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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 32nd Annual Tallahassee International 2017 Juried Competition

Rules of Entry
The POSTMARK DEADLINE for entries and payment is Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017.

Artists are eligible to submit works without regard to sex, race, creed or national origin. Artists must be 18 years of age or older (current FSU College of Fine Arts faculty or students may NOT enter). All media is eligible for consideration. There is a nonrefundable $20.00 entry fee. A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted. Digital images must be in jpeg format. Maximum image file size is 8MB. Slides WILL NOT be accepted. The FSU Museum can accept cash, checks, traveler cheques or money orders. Foreign checks, currencies and money wires cannot be accepted. Credit cards can be processed but by request only, and will require a separate form to be filled out and mailed or faxed in.

For two-dimensional pieces provide one (1) image per work. For three-dimensional and installation pieces artists may provide two (2) images per work—a front and rear view or an overall view and a detail. Whether submitting images by email, online entry form, dropbox or CD, name each image file with the initial of your first name followed by an underscore, your last name and a number for the file. For example, if your name is Jane Doe, the image file names would be: J_Doe1 and the second, J_Doe2 (if you have a detail view simply put detail after the number: J_Doe1detail). Video based media submissions are eligible for consideration but must be in Quicktime or Windows Media Player format, and should be no longer than a two-minute trailer. No SASE is necessary-CD’s will not be returned.

Although the Museum does not impose size restraints, artists who reside outside the United States as well as artists whose work weighs more that 150 pounds crated and/or exceeds standard Fed Ex and UPS length and girth measurements, requiring the use of freight shipping, will be responsible for BOTH incoming AND return shipping (see Shipping of Accepted Entries for further details).* Work must be original and prepared for exhibition (i.e. ready for hanging or other appropriate installation), and must be reasonably adaptable to gallery installation. No framed work, other than handdelivered, may be shipped with glass; artists must use Plexiglas in framing.

Method of Selection
The competition is blind juried by faculty members from the Florida State University College of Fine Arts. Jurors select works based on their own merit and must agree the artist demonstrates skill within the chosen medium. Selections are made from the digital images submitted, so it is imperative that quality images be provided to insure fair judging. The jury will meet during the Spring to make selections and artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than April 21, 2017. The exhibition is currently scheduled for August 28 to October 1, 2017. Accepted works must be in the Museum by August 18, 2017 unless other arrangements have been made. All dates are subject to slight changes. Jurors and the FSU Museum reserve the right to reject, upon arrival, any work of unacceptable craftsmanship and quality not discernible in the image.

Insurance and Limitations
All work will be insured from the point of arrival through the duration of the exhibition and in most cases will be also be insured through return transit (see Shipping of Accepted Entries for exceptions). Claims for full loss must be justified by prior sales amounts equivalent to the value of the claim.

The jurors select the award winners after the exhibition has been installed. The First Place winner will receive $1,000.00 and the Second Place winner will receive $500.00. Honorable Mentions are selected at the jurors’ discretion, however there is no monetary award. A color catalog is produced, and all artists who enter will receive a copy. Accepted artists will each receive a set of at least 10 complimentary catalogs. The Museum DOES NOT take a commission on works sold as a result of the exhibition. Interested buyers will be referred directly to the artist.

Instructions to Enter
Complete the online or printable entry form and mail with your $20 entry fee and CD (if not emailing images or submitting online) to: FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee International, 530 West Call Street, Rm 250 Fine Arts Bldg., Tallahassee FL 32306-1140. Even if submitting online, you must still mail in your entry fee which must be postmarked on or before the deadline of February 14, 2017. If payment is not received, your entry will not be processed. Unfortunately, the Museum is not able, at this time, to accept online payments.

Printable Entry Form (please note: this form works best when opened with Safari or Internet Explorer) OnLine Entry Submission Form Contact Information If you have any questions please send a message to: or call (850) 644-3906.

For complete information, please go to:

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Jack Kehoe, 89, Visionary Founder of UGA Studies Abroad in Cortona, Italy Program, Dies

John Daniel “Jack” Kehoe
July 19, 1927 – December 16, 2016

Athens, Ga. - John Daniel Kehoe, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016. “Jack” Kehoe, a native of Michigan, was recognized internationally as an extraordinarily talented artist, respected educator, and a true Renaissance man in every sense. He was a wonderful father and devoted husband. His dauntless character led him to join the Merchant Marines during WWII. His adventurous spirit spurred additional travel after the war to Japan and other locations, teaching art at various military bases. After the war, he received his B.F.A. from Wayne State University and his M.A. from the University of Michigan. Kehoe went on to study at the prestigious Academie Julian in Paris and then further explored his artistic vision in his own studio in Rome, Italy, while studying at the Fonderia Bruni. An extensive exhibition and public commission record, paired with works in private collections, demonstrated Kehoe’s tremendous skill and prolific work ethic as an artist.

Kehoe was a faculty member at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, teaching sculpture and serving as an accomplished administrator for more than 30 years. During his tenure as faculty and Director of the Cortona Program, Kehoe was appointed to the University of Georgia Athletic Board and was a proud longtime member of the DawgNation. Later, he also served on the Lamar Dodd School of Arts Board of Visitors.

In 1970, he founded what was to become the pre-eminent international art program based in Italy. Jack’s pioneering vision and extraordinary passion, created and nurtured the UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Program. He directed the Cortona program for 20 years and continued as statesman and cultural ambassador throughout his life. A historical and magnificent building was acquired by UGA and dedicated to Jack, now known as the John D. Kehoe Cortona Center. The Kehoe Center is positioned high upon the Cortona hillside. The structure, setting, and view overlooking the Val di Chiana is deserving, as it’s namesake, of elevated honor.

By establishing and fostering the UGA Cortona program, Kehoe generated what is now a continually strengthening international friendship and cultural exchange between UGA, the city of Athens, the State of Georgia and the city of Cortona, Italy. In 1979, he was granted honorary citizenship by the Comune of Cortona, Provice of Arezzo, Region of Tuscany and received a diploma of full membership as Academician to the Etruscan Academy of Cortona. He also received the highest nonmilitary order of Knighthood authorized by the Italian Republic when he was inducted to the very honored “Ordine Cavallerasco”,

“[Kehoe] was a tower of strength, vision, tenacity, fortitude, and love. He possessed so many wonderful qualities. He will forever be a model of strength for so many of us.” – Larry Millard, former Director, UGA Cortona

“Jack Kehoe has been a friend, mentor, father and teacher. He is revered as a man of insight and vision, motivation and compassion to all of us at the University and community at large, both at home and abroad.” – Chris Robinson, Director, UGA Cortona

Jack and his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Mallard Kehoe have cared for and positively impacted thousands of members of the “Cortona Family”. The students, faculty, friends, and extended ‘family’ are forever to Our Visionary Founder tour Vionary Foundertgrateful for Jack’s visionary stature, compassion, and devotion to others. He is the original and will forever be, the grand “Capo”.

Kehoe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Mallard Kehoe who was the love of his life, and their four children: Moira and her husband Mark Stovall, Danny and his wife Colleen Clancy Kehoe, Christopher and Martha, and eight wonderful grandchildren, his sister MaryAnn Harrington of Lansing, MI as well as longtime friend of the family, Anne Stephens.

Funeral Services will be held at the UGA Catholic Center at 11am on Thursday, December 22nd with a celebration of a remarkable life immediately following in the UGA Catholic Center Recreation Hall. There will also be a Viewing between 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 21st at Bernstein’s Funeral Home in Athens, GA. There will be a private burial.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation to the John and Marilyn Kehoe Scholarship Fund/ UGA Cortona Program be made.

Zoë Rogers, Clemson University BFA in Art Candidate, to Start Rensing Center Internship Spring Semester 2017

The Rensing Center Residency

Zoë Rogers, a Clemson University BFA in Art candidate, will begin an internship during Winter semester 2017 at the Rensing Center, a creative residency in rural, upper Pickens County, South Carolina.
Zoë’s work at the Rensing Center will consist of some of the following challenges:

Organizational Management:
  • Assuring that the work-exchange hours of the residents are properly recorded
  • Setting up facebook and Mail Chimp marketing (announcements) of upcoming events and programs
  • Managing the database of contacts both in a spreadsheet and in Gmail

Planning and Organizing Art Shows, Events and Programs:
  • Curating, updating and managing an art exhibit for Pickens County by hanging new pieces, creating publicity, and organizing a reception to raise awareness
  • Organizing the “Mother Tree” art show around themes of woodworking (to celebrate a large tree that was central to the Rensing Center grounds until its demise in 2015).
  • Assist resident Catherine Cross-Tsintzos with her Art and Agriculture project
  • Organize any of the many programs we have on our wish list

The Rensing Center is a 501(c)3 organization that offers creative residency programs to both national and international candidates in the form of modest accommodation and studio space that is not equipment-based. This residency was organized for those who need some time away to work, and to gain both focus and perspective on an existing project, or one they discover.  The Rensing center offers three residency sessions per year (of 3-month durations), and takes in approximately 20 new residents annually.  

The second aspect of the Rensing Center’s work is what they offer to the local community. These offerings build bridges between Pickens County and creative, thoughtful minds on the national and world stage.  With this goal, the Rensing library is open and available to the community, and serves as a center for monthly events that blend a creative process with inward consideration.  In addition, the Rensing Center hosts delicious, pot-luck suppers every Sunday evening where local connections and visiting residents enjoy each other’s company.  All of these activities give the local community and visiting residents access to each other in an environment of convivial, mutual listening and learning.


Funded by grants, fees, and donations, the Rensing Center developed from the property of Evelyn Kochansky and her daughter, Ellen Kochansky, a highly respected, and award-winning textile artist. The Center is set in the tranquility of the foothills of the Blue Ridge, located adjacent to a goat pasture and a wooded ravine (which is graced by a waterfall accessible by trail).  

1165 Mile Creek Road
 Pickens, SC 29671

Sunday, December 18, 2016

NEW Edition of a Great Art Professional Practices Book on Sale NOW!

A Manual for Every Artist
and Art Professional

on Sale for only $24!

Whether you are a gallery-bound artist, a public artist, an emerging artist, a hobbyist, a crafts-person, a student, a professor an/ or a seasoned artist in need of a tune up, our manuals are meant for you. These comprehensive books are informed by decades of experience and years of research into how to perform as a professional artist in the 21st century art world (or worlds).

These manuals are filled with easy-to-follow instructions that will help you do everything -- archive your work, start a mailing list, write a grant, and everything else you can think of, even teach professional practices to student artists.

Consider these as handbooks for all your artistic endeavors. These books are written and designed to empower you to take your future into your own hands.

The second edition of this book builds on GYST Ink’s remarkable track record of educating artists of all kinds, from students just out of college, to artists late in their careers. This comprehensive and completely re-written book avoids touchy-feely anecdotes and cuts to the chase, delivering indispensable information every artist needs to know.

The new edition provides updated, step-by-step advice on topics most artists wish they learned in school. The book covers archiving work, grant writing, contracts, budgets, resumes, cover letters, pricing work, shipping, gallery representation, networking, websites, mailing lists, fundraising, residencies, and dozens of other subjects. The new edition also comes with updated worksheets, a robust reference section, and corresponding online tools that ensure no artist feels in the dark about what to do with their career. Whether you are a gallery-bound artist, public artist, emerging artist, hobbyist, crafts-person, student, or a seasoned artist in need of a tune up, this manual was written for you.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Franconia Sculpture Park Intern Artist Program: Feb. 11, 2017 DEADLINE!

Franconia Sculpture Park is a vibrant artist residency and nonprofit sculpture park located in the St. Croix River Valley region of rural Minnesota, 45 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. The Intern Artist
Program offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, and participate in public engagement while in residency at Franconia.

View work by Franconia Intern Artists here.

