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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Deighton Abrams, Clemson University MFA in Art Alum, to Exhibit in ArtFields 2017!

Deighton Abrams, Winter Kept Us Warm, ceramic, wood, mixed, 2016

Deighton Abrams received the Master of Fine Arts in Art from Clemson University with a concentration in ceramics in December 2016. Deighton finished his undergraduate studies Magna Cum Laude at Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia.  He originally hails from the far north of Anchorage, Alaska but he has spent an equal amount of time in the deep south of Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina. His work focuses mainly on the tenuous balance between human and landscape and utilizes both figurative forms and geologic formations to create complex narratives about human consciousness and its impact on the surrounding climate.

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 Deighton and to see more of his 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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