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Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Announces Winners of “Biennale 2017”

May 11, 2017

The Art League of Hilton Head awarded fifteen winners, five of which are local, at the opening reception of “Biennale 2017”, the 25th Biennale National Juried Exhibition on Friday evening, May 5, 2017. The exhibit runs through May 31st at Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, on Hilton Head Island, SC. Over $7,000 in cash prizes were awarded.

On Saturday, May 6, approximately 22 people returned to Art League Gallery to attend a “Critic’s Coffee” where judge, Susan Mayfield, discussed her selection process, judging criteria and offered commentary on some of the winning artwork.

The Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Biennale 2017 Award Winners:

1st: “Undefined #2”, Pastel by Tun Ping Wang, Long Island City, NY

2nd: “Studio Book Pages”, Acrylic by Laurie McIntosh, Camden, SC

3rd:  “One Cabin Left”, Photography by Zachary Grether, Hardeeville, SC

Honorable Mention: “Bonnet Aerial # 1”, Photography by Cate Brown, North Kingstown, RI

Honorable Mention: “Ancient Lady”, Raku by Jacqueline Charnigo, Bluffton, SC

Honorable Mention: “Charleston Sleeps”, Oil by Sally Hickman, Bluffton, SC

Honorable Mention: “Clayton”, Photography by John Huneycutt, Oakboro, NC

Honorable Mention: “Lue, FL”, Photography by Laird, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Honorable Mention: “Le Reve”, Mixed Media by Marsha Leinberger, Hilton Head Island, SC

Honorable Mention: “Local Color”, Pastel by Eve Miller, Saint Helena Island, SC

Honorable Mention: “Cedar Center Hardware”, Photography by Charles Mintz, Cleveland, OH

Honorable Mention: “Denny”, Charcoal by Jonathan Murrill, Roanoke, VA

Honorable Mention: “Red Brigade”, Oil by William Schneider, Vlg. Of Lakewood, IL

Honorable Mention: “The House That Built Me”, Clay with Terra Sigillata by Katty Smith, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Honorable Mention: “Face Book”, Acrylic by Randy Van Dyck, Boise, ID

For further information call 843/681-5060 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

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Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Calls for Entries for Its “Biennale National Juried Exhibition” – Deadline is Mar. 17, 2017

February 28, 2017

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Art League of Hilton Head, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, invites you to enter the 25th edition of our “BIENNALE, National Juried Exhibition”, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $7000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

All works of art selected by jurors will be on display from May 2-31, 2017, at Art League Gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. This art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

“BIENNALE” judge Susan Mayfield is an award winning artist known for her use of color and light in pastel and oils.

For more info about the “BIENNALE” please visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4048).

Entry deadline is March 17, 2017.

All entrants will be notified by Mar. 31, 2017.

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Calls for Entries for “2017 Biennale” – Deadline is March 6, 2017

February 8, 2017

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The Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, invites you to enter the “2017 Biennale”, its 25th national juried exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $7000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at the Art League Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. This state of the art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

The “25th Biennale” judge will be Susan Mayfield. Mayfield is an award-winning artist known for her use of color and light in pastel and oils. Raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, she earned a Fine Arts degree with honors from the College of Charleston and further studied with prominent artists from around the country. Mayfield has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, including the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, the Joyce Robins Gallery in Sante Fe, NM, the Red Piano Gallery on Hilton Head, SC, and the City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC, among many others. In addition to painting, Mayfield teaches art classes in her studio and leads artist workshops around the country. Read more about Mayfield here at (http://susanmayfield.net/).

Deadline to enter is March 6, 2017

All entries will be juried from digital image. Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original artwork created within the last three years and never accepted into an Art League of Hilton Head juried show before. Only one piece of art per artist will be accepted into the show. To enter click here at (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4048).

For further information contact Kristen McIntosh, Gallery Manager by calling 843/681-5060, e-mail at (admin@artleaguehhi.org) or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head, SC, Award Winners Announced at CraftHiltonHead2016

December 23, 2016

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Fine art craft artists from 17 states competed for cash prizes at CraftHiltonHead2016, now at Art League Gallery. This national, juried craft exhibition showcases 116 two and three dimensional high-quality craftworks from 54 featured artists.

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Best of Show – $1,000 Prize, “City Side Lights”,
Fiber art by Melody Randol of Loveland, CO.

The selection of finalists was made at the Awards Reception on Dec. 8, 2016, by nationally renowned judge, Ben Whiteside, owner/ curator of the Red Piano Art Gallery on Hilton Head Island. Over $4,000 in prizes were awarded.

View the prize winners plus many more one-of-a-kind crafts and artworks available for inspired gift-giving. Don’t miss this exclusive presentation on display and for sale now through Dec. 31, 2016.

WHAT:
CraftHiltonHead2016, 5th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, presented by Art League of Hilton Head

WHEN:
Exhibit: Dec. 6 – 31, 2016, Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.

