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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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Clemson University Senior Lecturer, Joey Manson, Named to Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) Board of Directors

In August, the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Board held it's Annual Board Meeting in which they discussed potential board candidates.  CU Art Department Senior Lecturer, Joey Manson, was nominated and approved to serve a one-year term starting in September 2013. To quote from the official invitation letter from Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, President, Isaac Duncan III, Joey has "the qualities, dedication, and professionalism that our organization needs to continue to serve our communities and membership."

Duties associated with this office include:
  • Serve on or head a committee;
  • Attending monthly or bi-monthly meetings, either physically, digitally (skype), or by phone;   
  • Attending MSA functions (conferences, confab’s, workshops, etc.); and
  • Being an ambassador of MSA.
http://midsouthsculpture.org/images/logo.jpg

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is a non-profit organization formed in 2006 to advance the creation, awareness, and understanding of sculpture in our communities.

MSA is an affiliate organizations of the International Sculpture Center (ISC). Its membership is open to anyone, anywhere with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture - including sculptors, art educators, patrons, collectors, galleries, suppliers, architects, developers, journalists, critics, historians, curators and museums.

MSA MISSION STATEMENT

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance advances the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals, and the community in dialogue.

To Join MSA, go to: http://www.midsouthsculpture.org/membership.php 

For more information on Joey Manson's work, please go to his web site: http://www.joeymanson.com/

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Museum Curator & Programs Coordinator Position Opening


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

Responsibilities
  • Researches, develops, and implements interdisciplinary public programming and events for the Pickens County Museum of Art & History and Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center.
  • Secure, maintain and prepare collections and exhibits for the Pickens County Museum of Art & History
  • Conduct tours of the Museum and Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, as necessary.
  • Perform related professional and administrative work as required.
  • Catalogs and maintains Museum collections and exhibits, including the old “Gaol” in which the museum is housed and also the historic Hagood Mill site.
  • Designs and installs permanent exhibits; researches, writes and prints text for displays.
  • Assists Director with scheduling, design and installation of changing exhibits.
  • Design, coordination and logistical planning any variety of museum programming.
  • Confirmation and scheduling of instructors and schedules for art and culturally based classes in the museum school and Hagood Mill’s Field School programs.
  • Photographs and documents events and exhibits.
  • Greets visitors and provides information
  • Works with the front desk to coordinate and schedule group tours.
  • Assists in securing and administering grant funds for special programs and projects; assists in securing loans and donations; maintains related records and prepares related reports.
  • Participates in marketing and public relations efforts; makes public presentations to inform the public about the museum / mill site projects and programs.
  • Provides high level administrative support to the Director.
  • Accepts and prepares forms for donations and loans.
  • Performs general administrative / clerical work, as necessary, including but not limited to, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, processing mail, ordering supplies, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Pickens County Culture Commission Director.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Education and training equivalent to 4 years of college education; and
  • Some training in museum studies, exhibit design and archival conservation is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Access and Excel, as well as, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop products.
  • Public speaking ability
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license
Salary
$33,468.55 + benefits

How to apply (receiving applications through September 27. 2013)
Applications and resumes taken through the Pickens County Human Resource Office, 222 McDaniel Avenue, B14, Pickens, SC 29671.

29th Annual POSITIVE NEGATIVE National Juried Art Exhibition

Slocumb Galleries
Positive/Negative

Juror: BUZZ SPECTOR, Washington University
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: December 18, 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES
In its 29th year, the annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibitions, organized by the Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University, have consistently served as a platform for diverse visual art production that surveys various media, perspective and style from all over the country since 1985.

The annual juried art event has contributed to the promotion and appreciation of contemporary art in the East Tennessee region and surrounding states of Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. It provides the academic and local communities access and opportunity to engage with wide-ranging work by artists from around the country. The event is open to all categories of artistic practice and the juror invites submissions as well of artwork engaged with reading and pages as vital elements.

AWARD
Best of Show cash award of $500.00 and possible solo exhibition. Invitation to future shows may develop through selection by the Slocumb Galleries Committee.

