Open for Entries January 1, 2018

Requirements

Artists must submit:

  • Completed registration form
  • Brief artist statement (150 words or less)
  • Resume or CV
  • Portfolio of work (up to 10 images) including title, date, medium, and dimensions for each work
  • $25 non-refundable entry fee
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Contact Information

For general questions about the 1858 Prize, please contact the Gibbes Museum of Art at 1858prize@gibbesmuseum.org

For technical support while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com.

To learn more about Society 1858, please visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/become-a-member/#society-1858.

To learn more about the Gibbes Museum of Art, please visit gibbesmuseum.org.

Rules and Eligibility

Artists must reside, work in, or be from one of the following southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia.

Entries are accepted exclusively through the website 1858prize.org using the SlideRoom submission management program. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to ten digital images or video of original artwork. Images must be high resolution (at least 300dpi/1MB).

All artwork must be original to the artist in concept, design, and execution.

Artists agree to grant the Gibbes Museum of Art permission to reproduce their artwork in print or electronic media for the purpose of promoting the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.

Artists agree to grant the Gibbes Museum of Art permission to list their name and information in an online archive of submissions to the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Archive information may include artist name, state, media category, subject/style category, website URL, images of artwork, and title, date, medium, and dimensions for artwork.

Artists must pay a non-refundable $25 entry fee.

No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the prize open for submissions?
A. January 1, 2018 at 9:00am EST
Q. When is the deadline to submit?
A. May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Q. Who is eligible to apply to the 1858 Prize?
A. Artists who were raised in, work in, or currently reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia are eligible to apply.
Q. What type of media can I submit?
A. SlideRoom can accept the following file formats:
Images: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga
Videos: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
Q. Who do I contact for technical support?
A. For technical support while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com.
Q. Who do I contact with general questions about the 1858 Prize?
A. For general questions, please contact the Gibbes Museum of Art at 1858prize@gibbesmuseum.org. For technical help while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com.
Q. Who reviews the submissions?
A. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of visual arts professionals, Society 1858 representatives, and Gibbes Museum of Art staff members. View a list of past panelists.
Q. When is the winner announced?
A. The finalists will be announced in June and the winner will be announced later in the summer on the Prize website and via press release.
Q. Why is it called the 1858 Prize?
A. The prize is presented by Society 1858, a group of dynamic young professionals who support the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons.

Image credits: Ain't Misbehavin', 2010; by Patrick Dougherty; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC; courtesy of the artist, photo credit: Zan Maddox.