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Saturday, April 30, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 6th annual National Open Visual Arts Show (NOVAS), Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, BY June 15

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is calling for artists to submit work for our 6th annual National Open Visual Arts Show (NOVAS) - an exhibit showcasing a wide variety of high-quality art from around the country, bringing national perspectives to our community located on the edge of Atlanta. The exhibit will be on display from September 1st through the 29th of 2016.

It has been confirmed that this year's Award Winners will be selected by University of West Georgia professors Casey McGuire, Stephanie Smith, and Mark Schoon. To learn more about the jurors, please visit the university's website.

For the complete rules and regulations, please download the NOVAS 2016 Prospectus/ Registration Form

Wednesday, June 15 - all digital files and the entry fee are due. 

You may apply through the following options:

- Fill-out the application form online by clicking HERE; please send digital files via Dropbox. 

- Scan and email application form attached to the Prospectus to; please send digital files via Dropbox.

- Mail-in the application form attached to the Prospectus along with a cd with the digital files.

Awards are made possible by the Red Cockerill Gallery. Located at 2845 Cemetery St., Austell, Ga. 30106 , they offer workshops, exhibits, and custom framing services.  </wbr> 

$500 - 1st Place
$250 - 2nd Place
$150 - 3rd Place
$100 - Honorable Mention

$35 CAC Members 
$40 Non-Members

Click HERE and navigate to the NOVAS tab to access the PayPal button for a fast & secure payment. 

Artists 18 years and up are eligible to submit original paintings, sculpture, hand-pulled prints, ceramics, drawings, fiber, photography, and original glass creations. Film, video, and molded or kit items are not eligible for this exhibit. Reproductions of artwork will not be accepted. Work accepted must remain on view for the entire exhibit, no exceptions.


Sept. 1 - 29
NOVAS 2016 Exhibit Dates

Thursday, July 7
Notification e-mails to be sent out by the end of the day.

Wednesday - Thursday, Aug. 24-25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hand-delivery & shipped work deadline. Please schedule a drop-off time in advance.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Opening Reception at the Cultural Arts Council

Friday, Sept. 30 OR Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All works must be picked up during these two dates. Shipped work will be returned C.O.D. as soon as possible.

Cultural Arts Council
 of Douglasville/Douglas County 
P.O. Box 2018 Douglasville, GA 30133  |  770.949.2787 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kathleen Thum, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Drawing, Receives Quarterly Support Grant from The South Carolina Arts Commission

Carrying Capacity, 2014, Ink and Acrylic on Hand Cut Paper, 12ft x 17ft

Kathleen Thum, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Drawing in Art Department, has been awarded a Quarterly Support Grant from The South Carolina Arts Commission to help cover the cost of travel and supplies for her upcoming Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming, May 15 - June 13, 2016. This category of grants is designed to support specific arts activities that promote an individual artist's professional development or career advancement. Projects that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences are also encouraged. Quarterly project grants are awarded to help pay actual project costs.

Kathleen Thum
The Jentel Artist Residency is competitive and awarded on professional and creative merit.  The The Jentel Artist Residency Program provides space where artists and writers may focus on creating. Communal spaces are designated for research, recreation, food preparation, and dining. Each artist and writer is offered a private comfortably furnished accommodation and a light airy work space. Each resident receives a stipend to help defray living expenses during the program. Residents may choose privacy during their stay or enjoy interaction with peers and the community as desired.

Funding for Quarterly Support Grant from The South Carolina Arts Commission are provided by the generous support of the:
  • South Carolina Arts Commission
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Brandon Fellows "Artist Talks" at Greenville Center for Creative Arts May 1st

Brandon Fellows "Artist Talks"
Sunday, May 1, 2016
2:00pm 4:00pm
  • Glory Loflin
  • Anthony Modesto Milian
  • Naomi Nakazato
Please join the GCCA's Brandon Fellowship recipients as they discuss their art practices in relationship to the growing arts center in the Brandon Mill.

As an art appreciator, artist or future Fellow come join the conversation on May 1 at 2pm.

The artist talk will be in the GCCA Gallery on the first floor with light refreshment to follow.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Art Job and Opportunity Listing to my Blog: the California Arts Council's Artist Calls

I recently added a new link to the right-hand column of my blog: New Art Job and Opportunity Listing to my Blog: the California Arts Council's Artist Calls.  Scroll down and it's below Residency Resources and Internship Resources under "Art Job Resources."

Once you're on the California Arts Council's Artist Calls site [], you'll find a plethora of jobs and exhibition opportunities from around the world, listed in order of due date, which is very helpful!

Visitors to the site may sort the list by: deadline, date posted, region of eligible artists or discipline. One may also view additional opportunities on their public art list.

Those who are looking for talent may post opportunities.  Click here to post an Artist Call The California Arts Council staff must review all submissions before publishing to the website, so your Artist Call may not immediately show up on their list.

Best, Greg

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Call for applications: Digital Solitude Fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

As part of the Digital Solitude program, each year Akademie Schloss Solitude will be awarding a total of 24 months of fellowships to two to four people in 2016 and 2017. The fellowship program is intended for journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats. 

There is a special focus on digital projects in journalism, storytelling, art and cultural mediation, and media art. Young professionals who have an interest in the content of the international artist residence Akademie Schloss Solitude and its interdisciplinary network can apply for a fellowship. 

