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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Receives $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

July 23, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $34 million in grants for 177 humanities projects. The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston is pleased to be one of two recipients in the state of South Carolina with an award in the amount of $250,000 to improve storage conditions for the Gibbes Museum’s collections, which focus on American art.

Storage furniture will be installed in a new collections suite that is being created as part of the major renovation and expansion of the museum, which will begin in the fall of 2014. The renovation and storage/study suite will go far to help make this knowledge accessible to diverse audiences, and add richness to the visitor experience.

“The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to support these exceptional research, educational, and public programs in the humanities,” said NEH Acting Chairman Carole Watson. “The projects made possible by these grants will enrich our knowledge of our history and ourselves, encourage reflection on the traditions and values that have shaped our culture, and help preserve and make accessible our nation’s diverse wealth of humanities materials and resources.”

“We are thrilled to receive this wonderful recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities as the Gibbes Museum is at a defining moment in its history.  The storage project is at the core of our renovation design to ensure long-term, energy-efficient, sustainable preservation upon the collection’s return,” says Zinnia Willits, Director of Collections Administration and project manager for the grant.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at (www.neh.gov).

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further information visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Society 1858 in Charleston, SC, Announces Short List of Finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

June 30, 2014

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The Gibbes Museum of Art and Society 1858, in Charleston, SC, announced the 2014 Short List of finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Awarded annually with a cash prize of $10,000, the 1858 Prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Over 250 artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia submitted applications during this time period.

The seven artists (profiled below) selected for the 2014 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art short list are Jim Arendt, Sonya Clark, Andre Leon Gray, Jackson Martin, Jason Mitcham, Damian Stamer, and Stacy Lynn Waddell. The artists were selected by a distinguished panel of judges including Charles Ailstock, Society 1858 Board Member; Jamieson Clair, Society 1858 Board Member; Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art; Marilyn Laufer, Director of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University; Frank McCauley, Assistant Director and Curator of the Sumter County Gallery of Art; Pam Wall, Curator of Exhibition at the Gibbes Museum of Art; and John Westmark, artist and 2012 Prize winner.

“We are thrilled to have received so many qualified applicants to the 1858 Prize. Narrowing the list to seven artists was a tough task, but we feel this group represents the great talent and creativity of the contemporary southern art scene,” says Gibbes Museum Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall.

This prize was established in 2007 by Elizabeth and Mallory Factor to honor an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of the South. Artist John Westmark was the 2012 prize winner and his work is on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art through August 3 in the exhibition entitled, “John Westmark: Narratives”. After a 1-year hiatus, Society 1858 has rebranded the annual artist award and will focus its fundraising efforts on cultivating the prize. The winner of the 1858 Prize will be announced on Sept. 18, 2014, during an event hosted by Society 1858 and the Gibbes Museum of Art.

2014 Short List Bios

Jim Arendt – Based in Conway, SC, Arendt creates narrative paintings, sculpture, and installations that investigate how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Made from cut denim, Arendt’s figurative work draws upon his rural upbringing and concepts of work, labor, and connections to the land. Arendt received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA with a concentration in painting from the University of South Carolina. (www.jimarendt.com)

Sonya Clark – Clark is a fiber and mixed media artist working in Richmond, VA, where she chairs the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She uses objects such as cloth, hair, and combs to give voice to the complexity of American identity and history. Clark’s work has been exhibited in over 250 museums and galleries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and throughout the United States. (www.sonyaclark.com)

André Leon Gray – A native of Raleigh, NC, Gray is a self-trained artist who works is a variety of media to examine the impact of history and memory on present day power structures and social hierarchies. Gray’s mixed media assemblages, sculptures, and installations combine recycled and reclaimed objects, materials, and imagery. He transforms mundane objects into powerful social commentary with the intent of creating dialogue among his audience. (www.andreleongray.com)

Jackson Martin – Martin’s artistic practice entails an interdisciplinary approach to sculpture, installation, and photography. He utilizes a wide variety of materials and processes, ranging from sewing nontraditional fabrics to steam-bending hardwoods to planting trees in dumpsters. A native of Tennessee, Martin currently resides in Asheville, NC where he teaches at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. (www.jacksonmartin.com)

