South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellows Exhibition

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Launched in 2017, the South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellows project supports some of the best contemporary art in the American South. This exhibition presents work from the nine 2021 fellowships recipients, one each from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the South Arts region. An independent jury selected the nine state fellows, each receiving a $5,000 award. A second jury panel selected two finalists for the Southern Prize. South Carolina’s Fletcher Williams III was the runner-up, or Southern Prize Finalist, and received an additional $10,000; Florida’s Marielle Plaisir won the Southern Prize, receiving another $25,000.

The 2021 South Arts State Fellows are Tameca Cole (Alabama), Raheleh Filsoofi (Tennessee), Joyce Garner (Kentucky), Myra Greene (Georgia), Jewel Ham (North Carolina), Ming Ying Hong (Mississippi), Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick (Louisiana), Marielle Plaisir (Florida) and Fletcher Williams III (South Carolina)

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 15 from 5-7pm, Register here.


The UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida serves as a catalyst for visual art experiences and education, culture, and community engagement. Our mission is to encourage dialogue and engagement between students, faculty, members of the community, and artists by providing a framework for intellectual and creative inquiry. The gallery hosts exhibitions and programming that examine cultural and social contexts and support contemporary art practices. For more information about exhibitions and programming, visit

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Closed on major holidays
Admission is FREE

Free parking is available in Garage F next to CFE Arena. $5 parking lot H-4 or Garage I requires purchasing a visitor permit from a kiosk. Please note that visitors should park in green student spaces ONLY, as the $5 daily permit does not cover red and blue spaces.

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