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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowships

Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists, scholars, scientists and economic professionals via residency fellowships only. 

The application round begins on July 2, 2012, and ends on October 31, 2012. Application forms may only be obtained during this period.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2012 (postmark).

Application requirements for a residency fellowship:
  • You are aged up to 35 years, or you have completed a university or college degree within the last five years.
  • You have completed your academic studies.
  • Please note that applications from those still enrolled in degree programs during the application round will not be considered. PhD students may submit applications.
  • A limited number of fellowships are awarded regardless of the applicants' age. Decisions relating to the above will be made by the responsible juror.
Would you like to apply as part of an artist group? In this case, each group member must fill in an application form on their own behalf. However, the various applications must be sent in a single mailing with the joint work samples.

Knowledge of German, English or French is a prerequisite for application.

If you have applied for a fellowship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation), whose application procedure runs at the same time, you may not apply for an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship.

Former fellows of the Akademie Schloss Solitude cannot apply again.

The Solitude fellowship is a residency fellowship. At least two thirds of the fellowship period must be spent at the Akademie.
  • All fellows must have their permanent residence in Stuttgart for the fellowship's duration (obligation to register residence).
  • Applicants whose applications are refused during a specific selection procedure may send in applications during two other rounds (maximum).
  • Applicants are obliged to register and pay the application fee of € 15 (without return of materials) or € 20 (with return of materials). This fee applies only to applicants from industrialized countries.
You can make applications for the following disciplines:
  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Design
  • Literature
  • Music/Sound
  • Video/Film/New Media
  • Humanities (incl. Social Science)
  • Exact Sciences
  • Economics
  • Chess
Benefits and selection procedure for a residency fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude:

  • Fellowships are usually awarded for a period between three and twelve months.
  • Free accommodation is included, and fellows are awarded € 1,100 monthly.
  • Fellows are provided with a furnished living/working studio (including electricity, water and heating).
  • Travel expenses for arrival and departure in Stuttgart will be covered on a one-time basis.
  • As a rule, the studios are usually only equipped for one person (due to their size).
  • Fellows may use the Akademie’s ateliers (wood and metal) under the supervision of the resident managers.
Optional additional benefits to be adjusted according to the current budget situation:
  • Rent subsidy in the case of double housekeeping.
  • Transport expenses subsidy for the carriage of materials and books to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart to the fellow's home town.
  • Project funding and one-off materials subsidy.
  • Subsidized health insurance in the case of non-EU fellowship candidates.
Selection procedure:
The independent jury consists of eleven specialist jurors who are responsible for allocating the fellowships for their respective disciplines.  The jurors use the submitted work samples to select fellows on the basis of the former’s qualitative aspects.

There is no legal entitlement to the allocation of a fellowship.  The applicant will be informed of the jury’s decision in writing, but no reasons will be given.

The following materials may be submitted:

Architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design:
Extracts from catalogs, publications, project documentations, images (photos, slides, digital image carriers), production sketches, recordings, stage directions, stage designs (no more than 15 images or three publications, please).

Literature, theory:
Books, publications, manuscripts, possible reviews (no more than three books, please, in German, English or French if possible).

Musical scores, sound carriers, personal publications (no more than three sound carriers and one or two scores, please).

Video/film/new media:
Scripts, images (photos, slides, digital image carriers), video: VHS/DVD (no more than three data carriers, please).

Humanities, exact sciences, economy/economics:
Project documentations, publication lists, manuscripts, publications (no more than three books, please).

Expert assessments or references are not required.

The Akademie assumes no liability for damage to or loss of the application documents and advises applicants against submitting originals or irreplaceable materials.

If you would like to apply now [] the application form will be sent to you by e-mail after registering and paying the application fee via the SHOP.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Internships @ Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

Elsewhere is a living museum, studio, and school set within a former thrift store. We create new futures from old things through creative projects, education initiatives, and public works with global artists that enliven and inspire downtown Greensboro and the world.

For full program details and descriptions of internship roles and duties download the Elsewhere Internship Guide (PDF)

Internships at Elsewhere offer students across disciplines and interests exceptional experiences with learning in action. Elsewhere interns support the non-profit’s organizational, artistic, and community based projects that maintain and advance the living museum.  Elsewhere introduces interns to a litany of collaborative skills in artful life and purposive art. We welcome applications from smart, dedicated, helpful visionaries interested in helping Elsewhere’s staff, curators, and artists build a more professional, creative world.

  • Elsewhere facilitates internship opportunities on a rolling basis.
  • Internships last from 10-12 weeks and 20-40 hours/week on-site at Elsewhere from Tuesday-Saturday is required.

Internship periods typically fall as follows:

Spring: March 15 – May 31
Summer: June 1 – Aug. 30
Fall: Sept. 1 – Nov. 15
We accept dedicated interns from local and national locales, at the university, college, and high school level.
Roles and Duties
Interns will be assigned to an Elsewhere department (operations, productions, building, education, communications) who will serve as guides and mentors for the duration of their participation. Interns will assist their department based on the needs of the week, upcoming events, artist’s projects and programs. Before applying please check to see if you are qualified for the department with which you’re interested in working.

Internship Qualifications


Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to museum [at] goelsewhere [dot] org. In your letter, please specify departments you’d like to work with, a list of skills you currently have, and what you hope to learn through the internship experience. All internships are unpaid.

336.549.5555.  Visit us: 606 S. Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27406

Saturday, July 28, 2012

55th National Juried Art Show Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre

Deadline for Receipt of Entries: August 3, 2012

$1200 - Acquisition Award
$700 - First Place
$400 - Second Place
$200 - Third Place
$200 - Best Rocky Mount Artist
Six $100 Merit Awards

Purchase Award: The work selected for the Purchase Award will become part of the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection. Any artist not willing to accept the $1,200 award must submit a written statement to declare their work not eligible for this award. This statement must be submitted at the time of entry. Works not for sale will be ineligible for the award.

Media: Open to all media except installations.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Center. Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in the prospectus.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit digital images of a maximum of four works. Two additional detail shots of each work is permissible. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 must accompany the entry form and images.

Dan Early is one of the co-founders and the creative director of Artsee Magazine - a visual arts magazine that covers art related news and events in North and South Carolina. He is also the president and co-owner of Early Design Group, a 12 year old advertising and design firm based in Raleigh, NC. In the 90s he was a creative director at Raleigh’s 2nd largest advertising agency, Rocket Burkhead and Winslow. While his career has always been centered around graphic design, his love for painting has remained a constant outlet for his artistic expression. Dan attended East Carolina University where he majored in Communications Art and Illustration.

Maria V. Howard Arts Center * 270 Gay Street * Rocky Mount *NC* 27804 * 252-972-1163

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: First Citizens Bank Plaza Fountain, Hendersonville, NC

The City of Hendersonville North Carolina is extending an invitation to artists who work with site specific public art to create a water piece in Hendersonville’s Downtown District. 

The Project will be set at First Citizens Bank Plaza on Main Street in the downtown area. It is a corner location at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Main Street. The size of the area to be developed is a circumference with a radius measuring approximately 15’. 

The artistic design must feature a “fountain” designed for local residents and visitors to stop and reflect, share a lite snack, and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Signage for First Citizens Bank must be a component of the design.

The artist will work with the city-employed landscape architect, city approved contractor and City of Hendersonville Engineering Department, following the selection process.

The Project will be a permanent structure and belong to the City of Hendersonville.  All submissions must contain a resume and project examples that reflect the artist’s capacity for a project of the nature outlined here. These submissions must also include the scope of work completed by the artist for each project highlighted, i.e. sculpture, plumbing, electrical, lighting, etc. The committee also requests a brief written description of what the artist would propose for the site.

Approximate time from project beginning to completion will be four to six months.

The estimated start date will be fall/winter 2012. Project finalists will be chosen in late August with a project award being made in September. Only project finalists will be contacted at the completion of this search.

The budget for this project will be approximately $70,000.
Deadline for submission of interest is August 17, 2012.

Lew Holloway
Main Street Director
145 Fifth Ave East
City of Hendersonville
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 233.3216

Friday, July 27, 2012

Digital Photography Workshop with Sam Wang

Sam Wang bio image 
The ARTS Center
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631

Saturday, August 4th from 10am - Noon

Sam Wang presents  a 2 hour demo on fine tuning digital images using Adobe Photoshop.  This presentation will cover processing digital camera images with the emphasis on using Adobe Raw Converter and on the differences between JPEG (JPG) and RAW file formats.

Sam Wang

Sam Wang was born in Beijing, China, and grew up in Hong Kong. He came to the US after high school and attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls. After receiving an MFA in photography with a minor in painting from the University of Iowa, he joined the faculty at the School of Architecture at Clemson University in 1966. He taught graduate and undergraduate photography and “art with computer” and helped initiate the MFA-DPA program that prepared students for the animation industry. He retired from Clemson in 2006 as an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art.
Sam's art included many photographic techniques and processes, including photo-silkscreen, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, pinhole and “zoneplate”, and digital imaging. In addition to Clemson, he has taught workshops in photography and digital imaging at Penland School of Crafts, University of Oregon, Notre Dame University, Appalachian Environmental Arts Center, Nanjing Arts Institute, among others. His work is in the collection of numerous museums and educational institutions nationally.

