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Sunday, November 24, 2013


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:

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. 


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.

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.

  • 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. 
  • 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: 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

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 (, 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.


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