South Arts 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellows

August 20th – December 20th

The Bo Bartlett Center will once again host the annual South Arts exhibition in 2021 to include nine artists residing in nine southern states. These artists are selected from a pool of more than 800 applicants by a panel of jurors to receive their respective state fellowships. The artistry on display is a testament to the strength of art in the south, presenting diverse themes, visions, and styles. South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture.

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the State Arts Agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee — with additional funding from other public and private donors such as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — South Arts supports artists and organizations through a rich and responsive portfolio of grants, fellowships, and programs.


Sponsors of South Arts 2021:

Exhibition Sponsors: Helen and Comer Hobbs / Donna and Kerry Hand

Catalog Sponsors: Becky and Asa Swift

 Reception Sponsors: Bettye and Cecil Cheves