701 Center for Contemporary Art presents 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2021 Part I

The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial  2021 is the sixth survey of South Carolina art taking place at 701 Center for Contemporary  Art. As the successor of the South Carolina Triennial, 701 CCA’s Biennial is the main regular  event of its kind. The Biennial presents some of the best contemporary art produced  statewide and is a juried, multimedia exhibition. 

2021 was based on a competitive selection process. Contemporary artists living in South  Carolina were invited via a public call to submit both images of their recent artwork and  documentation of their career to 701 CCA. An independent jury of three art professionals  reviewed all submissions, selecting 24 artists out of a total of about 88 applications. The  jurors were Anita N. Bateman, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Paul Barrett, independent curator, Birmingham, Alabama; and  Cecelia Stucker, . A 701 CCA curatorial team selected specific works for the exhibition  through submitted images. 

The Biennial 2019 will be presented in two parts, with openings in September and November.  The first part of 701 CCA’s Biennial 2019 will begin with a reception on Thursday, September  26, 7-9 pm, remaining on view through November 3, 2019, at 701 CCA.  The exhibition features works created on a variety of media—oil or acrylic on canvas,  photography, inkjet print, woodcut, mixed media, and three-dimensional art, inter alia—by 12  local contemporary artists,  

701 CCA’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary  art in Columbia, SC. With a gallery and live-work space for an Artist-in-Residence program,  the Center provides artists with resources to develop, create and exhibit visual arts in  conjunction with performing, literary and media arts. 701 CCA also offers year-round cultural  programming, including contemporary art exhibitions and events that are free and open to  the public.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions,  hours are Wed-Sat 11–5; Sun 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org. For further inquiries or high-resolution images, contact Allison Cicero Moore, Interim  Director: [email protected] or call (803) 319-9949.  

Please check 701 CCA’s website for additional information on the exhibition and associated  events.  

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