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23rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition


The 2018 prospectus & entry form (2018 Entry is now Closed)



Best in Show - $1000 and the opportunity for a solo exhibit

First Merit 2-D - $500

First Merit 3-D - $500

Three Merit Awards -$200 each

People’s Choice Award- As voted by the visitors to the exhibition - $100


Open to all United States residents/artists 18 years or older.


February 24: Deadline for receipt of application - submit 2018 ENTRY FORM online Here ---> submit-button-th-sm

March 3: Notifications e-mailed to artists

March 24 by 4:00 p.m: Deadline for receipt of accepted work

April 6: Opening Gala and Awards Reception 6:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.

April 6 – May 4: Exhibition dates

May 12, 10am - 4:00 p.m: Pickup of work

May 9 – 12: Return of shipped work

JUROR: Faythe Levine will be the juror for this year's Southworks Exhibition. Ms. Levine is an assistant curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. A documentary filmmaker, published author, owner and curator of three independent galleries, and founder/director of the Milwaukee-based Art vs. Craft maker's fair, Levine brings a depth of experience to her curatorial work. Levine is perhaps best known for identifying a new trend-the rise of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement, as exemplified in her film Handmade Nation. A companion book with the same name was released by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2008. The New York Times dubbed Levine "The Ambassador of Handmade" in a 2008 article about her work. In 2013, Levine and her co-director/author Sam Macon released a second documentary Sign Painters about the trade and tradition of hand painted lettering in America. A book under the same title was released in October 2012, published by Princeton Architectural Press.



ORIGINALITY: Work must be original and completed within the past three years. No substitutes of accepted works will be permitted unless previous arrangements have been made with the SOUTHWORKS 2017 committee. Work previously exhibited at SOUTHWORKS or any OCAF exhibit within the last three years is not eligible.

JURIED IMAGES: All entries to the exhibit will be juried from computer images. If selected and upon receipt of work, the work is not of the quality reflected in the image, the juror reserves the right to exclude the work from the exhibit.

AWARDS: Best in Show, First Merit 2-D & 3-D  and an additional three Merit Awards to be selected by juror.

SIZE & WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS: 2-Dimensional works, excluding mat & frame, should not exceed 96” in any direction. Sculpture may have one side exceeding 96” inches in length, but weight should not exceed 150 lbs. The SOUTHWORKS 2018 committee reserves the right to reject any artwork due to size and weight limitations.

DISPLAY: Hanging work must be properly framed and ready for hanging with wire in place. No saw-tooth hangers. Artwork requiring assembly must be delivered and assembled by the artist. At the end of the exhibition, such artwork must be disassembled and picked up by the artist.

STORAGE FEES: A $10.00/day storage fee will be charged for each work remaining after May13, 2018.

SECURITY: Reasonable security and insurance is provided for the duration of the exhibition. Care will be taken in the handling, hanging and displaying of the work. OCAF and the SOUTHWORKS 2017 committee will not be responsible or liable for the loss or damage of any artwork.

SHIPPING: All shipping and shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Each mailed work of art must be accompanied by a valid return “shipping label”.

ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE: The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will deduct 35% commission on sales of artwork sold during the exhibition. No price changes from application permitted. For artists wishing to support OCAF with membership, see our Membership application online at



OCAF members: non-refundable jury fee - $25 for up to three entries.

Non-members: non-refundable jury fee - $35 for up to three entries.

A limited number of entry fees will be waived for those demonstrating financial need. For more information contact Tommy Deadwyler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a member before you apply to Southworks, click here to find out more about the benefits of being an OCAF Member or use the link below to go directly to our online Memberhip registration form. Please give us a few days to process the memebership before applying to the exhibtion. You are welcome to call to enquire as the the status of your membership at 706-769-4565. register


Register for OCAF Membership here





Please submit 1 image per 2D work, and up to 3 images (front, back & side) for each 3D work in tiff, jpg. or gif. format. Submitted images must be at 300 dpi. No larger than 1.5 MB. Images should be submitted with the online application or on a CD if submitting by mail or in person.

Each image should be labeled (named) with title, size, medium and price in the file name (see example below).


To re-name an image prior to uploading onto application:

1) Click on the file or folder to select it.

2) Click the item's text box to select it, then type in the new name.

3) Press Enter (if using Windows) or Return (on a Mac) to save the new name.

To re-name an image after uploading onto application:

1) Rename the image on your computer (see above)

2) Re-upload the image with the corrected name by re-clicking the "upload" button and re-completing the upload process. The application will show both the original & the new name. Only the new name will appear on your completed / sent application.

Note: Image files improperly named will not be accepted.

For those of you who would rather mail your submission on a CD, a downloadable / print version  is available online (click here) or from our offfice by emaiing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling (706) 769-4565