DEADLINE
All Entries must be received by DECEMBER 18, 2013.


MEDIA AND SIZE
All 2D, 3D and video art are eligible. Due to space considerations, installation and performance art are not eligible. Work using materials hazardous to the health and safety of the public will be disqualified. Work must not exceed 5 ft. in any direction and preferably weigh under 30 lbs.

All 2D work must be ready for hanging. Frames with glass are discouraged; acrylic glaze is preferred for framed work. All 3D work must have a stable base and installation instructions. Works that require complex installation are discouraged.

PROSPECTUS AND ENTRY FORM
Artists may request Prospectus via email contrera@etsu.edu or send SASE to Positive/Negative 29, Box 70708, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City TN 37614.

Download Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf format:
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb/posneg

JUROR
Buzz Spector is an artist and critical writer whose artwork has been the focus of exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA.

His work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. Spector was a co-founder of WhiteWalls, a magazine of writings by artists, in Chicago in 1978, and served as editor until 1987. Since then he has written extensively on topics in contemporary art for American Craft, Artforum, Art on Paper, Dialogue, Exposure, and New Art Examiner, among other publications. Buzzwords, a book of interviews with Spector, plus new page art, was published in 2012 by Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Chicago.

Buzz Spector is the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr. Professor of Art and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Spector received degrees from the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Spector was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Art Award by the College Art Association in 2013. In 2005, he received the NYFA Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 1991 he was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship. In 1982, 1985, and 1991 he received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Awards.

FORMS AND FEES
Complete entry must include: (1) Entry Form, (2) CD of jpeg images, Artist Statement & Image List both in .doc format, and (3) Entry Fee check, (4) printed Artist Statement & Image list.

A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required. Artists may submit up to three entries; additional $5.00 per entry in excess of 3.

Make checks payable to: Positive/Negative 29

Mail entries to: Positive/Negative 29
Slocumb Galleries, Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614


JUROR NOTIFICATION
All Juror's Notifications will be SENT VIA EMAIL by January 17-22, 2014. Artists must provide legible email address. Artists may submit a legal-sized SASE – self-addressed, stamped envelope for postal notification.

The Juror's decision is final. Late, non-compliant entries will not be considered. For inquiries, email Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay via contrera@etsu.edu.


JURY PROCESS

The 29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition accepts ONLY digital images on CD or thumb drive. Artists must submit electronic images in JPEG (at least 300 dpi) format. Label the top of CD with the Artist's full name and "Positive/Negative29".

Entry images must have the following as title: Artist's LastName.Entry#.Title.jpg. A brief Artist's Statement (150 words to 200 max) and Image List in .doc format are required.

The Image List must include (1) Artist's contact info - mailing address, email, mobile no. (2) entry images that show top-front work orientation with label info - Artist's name, entry #, title, year, media, dimension. Include both Artist's Statement and Image List  in .doc with the images in CD.

Accepted work will be disqualified if misrepresented or if photos are digitally enhanced. Only one electronic image per 2D entry; 3D work may include a detail shot.

All video art submissions should be in digital form and submitted in either CD, DVD or thumb drive; video art should not exceed 30 minutes running time. All accepted video art will be played collectively on a loop during exhibition unless accompanied by a viewing device from Artist.

All submitted application materials will not be returned. Artists agree that Slocumb Galleries may use images for educational and promotional purposes. Work should be original and the sole copyright property of the Artist. Slocumb Galleries will be indemnified for any legal claims on the submitted work.

INSURANCE AND SALES
Accepted entries will be insured ONLY during the installation and exhibition of work at the Slocumb Galleries. The Slocumb Galleries will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damages to work with inadequate packaging and shipping provisions. A minimum of 10% commission is requested on all work sold during the exhibition. A signed Insurance/Loan Agreement Form will be required for all accepted entries.

ELIGIBILITY
The 29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. All work must be original and completed within the last two (2) years. Work previously submitted to the Positive/Negative or exhibited at the Slocumb Galleries may not be resubmitted. Current students and employees of East Tennessee State University are not eligible to apply.

