South Carolina Arts Commission

S.C. Arts Awards

The South Carolina Arts Awards are an annual joint presentation by the South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina.


South Carolina Arts Commission Executive Director David Platts and University of South Carolina McKissick Museum Executive Director Jane Przybysz are joined by S.C. First Lady Peggy McMaster at the Governor’s Mansion to honor seven exceptional recipients of the 2023 South Carolina Arts Awards.

South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts
  • SPECIAL AWARD: Nigel Redden, Mystic, Connecticut
  • ARTIST: Ray McManus, Lexington
  • INDIVIDUAL: Carlos Agudelo, Spartanburg
  • ARTS IN EDUCATION: American College of the Building Arts, Charleston
  • ORGANIZATION: Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken
Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award
  • ARTIST: Emily H. Meggett, Edisto Island; Gullah Geechee Chef (posthumous)
  • ARTIST: Hampton Rembert, Bishopville; Gospel Singing