The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present the 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The exhibition will take place at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street, from May 27 through June 10, 2011. An Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 5-7pm. Painting / Two dimensional works and photography will be accepted. The juried art exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and coordinated by the Charleston Artist Guild.
Exhibition Jurors: Painting/2 dimensional: Alex Powers, painter and private art teacher since 1970; Gold Medal winner American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition (1997); art workshop presenter in US and Canada; and judge of National Watercolor Society Shows in Los Angeles and many other venues. Photography: Rick Rhodes, Charleston native, professional photographer, and graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography; photographer and author of “Charleston, South Carolina: A Photographic Portrait”; 1999, Joined the American Society of Media Photographers and current Board member; and owner of Rick Rhodes Photography and Imaging in West Ashley for 12 years.
Awards: First, second and third prizes of $500, $250 and $125, respectively, will be awarded for each of the two entry categories: Painting / 2d and Photography. Ten honorable mentions will also be presented.
Venue and Dates: The exhibition will be available for viewing from 8:30am to 5pm seven days a week from May 28 through June 10. Located at 375 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC, the Visitor Center is an excellent exhibition venue that draws many viewers. Both the Exhibition and the June 6 Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception are free and open to the public.
Application Requirements: Entrants shall submit a signed entry form, digital images of their work on a CD and a $30 entry fee by Saturday, April 16, 2011, to the Charleston Artist Guild, PO Box 21086, Charleston, SC 29413-1086. Entrants may submit up to three works.
Entries (on a cd) may also be delivered to the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston 29401 during gallery hours (Monday – Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday from 1 to 5pm). (Gallery phone: 843/722-2425).
Entry forms may be picked up at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery and will also be sent by mail or e-mail upon request made to either of the Exhibition Coordinators: Russell Buskirk at 843/364-3580 and e-mail at (email@example.com) or Steve Jacobs 843/722-2454 and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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