By Casey Church
Local high-school artists will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, sales and a museum showing of their work when the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum hosts its eleventh annual Horry/Georgetown High Schools Juried Fine Art Exhibition.
The exhibit opens Sunday, March 25, with a reception open to the public, from 1 – 3 p.m.; an awards ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. Selected works will be on view through April 22.
Cash prizes will be provided by Carolina Radiology Associates, which is sponsoring the event. Prizes are given for Best in Show in either 2D or 3D ($500); First ($100), Second ($75) and Third place ($50) in both 2D and 3D works; plus six Honorable Mentions ($25) in three 2D and three 3D. The top award is the $2,000 Scholarship Award, which provides tuition assistance for four years of higher education in the arts.
Schools participating are Aynor High School, Carolina Forest High School, Green Sea Floyd High School, Loris High School, Lowcountry Preparatory School, Myrtle Beach High School, Myrtle Beach Academy for the Arts, Sciences & Technology, North Myrtle Beach High School, Pathways for Scholars: a home-school program, St. James High School, Socastee High School and Vine and Branches: a home-school program.
More than 250 pieces were submitted for consideration in this year’s competition and 81 pieces were chosen to be displayed at the Museum. This year’s judge is award-winning children’s book illustrator E. B. Lewis. Lewis’s work was on display at the Art Museum in 2009 in an exhibit entitled E. B. Lewis: Story Painter. Lewis will be in Myrtle Beach teaching at the Springmaid Watermedia Workshops and was pleased to be invited to judge this important show.
“As a teacher, artist and friend of the Art Museum, it was an honor to be asked to judge an exhibit with not only an 11-year history but also one that provides high school students with the opportunity to be on exhibit in a museum,” said Lewis during a recent interview. “This promises to be an wonderful experience for them and for me.”
For more information contact the Art Museum at 843-238-2510 or visit www.Myrtle BeachArtMuseum.org.
The 11th Annual Horry/Georgetown High School Juried Art Exhibition is sponsored by Carolina Radiology Associates, LLC located in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.