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Call for art: 701 CCA Prize 2022

For #SCartists 40 and younger

APPLICTION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 1, 2022

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia recently announced the sixth installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional #SCartists 40 years and younger.

The project takes place this year with a juried process resulting in a October–December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize 2022 by completing and submitting the application package by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The application guidelines and link to the application can be found here. Important dates:
  • July 29–Sept. 1, 2022 - Submission period
  • September 15, 2022 - Announcement of three finalists
  • October 20, 2022 - Exhibition opens with a public reception.
  • November 29, 2022 - 701 CCA Prize celebration event and announcement of winner
  • December 31, 2022 - Exhibition closes with year-end celebration

“The 701 CCA Prize continues to add a crucial component to the ecosystem and infrastructure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina.”

-Wim Roefs, 701 CCA founding board member


The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments, and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize 2022 will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since Jan. 1, 2020. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines. An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition at 701 CCA. The three members of the jury panel will be announced later. The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The previous winners were James Busby of Chapin in 2012, Shannon Rae Lindsey of Columbia in 2014, Yvette L. Cummings of Conway in 2016, Jena Thomas of Spartanburg in 2018, and Adrian Rhodes of Hartsville in 2020. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed-Sat 11–5; Sun 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.
For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Michaela Pilar Brown on 803.319.9949.

Jason Rapp

Three artists named 701 CCA Prize 2014 finalists

[gallery ids="15350,15349,15348"] 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2014: Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Lindsey of Columbia and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. The 701 CCA Prize 2014 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2014 Exhibition, which will open Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, with an artists’ reception from 7 – 9 p.m., and run through December 21. The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced during a 701 CCA Prize 2014 Celebration event on Wednesday, December 3, from 7 – 10 p.m. This year’s Prize is the second installment of the biennial event. “The jury panel selected three outstanding artists,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “They had to choose from a strong field. While we had hoped for more than the 15 applications we received for the contest, the high percentage of really excellent artists who submitted made the process extraordinarily competitive. With Blanchard and Myers, we have two artists who already have made considerable waves in South Carolina and beyond. Lindsey is a relatively new but exciting arrival on the state’s art scene. And it’s a nice coincidence that we have one artist from the Upstate, one from the Midlands and one from the Lowcountry.” The three finalists were selected by an independent jury consisting of Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Boston, Mass.; Brad Thomas, director of residencies and exhibitions at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, N.C.; and Hannah Davis, gallery and exhibitions manager at Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, S.C. The Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. “With the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art has added a crucial component to the eco-system for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” Roefs said. “Prior to this 701 CCA initiative, the state did not have a prominent event to highlight the best young talent in South Carolina.” The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national publication. Blanchard (b. 1977) is a Louisiana native raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is the director of studio art and an associate professor of printmaking and photography at Converse College in Spartanburg. Blanchard holds a BA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the University of Mississippi. His mixed-process prints on wood and paper have been included in more than hundred national and international juried print exhibitions. Blanchard’s work was included recently in New American Paintings and the Oxford American magazine, which named him among the New Superstars of Southern Art. Lindsey (b. 1985) earlier this year received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes. Myers (b. 1984) earlier this year had a solo exhibition at the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum Art. Her work has been in 17 solo exhibitions and dozens of group shows in eight states and Greece. She was included in the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2011. Myers earned an MFA from Boston University and a BFA from Michigan State University. She is the associate director at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston and an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston. Myers’ work appeared in New American Paintings and, like Blanchard, the Oxford American magazine in 2012 listed her among the New Superstars of Southern Art. For more information, visit 701 CCA's website, or contact Sheldon Paschal at info@701cca.org or (803) 319-9949. Via: 701 CCA