Fort Dorchester Residential Association

Fort Dorchester Residential Association

The next meeting of the FDRA will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013.  It will be held at the Wescott Club House at 7:00 PM.  The developer of the Corner at Wescott (Cameron Zurbruegg) will attend and talk about the progress and plans for that development.  He will be able to give all of us some insights about what is going on and where the development is going along with anticipated time frames.

The co-chairpersons of the FDRA extend to all of you, and your neighbors, an invitation to attend and participate in the question and answer session.
 

There will not be an FDRA meeting on April 1, 2013.

Calling All Artists ages 18 & up

CALLING ALL ARTISTS
Application for Art Walk Participation and Entry Instructions
for Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions now available!

Art Walk
Applications are being accepted from South Carolina fine artists, fine crafters, photographers, and sculptors age 18 and up who wish to exhibit/sell their original works during the Arts Festival’s Art Walk in the Olde Village area of North Charleston.

On Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00-8:00pm, businesses, pubs, restaurants, studios and salons along East Montague Avenue keep their doors open late to exhibit works by local artists. Paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and more will be on display in a full range of styles, from representational to contemporary. Click here for details on the event.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 15, 2013. Applications may be emailed, mailed, or hand-delivered.

The 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk Application may be obtained by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button below, or by visiting www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.

Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions & Exhibitions

FINE ART
Fine artists age 18 and up are invited to participate in the annual North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Art Competition & Exhibition, which will be on display throughout the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex May 3-11, 2013. Be a part of an incredible exhibition opportunity and competition with cash awards in five categories totaling up to $4,425. Categories include Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media. Applicant may enter any combination of categories.

Entries must be ready for exhibition. Maximum width of entries is 48″ (including frame). Work must be framed, gallery wrapped, or have finished edges and must be wired for hanging. No glass clip frames or hanging brackets. A non-refundable fee of $10 per entry is due at drop-off. Entry fee is paid by cash, credit card, or check made payable to the City of North Charleston. A 10% commission will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibit.

Juror
We are pleased to announce the Juror for this exhibition is Sara C. Arnold, Curator of Collections for the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. In this role she is responsible for the study, care, and interpretation of the museum’s permanent art collection. During her nine year tenure at the Gibbes she has curated numerous exhibitions including Face Lift: The Power of Portraiture (2010), Whistlers Travels: Thirty Etchings by James McNeill Whistler (2010), Industrial Scars: Photographs by J. Henry Fair (2010-2011), Camera Works: Masters in Photography (2011-2012),and Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor (2012). She is currently working on the museum’s first-ever community-curated exhibition, People’s Choice. She has written articles for American Art Review and Antiques and Fine Art magazines and is co-editor of The Life and Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston published by the University of South Carolina Press (2012). She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation and Museum Studies from Georgia State University.

Delivery of Entries
Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2 –12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, May 3 — 9:00am – Noon
Deliver entries to the Exhibit Hall Lobby of the Charleston Area Convention Center (5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418). Use the International Blvd. entrance. Directional signs will be posted.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional and Amateur Photographers age 18 and up are invited to participate in the annual North Charleston Arts Festival Photography Exhibition, which will be on display throughout the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex May 3-11, 2013. Be a part of an incredible exhibition opportunity and competition with cash awards in two categories totaling $1,450. Divisions include Professional/Advanced and Amateur. Categories are Color and Monochrome. Applicant may enter any combination of categories with a maximum of 8 entries total.

Entries must be ready for exhibition. Minimum print size is 8″x10″ mounted on foam core or gator board. Matting is optional. Maximum mat size is 16″x20″x1/4″. No frames, hooks, or plastic wrapped entries. Self-adhesive hanging tabs will be attached to the back of each piece by sponsor. A non-refundable fee of $5 per entry is due at drop-off. Entry fee is paid by cash, credit card, or check made payable to the City of North Charleston.
A 10% commission will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibit.

Jurors
Entries will be judged using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Scoring is done by three competent judges in the field of photography who will score entries using the 3-9 range of scores. Each judge will evaluate each entry as a whole, considering the areas of Impact, Composition, and Technique. However, there is no specific weighting or allotment of points for each category.This system is used efficiently and effectively by many councils, at international exhibitions, and by camera clubs. It allows an adequate qualitative separation of entries while lessening the potential for a large number of the higher scoring entries having identical scores. In the event of a tie-breaker, judges will choose the winning entry.

Delivery of Entries
Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2 –12:00pm – 7:00pm
Deliver entries to the Exhibit Hall Lobby of the Charleston Area Convention Center (5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418). Use the International Blvd. entrance. Directional signs will be posted.

For full prospectus/entry instructions for the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art and Photography Competitions & Exhibitions, click on the “APPLY NOW” button below, or visit www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.

Visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com to view details on the 2013 festival schedule and other participation opportunities. Questions may be directed to the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org.

American Red Cross Groundbreaking Ceremony

American Red Cross

Serving Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties

For Immediate Release

Courtney Collins Media Phone: 843-412-0018 Office Phone: 843-764-2323 Courtney.Collins@redcross.org

Palmetto Service Center 59 Sheridan Park Bluffton, SC 29910

www.LowcountryRedCross.org

Palmetto SC Region
Carolina Lowcountry Chapter 8085 Rivers Ave., Suite F
N. Charleston, SC 29406 www.LowcountryRedCross.org

Media Alert

Groundbreaking for New Red Cross Facility in North Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C., Friday, March 1, 2013 – The media is invited to join the Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board Chairman Mason Holland and City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey as Owner, Mall Drive 2424 LLC and Lender, National Bank of South Carolina break ground on their new building that will be the future home of the Red Cross in North Charleston.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  2424 City Hall Lane, North Charleston 29406

WHO:  The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties and is part of the Palmetto SC Region. The Red Cross provides food, shelter and emotional support after disasters, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills and supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood.

WHAT:  Leadership from the local Red Cross, City of North Charleston, Mall Drive 2424 LLC, National Bank of South Carolina and Meyer Kapp & Associates will conduct a ground breaking ceremony for the future home of the Red Cross at its new location that will open in December 2013 in North Charleston.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. A financial donation can be made by sending a check to the American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry Chapter located at 8085 Rivers Ave., Suite F. North Charleston, SC 29406 or by calling (843) 764-2323 ext. 368. For more information or to make a secure online donation, please visit www.LowcountryRedCross.org.