The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the 10th Annual Juried Exhibition that will be on display from July 26 – September 26, 2023. This competition is open to artists age 18 and older, professional or amateur, who reside in North Carolina or South Carolina. All work must be original and created within the past 5 years and not previously shown at the library (see the prospectus below for eligibility and requirements). Entries may be submitted through our online entry form below that will open June 1st and continue through June 30th.
Doug McAbee learned to weld at age 7. While his imagination was running wild, his father began teaching him practical construction methods with steel. The sense of play and exploration he valued then is still with him as he creates whimsical and organic drawings and sculptures.
Doug was born in Spartanburg, SC on January 4, 1972 and he grew up there as well. He earned his MFA at Winthrop University and works as Professor of Art at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He lives out in the middle of nowhere with his family and their dogs and he creates drawings and sculptures when he’s not teaching.
Doug is interested in using humor, color, and narrative in his artwork. His father was a great storyteller and Doug is interested in the power of imagery and story in his visual communication with viewers. Doug creates indoor and outdoor murals, as well as indoor and outdoor sculptures and sometimes exhibits them together in immersive visual experiences in galleries.
He was also raised by wolves.
This fee covers 1 or 2 entries.
Payment is required at time of submission (PayPal) or within (2) days of submission (In Person). In person payment can be made via check, money order or credit card by visiting the Marketing Office (Monday - Thursday; 10:00am - 5:00pm) at the Headquarters Library. For online payments, the PayPal prompt screen will appear once all form information is submitted through the online entry form below.
For more information contact Miranda Mims Sawyer at 864.285.9091.
1st Place, 9th Annual Juried Exhibition
Janet Orselli, Sunday Driver, Sculpture