GCCA to open 8th Annual Showcase this Friday

Brandon Fellows, 100 Greenville-area artists + more to be featured

Header graphic that reads "Spotlight your art in GCCA's 8th Annual Showcase Opening Reception: First Friday, August 4, 2023, 6-9 p.m.

It is time once again for Greenville Center for Creative Arts’ premiere event for artists and arts lovers as the Upstate organization opens its eighth Annual Showcase this week.

Presented by First Citizens Bank, the Annual Showcase will roll out a new Main Gallery exhibition with works for sale from more than 100 local artists & current Brandon Fellows, a special exhibition of youth artwork created during GCCA’s summer art camps, open registration for the Fall Art School, visits with 25 in-house studio artists, and more (if that’s not enough for you).

The details

The Annual Showcase begins with an opening reception this Friday, Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m. CEO Jess Burgess will offer remarks at 6:45 p.m. and new Program Director Javy Pagan will be on hand to meet and welcome to the GCCA team.

Located in the Main Gallery (101 Abney St., Greenville), the Annual Showcase exhibition highlights more than 100 GCCA members each year whose work embodies the talent and diversity of GCCA’s vibrant visual arts community. From contemporary paintings to functional ceramics and everything in between, there is something for everyone at the Annual Showcase exhibition. The 2022/2023 Brandon Fellowship exhibition will also be on display showcasing work by emerging artists Orlando Corona, Faith Hudgens, and RaAmen Stallings. GCCA will announce three artists who made it through the competitive application process and will be the new Brandon Fellows for the upcoming 2023/2024 program year.

This summer GCCA’s art camps introduced a variety of visual art mediums to over 150 campers. To culminate all the hard work completed by instructors and campers, the Summer Art Camp Showcase presents a collection of various artworks from campers ages 5-12 years old in our Gray Loft.

Visitors can also enjoy a free ReCraft family activity supported by AFL Global; a new Loft Gallery exhibition, The Countless Faces of Art by studio artist Tania Ro; and the Greenville County Schools Winners Show will still be on display in the Community Gallery.

After First Friday, the Annual Showcase exhibition in the Main Gallery will be open to visitors through Sept. 27 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.