Monday, December 17, 2012

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Pink Rose
oil, mini painting 4 x 4 in 5 x 5 frame
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

Come on by the gallery today! I will be there all day and would love to see you.
We have 2 Christmas trees up full of mini paintings, perfect for gift giving or for a special spot in your home!
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery
160 East Bay St, Charleston

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

French Quarter Art Walk, Dec 7, Charleston SC

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December Art Walk.... nostalgia, cool breezes, warm days, beautiful art and people, Christmas gift buying, strolling the streets of down town Charleston in the evening..... What a beautiful life!
Be sure to join us this Friday, Dec 7 from 5-8. 
Come by Studio 151 at 175 Church St (just south of Market st) and also at 
Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at 160 East Bay St (just north of Broad St).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Robert Genn Twice Weekly Newsletter

Pin It To my artist friends or collectors interested in the daily life of an artist, I am passing on this link to  
Robert Genn's Twice Weekly Newsletter.
I have found most of the articles to be inspiring but mostly have found that I am not alone in my thoughts, concerns, fears, trials, successes in the art world as a business or lively hood!
It is geared to all "creative people"; artists, photographers, sculptors, collectors, etc.... 
Today's article hits home to many different types of people. Even someone in their mid life, later life reinvention of them selves,  "fear" can keep you from succeeding.  Many are procrastinators in doing what they want in life. What's the Nike motto?  Just do it! 
Well, if you want, take a peak at today's letter and if you want, you can subscribe to the Twice Weekly Letters.  Also take a look at his website, if you creative folks out there aren't familiar with it. Lots of good stuff there!!! 

Click on this link for today's letter

Click on this link for The Painter's Key website

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Footlight Theatre invites artists to exhibit!

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Windows of Change
On display at through October 10,2012

Footlight Theatre presents

By Michael Bettencourt
Directed by David Hallatt
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many states in the south had laws making miscegenation (interracial marriage) a crime. A Question of Color is the story of a white man and a black woman defying this prohibition and  their struggle as they live under the shadow cast by color and prejudice in early 20th century North Carolina.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

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Pride and Patriotism - American Expressions

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery
7510 Pineville - Matthews Rd
Charlotte NC

Juried exhibit for NC and SC artists
August 28th - Sept 28th
Opening reception 
Sept 7th,  6-9 PM

Main Street USA

 Inside the USS Constitution

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kayaking with Maya and Bella

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A little fun and excitement on the water! We took the dogs out for a relaxing ride and Maya was quite content to sit still but Bella had to chase after the crab pot buoys! 
And in the water she went!

 Melissa and Maya
Bella balancing on the front edge of the kayak, just before slipping into the water. 
And THAT is why we wear a life jacket!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Art Show at Bohicket Marina, close to the PGA!

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Great food, music and ART before, during and after the PGA! NO TICKETS?
NO WORRIES! Come for the fun anyway!
Lots of boats to look at (Tiger's plus...) 

live music every night and did I say,

 Pelican at the Beach
watercolor and acrylic

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SOLD at Bohicket Marina Art Show

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 Carriage Ride on Church St, Charleston SC
watercolor  SOLD

 Crab Catch
watercolor  SOLD
watercolor  SOLD

Great food, music and ART before, during and after the PGA!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Charleston Artist Guild Reception, Friday July 6, 2012

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Come by the Charleston Artist Guild at 160 East Bay Street for 1st Fridays Artwalk!
Opening Reception 5 -8 pm, wine and snacks served!

The gallery show is all NEW.

Hanging here is my series of trees including a SC marsh scene with trees in the background.

Fall Trees, Acrylic
Sunset Coastal Impressions, Acrylic
Trees, watercolor and ink on Yupo on varnished board
3 Palm Trees, watercolor
SC Marsh and Tree Scene, oil

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy 4th of July! Main Street USA

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Main Street USA
watercolor, framed in double mat in a 16 x 20 rustic wood frame

A typical old town Main  Street! The storefront glass reflections with the US flag proudly waving!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Coastal Breezes

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Coastal Breezes
original watercolor 11 x 15
double mat in a 16 x 20 gold frame

A very typical coastal scene that could be from any of our beautiful country's coast line! Palm trees swaying in the breeze, which thankfully we have lovely summer breezes along the coast in S Carolina!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Living on the coast!

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  Marsh View
Watercolor mini 3 x 4.6 in a 5 x 7 mat or larger

Palm Trees
Watercolor mini 5 x 7 in an 8 x 10 mat or larger

Mini paintings that fit nicely in small frames or can be ordered as a Giclee  
reproduction in a larger size!
Marsh View and Palm Trees are watercolors and yes..... some of the fabulous views 
that I am so lucky to have daily! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Abstract on a Pear

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Abstract on a Pear

acrylic on watercolor paper
A realistic still life painted abstractly!
Vibrant colors makes this a fun piece of kitchen art!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Charleston Artist Guild 2012 Signature Exhibit

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Red Hat Ladies

Charleston Artist Guild 2012 Signature Exhibit
I am pleased to announce that Red Hat Ladies has been juried into the 2012 Signature Exhibit.
I love this painting! It brings back wonderful memories of chatting with these wonderful and charming ladies.
Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St, Charleston SC
April 16-21, 2012
8:00 - 5:30

