Archive for the ‘Beaufort SC Visual Arts’ Category

Art Show Tent For Sale

January 20, 2019

For Sale. Showoff Artist’s Tent used for 5 years. New costs over $2000. Will sell for $1200. Includes front canopy, 3 fabric display walls (gray), carry bags, weights. Will also include director’s chair and folding print bins. Contact Linda by e-mail at (

USC-Beaufort and SC Humanities Festival in Beaufort, SC, Presents “Digital Media in the Lowcountry” – June 10, 2016

May 30, 2016

USC-Beaufort & SC Humanities Festival in Beaufort, SC, presents “Digital Media in the Lowcountry”, featuring the work of USC-B Fine Arts and Computational Science Faculty and Students at the Sea Islands Center Gallery. The exhibition will host a public reception Friday, June 10, 2016, from 7-9pm.


The gallery reception will showcase media arts, animation, and video games designed by USC-B students and faculty. Presentations include “Teaching Practice-Based Media Arts Research to Fine Artists” by USC-B Media Arts faculty Topher Maraffi at 7:30pm, and “Bugs ‘N Boo Hags Video Game: A Marriage of Folklore and Technology” by USC-B Computational Science faculty Brian Canada at 8pm.

Refreshments and snacks will be served and the exhibition is free and open to the public. The Sea Islands Center is located at 1106 Carteret Street and is on the university’s Historic Beaufort campus. Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, USC-B is a baccalaureate member of the USC system and houses an innovative Studio Art Program.

For more information about the “Digital Media in the Lowcountry” reception, contact Topher Maraffi by e-mail at ( or visit the following websites at (, ( and (

The 5th Annual Arts in the Barn Benefit for the Beaufort County Open Land Trust Takes Place in Beaufort, SC – Nov. 1, 2015

October 17, 2015

The 5th Annual Arts in the Barn, a benefit for the Beaufort County Open Land Trust will take place at the Lemon Island Widgeon Point Barn, 43 Okatie Hwy. in Beaufort, SC, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, from 2-5pm.


The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Portion of the proceeds is donated to the Beaufort County Open Land Trust (

For more information call Charlene Gardner at 843/757-8185 or visit (

Arts Council of Beaufort County in Beaufort, SC, Offers Open House at ARTworks – Jan. 16, 2014

January 13, 2014


The Arts Council of Beaufort County (aka ARTworks) in Beaufort, SC, will be holding an Open House on Januray 16th, from 6 to 8pm, to celebrate the new year and new creative pursuits, and to introduce the new Managing Director of ARTworks, Laura Maxey.

Maxey holds an MFA from New York University, has lived in the Lowcountry since 1998, and brings with her experience in non-profit arts organizations, contract administration, local government, and grant writing. The public is invited to stop by, enjoy refreshments, and explore all of the exciting things going on at the ARTworks space.

For further info call 843/379-2787.

The Arts Council of Beaufort, Port Royal, and the Sea Islands in SC, Celebrates 5 Years of ARTworks in Beaufort, SC, and Holds Annual Meeting – Aug. 24, 2013

July 9, 2013


You’re Invited – On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 the festivities begin at 6pm.

Be our guest for a celebration of the arts at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. The program includes an overview of the past 5 years, a peek into our vision of the future and other surprises. The Bull Grapes will perform, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

ARTworks is a fantastic place to create & visit, and the home of the Arts Council of Beaufort, Port Royal, and the Sea Islands. ARTworks is a community arts center, theater, and educational resource: art works, art fun, art now.

Take a moment to celebrate ARTworks’ accomplishments in just the last 12 months • produced, presented & supported 16 concerts • 149 after school classes • 46 theater performances • 8 gallery shows • 35 summer camp days • 133 adult art classes • 9 school artist residencies/performances • 2 professional development teacher workshops • 2 events funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts • BIG Story Fest with 14 performances & 4 workshops. That’s 418 activities not counting keeping our doors open 250+ days a year, serving an audience of 11,575 (2,095 children and 9,480 community members) that participated in & benefited from our programs. Best of all, 176 artists were paid to work in their chosen field.

The Aug. 24, 2013 Annual Meeting @ ARTworks will be surrounded by artists working in their studios, a gallery, the black box theater, and classrooms, all located at 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902 (along with the Beaufort Bookstore and BiLo.)

For further info visit ( or call 843/379-2787.

BJ’s Juke Joint: Cassandra Gillens’ 8th Annual Holiday Sale @ ARTworks in Beaufort, SC – Nov. 24, 2012

October 12, 2012

In her Lowcountry career, Cassandra Gillens has exhibited her work in Taipei, China, her paintings have been featured in “Southern Living Magazine”, and included in the movie “Nights of Rodanthe”. So, at the end of each year the grateful artist throws a party for collectors big and small, as a way of giving thanks and starting the new year right. For 2012, the theme of her party, and of her latest series of paintings, is “BJ’s Juke Joint.”

“The theme keeps with the season,” Gillens said, “shimmy shimmy! It’s a celebration. When people gather, they say, What can we do tonight? And the juke joints around Beaufort are there for them. My annual show celebrates this tradition and this festive time of the year.”

