Two Gallery Receptions on October 21st: 5-8pm at Fabulon: Tribute and Wax Poetic
Tribute - How the poetic lyrics of music resonates into art. Come see everything from Elvis on velvet to the stellar works of Hampton R. Olfus, Jr winner of 2016 juried art at Moja Festival.
Wax Poetic - Encaustic artists from the nation come together to show why hot wax is so appealing and even poetic.
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present “Color Notes”, a collection of new works by Ginny Versteegen. This award-winning artist will be the featured artist at the CAG Gallery during the month of November. The exhibit will continue through November 30.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work. Please contact the gallery at 843.722.2425 with any inquiries.
Rural Archetypes by Allen Wynn
Reception at the Martin Gallery, 18 Broad Street, Charleston SC, Friday November 3rd
The archetypal sculptures of critically acclaimed artist Allen Wynn will be featured during the November First Friday Art Walk at Martin Gallery located at 18 Broad Street, Charleston SC. The exhibit will include new works by Allen, as well as classic limited edition bronze and bronze resin sculptures.
The exhibition will run from November 3rd - 31st.
Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This November, we proudly present our intuitive expressionist, Randall LaGro. The paintings of LaGro are a form of visual poetry. As one gazes upon his paintings they discover all of the layers, implications, and significances of the artist’s intuitive expressions.
Join us as we welcome Randall LaGro to Charleston on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 5-8 PM.
Spirit of the Sea - Nautical Photographs by Michael Kahn
Reception at the Martin Gallery, 18 Broad Street, Charleston SC, Friday December 1st
Internationally renowned photographer Michael Kahn will be showing a selection of new J Class prints, alongside classic sailing and seascape silver gelatin photographs and a set of three 48x48” handmade photographs at the Martin Gallery located at 18 Broad Street, Charleston SC.
The exhibition will run from December 1st- 31st. There will be a reception and book signing with Michael on Friday, December 1st from 5PM-8PM.
October 13, 6-7:30 pm Meet and Greet: Janet Braun-Reinitz, former Freedom Rider will speak of her experience and how it has influenced her many decades of making art. Her current project is a collaboration with Sarah Maple, who was recently voted one of the UK’s top 4 artists to watch.
October 14th they are exhibiting an interactive traveling post card show called “Women Who Go There”. Fabulon will be the only stop in the South before it heads to China. 2-4 pm.
A special gallery reception as a part of the Gallery Association Art Walk, Eugene Horne featured at Avondale Therapy.
Deep in the Forest Works By Eugene Horne presented by Fabulon
On exhibit at Avondale Therapy 815 Savannah Highway, Charleston. September 20th –December 20th, just in time for fall.
I would like to thank the many clients that have visited the gallery through the years and that have bought art from the wonderful artists that I have had the privilege to represent. Also, I want to thank the artists that have entrusted their gallery representation to me. Without the clients and the artists the gallery would not be celebrating this milestone.
To mark the passing of 10 years in business on beautiful Broad Street, artists and the gallery would like to offer special pricing during the month of October to our clients and collectors. Please visit our website or the gallery, choose your favorite piece and ask for “Special 10th Anniversary Pricing”.
The Jim Rikhoff Sporting Art Collection
October 6 - November 4, 2017
Reception Friday October 6, 2017
Opening at Dog & Horse Fine Art October 6, 2017, The Jim Rikhoff Sporting Art Collection will offer a rare opportunity to own a piece of sporting art with a fascinating history and a fabulous provenance.
MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “THE INS AND OUTS OF CHARLESTON” BY BRANDON NEWTON
Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This October, we proudly present our beloved artist, Brandon Newton. The paintings of Newton embrace the liveliness of our beautiful town of Charleston. His bold brush strokes dancing across the canvas emulate the charm of our cherished city. Join us as we welcome Brandon Newton to Charleston on Friday, October 6th, 2017 5-8 PM.
Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday October 6th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Mitchell Hill and Sara Pittman celebrate one year of artful bliss with the opening of REACH, a solo exhibit featuring Pittman's latest, and largest body of work. Feast your eyes on this series of captivating abstracts on canvas, some reaching 8’ in height! A big feat for the 5'2" Alabama native.
Join us for the opening of REACH October 6th at Mitchell Hill. Experience the paintings and their painter from 5-9 pm, sips provided. The show will be on display throughout October.
Join us on October 6th from 5-8pm, for the opening reception for Lori Glavin's solo exhibit New Between.
This collection will include her paintings, monotypes and works on paper that altogether tells the story of an artist who honors the past and progresses a new story in abstract art. The artist, who will be in attendance, finds much of her inspiration in the subtle moments of domestic life.
Celebrate the October Art Walk with us at Miller Gallery. Miles Purvis will be unveiling her newest collection of collage and resin portraits using delightful cocktails as muses. We'll be having a grand time at 149 1/2 East Bay Street 5-8pm!
