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Friday, August 24, 2012

Photographing Your Artwork with Sam Wang @ The ARTS Center, Clemson, SC

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the secrets to photographing your 3-D artwork.
This special WORKSHOP will be held this Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am - NOON!

For those of you who will be here for the 20 x 20 Invitational Clay Show and Sale, this is a great opportunity to learn from the best! Please contact us at 864-633-5051 or email if you would like to join the class.

Photographing Your Artwork--  10:00 am - NOON
Instructor:  Sam Wang
Class Fee: $45 (each day)
Materials Fee: $0
Limited to 15
Market yourself like a pro! Learn the basics of producing quality images of your artwork using basic equipment.  Saturday, August 18th focuses on 2D works and Saturday, August 25th focuses on 3D works.

Materials covered will include:
  • choice of cameras and lenses
  • setting ISO, white balance, etc.
  • light: controlling reflections and colors
  • post-processing in software
  • questions and answers (bring problem pictures!
The Arts Center
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631

Phone: (864) 633-5051
Fax: (864) 624-1209

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Click646: 4th Annual Photographic Collective, October 6, 2012, Greenwood, SC

Photo: Our list of sponsors continues to GROW!!!  THANK YOU Greenwood for making year 4 of click646 memorable!  Just a few weeks away....Saturday, October 6! 

Keynote speaker  Robb Kendrick will headline the fourth annual Click646 photographic collective in Uptown Greenwood on Saturday, October 6th, 2012. The event will also feature workshops led by John Harrington from Washington and Hal Looney from Brevard, North Carolina.  A presentation of the South Carolina Rivers Project, "Web of Water", will take place at the Arts Center featuring four South Carolina photographers jonholloway, Tom Blagden, Ben Keys, and Clay Bolt.  This unique project was initiated with Upstate Forever in order to protect the Saluda-Reedy Watershed.

Click646 gets its name from 29646, one of Greenwood’s zip codes. The event is both a celebration of the photograph and recognition of the power of the photograph to inspire thought, conversation and action relating to world issues. The event will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 with coffee at the Arts Center. There will be workshops, opportunities to meet the keynote speaker, the student exhibit and awards ceremony, and presentations throughout the day. There will also be exhibits at sundance gallery and Meridian Studios. Live music from 'Red Wanting Blue' will be featured on Oregon Avenue that evening as well as Greenwood's first annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Uptown Greenwood
Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: 864-227-1188

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


All collegiate students are invited to submit works of art addressing the theme, A Life, Still, for inclusion in a juried exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
This will coincide with the Visual Feast: Masterpieces of Still Life from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibition running from October 21, 2012 through January 13, 2013.

Submit for consideration: original works of art less than 2" deep, ready to hang. All media are welcome and encouraged.

Digital Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2012. A complete prospectus is available at:

No entry fee is required!

All works for consideration must be original and express the concept of still life whether in a realistic, abstract, or symbolic style. Works of art will be juried based upon originality, craftsmanship, and personal expression of the artist. 

Please read the specific details about entering and delivering 2-D work or videosbefore submitting work to A Life, Still. To submit a 2-D image, click on “Submit an Image” in the drop down menu below upload a jpeg from your computer. To submit a video, you will first need to upload the video to a video host such asVimeoYoutube, or Kaltura. Then, use the drop-down menu below and click “Submit a Video” to embed the code from your video host.
Copy and paste the following information as the caption to be sure the entry is complete. Please include:
  • Artist name
  • Title of work
  • E-mail address (will not be published)
  • Phone number (will not be published)
  • College
  • Date
  • Medium (Oil Paint, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Framed dimensions for 2-D art (videos do not need dimensions)
  • Artist statement about the piece. See FAQ for tips about what to include.
  • Short bio about the artist
Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Submission of images or videos constitutes an agreement between the artist and the North Carolina Museum of Art for the work to be on display for the duration of the show. Submitting work gives permission to have this work, along with student’s name and college, published on the NCMA’s Web site and in media coverage should the work be selected for the A Life, Still exhibition. If accepted into the exhibition, you agree to ship or deliver the work to the Museum by September 22. Unless a higher resolution version of a particular video is needed, videos will not need to be delivered and will be streamed from the online source.
By submitting your work, you declare to the NCMA that the image or video was created by you and is your own original work that will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of a third party. To be accepted into the juried exhibition, the image slam, or this blog, the work must also be appropriate for a general museum audience, including children.

