May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Wells Gallery | Karen Larson Turner

Panoramas 

Karen Larson Turner debuts her new Panorama Series. This show features sweeping landscapes of Kiawah on long canvases. Come to the gallery this Memorial Day Weekend to view these new pieces and to watch Karen paint from 1-6pm each day.

Mary Martin Gallery | JUDY FULLER
Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

Mary Martin Gallery | JUDY FULLER

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “SOUTHERN SKIES” BY JUDY FULLER

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This June, we proudly present the treasured lowcountry marsh scenes by Judy Fuller. Judy is forever exceeding herself in creating serenity through her oil-painted marsh-scapes. Viewing Fuller’s work is like taking a relaxing vacation for the eyes. Join us as we welcome Judy Fuller to our Charleston gallery on Friday, June 2nd 2017 5-8 PM.

“Southern Skies” aptly describes Judy Fuller’s latest collection of work. With a focus on the bellowing clouds and warm lighting Judy’s perfected tonalistic style gives her skies an overall vivacious yet transcendent glow. Judy describes one of her newest paintings, Awakening, “There is a peaceful calm as each day arises. Even on those days when the sunrise feels angry, it still projects its inevitable confirmation of the sun’s daily return”.

As a representational landscape artist, Judy is intrigued most by the sky and the excitement of the internal qualities of clouds. She spends a great deal of time observing skies before beginning a skyscape. Judy explains, “It is a personal privilege for me to live in the Southeastern United States, where we share the incredible beauty of our skies.”

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday June 2nd, 5:00-8:00 PM

Judy Fuller’s artwork will be featured through June 30th at the Mary Martin Gallery.

Judy Fuller is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laura Dargan
Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Laura Dargan

COLOR BLOCK: Uniting Shape & Color
by Laura Dargan

Grand Bohemian Gallery welcomes the new collection of paintings by South Carolina artist, Laura Dargan who explores expression and interplay of color configuration. 

Meet the Artist Reception
June 2, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Exhibit on display through June 30.

Artist Statement: "COLOR BLOCK: Uniting Shape & Color is a collection of pieces that explores the interaction between unexpected color combinations and irregular shapes. As I created this body of work, my goal was to create a visual energy that would be specific to the viewer. By composing designs without any suggestion of representation, the viewer has a chance to connect with the painting in their own way. Almost a year in the making, this collection of work embodies the very idea that art is subjective." -Laura Dargan

Mitchell Hill | Lisa M. Shimko
Jun
9
5:00 pm17:00

Mitchell Hill | Lisa M. Shimko

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

Aug
26
5:00 pm17:00

FABULON | Souvenirs of Summer.

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. 

Sep
2
1:00 pm13:00

Wells Gallery | Russell Gordon

Labor Day Weekend 

Russell Gordon 

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!


GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Marilyn Sparks
May
12
5:00 pm17:00

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Marilyn Sparks

Painting Colors of Passion
Oils by Marilyn Sparks

A painter inspired by her Southern roots, Sparks uses expressive movement and joyful colors to create works beloved by collectors.

Meet the Artist Reception
May 12, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Exhibit on display through May 31.

May
12
1:00 pm13:00

Wells Gallery | Curt Butler

Mother's Day Weekend 

Curt Butler 

Curt Butler brings us new encaustic paintings full of texture and painterly strokes. Join us at the gallery to watch him demonstrate his unique method each day from 1-6pm.

May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Reinert Fine Art | Meet the Artist

Reinert Fine Art will be hosting two "Meet the Artist" events in May, 2017

In our 179 King Street gallery, Frank Baggett will be exhibiting his impressionistic landscapes. Mr Baggett has been painting for more than 50 years and is a an award winning member of The American Impressionist Society. Join us from 5:30-8:30 Friday evening, May 5th. Frank Baggett will be providing a free painting demonstration Saturday, May 6th in our outdoor courtyard! You'll be surprised at the speed at which his work comes together - but don't stand to close to his oils and brushes!

Please call for exact time of painting demonstration.

