28th Annual Juried Competition Awards Reception

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County announces its 28th Annual Juried Competition winners at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30PM. Works accepted to the Juried Competition are exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from August 4-September 10, 2017.

Each year, the Annual Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older.

Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.


Margaret Strickland, Charlotte based photographer, has been making portraits of family, friends, and strangers for over a decade. Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia, Margaret was influenced by cultural norms of the Deep South — a foundation that would later surface as an undercurrent in her work. Margaret’s work explores concepts of gender identity and performance, expectations of the self and of society, and the confluence of these ideas in the constructed poses of intimate portraits. Her works have been shown nationally at galleries and institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., and The Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte.


Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show | $1,000

1st Place | $500

2nd Place | $200

3rd Place | $100

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9AM-6 PM; Friday, 9 AM-5 PM; and the 2nd and 4th weekends, Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM; Sundays, 2 PM - 4 PM.

O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the 28th Annual Juried Competition.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit the Arts Council’s webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.