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

Calling all artists for a Fabulous Forgeries challenge! This is your chance to put your own twist on one of the OLD MASTERS. Choose an master artist from long ago or one from more recent times. Then, draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, or Etch-a-Sketch one of their masterpieces… and make it your own! If they worked in oil, copy their work in watercolor. If they worked large, copy their work small. If they took black and white photographs, reproduce one in vibrant acrylic colors. Turn 2D to 3D or vice versa. There are so many options and so many ways to make their work your own. For a different challenge, just go ahead and copy it exactly… that is how all the MASTERS learned! It's up to you. Be creative and let the MASTER inspire you.

Please sign your piece: “Inspired by (Master’s Name) by (Your Name).” We do not want anyone to go to jail for having fun! Please bring a 5” X 7” picture of the work that you inspired when you drop off your entry(ies).

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

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

AWARDS

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100
  • 2 Honorable Mention Awards

MEDIA

All mediums are welcome.
2D Works:

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

3D Works:

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

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.

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.

EXHIBITION DATES

Reception: Friday, July 16 (5:30-7:30pm)

On View: July 16 - August 21
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 July 8 at Noon. We will not accept work at drop-off that has not been pre-registered online. Click here to enter.

Artwork must be dropped off at the gallery (111 E. South Second Street in Seneca):
    Friday, July 9 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
    Saturday, July 10 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)


RETRIEVAL OF WORK

The exhibition closes August 21. No early pick-up is permitted. Work should be picked up during regular gallery hours on August 27 & 28. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Arts Center.



QUESTIONS

Please contact the Arts Center with any questions or concerns:

  • Phone: 864-710-6593
  • Email: bracshows@gmail.com

MEMBERS' CHALLENGE:

Arts Center members are invited to create a piece for our Members’ Challenge show:

MIRROR ~ MIRROR

Mirror mirror on the wall... How do you see yourself and the world around you? A mirror doesn’t just show us what’s in front of it. It awakens memories from the past, evokes feelings in the present and sparks the imagination of what’s possible. In an artist’s eye is the reflection of everything possible... so what do you see?

How will you interpret this challenge? Work must be registered online prior to drop-off.