2015 Theme Announced

Members’ Juried Contest

Win a FREE 2015 Open Studio Tour Registration!

Be Featured in our Summer-Long Press Campaigns. Get Prominently Published in Open Studio Tour Media!

Celebrate the 12th year of the SCA Tour by creating a special work of art that focuses on this year’s theme – Studio Surf.

This creative challenge can be interpreted in any 2D or 3D medium. All works must be original and there are no restrictions to size. No giclees, commercial lithographs or reproductions will be accepted. Keep in mind that your entry is central to the marketing of the summer tours.

SCA 2015 Studio Surf


The contest will be juried this year by independent judge Kathleen Hancock, director, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA.


There will be three prizes awarded this year – Best in Show, Second Place and Honorable Mention. The top prize is a free Open Studio Tour registration, valued at $275. Special gifts will be awarded to artists in second place and honorable mention. Awards are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash value. Winning artworks will also be featured prominently in the 2015 Open Studio Tour Brochure and other marketing materials.


All entrants must be current members of the South Coast Artists. All SCA Members may participate. Each Member may submit one entry. Membership dues and tour registration will be accepted when work is submitted. All Artist Entrants must have a studio or access to a studio within the South Coast Artist, Inc. region to participate on the Summer 2015 tours.




Submission Date Deadline: Tuesday, March 31. Email (1) Digital Image of your Original “Studio Surf” Artwork. Please send a minimum 4″ x 6″ 300ppi resolution jpeg. All submissions must be emailed by March 31. Each Digital Submission must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title, medium, and dimensions. Additional words about the inspiration for the “Studio Surf” piece are a welcome addition for PR, but are not required. Email Submissions to Heather Frymark at frymarkdesign@cox.net.


Winning artists will be announced on Thursday, May 21st at the SCA Board and Membership Meeting. Winning artists will be listed on www.southcoastartists.org. For those without internet access results will also be provided by calling 401.480.3536, Friday, May 22nd.


By participating in this contest you are granting SCA to rights use your image for any SCA promotional purposes. The image may be modified for publication, marketing, and press relations use.

Click here for a pdf of the prospectus.