Tuning Up: Student art call + Carter Boucher, Adrian Rhodes news
"Tuning Up" is a morning post series where
The Hub delivers curated, 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...
The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.
ArtFields Jr. is looking for student art
Submission deadline: February 12, 2021
The ArtFields Jr.
Art Competition is open to South Carolina students in grades 1 through 12. All artwork submitted is considered by their review panel. Select pieces will be displayed during the month of April and final judging takes place during ArtFields. Schools and families are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony to support their student artists and developing artists throughout the community. Submissions for the 2021 competition are open through February 12, 2021. For complete details of the ArtFields Jr. competition, click here
2020 is stopping neither Carter Boucher...
Clarence Carter Boucher, Arts Access South Carolina master teaching artist, is continuing a very successful year. The website/blog https://www.detour-ahead.org/ is featuring three of his paintings and information about his art career, live now here
- "Art from the Heart," a hardback book about art, is going to include his oil portrait, Jesse James, composer.
- Hip Pocket Press is publishing a piece of his flash fiction, Postcard to a Train Conductor.
... nor Adrian Rhodes
The 2020 SCAC visual arts fellow
made a book of recent drawings, currently on view at 701 CCA as part of the 701 Prize Finalists exhibition. She is taking preorders for the book on her website through December 3rd
2021 North Charleston Arts Fest is a ‘go’
Artists of all disciplines sought to perform or present
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held April 28-May 2 at various venues throughout North Charleston.
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Regional and local artists and community organizations are welcome to submit an application to perform on stage or present their talents through programs such as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more.
- The application can be accessed at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.
- There is NO fee to apply.
- Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more acts should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843.740.5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org for special application instructions.
- Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
- Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone, virtually, or in person.
The Arts Fest review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.
The North Charleston Arts Fest is an annual five-day celebration of the arts, offering an array of events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, and more, throughout the City of North Charleston. The festival was cancelled in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so will once again be presented as the 38th annual event in 2021. All programs and activities will be presented with COVID-19 safety measures in place (face coverings, social distancing, etc.).
Because of restrictions on large gatherings, the World Art Expo at Riverfront Park and Children's Festival will not be part of the festival schedule in 2021.
For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843.740.5854 or email@example.com.
Spartanburg Art Museum calls for 2021-2022 artists
Submission deadline; Friday, October 30, 2020
Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2021/2022.
The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.
We're interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors' experiences to new levels of participation and engagement.
Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition. Artists may submit a full exhibition concept, a cohesive body of work, or a general sampling from their portfolio.
Our exhibition history illustrates that SAM has exhibited more white artists than any other ethnic group. In an effort to be a more responsible institution moving forward in regard to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, we are especially interested in emerging and mid-career artists who identify as Black, POC, LGBTQ, and those with physical disabilities.
Applications MUST include the following materials to be considered:
- 8-10 examples of artwork (please send any multimedia as a link)
- artist statement
- short biography
- résumé and/or CV
- $35 application fee
- completed official application form
Visit this page to learn more.
For more information, please contact our Associate Curator Ashleigh Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864.582.7616 x 254.
New public art opportunity for ArtFields 2021
Proposal submission deadline: February 1, 2021
The ArtFields Collective is excited to announce a brand-new aspect of ArtFields for the 2021 event!
The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.
In addition to the competition, there will be large scale/installation pieces in key places outside around downtown. Each year, the Collective hears from artists with large outdoor pieces that transporting their work to Lake City is just not feasible for a 9-day period. With this new initiative, we aim to make ArtFields a place to explore artists’ big ideas.
Now let’s get down to the details:
Artists can submit a proposal from Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2021. The proposal should include the concept, photos and needs (ex. Volunteers, accommodation, materials, transportation). Up to 5 artists will be invited to install their work beginning March 2021 for display through ArtFields 2021 into early 2022. Selected artists will be offered assistance to bring their artwork to Lake City and install.
While selected art will be on display during ArtFields 2021, this is not part of the ArtFields competition. If artists are accepted into the competition and invited to install public art, they must choose which to participate in.
Please email any questions to email@example.com
SOBA calls for Lowcountry artists
Submit now for 27th annual juried show
Submission deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. ET
Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SOBA) 27th Annual Judged Show.
Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories:
- mixed media,
- or 3D.
Registration is required by completing a registration form available at the gallery, located at 6 Church St. in Old Town Bluffton or by registering online at http://bit.ly/27thjudgedshow
The cost to register is $25 for SOBA members and $45 for non SOBA members. The deadline for dropping off your art is from 9-11 a.m. March 1 at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the SOBA gallery at 8 Church Street. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m.
Registration and a full list of rules are available online
The Judged Show exhibit will be on display from March 1-April 5, 2021 at the SOBA gallery. An awards ceremony will take place from 5-7 p.m. March 3. These events are free to attend and open to the public. Artists can pick up unsold artwork at the end of the show from 9-11 a.m. April 5 at the SOBA gallery.
The judge for the show is David Rankin
. Rankin’s award-winning watercolors are in public and private art collections in the U.S., India, and China, have been featured in more than 150 museum exhibitions, and are included in the North Light’s series, Splash: The Best of Watercolor
, and Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing
, and in numerous art magazines.
About the Judge
David Rankin promotes conservation and appreciation of the natural world through his paintings and has worked with organizations such as the International Crane Foundation, the Wild Bird Society of Japan, the Corporate Conservation Council-Japan and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Artists for Conservation, and the Society of Animal Artists where he has served on the board since 1990. David is one of the true modern-day masters of transparent watercolors, exuding a dynamic passion for the medium in his lectures, demonstrations, and workshop instruction. His art reflects his profound passion for both watercolor and nature. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Deanna.
About The Society of Bluffton Artists
SoBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. Please visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843.757.3776.
Call for exhibition proposals for Park Circle Gallery in North Charleston
Individual or group options
Application deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Established and emerging professional visual artists are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the Park Circle Gallery.
The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.
The gallery aims to showcase artwork by regional and local artists in a variety of subjects and media. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department manages the exhibitions in the space, which are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Exhibits are programmed one year in advance according to fiscal year. A review panel will convene in December 2020 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2021-June 2022. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com
by Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in order for their exhibition proposal to be considered.
Park Circle Gallery (PCG), formerly known as the Olde Village Community Building, is located at 4820 Jenkins Ave. in the bustling Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, adjacent to several restaurants, bars, breweries, and shops. Exhibits are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday and admission is free.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Only original, two-dimensional or three-dimensional pieces will be considered. Submission requirements include an artist statement, resume and exhibition history, exhibition concept, and five quality digital images that portray the quality and style of the artists’ work.
For additional information about PCG and other exhibition opportunities or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at northcharleston.org
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 843.740.5854.
$550.00 Innovate Grants: A call for artists + photographers
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 Cycle.
Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org
Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.
: These are not
South Carolina Arts Commission grants. This post does not
imply ownership of or endorsement of this program or grant opportunity.)
How to Apply
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at https://innovateartistgrants.org
- Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
- Deadline: December 10, 2020
- Region: U.S. & International
- Awards: $550.00 grants
Explore the work of past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at https://innovateartistgrants.org
London + Zurich Summer Grant Recipient – Art
Baltimore, MD Summer Grant Recipient – Photography
Detroit, MI Spring Grant Recipient – Art
Santa Fe, NM Spring Grant Recipient – Photography
Lynnea Holland Weiss
Cleveland, OH Winter Grant Recipient – Art
New Haven, CT Winter Grant Recipient – Photography
Los Angeles, CA Fall Grant Recipient – Art
Dallas, TX Fall Grant Recipient – Photography
Pullman, WA Summer Grant Recipient – Art
Los Angeles, CA Summer Grant Recipient – Photography
Enfield, NH Spring Grant Recipient – Art
Newark, NJ Spring Grant Recipient – Photography
Taylor O. Thomas
Tampa, FL Winter Grant Recipient – Art
Syracuse, NY Winter Grant Recipient – Photography
New Augusta Sculpture Trail issues national call for art
10 works to be exhibited for two years
Cross-river Augusta, Georgia is joining a national array of cities that bring new art into public spaces through the temporary lease of outdoor sculptures.
Local artists and artists from across the country are invited to submit images and physical specifications for their ready-to-install, original sculptures.
As the public art agency for the city of Augusta, the Greater Augusta Arts Council is seeking 10 leasable, pre-existing, outdoor sculptures to be installed for a duration of two years in Downtown Augusta as part of the new Augusta Sculpture Trail. These sculptures will be placed at intervals downtown that will create a fun and easy outdoor walking trail. The 10 selected locations use city of Augusta sidewalks for access, making them fully accessible for everyone to enjoy. The Arts Council will produce a digital walking tour that can be accessed from any mobile device which will help visitors learn specifics about each work of art and artist while they explore the Sculpture Trail. There will also be fun monthly Sculpture Trail events tied to the public artwork locations.
About the call for art
All sculpture sites will have a 4’x4’ concrete base and are spaced in a manner to promote walking from one sculpture to another, creating a trail to follow. Some basic requirements include that the work must be structurally sound and must be of a scale large enough to be clearly visible from a distance. It also must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to the Augusta River region. The work must be safe for public display and not include sharp or easily scalable parts.
Selected artists will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the 2-year lease of their work ($1,500 upon installation, $1,500 upon de-installation). One piece of art will be purchased at the end of the installation to add to the city's permanent art collection.
The call for entries is open now through Oct. 8, 2020. Selected artists will be notified by Oct. 30 and installations will begin January 15-30, 2021. Artists may apply up to three (3) times with separate works. For questions regarding applications email email@example.com
. The application is online at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8041
The Augusta Sculpture Trail is part of a larger Public Art Master Plan for the City of Augusta. It is intended to create a walkable art trail designed for promotion to attract local and regional visitors to the Downtown Augusta area.
ArtFields calls for artists to compete, exhibit
Nine-day, town-wide event plans for 2021
Submission deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2020
From September 1 through November 1, 2020, Southeastern artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina.
Each year, ArtFields brings together art lovers, collectors, and curators
who come to see Lake City transform into a town-wide gallery, allowing accepted artists to be part of the celebration while they compete for $100,000 in prizes.
ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor Southeastern artists with nearly two weeks worth of celebration and competition in the heart of Lake City—a small, once agrarian South Carolina town. To date, ArtFields has awarded over $800,000 in prize money, helped launch the careers of countless artists, and ultimately led to Lake City’s transformation into a burgeoning arts mecca.
Adult artists of all media, who live in the competition's 12 participating Southern states are welcome to apply. Prizes and rules details are available via the ArtFields website
Prizes and Quick Facts
Prizes at Stake:
- Entries Open – Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 2020
- Accepted Artists Notified – Dec 2020
- ArtFields 2021 – April 23-May 1, 2021
- Grand Prize – $50,000
- Second Place – $25,000
- People’s Choice 2D – $12,500
- People’s Choice 3D – $12,500
National call for photography submissions
$1,000 awarded to first prize
Submission deadline: Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Maryland's Delaplaine Arts Center sent The Hub word of its upcoming National Juried Photography Exhibition.
Submissions are being taken right now through Sept. 28.
The National Juried Photography Exhibition
is held biennially in November at the center as part of Focus, its month-long celebration of photography. Artists residing within the U.S. are invited to enter up to three photographs for consideration. All photographs are eligible.
- September 28, 2020 • Deadline for entry submission (by 11:59 pm)
- October 12, 2020 • Notification of accepted works (by 5 pm)
- October 29, 2020 • Deadline for delivery of accepted works
- November 7 – 29, 2020 • Exhibition (physical & virtual)
- First — $1,000
- Second — $500
- Third — $250
- Honorable Mention — $125
About the Juror
is a Guggenheim Fellow and full-time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work is represented in private and public collections, including Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. She has worked at the Daniel Wolf Gallery in NYC and co-founded Elm Street Arts, a cooperative gallery in Manchester, Vermont. DeLuise is from Brooklyn, New York, and received her BFA from SUNY in Purchase, New York, and her MA from Rosary College in Florence, Italy.
- All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible.
- All photographs should have been completed by the submitting artist in the last 2 years. Accepted works should arrive ready to hang.
- Fee — $35 per artist ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine).
- Number of Pieces — Artists may submit up to three (3) photographs (in JPEG format) for consideration.
- Go here to submit your artwork.