Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Call for Artists SC State Museum 20th Anniversary

The SC State Museum opened in 1988 and now will be celebrating it's 20th Anniversary. What better way to show their support and love for the arts by having a Juried art competition. The show will run April 25 to Sept. 7, 2008.

Things to Know:
Hand Delivered Entries of original artwork deliver April 3, 4, or 5 from 10am and 4 pm
to loading Zone B at The State Museum 301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC. You may submit two works of art along with an entry fee of $25. made payable to The SC Museum Foundation and please list "juried show" on memo line.

Jurors: Brian Rutenberg, an artist originally from Myrtle Beach, SC. While serving as Artist in Residence in 2006 at USC, the SC State Museum hosted a show of Brian's wonderful brightly colored landscapes of the Grand Strand area. Brian earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City; where he now resides.
Lia Newman is the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Lia has earned a BA in Art History and a BFA in General Studio with concentrations in photography and sculpture, from Winthrop University. Lia resides in Raleigh, NC.

Cash Awards
$1500 First Place/Best in Show
$1000 Second Place
$500 Third Place
$200 Honorable Mention (up to 5 total)
$100 People’s Choice Award will be selected by the public during the reception

Purchase Award -A Curator’s Choice Purchase Award will be selected by the State Museum’s chief curator of art and the acquisition committee. The winning artwork will be purchased for inclusion in the Museum’s permanent collection.
For more details, a prospectus and entry form click here: http://www.museum.state.sc.us/exhibits/juried_show.aspx

For Info on the SC State Museum go to www.museum.state.sc.us
or contact the Museum at (803) 898-4941.

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