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Work by South Carolina Artists

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Selection Process

Artists included in the exhibition were selected by guest curator Eleanor Heartney based on nominations received from each of the five states participating in Thresholds. Each state arts agency invited nominators to participate in the process by identifying artists in their respective states who met the eligibility requirement of residency and whose work addressed the issues outlined in the curator’s statement. Artists were notified of their nomination by the South Carolina Arts Commission on behalf of their respective arts council/arts commission and were invited to submit materials for review.

One hundred and seven artists responded to the invitation to submit work for consideration by the curator. The review took place in mid-August, 2003 over a two-day period in Charleston, SC at the College of Charleston and the Gibbes Museum of Art. The intensive two-day process resulted in the selection of the 54 artists included in the exhibition.

Many thanks to the following individuals who participated as nominators for Thresholds.

  • Cindy Abbott, Former Galley Director, Montgomery County Council for the Arts, Mt. Sterling, KY
  • John Begley, Gallery Director
  • Allen R. Hite, Art Institute, Louisville, KY
  • Jim Brancaccio, Curator, Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY
  • Anne Brennan, Curator and Registrar of Collections, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
  • Charlotte Brown, Director, Gallery of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Tina Bucuvalas, Ph.D., Folklorist, Folklife Program, Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL
  • Maria Butler, Executive Director, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
  • Sharon Campbell, Independent Curator and Arts Writer, Greenville, SC
  • Suzanne Delahanty, Director, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Linda Dougherty, Independent Curator and Critic, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Mary Douglas, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC
  • Brian A. Dursum, Director, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
  • Suzanne Fetscher, President, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
  • Wendy Fishman, Factory Films Coordinator, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
  • Carla Hanzal, Curator of Contemporary Art, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
  • Bill Hickerson, Curator, West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humbolt, TN
  • Susan W. Knowles, Independent Curator, S.W. Knowles & Associates, Pikeville, TN Kentucky Arts Council Staff, Frankfort, KY
  • Lori Kornegay, Visiting Assistant Professor, Arts Management Program, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Cay Lane, Executive Director, Montgomery County Council for the Arts, Mt. Sterling, KY
  • Stacey Lane, Director of Student Affairs and Studios, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
  • Frank Martin, Curator, I. P. Stanback Museum, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Paul Matheny, Chief Curator of Art, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • Joseph S. Mella, Director, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • Rena Minar, Executive Director, Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, Tallahassee, FL
  • Jenny Moore, Executive Director, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
  • Robert Morgan, Artist, Lexington, KY
  • Morena Grant Morrisey, Director, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
  • Pam Myers, Executive Director, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
  • Nandini Makrandi, Associate Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • Marina Pacini, Chief Curator, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
  • Wesley Paine, Director, Parthenon, Nashville, TN
  • Tom Patterson, Independent Curator and Art Critic, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Ken Rollins, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
  • Rachel Sadinsky, Curator of Collections & Exhibits, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
  • Susan Shockly, Curator, Parthenon, Nashville, TN
  • Ellen Simak, Chief Curator, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
  • Michael Spring, Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami, FL
  • Adrian Swain, Director, Kentucky Folk Art Center, Morehead, KY
  • Michele Tuegel, Executive Director, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Denise Woodward-Detrich, Gallery Director, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Traveling Exhibition
Inaugural Exhibition
Selection Process

For additional information, please contact Harriett Green (803-734-8762), Director of Visual Arts