7th Annual Juried Exhibition - Call for Artists - Entry Dates - May 1 - June 19, 2019

Accepted Entries

The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition that will be on display from August 14th – October 23rd. The competition is open to artists, 18 and over, professional or amateur, who reside in North Carolina or South Carolina. All work must be original and created within the past 5 years and not previously shown at the library.

Cash and purchase awards exceeding $2,600.00 will be presented in this year's exhibition. Entries may be submitted through our online entry form that will open May 1st and continue through June 19th. There will be a reception and awards ceremony open to the public on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 7 - 9pm at the Headquarters Library. Live music and hors d'oeuvres will be provided during the reception.

Juror: Sandra Rupp

Sandra Rupp - Juror - 7th Annual Juried Exhibition

Director of Hampton III Gallery for over 25 years, Sandra Rupp works with around 25 living artists, as well as the estates of several deceased artists. Some estates and artists that she has worked include: Edmund Yaghjian, Sigmund Abeles, Carl Blair, William Halsey, Leo Twiggs, Charles Quest and Merton Simpson. She organizes 5-6 gallery exhibitions a year at the gallery which focuses mostly on Southern artists, particularly those with a SC connection. In addition to her gallery work, she assists museums in their programming. In recent years she has worked with the University of Ga. Museum in Athens, Ga., in organizing the Leo Twiggs' retrospective; curated the Sigmund Abeles' retrospective at the Burroughs-Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC; worked on the Carl Blair retrospective and the Merton Simpson Confrontations exhibition at the Greenville Museum in Greenville, SC. Other museums that she has assisted include: Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; Asheville Museum, Asheville, NC; SC State Museum, Columbia, SC; Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC; Morris Museum, Augusta, Ga.; Florence Museum, Florence, S.C. Pickens Museum, Pickens, S.C., Mansur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, Columbia College, Columbia, S.C, Brooklyn Museum of Art, among others. She also works with private and corporate collections including the Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC; Palmetto Bank, Greenville, SC., and the Duke Foundation, Raleigh, NC

In 2001 she was appointed by the mayor to serve on the committee of Art in Public Places. She has consulted with the Falls Park leadership in helping to secure a Joel Shapiro sculpture for the park. She was appointed in 2006 by County Council to serve as a member of the Accommodation Tax committee in which she served as vice chairman.

In 2009 she organized the Chairman’s Exhibition for Artisphere in Greenville, S.C. She was appointed to the board of Artisphere that year. Artisphere is one of the largest art festivals in the country.

In 2019, Hampton III Gallery received the honor of receiving the Elizabeth O’Neal Verner award in the business category for SC.

View the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition Prospectus below for eligibility and requirements.

Entry Fee: Early Bird (May 1 - May 30): $20.00; May 31 - June 19: $30.00. Payment is required at time of submission (PayPal) or within (2) days of submission (In Person). Payment can be made via PayPal or in the Marketing Office (Monday - Friday; 9am - 5pm) at the Headquarters Library. The PayPal prompt screen will appear once all form information is submitted through the online entry form below.

For more information contact Miranda Mims Sawyer at 864.285.9091.

Dates To Remember:

Accepting Entries Online: May 1 - June 19

Artists Notified: July 10

Drop Off Dates: August 5 - 9; 9am - 5pm

Exhibition Dates: August 14 - October 23

Reception: August 24, 7 - 9pm

Pick Up Dates:
October 28 - November 1; 9am - 5pm

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