Deadline: May 15, 2015 – Call for Entries | 26th Annual Juried Competition

The Arts Council of York County presents the 26th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC June 18 – July 26, 2015. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 15, at 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information are available at yorkcountyarts.org.

AWARDS
Best of Show $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6 PM.

Judging this year’s competition is Mitchell Kearney. Kearney is a commercial advertising photographer and multimedia fine art image-maker dealing in the study of human nature, physics and the miracle of day to day living.

A fixture in the Charlotte art scene since moving from New York City in 1983, Kearney has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and has witnessed and documented many fine art projects, including the creation of Jean Tinguely’s Cascade in the lobby of the Carrillon office tower for the Bechtler family in 1991. Then, over a period of eight years, he created insightful portraits of the first 185 Artists-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts. In 2006, he was honored to spend six weeks photographing the ten mid-career Japanese artists who were selected for the Force of Nature installation project. Michell has had numerous exhibitions of his photography-based work in the Charlotte region, including the 6th Juried Annuale at the Light Factory and his Inside Out solo exhibition of insightful portraits at Winthrop University, both in 2013. He has also exhibited at the Arti Multie Visione in Rieti, Italy and at the Camera Club of New York.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Deadline: May 1, 2015 – Call for Artists | 2016 Dalton Gallery Exhibitions

The Arts Council of York County is now accepting applications for 2016 gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Dalton Gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council’s 2016 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager for the Arts Council:

• $20 application fee (non-refundable)
• 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs please)
• Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums
• Artist Resume
• Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than 5 PM on Friday, May 1, 2015. Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

*Payments in the form of cash, credit card or check will be accepted. All checks must be payable to the Arts Council of York County.

Mail to:
Arts Council of York County
Attn: Mike Gentry
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29730

For more information on Arts Council programs and events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Macau Art Exhibit in the New York Academy of Art

  • Venue: New York Academy of Art (NYAA) – 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013 (btwn Church and West Broadway); nearest subways are 1, 2, or 3 to Franklin or Chambers; A, C, E, or 6 train to Canal
  • Exhibition Dates: April 25 – May 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. daily (except on Wednesdays)
  • Free to the public
  • Additional details: Last December, the Macau Government Tourist Office hosted ten U.S.-based artists, comprised of photographers, videographers, illustrators, and painters on a four-day visit to Macau. During the trip, the artists had the opportunity to explore Macau on their own, and upon return to the U.S., created several paintings, drawings, videos, and photographs inspired by their trip.  Beginning on April 25, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) will host an exhibition entitled “Classic Macau: Artwork Inspired By Macau” at the Wilkinson Gallery at New York Academy of Art (NYAA) featuring artwork created by U.S.-based artists inspired by Macau, China that will run through May 6, 2014. The exhibit at the Wilkinson Gallery will feature approximately 50 pieces of artwork, including videos, paintings, drawings, and photographs inspired by Macau. This multi-media exhibit, will enable attendees to experience Macau’s extraordinary architecture, heritage, and culture through a variety of mediums.  The exhibit will be open to the public for viewing throughMay 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. daily (except on Wednesdays) at the NYAA.