Upstate Artist Wins "Building" Art Competition

Jul 13, 2018

Nancy Oppenheimer
Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Artists often find that making a living as an artist can be very difficult.  Besides competing with other artists for space in galleries, another possible source of revenue can be winning art competitions.  One that we’ve recently learned about involves art commissioned for public buildings.  28 states have programs requiring or encouraging new public building projects to include art as a percent of their construction budget.  South Carolina is one of those states and our next guest is one of those winners.

Mike Switzer interviews Nancy Oppenheimer, an artist in Seneca, SC who recently won such an art competition commissioning her for an oil painting of Lake Keowee for the Greenville-Spartanburg airport.