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701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015 Call for Artist Submissions

701 Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015, a survey exhibition of work by contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition will be held at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 will be presented in two parts with openings in September and November.

The goals of the Biennial exhibition are to provide a venue to showcase recent work reflecting local, regional and national trends and issues influencing contemporary artists living and working in South Carolina and to increase awareness and appreciation of the artistic contributions and accomplishments of the state’s visual artists. The exhibition draws on the breadth of the visual arts community by providing a multi-media juried statewide exhibition opportunity every two years. The 701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015 is the third installment of the exhibition at 701 CCA.

Artists working in all media and styles are encouraged to apply in order to reflect the stylistic and cultural diversity of art produced in the state. Artists must be a current resident of South Carolina.

An exhibition catalogue will be produced to document the exhibition.


Exhibition Dates

Biennial Part I, September 10 – October 25, 2015

Biennial Part II, November 5 – December 20, 2015


Selection Process:

A jury panel of three curators/critics representing local, regional and national perspectives will review submitted materials and select artists for inclusion in the exhibition. A 701 CCA curatorial team will select works for the exhibition through studio visits or from submitted images. The jurors will be announced at a later date.

Submission Materials, all to be submitted on a CD/DVD:

  • Ten images of available work produced in the last two years. Images should be in a jpeg format with a minimum size of 1024 wide x 768 high ppi (pixels per inch) at 300 dpi resolution and formatted for presentation on a PC-based platform.

Artists should also include in a text-based format (e.g. Microsoft word):

  • Checklist that includes title, date, medium, size
  • Brief statement about the work that addresses the artist’s intent (not to exceed 200 words)
  • Resume and biographical sketch

Also, include:

  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (for return of submitted materials).


$25.00 per artist. Revenues generated through entry fees will be used to offset the cost of producing a full color catalogue. Checks can be made payable to 701 CCA.

Submission Deadline:

All materials should be submitted by June 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.


Artists will be notified of the results of the selection process by July 20th.


Call to Artists April 29, 2015

Submission Deadline June 29, 2015

Panel of Jurors Meet July 15-17, 2015

Notification of Selections July 20, 2015

Studio Visits July – early August

Submit Materials To:

701 CCA S.C. Biennial 2015

701 Center for Contemporary Art

PO Box 12822

Columbia, SC 29211

Please submit further inquiries to director@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal at 803.319.9949.


About 701 Center for Contemporary Art

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201.  During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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