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Monday, December 30, 2013

27th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition


$3,000 in purchase awards.

$30 entry Fee. 

Entry DEADLINE: February 21, 2014.

Juror: Louis Grachos, Director of the Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX.

FULL PROSPECTUS: http://www.mcneeseartonline.org/WOP27Prospectus.pdf


Submitting your works on paper is a simple 3 step process.

Step 1: Fill in information about the work.
Step 2: Upload an image of the work.
Step 3: Complete payment using our secure gateway.

Click the link below to be taken to a page where you can fill out the information about your work. After you click to submit your information, you will be taken to the page to upload your image.

Click here to proceed to Step 1: Submit information about your work.

MSU Department of Visual Arts
Box 92295
Lake Charles, LA  70609 

PH: 337.475.5060
Fax: 337.475.5927

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidates Laken Bridges and Adreienne Lichliter Accepted into the National, Juried 2014 Paper in Particular Exhibition

The 35th annual Paper in Particular will display the very best in art, which incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc. are all eligible. Art must have been produced within the past five years.
Adrienne Lichliter, Untitled, 2013, 7x7 inch mezzotint


Laken Bridges, Not Unlike There, 2013
1x4x6 inches,  mixed media acrylic, India ink

The juror for this year’s exhibit is Craig Barber. Craig is a highly respected photographer working in antiquarian photographic processes. His work which primarily focuses on the cultural landscape, has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is featured in several prominent museums and private collections.  In 2006, Umbrage Editions published his book, Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited. Craig has been photographing for over 35 years and actively teaches classes and workshops and delivers lectures on his art.

The exhibition runs from February 3 through March 2, 2014, with a February 3rd reception at 1:00 pm.

Paper in Particular
Art Department
Columbia College 
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Clemson University Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Andrea Feeser, Interviewed on WICN's Inquiry with Mark Lynch

Program: 
Host: 
Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:30am

Link to POD cast:

In colonial South Carolina, the growing of indigo and the making of the beautiful blue dye from that plant was an important cash crop that England depended on. But it was a labor-intensive agriculture that used not only  slave labor but also depended on the land and sometimes the slave labor of Native Americans. Tune in tonight and learn about the political and material cultural history of indigo, a color that touched the lives of the rich and wealthy in America and Europe as well as slaves and Native Americans. We talk with ANDREA FEESER, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at Clemson University. Her new book is RED, WHITE, AND BLACK MAKE BLUE: INDIGO IN THE FABRIC OF COLONIAL SOUTH CAROLINA. 




http://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/andrea-feeser-red-white-black-make-blue

Friday, December 13, 2013

ArtFields has extended the deadline for its Art Competition Call for Submissions to Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.


NEW, EXTENDED DEADLINE: 
Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Artists from 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) are once again invited to compete for $100,000 in total cash prizes. The prizes will be distributed as a Top Prize of $50,000, a Juried Panel prize of $25,000, a People’s Choice two-dimensional prize of $12,500, and a People’s Choice three-dimensional prize of $12,500.

“This is an especially busy season, so we wanted artists to have a bit of extra time to ensure submissions reach their full potential,” said Arts & Cultural Relations Director Erin Glaze Nathanson.
The Call for Submissions is open online at http://www.artfieldssc.org/artists/how-it-works/ until December 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Established and emerging artists may submit 2-D or 3-D pieces including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, digital media and installation art.
Submissions will be accepted online and then reviewed by a jury of visual art professionals who will ultimately select hundreds of pieces to compete for the prize money. Accepted artists will be notified no later than January 15, 2014.

Applicants must be 18 or over by December 15, 2013 and reside in one of the selected states. Only original artwork is eligible for submission and must have been completed within two years of the registration deadline.

For the complete list of rules and eligibility and to submit competition works, visit www.artfieldssc.org/artists/rules. Artists with questions are encouraged to call 843-633-1235 or email ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is excited to announce its B14: Wiregrass Biennial exhibition and invite you to submit in an open call to artists!



