Now in its 38th year, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the College of Charleston Studio Art Department are proud to present Young Contemporaries 2023. The annual exhibition is a celebration of talented artists at the College of Charleston. With works selected by a nationally renowned juror, the exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints, the exhibition showcases the efforts of the student body at the College.
ArtistDavid Antonio Cruzwill serve as the juror and awards judge for Young Contemporaries 2023.
Concurrent with Young Contemporaries is the Salon des Refusés, showing in the exhibition space of the Cato Center for the Arts. The works in the Salon are chosen by Studio Art faculty. The origin of a Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in the original Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.
The Young Contemporaries and Salon des Refusés category awards are funded by the Dean’s Excellence Fund for the College of Charleston School of the Arts. The Norton M. Seltzer Prize is funded by Mindelle Seltzer, and the Karin Jurick Prize is funded by the Robert Lange Studios community.
All enrolled Fall 2022/Spring 2023 students and December 2022 graduates are eligible to submit their work. All majors and levels are encouraged to submit. You do not need to be currently enrolled in a Studio Art course to submit.
Students will submit original artworks that were completed between April 2022 and February 2023. Students may submit up to three pieces per artist, per medium.