Call for Submissions – SC Biennial 2023

*Submit Materials via 701 CCA’s Submittable profile at the following link:

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2023, the center’s seventh survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. 

The exhibition will be held at the center in two parts with openings in November 2023 and January 2024.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

Exhibition Dates:

Biennial Part I- November 17 – December 30, 2023

Biennial Part II- January 12 – February 25, 2024

Selection Process:

A panel of three jurors representing local, regional, and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for the exhibition. 

A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition from submitted images and when needed, through studio visits. 

The jurors will be announced after all submissions are reviewed.

Submission Materials

Submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2023 should be made via Submittable (link below) and include the following:

  • Ten images of work produced in the last two years that are representative of what will be available for inclusion in the Biennial. 
    • 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. 
    • File names should be numbered 1 through 10 followed by the artist’s last name and title of the work.
      • Example: 2_Smith_Good Morning.jpg
  • List of Images: Create a list of your images with the following information: (PDF, MSWord Accepted)
    • File name, year, medium, and dimensions (H x W for 2-D; H x W x D for 3-D). 
  • Brief Statement: Create a statement, not to exceed 200 words, about your work and how it addresses your intent. (PDF, MSWord Accepted)
    • Example: “I use recycled materials to address my concerns with climate change.”
  • Resume/CV and/or biographical sketch, no more than 300 words, that includes the artist’s birth date, place of birth, and where they grew up. (PDF, MSWord Accepted)

*Artists need to make sure that they have work available for the exhibitions that reflects the art in their submission.


The submission fee is $25.00 per artist. Your payment can be made through Submittable or checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.

Submission Deadline:

All materials should be submitted by Wednesday, August 16, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.


Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by Wednesday, August 30, 2023.


  • Call for Submissions Opens: June 1, 2023
  • Submission Deadline: August 16, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
  • Jury Panel Meets: Between August 20–23, 2023
  • Notification of Selections: August 30, 2023
  • Artists’ Notifications to 701 CCA of Unavailable Work: September 3, 2023
  • Notification of artists’ selection for Part I or Part II: September 15, 2021
  • Delivery work for Part I: November 8-10, 2023
  • Part I opens: November 17, 2023
  • Artists’ Reception Part I: TBD
  • Part I Closes: December 30, 2023
  • Pick-up Work Part I: January 3-5, 2024
  • Deliver Work for Part II: January 3-5, 2024
  • Part II opens: January 12, 2024
  • Artists’ Reception Part II: TBD
  • Part II Closes: February 25, 2024
  • Pick-up Work Part II: February 28-March 1, 2024

*Please submit further inquiries to [email protected] or call Caitlin Bright, Executive Director at 803.319.9949.