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Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announced Winners of the “31st Annual Juried Competition”

July 20, 2020

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, announced the awards for the “31st Annual Juried Competition” in an online Gallery Talk with juror David M. Detrich. This video was released on Thursday, July 16, 2020, and is available to watch on the Arts Council’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube page. Works accepted to the Juried Competition exhibition are currently on exhibition in the Arts Council’s online Virtual Gallery at (yorkcountyarts.org/31stjuried).

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

JUROR | DAVID DETRICH
Professor of Art, Clemson University

Originally from East St. Louis, MO, Detrich received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in New York. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including venues at the Tallina Kunstiulikool in Tallin, Estonia and at the American Cultural Center in Taipei, Taiwan. His work is also represented in public and private collections nationally.

One hundred nine entries by 54 artists from 21 cities and 6 states were submitted to the “31st Annual Juried Competition”. Of those entries, Detrich selected 35 works for exhibition.

Awards were presented to:
Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: “Jump Castle, Sheet Cake, Asthma” by Emily Furr of Charleston, SC


“Jump Castle, Sheet Cake, Asthma” by Emily Furr of Charleston, SC

1st Place – “I Shine, You Shine (invertible shoeshine chair)” by Oscar Soto of Rock Hill, SC

2nd Place – “Fast Satisfaction” by Ronni Brashear of Madison, MS

3rd Place – “November 3, 2019” by Janice Mueller of Charlotte, NC

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

Honorable Mention – “Consumer Column IV” by Jordan Fowler of Adairsville, GA

Honorable Mention – “Serial” by Robert Simoneau of Columbia, SC

Elizabeth (Lib) Louise Dunlap Patrick, a Rock Hill native, was born in Feb. 1936 in Rock Hill. Lib was an avid supporter of the arts. She gave freely of her time and patronage to the Arts Council; served on the Gallery Committee and underwrote the awards for the annual “Juried Competition” for nearly ten years. Lib was a generous and ardent participant at the annual art auctions for many years, and she collected pottery from North and South Carolina potters whose work she championed. She also sponsored activities and events for the Yorkville Artist Guild. She supported her alma mater, Winthrop University, serving on alumni boards and reunion committees. Because of her generous support of the arts at Winthrop, the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery was named in her honor in 1999. Also, Lib was among the first group of honorees for the Medal of Honor for the Arts. Kathy Wilson continues her mother’s legacy by sponsoring the Arts Council’s Juried Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Arts Council of York County’s offices and galleries are closed until further notice. The Arts Council is looking to the guidance and directives of local, state and federal officials to amend plans as necessary. The decision to close affects all ACYC events and facility rentals. Cancellations and postponements are precautionary measures taken to minimize exposure. By activating social distancing, the Arts Council removes the opportunity for people in the community to be exposed. Please check the Arts Council’s Facebook pages (@yorkcountyarts and @uffyc) and websites (yorkcountyarts.org) and (underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org) for the most recent updates regarding scheduled events.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County by calling 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Has Added Five New Works of Art to Alleys as Gallerys

May 7, 2020

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, has added five new works of art to Alleys as Gallerys – White Street Gallery, 130 West White Street, Rock Hill, presented by Williams & Fudge. The pieces were selected from student artwork that exhibited at the Center for the Arts during the “2019 York County High School Art Show” and the “2020 Teachers’ Choice Exhibit”. They have been reproduced in a large-scale format for a public art installation on the fence between Dust OFF Brewing Company and the Lowenstein Building along the Williams & Fudge fence line that faces White Street.

YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
“A Study of Oliver” by Madeline Ray, from York Comprehensive High School; Teacher: Debbie Briosik
Selected from Arts Council exhibit “York County High School Art Show”, December 2019

ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 3
“Untitled” by Eliel Cuesta, from Rock Hill High School; Teacher: Lynn Kimble
Selected from Arts Council exhibit “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”, February 2020

“Inverted” by Daniel Jackson, from South Pointe High School; Teacher: Ashley Beard
Selected from Arts Council exhibit “York County High School Art Show”, December 2019

“Flag Toss” by Zayda Sumner, from Rock Hill High School; Teacher: Lynn Kimble
Selected from Arts Council exhibit “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”, February 2020

FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 4
“Aubergine” by McKenna Moss, from Nation Ford High School; Teacher: Alicia Cobler
Selected from Arts Council exhibit “York County High School Art Show”, December 2019

The Arts Council of York County implemented the Alleys as Gallerys program with an exhibition in Cotton Alley on East Main St. in Rock Hill in 2018. The White Street Gallery serves as the second Alleys as Gallerys installation. Alleys as Gallerys transforms York County, South Carolina’s well-traveled alleys into art galleries that feature works by local and regional artists.

