The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, held the first of a series of Art Shows, “Coastal Creations”, on Sunday, June 10, 2012. It will be on view until Sat., June 16, 2012.
The Gallery was celebrating the talent of the several local artists including: Sarah Mishoe, Barbara Keller, Jane Woodward, John Bickle, Barney Slice, Cindy Roy, Marlene Askins, Janelle Feeney, Wayne Herndon, Denny Stevenson, and Felix Barabal.
The Show was judged by South Carolina’s own, renowned artist, William McCullough. McCullough, a native of South Carolina, studied at the National Academy of Art and Design in New York City. His mentors include Daniel Greene, Eric Eisenberger, John Koch, and Robert Brachman. Over 200 of William McCullough’s realist oil paintings are in significant private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States. McCullough’s current paintings are still lifes and landscapes exploring the everyday life and culture of the American South. He lives on a family farm outside of Kingstree, SC, and also in the South of France.
First place was won by local artist, Denny Stevenson, for his work ” Fun In The Sun”, 14″ x 12″, oil on canvas. Stevenson graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Coker College. In 1979, he studied at the Maryland institute of art for a year on a grant for painting from the Greenshields Foundation. In1983, he graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from University of South Carolina. Stevenson worked for 6 years for Marvel, as an artist in the field of comics. In 1995, he returned to painting and teaching fine art. Stevenson was awarded $150 in cash.
Honorable Mention award was given to local artist Sarah Mishoe for her work, “Afternoon on the Ashley”. Local artist, John Bickle, also received a Honorable Mention award for his work, “Georgetown Park”.
Island Art Gallery will be hosting the next art show in October so get out your paint brushes! Subject matter will be Artists Choice, so let your creativity guide you. Work needs to be newly created and approximately 12″ x 12″ in size before framing. Artwork will need to be framed or finished edge Gallery Wrap. Updated information on this series of shows as well as other gallery events can be found at (www.Pawleysislandart.com).
The Gallery is located in the Village Shops at 10744M Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC. Hours are M-F, 9-5pm.