Thursday, June 30, 2011

Music Happening Soon at a Place Near You

On this listing, I have tried to include every event that I have heard about. Of course, there is always so much happening on the Columbia Music Scene it's impossible to have every musicians' gig list or every venues' show calendar.

If you have an event that isn't on this list, please forgive me as I went with invitations from my email, inbox and social media sites. Hope to see you out and about at some of the many events coming up! Yours Truly, Jean Bourque

Jean Bourque ...Paints to live music at Tapp’s Art Center Thurs. July 7th 8-9PM. Live music provided by Lauren Streeter during the First Thursday On Main St. Columbia, SC

Jean Bourque ...Paints to live music at Buckaroo's 1701 Dreher Island Rd. Chapin, SC on Friday July 8th. Music provided by DUBA. 9-11 pm. Art created that night will be sold to the highest bidder!

Dr. Roundhouse At Utopia Sat. July 2nd, 8-11pm

Papa String Band Music at Stillwater Taproom, Augusta GA Fri. July 8 8pm

at Utopia Food and Spirits Columbia SC Sat. July 9 830PM

at Art Bar Columbia SC Sat. July 30 8PM

Freedom Festival at Sandhills July 4th 4pm until Celebrate the 4th surrounded by art from area artists and music; Kicking off with Rock Candy at 4pm

Jeff Liberty

at Smoke BBQ in Blythwood 7pm July 2 and @ Alter Ego Tapas July 4th 9pm

Angela Easterling At Village of Sandhills Mon. July 4 at 5pm and July 8 at 730PM

CD RELEASE PARTY for Angela Easterling, Brandon Turner, Fayssoux Starling McLean and A Fragile Tomorrow Music Sat Jul 16 2011 @ 08:00 PM at The Showroom At HUB-BUB, Spartanburg, SC

DUBA Band Friday July 1 at 830pm Buckaroo’s at 1701 Dreher Island Rd Chapin, SC

Duba Band Fri. July 8th at Buckaroo's right on the lake, see address above. Jean Bourque will be painting to the DUBA BAND!

Also at Buckaroo's ...

Pamela Dale July 14 about 830 pm and J. Edwards July 23 start about 830 pm

The Dirty Lowdown Wet Willies on Gervais Columbia 10pm – 1AM Fri. July 1

@ Wounded Warrior Benefit July 9, see Danielle Howle listing for details

@ Awendow Green in the Charleston area, 8pm July 13th

@ Baja Broiler Lexington 8PM July 22

John Scollon and Bitteroot At Utopia Friday July 1 830-1130PM

Jeff Pitts solo at The East Room Fri. July 1 at 8PM

Prettier than Matt Village Idiot 9pm July 5th

Deleveled at Kelly's Pub Wed. July 6th at 10pm

Acoustic Challenge Rock 93.5 Acoustic Challenge Finals on Tues. July 5th in the Vista, at Carolina Ale House 730PM


JULY 9 Art Bar AND

JULY 23 @ CJ's

Robert Gardner Jazz Quartet
at Speakeasy in 5 points, Columbia Sat. July 2 and Sat. July 9th 10pm-1am

Keith Bates Hosting Open mic at Utopia Thurs. July 21st; 8-12PM and Thurs. Aug 18 at 8PM music by REDD WYNE and special guests. Bring your talented self to Utopia and be prepared to play or cheer on the musicians.

Whiskey Tango Revue At the Art Bar on Park St Columbia 8PM July 23 and later at the House in 5 points Sept 2nd CD RELEASE Party

Danielle Howle, Justin Smith, The Dirty Lowdown Sat. July 9 at 10 AM Rock the Vets benefit concert at Columbia National Guard Armory 1255 Bluff Rd. Columbia, Cover $10. to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project.

