Gibbes Museum of Art | CP file photo

Gibbes accepting entries for Southern Art contest

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting submissions for its 2022 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Society 1858 is the museum’s young professionals group that awards a $10,000 cash prize to an artist who exemplifies art in the South and demonstrates exceptional levels of artistic achievement. “Society 1858 strives to celebrate diverse Southern artists through the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art,” said Emily Broome, president of Society 1858. Submissions are accepted Aug. 1-Sept. 30, and the program accepts artists across all media. Artists must submit a registration form, artist statement, resume, portfolio of work and a $25 nonrefundable fee at The winner and two honorable mentions will be announced in November.

Jeremy Croft art exhibit at Stems and Skins

Local artist Jeremy Croft will exhibit a new series of paintings at Stems and Skins in Park Circle on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Titled Domestic Captivity, the series features seven oil paintings on canvas created in small format. The works explore suburban landscapes. This is the first showcase for the self-taught Croft. Find his work at, or on Instagram @_jeremy_croft. Guests can sip on wine during the showing and meet and speak with Croft. The exhibit coincides with Vinyl Night at Stems and Skins, so attendees are welcome to bring their favorite vinyl record to play.

Photo by Felix Mooneeram Film on Unsplash

Asbury Short Film Concert returns to Music Hall

The Charleston Music Hall will host the 40th Anniversary Asbury Short Film Concert on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Asbury Shorts USA is New York’s longest running short film touring showcase. Music Hall has hosted the tour for the past four years, screening nationally recognized and globally honored short films. Holy City Sinner’s Christian Senger is hosting the evening. Tickets are $12 and the evening is recommended for ages 16 and older.

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