ArtFields has announced the accepted artists for the 2016 event, which takes place April 22-30 in downtown Lake City, S.C.
Selected by a jury of visual arts professionals, the accepted artists will exhibit nearly 400 works of art, representing the talent across the 12 Southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. These emerging and established artists will compete for their chance at a share of $110,000 in cash prizes, awarded based on visitor input and a panel of acclaimed judges and educators.
“I was extremely impressed with the high quality of the submitted works,” said 2016 review panelist and University of South Carolina Art History Professor Bradford Collins, Ph.D. “The artwork is a wonderful mix of the pleasing and the provocative.”
Prizes to be awarded include the Top Prize ($50,000), Juried Panel Prize ($25,000), People’s Choice two-dimensional ($12,500), People’s Choice three-dimensional ($12,500) and 10 Merit Awards ($1,000 each).
The ArtFields 2016 Competition Artwork Gallery will be available online in March.
Visit the ArtFields website to learn more.
ArtFields is a charitable program and event sponsored by Lake City Partnership Council, which is a federally recognized Section 501(c)(3) organization located in Lake City, South Carolina. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of citizens residing within the greater Lake City area through, among other things, educational offerings and activities that foster and develop culture and arts within the community. To learn more about ArtFields, visit http://www.artfieldssc.org.