CENTER FOR THE ARTS | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

29th Annual Juried Competition Awards
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show | Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Waggoner | Rock Hill, SC

1st Place | Find Me by Tamara LaValla | Rock Hill, SC


2nd Place | Catatonic Alleviation Apparatus by Aimee Howard-Clinger | Edwardsville, IL


3rd Place | The Boy King (Mockingbird and the Boxturtle) by Joe Helms | Fort Mill, SC


Honorable Mention | Blood and Honey by Adrian Rhodes | Hartsville, SC


Honorable Mention | Into the Fray by Denise Torrance | Pineville, NC


Honorable Mention | A Man and His Car by Lucy Warlick | Clover, SC

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Awards are Sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson


JULY 20 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

  Center for the Arts

  121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730




5:30 - 7:30 PM


FRIDAY | JUNE 15, 2018 | 5 PM

  Entry Deadline

FRIDAY | JUNE 29, 2018

  Artist notification (by email or phone)

FRIDAY | JULY 13, 2018 | 10 AM - 5 PM

  Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

SATURDAY | JULY 14, 2018 | 10 AM - 2 PM

  Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

SUNDAY | JULY 15, 2018 | 2 - 4 PM

  Final Day to Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

THURSDAY | AUGUST 16, 2018 | 5:30 PM

  Reception & Award Ceremony

FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 | 5 PM

  Exhibited Work Must Be Picked Up




Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show



1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


|  $   500

|  $   200

|  $   100

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Awards are Sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson

The 29th Annual Juried Competition exhibit includes original work in 2D, 3D and video, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Dalton Gallery. There were 162 entries by 74 artists from 32 cities and 5 states submitted to the 29th Annual Juried Competition. Of those entries, Juror Liz Rundorff Smith selected 35 works to be displayed in the 29thAnnual Juried Competition exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts. 


JUROR |  Liz Rundorff Smith

Art School Director, Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Liz received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH in 2000. She studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France in 1998 and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming. In December of 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Liz moved to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016. During her tenure with Artisphere, the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. She currently serves as Art School Director for the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, an organization whose mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of our community through visual arts promotion, education and inspiration. Liz lives in Travelers Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa and continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions.


Artists, aged 18 and older, are eligible to enter the 28th Annual Juried Competition. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not shown previously at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible. All work must be presented in a professional manner. Accepted work must be exhibition-ready to be included in the show. 3D work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. Framed pieces must be securely wired; glazed plexiglass is preferred; size is restricted to 72 inches in any direction, including the frame. All video work must be accompanied by a compatible player and a monitor that is 24 inches or smaller.


The juror of the annual Juried Competition reviews all images of works submitted. Selected works are to be delivered to the Center for the Arts, where the juror will make her final selection for Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place.


All accepted work must be labeled on the back with the artist's name, title of the work, and price. All works selected for exhibition must be delivered to the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 by Sunday, July 22 at 4 PM. NOTE: This is NOT a postmark deadline.


The Arts Council of York County (ACYC) assumes responsibility for insuring and caring for the works of art selected for exhibition while they are in our possession. However, the ACYC will not assume costs of shipping entries or artwork, nor will the ACYC provide insurance while in transit to or from the Center for the Arts. The ACYC reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. The ACYC reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted for educational or publicity purposes. The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.



All entries will be available for sale unless marked NFS (not for sale). The ACYC will retain a 40% commission on gallery sales. No POR’s (prices on request) will be accepted. 




Mailed work must include payment for return postage and insurance. All work accepted for exhibition must be delivered to the Arts Council of York County by Sunday, July 15, 2018 to the following address: 

Center for the Arts, 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730 


Please contact the Arts Council of York County 

803-328-2787 | Mike Gentry at

Presented By

Putting a Face on Syria: Hope Through Education, Part II
works by Tina Manley

Syria has been torn apart after almost five years of civil war. More than 250,000 Syrians have died in what started as anti-government protests. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants. The refugees’ movement to Lebanon and to Europe and America to find them new homes has sparked conflict in how to handle their numbers.


One way to humanize the Syrian Crisis is a photo exhibit by Tina Manley, who has taken photographs of Syrian refugees throughout the world. Her award-winning photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek and the Charlotte Observer. In this exhibit, each of Manley’s photographs tell a compelling story of their own. 



Tina Manley has been a professional photographer for almost 40 years. She specializes in documentary photography of families and has traveled to more than 68 countries photographing people. Her cameras are Leica rangefinders. The cameras are unobtrusive, quiet, durable, and wonderful for low-light photography.


Tina's award-winning photographs have been published in National Geographic, British Heritage, Newsweek, Charlotte Observer, Boston Globe, Earth Watch, Foreign Service Journal, Readers' Digest, Natural History, Transitions Abroad, and many more newspapers and magazines. Her portfolio was featured in Photographers' Forum, Photo Techniques, and The Art of Photographing Children.


Documentary projects, ongoing and completed, include Putting a Face on Syria, Dimes for Hunger, Families of Abraham, Family of Man II, Families of Honduras, Women of Guatemala, Medical Mission, People of Iran, Faces of Iraq, Incredible India, China Today, and Kenya.



Downtown Duet
Works by Northwestern & Rock Hill High School Art I Classes

Beginning level high school art students from Northwestern and Rock Hill High will be featured in the downstairs gallery. The work demonstrates the range and exposure students receive in content and media for their first semester of high school art in Rock Hill Schools. Examples of media used include drawing, painting, collage, watercolor, ceramics, multimedia, 3-Dimensional sculpture, washes with India ink, and simple printmaking. Technique and content studied include still-life drawing, portraiture, experimental abstract design, landscape collage, contour line drawing, under painting using scumbling with burnt sienna, and the slab method in ceramics. 


Inspiration from the artist Peter G. Jemison can be seen in the shopping bag artworks. Students studied kite design from patang kites in India. India ink washes of tools, leaves, and feathers are reminiscent of the work of William Kentridge. Two Ottoman Tugras feature the signatures of two students and their names in Arabic. Sonia and Robert Delaunay’s beautiful colors and geometric shapes can be seen in tempera paintings on paper. American Folk Art painting appears in small tempera paintings on planks of wood. 


Students developed skills by researching artists and methods, observing teacher demonstration, and exploring materials and processes individually. The goal of the beginning art classroom is to create experiences with various techniques and media so that students always have something to look forward to and something new to try. Students are beginning to develop a more mature visual language and individual voice. Please ask yourself as you view the artworks which pieces speak to you! 



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The Arts Council of York County is headquartered in Old Town Rock Hill. Downtown Rock Hill is a state-recognized Cultural District in South Carolina.


Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320. 


The Arts Council of York County received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and EconomicSecurity (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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