Calls For Artists: Anderson, SC and Beyond
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Furman University Artist Residency (Greenville, SC)
Applications are being accepted for Furman University's next Artist in Residency. Resident artists receive a $6000 stipend plus studio space. No application fee. Deadline is Sept. 1, 2023. More information at https://www.furman.edu/academics/art/facilities-resources/thompson-art-gallery-schedule/.
Pickens County Museum
Entries for the annual juried show will be accepted online and are due online September 25, 2023. Entry fee is $30 for up to two pieces. More information at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdV4Nzo2dVPV_VrNJE3D-uoekXvnRELYdUZN-pDGrm4HYtE1g/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Anderson Artists Guild Membership Show
Open to AAG members. Artists can submit up to two works. Entry fee is $30. Cash prizes include $750 for first place. Drop-off is October 6-7, 2023 at the Anderson Arts Center. Entry form is at https://www.andersonartistsguild.com/.
Artisphere (Greenville, SC)
Application entries will be accepted for the 2024 Artisphere Festival, which will be held in May. The deadline is October 3, 2023. For more information, contact Robin Aiken at 864-271-9355 / Robin@artisphere.org or visit https://artisphere.org/applications/.
South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowship
The program is open to individual artists living in the nine states of the South Arts region, including South Carolina. A $5000 fellowship will be awarded to a visual artist in each state, and from among these fellowship winners, prizes of $10,000 and $25,000 will also be awarded. Entry fee is $25. Deadline is Oct. 10, 2023. More information at https://www.southarts.org/individual-artists/southern-prize-artist-fellowships/.
Lake Keowee Artist in Residence
Artists can apply for a one-week paid residency. Deadline is in October 2023. No entry fee. More information here.
Emerging Artist Grants
The South Carolina Arts Commission awards $1800 project-based grants to individual SC artists in the early stages of their careers. Deadline is October 18, 2023. No entry fee. More information at https://www.southcarolinaarts.com/grant/emerging-artist/.
Furman University (Greenville, SC)
The Thompson Art Gallery at Furman University invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2024-25 academic year. The deadline is Nov. 1, 2023. No application fee. More information at https://www.furman.edu/academics/art/facilities-resources/thompson-art-gallery-schedule/.
ArtFields (Lake City, SC)
Art competition open to artists in 12 states including South Carolina. Cash prizes total $120,000. Entry fee is $25 for one piece. Deadline is Nov. 1, 2023. More information at https://www.artfieldssc.org/prizes-and-rules/.
Southworks Juried Show (Watkinsville, GA)
Artists can submit up to three works online for a national juried exhibition in Watkinsville, GA. Entry fee is $40. Deadline is in Nov. 2023. More information at https://form.jotform.com/212344511193144.
South Carolina Arts Commission
Individual Artists Fellowships of $10,000 will be awarded in several categories. No entry fee. Deadline is in Nov. 15, 2023. More information at https://www.southcarolinaarts.com/grant/fel/.
Arts Center of Clemson
The Arts Center of Clemson is seeking new instructors in Photography, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Mixed Media, Metals, Jewelry, Digital Media, and Ceramics for classes starting in January. Deadline is in November 2023. More information at https://explorearts.org/become-an-instructor/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=a5da45521e-Email+Blast+1.4.2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b842a040c9-a5da45521e-206556569.
National Purebred Dog Day Fine Art/Poster Competition
National Purebred Dog Day is pleased to announce its annual Fine Art/Poster competition. One "Best in Show" winner as determined by the juror will receive $2,000, their winning image made into a poster representing National Purebred Dog Day for 2024. Entry fee is $35. Deadline is Nov. 15, 2023. More information at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10580.
Park Circle Gallery
Professional visual artists may apply individually or with a group to exhibit original works at the Park Circle Gallery in North Charleston. Apply online at https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/login/program/62778. There is no fee to apply. Deadline for submission of application is in Nov. 2023.
South Carolina State Parks Artist in Residence
Artists can apply for a one-week residency. Deadline is November 30, 2023. Application fee is $25. More information at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=10629.
Denver Botanic Gardens Artist Residency (Colorado)
Artists can apply for a remote residency that involves a project related to the gardens, one visit, and an award of $3500. Deadline is in December 2023. No entry fee. More information at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10164.
Pollinator Partnership Poster
Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artist to render the 2023 Pollinator Poster. The deadline to submit a one-page narrative concept idea with a draft sketch is in December 2023. The prize is $1000. More information at https://www.pollinator.org/careers.
North Charleston Arts Fest
Design competition for artwork that will represent the festival. Open to South Carolina artists. No entry fee. The prize is $500 and a solo exhibition. Deadline is in December 2023. More information at https://www.northcharleston.org/news/2023-north-charleston-arts-fest-poster-design-competition-underway/ or https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/dashboard/program/69163.
City Gallery at Waterfront Park (Charleston, SC)
Proposals to exhibit will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2023. The fee is $20. More information at https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/dashboard/program/48136.
Blue Ridge Arts Center (Seneca, SC)
Entries are being accepted for the annual juried show, which is open to any artist age 18 and up. Artists may submit 1 or 2 original works created in the last 2 years, which have not previously been exhibited at the Blue Ridge Arts Center gallery. Entry fee is $35 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Register online in Jan. 2023, at http://www.blueridgeartscenter.com/2023-juried-exhibition/. Drop-off for entries is in January.
Hayama Artist Residency (Japan)
This four-week summer residency introduces visual artists to Japanese culture and includes a gallery exhibition in Japan. It includes airfare, housing, and an $800 stipend. Deadline is in Jan. 2024. Application fee is $95. More information at https://www.hayamaresidency.com/.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Greenville Center for Creative Arts invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions for the 2024/2025 exhibition calendar. The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6–8 shows per year. All mediums will be considered for exhibition. Entry fee is $30. Deadline is in January 2024. More information at https://www.artcentergreenville.org/maingallery-exhibitionproposal.
Artists are invited to submit up to 5 entries for the 2023 edition of the Multifaith Calendar. No entry fee. Deadline is January 31, 2024. More information at http://www.multifaithcalendar.org/pages/ARTISTS-CALL-FOR-SUBMISSIONS.php.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit
Residents of South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration. Application fee is $40. Deadline is in January 2024. More information at http://www.piccolospoleto.com/piccolo-applications/.
University of South Carolina McMaster Gallery
Artists can submit proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2022-2023 academic year. Deadline is in January 2024. More information at https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/visual_art_and_design/beyond_the_classroom/galleries/mcmaster/calls_for_exhibitions/index.php.
Ox-Bow Summer Artist Residency (Saugatuck, MI)
Artists can apply for a 3-week summer residency that includes housing, meals, and studio space. Deadline is in February 2024. More information at https://www.ox-bow.org/summer-residency.
All South Carolina residents are eligible to submit to the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition. Deadline is in February 2024, for digital submission. Entry fee is $20. More information at
South Carolina Watermedia Society
Members can enter the SCWS Spring Digital Show. Entry fee is $25. Deadline is in February 2024. More information at https://scwatermedia.com/22sds/.
Anderson Arts Center
Artists can submit up to two works for the annual juried show. Drop-off is in March 2024. Entry fee is $40. More information at https://andersonarts.org/exhibitions/annual-juried-show/.
South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition
The state's only fine crafts exhibition will take place as part of the North Charleston Arts Fest. Artists can submit up to four entries of wood, fiber, metal, clay, or three-dimensional mixed media. Entry fee is $15. Deadline is in March 2024. Cash prizes total $6500, and up to 20 pieces will be selected to tour museums throughout the state. More information at https://www.northcharlestonartsfest.com/south-carolina-palmetto-hands-fine-craft-competition-exhibition/.
Artists of the Upstate (Greenville, SC)
The Artists of the Upstate exhibition is a juried exhibition that is open to artists living within a 35-mile radius of Greenville, SC. The Artists of the Upstate exhibition will be on display to the public during Artisphere. Four cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline is in March 2024. Entry fee is $40 for up to 2 pieces. More information at https://artisphere.org/applications/#upstate.
South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants
Awards up to $2000 are given to help fund a career opportunity such as a residency or invitational exhibit. Deadline is in March 2024. More information at https://www.southarts.org/artist-grants-fellowships/individual-artist-career-opportunity-grants#guidelines.
Hilton Head Art Festival
The deadline to apply to sell at the Hilton Head Art Festival is in April 2024. Entry fee is $250. More information at https://www.nashgallery.com/artfestival.
Anderson Arts Center Art Slam Competition
Art Slam will feature a live art competition among 14 artists. Each artist will be given a “mystery box” of supplies and must create a mixed-media piece of art on-the-spot! The box will contain tools like paints, pencils, glue, and found objects. Artist Application: https://andersonarts.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/2023-art-slam-artist-application. Artisan vendors will also have their creations available for purchase. Vendor Application: https://andersonarts.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/2023-art-slam-vendor-application. The Art Slam will take place in April 2024, from 5-9 p.m. The deadline to apply is in April 2024.
Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts (Rock Hill, SC)
The Arts Council of York County is accepting applications for 2021 gallery exhibitions. Application fee is $20. Deadline is in April 2024. More information at https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2024callforartists.
AARP Calendar Contest
Photos can be submitted for AARP's calendar contest. Deadline is in April 2024. More information at https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/about-us/foundation-calendar-contest-rules/.
Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists
Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded annually. Deadline is in April 2024. Application fee is $15. More information at http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/.
South Carolina Watermedia Society
The deadline for entries in the annual national exhibition is in May 2024. Entry Fee: $60 for non-members, members receive first entry free and can submit a second for $20. First place prize is $1,000. More information at https://scwatermedia.com/ne-prospectus/.
ACC Emerging Artist Cohort
The American Craft Council invites applications from artists working in a variety of crafts for a three-month virtual program that includes a $10,000 award. Application fee is $10. Deadline is in May 2024. More information at https://www.craftcouncil.org/programs/emerging-artists-cohort.
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. $1000 each will be awarded to 10 artists each year. Entry fee is $40 for 4 images. Deadline is in May 2024. More information at https://hopperprize.org/about/.
Flat Out Under Pressure (Greenville, SC)
The annual Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP) begins with a 24-hour art-making juried competition. The selected winners are then given the opportunity to choose two images of their work for reproduction on the bins. The winning artists also receive cash prizes and the 1st place winner is awarded a week-long trip to Italy for two. Deadline to apply is in June 2024. More information at https://www.greenvillearts.com/flat-out-under-pressure-application-guidelines/.
The Art Center (Hartwell, GA)
Drop-off for the annual juried show is in June 2024. Entry fee for nonmembers is $35 for up to 3 pieces. More information at https://www.hartwellartcenter.com.
Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival (Blowing Rock, NC)
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum seeks professional and amateur painters to participate in the Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival in Aug. 2024. Registration before June 30, 2024, is $55; after July 1, $60. More information at https://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/offerings/blowing-rock-plein-air-festival-2021.
Cooper River Run Design Contest (Charleston, SC)
The Cooper River Bridge Run hosts a design contest every year. The artist's work goes on all t-shirts and promotional items. The prize is $1,000. Deadline is June 30, 2024. More information at https://bridgerun.com/shirt-design-contest/.
Spartanburg County Public Libraries Juried Exhibition
This annual juried show is open to artists in South Carolina and North Carolina. Entry fee is $20 for up to two pieces. Deadline is June 30, 2024. More information at https://www.spartanburglibraries.org/Using-the-Library/Art-in-the-Library/Call-For-Artists-10th-Juried_060123.
Oconee County Artist-in-Residence
Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism has a new Artist-in-Residence Program. The selected artist will be provided with a campsite for up to 7 nights during a non-holiday week. Artists must provide their own tent, camper, or RV. In exchange, the artist will deliver an original piece of art inspired by their stay within 90 days after the residency. Submissions for the 2025-2026 fiscal season will be accepted beginning July 1, 2024, and will remain open until filled. More information at https://visitoconeesc.com/artist-in-residence-program/.
Artists Collective (Spartanburg, SC)
Artists in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee are invited to apply for the annual juried show. Deadline to submit entries online is July 31, 2024. $40 fee for up to three entries. More information at https://exhibitions.artistscollectivespartanburg.org/.
Central Piedmont Community College Art Galleries (Charlotte, NC)
Applications for exhibitions at the Ross and Overcash galleries are being accepted until July 31, 2024. No entry fee. More information at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/ross-gallery-submissions/.
Belton Center for the Arts Juried Show
Artists can submit up to two entries for the annual juried show. $3500 in awards. Entry fee is $30 for up to 2 pieces. Drop-off is in August through Sept. 2024. More information at https://www.beltoncenterforthearts.org/jas.
Greater Greenville Master Gardener Symposium Art Contest
Members of the Greater Greenville art community are invited to submit a work of art to represent the theme of the 2024 Greater Greenville Master Gardener Symposium. The prize is $500 and publication in brochures and posters. Deadline is Aug. 31, 2024. More information here.
