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.
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.
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"Laced Landscape" (detail) Kim Keats[/caption]
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.
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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Fine food, fine art make for fine finale to 50th anniversary
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The South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Arts Foundation, in partnership with United Community Bank, the Peace Center, and Table 301,
are working together to create a memorable evening of art, art experiences and music to celebrate 50 years of public and private support for the arts.
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
- 6:30 p.m.
- Genevieve’s at the Peace Center
- 300 South Main St., Greenville
- $150/person | Buy tickets now!
Party goers will be treated to art from the State Art Collection
, plus a silent auction and live auction conducted by Lydia Fenet, senior vice president at Christie's and benefit auctioneer. Both auctions include works by South Carolina artists, travel packages, and experiences.
UPDATE: 30 March, 0944: Bidding is underway
in the silent auction!
Fabulous food by Table 301 Catering
, and dancing
will make for an exciting and unforgettable evening.
50th Finale Highlights
- State Art Collection - a glimpse of works from the state's contemporary art collection. Leo Twiggs, Jeanet Dreskin, Sam Wang and Sigmund Abeles are among artists whose works are featured.
- Silent Auction - a diverse array of works by more than 20 Upstate artists offers opportunities for collectors to add to their collections. See a preview above! Peter Helwing, Stephanie Norris, Jeanet Dreskin, Benjamin Gilliam, Diana Farfan, Teresa Roche, Carrie Burns Brown, and Nancy Fox are among the artists included in the sale. The silent auction includes an online component, which will go live prior to the event.
- Live Auction - guest auctioneer Lydia Fenet will offer fantastic and memorable art and travel packages, including work by Leo Twiggs, a two-day stay and spa treatment at Palmetto Bluff, and a Lowcountry experience at premier hotels in Charleston.
- Dance Party - DJ Craze-E Crane will get the party started with music from a variety of genres and a library of more than 50,000 songs. See you on the dance floor!
- Be there... reserve your ticket now.
Jamie & Henry Horowitz
About Lydia Wickliffe Fenet
As senior vice president, global director of strategic partnerships at Christie’s, Lydia Fenet leads a global team forging significant collaborations with other luxury brands. Building on her 15-plus-year career at the historic auction house, Ms. Fenet pioneered the Strategic Partnerships program at Christie’s in 2010, leveraging skills sharpened both as special events director from 2004-2010 and during her time on Christie’s client advisory team. Under Ms. Fenet’s purview, innovative brand partnerships have grown into a valuable marketing and business development platform for Christie’s and its partners, producing dynamic co-branded initiatives worldwide. These initiatives include major exhibitions, special events, and targeted digital activations.
Since leading her first auction in 2001, Ms. Fenet has become Christie's global head of benefit auctioneering and the top performer in the field, raising hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the largest non-profit organizations around the world and training Christie’s new classes of charity auctioneers. Some of her recent auctions include The Clinton Foundation, AMFAR, Tipping Point, the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and The Bob Woodruff Foundation. In 2014 she partnered with Glenn Close and Robert DeNiro to launch the Bring Change To Mind auction benefiting mental health.
Ms. Fenet is currently writing her first book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room
, which will be published by Touchstone, a Simon & Schuster imprint, in spring 2019.
Ms. Fenet graduated with a bachelor's degree in both art history and history from Sewanee - The University of the South. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children, Beatrice, Henry and Eloise.
Artwork by eight award-winning Upstate women on display at Lee Gallery
Article by Meredith Mims McTigue, Center for Visual Arts
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CLEMSON — An exhibit celebrating the artwork of eight award-winning Upstate women is being presented at the Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts through Nov. 8.
The “Upstate 8: SC Fellowship Women Exhibit” is part of a larger endeavor to highlight artists during a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the South Carolina Arts Commission.
On June 7, 1967, Gov. Robert E. McNair signed legislation that established the South Carolina Arts Commission. This historic moment signaled a new era of public support for the arts.
The exhibition highlights the work of artists who were direct beneficiaries of this historic legislation through the support they received from competitive fellowships awarded to them by the South Carolina Arts Commission. These eight women are leaders in the arts, mentors through their creative research and contributors to the thriving cultural climate that the state of South Carolina now enjoys.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate Creative Inquiry program called Clemson Curates were charged to develop an exhibit that showcased the fellowship program. The students, advised by Lee Gallery director Denise Woodward-Detrich, reviewed all of the artists and made the final selections.
“We are honored to be chosen to curate such an important collection of women artists from the Upstate,” said Woodward-Detrich.
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The participating artists are Alice Ballard, Patti Brady, Diane Hopkins-Hughs, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Ellen Kochansky, Linda Williams McCune, Jane Allen Nodine and Susan Wooten. Intersecting subject matter presented in the exhibition includes connections to nature through materiality, imagery and the capacity for symbolic meaning. Other related content includes the exploration of feminine forms and sensibilities associated with nature as an embodiment of the female, traditional feminine materials and processes through textiles, connections to family, place, the personal and the emotional.