Martin Gallery welcomes Charleston's own Sheryl Stalnaker as our featured artist for October. Sheryl's show titled "Land's Edge" will open October 6th and run through November 2nd. The show will feature new works from Sheryl in her signature plein air style inspired by unspoiled places, mesmerizing cloud formations and reflective colors. On the day of her opening, October 6th, Sheryl will be painting live here at Martin Gallery from 5PM-8PM.
MEET-THE-ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION
October 6, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibit on display through November 14.
Please help us welcome ASMA painter Tom Nielsen to the Grand Bohemian Gallery! Primarily a self-studied artist, Nielsen celebrates the tranquility of marine subjects in this newest body of work with inland rivers, coastal marshes and thundering surf.
Labor Day Weekend
Russell Gordon brings us new floral and still-life paintings for his latest show. Visit the gallery this Labor Day Weekend (from 1-6pm) to meet Russell and watch him paint in the traditional style of the old Dutch and Flemish Masters. His paintings emanate intense realism and are not to be missed!
Jill Banks “Close Encounters”
Banks is not only an award winning Impressionist oil painter, but has been named one of the top drawing and painting instructors in the Washington D.C. Area by Expertise.com.
As did the founders of Impressionism, the artist captures the mood, atmosphere and sense of her subjects in everyday life. “I love that people see their own stories or memories in my paintings. I want you by my side, witnessing what’s in front of us … becoming a part of the scene." says Banks.
“Cabaret,” focuses on a lone figure who looks away yet still draws us near with her story. Of the show's eleven oil paintings, it is the most intimate view. Other paintings depict relationships and interactions in a more public arena. “The Snuggery” and “Ladies Lunch” are set in a warm interior lit up with conversation and familiarity. Banks successfully places us in the room with those subjects.
Banks travels extensively on painting trips, not just to see new places but to meet new people. “The new and unknown immediately inspires me to see with fresh eyes, seek out potential revelations”, states Banks. Setting up her easel on location allows Banks to observe the scene that unfolds, plus meet and interact with the interesting characters that wander onto her canvas.
Edward Hopper's wife, Josephine has been known to have said, “It took me a long time to realize that when he is looking out the window, he is working“. Just like Edward Hopper, Banks is always working, seeing more intensely and inquisitively all the time. Everything around he is a potential subject or may hold the secret to future paintings.
“Close Encouners” will be on exhibit throughout the month of September. Banks will be traveling from her Virginia home and studio to be at the opening reception to meet the public.
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Tracy Gansrow as the Featured Artist for the month of September. Her exhibit, Girls in White Dresses, a Celebration of the Innocence, Beauty, and Strength of Girls will be on display for the month of September
Tracy is intrigued by the play of light and shadow on landscapes and people. Tracy states, “I love to drive over the connectors to the beaches just before twilight so I can capture that moment when the sun casts unusual shadows and bursts of color. My daughter sometimes would dance on the beach and the movement merging with the fading sunlight was the inspiring moment for this show. Her passion, beauty and strength motivated me to create this series of paintings of young women in white dresses to accentuate the play of light and the innocent but powerful presence of girls.”
Tracy is from a military family and was born in Holland. Traveling mostly throughout the US, the family finally settled at USMA West Point when her father took a permanent position as a professor. The military world was very restrictive and orderly but all she saw the magnificence of the Hudson valley with it’s rolling hills and of course the Hudson River. She spent much of her teen years sketching down by the riverbank. Tracy’s art evolved as she grew as an artist in genre and style. For a period, she painted very loosely in an expressionistic style trying to capture movement. Tracy studied painting at State University of NY, New Paltz and earned B.S. in Art Education.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, Septmeber 1, 2017 at Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work. Please contact the gallery at 843.722.2425 with any inquiries.
Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This September, we proudly present our Cuban artist, Jose Bruzon. The paintings of José Bruzon embrace the history of Cuban abstractionism. His works have greatly contributed to the evolution of Cuban genre into the world of twenty-first century art. Join us as we welcome Jose Bruzon to our Charleston gallery on Friday, September 1st, 2017 5-8 PM.
August 27, 2017
5pm - 9pm
The Mills House Hotel
A beautiful evening of summer wines and fine art! Join us to celebrate the Charleston Gallery Association galleries and experience live art, music, great food, and so much more. Tickets are available online, pre-sale only. $50/single ticket $90/pair of tickets.
tickets available: http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/summer-wine-bouquet/
As summer swiftly comes to a close, we transition to new schedules, rituals, and routines. For some it is a new beginning associated with starting school, but for others it is bittersweet evidence that children are growing up and venturing out. Perhaps our parents are in the autumn of their years. Often we are too busy to savor the fleeting moments. Or maybe we are acutely aware that this is the very moment we will miss.
We asked artists to share their representation of that concept and these queries:
What conjures up a sense of nostalgia? What have you lost?
What do you hold most dear? For what do you long?
See homage to a different time when children were curious and played freely. There are documents of special places that have changed over time. Witness reminders of all that is precious and ephemeral.
