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Sunday, November 1, 2015

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Greenville Center for Creative Arts First Juried Exhibit!

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is calling for artists to participate in the themed art exhibition "Unseen Greenville".  Early in the month of June the Greenville News and sponsor PNC Bank invited the residents of Greenville County to begin a conversation about the parts of the city that are often unnoticed by many of us as we go about our busy lives.  The idea was to move forward "as one community in which everyone shares in the spectacular success that surrounds us in Greenville County".  How can Greenville address the needs of and make opportunities available to all people who live here?  Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a community art center whose mission is to be a place for all citizens  to learn about, participate in and enjoy the visual arts.  It is fitting that GCCA find ways for the arts to play a role in this dialog.

Artists are asked to consider the challenges and rewards of focusing on "Unseen Greenville" and interpret their ideas and insights in an art form to be exhibited at GCCA during the months of December and January.  Artists will be selected based on their creative interpretations of the theme and artistic merit of the artwork submitted.

Artists selected will exhibit their artworks from December 4, 2015, through January 29, 2016, with a reception on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 PM.  The Juror is Todd McDonald, Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University. 

Todd McDonald earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University. He has taught at a variety of Universities and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University. In conjunction with his work at Clemson, Todd maintains an involved studio practice that is divided between two methods. One avenue, exploits the surface, material and history of oil painting to describe the nuances and cues of post-digital abstraction. The other mode explores the use of the non-traditional material of duct tape as an image-making device. These images play on architecture, virtual space and abstraction in roles that simultaneously celebrate and mock the character of our constructed environment. 

Three cash prizes will be distributed including:  Best in Show ($1,000), Second Place ($500), Third Place ($250), and several Merit Awards.

To apply, please complete an "Unseen Greenville" Art Exhibition Application no later than the Deadline:  Friday, November 13, 2015.

$25 entry fee for one work

Deadline for entries
Friday, November 13, 2015
Notification of acceptance mailed & emailed
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Drop-off of accepted work to Greenville
Center for Creative Arts (25 Draper Street,
Greenville, SC)
November 27, 28 and 30, 2015 9am - 5pm
Opening Reception at the Gallery of the
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Friday, December 4, 2015 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition dates
December 4, 2015 - January 22, 2016
Pick up accepted work at the Gallery of the
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
January 23 and 25, 2016 9am - 5pm

The UNSEEN GREENVILLE Exhibition is open to artists 18+. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed in 2015. Entries in all media categories will be accepted but should not exceed 40 pounds in weight or 48" in either height or width. This exhibition is not judged in media categories.
All original works must be received ready for exhibition with appropriate hardware for wall hanging in place. (No saw-tooth hangers accepted.) Works on paper must be framed and under glass or plexiglass. We are unable to accept work that requires special instructions or installations by the artist. Works that are not adequately prepared for display will be withdrawn from the exhibition. The UNSEEN GREENVILLE juror will serve as the final authority on eligibility.

For more information or assistance, please contact:

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Executive Director, Cherington Shucker or
Director of Operations, Rebecca Johnson at
864-735-3948 or


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