Category 'Artists'


2014 ArtFields Art Competition Winners

The winners of the 2014 ArtFields Art Competition were announced at The Finale Party on Saturday, May 3. In a surprise twist, a total of $125,000 in cash prizes were announced after two Juried Prizes were awarded instead of one. Congratulations to the following winners, and a big thank you to all artists who participated […]


Celebrate Budding Artists During ArtFields Jr. Competition

Art is everywhere in Lake City these days, and it has come from amazing places. That’s true for ArtFields Jr., certainly, which has enlisted the hearts and minds of young artists throughout the PeeDee region. ArtFields Jr. is a year-round program designed for K-12 students. It offers creative outlets for local kids who may have […]


Turn Trash Into Sacred Circle at the Community Mandala

What was 2013’s Community Mural is this year’s Community Mandala, a special piece of installation art that will be created by the community under the direction of Kirkland Smith. You’ll remember Kirkland from last year, when she won the 2013 People’s Choice Award for her magical Steve Jobs  portrait. The resemblance was great. And as […]


ArtFields Competition Artists In the News

The press is buzzing about ArtFields, and Competition Artists have been featured in several news stories recently. Conway, SC artists were interviewed by the Horry Independent about what they would do with the prize money and the excitement of participating in the Competition. Mount Pleasant, SC’s Moultrie News featured a round-up of area artists and […]


SC Certified Market Showcases Produce, Art and More

The Pee Dee is a richly fertile place, yet many people are unaware that it supports a viable citrus farm, serving customers nationwide. Stan McKenzie’s Japanese Yuzu trees and other crops have been stirring up attention from media near and far. And he’ll be among the 30 vendors participating in this year’s Farmers’ and Artisans’ […]


INSIDE OUT Project Comes to Lake City

In Iceland they banded together for gender equality. In Slovenia, they rallied to shake off passiveness. In 108 countries across the world, 120,000 individuals have participated in the INSIDE OUT Project, a photography exhibit designed to rally local people around a singular theme that is meaningful to their community. And Lake City is joining the […]


Artwalk Kicks Off ArtFields April 25

There is less one month until the second annual ArtFields, a unique art competition and celebration in Lake City, SC. Artists, visitors and locals will hit the streets for the ArtFields Artwalk from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 50 venues will exhibit 400+ Art Competition works during the 10 days of ArtFields, and  the public […]


Plein Air Workshops Offer Hands-On Art Experiences For Novices & Experienced Artists

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air.” The idea of working in natural light became popular in the mid-19th century. Popularity spawned portability, and led to the invention of paints in tubes (among other high-tech conveniences). ArtFields welcomes “plein air-ists” in numerous ways this year. These sessions sold out early […]


Art 101 at ONE Part II: Movers, Shakers and Trend Makers in the State Art Collection on March 25

The next Art 101 at ONE is set for Tuesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at the ArtFields Gallery.  The second of a two-part series, Movers, Shakers and Trend Makers in the State Art Collection, will be led by Harriett Green, Director of Visual Arts for the South Carolina Arts Commission. Green will discuss how artists in the State […]


Meet the 2014 Art Competition Judges: Marquette Folley

Marquette Folley is a Project Director at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), which recently brought Florence native William H. Johnson’s exhibit to the Jones-Carter Gallery. While at the Smithsonian, she has worked on numerous jazz projects and traveling exhibitions such as Elvis at 21, American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print and others. View Marquette’s […]