Small Wonders Art Competition and Exhibit
On view through February 24, 2023
Southern Arts Society’s first exhibit of the new year Small Wonders opens this week featuring works of art with an image size of 5 x 7 inches or less. Artists were challenged to produce works in a smaller format showing their skill at planning and executing artwork in miniature. The technical skill of the artist is put to the test to produce artwork that maintains their style and quality. While working on a smaller scale is not always easy for the artist, it benefits the buyer who wants to purchase multiple works at an affordable price.
Artists from around the region have submitted over eighty works of art to be judged for cash prizes. Work can be found in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, mixed media, fiber, wood, and collage.
About the Judge
Judging the exhibit is Jessica Burke (J.B), an Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As an artist, she is interested in the effect of popular culture on identity. Her creative work has been included in competitive juried and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work is in many private, state, and corporate collections that include the City of North Charleston, South Carolina; the City of Savannah, Georgia; Seminole State College, Florida, and the National Living Treasure Museum in Yugawara, Japan. Miss Burke selected prizes for First, Second and Third Place Awards in addition to three Merit Awards.
The exhibit is on view through February 24, 2022
Artwork in the exhibit is available for sale
The Gift Shop at Southern Arts Society also has new artwork, jewelry, textiles, pottery and note cards suitable for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.