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 ArtsCarefully 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.
ANNE TRABUE WATSON NELSON
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.
MARTHE LE VAN
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.
ZAC LOPEZ IBANEZ
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
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