Galleries/Art Trail


Cheryl Newby Gallery: Master of Sculpture

October 12 - November 9 MASTERS OF SCULPTURE Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 12th

Cheryl Newby Gallery: New Artist .... Susan Wakeen

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Susan Wakeen was raised by two creative parents who encouraged the pursuit of an art career. Growing up in Avon Connecticut, a favorite part of her growing years was drawing and painting. Wakeen attended Central Connecticut State University, majoring in math and psychology. For many years she taught Special Education in Brookline and Waltham, Massachusetts. Always with sketchbook and pencil close by, the reality of being a fine artist seemed far reached. Her twin sister, Sandra, encouraged her to look for a means to start studying art more seriously. She started with evening courses at the Boston School of Fine Art; later studying with Joshua Graham and Dorothy Lepler, who would become influential in teaching her discipline, observation, and control. Susan continued her studies at the Scottsdale Artist School with world renowned instructors including Betty Patt Gatliff, noted artists Rosalind Cook, and Tuck Langland, among others. In 1982 Wakeen debuted her sculptures and dolls in New York City at the International Toy Fair. She was instantly recognized for her outstanding work and awarded "Doll of The Year" for her sculpture of “Jeanne”. Wakeen was offered a position at Hasbro Toys in Pawtucket Rhode Island as senior designer and contributed greatly to the growth of the doll design department. Wakeen soon began creating sculptures of babies which led to the founding of the Susan Wakeen Doll Company Inc. For over 25 years she was recognized by her peers and collectors as one of the top artists in her field; and was honored with more than 48 nominations and awards in the industry including "Doll of the Year" and "The Award of Excellence." During this period she would travel to Italy, China, and Spain to perfect her artistry. After twenty eight years in the doll business, and with encouragement from her husband, family, and friends, Wakeen turned her attention completely to the fine art of sculpture. For the past twelve years she has been pursuing a career as a fulltime sculptor and her works are now found in homes, and collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. This November Wakeen will be teaching a class at Brookgreen Gardens which will concentrate on learning to sculpt the figure in motion. Be on the lookout for FOUR new bronze sculptures by Susan Wakeen to debut in our MASTERS OF SCULPTURE show on October 12, 2019! Member National Sculpture Society Portrait Society of America Art Students League NY Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

Seacoast Artists Gallery

Fall Seacoast Guild sale! Seacoast Artist’s Gallery Features over 70 Local Artists Original Works of Art in Painting, Photography, Fiber Art, Metal Engraving, Pottery & Sculpture and much more. Find us located at 3032 Nevers Street at the Market Common. Hours: Mon. Through Saturday 10:00am – 6;00pm Sunday Noon – 6:00pm 843.232.7009

The Rice Museum thru Sept 30

The Rice Museum presents The Photographer's Eye An Exhibition of Photographs by Phil Duwel Ivo Kerssemakers and Elizabeth Knipes Opening reception - Saturday, August 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 The public is invited in the Prevost Gallery 633 Front Street Georgetown, SC Show will be on view through September 30

Sunset River Marketplace

Exhibition: Red Hot Summer June 13 – August 14 Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Red is the color of passion, adventure, heat and sunsets. Often an artist will use it for a spontaneous pop of color and sometimes a painting simply radiates red. This group show features work in acrylic, oil, pastel, and other media. Exhibition is free to the public. Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors. The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook page.

Wm Miller Gallery

Abstract Show Reception Sept 20, 6:00 pm Contact William H. Miller or 214-632-2809 Cell ok to call or text 714 Main Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Island Art Gallery

Upcoming Workshops All Day Demonstrations July 18 If you are interested signing up for any of the following classes email us at Please sign up ahead----a deposit is required to reserve a spot. Painting with Betsy McDonald------Saturday, May 18th, 9 am-3 pm Come explore color as you paint along with Betsy. In this workshop we will concentrate on color mixing using just the primary colors plus white. Emphasis will be on composition, color and brushstroke technique. This class is appropriate for beginner through professional level artists. $90 -- Create a Pawleys Island Seashell with jewelry artist Brenda Branson Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm In this 3 hour class you will learn to work with silver metal clay ---the shell can be used as a fine silver charm, worn as a necklace pendant or on a bracelet. Tools needed will be provided for class. $75-register by May 15th, 2019. Ongoing Weekly Open Studio-- Kelly Atkinson-2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month,10 am-1 pm-----oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel --call ahead to reserve a spot as class size is limited ---Independent painting/group setting-$30/class Jane Woodward---Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm--Oil Painting Studio Group This class is suitable for the beginner as well as advanced painter. --these are 6 week sessions-$180 for 6 classes --next session begins March 13th.

The Grand Strand Art Trail stretches 60 miles from Calabash, NC to Georgetown, SC.  It unfortunately could not include all the galleries in the area but the ones listed are among the most active in terms of hours, exhibits, opening parties and classes.  This flyer can be picked up at the airport (MB Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center) and at all of the participating galleries and restaurants.

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