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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Call to Artists: Artists Touched by Carl. R. Blair

Deadline February 8, 2016

NO Entry Fee

The Metropolitan Arts Council is organizing Artists Touched by Carl. R. Blair, a juried exhibit of work by artists who at some point have had the artwork they produce or the life they lead as an artist influenced or inspired by Carl R. Blair, longtime artist and arts educator in Greenville.

The exhibit is open to both 2D and 3D artists.

Artists are asked to provide a short statement about that influence and inspiration as part of their exhibit application. The statement, to be no longer than 100 words, will be compiled in an exhibit catalogue as well as potentially incorporated into the design of the exhibit. The required statement will not play a role in the jurying of the participating artists but can be considered a “tribute opportunity.”

A tri-fold brochure can be downloaded here:  PROSPECTUS

Entry form must be returned to MAC in person or by mail by Monday, February 8th. Digital images can be provided on CD or by email. Written statements must be provided digitally. Deadline applies to image and statement submissions as well.

Carl R. Blair is one of Greenville’s most accomplished and respected visual artists, co-founder of Greenville’s oldest and still functioning gallery, Hampton II Gallery, and a retired arts professor,
spending his career at Bob Jones University and the Art School at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Carl has inspired and influenced generations of students and local artists through his talent and inexhaustable creation of work as well as through his commitment to arts education.
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
MAC Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Carolina Art Crush: Miranda Pfeiffer


Note: Miranda Pfeiffer was a Visiting Artist in the 

Art Department at Clemson University in 2014.  

That lecture is available on her web site.

NOTE: This interview was originally published on HappeningCLT.  HappeningsCLT provides the creative community with information about the rich and diverse visual art scene in Charlotte and surrounding areas.  Their goal is to both highlight and serve as a resource for artists, art professionals, art makers, & art enthusiasts. Find them at: & @happeningsCLT

In 2016, it can be refreshing to experience the work of someone who relies on age-old methods of creating art. You’ll find that respite in the pencil drawings of Charlotte native Miranda Pfeiffer. Now living in Los Angeles, Pfeiffer creates pencil on paper drawings whose high level of detail points to long, meditative hours of markmaking in a studio. Although she lets most drawings stand on their own, she also enjoys animation and gif-making and has recently delved into applying her work to fabric. The images are portraits of mundane objects but they have a slightly dark mood; rocks are pocked with hundreds of tiny dark holes, a hand has six fingers, or a foot is joined by creeping, crawling ants.  Your opportunity to see the work in person comes with her afternoon lecture (1 p.m.) and evening opening (5 -7 p.m.) at CPCC Ross Gallery on Thursday, January 28.

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Miranda Pfeiffer, Drawing of a Crumpled Breughel, 2015. Graphite on Rives BFK, 36 x 36 inches.
HappeningsCLT: Describe yourself in three words.

Miranda Pfeiffer: Secretly antisocial potato.

HCLT: When did you realize you were an artist?

MP: For as long as I can remember–probably since the age of 3 or 4– I’ve called myself an artist. Strangely though, it took me a very long time to realize not being an artist was even an option. When I graduated from art school at 21, I was broke and nervous about my future. That’s when I remember it finally hitting me, my career is a choice. Sometimes it’s a hard choice, but it’s very worth it to spend my life paying attention to life’s oddities. I wouldn’t want to ‘be’ anything else, unless it was an astronaut.

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Miranda Pfeiffer, Facing My Foot, 2015. Graphite on Rives BFK, 36 x 36 inches.

HCLT: Who or what inspires you artistically?

MP: Too too many things to list! Pieter Bruegel the Elder is and always has been a huge influence on me. The drawings of Vija Celmins first showed me what I wished my drawings looked like. In my animations, I often reference films like Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring by Ki-duk Kim.
More directly, I’ve collaborated a ton with curator and artist, Max Guy. Though we mostly work in different mediums, I trust his opinions a lot. I think I’ve been lucky to have such a smart person in my life. Perhaps friendships like his have been even more valuable to me than having art-idols like the above. Max wrote the catalog essay for Rock Line.

HCLT: Tell us about your current body of work.

