43rd Annual Juried Show Juror Video

Our 43rd Annual Juried Show celebrated the longest running Juried Show in the state of SC was held at the Warehouse. We had 262 artists entered a total of 530 pieces of work. Our two-day m•ART•ket allowed the general public to view and purchase work before jurying. We had a wonderful Members Preview party and awards to artist that rival any in the area.

43rd Annual 2018 Juried Show

Partnership for Public Art SculpTOUR Prospectus

Accepting Entries
March 22-24, 2018
(10:00am – 4:00pm)

Art Shuttle Service

This year there will be an Artwork Shuttle Service to select areas in SC. Artists will have the opportunity to deliver Juried Show entries to a central location in each of these cities. There will be an additional $10 fee for this service.

The Anderson Arts Center will pick up the entries and then return the work after the show closes on June 1st. All works participating in the process will be covered by liability insurance.

All work MUST be boxed in a reusable container, with each box labeled with the artist’s name, name of the piece, email address, phone number and address; and include the $35 entry fee, proper entry paperwork and $10 shuttle service fee; if paying with a check, artists are welcome to combine the amounts into one check of $45. Work inappropriately boxed will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

For more information regarding this service, and additional opportunities, please call the Anderson Arts Center at 864.222.2787, or email Morgan DeBrew at morgand@andersonarts.org.

Pick-Up Locations & Entry Acceptance Deadlines

Entries will be picked up on Friday, March 23rd and returned by truck by Friday, June 1st.

Southern Pottery Center
3105 Devine Street

Donna Green
(803) 251-3001

Accepting Entries:
Tuesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 22, from 11:00am – 6:00pm
(excluding Sunday, March 17 and Monday, March 18)

Rock Hill
Rock Hill Center for the Arts
121 East Main Street

Jennifer Hamilton
(803) 322-7129

Accepting Entries:
Saturday, March 10, from 10:00am – 2:00pm and Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22 from 9:00am –  5:00pm

Calendar of Events

Delivery of Work:
Arts Warehouse
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC

Thursday, March 22, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, March 23, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am – 4:00pm

“Members Preview”

Party for Members, Purchase Award Donors and Merit Award Contributors
Saturday, March 24, 5:30 – 8:30pm

m·ART·ket at the Arts Warehouse
Sunday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Juried Cards Mailed
Friday, April 6

Juried Results Online
Friday, April 6

Exhibit Opening and Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 13
Awards Ceremony, 7:00pm

Art on the Town – Art Crawl
May 4, 5:00-9:00pm

Art on the Town Outlets Viewing
Friday, May 4 – Friday, May 25

Not-Accepted Entries Pickup
Friday, April 13, 10:00am – 5:30pm

Accepted Entries Pickup
Tuesday, June 5, 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, June 9, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Show Closes
Thursday, May 31

Unique Opportunities for Your Work

Members Preview

A much-anticipated event for our art center members to view and/or purchase over 600 pieces of artwork, with food and entertainment.

On Saturday evening, March 24th, our party for Members, Purchase Award Donors and Merit Award Contributors draws patrons and collectors for a unique preview of all work submitted. An admission fee of $10 per person will be charged. Doors open at 5:30pm.


A casual Sunday afternoon preview and sale of all submitted works for area collectors, de-signers and the general public.

The m•ART•ket is held for the community and visitors to view and/or purchase all works prior to the jurying process. It’s a Visual Extravaganza! Sunday, March 25
from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Art On The Town

Friday May 4th, 5:00 – 9:00pm Downtown Anderson, SC

A unique event that not only includes the Arts Center but also Downtown Anderson busi-nesses for the Seventh Annual “Art on the Town”. This is another fabulous opportunity to exhibit and sell your work. Any works remaining after the jurying process will be eligible to be included in Art on the Town.

Artwork will be on view starting Friday, May 4th. This includes a gallery crawl, artist demonstrations, artists booths and a party at Farmer’s Market Pavilion Friday, May 4th. Get “Plugged In” and exhibit in our downtown Arts Outlets.

Sale of Your Work

All entries are available for sale through the gallery unless otherwise noted. A 35% com-mission will be charged by the Anderson Arts Center. If a work is not for sale, NFS must be noted on your entry card. No PORs (price on request) will be accepted. Works for sale must have price listed and will be sold as exhibited. A preview of all submitted works will be available to area designers and collectors.

Merit Awards

Merit Awards are bestowed by the Juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts. They are generously donated by Anderson Arts Center supporters to reward artists for their talent.

Purchase Awards

Purchase Awards have varied interpretations; to avoid confusion, we want to address this aspect of the show. Regardless of the price of your work, the designated amount will be awarded if your piece is chosen by the donor. A 35% commission will not be charged by the Anderson Arts Center for Purchase Awards. Therefore, it is not necessary to raise or lower the price of a piece of work if you wish to be considered. Several sales opportunities will be offered, so please consider this when pricing your piece. Mark the appropriate box on the entry card if your piece is available for a Purchase Award.


All artists 18 years or older may submit works for this show. Only original works of art not shown previously at the Anderson Arts Center and created within the last two years are eligible. These works may be in any media including painting, pastel, drawing, sculp-ture, pottery, photography, fibers, print making, weaving, basketry, graphics, wood, etc. All works to be hung must be professionally framed and securely wired and, if subject to damage, must be framed under Plexiglas or glass; gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable. No clip mounting will be accepted. Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat sur-face or be properly mounted for hanging. If works are not adequately prepared for display, they will be withdrawn from jurying. While there are no size restrictions, entries must be transportable and able to be hung in a conventionally sized gallery.

Entry Fee

A non-refundable fee of $35 per artist for one or two entries is to be submitted upon deliv-ery of work to the Anderson Arts Center, or upon Shuttle Service Pickup (additional $10 fee for Shuttle Service; $45 total). Artist may enter more than once (additional $35 for two additional pieces).


The Anderson Arts Center assumes responsibility for insuring and caring for the works of art selected for exhibition while they are in our possession. However, the Anderson Arts Center will not assume costs of shipping artwork or insurance while in transit to or from the Anderson Arts Center. The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted for educational or publicity purposes. The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition will constitute agree-ment by the artist with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


Notification of juried results will be mailed by April 6th, 2018. Please be sure to SELF ADDRESS AND STAMP the attached Juror’s Result Card. Results will also be posted on our website by April 6th, 2018. No notifications will be given over the phone.

Our Juror: Esther Randall

Esther E. Randall is a Professor and Gallery Director in the Department of Art and Design at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.  Earning her MFA in sculpture from Indiana University in 1978 and her BFA from the University of Georgia in 1972, she is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship in 1998 and two Kentucky Foundation For Women Grants in 1992 and 2007.  Although trained as a figurative sculptor, Ms. Randall works with a wide variety of media and approaches, and has been exhibited widely regionally and nationally.  Her most recent work has been involved with landscape: either the metaphorical landscapes of her digital prints or the small drawings of the Kentucky landscape at night.

Born in Schenectady New York, Ms. Randall moved to Aiken South Carolina when she was three years old.  Currently she lives in Berea, Kentucky with her husband Oliver Keels, and cat Peanut.


Sculpture artists are invited to participate in the Anderson Arts Center/City of Anderson’s Partnership for Public Art: SculpTOUR competition and exhibition as a part of the 43rd Annual Juried Show. Up to six outdoor sculptures will be juried into the year long outdoor exhibition for cash prizes of $1,000 each. This unique Anderson public art competition will be judged by a selection committee. All installations must be completed by Art on the Town, May 4th, and will remain for one year.

Artists chosen as finalists will be required to be available during the installation and take down processes. All installation costs and insurance will be the responsibility of the Anderson Arts Center. Each sculpture artist will be required to complete and submit an entry form and pay an entry fee during the take in days (March 22nd – March 24th). Complete descriptions of the piece and artist’s resumes should be included at entry. Sculptures too large to be submitted during the take in for the juried show must be submitted prior to the entry dates (March 22nd – March 24th) by photographs emailed to morgand@andersonarts.org. More information is available by calling the Anderson Arts Center 864.222.2787.

Delivery of Entries

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Arts Warehouse at 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC, March 22nd – March 24th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

Pickup of Entries

UN-ACCEPTED ENTRIES must be picked up at the ARTS WAREHOUSE on Friday, April 27, 10:00am – 5:30pm.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES may be picked up at the Arts Warehouse on Tuesday, June 5th, 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, June 9th, 10:00am – 2:00pm. After July 30, 2018, all work not picked up becomes the property of the Anderson Arts Center.


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