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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Virgina Yearick, Clemson University BFA Candidate, in Four-Person Exhibit at Merge

Merge is partnering with local curator, Kara Blanken to host of a conceptual exhibition of local, contemporary art.  The opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6-9 pm.  The show will be on view at the Merge offices until the first week of June.

The show will feature a total of four local artists who are not currently represented by local galleries. Bryan Hiott from Taylors Mill and Aaron Greene from The Village of West Greenville will be featuring wet plate collodion tintypes, albumen prints on glass, Polaroid prints, and Leica shots. Craig King from White Whale Studios and Virginia Yearick from Clemson University will include complex charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and intricate prints.

Merge is located at 411 University Ridge, Ste. 225, Greenville, SC 29601

Clemson community invited to propose names for Life Sciences facility artwork

AtelierInSite-LifeSciences3by Jackie Todd, Office of Media Relations
Did you ever want to be a part of history? Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to propose names for the artwork that will adorn the walls of the university’s Life Sciences facility. The dedication of the artwork is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 25.
The initiative is part of Atelier InSite, a Creative Inquiry program that focuses on the implementation of public artwork at Clemson University. This student-driven program encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and provides hands-on opportunities for students to conduct research on the nature of public art, investigate the design build process, conduct site analysis and identify site locations for artwork.
“It goes to the whole nature of the process which speaks to collaboration and engagement,” said Dave Detrich, art professor and advisor to the Atelier InSite program. When people are engaged in an art project, it makes them feel like they are part of the process and helps them connect to the artwork.”
Spanning three floors of the Life Sciences facility, the artwork project features 600 circular petri dish paintings. Ablaze with color, eachAtelier Insite-LifeSciences2 dish boasts unique patterns and offers 600 opportunities for your suggestions to become a permanent part of the project.
The project artist, San Francisco-based Klari Reis, was selected from among 200 applicants to create and install the artwork. Reis set up a blog through which the Clemson community can submit their naming suggestions by clicking on the artwork featured on the page and entering the proposed name in the Comments section. Suggestions will be taken through April 21 and those selected will appear on a corresponding map next to the artwork display.
“Atelier InSite is uniquely Clemson because we’re engaging students as the primary generator of this project,” said Detrich. “You see a lot of top-20 schools with similar programs, but those are not student driven. We want to establish a precedent for student engagement in similar programs.”

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Laken Bridges, Clemson University MFA Candidate, Invited to Exhibit as a Part of the Nashville Print Revival at Two Tone Gallery in Murfreesboro, TN

Two Tone Gallery, Murfreesboro Tennessee

The March 2014 exhibition was co-curated by Meghan O’Connor and Alison Ford, and featured work from educators and students across North America. The Nashville Print Revival was started in order to engage printmakers and art lovers of all shapes and sizes, and the many exhibitions open during the Revival did just that. Visitors traveled from an array of distant locations in order to be apart of the print festivities and were pleased to see an abundance of printmaking processes involved in the exhibit; ranging from traditional forms of lithography and intaglio to more unique and inventive techniques including working on fabric and sculptural prints.
Totem, Laken Bridges
Participating Universities included:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  |||  Guen Montgomery//Emmy Lingscheit//Langston Allston//Basia Stanek//Randi Stella
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville  |||  Beauvais Lyons//Sara E. Wimberly//Allen Johnson//Koichi Yamamoto//Adriana Caloca//Caterious Reed//Althea Murphy-Price
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke  |||  Brandon Sanderson//Rebecca Spruill//Kayla Seedig//Lateesha Caswell
  • McMaster University School of the Arts  |||  Kirby Tobin//Livia Tsang//John W. Ford//Alice King
  • University of Alabama Huntsville  |||  Katie Baldwin//Tim Arment//Andrea Williams//Baxxter Stults
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte  |||  Heather D. Freeman//Hammilton Ward//Katelyn Flanagan
  • East Tennessee State University  |||  John Hilton//Katelyn Osborne
  • Bowling Green State University  |||  Emily Short//Anita Britt//Corrinne Worden
  • Kansas City Art Institute  |||  Daiana Oneto//Kevin Schuette//Samantha Mendoza
  • Murray State University  |||  Katie McNew//Nicole Hand//Lucas Johnson
  • University of North Texas  |||  Andrew DeCaen//Christopher Aparicio//D! Dodd
  • University of Northern Iowa  |||  Hannah Sanders//Ashlie Coady//Dana Potter
  • University of Kansas  |||  Ella Weber//Solace Snow Naeymi//Paul Keefe
  • Clemson University  |||  Laken Bridges



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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aubree Ross, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alumna, in FALC 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

Avalon, Aubree Ross
The Fine Arts League has included the photography of Aubree Ross's (CU MFA- photography, 2013) in their juried exhibition. The show will be at the Page Walker House in Cary, NC and will be open from March 26 to April 21.  The award ceremony will be held at the Page Walker House on the 30th of March from 2pm-4pm.

The juror for this exhibition is Dr. Beth Mulvaney, professor of Art, Art Historian, and Department Head, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She has juried various art exhibitions across the United States and is a highly regarded member of the art community.

A specialist in Italian late Medieval and early Renaissance art, Professor Mulvaney is fond of nearly all periods of art, including modern and contemporary. She has participated as a fellow in two NEH seminars, both of which have resulted in two rich avenues of research.  The study of Franciscan art and architecture, particularly that at San Francesco in Assisi, has occupied her for several years and resulted in numerous conference presentations, several essays in books, and her work as an editor of one published volume of essays focused on St. Francis of Assisi and a second one that is in process. Building on her Franciscan research she began a new focus in Venice on working on Clarissan (Franciscan) nuns’ patronage at Santa Maria dei Miracoli and the convent once adjoined to the church. In February, 2013 she was selected to give the J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History at West Virginia State University on this current research.

FALC 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
FALC Treasurer
P.O. Box 3361
Cary, NC 27519-3361

The Fine Arts League of Cary (FALC), which was established in 1993, is a visual arts group of over 200 members including painters, sculptors, photographers and all others engaged in producing visual art as well as those wishing to support these endeavors. Although its home base is in Cary, NC, the FALC membership includes, and is open to, professional, non-professional and emerging artists as well as supporters of the visual arts from any location.

Call for Panel Presentations: "The State of the State of the Object", Greg Shelnut, Session Chair, SECAC 2014, Sarasota FL

The State of the State of the Object 

Ten years have passed since the New Museum's Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, which Blake Gopnik labeled 'a world awash in scrap' adding, 'Art once had to assert its worth despite its seeming uselessness. Now it's all about an overdose of useless stuff, perhaps including art.' While Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum,wrote in the introduction to A History of the World in 100 Objects, 'All museums rest on the hope ' the belief ' that the study of things can lead to a truer understanding of the world.' The shift from making art to 'doing' art has been an increasingly dominant movement in the art world, but as a recent Northwestern University panel discussion, entitled, 'Post Post Studio' has asked, 'Has post-studio art developed too complimentary a relationship with a much expanded institutional art world, replacing criticality with affirmation? Is it time to rethink the strategic possibilities of the studio, as holding out the potential for reclaiming some critical vantage?' So, what, then is state of the state of the object? Proposals are sought from a range of perspectives from studio artists, critics, curators, art historians, philosophers, etc.

Session Chair: Greg Shelnutt, Clemson University. Contact: gshelnu@clemson.edu

October 8 – 11, 2014
Paper proposals deadline: April 20, 2014 Midnight, EDT 
SECAC membership required at the time of acceptance
Registration fee required for all

You may submit a total of two (2) proposals.  Abstracts, maximum of 200 words, should be prepared before you complete the online paper proposal form

Monday, March 24, 2014

City of Charleston seeks proposals for public art


Proposals due April 4.

The City of Charleston, S.C., seeks to commission a work of public art to be placed in a new display fountain at Gadsdenboro Park, located off Concord Street, directly across the street from the Charleston Maritime Center. This park space is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by October 2014. Because this property once was, and still is, an active waterfront, the artwork should speak to the important role of the Charleston waterfront as well as the regional migratory waterfowl.

The project budget to design, fabricate, engineer and install the art work is between $30,000 to $40,000. Structural engineering services may be necessary for installation.

Resume and submittals are due by 4 p.m. on April 4, 2014. Submissions are accepted via mailed submittals only. Emailed submittals will not be accepted. Provide three (3) copies. Please mail all submittals to the following address:

City of Charleston
Department of Parks, Capital Projects Division
ATTN: Beth Brownlee
823 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

The following information must be submitted to the City of Charleston. Incomplete or late submittals will not be accepted.

• Statement of Interest – briefly describe your interest in the project. Explain your qualifications for this commission (5000 characters or less)
• Resume – please provide no more than three (3) pages on 8 ½ x 11. Resumes should include education, solo and group exhibits, public/private commissions, and gallery representation.
• References – please provide three (3) professional references from your former art projects include contact name, current phone number and email address.
• Images including an image identification list – please provide three to six images of your completed past art projects. Please include title of work, medium, location, date completed and project budget.
• Proposal:

- Provide a illustrations of concept(s) for consideration. Multiple concepts can be submitted by the same artist or art team. Graphics submitted shall not exceed three (3) pages on 8 ½ x 11.
- Provide a narrative regarding the design concept being proposed. Narrative should explain how the design meets the stated objects of the RPF. Include a summary detailing the medium, dimensions and method of fabrication. Narrative shall not exceed two (2) pages on 8 ½ x 11.

Up to three artists or artist team finalists will be selected to develop a site-specific proposal for the project. Finalists will be given a $500 stipend for their design and will be required to make a presentation to the selection committee during an in-person interview in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 9, 2014. Finalists should be prepared to provide more background on themselves as a public artist, explain the meaning behind their concept, and present drawings/renderings/maquettes of their design, preliminary budget and timeline, as well as a detailed description or sample of materials to be used.

Please direct all questions related to the project to Beth Brownlee, City of Charleston Department of Parks Project Manager at (843) 577-2173 or BrownleeE@charleston-sc.gov.


Please refer to the City of Charleston’s BidLine for additional information regarding the project.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Clemson University Nominates the Art Department's Atelier InSite Program for 2014 CHE Service Learning Competition

Students in the Atelier InSite Creative Inquiry program researched site-specific art,
participated in building tours and made recommendations regarding the placement of art in the new Life Sciences facility.
For the past thirteen years the SC Commission on Higher Education has supported an initiative to publicize the service learning efforts taking place at South Carolina Colleges and Universities. They recognize projects that best represent the integration of student learning and community service by direct, hands-on activities that address a problem or concern in a target community outside the institution. Each year SC colleges and universities are called upon to nominate one service learning project from their institution for the competition.

We are pleased to announce that Clemson University has chosen to nominate Atelier InSite to compete this year. Atelier InSite is a "By Students for Students" endeavor that implements public art on the Clemson campus. This student-driven initiative encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and provides hands-on opportunities for students to conduct research on the nature of public art, investigate the design build process, conduct site analysis and identify site locations for artwork.

By Jackie Todd
Office of Media Relations

Led by Clemson professors David Detrich, Joey Manson and Denise Woodward-Detrich, this initiative got its start more than a decade ago when university funds were set aside in support of the Art Partnership Program, a collaborative effort among the Office of the President, the Department of Art and other academic units on campus. The program solicits and commissions the creation of site-specific works of art, which are permanently featured at various campus locations.

Birth of a Creative Inquiry program

Clemson’s design guidelines for current and future campus projects stipulate, “All capital development projects that are anticipated to exceed two million dollars will consider the benefits of public art and will apply 1/2 of 1 percent of the construction budget for such work.”

Last year, Detrich and his team were invited to a planning session for Clemson’s new $50 million, 100,000-square-foot life sciences facility project. The team was asked to make recommendations about the introduction of art into the facility design. As part of the pitch, the team proposed student participation by way of a Creative Inquiry class, which is Clemson’s undergraduate research program.

“We want to establish a new model for how other universities can implement art,” Detrich explained. “To encourage student participation and engagement, we recommended that the project be implemented through Creative Inquiry and that it be by students, for students.”

By students for students

In August 2012, the Atelier InSite Creative Inquiry program was approved, and Detrich and his team went to work to recruit both art and life sciences students and create a strategy focused on a central theme of research. In addition to implementing artwork for the new building, they were also given the charge to help dedicate the new life sciences facility in a unique way that reflects sciences and the arts.

