10 artists named winners in BAC competition

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In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop, the Beaufort Arts Council held its second annual ArtPop Beaufort program, a program that promotes local artists work through available media space. 

Submissions opened on Nov. 14, 2016, and closed Jan. 15 for artists in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The second year of ArtPop more than doubled in submissions from the first year, totaling 150 pieces. 

The 10 winners of the 2016-2017 ArtPop Beaufort Program, selected by a jury of seven, are David Shipper, Nancy Adams, Mary Lester, Zach Grether, John Crum, Julie Jones, Michael Karas, Eve Miller, Sandy Dimke and Michael Reibel.  

ArtPop Beaufort will feature their work rotating through at least five Adams’ billboards for approximately one year with installations expected to begin at the end February. Each billboard will include the artist’s work along with his or her name.  

A page on the Beaufort Arts Council website features the winning artists as well as having links to each artist’s website.

Marc Hayward, BAC board member and chairman for the ArtPop Beaufort Program, said, “Our goal going into the second year of ArtPop Beaufort was to increase awareness of the program within our local art community to encourage as many artists as possible to submit their work. After receiving more than double the amount of submissions we had last year, we are thrilled with the participation and success of the program. Additionally, we hope to continue to increase community participation and we look forward to seeing the winning pieces on billboards throughout the region.”

Visit www.beaufortartscouncil.org.

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