Class Fees: $15
Pre-Registration required

Cheryl Lecroy
The Arts Center

Friday, July 6, 2012



Governor Haley has issued her vetoes to the state budget eliminating state funding to the Arts Commission: $1,937,598 with Veto #1, and the additional one-time funding of $500,000 for grants in Veto #21, funding that was approved in the balanced budget submitted by the General Assembly in June.

Until the vetoes are resolved, the Governor's veto puts the Arts Commission in limbo with no authorization to expend any funds, including federal monies from the National Endowment for the Arts, therefore leaving the agency unable to operate.
If these vetoes are not overridden by the Legislature, South Carolina will be the only state without a public agency mandated to bring access to the arts to all of our citizens. The state's small investment in the arts yields significant, statewide returns for education, quality of life, and our economy. The support and services the Arts Commission provides make a positive difference in our communities and schools.

You can contact your Legislators at: www.scstatehouse.govor if you don't know who your Representative or Senator is, you can use this same site to type in your address and it will give you that information.

The General Assembly's has a newly-redesigned web site.  To find your members of the House and Senate, go to:  for House members and  for members of the Senate.

For a list of all Members of the S.C. House, go to: 

For a list of all Members of the S.C. Senate, go to:  

NOTE:  Include the word "constituent" in the subject line in your email to get a quicker response.

For further reading:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

POSTMARK DEADLINE: Friday, August 17, 2012: Clemson Ceramics National 2012


October 3 - November 7, 2012

This Year’s Theme: “Containment”: We are pleased to present the first Clemson Ceramics National, a biannual juried exhibition, which will rotate thematically. Our inaugural exhibition asks artists to explore “containment” through the lens of functional ceramics.  “Containment” may be used literally or conceptually in the works, according to the artist’s individual interpretation. The goal of this year’s Clemson Ceramics National is to showcase a diverse collection of ceramic tableware and functional objects, and bring a broad range of contemporary voices from across the country to the Upstate.

- Valerie Zimany
Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics
Clemson University


Frank Martin earned his M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute. Martin is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee’s School of Art. He is a recent recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship through a Tennessee Arts
Commission Award. Frank’s work has been exhibited in: The State of the Art 2008: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational at Parkland Art Gallery Champaign, IL, The Art of Tennessee at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. His works are in the collections of the Charles A. Wusum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine Wisconsin and the Schein- Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York. His work is in 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, 500 Platters & Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style, Lark Books, Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clay and Glazes, The Ceramic Design Book, and Make it in Clay.

ELIGIBILITY: All U.S. artists at least 18 years old may submit original functional ceramic work created within the past two years.

DEADLINE: Entry must be postmarked on or before Friday, August 17, 2012.

·      1st Place $300
·      2nd Place $200
·      3rd Place $100

Recipients will be selected by the juror and announced at the juror’s talk.

ENTRY FEE: The fee is $30 for up to three entries. Please make checks payable to the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts. The entry fee is nonrefundable.

SALES: All works must be for sale. A 30 % commission will be taken by the Center for Visual Arts upon sale of the work.

REPRODUCTION RIGHTS: Clemson's Center for Visual Arts reserves the right to use digital images of accepted works for publicity purposes.

• Postmark deadline for entries: August 17, 2012
• Notification cards mailed to applicants: September 10, 2012
• Deadline for arrival of accepted works: September 27, 2012
• Exhibition in Lee Gallery: October 3 - November 7, 2012
• Gallery talk by juror Frank Martin and awards presentation followed by a reception: Monday, October 8, 2012
• Return of works: November 19, 2012

For More Information:
Denise Woodward-Detrich
Director of Lee Gallery
Send email to with a subject line:
“Clemson Ceramics National”

ENTRY: Each artist may submit up to three images. Entries must be submitted on a CD in jpg format at 300dpi, 4”x6”. Please name each image file with the artist's last name, entry number, and artwork title (i.e. Smith_01_Bowl.jpg). Please save all images with the correct orientation. No slides will be accepted. Any work that does not match the digital image in quality will be rejected from the exhibition. No substitutions will be accepted. Please send CD of images, entry form, stamped notification card and entry fee to Lee Gallery, Clemson University, G-02A Lee Hall, Box 340510, Clemson, SC 29634-0510. No artwork may exceed 36” in any dimension.

SHIPPING GUIDELINES: All accepted entries must be shipped in reusable cardboard containers. Artists are responsible for shipping charges to and from the exhibition. Shipping containers must include a check made payable to the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts or a prepaid call tag for return shipping.

Center for Visual Arts
Clemson University
G-02A Lee Hall
Box 340510
Clemson, SC 29634-0510
Phone: 864.656.3883
Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm