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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 County Museum in Florence, SC, Offers Reception and Lecture with Yvette Cummings – March 17, 2017

February 28, 2017


The Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, is pleased to announce an afternoon reception and lecture with contemporary South Carolina artist, Yvette Cummings.

The lecture, titled “Remember Everything” will address her current body of work, including the ongoing “Voyeur Series”, which deals with psychological, social, and gender issues, and their personal and cultural contexts in her art.

Yvette L. Cummings, pictured with her 2017 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition 1st place painting, “When the Magpie Came”.

In addition to winning the First Place award in the museum’s 2017 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, Cummings has recently received the 701 CCA Prize, 2016, for artists 40 years and younger.

The lecture will be held in the FCM Waters Gallery reception hall, 125 South Dargan St, from noon to 1pm, Friday, March 17, 2017. The event is free to the public.

For more information about its free public programs, contact the Florence County Museum at 843/676-1200 or visit (

Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, Calls for Entries for “2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” – Deadline Nov. 23, 2014

October 29, 2014


The Florence County Museum in Florence, SC, is pleased to announce the “2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, presented by the Florence Museum Board of Trustees and sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Entries for the competition will be accepted Friday through Saturday, Nov. 21 – 23, 2014, at the Waters Gallery, 135 S. Dargan Street, (site of old Art Trail Gallery) between the hours of 10am-5pm on Nov. 21-22, and from noon-5pm on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Interested artists can download a prospectus and registration form from the museum’s website at (

A first place cash award of $1000 will be presented at the opening reception on Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2015. Second place will receive $500 and third place will receive $250. The People’s Choice Award winner, which will be voted upon by attendees of the opening reception, will receive $150.

Charleston native, Lese Corrigan, will be this year’s judge. Lese Corrigan is the owner and operator of Corrigan Gallery, located on Queen Street in Charleston, SC. As a working artist, Corrigan has been a long-time supporter of Charleston artists and an active participant in the Southern Art scene. Corrigan’s work is representational but more expressionistic than realistic. The paintings are full of color and the joyful playfulness of life; surfaces imbued with light – color and texture being the defining structure. Corrigan fully immersed herself in the visual arts in the late 1980’s, working her way through the different opportunities in the art community. An oil painter, whose portraits and landscapes pull together in a vibrant expressionistic manner the play of light and the resulting changes in hue and shade that delight the eye in the course of the day, Corrigan also works in other media – linocuts, photography and clay sculpture. Corrigan was the president for 2009 of the CFADA – Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association and remains active in the promotion of Charleston as the fine arts’ destination it has been for centuries.

The mission of the “2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition” is to feature 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.

For more information about entering the “2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition”, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843/676-1200, or visit the museum website at ( to obtain a prospectus.

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