South Carolina artists draw and paint portraits of one another in a head to head, single-elimination competition. The judged competition consists of four rounds, each lasting 90 minutes. Artists 18 and older are invited to enter and are randomly paired, each painting or drawing the others portrait in their medium of choice. First place prize is $500, and second place prize is a $250 gift certificate to City Art. Third place prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Museum Shop and a collection of exhibition catalogues.
Official rules and registration forms available here
or by calling 803.343.2208.
- $30 entry fee. Free to watch the competition.
Art of the Western World presents works within a religious, intellectual and social context. Host Michael Wood, along with a team of international art experts, provides the ultimate guided tour through two millennia of creative genius. Part one, An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion, shows how the playful fantasy and provocative subjects of the Rococo style gave way to strict rationalism. Striving for individual expression, Romantic painters Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix demonstrated a range of styles and subjects. Part two, A Fresh View-Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, features the first giants of the modern age from Courbet and Manet to the Impressionists Monet, Degas and Renoir. It also showcases the masters of Post-Impressionism, van Gogh, Cézanne, Seurat and Gauguin. 114 minutes.