Instead of a typical ribbon-cutting that marks the opening of a building, students created a sculpture of a plasmid. Used in the study of molecular biology and genetics, a plasmid is a DNA molecule that is engineered to include desired genes. In a process called transformation, the circular plasmid is introduced into a cell where change is wanted and the plasmid effective brings about that change.

“Because the life sciences facility is designed for an open exchange of research among different areas, the plasmid is a symbol of collaboration among those entities,” Detrich said.

Pairing students from diverse disciplines can be challenging. But the process of investigating and understanding unique thought can result in holistic perspectives. Detrich and his team leveraged that by creating “get-acquainted sessions” in which art students presented a “What is art?” program to their life sciences peers. In return, the life sciences students presented “What is life sciences?” to their art student counterparts.

“It was a good exercise to get the students from different academic areas working together,” Detrich said.

So that everyone was on the same page, students devised a glossary of terms that were common to both the arts and life sciences areas and wrote a mission statement and guiding principles.

The students together researched site-specific art, participated in building tours and made recommendations regarding the placement of art in the new facility. The recommendations will become actual works of art in the building and currently appear as placeholders in the form of question marks. The question marks contain images that represent a blend of art and the sciences.

The Atelier InSite Creative Inquiry program will soon focus on the Watt Family Innovation Center and the Lee III building, which recently won a national award for design achievement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“The hope is that students who sign up for a Creative Inquiry come back the next year,” Detrich said. “Because of the success of this interdisciplinary collaboration, every student who participated came back. They now see art as being important to their university experience. It’s a physical, tangible part of the legacy they are leaving behind. That’s what empowers them and keeps them interested.”

The Commission will award special “Commendations of Excellence in Service Learning” to the winning institutions at its May 1, 2014 Commission meeting.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Clemson University Art Department Alumna, Morgan Cole, on the Monuments Men Steering Committee at The Citadel

Morgan received her BFA in Art from Clemson University with an emphasis in painting in 2013. In addition to serving on the the Monuments Men Steering Committee at The Citadel, she has also worked as a backstage volunteer for Charleston Fashion Week in March and is actively looking for studio space in the Charleston area so that she may continue to develop her own artistic endeavors.

The Monuments Men
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the
Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Thursday, April 3, 2014
McAlister Field House, The Citadel

GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VIP TICKETS: $125

5:30 p.m. VIP cocktail reception with author Robert Edsel
6:30 p.m  Lecture with audience Q&A (doors open at 5:30)
7:30 p.m. Book signing (books available for purchase before and after the 
lecture)

In the most comprehensive art theft of all time, Adolf Hitler looted thousands 
of significant artistic masterpieces throughout Europe during World War II.  
In his only South Carolina appearance, New York Times bestselling author 
Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a 
small group of art experts-turned-soldiers assembled by President Franklin 
D. Roosevelt.  These unlikely heroes bravely went behind enemy lines to 
locate and recover mankind’s greatest artifacts, saving them from imminent 
destruction by the Nazis.

The book inspired a movie directed by and starring George Clooney with 
Bill Murray and Matt Damon, among others, that is currently playing in 
area theaters; Mr. Edsel served as a consultant on the film and will share 
some of this experience as well.

Educators, book clubs, and others looking to learn more about this topic may 
find extensive lesson plans and discussion questions here.  Groups are 
welcome; note that doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Christina Mortti 
should you require handicapped seating and we are happy to accommodate.

For more information about the Monuments Men event including local ties 
to Middleton Place, as well as other upcoming free public fine art events at 
The Citadel and to sign up for our e-newsletter, please visit our 

Special Thanks to the Monuments Men Steering Committee:

Artie Richards, Chair
Jim Blakely
Morgan Cole (Clemson University BFA, Art, 2013)
Terry Fox
Dorie Griggs
Leigh Jaimes
Shelley Keith
Susan McAdoo
Christina Mortti
Stacy Pearsall
Tiffany Silverman
Dianne Trumbull
Rebekah Unger
Amanda Weingarten

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Anderson Arts Center's 38th Annual Juried Art Show

