Call for Artists: Artisphere

May 11-13, 2012ArtisphereSkyView
Greenville, South Carolina

West End Historic District
120 Artists
Deadline: October 6, 2011 - paper applications
October 20, 2011 - online applications (Zapplication deadline)


Greenville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina, halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. It is one of those lucky U.S. cities impacted positively by high tech development where industries such as BMW, General Electric and Fluor are flourishing.

What to expect:

  • Since 2005 the Purchase Awards Program provided an average of an additional $17,500 in art sales
  • An extensive advertising and publicity effort that publicizes the festival throughout the state and the Southeast region in print, radio, and television. The festival will also be marketed through direct mail, social media and advertisements in tourist publications
  • $10,000 in prize money
  • a well-educated audience who have good jobs
  • great time of the year for pleasant Spring days

Now in its eighth year, the top-ranking Artisphere festival is an433.jpg?width=268 annual three-day event that gives arts patrons the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists while purchasing original works of art.  Recently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine's "200 Best Fine Art Shows" and a top-twenty event in Greg Lawler's Art Fair Sourcebook, Artisphere's mission is to showcase and promote the arts.   

Artisphere is a 501(c)(3) non- profit art organization.  Proceeds are used to produce the annual arts Festival and are also distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of Artisphere's Volunteer Arts Partnership Program.

On the fence about applying? Visit their website for a good overview: 


See artist review here:

For a prospectus and more info, contact Liz Rundorff Smith, Program Director/Artisphere, 864-271-9355, or    

Download the application:



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