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116 W. College Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29551
ph: (843) 332-6234

Black Creek Arts Council

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In the Gallery:

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting their annual community photography contest and exhibit in June and July.


This years winners:

Best of Show A Fence Hung Through Time by Katherine Askins was chosen from the 18 and Under category which goes to prove anyone can win, all you have to do is submit.

Lee Benoy’s, Drayton Hall Staircase won 1st place in the Carolinas category. Earning honorable mention awards was also Lee Benoy with St. Helena Chapel of Ease and Oak Island Beach. The Carolina s category includes images taken in North or South Carolina.

Darlington County Travelers category allows photographers to show case images from their travels outside of the Carolina’s. This year Charlie Simms, Sun and Ice won 1st place and her Moon Over Cuernos de Paine won honorable mention. The other honorable mention was awarded to Susan Askins, A Room with A view.

In the 18 & Under category, Paula Merono, A Road Less Traveled took 1st place. Receiving honorable mention awards were Luke Martin with Dragon Fly and Lizzy Askins with BFF’s. This category is specifically for artists who are 18 years of age or younger.

The Anything Goes category means the artist may submit any photograph which is abstract or digitally manipulated…there are no limits! Anne Baldwin with Wash Day won 1st place and honorable mentions went to Jo Robbins, Airborne and Mary Lynn Daniels, Into The Dark Woods.

The People’s Choice Award recipients are Lee Benoy with St. Helena Chapel of Ease at BCAC location and at Hartsville Memorial Library was May Lynn Daniels with Into The Dark Woods.

This year’s event is sponsored by Sonoco Products Company and the winner of Best of Show will receive a cash award of $150 sponsored by the Darlington Photography Club. The Best of Show image will be also be used for the poster and all promotion for the following year’s Carolinas exhibit.

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The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County.

Black Creek Arts Council (BCAC) is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance in arts administration, funding, education, and program coordination to arts-based organizations and artists in Darlington County.

BCAC offices are housed in Black Creek Arts Center, located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville. The Council offers a variety of arts classes and produces numerous arts-based events and festivals.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Thursday ~ 10-1 and 2-5
Fridays ~ 10-2
Second Saturday of the month ~ 10 - 1

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