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City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, Calls for Ongoing Artist’s Submissions for Gift Gallery

May 9, 2014


Wendyth Wells, the Gallery Director at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, would like to begin a new program featuring smaller pieces of art and fine craft in sizes not to exceed 16″ in any direction to be displayed in their newly renamed Gift Gallery.

The work must be presented in a professional manor and submitted by JPEG with title, medium, size and retail price accompanying each image. If the work is selected, a three month Artists Contract will be sent for consideration with the completion returned with the art work and consignment list. The three month agreement allows a continuous rotation of smaller work in the smaller gallery adjacent to the Main Gallery. If the work does not sell (within three months) it must be removed and replaced with others if requested by the Gallery Director.

Current Small Works Gallery

City Art Gallery is excited to be able to hopefully show a wider selection of small “gift sized” art which is always seen by the hundreds of guests attending the many functions such as wedding receptions held in the City Art Gallery space. We will create a new “Gift Gallery” presence on our website to show the work worldwide.

Send submissions to ( For further info visit (

HIGH NOON Saturdays at City Art in Columbia, SC

May 31, 2012

City Art in Columbia, SC, will be offering free arts related presentations lasting an hour or less on Saturdays at HIGH NOON in the main gallery. These events will begin on June 9, 2012, featuring HIGH NOON with the Editors of Jasper Magazine. Cindi Boiter will be reading short fiction from her new book Buttered Biscuits, Ed Madden reading poetry from Prodigal, Mike Miller reading short fiction from Lonesome Pines, and Kristine Hartvigsen reading poetry from To the Wren Nesting.

The next Saturday, June 16, 2012, Esther Melton will be working with  R&F oil pigment sticks to create one of her nature paintings in her new “Landscape Reflections” series.

Do you wonder how to make a good composition, to find the underlying structure in your subject? Do you struggle to keep your painting from turning into mud? On Saturday June 23, 2012, join Mary Bentz Gilkerson when she will be doing a demo painting in oil and giving you 7 steps to help you jumpstart your painting practice.

And to finish the month on June 30, 2012, award winning painter Anne Hightower-Patterson White will offer her expertise to artists during a walk-in critique.

In the coming weeks look for more demos and presentations from area artists and arts professionals and have lunch in the Vista while you are here.

For up to date information, “like” us on Facebook, join our e-mail list or visit our website at (

City Art is located in the Vista at 1224 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC.

City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, Offers Fundraiser for the South Carolina Philharmonic – Jan. 13, 2011

January 9, 2011

City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, will present an preview of, Visual Sonata: An Ensemble of Images in Support of the SC Philharmonic, a sale and display of 30 framed images, a candid photography project documenting SCP musicians.

The South Carolina Philharmonic has teamed up with photographers Barry Wheeler, Heather Rae Bauer, Gordon Humphries and Brian Harmon to document the rehearsals and lives of SCP musicians.

The photography will be available, for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the SCP at its Jan. 15, 2011, “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” Masterworks concert, 7:30pm at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia.

For further information call City Art at 803/252-3613 or visit (

City Art Gallery and Fred McElveen in Columbia, SC, Offer Opportunity to Help Local Food Bank – Sept. 26, 2010

September 15, 2010

City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC, will host a collaborative event (Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, from 2-5pm featuring the sale of photography and collection of food and cash donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank (currently in desperate need of both).

Dr. Fred McElveen is an established Columbia-based physician with a specialty in dermatology, but he is also an award-winning photographer. Though largely self-taught, the artist has studied with Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, Phil Davis, and Alan Ross, among others. Working in black and white, color, and computer-assisted manipulation, McElveen builds upon established practices of American documentary photography and European fine art photography while inventing his own artistic voice.

The City Art sale includes a large variety of McElveen’s images of Columbia such as the Gervais Street Bridge, but his artistic vision transforms these familiar sights into classic and romantic icons of place. The sale will include streetscapes, landscapes, close-ups, and images the photographer captured on his travels. The City Art sale will also feature many computer-enhanced images by the photographer.

McElveen, known well for his work in black & white will have many color pieces also in a vast array of sizes and price points. All attendees will receive a ticket for their Harvest Hope Food Bank Donation that will entitle them to a 10% savings on the photography. In addition, all purchases will be accompanied by a framing coupon for savings of 50% on the molding price.

City Art Gallery is located at 1224 Lincoln St. in the historic Congaree Vista area in Columbia. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10am until 6pm, until 5pm on Fridays and 11am to 3pm.

For more information contact Wendy Wells, Gallery Director, City Art, at 803/252-3613, e-mail ( or visit (


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