The Upstate Book Project is a collaborative art and writing project connecting 30 artists throughout the Upstate region of South Carolina. Applications will be accepted from artists residing in the counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC, Spartanburg and Union. Selected artists will be required to write a 100 word or less paragraph of an advancing storyline and then create an 18″ x 24″ vertical illustration to accompany their storyline. Each artist will contribute a page to continue the story and illustrate it then pass it to the next artist.
The final product will be a completed book in bound magazine format containing the entire story. The selected artists will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate their involvement in the book project at a reception where the original artwork will be exhibited. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reception, as well as online. Accepted artists’ completed work will be retained for the exhibition and reception. All art will be returned to the artists’ once the exhibit is removed.
Eligibility is open to practicing artists 18 years or older who reside in the Upstate. The Upstate region includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC), Spartanburg and Union counties.
Your application entry must include:
Your contact information: name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
A paragraph of no more than 200 words explaining your interest in the Upstate Book Project.
A CD containing 3 jpeg (.jpg) images of your work. This work should be recent (created in the last 2 years) and represent your typical style of execution. Print your name and phone number clearly on the CD. Please indicate title and medium of each piece in the file name. For example: hunting beach-oil-janicejones1 (no spaces). These jpeg images need to be 3 separate files. No PowerPoint presentations will be accepted. CD’s will not be returned.
A self-addressed stamped envelope. Applicants will be notified by mail.
A $20.00 non-refundable application fee payable to: The Upstate Book Project.
Application Deadline and Submission Info
Submit Applications to:
The Upstate Book Project, 1855 E. Main Street, Suite 14 Box 292, Spartanburg, SC 29307 ATTN: Bailie
Applications must be received between Sept. 15 – 30, 2011.
Late applications will not be accepted.
For further info e-mail to (email@example.com) or vist (www.TheUpstateBookProject.com).