MP: Rock Line is a series of drawings and animations. They’re laboriously rendered with a very thin mechanical pencil, requiring me to move slowly over the surface of the objects I draw. Though not quite the same as photorealism (I don’t draw from photographs unless I’m drawing the actual paper the photograph is printed on) I try and include as much detail as possible. While working–I always learn something new and unexpected about the objects I’m in communion with. Despite what I usually think something looks like before I begin, the subjects ‘push back,’ so that a foot may surprisingly mirror materials like rock and stone. Similarly, the time I spend drawing is time I tend to diminish my own self-awareness. In today’s world of technological milieu, how often do we carefully look at our surroundings? How often do we read without first assuming a personal bias? The drawings record my own subjectivity, and hopefully describe ambiguity in our physical world.

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Miranda Pfeiffer, Rock Covered by a Shadow, 2015. Graphite on Rives BFK, 24 x 24 inches.

HCLT: What do you think is the most valuable art experience in the Carolinas right now?

MP: When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to attend UNCSA’s arts boarding school in Winston Salem. It’s an incredible resource for the Carolinas. Like me and so many others, UNSCA has and continues to develop the minds of young creatives. In terms of this question, I think the experience isn’t solely what its artists make now, but what its alumni will become. The school forever changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful that North Carolina had such a unique program. It’s incredibly uncommon and I wish for the sake of the rest of the country that it wasn’t. Everyone knows arts-funding can be very tight. What UNCSA does with such young artists and such a tight budget has always amazed me. I strongly suggest visiting the program and taking in a concert, performance, film series or art show.

HCLT: What is your number one art piece/place/event in this area?

MP: The Mint Museum is my favorite art-space in Charlotte. In particular, they have some really beautiful Mesoamerican artifacts. The aesthetic sensibilities of these objects can really surprise a viewer, and they often explain fantastic myths or historical events from that period. My favorite Mayan artifacts often describe the illusive night sky, and sometimes point to other iterations of our world. (The Mayan’s believed that time was cyclical.)

Miranda Pfeiffer, Wood, 2015. Animated Gif.
HCLT: What book is on your nightstand right now?

MP: The Portable Hannah Arendt Edited by Peter Baehr, and South, The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton. (See below)

HCLT: Best meal in the Charlotte area?

MP: When I’m in town I always go to Lupie’s and order veggie chili, cornbread and sweet tea.

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Miranda Pfeiffer, Explosion, 2015. Print on heavy linen, dimensions vary.

HCLT: Where can we see your work?

MP: At CPCC’s Ross Gallery! My show, Rock Line, is currently on display with an opening Thursday, January 28th from 5 – 7PM. I promise to not be a secretly antisocial potato! The show includes recent graphite drawings, animations and textile designs. I’ll be giving a talk that same day,January 28th at 1 pm in Tate Hall at CPCC.

HCLT: What is up next?

MP: Currently, I’m working on an animated short that describe’s, Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton’s rescue in 1916. The film is about him returning from a wild and bleak landscape of antarctica and realizing that the civilized world he was longing has mutated into the violent battlegrounds of World War 1. It’s a real departure for me since I’m working in color, trying very hard to depict the almost otherworldly pink skies of Antarctica. [Warning!] This clip is a bit gorey, but I sometimes post little in-progress snippets like this on my Instagram. I hope to have the whole animation completed by June 2016.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

APPLY for 2016 Artist's Residencies at Elsewhere: A Living Museum, Greensboro, NC

Elsewhere--your favorite living museum, residency and creative laboratory set inside a former thrift store--is accepting applications from artists and researchers working across all media, fields and disciplines for 2016/17 residencies, special fellowships and internships. Make sure you tell and forward this email to all your friends! 

Applications are due February 13, 2016 by 11:59pm EST. For questions please email

Monday, January 25, 2016

Shares on Sale! Clemson University Community Supported Art (CSArt) Shares on Sale Starting February 1

With another successful season behind them, Clemson Community Supported Art is excited to announce that their Spring 2016 share will go on sale in their online store Monday, February 1st!

Twenty-five new Spring 2016 shares will be available starting Monday, February 1st - if you missed last season's share, or would like to continue your support of the Clemson CSArt program for our fourth season, please visit their website.  Each share consists of six original, limited edition small artistic pieces  (one work each by the six juried artists = one share) selected by our distinguished Spring 2016 juror, Jerry Jackson, Deputy Director of the Penland School of Crafts.  Special thanks to Jerry for his time and dedicated consideration of choices - teaser shots of works in progress, and profiles of the artists are forthcoming on their blog and social media; keep a look out!  This semester will mark the second season they've opened up the shares to multimedia and the Spring 2016 share will included ceramic vessels, small 2-dimentional works, and a handcrafted metal bottle opener. 

