Children's Museum Announces Steven Jordan as Guest Judge for T-Shirt Design Contest

Image by Courtesy of Cooper River Bridges, watercolor

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) welcomes local artist Steven Jordan as guest judge for the first ever T-shirt Design Contest for their 7th Annual Fam Jam event to be held on April 30th, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Steven Jordan is a local, professional artist living in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He began his career by majoring in painting at the University of South Carolina, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He continued his studies at the Art Students League in New York. In the past fifteen years, his paintings have won numerous national awards, including the Colorado Art Association Award, the Grumbacher Gold and Silver Medals, the Winsor Newton Award, the San Diego Watercolor Society Award, the Georgia Watercolor Society Bronze Medal, the Louisiana Watercolor Society Medal of Excellence, and the Emily Lowe Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Society.  A portrait of his father recently won first place in the Charleston Artists Guild Annual Exhibit. 

Jordan and the CML Staff will be looking for one dynamic image to represent the 2011 Fam Jam event where the Museum’s campus transforms into a giant playground and community festival of activities, live music, food and fun for the whole family.  This year, Fam Jam celebrates the power of play.  With childhood obesity rates in South Carolina at an all time high, CML and Fam Jam 2011 are taking action.  Families can enjoy the day competing in a series of fun-filled physical challenges and enjoying engaging activities that provide trustworthy and compelling information about healthy and active living.

Contestants must be 12 years of age or younger and reside in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County to submit artwork.  The winner and their family will receive a One Year Membership to the Children’s Museum, 10 tickets to the Fam Jam Event on Saturday, April 30th and 5 youth shirts with their design!  The winner and their family will also be introduced at the Fam Jam event during a special ceremony!

Submissions are due by Monday, March 21st at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403, and will be displayed throughout the Museum for judging.  The Museum is asking for all types of artwork from photography, crayon, marker, oil on canvas, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, digital graphics and more. However, the overall size should not exceed 30x30 inches. For submission forms visit

In its seventh year, Fam Jam is one of the Lowcountry’s favorite Spring events and is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (843) 853-8962 x223.  Tickets purchased at the door on the day of the event will be $12. 

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