29th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition & Reception

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County will announce the awards for the 29th Annual Juried Competition at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:30PM. Works accepted to the Juried Competition are on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from July 20 - September 9, 2018.

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.

JUROR | Liz Rundorff Smith

Art School Director, Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Liz received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH in 2000. She studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France in 1998 and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming. In December of 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Liz moved to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016. During her tenure with Artisphere, the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. She currently serves as Art School Director for the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, an organization whose mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of our community through visual arts promotion, education and inspiration. Liz lives in Travelers Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa and continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions.

There were 162 entries by 74 artists from 32 cities and 5 states. Of those entries, Smith selected 35 works to be displayed in the 29th Annual Juried Competition exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.


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

1st Place | $500

2nd Place | $200

3rd Place | $100

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson

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 29th 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 our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.