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Tuesday June 8, 2021
It has been one month and one week since the Finale of ArtFields 2021. As excited as we were to host a successful, in-person event, I think that the ArtFields Team needed some time to catch our breath and reflect on the experience. We can collectively agree that 2020 was a challenge on […]
Monday May 24, 2021
Lake City’s art scene was kicked off with ArtFields, a nine-day art event that celebrates Southeastern artists and turns the entire town into an art gallery by displaying work in downtown businesses. But what about the other days of the year? What’s going on for art lovers and other visitors? In addition to a […]
Tuesday May 11, 2021
Lake City, SC-The Lake City ArtFields Collective is proud to announce winners of the 9th annual ArtFields event held April 23-May 1. Each year, thousands attend the event to view artwork from Southeastern artists on display all around downtown Lake City. From renovated warehouses to boutiques and restaurants, attendees find high quality art everywhere–without the […]
Friday April 16, 2021
YOUR VOTE MATTERS! During ArtFields 2021, two People’s Choice Awards of $12,500 each will be awarded to a 2D and 3D artist. Visitors who come to Lake City can register to vote for their favorite pieces. See the steps below to be an official ArtFields voter and participate in the fun! You must register AND […]
Thursday April 1, 2021
From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of artists and artisans from across the Southeast on April 24-25. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. This location is an open air area and we ask that visitors maintain social […]
Wednesday March 24, 2021
ArtFields is excited to announce a partnership with Nickelodeon for virtual art classes taught by professional animators and character designers! These classes will be offered for free in conjunction with our virtual ArtWalk Field Trip opportunities. Youth or teachers can register to participate in the Zoom classes listed below. If you’re unable to participate live, check […]
The Lake City ArtFields Collective is a community arts non profit located in Lake City, South Carolina. We were founded in 2013 with a mission to celebrate Southern art and revitalize our small town through the arts. Our flagship event, ArtFields, turns the town into a gallery as local businesses display hundreds of artworks and artists compete for $100,000 in prizes. During the year, our three galleries feature rotating exhibitions to not only provide a place for artists to showcase their work, but also to create access to the arts for an underserved area. A robust public art collection and art education for South Carolina youth finish off our ever-growing art based programs.
Anna was determined to read, she secretly learned from a boy who visited her on Sunday afternoons. He wrote letters in the sand with a stick. “Why do you want to read?” he curiously asked. At first Anna shrugged, then she folded her arms. "I want to read myself free," voiced Anna.
Started in early February of 2020, this piece was originally a playful critique of decadence and capitalism; a Wesselmann vibe if Wesselmann was a 12-year-old girl with her 20-something-year-old aunt hanging pool side at her west central Georgia apartment complex in the late ‘80s. A few weeks into the piece, all restaurants in the country shut down due to COVID and I lost my job of two decades as a diner waitress. So did everyone I worked with. The shock was so severe that I couldn’t face a piece so playful. I longed for decadence, finding no fun in critiquing it. The piece sat half-finished for six months. Once I could work on it again, protests were active across the country and fires had engulfed American cities. I added the row of marchers and was able the complete the piece with that ever-lasting, hot and rebellious American energy in mind.
The bedrock of my artwork is rediscovering worth in the broken, overlooked and forgotten. While bringing found objects together, I build a whole that is greater than any single fragment, creating connection and warmth in a world typically cold and divided.
I strive to create a warning to the human race that we are liable for our own actions, including those which affect the world we live in. Long after we are gone, nature will not only thrive, but consume the ruins of human existence to spawn new ecosystems for the evolution of a multitude of burgeoning life forms. Living on Earth is analogous to renting an apartment, if we are bad tenants and disrespect someone else's property, the landlord will eventually evict us. Mother Nature, God, or any other concept one may have as the ruling entity of the structure of life as we know it could be thought of as this proprietor. That being said, how can we possibly expect anything other than eviction with the way we are treating another's property? Nature will always and quickly find a better tenant once it has a vacant residence. Humans will be the sole entities who will rightfully pay the price if we do not do everything possible to curtail the damage we impart on our terrestrial home.