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aBOUT THE JUROR: Isabel Forbes

Raised in Spartanburg, SC, Isabel draws from a successful career in graphic design and illustration, coupled with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Florida's Ringling College of Art & Design. As a lifelong student, her love of art is always evolving as her influences and interests continue to challenge her by experimenting with new techniques and ways to create and learning from mentors such as West Fraser, Bo Bartlett, Burt Silverman, Sigmund Abeles, Charles Soviet, and Alex Powers. 

Isabel Forbes Art Studio & Gallery is located in Spartanburg, SC, where she paints full time and also holds and hosts workshops, classes, and meetings. She is an award winning artist who was featured in "Best of America Oil Artists" and her work has been exhibited in North and South Carolina. She is the founding member of the Charleston Outdoor Painters Association, an Associate Member of Oil painters of America and a board member of the Artist Guild of Spartanburg. 

Visit to see her work and learn more about her art. 

the results are in

Belton Center for the Arts would like to thank every artist who entered this years Juried Art Show. This year, we had an astounding 144 entries and over 75 artist! While we were only able to accept 50% of entries, BCA would like to remind artist that there will be an art market upstairs for entries that are not exhibited in the main gallery. 

Jurors statement

“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to jury the 2022 Belton Center For The Arts’ Juried Art Show. The wide variety of themes, techniques and media was outstanding. I had the difficult task of reviewing more that 144 entries and selecting only 73, which

could be accommodated within the gallery space, then choose 16 to receive awards. As far as selecting art works for prizes, I have chosen pieces that I believe display a unique vision as well as a developed sense of craft. 

When I jury a show I ask myself some of the same questions as when I stand in front of art in a museum or gallery... What is the artist trying to say and how clearly is this being communicated? Is the entire art work carefully considered? The most important aspect which is something that happens in the very beginning of viewing all of the entries- does the work strike a chord with me. Has the artist made their work sing? 

I wish to thank Sharon Karriker and Madison Ashley for all of their hard work and for the honor of jurying this show.” 


- Isabel Forbes

Thanks to All of our Sponsors

BCA Board of Directors

City of Belton

Richard & Eleanor Dorn

Barbara Ervin
Celena & Steve Bryant
Tony Cawthon & Andy Hall
The Commercial Bank
Duke Energy
Edward Jones
William H. Ehlies, PA
Sen. Mike Gambrell


Maynard’s Home Furnishings
Palmetto Insurance
Southern Burglar & Fire Alarm, Co.
Town Square Chiropractic

David & Debbie Jones

The Gambrell Foundation

Belton Alliance 

Hart-Oeland Foundation

Pope Brown Foundation

South Carolina Arts Commission

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