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Monday, June 19, 2017


Greg Shelnutt has taken a new position as chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Delaware effective August 2017.  At present, the CU Art Opportunities and Announcements page is serving as an archive of Clemson University Art Department accomplishments.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Call for 2018 & 2019 Exhibition Proposals: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1708 Gallery invites US-based and international artists, and curators, to submit proposals for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition seasons. Applying students must have graduated before their proposed exhibition dates. 1708 Gallery strongly encourages proposals for new or developing projects and bodies of work. In addition to proposals for exhibitions in the 1708 Gallery space, public works and other non-gallery based projects will be considered.

Selected proposals will be given an exhibition period of approximately six weeks, a $1000 honorarium, and shipping, travel, installation and other exhibition support.

1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunity and space for experimentation, freedom and artistic growth, while promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. We also support artists’ professional development through creation and facilitation of public or educational programming; interaction with collectors; and engagement with diverse audiences.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Application Fee: $20

Please contact 1708 Gallery Coordinator Erin Willett with any questions at or 804.643.1708

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit

319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Tue-Fri: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store, seeks a Museum Operations Manager


Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store, seeks a Museum Operations Manager to start July 2017.

The Museum Operations Manager collaborates with a team of arts administrators and interns in the functioning and development of a public museum and international residency in downtown Greensboro, NC. The Museum Operations Manager is an administrative position that addresses non-profit financials and reporting, grants and accounts management, contracts, development and visitor resources. 

This job will require regular management of accounts and invoicing, online payments, grant administration, budget management, and financial reporting. Must be comfortable with cloud computing, especially Google Drive, experience with CRM donor systems and Quickbooks software a plus. 

Ideal candidate should be a highly detail-oriented, focused on efficient system administration and accounting in an arts-based nonprofit. They should also be personally outgoing and thrive in dynamic, very collaborative, and often public work environment. Ideal candidates should be comfortable managing multiple deadlines with intern support. 2+ years of non-profit/museum administration required, arts field experience suggested, a minimum of 2 year degree, 4 year degree prefered.
Elsewhere does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, expression or parents/guardians with children. Elsewhere, like many art institutions, is a predominantly white space, and in an effort to decolonize dominant cultures of intersectional oppression, we encourage queer and trans artists of color to apply.

Start date: July 2017

Base salary: $21k/year + perks, 40 hour/week. (see JOB DESCRIPTION tab)

Position open until filled. Send resume/CV and letter of interest to apply. Direct Questions to Fhalyshia Orians, Interim Operations Manager at (subject: Museum Operations Manager).

606 S Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clemson University Art Department Represents at the Anderson Art Center's 42nd Annual Juried Art Show!

Todd Anderson, Blackfoot Glacier, Reductive jigsaw woodcut; 
six runs and eight colors; printed on Okawara washi paper.
20" x 30" (image)

March 30th - April 14-May 26, 2017

- Glenn Abbott - Into the Woods
- Jose Acaba - Night Court
- Kent Ambler - Passage - Award
- JoAnne Anderson - Nina
- Todd Anderson [Clemson Art Assoc. Prof. of Printmaking - Blackfoot Glacier-The Last Glacier - Award
- Dave Appleman - Guardian - Award
- Lucy Bailey - There Will Come Soft Rains
- Will Barnes - Congaree N.P. #36
- Will Barnes - Rochester NY #5 Award
- Todd Baxter - School Girl - Award
- Todd Baxter - End of Day
- Evelyn Beck - Pumpkin Patch
- Eric Benjamin - All Night Long
- Larry Bennett - Oars - Award
- Al Beyer - Untitled - Award
- Vernon Bowen - Gear
- Juan A Brown - View of SC Wildlife
- RS Brown III - Via Appia Rome
- Mackenzie Browning - Chloe
- Adam Burgess [Clemson BFA in Art] - Amie - Award
- Bruce Campbell - Yellow Lady
- Bruce Campbell - Black Hole - Award
- Warren Carpenter - 19003 Ambrosia Maple Bowl - Award
- Chad Cole - Morganton Barn - Award
- Donovan Collins - Isabella
- James Cornell - Jungle Jar - Award
- Sydney A Cross [Clemson Alumni Distinguished 
Professor Emeritus]- Water Buffalo - Award
- Yvette L Cummings - When the Magpie Came - Award
- Barbara Curri - Queen of the Night
- Terry Davenport - Stephen's Grocery
- Melody Davis - Intersection
- Diane Demont - Penny For Your Thoughts
- Carole M Dennison - Seaside Cathedral
- Nathan DePue - The Places I've Been
- Yelitza Diaz - White Climbers - Award
- Yelitza Diaz - Red Climber - Award
- Mary Dilworth - Suddenly
- Terry Jarrard Dimond [Clemson Art MFA] - Midnight Garden - Award
- Terry Jarrard Dimond [Clemson Professor Emeritus] - Midnight Garden II
- Tom Dimond [Clemson Professor Emeritus] - Split - Award