In our 202 King Street Gallery, Reinert Contemporary Fine Art, we will be enjoying an evening with Errol Jacobson from Chicago. His urban streetscapes are filled with energy and life. Mr Jacobson is an artist member of the acclaimed Palette and Chisel in Chicago.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in each location.

179 &  202 King Street
Historic Charleston, SC
Direct Dial 843.694.2445 

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery | Bruce Nellsmith“A French Connection”

Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A French Connection by Bruce Nellsmith, Visual Arts Program Coordinator and Professor of Art at Newberry College opens Friday, May 5 with an opportunity to meet the artist from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Every year for the last eight or so the artist turns in his students’ grades and along with his wife Cathy, head for France for five weeks. The works shown in this exhibit were created from last year’s visit. The artist says, “Upon my first visit to France, I felt more like I was catching up with an old friend that I had not seen in a long time rather than meeting someone for the first time – it was new, but it was somehow familiar at once. I found something in me, personally, and as an artist, in France, as if a missing part of me had been waiting there for me to reclaim.

The artist paints an experience more so than a record of the appearance of a particular location. Nellsmith’s signature style of bold and energetic brushstrokes along with vibrant, rich colors truly convey the essence and experience of France.

DOG & HORSE FINE ART | Karen Killian
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

DOG & HORSE FINE ART | Karen Killian

The widely collected Karen Killian taps into the lighter side of canine paintings with her latest series, It’s Cocktail Hour, a celebration of libations and the canine spirit, featured with Golden Retrievers, the subject for which she is most famous.  One of Killian’s gifts is her ability to capture the enduring bond between dogs and people.  Another is her sense of humor, and these definitely have a twist.  

or the last 30 years, Karen Killian’s paintings have been coveted by collectors.  Largely self-taught, demand for her work soared when the Orvis Company discovered her and made her their artist-in-residence for a decade.  Though known for her sporting dogs, her portraits of pets with children are especially popular, as they capture what is so cherished and so fleeting.

Cheers! We’ll toast to that!

Horizon Line at The Vendue
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Horizon Line at The Vendue

Opening Reception 5pm - 8pm at The Vendue's Gallery 26.

“There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different Sun.” – Christopher McCandless

For many the horizon is symbolic of the future; looking ahead to the opportunities of the not yet encountered. The idea of an infinite vanishing point has seduced artists for centuries. On May 5th The Vendue Art Hotel will unveil our latest exhibit: Horizon Line. Viewers will experience an exhibition featuring over 20 local and regional artists’ creations sharing a common perspective through various mediums.

Join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration of this forward-thinking exhibit on May 5, 5-8pm in Gallery 26. Exhibiting until late September. 

Mary Martin Gallery | Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Mary Martin Gallery | Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at Mary Martin Gallery! This May, we proudly present the artwork of Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck. “The Brilliance of Color” is a collection created by Weeks of her impressionistic lowcountry landscapes that will easily catch the viewers’ attention. “Landscapes and Narratives” is a collection of creative, illustrative, and unique works by Beck that will take the viewer on a metaphorical journey down the rabbit hole. Join us as we welcome Trish Weeks and David Michael Beck to our Charleston gallery on Friday, May 5th 5-8 PM.

Mitchell Hill | Canvas, Paper, Pottery
Apr
27
4:00 pm16:00

Mitchell Hill | Canvas, Paper, Pottery

Canvas, Paper, Pottery: Mixed media collaborations by Eva Magill-Oliver and Laura Cooke

Thursday April 27 4-9 PM

Mixed media artist Eva Magill-Oliver takes her scenic paper cutting collages to a new surface with her latest collaboration with ceramicist, Laura Cooke. The result is a wonderfully organic line of user friendly pottery. 

Upper King Street Collective stroll 4-9 PM 

Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Wells Gallery | Junko Ono Rothwell

Easter Weekend

Junko Ono Rothwell

Junko will paint in the gallery from 1-6pm each day. Her vibrant paintings capture the Kiawah landscape and the surrounding Lowcountry. Please visit the gallery to meet her and view her new works.

