Join us in the UCAC 2021 Art Exhibition

Our yearly art exhibition is our most anticipated event, consisting of talented artists across South Carolina. Awards range from $100 to $750 and are awarded on the day of the reception and awards ceremony listed below. We hope you'll attend with us and see what all our local artists offer to the community.


2021 Competition Calendar


Friday, July 30:    Submit CD Entries to UCAC or online

Friday, August 27:    Artist (Receive) Notification

Tuesday, September 14:    Mailed Artwork due at UCAC

Friday, September 17:     Artwork Hand Delivered to USC-U
                         Main Building
                        401 East Main Street, Union 

                         (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)


Thursday, October 7:    Awards Ceremony: 6:00-7:30 PM                         Reception to Follow

Friday, November 8:     Artist Pick-Up Entries
                       (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)    

                         USC-U Main Building 


Saturday, October 16:   Patrick Faile Workshop
                        UCAC, 116 East Main Street


Learn more about our 2021 Juror




   Competition is open to artists 18 years of age or older.

  • Two-Dimensional original art work only.

Accepted Artwork:

  • Size limit is 48“ x 48” framed.

  • The following will not be accepted: photography, digital prints, reproductions and previously accepted exhibition artwork.

Artwork Requirements:

  • All mailed entries must include a paid return address label.

  • All entries must be framed and wired for hanging.

Sale of Artwork:

  • 30% commission will be deducted from sale price by UCAC.

  • All entries not for sale must be marked “NFS” on entry card.

CD Entry Guidelines:

  • Include 1 CD, containing 2 images, labeled with the artist’s full name.

  • Include the fully completed 2020 Registration Card and initial the liability agreement.

  • Format images vertically or horizontally without frame.

  • Cover the artist’s signature when photographing artwork.

  • Entries judged digitally as JPEG file only.

  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for acceptance notification.

CD Entry Fee:

  • Entries require $25.00 non-refundable fee with CD submission.(UCAC Members receive 20% discount)

  • Address checks to Union County Arts Council.

Online Entry Guidelines:

Fill out all forms online

Upload images

Pay entry fee

If submitted online you will receive all notifications through email.