Organizers of the Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) have postponed the 27th Annual Judged Show until July.

The decision to reschedule the nonprofit art organization’s flagship event of the year was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3D.

Registration is required by completing a registration form available at the gallery, located at 6 Church St. in Old Town Bluffton, or by registering online at Artists who registered prior to the rescheduled date do not need to re-register.

The registration deadline is June 25. Registration and a full list of rules are available online at

The cost to register is $25 for SOBA members and $45 for non-members. The deadline for dropping off art is 9 to 11 a.m. July 5 at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the SOBA gallery, at 8 Church St. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m.

The Judged Show exhibit will be on display from July 5 to Aug. 1 at the SOBA gallery. An awards ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 7.

The judge for the show is David Rankin. His award-winning watercolors are in public and private art collections in the U.S., India, and China, have been featured in more than 150 museum exhibitions, and in numerous art magazines.

For more information, visit or call 843-757-3776.