MOJA 2017 Juried Art Exhibition

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2017 MOJA Arts Festival’s Juried Art Exhibition. The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and more.

This year’s festival is September 28 – October 8, 2017. The 2017 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition will be held at the City Gallery, juried by Orisanmi Kehinde Odesanya, whose work has been exhibited at the City Gallery as part of the 2016 exhibition Sixteen Crowns: Manifestations of Ase. Estimated art delivery date is Sept. 18. All artists living in the state of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia are invited to submit.

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Submissions are due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 25, 2017

Entry Specifications/ Eligible Works: Proposed artwork must have been completed within the last two years and may not have been previously exhibited in the Charleston region. Artwork in the following categories may be submitted: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, and graphics. Additional work in fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media will also be juried, however, space constraints will inform our ability to exhibit. Please include the artwork title, medium, and size in the description of each piece. Wall pieces must be framed and ready for hanging. Freestanding pieces must be fully assembled and ready for installation. Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from future participation. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.
Please be aware that the gallery is unable to store any packing materials or crates at delivery from local artists. Out-of-state artists are responsible for packing, insuring, and shipping (to and from the gallery) their works if they are chosen.