Society of Bluffton Artists’ 25th Annual Judged Show


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Entry Deadline: March 4, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
Deliver Art  to SoBA Center for Creative Arts
8 Church Street, Bluffton SC 29910

Label Information for the artwork will be emailed after registration & fees are received.
Complete two copies of the form deliver one to the check-in desk and attach the second art label to the back of the artwork before delivery. Click Here for Registration Form
No entries accepted after 11 am.

Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) 25th Annual Judged Show.

A minimum of seven pieces must be displayed in any one of the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3D. Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards.

Rules of Entry:

  1. The show is open to all artists 18 and older.
  2. Each artist may only enter one (1) piece of art.
  3. The work must have been completed in the past year and not exhibited in the past twelve (12) months.
  4. Art must be original.
  5. Minimum size 12×12”.
  6. Maximum size 36 x 40”.
  7. Maximum weight 10 lbs.
  8. 2D art must be wired (no saw tooth hangers).
  9. Mats white or black, under mats are acceptable.
  10. All work must be for sale and priced to sell.
  11. SoBA will retain a 35% commission.
  12. SoBA reserves the right to reject work that does not comply with these rules or that is deemed unsuitable for public display.
  13. Participants are limited to the first 100 applicants.
  14. No advanced drop off of art is allowed.
  15. All unsold work must be retrieved at the
    SoBA CCA. Monday, April 1, 2019 9-11 am.

The Judged Show exhibit will display from March 5-31 at the SoBA gallery with an awards ceremony from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

25th Annual Judged Show Judge
Judi Betts, nws, aws
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Judi Betts Judge for Art Show in BlufftonJUDI BETTS nws, aws has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, and DVDs and in over 35 books. Judi’s paintings were selected to be exhibited in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Invitational Exhibitions of Contemporary International Water-Media Masters, sponsored by the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in Nanjing, China. Her work is included in the E Gene Crain Collection (Newport Beach, CA). Two of her paintings were selected for viewing when portions of the collection were displayed at the Oceanside (CA) Museum of Art. Judi’s painting FRESH START was selected to be exhibited in the 2009-2010 Exchange Exhibition between the Japan Watercolor Federation and Watercolor USA Honor Society. The exhibit was displayed in Tokyo in the Japanese National Art Center in April 2010. Senator and Mrs. Long commissioned Judi to paint the RUSSELL B LONG Federal Building and Court House for their private collection. Her painting of the Louisiana Old State Capital hung in the Rotunda of the Governor’s Mansion during the Foster Administration. Judi’s paintings are also in the Permanent Collections of the States of Arkansas and Louisiana, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Springfield (MO) Art Museum.

She judged the Experimental Art Category. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, and Canada. Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City and is listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections.