47th Annual Juried Show
Warehouse Galleries, April 8, 2022 – May 19, 2022
Our Annual Juried Show is one of the longest-running Juried Shows in South Carolina. This year, 115 artists entered 214 pieces of artwork to be juried by Kirah Van Sickle. Kirah brings 40+ years of academic study in fine art and art history to her full-time studio practice and educational programming.
This year, the David Vandiver Best of Show Award was presented to Hans Dohrendorf for “Beginning of Crop Circles”. Congratulations!
Youth Art Month 2022
Warehouse Galleries, February 22, 2022 – March 11, 2022
Youth Art Month (YAM) is a nationwide celebration of the visual arts that began in 1961 by the Council for Art Education. Our YAM Exhibit welcomes student artwork from all five public school districts, private schools, and home school associations in Anderson County.
But students aren’t the only talent that is shown off during this event. For the Teacher Show, teachers from these groups submit work to the Arts Center, and a juror reviews the work and assigns awards.
There are hundreds of different pieces of work available for viewing and we are so excited by the talented youth of Anderson County!
YAM will open on February 27, 2o22 at 1 pm, and the Teacher Show will open on March 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by: Anderson Pediatric Dentistry, McDougald Funeral Home, Tri County Technical College, and AnMed Health
AU Alumni Exhibit
Atrium: December 10, 2021 – January 28, 2022
This exhibit features works from more than 30 artists who are all graduates of Anderson University. The atrium spotlights pottery by Matthew Brophy and photography by Katie Gilliland to create a cohesive visual experience. The gallery opening will be held on December 10, 2021 at 6:30pm.
Sponsored by: Hamid and KD Mohsseni
J Michael Simpson
Far Gallery, October 26, 2021 – November 24, 2021
“The inspiration for my work is nature in motion. The non-stop shaping and reshaping of a bank of clouds or the colliding torrents of a river tumbling down a mountain are phenomena that move me to make art.” Opening ceremony will be held on October 29th, 2021 at 6:30pm.
Anderson Artists Guild Membership Show
Atrium Gallery, September 7, 2021 – October 15, 2021
The Anderson Artists Guild is a group of local artists who are devoted to creativity and supporting the arts in our community. The opening reception will be held on September 10th, 2021 at 6pm.
Sponsored by: Knobel Investments
In The Eye of the Beholder: Art and Glass by Sherrill Hill
Atrium Gallery, July 30, 2021 – August 25, 2021
Walk through Sherrill’s show and watch as she transforms local natural beauty to glass art, paintings, and other mediums. Opening reception is free and open to the public on July 30, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Warehouse Galleries, June 4, 2021 – July 15, 2021
Pushing Pop is a current pop cultural art exhibit with many different pieces created by different artist who come together to talk about and represent current times in art.
46th Annual Juried Show
Warehouse Galleries, April 16 – May 20, 2021
The 46th Annual Juried Show is one of the longest-running Juried Shows in South Carolina. In 2021, 146 artists entered a total of 180 pieces of artwork to be juried. All entered works were juried by Cecelia Lucas Stucker, a South Carolina native who has been part of the international contemporary art scene for 14 years.
Youth Art Month
Warehouse Galleries, February 23, 2021 – March 19, 2021
Youth Art Month (YAM) is a nationwide celebration of the visual arts that began in 1961 by the Council for Art Education. Our YAM Exhibit welcomes student artwork from all five public school districts, private schools, and home school associations in Anderson County. Teachers from these groups submit work to the Arts Center, a juror reviews the work and assigns awards. There are hundreds of different pieces of work available for viewing and we are so excited at the amount of talent the youth of Anderson County have!
Sponsored by: Anderson Pediatric Dentistry, McDougald Funeral Home, and AnMed Health
The Textile Impact
Warehouse Galleries, December 8, 2020 – January 28, 2021
The Textile Impact showcased a range of textile works highlighting the diversity of processes, materials, and presentation within this wide medium and industry.
Sponsored by: Orian Rugs
The Way We Are
Warehouse Galleries, October 8,2020 – November 19, 2020
International Exhibit Featuring Nigerian Artists Nduka (Freeborn) Onyia, Folami Razaq, Oghagbon Eboigbodin Moses, and Dudu Emmanuel Arugha.
Frank and Nat Morris
Atrium Gallery, July 10, 2020 – August 14, 2020
The Anderson Arts Center was excited to present the work of Frank and Nat Morris, a father, and son from Anderson, SC.
Sponsored by: Knobel Investments
Carol Funke, Fiber Artist
Atrium Gallery, May 26, 2020 – June 25, 2020
“A paper maker is a true recyclist. I am a paper maker; therefore, I am a finder of ‘things.’ I am always on the lookout for different textures, designs, and things to put into my paper. Many of my creations are representative of nature, some have hidden natural elements, some also are quilt designs, and some are just plain fun to view. I feel that the making of handmade paper has been a powerful way to give a voice to my creative and healing spirit.” – Carol Funke
45th Annual Juried Show
Warehouse Galleries, April 3, 2020 – May 14, 2020
The 45th Annual Juried Show is one of the longest-running Juried Shows in South Carolina. In 2020, 162 artists entered a total of 262 pieces of artwork to be juried. All entered works were juried by Joseph Peragine whose paintings, sculptures, and animation have been presented in galleries, contemporary art spaces, and museums throughout the USA and internationally. Due to circumstances with the coronavirus, the 45th Annual Juried Show was converted to a virtual exhibit.
Atrium Gallery: Art on the Town
Due to circumstances with the coronavirus, Art on the Town was converted to a virtual exhibit in the Arts Center’s Atrium Gallery. Arts Center representatives made selections from unaccepted juried show entries to curate the exhibit. We hope you enjoy!
Photographs courtesy of Katie Gilliland