Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2016 MOJA Arts Festival's Juried Art Exhibition.

2016 MOJA Arts Festival
Juried Art Exhibition 
Call for Submissions
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2016 MOJA Arts Festival's Juried Art Exhibition. 

The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee. MOJA's wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children's activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and more. 

This year's festival is September 29 - October 9, 2016. The 2016 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition will be held at the Avery Research Center's McKinley Washington Auditorium. This year's juror is Greg Jenkins who serves as the Operations Manager and Chief Preparator at the Gibbes Museum of Art, having worked with the Gibbes since 1983. A native of Charleston and a graduate of Chicora High School, Mr. Jenkins has a lifelong interest in art. He was the 1986 MOJA Arts Festival poster artist and is a member of the MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee. Cash awards will be made at the jurors's discretion.
Artists exhibiting in past years have included Herman Keith, Steve Hazard, Hampton R. Olfus, Robert B. Reed, Georgette W. Sanders, Patricia E. Sabree, Katherine Houghton, JahSun, Dorothy Montgomery, and many other local talents.
Apply Online! 
Application Link:

Application Fee (USD): $20.00

Deadline: September 2, 2016
Entry Specifications/ Eligible Works
Anticipated art delivery date is Sept. 19. All artists living in the state of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia are invited to submit.

Entry Specifications/ Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the 2015 or 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, the 2014 or 2015 MOJA Arts Festival, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the 2016 ArtFields or that will be entered into the 2016 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition will not be considered. The artwork must also be created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor. Artwork in the following categories may be submitted: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, and graphics. Additional work in fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media will also be juried, however, space constraints will inform our ability to exhibit. Wall pieces must be framed and ready for hanging. Freestanding pieces must be fully assembled and ready for installation.

Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from future participation. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.
For more information, contact:
Shannon Drake | Cultural Projects Coordinator
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
75 Calhoun St. Suite 3800 Charleston SC 29401

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