Posts Tagged ‘Bluffton SC’

La Petite Gallerie in Bluffton, SC, Celebrates third Anniversary – Feb. 9, 2018

January 28, 2018

La Petite Gallerie, the intimate little art gallery on Calhoun Street, in Bluffton, SC, is celebrating its three year anniversary in February. There will be a party coinciding with the old town Bluffton Art Walk on Feb. 9, 2018, from 5 – 7pm. Enjoy bubbly prosecco, divine chocolate, and be a part of a grand art giveaway by the seven owner artists.

“We would like to thank our customers and our community for making our little gallery a grand success” says Murray Sease, one of the artists at La Petite Gallerie. “We will be giving away a piece of art each month for seven months, beginning with the original acrylic painting, ‘Hydrangeas,’ by Lauren Terrett. Simply sign up at the party on the 9th – or anytime during February – for the chance to win. The process will be repeated each month following with each of the remaining artists contributing a piece for this grand art giveaway. “This is a fun way to share our art and have a good time with friends” is the concensus of the artists involved including Don Nagel, Margaret Crawford, Bill Winn and Penny Beesley, along with Terrett and Sease.


Work by Lauren Terrett

Come celebrate with the artists and friends on Friday, Feb. 9 with wine and sweets, view Lauren’s beautiful ‘Hydrangeas,’ and sign up for the chance to win!

For further info visit (www.lapetitegallerie.com).

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Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Calls for Entries for “24th Annual Judged Show” – Deadline is Mar. 5, 2018

January 17, 2018

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is reaching out to all local artists for a special call for entries for the “24th Annual Judged Show”, which will take place from Mar. 6-Apr. 1, 2018, at the SoBA gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton, SC.

The opening reception and awards is from 5-7pm, on Mar. 7 at the gallery. Artists are asked to fill out a registration form at the gallery or online at (www.sobagallery.com/24th-annual-judged-show). The Judged Show is open to the first 100 entries. The entry fee is $25 for SoBA members and $35 for non-members.

Artwork should be delivered from 9-11am, on Mar. 5, 2018, at the Center for Creative Arts, next door to the SoBA gallery on Church Street. No entries are accepted after 11am.

The Judged Show will include first, second and third place cash awards in acrylic, mixed media, oil, photography, watercolor and 3D. Rules for entry and other information can be found on the SoBA website.

Nationally acclaimed artist Linda St. Clair will judge the artwork. St. Clair’s paintings are exhibited and collected throughout the nation and worldwide. She is a two-time recipient of the Grumbacher Gold Medal and member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York. Her work is featured in galleries in Sedona, Arizona; St. Helena, California; Beaver Creek, Colorado; Ketchum, Idaho; Hilton Head Island, SC; Washington, DC; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and her home city of Santa Fe. She has exhibited nationally at The Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, The Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition in New York, and The Salmagundi Club in New York. She is represented in galleries throughout the United States.

SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more.

Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Yard Sale to Raise Money for Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC – Sept. 16, 2017

August 30, 2017

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) is reaching out to members and friends to donate art, art-related supplies or other materials to sell at a yard sale, proceeds from which will benefit SoBA maintenance and programs.

Those interested can bring items to the Center for Creative Arts, the building next to the gallery, after 1pm, Sept. 14, all day Sept. 15 and by 9am, Sept. 16.

The SoBA Yard Sale will take place from 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 16th at the SoBA gallery, located at 6 Church Street.

SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more.

Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Presents Fine Art & Fine Wine Fundraiser – Feb. 11, 2017

January 7, 2017

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What better way to celebrate ART and LEARNING than with a festive wine tasting and art auction! The Society is hosting a fundraiser event to benefit SOBA’s Center for Creative Arts which covers adult programs, free after-school programs for local 4-5th graders, events such as the K-5 Childrens’ Art Expo, and scholarships for Bluffton high school students to attend college or universities to work towards art-related degrees.

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“Fine Art & Fine Wine” will be held on Feb. 11, 2017, from 5-9pm in the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Community Park in Bluffton. Tickets are a mere $25 and include the wine tasting, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to bid on great art donated by local artists. Wine will also be available to purchase, by the bottle or the case, from two well-known distributors: Aleph Wines Corporation and Alvintage Wines. Representatives will be in attendance to answer questions and guide the party-goers in their selections. Cheese for the tasting will be furnished by Murray’s Cheese of Bluffton Kroger. Hors d’oeuvres platters will be donated by The Complete Home.

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Tickets are available at the SOBA Gallery and from SOBA members each of whom have been given a handful they are responsible for selling.

SOBA is a non-profit organization established to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities. Help to continue the tradition of sharing the love of art and learning with our community!

For further information call the Society at 843/757-6586 or visit (www.sobagallery.com).

