Honor the S.C. Arts Awards recipients at luncheon + art sale

Join the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina to honor the seven individuals and three groups receiving the South Carolina Arts Awards.

The art sale at the 2017 S.C. Arts Awards Luncheon

2018 South Carolina Arts Awards Luncheon

  • Wednesday, May 2
  • Art Sale & Champagne Reception begins 11 a.m.
  • Luncheon program begins approx. 12:15 p.m.
  • USC “MyCarolina” Alumni Center, 900 Senate St., Columbia
  • Tickets are $50
  • Sponsored by Colonial Life

The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. with Champagne reception and art sale featuring works by Sigmund Albeles, Brian Rutenberg, and 2018 Verner Award recipient Tom Stanley among a host of artists synonymous with the South Carolina art scene.

After noon, the ballroom doors open and you’ll be admitted to a three-course meal by Southern Way Catering. Make sure to take note of your table’s centerpiece: each one celebrates South Carolina’s rich and diverse cultural heritage with locally sourced products and crafts from counties throughout South Carolina – a nod to the fact that the S.C. Arts Commission provides services and grants to all 46 counties in our state. You can purchase an opportunity to own one of these county baskets for $100.

The luncheon program features special entertainment by The Blackville Community Choir – a 2018 Folk Heritage Award recipient, readings by South Carolina literary fellows past and present, and recognition of the diverse group of South Carolina Arts Awards recipients.

Reserve your place now for just $50.

Art Sale Preview

Catalog Information

Jeri Burdick
Short with Love Handles
White earthenware
9″  x 9″  x 5″

Brian Rutenberg
Lake Marion 7 (Study for Gentle Wind)
Pastel on paper
9” x 7”

Tom Stanley
Acrylic on paper
22″ x 15″
Courtesy of if ART Gallery

Sigmund Abeles
11 3/4” x 11 3/4”

Benjamin Gilliam
Serving Set
Sterling silver
8” long each piece

Mike Vatalaro
Cedar Lidded Vessel
white stoneware
12” x 6” x 6”