WHERE:
Art League of Hilton Head Gallery located mid-island, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843.681.5060, (www.artleaguehhi.org).

The Hilton Head Art Auction Has Been Rescheduled for Nov. 5, 2016, on Hilton Head Island, SC

October 15, 2016

Due to Hurricane Matthew, our October event was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Nov. 5, 2016, at 2pm. You can preview the works at Morris & Whiteside Auctions, 220 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC (also the location of the Red Piano Gallery), from Nov. 1 – 5, 2016.

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Work by Ray Ellis

Over 110 items will be up for bids including works by: Ray Ellis, Kim English, Glenna Goodacre, William Halsey, Clark Hulings, Dan McCaw, Dean Mitchell, Joseph Orr, William Aiken Walker, Mary Whyte, Jamie Wyeth, and Stephen Scott Young.

For over fifteen years, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC has produced premier fine art auctions on Hilton Head Island and in Charleston, SC. Offering significant paintings, sculpture and vintage prints by deceased and contemporary masters of the South, the annual Fall event attracts an extensive database of proven collectors from throughout the United States.

View the complete catalogue at (www.morriswhitesideauctions.com).

For further info call us at 843/785-2318.

Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC, Features Artist Talk and Book Signing with West Fraser – Oct. 6, 2016

September 30, 2016

coastal-discovery-museum-new-logo-2015The Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head Island, SC, located at historic Honey Horn is pleased to announce an evening with West Fraser, book signing and talk featuring his newest book “Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser” published by USC Press July 2016, on Oct. 6, 2016, from 5:30-7pm.

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“Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser” is a stunning collection of the works of West Fraser, one of the nation’s most respected painters of representational art. A mastery of his medium and the scope of work ensure his place in Southern art history. A true son of the lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast’s coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The 260 works in this book are representative of the sketches, studies, and finished paintings he has generated over his nearly forty-year career, works that depict coastal locales from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida, and include Charleston, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Savannah, and the islands of the Lowcountry through the Golden Isles of Georgia. The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated in art. Books are available for purchase for $49.99.

The Coastal Discovery Museum is located on the historic Honey Horn property which features some of the oldest structures on Hilton Head. The museum moved to this location in 2007 and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2015.

For further information call the Museum at 843/689-6767 ext. 224 or visit (www.coastaldiscovery.org).

At the Art League of Hilton Head, SC’s Annual Fundraising ‘Got Art?’ EVERYONE Gets Art! – Oct. 1, 2016

September 8, 2016

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The Art League of Hilton Head, SC’s annual fundraising benefit, Got Art?, promises to make collectors out of art enthusiasts. Each $100 ticket admits two guests into the event and participation in a live drawing that guarantees the ticket holder one original piece of art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. This fun and popular event is sure to be a sell out!

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What makes this event special is that ticket holders go home with an original piece of local art created and donated by Art League member artists. Artwork may include paintings, drawings, photography, collage, jewelry, ceramic and sculpture; each valued at $200 or more.

Not knowing when your name will be called adds a certain element of fun and suspense. You never know which pieces will still be available when it’s your turn to choose. It always proves to be a lively night.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 1, 2016, starting at 4pm. Artwork preview and reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by the exciting main event drawing. When your ticket is drawn, choose an original piece of art! Every ticket is a winner.

More than 100 Got Art? artworks will be on view from Sept. 27-30 from 10am-4pm and on October 1 from 10am-1pm at Art League Gallery.

Purchase a $100 ticket. Visit (www.artleaguehhi.org) or call 843/681-5060. Tickets also available at Art League Gallery and Art League Academy.

Only 100 tickets will be sold. You must have a ticket to attend. Each ticket admits two guests and awards one piece of art.

The Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Call 843/681-5060 for more information.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic Art Gallery and teaching Academy that welcome artists and students at all skill levels and in all media.

Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors.

Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head, SC, (ACCHH) Unveils New Logo, Leadership, and Arts Calendar

March 8, 2016

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The Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Island, SC, enters its fourth year with a new logo, new officers, and a public comprehensive arts calendar available on the web.

ACCHH is a non-profit collaborative of over thirty arts organizations working together to enhance  opportunities for residents and visitors to experience Hilton Head’s rich and varied arts, history and culture.  To achieve this goal ACCHH developed a comprehensive events calendar that can be accessed at (www.hiltonheadartsdaily.org) and (www.facebook.com/artsdailyhhi). Follow us on Facebook and bookmark the website to get the most up to date information about the area’s arts and cultural activities.

The Town of Hilton Head’s recently released Arts & Cultural Strategic Planning Committee Final Report advocated for development of a one-stop arts information hub similar to ACCHH’s comprehensive events calendar.

