Deadline: November 1, 2021

Southeastern U.S. artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, SC. Each year, ArtFields brings together art lovers, collectors, and curators who come to see Lake City transform into a town-wide gallery, allowing accepted artists to be part of the celebration while they compete for $100,000 in prizes.

ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor Southeastern artists with nearly two weeks worth of celebration and competition in the heart of Lake City—a small, once agrarian South Carolina town. To date, ArtFields has awarded over $800,000 in prize money, helped launch the careers of countless artists, and ultimately led to Lake City’s transformation into a burgeoning arts mecca.

Adult artists of all media who live in the competition’s 12 participating Southern states are welcome to apply. Prizes and rules details are here.



  • Submissions Deadline: Nov 1st 2021
  • Accepted Artists Notified: Dec 2021

ArtFields 2022 Dates

  • April 22 – 30, 2022

Prizes At Stake

  • Grand Prize – $50,000
  • Second Place – $25,000
  • People’s Choice 2D – $12,500
  • People’s Choice 3D – $12,500
  • 5 Merit Awards – $2,000
Learn More & Apply