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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clemson University's CSArt Spring 2015 Shares go on sale February 1, 2015!

A Creative Inquiry Project by Ceramics Students in the Department of Art at Clemson University, Clemson Community Supported Art is an initiative started by Clemson students and faculty to connect the community with local, emerging artists. Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, our goal is to build relationships between local artists and art collectors, while creating a unique shopping experience. 

25 "shares" consisting of a selection of five ceramic artworks by Clemson student artists will be available for $125 starting February 1, 2015.  Each share artist will produce 25 editions of their chosen design - you as the shareholder receive one of each design for a total of five original handmade artworks in your share!  Sneak previews are coming soon - subscribe to our blog, newsletter and social media to see the works in progress, and visit our Fall 2014 page for a sample of last season's share artworks. Shareholders receive their work in a CSArt share crate at our pickup event on Monday, April 20th from 6-8pm.

Our theme this semester is Atmosphere: A Ceramic Sampler and will contain a variety of vessel based forms from mugs to vases selected by our juror, Alan Ethridge, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville, SC. 

Please sign up for our mailing to receive periodic newsletter updates and an announcement when our Spring 2015 shares are available for purchase!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nina Kawar, Clemson University Art Department MFA Alumna, Gives Visiting Artist's Lecture at TAG, the University of West Florida

Nina Kawar

Clemson University MFA (2014, Art, ceramics emphasis)

UWF, building 82, room 206, 5pm Thursday January 15, 2015.

Pain and suffering are a reoccurring part of the human condition. Life’s adversities and challenges are both a physical and psychological process of infliction and renewal that is temporary, and with time comes healing. In a liminal space between initial pain and restoration, the body, mind, and spirit experience multiple stages of healing.

As human beings, we are constantly changing and evolving within the self and often such changes stem from these difficult transitions. It is through memory that we create self-continuity and how we construct our personal identities. Once finding renewal and stability in this psychological space, this experience does not cease to exist, but remains as a reminder of who we once were and our capabilities to endure.

In my work I am examining the transitions that occur within the space of healing and how damage and repair generates contemplation and personal growth. My installation references both the visceral and psychological stages within healing through the use of material, form, color and process. The abstracted forms made of fibers, clay slip and wax further reference bone, skin and tissues both fragmented and repaired. The spatial environment evokes the literal and metaphorical notion of restoration through a visual, olfactory and physical experience. By looking up, navigating the space, and engaging in its details, the conditions embody personal reflection of life passages and the hope for transcendence. Through this installation I have set in motion the possibility of catharsis for those who engage my work fully.
~Nina Kawar

About TAG:
The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate, and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.  The Art Gallery’s annual series of revolving exhibitions highlights innovative regional, national, and international artists and artwork. These exhibitions seek to promote contemporary critical thinking and cultural inspiration for the benefit of UWF students and the greater Gulf Coast community. 

Tues. - Fri. 10AM-4PM
Sat. 12PM-4PM


Monday, January 26, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 Gulfport Outdoor Sculpture Show

June 2015 to June 2016 The Gulfport Public Art Committee is proud to announce a Call for Entries for an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in downtown Gulfport, Mississippi.

The committee seeks stunning outdoor sculptures to be exhibited downtown for a 12 month duration. Installation will be in the last two weeks of May, 2015

  • This call is open to international artists/teams 18 years of age and older.
  • Work must be available for the entire exhibition period (May 2015 to June 2016)
  • Selected Artists will receive a $2000 honorarium. All travel costs for delivery and pick up of the artwork are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Hotel accommodations while in Gulfport
  • Special installation hardware other than standard concrete anchor bolt(s) are the responsibility of the artist.
  • Selected artists must also provide an artist statement, bio, CV, and headshot for public relations.
**NEW** Just added a $1000, Best in Show Award!

Complete applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015. All applications will be electronic. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No materials will be returned.

