Adam Quarles, a native of Greenwood, is the South Carolina Festival of Flowers' 2013 Official Poster Artwork Competition winner. His artwork titled, “The Festival,” stood out among the many entries for closely illustrating the guidelines set by the festival in the competition application.
Artists were asked to submit artwork with a festival theme relating to the many facets of the annual event: Flowers, Topiaries, Fun, Sports, Art, Music, Culture, Family Activities and Gardens.
A use of bold colors was suggested along with the dimensions of 24 inches horizontal by 18 inches vertical. Artists submitted their work and each was judged independently with the judges having no knowledge of the names of the artists.
“The distinct, bright colors with the dominating sun over the many symbols that make up the Festival are what made Quarles’ work stand out and be selected,” stated Ellesor Holder, Executive Director. “It is edgy with a very bold and fun, contemporary look.”
The Poster Competition began last year for the 45th Anniversary Celebration and now is an annual event.
As the winning entry, Quarles will receive the $1000 prize and the notoriety that comes with being the creator of the Official 2013 SC Festival of Flowers artwork.
Adam Quarles, 22, grew up in Greenwood and now lives in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He created the artwork using paint pens. In addition to his artwork being the 2013 SC Festival of Flowers poster, it will also be on the festival T-shirts. Quarles will attend several festival events during June signing the posters for purchase.
The 46th SC Festival of Flowers theme this year is “It’s All Here!” in Greenwood, SC. The Kick-off is Saturday, June 1st starting with the “Kids’ Kick-off and Topiaries” in the morning in Uptown Greenwood, the Annual Horse Show at the Lander Equestrian Center, Saturday and Sunday and the “Annual Wine Walk and Topiaries” in the evening on Saturday, June 1st.
The main weekend, June 20th through 23rd, will feature many of the traditional events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. And as the festival boasts, this year is sure to be another, “blooming good time!” For the complete list of events and schedule for the month of June, visit the website - scFestivalofFlowers.org.