2011-08-19 / Society

Museum Shop calls for entries

The Museum Shop at the Columbia Museum of Art announces a call for entries for a juried Artisan Fair & Sale celebrating fine craft. This year, the Artisan Fair & Sale coincides with the opening of the much-anticipated fall exhibition, Nature and the Grand American Vision: Masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters, on Saturday, November 19.

Deadline to enter is Friday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Entry form and information are available at columbiamuseum.org.

For more information about the Artisans’ Fair & Sale, call the Museum Shop at 803.343.2159.


1. Artists ages 18 and older and working in threedimensional disciplines are invited to apply. 2D artwork will not be accepted.

2. Mail a CD of .jpg photo(s) of your work to:
Columbia Museum of Art Museum Shop
Attn: Artisan Fair Entry
PO Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202

3. Images must be in JPEG format and minimum 72 dpi (to be judged online).

4. A non-refundable $35 entry fee* must accompany a completed entry form. Make checks payable to Columbia Museum of Art. (*Does not apply to artisans currently selling their work in the shop)

5. All works entered must be original creations by the artisan and must be show ready by November 19 if selected.

6. Only 20 to 30 artisans are juried into the event per the jury's discretion.

7. Entrants will be notified of acceptance by October 7.

Museum Information

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. In recent years the Museum’s collection of Asian art and Antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Contemporaries, an affiliate membership group, recently completed an Art Acquisition Fund project with the installation of the Dale Chihuly chandelier, which is now on view in the Museum's David Wallace Robinson, Jr. Atrium. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums as well as educational programs for all ages that include art classes, art camps, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. Generous support to the Museum is provided by the City of Columbia, Richland County, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties.

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