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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Art of Winston Wingo, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alum, at Arthur Rose Museum, Clafin University

Winston A. Wingo, an alum of Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts program (Art-sculpture, 1980), is the featured artist for an exhibit celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Clafin University President, Henry N. Tisdale and Mrs. Tisdale.  The exhibition runs from October 2-November 23, 2014. 

The Arthur Rose Museum is located on the campus of Claflin University in Orangeburg, 400 Magnolia St. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Because of limited on-campus parking, guests are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment for a tour of the museum, (803) 535-5324.

Arthur Rose Museum of Art
Claflin University, founded in 1869, is the oldest historically black university in South Carolina. Support for the institution in the early days came primarily from Methodists in the New England and Middle Atlantic states. Mrs. Priscilla E. Lee Bennett, gave funds to erect the first separate library building at Claflin. She asked that the building bear her maiden name, Lee, and that the name inscribed on a terra cotta tablet next to the front porch; another tablet bears the date 1898.
The architect was a Claflin graduate who had returned to teach. He was William Wilson Cooke, the son of a prominent Reconstructionist in Greenville, SC. While teaching at Claflin, Cooke drew plans for the Lee Library in the current Victorian style and supervised its execution by his students in 1898. Students even fired the bricks in kilns dug on the campus. Except for the loss of the original metal tile roof, little has changed on the exterior save the expansion of a rear window into a doorway. A change mandated by fire codes. A walk around the building reveals interesting architectural details in the ornate trim work, chimneys and urn grills. After the library relocated to another part of the campus, this building housed the art department for many years with Professor Arthur Rose as Chairman. Later, the art department moved to Layman Hall.

After the board of trustees decided to convert the old Lee building into a museum, an effort progressed to restore much of the original appearance of the interior of the building. Removing the carpet revealed the beautiful hardwood floors. The pressed metal ceiling is visible in near perfect condition. We welcome you to what has now become the Arthur Rose Museum.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

David Garhard, Clemson University Art Department Alum, Commissioned to Install Largest Woodcut Print in South Carolina at the Center for Educational Equity (CEE) / Greenville Boxing Club

Artist's working sketch for CEE woodcut, David Gerhard
David Gerhard (Clemson University MFA, Art-printmaking emphasis, 2013), Greenville based art professor, is making the largest woodcut print in South Carolina at the Center for Educational Equity (CEE) building at 1191 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville. This groundbreaking 14 by 14 foot woodcut relief print uses images inspired from the history of the neighborhood combined with drawings showing the goal of CEE's students: using personal discipline learned through boxing to succeed academically and beyond.

On November 8th the first portion of the woodcut mural will be printed outside with a steamroller at a free public event at the CEE. You can help make the mural and will have first-hand experience seeing this historic method of printmaking on a large scale. CEE is crowdfunding on ( to raise the remaining support to offer free workshops in art and design for their students and to complete the final public art piece.

Artist's installation mock-up for CEE woodcut, David Gerhard
This public artwork has been partially funded by the City of Greenville, and has been approved by the Arts in Public Places Commission. Additional funding in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, Michelin North America, Inc., DEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. The project has received additional donations of ink by Gamblin, tools provided by Woodcraft and The Printshop, additional support provided by Furman University, and vinyl donated by 360 Digital Media.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sculptures by Clemson University Professor of Art David Detrich at Lipscomb Gallery at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

Installation View of David Detrich's Sculpture Exhibition at the SCGSAH
The show will be up through Saturday, November 1- the Gallery will be part of SCGSAH Open Doors!- with an artist's talk free and open to the public at 4:30 p.m. on October 23.

Artist's Statement:

From Hegel’s Theory of the Dialectic to evening TV sitcoms I have always been a sucker for irony and paradox. I identify most with a definition I found in one of my old dictionaries of the term “artist” as being a trickster that employs slight of hand. My work involves manipulating recognizable and familiar elements of geometric form, language/text, "art about art" and the socio-political in an open dialogue of opposition. I feel my work is most successful when it poses a question rather than presenting an editorial on a subject. I also contend that “style and consistency” are antithetical to the creative process. I am very curious about the potential of art making that can exist by recognizing a seemingly incongruous palette of concepts and contexts. The end accumulation may appear to be disparate but hopefully this approach has the capacity to represent a broader sense of who I am and how I reflect upon our current condition.

Installation View of David Detrich's Sculpture Exhibition at the SCGSAH
My current project involves coring through art periodicals with the intent to obscure the distinctions between the fashion industry and the art world. The periodical ArtForum is a "container" of such dichotomies. I've constructed a tool that cores through the magazine rendering an indiscriminate sampling of its contents. By reconfiguring (displacing) the "samples" I develop new meaning through image intersections. The art/fashion paradigm is thus blurred. I propose that these constructions, which currently serve as models, become billboards or digital projections that adorn the facades of high-end fashion industry retail outlets.

