Artists invited to apply for 1858 Prize

Applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art are being accepted by the Gibbes Museum of Art through May 28.

The prize awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are eligible to apply.

Applications, along with the $25 entry fee, must be submitted via the website For more, contact the Gibbes Museum of Art at

Gibbes accepting submissions for award

The Gibbes Museum is accepting submissions for the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award through March 1. The award, established in 2007 by watercolorist Mary Whyte in partnership with the Gibbes Museum of Art, is meant to shine a light on arts education in the Charleston area.

Teachers can learn more about the award and submission requirements by going to

CSO, Pepsi start young artist competition

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and PepsiCo have established a three-year partnership to celebrate America's young musicians through a nationwide competition.

The contest is open to musicians ages 14-18 and offers a chance to perform with the CSO. Applications and audition videos are due by March 1. Six semi-finalists will be selected to perform a movement from their chosen concerto.

Three finalists will perform with the CSO on April 27. Following the performances, the judges will name the winner, who will receive $1,000. The runner-up will receive $500 and the third-place winner will receive $300.

Go to www.Charleston for more on how to apply.

Staff reports