The Artists' Corner "Color is a pigment of your imagination." Congratulations to our fellow artists for their recent achievements: Zan Thompson for acceptance in the juried 72nd Annual Members Exhibit of the Watercolor Society of NC at Greensboro College (70 out of 266) Terry Strawser on becoming a finalist in the International Print Exchange Programme in Mumbai, India (1 of 38 internationally, 1 of 3 from USA). Also for an "honorable mention" in the OnLine Gallery 2017 Blank Art and Color Competition. Barnie Slice for your one-person show at the Waccamaw Library, Pawleys Island, SC (July-August). And for the amazing sales on your mini watercolor paintings -700 out of 800 in two years! Celia Wester for your two-person show at the Prevost Gallery in the Rice Museum in Georgetown, SC (July-Sept. 25)---Celia's work was also chosen-for the second time- as the winner for this years Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art Poster Contest 2017. Cynthia Shuler for acceptance in the juried Waccamaw Art Guild Show this past Spring and for your upcoming one-person exhibit at the Waccamaw Library (Nov-Dec). Kelly Atkinson for selection as Guest Artist of the 2017 Spring Pawleys Island Low Country Garden Party, a fundraiser for the Festival of Art and Music (3 years in a row!). Barbara Keller on her one-person show at the Art and Sushi Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC (Nov.18-Dec.18). Dorothy Ellis for a one-person show at the Waccamaw Library in Pawleys Island,SC (Jan.-Feb. 2018). Kieth Wilkie as one of 10 marine artists to exhibit at the May 2017 Tall Ships of Charleston show. Keith has also done the cover art for Robert F. Lackey's "Kingdom's in the Marsh". Betsy McDonald for her acceptance into the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston, SC. Cindy Silvers for her artwork being accepted into the 2017 SC Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show -held at the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. Jane Woodward for being chosen for the cover of the July-October 2017 edition of the Low Country Companion with her painting "Magnolia Plantation". Barnie Slice and Nancy Van Buren have shared this honor in the recent past! Catherine Vaccarino, Gail Joley and Cathy Turner were chosen to do commissioned works this year through the gallery. Carol Pighin for being chosen to serve on the Guild of Charlotte Artist's, Charlotte, NC-- she has served for 15 years--holding the office of president twice. For more information on each of our artists check out the links to their webpages on our website: http://pawleysislandart.com/artists.html
SOUTH CAROLINA PAINTER, MIKE WILLIAMS, FEATURED IN WINTER EXHIBITION AT CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY One of South Carolina’s most recognized artists, Mike Williams, will be featured for the winter exhibition at Cheryl Newby Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, which has represented the Sumter native since 2004. The show, which opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017, will include both subjects for which Williams is best known; watery landscapes and “fish paintings”. There will be sixteen paintings on view and for sale during the show which will run through December 9th. “We see so many artists’ depictions of the lowcountry that all seem to look alike, however, no one paints the watery estuaries and cypress swamps of the lowcountry like Mike Williams. I think that is because many other artists haven’t grown up visiting those fishing holes, and haven’t had the first-hand experiences in the cypress swamps that Mike has had. Mike is not only a masterful artist, he is an outdoorsman, and has fished all his life in the lowcountry. He is very much at home on the water”, says gallery owner Cheryl Newby. Williams’ paintings are in the permanent collections of the Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Art Collection, City of Columbia, SC, the City of Sumter, SC, South Carolina State Museum, among numerous others. In 2008 Garden & Gun Magazine published an article by Daniel Wallace entitled “Fish Out of Water” about Williams’ paintings which helped spread the word of Williams’ unique paintings. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00 and by appointment. The gallery is located at 11096 Ocean Highway, in Pawleys Island, SC. For more information about the exhibition please contact the gallery. (843) 979-0149 or (800)435-2733 *images attached www.cherylnewbygallery.com
Holiday Season is officially here! We'll have the Christmas tree up and full of handmade ornaments! Don't miss our ultra-creative Out of the Box show! And mark the Nov. 11 reception on your calendar now! You'll find lots of new artwork, pottery and jewelry - great gift ideas, along with holiday specialties. We hope to see you soon, and wish you and your family a happy healthy Thanksgiving. Exhibitions & Receptions Out of the Box Works by the Art Matters group Nov. 1 - Dec. 30 Reception Nov. 11, 1 - 4 p.m. Art Matters is a group of artists who come together weekly at the gallery to paint and explore art concepts. We are excited to present - once again - their collection. Don't miss this reception and Holiday party! It's sure to be a lot of fun! A Sunset River Holiday Nov. 15 - Dec. 30 Every year we feature many of our holiday art, gifts, pottery and more at the gallery entrance to in a special presentation designed to share the holiday spirit. We hope you'll stop by to enjoy it - and find that perfect gift! And as always from Thanksgiving through the end of December, our Saturday Open House will include, wine, mulled cider and holiday treats. Mark your calendars! Pop-Up Studio! Dec. 5, 11-3, Mona Bendin, pillows! Dec. 13, 10-2, Betsy Parker, clay sculpture! Upcoming Workshops & Classes potter jane truesdale Pottery instructor Jane Truesdale Classes We offer art classes for every level! Ruth Cox teaches her multi-level Oil & Acrylics class on Wednesday afternoon and two sessions on Friday. Beginners welcome! Whether you're experienced with clay or a novice who wants to avoid bad habits, we've got you covered! Pottery classes are Tuesday or Thursday with Jane Truesdale, who will share her expertise in hand-building and get you started on the wheel. New charcoal portrait class starting Jan. 15, 2018. Check the website soon for more information. Paint & Party Get ready to uncork your creativity and have some fun! Gather up your besties or come solo and make new friends at one of our evening parties designed for those of us with more enthusiasm than talent! We supply paints, canvases, aprons, snacks and everything you need - except your beverage of choice! Upcoming classes: Tues, Nov 7, Beach Holiday; Wed, Nov 8, Sunset Pier ;Tues,Nov 14, Outdoor Holiday; Wed, Nov 15, Mountain Train; Wed, Nov 29, a very special collage with Babs Ludwick: One-of-a-Kind Holiday Cards!