International Guild of Realism
International Guild of Realism 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

At the Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC  |  October 2nd - October 31st, 2020


We are proud to announce that our 15th Annual IGOR Exhibition will be at the prestigious Principle Gallery in historic Charleston, SC. from October 2nd thru October 31st, 2020 with an opening night on Friday October 2nd. We were able to secure a peak month of October so the weather should be ideal. We have a first Friday opening so it should be busy all night. We anticipate to have multi-day art events with a group dinner, seminars, historic gallery walk and much more. We had an amazing 9th Annual IGOR Exhibition in Charleston back in 2014 so we are very excited to have another IGOR exhibition in this beautiful city. Please get busy creating new works for this important 15th Annual Exhibition at the beautiful Principle Gallery Charleston.

Charleston has been named by Conde Nast Traveler's the #1 City in the World and Travel & Leisure's named it the #2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada. Many have called Charleston “the Santa Fe of the East” since they are both historic cities filled with art galleries and high end restaurants! In a city filled with art, culture, and food, there is no better street in Charleston to have an International Realism Exhibition than on Meeting Street. The gallery is located in the historic French Quarter near the intersection of Meeting and Queen streets and they are proud a member of the Charleston Gallery Association.

Since we had amazing success with our three days of art events and other fun activities at our 14th Annual Exhibition in Alexandria, VA., we will again be offering several days of interesting art activities for attending IGOR members. We are planning to have an art seminar with noted guest speakers, a gallery tour of the best realism galleries in Charleston, a private invitation only dinner and much more. The public opening will be on Friday, October 2nd.

About the Gallery

The Principle Gallery Charleston is one of the highest rated galleries in the country. It's one of largest galleries in Charleston with a beautiful museum style exhibition space and they represent some of the best realists working today. The gallery has been featured in numerous national art magazines. Principle Gallery Charleston finds joy in sharing museum-quality works from established American and International artists within the realm of Contemporary and Classical Realism.

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Key Dates
Entry Deadline: July 10th, 2020
Juried Results Announced: July 18th - 20th, 2020
Shipping or Delivery: Between September 20th & 25th
Exhibition Dates: October 2nd - 31st, 2020

We expect between 85 and 110 artworks will be participating in our 15th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition. The first selection will be handled by a panel of Charter Members, after which the final jury will be made by the host gallery. The Principle Gallery will have the definitive decision on the final selection of participating pieces, which will be announced by email soon after July 18-20, 2020.


All entrants must be Guild Members at the time of the judging as well as during the exhibition (e.g., annual dues must have been paid, and all rules and entry requirements fulfilled).

We do encourage members to submit new and fresh works of art of the highest quality in order to make our 15th Annual IGOR Exhibition a smashing success! Ideally, the submitted artworks ideally should not have been exhibited in previous gallery shows.

Only original artwork created solely by the artist's hand will be accepted. No digitally-manipulated images, photos, collages, giclees, photocopies, prints, laser prints, and/or any other reproductions will be accepted.

Entries received after the July 10th, 2020 deadline will not be considered, nor will the entry fee be refunded. The deadline indicates that your entry by email needs to be in our IGOR inbox on or before July 10th, 2020. It is best to send your entry in as soon as the artwork is ready to avoid missing the deadline.


As customary during our annual juried exhibitions, we ask the gallery to appoint a guest judge(s) to award ribbons in different categories to selected Guild Members for their outstanding artwork. All award winners will receive their custom designed ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Opening Reception & Events

The Principle Gallery Charleston welcomes all IGOR Artists and their guests to attend the opening reception on the evening of Friday, October 2, 2020. We will also be having a seminar on current topics plus other art get-togethers for attendees. We plan to do something similar to what we did at our 14th Annual including a gourmet group dinner, a gallery tour, seminars and much more! There are excellent hotels and resorts in the Charleston area. As usual, we will send out a Travel Guide by email a few months before the opening reception. We will truly have a fun filled two or three days of numerous art related activities so we encourage as many IGOR members as possible to attend these events this October in beautiful Charleston whether you have been juried in the show or not.

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Our 9th Annual Exhibition in Charleston, SC in 2014

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Both the Principle Gallery Charleston and the International Guild of Realism will be doing extensive advertising and publicity to promote this exhibition on your behalf. As soon as you have learned that your artwork has been selected by the judges, the Guild will send out our advertising discounted offer to juried in members so don't miss this promotional ad campaign.

We're looking forward to receiving your entry and we know that this will be an exciting exhibition for everyone. We look forward to see you in historic Charleston!


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