They hope you'll join them as they continue to bring fresh-picked Clemson graduate and undergraduate student art to the Upstate and beyond this Spring season!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Intern Artist Program at Franconia Sculpture Park

2016 Intern Artist Program

Deadline: February 6, 2016 via email by MIDNIGHT CST

The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and chance to work along side peers & mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

The Intern Artist Program is the brainchild of John Hock, co-founder and Artistic Director/CEO, based on pivotal experiences he had as a young artist. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career.

• Intern Artists should be career bound or pre-professional artists who are in the final stages of the undergraduate   coursework. Individuals in a graduate program or those that consider themselves emerging artists should apply.
• Intern Artists commit to working for the Park at least 5 hours a day.
• International applicants are welcome to apply.

Application materials must be received by MIDNIGHT CST on February 6, 2016.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of application materials. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your application materials were not received correctly. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Franconia Staff if you do not receive a confirmation email to ensure your materials were received. Applicants will be notified in March on the status of their application.

With questions email or call (651) 257-6668.

Call for Entries: 30th Anniversary Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

February 18, 2016 - deadline

Ten finalists will be selected to install their artwork on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. All finalists, whose works are installed, will receive a $1,200 honorarium to offset transportation and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artist. The Rosen Sculpture Competition will provide the cost of installation and lodging during installations and de-installations. 

The 30th Anniversary Rosen will feature three cash prizes and all winners will be designated the Martin & Doris Rosen 30th Anniversary Award Winners. The top three artists will receive cash prizes in the amounts of $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $18,000. 

The Rosen Sculpture Competition offers a sales program, brochure, promotion as a featured exhibition, and permanent archives on the competition’s website located at:


Starting in the New Year, their Monday night knitting/crochet circle is on its way to spreading the love to St. Julian Devine Community Center in time for Valentine's Day. Busy hands (both novice and old-timers) are hard at work knitting, pearling, and looping to yarn bomb the center's historic chimneys and shine a light on this community center and its artful resources.

It's not too late to join them! Come out Monday, January 25 starting at 5pm at the St. Julian Devine Community Center (1 Cooper Street) until February 8th. All supplies and childcare are provided and all levels are welcome as we offer instruction each Monday evening. 

Can’t make Monday night circle, but still want to be a part? No problem! Knit or crochet SQUARES (3ft x 3ft ideal, all sizes and contributions welcome) in VIVID colors. Deliver (or mail) to: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper Street, Charleston SC 29403 by Monday, February 1.

And plan to join the community on Valentine's Day (Sunday, February 14) from 1-5pm for hands-on art, dancing, complimentary treats and more. All are welcome.

S P R E A D   T H E  W O R D !     S P R E A D   T H E   L O V E !


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Augusta University's Morris Eminent Scholar, Professor Cheryl Goldseleger, brings the internationally known gathering LASER to Augusta University

What does science have to do with art? Augusta University's Morris Eminent Scholar, Professor Cheryl Goldseleger brings the internationally known gathering LASER to Augusta University's community and the CSRA on February 16, 2016.

Founded in 2008 by LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST, LASERs are now happening in over a dozen locales nationally and internationally: New York City, London, Toronto Montreal, Tacoma and University of San Francisco, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and Kansas State University.  Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas between practitioners in art, science and technology.  Exploring the ways these disciplines intersect and how collaboration can be the catalyst for solutions to critical challenges of the 21st century. 

JD Talasek, Director of Cultural Programming of the National Academy of Science will moderate a discussion between; Professor Cheryl Goldsleger (Artist), Dr. Michael Schwartz (Art History), Professor Amanda Behr (Anaplastology) and Dr. Paul Weinberger (Otolaryngology). 

This Evening Rendezvous is hosted by the Department of Art and the Pamplin College.

Tuesday, February 16
6:00 - 8:00pm, reception to follow
J. Harold Harrison Educational Commons Auditorium

 Please go to this link to register if you wish to attend this free event.

