The Bascom Juried Member’s Challenge 


Call for Entry: Sensory Overload

This year, Bascom Members have the opportunity to participate in the juried exhibition by submitting for consideration, one work of art (2D/3D). Due to the nature of a juried exhibition, not all entries will be accepted. 

The subject matter is to be inspired by the theme Sensory Overload. The senses are tools that we use to perceive the world around us. As individuals, we use our available senses differently to translate stimuli that we “sense” into a response. Your challenge is to create a work of art that demonstrates how your senses influence your creative endeavors? 


The annual Bascom Member's Challenge is open to all current members of the The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts. Not a current member? Click here to become a member of The Bascom and you will be eligible to participate in the upcoming Member Show. 

If your membership is current and you would like to participate in the The Bascom Juried Members’ Challenge, please review the following guidelines. 

Calendar of Events:

Entry Deadline: May 30,2018(early entries are welcome)

Notification of Acceptance: June 5

Juror: Liz Rundorff Smith 


Exhibition Dates: June 23-July 22

Exhibition Location: The Loft Gallery

Public Reception: June 23 5-6:30pm 


Submission Guidelines: Please submit the following in an email to 

In the subject line please include:  Members Show application and your name 

 •  Artist Name / email / phone number

 •  JPEG of work / Title of Work / Media / Dimensions / Price

 •  Brief description on how your work is inspired by the theme 

Restrictions on size: 2D must not exceed 24x24 framed

                                 3D must fit on a 12x 12 pedestal 

All works of art accepted must be ready for display (Works on paper must be framed.)  

Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs or delivery/pick up to the Bascom 



Unless otherwise noted, all work will be for sale through The Bascom.  Work not for sale should be marked NFS.  A 40% commission will be taken for all work sold. 


Delivery of Artwork if accepted into the exhibit:

Artwork can be delivered to The Bascom must be delivered by June 17 


About the Juror:

We are excited to announce Liz Rundorff Smith as the juror for our 2018 Member's Challenge.

Liz Rundorff Smith received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH in 2000. She studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France in 1998 and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy in 2004. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming. In December of 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Liz moved to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016.  During Liz’s tenure with Artisphere the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. Liz continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions. Currently she is the Art School Director for Greenville Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Travelers Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa.  


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