Visual artists featured in ‘SC.Fellows Part 2’

The final official events of the S.C. Arts Commission's 50th anniversary celebration are underway in Columbia and Spartanburg as three exhibitions that are part of "SC.Fellows Part 2" run concurrently. Works by a host of visual arts fellows past and present are  up for public display in a retrospective exhibition of SCAC Visual Arts and Craft Fellows covering 1976 to the present day.


Columbia

The 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 Whaley St.) has the biggest collection, displaying works by James Arendt, Alice Ballard, Patti Brady, Jonathan Brilliant, Zoey Brookshire, Jeri Burdick, Jarod Charzewski, Jocelyn Chateauvert, Rebecca Des Marais, Linda Fantuzzo, Mark Flowers, Jack Steve Gerstner, J. Scott Goldsmith, Kristi Higby, Elizabeth Keller, Mike Lavine, Larry Lebby, Elizabeth Melton, Philip Mullen, Jane Allen Nodine, Jorge Otero, Herb Parker, Clifton Peacock, Michael Phillips, David Ross Puls, Michael Tice, and Susan B. Wooten. 701 CCA is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. "Laced Landscape" (detail) Kim Keats The Henry Ponder Gallery at Benedict College (1600 Harden St.) opens with a reception tonight and will display works by Alice Boyle, M. Tallon Chalmers, Dennis Croteau, Heidi Darr Hope, Karen E. Davies, Mary Edna Fraser, Eugene Horne, Damond Howard, Judy V. Jones, Kim Keats, Peter Lenzo, Robert Lyon, Leo Manske, Paula Smith, Megan Wolfe, and Howard Woody. The Ponder Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.   Both exhibitions run through June 24.

Spartanburg

Artist Jonathan Brilliant is the sole fellow in focus at Spartanburg Art Museum (200 E. St. John St.) beginning today and running through Aug. 5.  SAM is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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Male solo vocalists with acting ability sought for Piccolo Spoleto production

Submission deadline is May 19 – this week! Charleston's Gracie and Lacy have an opportunity for a baritone and a tenor to be a part of the famed Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston as the East Cooper Baptist Church Orchestra and Choir, and top local entertainers, celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell's The Four Freedoms. Artists and businesses are donating their time to make this concert free to the community. But they need a little "help from the audience" to round out the cast. Current needs are for one of each:

  • Baritone (looks 40s-50s)
  • Tenor (looks 20s-30s)
Submit video sample of vocals and resume by May 19th! Artists must be available the following dates in Mt. Pleasant:
  • Wed, May 29th: Rehearsal
  • Wed, June 6th: Run through (Cast & Orchestra)
  • Fri, June 8th: Dress Rehearsal (Cast & Orchestra)
  • Sat. June 9th (4 p.m. show, 2 p.m. call)
Submit requested materials to Lacy Miller: info@gracieandlacy.com, or call 843.259.8872 with questions.

S.C. Arts Commission seeking accountant/fiscal analyst

Application deadine is Thursday, May 31, 2018 The S.C. Arts Commission is seeking a full-time Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II. Under general supervision of the Director of Agency Operations and Administration, the Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II performs a wide range of administrative, accounting and/or finance related duties using SAP/SCEIS, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel to ensure the accuracy of the agency's $6.1 million budget. The Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II must possess knowledge of principles, practices, theories, and terminology of accounting, auditing, budgeting, and financial management. Knowledge of State of South Carolina government fiscal and accounting processes is highly desired. The Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II should be proactive, possess initiative, and exercise overall good judgment. The ability to synthesize diverse information to inform decision-making will serve the Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II well, especially when applying GAAP, CG regulations, state, and federal policies and procedures to the work. This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary details may be found at link below; salary is negotiable based upon work experience and education. Position involves limited in-state travel to site audits as well as limited overnight and/or weekend travel for training, professional development, professional affiliation, or service opportunities. Minority candidates encouraged to apply. The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.

Grants Roundup: Deadlines for the Week of May 14

Though far from the only thing, grants are certainly among the main things we do here. And because of their importance in our work, and what they mean to so many of you, The Hub wants to help keep Arts Commission grants top-of-mind and reduce the instances of people telling us, "If only we'd known about X grant!" We can't reach everybody, but we can try. On Mondays with deadlines on the horizon, "Grants Roundup" highlights first what grants are due that week and then includes what's coming in later increments. (Ed. note: We apologize for this Roundup being one day late. The Hub was home sick yesterday.)


This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult your county or discipline coordinator with questions!

Next week

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Next 30(ish)

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Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC deadline page for up-to-date information on all grant deadlines (subject to change) and deadlines for non-grant programs.
  • For next steps, grant guidance, and more information, consult:
    • your county coordinator if you represent local organizations, businesses, or educational institutions, or
    • your discipline coordinator if you're an individual artist or serve the statewide population.

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Development/operations position open in Lancaster

The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is seeking a development & operations administrator. Excellent learning and growth opportunity for a development and operations professional in established nonprofit organization in Lancaster, S.C. The position is 20-25 hours per week initially but will expand as development initiatives are realized. Successful applicant will have proven experience in grant-writing and reporting; development strategies to ensure long-term stability and growth; excellent research and communication skills. Candidate will work closely with executive director to manage operations to enrich the quality of life in Lancaster by building a vibrant community connecting the arts, culture and economic vitality. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in similar role required. No phone calls, please. Send cover letter, resume, and references by May 25 to: Lancaster County Council of the Arts PO Box 613 Lancaster, S.C. 29721


Position Description

The development & operations administrator will report to the executive director, assisting with resource development, organizational management, program oversight, and advocacy initiatives. This position will work closely with the executive director to achieve the organizational and development goals set forth in the strategic plan. Incumbent must believe in our core values and be driven by the LCCA mission and a commitment to quality, performance and outcomes.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Expand current development program, identifying additional resources; grant applications and reporting; donor cultivation and stewardship and other development initiatives as assigned
  2. Provide support and integration of operations and programming to adhere to the strategic plan, mission and budget
  3. Implement and maintain donor management system; publish accurate donor reports as needed
  4. Work closely with Executive Director on programmatic and operational plan and provide leadership in development area and community initiatives

Qualifications

  1. Excellent (written and verbal) communicator who creates and nurtures an interconnection in the community with corporate sponsors, business and education partners, foundations, artists, patrons, staff
  2. Demonstrated grant-writing and research skills
  3. Experience in relevant development strategies for a small non profit
  4. Critical thinking skills for the ability to make recommendations to maximize resources for efficient operations
  5. Ability to interact with members, staff, guests in fast-paced environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient
  6. Belief in the value of the arts and a healthy, vibrant community and proven commitment to ‘arts for all’ mission
  7. Demonstrated computer literacy, and working knowledge of current technology
  8. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in similar role

Submitted material

Future Stars Scholarship Competition

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce the creation of the Future Stars Scholarship Competition, a solo competition that will award the winner a $1,000 prize to be used for college and the opportunity to perform the work with the orchestra on a future concert. This competition has been in the works for almost a decade, and it is because of Foothills Philharmonic Artistic Director Kory Vrieze that it is now a reality. “For many years, the Foothills Philharmonic has been providing audiences with great music performed by talented local musicians,” Vrieze said. “Community support has been so strong that we are ready to begin a new phase in our history. In the upcoming months, you will see several new projects added to our already active roster. We are always moving with our mission: Educate, Enrich, Entertain.” Based on that support, the orchestra’s leadership determined the time had come to implement a program Vrieze proposed in 2011 when he auditioned for the role of artistic director. The Foothills Philharmonic’s Future Stars Scholarship Competition is designed to provide a student musician the unique opportunity to perform as a soloist with a symphony orchestra. It is open to rising high school juniors and seniors who are string, woodwind, brass or percussion players or pianists The winners of the competition receive a $1000 scholarship and will perform as the featured soloist on the final Masterworks concert in the 2019/2020 season. More information about the rules of the competition and the link to apply can be found here. Applications may be mailed or delivered to Foothills Philharmonic’s address; instructions can be found on the website. For specific questions pertaining to the competition, email Mastro Vrieze at artistic.director@foothillsphil.org.


About the Foothills Philharmonic Foothills Philharmonic is a community orchestra that serves the upstate region of South Carolina. It rehearses once a week and performs seven concerts a year in the beautiful Riverside Baptist Church. Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge. The orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of accomplished non-professional musicians from the Upstate region of South Carolina. Orchestra membership includes individuals from many walks of life including part-time musicians, teachers, lawyers, business professionals, and homemakers. Kory Vrieze is the Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor. Membership in the Foothills Philharmonic is open to amateur and professional musicians. Training in youth orchestra, college orchestra, or professional orchestra, in the Greenville Concert Band or an equivalent band is suggested as necessary experience. For more information about joining the orchestra, interested parties should contact our personnel manager at foothillspersonnel@foothillsphil.org.

Calls for art! Calls for art!

We've deployed Ol' Reliable, which can only mean one thing: It's time for some calls for art! 


1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art Deadline: May 31, 2018 We helped spread the message on this earlier this year, but the window that once was open wide is closing fast... The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our 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 1858prize.org through May 31, 2018. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.
The Doors of Make Room: An RFP Deadline: June 8, 2018 The Hub learned yesterday of  a new RFP for a paid public art commission in Washington that might be especially interesting to emerging artists. The RFP has been issued by Make Room, a D.C.-based nonprofit working to address America's rental housing crisis – and the 11 million families who spend over 50% of their income on rent. In September, Make Room will commission 11 U.S. artists to participate in a public art exhibition called “The Doors of Make Room.”  The 11 selected artists will be commissioned to paint a distinctive fiberglass door that will be exhibited on the streets of the nation's capital from Sept. 14-25, 2018. The painting on the door should comment on, or raise awareness of, the affordable housing crisis. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000, plus up to $450 for supplies, three days of free studio space, travel, accommodations, and meals. An application form can be found here. The Hub thanks The Clyde Fitch Report, which publishes opinion and reporting at the crossroads of arts and politics and is a media partner of Make Room, for bringing this to our attention.

Auditions announced for Columbia Children’s Theatre

Columbia Children's Theatre production of Goodnight, Moon. Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences, will hold auditions for its 2018/2019 season on Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m. each evening. Auditions will be held in CCT's new performance space at 3400 Forest Drive in Richland Mall, downstairs next to Barnes & Noble. CCT's 2018/2019 Mainstage Season includes: School House Rock Live!, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, Peter Pan and Wendy, Stiles and Drewe's The Three Little Pigs and a brand new commedia, Pinocchio. We will also be casting a new touring production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and seeking replacements for our continuing touring production of Stone Soup: The Musical. All roles are paid on a per-performance basis.


Audition Requirements

Auditions will be drop-in style so you may come at any time during the two hour time slot. Please bring current head shot and resume. You must be 15 years old by Sept. 21 to audition. Please prepare 16-24 bars of a Broadway-type song. You may sing this a cappella or bring backing tracks on a phone cued to the correct beginning spot. We may ask you to vocalize with piano. We will do cold readings from next season's scripts. A monologue is not required but if you'd like to do one that is performance-ready please feel free. For questions, please contact CCT Artistic Director, Jerry Stevenson at jerry@columbiachildrenstheatre.com. Columbia Children's Theatre is a professional resident not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing quality live theatre experiences for families and young audiences, and is supported in part by the City of Forest Acres and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuning Up: New exhibits go(ing) up in Sumter, Columbia

Good morning!  "Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...


  • Sumter County Gallery of Art, in the Sumter County Cultural Center (200 Hasell St., Sumter), recently launched two new exhibits featuring contemporary artists Shanequa Gay and Lorna Ruth Galloway. The exhibits run through June 22. For more information, go here.
  • In Columbia, plan to check in on S.C. Arts Commission Visual Arts and Craft Fellows from 1976-2018 when two new exhibitions open this month, both running from May 10-June 24. Click here for a listing of artists at each.
    • 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 Whaley St., Columbia)
    • Henry Ponder Gallery at Benedict College (1600 Harden St., Columbia)

Grants Roundup: Deadline for the Week of May 7

Though far from the only thing, grants are certainly among the main things we do here. And because of their importance in our work, and what they mean to so many of you, The Hub wants to help keep Arts Commission grants top-of-mind and reduce the instances of people telling us, "If only we'd known about X grant!" We can't reach everybody, but we can try. On Mondays with deadlines on the horizon, "Grants Roundup" highlights first what grants are due that week and then includes what's coming in later increments.


This week

These are to serve mainly as final reminders. Most grant applications simply cannot be undertaken well in this short a time frame. Consult your county or discipline coordinator with questions!
  • n/a

Next week

Next 30(ish)

  • n/a

Important Notes

  • You are encouraged to also consult the SCAC deadline page for up-to-date information on all grant deadlines (subject to change) and deadlines for non-grant programs.
  • For next steps, grant guidance, and more information, consult:
    • your county coordinator if you represent local organizations, businesses, or educational institutions, or
    • your discipline coordinator if you're an individual artist or serve the statewide population.