Representing 100 artists from 28 states, including South Carolina, the 27th Biennale promises to be a showcase of exemplary artwork. The national call for entries attracted 735 artworks from 40 states. Top pieces were selected based on originality of concept, composition and execution. The exhibition, which is the longest-running national juried art exhibition in the area, will feature work across major media categories including Three-Dimensional, Oil, Acrylic, Photography, Pastel, Mixed Media, Watermedia and All Other.
Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding works, selected by this year's Biennale Judge, Marc Hanson. Hanson is a nationally known, award-winning landscape artist currently based on Tybee Island. He is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.), having won awards of excellence over numerous years at the OPA National Exhibit. He has also placed four times in The Pastel Journal's 'Pastel 100' competition. Hanson has been featured on the covers of Plein Air and Southwest Art Magazine, and in the book Oil Painting Secrets With The Masters by Cindy Salaski. His work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad and can be found in both private and public collections.
Hanson will be on hand to present the awards at a reception Friday evening, May 7, which is open to the public. Attendees can RSVP at [email protected].