The Artists of the Upstate Exhibit is a juried exhibition that’s open to artists 18+ living in Upstate South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, Laurens, Cherokee, Union, Abbeville counties). This exhibit recognizes the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by those living in the Upstate region. Supported by the Metropolitan Arts Council, the exhibit will be on display to the public throughout the festival weekend. The new location for the exhibit will be in the courtyard between Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood and City Hall.

Jessica Helfrecht, Program Director for the MINT Gallery in Atlanta, GA, will serve as Juror for the 2020 Artists of the Upstate exhibit. Jessica has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit arts sector, ranging from opening four galleries to leading the growth of existing organizations. This has required not only vision and fundraising, but also collaborative work to facilitate partnerships with artists and patrons, coordinate events, and develop opportunities for outreach and visibility. As the Interim Executive Director at MINT, Helfrecht provides leadership for the organization, coordinates the four galleries’ exhibition schedules and serves as the main point of contact for the artists served through the Leap Year, MINTernship and Studio Artists programs.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: April 30, 2020
EXHIBITION DATES: August 21-23, 2020
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