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Artists wanted for the Art Walk of Lexington

Application deadline: Aug. 1, 2018

The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone. GRC is excited to bring the Art Walk of Lexington to beautiful downtown Lexington. The event is scheduled for Sept. 22, 2018 at the Icehouse Amphitheatre from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Art Walk will allow local artisans from Lexington, Columbia and surrounding communities the opportunity to showcase and sell their creations to the public. Additionally, as a cultural event, the Art Walk will provide the community an opportunity to enjoy local cuisine and interact with artists while viewing their works. Registration is currently open for artists interested in participating. Eligible categories include:
  • Painting,
  • Drawing,
  • Photography,
  • Sculpture,
  • Jewelry,
  • Mixed Media,
  • Graphic/Printmaking,
  • Ceramics,
  • Woodwork,
  • Metalwork,
  • Up-cycled,
  • and Digital Image.
All works displayed must but be original creations and available for sale. Visit to complete the artist application and secure a spot. Proceeds from the Art Walk will benefit GRC, a local non-profit, and will help fulfill its mission of Enabling Global Workers to THRIVE!

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Apply to be Richland Library’s next Artist-in-Residence

Richland Library is taking applications for fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019 artist-in-residence positions. The application deadline is July 15. If you, or someone you know, is an artist, please consider this unique opportunity. The library is looking for artists spanning: • traditional/fine art • performance • installation • sculpture • filmmaking • musical • mixed media Initially developed in September 2016, the concept behind Richland Library's artist-in-residence is to connect the community with local, working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to local residents in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. Hear from our past artists-in-residence and their time at the library by visiting here: If you’re interested in becoming an artist-in-residence, please fill out an application here: The deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, July 15. Do you have questions? Please contact Richland Library Arts Librarian Ashley Warthen at

Call for Art: 2018 Rural South Carolina Artwork Competition

The world-famous Hub “Call for Art” megaphone. Deadline July 28, 2018, 3 p.m. Artists 18 years or older and living in South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration as the official imagery for the 22nd South Carolina Annual Rural Health Conference and 8th National Rural Health Day. The purpose of the 22nd S.C. Annual Rural Health Conference is to provide support, education, and peer discussion between rural healthcare entities in South Carolina. The S.C. Office of Rural Health is continuously striving to improve access to quality health care for rural communities in South Carolina. The 8th National Rural Health Day is dedicated to “Celebrating the Power of Rural.”

Theme/Subject of Entry

Artwork should represent rural images while portraying the theme for the year: “Rural Scenery in South Carolina.” Additionally, artwork can represent rural medical care images. Think non-traditional rural scenery. Think outside the box.

Guidelines and Usage

Artwork or professional JPEG picture of artwork must be received no later than Friday, July 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. The winning artist may decide if he/she is interested in attending a Meet-N-Greet to show off their original artwork at the conference in Myrtle Beach. The winning design may become the official image for the S.C. Office of Rural Health’s 22nd Annual Rural Health Conference on Oct. 8-10, 2018 and 8th National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16, 2018. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winning images may be incorporated into all promotional and marketing materials for the events mentioned above; such as, save the date cards, posters, advertisements, website and social media.


  • Entry must be original artwork.
  • All mediums are accepted, including photography.
  • Image should not have any text, depict children or present any negative scenes of rural America.
  • Artwork can be submitted one of the following ways:
    • Mailing the artwork or personally delivering it to the S.C. Office of Rural Health
    • Taking a professional photograph of your original artwork and sending the JPEG file via email.
Get more information, and the mailable registration form, by clicking here. Register online by clicking here.
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is a partner in the Arts Commission's new "Create: Rural S.C." program that launches with an informational meeting in Hampton June 12.

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Call for Art: Artzine Art Prize 2018

The world-famous Hub "Call for Art" megaphone. From May 21st, Artzine will be hosting the international Art Prize 2018. The prize consists of a prize pool of €8000 across four competition categories; figurative art, abstract art, urban art, and people’s choice. Prize submissions are open to all members of the international arts community, and entry is free of charge. Entries open on May 21 and will close on Sept. 1. Members of the public are also invited to take part by voting in the People’s Choice award, which will commence on June 11. In addition to the prize money on offer, winners and runner ups will be featured extensively on, and will be also offered places in Artzine’s upcoming popup galleries and events schedule in 2019. Marina Gragera, co-founder of Artzine says: “We're thrilled to announce our upcoming arts prize 2018, through which we hope to uncover and support new and amazing talents from the contemporary arts scene. Our passion and dedication is to building real opportunities for artists, and this prize is just one way that we can achieve that goal.” Full details are available on the Artzine website at:

By publishing a call for art, neither The Hub nor South Carolina Arts Commission endorses the requesting party or in any way makes a guarantee of its claims.

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 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.

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Call for Artists: ACYC 29th Annual Juried Competition

The Arts Council of York County presents the 29th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, July 20 – Sept. 9, 2018. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries. Entry Fees: ACYC Members: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10 Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10 Complete guidelines and entry information are available now at AWARDS Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: $1,000 1st Place: $500 2nd Place: $200 3rd Place: $100 JUROR Liz Rundorff Smith, Art School Director, Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Ag + Art Tour of Lancaster County seeks artisans for June 9-10

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is the nation’s largest free, self-guided farm tour featuring local artisans and farmers markets. During this month-long event that takes place in 12 counties, visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand from where their food comes, watch artists in action, purchase something special, and learn more about rural life. Founded in York County in 2012, the tour expanded to include Lancaster County in 2013, and the Ag + Art Tour of Lancaster County is seeking artisans to participate in this year's event – for free! Ag + Art Tour of Lancaster County will be held June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 10 from 1-5 p.m.  The tour is seeking artisans to show and sell handcrafted items.  There is no fee for artisans to participate.

In Lancaster County, artisans can choose to be located at these participating farm sites and should indicate that choice when applying:
  • Benford Brewing Company,
  • Dixie Bee Supply & Country Store,
  • Lancaster County Farmers Market (Saturday, June 9 only),
  • The Ivy Place (Sunday, June 10 only),
  • Howell Specialty Farmz,
  • Fox Trot Farms,
  • Rich Hill Farms.
There are other locations included on the tour, but they are coordinating artisans independently. Ancillary locations are Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio and Landscape Carolina. A host of Mahaffee’s students will be on hand demonstrating, along with artist/owner Dianne Mahaffee. Landscape Carolina is encouraging artisans to set up and those wishing to participate at this location should contact Lancaster County Council of the Arts at Interested artisans should visit for more information and to apply. Each of the 12 participating counties that make up the SC Ag + Art Tour has its own artisan application linked from that page.  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27, 2018. For artisan information, please contact Lancaster County Council of the Arts Program Coordinator at 803-285-7451 or  For general information regarding the Ag + Art Tour of Lancaster County, call 803.289.1492, email, or visit

Tuning Up: Calls for Art! + STEAM workshop

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...

Calls. For. Art.

We have a couple calls for art this morning, which can only mean one thing: it's time to fire up the ol' calls for art megaphone:
  • Okay, so the first is an RFQ, but it counts, right? (Right?) City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in ... Mauldin ... 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 “Industry of the Upstate.” The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. The selected artist(s) can create a work in any medium as long as it reflects the stated theme. A minimum of two artists/teams will be selected as “finalists” by April 24, 2018.
  • There is still time to apply to participate in STYLE '18! Now in its 12th year, STYLE is a show, sale and benefit celebrating independent contemporary design. This is a curated event focused on the highest quality fashion, jewelry and accessories. STYLE '18 will take place over two days on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Jurors will hand-select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event. Submit your application today to participate.

STEAM Workshop

SC Afterschool Alliance invites you to spend a "Morning with STEM" (just wait...): workshops that will provide valuable resources that can be used with your students immediately and designed to promote engagement, creativity and success. Over the next few months, they plan to present sessions to help you learn to integrate technology with literacy, math, art and science to expand your STEM offerings. Included in April's session is "STEM is Gaining STEAM." The workshop is Thursday morning, April 10 in Columbia at SCETV. Register for the free workshop here.

Deadline looming for S.C. Novel Prize submissions

Hi there, Palmetto State writers. Take the weekend to polish up those manuscripts, because the deadline to enter the S.C. Novel Prize is in just about two weeks! Submissions close March 15, 2018. South Carolina Novel Prize entries are submitted online through the Submittable system. The contest is highly competitive. Applicants’ works are reviewed anonymously by panelists who make their judgments on the basis of artistic merit. Six to eight novels will be judged by a nationally recognized judge to be announced at a later date. The winning author will receive a book contract with Hub City Press, an award-winning independent press in Spartanburg, S.C. Winner is awarded publication by Hub City Press in the form of a printing of no less than 2,000 copies to be nationally distributed to the trade in 2019. This can bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and opportunities in the literary community. Brock Adams of Spartanburg won the 2016 First Novel Prize. His novel, Ember, was published by Hub City Press in September 2017. Find complete eligibility requirements and application guidelines online. For more information, contact Sara June Goldstein, 803.734.8694.

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Rock Hill’s Dalton Gallery 2019 Call for Artists

The Arts Council of York County is now accepting applications for 2019 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is located at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery is an 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting. Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council's 2019 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager, by 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018:

  • Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement
  • Artist resume
  • 10 hi-res images, submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs, please)
  • Inventory lists with titles, sizes, and mediums
  • $20 application fee
Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council's Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council's submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION Mail To: Arts Council of York County ATTN: Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager PO Box 2797 Rock Hill, SC 29732 Deliver To: Center for the Arts Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager 121 E. Main St. Rock Hill, SC 29730 Email To: