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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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New public art opportunity for ArtFields 2021

Proposal submission deadline: February 1, 2021


The ArtFields Collective is excited to announce a brand-new aspect of ArtFields for the 2021 event!

[caption id="attachment_34666" align="alignright" width="225"] The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.[/caption] In addition to the competition, there will be large scale/installation pieces in key places outside around downtown. Each year, the Collective hears from artists with large outdoor pieces that transporting their work to Lake City is just not feasible for a 9-day period. With this new initiative, we aim to make ArtFields a place to explore artists’ big ideas. Now let’s get down to the details: Artists can submit a proposal from Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 1, 2021. The proposal should include the concept, photos and needs (ex. Volunteers, accommodation, materials, transportation). Up to 5 artists will be invited to install their work beginning March 2021 for display through ArtFields 2021 into early 2022. Selected artists will be offered assistance to bring their artwork to Lake City and install. While selected art will be on display during ArtFields 2021, this is not part of the ArtFields competition. If artists are accepted into the competition and invited to install public art, they must choose which to participate in. Please email any questions to artteam@artfieldssc.org!

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ArtFields calls for artists to compete, exhibit

Nine-day, town-wide event plans for 2021

Submission deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2020

From September 1 through November 1, 2020, Southeastern artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina.

Each year, ArtFields brings together art lovers, collectors, and curators who come to see Lake City transform into a town-wide gallery, allowing accepted artists to be part of the celebration while they compete for $100,000 in prizes. ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor Southeastern artists with nearly two weeks worth of celebration and competition in the heart of Lake City—a small, once agrarian South Carolina town. To date, ArtFields has awarded over $800,000 in prize money, helped launch the careers of countless artists, and ultimately led to Lake City’s transformation into a burgeoning arts mecca. Adult artists of all media, who live in the competition's 12 participating Southern states are welcome to apply. Prizes and rules details are available via the ArtFields website.

Prizes and Quick Facts

Submissions Timeline:
  • Entries Open – Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 2020
  • Accepted Artists Notified – Dec 2020
  • ArtFields 2021 – April 23-May 1, 2021
Prizes at Stake:
  • Grand Prize – $50,000
  • Second Place – $25,000
  • People’s Choice 2D – $12,500
  • People’s Choice 3D – $12,500

Jason Rapp

Hub E-Vents: April 24

You want art. You crave art.

#SCartists and arts organizations want to fill that void. They live for that. It’s a calling. Yet in times of social distancing, that’s hard to do. Through the wonders of modern technology, many are trying and succeeding. So while we’re all staying home to protect vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors,  The Hub is stepping up to fill the void between artists and arts lovers. (Learn more about Hub E-vents here.)

Here are some events is THE event for today

ArtFields. Is. All. Online. Here's a word from them:

As you know, the coronavirus has altered our plans for ArtFields 2020. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to elevating and celebrating Southern art and, right now, that starts with you.

On Friday, April 24th, the day we would normally kick off ArtFields with a ribbon-cutting and a welcoming of artists and art lovers to Lake City, we will be releasing this year’s selected artwork to our website. Our 2020 artists are truly phenomenal and we can’t wait for you all to see this wonderful body of work. You'll be able to enjoy artwork from artists across the 12 Southeastern states, plus the accepted work for our South Carolina student artists in ArtFields Jr. 

Here’s how we’d like you to join in on the fun and recognize our 2020 artists on this special day:

    • Once the gallery is launched, take a look and share works that inspire and move you with the hashtag #ArtFieldsAtHome.
    • Past competitors and attendees to our event, we’d love for you to share your favorite ArtFields memories with the hashtag #ArtFieldsAtHome.
    • Get creative and share the ways that you’re kicking off #ArtFieldsAtHome. Are you going to create some art of your own? Explore your own home like a gallery? Whatever it is, we’d love to see it!

Share your posts with the hashtag #ArtFieldsAtHome and be sure to tag us between April 24th - 26th for a chance to win some fun ArtFields goodies!

Have a great weekend!

Jason Rapp

One week to apply for ArtFields portrait contest

Ahem: the prize money doubled from 2019

Application deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET [caption id="attachment_44443" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Artists standing at easels painting portraits at ArtFields 2018 The 2018 ArtFields Portrait Contest. Photo by Zan Maddox/Social Design House.[/caption]
From our friends at ArtFields comes this dispatch: Applications for the eighth annual ArtFields Portrait Contest are officially open through March 6th, 2020. Artists will compete for Best in Show and over $3,000 in cash prizes while painting live portraits. To apply, you’ll need basic contact information, a portfolio of work, and the submission fee of $25. Click here to apply via ArtBooth through March 6. The stakes are higher than ever this year as prize money up for grabs is DOUBLED to $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. The ArtFields 2020 Portrait Contest is Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 1-5 p.m. at The Bean Market. For questions, call Carlie Baxley at 843.374.0180. Click here to apply!

Tuning Up: From ABT to ACSD + ArtFields volunteers sought

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...


This is not your average news item. We confess to doing a double-take upon reading the Charlotte Observer headline "Former world-class ballet dancer now a South Carolina deputy." We're so glad we did, because the non-traditional path one of Abbeville County Sheriff's Department's finest took to the force is worth our attention and yours. (Subscription might be required.) Pee Dee friends! Volunteer at ArtFields! Your smiling face can be put to great use in Lake City this April... lead student tours, staff venues, direct traffic, or serve one one of the other awaiting opportunities. A Volunteer Kick-Off Dinner is coming March 5, so click here to get more info and to register for your ArtFields volunteering. Midlands friends! "Canvass of the People" in Columbia tomorrow! 

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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.

Submission Details & Timeline

Tuning Up: Recent opportunities for #SCartists (ICYMI)

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...


The Hub gives coverage to topics and they are quickly overtaken by the sands of time. "Tuning Up" wants to dust a couple of items off and bring them back to top-of-mind status. So, in case you missed these, here you go:

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ArtFields 2020: call for submissions


ArtFields is now accepting applications for its 2020 competition. Now in its eighth year, the competition will offer selected artists exposure to the thousands of art lovers, collectors and curators who come to see Lake City transform into a town-wide gallery each spring and the opportunity to compete for over $145,000 in prizes. ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor Southeastern artists with nearly two weeks worth of celebration and competition in the heart of Lake City—a small, once agrarian South Carolina town. To date, ArtFields has awarded nearly $800,000 in prize money, helped launch the careers of countless artists, and ultimately led to Lake City’s transformation into a burgeoning arts mecca. Adult artists of all media, who live in the competition's 12 participating Southern states are welcome to apply. Submissions will be accepted through November 1, 2019, accepted artists will be notified in December, and winners will be announced at the close of ArtFields, set for April 24 - May 2, 2020. More information on submission guidelines can be found on the ArtFields website.

Prizes and Quick Facts

Submissions Timeline: September 1st - November 1st Save the Date for ArtFields 2020: April 24 - May 2, 2020 Full event schedule forthcoming Prizes at stake:
  • Grand Prize: $50,000
  • Second Place: $25,000
  • People’s Choice 2D: $12,500
  • People’s Choice 3D: $12,500
  • Merit Awards: $2,000 (10 awards)
  • Category Awards: $1,500 (Digital/New Media & Film, Drawing, Installation & Performance, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture & Objects, Textile)
  • State Awards: $1,000 (12 awards, one per state)

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.