How To Enter Juried Show:
• Submit entry form and payment online ($40 for one OR two entries)
• Fill out and attach the Identification Cards to your pieces
• Deliver works to the Anderson Arts Center March 17-19, 10 am – 4 pm
*If you prefer to pay in person, you may submit your entry card and payment when delivering works.

How To Enter SculpTOUR:
• Submit entry form (photos, dimensions, etc.) and payment online ($40 for a maximum of two entries)
• Jurying will be based on photos provided, so be prepared to submit 3-5 photos of each piece

• Minimum 18 years old
• Only original works not previously shown at the AAC
• Must have been created within the past two years
• Any media welcome – including painting, pastel, drawing, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphic, wood, mixed media, photography, metalwork, and jewelry, etc.
• All work to be hung must be appropriately and securely wired for hanging.
• No clip mounting and no sawtooth hangers
• If subject to damage, must be under plexiglass or glass (gallery-wrapped canvas acceptable)
• All 3-D work must sit solidly on a flat surface or properly mounted for hanging
• No size restrictions, but MUST be transportable and able to be hung in a conventionally sized gallery

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 Annual Juried Show historically presents several thousands of dollars in awards to artists. These awards are made possible by the generosity of Anderson Arts Center supporters who want to reward artists for their talent. We are so thankful for our community donors who value the arts.

David Vandiver Best of Show

Second Place

Third Place

Callie Stringer Rainey Award

Photography Merit Awards

Fine Craft Merit Awards

Watercolor Award

Merit Awards
All merit awards are bestowed by the juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.

Purchase Awards

• Purchase awards are given to artists whose artwork is chosen to be purchased by the donor of the award.
• Regardless of the price of your work, you may select to offer your piece for a purchase award of $500 or $1000.
• The full amount of the award will be given to the artist.
• There is no commission given to the Arts Center for a Purchase award sale. You must mark the appropriate box on the entry card to be considered for a purchase award.

Artwork Sales
All entries are available for sale through the gallery unless otherwise noted.
• If a work is not for sale, NFS (Not For Sale) must be noted on your entry card.
• A 35% commission will be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.
• No PORs (Price on Request) will be accepted.
• All work for sale must have the price listed and will be sold as exhibited.

SculpTOUR Awards
$1,000 cash prize for up to six sculptures

Calendar of Events

Accepting Entries
March 17 – 19
10:00am – 4pm

Preview Perusal
For Award Donors & Arts Center members
March 19
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Juried Results Posted Online
March 28

Exhibit Dates
April 8- May 20

Awards Ceremony
April 8
6:30pm -8:30pm
Awards at 7:00pm

Art on the Town Viewing
April 29 – May 20

Not-Accepted Entries Pickup
April 8
10:00am – 8:00pm

Accepted Entries Pickup
 May 31 -June 3, 10:00am – 5:00pm
June 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop with the Juror
April 9 – 10, 9:00am – 4:00pm, $250
Limited Space. Registration Coming Soon.

Our Juror: Kirah Van Sickle

Kirah Van Sickle brings 40+ years of academic study in fine art and art history to her full-time studio practice and educational programming. She is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio and art history courses through museum schools, art associations and is an adjunct college Art Appreciation instructor. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist, having run her creative consulting business for 18 years. She is a juror, art coach and offers personal business and creative counseling for emerging artists. As both a certified Golden Artist-Educator and Marabu and Silver Brush Ltd. Artist-Educator, she brings a wealth of materials and technical knowledge guiding students and professional artists along the spectrum of traditional and contemporary processes. Kirah actively seeks partnerships in the preservation of cultural and natural resources, enhancing arts education around the world with her custom international art/travel workshops. Kirah calls the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina home, is staff instructor at Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College and Cape Fear Community College. Details on workshops, exhibits and work can be found at her website:

SCULPTOUR: Partnership for Public Art
Outdoor sculpture artists are also invited to participate in the Juried Show through our SculpTOUR partnership with the City of Anderson.
This competition and exhibition allows for up to six outdoor sculptures to be juried into a year-long outdoor exhibition with cash prizes of $1,000 each. A special sculpture selection committee will juror this artwork. Pieces will be installed before April 29 and must remain for one year. Artists chosen must be available during the installation and takedown processes. Installation costs and insurance is the responsibility of the Anderson Arts Center.
Pieces will be installed before April 29 and must remain for one year.

