"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"



This is a national juried photography exhibition. Show opens on March 15, 2019 and closes on April 25. The Blue Ridge Arts Center Photography Exhibition is open to all photographers in the United States. This exhibit is held in the Blue Ridge Arts Center Gallery, 111 E. South Second Street, Seneca South Carolina, 29678.


Sam Wang was born in Beijing in 1939 and grew up in Hong Kong. He received an MFA in 1966 from the University of Iowa in photography with a minor in painting. He initiated the photography and “art with computer” programs at Clemson University and taught for 40 years before retiring in 2006 as Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art. He received an Honored Educator recognition from the Society for Photographic Education - Southeast Region in 2007. In 2012, he received the Elizabeth Verner Award from the SC Arts Commission/ Gov. Haley for his contributions to the arts in SC. Sam’s work has been exhibited, collected, and published widely in the US and internationally.

Some of his work can be seen at www.samwang.us.


Open to all artists residing in the United States. Only original artwork executed by the artist within the last three years and not previously shown in the Blue Ridge Arts Center will be considered. Finished size including framing not to exceed 30x40 inches. BRAC reserves the right to reject offensive or controversial content.

   • Images: Up to 3 entries submitted online
   • Entry Fee: $35 (BRAC Members: $30)
       *Entry fee is non-refundable.


All entries must be submitted via online submission process.


All photographic processes welcome, including:
   • Non-traditional materials and/or mixed media
   • Digital images derived from the artist’s own sources

AWARDS - Selected by Juror

   • Best in Show: $500
   • 2nd Place: $250
   • 3rd Place: $150
   • Merit Awards (2): $75


Artists may choose to offer their work for sale. BRAC will retain a 35% Sales Commission on all work sold. All work must remain for the duration of the show.


Please contact Larry Bennett with any questions or concerns:
   • Phone: 561-889-9215
   • Email: larrybennett12@icloud.com


Deadline for Submissions:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 (midnight EST)

Notification Sent via Email:
All artists (accepted and non-accepted) will be notified via email and a list of accepted artwork will be posted on BRAC’s website.

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

Delivery of Accepted Artwork:
Delivery details will be included in acceptance email.

  • Shipped work must arrive by March 9, 2019
  • Hand-Deliver:
    • March 8 (1-4pm)
    • March 9 (10am-1pm)

Exhibition Dates:

  • March 15 through April 25, 2019

Opening Reception & Awards:

  • Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm


If your work is accepted, you will receive a notification by email by February 23, 2019, which will include delivery instructions.

All shipped work must arrive at the Blue Ridge Arts Center no later than Saturday, March 9, 2019 in a sturdy reusable container. Shipped entries must include return shipping fees or artwork will not be returned to the artist. Call 561-889-9215 to discuss possible printing of your image locally to avoid shipping.

Hand-delivered work may be dropped off at Blue Ridge Arts Center on Friday, March 8 (1-4pm) or Saturday, March 9 (10am-1pm). All work must be ready for installation, wire hanger attached.


The exhibition closes April 25, 2018. Hand-delivered work must be picked up on April 26 (1-4pm) or April 27 (10am-1pm). Shipped work will be returned via UPS and will be insured for the stated value of the piece(s) unless specified otherwise. Shipped entries must include return UPS shipping fees or the artwork will not be returned to the artist.

The gallery cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to artwork that has been left more than 30 days following posted deadlines for picking up work. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Blue Ridge Arts Center.

Blue Ridge Arts Center • 111 East South 2nd Street, Seneca, SC 29672 • 864-710-6593
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday (1-4pm) & Saturday (10am-1pm)