In exchange for room, board, and studio space, Intern Artists work for Franconia at least 5 hours every day on park programming, maintenance, and assisting fellowship artists.

For submission details and application, visit:

Friday, December 16, 2016

Todd Anderson and Denise Woodward-Detrich, Clemson University Art Department Faculty Members, Selected as Jurors for Artisphere 2017!

Todd Anderson, Grinnell Glacier, 2015,
Reductive jigsaw woodcut; five runs and eleven colors; printed on Okawara rice paper.

Todd Anderson, Assistant Professor of Art at Clemson University, was selected as one of five Artisphere 2017 jurors. Denise Detrich, Director of the Lee Gallery at Clemson University, has been selected as the juror for the Artists of the Upstate exhibition at Artisphere 2017. 

Denise Woodward-Detrich
The Artists of the Upstate exhibition is a juried exhibition that is open to artists living within a 35-mile radius of Greenville, SC. It seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by artists living in the Upstate region of South Carolina. It is presented by Artisphere and supported by grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council. The Artists of the Upstate exhibition will be on display to the public during Artisphere.

ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC that celebrates the arts and the area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair.  Artisphere is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multicultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.

For more information about Artisphere and how to apply as an artist, go to: 

For more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program and to apply, go to:  

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please click on this link. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Penland School of Crafts is hiring six interns for summer 2017! Apply by February 1!

A Penland internship is unpaid, but offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period. Class and Penland studio access is not provided. Housing will be assigned when interns are selected.

Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process.

Note to Clemson University Art majors and minors: You may take ART 4890, Art & Art History Internship, and get credit for your internships.  Talk to Greg Shelnutt, Chair, Art Department.

Open Summer Internships:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Teisha Holloway, Clemson University BFA in Art Candidate, Awarded a Winter Residency at The Bascom, Highland, NC

Teisha Holloway,  BFA in Art Candidate at Clemson University, has been accepted to winter residency position at The Bascom in Highlands, NC. Teisha will be creating an installation for the Loft gallery with string, sound, and light. The installation will be site specific and deal with our relationship to technology, nature, and each other. The residency begins December 11 and runs into January, 2017. The reception for the installation will be on February 10th, 2017.

For more information about Teisha and her art, please go to: more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program and to apply, go to:

323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 

Andrea Garland, Clemson University MFA in Art Candidate, in ATHICA Member's Exhibition


Opening Event:  Saturday, December 17, 5-7 PM, preceded by a private reception for participating artists from 4-5 PM

During the weeks of December 17, 2016 through January 14, 2017, the work of ATHICA members is featured in this first annual members’ exhibition.  As an all-volunteer and membership-based organization, ATHICA serves as a community-hub for artists seeking conversation, collaboration, and a venue for sharing and experiencing contemporary art.  The 2016 Members’ Exhibition is a prime opportunity for all of these essential components of the arts in Athens.


Andrea Garland is currently an MFA student with a concentration in drawing at Clemson University. She earned her BFA in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University. She has designed and completed murals and wall paintings for residential and commercial spaces as well as theatrical sets for use at Warehouse Theater, Revelation Theater, and The Peace Center. She has displayed paintings and sculpture at Pope’s Galleries in Charlotte, NC and in the Warehouse Theater, Coffee Underground, and American Federal Bank in Greenville, SC.

Artist Statement

This work is about the connection between botanical and human anatomical forms in nature. It is based on the wild rhododendron that was pervasive along riverbanks in the area where I grew up, which has the properties of being beautiful and abundant, but also has a secluding and encroaching nature. Honey made from the nectar of its flowers can be toxic or fatal, depending on the potency. In this drawing, I am exploring the tension between the allure of beauty and the fear of danger.

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is an independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. ATHICA is committed to the local art community and to bringing in national and international contemporary artists of all media. The programming features rotating exhibitions of various themes and affiliated events (such as performances, lectures, workshops, children’s events, curated tours, and more). Calls for entry attract curators and artists from all over the world, resulting in four major exhibitions annually.

