The Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence, South Carolina, announces a call to artists for the first semi-annual Magic City Survey, a juried art competition. This art competition is open to all amateur and professional artists ages 16 and up who reside in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The exhibition will showcase the highest caliber of art relating to South Carolina and will provide a venue by which artists can express their talents and achievements. The theme for this year’s Magic City Survey will be “Southern Impressions- Depictions of Life in the South.”
Entries for this competition may be submitted from July 2, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2012. The competition will be judged in two phases. Initial judging will be based on digital images of the works submitted. Finalists moving on from the first phase will be invited to participate in the Magic City Survey Finalists’ Exhibition which will be on display in the Gallery from Nov. 5, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013. On December 3-4, 2012 celebrated watercolorist, Mary Whyte, will jury the finalists show and select winners of the 2012 Magic City Survey. Those artists will receive awards at the artists’ reception during the presentation of Whyte’s new book Down Bohicket Road on Dec. 4 at 5:30pm. Prizes include invitations for solo exhibitions in the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery.
Artists who wish to submit work may download the Magic City Survey instructions for submission and entry form from the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery’s page at (www.florencelibrary.org). Instructions and entry forms may also be picked up from all branches of the Florence County Library System and inside the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery.
For additional information, please contact the Gallery Curator, Hannah Davis at 843/292-7393. Submission of artwork for this competition is FREE.