Bourbon Street Wednesdays at Liberty Tap Room, sponsored by Keepin'Jazz alive

July 6th - Zee Slaughter Trio returns

July 13th - Jamal Hasan Trio with Tim Gannon (Bass) and Matt Flemming (Drums)
Fundraiser for Keepin' Jazz Alive, a nonprofit dedicated to the art form of all genres of Jazz music and its understanding, appreciation,
advancement, promotion, and sustainability. Keepin' Jazz Alive give music instruments and scholarships to deserving students.

The GetAWAY with special guest Michael Sanders at Utopia July 29th 8-11 PM


JULY 9 Art Bar: Stillhouse, Jackaroe, Timshell & Chuck Mims

AUG. 6 JeRRYFeST @ Art Bar with Dr. Roundhouse, Tough Mama, Alien Carnival,

John Scollon and Bitteroot, The Funky Junk Band, and Jackaroe


Rockers Nite Out at The House in 5 points on Tuesday July 5th at 8:00

open mic jam hosted by The Jam Room

Blues Night Blues Jam every Tuesday night 8-12 at Utopia

Open Mic with Pamela Dale at Jake's Kickstand exit 101 Irmo 8pm until

Open Mic every Thursday at Utopia 8-12 PM

Art happenings for July 2011

Jean Bourque Art and music

Jean will paint to live music by Lauren Streeter during the First Thursday On Main St. event at the Tapp’s Art Center Thurs. July 7th from 8-9PM. Other performers will be William Christopher and Fred Ingram plus there will be an art show featuring some of Columbia's vibrant visual arts community.

Photo of Lauren Streeter playing at Sly Fox with art by Jean Bourque in the background.


Friday July 8th come by car or come by boat to Buckaroos at Dreher Island Rd. on Lake Murray to listen to the sounds of the DUBA band under the stars. Jeanee will have her brushes and large sheets of water media paper to do live paintings. Every painting done there will be for sale to the highest bidder. Come out and be inspired!

First Thursday on Main St. Art and Music July 7th goes from 6-9PM

frame of mind on Main st. will feature photographer Jenna Sacha with her own show "Box"

and outside the FOM will host "Fire" with Luna Trix. For detailed info see the blog at

anastasia & FRIENDS at 1534 Main St Columbia will be hosting an art show called REBUS. The artists that will be showing there include:

Gadson Bennett, Kdawn Branham, Michael Broadway, Donny Floyd, Tim Floyd, Lisa Gray, Mark Green, Molly Harrell, Paul Kaufmann, Whitney LeJeune, Dre Lopez, Sammy Lopez, Ron Marsh, David Moses, Kirkland Smith, Kim Sullivan, Lindsay Wiggins and Anastasia Chernoff. This show will be expressed in paint, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

S and S Art Supply First Thursday event

BANG POP, POW-WOW This exhibit by Christine Cannon, a USC grad student includes drawings and paintings and some funky 3-D.

S&S ART SUPPLY Fundraiser and 2nd Anniversary

Calling all Artists!! Pick up a panel and paint… DL July 18TH

AUCTION ART PANELS ON Sat. July 23 4-8pm at S&S on Main St.

Columbia. Come out and see works of art, the bidding starts as low as $25. With proceeds to S & S Art Supply! They need your help to keep the doors open. Contact Amanda Ladymon-Stockard 803-603-7312 or e-mail at for details on how you can participate.

Columbia Museum of Art July 1-3

Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Rembrandt: From Sacred to Profane
The Art of Recovery
An Artist's Eye: A Journey with Sigmund Abeles

Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Film Series Friday 6pm - 11pm

Gallery Tour: The Chemistry of Color, Sunday 2pm - 4pm

Lee A. Monts at City Art,,

Friday July 1 from 10-5pm, Saturday July 2 from 11-3pm

Diana Farfan, Toy Republic & the Dream Life of Broken Toys
701 Center for Contemporary Art,,

Fri Jul 1 from 11-5 pm, Sat. Jul 2 from 9-5pm, Sun Jul 3 from 1-5pm

Everything Must Go Nickelodeon Theatre,,

July 1-3 at 3pm, 5:30pm & 8pm

Smokey Joe's Cafe' Trustus Theatre,,

July 1 and 2… Friday & Saturday 8pm

Call for Artists Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Art Fundraiser at 701

Call for Artists - painters, sculptors, potters, textile, jewelry, photography, glass artisans; show Thursday, August 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at 701 Center for Contemporary Art; Artists agree to donate 30% of their sales to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia SC

Space is limited

Contact Alex Nicyper / 803.254.0118 or
Last year, they hosted a lovely event with many fine artists attending! This is a photo from my art display there, last year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amazing Art Books from a Facebook Friend!