We encourage innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media and look forward to receiving entries from across the Southeast region. This year we will also consider performance work in conjunction with the B14 exhibition-opening event. 

Please find the application for the B14: Wiregrass Biennial attached to this email. Please contact me at (334)794-3871 ext.26 or dlemmer@wiregrassmuseum.org with any questions.


Submissions must include a $30.00 submission fee.

Wiregrass Museum of Art | 126 Museum Ave | Dothan | AL | 36303

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ArtFields 2014



Lake City, South Carolina


Call for Submissions: October 30 - December 13, 2013

ArtFields is a uniquely Epic Southern Artfest Competition and Celebration to be held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. Emerging and professional artists have until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST to submit ONE piece of 2-D (no larger than 72″ x 72″) or 3-D artwork. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for ten days.

Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel votes. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields. Cash prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to winning artists, including the $50,000 Top Prize, the $25,000 Juried Panel prize, the $12,500 People’s Choice 2-D, and the $12,500 People’s Choice 3-D.

Rules & Eligibility

Eligible artists must be 18 years of age on or before the submission deadline of Friday, December 13, 2013.

Artists must reside in one of the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) for 6 consecutive months prior to the submission date.

Each entry must be original to the artist in concept, design, and execution, does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights, and must not violate any state, federal, or international intellectual property laws. An entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of these Rules and will not be accepted and, further, may be disqualified at any time before, during, or after the competition, in LCPC’s absolute and exclusive discretion. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction or digitization of a painting, drawing, or other work).

FAQs

Does the entry have to be for sale?
No, but we do need to know the value of your piece for our records. We will list the work as NFS (not for sale) on your entry’s label and in the competition artwork gallery on ArtFieldsSC.org. *In the event your entry is the Top Prize or the Juried Panel Prize, the artist agrees that the winning work and reproduction rights will be the sole property of Lake City Partnership Council and ArtFields.

Is the artist responsible for insuring the entry?
Yes. Neither Lake City Partnership Council (the sponsor of ArtFields) nor the venue will assume responsibility for insuring the entry. The artist is responsible for insuring the entry for transporting to and from the venue and for the duration the entry is in the venue location.

Do I have to be present in Lake City, SC during ArtFields?
No. Except for installation artists, the Artist is not required to travel to Lake City, SC; the Arts and Cultural Relations Director plus a team of art-handling professionals will be installing the Entry at each venue.

Does the artist choose the venue?
No, the artist, once eligible, will be invited by an official ArtFields venue to exhibit his/her work.
For Further Assistance, Contact ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org or call (843) 633-1235

Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 Internships @ Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

Internships

Elsewhere is a living museum set in a three-story former thrift store. We're building new futures from old things in Greensboro and across the globe. Come collaborate.

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.

Logistics

Elsewhere facilitates intern 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 – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Fall: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
We accept dedicated interns from local and national locales out of school and 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.

Museum Closed for Winter | Re-Opening Spring 2014
Apply Now for 2014 Residencies | Apps Due by Jan. 10

The Studio Protector: The Artist's Guide to Emergencies

The Studio Protector® has two complementary parts:

  • This Online Guide that provides in-depth information including articles, interviews with artists and experts, tips, and annotated resource lists
  • A Wall Guide that provides easy-to-follow checklists for emergency preparation and response (retail price $16)
    The Studio Protector® Wall Guide is an easy to use reference tool with basic checklists for emergency preparation and response. Hang the Wall Guide in your studio next to your phone or in a lounge area or bathroom so you can refer to it often and quickly in case of an emergency. Add your local emergency numbers and contacts to those already in the Getting Help booklet so they will be handy if you need them. Take the Wall Guide with you if you have to evacuate the studio so you can make plans for your recovery.
     The Studio Protector Wall Guide has easy-to-follow tips for last-minute preparations before an emergency and steps to take after an emergency to get you started on a productive course. It is totally low-tech, so you can use it without electricity or an internet or cell-phone connection!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Like a Tom Waits Song" National Juried Exhibition

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Deadline: February 23, 2014
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROSPECTUS BEFORE SUBMITTING WORK

DESCRIPTION:
Step right up! With a handful of glitter and a roaring blast through a dented megaphone, Arc Gallery announces a call for art based on the inherently visual musical world of Mr. Tom Waits.   "Like a Tom Waits Song" will shine a bright dingy yellow spotlight on artwork in all media and all genres, from figurative crooked scarecrows wearing black bowler hats, to narrative environments inhabited by surreal Waitsian characters, to the abstract, the conceptual, the absurd and the down-right bizarre and everything in-between.

