Major art call: 2022 North Charleston Arts Fest
Artists in all disciplines sought to perform or presentAPPLICATION DEADLINE: by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 12 a.m.
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 2022 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 4-8 at various venues throughout North Charleston.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
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2022 N. Charleston Arts Fest opens poster design contest
The City of North Charleston is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2022 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition.The winning piece will become the official poster design of the 2022 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 4-8, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including posters, billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and a solo exhibition at Park Circle Gallery during May 2022. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall. The deadline to submit works for the competition is Wednesday, December 15, 2021. There is no entry fee to participate in the North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition. The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted are: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com by the December 15 deadline. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition. The North Charleston Arts Fest is organized and presented by the city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual five-day celebration of arts and culture highlights regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, music, theatre, visual art, media art, and literature. For more than 37 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting thousands of residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state. Previous Arts Fest Design Competition winners include Christine Bush Roman of Johns Island (2020/2021), Joseph Kameen of Graniteville (2019), Hamed Mahmoodi of Greenville (2018), Judy McSween of Charleston (2017), Lisa Shimko of Charleston (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston (2015); Amiri Geuka Farris of Bluffton (2014); Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant (2013); Elena Barna of North Charleston (2012); and Pedro Rodriguez of Goose Creek (2011). For more information about the 2022 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. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person. Click image to enlarge
Looming deadlines for major art calls
Get 'em in, #SCartists!
- 1858 Prize DEADLINE: Sunday, October 31, 2021
- ArtFields DEADLINE: Monday, November 1, 2021
There are big prizes up for grabs in the South Carolina arts scene. Are you going for them?ArtFields, operating out of Lake City in southern Florence County, is accepting submissions for its historic tenth year. ArtFields offers a unique combination of competition and celebration for Southeastern artists, so fittingly this call is open to artists 18 and older practicing in all media from 12 Southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Lo,\uisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. This is an opportunity for part of $100,000 in cash prizes during the 2022 event taking place April 22-30. Accepted artwork is displayed all around our downtown—in spaces like boutiques, restaurants, barbershops, and more—to create a town-wide gallery. If you're unaware, click here to explore what ArtFields is all about and how you can be part of it. The submission deadline is Monday, Nov. 1. Not terribly far from Lake City as the crow flies is the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Charleston-based 1858 Society of the Gibbes Museum of Art has a call out for contemporary art. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. The winning artist receives $10,000 for work that contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. In addition to the monetary award, artwork will be chosen by the Gibbes Curatorial Team, in collaboration with the artist, for display in the Mary Jackson Modern and Contemporary Galleries for the duration of 2022. Their submission deadline is one day earlier on Sunday, Oct. 31. Find out more about the 1858 Prize here.
Call for illustrators issued by Richland County
Six needed for children's bookAPPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 22, 2021
Richland County is searching for artists to illustrate Tessa’s Tale, a children’s story featuring a fish whose adventures educate young readers about stormwater pollution.The activity book, which explores different water quality scenarios in a local waterway, will include six original illustrations. It will be distributed to school-age children. “We’re excited about having another opportunity to get the community involved in our outreach programs in a way that has a wide reach,” Chenille Williams, education program coordinator for Richland County’s Stormwater Management Division, said. “Tessa’s Tale was a joy to write, and I hope it has an impact on the lives of our budding environmentalists.”
Call for exhibition proposals in North Charleston
Park Circle Gallery wants to show your artSUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Established and emerging professional visual artists are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the Park Circle Gallery.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 2021 to evaluate and select exhibits for July 2022-June 2023. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at http://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com by Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in order for their exhibition proposal to be considered. Park Circle Gallery (PCG), formerly known as the Olde Village Community Building, is North Charleston’s only art gallery. It is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in the bustling Park Circle neighborhood, adjacent to several restaurants, bars, breweries, and shops. Exhibits are open to the public Wednesday-Saturday and admission is free. Some details:
- 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.
Sedona Arts Center seeks art
'Souls of Forgotten Objects' coming in DecemberSUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12 p.m. Arizona time
Sedona (Arizona) Arts Center is seeking artists for the Souls of Forgotten Objects exhibit to take place December 1 -23, 2021 in the special exhibits gallery of the arts center.About Souls of Forgotten Objects Exploring the intersection between trash and treasure, Souls of Forgotten Objects will include an exhibit, workshops and demonstrations that bring found or forgotten objects together to create something beautiful. Whether that is an old tree branch, bike tire, cardboard, colorful material, metal or paper, the exhibit welcomes artists to submit 2D or 3D work that takes these found or lost materials and turns them in to art. Curious, evocative, dynamic or meditative, SAC invites artists to think outside the box, canvas or convention in submitting pieces for exhibit. Deadline to apply
- Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 – 12 p.m. Arizona Time – no late submissions will be accepted.
- Entry Fee: $30 for up to three entries.
- Commission Fees: Sedona Arts Center retains a 50% commission fee on all art sales in support of our nonprofit organization, programs and events.
Artisphere 2022 makes call for entries
Apply now for 17th annual festivalAPPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 8, 2021
Artisphere, one of the nation's top annual arts festivals, wants your applications to exhibit May 6-8, 2022.From the announcement:
Ranked a TOP 10 Fine Art and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Art Festival, Artisphere is a signature event on Greenville’s busy cultural calendar that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC's dynamic downtown.
A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.
Graphic textArtisphere presented by TD Bank May 6-8, 2022
- Applications accepted August 2 through October 8, 2021
- 130-150 artists
- $15,000 cash awards
- $30 application fee
- $10,000-$12,500 purchase awards
- Click here to apply on Zapplication.org
Sunspot Lit’s 2021 ‘Inception’ contest
For Sunspot Lit’s 2021 Inception contest, send your best opening.There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the beginning is excerpted.
- Open: July 1, 2021
- Submit here: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit/198721/inception-2021-500-for-prose-poetry-or-art-opening
- Close: September 30, 2021
- Entry fee: $10
- Prize: $500 cash, publication
Apply to be a Gibbes Museum visiting artist
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021
Complementing the Gibbes Museum's exhibition program, its Visiting Artist Series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.Alexandria Dickerson, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021 The program features eight contemporary artists annually, whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Invitations are extended to emerging and nationally-recognized artists whose work aligns with the museum’s collection profile; whose work is in the collection; or who have been identified as a finalist or winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Fletcher Williams III, recent finalist for the South Arts Southern Prize as Hub readers know, was a 2019 visiting artist.
Starting Sunday, artists who currently reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry can apply for a six-week visiting artist session with a proposal introducing their current studio practice, artwork content, and the type of project they would like to pursue through a residency at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
- Visiting artists receive a weekly honorarium of $250 plus a one-time materials stipend in the amount of $150.
- Participating artists commit to 10 public studio hours per week during museum hours (usually divided across three days).
- Following the residency, selected visiting artists now have the opportunity to exhibit works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery as well as collaborate on exclusive products to be sold in the Museum Store.
- The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.