Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents our 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, on view May 28-June 13. Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, City Gallery guests are requested to reserve in advance for free, timed admission online via www.charleston-sc.gov/citygallery or by phone by calling the gallery during business hours. Face masks are requested of all guests.
The annual juried art exhibition highlights the recent work of artists across South Carolina featuring painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography. Artworks receiving prizes are presented alongside a limited selection of pieces identified by the juror as meriting display.
Dontre Major, Juror, 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition
Dontre Major, originally from Oklahoma, moved to Charleston in 2015 where he graduation from the College of Charleston’s Studio Art program with a concentration in photography. While attending CofC, he was accepted to show in the juried Young Contemporaries Exhibitions in 2016, 2017, 2018; in the 2018 show he won two awards the Norton M. Seltzer Prize and The Laura M. Bragg Memorial Award as well as receiving the title Best in Show. After graduation, in 2018, Major was also a part of the Charleston Gaillard Center “Prints in Clay” exhibition which focused on the history of enslaved Africans and the fingerprints they left behind. In 2019, he also showed work in the “Enhancing African Descendant Identity through Community Engagement and DNA Analysis,” which was a project in collaboration between The Gullah Society and Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Invited artists for this year’s exhibition include: Leslie Alexander, Elaine Berlin, Pascale Bilgis, Chris Bilton, Joanna Biondolillo, Mikki Blackman, Kelvin Blufton, Vernon Bowen, Sandra Brett, Pamela Brooks, Laura Burcin, Christine Bush Roman, Karole Turner Campbell, Bradley Carroll, Alfred Casciato, Alfred Champy, Robin Childers, MC Churchill-Nash, JD Clark, Shelby Corso, Townsend Davidson, Sonny Dugal, Lynn Dugan, Morgan East, Pamela Eccles, Wilanda Ellis, Prentiss Findlay, John Foehl, Andrew Frye, Lee Garrard, LySandra Gathers, Rosemary Giusti Dillon, Sheila Grabarsky, Bob Graham, Gena Grant, Susan C. Gregory, Lyssa Harvey, Steven Hazard, Katie Heatley, Ted Henderer, Joanna Henry, Kirsten Hoving, Peggy Howe, Becky Hurwitz, Susan Irish, Anne M. Jennings, Carla Johannesmeyer, James Johnson, Celeste Joye, Jan Kelley, John Kenney, Alana Knuff, Christopher Lane, Louanne LaRoche, Annie Rhodes Lee, Melanee Lenora, Suzanne Leonard, Ann Ludlow, Jim Macko, Kate Martinez, Jeanne Mays, Doug McAbee, Judy McSween, Kevin Morrissey, CC Newkirk, Brenda Orcutt, Nancy Perry, Jacob Podber, Kathleen Pompe, Greg Rawls, Lynn Riding, Kate Ritchie, Francis Sills, Marian Smith, Laura Liberatore Szweda, Stuart Tessler, Diana Vincent, Simone Voelker, Nancy Warren, Elizabeth Northcut Williams, and Gia Rose Winchester.
Best in Show
James Johnson – Deject
Best Screen Print
Robin Childers – Dixter Lawn
Elizabeth Northcutt Williams – Can You Hear Me?
Annie Rhodes Lee – History is Now And Us
Kathleen Pompe – Pandemic Sunrise