10th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition. March 16 - May 4. AT&T Exhibition Lobby. Headquarters Library.

March 16 - May 4, 2022at&t Exhibition Lobby

Virtual Awards Presentation: Friday, April 22 · 6:00pm · youtube.com/spartanburglibraries

The Juror

For many years now, Ryan Roth’s artwork has primarily focused on the ethical and psychological challenges of the idea of the “corporate man” and his relentless pursuit of business success - or lack thereof. Typically, Roth explores the concept that while working within the environment of corporate America, people can sometimes blur the lines between what is ethical and what is not. Roth’s work typically focuses on the human figure, specifically the male figure, and the social anxieties and expectations that men place on themselves and others. By creating and exhibiting these works, Roth challenges these social norms and practices by bringing them to the forefront of our attention.

Currently, Ryan Roth is teaching at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Before joining the faculty of the Fine Arts Center in 2012, Ryan Roth taught at The Ohio State University, Denison University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and The University of Georgia. He also was living in New York City working as an artist and for the top antique framer in the nation, Eli Wilner & Company. The company’s clients included, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the White House, Yale University, the New-York Historical Society, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, as well as many top collectors. Roth managed the graphic design of the company creating digital mock-ups as well as installing, fitting, and framing some of the world’s most famous paintings.

Roth earned his BFA from Valdosta State University and his MFA in Drawing and Painting at The University of Georgia. Roth has participated in various exhibitions across the United States. He has also participated in international exhibits in Europe and China.

Ryan Roth. Juror 10th Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition.

The Schools

The Department of Art + Design at Anderson University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree with concentrations in art education, ceramics, and painting and drawing, along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. In all our concentrations you'll learn to become a creative problem solver—a crucial skill for visual artists, but also a highly valued and transferable skill in other fields, including business, administration, and leadership.

Accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, our program offers you a rigorous art education without making you move to a big city for college. You'll also benefit from the attentiveness and support of your professors who want to see you excel in both art and life and have a decades-long track record of doing just that.

The quality of our art ed grads inspires school principals to pursue them for job openings. Upon graduating from the Department of Art + Design, you're prepared to compete for graphic design positions at firms and agencies, entry into Master of Fine Arts programs and openings in art education. Our grads have forged careers working as studio artists, designers, art educators, with careers as diverse as art therapy and arts management.

Anderson University - The South Carolina School of the Arts

Winter Oasis by Leah Davis. Digital Chromagenic Print.
Winter Oasis by Leah Davis
Digital Chromagenic Print
Untitled by Corey Mansfield. Acrylic on Canvas.
Untitled by Corey Mansfield
Acrylic on Canvas

The Department of Art at Clemson University comprises around 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in the visual arts program. We offer two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art with concentrations in Digital Art & Design Media, Studio Art, and Art History. At the graduate level we offer the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Uniquely, our size allows us to frequently conduct team faculty critiques, to maximize the exchange of ideas and methods that arise within the individual studio programs of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and photography, as well as animation, graphic design, new media and art history. Our students work and learn in well-equipped studio facilities outfitted with the latest technologies, and we have an ideal average student-to-teacher ratio of 1-to-12 or better. Collaborative projects between faculty and students take place regularly, and we offer unique experiential learning opportunities through creative inquiry projects, on and off-campus internships, and study abroad. In addition to our studios, Art majors have educational access to a spacious art gallery, art and architecture library, computer labs and a materials lab.

Clemson University - Art

Indoor Picnic by Mary Hope
Indoor Picnic by Mary Hope
Postponed by Jennifer Ramirez
Postponed by Jennifer Ramirez

From its humble but traditional beginnings as a certificate program in Art and Art History in the early 1900’s, the Department of Art and Design at Converse College is today a robust campus unit with eight undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs. Undergraduate BA degrees include Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, and Studio Art with BFA degrees in Interior Design and Studio Art. Graduate degrees include MAT in Art Education and the advanced MEd in Art Education. All programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In addition, our Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Converse College - Art & Design

Silk Scarf by Mary Owens Davidson. Oil on canvas.
Silk Scarf by Mary Owens Davidson
Oil on Canvas
Planted on the Moon by Laney Milham. Monotype on Rives BFK
Planted on the Moon by Laney Milham
Monotype on Rives BFK

Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual Arts (DVA) is well respected in the arts community for education that allows graduates to go directly to work in areas such as advertising, web design, and professional photography or to move on to a four-year college with a strong fine art portfolio and the skills to succeed.

Greenville Technical College - Visual Arts

Self-Portrait by Autumn Bowden. Oil on Canvas.
Self-Portrait by Autumn Bowden
Oil on Canvas
Lemon Drop by Tanya Johnson. Pigment Print.
Lemon Drop by Tanya Johnson
Pigment Print

The Lander Art Department is an inviting and friendly environment where students thrive in both undergraduate and graduate programs. They work closely with professors in art and design studio classes that are dynamic. The supportive nature of the art faculty and the camaraderie both in the classroom and out, assures that students grow as artists and designers. After a rigorous foundation and core, students specialize in either a studio or design direction, both of which are focused on providing them with professional skills to prepare them to launch a creative career or attend graduate school.

Lander University - Art + Design

Overseer by Ashley Daniela Garcia. Mixed Media.
Overseer by Ashley Daniela Garcia
Mixed Media
Inward by Amber Reese. Oil on Canvas.
Inward by Amber Reese
Oil on Canvas

The Art Department at North Greenville University seeks to build up the artists that enroll in our program. The areas of emphasis offered within the NGU Art Department are Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Graphic Design. Our curriculum is designed to first provide students with foundational skills in design, and then secondly, help them explore the many technical skills. Thirdly, with a thorough knowledge of artistic design and practiced technical skills in place, students will then tackle the conceptual, which will how they will learn to proficiently speak through their artwork.

North Greenville University - Art

Fruit Bowl by Leah Buffalino. Oil Paint.
Fruit Bowl by Leah Buffalino
Oil Paint
Focus by Renee Drake. Colored Pencil.
Focus by Renee Drake
Colored Pencil

Accredited by NASAD, the major national accreditation organization for design and education, USC Upstate offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art Education and Art Studio with an emphasis in Graphic Design.

Art Education programs is designed to provide graduates experiences in studio art, art history, educational theories and dispositions that will prepare them to teach effectively which leads to initial certification to teach art in K-12 schools.

Graphic Design students will explore a broad range of content areas—including design theory, history, production, criticism, and aesthetics—resulting in a comprehensive and deep perspective. Courses are designed to discover how graphic design shapes print and web, electronic design, and illustration. The program provides students opportunities to grow skills in creativity, critical thinking, and problem analysis; it also empowers students with insights on the impact of design on global environments. Enable students to respond to global shifts in visual codes proactively and equip them with an ethical mindset that employers value how design can affect the broader society.

USC Upstate - Visual Arts Program

Untitled by Elby Bruce. Graphite Drawing.
Untitled by Elby Bruce
Graphite Drawing
Lullaby by Tiffany Roberts. Oil/Acrylic Painting.
Lullaby by Tiffany Roberts
Oil/Acrylic Painting

Students in the Wofford Studio Art program are taught, mentored, and advised by practicing artists and scholars. They develop their own creative voices through the study of a broad range of contemporary and traditional modes of artistic production and can develop skills in design, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, printmaking, and ceramics.

Wofford College - Art and Art History

Untitled by Kendall Hill. HD Video.
Untitled by Kendall Hill
HD Video
Collage Study No.4 by Carrie Metts. Acrylic on Canvas.
Collage Study No.4 by Carrie Metts
Acrylic on Canvas