Calls For Artists: Anderson, SC and Beyond

If you have information about a call for artists, send it to evelyn.r.beck@gmail.com.​​

MAY 2022

South Carolina Watermedia Society

Members can enter the SCWS Spring Digital Show. Entry fee is $25. Deadline is May 1, 2022. More information at https://scwatermedia.com/22sds/.

South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants NEW!

Awards up to $2000 are given to help fund a career opportunity such as a residency or invitational exhibit. Deadline is May 13, 2022. More information at https://www.southarts.org/artist-grants-fellowships/individual-artist-career-opportunity-grants#guidelines.

​​​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 May 17, 2022. More information at https://hopperprize.org/about/.

Artisanville (Greenville, SC)

Artists are invited to apply to sell their work at Artisanville, a new art and craft fair to be held in Greenville, SC, in November. Application fee is $15. Deadline is May 22, 2022 or until each category is filled. More information at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=10265.

JUNE 2022

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 June 3, 2022. More information at https://www.greenvillearts.com/flat-out-under-pressure-application-guidelines/.

South Carolina Watermedia Society

The deadline for entries in the annual national exhibition is June 11, 2022. 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/.

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. 2022. Registration before June 30, 2022, is $55; after July 1, $60. More information at https://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/offerings/blowing-rock-plein-air-festival-2021.

​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 June 24-25, 2022 at the Anderson Arts Center.

The Art Center (Hartwell, GA)

Drop-off for the annual juried show is in June 2022. Entry fee for nonmembers is $35 for up to 3 pieces. More information at https://www.facebook.com/117406904986244/photos/pb.117406904986244.-2207520000../3535501079843459/?type=3&theater.

JULY 2022

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 2023 Greater Greenville Master Gardener Symposium. The prize is $400 and publication in brochures and posters. Deadline is in July 2022. More information at https://www.ggmga.org/symposium.html.

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 2023-2024 fiscal season will be accepted beginning July 1 and will remain open until filled. There is currently still one opening. 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 in July 2022. $35 fee for up to three entries. More information at ​​https://artistscollectivespartanburg.org/2021-juried-exhibition/.

AUGUST 2022

Central Piedmont Community College Art Galleries (Charlotte, NC)

Applications for exhibitions at the Ross and Overcash galleries are being accepted until August 1, 2022. No entry fee. More information at http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/ross-gallery-submissions/.

Craft Hilton Head

Craft Hilton Head, a National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by two jurors based on artistic excellence, innovation, and originality. Over $4,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. This exhibition is held every other year at Art League of Hilton Head's gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. Entry fee is $35. Deadline for applications is in Aug. 2022. More information at https://www.artleaguehhi.org/call-for-entries/.

​​​Residency Program at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Artists can apply for the January through April 2022 residency session in Charlotte, N.C. Support includes a $6000 living allowance, $2000 materials stipend, furnished condo, private workspace, and one round-trip airfare. Deadline is in August  2022. More information at https://mccollcenter.org/apply/.

Art Center of the Bluegrass (Danville, KY)

Artists are invited to submit works for consideration for an exhibit called “The Object Seen – Contemporary Still Life.” Online entry deadline is in August 2022. More information at https://artcenterky.org/upcoming-exhibits/.

​​​701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2022

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2021, the center’s sixth survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina. Entry fee is $25. Deadline to submit electronically is in August 2022. More information at https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit/198265/701-cca-sc-biennial-2021#_=_.

Greenville, SC Visitor's Guide

Each year, VisitGreenvilleSC creates the Official Greenville, SC Visitor’s Guide, a printed piece used to promote both the City and County of Greenville. For the second year in a row, VGSC wants to feature an original work from a local regional artist on the cover. In partnership with the Metropolitan Arts Council and Artisphere, you are officially invited to submit up to two entries – your very best – that depict the sights and sounds of Greenville. The artist whose work is chosen to appear on the cover of 144,000 copies will receive a $5,000 commission for their work. Artists from Anderson County are among those eligible. The deadline for online entry is in August 2022. No entry fee. More information at https://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/cover/?fbclid=IwAR3Yliv_J35de11-E51m7Fh6tUM7H75_nAKtRVg9Q6DCNFyMQoXRn0qoerQ. Last year's winning artwork can be seen at https://issuu.com/visitgreenvillesc/docs/yeahthatgreenville.

​​Sony Photography Grants

Sony is awarding $21,000 grants plus $5000 in camera gear to five female photographers. No entry fee. Deadline is in August 2022. More information at https://alphauniverse.com/alpha-female/.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Furman University Artist Residency (Greenville, SC) NEW!

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, 2022. More information at https://www.furman.edu/academics/art/facilities-resources/thompson-art-gallery-schedule/.

Belton Center for the Arts

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 September 2022. More information at https://www.beltoncenterforthearts.org/exhibits?fbclid=IwAR2PaOhdbklb-618_DjHp5eoKw7bKxRl92RSE2krBZv0FSF491FxeD44h4w.

