Artist FAQs

When are artist submissions accepted?
October 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST

When is the artist submission deadline?
December 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST


Who is eligible to submit to the art contest?

What are the competition rules?

What kind of artwork can be submitted?
Artists can submit 2-D and 3-D pieces, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, digital media, and installation art.

*Installation artists must be present one week before ArtFields opens to install their work in the designated venue.
*Digital media that requires projection and/or a monitor to display must be provided by the artist for installation and for use during ArtFields.

What defines a 2-D entry?
All 2-D works have the dimensions of height and width only. Examples: paintings, photography, and digital media presented in a frame and/or on canvas/wood panel.

What defines a 3-D entry?
All 3-D works are solid rather than flat and can be defined as having three dimensions: height, width, and depth. Examples: sculpture, assemblage, and installation art.

How will art be chosen for the competition?
Art submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of visual arts professionals. The top-rated 400 artists will be invited to exhibit and compete.

Who is on the review panel for submissions?
The review panel is made of visual arts professionals residing in the Southeast who have a diverse background in traditional, contemporary, and conceptual artwork. Our 2014 review panel will be disclosed once the submission period has ended.

When will the artist know if he/she is selected for competition in ArtFields 2014?
Artists will be contacted by e-mail no later than January 15, 2014.

Does the artist choose the venue?
No, the artist, once eligible, will be invited by an official ArtFields venue to exhibit his/her work during the ten-day artfest.

Does the entry have to be for sale?
No, but we do need to know the value of your piece for our records. We will list the work as NFS (not for sale) on your entry’s label and in the competition artwork gallery on *In the event your entry is the Top Prize or the Juried Panel Prize, the artist agrees that the winning work and reproduction rights will be the sole property of Lake City Partnership Council and ArtFields.

Is the artist responsible for insuring the entry?
Yes. Neither Lake City Partnership Council (the sponsor of ArtFields) nor the venue will assume responsibility for insuring the entry. The artist is responsible for insuring the entry for transporting to and from the venue and for the duration the entry is in the venue location.

Do I have to be present in Lake City, SC during ArtFields?
No. Except for installation artists, the Artist is not required to travel to Lake City, SC;  a team of art-handling professionals will be installing the Entry at each venue.

Is the artist responsible for shipment costs to and from the venue?
Yes. The artist will be responsible for the shipment of the entry to the venue. In addition, the artist must include a pre-paid return-shipping label for the venue to return the work at the conclusion of ArtFields.

What is the preferred method of shipping?
Artists may choose their own method of shipping. However, UPS and the United States Postal Service are the two methods most convenient and expedient for the Lake City, SC area of ArtFields.

How does artist and venue hosting work?
Once selected, the artist will be contacted by email with an ArtFields Artist and Venue Hosting Agreement detailing all terms and requirements.

May I contact the venue to arrange an Artist Talk (optional)?
Yes. Once you are invited by the designated venue, you may contact the venue to arrange an Artist Talk during ArtFields.

How are entries promoted for People’s Choice Prize 2-D and 3-D?
The artist is responsible for providing the promotional material desired for display during ArtFields (e.g. business cards, brochures). The venue is responsible for displaying the promotional material.

What are the media guidelines?
SlideRoom can accept the following file formats:

What size should videos be?
SlideRoom accepts videos that are up to 60 MB in size (up to 120 MB when larger media files are enabled for the program). So long as the files meet the size requirement our processors will prepare them for the SlideRoom software.

For artist inquiries, please contact the Art Team at (843) 374-0180 or e-mail