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Entry Deadline | SC Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show 2019

Partnered By: South Carolina Festival of Flowers

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Event Details: AWARDS TOTAL $3,000! The South Carolina Festival of Flowers enters its 52nd year in June 2019. The juried art show is a sanctioned event hosted annually by The Arts Center of Greenwood is conjunction with the festival. The show represents contemporary art from artists throughout the state and portions of the southeast. This year's show will be on view June 6 - July 10. 

AWARD CATEGORIES:
Best of Show | $1,000
2nd Place | $500
3rd Place | $300
Juror Merit Awards (3) | $200 (each)
Arts Center Merit Award (1) | $200
Best of 3-D | $400

ENTRY INFORMATION:

1) ONLINE ENTRY - USE THE LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE THE FORM + SUBMIT $35 FEE


2) MAIL ENTRY - USE THE LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE THE "PRINTABLE" FORM + MAIL WITH $35 FEE & CD (art images) - The Arts Center, 120 MAIN STREET, GREENWOOD, SC 29646

   CLICK ON THE PRINTABLE ENTRY FORM BELOW

AC FOF Entry Form-01 

EVENT CALENDAR:
May 23 | entry deadline
June 1  | art delivery (10 am - 3 pm)
June 8  | opening reception + awards ceremony (5 - 7 pm)
July 20  | art retrieval (10 am - 3 pm)

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY:
Anyone 18 years or older may submit an art entry. All original works of art - produced within the last three years - which have not previously been on view in a juried art show at The Arts Center of Greenwood are eligible. Submitted artwork can include any media. All 2D/wall-hanging artwork must be securely wired and, if subject to damage, must be framed; gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable. No clip mounting will be accepted. All 3D/free-standing artwork must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly prepared for hanging/suspension. If submitted artwork is not adequately prepared for display, it will be subject to removal from the exhibition. While there are no size restrictions, entries must be portable and able to be displayed in a conventional art gallery. All double door frames in the gallery measure 70"X79" with a 90" diagonal and all submitted artwork must be transported through the doors. The Arts Center of Greenwood reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work of art from exhibition at its discretion. At point of sale, The Arts Center of Greenwood will retain a 30% commission of the quoted retail value of each work of art. A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is required for the submission of one or two entries. Artists are limited to the submission of two entries.

EVENT CONTACT: artscentergwd@gmail.com | 864.388.7800

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JUROR INFORMATION: Kara Blanken Soper is an independent curator, art consultant, and critic based in Greenville, South Carolina. She received her MA in art history from Louisiana State University, where she focused her research on the art market and under-recognized modern and contemporary artists. Kara also has a double BA in art history and arts management from the College of Charleston. Upon graduating from LSU in 2013, Kara moved back home to South Carolina to be closer to family. Since then, she has committed herself to creating an environment in which contemporary art and artists can thrive in the South. She has worked for a variety of institutions throughout South Carolina in curatorial, fundraising and development, and community engagement capacities. She served as operations manager at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, where she helped to organize and design exhibitions that featured the work of regional, national, and international artists. She also managed an immersive artist residency program and other initiatives focused on the interaction between artistic disciplines, community engagement, and public art. Kara served as the curatorial program coordinator at Clemson University’s Center for Visual Arts-Greenville from 2014-2016. While there, she curated and developed programming and contemporary art exhibitions that connected the research interests of Clemson University art department faculty and the diverse needs of the Greenville community. She also partnered with local government and other creative non-profits to devise and implement creative place making initiatives designed to establish a dynamic arts district in Greenville. Kara has largely focused her independent curatorial practice on creating experiential exhibitions in “non-art” spaces. She currently assists artists with proposal development, grant writing, social media marketing, art placement, and gallery relations. Additionally, she helps individuals and businesses to build and expand their art collections by developing their tastes in contemporary art and facilitating relationships with living artists.

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