​​Pickens County Museum

Entries for the annual juried show will be accepted online and are due online in September 2022. Entry fee is $30 for up to two pieces. More information at https://form.jotform.com/212294458439161?fbclid=IwAR3PDURMYM9qvgnSQ3KLD5YdYkT8RtAVL4sBtuGMebroNd4m1RyfoP9TTKo.
 

​​Artist Residency at Denali National Park (Alaska)

Denali is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story and important messages of Denali through art. This year applicants should focus on the theme  "Staying Safe with Wildlife." About a half-dozen accomplished artists, writers, and composers are invited by the park superintendent to spend ten days in Denali at their own expense the following winter or summer. Visits include a permit for limited access along the Denali Park Road and time alone at a historic ranger patrol cabin. During their residency, each participant is required to lead a public outreach activity with visitors. Artists may choose to donate finished work to the park. Deadline is in September 2022. No entry fee. More information at https://www.nps.gov/dena/getinvolved/arts-program.htm.

OCTOBER 2022

 

Artisphere (Greenville, SC)

Application entries will be accepted for the 2023 Artisphere Festival, which will be held in May. The deadline is in October 2022. For more information, contact Robin Aiken at 864-271-9355 / Robin@artisphere.org or visit https://artisphere.org/applications/.

​​Lake Keowee Artist in Residence

Artists can apply for a one-week paid residency. Deadline is in October 2022. No entry fee. More information here.

Emerging Artist Grants

The South Carolina Arts Commission awards $1500 project-based grants to individual SC artists in the early stages of their careers. Deadline is in October 2022. No entry fee. More information at https://www.southcarolinaarts.com/grant/emerging-artist/.

​​​​​South Carolina State Parks Artist in Residence

Artists can apply for a one-week residency. Deadline is in October 2022. Application fee is $25. More information at https://scprt.widen.net/view/pdf/s7xq80bhll/20-SCP-3397_Artist_in_Residence_2021-Flyer-LoRes-MECH.pdf?t.download=true&u=wva8g8.

NOVEMBER 2022

Furman University (Greenville, SC) NEW!

The Thompson Art Gallery at Furman University invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline is Nov. 1, 2022. 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 in Nov. 2022. 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. 2022. More information at https://form.jotform.com/212344511193144.

South Carolina Arts Commission

Individual Artists Fellowships of $8500 will be awarded in several categories. No entry fee. Deadline is in Nov. 2022. 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 2022. 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 2022. Entry fee is $35. Deadline is in Nov. 2022. More information at https://nationalpurebreddogday.com/call-for-entry-fine-art-poster-competition-2022/.

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. 2022.

DECEMBER 2021

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 Dec. 2022. The prize is $1000. More information at https://www.pollinator.org/careers.

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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 Dec. 2022. More information at https://northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com/#/login/program/63636.

City Gallery at Waterfront Park (Charleston, SC)

Proposals to exhibit will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2022. The fee is $20. More information at https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/dashboard/program/48136.

JANUARY 2023

 

​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/2022-juried-show/. Drop-off for entries is in January.

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 in Jan. 2023. More information at https://www.southarts.org/individual-artists/southern-prize-artist-fellowships/.

Gateway Arts Center (Westminster, SC)

Entries in all media accepted for the Winter Show. Entry fee is $35 for up to four pieces. Drop-off is in Jan. 2023. More information at https://gatewayartscenter.net/exhibits/.

​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 2022/2023 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 2023. More information at https://www.artcentergreenville.org/maingallery-exhibitionproposal.

Multifaith Calendar

Artists are invited to submit up to 5 entries for the 2023 edition of the Multifaith Calendar. No entry fee. Deadline is January 31, 2023. 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 2023. 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 2023. 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.

FEBRUARY 2023

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 2023. More information at https://www.ox-bow.org/summer-residency.

MARCH 2023

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 2023. Cash prizes total $6500, and up to 20 pieces will be selected to tour museums throughout the state. More information at https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/sc-palmetto-hands-fine-craft-competition-exhibition/.

Anderson Arts Center

Artists can submit up to two works for the annual juried show. Drop-off is in March 2023. Entry fee is $40. More information at https://andersonarts.org/exhibitions/annual-juried-show/.

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 March 2023. No entry fee. More information at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10164.

APRIL 2023

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 April 2023. Entry fee is $35 for up to 2 pieces. More information at https://artisphere.org/applications/#upstate.

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 2023. More information at https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2023callforartists.

Engage Art Contest

Engage Art is a juried art competition asking participants to submit original visual art, music, and video that is informed by Ephesians 6:10-20. It is open to anyone age 18 or over living in North or South Carolina. There is no entry fee. Cash prizes total $25,000. Deadline is in April 2023. More information at https://engageart.org/.

AARP Calendar Contest

Photos can be submitted for AARP's calendar contest. Deadline is in April 2023. 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 2023. Application fee is $15. More information at http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/.

​​Piccolo Spoleto

All South Carolina residents are eligible to submit to the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition. Deadline is in April 2023, for digital submission. Entry fee is $20. More information at

http://www.piccolospoleto.com/piccolo-spoleto-juried-art-exhibition/.

ONGOING

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 lbloparo@andersoncountysc.org.  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

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm.

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

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/art/schedule/Pages/default.aspx.

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/.