OPEN CALL: 701 CCA SC Biennial 2017

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701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 Call for Artist Submissions

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017, a 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 2017 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. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2017 is the fourth installment of the exhibition at 701 CCA.

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 28 – November 5, 2017
Biennial Part II, November 15 – December 24, 2017

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. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials:
All to be submitted via Submittable (link below):

Ten (10) 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

$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 August 12, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by August 25.


Call to Artists: July 4, 2017

Submission Deadline: August 12, 2017

Panel of Jurors Meet: August 17-19, 2017

Notification of Selections: August 25, 2017

Possible Studio Visits: early September

Delivery of artwork to 701 CCA for Biennial Part I: Fri.-Sat., September 22-23, 11-5, or by appointment

Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part I: Thursday, September 28, 7-9pm

Delivery of artwork to 701 CCA for Biennial Part II, Fri.-Sat., November 10-11, 11-5pm, or by appointment

Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part II and presentation of exhibition catalogue: Wednesday, November 15, 7-9pm

Please submit further inquiries to or call Kara Soper, Operations Manager at 803.319.9949.

Submit materials online via our Submittable link below:


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