I Am Woman 2020

Southern Arts Society’s annual I Am Woman art competition and exhibit is dedicated to womanhood or the essence of being a woman. We invite artists to express their interpretation of the feminine and compete for prizes. I Am Woman will be on exhibit March 6 thru April 25, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation (not under copyright by another artist) and completed within the last two years. Artwork must remain the duration of the exhibit. This is a judged exhibit. All entries will be displayed unless they do not meet the criteria specified below. Art must be presented in a professional manner. Inadequately prepared art or artwork requiring special installation may be declined.

FEE: (non-refundable) $20 members, $25 non-members, for two entries. Additional entries $5 each for members, $10 each for non-members (5 total).

SALES and PRICING: SASi will retain 30% Commission from all sales by Members, and 40% from all sales by Non-members. Artists will be paid for work sold following the close of exhibition. Work may be listed not for sale.

SPECIFICATIONS: All work must be original, completed within the last two years. Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber are eligible. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48″ by 48″ including frame. (Larger work may be accepted depending on gallery space.) Works on paper (including photography) must be framed and protected by glass or Plexiglas. All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (sides properly finished), and wired for hanging. Mats must be neat and clean (no signatures or titles on the mat). Fiber art must be ready to hang, with rod supplied by the artist. Three-dimensional work is limited to 2’x2′ of floor space, less than 6′ tall and weigh less than 50 lbs. Three-D work Must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. The following will NOT be accepted: wet paint or inks, reproductions, giclees, or copies. Unacceptable framing includes: clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, staples, string or tape.

PICK UP OF ART: Artwork must be picked up on the scheduled date. Artwork left beyond 30 days will become property of Southern Arts Society.

LIABILITY: Southern Arts Society (SASi) accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork. Concerned artists should provide their own insurance coverage. SASi reserves the right to decline any works that do not meet our standards or specifications and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. SASi reserves the right to photograph, video, and reproduce any entry submitted for educational, marketing, or publicity purposes. Entry in the exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist to all conditions in this prospectus.

JUDGE: To Be Announced

AWARDS: 1st Place – $250; 2nd Place – $150; 3rd Place – $75; Merit Awards (3) – $50 each

SCHEDULE: Deliver Art Sat Feb 29, 11 am – 4 pm, Sun Mar 1, 1 – 4 pm; No Late entries will be accepted. Please deliver art on scheduled dates.

RECEPTION: March 14, 2020 (Saturday) 6 – 8 pm ~ Awards Presented at 7:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: March 6 through April 24, 2020

PICK UP OF ART:Saturday, April 25, 2020; 10 am – 4 pm (gallery hours)

PROSPECTUS and FORMS for Download:


Annual Members’ Art for Christmas Show

Exhibit and Sale on view November 12 – December 28, 2019

SASi members: bring work to sell for “Art For Christmas” – paintings, pottery, jewelry, mixed media, textiles, photography, woodwork, note cards, wearable art (knit, crochet, dyed silk) and more.

Deliver your art and fine crafts for “Art for Christmas” Saturday November 9, from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday November 10, from 1-4 pm, other times during
gallery hours. Please try to bring items as early as possible. Table space is available first come, first serve. Table space is shared, depending on how may items you have. You may bring your own table and tablecloth. You are responsible for setting up your own table display.

You MUST be a current Member of SASi to participate. You may Re-new your membership at time of entry. There is no entry fee, but SASi retains 30% commission on all sales. All sales are made thru SASi.

Artists please have your items clearly labeled – download info sheet below for formatting

SCHEDULE: Deliver Art Sat Nov 9, 11 am-4 pm, and Sun Nov 10, 1– 4 pm; Other times, gallery hours or by Appointment.
Reception: Sunday November 24, 1-4 pm
Exhibit Dates: November 12, 2019 thru December 28, 2019
Pick up work: Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm (gallery hours)
Holiday Closings: SASi will be closed Nov 28-28, 2019 and Dec 24-27, 2019 Check for additional holiday closings.

SALES: SASi retains 30% Commission from all sales. Checks to artists are paid monthly.

PICK UP OF ART: Artwork left 30 days beyond pick up date of Dec 28 will become property of SASi.

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation and not from anyone else’s copyrighted
source. This show is for SASi Members Only.

LIABILITY: Southern Arts Society (SASi) accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork. Concerned artists should provide their own insurance coverage. SASi reserves the right to decline any works that do not meet our standards or specifications and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its
discretion. SASi reserves the right to photograph, video, and reproduce any entry submitted for educational, marketing, or publicity purposes. Entry in the exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist to all conditions in this prospectus.

GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Sat 10 am – 4 pm, and by appointment.

INFORMATION: Download PDF info and inventory sheets below or call Ph 704.739.5585 or email SouthernArtsSociety@gmail.com

 


Nature Reconsidered Art Exhibit & Competition and Trail Photography Competition at Southern Arts Society

Exhibit Dates: Oct 2 thru Nov 8
Deliver Art: Take-in EXTENDED Through Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 during regular hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Reception: Saturday October 12, 6-8 pm • Awards presented at 7 pm

Nature Reconsidered Art Competition

Southern Arts Society is sponsoring Nature Reconsidered, an art exhibition and competition that aims to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and nature. Since time began, artists have documented, questioned, celebrated and re-imagined our relationship with the natural world. With man’s increasing impact on nature, whether in harmony or in conflict, this exploration is more relevant than ever. Nature Reconsidered seeks to draw out the diverse ways that nature is represented in art. We welcome work that references, investigates, challenges, and/or celebrates our relationship with the natural world.
Work may contain images of people, and man-made structures or objects as they relate to, or make a statement about our relationship to nature. All work must be original, completed within the last two years. Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber are eligible.

Trail Photography Competition

The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail and Southern Arts Society are sponsoring Trail, a competition and exhibit for photos taken on the Gateway Trail over the past two years. Bring your favorite photos of a family outing or a nature scene from one of your visits to the trail. Photos must be printed on Photo Paper and be a minimum of 8×10 and maximum of 16×20. Work must be framed and wired to hang. This is a judged show with cash prizes.

Schedule and Entry Forms

Exhibit Dates: October 2 thru November 8, 2019
Deliver Art: Take-in EXTENDED Through Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 during regular hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Reception: Saturday October 12 from 6-8 pm, Awards presented at 7 pm

Fillable Exhibit Forms for Download:
Nature Reconsidered Entry form: download here
Trail Entry form: download here
Small Labels for back of Art: download here

Entry forms with specifications for both contests can be found in three places: physically at Southern Arts Society, at the links above and on our website. Work will be accepted at Southern Arts Society on Sept 28 and 29. There will be a Public Reception on Saturday October 12 from 6-8 pm for both Nature Reconsidered and Trail  competitions. Awards will be presented at 7 pm. Nature Reconsidered and Trail exhibits will run Oct 2 thru Nov 8.