- Toni M Elkins - Inner Self #1
- Michael England - Blue Tin
- Michael England - Hwy 54 Motels - Award
- Cecile Evans - Iris LaBelle The Beautiful Woman II
- Edie Fagon - Bikers' Sunset
- Edie Fagan - All In
- Tom Flowers - Burnt Sienna
- Angelica Fodor - Left Standing I
- Scot Foster and Robert Forbes - Key Stone
- Stephanie Forbes - Harambe
- Michael Fowler - Aurum Pride
- Mark Tyler Frasier - Paper and Steel Arrangement #1 - Award
- Jake Francek - Fred - Award
- Jake Francek - Duncan the Defiant
- Paul Frederick - Just After Matthew - Award
- Paul Frederick - Low Country Vista - Award
- Steve R Garner - Brewster - Award
- Beth Carter Gautsch - Tossed & Found
- Cheryl Gibisch - Emergence
- Tom Gibson - Abuela De La Habana
- Diane Gilbert - Bully the Kid
- Diane Gibert - Rose, the Dragonfly Slayer - Award
- Patti Gobel - Fractured
- Bob Graham - Strike of an Eye - Award
- Bob Graham - Sassy Susanne
- Floyd Gunter - See the Sun Sparkle in the Reeds
- Susanne Floyd Gunter - Walk into Splintered Sunlight
- Garrett Hamm - Cimarron Cut-Off
- Garrett Hamm - Friendly Competition
- Susy Hart - Witness
- Marilyn Hartley - Serene
- Ann Heard - For the Love of Red
- Anthony O Hedrick - Aleiyah Joy
- Sherry Herr - Contemplation I Award
- Mana Hewitt - Study in Gold & Silver
- Steven Hewitt - Multicolored Take Out Box Unfolding
- Brenda M Hill - Transitions
- Melinda Hoffman - Waterlillies, Maine
- Talin Hohn - None-No Title
- Dot Holladay - Today's Catch at Phil's Market
- Jeannine Holmes - Old Orchard Sunrise
- Albert Howard - On the Mountain
- Erin Hughes - Flight - Award
- Margaret Mccarthy Hunt - Looking Down
- Gary Huntoon - Baisti - Award
- Christopher A Jackson - Campbell's Covered Bridge - Award
- Christopher A Jackson - Tuscan Water Girl
- Jim Jackson - Beach, Bird & Sea
- Brad Johnson - Last Light
- Bob Jolly - Parks of Paris
- Christy Jones - Little Man
- Faye Jones - Vanishing Farms Greenville - Award
- Faye Jones - Peraval and the Amazing Riding Machine
- Sharon Jones - Sowing Seeds in the Garden of Love & Beauty
- Stephanie Jordan - Red Bird
- Steven Jordan - Whole Lotto Elvis - Award
- Jared Kaup - All Heart - Award
- Don Kelemen - Wedding Car
- Patricia Kilburg - Heaven and Earth
- Ann LeMay - Mountain Cathedral
- Valerie Lowe - Storm's a Coming - Award
- Kendell Lusk - Difficult Conversations - Award
- Treelee MacAnn - A Zen Place I - Award
- Maggie Macdonald - Gone Surfing
- Nancy Magee - Port Clyde Docks
- Larry McCollough - Bury Me Not
- Cecile L.K. Martin - Home…

