The Ride by Allen Coles, Honorable Mention, Biennale 2019

Art League of Hilton Head invites artists to enter the 2021 Biennale, its 27th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types including; Oil or Acrylic, Pastel, Watermedia, Photography, Mixed Media, Three-Dimensional, or All Other. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery. This gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility. The deadline for applications is March 19, 2021. For more information and to enter, go to

The 27th Biennale judge is Marc Hanson, a nationally known, award-winning landscape artist currently based on Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia. He is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.M.) having won awards of excellence over numerous years at the OPA National Exhibit, including a Bronze Medal for Painting Excellence in 2011. He has also placed four times in The Pastel Journal’s ‘Pastel 100’ competition, among many other prestigious awards throughout his career. Hanson has been published in national art publications, including being featured on the covers of Plein Air and Southwest Art Magazine, and in the book “Oil Painting Secrets With The Masters,” by Cindy Salaski. His work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad and can be found in both private and public collections. In addition to painting, Hanson teaches landscape workshops both in-studio and en Plein air, locally and around the country.

The 2021 Biennale exhibition will be free and open to the public from May 2 – 26, 2021 at Art League Gallery, located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 7, from 5-7pm.