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Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries for “2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” – Deadline Nov. 3, 2017

September 30, 2017

The Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, is now accepting artists’ submissions for the “2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Artists wishing to enter the competition may register online using the online submission form at  ( Each artist may obtain a competition schedule and prospectus at (, or by visiting the Florence County Museum at 111 West Cheves St, Florence.

The “Pee Dee Regional” is the longest running art competition in the state of South Carolina. It has been presented annually since 1954.

Artists may submit up to four entries during online registration at a fee of $12.50 per entry. Current museum members are eligible to submit two entries without charge. Online submissions deadline is 10pm, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

A first place cash prize of $1000 will be awarded by corporate exhibit sponsor Chick-fil-A during the exhibition’s opening reception, Thursday evening, January 25, 2018. Both the exhibit and reception will be held at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, 135, South Dargan St.

Any person who is a native or resident of the following Pee Dee counties is eligible to enter: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg.

Questions about the competition schedule, registration, or prospectus may be directed to Florence County Museum by calling 843/676-1200.


Florence Museum in Florence, SC, Announces Winners of “2012 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” Sponsored by Chick-fil-A

October 17, 2012

On Oct. 11, 2012, the Florence Museum in Florence, SC, hosted the opening reception for this year’s annual “Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, the longest running art competition in the state of South Carolina.

“Armor-dillo”, by Mike and Patz Fowle – First Place

First place in this year’s competition was awarded to Mike and Patz Fowle of Hartsville, SC, for their metal sculpture, “Armor-dillo”. The other award winners include second-place intaglio print by Treelee MacAnn titled “Mother’s Gowns”; and third place, “Tree Lady I”, a clay piece by Carolyn Jebaily.

Three honorable mentions were awarded to pieces by Howard Frye, Caitlin Johnson and Adrian Rhodes. Each year attendees at the exhibit’s opening reception vote for the People’s Choice Award. This year’s award was won by Hayley Douglas for “Blue and White Life”, a ceramic and glass relief.

“Mother’s Gowns”, by Treelee MacAnn – Second Place

The exhibit this year is composed of 46 works of art selected from 186 submissions by 80 artists representing northeastern South Carolina. Approximately half of this year’s exhibit is comprised of paintings and mixed media, followed by drawings and three dimensional works.

The presentation of awards was made by Blake Pate of competition sponsor, Chick-fil-A. “Chick-fil-A has partnered with the Florence Museum since 2000 to underwrite this art competition and have also been exhibit sponsors for several solo art exhibitions here.” Andrew Stout, the museum’s director, said. “They have shown real a commitment and support of our arts, history and culture in the Pee Dee.”

“Tree Lady I”, by Carolyn Jebaily – Third Place

This year’s “Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” will remain on display until Dec. 16, 2012. It will be the Florence Museum’s final, formal exhibit until its re-opening at the new facility on Cheves Street in downtown Florence in 2014 .

For more information about the “Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence Museum at 843/662-3351 or visit (

Florence Museum in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries for 2011 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

July 20, 2011

The Florence Museum in Florence, NC, is pleased to announce that Chick-fil-A is sponsoring the Florence Museum’s 2011 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition. The Pee Dee Regional is the oldest continuing art competition in the state and is presented by the Florence Museum Board of Trustees.

Entries for this year’s competition will be accepted Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011, at the Florence Museum, 558 Spruce St. between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Interested artists can download a prospectus and registration form from the museum’s website (

A first place cash award of $600 will be presented at the opening reception on Friday evening, September 9, 2011. Second place-winning artist will receive $400 and third place will receive $250. Three Honorable Mentions will be awarded $65 each and $50 will be given to the winner of the People’s Choice Award, which will be voted upon that evening by attendees of the opening reception.

This year’s judge will be independent curator, art consultant and exhibition designer Wim Roefs, owner of the if ART Gallery in Columbia, S.C. Roefs is the chairman of the board of Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the organization’s volunteer executive director. Roefs is a member of the Art in Transit Advisory Committee (ATAC) of the Charlotte (NC) Area Transit System (CATS), supervising the implementation of the light rail system’s public art component. He teaches courses in both contemporary art and African American art at the University of South Carolina Honors College. Roefs was the organizer of Columbia Open Studios 2007, 2008 and 2011.

The mission of the Pee Dee Regional Art Competition is to highlight the best contemporary art in the eastern region of South Carolina, including the counties of Florence, Darlington, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg, Dillon, Kershaw, Chesterfield and Lee.

Each artist may submit up to four works in any medium at a registration fee of $12.50 per work. Museum members are allowed two entries free of charge. All work must be hand delivered on the scheduled drop off dates.

The museum’s regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 2 to 5pm.

For more information about entering the competition, please contact the Florence Museum at 843-662-3351 or visit their website at ( to obtain a prospectus.