Application Due: MAY 24, 2019
Event Dates: June 14 & 15, 2019
Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP) is a 24-hour artmaking juried event that selects eight winning artists to have their work professionally recreated on the front and back of the eight sponsored recycling bins in downtown Greenville for the following calendar year. In addition to being included in this outdoor gallery, the selected artists will also receive cash prize amounts up to $1000, including a week-long trip to Italy for two to stay in the beautiful Villa Sant’ Andrea for the first place recipient.
Michelle Jardines, 2018 FOUP 1st place winner
Interested artists who live in Greenville County or within a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville must complete and submit the accompanying application to MAC by Friday, May 24, 2019. New artists’ portfolios will be juried (see Portfolio Requirements, next page). Accepted artists will participate in the event from the morning of Friday, June 14, to the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019. The submitted work will be juried Saturday afternoon and the winners announced at an awards reception held that evening. Selected artists will work with MAC to determine works to be reproduced on the recycling bin. (It does not have to be the work produced during the 24-hour event.)

On Friday, June 14, 2019, from 9:00–11:00 AM, accepted artists will check in at the Metropolitan Arts Council to register their unmarked surface(s). Artists may register up to 5 surface(s) but only one work per artist may be submitted for jurying. The work must measure no more than 30 x 30 inches, including the frame. (If you are working at maximum size, 30x30 inches, please do not include a frame) Volunteers will be present to stamp the back of the blank surface verifying that no prior marks have been made on the surface. Artists will have 24 hours to create art on their registered 2D surfaces. The next morning, Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 10:00 – 11:00am, event officials will be at MAC to accept the completed works. That afternoon, a professional juror will jury the work, and the winners will be announced that night at the reception.

The reception for the artists and sponsors will take place Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at MAC. Award winning works will be announced during the reception. All submitted work will be on exhibit in the MAC Gallery until July 19, 2019. All artists are encouraged to be present at the reception and awards presentation. Due to the nature of the competition, some paintings may still be wet and should be monitored closely so that the public does not touch the artwork. MAC will not be held responsible for damages.

The Flat out Under Pressure Exhibit, featuring all the participating artists, will be on display at Metropolitan Arts Council through July 19, 2019.

Jane Allen Nodine is University Gallery Director and Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina Upstate where she served as head of the art program for over twenty years. Prior to joining the University she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company. Jane has worked in a variety of media throughout her career and she exhibits widely in the US and Europe. Recognized with numerous awards, Jane received an NEA/SECCA Southeastern Seven IV Fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and two South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowships. In 2012 she received the Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement by the Southeastern College Art Conference and in 2002 she was awarded a Belle W. Baruch Visiting Scholar Fellowship to Hobcaw Barony Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Jane’s work is included in numerous collections including the Medical University of South Carolina, Equitable Life Assurance Society – NYC, Stadtsparkasse Bank – Germany, and multiple works in the South Carolina State Art Collection. Jane's career spans several decades and in 1999 she was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the One Hundred Most Significant Artists in South Carolina During the 20th Century.

Jane is well known for her contributions to teaching and in 2016 she received the Distinguished Art Advocate Award, Sponsored by the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA). In 2011 Jane was awarded the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials for Andy Warhol; The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project. In 2008 Jane was recognized by the University of South Carolina Upstate with the Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Pursuits, and in 2004 the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). In 1998 Jane created the USC Upstate Study Abroad program to Italy and led five trips and served as director through 2011.


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