
six runs and eight colors; printed on Okawara washi paper.
20" x 30" (image)

March 30th - April 14-May 26, 2017

- Glenn Abbott - Into the Woods
- Jose Acaba - Night Court
- Kent Ambler - Passage - Award
- JoAnne Anderson - Nina
- Todd Anderson [Clemson Art Assoc. Prof. of Printmaking - Blackfoot Glacier-The Last Glacier - Award
- Dave Appleman - Guardian - Award
- Lucy Bailey - There Will Come Soft Rains
- Will Barnes - Congaree N.P. #36
- Will Barnes - Rochester NY #5 Award
- Todd Baxter - School Girl - Award
- Todd Baxter - End of Day
- Evelyn Beck - Pumpkin Patch
- Eric Benjamin - All Night Long
- Larry Bennett - Oars - Award
- Al Beyer - Untitled - Award
- Vernon Bowen - Gear
- Juan A Brown - View of SC Wildlife
- RS Brown III - Via Appia Rome
- Mackenzie Browning - Chloe
- Adam Burgess [Clemson BFA in Art] - Amie - Award
- Bruce Campbell - Yellow Lady
- Bruce Campbell - Black Hole - Award
- Warren Carpenter - 19003 Ambrosia Maple Bowl - Award
- Chad Cole - Morganton Barn - Award
- Donovan Collins - Isabella
- James Cornell - Jungle Jar - Award
- Sydney A Cross [Clemson Alumni Distinguished 
Professor Emeritus]- Water Buffalo - Award
- Yvette L Cummings - When the Magpie Came - Award
- Barbara Curri - Queen of the Night
- Terry Davenport - Stephen's Grocery
- Melody Davis - Intersection
- Diane Demont - Penny For Your Thoughts
- Carole M Dennison - Seaside Cathedral
- Nathan DePue - The Places I've Been
- Yelitza Diaz - White Climbers - Award
- Yelitza Diaz - Red Climber - Award
- Mary Dilworth - Suddenly
- Terry Jarrard Dimond [Clemson Art MFA] - Midnight Garden - Award
- Terry Jarrard Dimond [Clemson Professor Emeritus] - Midnight Garden II
- Tom Dimond [Clemson Professor Emeritus] - Split - Award

- Toni M Elkins - Inner Self #1
- Michael England - Blue Tin
- Michael England - Hwy 54 Motels - Award
- Cecile Evans - Iris LaBelle The Beautiful Woman II
- Edie Fagon - Bikers' Sunset
- Edie Fagan - All In
- Tom Flowers - Burnt Sienna
- Angelica Fodor - Left Standing I
- Scot Foster and Robert Forbes - Key Stone
- Stephanie Forbes - Harambe
- Michael Fowler - Aurum Pride
- Mark Tyler Frasier - Paper and Steel Arrangement #1 - Award
- Jake Francek - Fred - Award
- Jake Francek - Duncan the Defiant
- Paul Frederick - Just After Matthew - Award
- Paul Frederick - Low Country Vista - Award
- Steve R Garner - Brewster - Award
- Beth Carter Gautsch - Tossed & Found
- Cheryl Gibisch - Emergence
- Tom Gibson - Abuela De La Habana
- Diane Gilbert - Bully the Kid
- Diane Gibert - Rose, the Dragonfly Slayer - Award
- Patti Gobel - Fractured
- Bob Graham - Strike of an Eye - Award
- Bob Graham - Sassy Susanne
- Floyd Gunter - See the Sun Sparkle in the Reeds
- Susanne Floyd Gunter - Walk into Splintered Sunlight
- Garrett Hamm - Cimarron Cut-Off
- Garrett Hamm - Friendly Competition
- Susy Hart - Witness
- Marilyn Hartley - Serene
- Ann Heard - For the Love of Red
- Anthony O Hedrick - Aleiyah Joy
- Sherry Herr - Contemplation I Award
- Mana Hewitt - Study in Gold & Silver
- Steven Hewitt - Multicolored Take Out Box Unfolding
- Brenda M Hill - Transitions
- Melinda Hoffman - Waterlillies, Maine
- Talin Hohn - None-No Title
- Dot Holladay - Today's Catch at Phil's Market
- Jeannine Holmes - Old Orchard Sunrise
- Albert Howard - On the Mountain
- Erin Hughes - Flight - Award
- Margaret Mccarthy Hunt - Looking Down
- Gary Huntoon - Baisti - Award
- Christopher A Jackson - Campbell's Covered Bridge - Award
- Christopher A Jackson - Tuscan Water Girl
- Jim Jackson - Beach, Bird & Sea
- Brad Johnson - Last Light
- Bob Jolly - Parks of Paris
- Christy Jones - Little Man
- Faye Jones - Vanishing Farms Greenville - Award
- Faye Jones - Peraval and the Amazing Riding Machine
- Sharon Jones - Sowing Seeds in the Garden of Love & Beauty
- Stephanie Jordan - Red Bird
- Steven Jordan - Whole Lotto Elvis - Award
- Jared Kaup - All Heart - Award
- Don Kelemen - Wedding Car
- Patricia Kilburg - Heaven and Earth
- Ann LeMay - Mountain Cathedral
- Valerie Lowe - Storm's a Coming - Award
- Kendell Lusk - Difficult Conversations - Award
- Treelee MacAnn - A Zen Place I - Award
- Maggie Macdonald - Gone Surfing
- Nancy Magee - Port Clyde Docks
- Larry McCollough - Bury Me Not
- Cecile L.K. Martin - Home…

