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

New Beginnings

Open Themed Exhibition


SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ONLINE BY MAY 6!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The sun is shining and the flowers will soon be blooming at Blue Ridge Art Center. We are so excited to welcome you back to the gallery and studios. Our new show for May will pay homage to the awakenings of Spring and the reawakening of our spirits following a dark and difficult winter. The theme is "New Beginnings". Your work should represent new life, starting anew, or new growth. Think in terms of new opportunities, new vision, new hope, or new artistic experiences. We encourage you to interpret this theme as it applies to your own creative vision and journey. Each participant is invited to enter two pieces created in any medium. This is a non-juried show, but prizes will be awarded.

SPECIAL NOTE: We know many of you look forward to our Photography Show each year. Unfortunately, COVID took it off this year's schedule, but we wanted to give our photographers a shout out. So, as part of our New Beginnings show, we will have a special photography section and offer a photography merit award.


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 for up to 2 works
  • BRAC Members: $30 for up to 2 works

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

MEDIA

2-D works:

  • Must be securely framed and wired
  • Gallery wrapped canvas may be unframed; all others must have finished edges.

3-D works:

  • Must sit solidly on a flat surface (floor or pedestal)
  • Artwork must require no assembly


AWARDS

1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100
Photography Merit Award  
Honorable Mention (2)  

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, May 21 (5:30 - 7:30pm)


EXHIBITION DATES:

On View: May 21 - June 26
Gallery Hours:
    Thursday - Friday (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Saturday (10:00 - 1:00 pm)


ARTWORK SUBMISSION & DROP-OFF:

REQUIRED: You must completed an ONLINE entry form no later than May 6th at Noon. Click here to enter.

Artwork must be dropped off at the gallery (111 E. South Second Street in Seneca):
    Friday, May 7 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Saturday, May 8 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)


RETRIEVAL OF WORK

The exhibition closes June 26. No early pick-up is permitted. Work should be picked up during regular gallery hours on July 2 & 3. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Arts Center.


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.


PROMOTIONAL RELEASE

Artists grant BRAC and its successors the right to photograph their artwork for use in advertising BRAC both online and in print. Photos will not be sold.


QUESTIONS

Please contact BRAC with any questions or concerns:
  864-710-6593
  bracshows@gmail.com

MEMBERS’ CHALLENGE:

“SUNSHINE & SHADOW”

Illumination, Warmth, Hope, and Vitality... Cool, Shade, Despair, Doubt, and Darkness.

Are you an Arts Center member? If so, don’t forget to enter our Members’ Challenge show. Will you represent the light of a brand new day or the long evening shadows. How will you interpret “Sunshine and Shadow”? You are invited to create one piece for each theme or combine and contrast ideas in a single piece. Limit of two pieces and your work must be for sale. No cost to participate. Register your work online here. Then drop off your piece(s) on May 7 or 8.