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Want to exhibit at GCCA in 2024/2025?

Call issued for Main Gallery proposals

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2023

GCCA is currently seeking proposals to fill its exhibition schedule for the 2024/2025 calendar year.

GCCA's Main Gallery exhibitions strive to educate and inspire by promoting diverse ideas while encouraging innovative, contemporary approaches to visual arts. The Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and has featured the work of local, regional, national, and all disciplines of the visual arts. Our movable gallery wall system allows for dynamic designs and fresh experiences for every exhibition. Each exhibition is on display for approximately two months. Please note that GCCA will not accept exhibition proposals submitted via email or traditional mail. All submissions must be completed via the online application form linked here. There is also a non-refundable $30 application fee to be submitted electronically with the application form (the fee aids with the operations of GCCA and its galleries). The application fee and proposal submission do not guarantee acceptance for an exhibition in GCCA’s Main Gallery. An exhibition agreement and additional information will be provided if the proposal is accepted. Contact Gallery Manager Ben Tarcson at ben@artcentergreenville.org if you have any questions.

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$550 Innovate Grants open for visual artists + photgraphers

Fall 2022 open for submissions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Innovate Grant awards two (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant's commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. 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.

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 15, 2022
  • Region: U.S. & International
  • Awards: $550.00 grants

Recent Innovate Grant Recipients

Shingo Yamazaki Summer Grant Recipient – Art Anton Kuehnhackl Summer Grant Recipient – Photography Nadia Wolff Spring Grant Recipient – Art Amy Yeminne Kim Spring Grant Recipient – Photography Rune Bering Winter Grant Recipient – Art Rebecca Drolen Winter Grant Recipient – Photography Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at https://innovateartistgrants.org.   Apply online today: https://innovateartistgrants.org

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National call issued for miniature art

Artists of any size eligible to enter...

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Bristol Art Museum in Rhode Island is looking for miniature art for a 2023 juried exhibition, Miniature Monumental.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. Selected information appears below; full details are available by clicking here.

The artwork

  • All work must be original
  • Artwork must fit in the palm of the hand or measure 25 square inches or less in size, including framing
  • All media except for video or screen artworks are welcome
  •  Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online
  • All work must arrive ready to install. Please include any special instructions
  • Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the museum. The museum will provide all collectors with the artist contact information.

Submission criteria

  • Up to three pieces may be submitted
    • $30 for the first entry
    • $40 for two entries
    • $50 for three entries.
  • Submitting artists must reside in the U.S. and be at least 18 years old
  • For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side
  • Images should be in JPG format, under 4MB, and sRGB color space
  • The deadline for online submissions is midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Artists will be emailed when results are ready to view
  • All work must arrive at the museum via U.S. Postal Service by Friday, Jan. 20 (no FedEx and no UPS accepted)
  • Exhibit is on view Saturday, Feb. 4 – Friday March 31, 2023

Juror: Patricia Miranda

Miranda is an artist, curator, educator and founder of several artist-run organizations including The Crit Lab and MAPSace,. In 2021 she founded the Lace Archive, an historical community archive of thousands of donated lace works and family histories. She has been awarded numerous residencies and grants.

Miranda has developed education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Franklin Furnace, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. She is a noted expert on the history and use of natural dyes and pigments, and teaches about environmentally sustainable art practices. Miranda currently teaches studio art and professional practice in undergrad and grad programs at Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, and Massachusetts College of Art and has been a faculty member y at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Jane Street Art Center, Garrison Art Center (Hudson Vallery, NY) ODETTA Gallery, Williamsburg Art+Historical Center, The Clemente Center, ABC No Rio, and Wave Hill (NYC); The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, (Groton, CT); the Cape Museum of Fine Art, (Cape Cod MA); and the Belvedere Museum, (Vienna Austria). Her solo exhibition at Garrison Art Center (2021) was featured in the Brooklyn Rail.

Jason Rapp

$4.25 million art collection donated to Chapman Cultural Center

[caption id="attachment_51033" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Works from the CCC's new Carl Plansky collection. Provided photo. Click to enlarge.[/caption]

Yesterday in Spartanburg, Chapman Cultural Center announced the gift of artist Carl Plansky’s original work from the collection of Larry and Janice Elder.