2014 Important Dates:
Accepting Artwork: Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Member's Preview: Saturday, March 29 • 5:30 – 9:30pm
m•ART•ket: Sunday, March 30 • 1:00 – 4:00pm
Juried Cards Mailed: Friday, April 4
Juried Results Online: Friday, April 4
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 11 • 7:00pm
Non-accepted Entries Pickup: Friday, April 11 • 11:00am – 10:00pm
Art on the Town Gallery Crawl: Friday, April 25
Last Day for Show: Friday, Mary 23
Accepted Entries Pickup: Saturday, May 24 • 10:00am – 1:00pm • AND • Tuesday, May 27 • 10:00am – 5:00pm

awards

best of show • $1,000
second place • $500 In Honor of David Vandiver
third place • $300 The Russell Warren Award
merit awards
• $200 – Lynn & Steve Kay
• $200 – Marlene & Frankie McClain
• $100 – Art & Frame Gallery
• $100 – Donna & David deHoll
• $100 – Gallery 3•1•3
• $100 – Dr. Mark Hoyle
• $100 – Tricia & Douglas McDougald
• $100 – McKay, Zorn & Associates
• $100 – Gill & Jerry Powell
• $100 – Renaissance Interior Design, Amanda Knobel & Linda Miller
• $100 – Pam & Tom Roose
• $100 – Diann Simms
• $100 – Kathryn & Leo Smith
• $100 – Kimberly & Billy Spears
• $100 – Alexandria Stathakis
• $100 – Leila & Hal Stuckey
• $100 – Judy Swain
• $100 – Smith Wham
photography merit awards
• $250 – Julie Barton & Betty Barton
• $100 – Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gallant
fine craft merit awards
 $250 – Donnis & Jim Cox
• $100 – Diane B. Lee
Ruth Hopkins watercolor award $250
purchase awards
• $500 – Cynthia & Mark Cope
• $500 – Floral Arts, Ltd.
• $500 – Foothills Community Foundation
• $500 – Annette & Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
• $500 – Sally Hancock
• $500 – Sheila & David King
• $500 – Locke Design Omnivision
• $500 – Marian & Joe Maxwell
• $500 – Linda & Nim McConnell
• $500 – Mary Lynn Pond
• $500 – Suzanne & John Rogers
• $500 – Sue Tuten
• $500 – Claire Warren
• $250 – Amy & Don Chapman
a special award $1,000
A special purchase will be made from the Juried Show for the Anderson Arts Center's Permanent Collection to honor the memory of Callie Stringer Rainey and her contribution to the arts.

merit awards

Merit awards are bestowed by the Juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.  They are generously donated by Anderson Arts Center supporters seeking to purely reward artists for their talent.

purchase awards

Purchase Awards have varied interpretations and to avoid confusion, we want to address this aspect of the show.  Regardless of the price of your work, the designated amount will be awarded if your piece is chosen by the donor.  A 35% commission will not be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.  Therefore, it is not necessary to raise or lower the price of the piece of work if you wish to be considered.  Several sales opportunities will be offered, so please consider this when pricing your piece.  Mark the approiate squre on the attached cards if your piece is available for Purchase Award.

entry eligibility

All artists 18 ears or older may submit works for this show.  Only original works of art not previously shown at the Anderson Arts Center and created within the last two years are eligible.  These works may be in any media including painting, pastel, drawing, sculpture, pottery, photography, fiber, printmaking, weaving, basketry, graphics, wood, etc.  All works to be hung must be professionally framed and securely wired and, if subject to damage, must be framed under Plexiglass or glass; gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable. No clip mounting will be accepted. Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for handing.  If works are not adequately prepared for display, they will be withdrawn from jurying. While there are no size restrictions, entries must be transportable and able to be hung in a conventionally sized gallery.

entry fee

A non-refundable fee of $30 per artist for one or two entries is to be submitted upon delivery of work to the Anderson Arts Center, or upon Shuttle Service Pickup(additional $10 fee for Shuttle Services; $40 total).

liability

The Anderson Arts Center assumes responsibility for insuring and caring for the works of art selected for exhibition while they are in our possession.  However, the Anderson Arts Center will not assume costs of shipping artwork or insurance while in transit to or from the Anderson Arts Center.  The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion.  The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to photography and reproduce any entry submitted for educational or publicity purposes.  The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in the prospectus.

notification

Notification of juried results will be mailed by April 4, 2014.  Please be sure to SELF ADDRESS AND STAMP the attached Juror's Result Card.  Results will also be posted on our website by April 4, 2014.  No notifications will be given over the phone.

art on the town

Downtown Anderson, SC
Anderson Arts Center is teaming with Downtown Anderson businesses for their first annual Art on the Town, with a gallery crawl to be held on Friday, April 25. This is another great opportunity to exhibit your work. Any works remaining after the jurying process will be eligible; please check appropriate boxes on entry cards if you are interested in participating. Artwork will be on view starting Friday, April 25 through Friday, May 23. Get "Plugged In" to the Arts and Visit these Art Outlets to experience the Visual Arts.

art outlets • downtown anderson businesses

locations coming soon.

gallery 3•1•3 show

305 North Main Street, Anderson, C 29621; 864.314.8281
As one of the Art on the Town participants, Gallery 3•1•3, located one block from the Arts Center, will hold an opening reception and salon style exhibition, "Out & In", in conjunction with the 39th Annual Juried Show.  This is another great opportunity to exhibit your artwork.  Terri Pruitt, owner of Gallery 3•1•3, will select works to be exhibited after the Arts Center's jurying process.  Please check appropriate boxes on entry cards if you are interested in participating.

sale of work

All entries are available for sale through the gallery unless otherwise noted.  A 35% commission will be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.  If a work is not for sale, NFS must be noted on your entry card.  No PORs (price on request) will be accepted.  Works for sale must have price listed and will be sold as exhibited.  A preview of all submitted works will be available to area designers and collectors.

member's preview

A unique event for our members to view over 600 pieces of artwork, with food and entertainment.  On Saturday evening, March 29, we are planning a party for Members, Purchase Award Donors and Merit Award Contributors.  An admission fee of $10.00 per person will be charged.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Sponsored by TTi of North America.

m•ART•ket

A preview and sale of all submitted works will be available to area collectors, designers and the general public.  This opportunity is held for the community and visitors to view all works prior to the jurying process.  It's a Visual Extravganza!  Sunday, March 30 from 1:00 - 4:00pm.

shana dumont garr, juror

Shana Dumont Garr is the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. She earned her MA in Art History from Boston University in 2001, has a BA in English and Art from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and has over ten years of academic and chimerical experience in the arts. Her previus positions include the Assistant to the Director at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC and the Assistant Director and Curator at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Program in Beverly, MA. She has taught several college-level Art History courses in Massachusetts and North Carolina, and was the Gallery Manager for Hurst Gallery in Cambridge, MA for three years. At Montserrat College of Art, Shana curated and organized exhibitions, designed and oversaw educational programs, and managed the visiting artist program. Her exhibition The Morning Exciting was a finalist for Best Conception Exhibition at the New England Awards in 2010, and her exhibition Many Kinds of Nothing was received in Art New England. Shana independently curated the exhibition Plans, Subplans, Overlays at The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh 2012 and organized ArtSPARK events at the 2011 and 2012 SPARKcon art festivals in downtown Raleigh. 

delivery of entries

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Arts Warehouse at 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC, on Friday, March 30 or Saturday, March 31 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

pickup of entries

NOT ACCEPTED ENTRIES must be picked up at the ARTS WAREHOUSE on Friday, March 28 from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Due to the complex schedule of Juried Show activities and the preparation for the Opening, the staff CANNOT accommodate early pickup.
ACCEPTED ENTRIES may be picked up at the Arts Warehouse on TBA from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  After July 31, all work not picked up becomes the property of the Anderson Arts Center.

directions to the arts warehouse

From Greenville, SC: Take I-85 South. Exit #27 at Highway 81. Turn left, cross over the interstate and continue toward Anderson. Continue on Highway 81 (which becomes Greenville Street) into town until you reach Main Street. Turn left onto Main, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.
From Columbia, SC: Take I-26 from Columbia. Exit I-385 toward Greenville/Lauren. In Greenville take I-85 South to Exit #27 at Highway 81. Turn left, cross over the interstate and continue toward Anderson. Continue on Highway 81 (which becomes Greenville Street) into town until you reach Main Street. Turn left onto Main, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.
From Atlanta, GA: Take I-85 North to the Anderson/Clemson Exit #19A. Turn toward Anderson; you are on Clemson Boulevard. Clemson Boulevard becomes Main Street, stay on this street for quite a distance. When you cross Greenville Street, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.

