701 CCA Calls Artists for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015


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701 Center for Contemporary Art now seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015, the center’s third survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

The goals of the Biennial exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply in order to reflect the stylistic and cultural diversity of art produced in the state. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.

Exhibition Dates

Biennial Part I, September 10 – October 25, 2015

Biennial Part II, November 5 – December 20, 2015

Selection Process:
A jury panel of three curators/critics representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for inclusion in the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images.

South Carolina juror Frank Martin is an art historian at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. He also used to be the director of the Stanback Museum at S.C. State.

Regional juror Lia Newman is the director and curator of the Davidson College galleries in Davidson, N.C.. Before that, she was the director of programs and exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.

Peter Plagens is an artist and art critic in New York who writes a column for the Wall Street Journal every other week. He has a long track record of writing about art for such publications as Newsweek, Art in America, Artforum and others.

Submission Materials, all to be submitted on a CD/DVD:

  • Ten images of available work produced in the last two years. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform.

Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

  • Checklist that includes title, date, medium, size
  • Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
  • Resume and biographical sketch

Also, include:

  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of submitted materials).

$25.00 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.

Submission Deadline:
All materials should be submitted by June 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by July 20th.


Call to Artists April 29, 2015

Submission Deadline June 29, 2015

Panel of Jurors Meet July 15-17, 2015

Notification of Selections July 20, 2015

Studio Visits July – early August

Submit Materials To:

701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015

701 Center for Contemporary Art

PO Box 12822

Columbia, SC 29211

Or materials can be dropped off at the center Friday, June 26, or Monday, June 29, between the hours, 11 am & 5 pm. 

Please submit further inquiries to director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at 803.319.9949.


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