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.
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.