2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition Call for Submissions

The 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is open to all South Carolina residents. Awards for the Exhibition include  Best Photography, Best Printmaking, Best Sculpture, Best Painting, Best Drawing, and Best in Show.

Matt Wilson, Posted, Reclaimed utensils, wood, hammered steel
Best In Sculpture 2016. Photo Provided by Piccolo Spoleto Festival

This year’s juror is Charleston artist Becca Barnet. Becca Barnet's work is driven by a fascination with natural history and preservation. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Becca is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She also attended the Missouri Taxidermy Institute where she fine-tuned her special knack and patience for taxidermy repair – from cleaning to complete mount renovations. She’s put her precision and passion for replicating textures and preserving animals into the creation of an array of museum displays including creating work for the American Museum of Natural History, the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Museum. She is currently focusing on creating exhibits and custom art installations under her company, Sisal Creative.

The 2017 Juried Art Exhibition will be held May 26-June 11 at the City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art delivery date of May 15.

Entry Specifications/Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the 2015 or 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, the 2015 or 2016 MOJA Arts Festival, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the 2017 ArtFields will not be considered. Craftwork or jewelry is ineligible. Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork in all media is eligible. Traditional oil, watercolor, acrylics, etchings, and pastels as well as fiber art, collage and other media are acceptable.

Artwork must be original and not copies of the work of others. Painted or enhanced photographs must be submitted in the Photography category. Photography: All types of fine art photography - from prints to digitally or manually altered images - are acceptable. All artwork must be framed or have a finished edge wrap and be gallery ready for hanging. No pieces will be accepted with saw-tooth hangers. City Gallery reserves the right to exclude work based on the way a piece is framed and mounted to ensure a cohesive look for the exhibition. We reserve the right to exhibit sculpture in alternate locations to accommodate work of varied size or scale. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from next year’s Exhibition. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.

Submissions: Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion:  (1) The artwork is an original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person’s work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Deadline: April 14, 2017
Application Fee (USD): $20.00
Application Link:  https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/35984

Selections for the exhibition will be made by early May and you will be notified of your status by email.

For More Information: Please contact Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery Coordinator at (843) 958-6484; or QuattlebaumA@charleston-sc.gov; or City Gallery, 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC 29401; or visit www.PiccoloSpoleto.com.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, people who need alternative formats, ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation or other accommodation please contact Janet Schumacher at (843) 577-1389 or email to schumacherj@charleston-sc.gov three business days prior to the application deadline.