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The Arts Council of York County connects people through art, culture, dance, drama, film & music with a vision to create and support a thriving, diverse, and vibrant community in York County, SC.

Deadline: April 6, 2018 – 2019 Call for Artists | Dalton Gallery | South Carolina

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County is now accepting applications for 2019 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is located at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery is an 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council’s 2019 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager, by 5 PM on Friday, April 6, 2018:

Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement
Artist resume
10 hi-res images, submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs, please)
Inventory lists with titles, sizes, and mediums
$20 application fee

Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Mail To:
Arts Council of York County
ATTN: Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Deliver To:
Center for the Arts
Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager
121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Email To: mgentry@yorkcountyarts.org

Deadline: June 30, 2017 – Call for Artists | 28th Annual Juried Competition

The Arts Council of York County presents the 28th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC August 4 – September 10, 2017.

The deadline for entries is Friday, June 30, at 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry Fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information is available at yorkcountyarts.org.

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show | $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

JUROR | MARGARET STRICKLAND
Margaret Strickland, Charlotte based photographer, has been making portraits of family, friends, and strangers for over a decade. Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia, Margaret was influenced by cultural norms of the Deep South — a foundation that would later surface as an undercurrent in her work. Margaret’s work explores concepts of gender identity and performance, expectations of the self and of society, and the confluence of these ideas in the constructed poses of intimate portraits. Her works have been shown nationally at galleries and institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., and The Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Deadline: May 13, 2016 – 27th Annual Juried Competition Call for Artists

The Arts Council of York County presents the 27th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC June 16 – September 11, 2016.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 13, at 5 PM.
This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 PM.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry Fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information are available at yorkcountyarts.org.

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show | $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Judging this year’s competition is Seth Gadsden. Gadsden is an artist, educator, and filmmaker living in Columbia, South Carolina where he is the managing director of the Nickelodeon Theatre and director of the Indie Grits Film Festival. Gadsden was a founding member of the Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2003 in Charleston, SC. In 2006, while pursuing his M.F.A. from Boston University, he founded the Boston Young Contemporaries before helping to form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna, then spending the following two years developing community based art projects across North America. With a focus on public art, experimental filmmaking, and multimedia installation, Seth has exhibited across the United States and has completed murals and outdoor sculptures in places like Mexico, North Dakota, Boston, Houston and his hometown of Clover, South Carolina.

Deadline: April 29, 2016 – Call for Artists – Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery

The Arts Council of York County is now accepting applications for 2017 gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Dalton Gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council’s 2017 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager for the Arts Council:
• $20 application fee* (non-refundable)
• 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs please)
• Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums
• Artist Resume
• Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than 5 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

*Payments in the form of cash, credit card or check will be accepted. All checks must be payable to the Arts Council of York County.

Mail to:
ACYC Attn: Mike Gentry 121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Deliver to:
Center for the Arts
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29730

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina’s first state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Deadline: May 15, 2015 – Call for Entries | 26th Annual Juried Competition

The Arts Council of York County presents the 26th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC June 18 – July 26, 2015. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 15, at 5 PM. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information are available at yorkcountyarts.org.

AWARDS
Best of Show $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6 PM.

Judging this year’s competition is Mitchell Kearney. Kearney is a commercial advertising photographer and multimedia fine art image-maker dealing in the study of human nature, physics and the miracle of day to day living.

A fixture in the Charlotte art scene since moving from New York City in 1983, Kearney has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and has witnessed and documented many fine art projects, including the creation of Jean Tinguely’s Cascade in the lobby of the Carrillon office tower for the Bechtler family in 1991. Then, over a period of eight years, he created insightful portraits of the first 185 Artists-in-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts. In 2006, he was honored to spend six weeks photographing the ten mid-career Japanese artists who were selected for the Force of Nature installation project. Michell has had numerous exhibitions of his photography-based work in the Charlotte region, including the 6th Juried Annuale at the Light Factory and his Inside Out solo exhibition of insightful portraits at Winthrop University, both in 2013. He has also exhibited at the Arti Multie Visione in Rieti, Italy and at the Camera Club of New York.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Deadline: May 1, 2015 – Call for Artists | 2016 Dalton Gallery Exhibitions

The Arts Council of York County is now accepting applications for 2016 gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Dalton Gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for one of the Arts Council’s 2016 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following to Mike Gentry, Gallery Manager for the Arts Council:

• $20 application fee (non-refundable)
• 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs please)
• Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums
• Artist Resume
• Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than 5 PM on Friday, May 1, 2015. Artists may submit work as a group or individually. The Arts Council’s Gallery Committee will consider all submissions and notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Only complete proposals that adhere to the Arts Council’s submission guidelines will be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

*Payments in the form of cash, credit card or check will be accepted. All checks must be payable to the Arts Council of York County.

Mail to:
Arts Council of York County
Attn: Mike Gentry
PO Box 2797
Rock Hill, SC 29730

For more information on Arts Council programs and events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.

Deadline: May 2, 2014 – Dalton Gallery 2015 Exhibitions | Call to Artists | Rock Hill, SC

The Arts Council of York County is accepting applications for gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. The Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects, is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.

To be considered for our 2015 gallery exhibitions, please submit the following:

  • $20 application fee
  • 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs)
  • Inventory lists with titles, sizes, & mediums
  • Artist Resume
  • Written proposal for exhibition &/or artist statement

All entries must be submitted no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
Artists may submit work as a group or individually. Notification of acceptance will be provided via e-mail. Submission packets will not be returned. Incomplete proposals & proposals that do not adhere to the Arts Council’s submissions guidelines will not be considered. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40% commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

For more information, please visit www.yorkcountyarts.org or call 803.328.2787.