The ARTS are good for business. Many arts organizations and community members are working together to help brand York County as a Regional Arts Destination. With new public art in parks and murals on buildings in all of York County’s municipalities, there’s always something to seek out and to enjoy.

Gary Williams of Williams & Fudge acknowledges the importance of artwork in the schools and exposing students to real life successes with public art installations. “Williams & Fudge is committed to ensuring the success of all students. An arts education serves all aspects of a student’s educational career, helping them to master core subjects with greater ease, improve social skills, and to motivate them to continue their education beyond graduation from high school. By better serving our students through encouraging the arts both in and out of school, we are building a stronger, more engaged community.”

More information about the Alleys as Gallerys program can be found online at (https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/alleygallerys).

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County by calling 803/328-2787, e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, is Calling for Artists to Participate in COVID COUTURE Face Mask Face Off – Deadline May 10, 2020

April 28, 2020

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, presents COVID COUTURE Face Mask Face Off! With the CDC recommending the use of facial coverings, the arts community is stepping out in style! Join the Arts Council in an online, tournament-style face mask face off to find out who is wearing the best in COVID COUTURE. The Arts Council of York County is working to normalize the use of facial coverings through the arts with this new initiative.

Submissions will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online portal from Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 10, 2020. Submissions will be paired and placed into a tournament bracket. Voting will begin on Wednesday, May 13 at 3pm. Round 1 will consist of randomly matched pairs. Each pair will be posted to the Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages in polls. One pair will be posted each day at 3pm ET. Voting will be open for 24-hours. Tournament guidelines and submission information can be found at (https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2020fmfo).

Friends and fans will vote for their favorite masks through polls on the Arts Council’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

• ACYC Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountyarts)

•ACYC Instagram (in Story) at (https://www.instagram.com/yorkcountyarts/)

The COVID COUTURE Face Mask Face Off Champion will be awarded $250.

The COVID COUTURE Face Mask Face Off is open nationally to artists 18 and older. There are no entry fees to participate. An online gallery of submissions will be posted to the Arts Council’s COVID COUTURE Face Mask Face Off webpage.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Entries for “31st Annual Juried Competition” – Deadline May 15, 2020

March 15, 2020

The Arts Council of York County presents the “31st Annual Juried Competition” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, June 19 – July 28, 2020. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

The Juried Competition is open nationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

Entry Fees: ACYC Members: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10

Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10

Complete guidelines and entry information are available now at (yorkcountyarts.org/31stjuried).

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – $1,000
1st Place – $750
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

JUROR | DAVID DETRICH
Professor of Art, Clemson University

Originally from East St. Louis, IL, David Detrich received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in New York. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including venues at the Tallina Kunstiulikool in Tallin, Estonia and at the American Cultural Center in Taipei, Taiwan. His work is also represented in public and private collections nationally.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition”

March 10, 2020

The Arts Council of York County and Rock Hill Schools present the annual “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition” – featuring selected artwork by Rock Hill students from high, middle, and elementary schools. This exhibition has been created in honor of Youth Art Month, and it will be on display in all three galleries at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC, through Sunday, March 15, 2020. A free, public reception was held on Thursday, March 5 during which, awards were presented to the best in mixed media, painting, drawing, and sculpture at the high school and middle school levels.

The “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition” features works by students enrolled in schools within the Rock Hill Schools. Artwork by students at Northwestern High School, Rock Hill High School, and South Pointe High School is on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery. In the Perimeter Gallery, artwork by students from Castle Heights, Rawlinson Road, Saluda Trail, and Sullivan Middle Schools is on display. Students from seventeen elementary schools have artwork on exhibition including Belleview, Cherry Park, Ebenezer Avenue, Ebinport, Finley Road, Independence, India Hook, Lesslie, Mount Gallant, Mount Holly, Northside School of the Arts, Oakdale, Old Pointe, Richmond Drive, Rosewood, Sunset Park, and York Road Elementary Schools.

