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Call for art focusing on S.C.’s rural Upstate

Winner to be featured by S.C. Office of Rural Health

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET)
The 2020 South Carolina Office of Rural Health Art Competition is open, and wants to hear from #SCartists. Each year, they solicit artwork (all visual art forms + photography) from artists living in South Carolina for consideration as the official imagery for 1) South Carolina’s Annual Rural Health Conference (this year's, the 24th such gathering, is scheduled for Sept. 1-3, 2020 in Greenville) and 2) National Rural Health Day (the 10th of which is Nov. 19, 2020). This year, they're encouraging artists to celebrate the beauty of the rural Upstate with their submissions. Just make sure rural and South Carolina are the focus. Participants must complete the form on their website and submit artwork on or before 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020.

Prizes

Did we mention there are prizes? Well, there are prizes!
  • First Place: $500 and recognition as the artist for the official design of South Carolina Office of Rural Health’s 24th Annual Rural Health Conference and/or 10th National Rural Health Day as advertised by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health.
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200
  • New this year: Student award for an artist 18 and younger: $250
Learn more and submit your artwork by clicking here.

Artist opportunity from S.C. Office of Rural Health

Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2019; 3 p.m.


South Carolina artists are invited to submit work for consideration as the official imagery for South Carolina's 23rd Annual Rural Health Conference and 9th National Rural Health Day.
  • What: Rural SC Art Competition
  • Theme: Rural Scenery in SC
  • Deadline for Submission: July 17, 2019
  • Prize: $500 1st place/ $300 2nd place/ $200 3rd  place
  • Type of Artwork: This contest is open to all visual art forms
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is looking to promote the work of up to three artists. The winning design may become the official image for South Carolina Office of Rural Health’s 23rd Annual Rural Health Conference on Sept. 28-Oct. 2nd, 2019 and/or 9th National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, 2019. The first, second, and third place images may be incorporated into all promotional and marketing materials for the events mentioned above; such as, save the date cards, posters, advertisements, website and social media.

Find out more about the 2019 Rural South Carolina Arts Competition here.

  Image: Shrimpers, Trish Emery
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Call for Art: 2018 Rural South Carolina Artwork Competition

[caption id="attachment_34666" align="alignright" width="301"] The world-famous Hub “Call for Art” megaphone.[/caption] Deadline July 28, 2018, 3 p.m. Artists 18 years or older and living in South Carolina are invited to submit artwork for consideration as the official imagery for the 22nd South Carolina Annual Rural Health Conference and 8th National Rural Health Day. The purpose of the 22nd S.C. Annual Rural Health Conference is to provide support, education, and peer discussion between rural healthcare entities in South Carolina. The S.C. Office of Rural Health is continuously striving to improve access to quality health care for rural communities in South Carolina. The 8th National Rural Health Day is dedicated to “Celebrating the Power of Rural.”


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Theme/Subject of Entry

Artwork should represent rural images while portraying the theme for the year: “Rural Scenery in South Carolina.” Additionally, artwork can represent rural medical care images. Think non-traditional rural scenery. Think outside the box.

Guidelines and Usage

Artwork or professional JPEG picture of artwork must be received no later than Friday, July 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. The winning artist may decide if he/she is interested in attending a Meet-N-Greet to show off their original artwork at the conference in Myrtle Beach. The winning design may become the official image for the S.C. Office of Rural Health’s 22nd Annual Rural Health Conference on Oct. 8-10, 2018 and 8th National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16, 2018. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winning images may be incorporated into all promotional and marketing materials for the events mentioned above; such as, save the date cards, posters, advertisements, website and social media.

Specifications

  • Entry must be original artwork.
  • All mediums are accepted, including photography.
  • Image should not have any text, depict children or present any negative scenes of rural America.
  • Artwork can be submitted one of the following ways:
    • Mailing the artwork or personally delivering it to the S.C. Office of Rural Health
    • Taking a professional photograph of your original artwork and sending the JPEG file via email.
Get more information, and the mailable registration form, by clicking here. Register online by clicking here.
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is a partner in the Arts Commission's new "Create: Rural S.C." program that launches with an informational meeting in Hampton June 12.

Art of Community: Rural SC recognized with Power of Rural award

The South Carolina Arts Commission's initiative, The Art of Community: Rural S.C., received the first Power of Rural award October 11 from the South Carolina Office of Rural Health at the 21st annual Rural Health Conference, which was attended by health and medical professionals dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare in rural communities. Program Director Susan DuPlessis also led a conversation of Art of Community team members around using the arts as a different approach to building healthy communities. The Art of Community: Rural S.C. advances the Arts Commission’s commitment to rural development through the arts, culture and creative placemaking and is supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The initiative has led to national attention and new connections for the Arts Commission — from the White House to national thought leaders to significant organizations inside and outside of the state. In addition, the agency has been invited to take part in regional and national conferences and webinars to present the program as a model for building community, economic opportunity and local infrastructure for growth and development in rural and high-poverty communities. “Through this initiative, we have created a new framework for building local connections, community engagement and capacity,” DuPlessis said. “It was born out of our participation in the Promise Zone’s strategic planning process in the fall of 2015. In all of the sessions, I heard how arts and culture were important, whether we were talking about healthcare or workforce development. The arts were clearly identified as key to community pride, attachment and new possibilities.” Over the past year, The Art of Community: Rural SC resulted in six creative peacemaking projects being designed and implemented by local teams in the six counties in South Carolina’s federally designated Promise Zone . The Arts Commission provided small grants to assist with these projects. Six mavens are working closely with the Arts Commission to drive and sustain the work of each local team. Mavens and the communities they represent are Lottie Lewis, Allendale; Dr. Yvette McDaniel, Denmark (Bamberg County); Evelyn Coker, Blackville (Barnwell County); Gary Brightwell, Walterboro (Colleton County); Audrey Hopkins-Williams, Estill (Hampton County); and Johnny Davis, Jasper County Twenty-three national and state leaders representing expansive thinking in the world of arts, culture and community development serve on the Art of Community Advisory Council, which is co-chaired by two native South Carolinians, Union native Dr. Ann Carmichael, dean of USC Salkehatchie, and Bob Reeder, program director for Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and a Rock Hill native. For more information about The Art of Community, contact Susan DuPlessis, 803.734.8693. Image: First row, left to right: team member LaShandra Morgan, maven Dr. Yvette McDaniel, Susan DuPlessis, maven Evelyn Coker. Back row, left to right: team members Ashley Jordan and Myron Brooker, Dr. Graham Adams, executive director, S.C. Office of Rural Health, and team member Brenda Hughes. Missing from photo: mavens Gary Brightwell, Johnny Davis, Audrey Hopkins-Williams, and Lottie Lewis.