Waits has said,  "Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing with the air."  The atmosphere he has created over the years is a dense tapestry of visual images and narratives that create a palpable mood and feeling about the mysterious places that we call home and the places we are going and what we have seen.

It is often said that an image is worth a thousand words.  But somehow, Tom Waits with his lyrics, utilizing only a few dozen words, conjures up intense images in our imagination that visual artists are hard pressed to match.  On top of his words, he layers familiar and strange sounds and melodies that complete the images that penetrate our minds and hearts.
- for song lyrics, see: http://www.azlyrics.com/t/tomwaits.html

This open call is for all artists who have found themselves deeply moved, enraptured, bemused or inspired by Tom Waits. Has his music ever transported you to a dusty desert town or an abandoned train yard or a glowing, gritty neon rainy city street filled with steam? Listening to his music do you come away from the experience with a flash of inspiration embodying his lyrics? Like Tom Waits, do you tell tall tales and spin yarns with your work?  If so, we want to see it!

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

VENUE
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

JUROR: Andrea Schwartz of Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Andrea Schwartz graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977. Her background as an artist has assisted in her understanding of the perspectives and idiosyncrasies of the art world. For over twenty-five years the Andrea Schwartz Gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice, representing a select group of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country. The range of work includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.  See:  www.asgallery.com

JUROR’S AWARD
A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the   theme.

DEADLINE: 
February 23rd, 2014

EXHIBITION DATES
May 3, 2014 - June 21, 2014

“Like a Tom Waits Song” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 3rd 7-9PM

“Like a Tom Waits Song” ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 21st, 12 NOON -2PM

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

SUBMISSION

Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of pieces or images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed, up to 6 pieces total. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.

EXHIBITIONS AT ARC GALLERY
Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues.

An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings.

ABOUT ARC
Arc Gallery is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.

Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.

QUESTIONS?
ArcGallerySF@gmail.com

Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.
The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.


Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and internationally.


Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.


Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).


Application: Click here to apply.


Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838.

This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle's Central Waterfront.

Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia is Accepting Proposals for a New Outdoor Sculpture Program

They have funds for a 5 year program of installing 2 works a year.  Each artist will receive a $1,500 honorarium, plus travel expenses, for a 2-year installation and artist talk. They plan to begin the selection process for this fall in April. 
Please send up to 5 images (jpegs) of outdoor sculptures that would be available along with specific installation requirements, and a resume to: Willcox@kinex.net

Sunday, November 24, 2013

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE KYIV SCULPTURE PROJECT PRIZE


Opening: May. 20, 2014
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Participate Deadline: Dec. 20, 2013

Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014 (KSP) – the non-profit festival of contemporary sculpture in urban space – announces the open call for artists under 35 from all around the world to participate in the exhibition of the Main project and be considered for the Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize. 

Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize is the first Ukraine-based specialized prize for young artists working in the public realm. In 2012 KSP received over 300 applications from 39 countries. The Main Prize was split between two projects: The Seashell by Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine) and Moonstruck by Karin van der Molen (Netherlands). 

The main focus of KSP 2014 is Art in the City.

  • How does art interact with the city and its inhabitants? 
  • How can it change the attitude toward public space and form new understandings of the urban environment? 
  • Ultimately, how can a work of art influence our everyday life? 

Kyiv Sculpture Project provides an opportunity for artists to share their own practical consideration of contemporary art and urban public space.

Submissions will be accepted from 30 October to 20 December 2013 inclusive. The selection will be announced in February 2014. The Festival provides a grant to cover artwork production, flight and accommodation in Kyiv.

The application form for the Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize is available via the festival’s website: ksp.org.ua/prize.

The selection committee of Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014 includes:

  • Helen Pheby PhD (Senior Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Curator of the KSP Special Project), 
  • Kateryna Taylor (curator of the Main Project at KSP, founder of Kadygrob&Taylor Art Projects), Mikhail Reva (sculptor, architect, Merited Artist of Ukraine), 
  • Vladimir Kadygrob (Director of Kyiv Sculpture Project, founder of Kadygrob&Taylor Art Projects), Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta (Head of programmes and projects at Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine), and 
  • Anton Belov (Director of Garage CCC, Moscow).
All the selected works will be assessed by the international jury and nominated for the following awards: 

  • Main Prize (8000 Euro)
  • Special Prize (3000 Euro)
  • Special Prize from «K.A.N. Development» company
  • Igor Voronov Art Foundation Prize
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Special Prize
  • Audience Choice Prize
The shortlist of the Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize will be announced in February 2014. The works by shortlisted artists will be exhibited within the Main Project at KSP from 20 May to 10 July 2014 at the M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden. The Award Ceremony will be held in June 2014. 

CALL TO ARTISTS: SIGNAL FIRE 2014 PROGRAMS


Signal Fire welcomes applications for our 2014 Residency, Expeditions, and Wide Open Studios courses.

Application Deadline for Spring Programs: December 31, 2013
Application Deadline for Summer Programs: February 15, 2014

Since 2008, Signal Fire has provided opportunities for artists and activists to engage in the natural world. Our projects instill self-reliance, catalyze creative energy, and invite interdisciplinary collaboration. We utilize public lands to advocate for the access to— and protection of— our remaining wild and open places in order to enrich and sustain society. www.signalfirearts.org

Year of the Wolf:
Signal Fire dedicates our 2014 expeditions to the wolf. Wolves are a symbol of wildness returning to the landscape as well as a real and vital predator in the North American West. We are leading three expeditions to areas linked by wolf recovery efforts: the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon, and the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. A special publication  and exhibition will highlight the outcome.

Outpost on the Border:
The public lands adjoining the US- Mexico border protect some of the rarest and most biologically diverse habitat in North America. These places are also the focus of increasing militarization by US Border Control. Signal Fire invites activists, researchers, and artists of any discipline to join us for a unique remote residency in southern Arizona to craft a creative response to the wild places of an embattled region. 

Wide Open Studios:
The academy moves under the stars with Wide Open Studios, a series of immersive wilderness arts courses designed for graduate and undergraduate students. In spring 2014 we offer an adventurous painting class spanning desert oases, bombing ranges, and ghost towns as well as a reprise of our popular MFA Spring Break trip, this time to Arizona’s Mogollon Rim country. In August we are proud to announce Crossing Cascadia, a 4-week, 3-credit course in partnership with Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Signal Fire 2014 Calendar:
February 16- 23, Wide Open Studios: Painting the Post-Natural Landscape (CA)
March 1-7 & 9-15, Outpost Residency on the Border (AZ)
March 23-29, Wide Open Studios: MFA Spring Break Trip (AZ)
April 13-20, Year of the Wolf: Gila Backpacking (NM)
July 6-12, Signal Fire Alumni Backpacking and Guide Training (CA)
July 20-27, Year of the Wolf: Wallowas pack-n-park (OR)
August 3-30, Wide Open Studios: Crossing Cascadia Summer Immersion Trip (OR)

September 7-13, Year of the Wolf: Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure (MN)

Job Notice: Pickens County Museum Preparator


This is a full-time position at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History.

