Call for Submissions: Young Contemporaries 2012

1 Mar

Image courtesy of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Every year, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art holds a juried exhibition of College of Charleston student work in collaboration with the Visual Arts Club (us!) and the School of the Arts to create a major campus-wide event that is viewed by thousands. Cash prizes are awarded to the winning piece from each category, and each artist is able to submit 3 pieces per medium- so there’s a good chance you’ll win! Young Contemporaries is by far the best opportunity in the arts the College of Charleston has to offer its students!

This year’s juror (selected by the Visual Arts Club) is the amazingly talented Julie Heffernan, who will also be giving a lecture about her work on Saturday, March 17th at 3pm.

Even if you don’t make it into the Young Contemporaries exhibition, there’s a good chance your work will be accepted into the faculty-selected Salon des Refusés, which will be displayed in the Hill Gallery outside the Halsey at the same time. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your work appreciated by the entire College of Charleston campus, not to mention the Charleston art community!

All CofC Fall 2011/Spring 2012 students (including recent Dec. graduates) are eligible to submit their work. Only original visual artworks completed after Jan. 2011 will be accepted. Students may submit up to 3 works per artist, per medium (including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing and sculpture). There are no limitations on media or size. Download entry forms here.

For more info, contact Karen Ann Myers at 843.953.4422 or

Important Dates and Deadlines:

(Information courtesy of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art)

Thursday March 15
9am – 7pm: Register submissions at the Halsey Institute, Cato Center, 1st floor (Up to three works per artist, per medium). Download entry forms here.

Saturday March 17
3pm: Lecture by guest juror and visiting artist, Julie Heffernan (Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts). Learn more »

Monday March 19
Studio Art faculty select works for the Salon des Refusés

Tuesday March 20
9am: List of accepted works will be posted outside the Halsey Institute
9am – 5pm: Students pick up released work. Large accepted works must be delivered by 5pm
The Halsey Institute is NOT responsible for works not retrieved

Thursday March 29
5pm – 7pm: Opening reception & awards ceremony for Young Contemporaries 2012 & the Salon des Refusés at the Halsey Institute

Friday March 30 – Saturday April 28
Exhibition dates for the 2012 Young Contemporaries & Salon des Refusés

Monday April 30
12pm – 4pm: Students pick up their work
The Halsey Institute is NOT responsible for works not retrieved

Young Contemporaries 2012 is co-produced by the Visual Arts Club, Department of Studio Art and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Lee and Ann Higdon.

Students must meet eligibility requirements and obtain yellow labels from the Studio Art Office (Simons Center, 4th floor), the Halsey Institute (Cato Center, 1st floor) 9am – 5pm, Mon. – Fri., or by clicking here. Fill out labels legibly and attach to the back of all submitted works. Indicate on label if there are any special installation instructions. Bring eligible work to the Halsey Institute on Thurs., March 15, 9am – 7pm. Even oversized works must be registered at this time, while the piece may be left elsewhere. Indicate on the registration form if you have oversized works & where they are located. Large, accepted works that are not already in the Halsey Institute on March 20 should be delivered by 5pm.  ALL WORKS MUST BE DRY!


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