The Society of Bluffton Artists’ 23rd Annual Judged Show will feature an awards ceremony at the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017. The theme for this year is “On the Street Where You Live.”
Artists are encouraged — but not required —to submit work that reflects this theme, a meaningful location in their artistic world. Drop off and registration is scheduled from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3 at the SoBA’s Creative Center for Arts, 8 Church St. The show is limited to the first 100 entries. Judging will take place later in the afternoon on April 3. Plein air painter, Peggy Root of Tennessee will judge the artwork. Root is a nationally renowned landscape painter whose work was featured in the January 2016 issue of “Artists Magazine.”
This year’s show is open to all artists and will be on display from April 4-30, 2017. Artists don’t have to be a SoBA member to participate. Three cash awards across all mediums will be given out: $250 for Best in Show, $150 for second place, $100 for third place and SoBA’s “Award of Excellence” will be given in each artistic category: oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed medium, drawing pencil, pastels and 3D.
The cost is $25 for a SoBA member, $40 for a non-SoBA member and $45 for new SoBA membership fee, which includes free entry. For more information on the rules and regulations of SoBA’s 23rd Annual Judged Show and to register, visit sobagallery.com or call (843) 757-6586.