The following students received awards at the 2020 Rock Hill Schools “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition”:

JIMMIE MATTHEWS AWARD | BEST OF SHOW
“Poured Out” by Sonia Long
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen


“Poured Out” by Sonia Long

HIGH SCHOOL, 3-DIMENSIONAL
1ST Place – “Fly Like a Butterfly” by Dahlia Bell
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
2ND Place – “Wirey Buck” by Ally Beers
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Kim Looper
3RD Place – “Cheesecake and a Shake” by Dasani Jackson
South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard
Honorable Mention – “The Gauntlet” by Sierra Carleton
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens

DRAWING
1ST Place – “Rayna” by Keagan Finnerty
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
2ND Place – “Generational Portrait” by Syrrhia Alcide
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens
3RD Place – “Flag Toss” by Zayda Sumner
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
Honorable Mention – “Girl’s Best Friend” by Taylor Gordon,
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

MIXED MEDIA
1ST Place – “Lunar Decorum” by Emily Watson
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens
2ND Place – “Colored Pencils” by Mariah Boone
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Kim Looper
3RD Place – “Filosofia” by Sara Johnson
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
Honorable Mention – “Blossoming Flowers” by Lacie Bowers,
South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard

PAINTING
1ST Place – “Carried Away” by Anna Newton
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
2ND Place – “Heart” by Isabella Padillo
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
3RD Place – “Sydney” by Sydney Billman
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Grant
Honorable Mention – “Runs in My Veins” by Sofia Flores-Gomez,
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen

MIDDLE SCHOOL, 3-DIMENSIONAL
1ST Place – “Jeff” by Madison Altman
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
2ND Place – “The Magic of Books” by Rayna Finnerty
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine
3RD Place – “Untitled” by Macy Carroll
Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley
Honorable Mention – “Alli” by Belinda Tecpile Montano
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette

DRAWING
1ST Place – “Animal Deconstructed” by Jamie Shuler
Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley
2ND Place – “He Drowned” by Travis Compton
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
3RD Place – “Lucy” by Ariel Anderson
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine
Honorable Mention – “City in Perspective” by Kaitlyn Sobocinski
Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley

MIXED MEDIA
1ST Place – “Abstract Queen” by Jaelyn Foster
Saluda Trail Middle School, Teacher: Angie Copley
2ND Place – “The World Through Peyton’s Eyes” by Ellison Floyd
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette
3RD Place – “Montreat Memories” by Evans Bickford
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette
Honorable Mention – “Flowing Substance” by Olivia Faris
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton

PAINTING
1ST Place – “The Meditation of Despair” by Haley Vincent
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
2ND Place – “Face to Face” by Kailyn Kirsch
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette
3RD Place – “Dizzy” by Mariah Grant
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine
Honorable Mention – “Mountain Scene” by Morgan Marquis
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson MacAlpine

JUROR | SARAH KENNEDY IRWIN
Raised in rural western Pennsylvania and in central Texas, Sarah Kennedy Irwin attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, from which she graduated with honors in 1989. Since then Sarah has lived in Georgia and Florida, most recently settling in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for many years. In all those years, she has continued painting—finding fascination in faces, artifacts and visions.

Irwin is currently the Creative Director of the Friday Arts Project, where she works to maintain the organization’s standards of creative excellence, generosity, and partnerships with regional creative heads. She is also a freelance illustrator. Within her role at the Friday Arts Project, Sarah serves as the creative director of Art Party, and she has facilitated several conferences including 2014’s Dazzle Gradually Forum, 2013’s A Place at the Table, and 2012’s Beneath the Surface.

Her artwork has exhibited at galleries in Nacogdoches, TX, New York, NY, Long Island, NY, Rock Hill, SC, High Point, NC, and Lake City, SC. It is held in private collections, and her public commissions can be seen in Brooklyn, NY, Long Island, NY, and Portland, Oregon.

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the Cultural District of Downtown Rock Hill. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday – 9 AM – 6 PM, Friday – 9 AM – 5 PM, and the second and fourth weekends of each month, Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM, and Sunday from 2 – 4 PM.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Application of Exhibits in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts for 2021 – Deadline April 3, 2020

February 7, 2020

The Arts Council of York County is now accepting proposals for 2021 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is located at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery is an 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered as a solo or group exhibition for one of the Arts Council’s 2021 gallery exhibitions, must submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager, by 5pm on Friday, April 3, 2020:

Exhibition proposal describing themes, goals, and vision of the artist(s) in the presentation of the body of work submitted for consideration. Artists may submit proposals for exhibition as a group or individually.

Artist statement describing the techniques used in the creation of the work, and the ideas of concepts communicated through the works submitted for exhibition.

Artist(s) must include a statement of clarification within their artist statement if the works submitted are not the works intended for exhibition. In this case, artists must submit examples of previous works, and a discussion of the techniques and concepts that will be utilized in the planned exhibition works.

Artist resume or curriculum vitae that includes name, contact information, short biography, list of past exhibitions, education notable honors, awards, publications.

10 to 12 hi-res images (300 dpi jpegs) representing work intended for exhibition.

Inventory list with titles, sizes, and mediums that have been numbered to correspond to the file names of the images submitted for consideration.

$20 submission fee.

The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

Mail To:
Arts Council of York County
ATTN: Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Deliver To:
Center for the Arts
121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

E-mail To:
Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager
(mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announce Winners of the COROART Awards

November 26, 2019

The Coroplast Tape Corporation delivered a variety of technical adhesive tapes to Winthrop University where visual art students of Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, were invited to reinvent the materials in innovative ways. The completed works of art were displayed first at Coroplast Tape Corporation’s US headquarters in Rock Hill, SC. Select pieces were then moved to the Arts Council of York County’s Center for the Arts where they were displayed through Nov. 24, 2019. The winners were announced at a public reception and COROART Awards presentation at the Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.


First Prize winner by Griffin Cordell

Fifty works of art were in contention for cash prizes presented by the Coroplast Tape Corporation. While there was no specific thematic content or subject direction given, the concept of COROART focused on experimenting with modern and technical materials. The COROART Award presented by Coroplast includes 1st Prize ($1,000), 2nd Prize ($500), and 3rd Prize ($250). The 2019 COROART Awards jury includes a panel of three judges: Ashley Beard (Arts Council of York County Board member, art teacher), J. Michael Simpson [artist, UNC – Charlotte (retired)], and Tom Stanley [artist, Winthrop University (retired)].

AWARDS:
1st Place – “Thought Form” (We live in an instance, then the instance is gone. Where does it go?) by Griffin Cordell
2nd Place – “Proto Typo” by Oscar Soto
3rd Place – “Dynastes Hercules” by Jason Lindsay

For more information about Coroplast’s commitment to the arts and COROART, visit (https://www.coroplast-tapes.com/en/company/coroart-usa/).

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the heart of the downtown Rock Hill Cultural District. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 2pm, and every second and fourth Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Patrons who are interested in visiting the galleries between 5 – 6pm should call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits at the Center for the Arts are sponsored by O’Darby’s – a Retailer of Fine Wines, Craft Beers, and Spirits.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists & Models to Participate in Competitive Portrait Drawing

October 30, 2019

Forget March Madness. Think ART Madness. The Arts Council of York County’s Competitive Portrait Drawing is a tournament style knockout battle that begins with sixteen artists paired off in sets of two. Each pair is in competition to create their best portrait of a model with just five minutes on the clock. Pencils down at the sound of the buzzer. The model in each pairing serves as judge and jury, choosing their favorite of the two portraits drawn of them. The winning artist from each pair then moves on to the next round until only two artists remain. The final two artists go head-to-head in Round 4, with the decision going to the final model of the evening. The winning artist of the competition is crowned champion and is awarded the $100 grand prize.

The event takes place on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019, from 6 – 7pm at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730

NEEDED: 16 artists, 15 models

ARTISTS: No Fee to Participate
E-mail Michael Gentry, Gallery Manager at (mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org)

MODELS: $10 sitting fee – register online at (yorkcountyarts.org/competitiveportraitdrawing).

Each model serves as the judge of their match! After sitting for their portraits, the models will choose their favorite portrait of themselves, and the winning artist will move on to the next round. Models will be able to pick up their portraits after November 25.

