Artisphere ’23 to hold jury review this weekend

A green banner with colorful dots drapes over a footbridge over the Reedy River in Greenville.

Provided photo by Creagh Cross

On Saturday and Sunday, 10/29-10/30, Artisphere presented by TD Bank will host its annual jury review at the offices of Coldwell Banker Caine.

Jurors for this year’s show include:

  • Daricia Mia Demarr of Atlanta, Georgia, gallery manager of Peg Alston Fine Arts, co-founder Black Women in Visual Arts organization, and founder of the Pi Arts Project;
  • Emily Kapes of St. Petersburg, Florida, curator of art for the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art;
  • William Kwamena-Poh of Savannah, Georgia, watercolor painter and Artisphere 2022 Award Winner;
  • Jennifer McClure of Greenville, Artisphere visual arts chair and North American business model leader for Michelin;
  • Sarah Moore of Chattanooga, Tennessee, festival director and programs coordinator of the 4 Bridges Art Festival;
  • and Jaimie Vela of Savannah Georgia, career adviser for the School of Fashion and School of Business Innovation at Savannah College of Art & Design.

946 artists applied for the 135-150 spots to the 2023 festival. With 46 states represented and two international applicants, 162 artists applied from South Carolina, the most from any state, and 119 (12%) of those artists are local to Greenville.  302 (32%) of artists had never before applied to Artisphere.

Since its inception in 2005, the artists selected for Artist Row are chosen using a blind jury, and this year will implement the same process.  Jurors will see five anonymous images from each artist-four of their work and one booth shot- in one of 17 categories.  Jurors then rate the work based on specific criteria for each medium.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance into the festival on Dec. 2, and the final roster for participating artists will be determined by Jan. 3 for the 19th annual Artisphere, which will take place May 12-14, 2023.

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