Responsibilities
  • Executes the installation of objects and interpretive materials for museum exhibitions.
  • Design and construct pedestals, props, environments, casework, interpretive materials and museum graphics; fabricates shipping crates and storage systems, as needed.
  • Handle and prepare collection items for exhibition, including matting, framing, removal from storage facility, and transport to display site.
  • Manage the scheduling of exhibit production.
  • Coordinates with director and curator for timely installation of exhibits.
  • Responsible for museum facility operations (excluding security) which includes event set ups or facility maintenance/repair scheduling, clean-up and general maintenance.
  • Responsible for Educational Studio equipment and materials maintenance and set up.
  • Manage budget expenditures for assigned area and assist with budget planning, as directed.
  • Assist other museum staff, as directed.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, regulations and standards of safety and quality; ensures the timely completion of all assignments. 
Requirements
  • Valid state driver’s license;
  • High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience.
  • Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Knowledge of public history standards and practices, as well as, art and artifact handling and installation methods and materials.
  • This is a Tuesday through Saturday Position requiring Thursday Evening and Saturday hours. 
Salary:  $11.97 / hour

How to apply

Applications can be sent to Pickens County Human Resources, 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC, 29671

More details on the job can be seen by going to: http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx and clicking in the position title.


Pickens County Museum of Art & History
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC 29671

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Clemson University Art Department Alumnus Gene Ellenberg's Photography on CNN World


When death approaches, Eugene Ellenberg says, we hope to have those tougher, deeper conversations that we were afraid to have when in good health.

An intimate last goodbye

http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/21/an-intimate-last-goodbye/

Ellenberg and his siblings had many questions for their father, but they were left unanswered.
In July, Ellenberg found out that his father, also named Eugene, had lung and liver cancer that had already progressed to his bones. His mobility and his ability to communicate deteriorated very quickly, and he was gone seven days after the diagnosis.

Eugene Ellenberg is the program coordinator for Clemson University's Center for Visual Arts satellite gallery in Greenville, South Carolina.

From the series: In My Father's House, Eugene Ellenberg






Alyssa Reiser-Prince, Clemson Art Department MFA Candidate, One of Ten Finalist Chosen for the 2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition

Alyssa Reiser-Prince, Clean, acrylic on canvas, 2013
Artist, curator and Connecticut College Professor of Art, Timothy McDowell (www.timothymcdowellartist.com), has chosen Alyssa Reiser-Prince to be a part of the 2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition.  Through the generous gift from William (MU1936) and Dorothy Yeck of Dayton, Ohio, Miami University has a unique opportunity to provide students and the community at large to develop a critical understanding of painting in the 21st century. The competition winner will be awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting will become part of Miami University’s permanent collection. This year’s competition focuses on non-representational works. 
Alyssa Reiser-Prince, Wet, acrylic on canvas, 2013
The exhibition will run from December 12, 2013 – February 13, 2014. A reception for the artists and award ceremony will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014, in Hiestand Galleries from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Prior to the reception, Timothy McDowell will deliver a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 100, and will be present at the reception to announce the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Other events associated with the event is the solo exhibition by Rob Anderson, our 2013 Yeck Award winner and an After-glo cocktail reception for artists and guests following the award ceremony and reception. Details to follow.

For more information: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Clemson University Art Department Profesor Emeritus, John Acorn, to offer a Public Sculpture Tour of His Works in Greenville, SC


November 16, 2013       10 - 12:30 PM
            John will be commenting at each location.                                                            
             Join us for one or all stops.

Schedule

10 AM  Meet at Hampton III Gallery                                                                                   
(3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC)
       Interactive Forces, 1967  (Cast Aluminum) 
       
10:30  Meet at Fine Arts Center                                                                                         
(102 Pine Knoll Drive,  Greenville, SC)
       Life Cycle, 1972 (Honduras Mahogany)
       Warp and Weft, 1975 (Stainless Steel)

11:15  Meet at Roost inside Hyatt                                                                                       
(220 North Main Street, Greenville, SC)
              Parking can be accessed at lot by Hyatt.   
                                                            
A coffee break will be provided for us courtesy of Roost.
        Orbital Trio, 2013 (Aluminum, Plate)