Download Prospectus & Entry Form in pdf format:
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb/posneg

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Accepted entries may be shipped or hand delivered. All shipped and hand-delivered work must be adequately packed in secure, reusable containers. Do not send work framed with glass. Installation instructions should be included.

The Artist is responsible for insurance during transit and all shipping costs. Please ensure that work is securely packed and labeled for both shipping and hand-delivered submissions.

Shipped work should include a pre-paid label for return shipping. Work without return provisions and that which is not claimed after 60 days from the last day of exhibit will become property of the Slocumb Galleries.

Ship work to:
Positive/Negative 29 c/o Slocumb Galleries
100 Central Receiving Drive, ETSU
Johnson City, TN 37614

All shipped entries must be received at ETSU on or before February 6, 2014.

Submit Hand-delivered entries at the Slocumb Galleries from February 3 to 7, 2014, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 423.483.3179 or email contrera@etsu.edu to schedule the delivery.

Submit work at:

Slocumb Galleries Office, Room 419, Ernest C. Ball Hall
Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614

Directions to the Slocumb Galleries are available at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb. Online map available at http://www.etsu.edu/maps. Ball Hall is listed as bldg. no. 6.

Friday, September 13, 2013

City of Clemson Arts and Culture Commission Proclaims the Arts as Essential to the Health and Vitality of Communities



On September 15, in honor of National Arts in Education Week, The City of Clemson Arts & Culture Commission proclaimed, as stated on May 6, 2010, by the U.S. House of Representatives in HR275, Arts in Education Week Resolution), that “art is integral to the lives of United States citizens and essential to the health and vitality of communities and the Nation.” 

For more information on the City of Clemson Arts and Culture Commission, please visit:  http://www.cityofclemson.org/city/arts-and-culture-commission

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Arts have a Foundational Legacy at Clemson University


The second Sunday in September has been proclaimed as the official start of National Arts in Education Week by Congress (HR275, Arts in Education Week Resolution).  In reading this proclamation today, Sunday, September 8, 2013, I began to think about the penultimate "Whereas" clause which states that  "art is integral to the lives of United States citizens and essential to the health and vitality of communities and the Nation."

It made me think how "essential to the health and vitality" the arts were to the founder of Clemson University, Thomas Green Clemson.  And though many today know the University more for the performance of its teams on the gridiron than for their Arts curriculum, the fact remains that the literary, performing and the visual arts are, in fact, an integral part of Thomas Green Clemson’s legacy and mandate for the institution that bears his name.  

Students, faculty and alumni at Clemson have long understood the profound importance of the visionary act that Thomas G. Clemson, took on November 6, 1886, when he specified in his will that “Fort Hill place,” formerly the home of his father-in-law, John C. Calhoun, be set aside for “the establishment of a scientific institution.”  Importantly, however, Clemson very carefully specified that this “high seminary of learning” should provide a broad learning experience, combining both “physical and intellectual education.” 

Clemson’s will also specified that Fort Hill house should “never be torn down or altered, but shall be kept in repair …  [and] always be open for the inspection of visitors,“ making special note that his “pictures and paintings” remain “to adorn the Fort Hill house.”

To take Thomas Green Clemson’s will as the extent of his relationship to the arts, however, would not merely be an incomplete picture, but a gross misrepresentation.  One need only consult William David Hiott’s article, “Thomas Green Clemson: Art Collector and Artist,” in Thomas Green Clemson, edited by the late Alma Bennett:

“Thomas Green Clemson’s affection for the arts is poignantly described in his address [at the Second Festival of the Washington Art Association as] ‘The Beautiful Arts—the magic bonds which unite all ages and Nations.’ 

“Thomas G. Clemson’s passion for the fine arts provides an invaluable glimpse into Thomas Clemson the man. After all, this is the person who, in 1859, insisted, ‘All organized being [are] artists—from the minute creature that built up the coral islands and twined coral wreaths around the world up to man.’ In art as in other segments of his career, he was an enlightened man ahead of his time. His collecting art is a conspicuous case in point of that enlightenment. When few of his American contemporaries were doing so, he began to collect representative samples of seventeenth-century and nineteenth-century European paintings. He rounded out his collection by commissioning original portraits as well as museum-grade copies of impressive paintings he had seen or studied. When his own paintings were added to that effort, the result was an oil painting collection that would have rivaled any personal art collection in America at his time.

