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Call for Artists: 2011 SC Arts Gala Art Auction and Sale


Feb. 2, 2011

Media Contact:

Milly Hough
(803) 734-8698


Misty Moore

(803) 734-8620

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Foundation has issued a call for artists to participate in the 2011 South Carolina Arts Gala Art Auction & Sale, the centerpiece of the South Carolina Arts Gala, an evening celebration of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts. To be considered, artists must submit all materials by Feb. 28.


Materials should be mailed to 2011 Art Auction & Sale, South Carolina Arts Foundation, 1800 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. They include:


  • DVD or CD-ROM containing up to ten images of available works in a jpeg format with a maximum resolution at or less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Checklist including title, date, medium, size, price (please include works costing more than $1,000 and works costing less than $1,000)
  • Resume or bio
  • Artist statement (not to exceed 250 words)
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials


Submissions must be original and of high artistic quality, have a broad appeal, be representative of the artist’s style, and be framed with appropriate hanging devices. Additional information and guidelines are available online.


Artists selected for the auction and sale will have an opportunity to include one work in the auction and one work in the sale, which will be held Wednesday, May 4 in the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley in the historic Olympia Mills neighborhood. A panel composed of members of the South Carolina Arts Foundation and other arts professionals will review submissions. For more information, please contact Harriett Green at (803) 734-8762.

About S.C.A.F.

Established in 1972, the S.C. Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the arts education and arts development programs of the S.C. Arts Commission, the state’s arts agency, through fundraising and public awareness.


About SCAC:
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.