Wednesday, December 2, 2015




Entries due by: January 20th
Accepted artist will be contacted by: January 25th
Accepted works to be dropped off on: February 1st through February 3rd

All media will be considered for the exhibition (2D/3D/Performing arts). The works must be less than 30 inches on the longest dimension. For performance work please submit a short description of the actions that will take place during the event including duration, number of people participating and props used. If available also include a short video of the performance.  The works cannot have been exhibited previously at the Orangeburg County Fine Art Center.
Email up to 3 submission images to: claflin.scsu@gmail.com
The images need to be formatted as follows:
1) file names should be: doe_john_image-number_image-title.jpg;
2) the image should be 3000 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi;
3) along with the images each submission must include a word file with the following information:

Contact Info

       a) Last Name, First Name
       b) Email
       c) Phone Number

Image #1

       d) Title
       e) Media
       f) Dimensions (width x height x depth) in inches
       g) Year it was made

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Entries due by: April 7th
Accepted artist will be contacted by: April 9th
Accepted works to be dropped off on: April 10th

All media will be considered for the exhibition (2D/3D). The works must be less than 40 inches on the longest dimension. For performance work please submit a short description of the actions that will take place during the event including duration, number of people participating and props used. If available also include a short video of the performance. 

Email up to 4 submission to: scsuart@gmail.com
The images need to be formatted as follows: 
1) file names should be: doe_john_image-number_image-title.jpg;
2) the image should be 3000 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi;
3) along with the images each submission must include a word file with the following information:

Contact Info

       a) Last Name, First Name
       b) Email
       c) Phone Number

Image #1 

       d) Title
       e) Media
       f) Dimensions (width x height x depth) in inches
       g) Year it was made


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Digital Drawings by Pete Christman

Artist's statement

I am a photographer. I am a painter, I am a teacher. I am a student. I am a digital modernist. I used a camera, a paintbrush, a computer, 
peanut butter and Vaseline to create this work. Painting and drawing are additive process where the artist starts with a blank slate and adds line and color until the image is complete. Photography is a subtractive process where thousands of images are taken and most of them, thrown away. A computer allows the merger of painting and photography into a collage, where the content comes from photographs, and composition, color, and texture come from painting and drawing. A computer is a tool, and a tool is nothing more than that. It cannot make Art without the artist’s rendition of subject and application of medium. My subject is always the human condition whether in portraiture, landscape, or abstraction.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reveries & Other Fantasies by Giordano Angeletti



These images refer to ideas of place, belonging, refuge, escape and fantasy. The spaces are reveries tinged with nostalgia and wistfulness for what never was; an illusion that seeks and hopes to become real. They present the viewer with inhabited landscapes that are devoid of human figures but full of their traces. Formally the works presented here use a reversal of photographic custom where the image represented is not scaled down to fit within the print, but is instead magnified. The miniatures photographed stand in for ordinary objects — lampposts, trees, and benches — which are archetypes that can be recognized at a glance. The imperfections of the miniatures are amplified when photographed and presented larger than life. This distances them from the “real.” The model becomes a signifier for something that is now mis‐read, displaced or never was. The objects are easy to read, but something in the details undermines the plausibility of the image. 

www.giordanoaneletti.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Call for Entries


We are looking for work that is ready to be exhibited. Submit your interpretation of the theme "Celebrating Black History Month Through the Arts" and have it displayed this February at the Orangeburg Art Center. 

The turnaround is fast so submit quickly and be part of this exciting opportunity.




Entries due by: January 27th 
Accepted artist will be contacted by: January 29th
Accepted works to be dropped off on: January 30th  

All media will be considered for the exhibition (2D/3D/Performing arts). The works must be less than 40 inches on the longest dimension. For performance work please submit a short description of the actions that will take place during the event including duration, number of people participating and props used. If available also include a short video of the performance. 

Email up to 3 submission to: claflin.scsu@gmail.com
The images need to be formatted as follows: 
1) file names should be: doe_john_image-number_image-title.jpg;
2) the image should be 3000 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi;
3) along with the images each submission must include a word file with the following information:

Contact Info

       a) Last Name, First Name
       b) Email
       c) Phone Number

Image #1 

       d) Title
       e) Media
       f) Dimensions (width x height x depth) in inches
       g) Year it was made


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Graduating Seniors

We are happy to congratulate our graduating seniors: Da'rel McKinney, Dean Kohlhepp, Isaac Demetrius Williams & Lawrence Davis and wish them luck in the next stage of their lives.

Congratulations a great show from the visual arts faculty!

Monday, November 3, 2014

  

   Many families including my own, have, and/ or are facing the debilitating aspects

of dementia affecting loved ones. The end is always the same. The result is death. The Journey can be quick or long and delayed. The emotional strain to families and caregivers is astronomical. The rising costs of care coupled with the projected rise in the number of people expected to have dementia causing conditions will have a significant impact on health care in this country. The financial costs are crippling to both the state and families. I spent a lot of time with my mother and the other residents of her “assisted living facility.”  Most of the patients suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease, my mother had Lewy Body Disease, which is the second most common form of dementia causing diseases. She became confused, frustrated and had hallucinations. She was awarded both a BS and MS in the sciences from the Ohio State University during an era when few women achieved such feats, but in the end she needed help taking care of her self. I learned volumes about life and living from the patients and staff at Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice.  Living to the extent that one is able is the key. I watched the residents play games and be excited to win as well as disappointed to loose. The patients were excited to see family members and sad when the family went home. Most of all I valued the relationships with the staff, the patients and their family members. My Photo Essay Dementia: The Journey’s End is a chronicle of my mothers last six months of life and includes our extended family of other residents and their families and the staff. 

Susan J. Smith