Lipscomb Gallery
SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities
15 University St 
Greenville, SC 29601

Lindsey Elsey, Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidate, Exhibits in Mudfire's "Mugs for Jugs 2014"

Lindsey Elsey, Wood Fired Mug, 3.5''x4.75''x3.75''

Mugs for Jugs 2014

October 18 - November 18, 2014

October brings one of our most favorite events - Mugs for Jugs 2014! This shows offers our annual collaboration with artist friends to raise money to help fight breast cancer and it's effects on breast cancer survivors. We are partnering this year with Young Survival Coalition.
The exhibit and benefit sale will begin online at 12:00 Noon EST on October 18, 2014. We will have a reception in the gallery from 5pm - 8pm. Also, special this year - for our local visitors we'll donate 10% of any mug sold from gallery stock.
Artwork will post to the show pages in preview mode in advance of the show on October 11, 2014 so you can get a sneak peek.
Lindsey Elsey, Clemson University Art Department MFA candidate has two works in the exhibition, a wood fired mug and a soda fired mug.  We are pleased to report that Lindsey's work has already sold! Sales have been brisk, but there are many other works available for a good cause:
Lindsey Elsey, Soda Fired Mug, 3.5''x4.75''x4''

MudFire Cleyworks
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
phone: 404-377-8033

Monday, October 20, 2014

Drawing: Automatic Engine Exhibit at Clemson University's Lee Gallery

October 20–30, M-TH
9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Intense, absorbing, and demanding are the mental and physical precursors to understanding the context of how works in this exhibition were created. Automatic Engine is the outcome of an intensive drawing workshop for students enrolled in the Clemson University Department of Art and Architecture programs under the direction of guest artist, Clive King.

Through the workshop experience students learned that drawing isn’t an end in itself but is a process in which to open up and allows students to consider options, directions, and media connections that might not have been apparent before. The drawing experience became an engine that drove students to create works moving between drawings, paintings, collages, and even 3-d constructions.

The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Bodies in Process.”

Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France.

Ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and doctoral scholars

Each summer the Terra Foundation offers ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and doctoral scholars in the history of American art and visual culture at its properties in Giverny, France. The Terra Summer Residency (TSR) offers opportunities to pursue individual work within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. During this 9-week period, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers, who direct weekly seminars and hold individual meetings. Private visits to exhibitions and attendance of special conferences are also proposed. In addition to the fellowship stipend, fellows are provided with on-site lodging, working facilities and lunches for the duration of the residency. At the end of the program, fellows share the work that was accomplished during the residency and the artists present their work in the open studios. The program encourages fellows to make lifelong connections and become part of the international alumni community of Terra fellows.

For more information about these fellowships, as well as invited senior advisor and guest lecturer positions, please email


Applications are due January 15, 2015; awards will be announced in April 2015.

Eligibility & Application Information

Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

  • A visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their degree within the past five years. Download the artist fellowship application form.
  • A doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture prior to 1980 within the United States or in the context of international artistic exchange. Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral research and writing. Download the predoctoral scholar fellowship application form.
Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two students each year. (See the application form for full nomination and application procedures.)

Qualifications and Selection

Applications for the Terra Summer Residency will be evaluated on the basis of the candidate’s intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community. All applicants are expected to be fluent in English; knowledge of French is desirable but not required.

Information about Funding

Terra Summer Residency fellows receive:

  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to $250 for individuals traveling from Europe; up to $1,000 for individuals traveling from outside Europe); and
  • Lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches.
Learn More

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Call for Proposals: 71st annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

SECAC 2015
Call for Session Proposals

Deadline, January 1, 2015, midnight, EST

The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is proud to host the 71st annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC 2015), to be held October 21-24 at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. The 2015 theme, CONFLUENCE, aligns the geographic confluence of the city’s three rivers with the conceptual confluence and fluidity of borders related to art, architecture, design, education, and pedagogy today. This is the first time in SECAC history the annual conference will be held north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Pittsburgh is rich in history and art, being the birthplace of such notable artists as Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Session proposals are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s important architectural history, heritage in steel and glass production, the proximity to diverse museums and cultural institutions, and the possibility for hands-on studio activities, walking tours, and collection visits.  We expect several hundred attendees from around the nation representing a wide range of arts disciplines, multiple opportunities for inspiring discourse, national exposure for research, and great networking opportunities with friends, peers and higher education leaders.

The Wyndham Grand is a freshly remodeled hotel near the historic point in downtown Pittsburgh. The Fort Pitt Museum is located directly across the street from the hotel.  Within a few blocks of the hotel members can experience an abundance of restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, theaters and splendid architecture. Thursday night will feature keynote speaker, Terence E. Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and recent author of Contemporary Art: World Currents which explores the international nature of the contemporary art scene. The SECAC 2015 Juried Exhibition will be held at the Future Tenant Gallery that is within walking distance of the conference hotel in the Cultural District.

