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Renowned Southern Artist Jim Harrison Partners with Sandpiper Gallery and Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC, Area

October 30, 2013

Renowned Southern Artist Jim Harrison is partnering with Sandpiper Gallery of Sullivan’s Island, SC, and Edward Dare Gallery of Broad Street in Charleston, SC, to bring his coastal art to the coast. The two galleries will be the exclusive representatives in the Lowcountry of Jim Harrison’s original work.

“We are delighted to partner with these two prestigious galleries to make my original work more accessible for collectors in the Lowcountry,” said Harrison. “I have always had a strong affinity for our coastal areas in all of their natural beauty so having my work presented in the Charleston area is a natural partnership.”


Edward Dare Gallery on Broad Street’s Gallery Row and sister gallery, Sandpiper Gallery off the coast of Charleston on Sullivan’s Island present fine art in two uniquely Lowcountry venues. Whether you prefer to browse beautiful fine art in a casually elegant seaside gallery or in the charming atmosphere of historic Charleston, each gallery features an extensive variety of fine art including landscape, figurative, architectural and still life paintings plus exquisite pottery, photography, jewelry, unique works in wood, glass and metal plus bronze sculpture – all by some of the most sought after artists in the Lowcountry and accomplished artists from across the nation. Many of the artists represented have a personal connection to the Charleston and the coastal Carolinas and tend to include pieces that celebrate the colorful tapestry of the southern coastal culture.

Harrison’s success is evidenced by four decades as a full-time artist. With talent, hard work and perseverance, he has more than 100 sold out limited editions of the prints made from his paintings and thousands of collectors of his work across the country.

In Harrison’s art, place matters – whether that place is the sun-drenched Southern coast or a lonely barn in a rural landscape. His art reminds of the special places of the South’s shared past and present and evokes emotions that allow us to return in our minds to those places we hold so dear.

Harrison’s work is universal in appeal – blurring the lines that can otherwise mark the boundaries of society. His paintings and prints can be found in elegant beach houses, large international corporate offices, prestigious museums, and in modest country homes including The State Museum of South Carolina; the Morris Museum of Art; Spartanburg Art Museum; The Coca-Cola Company; The Maytag Corporation; Philip Morris Company; The Leo Burnett Company; and the Augusta National Golf Club.

This small-town, self-proclaimed country boy has successfully made his living as a full-time artist for more than 50 years, a major yet difficult achievement in today’s world. His highly praised one-man shows have included the prestigious Hammer Galleries in New York and the Conacher Gallery in San Francisco with his paintings also included in the renowned National Academy Gallery in New York.

In his career, Harrison has scaled the heights of success as an artist and received the accolades that follow. In recognition of his contributions, he was honored by the Governor of South Carolina with the exalted Order of the Palmetto Award. He was also honored for his many contributions to art and the State of South Carolina by the South Carolina House of Representatives. Their resolution praised Harrison as a “nationally and internationally acclaimed artist” and as “one of the Palmetto State’s Chief Art Treasures.” More recently, Harrison was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of South Carolina for his many successful years as a professional artist, the prestige he has brought to the University and the State, and his generosity to a wide range of charitable organizations.

However – as is abundantly clear in his art – Harrison has continued to pay tribute to his humble, rural beginnings and how these beginnings shaped his life as an artist. From his birth in his grandmother’s house in Leslie, GA, until today, he has stayed true to the hometown, rural values of hard work and perseverance. And these values have been hallmarks of his career as an artist. In addition to his artwork, Harrison is the author or illustrator of several books including: “Pathway to a Southern Coast”, “Country Stores”, “American Christmas”, “The Passing”, and “Jim Harrison His World Remembered”. He now has a book titled “The Palmetto Tree and Its South Carolina Home” released in Spring 2012 by USC Press. For more information on Jim Harrison, visit his website at (

At Sandpiper Gallery you can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the nearby restaurants and then satisfy your soul in this casually elegant gallery with their intriguing selection of fine art and American crafts. When visiting Charleston make sure you take the time to spend an afternoon enjoying Sullivan’s Island – then shake the sand out of your shoes, journey into the world of fine art and experience a gallery like no other. Both galleries feature a large variety of work that will interest both the serious fine art collector as well as the fine craft enthusiast; from stunning paintings to special gifts from the lowcountry – all presented in the kind of genuine welcoming atmosphere that is uniquely southern and will make you want to visit again.

