"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

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Open to any artist age 18 and up.
  • Artists may submit 1-2 original works created in the last 2 years, which have not previously been exhibited at the Blue Ridge Arts Center gallery.

ENTRY FEE:

  • General Entry: $35.00 for up to 2 works
  • BRAC Members: $30.00 for up to 2 works
  • Students: $20.00 for up to 2 works

Entry fee is non-refundable and due when entry is submitted. Proceeds fund BRAC operating expenses.

AWARDS:

  • 1st Place: $1000, plus foyer show
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250
  • Paul & Ellie Dohr Watercolor Award: $100
  • Patti Goebl Memorial Award: $100
  • Special Recognition: Foyer Show
  • 3 Honorable Mention Awards

MEDIA:
Any 2D or 3D media is welcome.
2D Works:

  • Flat work must be securely framed and wired.
  • Gallery wrapped canvas may be unframed; all others must have finished edges.
  • Maximum framed size: 44” wide x 48” high

3D Works:

  • Must sit solidly or be mounted for hanging.
  • Artwork must require no assembly.
  • Jewelry must be presented in a shadow box.

SALES:

  • Artists may choose to offer their work for sale.
  • BRAC will retain a 35% sales commission.
  • Work must remain for the duration of the show.
  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:
Delivery for Jurying:

  • Friday, January 4: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 5: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Submit your entry details online by January 3 to save time at drop-off.

Jury Notification Sent via Email:

  • Wednesday, January 9

Pick-Up of Unaccepted Work:

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

Opening Reception & Awards:

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

Exhibition on View:

  • January 18 through February 21
          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 am - 1:00 pm

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)