Call for Artists - Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

The Painter by Tish Lowe The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2016 through May 2017. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

Artists must submit samples via email, linked to a “cloud” portfolio (Drop Box, Google Drive,) or by sending a CD or flash drive with at least 10 images. These images should encompass the artists’ methods and styles. A resume, submission form, description of the style of work, its size and medium used should all be included. Submissions must also include a brief artist statement and be representative of the work that will be on exhibition. All forms of artistic mediums will be considered.

Submission forms can be found on the Fine Arts Center website at www.fineartscenter.org/gallery, or you may drop by the FAC Box Office to get a copy. Materials will not be returned unless requested.

Materials will be accepted through May 20, 2016. Send to:

Bassett Gallery Exhibits Committee

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

810 Lyttleton Street

Camden, SC  29020

Please email your submissions to jpeterson@fineartscenter.org. For questions regarding submissions, contact Jane Peterson at jpeterson@fineartscenter.org or by phone at 803-425-7676 ext. 305.

Artists are responsible for load-in, hanging, and tear-down of the exhibit. Any expenses incurred by the artist(s) for travel, set-up, tear-down, etc. of any exhibition are not covered by the FAC. The cost of exhibiting in the Bassett Gallery is the full responsibility of the artist(s.) Artists should be willing to allow some or all of the pieces in the exhibition to be available for purchase. The selected artists will be notified by the FAC no later than June 30, 2016.

Exhibitions in the Bassett Gallery normally change every four to six weeks.  The Gallery is free and open to the public.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday andFriday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday.  The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden.  For more information about the FAC, please visitwww.fineartscenter.org or call (803) 425-7676, ext. 300.

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Gallery West – Call for Submissions “Selfies, Real or Imagined: An Exhibition of Visual and Literary Art"

  Call to Artists

Gallery West is currently accepting submissions for its exhibition, Selfies: Real or Imagined, which will be held in late April of 2015. This exhibition will present a broad range of contemporary art and literature using all media in one, two or three-dimensional works. The exhibition is organized by Sara Cogswell, Director of Gallery West, and will include works by both emerging and established artists, internationally and from across the United States.

Social media and the mobile web have given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie. What is a selfie? A portrait of yourself, visual or written, usually shared on a social networking website. There are many selfie styles, and numerous psychological factors that might drive any specific person to create a selfie and share it.

This exhibition will explore the wide arena of selfies, either from the perspective of the artist or writer themselves, or an alter ego, as if from another person, animal, mythical or fantasy character…anything the artist or writer can imagine. Writers might share their visions of themselves in poetry or short verse.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Only unique, one-of-a-kind works of art and literature will be accepted. These may include drawing, painting, collage, prints, photography, sculpture, fiber, and ceramics. Multiples are not accepted.
  • A literary component has been added to expand the scope of this exhibition. Flash fiction, poetry, or prosetry, 500 words or less, will now be accepted. Accepted submissions in literature will be compiled into a chapbook, which will be edited by Susan Levi Wallach and Ed Madden, and published in limited edition by Muddy Ford Press.
  • A literary prize in the amount of $250 will be awarded to one writer. All writers whose work is accepted and included in the chapbook will receive two copies of the publication. Additional chapbooks will be published for purchase.

 

  • Artworks selected for inclusion in the exhibition must be suitably framed and/or made ready for installation, no exceptions.
  • All artworks must be for sale. A “Price on Request” designation is not acceptable. 
The submission of and entry to “Selfies: Real or Imagined” will constitute agreement by the entrant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus.
  • All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015. Materials received after January 16 will not be considered. Gallery West assumes the responsibility of insuring and caring for works of art selected for exhibition at the gallery. The artist will cover shipping costs, arrange for transportation of art works to and from the gallery, and insure works while in transit. After works are selected for exhibition, the gallery reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images of selected entries for publication, education, and publicity purposes.Each artist may submit up to five jpeg images on CD (200 dpi or larger at 1024 x 768 pixels) to the Gallery West address, or via email (gallerywest.sara@aol.com). Writers may submit up to five pieces, each 500 words or less, via email to (gallerywest.sara@aol.com), or by mail to the Gallery West address below.Artists will be notified of their status by mid-February, 2015. A contract will be sent when participation is confirmed.
  • ENTRY CHECKLIST
  • NOTIFICATION
  • All images must be of works made within the past two years (between 2012-2014), and must be accompanied by a checklist of the works submitted for review, including title, date, materials, dimensions and price. Slides are not accepted.
  • IMAGE SUBMISSIONS
  • EXHIBITION ARRANGEMENTS
  • Up to 5 images of recent work in jpeg format
for visual artists
  • Up to 5 submissions of written word, each 500 words or less
  • Detailed image list (including title, year, media, dimensions, and price)
  • Current resume or C.V. (please include mail and email address)
  • Artist statement

 

All submissions must be received by 5pm, January 16, 2015.

Please address submissions to:

 

Sara Cogswell, Director

Gallery West

118 State Street

West Columbia SC 29169

or gallerywest.sara@aol.com.

 

CALL for Artists: Deadline for 701 CCA Prize 2014 Nears

Call to Artists 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, an art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years and younger occurring every other year. The project will take place this year with a juried process resulting in a October – December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize by completing and submitting the application package by September 8, 2014.

