Event Calendar

23rd Annual Judged Show

Date: 3 April 2017 00:00 AM to 30 April 2017 23:59 PM
Details: he Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA)’ 23rd Annual Judged Show will feature a number of firsts this year.  For starters, this year’s show, from April 4-30th, is open to all artists. Artists don’t have to be a SoBA member to participate.  Also, this is the first year the show will have a theme, “On the Street Where You Live.” Artists are encouraged — but not required —to submit work that reflects this theme, a meaningful location in their artistic world.  “The show’s theme provides a metaphor for all of the months activities,” said Nancy Vineburgh, a SoBA board member and an event organizer.   Drop off and registration is scheduled from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, April 3 at the SoBA’s Creative Center for Arts, 8 Church Street. The show is limited to the first 100 entries.  Judging will take place later in the afternoon on April 3. Plein air painter, Peggy Root of Tennessee will judge the artwork. Root is a nationally renowned landscape painter whose work was featured in the January 2016 issue of “Artists Magazine.” All awards are confidential until the awards ceremony held at the opening reception from from 5-7 p.m.Friday, April 7. The cost is $25 for a SoBA member, $40 for a non-SoBA member and $45 for new SoBA membership fee, which includes free entry. For more information on the rules and regulations of SoBA’s 23rd Annual Judged Show and to register, visit or drop by SoBA’s gallery in Old Town Bluffton, 6 Church Street, off Calhoun. Three cash awards across all mediums will be given out: $250 for Best In Show; $150 for 2nd Place; $100 for 3rd Place; and SoBA’s “Award of Excellence” will be given in each artistic category: oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed medium, drawing pencil, pastels and 3D. SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.