2018-10-12 / Arts & Entertainment

701 Center for Contemporary Art announces CCA Prize 2018 Finalists

Contributed by 701 Center for Contemporary Art


Alexander Thierry, Moving On, Separately, 2017, stoneware, porcelain, grass seed, steel, wood, 72” x 29” x 10” Alexander Thierry, Moving On, Separately, 2017, stoneware, porcelain, grass seed, steel, wood, 72” x 29” x 10” 701 Center for Contemporary Art has announced the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2018 are Carey W. Morton of Charleston, Alexander Thierry of Columbia, and Jena Thomas of Spartanburg. The 701 CCA Prize 2018 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. A record number of 28 artists submitted for the Prize this year.

The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Exhibition, which will open Thursday, November 8, with an extended artists’ reception to coincide with the center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, 5–9 p.m. Through the combined opening reception and 10th Anniversary Celebration, 701 invites the public to celebrate ten years of outstanding exhibitions, educational programming and organizational growth at 701 CCA. The exhibition will run through December 23. The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2018 will be announced during a 701 CCA Prize 2018 Celebration Wednesday, November 28, 7–10 p.m. This year’s prize is the fourth installment of the biennial event.

The three finalists were selected by an independent jury consisting of Osamu Kobayashi, Brooklyn, N.Y., painter and Columbia, S.C., native; Jessica Moss, curator, artist, writer and founder of The Roll Up CLT in Charlotte, N.C.; and Catherine Wal- worth, curator of the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C.

The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national publication.

701 CCA is a nonprofit 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, S.C. 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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