The Artist’s Coop in Laurens, SC, is one of the long time supporters of Carolina Arts. They don’t usually send info into us to spread to our readers, but last month when I was delivering papers to the Upstate area of SC I was running a little later than usual. By the time I got to Laurens, the Artist’s Coop gallery was open. And, I picked up some info about a few events taking place there.
So here’s the info:
The Artist’s Coop in Laurens, SC, is presenting artists and non-artists the opportunity to participate in the Creative Cups for Cancer (Artsy Bras) Event.
First, we need creative folks to create artsy bras in 3D. You can create as many as you want. You may use any size bra (padded or non-padded) or can construct and design a 3D art bra of your own with materials of your choice. All parts to be covered inside and outside, including straps. They may be sewn, glued or papier-mâché, etc. To help inspire you, check out this link on the Quilters of SC website at (http://www.quiltersofsc.org/Artful%20Bras/artfulbraproject.htm).
Attach finished bra(s) to a padded hanger.
Please “title” your creation and if there is a story behind your idea, please include that info on the entry form or separate piece of paper. Entry form to be attached to the hanger. (Call The Artist’s Coop for an entry form at 864/984-9359 or e-mail to Laurensartistscoop@backroads.net).
Entry Dates: Thursday, Sept. 16 thru Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, from 10am to 5pm and Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10am to 2pm.
Silent Auction will start on Sept. 22, 2010, and will end with a reception on Oct. 7, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All bids to be placed by 6pm that evening. You can make a bid at this link.
Proceeds to benefit the Rainbow Connection Breast Cancer Support Group and The Artist’s Coop.
These bras would be great in a shadow box for a doctor’s office, as a gift, or as a fun unique piece of art.
For further information call The Artist’s Coop at 864/984-9359 or Fay Edge at 864/923-0083 or at (http://www.laurensartistscoop.org/).
The Artist’s Coop is also presenting the “Peep Show” the 6th Annual Juried Competition Art Show and Sale to take place from Nov. 18 through Dec. 30, 2010.
Awards and opening reception will take place on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Entries should be delivered on Nov. 12, 10am-5:30pm & Nov. 13, 10am-2pm.
2D art image not to exceed approx. 36 sq, in. (examples: 5″ x 7″, 6″ x 6″, 3″ x 4″, etc.); frame (or frame & mat) size or width not included in the 36 sq. in.); 3D works to be small to miniature in size; entry fee is $20 for 1-4 pieces of art work; all works must be original works of the artist; must be framed or wrapped canvases and fitted with wire hanger or secure hooks; total commission for all artists for this show will be 15% of sale price to The Artist’s Coop (artist receives 85% of sale).
Pickup dates for art after show is Dec. 30 & 31, from 10am-5:30pm.
For further information call The Artist’s Coop at 864/984-9359 or e-mail to (Laurensartistscoop@backroads.net).