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October 2011

Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC, Features Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Annual Exhibition

Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg’s 38th Annual Juried Show, featuring works by member artists, on view through Oct. 20, 2011.

The exhibit consists of 55 juried selections that were chosen out of more than 200 entries submitted from artists in both North and South Carolina. The judging was done by Alfred D. Ward, Emeritus Professor of graduate programs in art at Winthrop University.

More than $4000 in prizes was awarded to winners in five categories: 2D-Painting; 2D-Drawing and Mixed Media; 2D-Photography and Digital Art; 3D-Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, etc.; and Upcycle; as well as a Best in Show award. For the first time, a Juror’s Award was given by Dr. Ward.

The Goal of the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg is to serve as a source for creative art in the community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts and of local artists. It strives to provide enrichment and artistic education for its members as well as the community at large, and thus encourage a deepening appreciation, understanding, and love of art among the citizens of Spartanburg and surrounding counties.

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg was founded in 1957 by a core of 16 local artists, in order to support one another in their artistic endeavors. Several charter members are still active in the Guild. Early in the Guild’s history, members had to be juried in on the basis of their work. Although juried exhibitions are still part of who we are, in more recent years, membership has been opened to artists of many skill levels and to other individuals interested in supporting the visual arts. The Guild was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1960, and became a funded organization of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg in 1995.

For more information about the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, contact Executive Director Robin Els, by calling 864/764-9568 or e-mail to (

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