701 Center for Contemporary Art Artist Residency (Columbia, SC)
CCA invites artists to apply for residencies of 2, 4, or up to 12 weeks. Selected artists are paid a stipend to support their residency and are offered a materials budget. All artists in residence are expected to involve the community through special programming (e.g., workshops, talks, etc.). Rolling deadline. No fee. More information at https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit#_=_.
Residency Program at McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Artists can apply for one of four residency sessions in Charlotte, N.C. Support includes a $6000 living allowance, $2000 materials stipend, furnished condo, private workspace, and one round-trip airfare. No deadline. More information at https://mccollcenter.org/apply/.
Arctic Circle Artist Residencies
Artists can apply to be part of two-week trips to the Arctic Circle. More information at http://thearcticcircle.org/expeditions/.
Art in Embassies
Artists can submit work for consideration to be included in exhibits at U.S. embassies around the world. More information at https://art.state.gov/.
Anderson County Museum
The museum is always on the lookout for artists and craftsmen to teach and lead activities and workshops. If you have an idea for a workshop, contact coordinator Linda Loparo at email@example.com. They specifically mentioned a watercolor or painting workshop.
Theatre Art Galleries (High Point, NC)
Applications to exhibit are reviewed on an ongoing basis. More information at http://tagart.org/call-for-artists-2/.
Greenville Center for the Creative Arts
Apply to teach. Proposals can range from six-week classes to one-day, two-day and three-day workshops. In addition to general proposals, there is particular interest in artists willing to teach specialized classes for teens (examples: concept art, animal anatomy, etc.). Four deadlines each year. More information at https://www.artcentergreenville.org/instructorproposals/?utm_source=GCCA+Email+List&utm_campaign=114106e4f1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_48d3372785-114106e4f1-166554437.
Downtown Alive Mac Arts Tent 2020 (Greenville)
Area artists can apply to exhibit and sell their artwork in a supplied tent on one of the dates of Downtown Alive, which takes place on Thursday evenings from March to Aug. No deadline. No cost. More information at http://3zmmoq2vpikbi8ogk35yj0co-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/DTA-MACArts-Tent-2019-application_fillable.pdf.
Anderson Arts Center
The Anderson Arts Center accepts proposals for individual or group exhibits. More information at http://andersonartscenter.org/exhibitions/exhibition-proposals/.
Arts in the Parks
The National Park Service offers more than 50 residency programs across the country for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.
Each park has its own application process and timeline. More information at
Rock House Antiques Gallery
This Greenville gallery conducts artist calls for a number of shows annually and also invites local artists to curate their own group of artists for collaborative showings. More information at http://therockhouseantiques.com/gallery-at-the-rock-house/.
The Canvas Project
Artists are invited each quarter to complete a work of art live at the Anderson Mall, which purchases the artwork for $375. To apply, contact Christie Eller at Christie.Eller@WashingtonPrime.com or 864-226-7088 x 4025.
City of Columbia
The City of Columbia is creating a registry of artists who are interested participating in future public art projects to submit their qualifications. More information at http://onecolumbiasc.wufoo.com/forms/one-columbia-artist-registry/.
Aiken Center for the Arts
Artists can submit applications for individual or group exhibitions. More information at http://aikencenterforthearts.org/current-exhibits/.
Tannery Row Artist Gallery (Buford, GA)
The Tannery Row Art Colony Exhibitions Department accepts open proposals for gallery exhibitions from artists in southeastern U.S. states who have not had a solo exhibition in the last three years at a professional gallery or art space. More information at https://tanneryrowartistcolony.net/calls-for-artists/.
Art Museum (Myrtle Beach)
Artists can apply for exhibit consideration. More information at http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/art-exhibitions/artist-exhibition-submissions/.
Redux Contemporary Art Center (Charleston)
Artists can submit a proposal for an exhibit. More information at https://reduxstudios.org/apply-for-an-exhibition/.
Furman University Gallery
The Thompson Art Gallery at Furman University invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2020-2022 academic years. Online submissions are ongoing. More information at
Buffalo Creek Art Center (Gardnerville, NV)
Buffalo Creek Art Center is a summer artist residency for three-dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Starting June 1 and ending October 30 artists can select a 4,6 or 8 week stay. Artists will be given free room and workspace and use of all the equipment. This 34-acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four-bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three-dimensional work and room for large-scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings serves as a gallery for periodic art shows. There is no fee for this residency program. No deadline. More information at http://www.buffalocreekart.com/residency/.