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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Andrea Garland, Clemson University MFA in Art Candidate, to Exhibit in ArtFields 2017

Andrea Garland, "No Access" charcoal and pastel on paper, 96" x 42"

Andrea Garland is currently an MFA candidate with a concentration in drawing at Clemson University. She earned her BFA in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University. She has designed and completed murals and wall paintings for residential and commercial spaces as well as theatrical sets for use at Warehouse Theater, Revelation Theater, and The Peace Center. She has displayed paintings and sculpture at Pope’s Galleries in Charlotte, NC and in the Warehouse Theater, Coffee Underground, and American Federal Bank in Greenville, SC. She has participated in ArtFields in Lake City, SC for the past two years and was recently published in Juxtaprose Literary Magazine. She is currently exhibiting at ATHICA in Athens, GA and The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University in NC.

Lake City, South Carolina will host ArtFields 2017, 9-day Art Competition, from April 21-29, 2017.

Established and emerging Southeastern artists are invited to submit their work to ArtFields®, the region’s largest art competition, which is open to 2- and 3-dimensional artists in 12 states. The art festival will award prizes of $50,000 for the Top Prize, $25,000 for Juried Panel prize and two $12,500 People’s Choice (one each for two- and three-dimensional work) in addition to seven new category awards of $1,500 each and ten Merit awards of $1,000 each.

The first four ArtFields competitions delivered nearly half a million dollars in cash prizes to regional artists, encouraging submissions by artists who live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Every year, ArtFields devotes extensive resources to an assertive, regional outreach program. The results are reflected in the diverse geographies represented by exhibit pieces and visitors. To date, 16 out of 36 prize-winning artists came from outside of South Carolina. More than 60% of winning pieces were exhibited in non-traditional settings.  Established and emerging artists alike have been featured in the festival. A jury of visual art professionals will select approximately 400 competition pieces from all submissions.

For more information about Andrea and to see more of her work, please go to:

To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please click on this link.

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