  • The artworks will be installed in downtown Gulfport, MS. The selection committee will decide the final location of the selected works.
  • All pads are ground level; unless a base is incorporated into the design and construction of a piece all works are bolted at ground level.
  • Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition only.
  • Work may be of any media, but must be impervious to the elements and require no maintenance. Safety, the use of non-hazardous materials, and durability are essential considerations.
  • Works requiring electricity/water or other utilities will not be considered.
  • Work must be suitable for display in a public setting and can withstand adverse weather conditions that include high winds and lots of rain/humidity.
  • Work should be appropriate for an active pedestrian environment.
  • Work must be able to be secured using anchor bolts.
  • Tabs for anchoring work must be secure prior to installation, we do not have tools and equipment on hand for welding or repairing sculptures.
  • Work must be available for installation May 15 – May 29, 2015.
  • Proposals for unbuilt work will not be accepted.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • The City of Gulfport will provide a fork lift and other installation services but the artist will be required to direct installations and provide any specialized hardware needed for installation.
  • Only work made in the past 6 years will be considered for the exhibition.
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2015 
  • Finalists Notified: by email around mid-March 2015 
  • Contracts Completed: End of March 2015 
  • Installation: May 15 through May 29, 2015 
  • Opening Reception: TBA June, 2015 
  • De-installation: End of May 2016 SELECTION
PROCESS Sculptures will be selected by a small jury including, but not limited to, local artists, business owners and city representatives. Works will first be assessed for durability and structural integrity. Those works accepted will go on to the jury. We will use a blind review process, so please make sure identifying information is not imbedded in the image(s) you send. APPLICATION

REQUIREMENTS Each artist or artist team may submit up to three works of art for consideration. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Friday, February 29, 2015. There is no application fee. Please put Gulfport Sculpture Competition in the subject line of any emails.

The following materials will be required:
  • Short two-page résumé, .doc, .docx or .pdf, only. Please include contact information.
  • Digital Images. Images of up to three woks (made within the last 6 years). Please send a maximum of three images of any one work. Please label the images lastnameA.jpg, lastnameB.jpg. For example torresA.jpg, torresB.jpg, etc. Images should be 300 dpi at about 4x6 inches.
  • Slide key- please send a document or pdf file that lists all the information about the works as it corresponds to the slide images. Make sure you include, titles, dates, materials, size of individual piece or overall size of works if it is a multi-part installation. Please include any pertinent information about the installation process or special installation requirements. The organizing committee reserves the right to reject any work that arrives for installation and differs significantly from application images or has installation requirements different than originally defined.
  • Link to prospectus-
  • Email application materials to Electronic submission only. You will need to send multiple emails if you have more than one work. Please put “Gulfport Sculpture Competition” in the subject line of all emails.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For questions contact Jen Torres at or

Do not send submissions to these email addresses.

Mauldin Announces Public Art Trail, Seeks South Carolina Artists to Apply

The City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the creation of the Mauldin Public Art Trail at the Mauldin Cultural Center. This new program seeks to beautify the community with public art displays created by South Carolina artists for years to come. This year’s theme will be “Crossroads”.

The Public Art Trail lines the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center. A new work will be commissioned each year to fill the nine (9) pre-approved sites along the perimeter. All nine sites will be filled within ten years. For each year after the first ten years, the oldest artwork will be replaced, resulting in a new slate of nine pieces of artwork every ten years. Retired artworks will be relocated to other areas around the community.

In December of 2014, Mauldin City Council approved the Public Art Trail. The program is a partnership with the Mauldin Cultural Council, a nonprofit organization that supports the Office of Cultural Affairs. The Mauldin Cultural Council will lead the selection process with City input and present one artist and design for final approval.

The City has opened up a Request for Qualifications and Application on its website for interested artists. Artists, and all members of their team if applicable, must be residents of South Carolina during the duration of the project. The deadline for submission is February 27, 2015. The selection committee will choose two (2) finalists who will then be asked to develop conceptual designs. The final artist will be selected by mid- to late-April and given no more than 12 months for project completion. Total budget for the annual program is not to exceed $15,000 and must be inclusive of fabrication, artist fees, and installation.

The RFQ and Application are available online at Contact the Office of Cultural Affairs at (864) 335-4862 with any questions.

The City of Mauldin is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and in the heart of Greenville County. It is the 17th largest city in South Carolina and one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Mauldin was first charted in 1820 and has grown to a population of almost 25,000. More information about the City of Mauldin can be found online at

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Summer Internship Program Opportunities at the High Museum

Gain experience in the Southeast's premier art museum, featuring a significant permanent collection and world-class special exhibitions.

