Saturday, February 06, 2010


Deadline: March 19, 2010 (RECEIVE)


Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition
North Charleston Performing Arts Center &
Charleston Area Convention Center Complex
April 30 - May 8, 2010

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the eighth annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. As the state’s only fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the exhibit may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and assisted by the South Carolina Artisans Center, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media. Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during the past annual exhibitions.

OPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Following the close of the exhibition, up to thirty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2010/2011 Traveling Exhibitions Program. Sites across South Carolina will request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists. Artists have the option of offering their work for consideration.

• Applicant must be a SC resident, age 18 and up.
• Entries must be original works completed in the last two years. An original work is the artist’s sole creation and is not, in whole or part, a copy, digital image, or print of any other person’s work or photograph.
• Applicants must submit for review by the Pre-Jury Panel by March 19, 2010. This process is free.
• Applicant may enter any combination of categories.
• Entries must be ready for exhibition.
• $15 per accepted entry is due Friday, April 16, 2010.
• A 10% commission will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibit.
• Artists accepted for participation may also choose to have their work considered for the optional 2010 South Carolina State Museum Traveling Exhibition Program (June 2010-April 2011).

Clay, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, 3-D Mixed Media

Download the prospectus: [pdf]

For more information, visit the website:

City of North Charleston
Cultural Arts Department
P.O. Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29419-9016
Ph: (843) 740-5854 Fax: (843) 529-2291