Affiliated societies are guaranteed a session but must propose a session also before the deadline.

Here is a direct link to the proposal form: 2015 Call for Session Proposals. Send your CV directly to the conference chair Kurt Pitluga at

Thursday, October 16, 2014



The Marshall University School of Art & Design invites artists in all disciplines to submit original works of art in any media and addressing any theme, created within the past three years. This year’s submissions will be juried by Arif Khan, the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV. Accepted works will be displayed in Marshall University’s newly opened, 2,200 square foot, Visual Arts Center Gallery located in downtown Huntington, WV.

The Juror will select one individual to receive the Juror’s Choice Award. The winner of this award will receive a minimum $200 cash prize.

The Marshall University School of Art & Design faculty is excluded from this exhibition. Works previously displayed in Marshall University’s art galleries are also ineligible.


Arif Khan is currently the Marie Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV. Mr. Khan came to West Virginia from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he held the position of Gallery Director for Tamarind Institute, a world-renowned fine art lithography workshop offering educational programs and a professional collaborative studio for artists. Mr. Khan has also served as Curator of the Governor’s Gallery for the New Mexico Museum of Art, and as the Artist Coordinator of the internationally recognized Indian Market held annually in Santa Fe, NM. Mr. Khan holds a BA in History from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, an MA in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute, London, UK.


A $10 non-refundable entry fee per work submitted is due with completed entry materials. The number of entries is unlimited.


·      Complete entries must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, December 5, 2014
·      Notification by email of accepted works: Thursday, December 18, 2014
·      Shipped Artwork must be mailed in time to arrive at the Visual Arts Center the week of January 5-8, 2015.
·      Hand-Delivery of works to the Visual Arts Center: January 5 – 7, 2015 during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.
·      Opening Reception: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5-7pm
·      Exhibition dates: January 15-February 20, 2015
·      Pick up work from Visual Arts Center: February 24-27, 2015
·      Returned, shipped artworks will be postmarked by February 24, 2015


All visual media using any combination of materials are welcome. Digital media and video works are limited to 15 minutes in duration. All dimensional works must be able to fit through an 8ft x 8ft door frame.


All images must be submitted on a CD with the following information typed in a Word document and included on the disc: artist’s name, phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address. On the same document and following this information, number and list the individual images submitted with the following additional information:  title of work, “detail” when applicable, media, dimensions, insurance value and sale price (if not for sale, please mark “NFS”).

Image files must meet the following criteria:

Files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, no smaller than 2000 pixels in any direction and 150dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of the image is the top of the artwork) and should not include artist’s name or other descriptive text within the image itself, nor contain borders, frames, or margins except as part of the actual work. Video work should be submitted in QuickTIme compatible format.

Image labeling:

Please name digital image files according to the following specifications.

·      The number of the digital file should correspond directly to the number assigned to the image on the accompanying image list.

·      Digital Filenames should be created in the following format.

Artist’s last name (underscore) first name (underscore) entry number. Include the word “detail” after the entry number if the image is a detail image.

For example: Jones_Mike_1.jpeg or Jones_Mike_1detail.jpeg


Incomplete entries will not be considered. A complete entry form consists of the following.

____ CD of entries and Word document with artist and image information

____US check or money order in the amount of:

$10   X  ____(#) of works entered = ________

            made payable to Marshall University Foundation

Hand Deliver or Mail complete entry packet to:

Marshall University School of Art and Design
Visual Arts Center
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV. 25755
Attn: 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition


The artist is responsible for all costs related to shipping and insurance of artwork while in transit to and from the gallery. Artwork should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container and include a pre-paid return shipping label. Marshall University will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing or an insufficient container. Please address shipped works to:

Marshall University
School of Art & Design
Visual Arts Center, Attn: 4thNJE
927 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV. 25701

Hand delivery of work is strongly encouraged. Works may be dropped off and picked up Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 am - 4 pm to the Visual Arts Center located at 927 Third Ave, Huntington, WV. 25701


The Visual Arts Center (VAC) will exercise every possible care in the safekeeping of loans in its possession, but its liability to lenders is limited. Artists whose work is accepted will be sent an Art Loan Agreement form that outlines any liability assigned to Marshall University. This form must be signed and returned to the Gallery Director by all participating artists before the exhibition starting date.

For questions or additional information, please contact Gallery Director, Megan Schultz at

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clive King Exhibition and Lecture at Clemson University's Art Department, October 16, 2014

As a part of the 2014-2015 Visiting Artist Series: Bodies in Process, the Art Department at Clemson University of pleased to announce that an exhibition of Clive King's work will be on view in the Acorn Gallery from October 14-23, 2014.  Mr. King will be on campus Thursday October 16 - Saturday October 18.

