USCB holds Emerging Artist Competition

The University of South Carolina Beaufort encourages the community to celebrate the exemplary artistic achievements of junior and senior high school students at the second annual Celebrate the Arts festival taking place at the Historic Beaufort campus on Friday, March 23. Eminent artist West Fraser will open the awards ceremony with his keynote address at 1 p.m.
Juried entries from 27 students will be showcased. According to Studio Art professor, Jon Goebel, “With over 100 entries from high school students across South Carolina and as far away as Pennsylvania, the selection committee is delighted with the quality of work selected for the Emerging Arts Show at USCB.”
The top three works chosen by the jurors will receive annual art scholarship awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Other entries accepted into the exhibition will receive $500 annual art scholarship awards.
Keynote speaker West Fraser, who has captured the character, aesthetics and history of the Lowcountry in his paintings for over 30 years, will have works on display. Tours of the campus’ art studios, ceramics laboratory, graphic design computer laboratory, and galleries will be available to the community from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

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