Pickens County Art Competition begins March 31

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The Pickens County Museum of Art & History’s Thirty-Third Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition will take place beginning March 31, 2012. This competition is open to all living South Carolina artists, 18 years of age or older, working in any medium.

Owner & Director of Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Marcia Wood will serve as juror for the 2012 competition. Marcia Wood Gallery represents artists of exceptional merit who are making notable contributions to the field of contemporary art. The gallery presents a diverse program of media including video, installation, digital media, sculpture and photography. The gallery is located in a seventy-five year old historic building in the Castelberry Hill district in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cash and purchase awards exceeding $ 5,000.00 will be presented in this year’s competition. Entries may be shipped or delivered to the museum beginning Saturday, March 31 and continuing April 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 & 11 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Till 7:00 on Thurs 4/5).(Note that the museum will be closed April 6, 7 & 8 for the holiday.) The exhibition resulting from this competition will open with a gala reception and awards ceremony on April 28 and will continue through June 7.

The Pickens County Museum’s Thirty-Third Annual Competition is sponsored by Pickens County and the Pickens County Cultural Commission along with, to date, Connie & June Bowers, Doreen & Larissa Heimlich, Philip & Gilda Hendricks and John & Judy Rozelle.

Individuals or businesses interested in general or purchase award sponsorships should contact the museum before March 13. The Annual Juried Competition and resulting exhibition is an excellent means for starting, or adding to, your private and corporate art collections while also supporting the programs at the Pickens County Museum.

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists requesting information or an entry prospectus may contact the museum at 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671; or call 864-898-5963. An E-Prospectus is also available by e-mail at picmus@co.pickens.sc.us or by following the competition link at www.pickenscountymuseum.org .