Today, the Thomas Green Clemson Art Collection is remarkably intact.  It is also remarkable that, by specifically giving most of that collection to Fort Hill, Clemson established an artistic legacy for his namesake institution of higher learning as well as a tangible and highly personal link with its founder.”

As such, those who experience and/or study the arts at Clemson University are taking part in a legacy of creativity that links them to one of the most abiding passions of its founder: the arts.

As chair of the Art Department at Clemson University, I encourage visitors to the campus who have not been to Fort Hill, and those who’ve not been recently, to stop by and see our founder's art collection (which includes several canvases by Mr. Clemson himself), and to contemplate the vision of a truly “enlightened man ahead of his time.”  Entrance is free.  520 Fort Hill St., Clemson, SC 29634, USA. http://www.clemson.edu/about/history/properties/fort-hill/

§  Greg Shelnutt, Chair and Professor of Art, Clemson University, September 8, 2013, Clemson, South Carolina.

Sources:

Holmes, Alester G., and George R. Sherrill. "The Will." Thomas Green Clemson The Will. Clemson University, n.d. http://www.clemson.edu/TGC200/the-will.htm. Web. 03 Sept. 2013.

William, Hiott David. "Thomas Green Clemson: Art Collector and Artist." Thomas Green Clemson. Clemson University Digital Press, 26 Apr. 2013. Web. 4 Sept. 2013. http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/cudp/pubs/tclemson/09hiott.pdf   

Friday, September 6, 2013

Inaugural Exhibition at CVA-Greenville: Sourcing New Mentors, September 5 - November 2, 2013

at the

 1278 Pendleton Street
The Village of West Greenville
Greenville, SC

Capitalizing on the Art Department’s theme for the year, ‘Sourcing the Local’ this exhibit features works from Clemson Art Alumni who are currently artists working as educators in upstate South Carolina. Featured artists are graduates of Clemson University’s Master of Fine Arts program, each overlapping their experience with at least one other exhibiting artist. Aside from the artists working as educators in Upstate, SC, their creative research overlaps investigations of past and present human and environmental experiences. As an exhibition, viewers may find intersections of individual and societal engagement with natural arenas and/or spiritual consequences. Over the duration of the exhibit the artists will further develop their concepts through an evolving installation involving publicly engaging elements that expand upon their initial dialogue. Other than allowing creative transparency for visitors, a goal of CVA-Greenville is to allow artists to create new visual dialogues with one another, therefore weaving the curatorial production into the artistic process.


Artists participating in the exhibition are Marty Epp-Carter (’09), Instructor at the S.C. Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville, SC, Michael Marks (’10), Adjunct Professor at Anderson University and Instructor at the S.C. Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville, SC, Elizabeth Snipes (’07), Assistant Professor at Lander University, Greenwood, SC and Zane Logan (’12), Instructor at Greenville Technical College.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Marty Epp-Carter: www.martyeppcarterstudio.com
Michael Marks: www.michaelrmarks.com
Elizabeth Snipes: www.elizabethsnipes.com
Zane Logan: www.zanelogan.com

The Clemson University Center for Visual Arts – Greenville will allow for students, faculty and alumni to have hands-on experiences exhibiting art. This satellite collaborate with local, regional, and international artists and will give Upstate residents an opportunity to both see and engage art.
 
The CVA-Greenville is please to announce that is receives significant support and vision from the Community Foundation of Greenville.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Clemson University Art Department Well Represented in The South Carolina Biennial 2013, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC

The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial is a cousin of TRIENNIAL, an exhibition that used to take place every three years as a survey of contemporary art in South Carolina. TRIENNIAL, a project of the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission, began in 1992 and continued until 2004. Both institutions suspended the program prior to the next scheduled TRIENNIAL in 2007, which left a need in the state for this type of prestigious contemporary art survey, a void now filled by the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial.

