N. Chas. Arts Fest
seeking entries

Organizers of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest, scheduled for May 3-7, are seeking entries for judged fine art and photography competitions and exhibitions.

Participating fine art makers compete for ribbons and cash prizes totaling up to $6,000, and their work will be on display throughout the festival at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive.

Fine art submissions are accepted in five media categories: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. This year, awards will be at the sole discretion of the judge, Veronica Kessenich, executive director of Atlanta Contemporary. Fine art entries will be accepted at the Charleston Area Convention Center noon-7 p.m. May 1 and 2. Artists may enter any combination of categories with a maximum of four entries. A non-refundable fee of $10 per entry is due at drop-off.

Professional and amateur photographers are invited to enter original prints and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $1,450. Submissions will be accepted in the Professional/Advanced division or Amateur division under the categories Color and Monochrome. This year, awards will be at the sole discretion of the judge, Rick Rhodes, owner of Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging in West Ashley.

Photography entries will be accepted at the Charleston Area Convention Center noon-7 p.m. May 1 and 2. Photographers may enter any combination of categories with a maximum of four entries. A non-refundable fee of $5 per entry is due at drop-off.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, or to download entry instructions for the Judged Fine Art and Judged Photography Competitions & Exhibitions, visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.

In the Mix showcase
features live music

The "In the Mix" music series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts wraps up at 6:30 p.m. April 24 in the Simons Center Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St., with its annual performance showcase.

The event will be headlined by Stop Light Observations with support from student acts Tristein, Anfernee, Matt and Savanna, Alex Hunter from Sex Wax, and Jenna Feeney. The session, presented by the college’s arts management program, is free and open to students and the public on a first-come-first-served basis.

Since spring 2014, In the Mix has connected over 500 students, musicians, and alumni to industry professionals and moguls.

—Adam Parker

Contact Adam Parker at aparker@postandcourier.com or 843-937-5902.