The National Juried Exhibit debuts at Art League Gallery in May

‘Shell Series #12’ by Mary Carol Kenney

Representing artists from across the country, including South Carolina, the 2023 Biennale promises to be a showcase of exemplary artwork. The national call for entries attracted 639 artworks from 35 states. Top pieces were selected based on the originality of concept, composition, and execution. The exhibition, which is the longest-running national juried art exhibition in the area, will feature multiple media types including Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watermedia, Photography, Mixed Media, and Three-Dimensional.

Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding works, selected by

‘How I See Myself’ by Mickey Boisvert

this year’s Biennale Judge, Aline Ordman. Ordman is known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. She recently won the top prize in the Pastel Journal 100 competition. She is an award-winning Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of both the American Impressionistic Society and the Oil Painters of America, and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Ordman will be on hand to present the awards at a reception Friday evening, May 19, which is open to the public.

Ordman will also lead a discussion on her selection process during the Critic’s Coffee event on Saturday morning, May 20. The entry fee is $10 for the Critic’s Coffee and attendees can RSVP to

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‘The Explorers’ by Linda Armstrong


Art League of Hilton Head presents the 2023 Biennale, 28th National Juried Exhibition


Exhibit: May 16–June 17, 2023, Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm, Sunday from 12-4pm and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.

Awards Reception: Friday, May 19 from 5-7pm, free & open to the public.

Critic’s Coffee: Saturday, May 20 from 10am-12pm, $10 entry fee. RSVP to


Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-5060,