Win $50,000: ArtFields 2019 now taking submissions
Up to 400 artists to be invited to exhibit during ArtFields 2019 in Lake City
Submission deadline: Nov. 5, 2018
In southern Florence County there sits a small town that’s a big player in the southeastern U.S. arts scene, serving as host of one of a major regional arts festival every spring. And you, #SCartists, could be invited to exhibit in Lake City next year and compete for the $50,000 ArtFields 2019 grand prize.
If selected, you and your artwork will be in one of the Southeast’s major art events, a nine-day April-May, 2019, affair in Lake City, S.C. Your work will be among up to 400 exhibited throughout our downtown in galleries, warehouses, restaurants, shops and other venues. Thousands of people will see it, including art curators, critics and other art professionals and news media of all sorts from all over the place. And then there are the collectors, of course. (Please look at the rules and prize information before you submit.)
For ArtFields 2019, there are new state awards and they revamped existing prizes. And campaigning for the People’s Choice Awards is banned. Furthermore, there’s a new submission platform, ArtBooth, that’s made specifically for ArtFields. You can read all about that on the prizes and rules page of ArtFieldsSC.org.
- Grand Prize: $50,000
- Second Place Prize: $25,000
- People’s Choice (Two-Dimensional): $12,500
- People’s Chouce (Three-Dimensional): $12,500
- Merit Prizes (10): $2,000 (now a “best-of-the-rest,” 3-12 ranking)
- Category Prizes (8): $1,500 (now including textile art)
- State Awards (12): $1,000 (one state winner for each state included in ArtFields)
The 2018 winner of the grand prize, Michaela Pilar Brown, is a South Carolina artist who is no stranger to the S.C. Arts Commission: she received an Artists Ventures Initiative grant in 2014 to help her start an arts-based business.