The South Carolina Watermedia Society announced that the S.C. State Museum in Columbia is to be host venue for the 2022 version of its Annual Juried Exhibition.
The exhibit will be on display from Aug. 27 through Jan. 8, 2023.
SCWS President Renea Eshleman claims the show is set to be the best yet.
“It features work from artists as far away as Wisconsin, although 45 of the 70 featured works are from South Carolina artists. This is a testament of the deeply talented artists who call South Carolina home. We are grateful to the State Museum for hosting the show in the Lipscomb Gallery, especially since Guy Lipscomb was a founding member of the society,” Eshleman said.
The opening reception and award ceremony is Saturday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The public is invited; light refreshments will be served. Juror Linda Daly Baker, a Charleston-based artists, choose 70 pieces from 157 entries by 95 artists located throughout the U.S. Awards for 30 of the 70 will be announced at the awards ceremony. The 30 awarded pieces will become part of a state-wide traveling show coordinated by the State Museum and displayed at locations in South Carolina.
The exhibition is made possible by The Lipscomb Family Foundation, and the project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition to judging the show, Daly Baker will teach a three-day workshop at the museum from Aug. 25-27. More information is available at https://scwatermedia.com/workshop/.
Recent top award winners of SCWS juried shows are Anne Hightower of Columbia (Best of Show, 2022 Digital Show); Dong Feng Li of San Francisco (Best of Show, 2021); Stacy Lund Levy of Owings Mill, Maryland (Best of Show, 2020); Ashley Arakas of Myrtle Beach (Best of Show, 2019); and Lynda English of Florence (Best of Show, 2018).
The South Carolina State Museum is located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia.
Established in 1977, SCWS is an incorporated, non-profit organization. The mission of the SCWS is to promote the aesthetic and professional interests of its members, provide the public with artistic opportunities through watermedia painting, elevate the stature of watermedia, and educate the public to its significance as an important painting medium. More information on SCWS can be found at its website: www.scwatermedia.com.
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