Call for art: SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

Palmetto Hands

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Application deadline is March 15.

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 16th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. Cash prizes will total up to $6,500.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department as part of the North Charleston Arts Fest, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists the opportunity to exhibit their objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Following the close of the show, up to 20 works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The exhibition will be displayed at the Charleston Area Convention Center May 3-7, 2017.

The juror is Michael W. Haga, associate dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston. Haga has served as a slide juror for the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Exhibition for several years and is president of the Advisory Board of Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC. Haga has judged numerous exhibitions in the Southeastern United States and has been a grant panelist for organizations such as the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online at Deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Artists in need of assistance with the application may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email, or visit