Jason Mitcham – Mitcham combines painting and stop-motion animation to investigate suburbia, modern ruins, and temporality within the landscape. His animations are created by digitally recording thousands of slight alterations on paintings; approximately ten miniscule changes are made for every second of footage. Mitcham was born in Greensboro, NC, and currently resides in New York. (www.jasonmitcham.com)

Damian Stamer – Stamer depicts barns, abandoned buildings, and other vernacular structures of the rural south. His heavily layered canvases blur the line between abstraction and representation as they seek to express the solemn beauty of the old and overlooked. A native of Durham, NC, Stamer earned a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (www.damianstamer.com)

Stacy Lynn Waddell – Waddell creates work that explores American history, culture, and the ways individual consciousness is formed through generations. She combines watercolor, gold leaf, and collage with heat-based techniques that burn, brand, and singe works on paper. Waddell has exhibited at museums throughout the country, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Gibbes Museum of Art, in the solo exhibition, “The Evidence of Things Unseen”. (www.stacylynnwaddell.com)

Society 1858 is a group of dynamic young professionals who support the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons. Membership to Society 1858 is open to any member of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Society 1858 takes its name from the year that the Carolina Art Association was established. Although the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors in 1905, the museum’s art collection began in 1858. Society 1858 aims to continue the strong legacy of art appreciation in Charleston. Members of Society 1858 have access to private exhibition previews and receptions, invitations to social events throughout the year, and free or reduced admission to Society 1858’s exciting programs.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers Lecture and Book Signing with Virginia Christian Beach – June 12, 2914

June 11, 2014

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, invites you to join them to celebrate the publication of “Rice & Ducks” with a lecture by author Virginia Christian Beach, on Thursday, June 12, at noon. Following the discussion, books will be available for sale and signing.

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The fee is $15 per person with a box lunch included.

“Rice & Ducks” records the history of the South Carolina rice lands, a landscape that stretches all the way from the Pee Dee River to the Savannah. It is based on a wealth of personal interviews, letters, family papers, plantation and game journals, and other primary source materials. It also draws from experts and scholars in the fields of rice cultivation and plantation history, African-American studies, wetland and waterfowl biology, and wildlife and habitat conservation.

It is a story full of interesting and memorable characters, and unlikely allies. They include English Lords Proprietors, southern plantation owners and slaves, northern industrialists, powerful US Senators, daring scientists, media magnates, Trappist monks, and Wall Street financiers.

“Rice & Ducks” is a beautiful full-color, coffee table  book generously illustrated with archival and  modern photography, as well as maps, drawings  and paintings from both public and private collections.

Virginia Christian Beach is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a former Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa. She writes for numerous local and regional publications on the subjects of conservation and natural history, and is the author of “Medway”, a history of a South Carolina plantation. She has served on the staffs of The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the SC Sea Grant Consortium.

For further information visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or call 843/722-2706 x22 to purchase tickets.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Announces Philanthropy Award, Slate of officers, and New Board members at 2014 Annual Meeting Celebration

May 21, 2014

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On Monday, May 19, 2014, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, welcomed two new Board members and announced the winner of the 2014 Philanthropy Award at the museum’s Annual Meeting Celebration. This year we are thrilled to present Mickey Bakst with the 2014 James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award. Mickey has long been a supporter of the Gibbes, and has contributed his time, talents, connections, and energy into making the Street Party one of Charleston’s most sought-after events. Mickey is known for his graciousness, generosity, and ability to connect people, and these traits directly translate to the complex job of coordinating Charleston’s top restaurants and beverage providers for this fundraising event. “We are so grateful to have Mickey Bakst on our side. We have just wrapped up another successful Street Party, and couldn’t have done it without his support,” says Executive Director Angela Mack.

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James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award – Each year the Board and staff of the CAA bestows on an individual or group the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award. Gibbes was deeply devoted to the betterment of Charleston’s young creative minds in the aftermath of Reconstruction. Through his 1885 bequest of $100K, which in today’s dollars is valued at $2.5M, Gibbes launched what we know today as the Gibbes Museum of Art.  His generosity and vision set the state for the visual arts in Charleston by providing the funds to build the oldest art museum in the South.

