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Monday, January 30, 2017

Art Gallery Opening, Todd Anderson, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Art, and Guest Artist, Eastern Mennonite University

University Commons, 179, Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery

Todd Anderson was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and Master of Fine Arts (with Distinction) from the University of New Mexico in 2004. Anderson worked at various Fine Art print studios over the course of seven years including Tandem Press (Madison, Wisconsin, USA), The Tamarind Institute of Lithography (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) and The Artist’s Press (Mpumalanga, Republic of South Africa). He currently resides in Clemson, South Carolina, where he is a researcher and professor at Clemson University. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. His artwork is in numerous notable collections including the New York Public Library Print Collection, The U.S. Library of Congress Print Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see more of Todd's prints, please go to: 

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:


Sunday, January 29, 2017

RFQ for Mauldin Public Art Trail 2017: Feb 27 DEADLINE

2015 Selected Artist: Joey Manson*, The Depot, welded and forged steel, paint
 The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in Mauldin, SC invite all South Carolina based visual artists, working solo or as a team, to submit qualifications for the Mauldin Public Art Trail. The selected artist/team will create work in any medium that reflects the specific theme “Appreciation of Diversity”. The maximum budget for the project is $15,000 – inclusive of all artist fees, materials, travel, and construction. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5pm. Please read the entire RFQ for more information.

The work should highlight diversity in a positive and unifying manner. The RFQ, application and history of the trail can be found online at

The deadline for submissions is February 27, 5 p.m.

Calendar: 2017 Public Art Trail
  • Application / RFQ due by 5pm (or postmarked by): Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Two (2) Finalists selected: Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Finalists submit conceptual models/drawings: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Artist selected for commission, contract issued, final design / fabrication can begin: Friday, April 14, 2017 (selection notice) | Monday, April 17, 2017 (City Council meeting)
  • Unveiling / Final Installation: Mid-December 2017
Any questions should be directed to: Keira Kitchings at the Office of Cultural Affairs, (864) 335-4862 or

All submissions should be delivered to:

Office of Cultural Affairs – City of Mauldin
PO Box 249
Mauldin, SC 29662
Or via email to

The selection committee will consist of members from the board of the Mauldin Cultural Council and City of Mauldin staff. The selection committee will notify artist(s) of their standing and with any necessary updates primarily by email.

*Joey Manson is a Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at 
Clemson University.
To see more of his work, please go to:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Clemson University's Todd McDonald, Associate Professor of Art, "Pliable Instance" Solo Exhibition On View at the CVA-Greenville

Todd McDonald. Bloom, 2014; oil on panel; 48 x 72 in. Courtesy of the Artist.
Pliable Instance
Paintings by Todd McDonald

On display until Mar. 28
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Artist's Statement
Through abstractions of architectural structures my images explore the contemporary visual rhetoric where the virtual and material collide. Throughout history painting is used as a vehicle to describe spaces and locations that do not actually exist. Now, we are confronted with new digital tools that are shaping the character of visual culture. In my work, digital methods and virtual space are confronted with the resistance and limitations of physical materials. The resulting images define structures that are synthetic but are rooted in a logic that is informed by actual visual experience.  As methods of image making evolve we are confronted with new visual qualities that affect the way we see and consequently create models of “our world”. Through digital technology, strategies such as tiling, cutting, pasting, layering, and filtering have come to define and shape the character of the images in our visual culture. When these new systems combine with the conventions of painting, potent and exciting opportunities arise to both deconstruct and expand this contemporary visual.

About the Artist
    Todd McDonald earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University.  He has taught at a variety of Universities and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University. In conjunction with his work at Clemson, Todd maintains an involved studio practice that is divided between two methods. One avenue, exploits the surface, material and history of oil painting to describe the nuances and cues of post-digital abstraction. The other mode explores the use of the non-traditional material of duct tape as an image-making device. These images play on architecture, virtual space and abstraction in roles that simultaneously celebrate and mock the character of our constructed environment.

