Entry Call

The South Carolina Artisans Center

Artist Jury Process

Twice each year (Spring and Fall) we seek to represent South Carolina artists

and showcase the outstanding talents of our state!  Join us!

Entry Call ~ Fall 2020

Entry Dates: September 1 – September 30

The South Carolina Artisans Center is the official Folk Art and Craft center for the state of South Carolina. It is one of the state’s most important cultural resources.  Located in downtown Walterboro, 3 miles from I-95, it has become a major tourist attraction. The Center provides visitors an opportunity to become familiar with, and purchase, South Carolina’s art, folk art, and crafts. Interpretative displays, demonstrations and educational programs are offered that reflect southern folk art and crafts indigenous to South Carolina.

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Our panel of out-of-state jurors consists of 3 artists or art professionals who are recognized for their talents in fine art and folk art. They use their expertise to select artists whose work is of the highest quality and possesses the potential for successful marketing.

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Applications should be submitted online through the form below if at all possible. Mail entries will also be accepted.

Art will be juried in two stages. During the first stage, digital images of submitted work will be reviewed and evaluated by the out of state jurors. For the second stage, the selected artists will submit actual work for the final evaluation. This stage will take place in Walterboro. Each artist will be required to present five pieces of work. Each item will be reviewed by the 3 SC artists or art professionals (not members of the SCAC Guild) to ensure that it accurately represents the images submitted. This group of artists has the final decision on acceptance of work into the center.

Note:  Only 1 medium of work may be entered per Entry Call.  If you are a multiple medium artist, you must enter each separately.

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• The artist must be a current resident of South Carolina and maintain an in-state residence during their tenure as a South Carolina Artisans Center (SCAC) Guild Member.

• The artist must be 18 years of age at the time of application.

• We encourage an application only from those artists who want to actively market their work and can provide adequate inventory.

• The artist must submit a completed application, the $25 application fee, and 1 digital image for each of 5 pieces of work to be considered (5 images total).

Entries must be received by the deadline listed.

• A $25 processing fee must be received by the SC Artisans Center no later than September 30, 2020

• All work must be original and completed in the last year.

• Only one media form can be submitted per entry. However, more than one entry may be submitted. The $25 processing fee applies to each entry.

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Submit 1 PDF/JPEG image for each of 5 different pieces of your work. Each image should represent your work as accurately as possible. Natural and plain backgrounds are preferred. Send through the form below if at all possible.

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Applications are to be submitted through:

1) Online form below


2) Regular mail: SC Artisans Center – Entry Call: 318 Wichman Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Download & complete the “Call for Entry” application through the link below.

Call For Entry

  • Complete all information requested on the “Call for Entry” for each piece of work submitted.  Online form can be found below, printable entry application available for download above.
  • Submit your application and PDF/JPG images no later than September 30, 2020.  Submit payment online here for $25 or call to pay by credit/debit card – to be received no later than September 30, 2020
  • ** Juried artists become members of the SC Artisans Center Guild with a required $50 annual membership fee.
  • The first fee covers the current year with the $50 Artist Fee due in January of the following years.

Email your application information and photos with title, descriptions, and item prices to: 


Quick Pay

Download and complete the Word Document linked below for email submission.  Please include 5 photos of individual pieces of works.  You may separately attach to email if you choose or are not able to insert your photos into the word document.

SC Artisans Center Call for Entries

Important Dates

Stage One

September 1-September 30, 2020

Submit application via email or through the mail.



Applicants notified of Stage One results via email

Stage Two

September 1, 2020


Applicants approved at stage one present 5 pieces of work for further evaluation.

Stage Two Results

2:00 pm

Artists are notified of the Stage Two results.

Meeting of new artists with staff of the center for orientation and inventory of new works.

Annual Evening Opening Celebration for New Artists

TBA Fall 2020