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

“Every artist has a reason to create, a message to communicate; I like to be able to see that message. The message may be mystery, self-examination, exuberance, experimentation, clarity, interpretation of a subject, discoveries, or so much more. When curating or jurying shows, my primary commitment is to the object, and my goal is to choose works that communicate the artist’s message.”. - Sharon Campbell, Juror

 

Congratulations to all of our 2019 Juried Photography Show artists. Our opening reception was a HUGGGEEE success! If you weren't able to attend, the photos below will give you a glimpse of some of the amazing artwork.

First Place
"Look to the Sky"
Russ Carlson



Second Place
"Tea Pot Homage #3"
Gary Huntoon



Third Place
"Tuscan Espresso Pots"
Edie Fagenk



Paul Dohr Watercolor Award
"Milky Way Dunes"
JoAnne Anderson



SELECTED ARTWORKS:

Thank you to everyone who submitted work to BRAC's 2019 Juried Exhibition. The juror selected 94 pieces for exhibition from nearly 150 pieces submitted. Please check the list below to see if your work has been selected.

Unaccepted work must be picked up:
Fri, Jan 11 (1-4pm) or Sat, Jan 12 (10am-1pm)

Accepted Artwork

Glenn Abbott Intrigued?
Tony Alford Scotland Memories: Dalwhinnie Distillery
JoAnne Anderson Blue Monday
JoAnne Anderson Not Gonna Do It
Kathryn Bearss Forgotten Elegance
Larry Bennett Cades Cove
Larry Bennett Amalfi
Brent Benson Angry Marching Planes
Debbie Bzdyl Beautiful Chaos
Debbie Bzdyl Metamorphosis
Russell Carlson Last Stand
Russell Carlson Look to the Sky
Judy Carlton El Capitan
Warren Carpenter Family of Four
Warren Carpenter 21001 Cherry Burl
Steven Chapp Blood Moon
Steven Chapp Empress Pods
Betsey Cheney Monkey on my Back
Wendy Converse Tower
Alexandra Daini Out of Florida
Diane DeMont Winter Blues
Diane DeMont Farewell to Fall
Tom Dimond The Riddle of the Sphinx
Tom Dimond Mandala for L.L.
Gordon Dohm How Small We Are
Gordon Dohm Colors to the Mast!
Martha Driscoll Wedding March
Martha Driscoll Blueberry Sky
Larry Druffel Twin Falls
Fred Edgerton Opossum Falls
Edie Fagan Tuscan Espresso Pots
Edie Fagan Downstairs Bar
Marion Fanning Family Time
Joe Farmer How to Draw a Crowd
Joe Farmer Flowers for Pearl
Jane Friedman Grand Canyon Overlook
Jane Friedman Pendleton Oil Mill
Carolyn Gibson Wheels of Progress
Carolyn Gibson Nature's Way
Deborah Girard Listening Whistling Hare
Deborah Girard Night Movements
Edie Hamblin Neglected Treasure
Edie Hamblin High Ground
Mike Hammig Hickory Vessel
Mike Hammig Maple Vessel
Brenda Hill Chambered Vision
Diane Hopkins-Hughs Rising Tide Triptych
Gary Huntoon Teapot "Homage" #3
Karen Kineman Journey of Friendship
Deb King Estes Park
Bonnie Lamarand Sunshine & Shadows
Julie Lamp Spiral
Julie Lamp Reflections
Bill Lester Into the Woods
Connie Lippert Below the Surface
Hamed Mahmoodi Garden Pods
Cecile Martin Foothills
Cecile Martin Intersection
Donna Mayeur Heart Song
Donna Mayeur Gold Mosaic Jewelry
Larry McCollough Sand Painting
Larry McCollough Panoramic Rock
Barbara Michelsen Ervin Night Watch
Barbara Michelsen Ervin Along the Fence Line
Ron Miller Safe Harbor
Aldo Muzzarelli The Exquisite Butterfly Cube
Aldo Muzzarelli Margarita & the Rain of Prejudice
Ernie Norungolo Finding Ancestry
Donna O'Hara Merging Waters
Bonnie Ouellette Bacteria
Bonnie Ouellette Jazz
Donna Persinger Beauty of the Broken Road
Crystal Romanyszyn Rainy Day Stroll
Crystal Romanyszyn Passing Time with Friends
Anita Seitz Sunset on Keowee
Gary Seitz Black Duck Decoy
Gary Seitz Pintail Decoy
Beti Strobeck Patsy I
Beti Strobeck Patsy II
Paul Stubbs Emma
Jeannette Tuday Untitled 1
Ali van den Brock Yesterday
Ali van den Brock Good Morning SC
Nancy Wall I Used to be Someone Special
(Homeless Series)
Diana Walter View from Copper River Gorge
Diana Walter View from the Bleachery
Barbara Whitney Taking Flight
Barbara Whitney Celestial Sky
Kathy Wiley Morning Song
Kathy Wiley Southern Sunset
Michelle Winnie Six Men in a Boat
Michelle Winnie Rain on the Window
Akasha Wood Tools of the Trade
Akasha Wood Two-Edged Sword, Self Portrait

OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Please join us on Friday, January 18 for our Opening Reception and Awards Presentation. View the amazing work in this year's Juried Exhibition, celebrate the award winners and enjoy light refreshments.


ABOUT THE JUROR:
Sharon Campbell

Sharon graduated with a degree in studio art from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia (she had a key to the art building), and earned an MFA in studio art, with extra courses in art history, from UNC- Chapel Hill.

She was director of the Greenville County Museum School of Art; has curated and co-curated exhibitions for the Greenville County Museum, the Asheville Art Museum, Furman University, and other venues; consulted with collectors; appraised fine art and contemporary studio craft for individuals and corporations; and taught studio art, art appreciation, and art history for a variety of organizations.
 

EXHIBITION TIMELINE:

Pick-Up of Unaccepted Work:

  • Friday, January 11: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 12: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Opening Reception & Awards

  • Friday, January 18: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Exhibition on View:

  • January 18 through February 21, 2019

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday-Friday: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

End of Show Pick-Up:

  • Friday, February 22: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 23: 10:00 - 1:00 pm
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    QUESTIONS

    Please contact BRAC with any questions or concerns:

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