Fabulon | Back to the Garden
Apr
8
3:00 pm15:00

Fabulon | Back to the Garden

Do you remember a simpler time in life, without all of today’s electronics and life’s distractions?  On April 8th from 3-5 pm come join us at Fabulon and go “Back to the Garden” with an Earth Friendly information fair.  Visit with our friends from the Birds of Prey Center and talk to specialists about living a more “green” lifestyle. Guest artist, Deane Bowers, will share her found treasures and guide guests in the process of making recycled art. This free event is family friendly.

Later that same day from 5-8pm, there will be an artist reception. This show will illuminate artists’ ideals on nature and reverence for what we have. Artists will share views on ecology, sustainability, and global warming.
 
Guest Artists: Dale Aren, Danielle Bersch, Christine Blyth, Deane Bowers, Chelsea Bridges, Linda D’Elia, Lynne Riding, Shari Schultz, Carlay Stahl, Jenion Tyson, Vik Andrea Zinn

Fabulon Resident Artists: Meyriel Edge, Laura McRae-Hitchcock,
 Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Susan Irish

Back to the Garden is an exhibit and art sale with works on display from April 1st-April 29th.

Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Mitchell Hill | Tom Potocki

Tom Potocki: Garden of Dreams

Fri. April 7 6-8 PM

Stroll through a Garden of Dreams Friday April7th at Mitchell Hill. Abstract artist Tom Potocki will showcase his latest creations on paper, canvas and board.

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Kristen Baird
Apr
7
5:30 pm17:30

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Kristen Baird

A Sprinkling of Stones

Jewelry Trunk Show with Kristen Baird

Harmony, balance and unity are the watchword of jeweler Kristen Baird. Her one-of-a-kind pieces feature the richness of precious metals and gemstones.

Meet the Artist Reception
April 7, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Custom Ring Shop & Brunch
April 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | BRIAN TRAVERS
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | BRIAN TRAVERS

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES THE VISUAL ARTWORK OF UB40’S SAXOPHONE VIRTUOSO - BRIAN TRAVERS

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This April, we proudly present the visual artwork of one of UB40’S musicians, Brian Travers. For decades, Brian has been known worldwide as a founding member and saxophonist of British reggae superstar group UB40.  However in more recent times Brian is also becoming well-known for his visual art career.  Brian’s work is being exclusively represented in the United States by Mary Martin Gallery.  Join us as we welcome Brian Travers to our Charleston gallery on Friday, April 7th 2017.

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | Suzanne Barton
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

MARY MARTIN GALLERY | Suzanne Barton

MARY MARTIN GALLERY FEATURES “TINY DANCER” BY SUZANNE BARTON

Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This April, we proudly present the underwater photography of Suzanne Barton.  Suzanne is one of Florida's most sought after photographers. She possesses the innate ability to capture a moment that will be cherished for a lifetime.   While frequently referred to as an emotionally intuitive photographer, she takes pride in projecting an unobtrusive persona onto her work.  Join us as we welcome Suzanne Barton to our Charleston gallery on Friday, April 7th 2017 5-8 PM.

“My ‘Tiny Dancer Underwater Art Series’ began as a yearning to experience underwater photography.  The grace and fluidity of movement, the soothing quiet and calm beneath the surface, along with the weightless suspension, as my subject floated to the surface, left me transformed.” – Suzanne Barton

Modern technology has opened doors for new-age photography.  After extensive underwater photography sessions with specialized photography equipment, careful editing, and selection of the perfect image, fine art techniques are added and the image is then committed to a special metallic substrate for display with an archival mount.  The archival "C-Type" image is made by exposing light onto a special metallic substrate (which has a metallic sheen or "pearl-essence), giving the image an extra "pop". 

Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday April 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Suzanne Barton’s artwork will be featured through April 30th at the Mary Martin Gallery.
Suzanne Barton is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC29401

Apr
7
10:00 am10:00

Wells Gallery | Karen Larson Turner

Famed Sanctuary Mural Artist, Karen Larson Turner, and emerging artist, Spruill Hayes, will paint live in the gallery on
April 7th from 10am - 4pm.

Please join us before the Tour of Homes for some conversation and a glass of champagne.  Learn about color, design, and technique from these two artists.