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announce Winners of “22nd Annual Judged Show”

April 15, 2016

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is presenting the “22nd Annual Judged Show”, Apr. 4-30, 2016, at the SOBA Gallery.

The Society of Bluffton Artists held its awards presentation and reception on Friday Apr. 8, with a full house of artists and admirers. This year’s judge, Christina Chastain, is a multifaceted artist and proactive leader in arts education from Lancaster, SC. The awards, presented in seven categories, were as follows:

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BEST OF SHOW – Anita Stephens – “A Breezy Morning”, oil

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Work by Mary Ann Putzier

Watercolor
1st Place – Mary Ann Putzier – “Color Me Summer”
2nd Place – Lorraine Mullaney – “Snowdrops”
3rd Place – Pat Wilund – “Ok, Who Knows How To Row?”

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Work by Dennis Lake

Oil
1st Place – Dennis Lake – “Color Burst”
2nd Place – Judy Drummond – “Blue Sky Breaking”
3rd Place – Ken Bullard – “Cloudy”

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Work by Stephen Moscowitz

Acrylic
1st Place – Stephen Moscowitz – “Roseatte Spoonbill”
2nd Place – Frank Pinto – “Midnight Star”
3rd Place – Joan McKeever – “Lobster Buoy Garden”

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Work by Clyde Lahore

Photography
1st Place – Clyde Lahore – “Pompeii”
2nd Place – Edith Wood – “Broad River Bridge”
3rd Place – Kendra Natter – “Monkey Roots”

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Work by Mark Taylor

3D
1st Place – Mark Taylor – “Nautilus Platter”
2nd Place – Jim Zeller – “Norfolk Island Pine”
3rd Place – Lynda Hawley – “My Prince”

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Work by Bill Winn

Mixed Medium
1st Place – Bill Winn – “Sunflowers II”
2nd Place – Nancy Ridgeway – “Wandering Through Life”
3rd Place – Mike Nicastre – “Gothic Green”

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Work by Cynthia Zeiss

Other
1st Place – Cynthia Zeiss – “Moonglow”
2nd Place – Joan Wykis – “Caladium Crazy”
3rd Place – Mary Sullivan – “Light Odyssey”

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors:

Dick Blick Art Supplies, Palmetto State Bank, Charter One Realty, Stock Farm Antiques, The Barony, Captain Woody’s Restaurant, Pearce Scott Architects, Cocoon, Bluffton Seafood Restaurant, The Cottage Restaurant, Spartina and Fat Patties. These wonderful sponsors along with SOBA’s team of dedicated volunteers, made this a fun and successful show.

The show will be on display through Apr. 30, 2016. Please visit the SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton.

For further information call 843/757-6586 or visit (www.sobagallery.com).

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, have Awarded the 2015 Scholarships Awards to Victoria Branagan and Sheldon Smith

June 14, 2015

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is pleased to announce the 2015 Naomi McCracken Scholarship Awards going to two very talented student artists. Each year SOBA awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Bluffton High School who have been accepted to an accredited art college and plan to major in the visual arts.

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Work by Victoria Branagan

The first place winner is Victoria Branagan who will be attending Winthrop University in the fall, studying art with emphasis on fashion merchandising. She says the most influential artist she has studied is Vincent Van Gogh and is inspired to paint with acrylic and mixed media.

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Work by Sheldon Smith

The second place award went to  Sheldon Smith who will be studying graphic design at Coastal Carolina University.

These students were judged based on their body of work and interviews with the SOBA scholarship committee. This young lady and gentleman are inspiring and are sure to be successful in their next level of artistic endeavors. Congratulations to them both!

For further info call SOBA at 843/757-6586  or visit (www.sobagallery.com).

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announces Winners of Annual Member’s Show

March 12, 2015

The Society of Bluffton Artists Annual Judged Member Show held its awards presentation and reception on Friday Mar. 6, 2015, with a full house of artists and admirers at the Society’s gallery in Bluffton, SC. This year’s judge, acclaimed artist and art professor from SCAD, Jeff Markowsky, gave a thoughtful and concise explanation of why each of his choices were made.

