Jeff Sumerel – The Subjective Gratitude of Time

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Reception free for 701 CCA members, $5 suggested donation for non-members Gallery Talk and Special Screening of Sumerel’s documentary To My Great Chagrin, featuring Brother Theodore, Woody Allen, Pen & Teller, Harlan Ellison and others - Sunday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. Greenville, S.C., conceptual artist and film producer Jeff Sumerel presents a series of short film vignettes, running simultaneously and continuously, some of them incorporated in site-specific installations. The exhibition also includes the Columbia premiere of his film “incidental: a brief dissection of personal awareness,” a non-conventional, humorous … [Read more...]

Columbia Open Studios 2017 Registration DEADLINE JAN 18

REGISTER NOW FOR 701 CCA COLUMBIA OPEN STUDIOS 2017 COS will take place Saturday & Sunday, APRIL 1 – 2, 2017 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 18, 2017 NEW: Open Studios Exhibition @ COLUMBIA CITY HALL for the first 30 2-D and first 3 3-D artists to register & pay the registration fee. Participation in optional; please see below for more information and indicate whether you want to participate in case you are among those who qualify. HALLWAY EXHIBITION for all COS ARTISTS @ 701 Whaley: March 11 – 31, 2017. Participation in optional, and registered artists will receive email notifications about delivering work for the exhibition. COS PREVIEW PARTY @ 701 CCA: Thursday, … [Read more...]

Wade Sellers: 25 Artists

WADE SELLERS 25 Artists January 12 – February 26, 2017 A Film Project Featuring Columbia Artists: Eileen Blyth, Jarid Lyfe Brown, Michaela Pilar Brown, James Busby, Michael Cassidy, Stephen Chesley, Thomas Crouch, Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie Goldberg, Michael Krajewski, Matthew Kramer, Whitney LeJeune, Susan Lenz, Dre Lopez, Laurie McIntosh, John Monteith, Lucas Sams, Alex Smith, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, Anna Redwine, Cedric Umoja, Mike Williams & David Yaghjian Artist’s Reception: Thu., January 12, 2017, 7 – 9 pm Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation Making It Work: Artists In Conversation: Sunday January 15 & 29 and … [Read more...]

701 Center for Contemporary Art Announces CONWAY’S YVETTE L. CUMMINGS WINS the 701 CCA PRIZE 2016

701 Center for Contemporary Art Announces CONWAY’S  YVETTE L. CUMMINGS WINS the 701 CCA PRIZE 2016 Conway, S.C., artist Yvette L. Cummings last night won the 701 CCA Prize 2016 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. Cummings was announced as the winner during the December 1 701 CCA Prize Celebration at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The winner was announced by Tristan Weinkle and Corinne Goldberg of exhibition sponsor South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care in front of an audience of some 150 people. “Cummings is an outstanding winner of this year’s Prize,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “She won in a highly competitive field of … [Read more...]

Prize 2016 Finalists Celebration

The 701 CCA Prize Celebration: Come Find Out Who The Winner Is. Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 7 to 10 pm ADMISSION: $20, 701 CCA Members; $25, non-members 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2016 are Colleen Critcher of Florence, Yvette Cummings of Conway and Jena Thomas of Spartanburg. The 701 CCA Prize 2016 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2016 Exhibition, which will open Thursday, November 3, 2016, with an artists’ reception, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run through December … [Read more...]

Gariff Lecture

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents: A Lecture on the new National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC by DAVID GARIFF Senior Lecturer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Modern and Contemporary Art: Renovation and Reinstallation of The National Gallery of Art Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:30 pm Admission: Free 701 CCA 701 Whaley St., second floor Columbia, SC 29201   David Gariff, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will give Columbia art lovers an early insight in the changes at the National Gallery regarding the renovation of the museum’s modern and contemporary art section in the museum’s East Building and the new way in … [Read more...]

701 CCA Prize 2016 Call to Artists

About the 701 CCA Prize  The 701 CCA Prize, organized by 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years of age or younger. The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize young artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize is awarded to one artist for outstanding art production since January 1, 2014. The winner is selected by a panel of three art professionals. Summary of Procedures Applications must be in the possession of 701 CCA by September 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. An independent jury of … [Read more...]

Schneckloth Weekend Exhibition

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents:   SARA SCHNECKLOTH Through Flesh And Stone An Interactive Drawing Experience ONE WEEKEND ONLY June 10 – 12, 2016 Artists’ Reception, Friday, June 10, 7 – 9 pm. Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation For one weekend only, 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents an interactive installation, Through Flesh And Stone, by University of South Carolina art professor Sara Schneckloth. The installation will open Friday, June 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with a reception, and will stay up through the weekend. Hours on Saturday will be 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; on Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The artist will be present … [Read more...]

Seeking Executive Director

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, is currently seeking an Executive Director to provide oversight of the programs and facilities of the Center, a non-profit institution whose primary mission is originating and presenting museum-quality contemporary art to a diverse audience. The position of Executive Director supports the mission of the Center through: organizing the day-to-day operation and accessibility of the Center and its programs, overseeing the development of programs and services, building visibility and knowledge of 701 CCA’s mission and activities, and partnering in securing and diversifying financial support. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of … [Read more...]


DADAGALA(DA) A Dress Dada Special Event @ 701 Center for Contemporary Art  June 1, 2016 7:00 – 10:00 pm  $20 members; $25 non-members Cash Bar Buy Your Tickets Here!   HOW TO DRESS DADA? The short answer is: Any way you want. Dada artists pushed the envelope, both in visual arts and in other art disciplines. They often did so in outrageous and theatrical fashion, dressing up accordingly, albeit with purpose. You can, too. The long answer is: Take clues from what was going on around that time, visually an otherwise, both inside and outside of Dada, not in the least in 1916 Zürich, Switzerland. During World War I. Then and there the first organized manifestation of Dada was … [Read more...]

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