The next application period for the Digital Solitude fellowships in 2017 starts on May 1 and runs until June 30, 2016.

Further information about benefits of the fellowship and the application process can be found here.

Clara Herrmann, Coordinator Digital Solitude
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Todd McDonald, Clemson University Professor of Painting, Mounts "Catching a Glimpse" Solo Exhibition at the Arts Center of Greenwood, SC


(hors d'oeuvres and cash bar provided)

Exhibit Reception:
Friday, April 15th @ 4:00 pm (gallery talk with Todd McDonald)
@ 5:00-7:00 pm (reception) 

Catching a Glimpse is a solo exhibition featuring South Carolina artist and educator, Todd McDonald. The exhibition features 18 works, in the main gallery, comprised essentially of oil paintings and some duct-tape on panel selections. McDonald’s work denotes colorful abstractions of architectural structures and imagery that explore the contemporary visual rhetoric where the virtual and material collide.

The Arts Center
120 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646

Monday, April 4, 2016

Inside Out: BFA Senior Exhibition, Clemson University Art Department

Daily we explore the balance of our inner and outward self. We interact with our outer surroundings and come in touch with our inner presence. These relationships draw oneself in to explore the intimacy and harmony between interactions, nature, and our own. Through drawing, painting, ceramics, and photo we have chosen to research these relationships, and what type of imprint they will make.

Exhibiting artists include Laddie Neil, Alisha Petersen, Summer Stanley, Emily Tucker, and Simone Wilson.

This exhibit showcases a culmination of a yearlong research endeavor where students go through a series of critiques during the senior year aimed at helping build a body of work of the student's choosing. The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, followed by the artists reception. All events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery.

April 4-8, M-F 9:30 - 4:30
Artist Talks & Reception Friday April 8th, 6-8 pm

Lee Gallery
213 Fernow St, Clemson, South Carolina 29631

Parker Barfield, Clemson University BFA Candidate, Has Paper, "Moved by Matter," Published in the Bowdoin Journal of Art


Clemson University, Class of 2016

Moved by Matter

“Although existence is grounded in experiences of the material world, the very things that make up the material world prompt the consideration of other immaterial, metaphysical, or spiritual dimensions of experience. This article addresses the play between the material and immaterial in select works by contemporary artists and considers ideas associated with Animism, Zen Buddhism, Islam, German Romanticism, New Materialism, and Actor Network Theory. This essay attempts to show the relevance of a rich tradition that extends across many cultures and time periods in recent art practice. Artists examined in this essay include Pierre Huyghe, Bill Viola, Anila Quayyum Agha, Anselm Kiefer, and Olafur Eliasson.”

The Bowdoin Art Society publishes the only academic journal in the United States that focuses exclusively on undergraduate art historical work, the Bowdoin Journal of Art.
We accept submissions of undergraduate work in the field of art history from students attending colleges and universities across the country. We consider submissions that reflect intensive research as well as genuine insight into a given topic.
These submissions are then edited and reviewed by a network of peers - a consortium of undergraduate reviewers who have indicated that their specialty or interest directly relates to the topic of the submission.
Once the submissions have been peer reviewed and sent back to the author, they are selected to be published in the Bowdoin Journal of Art database where they will be a resource for research and discourse.
Submissions should:
- Demonstrate an intimate knowledge of art historical contexts
- Offer unique perspectives on traditions within art history
Please email submissions to journalofart(at) The deadline for submissions to this year's issue of the Bowdoin Journal of Art is December 31st, 2016.
If you consider yourself to be an expert in particular field of art, please apply to be a peer reviewer. To apply, please send an essay that you have written in a particular field of art to journalofart(at)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition Call for Submissions

The 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is open to all SC residents. Awards for the Exhibition include $100 each for Best Photography, Best Printmaking, Best Sculpture, Best Painting, and Best Drawing; Best in Show is $500. This year's juror is artist and curator Greg Colleton. The 2016 Juried Art Exhibition will be held May 27-June 12 at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art delivery date of May 13.

Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the 2014 or 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, the 2014 or 2015 MOJA Arts Festival, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the 2016 ArtFields or that will be entered into the 2016 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition will not be considered. Craftwork or jewelry is ineligible. Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork in all media is eligible. Traditional oil, watercolor, acrylics, etchings, and pastels as well as fiber art, collage and other media are acceptable.

Artwork must be original and not copies of the work of others. Painted or enhanced photographs must be submitted in the Photography category. Photography: All types of fine art photography - from prints to digitally or manually altered images - are acceptable. All artwork must be framed or have a finished edge wrap and be gallery ready for hanging. No pieces will be accepted with saw-tooth hangers. City Gallery reserves the right to exclude work based on the way a piece is framed and mounted to ensure a cohesive look for the exhibition.We reserve the right to exhibit sculpture in alternate locations to accommodate work of varied size or scale. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from next year's Exhibition. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display. 

Submissions Deadline: April 25, 2016
Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion:  (1) The artwork is an original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person's work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Selections for the exhibition will be made by early May and artists will be notified of their status by email.

For More Information: Please contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Coordinator at (843) 958-6484; or; or City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401; or visit

Friday, April 1, 2016

Looking for a Summer Project? Just a cool thing to do? Consider THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT