Exhibition by Mary Robinson, Winner of The Project: A 2021 Call for Art
Congratulations to Mary Robinson, winner of The Project: A 2021 Call for Art from the Koger Center for the Arts! Opening Reception Thursday, June 16, 6-8 p.m. Exhibition on view May 19, 2022-August 2022. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Project: A Call for Art from the Koger Center for the Arts is an annual artistic competition that supports the work of South Carolina visual artists. Each year, one chosen artist will receive a $500 stipend, gallery space, and staff support resulting in a free public display in the Upstairs Gallery of the Koger Center.
Mary Robinson is a Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at the University of South Carolina. She received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Colorado, and MA in Art History from University of Wisconsin, and an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art centers throughout the United States as well as Australia, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
Honorable mentions for The Project: A 2021 Call for Art are Christopher Lane, Rebecca Horne, Skip Willits, Arden Cone and Susanna King.
The Project began as The 1593 Project: A Call for Art from the Koger Center for the Arts, during the national shelter-in-place situation due to COVID-19 in 2020. Inspired by the theatre closures that London faced during the bubonic plague in the year 1593, The Koger Center’s Call for Art was created to support artists as they endured the devastating effect of the COVID-19 shutdowns. In 2020, we encouraged submissions from South Carolina artists and received a diverse array of artwork reflective of the state’s vibrant arts and cultural talent from over 55 entrants.