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Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC, Features Linda Cancel’s Christmas Series

November 29, 2012

Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC, is presenting all six paintings for Linda Hyatt Cancel’s Christmas Series – available as prints on canvas, lithograph prints, framed cards and card bundles.

Over ten years ago, fine art painter Linda Hyatt Cancel sent one of her works to a printing company in North Carolina to be reproduced as a lithograph. Cliff Snider, a printer with that firm, admired her expertise and commissioned her to do a portrait of him as Santa. Snider was no ordinary bell ringer. At the age of 16 and newly grieving for his father who was killed in an automobile accident, his church youth group pressed Snider to don the fake wig, beard and red costume appropriate for handing out gifts at their Christmas party for children at a nearby mission. “Little did they know that God was giving me a mission for my life,” Snider admits. Since then, he pursued every possible way to become Santa, including his “Master of Santa Claus, MSC” from the International University of Santa Claus. He is naturally bearded and designs his own wardrobe, but the purpose for his total immersion is that, “As Santa Claus, it is my desire to represent God’s love at Christmas, by sharing the True Reason for the Season, the birth of Jesus Christ.”

Cancel shares Snider’s desire to represent the spiritual aspect of Christmas with six original oil paintings of Santa in her series. The newest one, released in 2010, is titled “The Hour,” and has inspired chills in a lot of people. For this portrayal, Snider posed in a Bishop’s chair in the Church of the Epiphany in Laurens, South Carolina, wearing a warm cloak custom made from his grandmother’s quilt. The light streaming through the window illuminates a pensive Santa, reflecting on the watch he holds in his hand. A carving of the Last Supper, with Christ centered right above him, is seen behind.

Cancel has released a limited number of lithographic prints and giclees on canvas of each piece in her Christmas Series, available at Carolina Gallery. In Addition, she creates a wide range of oil paintings, from realistic to impressionistic, with rich, multi-layered tones. An Award winning artist, Cancel has work in many private and public collections across the country.

Carolina Gallery is located at 145 West Main Street in Spartanburg.

For further information call 864/585-3335 or visit (www.carolinagalleryart.com).

Carolina Gallery Moves To New Location on West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC – Grand Opening, Oct. 18, 2012

October 8, 2012

Carolina Gallery, which recently moved to 523 West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC, will hold a Grand Opening on Oct.18, 2012, from 5-9pm, during Art Walk Spartanburg. This event is free and open to the public.

The Gallery will be showing all new work from our represented artists. Come out and help us celebrate! The Gallery will hold a drawing for a small Nest oil painting by artist Linda Hyatt Cancel. We will also hold drawings for gift certificates for use towards framing, giclee printing, or appraisals. It will be a great opportunity to find the perfect gift for yourself or the art lover in your life.

10% of all sales of original artwork in the month of October will go to Animal Allies of Spartanburg.

For information call 864/585-3335 or visit (www.carolinagalleryart.com).

 

 

 

Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC, Presents Cliff “Kringle” Snider During Art Walk Spartanburg – Dec. 15, 2011

December 6, 2011

On Dec. 15, 2011, the night of Art Walk Spartanburg, Carolina Gallery is hosting Cliff “Kringle” Snider as Santa Claus. This Santa, who has a special relationship to gallery artist Linda Hyatt Cancel, will be greeting Art Walk visitors in his distinctive persona as a spiritual Santa from 6 to 8pm.

Over ten years ago, fine art painter Cancel sent one of her works to a printing company in North Carolina to be reproduced as a lithograph.  Cliff Snider, a printer with that firm, admired her expertise and commissioned her to do a portrait of him as Santa. Snider was no ordinary bell ringer. At the age of 16 and newly grieving for his father who was killed in an automobile accident, his church youth group pressed Snider to don the fake wig, beard and red costume appropriate for handing out gifts at their Christmas party for children at a nearby mission.  “Little did they know that God was giving me a mission for my life,” Snider admits. Since then, he pursued every possible way to become Santa, including his “Master of Santa Claus, MSC” from the International University of Santa Claus. He is naturally bearded and designs his own wardrobe, but the purpose for his total immersion is that, “As Santa Claus, it is my desire to represent God’s love at Christmas, by sharing the True Reason for the Season, the birth of Jesus Christ.”


Cliff “Kringle” Snider with Linda Hyatt Cancel and one of her paintings

Cancel shares Snider’s desire to represent the spiritual aspect of Christmas with six original oil paintings of Santa in her series. The newest one, released in 2010, is titled The Hour, and has inspired chills in a lot of people. For this portrayal, Snider posed in a Bishop’s chair in the Church of the Epiphany in Laurens, South Carolina, wearing a warm cloak custom made from his grandmother’s quilt. The light streaming through the window illuminates a pensive Santa, reflecting on the watch he holds in his hand. A carving of the Last Supper, with Christ centered right above him, is seen behind.

