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Friday, November 27, 2015

Opening Reception for "Unsee Greenville" at GCCA, December 4th, 6-9 pm

Opening Reception December 4th, 6-9 pm
Greenville Artists considered the challenges and rewards of focusing on "Unseen Greenville" and interpreted their ideas and insights in an art form. Artists were selected based on their creative interpretations of the theme and artistic merit of the artwork submitted.

Artists selected will exhibit their artworks from December 4, 2015, through January 29, 2016, with a reception on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 PM.  Awards to be announced at 7 pm.

Join us for the final 2015 First Friday in the Village. GCCA Studio Artists work will be on sale for holiday shopping. Kids can make an ornament for free!

JUROR - Todd McDonald earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University. He has taught at a variety of Universities and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University. In conjunction with his work at Clemson, Todd maintains an involved studio practice that is divided between two methods. One avenue, exploits the surface, material and history of oil painting to describe the nuances and cues of post-digital abstraction. The other mode explores the use of the non-traditional material of duct tape as an image-making device. These images play on architecture, virtual space and abstraction in roles that simultaneously celebrate and mock the character of our constructed environment.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Barely South Review, Norfolk, VA

Skirting the edge of the American South, Barely South Review is the literary journal of the Creative Writing MFA program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Barely South Review has two submission periods each year: September 1 - November 30 for the Spring issue, and January 1 - April 1 for the Fall issue. We seek general works of non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art.

We welcome original and previously unpublished works that interpret the pleasures of writing to discover both meaningful structure and the pathways to surprise. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us of this fact in your cover letter; and please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Barely South Review is now accepting artwork (photography, painting, graphics, etc.) submissions! Works must not have appeared elsewhere (other than on the artist's personal website). Formats accepted include .jpg, .gif, .tiff, and .png. You may submit up to 5 separate works.

Barely South Review acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work.

Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights (print or electronic) revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Barely South Review as first publication appearance.

Please note: If you are making multiple submissions of poetry or short-shorts, each piece should be uploaded to Submittable separately. Please do not cut and paste all of your submissions into one document.

Poetry: 3-5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (not to exceed 7000 words) or 3 short-shorts (each not to exceed 1,000 words).
Flash Fiction: Submit up to three flash pieces of less than 1000 words each. Submit each piece separately.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 essay (not to exceed 7000 words). Excerpts from longer works are acceptable as long as they adhere to our word maximum and can stand alone as essays independent of the larger work.
Flash Nonfiction: Submit up to three flash pieces of less than 1000 words each. Submit each piece separately.
Interviews & feature articles: We’re happy to consider your interviews and feature articles–but please query first.
Art: 3-5 separate pieces 
You may only make one submission per genre per reading period. A submission counts as: a traditional story, up to 3 short shorts, up to five poems, one nonficion essay, or up to five art submissions. You may submit to multiple genres. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

ART JOB: CERF+ is currently looking for a Director of Programs

The Artists’ Safety Net

CERF+, a national non-profit that provides a safety net to artists, through readiness, education and relief programs.

Through more than 30-years of programming, CERF+ has become a pioneer and leader in the emerging field of arts emergency management. We are seeking a dynamic director of programs who has the experience and skills to strengthen the impact of CERF+’s work as an “artist responder” and artist advocate, and to expand the visibility of its services, thereby, increasing the population of artists served. The position involves directing teams of CERF+ staff, board, and consultants, and collaborative work with other artist-focused organizations, arts agencies and relief providers, both in non-emergency and emergency periods.

The ideal candidate will be a creative individual with 10 years or more experience providing support services to professional artists, with at least five years at the executive/program manager level. Strong skills as a communicator, presenter, editor, and educator are essential. Other critical skills include proven ability to lead/coordinate in periods of crisis and familiarity with current trends and issues in sustaining a career in visual arts. Experience in the craft field a plus, but not required.

The deadline for applications is December 18, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel College Art Department, Boston

The Emmanuel Art Department awards a residency to one individual from each of our four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. They strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty. 

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program 
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2015 - exact dates will be announced in late March 
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000. 
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms or apartments, with access to a small kitchen. 
  • Artists must agree to give a presentation or demo during the 2016/17 academic year *Two artists will be invited back based on teaching needs 
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing - ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, maclab and drawing studio 
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process. 
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work. 
  • Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency. 
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency. 

RECEIPT of Application is due by February 1st, 2016.

Application requirements:
  • Application form
  • Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
  • 10-20 digital images of work (2-4 MB jpeg, 300 dpi)
  • Artist statement
  • C.V.
  • NO APPLICAITON FEE! [Note: At least I couldn't find one. GWS]
Applications may also be submitted via post in digital format on a CD or USB.
Contact with questions or technical dificulties.
*Please note: We cannot confirm receipt of your application. Please obtain delivery confirmation through the delivery provider. Application materials will not be returned.
Mail your application to:
Chantal Harris
Administrative Director of ECAR
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Saturday, November 14, 2015

ArtFields Announces 2016 Review Panel AND DEADLINE EXTENSION! 

The deadline for submission has been extended to November 20, 2015.

Jury Panel:

Brad Collins is at present finishing a book on the history of Pop art for Phaidon Press.

Bradford R. Collins received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College (1964) and his Ph. D. in art history from Yale University (1980). At Yale he specialized in 19th century European art, particularly French painting. His interest in that area culminated in 13 Views of Manet's 'Bar,'" which he edited and to which he contributed one of the essays. The book was published by Princeton University Press in 1996.

Since the late 1980s Dr. Collins has shifted his focus to contemporary art, particularly American art of the 1950s and 1960s. He has written scholarly articles on Abstract Expressionism, Clement Greenberg, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. On the subject of Warhol, he has written seven articles in preparation for a monograph that he plans to write after the completion of the book he is now finishing, a history of Pop Art for Phaidon Press. His publishing plans also include a much-needed history of contemporary art.
Methodologically, Dr. Collins emphasizes the meanings of art in context: socio-economic, artistic, and particularly biographic.

Stephanie Heydt joined the High Museum of Art as the Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art in January 2009. Prior to the High Museum, Heydt was the curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida and the Jakob Rosenberg Fellow in American Art at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. She has received numerous fellowships including the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Patricia and Philip Frost predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and an Adelson Fellowship in American Art at Boston University. Heydt also served as an assistant curator at the Terra Museum of American Art (now the Terra Foundation for American Art) in Chicago and has lectured and published on 19th- and 20th-century American art and culture. Her recent exhibitions have included Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College (2012), Go West!: Art of the American Frontier (2013), the American Encounters series (2012 - 2015, co curated between the High, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art), and Embracing Elegance, 1880 - 1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection (2011). She holds degrees in the History of Art from Cornell University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) , and Boston University (Ph.D.).

David Houston is the Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, College of the Arts, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. He was co-director and chief curator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for eight years before moving to Arkansas in 2011 to help open Crystal Bridges, the museum founded by the Walton Family Foundation, which was started by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. Houston played a vital role in acquisitions that have shaped the Crystal Bridges collection, and was instrumental in the grand opening of the museum that attracted attendance far surpassing expectations. He has also been the director of two collegiate art galleries, at the University of New Orleans and Clemson University, and has been a professor and lecturer of art. He has published more than 20 articles in academic journals and has served on numerous art panels, boards and committees.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SECAC 2016 - Call for Session Proposals

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia for SECAC 2016, hosted by Virginia Tech with Hollins University, October 19-22, 2016. Sessions will take place at the official conference hotel, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (warm chocolate chip cookies upon arrival!). Hotel Roanoke is in the heart of downtown Roanoke within walking distance of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, and the O Winston Link Museum, as well as restaurants and bars.

Evening excursions to Virginia Tech and Hollins on Thursday and Friday evenings include the Artist Fellowship exhibition opening, Juried Members Show, and exhibitions by keynote speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (speaking in the Moss Arts Center’s spectacular Snohetta-designed theater)! Post-conference options will be offered by Roanoke Mountain Adventures (kayaking, mountain biking), as well as Venture Out (caving). Enjoy a post-conference hike to one of the area’s breathtaking natural vistas, including McAfee’s Knob, one of the most spectacular points on the Appalachian Trail, and more!