Works by Harrison available at the galleries can be viewed at (


Broad Street Merchants Association in Charleston, SC, Hosts ‘First Fridays on Gallery Row – Aug. 5, 2011

July 28, 2011

The Broad Street Merchants Association in Charleston, SC, will continue hosting “First Fridays on Broad” on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, from 5-8pm. Come out and celebrate “Hot Time on Broad” by enjoying fine art and refreshments in the boutiques, fine art galleries, and bodegas on Gallery Row – Historic Broad Street.

Free Love by Stephanie Shuler Hamlet of the Hamlet Fine Art Gallery

Each doorway on Gallery Row offers you something special to treasure, be it a painting, a gift, or simply a wonderful memory. As you stroll from one gallery to another, enjoy the Southern charms of colorful flower boxes, enchanting hidden courtyards and gardens, and pristinely preserved architecture.

Participating merchants include: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art, M Gallery of Fine Art, Martin Gallery, Edward Dare Gallery, COCO VIVO Fine Art & Interior Design, Utopia, Mary Martin Gallery, Bernie Horton Gallery, Spencer Galleries I & II,  Lambert Gray Gallery & Studios, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, and SCOOP Studios.

For information please visit ( or for questions, please call Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944.

Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street in Charleston, SC, Presents Blues on Broad – Feb. 4, 2011

January 21, 2011

Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street in Charleston, SC, is gearing up again this year to take part in the 21st Annual Lowcountry Blues Bash, on Feb. 4, 2011, from 6 -8pm during the First Friday on Broad artwalk. Five Galleries on Gallery Row will be official hosts for the festival, featuring 4 blues performers and numerous “Soulful Artists” exhibiting their work throughout the galleries.

Itta-Benna-Tracks, photograph by Ron Anton Rocz

Edward Dare Gallery will feature Blues inspired works by Charleston photographer Ron Rocz while visitors are entertained by Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner – back again at Edward Dare for the second year by special request. The soul shaking, foot tapping blues performed by this one of a kind harmonica and guitar duo provide the perfect ambiance for Rocz’s Mississippi Delta Blues Collection. These sepia-toned photographs convey a sense of what life was like in the early days of the blues, surrounded by cotton plantation life and work. As he often tells his viewers, “if weren’t for the cotton, there would have been no blues.”

Rocz’s photographs include old share cropper cabins, cotton gins, rural churches, juke joints, get-a-way railways, and local blues players. A few photographs include ghost-like images of early blues players dropped into present-day locations of blues fame.

Rocz’s blues photography collection has been well received at art shows in major cities across the nation. Blues enthusiasts and emigrants from the Mississippi Delta area, just south of Memphis, remark that his photographs have a “fidelity to the ambiance of the locale.”

At COCO VIVO Fine Art and Interior Design, collectors and lovers of fine art are cordially invited to experience the original still life wine art by Rodney Huckaby. Guests will view Rodney’s new collection of realistic still lifes of the world of wines and have the opportunity to meet the artist and discuss his work. His compositions of fine wines lit by romantic candlelight evoke special memories of the past. Musical guest Robert Lighthouse will perform for this special Blues on Broad event. Lighthouse, a native of Sweden, first came to the US at the age of 18, determined to learn more about the music he loves – Mississippi Delta Blues.

Lighthouse’s critically acclaimed debut CD, “Drive-Thru Love”, was released in 1998; his long awaited follow up “Deep Down in the Mud” was released in the summer of 2007 and also has received much critical acclaim. Lighthouse’s simultaneous work on guitar and harmonica on has received rave reviews in major blues publications throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. Lighthouse has been called the second coming of the late Dr. Ross. “…plays delta blues like the great masters” – HOHNER HARMONICA CO, “A supremely talented bluesman/mercurial talents” – Blues & Rhythm Magazine.

