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2015

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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