Proposals deadline: January 1, 2016, midnight EST.

Follow this link: 2016 Call for Session Proposals

Mac users: Safari works best.

smART Series: Seminar 3 - “Arts and Community Engagement”

Thursday, November 12 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 1274 Pendleton St., Greenville, S.C. 1274 Pendleton St., Greenville, S.C.  

Nov. 12 - smART Series: Seminar Three
“Arts and Community Engagement”, 6-8 p.m.
The Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 1274 Pendleton St., Greenville, S.C.

The smART Series is an interactive and engaging five seminar series that explores how the arts and creative entrepreneurship intersect.

To learn details regarding the smART Series, visit The seminars are free to the public. However, space is limited. Attendees need to R.S.V.P. to to secure a spot. Attendees are asked to indicate which seminar(s) they will be attending.

The smART Series is made possible by the generous support of the Community Foundation of Greenville.

Jeremy Cody The Printshop, Owner
Stacy Huggins REDUX Studios (Charleston, S.C.), Executive Director
Paul Hyde The Greenville News, Arts Writer
Blair Knobel TOWN Magazine, Editor in Chief
Cathryn Zommer Enough Pie (Charleston, S.C.), Executive Director

About Host Location 
The Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) was founded by a dedicated group of artists, teachers and community leaders the Greenville. The GCCA is the anchor for Greenville's visual arts community.

GCCA Membership supports art classes, provides opportunities for youth, adults and seniors to participate in our programs and helps to support our dynamic and engaging exhibition programming. Through a GCCA Membership, you support the visual arts in Greenville. Members make a difference. Join today and find out more information about the GCCA by visiting, 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Artivism: Art+Activism Across Cultures, 2016 Visual Culture Symposium

Call for Papers Deadline: January 4, 2016
The Art History Graduate Forum at Georgia State University invites submissions for papers to be given at the 6Annual Visual Culture Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 25, 2015.

Artivism is defined as art that is used to bring about social or political change. We seek papers that investigate the relationship between art as a vehicle for activism. In the current world, we are faced with an extraordinary amount of issues ranging from social, political, cultural, and religious with no end in sight. In this turbulent period, how has art and artists responded? The goal of this symposium is to encourage communication and exchange of ideas on how art has been a catalyst for change.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
  • ­  The making of art into action 
  • ­  Art(ists) that responds to cultural issues 
  • ­  Ancient art that can be looked at as expressing activism 
  • ­  Exploitation of images 
  • ­  Art that challenges popular ideas 
  • ­  Are there types of artivism­like objects in ancient periods? How are they defined similarly (or differently) to modern activism? 
  • ­  Urbanization 
  • ­  Class struggles 
  • ­  Economic inequality 
  • ­  The need of counterculture 
  • ­  New ways of thinking about activist art.   
While this has many modern implications, this symposium is not bound to any specific time frame. We encourage papers across all disciplines and historical periods. We welcome papers from post­baccalaureate, graduate, postdoctoral scholars, and independent scholars.  
Submissions: Proposals should be no more than 250 words and should include the subject and topics you will be addressing and the significance of your research. The final symposium papers should be 20 minutes in length. All submissions should be sent to 
  • Deadline: Proposals must be received by email by Monday January 4, 2016. 
Successful candidates will be notified of the committee's decision in late January 2016. Confirmed speakers are required to submit their final papers by Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  
In case of questions, please contact us at : 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Awakening Your Psyche: an Installation by Ayako Abe-Miller, Clemson Art MFA Alumna

Awakening Your Psyche is an illusory installation by Ayako Abe-Miller (Clemson University MFA in Art, sculpture) representing an embodiment of one’s transformative mind. The installation gives an opportunity for spectators to examine if their perception is true to what really exists in the space. The installation was made to look surrealistic, so the spectators experience a mesmerized sensation as if entering the space of their own minds. This installation is on display Nov. 5–Jan. 27. 

Spartanburg County Public Libraries – Headquarters Library
151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg

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151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg
"Awakening Your Psyche” is an illusionary installation by Ayako Abe-Miller, representing an embodiment of one’s transformative mind. The installation gives an opportunity for spectators to examine if their perception is true to what really exists in the space. The installation was made to look surrealistic, so the spectators experience a mesmerized sensation as if entering the space of their own minds. This installation is on display Nov. 5–Jan. 27. - See more at:
Spartanburg County Public Libraries – Headquarters Library
151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg
"Awakening Your Psyche” is an illusionary installation by Ayako Abe-Miller, representing an embodiment of one’s transformative mind. The installation gives an opportunity for spectators to examine if their perception is true to what really exists in the space. The installation was made to look surrealistic, so the spectators experience a mesmerized sensation as if entering the space of their own minds. This installation is on display Nov. 5–Jan. 27. - See more at:
Spartanburg County Public Libraries – Headquarters Library
151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg
"Awakening Your Psyche” is an illusionary installation by Ayako Abe-Miller, representing an embodiment of one’s transformative mind. The installation gives an opportunity for spectators to examine if their perception is true to what really exists in the space. The installation was made to look surrealistic, so the spectators experience a mesmerized sensation as if entering the space of their own minds. This installation is on display Nov. 5–Jan. 27. - See more at:

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been - MINT 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition


MINT is proud to announce an all-media call to artists for “Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been”, our 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition for emerging artists.

It will be hosted at MINT in Atlanta, GA in February/March 2016.

Co-juried by Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell, “Where We are Going, Where We Have Been” seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States.

Eligible artists must over the age of 18 and currently reside in the United States. Eligible artists must fit in the parameters of an emerging artist:

1. Have minimal solo exhibition experience
2. Have minimal published arts criticism
3. Have received minimal grant/private funding

All media are welcome including, but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, audio, mixed media, installation, and performance art. There are no limitations on content, please see included floorplan for space constraints. 

Entry Deadline: 01/03/16

Artists may submit 4 media files for the $25 entry fee. Additional media (images only) up to 10 total are accepted for $5 each. Applicants are asked to submit works created within last three years. The exhibition will present selections made from a blind jurying process.

The application will open on Friday, September 4, 2015 and close on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 11:59pm. All interested artists must apply through CaFÉ here -

The call can also be found by searching the keyword: Where We Are. Selected participants will be notified of acceptance through CaFE by January 18, 2016. All works must be delivered/received at MINT in February 2016, exact dates will be sent to accepted applicants. All artists are responsible for shipment of the work to and from MINT.

The exhibition will be hosted at MINT, in Atlanta, GA in February/March 2016. All artists traveling to Atlanta for the opening of the exhibition will be given discounted accommodation at the neighboring Highland Inn.

One artist will be selected for a solo exhibition to take place at MINT during the following year.

JUROR STATEMENT – The exhibition presents artists whose work explores a sense of beginning, origin, and family narratives. The work has the potential to respond to a specific place or time, informed by environment, history, and location. We highly encourage work that is introspective and that explores ways of seeing and experiencing space, time, and the natural world.

MINT is a non-profit 501(c)3, located in Atlanta, GA. We offer and support emerging art, artists, and arts lovers through our exhibitions, programming, and outreach. Your application fee is considered a much-needed and appreciated donation to our organization, and supports our programming, specifically going towards supporting this exhibition.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CALLS FOR ENTRIES: Arts Initiative at Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus OH