SPE Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition and Awards at Lee Gallery, Clemson University

Tracy Fish, Postcards, Newberry, South Carolina, 
Archival Pigment Print, 2014, 20 x 30 inches.

Tracy Fish, Christa Bowden, Brian Culbertson, and Virginia Worrell were chosen by Byron Wolfe for Juror’s Choice Awards in the Society for Photographic Education Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit.  Each artist receives an award of 100 dollars.  Tracy Fish was chosen by the juror for special distinction, and was invited to exhibit a larger selection of five of her prints in the Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibit now on display in Lee Gallery at Clemson University.

Tracy Fish is the invited artist and will be giving a talk in Lee Gallery on January 25 at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Clemson University Department of Art and Lee Gallery are excited to host this dynamic exhibition and the excellent young photographer, Tracy Fish.

The exhibition of the Juried Exhibition is on view in Lee Gallery at Clemson University until January 28th.  This exhibition has been a partnership between the SPE Southeast Regional Conference in Greenville, SC, the Lee Gallery, the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville, and the CU Department of Art.  Special thanks go to our juror Byron Wolfe.  The exhibition features the work of 37 artists and 41 images.  This exhibition represents an extraordinary range of work by Society for Photographic Education members from across the Southeast and the nation.  Those represented include professors, graduate and undergraduate students and independent artists.  The range of materials (from 19th century wet plate collodion to the digital drone) and styles (from the documentary to the fantastic) gives us an amazing cross-section of the diverse contemporary field of photographic work.

Special thanks go to conference organizers Rod Fincannon, at the Fine Arts Center High School in Greenville, and Zane Logan, at Greenville Technical College, and to Lee Gallery Director Denise Woodward-Detrich, and CVA-G Program Coordinator Kara Soper.  The exhibition was organized by Anderson Wrangle, Assistant Professor at Clemson University.


Tracy Fish, born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., received her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University (2015) and her BA in Art Studio from Coastal Carolina University (2012). She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Coastal Carolina University. Fish has won various awards and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was also featured on Oxford American’s: Eyes on the South for her collaborative work in the book “Chasing the Paper Canoe.”

Christa Bowden was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1975. She earned her MFA in photography from the University of Georgia and a BA in photography and film from Tulane University. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Washington & Lee University, where she started the program in photography in 2006. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States in both solo and group shows, including at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Peninsula Museum of Art, among others.

Brian Culbertson is a photo-based artist currently living in Greenville, North Carolina. As a student of photography Brian has worked with everything from historic 19th century processes, to advanced digital image making technology. He creates images combining traditional and digital processes in an attempt to create work that focuses on the end result, the images created, and not the process used to create them. Brian recently started working towards his MFA Photography degree at East Carolina University in Greenville NC, with a projected completion date of May 2018

Virginia Worrell is currently attending Greenville Technical College.  She has received formal training in photography and will transfer to a four year school in the upcoming year to complete a BFA.

Juror: Byron Wolfe’s photographs connect his interests in time, change, and place. His work is widely exhibited and collected. He has received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and is a recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. He is the author of Everyday: A Yearlong Photo Diary (Chronicle Books, 2007 and an Apple e-book, 2012), and a co-author of Yosemite in Time (Trinity University Press, 2005), and Third Views, Second Sights (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2004). Byron Wolfe is the Program Director for Photography at the Tyler School of Art Center for the Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His personal web site is His long-time collaborative work with Mark Klett can be seen on Klett& and

The Rudolph E Lee Gallery is located at 323 Fernow St, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 and is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Call for Artist Submissions: Kai Lin Art Juried Works on Paper Features Clemson University MFA Art Alumni Dale Clifford as Juror

KAI LIN ART is having an open call for artists in the Southeast and beyond to participate in their first annual juried works on paper art exhibition,THE NEW SOUTH. This exhibition’s aim is to bring attention to the hub of artistic activity currently happening in the South and to celebrate the largely versatile and exciting medium of paper and the many uses it can facilitate. This competition is open to both established and emerging artists and will be juried by Savannah College of Art and Design Associate Dean, Dale Clifford, Kai Lin Art Director, Yu-Kai Lin, and Printmaker, Kofke Jason Kofke. Please submit your artwork and application form before February 21, 2016 for your work to be considered. Read below for more information on how you can apply.