This innovative art collaboration is part of the commitment of the Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts to support the university’s ClemsonForward
strategic plan to provide educational activities that expose students to research through artistic means.
There will be an exhibit reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, and an artist panel discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The public is invited to attend the reception and the panel discussion exploring the artists’ creative processes, methodologies, work as women artists and the roles they embraced as mentors and educators. The exhibition, reception and panel discussion are free to the public.
This project is funded by First Citizens Bank, the South Carolina Arts Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Current Fellows featured in 50th Anniversary exhibition in Lake City
As part of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary celebration, the Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City presents the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018 Exhibition September 9 through December 3. The exhibition features the work of the four artists who received Arts Commission's FY 2018 fellowships: Linda Fantuzzo of Mt. Pleasant (visual arts), Jason Gourdine of Moncks Corner (media production), Leasharn Hopkins of Columbia (media screenwriting) and Elizabeth Keller of Conway (craft).
Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of our state’s exceptional individual artists, selected through a highly competitive, anonymous process based solely on artistic excellence.
This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and First Citizens Bank.
The Jones- Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street, Lake City, S.C. 29560. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 11 a.m – 5 p.m and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
Find out more about the Fellows.
View the complete list of 50th Anniversary exhibitions.
Image: Elizabeth Keller, Penjing Tea #5 with 3 Cups
SC.Fellows exhibition celebrates exceptional artists
SC.Fellows Part I, a retrospective exhibition of the South Carolina Arts Commission's visual arts and craft fellows, is on view in two Columbia locations through Sept. 17. 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design have partnered with the Arts Commission to present this exhibition as part of the S.C. Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary celebration. Several solo and group exhibitions of current and past fellows are being developed around the state.
SC.Fellows is drawn from work of the 89 artists who have received fellowships since the program launched in 1976. Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive, anonymous process and are based on artistic excellence only.
“The 50th anniversary of the South Carolina Arts Commission provides an ideal opportunity to survey the breadth and depth of art made in South Carolina,” says New York art critic and author Eleanor Heartney, who curated SC.Fellows Part I & II. “The recipients of the award were selected solely on the basis of artistic merit, and as the works reveal, they work in media ranging from ceramic, papermaking and textiles to painting, sculpture, photography, installation and assemblage. The work is equally diverse in content. The fellowship winners present private worlds, wrestle with social and political issues, explore the expressive potential of abstraction, and celebrate the complexities and beauties of the natural world.”
Heartney is a contributing editor for Art in America magazine and the author of several books, including Art & Today (2008). In 2004 she curated Thresholds, the traveling exhibition of art from five Southern states organized by the S.C. Arts Commission. In 2009, she curated The State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations, a two-part traveling exhibition organized by the commission and 701 CCA.
SC.Fellows Part II takes place in spring 2018 at 701 CCA and Benedict College Henry Ponder Gallery. The exhibition is supported in part by First Citizens.
701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street (2nd floor). During exhibitions, hours are Wed–Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. The McMaster Gallery is located at 1615 Senate St. During exhibitions, hours are Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Find out about other 50th Anniversary Fellowship exhibitions.
Florence County Museum launches first 50th Anniversary Fellowship Exhibition
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The Florence County Museum is the first organization to launch an exhibition of South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Evidence, an exhibition of works by veteran South Carolina artist Terry Jarrard-Dimond, is on display June 20 - December 3. Jarrard-Dimond received the S.C. Arts Commission Craft Fellowship Grant in 1987 and is represented by three works in the State Art Collection.
The Florence County Museum has a unique relationship to the history of the S.C. Arts Commission. The first president of its board of trustees was E.N. Zeigler, who later became a state senator and the author of the legislation that created the Arts Commission in 1967.
The Fellowship Exhibition program was developed to celebrate 50 years of public support for the arts in South Carolina, with emphasis on the achievements of artists who have received the commission’s Visual and Craft Fellowship awards. The exhibition is supported in part by First Citizens.
Since 1976, the South Carolina Arts Commission's Fellowship program has recognized the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists. Fellows are among the most artistically accomplished artists in the state.
Find out more about the exhibition.
Find out about other 50th Anniversary Fellowship exhibitions.
Call for proposals – Statewide Arts Conference
Save the date!
The South Carolina Arts Commission invites session proposals for the 2017 Statewide Arts Conference scheduled for Sept. 14 - 15 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. The conference, a featured event on the Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary calendar, kicks off Thursday, Sept. 14 with an evening plenary and reception and continues Friday, Sept. 15 with a full day of sessions. Conference registration opens in July.
Call for proposals
Theme: No Time Like the Future
Fifty years? Where did the time go? Half a century can fly by when you’re busy making your state a thriving place for the arts. Reminiscing upon the past can be a pleasant diversion, but preparing for the future requires action. So after celebrating our accomplishments, it’s time to move forward…focused. It’s time for our next 50 years.
Do you have knowledge or expertise to share with South Carolina's network of arts leaders, educators, artists, and supporters around these broad categories?
- FORWARD – Have you overhauled an older arts program, restructured your governance, or redesigned your website with an eye toward moving your organization forward?
- FOCUSED – Are you focused on harnessing today’s rapid pace of technology and/or change to impact your organization or community through the arts?
- FUTURE – Are you already out there, gearing up for the Next Big Thing in the Arts, waiting for the rest of us to arrive?
- Arts educators
- Arts leaders/executives
- Board members
- Community members
Proposals will be evaluated according to these guidelines:
- Board development/governance
- Communications and promotion
- Creating a thriving arts environment
- Creative placemaking
- Economic development
- Executive transition and succession planning
- Future trends
- New business models
- Next generation of emerging arts leaders
- Program evaluation and assessment
- Rural arts
- Strategic planning
Find out more and submit your proposal online.
- Proposals submitted by Friday, June 16, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Final deadline is Friday June 30, 2017.
- Proposal reflects the theme of the conference and should serve to advance the mission of S.C. Arts Commission.
- Proposal is fully developed with the subject, format, and substance of the discussion, workshop, or presentation.
- Proposal offers innovative modes of thinking, diverse and broad perspectives, and a concrete demonstration of the benefits to participants.
- Proposal is not commercial in nature.
- Qualifications of presenter(s).
Free Open House at Spoleto June 3!
The South Carolina Arts Commission is turning 50! Visit our Open House at the Charleston Gaillard Center June 3 from 1 – 5 p.m. during the Spoleto Festival USA and join the celebration with family-friendly activities, local arts performances and exhibits. Admission is free.
The event will feature a display of the ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum) Project Umbrellas, which were created by 67 ABC sites around the state, and poetry by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth and South Carolina Poetry Out Loud champion Janae Claxton, a student at Charleston’s First Baptist School.
Scheduled to perform:
- Adande African Dance Company
- Charleston Academy of Music
- Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Unichorus
- Chamber Music Charleston
- Daniel Island Middle School Theatre Troupe
- Charleston Jazz
- Lowcountry Voices
- Smalls Institute for Music & Youth Leadership
- Art Pot
- Janae Claxton
- Marjory Wentworth
- D’Jaris Whipper Lewis
Exhibitors and/or children’s activities:
- Yo Art
- Smalls Music Lab
- Engaging Creative Minds
- Gaillard Education Program
- S.C. Arts Foundation Zendoodle Coloring Stations
- Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association
The 50th Anniversary Celebration is a joint project of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Arts Foundation
Find out more about other 50th Anniversary events here
April Showers is tonight! Tickets available at the door
The April Showers Art Party originally scheduled for April 5 has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at 701 Whaley – the same time and location. We hope you will be able to join us. Ticket holders who cannot attend Thursday may request a refund by emailing Angela Brewbaker.
Tickets will be available at the door for Thursday, April 6.
April Showers Art Party kicks off 50th Anniversary celebration
Since 1967, the South Carolina Arts Commission has served as an umbrella for the arts, working collaboratively in all regions of the state to help establish and support arts organizations, arts education programs and artist development endeavors. With the umbrella as a prominent feature, the South Carolina Arts Foundation is presenting the April Showers Art Party April 5 to kick off the celebration of the Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary. The fun begins at 701 Whaley at 7 p.m. with Singin' in the Rain -- a performance by Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet -- and continues with a sale of themed art work. The evening finale is a dance party featuring the Finesse Band. Tickets are $75 and are available online.
April Showers will also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, launched in 1987 by the Arts Commission in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education and Winthrop University. Sixty-seven ABC sites have transformed umbrellas into works of art that will be suspended from the ceiling during the party. After the party, the umbrellas will travel in an exhibition to ABC sites and a few other locations around the state.
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Find more information about April Showers and the Arts Commission's 50th Anniversary online.
Artists taking part in the invitational art sale (as of March 21): Angel Allen, Kent Ambler, Kristy Bishop, Connie Brennan, Patti Brady, Louis Bruce, Lou Chandler, Jocelyn Chateauvert, Jeff Donovan, Linda Fantuzzo, Diana Farfan, Jo Ann Graham, Mana Hewitt, Ellen Kochansky, Flavia Lovatelli, Kathy Moore, Marcelo Novo, Tabitha Ott, Rob Shaw, Virginia Watson, and Lynette Youson.
Images: First row, left to right: works by Linda Fantuzzo, Rob Shaw, Linda Fantuzzo. Second row, l to r: Kent Ambler, Jeff Donovan, Marcelo Novo.