Friday, August 17, 2012



This is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures placed around Historic Downtown Kissimmee. Kissimmee is located in Central Florida near Orlando which allows for the exhibit to draw from thousands of tourists as well as local residents. The artists will loan their sculptures to the exhibit to be on display for one year. This will be our 6th year displaying sculptures to further our mission of making downtown an art and cultural center for Osceola County.

We will actively promote the sale of sculptures to the public. Kissimmee Main Street will retain 20% of any sale proceeds, which will be used to fund future KMS events. All sculptures will be insured for liability while exhibited on Kissimmee Main Street.

Print the attached entry form or download it from our website at, complete and mail entry form with required materials to:

Kissimmee Main Street
421 Broadway
Kissimmee, FL 34741.
  • A $500 stipend to each artist will be awarded.
  • There are 16 bases available.
  • Each piece is featured in a free color publication with a description and photo as well as 12,000 brochures.
  • All sculptures will also be displayed on our website.
General Information
This call is open to all sculptors in North America. All entries must be original works by submitting sculptors.

Entry fee - Artist may submit $40 made payable to Kissimmee Main Street by check or money order. You can submit up to three pieces. Fees are non-refundable.

Deadline - September 1st, 2012!  EXTENDED TO: September 20th!

Application should include - Entry form, fee, resume, description of sculpture, color photos (either by email or mail) of proposed sculpture. If sending via email, please make the subject line “Sculpture Entry: Name of Sculpture”.

Entries should be suitable for extended outdoor display, be of safe construction and be able to be welded to a steel plate. There will be installation assistance and welders on site.  The entries are juried for acceptance with notification of results by October 1st, 2012.

All sculptors will receive further program information after entry is accepted.

Sculpture delivery and placement - October 19th and 20th, 2012 (other dates may be available). All participating artists are encouraged to attend the Sculpture Experience reception and gala, which will be in September 2013 on uninstall weekend.
  • Best of Show will be judged by qualified experts.
  • People’s choice and Kid’s choice awards will be awarded at the end of the year based on viewer voting.
  • We are willing to assist selected sculptors with travel plans.

artsee Magazine Ceases Publication

Sad news from their web site and Facebook page: 

“July 2012 — After 2 wonderful years, it is with great sadness we announce that artsee magazine 
will no longer be publishing.

“The magazine has been a labor of love for all of us involved and the decision to suspend printing 
is based purely on business considerations.

“We thank the art communities of North and South Carolina for your warm reception and support. 
We've loved getting to know each and every one of you.”

~ Artsee Magazine

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Visiting Artists and Scholars Residency Program (VASRP)

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program bring studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators to campus. Residents lead workshops related to their disciplines, as well as giving public lectures on their work. They engage in dialog with students and faculty and are given the time to pursue their own research and/or creative production. Students often become involved in collaborative projects with our residents. Residents may offer a seminar course on a topic within their area of expertise. Residents are afforded the opportunity to propose exhibitions in our galleries. Our residents have found their time at CSU to be engaging, positive and highly productive.

Long Term VASRP
Short Term VASRP
River Fellow  VASRP

2012 Summer River Fellow


Columbus State University Department of Art is pleased to announce our 2012 Summer River Fellow, Claire Zitzow.  Zitzow was born and raised near Richmond, Virginia.  She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied sculpture and intercultural urban studies.  In 2011 Claire Zitzow participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and in 2005 she received a grant to explore and research the nitrate factories, abandoned miner's housing and battlefields in the Atacama Desert of Chile.  She has recently received several project grants and awards including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.   She has exhibited in Andrews Gallery in San Diego, Cheekwood Museum in Tennessee, Thompson Gallery in Massachusetts, and Curfman Gallery Colorado.  Claire Zitzow continues to explore environments that occupy abstract and distant spaces in our social psyche.


