Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions & Exhibitions
Submit Your Work
Prospectus and entry instructions for both of these exhibitions for 2017 are available here. Call the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 for more information or to be added to the prospectus email list.
Where & When
Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Free admission & parking
May 3, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
May 4-7, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Reception and award announcements: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
Fine artists are invited to participate in the annual North Charleston Arts Fest Judged Fine Art Competition & Exhibition and compete for cash awards in five categories totaling up to $6,000. Categories include acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Awards will be at the sole discretion of the judge, Veronica Kessenich. Veronica, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for more than 15 years, and was hired as Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. She is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) where she earned a Masters of Philosophy in Art History and received her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. In recognition of her valuable contributions to the arts, Kessenich was named one of Atlanta’s Women of Power in the fall issue of The Atlantan (2015) and received the CCA Community Impact Award from Emory University in 2016. Kessenich currently resides in Sandy Springs, GA, and serves as an adjunct instructor at Agnes Scott College, as well as on the boards of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and MINT.
Professional and Amateur Photographers are invited to participate in the annual North Charleston Arts Fest Judged Photography Competition & Exhibition and compete for cash awards in two categories totaling $1,450. Categories include color and monochrome. Awards will be at the sole discretion of the judge, Rick Rhodes. Rick earned degrees in Commercial Photography and Color Technology at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, and Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL. He has owned and operated Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC, in West Ashley for more than 18 years and is well versed in aerial, architecture, landscape, portrait, and product photography.