Juried Competition winners announced


‘Afraid of Being’ gets Best of Show award

Courtesy photo “Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard won the Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show Award at the Arts Council of York County’s 27th Annual Juried Competition in Rock Hill. The works entered in the competition will be on exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill through Sept. 11.


ROCK HILL — The Arts Council of York County announced its 27th Annual Juried Competition winners at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 p.m. This exhibition will be on display in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through Sept. 11, 2016.

Each year, the Annual Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

Judging this year’s competition is Seth Gadsden. Gadsden is an artist, educator, and filmmaker living in Columbia, South Carolina where he is the managing director of the Nickelodeon Theatre and director of the Indie Grits Film Festival. Gadsden was a founding member of the Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2003 in Charleston, SC. In 2006, while pursuing his M.F.A. from Boston University, he founded the Boston Young Contemporaries before helping to form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna, then spending the following two years developing community based art projects across North America. With a focus on public art, experimental filmmaking, and multimedia installation, Seth has exhibited across the United States and has completed murals and outdoor sculptures in places like Mexico, North Dakota, Boston, Houston and his hometown of Clover, South Carolina.

Gadsden selected 42 works by 30 artists out of 148 entries from 25 cities and 6 states to be displayed in the 27th Annual Juried Competition exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The winners of the 27th Annual Juried Competition are:

Award

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: Afraid of Being by Alexis Howard

1st Place: Improvisation/Totemesque by Bob Jolly

2nd Place: Members Only by Tabitha Ott

3rd Place: Bunny by Chris Smith Evans

Honorable Mention: Pin Bottle by Charlie Hickey

Honorable Mention: Two Faces (Some Kind of a Crow) by Jacob Olsen

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the 27th Annual Juried Competition.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit the Arts Council’s webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Courtesy photo “Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard won the Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show Award at the Arts Council of York County’s 27th Annual Juried Competition in Rock Hill. The works entered in the competition will be on exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill through Sept. 11.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_thumbnail_46-A-Howard-1.jpgCourtesy photo “Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard won the Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show Award at the Arts Council of York County’s 27th Annual Juried Competition in Rock Hill. The works entered in the competition will be on exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill through Sept. 11.
‘Afraid of Being’ gets Best of Show award

This story courtesy of the Arts Council.

This story courtesy of the Arts Council.

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