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Deadline for entry: April 24, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 17 - August 8
Who May Apply
The 24th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition is open to all South Carolina artists. Two dimensional, three dimensional, and photography will be included. Applicants must be residents of South Carolina.
Exhibition Juror: Mokhless Al-Hariri, Ph.D.
For over twenty years, Dr. Mokhless Al-Hariri has located, evaluated, selected, and acquired hundreds of pieces of art on behalf of private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. Dr. Al-Hariri’s careful selections of artworks consistently share high stylistic qualities ranging from period pieces, to artworks of contemporary artists. Dr. Al-Hariri will be inviting five South Carolina artists to be featured in union with all accepted juried artworks.
Prizes awarded include:
1st place: $500; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $150, and six Honorable Mentions.
Artists will be asked to specify if artworks are available for consideration for the Mayor’s Purchase Award: $500-$1,000.
Submitted works must be environmentally themed, but not limited to landscapes or fauna. Juror will be looking for contemporary themes related to the state of our planet and its environment. Thematic examples include: climate change, air/water quality, forestry, sustainable living, etc. Works may be abstract, but must read as environmentally themed pieces.
Entry Specifications & Eligible Works
Fine artworks in all media will be eligible for entry. Juror will be looking for strong themes incorporated by excellent execution of medium(s) chosen in artworks. Submitted works must have been produced within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Piccolo Spoleto or MOJA Arts Festivals, the City Gallery at the Dock Street Theatre, City Gallery at the Gaillard Auditorium, or the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. All two dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang in a gallery setting. Three dimensional works must have a pedestal included (not provided). All 2-D artworks must not exceed a weight limit of 35 pounds (including frame).