CraftHiltonHead2020, Art League’s seventh National Juried Fine Art Craft Exhibition, will showcase 2- and 3-dimensional fine art craft that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination.
The exhibit includes 82 artists from 23 states. Cash awards totaling more than $3,000 will be given.
“This exhibit only occurs once every two years,” said Kristen McIntosh, Art League general manager. “This is a juried show, so the quality of the pieces is exceptional. We are very fortunate to be able to showcase such talent from all over the country right here on Hilton Head Island.”
Jennifer McEwen, director of cultural affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island, will serve as judge. McEwen has extensive experience in the private and nonprofit arts administration sectors. She has held executive and managerial positions at theatre companies in Atlanta and New Orleans, and she is a member of the Leadership South Carolina Class of 2020.
McEwen took part in the National Arts Strategies’ 2016-2017 Chief Executive Program, an international group of arts leaders working to advance the field. In 2016, she was named in Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 list. She currently serves on the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Advisory Council.
This exclusive presentation of a wide variety of imaginative crafts will be on display and for sale Oct. 6-31. A virtual awards reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 via Facebook Live.
Art League Gallery is dedicated to providing as safe an environment as possible. To that end, Art League is following all CDC and Town of Hilton Head guidelines, including available masks for patrons and mandatory masks for all employees, contactless and cashless service, frequent sanitization of the gallery, and a limit of 10 visitors in the gallery at any one time.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
For more information, visit artshhi.org or call 843-681-5060.