Compete for $1000 in the ArtFields Portrait Contest!

portrait-contest-ribbon-1Are you an artist that enjoys a good challenge? Are portraits your speciality? Then, apply for the ArtFieldsSM Portrait Contest for a chance to win $1,000 cash! Sponsored by Carolina Eastern Inc., the contest will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Green, and will feature 24 artists competing for the title of “Best in Show.” Participating artists will create portraits of local farmers, who will serve both as the inspiration and models for the event.

The battle will consist of four rounds, where the artists will have an hour to create a portrait in hopes to advance to the next round. Artists will be paired off randomly with a designated model. Each portrait will be judged at the end of every round, and the winners will be announced 15 minutes after the round has ended.

There will be a 20 to 30 minute break between rounds. During this time, the pieces will be on display and artists will have the option to sell their work. Proceeds will go directly to the artists.

View the full list of events here.

Registration Instructions & Requirements

To qualify, artists must register online between March 1 and April 1 and pay a $35 non-refundable registration fee. Artists at all levels from the 12 Southeastern states (AL, AK, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) are eligible to participate. Applicants will be asked to submit 1 to 4 images of previous work–preferably but not limited to–portraiture. The review panel will consist of South Carolina art professionals. Notification of acceptance will be on Friday, April 5.

Artists are responsible for their own medium, materials and art surfaces. There is a size limitation of 18” x 24.” Please contact or call (843) 633-1235 with any questions.