Every now and then we have something wonderful happen, that is unbelievable.
Last week, I received a heavy box in the mail from a friend I met on Facebook.
She had mentioned to me back in Dec. she had some art books she wanted
to give me. Many months went by and I had long forgotten about the wonderful
gift she had offered.

On this hot, sunny SC day, as I carried the box in the house, I didn't know what to expect, this box was much bigger and heavier than I ever imagined. When I opened the box, the first thing I saw was a very thick book on Salvador Dali and then a coffee table book titled Dali and another coffee table book on the works of N. C. Wyeth. These are wonderful works to study and contemplate. Below these three books was a huge surprise, old paperbacks on Matisse, Manet, Hawthorne, Michelangelo, Cezanne and paperbacks about different art eras and techniques with print dates ranging from 1930-1969.

A book in a scrapbook style binding was especially intriguing. It held 36 etchings and was written in a foreign language. One of my friends that loves research offered to research it for me. We found out it is called a tourist book. These were popular in European galleries. The etchings were used at that time because it pre-dates film. The Tourist Book is similar to an art catalog that some galleries and museums have today. This one came from a Gallery in Italy in the late 1800's. Now that is exciting!

All this was indeed very exciting and a wonderful box of books, but wait, there is more.
Filling the box and attributing to it's heavy weight, was eight hardcover books. Books on Fauvism, Oil Painting, Leonardo, French and Italian Art and Art Through the Ages, with publication dates from 1892 to 1937. At the very bottom of the box was the grand finale in my package. It was a leather bound coffee table book about American Art with a publication date of 1848!

Thank you to my dear Facebook friend, your gift is priceless and means a lot to this Artist!

New Book about Lee Krasner By Gail Levin

Just discovered there is a new book about Lee Krasner, the wife of Jackson Pollack. Her work amazed me when I saw it at the Greenville County Museum of Art, in Greenville SC. I thought it was wonderful that the gallery had included her work as well as that of Jackson Pollack. The title of the book is "Lee Krasner: A biography" by Gail Levin.

I discovered this at They have a great story about it on their website.
Check it out to learn more.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Call for Artists for Fall 2011

Rosewood Art Festival Call for Entries
Trenholm Artists Guild (TAG) announces a call to artists for a one-day outdoor art festival, October 22, 2011, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Rockaway’s, 2719 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. TAG is seeking artists to display their original fine art. The goal is to include various media: ceramics, glass, fiber arts, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork, furniture, and printmaking.

Approximately 50 spaces will be allocated at the discretion of TAG. Artists may collaborate as a team for space. The TAG Board will view applicants to select the exhibitors.
Art must be original, handcrafted work produced by the artist and may not be the result of work from commercial kits, molds, patters, or plans. The work exhibited must match the quality and style as represented by the examples submitted. Limited editions, signed and numbered on the front of each piece, must be clearly marked as a reproduction.

The Festival will also include venues for low-key performing art presentations such as music, dance, and drama.

The display areas will be approximately 10 x 12 in the parking lot adjacent to Rockaway’s at the corner of Rosewood Drive and Howard Street. Artists must provide their own racks, tables, chairs, display units, coverings, or other fixtures suitable for outdoor use. Electricity is not available.
TAG will solicit for purchase awards and sponsors and expects to award Best in Show and People’s Choice.
To enter submit by August 15, 2011:
1) 3-5 images representative of your work via e-mail to or mail CD to: Renea Eshleman, 508 Moss Creek Drive, Cayce, SC 29033. Include with your images your name and contact information.

