Exhibitions

Beginning in 2019, South Arts has developed and installed exhibitions across the region featuring the Southern Prize and State Fellowship recipients. Keep reading for information about upcoming events, conversations with the artists, and archival information about previous exhibitions.

2020 Southern Prize and State Fellowships Exhibition

Online Conversations with Burnaway

The 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellowships exhibition continues with a series of conversations between the nine artists and Burnaway. These lunchtime conversations—1:00 p.m. ET on February 25, 2021, March 25, 2021; and April 12, 2021—will explore each artist's work and what it means to be an artist who lives and works in the South. Each conversation will be led by Erin Jane Nelson, executive director for Burnaway, and the winning artists. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with the artists about their work. Registration is now open for each conversation, and recordings of each will be posted within the following 48 hours.

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Ashleigh Coleman, Carlton Nell, Letitia Quesenberry, and Alba Triana

The first conversation with Burnaway, featuring Ashleigh Coleman (MS Fellow), Carlton Nell (Southern Prize finalist and AL Fellow), Letitia Quesenberry (KY Fellow), and Alba Triana (FL Fellow)

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MARCH 25, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Karen Ocker, Fahamu Pecou, Kristi Ryba, and Bill Steber

The second conversation with Burnaway, featuring Karen Ocker (LA Fellow), Fahamu Pecou (GA Fellow), Kristi Ryba (SC Fellow), and Bill Steber (TN Fellow)

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APRIL 12, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Sherrill Roland

The third conversation with Burnaway, featuring Sherrill Roland (2020 Southern Prize winner and North Carolina Fellow)

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These conversations are produced in partnership between South Arts and Burnaway. Burnaway is an Atlanta-based, artist-run organization with three core programs: a magazine of contemporary art and criticism; career training for aspiring arts writers and cultural journalists; and advocacy for artists and writers working in the southern United States. Since 2008, the organization has brought vital critical dialogue to one of the most politically polarized, historically fraught, ecologically threatened, and economically disadvantaged parts of the country. From Appalachia to Miami, Nashville to New Orleans, Burnaway both documents and participates in the vibrant cultural landscape of the region and continues to wonder, What is the South?

EXHIBITION AT THE BO BARTLETT CENTER

From August 2020 through January 2021, an exhibition featuring work from the 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellows was on display at the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Although the exhibition is no longer on display, you may tour the virtual exhibition below and download the exhibition catalogue.

Download the 2020 Southern Prize and State Fellowships exhibition catalogue

2019 Southern Prize and State Fellowships Exhibition

EXHIBITION AT 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the Bo Bartlett Center

In 2019, South Arts mounted the first exhibition of Southern Prize and State Fellowship recipients. The 2019 Southern Prize and State Fellowships exhibition opened at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina and was on display from March - May 2019. The exhibition then toured to the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, where it was on display from May - September 2019. Although the exhibition is no longer on display, you may view photos of the exhibition below and download the exhibition catalogue.

Download the 2019 Southern Prize and State Fellowships exhibition catalogue