12:15   Meet at main lobby of Peace Center                                                                      
(101 W. Broad Street, Greenville, SC)

       Woven Structure, 1986 (Honduras Mahogany)

For more information, please contact:

Hampton III Gallery, 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 268-2771

Clemson University Professor Emeritus John Acorn Exhibition: Recent Wanderings, Past Castings, and Seacoast Pairings

Hampton III Gallery

"Sun and Moon" 2013 (wood, string, and paint) 24" x 24"

November 14 - December 31




3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. • Taylors, SC 29687 • 864.268.2771

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Emory & Henry Presents the Ceramics of Valerie Zimany


Valerie Zimany's ceramics are on exhibit at the 1912 Gallery at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Zimany’s work ranges from large-scale installations to sculpture and functional items.  Many objects appear organic. Some have figurative elements added to them in the form of silkscreen decals.  She often draws inspiration from the Japanese tradition, having been to Japan several times as a Fulbright Fellow.  Zimany is currently an assistant professor of ceramics at Clemson University in South Carolina.

She discussed her ceramics during at an Artalk that took place September 30 in the Board of Visitors Lounge of the E&H Van Dyke Center.  Zimany discussed how casting organic forms suspends their growth -- creating an artifact or memory out of something that cannot otherwise be preserved.  She also said that she utilizes porcelain for its implicit emphasis on fragility, preciousness, luminosity, and ability to retain fine details. 

The exhibition runs from October 1 through November 2, 2013 and is free and open to the public.  Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.   The 1912 Gallery is located on the campus of Emory & Henry College just off exit 26 along I-81.

The 1912 Gallery features three artists each semester. These temporary exhibits are by emerging and nationally acclaimed artists. Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Beal, Virginia Scotchie, Cora Cohen, Richard Jolley, Tom Nakashima, Jennifer Pepper, Anne Austin Pearce, Cort Savage, Barbara Tisserat, James McGarrell, Willie Anne Wright, and Jake Berthot have served as visiting artists. The gallery has also featured work by Harvey Littleton, Janet Fish, Dale Chihuly, and Sally Mann. Artalks, conversations with the artists about their lives and inspiration, are held in conjunction with the exhibits. Exhibits and Artalks are free and open to the public.

The Emory Train Depot was built in 1912 and served as a train station for travelers, including Emory & Henry students, traveling to and from Emory, VA. 

Emory & Henry College
P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327
276.944.6846
www.ehc.edu  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Clemson University Professor of Art, Dave Detrich's sculpture Geneva Selected for "A Sense of Place" at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Geneva by Dave Detrich
Clemson University Professor of Art, Dave Detrich, will exhibit his sculpture Geneva as a part of the exhibition "A Sense of Place" at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Georgia, September 13 through October 18, 2013.  This year they received a total of 532 images from 156 artists representing 35 states, and the juror, Don Kimes, chose 38 pieces from 38 artists for inclusion in the exhibition." Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta's only independent nonprofit visual arts school and gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round.


http://www.ghia.org/index.php


Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art 506 Telfair Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901-2310

PHONE: 706.722.5495
EMAIL: ghia@ghia.org

Gallery Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



About the Juror:

Don Kimes is currently artistic director in the visual arts for the Chautauqua Institution, New York, and a professor of art at American University, Washington, DC. One of the only visual artists ever nominated for the position of Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (2001), Kimes has exhibited his work in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. His many awards and honors include Medici Medals at the 2001 and 2003 Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art and grants and residencies through institutions including the US Department of the Interior, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Kimes holds an MFA from City University of New York, with additional studies at the New York Studio School, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He currently divides his time between New York, Italy, and Washington, DC.


Artists Statement:
My practice as an visual artist evolves from the conditions of irony and paradox. I am influenced by the framework of Hegel's theory of the dialectic where thesis, in proximity to antithesis, leads to synthesis. "Geneva" is a synthesis of the political and poetic; two seemingly disparate locations merged into one.

