VELUX USA and Arts Center of Greenwood invite submissions for international art competition

VeluxVELUX, an international company that manufactures window units and sky lights, is sponsoring an art competition in observance of its 75th anniversary. VELUX USA, located in Greenwood, S.C., is partnering with the Arts Center of Greenwood to facilitate the regional competition. Emerging (ages 21-35) 2-dimensional artists who work in oils or acrylics and who are residents of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia are eligible to participate.

  • Three artists will be chosen and submitted to the international committee
  • From the three artists submitted, one will be chosen to represent VELUX USA
  • That artist will be commissioned (paid) to produce an original piece using the theme of light and skylights
  • This piece will become part of a 21-piece exhibition and collection that will travel internationally
  • 12 of the 21 pieces will be chosen to be part of a VELUX calendar

Submission information:

  • The program is open to emerging (ages 21-35) 2-dimensional artists who work in oils or acrylics
  • For consideration, please submit a short artist statement, bio, CV and three to eight examples of current work in the form of high quality (300 dpi) digital images (jpg) on CD for review
  • With submission, please include a letter naming a purchase price for an original piece you would produce if chosen to be the USA representative
  • All submissions will be evaluated by local representatives from the Arts Center and from VELUX in consultation with several art critics
  • All submissions must be received (not postmarked) on or before July 30

Read the complete submission guidelines (PDF): Velux Packet (International Painting Competition) (3)

For more information, contact Anne Craig (864) 953-2461, or Jennifer A. Smith (864) 953-2452,

Mail submissions to:

The Arts Center
120 Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646

Via: Arts Center of Greenwood