For one day only, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012, from 4-8pm, ARTworks will be shakin’ with Gillens’ distinctive work, performers will be shimmying around in costume like sultry Shug Avery did, and collectors will have a chance at having a good time and finding new, original paintings in many sizes and a wide price range. This reception is free and open to the public.

ARTworks is the community arts center of Beaufort, the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, and applies the many creative tools of the arts to strengthen artists, and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year.

The center is located at 2127 Boundary Street at the Town Center in Beaufort.

For further info call 843/379-2787 or visit (

Opportunities at ARTworks in Beaufort, SC

May 7, 2012

One studio is available
Artists are invited to apply to become one of the resident artists at ARTworks. Read more about the studios on our website at (

One Administrative Assistant is needed
Resumes accepted by e-mail and post only:
( or at
PO Box 482 Beaufort SC 29901

ARTworks is looking for a few good applications to compete for this exciting opportunity:

32 hours per week; 11am-6pm Tue – Fri & Noon-4pm Sat.

Duties Include:
· Opening building & studios by 11am to include checking messages.
· Answering phone in a courteous & helpful manner; answering questions and/or referring caller to the appropriate person by transferring call or recording all information so that the appropriate person can return the call
· Ticket sales – this will require training; to include maintaining the ticket computer system, keeping the box office notebook & will call tickets up to date with the computer system; assisting ticket buyers
· Donor information – this will require training; maintaining donor data in the computer system as directed
· Email list signup – this will require training; ensuring that the manual email list sign up sheet is entered appropriately in the computer system
· Serve as “cashier” for gallery sales, studio rentals, after school registration, summer camp registration and ensuring that all related paperwork and tracking methodologies are maintained & up to date regarding payments as well as ensuring that cash, check & credit card sales are “filed” appropriately with necessary paperwork
· Filing & basic office administration which includes maintaining a neat and organized office space
· Maintaining the “What’s Happening at ARTworks” white board, front door signage, and street reader board to ensure that they are up to date with current information & publicity
· Ensuring that all public handouts regarding programs & activities are current & well stocked
· Water the plants weekly & remove trash from the building every other week
· Monitor supplies (office & restroom) and prepare order lists for Executive Director & Program Coordinator
· Other duties as assigned
Must Have:
· Positive attitude & be customer oriented
· Be prepared to participate as an active ARTworks Team Member
· Basic computer skills to include knowledge of MS office, internet & social media, data entry; page layout & design (in-design, quark, illustrator, photoshop) a plus
· Good keyboard skills
· Legible handwriting
· Good listening/communication skills
· Basic cashier skills
· Good office organization skills

Planned Parenthood in SC Plans Fundraiser at ARTworks in Beaufort, SC

January 4, 2012

“Re-Nude” is a one-night only sale of new, original art, and a party benefitting Planned Parenthood in SC, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, from 6 to 10pm at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center in Beaufort, SC.

Tickets are $15 in advance at ( or $20 at the door. This event includes live music, cold refreshments, savory snacks, progressive camaraderie, and opportunity for collectors who admire the human shape and freedom of choice to purchase works by new and established Lowcountry artists. A list of participating artists will be announced closer to the event. Artists are still welcome to participate in this event with a deadline of Jan. 31, 2012.

ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort, SC, along with KMart and BiLo. The event is organized by the Friends of Planned Parenthood of Beaufort, your neighbors in Pigeon Point, Bay Street, Dataw, Spring Island and Hilton Head.

For further info call Lisa Annelouise Rentz at 843-379-2787, e-mail at (

ARTworks in Beaufort, SC, Calls for Entries for Juried Exhibit – “Beaufort: Our Art Town” – Deadline is May 10, 2011

April 5, 2011

ARTWorks in Beaufort, SC, is pleased to announce a call for entries to the juried visual arts show Beaufort: Our Art Town, to be shown at ARTWorks in June and July 2011. We encourage you to help us celebrate what makes our town special and unique. The deadline is May 10, 2011. This juried show will coincide with a production of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town and be part of this year’s celebration of Beaufort’s 300th birthday.

Rebecca Davenport is the juror, and an accomplished international artist who resides in Beaufort, SC. She is most well known for her highly realistic portraits, trompe l’oiel techniques and her exquisite sense of detail. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in NY and her MFA from the University of North Carolina. Her work can be found in many private and public collections throughout the US, including the National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

This call for art is open to US resident artists at least 18 years old, as well as ages 15-17 in the high school category. Works which will be accepted include: oil/acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastels, graphics/printmaking, photography, jewelry, clay, wood, glass, fiber, metalwork, sculpture, mixed media 2-D, mixed media 3-D. The opening reception is June 3, 2011, from 6-8pm at ARTworks. Awards will be presented.

Our Town by Thornton Wilder was chosen for production to explore the history of a small American town. “This play portrays the quintessential American small town,” explained JW Rone, the director of ARTworks. “We’re expanding the concept into the gallery to give people the opportunity to look at our art town through history and across the community. The combination of stage and gallery will fill ARTworks with artistic representations of our town created by the people who live here.”

Guidelines and application to Beaufort: Our Art Town are online at (

ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, between KMart and BiLo, and is the home of the Arts Council of Beaufort Port Royal and the Sea Islands, which applies the many creative tools of the arts to strengthen artists and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year, in Beaufort Town Center, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For further information visit (