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Thank You! The Judy & Brant Bynum Fine Art Award submissions are now closed for 2023.

The Judy & Brant Bynum Fine Art Award will be presented during Spartanburg Art Walk Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:00 pm at the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery Chapman Cultural Center 200 E. St. John Street Spartanburg, SC 29306

The Judy & Brant Bynum Fine Art Award is offered to rising college juniors majoring in Fine Art (2D or 3D) at a college or university in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The award is based on both merit and need, yet weighted toward merit. Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be currently enrolled at a Spartanburg college or university. Applications are currently available at or at the Artists' Guild Gallery located at 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. The deadline to submit an entry is April 30, 2023, and the artwork must be delivered to the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg by 12:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before April 30, 2023. Entries will not be accepted after the deadline. Artwork should have been created during the 2022-2023 academic year.




  • Applicants must currently be enrolled as an art major in his/her sophomore year at Spartanburg college or university.

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • Applicants must plan to continue their education at a Spartanburg college or university as a fine arts major.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Entry criteria are defined as an original artwork that must be a completed, rendered visual composition originated by the applicant. Artwork can be 2D or 3D.


  • Entries produced in collaboration with others are not eligible for this competition.

  • A panel of professional visual artists will select the award recipient.

  • The decision of the award panel is final.

  • Artwork counts for 75 percent of the total score.

  • Applicants must submit an Artist's Statement (300-500 words).


2023 Application
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Judy and Brant Bynum with Converse University student Caitlin Kilpatrick, the Winner of the 2022 Bynum Fine Art Award. Special thanks to the Bynums for creating this special art award through the Artists’ Guild! (from left to right) Judy Bynum, Brant Bynum, and Caitlin Kilpatrick.


“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”

James McNeill Whistler

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special thanks to our funders

The Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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