- Guido Migiano - Sunlight on a Misty Mountain Stream - Award
- Christel Minotti - Spring Thaw II
- Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers [Clemson MFA in Art] - Over Easy Award
- Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers [Clemson MFA in Art] - Galax Gothic

- Kathy Moore - Since the Beginning of Time - Award
- Rosemary Moore - Earth Fragments
- Al Morris - End of the Line
- Andrew Murphy - Car Talk
- Aldo Muzzarelli - Tweleve
- Keith R Nelms - The Grackle
- Heather T. Noe - Carolina Fields
- Sandra Parnell - House on "I Street"
- Sandra Parnell - House on "J Street" - Award
- Ethan Peeler - Hidden- Award
- Nancy Perry - After All
- Linda Pratt - Winter is Coming
- Ashan Pridgon [Clemson MFA in Art candidate] - Reclining Castle
- Ray Richards - Rememberances Past
- Cindy Rodney - Low County
- Wendy Rogers - Three Oranges and a Teapot
- Jack Rookard - Sisterhood
- Ken Ruinard - Smudge Soccer Dog
- Seth Scheving - Holy Cow
- Holly Schalter - Ruby's Wish
- Holly Schlater - Whimsical Daydream - Award
- Molly Scott - Interlude - Award
- Molly Scott - Phase II
- Mary Grayson - Segars Ebele, from Mozambique
- Larry Seymour - Mud Pie
- Edward Shmunes - Sit Fidelia Sit
- Diann Simms - Belmont
- J. Michael Simpson - Just About Now
- Alexandra Stasko - That and Then
- Barbara St. Denis - Dachau
- Barbara St. Denis - Transportaion Series 2: 
Grandpa and company, Circa 1895, West Sayville, Long Island, New York
- Janet Swigler Leaf Pepper's Delight
- Diana M Walter - Persuasives to Early Piety
- Gail Watson - Locks of Love - Award
- Rachel Watson - Grief - Award
- Rachel Watson - Underneath - Award
- Wendith Thomas Wells - Glimpse of Hope
- Amanda West - Bathing Perch
- Amanda West - The Plant That Doesn’t Die

- Barbara Brown - Whitney Reflections
- Kathleen Wiley - Vintage Pottery and Nest
- Kathleen Wiley - Time Flies - Award
- Danny Williams - Mountain Creek
- Danny Williams - Evergreen Clematis
- Akasha Wood - Sufi Sea
- David Young - Clay Horse Hair Leather

Juror: Michael Haga

Michael W. Haga is Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.  He is responsible for the School’s administrative activities as well as projects related to donor cultivation and stewardship and educational/cultural programming. Mr. Haga received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Roanoke College and a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies degree from Hollins College (now Hollins University).

Mr. Haga has been involved with several organizations during his time at the College, serving on the boards of the Lowcountry Arts and Cultural Council, Print Studio South, and the South Carolina Artisans Center.  He also has served on the Charleston County Magnet School of the Arts’ School Governance Council as a community representative and as Program Coordinator for the South Carolina Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Mr. Haga currently serves on the boards of the South Carolina Arts Alliance and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and on the advisory board of Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC.

Mr. Haga has written exhibition reviews for The New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Carolina Arts, and the Charleston City Paper. He has served as a slide juror for the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Exhibition for several years and has judged exhibitions in the southeastern United States. Mr. Haga has been a grant panelist for many organizations, including the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson SC 29625

Gallery & Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Letter to Soon-to-Be Art School Graduates

Nadia 2From Jenifer Simon

Dear Soon-to-Be Art School Graduates,

You’re about to begin your career as artists.  At this defining moment of transition, I’d like to offer five pieces of advice that I wish someone had shared with me when I graduated art school.