The Arts Initiative welcomes proposals for exhibitions, collections, installations, residencies, and performances at Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider how the proposed project is compatible with The Arts Initiative's mission to challenge ways of thinking about the performing and visual arts, and to explore opportunities for community partnerships, outreach and related public programming. The Arts Initiative accepts exhibition proposals in two general categories: Proposals from independent artists and proposals for curated group and/or themed exhibitions. Each open call proposal submission requires a detailed budget. 
Since July 2008, exhibitions at Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery have been determined and recommended by the Projects and Exhibitions Advisory Committee which meets every 12-18 months to review proposals for exhibitions. The committee members score independently of each other, return the scores, and meet to make final recommendations on the highest ranking proposals for an exhibition at Urban Arts Space or Hopkins Hall Gallery. The Projects and Exhibitions Advisory Committee is made up of community leaders and Ohio State University faculty. 
To serve our mission, through ongoing conversation with the university's academic units, slots are held and allotted to help fulfill needs of the arts curricular units and the committee recommendations are fit in around those curricular requirement exhibitions that utilize Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery on an annual, bi-annual or three year rotation. Typically there are openings for 4-6 exhibitions and/or projects that are solicited through an open call for entries. 
Each exhibition, curricular or one drawn form the open call for entries, is offered the same resources. These typically include a press release, design services, web support, grant co-authoring, coordination of reception, and installation costs and resources. In addition, each exhibition or academic unit makes a determination to take advantage of resources The Arts Initiative offers. It is the expectation that the proposers bring external resources and funding to produce their project or exhibition (NEA grants, OAC and GCAC grants, department resources, corporate funding, donor funding, or college or divisional grants). Without a commitment of external funding, projects may not be fully realized.
Anyone interested in exhibiting at Urban Arts Space or Hopkins Hall Gallery is encouraged to review our Exhibitor Guidelines.
Gallery availability varies between Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery.
Available dates occur between July - December 2016, at Hopkins Hall Gallery and/or Urban Arts Space and June - December, 2017 at Urban Arts Space and/or Hopkins Hall Gallery. 
Applications due by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:59pm
Please contact the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practice, Merijn van der Heijden if you have any questions about our call for entries.



The Ohio State University

50 W Town St, Suite 130
Columbus OH, 43215 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cheryl Goldsleger: New Morris Eminent Scholar and Solo Exhibition at Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Augusta, GA

Cheryl Goldsleger, painter and visual artist, has been appointed the new Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Georgia Regents University in Augusta starting in Fall 2015. Her solo exhibition Explorations will be on view in the Mary S. Byrd Gallery in Washington Hall on the Summerville campus starting November 5th. She will give an artist’s talk on November 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in University Hall, room 170. A reception in the gallery will follow her talk.

Explorations presents her recent drawings, focusing on the real and ephemeral qualities of space, and her paintings, which include both computer-drawn and produced sculptural elements combined with her sensuously cerebral encaustic surfaces.

Goldsleger has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA), among many other national and international institutions. Her drawings and paintings belong in numerous museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and several other important public and private collections. Her awards include two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, a Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Fellowship, a residency at the La Napoule Foundation in southern France and a US/France exchange fellowship at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Her work has been discussed in publications including Art in America, Artforum, Art News and The New York Observer.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art and Georgia Regents University in Augusta. The talk and the exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information, see  or contact the Department of Art at 706-667-4888 or

Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art
Washington Hall, ground floor
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
Tel: (706) 667-4888

CALL FOR ENTRY: Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016

All students working in textile techniques are encouraged to enter up to three works in Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016.  Strictly for undergraduate and graduate students in the Southeast, the exhibition will focus on trends and creative works in fiber art and will be held at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, KY. Click on the Call For Entry button below for details and to enter the exhibition. Entries are due by March 15, 2016.

All accepted entries will be eligible for First-, Second-, and Third- Place prizes of $800, $500, and $300, respectively.  Honorable Mention and additional prizes will also be awarded. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval will jury the entries and select the award winners. Entry fees are affordable at $15 for current members of SEFAA and $25 for non-members (which includes a 1-yr student membership in SEFAA). 

JUROR:   Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Endowed Alumni Professor, University of Kentucky.

Spotlight on Student Trends 2014 Winning Entries

L to R: Constricted Shroud, by Betsy Bull; Membroidery: Sweet Brown, by Melissa Sixma; Lunar Surface, by Jessica Hagar

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016 is jointly sponsored by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and Murray State University Galleries.

Please email or call 678-235-4328 if you have any questions.

Suzi Gough
President, Board of Directors
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance