Artist FAQs

When are artist submissions accepted?

September 14, 2016 starting 9:00 a.m. EST through November 16, 2016.

When is the artist submission deadline?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Is there a 24-hour grace period for submissions in progress once the submission deadline closes?

No, there is not a 24-hour grace period for submissions in progress.  The deadline closes promptly at 11:59 p.m. EST.

How do I submit a work?

Artist will complete online submission form, submit high-resolution images (up to 300dpi/1MB) and pay a $25 non-refundable entry fee through the Slideroom Submission Management Program accessed on by submission deadline Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Artists may submit one work of art online at

What are the rules and guidelines?

Please refer to the official ArtFields® 2017 Artist Rules

What kind of artwork can be submitted?

Artist may submit one 2-D or 3-D piece (for example, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, digital media, and installation art.)

                  *Site-Specific and Installations that have been accepted must be delivered, installed and removed by the artist upon appointment with ArtFields® Art Team

                 *Digital media that requires projection or monitor to display must be provided by the artist for installation and for use during ArtFields®.

What defines a 2-D submission?

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 submission?

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.

Can collaborative artists or teams submit?

A collaborative team may submit a work of art.  The collaborative team must delegate a team lead.  This team lead will be the sole point of contact.  It is the policy of Lake City Creative Alliance to issue one prize check.  Check will be made payable to the team lead.  It is the responsibility of the team lead to distribute award.

Can a work in progress be submitted?

Concepts or works-in-progress may be submitted, as long as artists can clearly articulate their finished work through sketches and artist statements.  Entries that do not conform to their submitted digital image or submitted concept may be rejected, in the sole and exclusive discretion of ArtFields.  The deadline for updated images of accepted work Friday, February 3, 2017.

How will art be chosen for the competition?

An independent panel of visual arts professionals will review and rate artists’ submissions through the Slideroom Submission Management Program.  The top-rated 400 artists will be accepted and invited to exhibit and compete in Lake City, S.C.

Who is on the review panel for submissions?

The review panel is made of up visual arts professionals who have a diverse background in traditional, contemporary and conceptual artwork.

When will the artist know if he/she is selected for competition in ArtFields® 2017?

Artist will be notified by noon on January 4, 2017 through the e-mail account* provided in Slideroom and will receive venue invitation starting January 10 and no later than January 31, 2017.

*It is the responsibility of the artist to keep their Slideroom e-mail account, email address, contact phone number, and current mailing address up to date.

Does the artist choose the venue?

No, the artist, once accepted, will be invited by an official ArtFields Venue to exhibit his/her work during the nine-day art competition and festival.  Entries may be moved to another Venue at the discretion of ArtFields for any reason or no reason.

Does the artwork have to be for sale?

No.* Art work that is not for sale will be listed as NFS (not for sale) on your entry’s label, in the field guide, and in the competition artwork gallery on

*In the event your entry is the Top Prize, the Juried Panel Prize, or People’s Choice 2-D and 3-D Award the artist agrees that the winning work and reproduction rights will be the sole property of Lake City Creative Alliance and ArtFields®.

Is the artist responsible for insuring the entry?

Yes. The Artist is responsible for obtaining and maintaining insurance relating to the Entry at his/her own cost and expense.  Lake City Creative Alliance or Venue will not be liable for risks relating to the Entry’s installation, display, public exhibition and de-installation in connection with ArtFields.

Do I have to be present in Lake City, SC during ArtFields®?

No; however, installation artists will be required to travel to Lake City, SC for installation and removal of artwork.

When does artwork need to be delivered?

Once accepted, delivery of artwork is March 15 through March 18, 2017.  Site-specific or installation, accepted Artist begins installation no earlier than March 20 and must be completed no later than April 5, 2017.

Who will install my artwork? 

A team of trained art handlers will be installing the entries at each official Venue.  Placement of artwork within the Venue will be at the sole discretion of the ArtFields Art Team.  Site-Specific and Installations that have been accepted must be delivered, installed and removed by the artist upon appointment with ArtFields Art Team.

Is the artist responsible for shipment costs to and from the venue?

Yes. The artist will be responsible for the shipment of and the cost of 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 happens if artwork is not retrieved by the deadline?

Entries remaining after 6:00 p.m. on May 24, 2017, will be disposed of by the Lake City Creative Alliance in its absolute and exclusive discretion, with no recourse or remedy available to the artist.

How does artist and venue hosting work?

Once accepted, the artist will be invited by an official ArtFields Venue with an ArtFields® Artist and Venue Hosting Agreement detailing all terms and requirements. The accepted Artist will receive the invitation through email address provided in Slideroom.

May I present an Artist Talk? (Optional)

Yes.  There are two ways to present an artist talk.

  1. ArtFields provides a forum for competition artist to present an Artist Talk.  LunchTime, CrunchTime is this forum.  A projector and screen will be provided.  It is the artist responsibility to contact ArtFields to set a presentation time.
  2. Artists may present an artist talk within the hosting venue.  It is the responsibility of the artist to contact the hosting venue.







How are entries promoted for public voting?

ArtFields provides an on-line Competition Gallery and a printed Field Guide, which includes voting information such as artist name, image of artwork, title, and critical information about the competition artwork.  ArtFields also prints an Exhibition Catalogue of all accepted competition artwork.

The artist is responsible for providing business cards or postcards as promotional material during ArtFields such as artist business cards or postcards.

The Venue is responsible for displaying the promotional material.

All promotional materials and display methods are at the discretion of ArtFields.

What are the media guidelines?

Slideroom can accept the following file formats:

Video submissions must include a still image with the video.

What size should images be?

Artist needs to submit high-resolution images (up to 300dpi/1MB).

What size should videos be?

Slideroom accepts videos that are up to 60 MB in size. So long as the files meet the size requirement our processors will prepare them for the Slideroom software.

Will images of my artwork or artist statement be used in a catalogue and/or website?

Yes.  Images of accepted artwork, artwork information including dimensions and price, artist statements, and artist biographies, submitted through Slideroom will be used for online and catalogue publication.  The deadline for updated images of accepted work is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017.

ArtFields® reserves the right to reproduce images in a competition catalogue and for promotion of the event in the media.

For artist inquiries, please contact the ArtFields Art Team at or by phone 843-374-0180.