 

“With this second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art continues to add a crucial component to the eco-system and infra-structure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The 701 CCA Prize is the most important platform to highlight some of the extraordinary young talent in South Carolina, and as such, this competition and exhibition has come to fill a void, not unlike 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial has with respect to a regular overview of contemporary art in our state.”

 

The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They must have or have had a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, regular commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural facility between September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. The application fee is $25.

 

An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition from October 30 – December 21, 2014, at 701 CCA. The exhibition’s opening reception will be October 30. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014.

 

The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; and an ad in a national publication. The jurors for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced later.

 

“The 701 CCA Prize is loosely based on the Turner Prize for artists in the United Kingdom,” board chair Roefs said. “The Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the world and generates a lot of exposure for and excitement about the finalists. While the 701 CCA Prize differs in several ways from the Turner Prize, we hope that with a South Carolina context, it will trigger similar interest and excitement.”

For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at (803) 319.9949.

About the 701 CCA Prize:  The 701 CCA Prize, organized by 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is an art competition and exhibition for young professional South Carolina artists. The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize will be awarded to one artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2012. Summary of Procedures Applications must be in the possession of 701 CCA by September 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize based on, first, artistic merit as shown through provided images and, second, supporting materials about the applicants’ art production and career. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize exhibition at 701 CCA. Works by each finalist for the 701 CCA Prize exhibition will be selected by a 701 CCA curatorial team.   The 701 CCA Prize winner will be selected from the three finalists by the independent jury based on the artists’ applications. The 701 CCA Prize winner will be announced during the 701 CCA Prize Celebration on November 27, 2014. The Prize Package The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive: ■ A six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; ■  A solo exhibition at 701 CCA; ■  An ad in a national art publication concurrent with the solo exhibition. ■  Consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; Members of the 701 CCA Prize 2014 jury will be announced later. Crucial Dates July 11 – September 8, 2014 Application Period September 16 Public Screening of Selected Prize Applicants September 17 – 19 Jury Selections September 24 Announcement of Three Finalists October 30 Exhibition Opens October 30 Exhibition Opening Reception November 27 Prize Celebration and Announcement of Winner December 21 Exhibition Closes Application Fee The application fee is $25, which must be included with the completed application. Eligible Artists Eligible artists must: ■ Currently live in South Carolina; ■ Be a professional artist 40 years or younger on October 30, 2014; ■ Have had or have a solo exhibition in a museum, art center, commercial gallery or a designated gallery space in a cultural   facility between  September 1, 2012 – September 1, 2014 (exhibitions in venues that are, as determined by 701 CCA, not  professional art institutions and/or primarily an art institution, such as restaurants, coffee shops, stores, bars, etc., are not    eligible); ■ Have by September 24, 2014, available a body of work in one or more visual art medium/media completed after January 1,    2012, substantially enough to fill approximately one-third of the 2,500 square feet gallery space at 701 CCA. In case of    performance art work, high quality DVD representations of past performances must be available.  Performance artists will be    required to provide a schedule of no less than 3 public performances during the exhibition period.  In case of site-specific    installation art, artists must be willing and able to create a site-specific installation at 701 CCA for the 701 CCA Prize exhibition    between October 23 – 28, 2014.  ■ Agree to deliver art works selected for the 701 CCA Prize exhibition with requested paperwork to 701 CCA on Friday or   Saturday, October 19 or 20, 2014.  ■ Be available to attend the opening reception of the 701 CCA Prize exhibition on October 30, 2014, AND the 701 CCA Prize    celebration on November 27, 2014, during which the 701 CCA Prize winner will be announced. Required Application Materials To apply, the following materials must be provided on DVD or CD unless otherwise noted: 1. The completed and signed Application Form. (Hard Copy) 2. Ten (10) high-quality, digital images, 300 dpi or more (visual and craft artists) or 3 videos (media and performance artists) of art works completed since January 1, 2012. The images must show art works strongly related to what would be available for the 701 CCA Prize exhibition. 3. The images or videos must be accompanied by a completed Checklist Form. The information in the image documents headers must first list the artist’s last name, then the number corresponding to the image’s number in the checklist, then the checklist information. 4. Documentation of one solo exhibition fitting the criteria described under “Eligible Artists.”   The solo exhibition documentation MUST include: a).  A completed Solo Exhibition Documentation Form signed by the artist AND the director, curator, board chair, owner or    other person in charge of the art venue where the exhibition took place. (Hard Copy)  b).  An original invitation to the solo exhibition (Hard Copy).                 c).  Gallery installation shots, reviews, exhibition brochures, publications, articles, etc., that document the solo exhibition. 5. A resume/CV. 6. A bio of no more than 300 words. 7. An artist’s statement of no more than 300 words addressing the applicant’s general artistic vision and how this vision applies to   his or her art production since January 1, 2012, as shown in the images included with the application. 8. A check for $25 payable to 701 CCA. Submitting Applications Applications containing the DVD/CD with all required forms and materials, hard copies of other required forms and the artist’s solo exhibition invitation and a check for $25 should be received no later than September 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m., at 701 CCA. Questions: Contact us at director@701cca.org or contact Sheldon Paschal at 803.319.9949. Mail application to: 701 CCA 701 CCA Prize P.O. Box 12822 Columbia, S.C. 29211 Application materials will not be return