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New fiber art exhibition at Pickens County Museum

[gallery link="file"] The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to present Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. This exhibition, featuring works by 27 of South Carolina’s finest fiber artisans, runs Sept. 7 - November 14. The opening reception is Sept. 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. Connecting Concept & Medium is an invitational exhibition that, in some sense of the word, will survey the wide ranges of fiber art being currently created in our state by established, as well as, up-and-coming artists. While there are hints to the history and evolution of fiber art and prevailing ideologies, this exhibit is less a history show and more about the artists working in all fiber categories, including weaving, needlework, quilting, wearables, paper & felting, mixed fiber, surface design, sculpture and installation. Exhibition artists: Paige Alexander, Beth Andrews, Jim Arendt*, Lois Bro, Jocelyn Châteauvert*^, Robin Ann Cooper, Cathy Coster, Mary Edna Fraser*~, Fran Gardner, Terry Jarrard-Dimond*^, Patricia Kerko, Christina Laurel, Susan Lenz, Connie Lippert, Lee Malerich*^, Beth Melton*~, Jeanette Moody, Dottie Moore, Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook, Bonnie B. Ouellette, Beth Robertson, Alice Schlein, Gail Sexton, Susan Sorrell, Chris Tedesco, Marilyn Wall, and Michael Wiernicki. Connecting Concept & Medium is sponsored in part by Cornell-Dubilier, Earth Design, Pickens Savings & Loan and South Carolina Bank & Trust. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens, S.C., the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. * S.C. Arts Commission Fellow ^ work included in the S.C. State Art CollectionArtists’ Ventures Initiative grantee Via: Pickens County Museum of Art & History

Pickens County Museum’s annual juried exhibition on view through June 13

The Pickens County Museum’s 34th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Exhibition is on display until June 13, 2013. Visitors can view 112 works of art representing 100 artists currently creating visual art in South Carolina. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics, fiber and other mediums.

Kristen Watts, director of collections and exhibitions for The Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., served as juror for this year’s competition. Watts has more than 15 years of museum experience in areas of exhibition development and management, donor cultivation, collections care and management, and public speaking. The competition was open to all artists working in any medium, 18 years of age or older and living in South Carolina. Nearly 400 works were submitted for consideration. Visit the museum's website to read about the awards presented and view some images from the exhibition. [caption id="attachment_5854" align="alignnone" width="600"]Larry Seymour, Chui Larry Seymour, Chui, gouache on paper. First Place Award & Susan B. Benjamin Memorial Purchase Award[/caption] Via: Pickens County Museum of Art & History