York County’s 32nd Annual Juried Competition Awards Announced


The Arts Council of York County presented the awards for the 32nd Annual Juried Competition at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Works accepted to the Juried Competition are currently on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts through September 3, 2021.

Each year, the Annual Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

There were 182 entries by 78 artists from 21 cities and 3 states submitted to the 32nd Annual Juried Competition. Of those entries, Juror Amy Chalmers selected 35 works for exhibition.

Art Curator, South Carolina State Museum
Amy Chalmers is the Art Curator at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, where she oversees the Museum’s collection of over 5,000 pieces of art related to South Carolina. She is originally from Spartanburg, SC, where she received her BA in Art History and French. Before returning to her home state, she earned her MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University, taught at the Columbus College of Art & Design, and spent three years at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at the Ohio State University. She specializes in illustration, sequential art, and print media.

Awards were presented to:
Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: Pit of My Stomach, Back of My Mind by Adrian Rhodes | Hartsville, SC

1st Place: Collections No. 56 by Joana Wardell | Charlotte, NC

2nd Place: Vessel No. 386 by Lee Sipe | Columbia, SC
3rd Place: Venice Puppet-Shop Window by Coleman Tharpe | Rock Hill, NC
Honorable Mention: Zoar Road by Ella Mackinson | Charlotte, NC
Honorable Mention: Happenstance by Lynn Schilling | Fort Mill, SC
Honorable Mention: Shovel Tail Crane by Randy Swanson | Fort Mill, SC
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

Kathy and Larry Wilson sponsor the Juried Competition in honor of Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick.
Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick, a Rock Hill native, was born in Feb 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. Kathy Wilson continues her mother’s legacy by sponsoring the Arts Council’s Juried Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

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The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the Cultural District of Downtown Rock Hill. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Friday – 9 AM – 5 PM, and the second and fourth weekends of each month, Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM, and Sunday from 2 – 4 PM.