5th Floor, ONE Greenville
1 N. Main Street
Greenville, S.C.

For more information and to see more of Todd's painting, please 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 go to:


Thursday, January 26, 2017

RFQ for Clemson University's New Athletic Precinct Public Art Commission

The RFQ for Clemson University's New Athletic Precinct Public Art Commission is now open: Please visit to view guidelines and to submit RFQ materials. The deadline is February 28th 2017 

Atelier InSite is a Creative Inquiry project that implements public artwork on the Clemson University Campus. It capitalizes on a cross-disciplinary and inclusive approach that is predominantly student driven. Our goal is to create a new paradigm for the administration of public art on university campuses. 

The word Atelier is derived from the French word meaning “workshop” or “studio.” Atelier describes the atmosphere and attitude towards the installation and development of public art on campus. 

Creative Inquiry is an initiative at Clemson University that engages students at the Undergraduate level in applied research.

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


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Seed Space Lab at Track One

The gallery is a white box space with old wooden panels, rafters, and floors.
They are accepting submissions on a rolling basis for 2017-18. Please refer to Past Exhibitions to see the kind of projects they support.

– SS+L Proposals should be temporary, site specific, and we encourage the incorporation of new media technologies.
What we give: 143 sq. ft. exhibition space (dimensions below), $250 stipend to artists living 300 miles from Nashville, an opening reception, publicity to national audience, exhibition brochure with images and two critical texts.
What to submit: $15 submission fee via PayPal, send submission to Curator Rachel Bubis ( with subject line “SSL Submission” – Include: one page proposal with project title and image, short bio, and a digital portfolio or link to website.

PlantBot Genetics: Monsanto
by Wendy DesChene + Jeff Schmuki

Seed Social Socially Engaged Works

– SS+S Proposals should engage the public, address a social challenge, and result in presentation.
– What we give: Exhibition space, project facilitiation, community introduction, access to public venues and project assistance, publicity to national audience, and exhibition brochure with images and critical text.
– What to submit: $15 submission fee via PayPal, send submission to Curator Rachel Bubis ( with subject line “Seed Social Submission” – Include: one page proposal with project title, image, proposed social investigation/action, an indication of potential partners, and a time frame, short bio, and a digital portfolio or link to website.

Seed Performs Performance Art

– SS+P Proposals should occur during openings, thus be no more than 3 hours in length.
What we give: Performance space, dedicated, publicized performance time coinciding with the Wedgewood/Houston Art Crawl, publicity to national audience, and an exhibition brochure with images and critical text.
What to submit: $15 submission fee via PayPal, send submission to Curator Rachel Bubis ( with subject line “Seed Performs Submission” – Include: one page proposal with project title and image, short bio, and a digital portfolio or link to website.

Located at 1201 4th Ave South.
Nashville, TN  38203
Park in the gravel lot, 
and enter through the wood 
double doors under the awning.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Anderson Wrangle, Clemson University Associate Professor of Photography, to Give Sabbatical Report on January 23

Sabbatical Report: Artist Talk with Anderson Wrangle

Jan. 23, 6 p.m. • 1-100 Lee Hall

Hear from and learn about the photos from the Department of Art's Anderson Wrangle. 
323 Fernow St.
Clemson, SC 29634

For more information about Anderson's work, please go to:

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



Caren Stansell, Clemson University MFA in Art Candidate, Published in Creative Quarterly #44!

Caren Stansell

title: Home is Where the Heart is

Caren Stansell is an artist living, working, and creating in the Upstate of South Carolina. She is a recent BFA graduate of Converse College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in printmaking at Clemson University.

Creative Quarterly, Issue 44 will hit the newsstands in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom in March. It is available at many Barnes & Nobles and independent bookstores in the US and Canada. If your bookstore or newsstand isn’t carrying Creative Quarterly, please ask them to do so. Consumer demand means more locations where everyone can find CQ, your voice counts. See the list of US stores carrying CQ. Or you can order a copy at our online store.

This issue features the work of fine artist Nigel Cooke, graphic designer, Kevin Shaw, illustrator Veronica Grech and photographer Daniel Featherstone. Just click the image above and take a page-by-page look at the issue.

In addition our New Talent Gallery showcases the work of the next generation of artists and designers.

They’re busy working on Issue 45-46 which is due out in the Spring-Summer. To learn more about Creative Quarterly, and to submit, please go to:

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

Common Field: a Visual Arts Organizing Network

Common Field is a visual arts organizing network connecting contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist-run and artist centered spaces and initiatives.

Common Field’s membership includes alternative art spaces, publications, digital exhibition venues, festivals, residencies, collectives, collaboratives, and individual organizers. These projects and spaces provide interdisciplinary and hybrid forms for art production, reception, and exchange.

Our members generate independent, responsive, grassroots, artist-centered cultures. They support artists, they connect artists with the public in intimate, experimental, and generative ways, and they are deeply involved in the shape and characters of the contexts where they work. Our members stimulate ideation, imagination, and innovation in their communities.

Many of our members create organizations that support artists and are artists themselves. Common Field explores the ways in which the practice of art organizing represents an integrated formation of practices that involve putting the work and creative process first.

Common Field is building a platform for sharing learning and exchange between these groups, and connecting them with related fields. Common Field's programs include convenings, research, membership resources, and advocacy. Our aim is to develop a more accessible and resourced field of visual arts organizations.

  • creating broad public visibility for artist organizations and organizers
  • articulating the common practices and values of visual arts organizing 
  • sharing histories and stories of the field
  • facilitating forums for convening, peer-to-peer knowledge, and exchange across geographies and communities
  • ​providing platforms for resources, tools, and advocacy
  • demonstrating responsive, diverse, and accessible approaches to creative production
Artist-centered organizing is central to creative culture. It supports artists, their process, and inquiry through structures that are as mutable and flexible as the creative process itself. It exists through collaboration, partnership, risk-taking, generosity, and reciprocity. It supports inquiry, plurality, diversity, new and vulnerable practices. It thrives on interaction by exchange. It is by nature evolving and hard to define. It empowers, advances, and responds to artists and the conditions within which artists create. It advocates and articulates the value of artists to society.

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering created by and for the field of visual artists’ organizations. These organizations support artists and foster experimental projects that are responsive to and embedded in the places and communities in which they live and work.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Carly Drew, Clemson University MFA in Art Alumna, in "Hatched" with Thomas Turner at Kai Lin Art

KAI LIN ART proudly presents HATCHED 
featuring Thomas Turner + Carly Drew 
January 27th, 2017 – March 10th, 2017
exhibition opening Friday, January 27 
7:00 – 10:00pm

KAI LIN ART is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2017: HATCHED featuring artists Thomas Turner and Carly Drew. Opening January 27th through March 10th, Hatched features Thomas Turner’s surreal and symbolic acrylic paintings on wood panel as well as Carly Drew’s layered watercolor landscapes of southern Appalachia. Both artists explore themes of interconnectedness and the passage of time, each from their own personal points of view. 

Thomas Turner takes inspiration from Chinese folklore, Greek mythology, Buddhism and Quantum theories to illustrate poetic explorations of universal human origin and connectedness. Turner plays with classical and traditional symbols in a contemporary palette and style where the viewer is witness to our existence and conception personified through birds, landscapes and celestial bodies. Turner has previously been a part of numerous group exhibitions in Atlanta including Kai Lin Art’s “The New South” and “Fresh”. This is Turner’s first solo exhibition. 