1. Always pay yourself.

When working for others or creating a budget in a grant, you need to pay yourself. Your skills are not for free. Know what your work is worth, what your overhead costs are, what the market will bear, and do not short change yourself.


2. Don’t jump on the first studio you see.

Artists just starting out are often looking for studios with low rent and adequate space. With student debt, episodic income, and/or a desire to create in a robust artist community, it’s tempting to secure a space that’s cheap and not the model of OSHA compliance. Please, stay away from these places. Your health and safety are more important. Educate yourself on what to look for in a safe studio.


3. Start protecting your career now.

It’s critical to develop good studio and business practices early in your career. Make sure you have health insurance. If you are renting space, you need to look around your studio and ask yourself what you couldn’t afford to lose and make sure that you’ve got proper insurance to cover you if the worst happens. Start saving now, even if it’s just $20 a month.  Keep good records so you can document your work, sales, tools and customers.


4. Embrace change and uncertainty.

Whether you’re moving to a new location, starting a new job, or figuring out what your next steps will be, embrace the uncertainly and excitement that this time offers. It’s tempting to react to change and uncertainly as unwanted and anxiety-producing, but I encourage you to see change as opportunity. As studio potter Mark Shapiro said, “being an artist is a radical act.” It’s a choice that you commit to everyday in your actions and your practice, throughout your lifetime. Embrace change and uncertainly as part of this process.


5. Maintain your relationships and pay it forward.

Your teachers, mentors, classmates and colleagues have helped shaped who you are. Don’t forget them. Chances are you’re still going to need their advice, networks and friendship in the future. Let them know the impact they have had on you. Keep them updated on what you’re doing. In turn, pay it forward when you can. Offer to help others. That’s what the Artists Safety Net is all about.
Congratulations and welcome to the next chapter in your journey as an artist.

Jenifer Simon
Director of Programs + Communications
The Artist's Safety Net

Monday, April 17, 2017

Check out Clemson University's Art Department's BFA Senior Exhibition, "Two Cents"

Megan Hueble, Gray Grid, graphite on paper

Apr. 17–Apr. 26 • M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Lee Gallery
Reception: Apr. 21, 6-8 p.m. • Lee Gallery
Artist Talks: Apr. 21, 6:30–7 p.m. • Lee Gallery

Artists explore how humans relate to themselves, experience the world, and examine their history. Two Cents is an exhibit of works by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the disciplines of drawing, painting and photography.

Participating artists seek to gain perspicacity and spark conversations through their creative research in studio arts practice.  Participating students include Willie Coleman, III, Megan Hueble, Rhomy Oehrig, Madison Osborne, Rachel Mangan and Alix Rokop.

Cost: Free
Location: Lee Hall 

For more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program, and to apply, please go to: 

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please go to:

Three Clemson University Art Majors Win Awards in the 5th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at The Spartanburg County Public Library

Comoedus Rocketus, ceramic, plywood, spray paint, 2016, Johnny Murphy
Three Clemson University Art majors - Regan Carson (BFA in Art, painting, 2016), Megan Huble (BFA in Art candidate, drawing), and Johnny Murphy (BFA in Art, ceramics, 2016) - have won awards in the 5th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library on Church Street.

The exhibition runs from March 10 - April 27, and contains works by following Clemson University Art Department BFA Candidates and Alumni:  Mary Michelle Baghdaddy, Casey Bunda, Regan Carson, Megan Huble, Lorelei Sanders.  It also features works by the following Clemson University Art Department faculty members: Kathleen Thum and Valerie Zimany.

The Abandoned, oil on panel, 2016, Regan Carson
The institutions participating are: Anderson University, Clemson University, Converse College, Greenville Technical College, Lander University, North Greenville University, Spartanburg Methodist College, and USC Upstate.

The reception and awards ceremony is open to the public:

Saturday, April 22nd, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Awards at 8:00 pm

Headquarters Library, 151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Untitled, graphite on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2016, Megan Hueble
This event will include live music, hors d'oeuvres, and lots of student art. Join the Library in celebrating the hard work of local students and support the future artists of our

For more information call 864-285-9091 or email 

For more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program, and to apply, please go to: 

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please go to:

Saturday, April 15, 2017


The internationally acclaimed American nonprofit center for craft education locate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina seeks recommendations and expressions of interest for the leadership role

Penland’s next Director has an unparalleled career opportunity to join a leading organization at the pinnacle of its historical success. S/he will step into a respected educational institution with a high reputation in the craft field, a strong and engaged Board, a healthy financial position inclusive of Endowment, Operating, Building and Equipment Reserve Funds, a world-class campus and facilities, and a committed staff eager to embark on Penland’s exciting next chapter under new leadership.

WNC Magazine characterized this opportunity effectively in its recent cover story, "Well Crafted: Penland’s Tradition of Innovation":

“While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art… [it’s] an international melting pot of art and community [where] social media and digital technologies are as much a part of the picture as the
traditional materials of wood, glass, clay and metals… the Board is like a small army sustaining the “Penland heartbeat” [and] everyone who visits can agree there is a certain magic to the place.”

Penland’s Board of Trustees seeks a positive, inspirational leader with a clear vision for how Penland can build upon all its strengths and set the pace for contemporary art and craft as the School’s Centennial approaches in the year 2029. The vision should be inclusive of Penland’s staff, instructors, and community, who are such an important part of the School’s success. In fact, Penland stakeholders are integral to this search process, and finalists for this role will be invited to present publicly to them during final round interviewing on campus.

Penland’s next director could be either an emerging talent or a well-established cultural leader—but preferably someone who is recognized and respected in the art, craft, and/or education fields. S/he will need to demonstrate a professional background or applicable experience that is conducive to taking the reins of a multi-million dollar cultural enterprise with an excellent senior management team and a substantial real estate portfolio, with its associated physical plant demands. S/he will have experience energizing teams of high-performing people and leading others with positivity, a strategic mindset, and infectious enthusiasm.

In the arena of financial management, Penland’s annual funding is 51% earned, 36% contributed, and 13% from its endowment. Penland’s next director will need a demonstrated ability to craft high-level revenue plans and galvanize others to execute against the comprehensive marketing, art sales, and fundraising strategies needed to fuel the School’s annual operating needs. Penland has a seven-person marketing and development team—along with a gallery director and sales staff—to accomplish these goals. While fundraising and marketing experience will be highly regarded, they are only two facets of the holistic leadership skill set needed to succeed in this role.

Ultimately, Penland is about its people: they are the keys to its success, and have always been its most valuable resource. From the youngest student and the most junior groundskeeper, to the most acclaimed artists and generous philanthropists on the Board, all of Penland’s people look to its Director to be the personification of “Penland passion” and the Pied Piper of Penland’s continued journey.

Like Penland’s charismatic founder, Lucy Morgan, Penland’s next director needs to be someone who can inspire Penland’s people and the local community to lift the School to new heights through their shared efforts and group achievements.

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications will be the most favorably reviewed within the competitive set of potential leaders for Penland:

• A university degree in a relevant discipline;

• Passion, integrity, subject matter expertise, and demonstrable personal engagement around Penland’s mission and the people it serves;

• Past professional experience operating successfully in a large, complex, multi-faceted cultural or educational organization;

• The ability to build and maintain positive personal relationships with the many staff and stakeholders whose support is critical to the School’s success;

• A positive, consensus-oriented leadership style, including strong verbal and written skills, emotional maturity, self-confidence, and a sense of humor;

• The ability to make decisions and lead others through ambiguity, setting clear goals and motivating teams to achieve substantive results in times of change;

• High personal credibility, trust, enthusiasm, and integrity;

• Previous exposure to major gifts fundraising and the enthusiasm to learn; and

• A willingness to travel, work on weekends, and live on or near campus.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and benefits are competitive and will be negotiable based on experience. Health care, retirement, transitional housing, and travel benefits are among the components of the director’s compensation package.

How to Apply
Telephone calls are welcome and strongly encouraged before applications are made. Please contact Emma Dunch at (212) 877-0500 for a confidential discussion of your suitability for this role. To formally apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to
  1. A written expression of interest detailing your suitability for this role and articulating your broad vision for Penland’s future;
  2. A detailed professional resume;
  3. Your salary history; and
  4. Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without your approval.
All inquiries and materials will be confidential. All applications will be acknowledged. Please do not mail hard copies.

To learn more about Penland School of Crafts, please visit:

Telephone calls are welcome and encouraged, to: Emma E. Dunch, President, DUNCH: Cultural Leadership for a Creative World, Tel: +1-212-877-0500,

Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer. The School employs qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status or domestic partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status; status of victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law, federal, state or local, rule or regulation.