SC: Spartanburg

WHERE: West Main Artists Co-Op.

WHEN: Through October 1, 2015. Note: The opening reception and awards ceremony will be on Friday, September 18 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

42nd Annual Juried Show

BRIEF ABOUT: Juried-in 48 North and South Carolina artists from more than 100 entries by John Nolan. Six of the exhibiting artists will receive cash awards for one $1,500 Best in Show award, two $500 Excellence in 2-D Awards, two $500 Excellence in 3-D Awards, and one $500 People’s Choice Award, where visitors can vote for this category..

MORE DETAILS: Contact Caitlin Boice at:  or call 864.764.9568.


WMAC logo     The mission of the West Main Artists cooperative is to provide affordable workspace for local artists and to offer a place where artists can learn from a group of like-minded individuals. We give an ample amount of exhibition space for each artist that the community can see. Exposure to the art world is important to any artist, and here is where it can be found. This exposure will lead to the growth of the art scene in Spartanburg and help revitalize the city.

     The WMAC is the only studio art co-op in Spartanburg County and art is everywhere in this 20,000 square foot building. The exhibition, workshops, performance and educational spaces, along with artist’s studios subsist in the creation of something that Spartanburg has never seen, a one of a kind facility that houses like-minded individuals that share a common consciousness.

     John Nolan has a distinguished career both as a professor and as an artist. He received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (painting and drawing) from Bowling Green State University and his master’s degree in Studio Art (painting) from Bob Jones University before going to work at the Bob Jones Museum & Gallery in 1995. Nolan gleaned much from the museum’s founder, Dr. Bob Jones Jr., during the last two years of his life.John Nolan, Bob Jones Museum

     Since his appointment as the Bob Jones Museum & Gallery’s curator in 1997, Nolan has published a collection catalog of 100 masterworks, three loan exhibition catalogs (John the Baptist and the Baroque Vision; Discovering a Pre-Renaissance Master: Tommaso del Mazza; and, currently, A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the BJU Museum & Gallery), organized scholarly symposia, curated exhibits, and oversees collections at two museum facilities.

     A recent exhibition project, From Rublev to Fabergé: The Coming of Art and Culture to America, brought together more than 60 Russian icons and works by Fabergé that represent America’s first mass-introduction to Russian art in the 1930s to 1940s. For loan exhibitions, Nolan has obtained collaborative partnerships with some of the leading scholars in their fields including Edgar Peters Bowron, David Bull, Barbara Deimling, Carl Strehlke, Edward Kasinec, and Wendy Salmond.  And, Nolan now teaches full time as an Assistant Professor in the BJU Division of Art and Design and has taught art history, drawing I & II, art appreciation, and human anatomy drawing while also serving as Curator of the Museum & Gallery.

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