- Guido Migiano - Sunlight on a Misty Mountain Stream - Award
- Christel Minotti - Spring Thaw II
- Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers [Clemson MFA in Art] - Over Easy Award
- Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers [Clemson MFA in Art] - Galax Gothic

- Kathy Moore - Since the Beginning of Time - Award
- Rosemary Moore - Earth Fragments
- Al Morris - End of the Line
- Andrew Murphy - Car Talk
- Aldo Muzzarelli - Tweleve
- Keith R Nelms - The Grackle
- Heather T. Noe - Carolina Fields
- Sandra Parnell - House on "I Street"
- Sandra Parnell - House on "J Street" - Award
- Ethan Peeler - Hidden- Award
- Nancy Perry - After All
- Linda Pratt - Winter is Coming
- Ashan Pridgon [Clemson MFA in Art candidate] - Reclining Castle
- Ray Richards - Rememberances Past
- Cindy Rodney - Low County
- Wendy Rogers - Three Oranges and a Teapot
- Jack Rookard - Sisterhood
- Ken Ruinard - Smudge Soccer Dog
- Seth Scheving - Holy Cow
- Holly Schalter - Ruby's Wish
- Holly Schlater - Whimsical Daydream - Award
- Molly Scott - Interlude - Award
- Molly Scott - Phase II
- Mary Grayson - Segars Ebele, from Mozambique
- Larry Seymour - Mud Pie
- Edward Shmunes - Sit Fidelia Sit
- Diann Simms - Belmont
- J. Michael Simpson - Just About Now
- Alexandra Stasko - That and Then
- Barbara St. Denis - Dachau
- Barbara St. Denis - Transportaion Series 2: 
Grandpa and company, Circa 1895, West Sayville, Long Island, New York
- Janet Swigler Leaf Pepper's Delight
- Diana M Walter - Persuasives to Early Piety
- Gail Watson - Locks of Love - Award
- Rachel Watson - Grief - Award
- Rachel Watson - Underneath - Award
- Wendith Thomas Wells - Glimpse of Hope
- Amanda West - Bathing Perch
- Amanda West - The Plant That Doesn’t Die

- Barbara Brown - Whitney Reflections
- Kathleen Wiley - Vintage Pottery and Nest
- Kathleen Wiley - Time Flies - Award
- Danny Williams - Mountain Creek
- Danny Williams - Evergreen Clematis
- Akasha Wood - Sufi Sea
- David Young - Clay Horse Hair Leather

Juror: Michael Haga

Michael W. Haga is Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.  He is responsible for the School’s administrative activities as well as projects related to donor cultivation and stewardship and educational/cultural programming. Mr. Haga received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Roanoke College and a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies degree from Hollins College (now Hollins University).

Mr. Haga has been involved with several organizations during his time at the College, serving on the boards of the Lowcountry Arts and Cultural Council, Print Studio South, and the South Carolina Artisans Center.  He also has served on the Charleston County Magnet School of the Arts’ School Governance Council as a community representative and as Program Coordinator for the South Carolina Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Mr. Haga currently serves on the boards of the South Carolina Arts Alliance and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and on the advisory board of Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC.

Mr. Haga has written exhibition reviews for The New Art Examiner, Art Papers, Carolina Arts, and the Charleston City Paper. He has served as a slide juror for the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Exhibition for several years and has judged exhibitions in the southeastern United States. Mr. Haga has been a grant panelist for many organizations, including the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson SC 29625

Gallery & Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Letter to Soon-to-Be Art School Graduates

Nadia 2From Jenifer Simon

Dear Soon-to-Be Art School Graduates,

You’re about to begin your career as artists.  At this defining moment of transition, I’d like to offer five pieces of advice that I wish someone had shared with me when I graduated art school.


1. Always pay yourself.

When working for others or creating a budget in a grant, you need to pay yourself. Your skills are not for free. Know what your work is worth, what your overhead costs are, what the market will bear, and do not short change yourself.