Columbus State University is sponsoring a Print Dialogue Day that reflects an aspect of current thought, practice and research in “greening” our print studio and practices.  We are looking for artists and educators who can address some of the environmental issues we are facing today through either paper presentations and/or slide lectures.  How can small changes make an impact on our health and environment?  Many printmakers have inherited outdated studios and major renovations can be costly and time-consuming; what small steps are you making today?  Or does your artistic research reflect some of the impact of environmental change we have seen over the last decade?


The Print Dialogue Day will also consist of a few printing demonstrations; proposals in the areas of intaglio, screen-printing, relief, lithography or mixed media are being accepted.  Successful proposals should not only be technically interesting but should also relate to PRINTING:GREEN.

Accepted presenters/artists will receive a $200 honorarium and will have one work included in The American Print Alliance Exhibit to take place March 25 – April 21, 2013 in the Illges Gallery at Columbus State University.  Artists will be responsible for shipping work to the gallery; gallery will pay for return shipping.  Presenters will also receive a free 2013 subscription to Contemporary Impressions.

Proposal Submission Guidelines:

Please electronically submit proposal (no more than 500 words) and a CV to Elizabeth Roberts McFalls at by the September 1st deadline.

Please note:  The 2012 Print Dialogue Days are November 16 & 17 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, this call for proposals is for the next Print Dialogue Day on April 20, 2013.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

CAA Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants

About the Grant

Turner Snow Storm
J. M. W. Turner, Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth, exhibited 1842, oil on canvas, 91.4 x 121.9 cm support, 123.3 x 153.5 x 14.5 cm frame. Tate, London (artwork in the public domain)

CAA will award a limited number of $250 grants to advanced PhD and MFA graduate students as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 101st Annual Conference, taking place February 13–16, 2013, in New York. To qualify for the grant, students must be current CAA members. Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive a complimentary conference registration.
Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 15, 2012. Graduate students living outside the United States may also apply for the CAA International Member Conference Travel Grant CAA International Member Conference Travel Grant but can only receive a single award; graduate students may not apply to the CAA International Travel Grant Program.
Applications should include:
  • A completed application form
  • A one-page statement of no more than 150 words stipulating that the applicant has no external support for travel to the conference
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s adviser or head of department, division, or school
CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.
Please send all application materials to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, by September 14, 2012. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 15, 2012.

Donate to the Annual Conference Travel Grants

The Annual Conference Travel Grants for graduate-student and international members are funded solely by donations from CAA members—please contribute today. Charitable contributions are 100 percent tax deductible. CAA extends a warm thanks to those members who have made voluntary contributions to this fund.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Recent Clemson University BFA Recepient, Lauren League, Takes New Position at the Belton Center for the Arts

Recent Clemson University B.F.A. recipient (2012), Lauren League, has been appointed as the Program Director at the Belton Center for the Arts in Belton, SC.  She started July 10, 2012.

The job entails taking planning and facilitating events, teaching art camp, running the gallery, getting out the newsletter and other publications, etc. 

Please visit the center, which is planning for its "14 Annual Standpipe Juried Art Show," September 29-November 16, 2012.  Gallery hours are from 10:00 am--5:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm on Saturdays. The Gallery is closed on Saturdays when no exhibit is on display.

Belton Center for the Arts
306 City Square
PO Box 368, Belton, SC  29627
(864) 338-8556

A call for unrealized projects


Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.

Though the state of being unrealized implies the potential for realization, not all projects are intended to be carried out. In other instances, artists deliberately leave works incomplete, to record interesting "failures" or experiments. Other planned projects involve consciously utopian, non-utilitarian, and conceptual spaces that were not made available for realization. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.

AUP follows "Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects" collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa following several years of international research conducted in the late 1990s (and published in form of a book in 1997, Gerd Hatje, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany), with contributions by 107 artists, from Vito Acconci to Rosemarie Trockel. Under the name of AUP these artist projects were first presented as a digital public archive by e-flux in 2009 followed by an open call for unrealized projects published by e-flux in 2011 and an AUP exhibition in Basel in 2011.

