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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Anderson Arts Center's 38th Annual Juried Art Show

2014 Important Dates:
Accepting Artwork: Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Member's Preview: Saturday, March 29 • 5:30 – 9:30pm
m•ART•ket: Sunday, March 30 • 1:00 – 4:00pm
Juried Cards Mailed: Friday, April 4
Juried Results Online: Friday, April 4
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 11 • 7:00pm
Non-accepted Entries Pickup: Friday, April 11 • 11:00am – 10:00pm
Art on the Town Gallery Crawl: Friday, April 25
Last Day for Show: Friday, Mary 23
Accepted Entries Pickup: Saturday, May 24 • 10:00am – 1:00pm • AND • Tuesday, May 27 • 10:00am – 5:00pm


best of show • $1,000
second place • $500 In Honor of David Vandiver
third place • $300 The Russell Warren Award
merit awards
• $200 – Lynn & Steve Kay
• $200 – Marlene & Frankie McClain
• $100 – Art & Frame Gallery
• $100 – Donna & David deHoll
• $100 – Gallery 3•1•3
• $100 – Dr. Mark Hoyle
• $100 – Tricia & Douglas McDougald
• $100 – McKay, Zorn & Associates
• $100 – Gill & Jerry Powell
• $100 – Renaissance Interior Design, Amanda Knobel & Linda Miller
• $100 – Pam & Tom Roose
• $100 – Diann Simms
• $100 – Kathryn & Leo Smith
• $100 – Kimberly & Billy Spears
• $100 – Alexandria Stathakis
• $100 – Leila & Hal Stuckey
• $100 – Judy Swain
• $100 – Smith Wham
photography merit awards
• $250 – Julie Barton & Betty Barton
• $100 – Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gallant
fine craft merit awards
 $250 – Donnis & Jim Cox
• $100 – Diane B. Lee
Ruth Hopkins watercolor award $250
purchase awards
• $500 – Cynthia & Mark Cope
• $500 – Floral Arts, Ltd.
• $500 – Foothills Community Foundation
• $500 – Annette & Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
• $500 – Sally Hancock
• $500 – Sheila & David King
• $500 – Locke Design Omnivision
• $500 – Marian & Joe Maxwell
• $500 – Linda & Nim McConnell
• $500 – Mary Lynn Pond
• $500 – Suzanne & John Rogers
• $500 – Sue Tuten
• $500 – Claire Warren
• $250 – Amy & Don Chapman
a special award $1,000
A special purchase will be made from the Juried Show for the Anderson Arts Center's Permanent Collection to honor the memory of Callie Stringer Rainey and her contribution to the arts.

merit awards

Merit awards are bestowed by the Juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.  They are generously donated by Anderson Arts Center supporters seeking to purely reward artists for their talent.

purchase awards

Purchase Awards have varied interpretations and to avoid confusion, we want to address this aspect of the show.  Regardless of the price of your work, the designated amount will be awarded if your piece is chosen by the donor.  A 35% commission will not be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.  Therefore, it is not necessary to raise or lower the price of the piece of work if you wish to be considered.  Several sales opportunities will be offered, so please consider this when pricing your piece.  Mark the approiate squre on the attached cards if your piece is available for Purchase Award.

entry eligibility

All artists 18 ears or older may submit works for this show.  Only original works of art not previously shown at the Anderson Arts Center and created within the last two years are eligible.  These works may be in any media including painting, pastel, drawing, sculpture, pottery, photography, fiber, printmaking, weaving, basketry, graphics, wood, etc.  All works to be hung must be professionally framed and securely wired and, if subject to damage, must be framed under Plexiglass or glass; gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable. No clip mounting will be accepted. Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for handing.  If works are not adequately prepared for display, they will be withdrawn from jurying. While there are no size restrictions, entries must be transportable and able to be hung in a conventionally sized gallery.

entry fee

A non-refundable fee of $30 per artist for one or two entries is to be submitted upon delivery of work to the Anderson Arts Center, or upon Shuttle Service Pickup(additional $10 fee for Shuttle Services; $40 total).


The Anderson Arts Center assumes responsibility for insuring and caring for the works of art selected for exhibition while they are in our possession.  However, the Anderson Arts Center will not assume costs of shipping artwork or insurance while in transit to or from the Anderson Arts Center.  The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion.  The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to photography and reproduce any entry submitted for educational or publicity purposes.  The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in the prospectus.


Notification of juried results will be mailed by April 4, 2014.  Please be sure to SELF ADDRESS AND STAMP the attached Juror's Result Card.  Results will also be posted on our website by April 4, 2014.  No notifications will be given over the phone.

art on the town

Downtown Anderson, SC
Anderson Arts Center is teaming with Downtown Anderson businesses for their first annual Art on the Town, with a gallery crawl to be held on Friday, April 25. This is another great opportunity to exhibit your work. Any works remaining after the jurying process will be eligible; please check appropriate boxes on entry cards if you are interested in participating. Artwork will be on view starting Friday, April 25 through Friday, May 23. Get "Plugged In" to the Arts and Visit these Art Outlets to experience the Visual Arts.

art outlets • downtown anderson businesses

locations coming soon.