2021 Awards Gallery

David Vandiver Best of Show
“Moments” Nia Curry

Second Place, In Memory of Russell Warren
“Pye Pond XIV – Grandpa’s Truck” Danielle Fontaine

Third Place
“Countdown, Twenty-Four Minutes” Jackie Ta

Callie Stringer Rainey Award
“Blooms on the Blueridge” Lu Wixon

Watercolor Award – In Memory of Ruth Hopkins
“Awakening” Kathy Ogden

Fine Craft Merit Awards

“The Market Hat” Delores Newson

“Thinking It Over” Ginny Gillen
“A Summer Day on Planet Earth” Beverly Walker

Merit Awards
“Psizzz” Akasha Wood
“Prejudiced Rain”  Aldo Muzzarelli
“Bird on a Wire” Dawnyelle Moore
“A Calliope of Color” Donna O’Hara
“don’t bother me” Jay Coleman
“Morning Stretch” Jeff Spearman
“Family” John Pendarvis
“Distract myself so I don’t have to think” KC Christmas
“Fishers” Leslie Wentzell
“Lemon Canopy Sparrow” Lisa Shimko
“The Green Tie” Louisa Pyle Kirk
“GA ARC Iteration IV” RG Brown
“Tiger” Robert Bickel
“Brown Trout in the Trees” Steve Garner
“Magnolia Memories” Teresa Sanders
“Sculpture #3” Turner Ball
“Leaving the Tobacco Barn – Cuba” Willard Pate

“Don’t Be a Smartass” Seth Scheving

“Welcome Home II” Ashley Waller
“Miami Beach” Evelyn Beck
“Summer Rainstorm” Lu Wixon

“Crowns” Debbie Rote
“Jolene” Kym Day

Purchase Awards

“Pendleton Crossing” Al Morris
“Tatana Artica” Aldo Muzzarelli
“Floralishes” Armi Tuorila
“Winter’s Veil” Barbara Brown Whitney
“On the Edge” Brenda Mclean
“Andy’s Lemon Tree” Diann Simms
“The Cottage Room” Deane King
“Countdown, Twenty-Four Minutes” Jackie Ta
“Expression” Rosemary Moore
“Worth the Effort” Shelby Moore
“Small Beings on Window I” Yelitza Diaz

“I Come to the Garden Alone” Bob Jolly
“Stalker” Lisa Cook

2021 Award Donors

David Vandiver Best of Show
Richard Vandiver and Stan and Kelly King

Second Place, In Memory of Russell Warren
Claire Warren

Third Place
Tom and Sue Tuten

Callie Stringer Rainey Award
Robert and Lou Rainey

Watercolor Award, In Memory of Ruth Hopkins
Claire Warren

Fine Craft Merit Awards
Addy Smith

Kay & Juan Brown
Kristi & Bob Austin

Merit Award Donors
Alexandria Stathakis
Anderson Artists Guild
April Cameron
Bill Theriot
Billy Wilkes
Catherine Hamby
Diane B. Lee
Diann Simms, In Honor of our Art Teachers
Donna & Mike Vandiver
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Herbert
Gill Powell
Jean & Dewey Niles
Kathryn & Leo Smith
Marlene McClain
Martin Holland Advertising
Pat and JoAnn Vickery
Tracy Weiss

Renaissance Interior Design, Amanda Knobel & Linda Miller

Kimberly & Billy Spears
Lori & Andy Jarman
TL Hanna Visual Arts Department

Pat and Robert Stanford

Purchase Award Donors
Anthony & Annette Guiseppi-Elie
Ben Hagood
Carter Knobel
Darlene & Eric Cohen
Don and Amy Chapman
Floral Arts Ltd
Indigo Custom Framing
Jamie and Myranda Cantrell
Martin Holland Advertising
Pat and Robert Stanford
Phil and Beth Batson
Sally Hancock
Tom and Pam Roose
West Small Business


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