The SC State Museum is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary by hosting a juried show of artwork from artists all across the state. Artists submitted about twice as many entries as the museum expected and the result is a show that highlights art of all kinds from people of all different backgrounds. From over 500 artists and 1000 works of art entered, the jurors chose just over 100 works of art to exhibit.
Among the artists selected were 2 students and 9 faculty members from Winthrop University. Winthrop professor Paul Martyka also won the award for Best in Show. Mr. Martyka taught me 2D Design and Printmaking in undergraduate school and taught me that the most effective teachers issue daunting challenges to their students and expect nothing short of perfection in return.
To be included in this show with so many talented artists is humbling. To be exhibiting with my former professors and current colleagues is a huge honor.