Sunday, April 8, 2012

S Carolina Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibit

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Old White Tractor Out To Pasture
 on the move again!
The award winning S Carolina Water Media Exhibit will be in Hartsville, SC for the month of April
Hartsville Museum
222 North Fifth Street, Hartsville, SC  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Art Walk, Charleston SC Friday, April 6th

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 Seagulls at the Beach
watercolor and acrylic

Please join us for art walk evening!
Friday, April 6th, 5- 8 PM 
as we join in with merchants and galleries for the very popular First Fridays on Broad!
The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is also featuring Russell Buskirk 
with an opening reception for his fabulous exhibit.
I am very excited to be a part of this Guild which is a non profit organization and gallery with a continuing mission to promote the practice, teaching and appreciation of fine arts in the greater Charleston area.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rosie joins Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

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I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery! Pelicans and seagulls took over the wall! The gallery is located at 160 East Bay Street and is open from 11- 6 daily. This coming Friday, April 6th is art walk night! Come by, the gallery is open until 8!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rosie donates ....... Carriage Ride on Church Street ....... to Save The Light Gala Silent Auction

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Morris Island Lighthouse, Save The Light Gala and Silent Auction — March 29, 2012

It's almost time for the 14th annual Save the Light Gala and Silent Auction. The proceeds benefit the continuing efforts to preserve the Morris Island Lighthouse.

Again this year, the event will be at TIDES Folly Beach (formerly the Holiday Inn), 1 Center Street, on Thursday, March 29th from 6:00 to 9:00PM. Tickets are $ 50.00 each.

This year's theme is “The Mad Hatter” and prizes will be awarded for the most creative and funniest hats.

One of the auction items this year is a Giclee on canvas of my painting, Carriage Ride on Church Street, Charleston. It is 14 x 14 and beautifully framed in a black.

Please contact Save The Light office at (843) 633-0099 for tickets and donations.

Monday, February 27, 2012

French Quarter Art Walk

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French Quarter Art Walk
Studio 151/Shelby Lee Gallery
175 Church St
Charleston, SC
Friday, March 2, 2012
5- 8 PM

 Start your French Quarter Art Walk at Studio 151/ Shelby Lee Art Gallery, where you can enjoy fabulous art, wine and snacks! Enjoy this cool March evening as we invite spring into our midst and stroll through the French Quarter on cobbled streets and gas lit alleyways.  As you leisurely stroll the galleries, you will discover the works of hundreds of artists with an array of styles.

We are conveniently located just south of Market St on Church St which makes this gallery a perfect starting and stopping point for the art walk. Be sure to stop by and say hello to our talented artists, which will be on hand to chat with you.

As a special treat, we will have Ken Burger in the gallery on art walk night! Come by and chat with him about his new book,  "Baptized in Sweet Tea" which is a collection of Ken's Columns celebrating the south.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Old White Tractor to exhibit at Barnwell County Museum

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The yearlong SC State Museum traveling exhibit which  began 
at City Gallery, Charleston SC on Nov 5, 2011 to be at
Barnwell County Museum
March 1 – March 31
Barnwell County Museum9426 Marlboro Ave.
Barnwell, South Carolina

Monday, February 6, 2012

Approaching Storm

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Approaching Storm
oil on canvas panel

The heavy dark clouds in the distance cast a gray essence over the water and trees. 
The coastal views are just as beautiful when the skies are blue and clear or brightly colored sunsets or even with an .... approaching storm.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extraordinary Arts Exhibit

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The Charleston Artist Guild sponsors the Extraordinary Art Exhibit annually for lowcountry area special needs students. This year it will be at the Gaillard Auditorium on Feb. 1st to 4th 2012. We have over 100 entries from many schools. It is a highlight of the art program for the children to exhibit their artwork in public and possibly win a prize. Every entrant will receive a gift certificate for art supplies. After a reception of donuts and soft drinks, we have a local art judge present the ribbons. Steve Jacobs is there playing his key board, and all the families are invited to join the festivities. It is truly a wonderful outreach event for the students & families AND for our members as well!
Be sure to come out and support these wonderful kids and view their masterpieces!
The artist reception will be on Sat, Feb 4th from 1-2 PM.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Pear Season   Oil on canvas
Up Close and PEARsonable  Acrylic on canvas

Pear Season has arrived in my art studio!
The challenge...... paint a pear. Well, I did and did several. The pears just kept coming! The following ones are small, 4 x 4 and are all done in oils.

Friday, January 20, 2012

S Carolina Watermedia Exhibit and Old White Tractor Out to Pasture

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34th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Exhibition

Old White Tractor Out To Pasture  
has moved! The yearlong SC State Museum traveling exhibit which  began 
at City Gallery, Charleston SC on Nov 5, 2011 is now in 
Sumter SC!
January 12—February 10, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Charleston Artist Guild Annual Member Exhibition

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Watercolor, 19.6 x 14.6, framed 26 x 21

JAN 9-13, 2012
The 57th Annual Exhibition is at the Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston SC

Closing Reception will Jan 13, 6-8 PM