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Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition
101B Augusta Street

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: South Carolina
Event Dates: 5/7/21 - 5/9/21
Entry Deadline: 4/12/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition): $30.00

The 2021 Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition is a local art exhibition presented by Artisphere (supported by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council). It is open to artists 18+ living in Upstate South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, Laurens, Cherokee, Union, Abbeville counties).  Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three years. This juried exhibition seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by artists of Upstate South Carolina. The exhibition is not judged in media categories. Due to Covid-19, the Artists of the Upstate exhibit may be virtual again this year. The accepted artists will be featured on the Artisphere website and shared on Artisphere's social media channels. Cash prizes will be awarded to four award winners. 

The 2021 artists of the Upstate Juror will serve as the final authority on eligibility.

A non-refundable fee of $30 enables each artist to enter up to two works. Please submit one digital image per work to be juried. The deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.


  • Each image file must be in .jpg format and should not exceed 5 MB in size.  
  • All images must be correctly oriented.

Four cash prizes will be distributed including:

  • Best in Show ($1,000)
  • 2nd Place ($750)
  • 3rd Place ($500)
  • Merit Award ($250)

  • Deadline for Entry: Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance emailed: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Work will be featured on the Artisphere website and social media channels during and after Artisphere 2021.


William Downs is a contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, GA.  Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, William Downs works in a range of mediums, but focuses primarily on drawing. He received a Multidisciplinary M.F.A .from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design. Downs taught Foundation Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2002 through 2010. He taught Advanced Drawing at Parsons The New School for Design, Foundation Drawing at The Cooper Union and Tulane University. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta and was chosen by Artadia as their 2018 Atlanta awardee and by MOCA GA Working Artist Project for 2020.

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