South Arts Hosts 2021 Southern Prize & State Fellowships Exhibition

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The South Arts 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellows Exhibition is now open at the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. The multidisciplinary exhibition includes work from each of the nine state fellows, including Southern Prize Winner and Florida Fellow Marielle Plaisir and Southern Prize Finalist and South Carolina Fellow Fletcher Williams III.

The exhibition will be on display through December 20, 2021. Following the installation at the Bo Bartlett Center, the exhibition will tour to additional locations around the region, with dates and locations to be announced as soon as possible.

The 2021 State Fellowship recipients are:

  • Tameca Cole. Mixed Media. Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Marielle Plaisir. Mixed Media. Hollywood, Florida. Southern Prize Winner.
  • Myra Greene. Craft. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Joyce Garner. Painting. Prospect, Kentucky.
  • Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. Photography. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Ming Ying Hong. Drawing. Starkville, Mississippi.
  • Jewel Ham. Painting. Huntersville, North Carolina.
  • Fletcher Williams III. Mixed Media. Charleston, South Carolina. Southern Prize Finalist.
  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Multidisciplinary. Nashville, Tennessee.

The Southern Prize and State Fellowships are a juried competition conducted by South Arts each Fall to acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. Visual artists living in South Arts’ nine-state region and producing crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and multidisciplinary work are eligible to apply; applications for the forthcoming 2022 cycle will open later this year. A national panel of jurors review the applications through the lens of artistic excellence representing the diversity of the region. A second national panel of jurors review the State Fellows to determine the Southern Prize winner and finalist.

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