Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Carolinas III

Library & Arts Center to Host Community Photography Exhibit

The Carolinas II Best of Show: Ruth's by Randy Drevland

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting their third annual community photography contest and exhibit in July. The Carolinas III will debut at the Hartsville Library and the Black Creek Arts Center with an opening reception and gallery crawl on July 8th from 5-7pm.

To enter the contest, simply bring your photo(s) to the Arts Center between June 22nd and July 2nd. Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are: $15 for the first entry, $25 for two, and $30 for 3. A discount of $5 will be given to Friends of the Hartsville Memorial Library and donors to Black Creek Arts Council.

All photographs will be considered in the Best of Show Category and will be entered in one of the following categories: Photographers 18 & Under, Small Photos (dimensions smaller than 11x14), Large Photos (dimensions 11 x 14 and larger), The Carolinas, and Darlington County Travelers. One winner and two honorable mentions will be given per category. One People's Choice Award will be voted on by visitors at each display location.

The Darlington County Travelers category is new for 2010 Contest. "We've broadened the scope for the entries based on feedback from the people who entered last year," said Bruce Douglas, Executive Director of BCAC. "There are so many people that want to share the images from their travels. Black Creek and the Library are going to give them that opportunity."

The contest is open to anyone who lives, works, or creates in Darlington County.

For more information, call Bruce Douglas at the Black Creek Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.


  1. Do the photos need to be matted or are they all done the same for continuity?

  2. Photos need to be framed. We have no requirements on what types of frames; we just need to be able to hang them.