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Furman Univ. call to artists for permanent collection

Furman University is looking for local artists to be part of a permanent collection to be housed in the school’s Herring Center for Continuing Education.

Artists are called to submit work for a juried exhibition that will be displayed in the Herring Center’s Baiden Gallery Nov. 4–Dec. 16. Selected works will be purchased and form the core of the Herring Center Permanent Collection.

The deadline for electronic submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 18 by 5 p.m. Artists will be notified of acceptance on Oct. 2.

For “The Herring Center Juried Exhibition: Transformation, Community and Self,” up to 12 accepted works will be considered for purchase awards. The call is open to artists age 18 or older working in any two-dimensional media and who reside in the following North and South Carolina counties: Anderson, Laurens, Greenville, Henderson, Oconee, Pickens, Polk, Spartanburg and Transylvania.

There is a small fee for each entry, with a cap of three entries per artist.

Jurors for the exhibition include longtime Furman art professor Bob Chance; studio ceramics artist Diana Farfan Valente; and Joe Thompson, chair of the visual arts department at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

For more entry requirements, specifications and forms, contact Michael Brodeur in Furman’s Department of Art at michael.brodeur@furman.edu or Alison Search in Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development at alison.search@furman.edu or 864-294-2154.

– article submitted by Vince Moore