COMING UP: Dustin Farnsworth Solo Exhibition || January 11 – February 25, 2018

Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth of Montreal, Canada is our last Artist-in-Residence for 2017, having completed a 12-week residency from October 1 - December 23. Dustin creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today's youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment and change. basswood, poplar, charcoal, various polychrome, 55" x 22" x 30" Dustin has been gaining recognition for his intricate sculptures, captivating audiences through a mastery of craft, material, and storytelling. Since completion of an undergraduate degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2010, his work has … [Read more...]

COLUMBIA OPEN STUDIOS 2018: Artist Registration is Now OPEN!

Columbia Open Studios 2018 Registration     Visit to register, or fill out the registration form below: … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting 2017

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING! Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:30 PM 701 Center for Contemporary Art 701 Whaley Street, 2nd floor Columbia, SC 29201 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* From a hugely successful Columbia Open Studios to a record-breaking 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial, 2017 was a great year at 701 Center for Contemporary Art.    Please join us at our Annual Meeting to celebrate all we've accomplished this year, and to learn about new and exciting programming for 2018! Here's a hint at what's to come in 2018: … [Read more...]

701 CCA SC Biennial Part II: November 15 – December 24

Come check out our current exhibition, the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial: Part II, on view until December 24th!   The second installment of our fourth biennial exhibition presents the best of contemporary art in South Carolina, and features current work by the following artists:   Will Barnes (Columbia) Michaela Pilar Brown (Columbia) Leah Mulligan Cabinum (Clover) Emily Furr (Rock Hill) Donna Cooper Hurt (Charleston) Luis Jaramillo (Greenville) Edward Rice (North Augusta) Kristi Ryba (Charleston) Christina Teruel (Myrtle Beach) Katie Walker (Greenville) Logan Woodle (Conway) Valerie Zimany (Clemson)   These 12 artists, … [Read more...]

701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017

  701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents: The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 Part I Featuring: Lucy Bailey (Irmo), Kristy Bishop (Charleston), Frol Boundin (Columbia), Lauren Greenwald (Columbia), Jason Kendall (Columbia), Peter Lenzo (Columbia), Craig Lynberg (Charleston), Carey Morton (Clemson), Cliffton Peacock (Charleston), Laura Spong (Columbia), Tom Stanley (Rock Hill), David Yaghjian (Columbia). Exhibition Period September 28 – November 5, 2017 Artists’ Reception, Thu., Sept. 28, 7 – 9 pm. Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation Part I of the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 will open on Thursday, September 28, … [Read more...]

RECLAIMING HOME: Mixed Media Workshop with Artist-In-Residence Kimberly Becoat

The 701 Center for Contemporary Art Artist-in-Residence Program presents: RECLAIMING HOME: Mixed Media Collage Workshop with Kimberly Becoat Friday, September 22, 2017 6pm-8pm 701 Center for Contemporary Art Artist-in-Residence Loft 701 Whaley Street, Ste. 205 Columbia, SC 29201 Kimberly M. Becoat, 701 CCA's current Artist-in-Residence, will host a hands-on workshop for adults age 18 or older in which participants will create multi-media collage pieces made from a range of materials, including found objects, paint, and textured paper. Artwork made in the context of the workshop will be inspired by Urbania, Becoat's most recent body of work exploring notions of "home" as … [Read more...]

SC.Fellows Part I

Curated by Eleanor Heartney  Exhibition Dates: August 3 - September 17, 2017 In partnership with the South Carolina Arts Commission, 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design present SC.Fellows Part I, a retrospective exhibition of the S.C. Arts Commission visual arts and craft fellowship recipients. The exhibitions at 701 CCA and McMaster Gallery, both in Columbia, S.C., will run simultaneously from August 3 – September 17, 2017. SC.Fellows is part of the S.C. Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo- and group exhibitions of current and past fellows throughout … [Read more...]

OPEN CALL: 701 CCA SC Biennial 2017

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 … [Read more...]

Osamu Kobayashi: MOUND

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm Admission: Free 701 CCA 701 Whaley St., second floor Columbia, SC 29201 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents Brooklyn, N.Y., painter and Columbia, S.C., native Osamu Kobayashi’s latest work in the solo exhibition Mound. The opening reception is Thursday, May 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Sunday, July 2. The gallery talk is Sunday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. From January – April this year, Kobayashi (b. 1984) experienced a homecoming of sorts as artist-in-residence … [Read more...]

Support 701 CCA during Midlands Gives!

Support 701 CCA through Midlands Gives! The fourth annual Midlands Gives event will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, beginning at 12:00:01 am and ending at 11:59:59 pm at Everyone can be a philanthropist on May 2nd! With a donation of $20 or more, you can help your favorite nonprofit organization achieve its goals. … [Read more...]

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