Pickens County Museum accepting submissions for upcoming exhibit

Staff Report

PICKENS COUNTY — The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is inviting artists to submit work to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming “Artists Color the Music” exhibit, being held in conjunction with the Greater Clemson Music Festival, formerly Clemson Blues Festival.

Submissions are open to all artists living in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia working in any of the plastic media (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.). No photography will be considered. Submission is free but delivery and pick-up of accepted work is the responsibility of the artist.

All entries should fall within the theme of “Influence of the Blues,” whatever your interpretation of that may be.

The Greater Clemson Music Festival, which will be held April 15 through April 23, will showcase exceptional Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Gospel and Roots artists at various venues throughout Clemson and surrounding areas.

The inspiration for the festival comes from the history of the Littlejohn’s Grill, an African American nightclub (1945-1968). Located along a music corridor once known as the “chitlin’ circuit,” the Grill hosted scores of major Blues, R&B and Jazz musicians.

Send images for consideration to allenc@co.pickens.sc.us. Interested artists should submit one or two images in a JPG format no more than 1 MB in overall size. Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number along with each work’s title, medium and framed/display size.

Works can be digitally submitted until Jan. 31, 2016. Artists will be notified Feb. 5 f their work was or was not selected for the final exhibit. Works selected will be delivered to the Pickens County Museum of Art & History from March 26 to April 2, 2016.

The final exhibition will open April 5 and a reception will be held April 23. The exhibit will remain on display until May 28.

Staff Report

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