January 4, 2017
Congratulations! Your submission to ArtFields® received the combined rating to move forward to compete for over $120,000 in cash prizes. The submission process was extremely competitive. The review panel of visual arts professionals rated submissions on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest score.
ArtFields® started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. With over $100,000 up for grabs, awarded based on the input of every visitor to ArtFields and a panel of judges made up of acclaimed artists and educators, the competition offers life-changing amounts of money to all artists in all media who live in the twelve Southeastern states. Over 400 masterpieces will be displayed in locally-owned venues, from renovated warehouses from the 1920’s to Smithsonian-qualified art galleries to upscale restaurants and start-up boutiques, in a mutual celebration of art and community. What was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities now becomes a living art gallery as we continue to demonstrate the best of the Southeast and recognize the incredible talent we have to offer.
ArtFields® is a charitable program of the Lake City Creative Alliance, a federally-recognized tax-exempt public charity, whose mission is to enhance the area school and greater community through both creative and audience development by fostering a culturally-rich environment, connecting our communities through the arts, integrating arts into the education system, and serving as the lead in cultivating and advancing our region’s creative economy.