2) Mail $10 entry fee payable to TAG. There will be no charge for the display space.
Submission of your work is your certification that the work represented is original and hand-crafted; that you hold harmless TAG, the City of Columbia, County of Richland, all sponsoring and participating organizations, their directors, officers, employees, agents, and volunteers from any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage arising out of or in conjunction with your participation in the Rosewood Art Festival.
TAG will notify you by September 15 of acceptance.

Contact David Phillip796.3352 or Renea Eshleman 767.5505

Received from Trenholm Artists Guild aka TAG.
NOTE it is not necessary to be a member of TAG to participate in this one day event at Rockaways. Painting shown by Jean Bourque, painted to live Music.

The Art Newspaper online story about

Found this fascinating article I wanted to share with fellow artists. The writer has stated this may be the "Holy Grail of Private Market Prices"... Written by Charlotte Burns in The Art Newspaper this month June 2011. has some big galleries and other high profile backers, which I believe will make it a successful venture. It's important to be "in the know" especially if more galleries and online sites follow this new marketing model for art. Here is the link to the story.

Photo of Jean Bourque painting live to The Natty Vibes... painting in progress.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Art Festival Finlay Park July 2 Booths Available

Applications are now being accepted for vendors for the Independence Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival. The event will be held Saturday, July 2nd at Finlay Park Columbia, SC starting at 1pm. The fair coincides with the Summer Concert Series in the park, and vendors are welcome to stay through the concert and fireworks (approximate ending time 10:15pm); booths must stay open until 6pm.

Only hand crafted items may be sold at the festival. No resell/flea market items will be allowed. You may not have raffles at your booth spaces. You may not “save” booth spaces for other vendors that will arrive after you. We reserve the right to disallow sales for violators of these rules.

A special parking area will be provided for all vendor vehicles, close to the booth area. Booth spaces are available on a first come first serve basis; we recommend that all vendors arrive by 10:00 am to setup for festivities to begin at 1:00 pm. Spaces will be marked off for you and someone will come by your booth to check in with you if you should need further assistance. There will be a loading and unloading area. The park and loading/unloading areas will need to be cleared by 12:00 noon. After 12:00 pm we will not be able to facilitate you with an area to unload.

Please note that electricity is very limited. Commercial generators are allowed, but must be diesel fueled (no personal gas generators, per Columbia Fire Dept. regulations) If you have further questions and would like a vendor form, please contact Joan Sorensen at (803) 545-3091 or

Booth space is 10’ x 10’. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, tent, and other supplies. Booths must be kept clean and orderly throughout the event. $20.00 fee for single space. Electrical access is an additional $20.00 fee and is very limited. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords and electrical access will be provided on first come, first serve basis.

Setup begins at 9:00 am on the day of the event. Selection of booth space is on first come, first serve basis that morning. Items should be unloaded and vehicles moved out of the area as quickly as possible. All vehicles MUST be moved out of the area by 12:00 pm – No Exceptions.

Cancellation Policy: Any Vendor who does not show for the event will lose their fee and their space will be released.

Checks should be made to City of Columbia, notate for Independence Day A/C Festival and mailed with the vendor form to:

Columbia Parks & Recreation Department

Independence Day A/C Festival

1932 Calhoun St

Columbia, SC 29201

Friday, June 3, 2011

Loose Lucy's Drop Off for Fire Victim's

Many of you know The DUBA band. Mary Link Womble the bassist and vocalist for the band has a daughter with three small children ages 4, 3 and infant. Last night, their home burned down and they have lost everything. The little baby doesnt even have any bottles. They could use anything you can donate household goods, furniture, food, baby things, diapers, formula and clothes.

Her daughter wears a size 7-8 and the man wears mediums and size 30-32; all the children are girls under 5, so any baby and infant items plus clothes from infant to size 5T, would be greatly appreciated.