Mickey Bakst has been a staunch proponent of Charleston charities since moving to the Holy City in October 2004. A 40-year food and beverage veteran, Bakst is currently General Manager of Charleston Grill at Charleston Place Hotel. In his spare time, Bakst can be found devoting his energy to a variety of Lowcountry initiatives. His philanthropic efforts include Chefs Across America in 2002, Benefit for Katrina in 2005, and Dine for Nine in 2007. Chefs Across America followed the tragedy of 9/11 and in this event, Mickey hosted dinners in nine cities across the country with 40 of the nation’s top culinary stars. The Dine for Nine in 2007 raised more than 500,000 for the fallen firefighters’ families of the Sofa Super Store fire. When Crisis Ministries had to close down their food service one day a week, Bakst stepped in, forming a coalition to provide the meals that the shelter needed. One day a week, every year, a different area restaurant takes over the meal service and feeds more than 400 people. Three years later, Feed the Need has gone national, launching in Detroit, MI and Savannah, GA. Mickey has been married to the love of his life, Ellen, since 2007.

New Board Members Announced
The Board of Directors of the Gibbes Museum of Art welcomed two new members to their ranks. New members are Cathy Jenrette and Dan Gallagher.

2014-2015 Officers

President Laura Gates
First Vice President Jill Almeida
Second Vice President John Hallett
Secretary Harriet Smartt
Treasurer Eleanor Hale
Immediate Past President Allan Anderson

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further information visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Art of Healing with John Westmark – June 2, 2014

May 16, 2014

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In partnership with Roper St. Francis, the Art of Healing series includes conversations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and an initiative that is providing art to aid in the healing of patients who must spend extended periods of time at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are pleased to present a variety of programs to the public and to engage the community in the ongoing conversation about art and healing. This discussion with artist John Westmark and psychiatrist Linda Austin will highlight the captivating connections between art, history, and healing as seen through the exhibition, John Westmark: Narratives,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director, Angela Mack.

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The Fireflies, 2014, by John Westmark (American, b. 1963). Acrylic and paper sewing patterns on canvas; 70 x 87 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Westmark’s work has been exhibited widely and is held in collections worldwide. In 2011, he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant and was selected as a finalist for the Arte Laguna painting prize and exhibition in Venice, Italy. In 2012, Westmark was awarded the Factor Prize by the Gibbes, now renamed the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media while contributing to a new understanding of art in the American South. His work has been featured in “New American Paintings”, “American Art Collector”, “Studio Visit Magazine” and “Surface Design Journal”. Westmark received an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He currently lives and works in Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Linda Austin earned her doctor of medicine degree from Duke University in 1976 and remained at Duke for her residency in psychiatry. She then went on to a fellowship in child psychiatry at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she was also a clinical instructor of psychiatry. In 1986, she moved to South Carolina to serve on the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) staff. She received tenure there in 1995 and was named associate dean for public education in 1996. In 1999, Dr. Austin became a full professor of psychiatry. Along with her academic and clinical work at MUSC, she organized and conducted substance abuse workshops for teachers, and a “mini-med school”—a public lecture series in a dozen South Carolina cities. Dr. Austin has increasingly used both print and broadcast media to educate the public on health issues. Her goal as a psychiatrist, she says, is “to reduce the fear, ignorance, and stigma surrounding mental illness.”

Tuesday, June 2, 11am: Art of Healing with John Westmark and Linda Austin moderated by Dr. Jeb Hallett, Roper St. Francis surgeon, around the exhibition John Westmark: Narratives. Sponsored by Roper St. Francis Healthcare and Whole Foods.

Fee is $35 for Museum members and $45 for non-members.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of the historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For details and to purchase tickets please visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or call 843/722-2706 x21

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Gibbes on the Street: East Meets West Fundraiser – May 1, 2014

March 5, 2014

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The Gibbes Museum of art’s biggest bash of the year is officially on the calendar for May 1, 2014, in Charleston, SC. The 5th Annual Gibbes on the Street Party will transform Meeting Street into a multi-cultural bazaar with culinary delights! Imagine a marketplace perfumed with the scents and spices of delicious treats, and bejeweled with richly dyed textiles and glittering lights. Enjoy delicious food from Charleston’s top chefs, an open bar, and dancing under the stars.

“The Street Party is always an extraordinary event and this year promises to be even better than the last! Thanks to the hard work of Charleston Grill’s Mickey Bakst and Executive Chef Michelle Weaver, the fifth annual Street Party will feature savory dishes from twenty of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Join us for this remarkable event,” Says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Participating restaurants include: Butcher & Bee, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank’s, Husk, Kitchen 208, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, Penninsula Grill, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour pastry, and Wild Olive.

Guests will enjoy libations from Cîroc Ultra Premium, Bulleit Bourbon, and Canyon Road Winery. Cypress Executive Chef Craig Deihl has participated in the Street Party for 4 years. “I enjoy branching out of our kitchen. We get to create fun and crazy food that the museum patrons love. It’s a unique fundraiser for the Gibbes that I look forward to supporting each year,” says Deihl.

Gibbes on the Street is sponsored by US Trust, Carriage Properties, All Occasions, PDA, and Charleston Magazine.

Tickets are $125 for museum members and $150 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or by calling 843/722-2706 x21. Tickets must be purchased in advance and all ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. The event will be held rain or shine.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further info about the Gibbes visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents The Art of Design Spring Luncheon and Lecture with Charlotte Moss – Mar. 7, 2014

February 19, 2014

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Charlotte Moss is a celebrated designer, author, speaker and philanthropist who has learned that the most ordinary of found objects can be elevated when artfully considered and arranged. “It is in our carefully curated environments that we share a specific point of view, a personal aesthetic, a vision, and a passion for life. In essence, creating a composition is about seeing. And sometimes, it’s seeing the beauty in ordinary, everyday found objects,” says Moss.

On Friday, Mar. 7, 2014, the Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to present “Art of Design”, a lecture and luncheon benefitting the museum. The annual luncheon brings sought-after speakers to share their expertise on design. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Moss to Charleston. Her wealth of knowledge about design and business acumen will inspire and inform our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Moss’ designs reveal a global influence as well as an appreciation of history with a contemporary twist. Since opening her design business in 1985, she has designed private residences and executive suites all over the country. Moss lectures widely on the all the arts of living, and has written eight books including her most recent, “A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration”. In addition to writing books, she contributes frequently to “The Wall Street Journal”, and was recently featured as “pop-up” guest editor in the November issue of “House Beautiful”. Focusing on “The Arts of Living,” with special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more, she writes,

“As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE,” says Moss.

Moss will offer a visual presentation during the three-course luncheon featuring a selection of seasonal favorites. A book signing will follow the luncheon. Advance copies of “A Visual Life and Charlotte Moss Decorates” by Moss can be purchased through the Gibbes Museum Store. To purchase a book please contact Wendi Ammons at 843/722-2706 x22 or e-mail to (wammons@gibbesmuseum.org).

A limited number of $1,000 sponsorships are available by contacting Jena Clem by e-mail at (jclem@gibbesmuseum.org) or calling 843/722-2706 x25. Sponsorships include 2 tickets to the “Art of Design” luncheon, and an invitation to a private Sponsor Party with Moss on Thursday, Mar. 6, as well as acknowledgement at the event. “Flower Magazine” is the media sponsor for the event. All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Founded in 1950 as the Gibbes Art Gallery Auxiliary, the Women’s Council currently boasts 120 active members in addition to association, sustaining, affiliate, guest, and honorary members. For over sixty years, members of the Women’s Council have donated their time, talent, and financial support to the museum.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further info visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

14th Annual Kiawah Island (SC) Art and House Tour on April 11, 2014, Benefits the Gibbes Museum of Art

January 17, 2014

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The fourteenth annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, sponsored by the member auxiliary group Gibbes, etc., will take place on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, from 1-5pm. This year, five stunning Kiawah Island homes in the private gated community will be opened for public viewing. Proceeds from the event benefit education, exhibition, and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

“We are so thankful to the women of Gibbes, etc. who have supported the museum for over a decade. The Art and House Tour provides participants the rare opportunity to tour some of the finest homes on Kiawah Island,” says Executive Director Angela Mack. Through its annual tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Museum with over 1.25 million dollars in support of our scheduled exhibitions and outreach.

Descriptions of the Five Kiawah Island Homes:

29 Surfsong – This recently-renovated Tuscan designed home features breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once inside, there is a spacious floor plan designed in neutral palettes. Of particular note are two large case pieces filled with Fortunata pottery. There is also a 16th-century sink acquired in Rome in the powder room. The kitchen features a custom cabinet designed by William Pritchard with ironwork features on the outside doors. The kitchen beams are two hundred year old and acquired from old barns in upstate New York. There are many unique features including a custom made large oval travertine sink in one of the guest suites and two custom hand-painted vanities in the Master bath.

95 Surfsong – This beautiful and spacious home was designed by the homeowners in conjunction with Mark Finlay P. Architects of Southport, Connecticut, and builder Jay Sifly of Charleston, SC. It is filled with treasures and furnishings they have collected over the years. It is a Georgian style design and it was inspired by The Historic Williams Gibbes House in the downtown Charleston area. The first floor opens into a media room with a beautiful collection of Kevin LePrince oil paintings of birds. The colors throughout the home are vibrant and there is rich walnut flooring throughout the house. The stunning house is filled with furnishings from Virginia, Delaware, and South Carolina.

21 Blue Heron Pond – This home is beautifully nestled in the Preserve section of the island and overlooks Blue Heron Pond, offering a unique sense of privacy. The neutral palettes throughout emphasize the natural beauty of the outdoors. As you approach the house, there is a courtyard green that is landscaped with olive trees and a separate guest cottage to the right. The artwork throughout the home is eclectic and includes a spectacular collection of paintings and lithographs. Please note the signage throughout to identify the variety of artists. There are originals by Picasso and Joan Miró, just to mention a few. The homeowners learned to appreciate art from their grandparents who were major collectors in the 1950’s and 60’s. Visitors will find a juxtaposition of modern art coupled with antiques throughout this beautiful home.

13 Summer Islands Lane – This traditional shingle-style home overlooks Cinder Creek and the ocean beyond. One of the interesting features to this home is the soaring entrance hall that opens to the second floor. A beautiful three-story circular staircase is situated in a tower and provides access to the other floors. This staircase also holds a magnificent double story chandelier. The all-white kitchen is two stories high, which provides a sense of spaciousness. Both the first and second floors have terraces, and there is a deck and pool that provide wonderful views of the creek.

14 Ocean Course Drive – Overlooking the 13th hole on the famed Ocean Course and the marsh to the ocean beyond is 14 Ocean Course Drive. This beautiful home is designed in the Dutch Gambrel style and is decorated in soft hues that bring outdoor elements inside. French doors open to a large patio and pool area with extensive outdoor eating areas and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a wonderful library with wormy chestnut wood walls, and ceiling beams that come from an old bank in Pennsylvania. There is a library with spectacular ocean views. The woodworking in the house is magnificent and there are unique lighting fixtures throughout.

Tickets are $55 per person and include the five-house tour, light refreshments throughout the afternoon at one of the homes, and an admission pass to the Gibbes Museum of Art valid through June 29, 2014. Tickets may be purchased at the Gibbes Museum Store at 135 Meeting Street, online at (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events), at Kiawah Island Real Estate locations at the Kiawah Main Gate, the Sanctuary or Freshfields Village, or by calling 843-722-2706 x21.

Gibbes, etc., an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art, is comprised of Kiawah Island women dedicated to the support of the museum.  Since its inception in 2001, and through the Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Gibbes with more than $1,000,000 to date to fund special exhibitions and art education projects in the community. In 2011, Gibbes, etc. was honored with the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection. The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For more information about the house tour, visit (www.gibbesetc.org).