2. Don’t jump on the first studio you see.

Artists just starting out are often looking for studios with low rent and adequate space. With student debt, episodic income, and/or a desire to create in a robust artist community, it’s tempting to secure a space that’s cheap and not the model of OSHA compliance. Please, stay away from these places. Your health and safety are more important. Educate yourself on what to look for in a safe studio.


3. Start protecting your career now.

It’s critical to develop good studio and business practices early in your career. Make sure you have health insurance. If you are renting space, you need to look around your studio and ask yourself what you couldn’t afford to lose and make sure that you’ve got proper insurance to cover you if the worst happens. Start saving now, even if it’s just $20 a month.  Keep good records so you can document your work, sales, tools and customers.


4. Embrace change and uncertainty.

Whether you’re moving to a new location, starting a new job, or figuring out what your next steps will be, embrace the uncertainly and excitement that this time offers. It’s tempting to react to change and uncertainly as unwanted and anxiety-producing, but I encourage you to see change as opportunity. As studio potter Mark Shapiro said, “being an artist is a radical act.” It’s a choice that you commit to everyday in your actions and your practice, throughout your lifetime. Embrace change and uncertainly as part of this process.


5. Maintain your relationships and pay it forward.

Your teachers, mentors, classmates and colleagues have helped shaped who you are. Don’t forget them. Chances are you’re still going to need their advice, networks and friendship in the future. Let them know the impact they have had on you. Keep them updated on what you’re doing. In turn, pay it forward when you can. Offer to help others. That’s what the Artists Safety Net is all about.
Congratulations and welcome to the next chapter in your journey as an artist.

Jenifer Simon
Director of Programs + Communications
The Artist's Safety Net

Monday, April 17, 2017

Check out Clemson University's Art Department's BFA Senior Exhibition, "Two Cents"

Megan Hueble, Gray Grid, graphite on paper

Apr. 17–Apr. 26 • M–F, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Lee Gallery
Reception: Apr. 21, 6-8 p.m. • Lee Gallery
Artist Talks: Apr. 21, 6:30–7 p.m. • Lee Gallery

Artists explore how humans relate to themselves, experience the world, and examine their history. Two Cents is an exhibit of works by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the disciplines of drawing, painting and photography.

Participating artists seek to gain perspicacity and spark conversations through their creative research in studio arts practice.  Participating students include Willie Coleman, III, Megan Hueble, Rhomy Oehrig, Madison Osborne, Rachel Mangan and Alix Rokop.

Cost: Free
Location: Lee Hall 

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

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please go to:

Three Clemson University Art Majors Win Awards in the 5th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at The Spartanburg County Public Library

Comoedus Rocketus, ceramic, plywood, spray paint, 2016, Johnny Murphy
Three Clemson University Art majors - Regan Carson (BFA in Art, painting, 2016), Megan Huble (BFA in Art candidate, drawing), and Johnny Murphy (BFA in Art, ceramics, 2016) - have won awards in the 5th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library on Church Street.

The exhibition runs from March 10 - April 27, and contains works by following Clemson University Art Department BFA Candidates and Alumni:  Mary Michelle Baghdaddy, Casey Bunda, Regan Carson, Megan Huble, Lorelei Sanders.  It also features works by the following Clemson University Art Department faculty members: Kathleen Thum and Valerie Zimany.

The Abandoned, oil on panel, 2016, Regan Carson
The institutions participating are: Anderson University, Clemson University, Converse College, Greenville Technical College, Lander University, North Greenville University, Spartanburg Methodist College, and USC Upstate.

The reception and awards ceremony is open to the public:

Saturday, April 22nd, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Awards at 8:00 pm

Headquarters Library, 151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Untitled, graphite on paper, 18 x 24 inches, 2016, Megan Hueble
This event will include live music, hors d'oeuvres, and lots of student art. Join the Library in celebrating the hard work of local students and support the future artists of our

For more information call 864-285-9091 or email 

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

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please go to:

Saturday, April 15, 2017


The internationally acclaimed American nonprofit center for craft education locate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina seeks recommendations and expressions of interest for the leadership role

Penland’s next Director has an unparalleled career opportunity to join a leading organization at the pinnacle of its historical success. S/he will step into a respected educational institution with a high reputation in the craft field, a strong and engaged Board, a healthy financial position inclusive of Endowment, Operating, Building and Equipment Reserve Funds, a world-class campus and facilities, and a committed staff eager to embark on Penland’s exciting next chapter under new leadership.

WNC Magazine characterized this opportunity effectively in its recent cover story, "Well Crafted: Penland’s Tradition of Innovation":

“While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art… [it’s] an international melting pot of art and community [where] social media and digital technologies are as much a part of the picture as the
traditional materials of wood, glass, clay and metals… the Board is like a small army sustaining the “Penland heartbeat” [and] everyone who visits can agree there is a certain magic to the place.”

Penland’s Board of Trustees seeks a positive, inspirational leader with a clear vision for how Penland can build upon all its strengths and set the pace for contemporary art and craft as the School’s Centennial approaches in the year 2029. The vision should be inclusive of Penland’s staff, instructors, and community, who are such an important part of the School’s success. In fact, Penland stakeholders are integral to this search process, and finalists for this role will be invited to present publicly to them during final round interviewing on campus.

Penland’s next director could be either an emerging talent or a well-established cultural leader—but preferably someone who is recognized and respected in the art, craft, and/or education fields. S/he will need to demonstrate a professional background or applicable experience that is conducive to taking the reins of a multi-million dollar cultural enterprise with an excellent senior management team and a substantial real estate portfolio, with its associated physical plant demands. S/he will have experience energizing teams of high-performing people and leading others with positivity, a strategic mindset, and infectious enthusiasm.

In the arena of financial management, Penland’s annual funding is 51% earned, 36% contributed, and 13% from its endowment. Penland’s next director will need a demonstrated ability to craft high-level revenue plans and galvanize others to execute against the comprehensive marketing, art sales, and fundraising strategies needed to fuel the School’s annual operating needs. Penland has a seven-person marketing and development team—along with a gallery director and sales staff—to accomplish these goals. While fundraising and marketing experience will be highly regarded, they are only two facets of the holistic leadership skill set needed to succeed in this role.

Ultimately, Penland is about its people: they are the keys to its success, and have always been its most valuable resource. From the youngest student and the most junior groundskeeper, to the most acclaimed artists and generous philanthropists on the Board, all of Penland’s people look to its Director to be the personification of “Penland passion” and the Pied Piper of Penland’s continued journey.

Like Penland’s charismatic founder, Lucy Morgan, Penland’s next director needs to be someone who can inspire Penland’s people and the local community to lift the School to new heights through their shared efforts and group achievements.

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications will be the most favorably reviewed within the competitive set of potential leaders for Penland:

• A university degree in a relevant discipline;

• Passion, integrity, subject matter expertise, and demonstrable personal engagement around Penland’s mission and the people it serves;

• Past professional experience operating successfully in a large, complex, multi-faceted cultural or educational organization;

• The ability to build and maintain positive personal relationships with the many staff and stakeholders whose support is critical to the School’s success;

• A positive, consensus-oriented leadership style, including strong verbal and written skills, emotional maturity, self-confidence, and a sense of humor;

• The ability to make decisions and lead others through ambiguity, setting clear goals and motivating teams to achieve substantive results in times of change;

• High personal credibility, trust, enthusiasm, and integrity;

• Previous exposure to major gifts fundraising and the enthusiasm to learn; and

• A willingness to travel, work on weekends, and live on or near campus.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and benefits are competitive and will be negotiable based on experience. Health care, retirement, transitional housing, and travel benefits are among the components of the director’s compensation package.

How to Apply
Telephone calls are welcome and strongly encouraged before applications are made. Please contact Emma Dunch at (212) 877-0500 for a confidential discussion of your suitability for this role. To formally apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to
  1. A written expression of interest detailing your suitability for this role and articulating your broad vision for Penland’s future;
  2. A detailed professional resume;
  3. Your salary history; and
  4. Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without your approval.
All inquiries and materials will be confidential. All applications will be acknowledged. Please do not mail hard copies.

To learn more about Penland School of Crafts, please visit:

Telephone calls are welcome and encouraged, to: Emma E. Dunch, President, DUNCH: Cultural Leadership for a Creative World, Tel: +1-212-877-0500,

Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer. The School employs qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status or domestic partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status; status of victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law, federal, state or local, rule or regulation.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Supporting Resilient Careers: NCECA 2017 Video Featuring Cornelia Carey, moderator, with Paul Sacaridiz, Christa Assad, & Heather Mae Erickson, Panelists

Supporting Resilient Careers: To prepare students for successful careers as studio artists, art schools are incorporating more professional practice into their curricula. This panel discussed what training is needed to build a resilient career as a studio artist and what is missing from current professional practice programs.

For more information on CERF+, The Artists Safety Net, please go to:


Monday, April 10, 2017

Apply: Electrify! 2017-2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States. Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winners exhibit their selected artwork in a year-long nationally touring exhibition, and attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC.
2017-2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Art should excite our senses, awaken our curiosity, and electrify our very being. It has the ability to invigorate and empower the artist and viewer alike, but just as important, art can spark empathy and ignite understanding.

This year's VSA Emerging Young Artists Program's theme is Electrify!, and we're seeking artwork that is charged with ideas, that acts as a conduit for creative reflection on the past, explores the "now," and invokes a future full of possibility and inclusivity.

Deadline: May 3, 2017

For more information:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Building opens at the following times:
Mon - Sat at 10 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays at 12 Noon

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Photograph by Joanne Leah, featured in Issue 97
Fraction is very pleased to announce Fraction 97.

From the Assistant Editor

Leave your favorite spring idiom at home, we are charging out of March with some momentum! I'm very excited to present work from Tami Bahat, Joanne Leah, Brittany Marcoux, and Emma Powell and Kirsten Hoving. I was drawn to these portfolios for each artist's careful construction of the frame and her ability to create a focused body of work through staging and experimentation. As a unit, I find that these bodies of work compliment each other, and I appreciate the careful curation of tone and color that is at times explosive and at others restrained. We hope you enjoy them, along with Leo Hsu's review of Buzzing At The Sill by Peter van Agtmael. Please follow the artists and writers and share the work!

We are now accepting submissions for our 9th Anniversary Issue. If you're interested, please submit up to 3 images (800px wide, 72 dpi, sRGB, .jpg) directly to The subject line should be "9th Anniversary Issue submission" and please include your name and website in the email. Due to the number of submissions we can only respond to the artists that we will include. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to reviewing your images!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for exciting updates about the magazine, new features and additions to the shop, and upcoming projects for Fraction Editions. Take care and keep in touch!

Bree Lamb
Assistant Editor 




About Piccolo Spoleto:  The 2017 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 Charleston artist Becca Barnet. The 2017 Juried Art Exhibition will be held May 26-June 11 at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art delivery date of May 15. Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the 2015 or 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, the 2015 or 2016 MOJA Arts Festival, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the 2017 ArtFields or that will be entered into the 2017 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: 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.

Deadline: April 14, 2017
Application Fee (USD): $20.00
Selections for the exhibition will be made by early May and you will be notified of your 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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Vermont Studio Center Offers Relief for Displaced Artists and Writers:

The Banner of Peace, found throughout VSC's campus; Pax Cultura means "Peace through Culture."

As part of our unwavering commitment to creative sanctuary and international exchange, we are thrilled to announce an expansion of our Displaced Artists Fund residency program.

Thanks to a generous grant from the McComb Foundation, over the next three years, VSC will provide up to 20 fully funded 4- to 6-week residencies to artists and writers around the world who have been displaced by natural disaster, climate change, or political turmoil or threat*.

Artists and writers worldwide who have been displaced due to natural disaster may apply directly to VSC for a Displaced Artists Fund residency.

VSC was founded as and will always be a creative sanctuary for artists and writers. By providing a creative community of refuge in Vermont, these residencies can help restore normalcy to studio practice and ease the isolation that often accompanies displacement. If you need more information about this program or have questions about eligibility, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Kathy Black
​Program Director

*Due to the complexities of political asylum and situations of unrest, we will be working together with partner organizations well-versed in these areas to safely bring artists and writers living under political threat to the U.S. These partners will be responsible both for nominating eligible artists and writers and helping to facilitate their journeys to VSC.

