701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019 Call for Artist Submissions


701 Center for Contemporary Art Announces:

701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019 Call for Artist Submissions


Contact: Hannah Shepard

701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 Whaley St., 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 319–9949




(Columbia, SC) – 701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019, the center’s fifth 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 2019 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 2019 is the fifth installment of the exhibition at 701 CCA.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply. 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 26 – November 3, 2019

Biennial Part II, November 13 – December 22, 2019


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 through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials:

Submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2019 should be made via Submittable (link below) and include the following:


Ten (10) images of available work produced in the last two years that is representative of what will be available for inclusion in the Biennial in case the artist is selected. 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. Image headers should be numbered 1 through 10 followed by the artist’s last name and title of the work.


Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

·      Checklist that lists title, date, medium and dimensions (H x W for 2-D work; H x W x D for 3-D) in this particular order

·      Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)

·      Resume and biographical sketch, the latter of no more than 300 words, that includes the artist’s date and place of birth



$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 July 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.


Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by August 6, 2019.


Call to Artists: May 15, 2019

Submission Deadline: July 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Jury Panel Meets: July 31 – August 2, 2019

Notification of Selections: August 6, 2019

Possible Studio Visits: Mid- to Late August, 2019

Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part I: Thursday, September 26, 7-9pm

Opening Reception 701 CCA SC Biennial Part II: Wednesday, November 13, 7-9pm


Submit Materials via 701 CCA’s Submittable profile at the following link: https://701centerforcontemporaryart.submittable.com/submit



Please submit further inquiries to director@701cca.org or call Hannah Shepard, Executive Director at 803.319.9949.



701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. Admission to all exhibitions is free.


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 director@701cca.org or call (803) 319-9949. Please check the 701 CCA website for additional information on the exhibition and associated events.