The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg is now accepting submissions for its 2012 39th Annual Juried Show, which will be in the Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center, in Spartanburg, SC, from Sept. 20-Nov. 3, 2012. An opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 6-8pm. The show is open to all artists in South and North Carolina and Georgia. More than $4,000 will be awarded in various categories. The deadline to submit work for consideration is Aug. 1, 2012.
All entries must be mailed and postmarked to the Guild by Aug. 1 and include a compact disk with up to two images, the application, and the entry fee. No hand deliveries, please. Entry fee for Guild members is included in the membership. Non-members must pay a $40 fee. Applications are available in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It may also be downloaded at the Guild’s website at (www.ArtistsGuildOfSpartanburg.org).
Media categories are 2D-Painting, 2D-Drawing and Mixed Media, 2D-Photography, and 3D-Sculpture, which includes ceramics and jewelry. The juror this year will be Mana Hewitt, MFA, director of the McMaster Art Gallery, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Art Department of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Her studio work has been in ceramics, painting and metals. Hewitt received the South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, was named a Southern Arts Foundation Artist, and in 2012 her work was included in the 100 Southern Artists.
For more details, please visit the Guild’s website or contact its director Robin Els at 864/764-9568 or e-mail to (ArtistsGuildOfSpartanburg@Gmail.com).