Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Call for Entries

It’s that time of year again! Last year’s Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year soirée and silent auction put over $10,000 in the pockets of South Carolina artists and this year the Young Contemporaries are raising the bar even higher!

This year they are increasing the Artist of the Year Award to $2,500, continuing the People’s Choice award of $300 and are adding the Jasper State-of-the-Art award for $200, plus a prize package and publication in a future issue of Jasper Magazine.

Along with the awards, a contemporary art friendly crowd will bid on 100 pieces of artwork and artists will retain 60% of the sale price. This event will be held Friday, April 13th at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Submissions will be accepted until February 29.To apply, please apply online at

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Bryson at