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ArtFields announces 2023 competition artists

#SCartists well represented


Lake City ArtFields Collective dropped an impressive list today that has The Hub ready for 2023.

Among the more than 400 artists from throughout the Southeast are 124 #SCartists who will vie for the big, $50,000 grand prize. The list features artists known well by the SCAC: fellowship recipients, emerging artists, and artist partners; and we recognize a couple South Arts fellows as well. An email from ArtFields said the panel was "extremely impressed" by the applicants' quality of work. ArtFields 2023 takes place April 19-29 in Lake City.

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#SCartists at ArtFields 2023

Jim Arendt Conway
Kara Artman Hilton Head Island
Carlo A. Balistrieri Lake City
Dylan Bannister Rock Hill
Emma Margaret Barnes Beaufort
Elizabeth Barnes North Augusta
Logan Beasley Aiken
Catherine Beemer Mount Pleasant
Nakisa Beigi Irmo
Chris Bilton Eutawville
Joanna Biondolillo Johns Island
Jonathan Bolton Simpsonville
Dustin Bonner Charleston
Adam Boykin Sumter
Nikki Bracy Gaston
Dionah Bryant Goose Creek
Anna Grace Burch Greenville
Neva Campbell Myrtle Beach
Vivianne Carey Spartanburg
Carson Carroll Charleston
Shaun and Lucy Cassidy Rock Hill
Colleen Critcher Florence
Terrence Culbreath Johnston
Roberto Clemente De Leon Columbia
John Derhammer Lexington
Michael DeWitt Columbia
Adam Eddy Charleston
Morgan C. Eddy Columbia
Jewel Edwards Fountain Inn
Gerard Erley Columbia
Diana Farfán Greenville
Amiri Farris Bluffton
Ellen Fishburne Columbia
Mason Foster Awendaw
Emily Furr Charleston
Sydney Gambrell Pendleton
Brittany R. Gilbert Florence
Samantha Goss Greer
Barry Grant Rock Hill
Douglas Gray Florence
Amira Hanafi Surfside Beach
Mary Ann Haven Columbia
Malik Hayward Nesmith
Annie Heisel Spartanburg
Robb Helmkamp North Charleston
Joanna Henry Rock Hill
Joe Hiltabidel Travelers Rest
Kirsten Hoving Charleston
Alexis Howard Rock Hill
Betsy Hughes Aiken
Lori Isom Columbia
M. Jason Mt. Pleasant
Uschi Jeffcoat Florence
James Jennings Charleston
Joseph Kameen Graniteville
KELA Ravenel
Diana Kirkpatrick Aiken
Cassandra Kokenos Myrtle Beach
Maike Kowal Charleston
Robert E. Krone Greenville
Alicia Leeke Columbia
Connie Lippert Seneca
Jared T. Mack Loris
Cait Maloney Columbia
Michael Mitchell Florence
Katy Mixon Charleston
Phil Moody Rock Hill
Kevin Michael Morrissey Summerville
Jacob Mossbrook Charleston
Aldo Muzzarelli Mauldin
Dorothy Netherland North Charleston
Stefanie Wilson Neuner Summerville
Maggie Mullin O'Hara Cayce
Kate Hooray Osmond Charleston
Patrick Owens Taylors
Patrick Parise Columbia
Sean Patrick Goose Creek
Cameron Porter Columbia
Quincy Pugh Blythewood
Joshua Redfearn Cheraw
Austin Reynolds Orangeburg
Adrian Rhodes Hartsville
Ellie Marie Rose Columbia
Barbara Dunn Rowe Lugoff
Kristi Ryba Charleston
Bethany Salisbury Rock HIll
Georgette Wright Sanders McClellanville
Sandrine Schaefer Myrtle Beach
Laura Schuler Beaufort
Murray Sease Bluffton
Sam Shamard Greenville
Jackson Shaner Greenville
Jordan Sheridan West Columbia
Edward Shmunes West Columbia
Robert V. Shuler Clolumbia
Adrian Smith Darlington
Haley C. Smith Myrtle Beach
Liz Rundorff Smith Travelers Rest
Paula Renae Smith Rock Hill
Nathan Spainhour Greenville
Kevin Spaulding Florence
Alvin Staley Orangeburg
Nadia Stieglitz Charleston
George Stone Columbia
Darryl Stoneworth Mount Pleasant
"James E. Stratton, Jr." Florence
Andrea Stubbs/BurntIdentity Charleston
Janet Swigler Columbia
Raven Lewis Tarpley Pawleys Island
Bri Taylor Hamer
Stuart L. Tessler Isle of Palms
Horst Trojahn Elgin
Meghan Verret Pelzer
Cristina Victor Charleston
Rebecca Waechter Johns Island
Witzel Art Johns Island
Michael Webster Spartanburg
Ian J. Welch Hampton
Gregory Wilkin Columbia
Jordan Winiski Greenville
Monica Tovar Bluffton
Logan Woodle Conway
Gerry Wubben Easley
Olga Yukhno Columbia

Jason Rapp

ArtFields calls for art from junior #SCartists

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 11, 2022


South Carolina student artists in grades 1-12 are now invited to submit artwork to the annual ArtFields Jr. Art Competition.

The ArtFields Jr. Art Competition is open to South Carolina students in grades 1 through 12. Click here to submit for free by Feb. 11, 2022. (Make sure you read the rules first!) Accepted student artwork will be on display during ArtFields 2022 from April 22-30, 2022 in Lake City.

Jason Rapp

ArtFields readies for full 2021 schedule

The Southeast's largest visual arts competition is readying for nine days of events in 2021.

Ardie Arvidson of the Morning News has details at SCNow.com:

ArtFields, the largest visual arts competition in the Southeast, displays hundreds of art pieces throughout Lake City, along with hosting special events, live music, lots of food and fun for the whole family with student competition artwork and outdoor public art galore.

This nine-day art fest will feature artworks uniquely displayed in downtown businesses. Along with the artwork, additional events will include the Portrait Contest, Makers Market and Artist Talks, plus events all week at local businesses, said Roberta L. Burns, marketing manager of Lake City ArtFields Collective.
ArtFields joins Greenville's Artisphere and other S.C. arts events like Ag + Art Tour and Artista Vista (Columbia) in announcing plans for in-person gatherings. Read Arvidson's full story at SCNow.com.  

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Calling all S.C. student artists

From now through February 12th, 2021 Lake City’s ArtFields Jr. is accepting art submissions from South Carolina student-artists in grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger.

Submissions are free and almost $3,000 is up for grabs in prize money, with individual prizes up to $200 for lower elementary students, and up to $500 for high schoolers. Prizes also include art supplies and ArtFields merchandise. Besides the juried awards up for grabs in four grade categories, selected ArtFields Jr. artists will have their work on display during ArtFields and will have the opportunity to win student choice awards voted by fellow students. Full prizes and rules information can be found at this link: https://www.artfieldssc.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-ArtFields-Jr.-Competition-Guidelines-and-Letter-2021.pdf

ArtFields Jr. Submissions Details

  • Submission deadline: February 12, 2021
  • Students grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger may apply
  • Submission cost: Free
  • Accepted artists will be notified March 13, 2021
  • Accepted art will be displayed April 21 - May 1, 2021
  • ArtFields Jr. winners will be announced at the ArtFields Jr. Awards Ceremony on May 1
 

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Tuning Up: Student art call + Carter Boucher, Adrian Rhodes news

Good morning! 

"Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...
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ArtFields Jr. is looking for student art

Submission deadline: February 12, 2021 The ArtFields Jr. Art Competition is open to South Carolina students in grades 1 through 12. All artwork submitted is considered by their review panel. Select pieces will be displayed during the month of April and final judging takes place during ArtFields. Schools and families are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony to support their student artists and developing artists throughout the community. Submissions for the 2021 competition are open through February 12, 2021. For complete details of the ArtFields Jr. competition, click here.

2020 is stopping neither Carter Boucher...

(Submitted material) Clarence Carter Boucher, Arts Access South Carolina master teaching artist, is continuing a very successful year. The website/blog https://www.detour-ahead.org/ is featuring three of his paintings and information about his art career, live now here. Plus:
  • "Art from the Heart," a hardback book about art, is going to include his oil portrait, Jesse James, composer.
  • Hip Pocket Press is publishing a piece of his flash fiction, Postcard to a Train Conductor.

... nor Adrian Rhodes

The 2020 SCAC visual arts fellow made a book of recent drawings, currently on view at 701 CCA as part of the 701 Prize Finalists exhibition. She is taking preorders for the book on her website through December 3rd.

Jason Rapp

ArtFields Jr. submissions due this week!

  All South Carolina students ages 18 & under are eligible to submit artwork from any medium. Submitting is FREE and takes less than 20 minutes to complete! The deadline is Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.

Calling all South Carolina student artists

Submit your work to a premier regional competition


ArtFields Jr. is now accepting submissions for the 2020 competition! ArtFields Jr. is a statewide competition sponsored by Lake City Creative Alliance that provides the opportunity for young South Carolina artists to be recognized and rewarded for their work. Now through Feb. 13, 2020, South Carolina student-artists in grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger are invited to submit. Submissions are free and almost $3,000 is up for grabs in prize money. Besides the monetary awards up for grabs in four grade categories, selected ArtFields Jr. artists will also have their work on display during ArtFields for the thousands of visitors who travel to the event each year, as well as have the opportunity to win student choice awards voted by fellow students. Students can also choose to list their artwork for sale during the competition.

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Tuning Up: Scottie Award presented to May, Fisher + ArtFields stories

Good morning!  "Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...


Beam. Me. Up. Retiring SCAC Executive Director Ken May and the ABC Project's erstwhile Executive Director Christine Fisher were both presented with the Scottie Award from the S.C. Arts Alliance late last week in Charleston. See the full story from the SCAA here. Strength in numbers. Myrtle Beach twin brothers both became artists at a young age and are now winning awards for their work. Noah and Will Williams are seniors at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology. Recently, they captured accolades at Lake City’s ArtFields competition. See full story from WMBF here. More ArtFields. SavannahNow pans the festival: "It seemed as if this one arts event had transformed the city ... It was exciting to see that one arts organization could have such an impact on the city as a whole." See the full story on SavannahNow here.

ArtFields Jr. deadline nears

Calling all South Carolina student artists!

Submission deadline: Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 From now through February 15, 2019 Lake City’s ArtFields Jr. is accepting art submissions from South Carolina student-artists in grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger. Submissions are free and over $5,000 is up for grabs in prize money, with individual prizes ranging from $250 for lower elementary students, and up to $500 for first prize high schoolers. [caption id="attachment_34666" align="alignright" width="251"] The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.[/caption] Besides the monetary awards up for grabs in four grade categories, selected ArtFields Jr. artists will have their work on display during ArtFields for the thousands of visitors who travel to the event each year and will have the opportunity to win student choice awards voted by fellow students. Each submission will be submitted online through the ArtFields Jr. ArtBooth submission platform. The submission process will include a consent form. If you are a teacher or parent assisting multiple students with submitting artwork, please note that the same email address cannot be used for multiple applications. Each application requires an individual student’s or parent’s email address. ArtFields Jr. will use provided emails for all communications. Artwork will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Creativity and originality
  • Quality of composition and overall design
  • Technical ability
  • Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?
  • Artist Statement

Calling South Carolina student artists!

Submission deadline: Friday, Feb. 15, 2019


From now through February 15, 2019 Lake City’s ArtFields Jr. is accepting art submissions from South Carolina student-artists in grades 1-12 who are 18 years old or younger. Submissions are free and over $5,000 is up for grabs in prize money, with individual prizes ranging from $250 for lower elementary students, and up to $500 for first prize high schoolers. Besides the monetary awards up for grabs in four grade categories, selected ArtFields Jr. artists will have their work on display during ArtFields for the thousands of visitors who travel to the event each year and will have the opportunity to win student choice awards voted by fellow students. Each submission will be submitted online through the ArtFields Jr. ArtBooth submission platform. The submission process will include a consent form. If you are a teacher or parent assisting multiple students with submitting artwork, please note that the same email address cannot be used for multiple applications. Each application requires an individual student’s or parent’s email address. ArtFields Jr. will use provided emails for all communications. Artwork will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Creativity and originality
  • Quality of composition and overall design
  • Technical ability
  • Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?
  • Artist Statement
[caption id="attachment_34666" align="aligncenter" width="563"] The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.[/caption]

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