The High Museum of Art's internship program is offered for eight weeks each summer to rising college juniors and seniors as well as to graduating seniors. The Museum's internships are unpaid learning opportunities, but interns do receive many benefits which include free admission to Museum functions, discounts at our gift shops and café and the ability to observe and receive instruction that enhances their knowledge of the area in which they are assigned. Candidates accepted into the program are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation (including parking, which they will receive at a discounted employee rate) for the duration of the program.

The High's 2015 Summer Internship Program will run from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 24, 2015 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F).

The High offers you the chance to gain experience in fields where experience is crucial. We strive to give our interns projects that are meaningful and educational. In addition to contributing to important tasks in the departments to which interns are assigned, once a week interns will participate in a series of professional development workshops in various departments and learn daily operational functions.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015 

Call for Exhibition Proposals: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery, a non-profit space for contemporary art in Richmond, VA, seeks exhibition proposals for 2016 and 2017.

National and international artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals to exhibit work in all mediums (including but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, sculpture, performance, painting and social practice). While proposals may include work made in the last three years, 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new, site-specific, or developing projects and bodies of work. The call is open from January 15 – March 1, 2015.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition of approximately six weeks at 1708 Gallery and will receive a $1000 honorarium, in addition to other installation and exhibition support.

Students must have an anticipated graduation date of May 2016 (or sooner) to be eligible for an exhibition.

Please visit their website to see our past exhibitions

Application Fee: $20

If you have any questions contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Janelle Proulx at

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) administers the Windgate Museum Internship program which provides $5,000 internships to four nationally selected undergraduate or graduate students to work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary craft collections, exhibitions and/or programs. The goal of these internships is to support and expand the number of future curators with education and interest in contemporary studio craft.

Applications are now open for museums, galleries, foundations, and non-profits with craft collections and curatorial staff requiring intern assistance. CCCD will select four institutions and a call for interns will be made in March 2015.

To learn more and apply, visit:

Application Deadline for Host Institutions: February 14, 2015

For questions about the program, contact Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator or 828-785-1357. To receive announcements about future opportunities, sign up for the CCCD e-newsletter.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Summer 2015 Workshops & Internships at Penland

Our summer 2015 workshop are now online and the catalog has been mailed.

View workshops by studio.
View workshops by session.

Scholarship and studio assistantship applications are processed differently, and this year we've moved to an online process, so please take a look at the new way to apply. Scholarship applications are due online on Slideroom by February 17.

Apply for a Summer Scholarship or Assistantship

The summer lottery deadline is February 11. To give a greater number of people a chance to enroll in the most popular classes, applications received by 5:00 PM on February 11 will be placed in a lottery and treated equally regardless of when they were received. (For example, if a workshop has 12 spaces and we receive 15 applications by February 11, we will take all 15 names and randomly select 12 of them.) After February 11, applications will be processed on a first-come/first-served basis.
Apply to the Lottery

The print catalog features an image of letterpressed leaves made last summer by former Penland core fellow Beth Schaible. We hope you'll consider joining us in the studios for experimentation, too.

Summer 2015 Internships
Penland has several internships open for the summer, with the first call for applications due February 1, 2015. 

View all internships:

Community Collabarations/Development
Benefit Auction
Painting/Drawing and Textile Studios
Print, Letterpress, Books, Papermaking Studios
Teaching Artist Initiative

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2015 Alexia Foundation Student Grants in Photography

The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

Student applicants are encouraged to consider projects that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community. While the Foundation does not discourage proposals on topics outside the students’ region, no extra weight is given to these topics when determining winning Grant recipients. Rather, the Foundation believes applicants are more likely to complete a story closer to their school or home than one that requires travel.

The Foundation welcomes proposals for still photography or multimedia projects. Students are encouraged to submit multimedia pieces with their grant applications.

Deadline for submission is February 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

Winners will be announced on or about March 1, 2015.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Ayako Abe-Miller, Clemson University MFA Candidate, to Exhibit in ArtFields 2015

Ayako Abe-Miller's Spiral Memory
 ArtFields will be a diverse competition, exhibiting approximately 400 works selected from 1,061 submissions from across the Southeast. The accepted artwork represents a wide range in subject matter, medium, and emerging to established artists. Ayako will exhibit her artwork in Lake City, SC during ArtFields from April 24-May 2, 2015.

ArtFields 2015 mission is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of citizens residing within the greater Lake City area through, among other things, educational offerings and activities that foster and develop culture and arts within the community.

The Review Panel of ArtFields 2015 consisted of:

William Pittman Andrews is the Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, whose mission is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South. His career in museums began over 20 years ago as a docent for a traveling exhibition from the Roger Houston Ogden Collection, which later from the nucleus of the Ogden Museum collection, and has since included curatorial and administrative work in galleries and university museum systems. During this time, Andrews’ scholarship has focused on Southern Self-Taught Art and the correlation between the development of visual arts and the traditions of Blues and Jazz, Southern literature, and culinary heritage.

Andrews is former Director of the University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford, MS, a large museum complex that includes writer William Faulkner’s historic home, Rowan Oak, and the surrounding pristine 30-acre wilderness sanctuary called Bailey’s Woods. There, Andrews established, with donor Mike Edmonds, the Hattie Mae Edmonds Fund for Southern Folk Art.

Andrews is a Mississippi native and Mississippi Arts Commission Fellow, who studied fine art, art history and educational psychology at Mississippi State University, earning both BFA and MFA degrees. He was Gallery Director and the founding Director of the Visual Arts Center at Mississippi State University, and served on Board of Directors of the Mississippi Historic Trust.

An artist, writer, educator and curator, Andrews widely exhibits  his own work. Between 2005 and 2014 his work has been the subject of 18 exhibitions in Mississippi, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Andrews received Best in Show at the Greenville Invitationals and the Mississippi Art Faculty exhibition at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
Andrews’ own work is process oriented and involves various materials in diverse disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation to depict conditions of loss and gain as a testament to the constantly changing nature of life.

Curator Chad Alligood joined Crystal Bridges in July, 2013, working with Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi in curating State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. Beyond State of the Art, Alligood’s ongoing work at Crystal Bridges focuses on the collection, presentation, and scholarship of modern and contemporary American art, with an emphasis on the postwar period. Alligood’s research and exhibitions have focused on American art since 1900, and his areas of particular interest include contemporary art, art of the 1960s and ‘70s, and art of the west coast.

Alligood is a Perry, Georgia native who earned his bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University, his master’s degree in Art History from the University of Georgia, and has completed his PhD coursework at City University of New York (CUNY). After serving as adjunct professor of art history at Brooklyn College from 2010 to 2012, Alligood interned at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he provided research support for the development of large exhibitions of modern art in New York and abroad.

Alligood received the Kress Foundation Fellowship from Smith College Institute for Art Museum Studies, and came to Crystal Bridges from Cranbrook Art Museum where he was serving as the Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Brent Pafford, Clemson University MFA alum, to Exhibit in 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition

Brent Pafford's (CU MFA, Art-ceramics, 2014) ceramic wall sculpture, Skillets, has been selected for the 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, March 25-28, 2015.

The response to the call for entries was strong, with 568 works offered for consideration by 326 artists. The jurors, Magdalene Odundo and Ryan LaBar, have selected 40 pieces for the exhibition; 30 graduate students, eight undergraduates and two post-baccalaureates.

The jurors will choose cash and gift certificate awards for artistic excellence. Awards will include but may not be limited to the NCECA NSJE Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards (three each), the Retired Professors NSJE Award, Studio Potter Awards, the KBH Merit Award. This portion of the jurying process will take place at the gallery after the work has been installed.

The awards will be announced at the  reception on Thursday, March 26, 2015 will be held at the Sol Koffler Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design, an amazing facility that will showcase the excellent quality of student work being created. 

About the Jurors:
Ryan LaBar grew up in Great Falls Montana. He received a degree in Biology and Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. In 1999, he moved to Helena, Montana and set up a studio. He has worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the LH Project, California State University Long Beach, and Caldera. Additionally LaBar has worked internationally in residencies in China, Bali, and Poland and has spent time at the Kohler Factory in Wisconsin and Meissen Manufaktur in Germany. LaBar received his MFA at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and was a subject of Nebraska Television’s “Nebraska Story”. Currently, he is the program director of the LH Project, a prestigious residency program in Joseph, Oregon.