GALLERY HOURS DURING EXHIBITIONS Thu: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fri – Sun: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
160 Tracy Street, Unit 4
Athens, GA 30601 USA

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sierra Kramer, Clemson University BFA in Art Alumna, in The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler: All-Media National Juried Show

The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler: All-Media National Juried Show
Cade Art Gallery, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts
Anne Arundel Community College

THEME: The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler This is a call for art that is driven by ideas and emotions, but that also has a strong emphasis on aesthetics, materials, and craft. In other words, the work in this show will be conceptually and emotionally dynamic but will also have a strong embodiment of form through process.  The show is open to individual interpretations of the meaning and relative importance of concept, form, and process in one’s own art-making practice.

Jack Rasmussen earned his bachelor’s degree in art from Whitman College. He holds master’s degrees in painting, arts management, and anthropology; and a PhD in anthropological linguistics from American University. Rasmussen began his career in 1975 as assistant director of the Washington Project for the Arts under founder Alice Denney. He then owned and operated the John Rasmussen Gallery, a vital part of DC’s art scene until it closed in 1983.  He served as American University’s associate director of development from 1983 to 1987. From 1989 to 1992, Rasmussen helped conceive, launch, and operate the Rockville Arts Place in suburban Maryland. He then became executive director of the Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore, a nonprofit contemporary arts center serving the Mid-Atlantic. In his 10 years at MAP, he curated a series of cutting-edge shows and off-site projects, introduced a new cabaret space and heightened community involvement. Rasmussen’s next post was executive director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California. There, he oversaw the care and exhibition of 2,100 artworks indoors and out, and organized traveling exhibitions to establish the di Rosa’s reputation and identity as the premiere venue for Northern California contemporary art. Rasmussen is currently on the Board of the Maryland State Arts Council and serves as the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.  

Featured Artists:
Robert Mullenix
Elizabeth Magee
Alexis Kurtzman
Sierra Kramer [Clemson University BFA in Art (sculpture) 2013]
Brandon Moultrie
Khalilah Sabree
Haeley Kyong
Erin Holscher Almazan
Martha Spak
Stephanie Serpick
Anne Johnstone
Estefania Mones
Richard Weiblinger
Stacie Smith
Shona Macdonald
Judy Blotnick
Taylor Adams
Julia Dzikiewicz
Sarah Krawcheck
Jane Dunnewold
Rachel Porter
Vencent Ferrari
Nilou Kazemzadeh
Dina Volkova
Megyn Craine
Angelika Ejtel
Lynn Putney
Dawn Hunter
Barbara Warden
Kathryn McDonnell
Amanda Kendrick
Krista LaBella
Patricia Howard
Carrie Crane
Gina Westergard
Pamela Benham
Allison Conley
Jack St. John
Patricia Goslee
Esther Iverem
Allan Maxwell
Daniela Snow
Elaheh Shamlou
Leah Schretenthaler
Francine Marchese
Dorian Hamilton

November 18-December 19, 2016 Exhibition in the Cade Art Gallery

Cade Art Gallery John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 

Sierra Kramer, Mama, 2016 installation
Sierra Kramer is an installation and video artist from Columbia, SC. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Art with an emphasis sculpture degree from Clemson University in August 2013 and is currently working on her MFA from Florida State University.

Through her overwhelming nostalgia for childhood, Sierra creates installations that are emotionally driven by memories from her past. There are a wide range of materials Sierra uses to create these installations including bed sheets, rubber bands, cardboard, LED lights, yarn, plastic, crystals, paper, thread, tape, hot glue and paint. The materials Sierra uses within her work relate to childhood investigation in which everyday objects are used to create new worlds or are altered to help you, as a child, transcend reality. The work doesn’t have to replicate the memory; the work can be the feeling of the memory or representation, aesthetically, of the memory. Sierra aims to mix emotions combining the familiar with the unfamiliar.

For more information about Sierra, please go to:

For more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program and to apply, go to:  

Nina Kawar, Clemson University MFA Alumna in Art (ceramics), at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art

Nina Kawar (MFA in Art, ceramics emphasis, 2014),has her work on display in Greensboro's GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art.  Winter Show 2016 will be on display from Dec. 4 to Jan. 13 at the arts center, 200 N. Davie St. in Greensboro.  More than 120 artists will exhibit over 500 pieces of their work in such media as painting, sculpture, photography, ceramic, jewelry, wood and fibers.

A Midwestern native with a Middle Eastern heritage, Nina Kawar was born in Neenah, Wisconsin. Kawar started her artistic journey in 2005 at San Diego Community College while receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2011 with a focus in both ceramic and sculpture. Currently Kawar is a graduate of Clemson University's Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis ceramics. 

Her influences can be found within architecture, psychology and biology within nature. This includes ornamentation, defense mechanisms, the human need of order and control and patterns of symmetry found in nature.  Her exhibitions have included “South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show” at The Arts Center of Greenwood in Greenwood, South Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina, “701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2013”; the “NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition” held in Milwaukee, WI in March of 2014; and the Best of WNC Emerging Craft Artists Showcase, Asheville Area Arts Council, held at the The Refinery Creator Space in Asheville, North Carolina.

For more information about Nina and to see more of her work, please go to:

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please click on this link.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Coffee and Conversation with John Acorn, Professor and Chair Emeritus of Clemson University's Art Department, at Hampton III Gallery, Taylors, SC

This Saturday, December 10
11 - noon
Coffee and Conversation with

John Acorn

Exhibition runs through December 31

Recent Work: Sunsets and Fish 

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM
Phone: 864-268-2771

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Clemson's Very Own The Arts Center: Holiday Art Show and Sale Until December 22!!!

Come and purchase unique art pieces for all of your holiday gift giving and don’t forget to treat yourself to something special! 

Great prices on original works of art 
by professional local artists!

 Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Fridays 10AM - 2PM
SPECIAL Holiday Extended Hours: 10AM - 5PM!

The Arts Center
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631

Hannah Cartee, Clemson University BFA in Art Candidate, to Start Internship at Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina in Walhalla

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

Hannah Cartee, a Clemson University BFA in Art (emphasis in sculpture) candidate, is set to begin an internship at the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina in December 2016 upon graduation.  Hannah’s internship will begin with work inventorying artifacts as well as working to incorporate artifacts on permanent loan from the Cherokee collection from Keowee-Toxaway State Park into the museum’s current displays.  She will also begin work on developing displays in the museum’s new annex, a former Oconee County office building built in 1959, donated by the county.
Internship Opportunity at the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina

by Hannah Lane Cartee   

Connections you establish are Always Important!  

The Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina is located in Walhalla. Funded through grants and donations, the Museum has been under construction for several years. The efforts of numerous volunteers have made the museum a reality.   Andrea Feeser, Professor of Art History at Clemson University, first introduced me to Mr. Luther Lyle, director and curator for the Museum of the Cherokee. 

I wanted to learn more about the Cherokee due to my heritage. Mr. Lyle was working on a project, "Oconee Town," and asked for my assistance to design a logo. It was a great opportunity to work with him and to learn more about Cherokee history. 

After I had completed my design for the logo, I asked if there were any other opportunities to work with the Museum. As a result of an internship in Clemson's Lee Gallery working with gallery director, Denise Woodward-Detrich, and other skills on my resume, Mr. Lyle proposed a paid internship to the Board of Directors.  The board quickly approved, and I accepted.  Within the museum, I will be able to out the skills that I acquired during my studies for the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Clemson to work immediately

Without the connections offered by Professor Feeser and the skills taught to me by Denise Woodward-Detrich, I would have not have been able to establish this connection with Mr. Lyle and the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina.  I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to go directly from Clemson into a paid internship, all before I have graduated! 

 For more information, to volunteer, and/or to support this project, contact Luther Lyle, director and curator by emailing: Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina is funded through grants and donations, and the museum has been under construction for several years. Efforts of numerous volunteers have made this dream a reality. 