Round 1 – 16 artists paired off in 8 sets, sketching/drawing 8 models
Round 2 – 8 artists paired off in 4 sets, sketching/drawing 4 models
The 8 artists competing in Round 2 are the winning artists from Round 1
Round 3 – 4 artists paired off in 2 sets, sketching/drawing 2 models
The 4 artists competing in Round 3 are the winning artists from Round 2
Round 4 – 2 artists go head-to-head, drawing a single model
The 2 artists competing in Round 4 are the winning artists from Round 3

Competitive Portrait Drawing is organized by the Arts Council of York County. It is a part of the Friday Arts Project’s 2019 ART PARTY. More info at (artparty.fridayartsproject.org).

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “30th Annual Juried Competition”

July 21, 2019

The Arts Council of York County announced the awards for the “30th Annual Juried Competition” at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:30pm. Works accepted to the “Juried Competition” are on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 14 – July 28, 2019.

Each year, the “Annual Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

This year’s juror was Amy Herman is an artist based in Charlotte, NC. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and her BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University. Her photographs have been shown on the international level and are included in the permanent collections of the Kiyosota Museum of Photography, Cassilhaus, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She teaches photography at Central Piedmont Community College and co-directs Goodyear Arts.

There were 196 entries by 89 artists from 40 cities and 8 states. Of those entries, Herman selected 35 works to be displayed in the “30th Annual Juried Competition” exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.


Work by Lila Shull

Awards were presented to:

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – “Bright Edges” by Lila Shull of Knoxville, TN
1st Place – “801” by Dana Jones of Greenville, SC
2nd Place – “Since III” by J. Michael Simpson of Rock Hill, SC
3rd Place – “Body” by Rebecca Lipps of Charlotte, NC
Honorable Mention – “Dark Matter” by Todd McDonald of Seneca, SC
Honorable Mention – “Man with Handcrafted Polyhedron” by Orion Wertz of Pineville, NC
Honorable Mention – “And Then There Were Five” by Brianna Wilson of Kingstree, SC

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the “30th Annual Juried Competition”.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, e-mail to (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Unveils New White Street Gallery Installation

May 13, 2019

The Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, hosted the White Street Art + Brews Crawl presented by Williams & Fudge and an anonymous donor in Old Town Rock Hill on April 26, 2019, from 6 – 10pm. This was a free, family friendly that celebrated the unveiling of the second Alleys as Gallerys public art installation.

The Arts Council of York County implemented the Alleys as Gallerys program with an exhibition in Cotton Alley on East Main St. in Rock Hill in 2018. This new project serves as the second Alleys as Gallerys installation located at White Street Gallery, 130 West White Street, Rock Hill. Alleys as Gallerys transforms York County, South Carolina’s well-traveled alleys into art galleries that feature works by local and regional artists.


Original work by Ashley Walsh


Original work by Paige Evans

Works by six York County high school students were selected for a public art installation on the fence between Dust OFF Brewing Company and the Lowenstein Building along the Williams & Fudge fence line that faces White Street.

FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Nature’s Flame” by Bruna Coelho
Fort Mill High School | Teacher: Jessica Calloway
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “York County High School Art Show”, December 2018

“Lily” by Luc Mercado
Nation Ford High School | Teacher: Alicia Cobler
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “York County High School Art Show”, December 2018

“Baby Honey” by Paige Evans
Nation Ford High School | Teacher: Erin Mountain
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “York County High School Art Show”, December 2018

ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE

“Butterflies in Her Tummy” by Heather Lenti
Rock Hill High School | Teacher: Tina Vincent
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”, February 2019

“Calorie Cry” by Ashley Walsh
Rock Hill High School | Teacher: Tina Vincent
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”, February 2019

“Still Gourds” by Hunter Sigmond
South Pointe High School | Teacher: Ashley Beard
Selected from Arts Council exhibit: “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”, February 2019

The ARTS are good for business. Many arts organizations and community members are working together to help brand York County as a Regional Arts Destination. With new public art in parks and murals on buildings in all of York County’s municipalities, there’s always something to seek out and to enjoy.

WILLIAMS & FUDGE IS COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY

Gary Williams of Williams & Fudge acknowledges the importance of artwork in the schools and exposing students to real life successes with public art installations. “Williams & Fudge is committed to ensuring the success of all students. An arts education serves all aspects of a student’s educational career, helping them to master core subjects with greater ease, improve social skills, and to motivate them to continue their education beyond graduation from high school. By better serving our students through encouraging the arts both in and out of school, we are building a stronger, more engaged community.”

More information about the Alleys as Gallerys program can be found online at (https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/alleygallerys).

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).