The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 Part II

The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 Part II


Will Barnes (Columbia), Michaela Pilar Brown (Columbia), Leah Mulligan Cabinum (Clover), Emily Furr (Rock Hill), Donna Cooper Hurt (Charleston), Luis Jamarillo (Greenville), Edward Rice (North Augusta), Kristi Ryba (Charleston), Christina Teruel (Myrtle Beach), Katie Walker (Greenville), Logan Woodle (Conway), Valeria Zimany (Clemson)

Exhibition Period: November 15 - December 24

Artist's Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7-9 pm

Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation

The 24 artists included in the Biennial 2017 were selected from a record 146 submissions by South Carolina artists. The jury panel making the selections consisted of Lisa Dent, David Houston and Lori Kornegay. Dent is director of resources & award programs at Creative Capital in New York City and a former curator and gallery owner. Houston is the director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Georgia and the former head of visual arts at the South Carolina Arts Commission. Kornegay is a Columbia native and the curator of art at the South Carolina State Museum.

“The jurors had the difficult task of selecting only 24 artists from a record number of submissions of 146,” said 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs. “They spent considerable time looking at images provided by the artists and discussing the work before they came to their final selection. They managed to put together a strong group of artists that shows the excellent contemporary art produced currently in South Carolina.”

The 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2017 is a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The Biennial is an initiative of 701 CCA and was first held in 2011. 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 project draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years.
Artists working in all media and styles were encouraged to apply in order to reflect the stylistic and cultural diversity of art produced in the state. Artists had to be a current resident of South Carolina.