"Geneva" is one of several works from a series entitled "Mantra's for the New Millennium" which seizes on common, often over-used catch phrases used in our public news media. In the "Mantra's for the New Millennium" series the visual takes the place of the written/spoken so that a new, yet problematic, relationship is formed.

These common phrases are cleverly transformed into Rebus puzzles or pictograms so that they are visually "read" from left to right, very much like a written sentence structure. In "Geneva" the political becomes poetic in an intersection of oppositions. The word "Geneva" which typically prompts The Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and its relation to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, provides a clue for the resolution of the puzzle which is the word "Terrorist".

The historically fixed definition of the term "Terrorist" has become problematic in recent years on many personal, local, regional and national frontiers. The word is deconstructed into two (visual) syllables; "Terra" as Earth, represented by the globe and "Wrist" represented by the x-ray of a human wrist.  The work is reflective of this condition yet takes no position. That part rests with the viewer.

The sculptural context for the work is a softly lit cabinet affixed to the wall which beckons "domestic" fixtures and figures found in a curio cabinet collection in a private living room. I contend that language becomes a part of what we inherit and also collect. 


-Dave Detrich

“Conduit” a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart

Pink Persuader, Todd Stewart
 
September 2 through October 4, 2013, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.” 


Todd Stewart holds a BFA from Winthrop University and an MFA from Clemson University.  He is an award winning artist exhibiting throughout the Southeast region and was recently featured in the 1st AnnualArtFields Exhibit in Lake City, SC.  Stewart’s colorful and textural sculptures use humor to actively engage the viewer.  This installation of touchable, interactive work will not be your ordinary gallery experience.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The Lander University Gallery is open Monday – Friday.

There will be a closing reception on Thursday, October 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The artist will lead an interactive performance piece during the reception and viewers are invited to participate.  For more information visit http://www.lander.edu/Monsanto-Gallery.aspx, email ashanta.banks@lander.edu , or call 864-388-8810.

Lander University Gallery is located in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center at Lander University, 320 Stanley Avenue Greenwood, SC 29649.
See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf

Todd Stewart holds a BFA from Winthrop University and an MFA from Clemson University.  He is an award winning artist exhibiting throughout the Southeast region and was recently featured in the 1st Annual ArtFields Exhibit in Lake City, SC.  Stewart’s colorful and textural sculptures use humor to actively engage the viewer.  This installation of touchable, interactive work will not be your ordinary gallery experience.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The Lander University Gallery is open Monday – Friday.

There will be a closing reception on Thursday, October 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm .  The artist will lead an interactive performance piece during the reception and viewers are invited to participate.  For more information visit http://www.lander.edu/Monsanto-Gallery.aspx, email ashanta.banks@lander.edu , or call 864-388-8810.

Lander University Gallery is located in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center at Lander University, 320 Stanley Avenue Greenwood, SC 29649.
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf
 

The Lander University Gallery in Greenwood, SC presents “Conduit”, a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart.
September 2 through October 4, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.”
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf The Lander University Gallery in Greenwood, SC presents “Conduit”, a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart.
September 2 through October 4, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.”
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf
The Lander University Gallery in Greenwood, SC presents “Conduit”, a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart.
September 2 through October 4, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.”
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf
The Lander University Gallery in Greenwood, SC presents “Conduit”, a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart.
September 2 through October 4, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.”
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf
The Lander University Gallery in Greenwood, SC presents “Conduit”, a sculptural installation and performance by Todd Stewart.
September 2 through October 4, artist Todd Stewart will transform the Lander University Gallery into a sculptural emotional gymnasium filled with interactive sculptures that invite the viewer to take part in the exhibition.  Stewarts’ large sculptures stimulate the senses providing a visual, tactile and emotional experience.  For this exhibit, Stewart proposes that “By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience.  The experiences that these sculptures initiate explore the mechanics of how sensation is transformed into feelings.”
- See more at: http://www.thelanderforum.com/uncategorized/2013/08/22/conduit-a-sculptural-installation-and-performance-by-todd-stewart/#sthash.NNUp4Djy.dpuf