art shuttle service

This year there will be an Artwork Shuttle Service to select areas in South Carolina.  Artists will have the opportunity to deliver Juried Show entries to a central location in each of these cities.  There will be an additional $10 fee for this service.
The Anderson Arts Center will pick up the entries and then return the unaccepted work within the first two weeks of April.  All works participating in the process will be covered by liability insurance.  Artwork accepted into the juried show will become the responsibility of the artist to pickup at the exhibit's conclusion should they remain unsold.
All work MUST be boxed in a reusable container, with each box labeled with the artist's name, name of piece, email, phone number and address; and include the $30 entry fee, proper entry paperwork and $10 shuttle service fee; if paying with a check, artists are welcome to combine the amounts into one check of $40.  Work not appropriately boxed will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
For more information regarding this service, and additional opportunities, please call the Anderson Arts Center at 864.222.2787, email Leanne at leannem@andersonarts.org.

pickup locations & entry acceptance deadlines

Entries will be picked up on Thursday, March 27 at:
• COLUMBIA: Southern Pottery Center • 3105 Devine Street • 803.251.2001 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 – Wednesday, 3/26 from 11am – 6pm
• GREENWOOD: The Arts Center • 120 Main Street • 864.953.2462 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 – Wednesday, 3/2 (excluding Saturday) from 10am – 5pm
• ROCK HILL: Rock Hill Center for the Arts • 121 East Main Street • 803.328.2787 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 & Thursday, 3/20 from 9am – 6pm; Friday 3/21 from 9am – 5pm; Saturday 3/22 from 10am – 2pm; Sunday 3/23 from 2 – 4pm; and Monday – Wednesday, 3/24 – 3/26 from 9am – 6pm.
A Special Thanks to Don & Amy Chapman for use of their box truck for our Art Shuttle Services.
If you would like any additional information or questions email us at sydneyb@andersonarts.org or call us at 864.222.2787.

Franconia Sculpture Park Iron Artist and Iron Intern Artist Applications Are Due This Saturday, March 22nd!



Deadline: March 22, 2014 via email by MIDNIGHT CST
Send application materials to iron@franconia.org

The Hot Metal Residency Program offers artists and interns the 
opportunity to experiment with pattern-making and mold-making, 
exchange ideas and techniques, and exhibit finished work in a 
highly visible public park. Franconia transforms the outdoor studio 
into a temporary foundry for two-weeks during the summer and 
through a collaborative effort, the Hot Metal Residency culminates 
in a pour with two furnaces melting approximately 8,000 lbs of iron.

For a full overview of the Franconia Hot Metal Residency and the 

4th Annual Art of the Hunt at The Arts Center of Greenwood Features Many Clemson University Art Department Students and Alumni

The 4th annual Art of the Hunt is a collection of contemporary
studies with inspection in themes of flora and fauna. The exhibition offers an attempt to observe our heritage and dynamism with the practice of hunting by way of the artist’s investigation. The exhibition is largely dominated by mixed media works; featuring content relating to nature, wildlife and rural landscapes. 

Artists:
Carly Drew (www.carly-drew.com) [MFA alumna, 2013]
Chip Sox  [BFA candidate]
Katelyn Chapman  [BFA candidate]
Kolton Miller
(www.koltonmiller.wordpress.com) [BFA candidate]
Tracie Morris Easler

Exhibit: March 17 - 29, 2014
Reception: Friday, March 21, 5:00-7:00pm


The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as Saturdays 9:30-1:30.

IN ADDITION! 
"Gone Fishing" will be on display in the Special Exhibits Gallery featuring watercolor works by Bill Updegraff and woodwork by Rick Goohs.

Visiting Artist: Diane Gilbert on March 24 @ 4:00pm
www.dianegilbert.com

Cover Art: "After the Hunt" by Carly Drew



Greenwood Arts Council
Anne Craig, Executive Director
Arts & Tourism Center at the Federal Building
120 Main Street
Greenwood, SC  29646
(864) 388-7800
artscentergreenwood@gmail.com

Monday, March 17, 2014

Invitation to Participate PUBLIC ART CORRIDOR EXHIBITION JOHNSON CITY, TN


Issued by the Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN
March 2014

The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking pieces of leasable sculpture to be installed at various locations throughout the Public Art Corridor in Johnson City, TN.
Compensation to the Artists for being chosen to exhibit is being provided by private donations. Each selected Artist will receive a $2,000.00 stipend (per piece) as well as exposure on the City’s website and other related medias.