This new open call for unrealized projects is launched on the occasion of a Berlin edition of AUP in collaboration with the Berliner Künstlerprogramm/ DAAD. The AUP will take up temporary residence at the daadgalerie in Berlin from September 9th to October 20th 2012 to present newly submitted projects as well as the existing inventory of the AUP archive. The daadgalerie installation of AUP will be accompanied by a public program of lectures and presentations with numerous guests considering artistic and philosophical perspectives of the "unrealized" or the "unrealizable."

You are invited to contribute your own unrealized projects to AUP's growing archive. Contributions can include text (DOC) and image files (two JPEGs or PDFs up to 2MB each), and can be submitted online at <> .

Please include one paragraph describing your project.

Submission for possible inclusion in AUP at the daadgalerie in Berlin will be accepted through October 20th 2012.

"Agency of Unrealized Projects" is a project by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery London devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones, Julieta Aranda, and Anton Vidokle. The Berlin edition of AUP is conceived in collaboration with Berliner Künstlerprogramm/ DAAD.

Zimmerstraße 90/91
10117 Berlin
Hours: Mon–Sat 11–18

T +49 (0)30 261 36 40 <>


Work may include or relate to any of these topics about OIL: Black gold (politic, war, power, industrial production, consumption). Environmental, economic, health and sexual concerns.

MAKE8ELIEVE accepts image submissions, texts (fiction and non-fiction), videos, audio, performative documentations, etc... Anything you would like to submit will be considered.

Deadline for your submissions : December 1st, 2012.

FOR Visual Art Submissions: Images must be close to 8.5"x11" at 300 dpi. Please save your images as a .tiff or .jpg, in RGB (not CMYK or Index colors). Non-digital artwork should be scanned or photographed clear, sharp, presented with a neutral background.

1. title of each piece.
2. media(s) used.
3. dimensions of the work (for video/audio include the time duration).

The more information the better!

FOR ALL Submissions (ART/WRITING/etc.) must also include Your Information:

1. include your name as you'd like to be credited.
2. your website, a portfolio URL... If you do not have a website it can be your GooglePlus, FaceBook page, LiveJournal blog, Flickr account, but there should be some way for people to contact you and see more of your work.
3. please send a 500 word or less artist statement.
4. please send a 300 word or less bio.
5. attach the files for submission (or email a link to a Dropbox) and email it to

We are grateful for everyone's interest and enthusiasm of our new publication which will be released before august 2012. Please understand that not everything submitted will be published. We will contact you with future submission opportunities.

Warmest regards,
Michelle # Baptiste
MAKE8ELIEVE {art # culture magazine}

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department invites environmentally themed visual artwork

The Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department accepts submissions of environmentally themed visual artwork on an ongoing basis. This category is open to any artist interested in applying their creative vision directly to issues that concern the natural environment through materials, concept or imagery. Our main interest is in outdoor installations, but the Schuylkill Center also hosts a series of indoor gallery exhibitions throughout the year.

Susan Benarcik

Artists interested in exhibiting at the center should demonstrate in their cover letter or artist statement how their work addresses the environment and nature. For the indoor gallery, two- or three-dimensional wall-mounted media in small to medium scale (0 – 40 inches) are eligible, including: sculpture, paintings, works on paper, fiber arts, mixed media, photography, paper arts, and digital/electronic media. Outdoor work has no size limitation. Generally, the installations here are site specific, so we ask for examples of your past work which relate to your proposed project.

Artist submissions are reviewed by the environmental art program staff. If accepted, the artist will be added to our artist file for consideration for future exhibitions and installations. All exhibitions are curated by the environmental art department staff.

Submission requirements:
  • CD of  10 – 15 digital images, with accompanying file with size and materials information
  • Artist Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • $15 Submission Fee – via check payable to the Schuylkill Center
We can accept submissions via email. Please either compress your image files or send in installment emails.

Send to:

Jenny Laden
Director of Environmental Art
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19128
 215-482-7300,  x113