Mr. King will be leading a  Drawing Workshop in Lee Gallery with students on Friday, October 17 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with a Potluck Preview Reception Saturday evening, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm. ALL are welcome & encouraged to drop in and observe at any time during the workshop!

Clive King's artist lecture will be held in Lee Gallery on Thursday October 16,  5:30-6:30 pm, with a reception of his exhibition in Acorn Gallery from 6:30-7:00 pm immediately following the talk.

Born in Wales UK, Clive King is a Professor Emeritus of Fine art in the Department of Art and Art History, Florida International University. Previous positions included Chair of Visual Arts at Oxford Brooks University, Oxford UK and Head of Communication Arts Salisbury College of Art. King has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards including the Florida Individual Arts Fellowship, SECAC fellowship, and Southern Arts Federation Fellowship. He has had over 20 one-person exhibitions, and has contributed to over 100 group shows over the life of his career.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Echoes of Abstraction at T.L. Norris Gallery Features Two Artists from the Clemson University Art Department

Friday, October 17  |  5:30-9:00

New artists, Elizabeth Snipes, Ian M Cage and Hilary Siber bring a refreshing change of pace to the gallery this October.  Each artist tells a distinct story, unique in form and expression, drawn from a spectrum of human experience.

Not to be missed, you'll have an opportunity to meet each new artist and learn more about how their story covers each canvas.  From Snipes' exploration of the human figure, to Cage's structural abstraction, to Siber's energetic, architectural contemplations, there's something for everyone in this show!

About the Artists:

Elizabeth Snipes
An exercise in capturing relationships, Snipes' portraiture in Personal Territories is a record of singular encounters with friends, loved ones, and self.  There's more than meets the eye in these unique and expressive figures - come and hear her tell how she translates intimate interactions to canvas.    Clemson University MFA in Art (painting), 2007.

Ian M Cage

Highly structural, Cage's work prioritizes an adherence to form, and a consistent, connective palette.  His selection of work for our show spotlights a crucial transition in his development as an artist.  Grounded in dynamic color theory, Cage allows form to emerge from color and take priority on the canvas.  

Hilary Siber

In deeply personal meditations on spirit and self, on loss and liberation, Siber explores both the anatomy of fracture, and the architecture of freedom in a contemplative collection of work.  Siber's art is at once vulnerable and powerful, inviting the viewer to wrestle with complex emotion and balance layers of nuanced meaning.  Candidate for Clemson University MFA in Art (painting).

T.L. Norris Gallery
1 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29609

Tuesday-Friday, noon-6:00 pm
Saturday, noon-5:00 pm

Thursday, October 2, 2014

American Antiquarian Society's "Drawn to Art" Fellowship

The "Drawn to Art" Fellowship supports research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources. Funds have been provided by Diana Korzenik, a painter, author, and historian of art education.

Application deadline: January 15

Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships

The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to three months each year.
The following short-term fellowships are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Candidates holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to the area of proposed research, such as the master's degree in library science or M.F.A., are also eligible to apply.
single form is used to apply for short-term visiting academic fellowships administered by the Society.
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634
Tel: 508-755-5221
email: library (at)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been operating since 1976 with two main purposes. We offer grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program. We also maintain an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organize exhibitions of his art and that of others.

Individual Support Grants

Deadline: December 15th

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. In this program, the following criteria must be met:


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

Financial Need

In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. A financial disclosure page is included in the application which must be completed and signed.

The Gottlieb Foundation does not provide funding for organizations, projects of any type, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture.

To Apply

Application forms are available by mail in early September. ONLY WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE HONORED. The Foundation will not mail out applications in response to e-mail, telephone requests, or second-party requests. Each applicant must personally request a new application each year.

The deadline for completed application materials is December 15th. Application materials must be postmarked no later than December 15th; deadline extensions are not given. 

To be complete, an application must include the following:

1. A current application form, available from the Foundation;

2. A group of slides or digital images saved as Jpgs (up to 40) of the artist’s work which illustrates the progressive development of the art for at least a twenty-year period. Each applicant must include slides of at least 5 works of art created within the last year. All slides must be properly labeled and dated.

3. A written statement in narrative form, which should not exceed 3 pages. This statement should include outside jobs which have helped support the artist’s career, changes in artistic approach that have occurred, and other facts which can aid the review panel in forming an accurate picture. All aspects of artistic history, i.e. education, exhibitions, etc., should be described, and dates must be provided for all information.

4. Financial information. Financial disclosure, which entails completing a disclosure page and submitting a copy of a federal tax return for the past year, is necessary in the determination of financial need.

5. A self-addressed and stamped envelope for the return of supplementary materials. Please check with your local post office for correct return postage.

The number and amount of awards are annual decisions made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
380 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: 212-226-0581
Fax: 212-274-1476