Carly Drew examines our ever changing relationships to place through layers of personal history, industrial changes to the terrain and the rich American landscape painting traditions. Drawing parallels these layers by holding evidence of decisions made during the working process while showing changes in the work that have taken place over time. This direct connection of media and concept, Drew works to layer past, present, and unseen aspects of a location. By weaving each of these threads into a single image, the result becomes a small narrative compression of the history, ideas, and personal connections to the land. Exhibition Opening on Friday, January 27th, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

999 Brady Avenue NW Suite 7 Atlanta Georgia 30318
open Wednesdays - Saturdays 12 - 5pm + by appointment
 KAI LIN ART making art happen // // 404 408 4248 

For more information about Carly and her work, please go to:

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


INTERNS NEEDED: The Bascom, Highlands, NC

The Bascom's Exhibitions Department is seeking Intern applicants to assist with the
planning and installing of exhibitions. The Exhibition Intern will also undergo docent training and serve as docent/ gallery attendant on occasion. The Intern program is an unpaid, immersive educational experience that complements our educational offerings.

The Exhibitions Installation Intern will be required to work 20 hours per week, and assist with the following exhibitions during Summer 2017:
  • North Carolina: A Sense of Home, Selections from the Do-Good Fund
  • Guerra de la Paz
  • Photography Member’s Club
  • Julyan Davis
  • Selections from Resident Artists & Summer Programs
  • Natasha Bowdoin
  • The Pottery & Poetry of Dave Drake
  • The Bascom’s Member Challenge
    The program fulfills The Bascom's mission by providing opportunities for students of Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies and related fields to gain meaningful professional experience in curatorial and museum work. This program helps improve the longer-term career prospects of students in these fields, while helping to develop the skills of future curators and museum workers in the region, encouraging production of writing and scholarship, and enhancing the experience of visitors to the Bascom’s exhibitions. The Intern is deeply engaged with both the general public and the Exhibitions Department.
Reports to: Exhibitions Coordinator
Works Closely with:
  • · Chief of Exhibitions
  • · Volunteer Coordinator
  • · Visiting Curators/Artists
  • · General Public
Period: May 31 st, 2017 - July 31 st, 2017
Internship dates and duration are determined by candidate availability and departmental needs and, therefore, may vary.
Housing: Not Provided
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or currently is in the process of completion. The applicant will have some experience in museum, gallery and/or curatorial work. Given the busy summer schedule at The Bascom, interns are expected to be able to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Applications are due on March 31st, 2017
  • Initial Interviews will be held during the week of April 3rd-7th.
Internship Access and Benefits:
  • Mentorship in the planning, funding and mounting of exhibitions
  • Access to studio equipment, access to studio work space

To apply/ requirements:
  • 1. Applicants must be a rising college Senior, Graduate Student, or recent college graduate in Art History, Fine Art, Museum Studies, American Studies or related field.
  • 3. Cover letter, including a paragraph describing what you wish to gain while at the Bascom.
  • 4. One-page resume for undergraduates or recent (within last year) college graduates; two-page resume for grad students.
  • 5. 2 professional references with contact information. All application materials should be included in one submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All internship candidates are subject to a background check.
  • Please send all materials to Tonya Anderson at

Call for Entries: DLECTRICITY, a biennial Nuit Blanche festival, Detroit, MI

Osman Khan, House, 2014. Fluorescent tube lights, aluminum, copper, electronics, wood, acrylic. 10 x 12 x 10 feet. Photo: David Lewinski. Design: Unsold Studio.

DLECTRICITY is Detroit's festival of art + light that showcases site-specific installations by established and emerging artists from the US and around the world. DLECTRICITY is pleased to announce the 2017 open call for entries.

Up to 25 site-specific, outdoor projects for Midtown Detroit's Woodward Corridor will be selected through this call. DLECTRICITY is looking for high-quality projects that will activate the outdoor, nighttime landscape of Midtown Detroit's Woodward Corridor including:

Light art, Video art / 3D video mapping projections / Multimedia installations / Projects that use technology or interactivity and community engagement / Works that utilize mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets) / Performance (art, dance, theatre, music) / Talks and workshops / Kid-friendly and/or educational / The unexpected

The DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee, including Detroit-based curators and arts professionals, will select the winning projects. The committee consists of:

George N'Namdi, Committee Chair—Owner, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art / Michelle Perron—Director, Office of Exhibitions & Public Programs, College for Creative Studies / Marc Schwartz—Festival Chair, Dlectricity / Marsha Miro—Founder, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) / Elysia Borowy-Reeder—Executive Director, MOCAD / Lawrence Baranski—Director of Public Programs, Detroit Institute of Arts / J. Fiona Ragheb—curator, designer, writer / Chrisstina Hamilton—Director of Visitor's Programs, Stamps School of Art & Design / Frank Arvan—Principal, FX Architecture

Criteria for selection will include creativity, innovation and suitability for display at DLECTRICITY. Accepted projects will be funded up to 3,000 USD. Artists will also receive a 1,000 USD honorarium.

Anyone can apply via the online Slideroom application. The closing date for applications is February 28, 2017. The selected projects will be announced in May 2017.

DLECTRICITY is a biennial Nuit Blanche festival that was last launched in the fall of 2014, transforming the iconic Midtown Detroit neighborhood into a spectacular nighttime environment of temporary public art. 150,000 people attended the 2014 festival.  DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit planning and development agency charged with the revitalization of Detroit's Midtown District.

DLECTRICITY will commission projects by local, national and international artists of acclaim to exhibit alongside projects selected from the open call. Over two nights, a broad and diverse audience will see Midtown Detroit's buildings and architecture in a new light. DLECTRICITY is scheduled for September 22 through 23, 2017.

More information about the DLECTRICITY open call including full application guidelines are available at

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mary Cooke, Clemson University MFA in Art Alumna, Clean, Consume, Digest, Dispose Exhibition at Crutchfield Gallery, Spartanburg

Mary Cooke, Clean, Consume, Digest, Dispose PVC, Acrylic Paint, Fabric, Embroidery, Grocery Bags 5' x 3' x 3'

Clean, Consume, Digest, Dispose
Crutchfield Gallery 
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

January 10 - March 30, 2017

Artist's Talk: February 16, 7:00 pm
South Carolina based artist Mary Cooke began her education in fine art at Greenville Technical College. She received her Associates in Art Education as well as a Certificate in Fine art in 2011. From Greenville Tech Mary transferred to Converse College. She was awarded the Eula Sherman Scholarship, given to non-traditional students with high academic achievements. Mary was awarded the 2013-2014 Excellence in Studio art award and graduated with her Bachelors in Fine art in 2014.  

Upon acceptance to Clemson University Mary was awarded a Graduate Alumni Fellowship, an institutional scholarship based on academic merit and completed her Masters in Fine Art degree in 2016 with an emphasis in Sculpture. She was invited to be a panelist at the 2016 SECAC conference in Roanoke, Virginia entitled Unearth: A Conversation between Natural and Cultural Landscape.  She currently teaches Art History & Appreciation and 2D Design at Greenville Technical College as well as serving as the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Lee Gallery at Clemson University. Mary has exhibited her work in South Carolina and Georgia.

For more information about Mary and her work, please go to:

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

Sarah West, Clemson University MFA in Art Alumna, Solo Exhibition at Hillyer Art Space

Sarah West, holoscape, 2016, oil on panel, 60"x60"x3"

Hillyer Art Space, opening Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.  The opening is part of the First Friday Dupont gallery circuit and will last 6-9PM with complimentary wine and food. The exhibition will be up through January 28th.

About the show: This series features new work created over the past year, including three small paintings created during Ms. West's time at the Vermont Studio Center. Using these panels as inspiration, she continues her exploration of the Early Renaissance and digital themes, focusing on the process of merging digital and analogue in crafting these works. Inspired by touchpads and the finger swipes used to interact with digital devices, these paintings address a desired intimacy between technology and body, a potential for permeation.

Sarah received the Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in painting from Clemson University in 2012.

9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.338.0325

Gallery Hours: Mon 12-5 pm, Tue-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 12-5 pm, Sun 11am-5pm, and by appointment

Hillyer Art Space is a program of International Arts & Artists, a nonprofit arts service organization that informs, educates, and inspires the public through enriching experiences in the arts.

For more information about Sarah and her work, please go to:

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Alyssa Reiser Prince, Clemson University MFA in Art Alumna, in 44th Faculty Exhibition at Coker Bell Gallery

44th Faculty & Staff Exhibition

January 19-February 3, 2017 

Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery
Alyssa Reiser Prince earned the Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in painting from Clemson University in 2013.  She received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting and art history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, painting & drawing, at Coker College.

For more information about Alyssa and her work, please go to:
300 College Ave. |  Hartsville, SC  |

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

Gathering Lines: Drawings by Kathleen Thum at Brooks Center Lobby Showcase, Clemson, SC

Jan. 9–Apr. 27 • M-F, 1–5 p.m. 

Brooks Center Lobby Showcase

Artist Talk and Reception • Feb. 9, 6–8 p.m. • Brooks Center Lobby Showcase

Kathleen Thum's exhibition of drawings, paintings, collages and large-scale wall installations abstractly reference pipeline infrastructures to bring awareness and a visual presence of our society's dependence on petroleum.

My drawings, paintings and wall installations investigate the presence of the petroleum infrastructure and the industry’s use of our natural resources. In 2010, I closely watched the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Internet live video streaming of the ocean floor. This image of the pipeline seeping oil clearly presented the earth as an organism suffering from a faulty and altered system. This image of the pipeline has become a constant form that I obsessively render, using the form as a way to abstractly reference the vast and intricate production systems of industrial landscapes. In the work, I examine the ongoing shifting of power between mankind and the earth, and present the intermingling of manufactured man-made systems and biomorphic configurations.

Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 31st Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition at Appalachian State University

31st Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. This is for outdoor sculpture exhibited on App State’s campus. Application deadline is close Feb. 18, 2017.

This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its summer arts programming, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. Awards and honoraria apply.

To apply go to  ($35 fee) 

For more information, please go to: 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jackie Kuntz, Clemson University BFA Alumna, has Review of Elizabeth Lide's WAP at MoCA GA, Published in BURNAWAY

Elizabeth Lide, detail of casts of domestic objects. (Photo: Jac Kuntz)

Art Review :

A Stitch in Time: Elizabeth Lide at MOCA GA

To read the article, please go to:

"WAP: Elizabeth Lide” is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia through February 11.
Jac Kuntz is an arts writer, editor, journalist, and artist living in Atlanta. She is a recent graduate of the Masters of Arts Journalism program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also holds a BA in Psychology and a BFA in Art with an emphasis in painting from Clemson University.

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

Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from Atlanta and the South, to support the vibrant creative communities in our region, to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and organizations, and to foster new voices for the arts. We fulfill this mission through our online arts publication, our Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops, an annual print publication, and public talks.

BURNAWAY recognizes the importance that writers and thinkers play in supporting artist communities to promote, challenge, and propel them forward. Our editorial and programmatic content strives to provide coverage that reflects the geographic, demographic, and artistic diversity of the region. BURNAWAY exists to continue the established tradition of art criticism and uphold its highest ethical and professional standards, while also exploring the potential of new media and providing a fresh identity and perspective for arts dialogue today.

Through reviews, features, interviews, and audio and video content, BURNAWAY attempts to respond to the famous challenge issued by William Faulkner:
So vast, so limitless in capacity is man’s imagination to disperse and burn away the rubble-dross of fact and probability, leaving only truth and dream. (Requiem for a Nun, 1951)
To “disperse and burn away”—a statement about the nature of creativity that compels us to look beyond what merely is and envision what could be.

Call for entries: 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Application deadline: May 31

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by the young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize is awarded annually to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Entries for the annual award and $10,000 cash prize can be made exclusively online at through May 31. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

The 1858 Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about Southern artists that is available to curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. The 2016 Prize was awarded to mixed media artist Alicia Henry of Nashville, Tennessee. Past winners include photographers Deborah Luster and Stephen Marc and mixed-media artist Sonya Clark, all of whom were featured in the Gibbes 2016 spring exhibition The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South. 2011 winner Patrick Dougherty will debut a site-specific installation at the Gibbes in March 2017.
For more information, visit

Artists must submit:
  • Completed registration form
  • Brief artist statement (150 words or less)
  • Resume or CV
  • Portfolio of work (up to 10 images) including title, date, medium, and dimensions for each work
  • $25 non-refundable entry fee

Reviewers: All submissions are reviewed by a panel of visual arts professionals, Society 1858 representatives, and Gibbes Museum of Art staff members. View a list of past panelists.

Iron Pour – Jim Gallucci Studio – Greensboro, NC


Saturday, February 4th

Cost: $15 per person- includes 1 sand mold & dinner

Your own mold- TBA (by the pound)


  • 10am-2pm Making scratch molds
  • 2pm-4pm Pour
  • 5pm Dinner

Jim Gallucci Studio
499 Industrial Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27406

IMPORTANT: Anyone wishing to take part in this event MUST RSVP via e-mail to Jim Gallucci at:

SAFETY: When visiting the workshop please wear covered toe shoes (preferably boots). It also never hurts to bring your own pair of safety glasses if you have them. Please tie back long hair and remove any necklaces.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Denise Woodward-Detrich, Clemson University Lee Gallery Director, Featured in the "Exposure" Section of the February 2017 Issue of Ceramics Monthly

Denise Woodward-Detrich’s orchid planter, 18 in. (46 cm) in length, white stoneware, salt fired, 2014. “Nature: Surface, Form, Content,” at the Clay Studio of Missoula ( in Missoula, Montana, February 3–24.

In the print version of the magazine, Denise's image appears on page 13.  The link to the Ceramics Monthly web page for the Exposure section for February 2017 is:

Ceramics Monthly is your window to the world of studio ceramics. We honor the efforts of those making ceramic art and craft, from artists committed to tradition to those carrying ceramic art into the future.

Mission: As a non-profit organization, Ceramics Monthly’s mission is to bring relevant contemporary issues to you as a maker, educator, student, collector or enthusiast of ceramic art."

For more information about Denise Woodward-Detrich's ceramic work, please go to: 

For More information about Clemson University's Lee Gallery, please 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 too apply, please click on this link.


Denise Woodward-Detrich, Clemson University Lee Gallery Director, Exhibiting as a Part of the Archie Bray Foundation's Beyond the Brickyard

Beyond the Brickyard
Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition
January 27–February 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6–8 pm
Bray North Gallery

Juror: John De Weese, former Resident Director, Archie Bray Foundation

Featuring artwork by:
Zimra Beiner, Robert Beishline, Shae Bishop, Sally Brogden, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Andrew Chanania, Brandi Lee Cooper, Rachel Donner, Spencer Ebbinga, Craig Hartenberger, Sarah Heitmeyer, Kyle Johns, Ben Jordan, Andrew Kellner, Shasta Krueger, Lorna Meaden, Heidi Moller Somsen, Aysha Peltz, Wilbur Rehmann, Mark Rossier, Sarah Ryan, Lauren Sandler, Shoji Satake, Brianna Shimer, Joe Singewald, Joyce St. Clair Voltz, Darin Steege, Michael Stumbras, Devon Sullivan, Tiffany Tang, Jeffrey Thurston, John Utgaard, Lars Voltz, Travis Winters, Megan Wolfe, Denise Woodward-Detrich (Director, Lee Gallery, Clemson University) and Amy Young.

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
2915 Country Club Ave. 
Helena, MT 59602  

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm
June–August open on Sunday 1pm–5pm

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