The Vendue | Homage preview dinner
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

The Vendue | Homage preview dinner

Preview Dinner April 5, 2017     7-9pm

OPENING RECEPTION April 6, 2017 6-8pm 

HOMAGE 

The Vendue’s newest exhibition, which is to be displayed April – September 2017 is being curated by Emily Rigsby, The Vendue’s Art Director. “HOMAGE” emerged by way of Rigsby’s love for Art History, bearing in mind our mission to foster a dynamic, progressive Art Program. 
 
This show comes on the heels of a whimsical exhibition “Lions and Tigers and Bears”. The new exhibit will showcase artists from around the country paying homage to the artists that paved the way before them. Viewers will be delighted by the nods to iconic works found in museums and private collections. Old world techniques are given new life through the brushes of living masters, in a contemporary environment. 
 
The Vendue has organized two events in correlation with the opening of “HOMAGE.” On Wednesday, April 5th from 7-9pm, Drawing Room will host a preview dinner which pairs participating artists with a thoughtfully curated menu by renowned chef, Forrest Parker. Local artist and gallery owner, Robert Lange, as well as celebrated artist, Susan Harrell, will give insight to their process and inspiration for the pieces they created for “HOMAGE”.  Tickets are $75 and space is limited. Call 843-414-2334 or email ArtDocent@TheVendue.com to reserve your seat at this highly anticipated dinner. The following night, Thursday, April 6th from 6-8pm, The Vendue will host the opening reception for “HOMAGE” and will feature live music, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres. All are welcome.

Mitchell Hill | Brian Nash
Mar
17
5:00 pm17:00

Mitchell Hill | Brian Nash

FASHION WEEK
March 17, 5-8 PM

Mitchell Hill is happy to present Nashville artist Brian Nash in his first Charleston solo show. 
Nash, Former Director of Retail Marketing and Advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren, recently celebrated the launch of his adult pajama line, LALA Land. From the catwalk to cat paintings, we know you'll leave wearing your best accessory, a smile.
 
Join us Friday, March 17th for a night with Nash. Meet the artist, enjoy a sip, and a snack from 5 - 8 PM. 

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Fashion Week
Mar
14
Mar 16

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY | Fashion Week

Charleston Fashion Week
HAPPY HOUR WITH OUR FASHION FORWARD ARTISTS
Join us for an engaging happy hour with fashion forward artists Erika Lynn, Rebecca Tuten and Daniel Velasco at our rooftop restaurant, Élevé.
Happy Hour
March 14, 15 & 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30

Mary Martin Gallery | Waters of the World
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Mary Martin Gallery | Waters of the World

Join us at Mary Martin Gallery in March for “Waters of the World”.  Explore the world through the different bodies of water in the eyes of our artists; from the seashores of Spain, to the lakes of Italy, to the marshes of Louisiana.  "Waters of the World" is a group exhibition featuring the works of our local, national, and international artists.
Show Opening: Friday March 3rd 5-8PM
On display through March 31st

Grand Bohemian Gallery | GARY BODNER
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Grand Bohemian Gallery | GARY BODNER

Charleston As I Know It
GARY BODNER
A renowned colorist, Bodner's newest
body of mixed media paintings recall the
interplay of color and charm of
Charleston, South Carolina. 
 
March 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
OFFICIAL ART WALK AFTER PARTY AT ÉLEVÉ AT GRAND BOHEMIAN  
March 3, 6:00 pm- 11:00pm
 
Exhibit on display through March 31.