APPLY: FREE 1-month residency at 360 XOCHI QUETZAL artist and writer's residency, Lake Chapala, Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is an artist and writer's residency located on  enchanting Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a Free 1-month residency from Dec 14, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018.

Winter applications are due July 30, 2017 thru CAFÉ

We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 - 6 months) or who prefer other times of the year. For more information visit:

Visit our new website:
Join and Like our 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page 360XochiQuetzal   (lots of pictures!)
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rachel Rinker, Clemson Art Department BFA Alum, in Two-Person Exhibit at Riverworks

Works by Rachel Rinker and Katie Fenske

April 2-May 7, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9 pm

Katie Fenske and Rachel Rinker conjure up Absence in their photographs and paintings. Katie directly focuses on absence in her chilly photographs of homes' exteriors, often including empty lawn chairs or a discarded toy. Her photographs offer a view of her own sense of place here in Greenville. Her eerily atmospheric images offer straightforward narrations, defining absence as homes that are people containers devoid of people.

Rachel Rinker bases her paintings on photo sketches she makes at local gatherings of her family and friends. Her paintings are loosely executed as she frantically works to capture the warmth and comradery of these gatherings. Like Katie, Rachel concentrates primarily on the exterior of homes as the party is over. Her paintings include people, but the figures appear to be unraveling as they leave the close-knit event to disappear into their individual lives. The paintings narrate the process of absence as the viewer experiences friends and family dissolving, leaving only warm waves of memories.

Because Rachel sketches with photos, she and Katie share the point of view of the observer, standing in the driveway or yard of the homes. Katie's photographs conjure absence as a lonely, still moment. Rachel conjures absence as the process of leaving. Both present us with narrations to be completed through our own experiences with absence.

Katie is a young, self-taught artist with the mastery of experience. Rachel is a recent Clemson University BFA in Art graduate. Absence is their first professional gallery exhibition.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual Arts at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS Gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Director                   
RIVERWORKS Gallery                         
(864) 271-0679 or email                             
or visit  

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Monday, April 3, 2017

APPLY: Arrowmont Work Study & Assistantship Opportunities

Apply for work-study and assistantship opportunities! The Work-Study Program is an integral part of Arrowmont’s operations and provides an opportunity for people with limited financial resources to participate in classes. Students receive class tuition, housing and meals during their work-study commitment.

Short-term work-study positions are available in Kitchen, Registration, Supply Store, Housekeeping and Studio Assistant. Full Fall Assistantships are available in Supply Store, Gallery and Development.

Fall Sessions:
September 15 - October 15, 2017

October 12 - November 12, 2017

September 15 - November 12, 2017 

Apply now at Click here for more information.

Fall applications are due June 1, 2017. 

Contact Rebecca Buglio, program and studio manager, by email at or call 865-436-5860 x38 for questions.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dave Detrich, Clemson University Professor of Art, Listed as One of "10 South Carolina Artists You Need to Know" by Amuse Magazine

Dave Detrich, from the “Haute Carture“ series which merges imagery from the automobile and fashion industries.

10 South Carolina Artists You Need to Know

Meet the artists on the Deep South’s defiant new art scene

Written by Hannah Bhuiya

Amuse is a digital magazine and video channel published by i-D dedicated to dreaming bigger. It’s about time and money, how we make it and how we spend it: on products and experiences that put a smile on our face, and create memories and understandings of the world that keep us smiling for a lifetime. Ideally they do both.

Biography: Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, David Detrich received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in New York. His teachers included Ken Fergerson, Dale Eldred, Jim Leedy, Tony Hepburn and Wanye Higby. He has exhibited his sculptural works nationally and internationally including venues at the Tallina Kunstiulikool in Tallin, Estonia and at the American Cultural Center in Taipei, Taiwan. His work is also represented in public and private collections nationally. Outside of the field of art he has consulted with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) through the Government of Jamaica and was involved in several architectural collaborations with architect Robert Miller, namely with Nexus Press in Atlanta, Georgia and The Child Welfare Institute also in Atlanta. Before his academic appointment at Clemson University he served on the faculties at Wichita State University in Kansas and at Alfred University. David is presently a Professor of Fine Art and head of the Sculpture area in the Department of Art at Clemson University where he has been teaching since 1992. 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: artKudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibiiton

Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2017.

Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Compositions from published photographs not taken by the artist or images derived from other artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.

Awards Judge for 2017: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.

Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $1,000; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.

Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.

Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $35 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).

Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 1000 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 850 pixels or more. Images must be in a .tif or .jpg format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). A resolution of 72 dpi is all that is necessary (images should not be greater than 300 dpi). Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc. Do not add borders, watermarks, or text.

File size limitation: Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or 1000KB) for each image.

File name: File names are limited to 15 characters and cannot have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. (Do not include characters such as ?!@.'#$%^&*()_+ as part of the file name.)

Acceptable file name: MarysBlueCoat.jpg Not acceptable: Mary's Blue.Rain Coat.jpg

Acceptance/Notification: A list of the artists accepted into the exhibition will be posted here on August 1st. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15th. Due to the nature of competition, some artists will NOT be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. By submitting your works for consideration, you acknowledge that there are NO guarantees of acceptance.

We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in the online exhibition and for the purpose of publicity.

Checklist for Artists:

1. Submit a completed entry form
2. Submit images of your work
3. Send $35 entry fee (non-refundable)

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Syd Cross, Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus, Awarded SGCI Ameritus Award and Solo Exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art

This year Kennesaw State University and the City of Atlanta is proud to host the annual SGC International Conference. As part of the conference, the organization awards an exceptional professor of printmaking for their exceptional service to the field. This year, Sydney A. Cross of Clemson University will be honored. As part of her presentation we are delighted to showcase a selection of her most recent prints in the Henriquez Atrium.

Sydney A. Cross, taught printmaking and art at Clemson University from 1981-2015 where she was awarded the title of Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art. Always professionally active, she held the office of vice president and then President of the Southern Graphics Council (1996-2000), the largest printmaking society in North America. She has given numerous panel presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums including the Southeastern College Art Association in Richmond, VA in 1999, Print Odyssey conference in Cortona Italy in 2001, and the 2003 National Association for Humanities Conference in Austin, Texas. As an artist she has participated in several important portfolio exchanges, including Drawn from the McClung Museum, Suite X, Printer’s Almanac, Tempe Suite, Images 2010, and Drawn to Stone, a celebration of Two Hundred Years of Lithography.

Syd Cross, Ink Travels
Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, The Museum of Fine Art , Antwerp, Belgium, and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to solo exhibitions, she has had work included in the 25th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL., Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Kenosha, WI, “Hand Pulled Prints III”, Stonemetal Press, San Antonio, TX, “Mixed Media” at the Slidell Cultural Center in Louisiana, Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, and the Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

Sydney Cross, Professor Emeritus SGC International Retrospective
Zuckerman Museum of Art
January 27 – May 7, 2017 

Tue. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 12 - 5 pm 

Kennesaw State University
492 Prillaman Way
Kennesaw, GA 30144 

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Geo Sipp, Clemson University MFA in Art Alum, Receives Excellence in Art Administration Award at SGCI, Atlanta

Geo Sipp lives in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he is the Director of the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University. His work is in numerous private, public and corporate collections and his work is represented by Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City and the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York. He is a past recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

His current work is primarily intended for inclusion in a graphic novel entitled Wolves in the City, which has the French-Algerian War as its subject. Geo Sipp’s drawings, paintings and prints reflect our experiences as consumers of the media; images are created as responses to social and political situations. The work is intended to reevaluate the ubiquitous visual narrative to which we’ve become conditioned. In addition to his artwork, Geo’s research and scholarship on sequential art have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications and resulted in international speaking engagements.

Sipp was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Clemson University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. He worked as an illustrator in New York, having his work published by many of the leading newspapers, magazines and book publishers in the United States and abroad.

SGCI’s conference is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states attend the conference. Regular international attendees come from Canada, South and Central America, and Europe. While organizing a conference is a lot of work, there are significant professional benefits to the host institution, its faculty and students.

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