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General Winthrop Department of Fine Arts News and announcements.

“L’eouf”- Featuring Lillian Peel


“L’eouf”- and Exhibiton featuring works by Winthrop Senior, Lillian Peel. Located in McLaurin Gallery 316, January 18th, 2018. Opening reception from 6:30-8pm, with Artist talk at 6:30pm.



“Expressions of Portraiture”


Stop by the Dalton Gallery at the Arts Council of York County Thursday, January 11, 2018 for the opening of “Expressions of Portraiture” featuring works by some talented Winthrop Fine Arts graduates and local artists:
Dylan Bannister (BFA ’16), Lindsey Bargar (BFA ’16), Todd Baxter, Emily Furr (BFA ’16), Alexis Howard (BFA ’16), Terri Otten, Lucy Warlick (MLA ’00) and Robin Wellner

Explore the different styles of eight artists and their connection to one of art’s oldest genres in Expressions of Portraiture. This exhibit features works by eight regional artists:

RECEPTION | JANUARY 11, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery
121 E. Main St. Rock Hill, SC


Fine Arts Endowed Scholarships


Fine Arts Students



Applications are due on a CD in Mrs. Sumner’s office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017




  • You must be a full time student in the Department of Fine Arts
  • You must maintain full time status in fall 2017, or in fall 2017-Spring 2018.
  • You must have a 3.0 GPA


  • CD applications must contain

Please digitally title your CD with your name. Please physically put your name on the CD as well.


  • 10 quality images of your best work to date numbered 1-10
  • Include a corresponding image sheet numbered 1-10 with title, date of work, medium, size.  You can include a description if needed.
  • An artist statement about your work and your future goals.
  • Please include on the image list the following information as well.

o   Your name and ID number.

o   Your current year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3).

o   Your Degree (BA in ART or BA in ART with Certification K12 or BFA in ART with Concentration).



Artist Francisco Laranjo


Artist Francisco Laranjo

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Rutledge 119

Approved Cultural Event

   Francisco Laranjo (b. Lamego, Portugal, 1955) finished the Fine Art Degree

at the School of Fine Arts, Porto, in 1978. He conducted his post-graduate

    studies in Portugal, The Netherlands and Egypt, as a scholar of the Calouste

Gulbenkian Foundation (1981–83) and the Portuguese National Research

Board. Laranjo was also a scholar of the Goethe Institute in Dresden,

Germany (2000). He is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of

Arts of the University of Porto, and has been a guest lecturer in many

universities and academies in cities such as Bilbao, Ottawa, Calgary, Daegu,

Sheffield, Manchester, Istanbul, Alexandria, Sofia, Paris and São Paulo.

He has done both solo and group exhibitions since 1979 in Portugal, The

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Canada, India, China, South Korea, Brazil,

amongst other countries.


Francisco Laranjo is at Winthrop as part of the Erasmus Mobile+2 Exchange Project in

collaboration with the University of Porto.


Adjunct Professor Eliana Arenas O’Neil Wins ACC Title!


Over the weekend Adjunct Professor Eliana Arenas O’Neil won an ACC title! Professor O’Neil is the latest recipient of the American Craft Council Hip Pop Emerging Artist Award of Excellence for her work in the Atlanta American Craft Show. The Atlanta, St. Paul, Baltimore, and San Francisco American Craft Shows are juried marketplaces that feature extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.


Professor O’Neil’s jewelry relies on traditional metalsmithing techniques paired with innovative surface design to create jewelry that is sleek, lightweight, best of all – fun to wear!  CONGRATS ELI!  To see some of Eli’s work, follow her on Instagram @eliarenasjewelry. For more information on where to find Eli’s work email: