Art League seeks entries for 2017 Biennale



Art League seeks entries for 2017 Biennale

The Art League of Hilton Head is seeking artists to enter the 2017 Biennale, its 25th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year.

Deadline to enter is March 6.

An opening reception for artists, sponsors and Art League members will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5.

More than $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at the Art League gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane.

The 25th Biennale judge will be Susan Mayfield. Susan Mayfield is an award-winning artist known for her use of color and light in pastel and oils. Raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, she earned a Fine Arts degree with honors from the College of Charleston and further studied with prominent artists from around the country.

In addition to painting, Mayfield teaches art classes in her studio and leads artist workshops around the country.

All entries will be juried from digital image. Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original artwork, created within the past three years, and never accepted into an Art League of Hilton Head juried show before. Only one piece of art per artist will be accepted into the show.

Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible.

Artwork must not be copied in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work. Giclees are not acceptable.

Media categories include: Oil or acrylic on canvas or board; watermedia - watercolor or acrylic on paper under Plexiglass; pastel; mixed media, clear use of two or more materials on any surface; three-dimensional art; photography - digital or film; and all other - including drawing (graphite, color pencil, charcoal, etc.) and original prints lithographs, etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, etc.)

All exhibited work must be for sale and priced with intent to sell. A 40 percent commission to the Art League of Hilton Head will be retained on all sales that occur during the show, or as a result of the show.

To enter the competition, visit www.artleaguehhi.org. An application form is available there.

For more information, call Kristen McIntosh, gallery manager, at 843-681-5060, email admin@artleaguehhi.org, or visit www.artleaguehhi.org.