ARTISPHERE REVEALS 2016 COMMEMORATIVE POSTER AND T-SHIRT ARTWORK
Florida Artist and New York Artist Selected for Merchandise
Greenville, SC– April 7 2016– Artisphere presented by TD Bank unveiled the 2016 commemorative poster and t-shirt for Greenville’s signature fine art celebration May 13-15th 2016.
First time Artisphere exhibitor Katherine Mathisen was selected by the festival’s Visual Arts Committee for the image “Abundant” as this year’s commemorative poster. The committee’s selection is based on several criteria: image’s artistry, mass appeal, and its ability to reproduce on a large scale. “It is an honor just to be invited to participate in the festival this year. I am beyond delighted to be selected as the poster artist for Artisphere 2016,” stated Mathisen on the selection.“ Mathisen, from Ocoee, FL, said, “In the arts community Artisphere has a reputation for being a show of the highest quality. I had always heard such impressive comments about Artisphere in Greenville SC. So, I decided I would like to experience the show and Greenville for myself.”
Another first time Artisphere artist, Ellie Ali, of New York, was selected as the merchandise artist. Her image, “Couple,” will adorn the 2016 Artisphere t-shirt and two additional images by Ali will appear on the 2016 Artisphere signature wine labels. Ali said, “This is my first time participating in Artisphere and I was delighted to hear that the committee chose my paintings for the merchandise this year. Who wouldn’t be honored? I look forward to my first time in Greenville and meeting all the people who have participated in the festival in the past.”
The 2016 commemorative posters and merchandise will be available during the festival at the two Artisphere official festival stores.
For more information about this year’s event visit www.artisphere.org.
Artisphere is presented by TD Bank
Artists Row sponsor: GE, Artists Demonstration Row sponsor: Michelin, STEAM Exhibit sponsor: Clemson University, Art in Action Stage sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/C. Dan Joyner Realtors and Wells Fargo, Art Lab sponsor: Furman University, Greenville County High School Juried Exhibition sponsor: Current Tools, Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition sponsor: Greenville Health System and The Greenville Journal, The Main Stage sponsor: WYFF-4, Local Performing Arts Showcase sponsor: The Fred Collins Foundation, Culinary Arts Café Stage sponsor: Real Op Investments, Wine and Craft Beer Experience sponsor: SunTrust Bank, Social Media Listening Center sponsor: Windstream, VIP Hospitality sponsor: McKinney Dodge and Rick’s Deli & Market, Artist Hospitality sponsor: Aloft Greenville Hotel, Kidsphere sponsor: ScanSource, Opening Night Gala sponsor: The Capital Corporation, Coldwell Banker Caine and Synnex, Mayor’s Choice Award sponsor: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., People’s Choice Award sponsor: Cherry Bekaert, Sneak Peek Poster Unveiling Reception sponsors: TALK Magazine and Realty Link, Communal Sculpture sponsor: Metromont.
Aficionado Sponsors: The Capital Corporation, Engenius, iHEARTMedia, TOWN Magazine, The Greenville News, Indexx, Metromont, The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Triangle Construction, VisitGreenvilleSC, and ZWO. Connoisseur Sponsors: Bank of America, Blue Ridge Electrical Cooperative, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Centennial American Properties, Crawford Strategy, Daniel Realty Corporation, Duke Energy, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Gallivan White & Boyd P.A., Garfield Signs & Graphics, Hughes Development, Charlie & Rachelle Mickel, Nexsen Pruet, Professional Party Rentals, Sealevel Systems Inc., Whole Foods, World Acceptance Corporation, Wynit and Yeargin Potter Smith. Collector Sponsors: Aerodyne Alloys, LLC, American Security, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, BNC Bank, Breakthru Beverage, BMW Manufacturing Co, Canal Insurance, Daper Ink, Design Strategies, Eastern Trading, Entegra, Fete, First Citizens Bank, Godsey & Gibb Wealth Management, Graphic Cow, Henry & Jamie Horowitz, KW Beverage, Larkin’s on the River, Link Apartments West End, Main + Stone, Pacolet Milliken, Pepsi, Resurgent Capital Services, Rosenfeld Einstein, Roylco, Southern First Bank,Table 301, The Hughes Agency, LLC, United Community Bank, Womble Carlyle, and Young Office Supply. Artisphere is funded by grants from The City of Greenville, Greenville County, Daniel-Mickel Foundation, Graham Foundation, Jolley Foundation, Mary Alice Ingram Charitable Lead Unitrust, Metropolitan Arts Council, South Carolina Arts Commission, Jean T and Heyward G Pelham Foundation, Roe Foundation, South Carolina Parks Recreation Tourism, and The Community Foundation of Greenville.