Valerie Zimany, Fever Face, 2013, porcelain with original silkscreened and vintage over glaze decals & Kutani raised
enamels, 13” x 9” x 4”



The South Carolina Biennial 2013 format includes a jurying and curatorial component. A panel of three jurors representing local, regional and national perspectives reviewed all 123 submissions. The panel convened as a group in Columbia to review, discuss and select artists for inclusion in the exhibition. The actual art works to be included in the exhibition are selected by the curatorial staff of 701 CCA with input from the panel of jurors.

The jury panel for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 consisted of David Furchgott of Washington, DC, Cecelia “Ce” Scott of Charlotte, NC, and Frank McCauley of Sumter, SC.
Jeanet Dreskin, Sere: Mini VIII, 2011, gouache, ink, acrylic & collage, 18” x 18”

Due to the large size of the exhibition, the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013 will be presented in two parts. Part I will kick off the fall 2013 season followed by Part II, which also aligns with 701 CCA’s 5th Anniversary:
  • S.C. Biennial 2013 – Part I, September 5 – October 20, 2013.
    S.C. Biennial 2013 – Part II, November 7 – December 22, 2013.
Exhibition Artists

Part I
  • Jim Boden, Hartsville, is on the faculty of the Coker College art department.
  • Jeanet Dreskin, Greenville, has been a staple of the Greenville and South Carolina art scene for more than five decades. [CU MFA, Art, 1973]
  • Barbara Duval, Charleston, is on the faculty of the College of Charleston art department.
  • Jean Grosser, Hartsville, is on the faculty of the Coker College art department.
  • Peter Lenzo, Columbia, is a former faculty member at the University of South Carolina art department and has a national reputation as a ceramic artist.
  • Robert Lyon, Columbia, is the former chair of the University of South Carolina art department, where he teaches.
  • Katy Mixon, Orangeburg, holds an BFA from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.
  • Mary Robinson, Columbia, is on the University of South Carolina art department faculty.
  • Caroline Rust, Rock Hill, earned an MFA from Winthrop University, where she is an adjunct faculty member.
  • Tom Stanley, Rock Hill, is the chair of the Winthrop University art department.
  • Todd Stewart, Liberty, holds an MFA from Clemson University and a BFA from Winthrop University and works at the Culture and Heritage Museum of York County. [CU MFA, Art, 2011]
  • David Yaghjian, Columbia, comes from one of the city’s most prominent family of artists and is one of Columbia’s premier painters.
  • Valerie Zimany, Central, is on the faculty of Clemson University.
Nina Kawar, Order I, 2013, ceramic and steel, 9” x 9”x 11”

Part II
  • Aldwyth, Hilton Head, earned a BFA from the University of South Carolina and is one of South Carolina’s oldest and most prominent contemporary artists.
  • Michaela Pilar Brown, Columbia, studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and works at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum.
  • Jim Connell, Rock Hill, is on the faculty of the Winthrop University art department.
  • Jim Creal, Spartanburg, until recently worked at the Spartanburg Art Museum.
  • Diana Farfán, Greenville, is a native of Colombia, South America, and holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina.
  • Donna Cooper Hurt, Charleston, earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Nina Kawar, Clemson, is an MFA student at Clemson University. [CU MFA candidate, Art]
  • Susan Lenz, Columbia, is among South Carolina’s most prominent textile artists.
  • Doug McAbee, Laurens, teaches at Lander University in Greenwood and holds a BFA and MFA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill.
  • Dorothy Netherland, Charleston, earned a BFA from the College of Charleston.
  • Clffton Peacock, Charleston, is on the faculty of the College of Charleston art department.
  • Sara Schneckloth, Columbia, is on the faculty of the University of South Carolina art department.
Todd Stewart, Upsa-Daisical Core Hoist, 2012, steel, wood, fiberglass, flexible urethane foam & silicone, 4’ x 3’ x 8’