Primarily a vessel maker, Magdalene Odundo was born in Africa, educated in England, and has work in museums, galleries, and private collections across the world. Odundo has had dozens of solo shows and participated in countless group exhibitions. She brings an internationally renowned, time-tempered aesthetic that reaches far beyond traditional pottery. Odundo has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honour's List for Services to the Arts, as well as Patron & Trustee by the English National Society for Education of Art & Design. She continues to make and show work, teach, and participate in residencies and workshops. She works and lives in Surrey, England.

Brent Pafford's Artist's Statement:
At the intersection between generations things are lost. Items lose their potency in daily life, and rarely are objects created, manufactured, or bought with intentions to spend a quality amount of time with them, care for them, and pass them along to younger generations. The work I create is a reaction to this reality. Contemporary society is consumed with disposability, and people are no longer connected to the objects that aid in their sustenance. Making contemporary heirlooms that are formed with touch, labor, and time counterpoints this disposability: the objects I create patiently wait to be discovered and enjoyed, retained and later passed on to others.     

For more information on Brent Pafford and his work, go to:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2015 Exhibition Entry Deadlines at MANIFEST

(publication + cash awards)

Due to many requests for a slight deadline extension due to holiday travel conflicts, we are extending the deadline for submission to the INDA 10 to midnight January 23, 2015.

We sincerely wish to thank the many artists who worked hard to make the original deadline. Anyone wanting to update their entries between now and the new deadline are able to do so.

The 10th International Drawing Annual
An Award-winning Juried Annual Publication of Works of Recent Contemporary Drawing

$2000 in cash awards ($1200 first place)

As this is a BOOK project, works that are not otherwise available may still be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. 

All artists included in the project receive a complimentary copy of the book.

The award-winning International Drawing Annual is an extension and merging of Manifest's nonprofit Drawing Center, Press, and Gallery programs. Its goal is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent examples of contemporary drawing from around the world.

Note that this project is open to broad interpretations of just what qualifies as 'drawing'. The publication is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three years (2012 - 2014). Professionals and students in ALL disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of drawing in a wide range of applications (technical, experimental, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc.).

MEDIA: Open to any media applicable to the practice of drawing including but by no means limited to traditional drawing media. Printmaking, digital/new media, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, etc., are all possibly valid.

Submission deadline extended: January 23, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 16, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

An International Call for Site-Specific Artwork

So often works of art are portable, providing a transferrable context-independent experience. This is especially the case in a gallery like Manifest which exhibits works from broad national and even international origins on a regular basis. However this fact tends to preclude the presentation of works made site-specific, either customized for installation in our galleries, created on-site, or otherwise contingent upon display or experience in a particular place.

With these thoughts in mind we offer this call to artists for site-specific works. All manner of interpretations of this theme are welcome.

Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries enjoy surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art. Works submitted may represent the theme by formal, literal, or any other means, including by virtue of processes used to create the work, its conception, construction, etc.

SUMMARY: IN SITU is a competitive international exhibition of site-specific works. Works submitted should represent some point of view, process, image, or idea suited to this theme, and must be displayed at Manifest in the galleries provided.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, or similar materials (both two and three-dimensional), including installation.

Submission deadline: January 16, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 19, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

An Open Call for Entries by Artists Living in MICHIGAN and FLORIDA

It is important to note that this is one call for two simultaneous exhibits. The general rules and stipulations apply equally. Entrants will indicate residency in either Michigan or Florida when submitting the required entry form. The exhibits, one featuring works from Michigan and the other works from Florida, will occupy two separate galleries at Manifest.

For our first exhibit showcasing works from specific regions outside our own we have decided to look at the states which anchor either end of the I-75 highway corridor which runs straight through Cincinnati. Michigan and Florida also offer the convenient north/south polar relationship which provides at the very least a starting point for conversation about the resulting simultaneous exhibitions.

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. THIS IS AN OPEN CALL. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental, as well as relate to any subject or content. The only criteria for submission is that works must qualify as works of visual art made by artists currently living in Michigan or Florida.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional media.