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The awards, presented in five categories, were as follows:

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Work by Judith Ann Wenning

BEST OF SHOW – Judith Ann Wenning – “Lake House”, Watercolor

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Work by N. Jack Huddle

Oil
1st Place –  N. Jack Huddle – “Just the Apple”
2nd Place – Cynthia Wood – “I Like That One!”
3rd Place – Joyce Howell Peckham – “Birchwood”

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Work by Stephen Moscowitz

Acrylic
1st Place – Stephen Moscowitz – “Three Vessels”
2nd Place – Betsy Schroeter – “Solitude”
3rd Place – Barbara Spencer – “Azalea Walk”

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Work by LeAnn Kalita

Watercolor
1st Place – LeAnn Kalita – “The Boatwright”
2nd Place – Mary Ann Putzier – “I’m Thinking”
3rd Place – Lorraine Mullaney – “Iris”

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Work by Edith Wood

Photography
1st Place – Edith Wood – “Foggy Morning”
2nd Place – Wes Grady – “La Contess di Nari”
3rd Place – Frank Pinto – “Great Blue”

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Work by Julie Felver

Drawing and Other
1st Place – Julie Felver – “Sand Dollar”
2nd Place – Larry Hughes – “Ancient Hawaiian Pictograph”
3rd Place – Celia Pray – “Rippie”

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Betty Luntey, Captain Woody’s, Corner Perk, Crazy Crab, Donna Brennan, Gigi’s Boutique, Juliana Kim, Latitudes Wine Bar, Marty Sherman, Palmetto State Bank, Pluff Mudd Gallery, Stock Farm Antiques, The Garden Gate Nursery, The Great Frame Up, and Utrecht. These wonderful sponsors along with organizer Mary Ann Putzier and her team of show volunteers, made this a fun and successful show.

The show will be on display through Apr. 4, 2015. Please visit the SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton.

Call 843/757-6586 or visit (www.sobagallery.com) for more information.

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announces 2014 Naomi McCracken Scholarship Awards

June 5, 2014

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, is pleased to announce the 2014 Naomi McCracken Scholarship Awards going to two very talented student artists. Each year SOBA awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Bluffton High School who have been accepted to an accredited art college and plan to major in the visual arts.

The first place winner is Mirco Cavallarin who is planning a career in graphic design. He will be attending USCB for a year and then will attend Winthrop University.

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Maria Garcia is the second place winner. She would like to be a fashion photographer and also plans to attend USCB for a year and then Winthrop.

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They were judged based on their body of work and interviews with the SOBA scholarship committee. This young gentleman and lady are inspiring and are sure to be successful in their next level of artistic endeavors. Congratulations to them both!

For further information call the Society at  843/757-6586  or visit (www.sobagallery.com).

Pluff Mudd Art Gallery in Bluffton, SC – Voted “Best of Bluffton”

May 23, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Pluff Mudd Art Gallery in Bluffton, SC, has been selected “Best of Bluffton’’ by “Bluffton Today”.

This unique gallery exhibits the high quality work of more than 20 well-recognized local artists, photographers, woodworkers, jewelry makers and potters in a space enhanced by a new, state-of-the-art lighting system.

Located at 27 Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton, the gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. There is always an artist available there to answer questions and assist visitors.

For more information call the gallery at 843/757-5590.

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announces Winners of Annual Juried Member Show

May 20, 2014

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, held its awards presentation and reception for its “Annual Judged Member Show”, on Sunday May11, 2014, with a full house of artists and admirers. This year’s judge, acclaimed artist and art professor from Savannah College of Art and Design, Daniel E. Smith, gave a thoughtful and concise explanation of why each of his choices were made. The awards, presented in five categories, were as follows:

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Work by Mary Ann Putzier

BEST OF SHOW – “The Tree Nymph” – Mary Ann Putzier

Oil

1st Place – Murray Sease – “Wash Down”

2nd Place – Mike Nicastre – “The Watcher”

Honorable Mention – Heidi Fearon – “My Lagoon”

Acrylic

1st Place – Frank Pinto – “Buttons”

2nd Place – Barbara Teschner – “Hand in Hand”

Honorable Mention – Stephen Moscowitz – “Day Dreamer”

Watercolor

1st Place – Don Theodore – “View of the River”

2nd Place – Dee Johnson – “Iris’ Ez”

Honorable Mention – Pat Wilund – “Poppies”

Photography

1st Place – Ed Funk – “John Boat”

2nd Place – Robert Weissman – “Coyote Buttes Sandstone”

Honorable Mention – Joseph Wolfe – “Old Faithful”

Other

1st Place – Mary Sullivan – “Gravitas”

2nd Place – Marsha Leinberger – “Triad”

Honorable Mention – Nona Rooney – “The Prayer Wheel”

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Carson Realty, Palmetto State Bank, Blick Art Materials, Marty Sherman, Captain Woody’s, Donna Brennan, Pluff Mudd, Katie O’Donads, McCracken Family, The Great Frame Up, Cheap Joe’s who, along with organizer Mary Ann Putzier and her team of show volunteers, made this a very fun and successful show.

The show, featuring 2-dimensional art and photography, will be on display through May 31, 2014. Please visit the SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton.

For further info call 843/757-6586 or visit (www.sobagallery.com).