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Entry Deadline: 3/22/19
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Entry Fee (Art League of Hilton Head 2019 Biennale): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Images): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: South Carolina

Art League of Hilton Head 2019 Biennale Exhibition
Event Date: May 7 to June 1, 2019
Entry Deadline: March 22, 2019
Notification Date: April 5, 2019

Art League of Hilton Head invites you to enter the 2019 Biennale, its 26th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This state of the art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

The 2019 Biennale judge is Alan Flattmann, an internationally known, award-winning artist accomplished in oil and watercolor and best known for his work in pastel.  His book The Art of Pastel Painting is still widely considered the definitive guide to pastel. He is a Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame Honoree and an Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Flattmann's work has been featured in over 40 art books and magazines including Plein Air, Watercolor, American Artist, and Pastel Journal.

Flattmann’s work has been shown in more than 60 solo exhibitions and included in major group exhibitions internationally. His paintings can be found in the public collections of numerous museums as well as hundreds of private and corporate collections. He is also the subject of three additional books, most recently An Artist’s Vision of New Orleans: The Paintings of Alan Flattmann (2014, Pelican Publishing.) Flattman is a noted instructor who teaches workshops around the country and abroad. He is also a founder and currently the president of the Degas Pastel Society.


All entries will be juried from a digital image. Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original artwork created within the last three years and never accepted into an Art League of Hilton Head juried show before. Only one piece of art per artist will be accepted into the show.

The first entry is $35 then $10 for each additional entry, up to three. 


All information provided on the original entry as to title, size and price will be accepted as final. No changes may be made once accepted into the show.

All exhibited work must be for sale and priced with intent to sell. A 40% commission to Art League of Hilton Head Island, Inc. will be retained on all sales that occur during the show, or as a result of the show.

Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is NOT eligible. Artwork must not be copied in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work. Giclées are not acceptable.

Any entry considered offensive or not meeting exhibition criteria may be rejected by the Exhibition Committee at its sole discretion.


 Oil or Acrylic on canvas or board.

 Watermedia – watercolor or acrylic on paper under plexiglass

 Pastel

 Mixed Media- Clear use of two or more materials on any surface

 Three–dimensional art.

 Photography – digital or film.

 All other – Including drawing (graphite, color pencil, charcoal, etc.) and original prints lithographs, etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, etc)

Giclees, any photo reproductive process or computer art will not be accepted.



All framed works must be protected by plexiglass where appropriate. Only pastel pieces may be covered with glass. Artwork must be appropriately framed or 1 1/4 inch or wider gallery wrapped canvas and wired for hanging. Gallery wrapped without a frame must have finished edges. No art with sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Each should be securely wired and ready for hanging. Pieces may not exceed 48”x60” including frame. 

Although pieces up to 48”x60” are acceptable, shipping pieces over 130” in overall dimension may be very costly. Check with your local shipping agent for charges and details.

If your piece is matted the mat must be white or off-white. A thin colored inner line is acceptable.

Sculptures and other three-dimensional art must not exceed 30” horizontal and 60” vertical, or weigh more than 50 pounds. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Freestanding sculptures should need no special mounting. Small works may be enclosed in a clear plastic case. Bas-reliefs must be wired for hanging.

If your entry is accepted, you will receive further instructions regarding shipment or hand delivery of your work with your notification.


Art League of Hilton Head will host an Awards Reception for artists, sponsors and Art League members on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 5-7 P.M.

Art League of Hilton Head sponsors a wide range of cultural activities in the visual arts. For details about Art League of Hilton Head and membership information, we invite you to visit our website at or telephone our Art League Gallery at 843-681-5060.