Sunday, May 27, 2012
Bruce and I took in the 28th Annual Juried Piccolo Spoleto Indoor Art Exhibition in the Visitor Center of Charleston today . I am just glad I didn't have to try to judge which of the many fine art works entered in the show deserved to win a prize. ( You can see it at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. Exhibit on view May 25-June 8, open daily 8:30am-5pm; Awards Reception June 3 from 5-7pm. Admission: FREE.)
We then wandered over to the Out of door Art Exhibition in Marion Square, where award-winning S.C. artists are display their works Again it was an outstanding juried exhibition.
( You can visit the out of door exhibition at Marion Square, King and Calhoun Sts. May 25-June 10; 10am-6pm. Admission: Free.)
You can learn more about all of the visual arts events going on during Piccolo Spoleto at
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I've spent the better part of the last week reorganizing my 2 websites. I've added almost a hundred new paintings to both It's pretty tedious work, and I still have a few more edits before I can publish the updated version of the website for my originals
|Pawleys Island Yacht Club North|
It's pretty tedious work, I would so much rather be painting
This was just the shot in the arm I needed to make it all seem worthwhile
|Rice Field Workers|
To see more of my work on Fine Art America go to:
I will put out a new post when the updated website for originals gets posted
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Last Wednesday, while scouting for a plein air painting scene, I inadvertently stepped on a fire ant hole. Before I had time to step back, both feet and ankles were covered with the ants in full attack mode. I wound up with bites all over both feet and ankles; they even bit me between my toes and on the soles of my feet.
So far I have counted 73 individual bites, and more keep breaking out eac day . I get one set of bites under control and another breaks out . Seven days later, I am still taking antihistamines to control the burn. Guess I
won't be plain air painting in that location. And next time I will certainly be paying as much close attention to where I am painting, and as what I am painting.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
|The Red Hat|
I am attempting to stretch my artistic skills by having a person(s) as the focal point of the painting. This is #10 of twelve beach scenes which include people. Once I get all 12 completed, I plan to reward myself for the effort by finishing the series with some beach landscapes sans homo sapiens.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Just got back home from a great weekend in downtown Greenville, SC. Artisphere, has been ranked as one of the top 20 artist events in the southeast attracting over 10,000 visitors from Greenville and the Upstate.... After spending Friday visiting all 120 exhibitor booths along Main Street, we needed a break from the crowds, so we spent Saturday viewing three special exhibitions associated with the festival.
The Greenville County Art Museum had a wonderful exhibition about the Low Country with works from famous South Carolinian artists . And of course while we were there we had to see their Andrew Wyeth collection which is now one of the largest any where in the world.
Next we visited the Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition which features 51 Upstate artists representing the talent of our upstate artists in a wide range of media . This exhibition will continue to be on view during the Festival weekend and through May 28 at Centre Stage Theatre.
My personal favorite of the day was The Chairman's Exhibit is which comprised of works from three well-established regional galleries, representing artists from across North and South Carolina as well as several national renowned talents. Galleries represented include: Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC; Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC; and Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. Each bring their own unique aesthetic to the exhibit, displaying original two and three-dimensional works in a variety of mediums. Representatives from the galleries and some of the participating artists were present to discuss their art. It was so inspiring, they practically had to push me out of the place to lock the gallery at the end of the day.
Friday, May 11, 2012
|Artisphere is set up on the west end of Main Street|
Every May, Greenville, SC hosts Artisphere, one of the best fine art and craft street fairs in the United States.
The main thoroughfare of the city is blocked off for artists and craftsmen from all over the United States to set up tents displaying their art. I don't think I have ever seen so many different artistic medias represented in one festival.
|One of 120 exhibit booths|
There are photographers, and painters, glass blowers, metal and wood sculptures, printers, fiber artists, furniture makers, jewelers , basket makers, ceramists, and digital artists displaying their unique artwork.
Fiber Artist Joe Camillas quilt made from book covers.
|Artist Steven Kostyshyn combines ceramic stoneware with basketry|
And the art scene doesn't stop at the display booths.... The festival includes three days of of non stop free local musician,vocalists, dancers, symphony orchestras,and street performers, and children's programs, not to mentions fine art exhibits in the local museums, and hotels..
Even the streets and parks and river front are festooned with banners and flags
Flags over the river.
Artisphere Runs May 11 through May 13th in the west end of downtown Greenville, SC
For more information call 864 271-9398
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|Mary, Ernie, and Guest|
The Charleston Artist Gallery sponsored a wonderful French Quarter Art Walk Reception for their featured artist: Mary Johnson Voss, on Friday May 4.
The promise of great art, good food, cold drinks and live entertainment kept pulling in art lovers of all ages off of Charleston's bustling East Bay Street.
|Robin Harris and Tommy Gill|
|Mary's husband, Ernie chatting with a future art collector|