Cancel has released a limited number of lithographic prints and giclees on canvas of each piece in her Santa series, available at Carolina Gallery. In addition, she creates a wide range of oil paintings, from realistic to impressionistic, with rich, multi-layered tones. An award winning artist, Cancel has work in many private and public collections across the country.

Carolina Gallery is located at 145 West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC.

For information call 864/585-3335 or visit (www.carolinagalleryart.com).

Spartanburg, SC, Holds City-Wide Book Signing During 3rd Friday Art Walk – Nov. 17, 2011

October 13, 2011

As many as 100 Spartanburg artists will spread out across eight local art galleries on the evening of Nov. 17, 2011, as the city celebrates the publication of Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg, the newest book from Hub City Press.

Compiled by Edward Emory and photographed by Stephen Stinson, Artists Among Us is a large-size, color coffee-table book that spotlights the people who have shaped – and are continuing to shape – a remarkably robust art community. The 224-page book features their photographs, artwork and their personal stories.

From 6-8pm on the city’s regular Art Walk night, Nov. 17, the artists will meet the public at the following galleries: The Showroom, Carolina Gallery, West Main Artists’ Co-op, Spartanburg Art Museum, the Artist’s Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Galley East, Art Lounge, and Wet Paint Syndrome. Books will be for sale at each site, and a free trolley will move between galleries.

“If people visit all eight galleries, they can get dozens and dozens of signatures on this one night,” said Ed Emory, organizer of the city’s Art Walk. “This may be the biggest Art Walk night ever.”

The Showroom at HUB-BUB, at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., will exhibit up to 100 wrapped canvasses with Stinson’s artist portraits, on view from Nov. 17 – Dec. 20, 2011. “Seeing all these remarkable photographs at one place at one time is an amazing opportunity,” said Stephen Long, director of the Showroom.

West Main Artists’ Co-op, 582 West Main Street, will host an art show and sale of the artwork by the artists featured in the book, just during the Art Walk.

The book, which sells for $19.95, has been years in the making. Emory, who has operated Carolina Gallery on Morgan Square for 10 years, conceived of the photo project as a way to give attention to Spartanburg visual arts. He enlisted long-time Spartanburg photographer Stinson to bring it to life. Hub City Press, with more than 50 titles in print, decided to turn their project into a book.

“What’s startling about this group of artists is how widespread their backgrounds are,” said Betsy Teter, Hub City executive director. “They have settled here from the Kentucky coal country, the Illinois prairie, rural Ireland, the countryside of France, the industrial Midwest, the wild swamps of Louisiana, and all points in between. Others are homegrown, blossoming after finding their way to master teachers at our local schools and colleges.”

Emory, who curated the list of artists in the book and chose their artwork, said he selected these 100 because of their contributions to the visual arts community in Spartanburg. “As a group, they contribute day-in and day-out to our collective efforts in Spartanburg. This book is a striking calling card for our arts community and an important historical document.”

The book is for sale at the Hub City Bookshop, as well as other retailers, and online at (www.hubcity.org).

For more information, call 864/577-9349.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Calls for Entries for the 38th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 12, 2011

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition opens to the public on Sept. 15, 2011, and welcomes submissions until Aug. 1, 2011. Entry is free for Guild members and $40 for non-members. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 17, from 6-8pm.

For the second year in a row, the 2011 exhibition will consider two- and three-dimensional pieces by artists from both North and South Carolina. Those juried in will be displayed at  Carolina Gallery located at 145 W. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, SC, for the duration of the show, which ends Oct. 20, 2011.

Over $4000 in prizes will be awarded to winners in five categories: 2D-Painting; 2D-Drawing and Mixed Media; 2D-Photography and Digital Art; 3D-Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, etc.; and Upcycled.

The juror is Alfred D. Ward, Emeritus Professor of graduate programs in art at Winthrop University. Ward, an internationally known designer whose distinguished career includes professorships at the University of London and the University of Michigan, will select finalists based on their digital images, and then determine award winners in person. Accepted entries will be announced on the website of the Artists’ Guild on Aug. 30, 2011, and the winners will accept their awards at the reception on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 7pm at the Carolina Gallery.

The prospectus for the show is available now on our website at (www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com).

Entrants should mail a CD/DVD containing two digital images of their work (no larger than 8MB) to: The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Artists must deliver their accepted pieces, produced in the past two years, to the Carolina Gallery Sept. 9 &10, 2011, between 11am-5pm.

For further information contact: Robin Els at 864/764-9568, or e-mail at (artistsguildofspartanburg@gmail.com); Walter Bethea by e-mail at (walterbethea@yahoo.com); or Richard Murphy, at 864/541-7331, or e-mail at (rmurphy@uscupstate.edu).


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