‘Abandoned’ by Murray Sease

Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SOBA) 30th Annual Judged Show.

Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories: oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography,drawing (includes pastel, pencil, ink), collage and 3-D (includes pottery, wood, stained glass, sculpture).

Murray Sease, who won “Best of Show” for her oil painting “Abandoned,” said the annual Judged Show attracts the best from local artists, making the competition fierce.

“Events like the Judged Show encourage artists to do our best, always learning and hopefully getting more proficient,” Sease said. “It brings new eyes to the gallery and attention to the growing arts community in the area. And, of course, it helps the winners gain new followers and customers!”

Registration is required by completing a registration form available at the gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton or by registering online at https://sobagallery.com/product/register-for-judged-show/.

The cost to register is $25 for SOBA members and $75 for non SOBA members. The registration deadline is February 23.  The deadline for dropping off your art is from 9-11 a.m. March 4th at The SOBA Art School, 8 Church St., Bluffton, SC. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m.

Registration and a full list of rules are available online at https://sobagallery.com/2024-judged-show/.

The Judged Show exhibit will be on display from March 4-31 at the SOBA gallery. An awards ceremony will take place from 4-6 p.m. March 6. These events are free to attend and open to the public.  Artists can pick up unsold artwork at the end of the show from 9-11 a.m. April 1 at The SOBA Art School.

About The Society of Bluffton Artists:

SOBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is located at 6 Church Street and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.