I was going to post a rash of links on Facebook and Twitter but then thought better of it. So, here’s a little round-up of opportunities for artists in the region:
The Green Creek Festival Coordinator, Krista Haynes is looking for anyone who would like to demonstrate their craft, either all day or just part, in Polk County. Power is available and possibly water if needed in the artisans area. The artisans would be able to sell their wares or advertise their business and, if you would, provide your own tent, table and chairs (whatever you might need). You can set up on Friday evening or Saturday morning by 8:00 am. Security will be there on Friday evening. There is special parking set-up for all the volunteers. The festival grows every year and last year over 5000 people came through. On Thursday, September 8th at 10:00 am Krista will be on the Jack & Kimberly Show in Greenville, SC, advertising the festival and they would like for her to bring items to show that will be at the festival. Contact her if you would be willing to let her take some of your crafts to show on the program. For additional information, contact Krista Hayes (H: 828-863-4367 / W: Toll Free: 866-418-1162 / C: 828-817-0194)
Carolina Foothills Artisan Center is now accepting applications for its Fall 2011 jury session. Please note that the deadline for applications is September 10. They will hold an event to welcome their new artists from 1-3 pm on Saturday, September 24th at the CFAC. Application for Fall 2011 Jury Session
The Upstate Book Project is a collaborative art and writing project connecting 30 artists throughout the Upstate region. Applications will be accepted from artists residing in the counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk, Rutherford, Spartanburg and Union. Selected artists will be required to write a 100 word or less storyline and then create an 18″ x 24″ vertical illustration to accompany the storyline. The final product will be a completed book in bound magazine format containing the entire story. The selected artists will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate their involvement in the book project at a reception where the original artwork will be exhibited. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reception, as well as online. Accepted artists’ completed work will be retained for the exhibition and reception. All art will be returned to the artists’ once the exhibit is removed. Visit the website for more information.
The soon-to-open (yay!) Gallery East at 512 East Main St. in Spartanburg is looking for local artists–low brow, self-taught, outsider, young, new, and fresh–for the gallery. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Have an opportunity you want us to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org!