Cathy Turner of Pawleys Island, also on display at The Island Art Gallery
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
"NIGHT DUNES" , by Ray Ellis Original Watercolor, 15" x 20" Plan to visit our gallery during this special show of Ray Ellis watercolors and drawings. With the assistance of Ellis' estate, a special selection of paintings and drawings has been chosen for this exhibition.
F1RST FRIDAY ARTWALK July 7th, August 4th, September 1st 4-8PM Looking for something new and exciting to do this weekend? Please come join us for our First Friday ArtWalk. This will be on first of every month, opening Myrtle Beach downtown, supporting local business and creative entrepreneurs. You can come to William H. Miller Studio and pick up a brochure, to discover your local artist. Save the dates for future First Friday Artworks on you calender featuring the Main Street 10 artists. The month of August will feature the landscape work of local artist, Michael Perrucci. Save the date for the September 1st First Friday ArtWalk where the Second Annual Black & White Art Show will be featured. Black & White Show Two August 25th - September 4th Mon - Sat 1-5PM The Second Annual Black & White Art Show. This popular art show will contain pieces from all forms of art in black and white. It will run from August 25th through September 4th 2017. The artist reception will be during the first Friday Artwalk Friday, September 1st, 2017 4-8PM CALL FOR ARTISTS: If you would like to enter the show the drop off for artist is Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 11-6pm. Work less than 24" have an entry fee of $10, works exceeding 24" are $20 entry fee. Work sales will be a 80/20 split. Due to the popularity of this show artists are limited to two pieces. If you artwork is not for sale and would just like to represent it it would be an additional $20 hanging. All art does not sell pick up is September 5th 1-5PM. Excited to announce that the WHM Foundation Project is now already half way through its FIFTH Year. This is the project sponsored by patrons who in exchange for monthly contributions get handmade cards, artwork or Billy Bucks. Contact me for more details if you would like to be a patron. Many of the Patrons get Holiday Abstracts Cards (12 cards) in November to have unique artists cards to send out in the season for those special artsy friends. It is not too late to sign up for your set.
Kay Lybrand is a native of Columbia, SC currently residing in Pawleys Island. "My work is inspired by nature. I choose my subject matter to explore color, mood and the overall theme. Having grown up in South Carolina, I spent much time on the coast and fell in love with the soft and ever-changing light, particularly in the marshes. For me, the mystery of the landscape is a metaphor for life - full of transitions, both subtle and dramatic, soft and delicate, others more severe. My goal is to translate in paint the realism and abstraction and let them merge and co-exist in a beautiful way. Celia Wester moved to Georgetown from her native Charlotte, NC in 2001, changing her artistic focus to fine art. With a versatile style, working in various mediums she enjoys presenting detailed imagery and color, whether the subject is whimsical or photo-realistic. Her focus has been photography, painting local scenery and shorebirds. The colors, textures and patterns of nature are the focus of everything in her subject matter. Her goal is to cause the bystander to be in awe of everything around them and to not miss the flower for a view of the garden.
Gallery Artist's Show - featuring 9 artists represented by the gallery! July 8th - August 5th, 2017 Featured works - SUMMER DAY by Ray Ellis, Limited Edition Giclee Print 20" x 30" Gwen Marcus' newest work, Basket Weaver, a part of her Gullah Heritage series, is available for purchase. Give us a call to inquire! Also a photo of Daniel Ambrose between two of his sublime works and 3 paintings of Linda Arnold. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 and by appointment