Artisphere Reveals 2016 Commemorative Poster and T-shirt Artwork

By April 22, 2016January 9th, 2018Announcements, Press

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

Key Sponsors:
Artisphere is presented by TD Bank

Artists Row sponsorGEArtists Demonstration Row sponsor: MichelinSTEAM Exhibit sponsorClemson University, Art in Action Stage sponsorsBerkshire Hathaway Home Services/C. Dan Joyner Realtors and Wells FargoArt Lab sponsor:  Furman UniversityGreenville County High School Juried Exhibition sponsorCurrent ToolsArtists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition sponsorGreenville Health System and The Greenville JournalThe Main Stage sponsor: WYFF-4Local Performing Arts Showcase sponsor: The Fred Collins Foundation, Culinary Arts Café Stage sponsor: Real Op InvestmentsWine and Craft Beer Experience sponsor: SunTrust BankSocial Media Listening Center sponsor: WindstreamVIP Hospitality sponsor:  McKinney Dodge and Rick’s Deli & Market, Artist Hospitality sponsorAloft Greenville Hotel, Kidsphere sponsor: ScanSourceOpening Night Gala sponsor: The Capital Corporation, Coldwell Banker Caine and SynnexMayor’s Choice Award sponsor: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.People’s Choice Award sponsor: Cherry BekaertSneak Peek Poster Unveiling Reception sponsors: TALK Magazine and Realty Link, Communal Sculpture sponsor: Metromont.

Aficionado Sponsors: The Capital CorporationEngeniusiHEARTMediaTOWN MagazineThe Greenville NewsIndexxMetromontThe Peace Center for the Performing ArtsTriangle ConstructionVisitGreenvilleSC, and ZWOConnoisseur Sponsors: Bank of AmericaBlue Ridge Electrical Cooperative, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Centennial American PropertiesCrawford StrategyDaniel Realty CorporationDuke EnergyElliott Davis DecosimoGallivan White & Boyd P.A.Garfield Signs & Graphics, Hughes Development, Charlie & Rachelle Mickel, Nexsen Pruet, Professional Party RentalsSealevel Systems Inc.Whole FoodsWorld Acceptance Corporation, Wynit and Yeargin Potter SmithCollector Sponsors: Aerodyne Alloys, LLC, American SecurityBlue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, BNC Bank, Breakthru BeverageBMW Manufacturing CoCanal Insurance, Daper Ink, Design Strategies, Eastern TradingEntegraFeteFirst Citizens BankGodsey & Gibb Wealth ManagementGraphic Cow, Henry & Jamie Horowitz, KW BeverageLarkin’s on the River, Link Apartments West End, Main + Stone, Pacolet MillikenPepsiResurgent Capital ServicesRosenfeld EinsteinRoylcoSouthern First Bank,Table 301The Hughes Agency, LLCUnited Community Bank, Womble Carlyle, and Young Office SupplyArtisphere is funded by grants from The City of GreenvilleGreenville CountyDaniel-Mickel FoundationGraham Foundation, Jolley Foundation, Mary Alice Ingram Charitable Lead Unitrust, Metropolitan Arts CouncilSouth Carolina Arts Commission, Jean T and Heyward G Pelham Foundation, Roe Foundation, South Carolina Parks Recreation Tourism, and The Community Foundation of Greenville.