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 21, 2016 at 11:59pm EST

EXHIBITION DATES: April 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016


All artwork must be on paper, not exceeding 40 inches in any direction, created within the last 5 years, and relevant to the theme “The New South”.

JUROR & CURATOR: All artwork will be blindly selected and curated by Savannah College of Art and Design Associate Dean, Dale Clifford (Clemson University MFA Art Department alumni, MFA in Art, printmaking, 1989), Gallery Owner + Director, Yu Kai Lin, and Printmaker, Kofke Jason Kofke. All work will be judged on composition, technical ability, originality, relevance to theme, and merit of each piece.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All artwork must be original work by the artist and created within the last 5 years.

  • Photography excluded.
  • Artists under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent.
  • Artists may submit up to 5 images for the $25 application fee, with additional $5 per artwork submitted after that.
  • Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or money order made payable to KAI LIN ART.
  • All entries must be in by February 21, 2016 at 11:59pm.
  • Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their artwork to and from the gallery.
  • All artwork must be for sale.
  • All entries must be emailed to
  • Include ‘THE NEW SOUTH Submission’ in the Subject Box
  • Attach images directly to the email.
  • Print out the Application Form and mail it along with a $25 U.S. Check or money order payable to KAI LIN ART. 
Please mail application form and payment to the following address:

999 Brady Ave. NW Suite 7
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

NOTE: Emails will not be opened until KAI LIN ART receives application form and payment in the mail.

AWARDS: Best In Show, 2 Honorable Mentions, Best Application of the Theme, and Best Technical Merit

SALES: Sales are encouraged and will be split 50/50 between the artist and KAI LIN ART.

  • February 21, 2016: Entry Deadline
  • March 6, 2016: Notifications to selected artists by email
  • March 23-26, 2016: Artwork due at KAI LIN ART
  • April 8 – May 14, 2016: Exhibition Dates
  • April 8, 2016, 7:00-10:00pm: Opening Reception
  • May 18-21, 2016: Artwork Available for Pickup
Please direct all questions to

Monday, January 18, 2016

Stop Starving and Keep Creating: Artist's U FREE Book and Workshops on Living a Sustainable Life as an Artist

I attended a wonderful workshop this weekend, Artist's U.  It was run by Andrew Simonet, a Philedalphia based writer, time-based artist, producer, documentary filmmaker, and the founder of Artists U.  

Sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission, I knew it would be good, so I was pleased when two MFA candidates from Clemson University's Art Department attended with me.  Still, I wasn't prepared for just how good it would be.  Perhaps that's because the premise is fairly simple in concept, but also one that needs - and is nurtured by - community. 

It may sound sappy, but when Andrew says:
  • Thank you.
  • Thank you for being an artist. Thank you for making your work.
  • Thank you for choosing a life which can be hard, and hard to explain.
It felt - and I sincerely believe it was - real.  And it was affirming.  It was also a great opportunity to take time to assess my life as an artist.  

Even though I've been making art seriously for for nearly 40 years and teaching it since 1988, to me it was an opportunity for me to explore, what my friend, mentor, and major professor Larry Millard called, "the lessons you learn over and over again."  Those are the lessons that one needs to relearn not because one is dense, but because - with any luck - one's life evolves.  Certain core values - and or an artist, what is more core than the act of making?  What make the workshop more purposeful is that Andrew also asks participants to examine their behaviors that support - or all to often, don't - one's creative life.
As Andrew asks, "Why is it so hard? Why are so many talented artists exhausted and broke?"

MAKING Your Life as an Artist, Andrew's book, looks at the challenges artists face:
  • Why artists are poor and why we shouldn’t be. 
  • The crucial role artists play in culture, and why it’s often under-valued. 
  • Tools and principles artists have used to thrive. 
  • Why artists already have the skills needed to make balanced, sustainable lives.

Grounded in his 20-year career as a choreographer, he looks at why artists’ lives are so punishing, and what they can do to change. Since 2006, his program, Artists U, has built a grassroots, artist-run platform for building balanced, sustainable artist lives. Like all Artists U programming, the ebook of MAKING Your Life as an Artist is free and available to all.

