Visual Arts

The Arts Council of York County houses three galleries in the Center for the Arts, located at 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC. The Dalton Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, and Lewandowski Classroom Gallery feature exhibits by local, national, and international artists. The City Hall Rotunda Gallery on the second floor landing at Rock Hill's City Hall is also managed by the Arts Council.

  • "Living Room Noise Recorded on January 5, 2013" by Christie Blizard
    CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC
     

    2014 Center for the Arts Gallery Schedule

    PAPER SOUNDS 
     
    EXHIBITION | September 19 - November 2, 2014
    FREE, PUBLIC RECEPTION | Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 6 PM
     
    Christie Blizard is fascinated by the connective tissues between paintings and performance, and through her process, she rose above her fears to revive contemporary painting. Paper Sounds is a spectrogram, or visual interpretation of sound, created from paper using sound recordings to create multiple patterns. The exhibition is intended to display the ability of multiple digital and analog technologies to create multiple patterns from a single sound recording. Blizard’s primary focus is on the inconsistencies within the patterns amongst sensation and interpretation. Blizard has used several computer programs based on sound waves to convert the sounds in patterns.
     
    Christie Blizard is a national and international exhibiting artist, who works with countless media merging paintings and drawings. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Over 70 international and national art exhibitions have displayed Blizard’s work.
     

    Image Credit: "Living Room Noise Recorded on January 5, 2013" by Christie Blizard

     

    O’Darby’s Fine Wine and Spirits is the presenting sponsor of Paper Sounds by Christie Blizard.


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    10th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

    The Arts Council of York County is pleased to host its 10th Annual Photography Competition. This competition is open to artists of all levels residing in the southeast United States. This project is designed to develop a greater appreciation of photography and to develop a broader community view of photography as an art.​

    Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery

    121 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC 29730

     

    AWARDS 

    1st Place: Christopher Street Station |  Steve Moore
    2nd Place: Caleb | Lauren Copley
    3rd Place: Abandoned | Peter Krenn
    Honorable Mention: Lonely Diners | Mark Stewart

     

    JUROR

    Byron Baldwin serves as juror for the 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition. Baldwin has been making photographs since 1970. Upon completing graduate school at Ohio University in 1972, he relocated to Charlotte, NC, where he was a founding member of The Light Factory. Baldwin has taught photography at Myers Park High School in Charlotte and at area colleges and universities for 35 years. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, R. J. Reynolds Corporation, the State Museum of South Carolina, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, amongst others. Baldwin’s book, The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community , was published in 1999.
     

    Image Credit: Christopher Street Station by Steve Moore

    1st Place, 10th Annual Photography Competition


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    5th ANNUAL YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
    The Arts Council of York County is pleased to host its 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition. This competition is open to young artists of all levels residing in the southeast United States.  Artists must be enrolled in a K-12 program to enter the Youth Photography Competition.  This project is designed to develop a greater appreciation of photography and broaden the community view of photography as an art.

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    Center for the Arts

    121 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC 29730

     

    AWARDS

    1st Place: Going Home | Caleb Flachman
    2nd Place: So Far Away… | Victoria Shackelford
    3rd Place: Contact | Sally Frost
    Honorable Mention: Let the Bedbugs Bite | Sean Breitkreutz
    Honorable Mention: Alleyway | Nathan Flachman
    Honorable Mention: Kickin’ It Old School | Victoria Shackelford

     

    JUROR
    Byron Baldwin serves as juror for the 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition. Baldwin has been making photographs since 1970. Upon completing graduate school at Ohio University in 1972, he relocated to Charlotte, NC, where he was a founding member of The Light Factory. Baldwin has taught photography at Myers Park High School in Charlotte and at area colleges and universities for 35 years. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, R. J. Reynolds Corporation, the State Museum of South Carolina, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, amongst others. Baldwin’s book, The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community , was published in 1999.
     

    Image: "Going Home" by Caleb Flachman

    1st Place, 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition


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    25th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION

    The Arts Council of York County presents the 25th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

    AWARDS
    Best of Show:  Findlay and James  | Robert O. Keith IV                 
    1st Place:  Bryce Canyon  | Mike Henry                        
    2nd Place:  Vessel No. 362  | Lee Sipe            
    3rd Place:  Tripenta  | Will Johnson              
    Honorable Mention:  Something About Mechanized Production  | Josiah Copley
    Honorable Mention:  From Series “Touching Water”  | Rebecca Jacobs
    Honorable Mention:  Franco Fontana Full Color  | Coleman Tharpe

     

     

    JUROR |  Marty Epp-Carter

    Marty Epp-Carter currently teaches printmaking, drawing, and portfolio preparation theory at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Previously, she served as an adjunct lecturer in the art departments at Anderson University and Clemson University. Epp-Carter relocated to South Carolina in 2006 from Boston, Massachusetts where she taught at the DeCordova and Danforth Museums. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication from Boston University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Printmaking from Clemson University.

    In addition to teaching, Epp-Carter maintains a studio that serves as her workshop where she creates her own works of art. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her works are held in private and public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the DeCordova Museum (MA), Emory & Henry College (VA), the Permobil Foundation (Sweden), and Galerie d’Art Contemporain (France). 

     

    Image credit: "Findlay and James" by Robert O. Keith IV

    2014 | 25th Annual Juried Competition | Best of Show


  • "Noon" by Luke Clonts
    CITY HALL ROTUNDA GALLERY
    LUKE CLONTS

     

    October 2 - 30, 2014
     
    Born in Nashville Tennesse, Luke Clonts has had a love for nature and arts since childhood.  At the age of seven, he moved to Fort Mill, South Carolina. Through his life Luke has done extensive traveling and exploring; but will forever call the greater south home. Luke graduated from Fort Mill High School and then went on to study Fine Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated Winthrop with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting and sculpture. Luke now resides in Charleston, South Carolina, which provides continuous inspiration for his works today.
     

    Clonts’ work has been exhibited in multiple group shows at Winthrop University and boasts pieces in both private collections and commissions. Luke was honored to build a commissioned sculpture for the Columbia Museum of Art that was installed for several months in coordination with the floral exhibit being shown. Through online sales he has been able reach a broad audience, with sales in over a dozen states and multiple countries.  Luke prefers to work in a broad range of subject mater and explore ideas that emerge from daily life. Luke uses a variety of mediums and techniques to create his artwork. 

     
    LOCATION INFORMATION
    Rock Hill City Hall | 2nd Floor Landing
    Hours | Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
    The City Hall Rotunda Gallery is located on the second floor of City Hall surrounding the landing that overlooks the Civitas sculpture.
    
    For more information on exhibiting in the City Hall Rotunda Gallery, contact Melanie Cooper, Marketing Coordinator, at  mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org .
     

    Image Credit: "Noon" by Luke Clonts


  • Call for Artists
    EXHIBITING IN THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    The Arts Council issues a call for artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects each spring. The gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

    Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits at the Center for the Arts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Look for our listing:

    Art Opportunities Monthly, for  professional artists or those who want to be.


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    EXHIBITING AT THE CITY HALL ROTUNDA GALLERY
    Call for Artists: City Hall Rotunda Gallery
    City Hall Rotunda Gallery | 155 Johnston St, Rock Hill, SC | 2nd Floor
     
    Curated by the Arts Council of York County, the City Hall Rotunda Gallery functions as a community gallery and features emerging artists.
    Artists wishing to be considered for exhibition in 2015 must submit the following to Melanie Cooper , Marketing Coordinator for the Arts Council:
    • Letter of intent.
    • 5-10 images of works that will be on display at the gallery, digital preferred.
     
    Exhibition Requirements and Details
    • Exhibitions at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery are not limited to York County artists.
    • All work must be two-dimensional.
    • No nudity or explicit images
    • The gallery holds anywhere from 15-30 pieces, depending on the size of each work.
    • Artists may choose to exhibit as a group or as individuals, as long as the gallery can be filled.
    • A cohesive body of work is appreciated, but is not required.
    • Artists are responsible for hanging, labeling and removing their own artwork on the dates allotted by the Arts Council.
    • This gallery is not monitored.
    • There is no fee to submit for consideration, nor is there a stipend for exhibition.
     

    Melanie Cooper, Marketing Coordinator

    803-328-2787

    mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org


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Winthrop University Cultural Event
Winthrop University Cultural Event