The  Hamlet Fine Art Gallery and Ellis-Nicholson Gallery entertainment will be provided by the homegrown Charleston talent of young bluesman Davis Coen who is currently enjoying heavy airplay on satellite radio. Coen’s music will be enjoyed from 6-7pm at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery and from 7-8pm at the Hamlet Fine Art Gallery. Coen sings in a lazy, slurring, Dylan-esque style that keeps you in suspense over whether he’ll even hit the right notes. You’ll find yourself absorbed by the muddled but highly rhythmic style. Enjoy his laid back, bare bones approach. Coen celebrated his new 2010 album release of “Jukebox Classic” .

M Gallery of Fine Art will feature the exhibit, Patina and Petals: Beloved Objects, an exhibition of the latest still life pieces from the collection of Sarasota, FL, artist, Susan J. Foster. The gallery will be featuring the music of Christopher Dean & Mike Mettalia Trio.

Mary Martin Gallery and Spencer Fine Art will also have entertainment and a wonderful variety of soulful art for art lovers and collectors.

For a full listing of the events scheduled for the Lowcountry Blues Bash, visit ( For more information on the artists featured during Gallery Row’s Blues on Broad event, visit ( or contact Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944 for further information.

Broad Street Merchants Association on Historic Broad Street in Charleston, SC, Offers ‘First Fridays on Gallery Row’ – Dec. 3, 2010

November 20, 2010

The Broad Street Merchants Association on historic Broad Street in Charleston, SC, will hosts its monthly ‘First Fridays on Gallery Row’ on Dec. 3, 2010, 5-8pm, with this month’s theme being – “White Lights and Red Boxes for a Good Cause”.

Work by Harry Neely

Come out and celebrate “White Lights and Red Boxes” by enjoying fine art and refreshments in the boutiques, fine art galleries, and bodegas on Gallery Row – historic Broad Street.  Participating galleries will have red boxes ready to receive your donation of a nonperishable can goods for the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Free downtown trolley service will begin on Monday, Nov 22, 2010, to serve the downtown shopping district. Key stops on the route include the art district of Gallery Row on historic Broad, King Street, the port’s cruise terminal, and Market and Meeting Streets in downtown Charleston.

A list of offerings on Dec. 3 include:

Spencer Gallery II will be featuring still lifes, landscapes and cityscapes painted in the early Pennsylvania style by artist, Harry Neely.

Spencer Gallery I will feature works by Claudette Bell, a well traveled artist, showing her realistic paintings of South Carolina, Europe, and various places in the US, including cityscapes and landscapes.

Both these exhibitions will continue through Dec 10, 2010.

As a special holiday treat, Edward Dare Gallery will feature miniature paintings – all sized and priced nicely for gift giving.  This show, Postcards from Charleston, will include little gems by Isabel Forbes, Leslie Pratt-Thomas, Ann Lee Merrill, Douglas Grier, Jim Darlington and Alice Botts as well as other gallery artists. These small treasures are available only during the holidays, but will capture memories to share with your loved ones for a lifetime.

COCO VIVO Fine Art and Interior Design will be filled with fabulous artwork by artists from around the world this holiday season. The exhibit and sale, A Special Holiday, will include works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, sculpture, pottery, and fine art jewelry.  Our holiday event will feature gifts by contemporary artists – emerging through award-winning, established professionals.

The Ellis-Nicholson Gallery will feature the exhibit, Nocturnal Pursuits, featuring works by new gallery artist, Lenore Barnett, of Hendersonville, NC.

The Hamlet Fine Art Gallery will feature “Small Jewels”, 6″ x 6″ art works by Jane Woodward, Stephanie Hamlet, Kellie Jacobs, Melinda Lewin and Pat Forsberg. Come and meet the artists, including our famous, copper frog sculpture artists, Charles and Zan Smith.

Gallery Row Galleries include: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art Gallery, M Gallery of Fine Art, Martin Gallery, COCO VIVO, Utopia, Atmah Ja’s, Edward Dare Gallery, Mary Martin Gallery, Bernie Horton Gallery, Spencer Galleries I & II, Ella Walton Richardson, and SCOOP Studios.

For further information call Stephanie Hamlet at 843/722-1944 or visit (