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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Clemson University Art Department Assistant Professor ,Todd Anderson, Wins Best in Show for His Print, "Chaney Glacier - The Last Glacier" at the Edinboro National Printmaking Exhibition

2015, Reductive woodcut; three runs and twelve colors; printed on Okawara rice paper, 14" x 29"
"Chaney Glacier - The Last Glacier" 
from the body of work "The Last Glacier"

Edinboro National Printmaking Exhibition 2016
Exhibition runs February 3, 2016 - March 3, 2016

Karen Kunc, founder of Constallation Studios, served as juror. 56 individual printed artworks accepted from a pool of 319 artworks submitted by 109 artists. Kunc founded Constellation Studios in 2013 to pursue and pass on her passion for print, paper and bookmaking. The internationally renowned Nebraska artist established this creative gallery, workspace and professional classroom in a refurbished and historic building in Lincoln, Nebraska’s Antelope Valley neighborhood. Among Constellation’s printing presses, type shop, wet paper studio, bookbindery, print and book collections and mixed-use spaces, Kunc serves as mentor, artist, curator and community organizer, aiming to develop young artists, spur careers and cheer culture.

The Bruce Gallery is funded through the Edinboro Student Government Association (SGA), with additional funding from the Edinboro Art Department and the Erie Council on the Arts. On average the gallery sponsors seven shows per academic year ranging from group shows to solo exhibitions of both emerging and established artists. Our submission deadline is November 15th of every year. We also accommodate our local and university population with annual faculty and student exhibitions and a juried high school exhibition on a biannual basis.
Gallery Hours
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 12-7pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
Bruce Gallery in Doucette Hall
215 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444

Gallery Director: 
Justus Cotterill
(814) 732-2513

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kat Hutter and Roger Lee, Clemson University MFA Art Alumni, to Open "Another California Day" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art on April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016–September 11, 2016

In the mixed-media installation created for the PMCA’s Project Room, painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee present a deconstructed and abstracted vision of the quintessential California landscape. Inspired by the rugged, scenic beauty of the state, the unprecedented collaboration is an intersection of the artists’ independent practices, their photographic explorations of California, and their combined endeavor K&R, through which they produce carefully-crafted and glazed ceramic wares. What began as an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state became the impetus for their PMCA project, Another California Day. Created and installed onsite over a period of about one week, the installation provides a sensory experience, a three-dimensional simulation of the artists’ interpretation of the allure and uniqueness found in every California day. Hutter’s organic and abstract designs—minimal murals referencing the colors of the California landscape—and Lee’s three-dimensional forms—compositions of wet, bare, unfired clay that are loosely inspired by the succulents and cacti of the California desert—present a pure and elemental portrait of the state that inspires everything the artists do. Kat Hutter and Roger Lee: Another California Day is an uncharted, distinctive combination of media that considers the intersections of natural and created environments, beauty and the work that makes it possible.
Kat and Roger met while studying to obtain their Master of Fine Arts degrees in Art at Clemson University.  For more information about Kat's work, go to: or and for more on Roger's work go to:
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street 
Pasadena, CA 91101
Wednesday–Sunday: 12–5pm 
3rd Thursday of each month: 12–8pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, July 4,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Imperial Centre's 2016 JAS 59th National Juried Art Show

You are invited to submit! to the Imperial Centre's
2016 JAS
59th National Juried Art Show 

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2016
Entry Fee: $25 for up to four works

Open to all media except installation; all U.S. artists 18 years and older.

Exhibition dates: June 1 - September 4, 2016

Juror: Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum, North Carolina State

$3300 in Awards, including  $1500 Best in Show Acquisition Award for the Permanent Collection.

Please note our new and easier submission process! 
Send entries and images to 
(easy instructions detailed in the Prospectus)

Prospectus at: (click on Artist Opportunities)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Todd Anderson, Assistant Professor of Art (printmaking), at Clemson University, Mounts Solo Exhibition at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta, GA

February 26th, 2016 – April 2, 2016 – In his first exhibition at Kai Lin Art, printmaker Todd Anderson uses reductive woodcut techniques to make original prints inspired by the remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park. The Last Glacier project seeks to capture the fading majesty of the glaciers. Since its founding in 1910, the park contained more than 150 glaciers. Today, less than 25 glaciers remain.

The artworks created by Anderson are poignant tributes effectively translating our understandings of the impacts of global climate change into a comprehensible human scale. His work allows us to contemplate the glaciers’ waning grandeur and why it is that we should care about their fate. Anderson was born in Rochester, MN and has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. The exhibition will be on view from February 12th through April 2nd.

Opening Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM

open Wednesdays - Saturdays 12 - 5pm + by appointment 
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Calling South Carolina Artists! RFQ for 2016 Mauldin Public Art Trail

2016 Theme: South Carolina Strong

The City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the opening of the RFQ portion of the selection process for the 2016 Mauldin Public Art Trail installation at the Mauldin Cultural Center.  This annual 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 “South Carolina Strong” in recognition of our state’s resilience in coming together during the Charleston shootings, statewide flooding, and other tragedies that occurred in 2015.

Applications are due February 29, 2016. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ink Travels: Lessons Learned from Sydney Cross, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art, Emeritus Professor Printmaking, Clemson University

Exhibition Dates: February 2 - March 4, 2016
Hours: 8am-8pm Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday

Sydney Cross taught at Clemson University for 33 years. Her contribution to printmaking, the state of South Carolina, Clemson University, and each of her students throughout those years made her retirement in 2015 an event to celebrate and honor. This project, a print exchange between her alumni, aimed to salute her achievements and express their endless gratitude for her dedicated years as a teacher and mentor.
Syd's quote "ink travels!" was given by Steven Chapp, Syd's first printmaking student at Clemson. The phrase is familiar to many. It refers to the valiant but constantly inadequate cleaning efforts in the printmaking studio. In this context however, the quote also refers to the wide-reaching influence of Syd's teaching, as this collection of prints comes from alumni living across the nation, with students who studied at Clemson in the early 1980s to students who graduated in May of 2015.

For the theme, participants were asked to develop imagery based on their experience learning with Syd, whether it be about art, printmaking, or life itself. Reflecting Syd's range of technical skills, Ink Travels contains prints developed with a myriad of printmaking processes, some traditional, some cutting edge. The result is a dynamic visual documentation of knowledge and memories that came from an incredible teacher and will always remain with her students.

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gallery Location: 
Greenville Technical College
Benson Campus
Hwy 290
2522 Locust Hill Road
Taylors, SC

For more information:
Call 864-250-3051
or email

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Invitation to Talk About the Future of South Carolina's Creative Sector

How can South Carolina grow a strong, adaptable creative sector that produces value for all communities and benefits all citizens? What are the key opportunities and challenges that we must address? What are the important next steps we need to take? 

Join the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Arts Alliance as we explore these questions and plan the next big move for the arts in our state. This free, highly interactive, facilitated conversation is open to arts leaders, community and nonprofit leaders, creative professionals, artists, and anyone else with a strong interest in the creative future of the Palmetto State. 

This conversation is a pre-conference session conveniently scheduled during SCANPO's South Carolina Nonprofit Summit taking place March 9-11 in Spartanburg. (You do not have to register for the Nonprofit Summit to take part in the Creative South Carolina conversation.)

What's Next for Creative South Carolina? 
A Community Conversation

Wednesday, March 9
10 a.m. - noon

Rainey Conference Room, Moseley Building
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, S.C.

The session is free, but RSVPs are required. 
Email Kevin Flarisee by March 4 to reserve your space.

New Link: The Professional Guidelines by Harriete Estel Berman

Just the other day, my wonderful ceramics colleague at Clemson University, Valerie Zimany, told me about an very useful professional resource site, The Professional Guidelines by Harrieter Berman.   

"The Professional Guidelines have been developed as a reference to help everyone in the arts and crafts community learn how to handle common but important situations that may arise. These documents are basic tools for improved and equitable business practices, leading toward more standard professional practices."

They're well organized according to the following categories (with links!).  Don't worry if this post get buried: I have put a link on my left-hand column. Enjoy!

Artist Fundamentals
Juried Opportunities
Fundraising Auctions
Open Studios
Additional Documents

Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and sculpture with social commentary.

Harriete is writing an ongoing series of PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES for artists to promote understanding, checklists, and practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community. The PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES are available as downloadable Word and PDF files on her web site.

Her blog ASK HARRIETE regularly offers professional advice to the art community.

Ms. Berman has also organized the Professional Development Seminar with Andy Cooperman, Don Friedlich and Brigitte Martin prior to the SNAG conference for the last seven years. 
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA) and Temple University (MFA), Harriete lives in California where she fills many roles as a mother, daughter, wife, gardener, former taxi driver (for her children), exercise instructor, and many volunteer activities.

Harriete Estel Berman has her jewelry, sculpture and judaica in over 35 books including a whole chapter in the book, ReManufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Makers: A History of American Studio Craft and the cover of The Fine Art of The Tin Can.

Learn more about process and materials of Harriete Estel Berman by viewing her videos or visiting her studio.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dr. Andrea Feeser's Article, "Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Indigo in Colonial South Carolina," to Appear in the March/April edition of the UK's Selvedge Magazine!

Selvedge, March/April 2016, issue #69, Millinery

A London publication, "Selvedge magazine is an independent publication produced by a permanent team of five and the help of one, sometimes two, indispensable interns. Dedicated and creative, every member of the team has a textile background and combines their passion for cloth with the practical skills needed to produce our six beautiful issues a year. Together we work to produce an inspiring magazine that appeals to everyone with a love of textiles; designers, collectors, shoppers, students, teachers and artists. And our content is as diverse as our audience – from couture dresses to indigo dyeing let us wrap you in the wonderful world of textiles."
Dr. Feeser, will also give a presentation on indigo in the dress of eighteenth-century South Carolina slaves and Cherokees at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia on Friday, February 26th at 4 pm.

Athens-Clarke County Library
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

Professor Feeser received a B.A. from Williams College in 1984, with a double major in history and art history.  In 1996 she received a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Jack Flam and Linda Nochlin supervised her dissertation on Picasso's art and politics from 1942-1962.  Feeser has taught courses at SUNY-Purchase, at California State University, East Bay and at the California College of Arts and Crafts.  She was assistant and associate professor of art history at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa from 1996-2002, and is currently professor of art history at Clemson University. 

Feeser has published widely on modern and contemporary art and visual culture, and is the editor for the Parlor Press book series, Aesthetic Critical Inquiry. In 1998, Feeser and artist Gaye Chan founded DownWind Productions — a collaborative of activists, artists and educators — to explore the past and present effects of colonialism and capitalism in Waikiki. DownWind Productions distributes information through the public art project Historic Waikiki, and the book Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering (University of Hawaii Press, 2006). Historic Waikiki was featured in the 2004 New York Asia Society exhibition Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific.   

Her most recent book, Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life (Athens, GA: University of Georgia, 2013. Print) is available through the University of Georgia Press.

Call for Papers & Presenters: SECAC 2016

I'm chairing the Panel, "Shaky Ground, Scorched Earth, Falling Waters, and Rising Tides: Protecting and Sustaining Studio Practice and Arts Agencies in the Era of Catastrophe"

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Arts Council England, in The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, echoes Richard Florida, asserting the arts are economic drivers that promote “social and economic goals through local regeneration, attracting tourists, developing talent and innovation, improving health and wellbeing, and contributing to the delivery of public services.” However, he goes one step further, arguing that the arts are “a strategic national resource” that deserves “a new language of cultural value.” 

While few artists would argue against Bazalgette’s valorization of the arts or his recommendations for a better nomenclature, few artists sufficiently work to protect one of the most essential elements in their creative lives: their studios. Taking the time to assess man-made or natural threats to their artistic production seems an overly maudlin exercise, and developing a strategic disaster plan feels more like a corporate chore than a creative act. However, by preparing and developing resilience strategies, artists and arts organizations can minimize the impact of disasters and strengthen their ability to recover with minimal outside assistance. 

This panel will explore arts readiness and seeks input from individual artists and arts organizations across the spectrum of planning, disaster response, and recovery. 

Session Chair: Greg Shelnutt, Clemson University. 




Call for Entries: SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition 2016

SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition is now available 

SECAC membership required after entry acceptance.

Deadline is April 1, 2016, midnight, EDT.

Entry fee: $35.

Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University

Juror: Jenine Culligan, Director, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University

  • Submission deadline April 1, 2016 
  • Notification date May 15, 2016 
  • Delivery of accepted works August 18 - 22, 2016 
  • Exhibit to open September 1, 2016 
  • Members’ reception October 20, 2016 - 6:00-8:00PM 
  • Works returned by November 4, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016


JULY 21 - AUGUST 13, 2016


Entry Deadline: May 31


Open to artists who are or have been enrolled in an MFA program 
within the last three years in the United States. Eligible works include 
paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints, sculpture, photography, 
installations and computer-generated art. No video, film, or giclees.

Entry Fee: $35 for 1-3 works.  $5 for each additional work up to 
6 works maximum.  
Online entries only.

ABOUT THE JUROR LANCE ESPLUND - Art critic, The Wall Street Journal. 
Formerly: US art critic for Bloomberg News, chief art critic for The New York 
Sun and Modern Painters editorial board and New York correspondent. His 
essays have appeared in Art in America, Art & Antiques, Harper’s, The New 
Criterion, The New Republic, Disegno, The New York Observer, The 
Threepenny Review, The Weekly Standard and The Yale Review. Esplanade 
has taught at numerous universities: NYU, Parsons, The New School, KCAI, 
Queens College, Rider University, and The New York Studio School MFA 

526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, New York 10001
646-336-8053 · 646-336-8054 (fax) 
Gallery Hours: 11 am-6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday

  • February 1 - Entries begin May 31 
  • Entry deadline June 21 
  • Notification emailed to artists July 12-16 
  • Shipped work must arrive July 18 
  • Hand delivery of work, 12 - 8 PM July 21 (Thursday) 
  • Reception, 6 - 8 PM August 13 
  • Show ends, pickup of hand-delivered work, 6 - 8 PM August 15 
  • Pickup of hand-delivered work, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM August 15-19 
  • Return of shipped work via UPS or FedEx 

GALLERY SUMMER HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursday, February 4, 2016

STUDENTS GET READY: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

Recent graduates   Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master's and doctoral candidates   Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields   Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Design & Crafts
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Drawing, Illustration, & Sequential Art
  • Filmmaking
  • Installation Art
  • Music
  • Painting/Printmaking
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • World Music