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ArtFields prepares for 2016 competition

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Posted in Good life, Arts & Culture, Local News

LAKE CITY – ArtFields, the South’s largest and most engaging art competition and festival, announces the accepted artists for the 2016 event. This year’s ArtFields will take place April 22-30 in downtown Lake City.

Selected by a jury of visual arts professionals, the accepted artists will exhibit nearly 400 works of art, representing the talent across the 12 Southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

These emerging and established artists will compete for their chance at a share of $110,000 in cash prizes, awarded based on visitor input and a panel of acclaimed judges and educators. “I was extremely impressed with the high quality of the submitted works,” said 2016 Review Panelist and University of South Carolina Art History Professor Bradford Collins, PhD.

“The artwork is a wonderful mix of the pleasing and the provocative.” Prizes to be awarded include the Top Prize ($50,000), Juried Panel Prize ($25,000), People’s Choice two-dimensional ($12,500), People's Choice three-dimensional ($12,500) and 10 Merit Awards ($1,000 each).

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