gallery 3•1•3 show

305 North Main Street, Anderson, C 29621; 864.314.8281
As one of the Art on the Town participants, Gallery 3•1•3, located one block from the Arts Center, will hold an opening reception and salon style exhibition, "Out & In", in conjunction with the 39th Annual Juried Show.  This is another great opportunity to exhibit your artwork.  Terri Pruitt, owner of Gallery 3•1•3, will select works to be exhibited after the Arts Center's jurying process.  Please check appropriate boxes on entry cards if you are interested in participating.

sale of work

All entries are available for sale through the gallery unless otherwise noted.  A 35% commission will be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.  If a work is not for sale, NFS must be noted on your entry card.  No PORs (price on request) will be accepted.  Works for sale must have price listed and will be sold as exhibited.  A preview of all submitted works will be available to area designers and collectors.

member's preview

A unique event for our members to view over 600 pieces of artwork, with food and entertainment.  On Saturday evening, March 29, we are planning a party for Members, Purchase Award Donors and Merit Award Contributors.  An admission fee of $10.00 per person will be charged.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Sponsored by TTi of North America.


A preview and sale of all submitted works will be available to area collectors, designers and the general public.  This opportunity is held for the community and visitors to view all works prior to the jurying process.  It's a Visual Extravganza!  Sunday, March 30 from 1:00 - 4:00pm.

shana dumont garr, juror

Shana Dumont Garr is the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. She earned her MA in Art History from Boston University in 2001, has a BA in English and Art from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and has over ten years of academic and chimerical experience in the arts. Her previus positions include the Assistant to the Director at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC and the Assistant Director and Curator at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Program in Beverly, MA. She has taught several college-level Art History courses in Massachusetts and North Carolina, and was the Gallery Manager for Hurst Gallery in Cambridge, MA for three years. At Montserrat College of Art, Shana curated and organized exhibitions, designed and oversaw educational programs, and managed the visiting artist program. Her exhibition The Morning Exciting was a finalist for Best Conception Exhibition at the New England Awards in 2010, and her exhibition Many Kinds of Nothing was received in Art New England. Shana independently curated the exhibition Plans, Subplans, Overlays at The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh 2012 and organized ArtSPARK events at the 2011 and 2012 SPARKcon art festivals in downtown Raleigh. 

delivery of entries

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Arts Warehouse at 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC, on Friday, March 30 or Saturday, March 31 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

pickup of entries

NOT ACCEPTED ENTRIES must be picked up at the ARTS WAREHOUSE on Friday, March 28 from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Due to the complex schedule of Juried Show activities and the preparation for the Opening, the staff CANNOT accommodate early pickup.
ACCEPTED ENTRIES may be picked up at the Arts Warehouse on TBA from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  After July 31, all work not picked up becomes the property of the Anderson Arts Center.

directions to the arts warehouse

From Greenville, SC: Take I-85 South. Exit #27 at Highway 81. Turn left, cross over the interstate and continue toward Anderson. Continue on Highway 81 (which becomes Greenville Street) into town until you reach Main Street. Turn left onto Main, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.
From Columbia, SC: Take I-26 from Columbia. Exit I-385 toward Greenville/Lauren. In Greenville take I-85 South to Exit #27 at Highway 81. Turn left, cross over the interstate and continue toward Anderson. Continue on Highway 81 (which becomes Greenville Street) into town until you reach Main Street. Turn left onto Main, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.
From Atlanta, GA: Take I-85 North to the Anderson/Clemson Exit #19A. Turn toward Anderson; you are on Clemson Boulevard. Clemson Boulevard becomes Main Street, stay on this street for quite a distance. When you cross Greenville Street, go 3 blocks and turn right onto Federal Street. The Arts Warehouse is located at 110 Federal Street.

art shuttle service

This year there will be an Artwork Shuttle Service to select areas in South Carolina.  Artists will have the opportunity to deliver Juried Show entries to a central location in each of these cities.  There will be an additional $10 fee for this service.
The Anderson Arts Center will pick up the entries and then return the unaccepted work within the first two weeks of April.  All works participating in the process will be covered by liability insurance.  Artwork accepted into the juried show will become the responsibility of the artist to pickup at the exhibit's conclusion should they remain unsold.
All work MUST be boxed in a reusable container, with each box labeled with the artist's name, name of piece, email, phone number and address; and include the $30 entry fee, proper entry paperwork and $10 shuttle service fee; if paying with a check, artists are welcome to combine the amounts into one check of $40.  Work not appropriately boxed will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
For more information regarding this service, and additional opportunities, please call the Anderson Arts Center at 864.222.2787, email Leanne at

pickup locations & entry acceptance deadlines

Entries will be picked up on Thursday, March 27 at:
• COLUMBIA: Southern Pottery Center • 3105 Devine Street • 803.251.2001 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 – Wednesday, 3/26 from 11am – 6pm
• GREENWOOD: The Arts Center • 120 Main Street • 864.953.2462 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 – Wednesday, 3/2 (excluding Saturday) from 10am – 5pm
• ROCK HILL: Rock Hill Center for the Arts • 121 East Main Street • 803.328.2787 • Accepting Entries: Wednesday, 3/19 & Thursday, 3/20 from 9am – 6pm; Friday 3/21 from 9am – 5pm; Saturday 3/22 from 10am – 2pm; Sunday 3/23 from 2 – 4pm; and Monday – Wednesday, 3/24 – 3/26 from 9am – 6pm.
A Special Thanks to Don & Amy Chapman for use of their box truck for our Art Shuttle Services.
If you would like any additional information or questions email us at or call us at 864.222.2787.

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