FCM 2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition Exhibit

 

2019 Pee Dee Regional Competition

The Florence County Museum is proud to present the 2019 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence.

The competition highlights the best contemporary art in the Pee Dee region. One of the state’s oldest juried art competitions, the first Pee Dee Regional dates back to 1954 where the competition was held at the former Florence Museum on Spruce Street in Florence, South Carolina.

This year’s exhibit is now open to the public and will remain on display through March 29, 2019 in the FCM Waters Gallery.

Visitors are invited to inspect this year’s selection and cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People’s Choice Award.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open through Friday, March 22 with the winner being announced on Monday, March 25 via a press release and the museum’s social media.

ArtFields® 2018

An annual, nine-day art competition in Lake City, South Carolina – and the largest competition of its kind – ArtFields awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast. And, it’s also infused new energy, creativity, and growth into Lake City and its surrounding communities.

Makers Market, Art Makers, Portrait Competition, Artists’ talks, and Much, Much, More…

 

FCM – Lunch and Learn with Artist Kevin Spaulding

ARTIST LECTURE AT THE FLORENCE COUNTY MUSEUM WATERS GALLERY
Kevin Spaulding, winner of the 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, will be presenting an afternoon lecture at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery Friday, March 9, from 12 – 1.
Spaulding took home the $1000 First Place cash prize at the opening reception and awards ceremony for this year’s competition with his exceptional and evocative oil painting, Hearth.
Spaulding is a newcomer to the Pee Dee, and the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, but is no stranger to the art world. He has been an accomplished artist for over 20 years. He received a degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University before living and working in New York.
Around five years ago, Spaulding came to Florence County from New York, where he had worked as an artist’s assistant. Before that, Spaulding studied at the Art Students League.
“There I was able to sharpen my skills working in a variety of mediums (drawing, painting, and sculpture) under the tutelage of such renowned instructors as Barney Hodes and Michael Grimaldi. Major influences on my work are Edward Hopper, Thomas Eakins, and Andrew Wyeth.  Early painters would include Ribera, Velasquez, and Jan Van Eyck.”
Spaulding has two paintings on exhibit in this year’s competition at the Waters Gallery. The works are from his recent Black Paintings Series which the artist will discuss in his Friday lecture.
“Spaulding’s entries are rich, darkly-toned, and technically proficient,” said museum curator Stephen W. Motte. “His subject matter is rendered within a natural environment, but avoids being landscape painting, it appears isolated in place and time, like classical still life. The two works in the competition are photo-realistic in detail, yet minimal in composition. The result is something both traditional and contemporary. I look forward to seeing more from this artist in the future.”
Friday’s presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition remain on exhibit through March 30, 2018 at the FCM Waters Gallery, 135 South Dargan St.
For more information about the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

Jones-Carter Gallery – Dustin Farnsworth

The Jones-Carter Gallery presents Dustin Farnsworth: The Devil’s Work.   This sculpture exhibit is on display March 2nd through April 7th.  The Jones-Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street in Lake City, SC.

 

The Devil’s Work presents sculptures by Dustin Farnsworth, sampled from the last seven years. The artist creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment and change. Often larger than life, Farnsworth’s socially conscious constructions are engrossing, captivating and surreal. Connected by a strong thread of craftsmanship, Farnsworth shows us that the devil is in the details.

Farnsworth was the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, S.C., Artist in Residence from October through December 2017. This exhibition will include work created during his residency.

Opening reception is Friday, March 2nd 6pm – 8pm.

On Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00pm join the Jones-Carter Gallery for an Artist Talk to learn more about the artist Dustin Farnsworth and his ambitious art.

Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will be on view March 1 through April 27, 2018 on display at Black Creek Arts Center and The Mantissa Suites

OPENING RECEPTION MARCH 1ST FROM 5:30-7PM

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail promote the tradition of fine visual arts and fine crafts. It serves the professional artists and craftspeople of the South Carolina Cotton Trail area, and work representing the area. The guild also serves as a liaison between its juried membership and other cultural and educational organizations within the state.

Black Creeks Arts Council is located at 116 West College Avenue, Hartsville, Sc 29550.

 

2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

The Florence County Museum is proud to present the 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence.

The competition aims to highlight the best contemporary art in the Pee Dee region. One of the state’s oldest juried art competitions, the first Pee Dee Regional dates back to 1954 where the competition was held at the former Florence Museum on Spruce Street in Florence, South Carolina.

This year’s exhibition will be on display through March 30 in the FCM Waters Gallery located at 135 South Dargan Street in Florence.

Visitors are invited to inspect this year’s selection and cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People’s Choice Award. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open through Friday, March 23 with the winner being announced on Monday, March 26 via a press release and the museum’s social media.

(Re)Current

The Jones-Carter Gallery’s newest exhibition:

(Re)Current

ArtFields® 2017 Exhibition Award Winners

The ecoFAB Trash Couture Collaborative:

Flavia Lovatelli

Francisco Gonzalez

Monique Luck

Teresa Rench

Marynel Watters

Featuring artworks make of recycled materials and found objects recreated in a current fashion.

Exhibition is free and open to the public January 12 through February 18, 2018

Gallery hours are Tuesday through  Saturday 11am to 5pm

Reception for Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture

 

Reception for Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of several accomplished Low Country African American artists to commemorate the historic Jamestown, S.C. settlement of freed slaves. The opening reception for the exhibit will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through October 30, 2017.

 

Featured artists include Arianne King Comer, Alvin B. Glenn, Hank D. Herron, and Addelle Sanders.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15

p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. More information about the exhibit and related events can be found at www.florencelibrary.org.

Re-scheduled Opening Reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018: Fantuzzo, Gourdine, Hopkins, Keller

Make plans to join the Jones-Carter Gallery for a re-scheduled opening reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018 Exhibition.  The reception is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6pm.

The S.C. Arts Commission Board awarded fellowships to Linda Fantuzzo of Mt. Pleasant (Visual Arts), Jason Gourdine of Moncks Corner (Media Production), Leasharn Hopkins of Columbia (Media Screenwriting) and Elizabeth Keller of Conway (Craft). Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of our state’s exceptional individual artists, selected through a highly competitive, anonymous process based solely on artistic excellence.

This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and First Citizens Bank.

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Autumn Series: Evidence – Begin The Work

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Autumn Series:

Series 1:  Evidence: Begin The Work

Instructor Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Professional Artist

 

This hands-on workshop explores ways to discover and develop new ideas

and directions for your work. Working with the elements of chance and

intention, we will create three studies using paper, fabric and india ink. The

information generated by these exercises is very open and can be

incorporated into many different types of artistic practice. All skill levels

welcome.

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

10 Participant Maximum

Registration Required, Ages 16+

$75 per workshop or $200 for entire Autumn Series