Submission deadline: January 19, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
(gallery exhibit)

The Second Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Manifest was founded in-part to stand for the importance of drawing as a process, skill, and discipline, and as a continuing viable product of the creative fine art and design fields. Since its inception our organization has continued to incorporate drawing-based programming, including education (Drawing Center), publications (INDA), and gallery exhibits into the broader spectrum of its projects. The students and professors who formed Manifest in 2004 knew that despite their diverging career paths (architecture, art history, painting, industrial design, photography) they were brought together to some degree because of their connection to drawing and their mutually intense but multi-faceted pursuit of this fundamental discipline.

One year ago, in honor of the original spirit of the founding ideals of Manifest, the gallery launched DRAWN as a new annual exhibition project. DRAWN seeks to survey and present the broad scope of drawing being made today. This gallery exhibit is completely separate from the annual INDA publication project, but artists may submit the same or different works to each.

DRAWN calls for artists to submit works of drawing in any media relevant to the practice (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.).

This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must qualify as drawing, including that which tests the boundaries of the discipline.

MEDIA: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media applicable to the practice and discipline of drawing.

Submission deadline: February 27, 2015

(a call for writing for publication)

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, Narrative, Poetic, or Historical Works Related to the Practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the Subject of LIGHT

NOTE: Learn more about Manifest's publications here. All participating authors receive a complimentary copy of the finished book their work is featured in.

The award-winning International Drawing Annual (INDA) was launched in 2005, the International PAINTING Annual (INPA) was launched in 2010, and the award-winning International Photography Annual (INPHA) launched in 2012. These three annual publications represent the primary output of Manifest Press which documents the organization's collaborations with artists from around the world through carefully designed publications and has the goal to make Manifest's visual art projects accessible to the public everywhere, especially outside its own region.

Written entries can be in any form (poetic, historical, technical, creative, narrative, philosophical) but should be directly relevant to one of the disciplines indicated (drawing, painting, photography/light) and must be original works with proper citation for quoted material. Length of written entries should be limited to a max. of approximately 1500 words. Written entries should not be mere artist statements, referring to specific works. They should be considered relative to inclusion in books which are primarily exhibitions-in-print, and that written works are selected to give a poignant boost to the readers' experience of the entire collection of art presented in the pages.

While this is an ongoing or rolling call for submissions, each project has an annual deadline. All written entries relevant to any given topic received by that project's deadline will be considered for inclusion in that or future books.

Next Submission deadline: January 23, 2015 (drawing)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014-15 Archibald Rutledge Scholarship in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts for South Carolina Students.

The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship program, named for South Carolina's first poet laureate, offers twelfth-grade students (enrolled in a public school in South Carolina) the opportunity to compete for a scholarship in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts as well as encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence among South Carolina students. Applications will be available online in September 2014. 

The deadline to submit an entry is Friday, February 6, 2015, delivered to the South Carolina Department of Education by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before Friday, February 6, 2015. Entries will not be accepted after the deadline.

Five scholarships (approximately $2,000 each) will be awarded in May 2015.

General composition criteria include:
  • Creative Writing- An entry is defined as an original composition in the form of a sonnet, lyric, or narrative poem. The composition should not exceed two double-spaced pages in length, originated by the applicant.
  • Dance- An entry is defined as an original short dance composition of three to ten minutes composed for solo or ensemble dancers in any appropriate movement style, originated by the applicant.
  • Music- An entry is defined as an original composition of three to ten minutes for solo or small ensemble (recommended no more than five parts), vocal, or instrumental in any appropriate style, originated by the applicant.
  • Theatre- An entry is defined as an original short, one-act play with a performing time of ten to fifteen minutes, originated by the applicant.
  • Visual Arts- An entry is defined as an original artwork that must be a completed, rendered visual composition, originated by the applicant. Art is limited to two-dimensional work such as drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and collage.
  • Entries produced in collaboration with others are not eligible for this competition.
  • A panel of professionals in each of the five arts areas will select a recipient in each of the disciplines. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Students may compete in one arts area only.
  • Compositions/artworks and process folios each count 50 percent toward the total score.