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Jail Break 2 Preview & Call to Artists!

Check out this awesome ‘animated poster’ for the November 12 Jail Break 2: Artists Breaking Out, set to take place at the Old City Jail, 21 Magazine Street, in downtown Charleston.

Presented by Entropy Arts, this multi-disciplinary arts festival will go from 12 noon – 11 pm, with live music, dance, multimedia installation and visual artists and artisans of all kinds selling their wares.  This is a great opportunity to discover new emerging, local artists, and to stock your house or check off your holiday gift list with original artwork, while you enjoy great music, dance, food and drink!  Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.


Visual Artist & Artisans Wanted: Jail Break 2: Artists Breaking Out
Saturday, November 12
Old City Jail, Downtown Charleston

An all encompassing arts and music festival established to provide an outlet for local artists to present their work, JAIL BREAK 2 will be held at one of the most unique venues in downtown Charleston where the jail will be converted into a gallery, displaying works by local visual artists and students from the ACBA as well as music and dance installations. Additionally, interactive festivities such as live painting, arts and crafts, and artisan booths will be held outside in the main yard of the former jail.

Visual Artist Registration Form: 20% commission payable to festival organizers to offset event costs

Artisan Registration Form: $75 fee and artisans will need to provide their own tables, tents and lighting. Upon submitting this form you will be asked to pay an entry fee of $75 for artisan booths

We are working hard to be able to accommodate every artisan but are limited by the amount of space available and are are working on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any special needs or additional questions please contact Sara Bennett at bennett.e.sara@gmail.com.


Atelier Gallery: The New Kid In Town!

As further proof the arts in Charleston are not only thriving but growing, the Atelier Gallery of Asheville, NC, has opened a second location at 153 King Street, in the Lower King/Antique District.  They’re joining other newcomers like Reinert LePrince Fine Art and Bull Street Gourmet, alongside long-standing traditions like Berlins Clothing, The Sylvan Gallery, and more.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: The Atelier Gallery is looking for more artists!  Their website has a working list of who’s going to be exhibiting with them–check that out at www.theateliergalleries.com.  There are some underrated gems and brand-spanking-new names that we’re are excited to get to know.  Shouldn’t your name be on that list?!

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Atelier Gallery Charleston 153 King Street, Charleston SC 29401

Gallery Mission
Atelier Gallery Charleston supports emerging, and established artists, collectors, and public audiences by providing a venue for the access, celebration, and advancement of abstract, traditional and contemporary art.

Curatorial Emphasis
The gallery features a collection of contemporary paintings, sculpture and works on paper with a curatorial emphasis on both abstraction and innovative techniques. Work outside of this niche will be considered on a more limited basis.

All work represented by the gallery is juried for appropriateness based upon: quality, subject matter, critical relevance, price, marketability, professionalism and an artist’s career development with relation to the particular needs of the gallery at a given time.

It is the gallery’s policy not to discriminate on any basis other than the selection criteria described above. Occasionally the gallery will solicit works from specific community groups that are under-represented or marginalized in mainstream culture. We do this in order to offer exhibitions to as diverse a group of artists as possible while supporting the gallery’s curatorial mission.

Submission Instructions
Include images of recent, available work on CD Rom (jpeg 350dpi) or via email.
Include list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, Size and Price.  Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to the gallery at 153 King Street Charleston, SC 29401. You may also send via email to info@theateliergalleries.com.

Declined Submissions
Declined submissions will only be returned in the case that a SASE is provided.

Due to scheduling limitations, it is not possible to accept all suitable works submitted. Artists whose works are declined are invited to resubmit after one calendar year. Artists accepted after resubmitting are given scheduling preference over artists who are accepted after applying for the first time.

Visit Atelier Gallery at 153 King Street, Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.  All are welcome.

Call to Artists: 2011 SC Arts Gala Awards & Auction

The SC Arts Foundation hosts the South Carolina Arts Gala on Wednesday, May 4, in Columbia, and have issued a call to artists for submissions for the Auction and Sale.  This is an amazing event and we highly recommend that you submit your best piece for consideration!  Submission guidelines are on the SC Arts Commission website.

The Gala celebrates the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards, the highest honor the state confers in the arts.  Last year’s lifetime achievement winners were author Pat Conroy and artist Jonathan Green.

The Art mag girls with Jonathan Green. Photo by Zsolt Haraszti