S.C. artists invited to submit work to 701CCA S.C. Biennial

S.C. artists invited to submit work to 701CCA S.C. Biennial

Submission deadline is June 29, 2015, 5 p.m.

Biennial 2013 701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015, a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

The goals of the Biennial exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 is the third installment of the exhibition at 701 CCA.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply in order to reflect the stylistic and cultural diversity of art produced in the state. An artist must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.

Exhibition dates
Biennial Part I, September 10 – October 25, 2015
Biennial Part II, November 5 – December 20, 2015

Selection process:
A jury panel of three curators/critics representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for inclusion in the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission materials, all to be submitted on a CD/DVD:

  • Ten images of available work produced in the last two years. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform.

Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

  • Checklist that includes title, date, medium, size
  • Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
  • Resume and biographical sketch

Also include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of submitted materials.


$25 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.

Submission deadline:
All materials should be submitted by June 29, 2015, 5 p.m.

Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by July 20, 2015.

Submit materials to:
701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015
701 Center for Contemporary Art
PO Box 12822
Columbia, SC 29211 

For more information, visit www.701cca.org or contact Sheldon Paschal, 803.319.9949.

Images: 701 CCA SC Biennial 2013 Parts I & II.