The Marian Hagins' Memorial Art Competition was started in 1983 by the three children of Marian Hagins, in loving memory of their mother who "understood that art is the past, present, and future" as written by Mrs. Inez Plyler in 1983. Marian studied commercial art at The Washington School of Art under the tutelage of Dayrell Kortheur, Paul Bartlett, and Russel Henderson, and took workshops from John Brady, Dean Barber, Boyce Kendrick and many others who influenced her love and talents in the arts. She loved to experiment with many different types of painting materials and mediums, and developed life-long friendships with other local artists. This mutual love of art led Marian and friends to start the The Lancaster County Art League in 1954, as a means to help further the arts as well as provide a meeting place for artists and art lovers to share their love of the arts.

"The Art League and the Arts Council are not just for artists - they are for anyone who loves art and wants to learn."


     The annual competition is open to any resident of Lancaster County of high school age and older, for work done in the last two years. This competition is sponsored by the Hagins Family, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, and the Lancaster County Art League. Marian's children also established a trust fund which provides for the majority of the competition awards.

2020 CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

AWARDS

1st Place: $300.00

2nd Place: $175.00

3rd Place: $125.00

4th Place: $100.00

Honorable Mention (4): $25.00

People’s Choice: $75.00

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 5 PM

 Online Entry Deadline for Intent to Submit Work

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Deliver Work to the LCCA

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Deliver Work to the LCCA

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Final Day to Deliver Work to the LCCA

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 3:00-5:00 PM

Outdoor Reception & Awards Ceremony

The Historic Springs House, 201 W. Gay St, Lancaster, SC

 The Reception is FREE and Open to the Public.

Please Invite Your Friends and Family.

 

October 12 – October 27, 2020**

Exhibition at the Historic Springs House by Reservation

 

October 28 – 30, 2020

Exhibited Work Must Be Picked Up by 3 PM, October, 30

 

October 11 – November 27, 2020

Virtual Exhibition Dates

 

**at present we plan to hang the exhibition at the Springs House for limited viewing in small groups. Should this change due to COVID-19 circumstances, we will alert you prior to the delivery date of any schedule and exhibition redesign.

 

Please download and review the Full Prospectus. We strongly encourage all artists to submit details about your work using the Online Entry Form.
If for some reason this is not possible, please let us know. 
Third Place 2019

Third Place 2019

Longfellows by Gina Ash

Shirley and Ember

Shirley and Ember

Shirley took an Honorable Mention, and Ember received 4th Place!

Second Place - Waiting for Pizza

Second Place - Waiting for Pizza

by Bill Bradley

Hagins Family

Hagins Family

4th Place Ember Estridge

4th Place Ember Estridge

The Hagins Family and a few winners from this years competition pose for a lovely picture.

Sisters - First Place 2019

Sisters - First Place 2019

With their daughter at school, Joanna Lothers parents pose with her First Place winning piece, Sisters!

Hagins Family with Artwork

Hagins Family with Artwork

First Place 2018

First Place 2018

Elizabeth Cutrer, The King Fisher

Second Place 2018

Second Place 2018

Gina Noelle Ash, "Never" Belongs to God

Third Place 2018

Third Place 2018

Third Place was presented to Bill Bradley for his piece "Lily's Porch."

View of the Manor

View of the Manor

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

One of our Honorable Mentions, and our Peoples Choice winner, Miss Ronda Schaeffers piece "Palmetto Days"

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Alex Skala, Afternoon Delight

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Joanna Lothers, Child of Musoma, Tanzania.

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

David Helwer, Coffee Cup and Ink

2018 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

Pictured: First Place, Elizabeth Cutrer ; Second Place, Gina Noelle Ash ; and an Honorable Mention for Joanna Lothers.

Fourth Place

Fourth Place

Fourth Place was presented to Donna Pittman for her work "View of the Manor."

MH 2017 First Place

MH 2017 First Place

2017 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

2017 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

The Hagins family and honorable mention winners, Vicky Moyer and Hope Harris.

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

The Hagins family and 2nd place winner, Marcia Pyner.

2017 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

2017 Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

The Hagins family with 4th place winner Corrine Glenn.

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

The Hagins family and 3rd place winner, Gina Noelle Ash.

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

The Hagins family and 1st place winner, Bill Bradley.

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Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

Marian Hagins Memorial Art Show

MH First Place Cutrer 2018

MH First Place Cutrer 2018

2019 Winner

Joanna Lothers

2018 First Place Winner

Elizabeth Cutrer

2017 First Place Winner

Bill Bradley

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Second Place - Waiting for Pizza

by Bill Bradley