All of the low country Art Guilds seem to go into hibernation throughout the heat of the summer. Come September, every last one of them are in a race to make up for lost time. This past week has been a series of seemingly non-stop meetings about upcoming exhibitions, shows, training, workshops, and fund-raising events. It's a bit exhausting, but a lot of fun as well.
The month started off with an exhibition at the Prevost Gallery/Rice museum which was sponsored by the Georgetown Watercolor Society. This event was followed by the group's monthly meeting ... a video training workshop watched in the luxury of leather arm chairs.
That same weekend the Charleston Art Guild held its jury-in process, then two days later its monthly members meeting. About half of CAG's 400+ members showed up to vote on changes to the Guild by-laws,
and watch a demonstration of palette knife painting by artist, Jim Pratt.
The CAG meeting wasn't all serious business.. We got a hilarious Chippendale- like demonstration of how the Guild's fund-raising calendar "Southern Exposures" was made.
Not to be outdone by the Charleston Guild's strip tease, the Waccamah Arist Craftsmen Guild's monthly meeting featured a wet t-shirt contest... AKA - Acrylic Sand Resist workshop. What fun!
The Sea Coast Artist Guild also held a heavily attended monthly meeting the same week .
Our speaker was the art director of the Chapin Museum, who gave an enlightening presentation on how she creates exhibits .
who gave an enlightening presentation on the history of the museum how she creates exhibits .
This group is very civic-minded , so almost half the meeting was taken up with upcoming fundraisers.. book sales, logo shirts, mini canvases to be sold at Christmas,and of course a luncheon held the next day at a local pastaria. Pass the vino , please!
The door prize was a painting completed on the spot by Barney Slice..