Many of the festival’s competitions & exhibitions are curated through an application process. To access available applications, visit the apply page.
Competitions & Exhibitions
National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
View thought provoking, outdoor sculptures by established and emerging artists from across the nation in this annual juried competition and exhibition.
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South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition
Fine craft artists from across the state will display inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media in this annual juried competition and exhibition.
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African American Fiber Art Exhibition
The 16th installment of this annual exhibition, "Sister Girl Friends (and Brothers, too)," showcases original creations by African American fiber artists from across the nation.
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Judged Fine Art and Photography Competitions & Exhibitions
Fine art will be exhibited in eight media categories: acrylic, oil, drawing, pastel, watercolor, printmaking, printed new media, and 2-D mixed media. Professional & amateur photography in the categories of color and monochrome will also be on display.
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View a variety of special solo exhibitions and installations in venues throughout the City.
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