Board Members
  • Wim Roefs – Chair, if ART Gallery
  • Lynn Robertson – Secretary, Art Consultant
  • Lyssa Harvey, Art & Play Therapy Center of South Carolina
  • Marc Hutchinson, Wells Fargo
  • Stephanie Lombardo, Lourie Center
  • Steve Morrison, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough
  • Doug Quackenbush, Quackenbush Architects and Planners
  • Anne Sinclair, Resource Associates, Inc.
  • Boyd Summers, South Carolina Research Authority (Columbia Innovation Center)
The 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA), a non-profit art center consisting of an art gallery and livework space for an Artist in Residence (AIR) program, opened in 2008. The center is located at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia, SC, in the Olympia neighborhood, an old mill village, in the former, historic Pacific Mills Community Center. The location is minutes from the city center and the University of South Carolina campus. The former community center has undergone major renovation, and 701 CCA occupies part of the building’s second floor.

As the anchor tenant of 701 Whaley, the center is part of the Olympia community’s residential, economic, academic and cultural renaissance. 701 CCA has involved Olympia mill village residents as a cultural resource and offers programs to the Columbia community. The center’s programs compliment the offerings of the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum and McKissick Museums. 701 CCA is the largest space in South Carolina for continuous contemporary art exhibitions.

701 CCA advances through education and programming the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and art’s and artists’ role in the community. The center allows artists to develop, create and exhibit contemporary art by making available a studio for artists in residence and exhibition space as part of a creative environment in which artists can concentrate on their art for a sustained time and with adequate resources. The center encourages interaction between the visual arts and performing, literary and media arts.  701 CCA hired its first executive director in 2013. Core board members and volunteers continue to provide day to day operational support to the executive director. The center is supported through contributions from businesses, government agencies, private individuals and through individual and corporate memberships and admissions.

701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201 | PO Box 12822, Columbia, SC 29211 | 803.779.4571 | info@701cca.org | www.701cca.org

GET READY: National Arts in Education Week, September 8-14, 2013!

In 2010 the US Congress designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week “to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students.”  

#naeaartmatters
In honor of Arts in Education Week, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) invites you to express why art matters via social media using the hashtag #naeaartmatters. After you’ve made your post, take a look at the collaborative virtual gallery on Tagboard!



The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.


In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.
- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf
The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.
In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.
- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf
The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.
In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.
- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf
The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.
In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.
- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf
The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

View the HR275 Arts in Education Week Resolution

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. You can read statements made by congressmen on the House floor regarding arts education.
In May of 2011 arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.
- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.0dVjVPZT.dpuf

Clemson University MFA Candidate Aubree Ross' Photography Wins Silver Award in August 2013 Issue of ArtAscent!


ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal presents various explorations of a single theme. Each issue adventures into a new theme, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media, including paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, poems and stories.





Aubree's work, which appears on pages 15 through 18 of the August 2013 Issue #2, "Mother Earth." http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/603703, received a Silver Award. Works featured are, Untitled Alavon #09, digital photography, 14 x 9 inches; Untitled Alavon #18, digital photography, 14 x 8 inches; and Untitled Alavon #06, digital photography, 14 x 10 inches.

"In her ongoing series of untitled photographs, Contemporary Narratives, Ross grapples with themes of transformation," writes Seward "-- from brokenness to healing, from weakness to strength, and from victim to survivor -- within the reflective context of the natural environment the female figures in the photographs inhabits.

" 'Art is something that moves your insides into the physical world," artist Kiki Smith once said. And, much like Smith, Ross' excavation of her internal world brings with it feminist meditations on the female body and its oneness with the natural world -- for good or for bad -- as well as issues of gender, identity, and transformation."

Dannette Seward is a freelance writer who has ghostwritten articles and artist profiles, and contributed to exhibition catalogs for a number of wart world luminaries.  She received her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Minnesota, and has serves as a cultural attache in the U.S. diplomatinc corops to its embassies abroad.  She currently divides her time between Washington, D.C. and Hydra, Greece.