Art League of Hilton Head’s 28th national juried Biennale promises to be a showcase of exemplary artwork. The national call for entries attracted 639 artworks from 35 states. 

The exhibit will be on display from May 16 to June 17 at the Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. An awards reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 19.

Top pieces were selected based on originality of concept, composition and execution. The exhibition, which is the longest-running national juried art exhibition in the area, will feature multiple media types including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, photography, mixed media, and three-dimensional.

More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding works, selected by this year’s Biennale judge, Aline Ordman, a pastelist known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. 

Ordman will also lead a discussion on her selection process during the Critic’s Coffee at the gallery, from 10 a.m. to noon May 20. The cost is $10; RSVP to

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.

For more information, call 843-681-5060 or visit