Jenn McCallister of Loose Lucy's in Five Points has offered a drop off point at the store. Please help in any way you can. Giving thanks that the family is all okay and that no one was hurt.

Art Opportunity and Chance to Save S and S Art

Calling all Artists!!

S & S Art Supply is celebrating its TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We’re thrilled to be part of the revitalized Main Street, but our business is still young and hoping to grow. However, there are many expenses like getting our A/C working and paying our rent. We need your help to keep us going and our doors open!

Here’s what you can do! Starting on First Thursday June 2nd you can pick up a panel to create a unique and wonderful piece of artwork to donate for a Silent Auction (bidding starting at $25 per artwork), with proceeds going to S & S Art Supply. The event is Saturday, July 23rd. Our goal is to sell fifty panels, so please help spread the word to any artists or art patrons you know!! As a thank you for donating your time and art to S & S Art Supply you will receive a 20% coupon good towards your entire purchase!Panels can be picked up at S & S Art Supply or at the Tapp’s Art Center. Artists can select up to three panels per person. You can pick up a panel any time between now and July 18thor until we run out.
Is there more that you can do to help? We want the event to be as big as possible and need entertainment, food and beverages. If you are a DJ, in a band, or work for/own a restaurant and want to participate or sponsor this event, please call Amanda Ladymon-Stockard at 803-603-7312 or e-mail at love our customers that chose to shop local and support local artists! Thanks in advance for all of your help and we look forward to supplying you with the finest art materials, at the best prices and friendliest service, for many years to come.

With Sincerest Thanks,

Amanda and Eric

Fundraiser Event: Saturday, July 23rd from 4-8 pm

Drop – off Dates: July 18th – 22nd

Coupon Expires: August 15th 2011

Jean Bourque has an ART fan page on Facebook

My art has a Facebook fan page at

Please follow these links and like my fan pages on Facebook.
I will be closing out my personal page on Facebook.

Also follow my blog directly when you get to it at

My blog is evolving once again to include more artist opportunities.
You will notice going forward that there will be international as well as national
and local art, music, film, photography competitions and events.

Much love Jean Bourque

Note: Painting photo from a live painting with the DUBA band in May 2011.
This was the painting in progress, the actual painting is now completed.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Film Maker Opportunity Deadline July 1

Film Competition - Austin Film Festival
Categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Narrative Student Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animated Short. Regular Deadline: June 1 ($45); Late Deadline: July 1 ($50); Very Late Deadline: July 15 ($60). The Austin Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, making all Jury Award-winning narrative short and animated short films eligible for an Academy Award. For more information, go

Artists Opportunity Night Skys Flagstaff AZ

Night Visions IV
Call for entry for the upcoming Night Visions IV exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Night Visions IV is an exciting and versatile exhibition in Flagstaff, Arizona. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores or celebrates the night sky or the stars. The work in this exhibit should reflect the deep, positive connection that human beings can have with the night. Deadline: July 27, 2011. Flagstaff Culutral Partners, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004.

Artist Opportunities

Edgar Allan Poe Foundation: Poe Square
The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc., in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site-specific proposals. The Foundation proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) at Poe Square. Artists, artisans, and/or designers must be at least 18 years old. For more information or to apply, go to:

Artist Studio Space for rent in Columbia SC

Sent by Chappy Manning of TAG

I've been advised of an opportunity to lease some studio space on Carlisle St. (cut-through between Daly and Millwood, behind Mad Platter), and in order to keep the costs $200 range (includes utilities) we need some more artists interested in sharing the space. Would you be able to send out an email to TAG members asking if anyone is interested? There are 2 options, one space smaller than the other, the smaller one has 1 bathroom & 2 large rooms so we're looking for 4 artists to share, the larger space has several different rooms & 2 baths and could hold 6-7 artists' spaces.

Please contact me directly at So far, there are 2 of us who are willing to commit, but as I say, we need more to make it affordable.