CRITIQUES ARE BACK AT THE CAG GALLERY!
Members may now sign up to have their work critiqued by a qualified artist at no cost in the months of Feb. Mar. and Apr. at the Gallery, 160 East Bay St. Ben Nita McAdam-Thurs. Apr. 25th (painting only). Up to eight members can participate in each critique, and up to 15 additional members can attend as observers. Participants may have one painting or three photos critiqued. You may bring extras as a point of interest only. All members must pre-register on a first come/first served basis. CALL Pam Schussel 216-7755 The critiques will be held at the CAG Gallery from 6:30 pm until all work is seen. (Please do not park in the Guild parking place, it is reserved for the guest critique presenter.)
PICCOLO SPOLETO JURIED ART EXHIBITION - ENTRY DEADLINE 4/22
2013 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition will be held at the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street.
Open to all South Carolina artists
April 22 - Entry deadline. Acceptance letters will be sent on May 12 and accepted artwork should be delivered on May 22 from 12-3pm. Exhibit runs from May 23 - June 7 and is open to public.
The awards reception will be held on June 2 from 6-8pm. June 8 pick up artwork, 9 am -12 pm
GARDEN OF DREAMS ART COMPETITION
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and the Charleston Artist Guild will award a top prize of $3,000 to the best painting that embodies the impressionistic style of painters during the Charleston Renaissance. This nationwide contest – Gardens of Dreams – is open to original artwork created and conceived by the entrants that depicts a scene at Magnolia Gardens. Other cash prizes are: $1,000 second place; $500 third place; and five honorable mentions, $100 each. The entry fee is $25 for the first entry and $15 for each additional painting. There is no limit to the number of entries. Sept. 10 is the deadline to enter. Show dates are November 10-21, 2013. Art selected for the judging will be displayed at the Charleston Visitor Center and The Carriage House at Magnolia. This year, the Guild celebrates its 60th anniversary. It has grown from its seven founding members to more than 500 artists. The Guild organizes workshops for its members and lectures for collectors. The Guild's gallery at 160 East Bay St. exhibits for sale the art of about 70 artists. The competition is the brainchild of John Drayton Hastie Jr., who sits on the seven-member board that owns Magnolia. Hastie is supporting the competition to encourage artists to paint scenes of Magnolia's gardens in the style of Charleston Renaissance artists Elizabeth O'Neill Verner and William Halsey, who in 1953 were among the Guild's founding members. Ron Gibb, the Guild's president, said "Magnolia Plantation is truly a garden of dreams and each artist in this competition will bring the romantic Renaissance era to life on their canvas for everyone in the country to enjoy." Tom Johnson, Magnolia's executive director, said the Garden of Dreams competition "presents an excellent opportunity for us to attract artists from around the country and pay homage to a historic period in Charleston's art history."
We wish to extend a very large thank-you to Joyce Hall for providing such a wonderful classroom space to us at their fine art school facility, The Studio, in West Ashley. She has been a CAG member for many years, and we appreciate her support!
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160 East Bay Street
in Charleston, SC