Biennale-CarolMaltby-HamburgNY-The-Balloon-Vendor-CMYKThe 25th Biennale, featuring the best work of artists from all across the country, opens May 2nd at Art League of Hilton Head Gallery. This national juried art exhibit will showcase approximately 100 artworks selected by jurors from over 500 entries, based on originality of concept, composition and execution.

The selected pieces will be on exhibit during the month of May and will all be available for purchase.

    Over $7,000 in prizes will be awarded to the most exemplary works, selected by this year’sBiennale-JonathanMurrill-Denny Biennale Judge, Susan Mayfield.  Mayfield, a Lowcountry raised, award-winning artist who splits her time between Charleston, SC and Salida, CO, will be on hand to present the awards at a reception Friday evening, May 5th, which is open to the public. Mayfield will also lead a discussion on her selection process during the Critic’s Coffee event on Saturday morning, May 6th.

    In conjunction with Biennale, Mayfield will hold a three day workshop, Painting a Dynamic Landscape, at Art League Academy, located at 106 Cordillo Parkway. For registration details contact the Academy Manager at

Biennale-Margaret-Bayalis-St.PetersburgFL-Cocktail-TimeBiennale 2017 runsMay 2 – 31, 2017 from 10am-4pm and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.Awards Reception: Friday, May 5th from 5-7pm, Free & Open to the Public.Critic’s Coffee: Saturday, May 6th from 10am-12 noon, $10 entry fee.3-Day Workshop: Painting a Dynamic Landscape with Biennale judge Susan Mayfield, May 2-4, 2017 from 10am-4pm at Art League Academy. For more info: 843.842.5738,

    Art League of Hilton Head Gallery is located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843.681.5060,

“The Balloon Vender” by Carol Maltby, Hamburg, NY
“Denny,” by Jonathan Murrill, Roanoke, VA
“Cocktail Time,” by Margaret Bayalis, St. Petersburg, FL