Posts Tagged ‘City Art’

South Carolina Watermedia Society has Announced Top Winners from Annual Exhibition on View at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC.

November 12, 2018

City Art is presenting the “2018 SCWS Annual Juried Exhibition”, featuring works by SCWS members, on view through Nov. 26, 2018. The SC Watermedia Society has announced the top three winning artists.

Congratulations to the following artists:

Best In Show goes to Lynda English for her work, “Through The Eyes of A Child, Looking Up” which won the Tony Hardwick Memorial Award

Work by Lynda English

Second Place went to Anne Hightower Patterson for her work “Wading In” which won the Award in honor of Liana Sullivan Lemery

Work by Anne Hightower Patterson

Third Place was given to Suzanne Accetta for her work “Unspeakable Praise” which won the First Citizens Award

Work by Suzanne Accetta

Sixty-five pieces were juried into the exhibit from 184 entries. Awards for thirty of the 65 will be announced at the awards ceremony. The thirty awarded pieces will become part of a state-wide traveling show at various locations coordinated by the SC State Museum. Laurie Goldstein Warren, judged the show.

Since 1977, the South Carolina Watermedia Society has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The Society works towards achieving its goals by making the accomplishments of its members available to a broad base of South Carolinian’s

SCWS, the largest statewide visual arts group, is an active presenting organization. We nurture and promote South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities, special programs to market their original works and coordinate educational programs. In addition, our goals include public outreach and participation in the arts.

For further information call City Art at 803/252-3613 or visit ( Visit the SCWS at (

City Art in Columbia, SC, Invites You to a Wassailing Wednesday Art Market – Dec. 5, 2012

November 29, 2012

Here we come a Wassailing
On Wednesday December 5th
Here we come a Wassailing
Stroll between the artists
Offer their Holiday Gifts to you
May you purchase one or two
You might even fill your shopping list
Be sure to keep in mind
Here we come a Wassailing
Wednesday December 5th!

Please join us at City Art in Columbia, SC, for our unique Holiday Art Market celebration of the season, on Dec. 5, 2012, from 5-8pm, with artists: Esther Melton, Wayne Thornley, Lee Monts, Sylvia Ady-Potts, Cindy Saad, Sara Cogswell, June Tucarello, Judy Jarrett, Ed Shmunes, Heather Noe, Tim Floyd, and Penny Baskin.

You can also take in the exhibit, Sticks and Stones, featuring works by artist/painter Wanda Steppe, on view through Dec. 23, 2012, as well as other works on view at City Art.

Out of the Box by Wanda Steppe

City Art is located at 1224 Lincoln Street, Columbia – in the Vista.

For further info call 803/252-3613 or visit (

City Art in Columbia, SC, Offers High Noon Lecture by Jeffrey Day – July 21, 2012

July 16, 2012

City Art in Columbia, SC, is offering FREE arts related presentations lasting an hour or less on Saturdays at HIGH NOON in the main gallery. No reservations required. But don’t be late or you’ll miss something good.

On July 21 at NOON – Jeffrey Day has been closely following the visual arts community of the state for 20+ years, much of that time as arts writer for The State newspaper from 1989 to 2009. For the High Noon series, he will provide a fast trip through the last century of art in South Carolina focusing on particularly groundbreaking artists, artists who helped usher in a more modernist approach to art-making in the state, as well as how the visual arts scene has evolved during the past few decades.

City Art is located in the Vista at 1224 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC.

For further information call 803/252-3613 or visit (

City Art in Columbia, SC, Will Present HIGH NOON Events on Saturdays – Got An Idea For One?

May 30, 2012

A Saturday art event! The time will be 12pm noon and activities will vary as much as the audience will want. We need folks to do programs (limited to an hour or shorter) as well as folks to give us ideas of their interests. We plan to have some Art Industry people show and talk about art materials, artists show us how they work, critiques of work brought into City Art, talks on marketing, AV presentations…the sky is the limit for ideas.

Go to our website ( and click on Contact us to give us your name, contact information, and ideas of what you can show folks and what you want to see and learn about.

We normally want to schedule this at least a month in advance but will start in June 2012.

Double Your Savings at City Art and One Eared Cow Glass in Columbia, SC, this Friday and Saturday – Nov. 25 and 26, 2011

November 23, 2011

Save 25% on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at City Art in Columbia, SC. That’s save 25% on any piece of art priced at $1,000 or more – that’s a savings of $250 or more.

Work by Rodney Wimer

Can’t come in? Shop online and call to reserve your price. Call 803/252-3613 or visit (

One Eared Cow Glass in Columbia, SC, is calling for people to forget about Black Friday and come to their Multi-Colored Fabulous Friday!

Come shop with us all day Friday to enjoy all of the quality and uniqueness that have made One Eared Cow famous over the last 20 years.  And to top it off, there will be plenty of parking, no waiting in long lines, and smiles and “thank you’s” galore! Oh yeah, and a great sale to boot!
(10% to 40% off pre-made merchandise)

What’s that? You want more “sprinkles”…… OK then, how about: Free Gift-Wrapping all day Friday on any purchase.

One Eared Cow Glass also would like you to think of them on Small Business Saturday too.

For further info call 803/254-2444 or at (

City Art in Columbia, SC, Presents a Book Signing with Mary Whyte – Dec. 7, 2011

November 23, 2011

Author and renowned artist, Mary Whyte will be at City Art in Columbia, SC, to sign her newly released book, Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, on Dec. 7, 2011, from 2-3pm. Join us, meet Mary Whyte, and get your personally autographed copy. If you cannot make it and would like to reserve a copy, call us at 803/252-3613.  Whyte will sign your book for yourself or your favorite artist.

Mary Whyte has earned national recognition as an artist and illustrator. Her watercolors have been exhibited at some of the nation’s most prestigious museums and in exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society and the Allied Artists of America. Beginning in 2011, a three-year museum tour of fifty of Whyte’s watercolors will be traveling throughout the country. For more about Mary Whyte, visit her website at (

City Art is located at 1224 Lincoln Street in downtown Columbia’s Historic Vista.

For further info call 803/252-3613 or visit (

City Art in Columbia, SC, Presents Wassailing Wednesday – Dec. 15, 2010

December 7, 2010

City Art in Columbia, SC, presents Wassailing Wednesday – Dec. 15, 2010, from 5-8pm, as part of the 12+ Days of Christmas at City Art. Wassail, wine and whatever else we have! Live music graciously played by Doug & Bunny Williams…bring your jingles and share the Season!

Work by Wayne Thornley

Selected artists will set up to show and sell artworks in the Main Gallery, including: Kathy Casey, Lee Monts, Esther Melton, Brian Rego, Cindy Saad, Penny Baskin, Heather Noe, Nikolai Oskolkov, Wayne Thronley, Judy Jarrett, Sylvia Ady Potts, Blair Gary, Jane Aldrige and others set up to show as well!

Work by Brian Rego

You’ll also be able to see City Arts’ exhibit, Homeland, a collection of new paintings by Bruce Nellsmith, on view through Dec. 30, 2010.

City Art is located at 1224 Lincoln Street, “in the Vista” in Columbia.

For further information call City Art at 803/252-3613 or visit (