The dynamic design of the new ACCHH logo expresses the presence, energy and excitement of Hilton Head’s many artistic, historical and cultural organizations. The Hilton Head region provides extensive opportunities for aspiring artists to develop skills working with paint, words, music, and photography; and for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of local history, cultural heritage and historic sites. Home to a wealth of professional performing and visual artists, Hilton Head uniquely provides audiences with a diverse offering of dance, galleries, jazz, music, professional theatre, and a symphony.

Natalie Hefter (Vice President of Programs, Coastal Discovery Museum) is ACCHH’s newly elected chairperson; Patti Maurer (President of Island School Council for the Arts) will serve as vice-chair; Paul Gibson (Hilton Head Choral Society) is treasurer; and Elaine Lee (Hilton Head Shore Notes) is secretary.

The ACCHH coordinates, promotes, communicates and showcases the arts and cultural entities of the Hilton Head region, for the purpose of creating an arts destination, enriching the quality of life and speaking with one voice on cultural issues. Members include non-profit and for-profit organizations serving southern Beaufort County.

For further info call 843/686-3945.

The Red Piano Art Gallery and Morris and Whiteside Auctions on Hilton Head Island, SC, Present a Live Art Auction on Feb. 27, 2016

February 9, 2016

For over fifteen years, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC has produced premier fine art auctions on Hilton Head Island and in Charleston, SC. Offering significant paintings, sculpture and vintage prints by deceased and contemporary masters of the South, the annual Fall event attracts an extensive database of proven collectors from throughout the United States.

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Work by Pino

The firm has over 100 years of auction experience, providing full-service absentee and telephone bid arrangements and in-house art transportation for crating, shipping and delivery.  With offices at 220 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC, Hilton Head Art Auction, LLC seeks consignments with fair, simple and straightforward commission rates and no hidden fees.

The event takes place Feb. 27, 2016, beginning at 2pm.

Internet Bidding Via  (www.invaluable.com).

For reservations and full color illustrated catalogue
telephone 843/842-4433.

Morris & Whiteside Auctions, 220 Cordillo Parkway.
Hilton Head Island, SC.

For further info visit (http://morriswhitesideauctions.com/).

Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head Island, SC, Named an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution

November 6, 2015

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It is being announced today in Washington, DC, and Hilton Head Island, SC, that the Coastal Discovery Museum has received the honor of being named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Coastal Discovery Museum joins 201 museums, educational and cultural organizations across the United States which have earned this honor. Smithsonian Affiliates are selected for their record of scholarship, professionalism, high quality exhibits and effective museum education programs. The Smithsonian considers affiliate proposals from institutions whose missions are parallel to the Smithsonian’s and who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving their communities.

Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term, collaborative partnerships with museums, educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. The partnership fosters resource sharing, educational initiatives, scholarly exchange and research efforts.

“The Coastal Discovery Museum’s recognition as a Smithsonian Affiliate will allow us to grow significantly in several areas related to our mission” said Rex Garniewicz, director of the museum. “We are always seeking to improve our visitors’ understanding of how coastal wetlands will respond to a changing planet, and the Smithsonian’s Global Change Research Wetland is a great partner for improving our presentation of this science to the public.”

“On the cultural side, there are a number of great organizations on the island have come together with the common goal of preserving Gullah music, crafts, fishing traditions, cuisine, story-telling, and family life. We would like to serve as a conduit to connect these organizations with the resources of the Smithsonian and vice versa. Although the Coastal Discovery Museum is the repository for archaeological artifacts recovered from Mitchelville and other significant sites on Hilton Head Island, telling the story of our heritage is really an island-wide and a county-wide collaboration, and it is one that the Smithsonian Institution would like to support.”

“Today, the Smithsonian is doing more than sharing its treasures with the museums of America,” said Harold A. Closter, Smithsonian Affiliations Director. “We are building relationships with people in their own communities, ensuring that all Americans can enjoy a quality Smithsonian experience, regardless of their proximity to Washington, DC. By partnering with Coastal Discovery Museum we hope to help explore the rich history, science, and culture of the Lowcountry of South Carolina and collaborate on educational programs, exhibitions and research projects. We are honored to welcome the Coastal Discovery Museum into the family of Smithsonian Affiliates.”

The Coastal Discovery Museum will celebrate its Smithsonian Affiliation, and Harold Closter, the Director of Smithsonian Affiliations, will make a brief presentation to the museum, at our Nov. 18, 2015, “Hilton Head in the Modern Era” lecture, featuring Steve Riley and his appropriately titled presentation “Where Do We Go from Here?”

Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops collaborative partnerships with museums and education and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources.

Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the Coastal Discovery Museum makes a difference in the way people think about and interact with the environment, history, culture, and art through telling the story of the Lowcountry.

More information is available at (http://www.affiliations.si.edu). For more information about the museum call 843/689-6767 or visit (http://www.coastaldiscovery.org).