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Gibbes Museum posts accounting job

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Accounting coordinator

The full-time accounting coordinator is responsible for nonprofit accounting, payroll, and general bookkeeping duties for the Gibbes Museum of Art. Reporting to the director of finance, this position manages day-to-day accounting operations, including full-cycle accounts payable/receivable processes, bank reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, budgetary and audit preparation, among other critical duties to support the function of the finance department. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Go here to download the job description and get application instructions.
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Jason Rapp

SCAC grant makes chamber orchestra performance possible

On Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 the Charleston County School of the Arts Sinfonietta will perform with virtuoso violinist Francisco Fullana at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre.

The performance is the culmination of a three-day residency between Fullana and the SOA Sinfonietta, a part of Chamber Music Charleston’s Youth Chamber Music Initiative. A South Carolina Arts Commission Arts Education Project Grant helped make this performance possible. Fullana will lead the ensemble in a performances of the Elgar Serenade for String Orchestra the J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in D minor. Fullana will also perform alongside soloists from the SOA Sinfonietta: Elaina Gable (violin), Yosef Chang (viola) and Devon O’Brien (bass) for Mozart’s Serenade in D Major, “Serenata notturna.” In addition to the SOA residency, Chamber Music Charleston’s Youth Chamber Music Initiative includes:
  • Classical Kids Concerts in elementary schools,
  • masterclasses with visiting guest artists,
  • and the CMC TWO High School string chamber music program.
The residency between violinist Francisco Fullana and the Charleston County School of the Arts was inspired by Fullana’s work with youth orchestras and music schools throughout the world. “Each year we attract world-renowned guest artists to perform alongside our professional musicians of Chamber Music Charleston for our Ovation Concerts, and we are excited to expand this opportunity for guest artist to work with the accomplished string students at SOA,”  President and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Charleston Sandra Nikolajevs said. “Providing the students with the change to not only hear an artist of the caliber of Francisco Fullana, but to work with him closely in exploring the music of Mozart, Bach and Elgar over the course of three days, will create an incredible experience for the students and audience alike.”
Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, is making a name for himself as both a performer and a leader of innovative educational institutions. As a soloist, he has performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Bayerische Philharmonie led by the late Sir Colin Davis, the Sibelius Concerto with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, and the Brahms Violin Concerto with Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. In March he will perform as soloist for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in New York City’s Carnegie Hall with the Grammy-Award winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire. “Through my formative years at Juilliard and beyond, I realized that experiences centered on active learning and collaborations with world class musicians exponentially accelerated my learning process and were life-changing,” he said. “By working with students as equal collaborators, one can lead the creative process through a collective effort that has transformative long-term effects in students’ artistic development.”
The Charleston County School of the Arts is a public middle and high school that offers students rich and intensive instruction in eight art majors in middle school and nine art majors in high school. Students may apply and audition for two areas, and once accepted into a major, spend one-fourth of their day with dynamic teachers in that art area. Art majors include instrumental band, creative writing, dance, piano, string orchestra, theater, visual art and vocal music. SOA’s students excel at the local, state and national level, earning awards, scholarships, and the respect of audience members, peers, and patrons of the arts. Students also participate in an appropriately challenging academic curriculum that includes college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Clubs, community service, and unique school events tailored to meet the interests of young artists, provide additional opportunities for expression and involvement. We want our students to maximize their potential and then find out how their art can impact the world around them. This program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the performances

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7 p.m.  College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Tickets: Free with advance reservation required.

Jason Rapp

Seeking a live mural artist for the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Crush Studio is seeking an awesomely talented and badass, 2-D graffiti or mural artist for the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

We are a creative event design and production company that will be producing a fun event space for one of the festival’s presenting sponsors at the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The custom two-story structure is one of the largest at the festival, and year after year, draws thousands of attendees to the space. This year’s theme for the space is “urban playground.” We will incorporate hip, cool, and vibrant city elements that invoke fun and play and inspire attendees to travel to new, exciting places—think the High Line in NYC, spray painted tire swings, street art, etc. As part of the activation, we plan to have a live installation street artist producing a mural on the side of the structure. Think styles similar to James Goldcrown, Maya Hayuk, Hektad, etc. The idea is for festival attendees to watch the mural come to life over several hours, and at the end of each festival day, a unique, vibrant piece of art will remain and serve as a photo backdrop for festival goers. The artist will produce the murals for each of the three festival days. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday. We envision the actual painting to occur from about 11:00 to 2:00, leaving an hour at the end of the day for photos. The mural will be produced on a large canvas adhered to the side of the structure (not to be painted directly on the structure) so that it can be removed at the end of the day to make way for the next -day. A new mural will need to be produced for each day. Previous experience creating murals or large-scale paintings preferred. Details are listed below:
  • Theme: The World is Your Playground - colorful and playful murals encouraged
  • Where: 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405
  • When: Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2022 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Compensation: $1,500 per day (arrive at 10:30 a.m. to set up, wrapping up by 2:30 p.m.). Artist to provide all materials, except for the canvas.
  • Approximate mural size: up to 18’w x 10’h
  • Ownership: Each of the completed murals will be owned by the client and will be donated to a local organization (to be determined).
Please send up to 5 previous examples of work (or a link to website, and/or IG handle), as well as mock-ups of 1 mural design for the festival, to erin@crushstudio.com.

Milly

Palmetto Hands seeks entries for 20th annual craft event

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 20th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.

As the state’s longest-running fine craft competition and exhibition, objects selected for the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6,500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, to be held May 4-8, 2022.
  • A $15 entry fee applies.
  • Artists may submit up to four entries.
  • The application is strictly available online and may be accessed via the link at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.
  • Artists in need of assistance with the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.
  • Deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during past annual exhibitions. We are pleased to announce the juror for the 2022 competition is Tiffany Thomas, a contemporary painter and potter who runs a studio and artisan shop called Tthomas Arts in Florence. A native of Florence, Tiffany was raised on a farm and experienced the ups and downs of living a farm life. She incorporates her childhood into her paintings by using bright colors and utilizes reclaimed wood that her family discarded from old houses, buildings, and dumpsters in her collage works. Her clay of choice is translucent porcelain, fired with colorful stains and glazes. Her ceramic work focuses on an array of designs; from cups and mugs to light fixtures and table pieces. All of her pieces are hand carved. Tiffany graduated from Francis Marion University in 2012 with a degree in visual arts with concentrations in ceramics and painting. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows such as the South Carolina Arts Commission Gala, The North Carolina Museum of Art Art of the Auction, Spartanburg Juried Competition, The Heritage Festival, and The Pee Dee Regional Art Competition.
The 20th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition will be on display May 4-8, 2022, at the Charleston Area Convention Center (5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston). A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843.740.5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.

Milly

Charleston poet Linda Joy Walder debuts with Free Verse Press

Running Naked in the Snow, the debut collection of poems by Linda Joy Walder, was just released by Free Verse Press.

The poet describes her works as “word paintings,” deeply rooted and inspired by the magical and mournful circumstances of her lifetime. “Six decades in, it is the exact right time to share my poetic journey. We ‘evolve’ throughout our lives, and I hope that my personal achievement inspires others, no matter their age, to fulfill their own dreams,” Walder said. Running Naked in the Snow (ISBN: 978-1734673791, 57 pages, $13.99 U.S.) is available on Amazon and at fine book sellers throughout Charleston and select cities across the U.S. It also will be available as an e-book and audio book in 2022. Evelyn Berry, an award-winning Aiken-based poet, novelist, editor, and podcast host, has worked closely with Walder as a mentor, and is excited about her debut collection of poems. “Linda’s work is deeply invested in not just truth-telling, but truth-sharing. Such radical candor invites the reader to feel and reflect deeply,” she said. Free Verse Press is a new publishing company started by Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker. In the introduction of Walder’s book, Amaker says that readers will "experience a wildly creative book from a writer who has confidence in what makes her unique. ‘Running Naked in the Snow’ gives you short poems about seasons, rhythm word experiments, gentle pieces about family, and more.”

About Linda Joy Walder

Linda’s creativity blossomed in early childhood, and she began writing poetry in elementary school. Her artistic bent continued throughout her education, studying art, literature, and history. After graduating from Vassar College, Linda thrived in the creative world of art and fashion public relations. Then, after graduating from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Linda continued her focus on the arts as an attorney for artists. For the past 20 years, she has been a visionary and activist in the field of adult Autism. Her internationally recognized Foundation (The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation) has led the global community in accepting, valuing, and supporting the diversity of adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Linda’s own story is one of courage and heart. She is the mother of an adult daughter and a son (who died of an Autism-related seizure at age 9, and in whose memory the foundation is named). She is also a recent widow, navigating the crushing loss of her cherished husband. Linda resides in Charleston with her beloved family of human and furry beings. Her website, LindaJWalderC.com, is sparking a creative revolution, inviting visitors to share her personal journey and to spark their own innate creativity by exploring imaginative new ways to cope with challenging times. Follow Linda on Instagram @lindajwalderc.

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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.

Jason Rapp

Call for exhibition proposals in North Charleston

Park Circle Gallery wants to show your art

SUBMISSION 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.
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 culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or call 843.740.5854.

Jason Rapp

College of Charleston readies for Simons Center renovation

Multimillion-dollar update begins this month

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The Albert Simons Center for the Arts will be closed for the next two years while the 42-year-old building undergoes an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation.

“This has been a long time coming and we’re delighted,” School of the Arts Dean Edward Hart said. “We are so appreciative of the college’s administration for supporting us. You know, when times are tough, very often the arts take it on the chin. And our administration has shown the foresight to really stand by us with this project, which indicates that the arts really are a priority for the college.” Completed in 1979, the Simons Center, located on St. Philip Street in the heart of the College of Charleston campus, was constructed to serve no more than 800 students. Today the facility serves more than five times that number—and, says Hart, as the hub of the School of the Arts, it’s time to update the classrooms and performance spaces as well as the building’s technology and infrastructure. “The Simons Center has been great, but after 40 years, it needs a little work,” he said. “Better facilities make for a better environment. Everybody wants to be in a place where it looks and feels nice, and where there’s appropriate space.” The project includes renovation of almost 87,400 square feet. Around 10,900 square feet will be demolished, and 22,871 square feet of new building space will be constructed, said Brad Weiland, senior project manager for CofC’s Facilities Management. When the renovation is complete, the updated Simons Center will feature just over 99,000 square feet of classroom and performance space. Upgrades will include:
  • New seminar classrooms, as well as updated and enlarged classroom spaces
  • A new two-story black box theater
  • A state-of-the-art costume shop, scene shop and theater design studio
  • All new sculpture, printmaking and drawing studios
  • A digital lab and gallery/multipurpose room
  • New music practice rooms and revamped dressing room spaces
  • New mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and updated technological systems
Crews spent the summer moving everything out of the center in preparation of construction, which is to begin in late September. “It was really a logistical jigsaw puzzle trying to figure out where everything was going to go,” Hart said, noting that moving pianos, studio art equipment along with typical classroom furniture was a lengthy process with some items being sent to other locations on campus and others now in storage. Five locations around campus will house School of the Arts programs and departments during the renovation:
  • Harbor Walk West will host offices, classrooms and event spaces for the Department of Art and Architectural History as well as the Arts Management Program. Some music classes will also take place at this location.
  • 136 St. Philip Street (the former site of Redux Contemporary Art Studio) will house the theater and dance scene shop and the Department of Studio Art’s sculpture studio.
  • The third floor of the Lightsey Center will serve as the Department of Studio Art’s offices and printmaking studio as well as drawing studios, which were already housed there.
  • Calhoun Annex (172 Calhoun St./Chapel Theatre) will house the Department of Theatre and Dance design studio.
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance’s costume shop and classroom/meeting facilities will span three floors of the historic building at 329 King St. (corner of King and George streets).
With the Recital Hall and the Emmett Robinson Theatre, located within the Simons Center, closed for the duration of the renovation, many School of the Arts performances will be held in the college’s Sottile Theatre as well as the Chapel Theatre. The renovation will begin with the demolition of the back portion of the building where the new sculpture studio and scene shops will be located. Weiland says demolition of the section of the building near the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts along St. Philip Street will also begin this fall to make way for the new black box theater. The courtyard on St. Philip Street will also see demolition before the end of the year in preparation for a new front entrance and courtyard. “Construction will run through 2022, and major completion of the building will take place in the spring of 2023 through the summer of 2023. The project is tentatively scheduled to be fully completed and turned over to the College in time for an estimated opening for the fall 2023 semester,” Weiland said. Designed by Liollio Architecture and HGA Design Firm, the reimagined Simons Center will have a bright and colorful ambiance that is inviting to students and visitors. Hart says the colors featured throughout the building are inspired by iconic architectural features found on campus such as the blue-green door of Towell Library and the rich coral color of Randolph Hall. With large windows, a modern façade and carefully chosen brick, Hart says the entrance is meant to subtly grab visitors’ attention as they make their way from the rear of Randolph Hall to St. Philip Street. “It will look brighter, and I think it will be more noticeable from the street.” And the new building will give the School of the Arts the opportunity to visually claim its prominence in the city of Charleston’s vibrant arts scene in lock-step with the school’s new tagline branding itself “The Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston.” “There really isn’t an artistic institution in this town that we aren’t somehow involved with, whether it’s a direct relationship or partnership or whether it’s our graduates that are over there or our faculty members,” Hart said, ticking off the School of the Arts’ connections to Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto, the Charleston Symphony, the Charleston Gaillard Center, the Preservation Society of Charleston as well as area theater and dance companies and art galleries. “We can just go on and on, and I think it’s time for us to claim that. Charleston is an arts city and we’re at the heart of it.”

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Apply to be a Gibbes Museum visiting artist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. [caption id="attachment_47503" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021[/caption]


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.

[caption id="attachment_47504" align="alignright" width="250"] Alexandria Dickerson, Gibbes Museum Visiting Artist in 2021[/caption] 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.
Visiting artists are also encouraged to lead adult workshops and participate in virtual programs. For general questions, please contact Director of Contemporary Initiatives and Public Engagement Erin Glaze at eglaze@gibbesmuseum.org. For technical help while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com.

Jason Rapp

Spoleto Festival USA announces new general director

Beginning October 2021, Mena Mark Hanna will become the Festival’s new leader, taking over from current General Director Nigel Redden, who will be retiring after 35 years.

Hanna (right) comes to Spoleto from Berlin’s Barenboim-Said Akademie, where he was Founding Dean. Prior to his tenure in Berlin, he was Assistant Artistic Director at the Houston Grand Opera. “Mena possesses a depth of knowledge and experience across artistic genres, and also—essential for Spoleto and Charleston—understands and is passionate about the power of artistic expression to bridge differences and bring people together,” said Alicia Gregory, President of the Board of Spoleto Festival USA. “The board is unanimous in Mena’s appointment.”

Jason Rapp