Discovering & Celebrating Talent!

ArtFields® is all about discovering and celebrating talent.

And it is in that spirit that we say a heartfelt “Congratulations” to Sandra Cook, outgoing artist liaison for ArtFields.

After years of organizing our robust artist relations program, Sandy’s moving on to become Executive Director of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance. We’ll miss her, but we love knowing Sandy’s passion for the arts and the people who create them has found another great home. And because our two organizations collaborate so fully, we know we will have many opportunities to work together in the future!

“Sandy has been such a significant part of the ArtFields family, and we will surely miss her,” said Taronda Barnes, ArtFields Program Director. “Her elevation proves the ArtFields concept is working – sewing seeds and watching people grow.”

Meanwhile, ArtFields will continue to nurture talent and work hard to connect our competition artists to the public, to collectors, and to opportunity. For the 2017 festival, Barnes and colleague Holly Shady will serve as artist ambassadors, ensuring easy load-in, spectacular festival experiences, and efficient load-out.

Stay tuned in coming days as we reveal our 2017 competition artists and judge’s panel. Let’s just say Year 5 is going to be epic!