call for entries: Beaufort: Our Art Town

A Call for Entries, deadline May 10

Juried Art Show at ARTworks, June - July, 2011

ARTWorks is pleased to announce a call for entries to the juried visual arts show 'Beaufort: Our Art Town'. We encourage you to help us celebrate what makes our town special and unique. The deadline is May 10. This juried show will coincide with a production of Thornton Wilder's play 'Our Town' and is a celebration of Beaufort's 300th birthday. 

Rebecca Davenport is the juror, and an accomplished international artist who resides in Beaufort, SC. She is most well known for her highly realistic portraits, trompe l'oiel techniques and her exquisite sense of detail. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in NY and her MFA from the University of North Carolina. Her work can be found in many private and public collections throughout the US, including the National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This call for art is open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old, as well as ages 15-17 in the high school category. The opening reception is June 3, 2011 from 6 - 8pm. Awards will be presented.

'Our Town' by Thornton Wilder was chosen for production to explore the history of a small American town. "This play portrays the quintessential American small town," explained JW Rone, the director of ARTworks. "We're expanding the concept into the gallery to give people the opportunity to look at our art town through history and across the community. The combination of stage and gallery will fill ARTworks with artistic representations of our town created by the people who live here."Guidelines and application to Beaufort: Our Art Town are online at is at 2127 Boundary Street, between KMart and BiLo, and is the home of the arts council of Beaufort Port Royal and the Sea Islands, which applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year: in Beaufort Town Center, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Pictured here: Just one of the many aesthetically pleasing scenes from our art town; accepted media in the Beaufort: Our Art Town show includes Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing/Pastels, Graphics/Printmaking, Photography, Jewelry, Clay, Wood, Glass, Fiber, Metalwork, Sculpture, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D.

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