The Society of Bluffton Artists

Judged Show

Register for 29th Annual Judged Show 2023

Registration: $25.00$50.00

Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SOBA) 29th Annual Judged Show.  Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3D. 

Artists do not need to be a member of SOBA to enter The 29th Annual Judged Show.  Labels for your artwork will be emailed to you after SOBA receives registration and payment.  Please make sure that you attach this completed label to your piece before you drop it off.


  1. The show is open to all artists 18 and older.
  2. Each artist may only enter one (1) piece of art.
  3. The work must have been completed in the past year and not exhibited in the past twelve (12) months.
  4. Art must be original.
  5. Minimum size is 12″ x 12″.
  6. Maximum size is 36″ x 40″ including frame.
  7. Unframed canvas must be at least 1.5″ deep and gallery wrapped.
  8. Maximum weight is 10 lbs.
  9. 2D art must be wired (no saw tooth hangers).
  10. All work must be for sale and priced to sell.
  11. SOBA will retain a 35% commission if your piece sells.
  12. SOBA reserves the right to reject work that does not comply with these rules or that is deemed unsuitable for public display.
  13. Participants are limited to the first 100 applicants.
  14. No advanced drop off is allowed.
  15. All unsold work must be retrieved at The SOBA Art School from 9-11 a.m. April 3rd, 2023 at The SOBA Art School, 8 Church St., Bluffton, SC
  • Your Judged Show Entry

  • Judged Show Agreement

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

This yearly event illustrates the talent that SOBA attracts!

  • 2023 Judge:  Eve Miller
  • Exhibiting March 6 – April 2, 2023
  • Opening Reception & Awards: 4-6 p.m. March 9, 2023
  • Deadline for Entries February 28, 2023
  • Art Drop Off 9-11 a.m. March 6th, 2023 at The SOBA Art School, 8 Church St., Bluffton, SC
  • Art Pick Up: 9-11 a.m. April 3rd, 2023 at The SOBA Art School, 8 Church St., Bluffton, SC
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Cash Awards in 6 Categories:  Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Drawing (includes pastel, pencil/graphite, pen & ink), and Miscellaneous (includes mixed media, 3-D, stained glass & collage)
  • Registration $25 Members  $50 Non-Members