Each year in late August, Fabulon artists regroup after vacation adventures to show recent work, commemorate the passage of time, and start off the new gallery season. We call this show
Works will be on display from 8/14/17 through 10/06/17.
Artists’ Reception on 8/26/17 5:00-8:00pm.
Fabulon presents our third annual end of Summer show, Souvenirs of Summer.
This will be the third version of a show Fabulon hosts about the significant and symbolic transitions of Summer’s end. Each year in late August, artists regroup after vacation adventures to show recent work and commemorate the new gallery season. This year we seek deep themes of transition and the passage of time. For some it is a new beginning associated with starting school, but for others it is bittersweet evidence that children are growing up and venturing out.
Come enjoy artists’ representation of nostalgia, for things for which they long, and for things they hold most dear.
Show dates: 8/14/17-10/6/17, with an Artists’ Reception Saturday, August 26th, 5-8pm. Reception is free and family friendly, with plenty of parking. Fabulon - 1017 Wappoo Rd. Charleston, SC, 29407.
1:33 | a group show celebrating the solar eclipse
August 18, 2017 from 6-8pm
"Charleston is a prime vantage point for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We have invited our roster artists as well as artist friends to create works referencing the solar and astronomical. We will have a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses available for Monday's phenomena, which will last 1 minute and 33 seconds in totality." 1:33 will be exhibiting until August 31st.
Summer Open House Feat. Spiritiles by Houston Llew
Meet the Artist Reception: August 5th from 11am-2pm
Exhibit on display through September 31st.
Join us for our Summer Open House as we unveil the Fall collection of copper and enameled artworks by Houston Llew. Each Spiritile is carefully handmade using a series of intricate stencil techniques. Create your own collage wall or give them as gifts!
Lowcountry Artists Gallery invites you to join them for their 35/35 Anniversary! They are celebrating their 35th year with 35 artists. A special exhibition of 12x12 works will run through the month of August with an opening birthday celebration on August 4th from 5-8pm. Refreshments and birthday cake will be served with live music provided by Folksinger/Songwriter Mark Mason performing, "Charleston – Musical Portrait”
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This July, we proudly present the ethnic and energetic artwork of African artist, Charles Nkomo. Influenced by the political economy and African society, this brightly colored artwork brings light to everyday matters in modern-day Africa through rose colored glasses of abstract expressionist, Charles Nkomo. Join us as we welcome Charles to our Charleston gallery on Friday, July 7th 5-8 PM.
Charles Nkomo, a current resident of the South Africa, was born and bred in Bulawayo. Bulawayo is a large industrial city in southwest Zimbabwe graced with the presence of the nearby Matobo National Park. The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhino. Wild animals of Africa frequent the canvases of Charles Nkomo. Distinct brush strokes accompanied with bold colors and chaotic patterns all unify together to create the subjects of Charles’ paintings. Cities, landscapes, and figures are other common themes.
“Over the years I have found fulfilment as an abstract expressionist. My subject matters are influenced by the social, political, and economic situation of the day while others are simply timeless abstracts.” – Charles Nkomo
Charles studied art at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre where he specialized in fine art. Upon graduating, he became a resident artist at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo where he participates in both solo and joint exhibitions. Charles also paints mural commissions.
Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday July 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Charles Nkomo’s artwork will be featured through July 31st at the Mary Martin Gallery.
Charles Nkomo is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Join us tomorrow from 5-8pm for the reception to celebrate Catherine Booker Jones' solo exhibit, Colour Inherited.
Working out of her studio in Birmingham, Alabama, Jones is strongly influenced by the painters of the early 20th century. Her first priority is her color palette; all of her paintings are influenced by her fascination with color theory. “Color is the crux of my process, from beginning to end,” said Jones. But color isn’t the only thing that sets her work apart. There is a feeling of lightness and transience in her canvases. She doesn’t put any more paint on the canvas than is necessary. It becomes quickly apparent to the viewer that each element in her paintings is well thought-out and considered.
“In the Air ~ 2”
Exhibition June 3- August 30th
At Avondale Therapy
Artist Reception June 10, 5-8pm
Take a departure from the typical summer events and activities. Slip inside
Avondale Therapy on 815 Savannah Highway. See the beautifully decorated lobby. Formally 4th Wall Gallery, the new owner of the space Elise Richards, graciously allows Fabulon to curate special shows here. This current show features cool blues and crisp lines that evoke the sense of a sultry summer wind.
“Although my work is of an abstract nature, it always stems from the place and surroundings in which I find myself, from color observed, a line seen in space, or the found object. “
Lynne riding has a strong connection to the ocean both as an artist, and as a past competitive windsurfer and sailor. Originally from England, she now calls Charleston her home. She has a studio in West Ashley and teaches at The Art Institute.
Join us for the opening of Lisa M. Shimko's solo show "Solac" on Friday, June 9th, from 5-8pm. We will be celebrating the newest orks y the whimsica, local painter at Mitchell Hill.
Special prin will be available for purchase wit proceeds benefiin HEART artist guild and theatre company. Please check out heartsc.org to learn more