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.
Image Credit: "Living Room Noise Recorded on January 5, 2013" by Christie Blizard
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The Arts Council of York County is pleased to host its 10th Annual Photography Competition. This competition is open to artists of all levels residing in the southeast United States. This project is designed to develop a greater appreciation of photography and to develop a broader community view of photography as an art.
Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery
121 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC 29730
Image Credit: Christopher Street Station by Steve Moore
1st Place, 10th Annual Photography Competition
Center for the Arts
121 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC 29730
Image: "Going Home" by Caleb Flachman
1st Place, 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition
The Arts Council of York County presents the 25th 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.
JUROR | Marty Epp-Carter
Marty Epp-Carter currently teaches printmaking, drawing, and portfolio preparation theory at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Previously, she served as an adjunct lecturer in the art departments at Anderson University and Clemson University. Epp-Carter relocated to South Carolina in 2006 from Boston, Massachusetts where she taught at the DeCordova and Danforth Museums. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communication from Boston University, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Printmaking from Clemson University.
In addition to teaching, Epp-Carter maintains a studio that serves as her workshop where she creates her own works of art. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her works are held in private and public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the DeCordova Museum (MA), Emory & Henry College (VA), the Permobil Foundation (Sweden), and Galerie d’Art Contemporain (France).
Image credit: "Findlay and James" by Robert O. Keith IV
2014 | 25th Annual Juried Competition | Best of Show
Mary Jane Nichols grew up in Rock Hill, SC. After graduating high school, she headed to Hamilton State in New York to pursue her B.A., with a major in studio art. She recently left New York City after 11 years for Charlottesville, VA where she now lives and works.
Mary Jane has been painting for decades, and enjoys nothing more. She constantly sharpens her skills through practice and continuing education courses. She has studied extensively under renowned portrait painter, Marvin Mattelson in New York City.
After living in New York City, Nichols began to think of landscape as vertical, blocky and compartementalized space with only the suggestion of sky. She could sometimes see a sliver of a colorful sunset through a mass of stone and metal. It was only during brief vacations away from the city that she was reminded of the joys in an unbroken, horizontal landscape.
Her paintings aim to capture the beauty and solitude of the great American landscape; they represent some of the fondest memories of her youth. Many of Mary Jane's paintings depict scenes from her beloved home state of South Carolina. The Hudson River School of painters has been the greatest visual influence on her work. Like the Hudson River painters, she wanted to juxtapose a harmonious relationship between humans and nature while capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of America.
Image Credit: by Ameila Simmers
Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits at the Center for the Arts.
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