Appraised at more than $4.25 million, the Plansky Collection contains 900 plus pieces and is the largest donation of artwork in CCC history. Carl Plansky (1951-2009) was an artist, teacher, and paint maker who maintained studios in Brooklyn and East Meredith, New York, as well as Budapest, Hungary. Born in Miami Beach, Plansky studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and moved to New York in 1970 to attend the New York Studio School. Plansky is often associated with his close friend and mentor, artist Joan Mitchell, with whom he painted in Vetheuil, France, during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Plansky’s work was greatly influenced by Mitchell and the American abstract expressionist movement. His artwork is included in many public and private collections around the world including the Asheville Art Museum, The Mint Museum, and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Plansky is best known for his compositional elegance and expressive brushwork. He was a highly respected and influential teacher, guiding students at numerous colleges and universities as well as acclaimed art institutions, including the New York Studio School. The Elders (right) managed a nationally recognized art consultancy and gallery in Charlotte for more than 18 years and, as Larry Elder explains, Plansky was a good friend and an artist whose work they admired, promoted, and collected. “Janice and I were born and raised in Spartanburg and were both greatly influenced by the arts scene in our hometown and continue to be inspired by it. We donated the Plansky collection to give back to the community that gave so much to us. Through this gift, our goal is to increase awareness for the visual arts both in Spartanburg and regionally. We hope this gift will impact Chapman Cultural Center today and for many years to come,” he said. Dr. B. Brant Bynum, immediate past chair of the CCC board of trustees, is leading the special Plansky Collection Committee. “The Elders’ amazing gift will have a lasting impact on the cultural community of Spartanburg! We express to them our admiration for this visionary gift and our deepest gratitude,” Bynum said. A plan is being developed to honor the legacy of Carl Plansky and the Elders’ gift. Chapman Cultural Center intends to invite the community to view the collection through a variety of events and exhibitions; details will be released later. Pieces from the collection will eventually be available for sale; all proceeds will go to the CCC.
Chapman Cultural CenterAbout Chapman Cultural Center Chapman Cultural Center provides cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community. The Chapman Cultural Center is located on East Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg. Please visit www.ChapmanCulturalCenter.org for more information.

Jason Rapp

Gibbes Museum opens 1858 Prize cycle

$10,000 for contemporary southern art

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2022 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.

Each year, Society 1858, the museum’s young professionals auxiliary group, awards a $10,000 cash prize to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Past winners include Stephanie J. Woods (2021), Stephen L. Hayes (2020), Donté K. Hayes (2019), Leo Twiggs (2018), Bo Bartlett (2017), Alicia Henry (2016), Deborah Luster (2015), Sonya Clark (2014), John Westmark (2012), Patrick Dougherty (2011) and Radcliffe Bailey (2010). Submissions for 2022 will be accepted online at www.1858prize.org from Aug. 1–Sept. 30, 2022. “Society 1858 strives to celebrate diverse Southern artists through the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art,” says Emily Broome, president of Society 1858. “We are thrilled to announce the call for submissions for this esteemed prize. Past winners have gone on to receive many accolades and often return to the Gibbes as visiting artists.” Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are eligible to apply. All submissions are thoughtfully reviewed by a panel of visual arts professionals, Society 1858 representatives and Gibbes Museum of Art staff members. The winner will be awarded $10,000 and a feature at the Amy P. Coy Forum on Feb. 10, 2023. Two honorable mentions will be awarded $500 each. Artists must submit:
  • Completed registration form
  • Brief artist statement (150 words or less)
  • Resume or CV
  • Portfolio of work (up to 10 images) including title, date, medium, and dimensions for each work
  • $25 non-refundable entry fee
  • Submit at www.1858prize.org
  • For general questions about the 1858 Prize, please contact the Gibbes Museum of Art at 1858prize@gibbesmuseum.org
  • For technical support, while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com
Winner and honorable mentions will be announced in November 2022 on the 1858 Prize website and via press release.

About Society 1858

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art. This group of dynamic young professionals supports the Gibbes Museum with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons. To learn more about membership in Society 1858, please visit https://www.gibbesmuseum.org/become-a-member/#society-1858.

About the Gibbes Museum of Art

Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.

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South Arts taking apps for BIG opportunities

#SCartists and BIPOC arts leaders take note

Top view image of Graphic designer working table flat lay with painting/drawing equipment, color, paintbrush, pencils, white blank paper, coffee cup, keyboard, keyboard and potted plant on it. Two recurring opportunities by South Arts are now open for applications as of August. If either apply to you, well, you don't want to miss out. Here's what we know.

Leaders of Color Fellowship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET The LoCF is a strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in our region who are committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts. Using a cohort structure, the program has emphasized experiential learning, community building, and service to the field. Since 2010, and for the past two years in partnership with South Arts, the Western States Arts Federation’s (WESTAF) Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) program has promoted diverse, representative leadership and equity in the arts field by supporting the leadership of more than 100 arts leaders of color. A direct result of recommendations made to WESTAF from arts and culture leaders and advocates from across the region, this work is articulated through our Leaders of Color Fellowship program and on an ongoing basis with the Leaders of Color Network. Click here for information on the Leaders of Color Fellowship.

Southern Prize and State Fellowships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South Arts is committed to practices and funding that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone. Nine State Fellows (one per state) will be selected through a two-tiered selection process by a national jury; each State Fellow receives an award of $5,000 and will be included in a touring exhibition opening late summer 2023. A second national jury will select the Southern Prize winner and finalist, receiving an additional $25,000 and $10,000 respectively as well as a residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Jurors will make their selections based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region.

Jason Rapp

GCCA names recipients of Brandon Fellowship

Three Greenville-based #SCartists were revealed as Greenville Center for Creative Arts' incoming class of the Brandon Fellowship at its Annual Showcase on Aug. 5.

The fellowship is a 12-month program that aims to develop three emerging artists between the ages of 21 to 30 who represent the diversity of the Greenville visual arts community. Now in its eighth year, the program provides free studio space, a stipend for supplies, a supportive environment, mentorship, and art education, including professional development resources, to help these artists thrive in the next step of their education, career, or business. “We've had such strong candidates apply for the Brandon Fellowship this year, representing the breadth of talents and perspectives of young Greenville artists,” says Kevin Kao, the chair of the Brandon Fellowship selection committee. “We're so excited to present our new fellows and cannot wait to see the impact that they will have with GCCA as well as the greater Greenville community.”

The 2022/2023 Brandon Fellows

[caption id="attachment_50755" align="alignright" width="250"] (l-r) Orlando Corona, RaAmen Stallings, and Faith Hudgens. Click image to enlarge. GCCA photo by Antonio Modesto.[/caption] Orlando Corona is a Greenville-based oil painter and printmaker, born in Mexico. His artwork is based on his Mexican culture and as a first generation immigrant in the U.S. While only having 3 years of experience, he has been in several galleries since the age of 17, and has studied under several local artists. His favorite artists include Diego Rivera, a Mexican muralist; Posada, a printmaker; and Pablo Picasso. Orlando strives to create impactful art that can be shared with others. Art is his creative way of communicating his thoughts and speaking to the world. A self-taught painter and mixed-media artist, Faith Hudgens grew up in Greenville and has worked professionally as a highly regarded tattoo artist since establishing her practice in 2017. Her paintings are vibrant, emotional, and layered with spirituality. She has participated in exhibitions at Greenville Technical College and the Commerce Club. Faith is an uplifter in her community and volunteers regularly with Miracle Hill Ministries hosting art classes for young girls in foster care. Faith has also hosted PRIDE events with Upstate Pride SC and donates art to organizations that support women and the LGBTQ+ community. Faith’s overarching goal is to cultivate positive change through her art and specifically, to use art as a platform to propel Greenville forward in unity, cultural diversity, and minority inclusion. RaAmen (Rah-Mēn) Stallings Is an aspiring creative who is passionate about all forms of art. He is a graduate of both Greenville Senior High Academy and Greenville Technical College where he received an associate’s in Business Administration. Although he has worked professionally as a photographer since launching his business in 2020, RaAmen is now focused on developing his skills as a painter. He is committed to expanding his artistic practice and believes strongly in the power of art as a way to inspire and facilitate community and conversation. This year’s Brandon Fellowship selection committee included chair Kevin Kao, sculptor and Assistant Professor of Art at Furman University; Danielle Fontaine, encaustic artist and Brandon Fellowship Founder; Rhonda Rawlings, a GCCA board member and community director for Mill Village Ministries; Nick Burns, painter and mixed-media artist and alumnus of the Brandon Fellows class of 2020; Patricia DeLeon, painter and mixed-media artist; and Kara Bale, operations manager for GCCA who oversees the Fellowship program. “I couldn’t be more excited about our new fellows,” says Kara Bale, who oversees the program at GCCA. “It was a very challenging selection process as we had so many talented and deserving applicants, but I feel the committee did an excellent job and selected three individuals who strongly reflect GCCA’s mission to enrich the cultural fabric of our community. Each has already used their art to grow community and further important conversations so it will be amazing to see what they accomplish within the supportive structure of the fellowship.” Previous Brandon Fellows alumni have gone on to become full-time working artists, designers, participants in Artisphere and other festivals, graduate students, artists-in-residence, instructors, community muralists, published artists, grant recipients, and award winners.
An exhibition featuring the work of the 2021/2022 Brandon Fellows, Kim Le, Sienna Patterson, and Terrell Washington is on display through Sept. 28 in GCCA’s Main Gallery. Kim Le’s work comes from the ugly, wounded and abject parts of a young girl’s psyche, reappropriating the common language of cuteness that little girls use to cope with their pain to connect to the furious and wretched spirit of young girls and women everywhere who’ve been beaten down by the world around them. Through expressive imagery and journal entries, Sienna Patterson explores the concept of the fool's journey through the lens of her personal experiences. Depiction the trials of self and the price that we pay to develop the ego to surpass the ego and to transcend the ego. Terrell Washington’s “Genesis: Omens and Decisions of Existence,” features Abrahamic beliefs and highlights the realness of prayer, our blessings and curses, human nature, while putting people of melanin at the center of it all. This exhibition can be viewed during GCCA’s open hours Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. To learn more about the Brandon Fellowship, visit https://artcentergreenville.org/brandon-fellowship/.

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. For more information, visit www.artcentergreenville.org, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).

Jason Rapp

Call for art: 701 CCA Prize 2022

For #SCartists 40 and younger

APPLICTION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 1, 2022

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia recently announced the sixth installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional #SCartists 40 years and younger.

The project takes place this year with a juried process resulting in a October–December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize 2022 by completing and submitting the application package by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The application guidelines and link to the application can be found here. Important dates:
  • July 29–Sept. 1, 2022 - Submission period
  • September 15, 2022 - Announcement of three finalists
  • October 20, 2022 - Exhibition opens with a public reception.
  • November 29, 2022 - 701 CCA Prize celebration event and announcement of winner
  • December 31, 2022 - Exhibition closes with year-end celebration

“The 701 CCA Prize continues to add a crucial component to the ecosystem and infrastructure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina.”

-Wim Roefs, 701 CCA founding board member

The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments, and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize 2022 will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since Jan. 1, 2020. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition at 701 CCA. The three members of the jury panel will be announced later. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The previous winners were James Busby of Chapin in 2012, Shannon Rae Lindsey of Columbia in 2014, Yvette L. Cummings of Conway in 2016, Jena Thomas of Spartanburg in 2018, and Adrian Rhodes of Hartsville in 2020. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed-Sat 11–5; Sun 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.
For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Michaela Pilar Brown on 803.319.9949.

Jason Rapp

The Project: A 2022 Call for Art

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, August 15, 2022

The Project: A 2022 Call for Art is the Koger Center’s annual artistic competition that supports the work of South Carolina visual artists.

Each year, one chosen artist will receive a $500 stipend, gallery space, and staff support resulting in a free public display in the Upstairs Gallery of the Koger Center. Submissions for this year’s project will be accepted through August 15, 2022.


  • Artist must be over 18 years old
  • Submissions must be your own work
  • Must have been created in the past 2 years
  • Artists cannot submit any art that has previously been submitted to The Project formerly known as the Koger Center’s 1593 Project
  • Previous winners and honorable mention winners of the 1593 Project or The Project may not submit artwork for up to 5 years
Submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF4wQVzBO1RFiFVxNJIKBKhK-mQ4bBJvnElMLvLXb9SA_uUg/viewform?usp=sf_link Please submit your artwork to the link above. If you have any issues submitting your work or questions about the form, please call 803.777.7500 or email kogercenter@sc.edu.

History of The Project

In the year 1593, bubonic plague swept through London, killing almost a third of its population. In times of plague, London authorities closed the theatres. As acting companies fell on hard times William Shakespeare took the forced closures as a time to create, and in the year 1593 began to compose the first of what would be a brilliant collection of 154 sonnets during that dark time for the theatre. Honoring the flame of creativity that remains bright even in times of turmoil, the Koger Center for the Arts launched the ​1593 Project: A Call for Art in 2020 during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goals were simple: offer a small financial award to a South Carolina artist, and provide a platform to showcase the talent of artists in our state through an exhibition at the Koger Center.1593 Pr As the pandemic began receding, we recognized the need to continue supporting South Carolina artists through this competition and accompanying exhibition. We christened the ongoing future competitions “The Project” and are happy to present the second exhibition currently on view in the Upstairs Gallery at the Koger Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Jason Rapp

Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

Summer 2022 open for submissions

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Innovate Grant awards two $550 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer.

In addition, four honorable mentions (two for visual art and two for photography) will be featured and recognized on the Innovate Artist Grants website joining a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant's commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org/. You can also explore the work of all past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews.
  • Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
  • Deadline: September 15, 2022
  • Region: US & International
  • Awards: $550.00 USD grants
Apply online today https://innovateartistgrants.org

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