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Biennial Sculpture Show

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces its 2017 Biennial Sculpture Exhibit & Sale from October 15 - November 25. The 2017 show includes professional artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia sculpting in a variety of mediums.

A total of $2,000 in prize money will be awarded, as follows: First Place: $1,000 Second Place: $600 Third Place: $400 with entries judged by noted sculptor Adam Adcock of Banner Elk, NC.

Join us in celebrating regional sculptors with an opening reception on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3-5pm in TFAC's Gallery I space. The reception is free and open to the public.

The 2017 Biennial Sculpture Exhibit will be on display through November 25 during TFAC's regular business hours. There is never a charge to tour Gallery I.


TFAC is one of 170 organizations across North Carolina to participate in a Statewide Arts Celebration to recognize the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Arts and cultural organizations in all 100 North Carolina counties will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council in October with music, dance, exhibitions, fall festivals and more! The 2017 Biennial Sculpture Show is dedicated to this special celebration. Learn more at

 For Artists

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Biennial Sculpture Show. Accepted entries have been notified via email or phone. We look forward to receiving your work during the designated times or at a previously arranged date.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submissions (images, resume & entry fee) – 9/15
Notification of Acceptance – 9/25
Artwork Delivered to TFAC – 10/6-10/8
Installation & Judging – 10/10-10/12
Exhibit Opening – 10/15, 3-5 pm
Exhibit Closes – 11/25

Click here to download a detailed prospectus 

For more information, contact TFAC at 828-859-8322 or email