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery

Spring Brings to Mind

Buds, Blossoms, Boats, Bunnies and More…

Opening Friday, March 3rd

5:00 – 8:00 PM

An evolving exhibit to run through April 29th

      Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio is delighted to announce the solo exhibition of original mixed media paintings by Colorado-based artist Amy Dixon to be on display at our new 177 King Street gallery space Friday, March 3rd, through Monday, April 3rd. Amy will be joining us for her opening reception in association with the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk on Friday, March 3rd, from 5pm-8pm.  "Unbridled" will feature a beautiful collection of abstract and abstract-impressionist works representative of Amy's broad palette of colors and visual inspirations. From the abstract landscapes to impressionistic flora and fauna, Amy shows no constraint to her imagination and realization onto canvas. Using a variety of acrylic paints, oil stick, washes and glazes, Amy's layering of ingredients remains a detailed process from start to finish.
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio is delighted to announce the solo exhibition of original mixed media paintings by Colorado-based artist Amy Dixon to be on display at our new 177 King Street gallery space Friday, March 3rd, through Monday, April 3rd. Amy will be joining us for her opening reception in association with the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk on Friday, March 3rd, from 5pm-8pm.  "Unbridled" will feature a beautiful collection of abstract and abstract-impressionist works representative of Amy's broad palette of colors and visual inspirations. From the abstract landscapes to impressionistic flora and fauna, Amy shows no constraint to her imagination and realization onto canvas. Using a variety of acrylic paints, oil stick, washes and glazes, Amy's layering of ingredients remains a detailed process from start to finish.

MITCHELL HILL | MAJESTIC MOTION
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

MITCHELL HILL | MAJESTIC MOTION

Karen Keene Day
March 3, 5-8 PM

Karen Keene Day continues her Moments With Wild Horses series March 3rd with the opening of Majestic Motion. A decade of summers spent adventuring the valleys of Colorado comes together in this body of work. Traveler, Sundance, and Kreacher are just a few frequent subjects of Day's energetic representations. Painting from photographs taken in the field, Day's slick palette knife strokes create just enough of the image for the viewer to fill in the rest. It's difficult not to be swept up in the overwhelming sense of implied motion. With some pieces spanning 72", Day is able to highlight the wide open feeling of 22,00 acres within which these mustangs live. 

Join the artist and fellow art walkers March 3rd from 5-8 pm for an opening reception at 438 King St. All are welcome! 

Mitchell Hill | Betty Botts
Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

Mitchell Hill | Betty Botts

As you make plans for SEWE weekend be sure to carve out time Saturday for a look at the latest wildlife abstracts from ATL artist Betty Foy Sanders Botts! These large scale paintings on birch panel transport the viewer into the subject's natural habitat.

Botts will be in the gallery Saturday Feb. 18th from 11-5 for her 6th #SEWE showing. Joined this year by the Boykin Spaniel Rescue, a national organization with a large SEWE presence ! For the 2017 exhibit, Betty has painted a beautiful Boykin Spaniel panel to be the featured poster image for the BSR. Proceeds from the poster sales to benefit the BSR. 

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Forest to Studio
Feb
13
Feb 28

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Forest to Studio

Wildlife Art


During your visit to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, come explore the rare and stunning works in our exhibit. Featuring oil paintings by Stefano Cecchini and Chris Rutigliano, photography by Barbara Northrup, stone sculpture by Zimbabwe artists, leather fashions by Erika Lynn Designs, jewelry by Molly Jane Designs.
Exhibit on display Feb. 13-28, 2017.

FABULON | Love Bites
Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

FABULON | Love Bites

Love Bites by Nicole Robinson 

Not Your Typical Love Story 

Not Your Typical Love Story
Different ways we love, who, why, what’s missing,
what we want, pet love, sacrifice...

Originally Valentine’s Day was about respecting people's need for love, compassion, and acceptance.
This group show illustrates artists’ interpretations on the theme.
Celebrate all diverse interpretations of love in a less commercial representation. Except for the chocolate part.
There will be lots of chocolate.
Guest Artists: Chrisi Blyth, Deane V. Bowers, Linda D’Elia, Kopeace, Dina Platt, Nicole Robinson, Shari Schultz, Vik, Henry Wolf
New work by Fabulon Artists: Louise Aug, Meyriel Edge, Amanda England, Eugene Horne, Susan Irish, Liza S. Lindahl, Laura McRae-Hitchcock, Hampton R. Olfus, Jr.
There will be an opening reception with refreshments on
Saturday February 11th, 5-8pm.

Art will be showcased from 2/4-2/28.
All are welcome. Event is free. 
Free parking.