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers The Art of Design Spring Luncheon and Lecture With Charlotte Moss – Mar. 7, 2014

January 5, 2014

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The Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art, in Charleston, SC, presents Art of Design, a lecture and luncheon benefitting the museum on Friday, Mar. 7, 2014. The annual luncheon brings sought-after speakers to share their expertise on design. This year’s featured speaker will encourage guests to embrace a visual life. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Moss to Charleston. Her wealth of knowledge about design and business acumen will inspire and inform our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Moss’ designs reveal a global influence as well as an appreciation of history with a contemporary twist. Since opening her design business in 1985, she has designed private residences and executive suites all over the country. Moss lectures widely on the all the arts of living, and has written eight books including her most recent, “A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration”. In addition to writing books, she contributes frequently to “The Wall Street Journal”, and was recently featured as “pop-up” guest editor in the November issue of “House Beautiful”. Focusing on “The Arts of Living,” with special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more, she writes,

“As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE.”

Moss will offer a visual presentation during the three-course luncheon featuring a selection of seasonal favorites. A book signing will follow the luncheon.

Tickets for the luncheon are $125 and tables of ten are $1,250. Tickets must be purchased in advance at (gibbesmuseum.org/events) or by calling 843/722-2706 x21. Advance copies of books by Moss can also be purchased through the Gibbes Museum Store. All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Check-in for the seated gathering will begin at 11:00am and the luncheon and lecture will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

A limited number of $1,000 sponsorships are available by contacting Jena Clem at (jclem@gibbesmuseum.org) or call 843/722-2706 x25. Sponsorships include 2 tickets to the Art of Design luncheon, and an invitation to a private Sponsor Party with Moss on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, as well as acknowledgement at the event. “Flower Magazine” is the media sponsor for the event.

Founded in 1950 as the Gibbes Art Gallery Auxiliary, the Women’s Council currently boasts 120 active members in addition to association, sustaining, affiliate, guest, and honorary members. For over sixty years, members of the Women’s Council have donated their time, talent, and financial support to the museum.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further information call 843/722.2706 x38 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women Present “The Art and Heart of Philanthropy” – Jan. 14, 2014 at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC

December 31, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women, in Charleston, SC, are pleased to announce “The Art and Heart of Philanthropy” discussion and luncheon on Jan. 14, 2014, at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. Panelists Laura Gates, Carolyn Hunter, Susan Romaine, and Anita Zucker will talk with moderator Jane Perdue about the art of giving back.

“We are so thankful to the distinguished panelists and the moderator, Jane Perdue, for their participation in this important event. Nonprofits exist because of the generosity of philanthropic people and through collaboration that strengthens a community,” says Center for Women Executive Director Amy Brennan. “We are excited to work with the Gibbes Museum of Art and know that these women will be an inspiration for us all.”

Speaker Bios:

Laura Gates: Board President of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art, Mrs. Gates is the former Vice President of the Field Museum of Natural History and Principal at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Carolyn Hunter: President of C&A Unlimited, Ms. Hunter is the owner of three local McDonald’s franchises.

Susan Romaine: A nationally recognized artist, Ms. Romaine is represented by galleries in Charleston, SC, and Santa Fe, NM.

Anita Zucker: Chairperson and CEO for the InterTech Group, Mrs. Zucker is past Board Chair of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Coastal Community Foundation, Trident United Way, and Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston among others.

Jane Perdue: CEO/Principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group, Ms. Perdue is a leadership futurist who writes, speaks, and consults about challenging stereotypes and gender bias. Ms. Perdue is president of the Board of Directors for the Charleston, SC Center for Women.

Schedule of Events:

Coffee and registration will begin at 10:30am followed by a panel discussion at 11am. Continue the conversation over a delicious lunch at Jasmine’s Porch. The Wells Gallery will host a champagne social following lunch.

Registration:

$75 (includes presentation, luncheon, and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gibbes Museum and the Center for Women). Registrations are accepted on the Center for Women website at (www.c4women.org), or please call 843/763-7333. Advance registration required.

Thank you to the following sponsors: JMC Charleston, Kiawah Fine Jewelry, RTW Charleston, Wells Gallery, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

The Center for Women is an educational resource and nonpartisan advocate for enhancing South Carolina women’s economic growth and personal development to encourage success – personally and professionally – every day, every way. Through programs, workshops and special events we assist over 6,000 people annually!

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.


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