Exhibition dates: June 2014 - May 2015

The exhibition will be located along the State of Franklin Street corridor that connects Johnson City and the campus of East Tennessee State University. This exhibition is part of a larger greenway vision plan. The greenway will include areas of pollinator plants and sites for public art, in addition to functional items such as benches, planters, educational kiosks, and bike racks. The greenway plan is visualized as both symbolic and practical: feeding culture and commerce between the community and university, as well as physically nurturing the environment by providing a habitat that is beneficial to all.

Johnson City:
The eighth-largest city in Tennessee, with a population of 63,000, Johnson City was founded in 1856 and later became a major rail hub for the Southeast. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. It is home to a broad based economy and to East Tennessee State University.

Johnson City is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With an elevation of over 2000 feet, it is surrounded by farmland, mountains, undulating hills, lush valleys, and many lakes and rivers. Johnson City has an abundance of unspoiled natural beauty that is modulated every year by four seasons.

Selection and Guest Curator:
The guest curator for this first year’s exhibition will be sculptor and Professor Emeritus Steve Bickley. Professor Bickley taught sculpture and design for 34 years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has 30+ years of professional experience as a fabricator and conservator of large-scale works. His works have been included in over 100 regional and national exhibitions. Some select exhibitions include The Phillips Collection, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Huntington Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Mint Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Art Museum of the Americas, Laumeir Sculpture Park, Painted Bride Art Center, Baumgartner Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Franz Bader Gallery, Callen McJunkin Gallery, and the Lee Hansley Gallery.

Eligibility: This invitation is extended to professional Artists  and who are 18 years of age and reside in the United States. *City of Johnson City employees, members of the Johnson City Public Art Committee and the Artist Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.

Sculpture: The committee is seeking original works that may be functional or nonfunctional, temporary, or permanent work in any media suitable for outdoor public space.  All sculpture must meet the following basic requirements:

1. The work must be structurally sound to stand alone or be able to be secured to a concrete pad. The project must be of a scale large enough to be seen from the street ways and provide a clearly visible marker.
2. The work must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions, including hot summers, cold winters, rain, wind, and snow.
3. The work must be suitable for pedestrian interaction with a low exposure to injury.  The public must be protected from possible injury from materials and/or moving parts.
4. The work must in existence, original and, if possible, relatable to features of Johnson City and the greenway vision plan.

General Information:
Installation: Selected Artists are responsible for transportation of their work to and from the site and are encouraged to be on site to oversee installation. Installation costs regarding site preparation will not be the responsibility of the Artist. In addition, the City will have workers on site and will make available any heavy equipment requirements such as a crane or forklift to assist Artists during installation.

Purchases: Negotiation and sale of the sculpture is the responsibility of the selected Artist. Artist will pay the City of Johnson City a fee of twenty percent (20%) of any sale while on exhibit or within six (6) months thereafter.  At the conclusion of the exhibition, the Public Art Committee may recommend the purchase of works for inclusion in Johnson City’s permanent collection.

Stipend/Awards: Upon the successful installation of sculpture the selected Artist will receive a $2000.00 stipend for the 12 month lease of the piece. Hotel accommodations for a total of 2 nights will be provided by the City of Johnson City to selected Artists, either for installation and /or the reception.

Anticipated Exhibition Calendar: (subject to change)
  • Deadline for receipt of all applications: April 14, 2014
  • Notification to selected artists:  May 1, 2014
  • Installation of sculptures: May 2014
  • Corridor Tour  with Curator: June 8, 2014 3 - 6 pm
  • Reception and Corridor Celebration: June 8, 2014 6 - 8 pm

Application Guidelines: Please email the following to marketing@johnosncitytn.org  

1. Contact information - name, address, phone, email and webpage
2. Please include at least three images of each submitted piece - please include title, medium, dimensions

Point of Contact Information:

Phil Pindzola, Director of Public Works
City of Johnson City, TN
ppindzola@johnsoncitytn.org
423.434.6080


* Corridor map and site photos are available at www.johnsoncitytn.org/art    Proposed Projects tab