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Open Themed Exhibition



Let your imagination fly free as you create your entry for BRAC’s “Planes • Trains • Automobiles” themed exhibition. You can interpret the theme as literally or loosely as you’d like - cars... boats... sky... birds... the direction is up to you; limited by your creativity.

This themed exhibition is open to artists working in any medium throughout the Upstate and beyond. While the show is not juried, works should compliment the show theme: “Planes • Trains • Automobiles” and awards will be given based on craftmanship, artistic vision and thematic approach.

The show will open on Saturday, May 20 with a family day event including a classic car show, model train demos and various activies for kids and adults. The show will be on view at Blue Ridge Arts Center’s Gallery, 111 E. South Second Street in Seneca, through June 28.


Open to all artists residing in the Upstate or willing to
travel to deliver work to the gallery (shipped works will not be accepted). Artists may enter up to two original pieces executed by the artist within the last two years and not previously shown at the Blue Ridge Arts Center.

2-D works:

  • Size including frame not to exceed 30"x40".
  • Must be properly wired for hanging (saw tooth hangers will not be accepted).

3-D works:

  • Must not exceed 50 lbs.
  • Must sit solidly on a flat surface (floor or pedestal)


1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Merit Awards $50


Saturday, May 20 (11:00am - 4:00pm)

The show will open with a family day event including classic cars, model train demonstrations, food, face painting, youth and adult art exhibition openings, and activities for kids and adults.

Interested in showing your car? Would you like to show off your newest drone? Would your church or community group be interested in helping lead activities? If so, contact us to discuss how you can get involved.


On View: May 20 - June 28, 2017
Gallery Hours:
    Wednesday - Friday (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Saturday (10:00 - 1:00 pm)


There is an entry fee of $35 ($30 for BRAC members) for up to two (2) pieces. Artwork must be dropped off at the gallery (111 E. South Second Street in Seneca):
    Thursday, May 11 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Friday, May 12 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Saturday, May 13 (10:00 - 1:00 pm)


The exhibition closes June 28, 2017. Work should be picked up during regular gallery hours on June 29, 30 or July 1. No early pick up. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Blue Ridge Arts Center.


Artists may choose to offer their work for sale. BRAC will retain a 30% Sales commission on all work sold. All work must remain for the duration of the show.


Please contact BRAC with any questions or concerns: