Bright Edges by Lila Shull

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


JUNE 19 - JULY 26, 2020

  Center for the Arts

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




5:30 - 7:30 PM


FRIDAY | MAY 15, 2020 | 5 PM

  Entry Deadline

FRIDAY | MAY 29, 2020

  Artist notification (by email or phone)

FRIDAY | JUNE 12, 2020 | 10 AM - 5 PM

  Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

SATURDAY | JUNE 13, 2020 | 10 AM - 2 PM

  Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

SUNDAY | JUNE 14, 2020 | 2 - 4 PM

  Final Day to Deliver Work to the Center for the Arts

THURSDAY | JULY 16, 2020 | 5:30 PM

  Reception & Award Ceremony

FRIDAY | JULY 31, 2020 | 5 PM

  Exhibited Work Must Be Picked Up




Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show



1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


|  $   750

|  $   500

|  $   250

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


30th Annual Juried Competition

Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show

Bright Edges by Lila Shull

The 31st Annual Juried Competition exhibit includes original work in 2D, 3D and video, created in the last two years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts | Dalton Gallery.


Clemson University | Artist, Professor of Art, Sculpture, and Graduate Program Coordinator



Originally from East St. Louis, Illinois, David Detrich received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in New York. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including venues at the Tallina Kunstiulikool in Tallin, Estonia and at the American Cultural Center in Taipei,Taiwan. His work is also represented in public and private collections nationally. 


Artists, aged 18 and older, are eligible to enter the 31st 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. 3-D 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. Any video work must be accompanied with a compatible player and a monitor that is 24 inches or smaller. 




All entries must be submitted as: 

  • .jpg saved at 300dpi, or MP4 videos that are no longer than one minute in length.

  • Artist may provide up to 2 separate images for each work submitted. 

  • Entry titles must be labeled as such:  First initial-Last name-Entry number                                                         

An example for Kelly Smith is:  K-Smith-1.jpg. The second view is labeled K-Smith-1a.jpg.




Entries are only accepted online at 31st Juried Submission Form.

An online form must be completed for each entry.

By entering the contest, competitors agree to allow images of their artwork to be published for marketing purposes. Entrants agree that any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the Arts Council of York County. 


Note: Rights remain with artist.



Arts Council Members

$30 for up to two pieces. Each additional piece is $10. Limit four (4) pieces per artist.


$40 for up to two pieces. Each additional piece is $10. Limit four (4) pieces per artist.

Credit card payments are accepted online.

Payments may also be made:

  • by phone: (803)328-2787, or

  • by mail: Arts Council of York County, ATTN: Michael Gentry, 31st Juried Competition, PO Box 2797, Rock Hill, SC 29732.


Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County.

This fee is non-refundable, even if work is not accepted.

All mailed or delivered payments must be received by the Arts Council of York County by

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5 PM.

NOTE: This is NOT a postmark deadline.




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, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mentions.


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, June 14, 2020 by 4pm.

NOTE | This is NOT a postmark deadline. 



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, June 14, 2020 to the following address:  

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



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. 




Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick, a Rock Hill native, was born in February 1936 in Rock Hill. Lib was an avid supporter of the arts. She gave freely of her time and patronage to the Arts Council; served on the Gallery Committee and underwrote the awards for the annual Juried Competition for nearly ten years. Lib was a generous and ardent participant at the annual art auctions for many years, and she collected pottery from North and South Carolina potters whose work she championed. She also sponsored activities and events for the Yorkville Artist Guild. She supported her alma mater, Winthrop University, serving on alumni boards and reunion committees. Because of her generous support of the arts at Winthrop, the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery was named in her honor in 1999. Also, Lib was among the first group of honorees for the Medal of Honor for the Arts.


We honor Lib’s legacy and we welcome her daughter Kathy Patrick Wilson who is continuing her mother’s legacy by supporting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for the Arts Council’s Annual Juried Competition.


Please contact the Arts Council of York County 

803-328-2787 | Mike Gentry at


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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.


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