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Call to Artists: 2012 Art Auction and Sale

Feb. 2, 2012

Media Contacts:

Milly Hough
(803) 734-8698

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The South Carolina Arts Foundation has issued a call for artists to participate in the 2012 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 on Wednesday, May 2. To be considered, artists must submit all materials by Mar. 2.


Materials should be mailed to 2012 Art Auction & Sale, South Carolina Arts Foundation, 1800 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. They include:


  • DVD or CD-ROM containing up to ten images in a jpeg format with a maximum resolution at or less than 1024 x 768 pixels of available works.
  • Checklist including title, date, medium, size, price;
  • 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.


In the silent auction, the price provided by the artist will be listed as the minimum bid; in the art sale, the price provided by the artist will be the published price. Artists included in the 2012 Art Auction & Sale will be selected by a panel composed of members of the South Carolina Arts Foundation and arts professionals. For more information, please contact Harriett Green at (803) 734-8762.


About the South Carolina Arts Foundation:
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 the South Carolina Arts Commission:
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.