Therefore I have decided to help spread the word and build the movement:
  • We want 100,000 artists to read this book. (76,615 downloads so far. Nice work, everybody.)
  • We want you to share the free ebook everywhere. It's free, people. Pass it around. Don't hold back.
Seriously. There's no catch, no money-making scheme hiding behind the free-ness. It's free because Andrew want tons of artists to read it, and he want us to change the art world and our culture. So please pass the it around!

Second printing of Making Your Life as an Artist. Get a hard copy or free ebook:

I was so inspired that I am incorporating our working group meetings into my ART 8060, Graduate Seminar in Professional Practices class, for those who where unable to attend.  I may even offer a few updates!

Many thanks for Andrew, the SC Arts Commission for sponsoring this event, and to my fellow participants, and to the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, who provided a lovely venue!
Greg Shelnutt
Chair and Professor of Art
Art Department
Clemson University

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Core Campus Open Forum


Clemson University's Public Art program invites you to be involved in the selection of our school's newest piece of on-campus art.  

Please join us in 

Lee III, room G-18
January 19th 
for a presentation at either 6:00 or 6:45 pm

Light refreshments, an open forum, and the project proposals from selected finalists.

Core Campus housing and dining facilities, projected to open in the fall of 2016, will be a dynamic center for students, faculty, and visitors. Core Campus will not only provide housing for 700 Clemson students, including Clemson Honor Students, but will also house a variety of dining options for up to 1,200 occupants. Core Campus strives to maintain Clemson’s graceful landscape.

The application deadline for the Clemson University Core Campus Public Art RFQ was August 10, 2015.
 Core Campus rendering

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the Core Campus Public Art Project. 

Congratulations to:
For more information, go to: 
Core Campus progress 
Core Campus rendering 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Sessions

STARworks Clay Studio is accepting resident artist applications for Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 session.

Session dates are:
  • June 1, 2016 - December 23, 2016= Application deadline February 28, 2016
  • January 3, 2017 - May 31, 2017= Application deadline August 1, 2016
Residency duration depends on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space.  Residents are provided with subsidized housing, studio space and up to 500 pounds of STARworks Ceramics clay bodies each month. 

STARworks Clay Studio is equipped with Shimpo and Brent wheels, Shimpo mixer pugmill, Brent and Bailey slab rollers, North Star extruder, spray booth, electric kilns, down draft gas kiln and a three chambered wood kiln.

More information, application materials and instructions can be found by clicking the Read More link. Read more!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS & UPDATED Deadline of February 3, 2016 for "Beyond Sight: Art and the Senses"

April 14 and 15, 2016
The University of Oregon Art History Association and Department of the History of Art and Architecture solicits papers for its 12th Annual Student Research Symposium: “Beyond Sight: Art and the Senses” on April 14-15, 2016. This conference invites a discussion across temporal and geographic areas of study about how art and architecture can engage, manipulate, and even disable one’s sensory reactions. In the field of art history, research on the multisensory qualities of architecture, art, and visual culture has given rise to new theories about how the different and entangled senses interact with art and architecture. Since sensory art and architecture are studied in a variety of fields, “Beyond Sight” invites students across academic disciplines to contribute papers. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bronwen Wilson, Professor of Art History at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has recently written about Italian artistic experiments with physiognomy, zoology, and sensation for her book The Face of Uncertainty as well as the recreation of temporal experience in her current study “Inscription and the Horizon in Early Modern Mediterranean Travel Imagery”. 

Potential Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Five senses: hearing, taste, smell, sight, touch
  • Non-traditional senses: temperature, pain, balance
  • Synesthesia
  • Sense deprivation
  • Multisensory engagement
  •  Soundscapes
  • Modes of seeing
  • Multisensory art exhibits
  • Performance art and the senses
  • Art education/therapy
  • Multimedia works
  • Neuroscience and embodied sensation

For consideration, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and curriculum vitae as PDF attachments to by February 5, 2016. All applicants will be notified by February 19, 2016 and the full paper will be due no later than March 31, 2016. We look forward to your submissions.
Department of the History of Art and Architecture
5229 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; Phone (541) 346-3675; Fax (541) 346-3636

CALL FOR SCULPTURES: City of Watkinsville, Georgia

The City of Watkinsville is seeking proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within the historic city limits for a juried exhibition which will run March – May, 2016, and possibly longer. This exhibition is made possible in partnership through the Vibrant Communities grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Several locations within the city have been selected for public sculpture and yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All work entered must be freestanding and suitable for long-term outdoor public display. The durability of the work and safety of the public will be a consideration for selection.

