• 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 professionally framed and securely wired
• 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.
Our Juror: Cecelia Lucas Stucker
A South Carolina native, Cecelia Lucas Stucker has been a part of the international contemporary art scene for 14 years. She founded her company, CC: Curating & Collections, in 2012 shaping five private collections in Europe and the United States as well as curating socially-minded exhibitions for galleries and museums in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Denmark, Thailand, and Nigeria. In addition to her curatorial and advisory endeavors, she has contributed to the Hollywood Reporter, So It Goes, and Purple Magazine & Diary. Ms. Stucker established the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange in SC in 2014 teaching collegiate students professional practice, making contemporary art accessible to underserved publics, and instituting humanitarian collaborations with local communities. Her formal education includes double degrees in Studio Art (painting) and Art History from the University of South Carolina with additional studies at New York University and the International School of Painting in Umbria, Italy. In 2011, Ms. Stucker received a Master of Art Business degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Presently, she is filming a documentary series, Route to Resettlement: Narratives, in collaboration with black community leaders around South Carolina.
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 May 7 and must remain for one year.
• The Art on the Town kick-off event on May 14 is considered the opening reception for this exhibit. (Subject to change for compliance with COVID-19 regulations)
• Artists chosen must be available during the installation and takedown processes. Installation costs and insurance is the responsibility of the Anderson Arts Center.
• Complete the Juried Show Entry Card attached.
• Pay the appropriate fee ($40 for one OR two entries).
• Submit THREE IMAGES of each entry before March 27.
• Submit an artist resume, description of the works, and images before March 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Callie Stringer Rainey Award
Photography Merit Awards
Fine Craft Merit Awards
All merit awards are bestowed by the juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.
• 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.
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.
$1,000 cash prize for up to six sculptures
Calendar of Events
March 25th – 27th
10:00am – 4pm
For Award Donors
4:30pm – 6:30pm
By Appointment ONLY
March 28, 1:00pm – 4:00pm OR
April 5-9, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Juried Cards Mailed & Results Online
April 16th – May 20th
Art on the Town Art Crawl
(Subject to change for compliance with COVID-19 regulations)
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Art on the Town Viewing
May 7th – 23rd
Not-Accepted Entries Pickup
10:00am – 7:00pm
Accepted Entries Pickup
June 3rd – 4th, 10:00am – 5:00pm
June 5th, 10:00am – 2:00pm