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2015

MAY Featured Artist - Lynn Salkeld



The Charleston Artist Guild announces Lynn Salkeld as the featured artist for the month of May 2015. Her show “Lowcountry View” is a collection of the wonderful stories of the area that Lynn tells through her oil paintings. “Lowcountry View” will open with a reception on Friday May 1 from 5pm-8pm at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery on East Bay Street in Charleston and is open to the public.

Lynn is a 20-plus year transplant to the lowcountry and just loves the beauty and the people of South Carolina. Art has been Lynn's passion since early childhood. Taking art classes at every opportunity has given her a strong background in oil painting and design.

Since retiring from her frame shop and gallery 2 years ago, she has devoted more time to painting and teaching. Lynn describes her style as loose realism. Her subjects are varied but her favorites are landscapes and animal portraits. Lynn has studied with Martin Ahrens, Joyce Hall, Adolph Conrad, Mark Horton, and Chris Hayes. She also attended Keane College and studied design at CPCC in Charlotte NC.

“Lowcountry View” will be on exhibit from May 1 through May 31. Stop by and wander through the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at 160 E. Bay Street in downtown Charleston. Any sales made through the gallery support the Guild’s community outreach work.

Come visit the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery during business hours, Mondays through Sundays 11am - 6pm.



GENERAL MEMBERS' MEETING and
H.S. Senior Awards Presentation, Tuesday, April 14, 2015


The Charleston Artist Guild's general meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at the Irene Dixon Auditorium at Ropers St. Francis Hospital. Free parking will be available, so don't forget to ask for your free parking pass at the meeting's welcome table. Click here for the garage location map.

The social will begin at 6:30pm followed by the H.S. Senior Awards presentation and the official meeting from 7:00pm till 8:30pm.

At our official meeting the election of officers for the year 2015- 2016 will be announced. Here is the proposed slate:


President: Ron Gibb

Vice President: Cathy Peterson Fuller

Secretary: Rosie Phillips

Treasurer: Linda Weber

Artistic Growth: Faye Sullivan and Susanne Frenzel

Community Outreach: Muriel Lanciault

Development: Bob Ingram

Exhibitions: Hampton Olfus

Gallery: Debbie Sisco

Hospitality: Lori Jill

Membership: Diane Musgrove

Newsletter and Website: Haydee Verdia

Advertising and Marketing: Debbie Daniels

Business Manager: Steve Jacobs

Workshops and Training: Mary Sayas

Programs: Open

Click here to view and print the proposed budget for 2015-2016.

MEMBERS: Please bring a snack to share if you can. Finger-food preferred. Please make sure to deliver your snacks between 5:30pm and 5:45pm to have time to set up.



SIGNATURE EXHIBITION, April 4 - April 11, 2015



Registration deadline:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Acceptance emails sent by:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Deliver work to Charleston Visitors' Center:
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12pm - 2pm

Show Opens:
Monday, April 6, 2015, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Awards Reception:
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6pm - 8pm

Pick-up work:
After reception or Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12pm - 1pm


This exhibition is opened to all South Carolina residents, regardless of membership to the Charleston Artist Guild.

Click here for the 2015 registration form.




GENERAL MEMBERS' MEETING, Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Charleston Artist Guild's general meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at the Irene Dixon Auditorium at Ropers St. Francis Hospital. Free parking will be available, so don't forget to ask for your free parking pass at the meeting's welcome table. Click here for the garage location map. A social will begin at 6:30pm followed by the official meeting and a presentation from 7:00pm till 8:30pm.

Our presenter for the evening will be Susanne Frenzel. She grew up in Germany, lived and worked there until her move to the US in 1990. Exploring numerous countries, observing people of different cultures and experiencing the spirit of captivating places have always influenced her artwork. She experiments with various media and multiple textures, following her spontaneous perceptions and inspirations, to create her abstract paintings.

Susanne's art has been shown nationally and internationally. She has won numerous awards and been juried into local, state and international shows. Her artwork may be viewed in many collections in Europe and the USA. She is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild and also the Mount Pleasant Artist Guild.

Her work is displayed in the CAG Gallery on 160 East Bay Street. until May 30, 2015, Susanne is showing work in the "ISMS" Exhibit, a group show,at the Avery Research Center/ College of Charleston, 125 Bull Street in Charleston.

MEMBERS: Please bring a snack to share if you can. Finger-food preferred. Please make sure to deliver your snacks between 5:30pm and 5:45pm to have time to set up.


MARCH Featured Artist - Karyn Healey



The Charleston Artist Guild announces Karen Healey, as featured artist for the month of March 2015. Her show, 'Diverging Lines and Intersecting Lives', is the title of her show at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. An opening reception coincides with the French Quarter Art Walk in Charleston on Friday, March 6th, 5:00-8:00pm. The reception is free and opened to the public.

Seeking new ways of looking at the world, Healey creates representational oil paintings that display two distinct styles. The "Diverging Lines" paintings of the show's title are graphic and structured, a nod to Healey's design background, where shapes are simplified and strong lines create strength and foundation. The works within "Intersecting Lives" represent thought provoking people. These paintings are figurative and rendered in a more painterly way. And lastly, Healey has a place on the wall for portraits of a very different kind, specifically the self-portraits of others and her interpretation of their selfies captured on social media.

Karyn Healey has lived in the Charleston area for seven years and in the south for close to twenty. She graduated Iowa State University in 1983 with a BA in graphic design and practiced in the DC area, southern Virginia and southern Illinois. Shifting her focus towards education, she taught graphic design at Pennsylvania College of Technology for a number of years and later expanded an organization devoted to teaching art appreciation at the primary level, which meshed art with the classroom curriculum for math, language arts and social studies. She now devotes her time to oil painting, working en plein air or in the studio.

Come visit the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery during business hours, Mondays through Sundays 11am - 6pm.



FEBRUARY Featured Artist - Peggy Ellis
The Charleston Artist Guild announces Peggy Ellis, daughter of Southeast painting legend Ray Ellis, as featured artist for the month of February 2015. Her show, 'Windswept: Clouds in Motion', inspired by the ever changing drama of the coastal skies, will be on display from February 1 through February 28th. The opening reception, which is free to the public, will be held Friday, February 6th from 5pm - 8pm at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay Street.

Peggy's father, the late Ray Ellis, was for many years her mentor in both oils and watercolors, teaching her to incorporate the spontaneity of watercolor with the richness of oil, and to "tell a story" in either medium. Peggy's fresh, bold use of the palette knife is a signature aspect of her work in oils.

Peggy's 20-plus years of painting skills were enhanced at the Decordova Museum School in Lincoln, Mass., and by studies with other accomplished artists in the Boston area. Besides being an Exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild, her work is also represented by the Four Corners Gallery on May River Road in Bluffton, SC. Her home and art studio are located in downtown Charleston.

Her exhibit will be displayed from Sunday, February 1st through Saturday, February 28th at the CAG Gallery located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.






MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - Mon., Feb. 2 - Sat., Feb. 7, 2015


If you would like to enter you can download the entry form from the "CAG Forms" page on the website.



GENERAL MEMBERS' MEETING, Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Charleston Artist Guild's first general meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at the Irene Dixon Auditorium at Ropers St. Francis Hospital. Free parking will be available, so don't forget to ask for your free parking pass at the meeting's welcome table. Click here for the garage location map. A social will begin at 6:30pm followed by the official meeting and a presentation from 7:00pm till 8:30pm.

Our presenter for the evening will be Francis Sills, whose work is represented by Horton Hayes Fine Art in Charleston and Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, NY.

A transplant to Charleston from Brooklyn, NY, Francis Sills works in the realist tradition in both painting and drawing. His subject matter consists primarily of landscapes, but more recently he has been focusing on interiors. By working from observation, his paintings explore the density and subtly of vision, revealing the specific nuances of color, light, and form. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in 2001.

MEMBERS: Please bring a snack to share if you can. Finger-food preferred. Please make sure to deliver your snacks between 5:30pm and 5:45pm to have time to set up.



JANUARY Featured Artist - Brenda Gilliam
Brenda is quoted to say "I am starting this new year with a collection of work, produced over the past three years. During 2015, I hope to complete even more works."

The simpler moments in life interests her … experiences … interactions with people, places, and things. She takes what she sees … breaks it into shapes, color, pattern, texture and movement. A sense of design, composition, placement, balance, and proportion is evident in everything she creates.

"I’ve been involved in many endeavors here in Charleston … some creative, some community related. Receiving several awards for my work is validating and encouraging. But, I still consider myself a beginner. Every experience contributes to who I am."

Her exhibit will be displayed from Thursday, January 1st through Saturday, January 31st at the CAG Gallery located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.




2014

DECEMBER Featured Artist - Ken Hanger
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Ken Hanger as the featured artist for the month of December. His exhibit "Flowers Etc." will be on display from December 1 - 31, 2014. This series offers a rich selection from Ken's award winning work.

His subject range from portraiture, to landscapes to still life. Working en plein air and a la prima gives his work a feeling of spontaneity. With his use of a palette knife, his paintings take on texture and achieve a shimmering effect.

An opening reception is planned for Friday, December 5th from 5pm to 8pm at the CAG Gallery located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC. The reception is free and open to the public. Come visit the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery during business hours, Mon-Sun 11am - 6pm.

The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.




NOVEMBER Featured Artist - Mila Garro
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces award winner Mila Garro as the featured artist for the month of November. Her exhibit "Serenity with Nature" will be on display from November 1 - 31, 2014. Mila's work is based on the universal interest in preserving the fleeting beauty of nature and in the long tradition of Japanese Oshibana. An opening reception is planned for Friday, November 7th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the CAG Gallery. The reception is free and opened to the public.

The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.




OCTOBER Featured Artist - Patricia P. Schaefer
Patricia P. Schaefer is the featured artist for the month of October with her exhibit “Transition.” Patricia’s work demonstrates a transition from un-posed nature to un-posed street photography. Her wish is for the viewer to be inspired to respect and appreciate nature, wildlife and each and every person. Come and see this new collection of work and meet the artist at an opening reception at the gallery from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, October 3rd. The reception is free and open to the public.

The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.




2014 PEOPLE's CHOICE ART EXHIBIT, Entry Deadline, Sept. 24, 2014
South State Bank is pleased to continue the rich tradition of the People's Choice Art Exhibit, this year from Oct. 3rd-16th at the bank's offices at 34 and 46 Broad Street.

Entries will be displayed in the lobbies of both locations to accommodate the artwork and extend the visibility of both spaces. Voting for the People's Choice award will take place in both locations as well. The bank office at 46 Broad St. is a full-service branch, while 34 Broad St. now operates as office space for South State Wealth Management and Mortgage Lending.

All exhibiting members of the Charleston Artist Guild are invited to attend. Watch your email for entry packets arriving soon. The deadline for entry is Sept. 24th; art will be received on Oct. 2 and the exhibit will be part of Charleston Art Walk on Oct. 3, 2014.

The awards reception is on Thursday, Oct. 9th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at 46 Broad Street, and the exhibit ends on Thursday, Oct. 16th.

For additional information please contact:
Linda Weber at www.linda.weber@southstatebank.com or
Steve Jacobs at charlestonartist@bellsouth.net



GENERAL MEMBERS' MEETING, Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Charleston Artist Guild's first general meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at the Irene Dixon Auditorium at Ropers St. Francis Hospital. Free parking will be available, so don't forget to ask for your free parking pass at the meeting's welcome table. Click here for the garage location map. A social will begin at 6:30pm followed by the official meeting and a presentation from 7:00pm till 8:30pm.

Our presenter will be our very own local artist and nationally prized winner Alana Knuff. Primarily self-taught, Alana's artwork displays remarkable draftsmanship and balance with the composition intentionally leading the viewer. Her portraits capture the inner spirit of the subjects. She develops harmony with a wide range of values and intensities using limited palettes.

MEMBERS: Please bring a snack to share if you can. Finger-food preferred. Please make sure to deliver your snacks between 5:30pm and 5:45pm to have time to set up.

NEW MEMBERS ONLY: Please bring your membership card so that Steve Jacobs can initial it, and give you the meeting attendance quota for the Jurying In process.


SEPTEMBER Featured Artist - Ginny Versteegen
Award winning artist, Ginny Versteegen will present her latest series of oil paintings as featured artist at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. Plan to see this new collection of paintings and meet the artist at an opening reception at the gallery from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 5th. The reception is free and open to the public.

The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.



AUGUST Featured Artist - Russell Buskirk
Russell Buskirk, an award winning artist and photographer, is the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery's featured artist for August 2014. His stunning pastel paintings of the Charleston area will be on view Aug. 1st through the 31st. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 1st from 5pm to 8pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC., and is opened daily from 11am - 6pm.



JULY Featured Artist - Steve Jacobs
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Steve Jacobs as the featured artist for the month of July. His exhibit “Catch the Light” will showcase his work from July 1 through July 31, 2014.

Steve Jacobs was born in Germany, but grew up on picturesque Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He fell in love with the waters and architecture of the Lowcountry and Charleston. His passion for the area is reflected in his artwork where he uses oil, watercolor, acrylics and pencil, and his painting style ranges from loose to photo realistic. He paints from photographs and from plein air sketches done on location in places such as Charleston, Savannah, The Caribbean, and St. Simons, GA, capturing the beauty and history of Charleston and the world as he sees it. Stop by the gallery during the month of July to experience the beauty of the way Steve is able to capture the light. The CAG Gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC.



MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS History Fair - JULY 5th
The 2nd Annual History Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will showcase 32 historic organizations, businesses and institutions in Charleston, and the Charleston Artist Guild is participating in this exciting event. The History Fair is FREE, so come and bring your whole family, children and friends, but if you decide to see three special activities that Magnolia is offering, then you would have to purchase the general garden admission.

You can see more information about this event at www.magnoliaplantation.com/whatsnew.html



Discover the World of Art Brochure
A big thank you goes out to all of the artists that submitted images for this brochure. All images on the brochure are copyrighted, and will need permission by each artist or the Charleston Artist Guild for reproduction.

Charleston Artist Guild brochure





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Charleston, SC 29401
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