The Arts Council of York County houses three galleries in the Center for the Arts, located at 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC. The Dalton Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, and Lewandowski Classroom Gallery feature exhibits by local, national, and international artists. The City Hall Rotunda Gallery on the second floor landing at Rock Hill's City Hall is also managed by the Arts Council.
CENTER FOR THE ARTS | HOURS & LOCATION
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2nd & 4th weekends each month. Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Sunday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
The galleries are open to the public.
Home Grown: Works by York County Artists features 44 local artists from three art guilds - the Catawba River Art Guild, the Tega Cay Art League, and the Yorkville Artists’ Guild are on exhibit in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.
The arts spark creativity and innovation, and local artists are catalysts for community engagement. The artists that comprise the Catawba River Art Guild meet monthly at the Center for the Arts, while The Tega Cay Art League is a small study group of professional-level artists who meet weekly. Each group comes together to paint, draw, and discuss fine art. They participate in occasional en plein air (outdoor painting), field trips, clothed model sessions, and demonstrations and educational programs. Members of the guilds work in a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, collage, graphite and colored pencil. Recently disbanded, the Yorkville Artists’ Guild met weekly for more than 40 years, working together to grow as artists, and bringing the art community together by hosting art auctions and art competitions during Summerfest in York, SC and ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, SC, and sponsoring art scholarships and exhibitions throughout the county. Since the dissolution of the group, many of the members of the Yorkville Artists Guild have joined either the Tega Cay Art League or the Catawba River Art Guild.
PERIMETER GALLERY | Primarily Pastel
March 23 - April 10, 2015
This exhibit showcases the artwork of 5 Carolina artists who are diverse in style but united in their love for pastels. This medium, which was often used by Impressionists such as Edgar Degas, has seen a resurgence in recent years as more artists discover the sheer power of pigment that can be achieved with pastels.
These women have been influenced by the nationally renowned pastel instructors who, in the past three years, have traveled to the Arts Council of York County and conducted workshops in this outstanding venue.
Artists: Marcia Kort Buike, Bre Barnett Crowell PSA, Barbara Curry, Angela Harker and Manuela Strada.
PERIMETER & EDMUND LEWANDOWSKI CLASSROOM GALLERIES
5th Congressional District Art Competition
April 11 - 28, 2015
Image Credit | Price's Chicken Coop by Todd Baxter
The Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is sizzling throughout the months of May and June with a brand new exhibit, Delectable, by artists Monika Malewska and Brent Pafford.
$20 application fee (non-refundable)
10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs please)
Inventory lists, with titles, sizes, and mediums
Written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement
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The Arts Council of York County presents the 26th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC. The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.
EXHIBITION DATES | JUNE 18 - 26, 2015
RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY | THURS., JUNE 18, 2015 | 6 PM
JUROR | Mitchell Kearney
Image credit: "Findlay and James" by Robert O. Keith IV
2014 | 25th Annual Juried Competition | Best of Show
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