The exhibition is open to Georgia artists 18 years or older. There is no entry fee, and artists who are working independently or as a group may enter. Artist (or group) honorarium is $700.

An online application is available at

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Cindy Farley
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)

smART Series Seminar 5: "Art Collectors - Collecting and Collections: How Does that Work?"

Thursday, January 14 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

"Art Collectors - Collecting and Collections: How Does that Work?" 
6-8 p.m.

Dr. Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant and Music Venue  

1237 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611

You're invited to the last seminar in our engaging SmART Series! You do not want to miss out. One of our panelists, Sam Ogden, attended the Golden Globes as an art director for E! News on Sunday. Another panelists, Miller Gaffney is a hometown girl and is coming off of her TV show Art Breakers to come answer your questions about art collecting and collections. This event will feature a unique and distinguished panel with experience in art and entertainment.

Special thanks to all of our esteemed panelists:

As usual, the event is FREE. Bring a friend! CU there THIS THURSDAY!

Let us know you're coming. RSVP to

Dr. Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant - 1237 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611

CLICK HERE for more information.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hilary Siber, Clemson Art Department MFA Alumna, Solo Exhibition at Brevard College

(Im)perishable, by Hilary Siber, oil on canvas, 22x18

  T H E   B R E V A R D   C O L L E G E   A R T   D E P A R T M E N T

Invites you to the opening of

Fissured Optics
featuring the work of Hilary Siber

The opening reception will be
Friday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.

in the SPIERS GALLERY in the Sims Art Center.
Refreshments will be served.
The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition runs from Jan. 15 – Feb. 12, 2016.

Spiers Gallery is open Monday- Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Hilary Siber was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. In 2007 she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art with an emphasis in environmental design and a semester of coursework from Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. After graduation she worked briefly in Baltimore as a junior designer for an interior architecture firm. In the fall of 2009 she moved to North Carolina to pursue a high school visual arts teaching position at a private school in Durham. In 2015 she graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in painting.

For more information about Brevard College's art exhibitions, please contact:

Diane Pomphrey
Art Department Office Manager
Brevard College
1 Brevard College Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712


In the spirit of nurturing creative research, development, and action, The Goat Farm Arts Center and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences have joined forces again to proudly present an unconventional public action project in Atlanta. FIELD EXPERIMENT 2016 aims to bring groundbreaking work to the surface with the following support: $20,000 commission, a residency, and collaborative production assistance to realize a prodigious vision for Atlanta. Priority will be given to work that is interactive, collaborative, and accessible to the public. We invite artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries to work individually or collectively to create new paths for our city.

DEADLINE for proposals: February 5, 2016

Submit online at

$10 entry fee

Phase I: Finalists will be announced on February 23, 2016. Finalists will present their concepts in a compelling fashion to the public at the Goat Farm Arts Center on April 23rd for the Hambidge Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala attracting over 1,000 attendees. Each finalist will receive $2,000 plus technical and production assistance. The winning project will be selected by the panelists then announced on May 2nd, 2016.

Phase II: Presentation of the full-scale winning project in fall of 2016 in streets and/or skies of Atlanta. The creator/creative team for the winning project will receive $20,000, technical and production support, and a two week residency at The Hambidge Center.

  • February 5, 2016 - Proposals due
  • February 23, 2016 - Phase I finalists announced
  • April 23, 2016 - Phase I projects presented in Atlanta
  • April 25-30, 2016 - Phase I projects open to the public
  • May 2, 2016 - Winner announced
  • 2016 - Phase II winning project presented in Atlanta
Field Experiment 2016 Panel:
  • Jamie Badoud, Executive Director of The Hambidge Center 
  • Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Zuckerman Museum of Art
  • Madison Cario, Director of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech
  • Bethany Collins, Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Anthony Harper, Co-founder of The Goat Farm Arts Center
About the Goat Farm Arts Center: The Goat Farm Arts Center, a creative industrial complex in Atlanta, has re-positioned a 19th century factory into one of Atlanta’s largest Centers for contemporary thought, vanguard art & performance.

About the Hambidge Center: For over 80 years, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at their 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center is a non-profit funded in part by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, go to: