Save the Date - July 7-September 2, 2012
Renea Eshleman of Cayce will serve as your 2012 president, but she needs your help! Please consider assisting on the board of directors or donating as a 2012 sponsor. All sponsors who donate $500 or more receive a free listing on the website.
For more information, please contact Damita Jeter, Executive Director, at email@example.com or by calling 803-351-2721.
2012 EXHIBITION & EVENT CALENDAR
|March 25-28||Anne Hightower-Patterson retreat and workshop||Lutheran Coastal Retreat Center, Isle of Palms|
|May 11, 5:00 PM||Digital entry deadline||Website http://scwatermedia.com/2012-35th-annual-exhibition|
|May 25||Notification of acceptances||Email from SCWS|
|June 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
June 16, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
|Delivery of accepted work||City Art|
|June 17||Jurying for awards|
|June 22||Award notifications||Email from SCWS|
|June 29||Deadline for awards luncheon reservations||See form in prospectus below, register online, or call or email Damita Jeter; PayPal available|
|July 7, 11:00 AM||Business meeting||300 Senate Street, Columbia|
|July 7 immediately following business meeting||Awards luncheon||300 Senate Street, Columbia|
|July 7 immediately following lunch||DVD Premiere & Hospitality (cash bar)||300 Senate Street, Columbia|
|July 7, 5:30 – 7:30 PM||Opening Reception||City Art|
|September 2||Last day of exhibit||City Art|
|September 5-6, 10 AM – 2:00 PM||Pick-up non-traveling paintings||City Art|
This program is funded in part by the S.C. Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY PROCEDURES
Paid members (those who paid their dues after September 1, 2011) for the 2011/2012 fiscal year may enter the 2012 exhibit. Residents of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia are eligible for membership and may join any time; members may renew any time during the year. To enter the exhibit, dues must be postmarked May 11, 2012, OR paid online via PayPal from the SCWS Membership page on the web site (http://scwatermedia.com/membership) by 5 PM on May 11.
Make checks payable to SCWS and mail to the address below. Membership dues are $45 for a new member and $50 for an existing member who has not yet paid dues for the fiscal year ($45 plus $5 fee for renewing after November 1).
From the SCWS web site:
Submit one JPG image, $10 for an additional entry, but only one entry for each member may be juried into the show.
SCWS will waive the $10 second-entry fee for anyone who donates art for the Small Works Show and Sale.
- Images must be at least 300 DPI, approximately 1024 x 768 pixels
- Pixel number of one side may vary according to the proportions of an image
- Image must appear correctly (vertical or horizontal). SCWS will not rotate images.
- A return email will notify the artist that the image was received.
- Crop background so the image shows only the artwork.
Winners may be asked to serve as guest lecturers or presenters at the City Art Gallery or at regional meetings.
Download the SCWS 2012 Prospectus
Delivery: SCWS will notify accepted artists and provide specific framing, delivery, and shipping information. Hand-deliver or ship your painting to City Art. SCWS will provide with the acceptance notification a template or instructions to access a template on the web site for artists to complete, print, and attach to the back upper right corner of the painting.
Résumé: After work is accepted, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org an up-to-date bio/résumé and a brief artist statement.
Traveling Exhibit: The SC State Museum will arrange the schedule and transportation of the 30-piece traveling exhibit to locations throughout the state. Paintings selected for the traveling exhibit must remain in the exhibit for the entire year and will be available for pick-up at the end of the exhibit schedule. Having art in the traveling exhibit is an honor and a valuable component of the overall project; thousands of visitors view the exhibit statewide. SCWS will retain 30% commission on all sales.
- Painting must be wired and ready for hanging.
- Mat must be white, off-white, or pale grey.
- Maximum size is 48” in either direction, whether on canvas or framed.
- Maximum depth (with frame) is 2½”.
- Maximum weight is 25 pounds.
- Except canvas pieces, pieces on paper or paper-like products must be framed with Plexiglas or acrylic glazing (no glass) 1/8” thick.
- Framing is not required for pieces on canvas that are gallery wrapped (finished or creative edge).
- Framing must be flat-face museum-style of light to dark natural wood up to two inches in width. No ornate, painted, black, white, or metal frames will be accepted.
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, withdraw the work once it has been accepted, or remove it during the exhibition. Artists who do not submit their selected paintings for the exhibition will not be allowed to enter another SCWS exhibition for three years. While the juror has the final responsibility to select the exhibition and awards, the Exhibition Committee reserves the right to reject any work deemed inappropriate. By submitting a painting to this exhibition, the artist accepts all conditions as set forth in this prospectus. If a painting sells, the artist understands that there is a 30% commission. The artist gives SCWS permission to photograph and video-tape the entry for educational or promotional purposes.
Paintings will be insured for the duration of the exhibition at City Art. Neither the host facility nor SCWS will be is responsible for loss or damage to paintings during transportation of accepted works.
(Amounts to be determined)
The juror will determine awards for first, second, third, and honorable mention. Additional awards will be made from donations, memorials, and honorariums.
Carol Carter is a watercolorist living and working in St. Louis, MO.
She received her MFA from Washington University, St. Louis. She will choose approximately` 60 pieces from digital images and judge awards and the traveling exhibit from the pieces juried into the exhibition.
Carol’s strongest visual impression of an environment for human activity is water. In much of her work, water provides the setting for anonymous figures. Her paintings contain duality: clarity and ambiguity; sanctuary and threat; pleasure and pain. The use of vibrant, saturated-color contributes to the tension between these extremes. The compelling acrylic landscapes and botanicals of Napa Valley, CA, Savannah, GA and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands are lush in their depiction of the region. Carol takes inspiration from many subjects including sugar cane fields, egrets, muck, cane cutting, sugar farming, and raw sky beauty. Carol says of her work, “For me, the watercolors and acrylics of nudity and landscape hold a special place in gallery work. I strive to engage viewers into each aspect of my work with mystery, seduction, and intensity.”
Carol’s awards, honors, and exhibits are extensive and include:
- MAA-NEA Fellowship in Painting and Works on Paper, 1994
- Voted Best St. Louis Artist by The Riverfront Times, 2000
- U.S. Embassy sponsored solo exhibition, Teatro del Centro de Arte, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2003
- Artist-in-Residence for the Everglades National Park, 2010.
- First museum exhibition, The Italian Suite, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL, February 2011
- Exhibition, The Growth Series: 1986-2011, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI, September 2011
- Exhibit at The Strathmore Foundation, Rockville MD though February 2012
She exhibits and teaches locally, nationally, and internationally with workshops in France, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Norway, and Malta.
SCWS Contact Information
Damita Jeter, Executive Director
214 Amaryllis Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483