Located across from the County Court House in Walhalla, the Museum is open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina
70 Short Street, Walhalla SC 29691

Friday, December 2, 2016

Limited Fellowship Opportunity for Clemson University Art Majors: Penland Partners Fellowships

Art Department & Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University
Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship Program, Summer 2017

There are two (2), scholarship programs available for summer 2017 to Clemson University Art majors who wish to attend the Penland School of Crafts. One is be funded through the Art Department’s partnership with Penland’s Higher Education Partnership program, with the other funded through scholarship funds. Penland’s Higher Education Partnership provides full scholarships to students from selected colleges and universities, which recruit the students and share the cost of the scholarship. This program received support in 2006 from the UPS Foundation.

The Art Department’s goals for students participating in this scholarship programs at Penland School of Crafts is to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, to stimulate experimentation and skill development, to extend the career development of participating artists through contact with Penland’s network of peer professionals, and to share Penland’s model educational environment with Clemson University Art Department students and alumni. For more information about Penland, visit

Benefits & Responsibilities
  • The scholarship includes: Full tuition for one, 2-week session, room and board; 
  • Recipients may be featured on the Art Department web site. Quotes and images may be drawn from any materials submitted as part of the fellowship application or evaluation;
  • Before leaving Penland, Clemson University student participating in this programs is required to complete and submit a program evaluation form and brief letter detailing their experience (further instruction will be provided to the scholarship recipient);
  • Clemson University Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to contribute one work made during their scholarship period to the Benefit Auction that occurs toward the end of every summer session;
  • An acknowledgement of the scholarship recipient’s awareness that they are representatives and informal ambassadors for the Art Department, the Center for Visual Arts and Clemson University as a whole. As such, students who participate in the Penland School of Crafts Higher Education Partners Scholarship Program should understand that a broad range of their conduct is under scrutiny for the duration of the scholarship program as well as throughout the completion of course requirements. This pertains to both on- and off-campus activities taking place during the scholarship period, and may also include conduct in a wide range of other settings, especially since housing is provided in the scholarship offer. Students receiving scholarships are reminded of the educational and career development nature of the enterprise;
  • Recipients are asked to give a visual and verbal presentation about their work and experiences at Penland at the BFA/MFA Potluck the following year;
  • RESTRICTIONS: As per Penland’s request, this scholarship is open only to students 18 years of age or older that have “never attend Penland in the past.”
Clemson University Partners Scholarship Recipients are also encouraged to share their Penland experience with Clemson University Art Department faculty, students and alumni, as well as other communities of artists of which they are a part.

To Apply, please complete the attached 2017 Application Cover sheet and submit all required application materials described therein. Sign and submit the full application by the deadline.

Deadline for receipt of materials: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Submit application materials to: Art Department, ATTN: Penland Partners, 2-120 Lee Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0509 [NOTE: applications materials may be hand delivered.]

Questions and assistance: Greg Shelnutt, Chair, Art Department,

Application materials check list:
  • Signed Application Cover sheet
    Cover Letter, no longer than two (2) pages that addresses the following:
    • The artistic goals you wish to pursue through participation in Penland’s programs
    • How you feel that studying at Penland will help you achieve your professional objectives
    • How studying a Penland will advance the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical development of your work  
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Consult with faculty, the Michelin Career Center and the College Art Association’s Standard’s and Guidelines “Recommend Conventions” web pages for assistance in developing a resume / CV: and/or
  • Digital Portfolio of 8-15 high quality images of recent work (from the last three years):
    • Save digital images as standard JPEG files on a USB Flash Drive:
      • Image size at least 2400 X 3000 pixels
      • Minimum of 300 dpi
      • Image quality 10 or higher
      • Submit JPEG in proper viewing orientation
      • Name each JPEG using the following format: Last Name_Image#.jpg (EX.: Jones_Image1.jpeg)
    • Please Label USB Flash Drive with your full name and place in an envelope with your name on itPlease test before sending! Unreadable files on USB Flash Drives will not be reviewed!
  • Digital Portfolio Information Sheet (number to correspond with image name; include: artist’s name, title, media, size & date)