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Kristi Ryba is the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September in Charleston, SC

August 19, 2019

Kristi Ryba, a South Carolina based artist who explores contemporary events and messages of morality, will stir the pot as the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Visiting Artist in September.

Since the November 2016 election, Ryba began to substitute photographs of Trump and his administration, family, and tweets and quotes into existing manuscripts and altarpieces that depict, illuminate or illustrate what she believes to be a corrupt nature of this government. Ryba uses 22k gold leaf and the elaborate skill of handmade egg tempera painting to create narrative works of art on wooden panels. This technique is used to replicate the look of early religious imagery.


“The Disputation of St. Christine (Blasey Ford), after Masolino” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 36” x 24” x 2”


“Pope Sixtus IV, after Melozzo del Forli” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ¼”


“Tree Of Consanguinity, Kinship and Affinitiy” – 2019 Egg Tempera & 22k gold leaf on panel 40” x 36” x 2 ½”

Ryba will host open studio hours on Wednesdays from 2-7pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Museum visitors will experience the different stages of one of her paintings; how she lays out the composition, prepares the painting supports, grinds the pigment and applies gold leaf to envelop the final piece in regalia.


Portrait of Kristi Ryba by Paige Schaberg

Ryba received a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in 1988 from the College of Charleston and an MFA from Vermont College, Montpelier, VT, in 2006. Ryba recently had work included in the 2017 and 2015 “701 CAA SC Biennial”, held at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, and was the Second Place winner of the 2016 ArtFields competition in Lake City, SC, winning the $25,000 award. Her cover image on the 2017 Nov. issue of “Carolina Arts” was the most popular cover in its 32 year history. She is represented locally by Corrigan Gallery LLC, located at 7 Broad Street in Charleston . For further info about the artists visit (www.kristiryba.com).

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Fletcher Williams III Invites You to Visit Him at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, During His Studio Residency

May 30, 2019

Fletcher Williams III invites you to stop by his 1st-floor studio at The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. See what’s cookin’. Ask questions or just wander the room while I work. Don’t mind me. Free to the public. Btw, the 1st-floor is always free to the public. And be sure to check out “Bless ‘Em” on display in the 2nd-floor Mary Jackson Gallery. #staycurious


“Untitled”, acrylic on paper, 38″ x 52″

Open Studio Hours:
Thursday 2-5pm
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

The Gibbes Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

My 5-week residency will coincide with the exhibition “Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem”, on view through August 18, 2019. With works in all media from the 1930s to the present, this will be the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum’s unparalleled permanent collection. The exhibition, including work by artists such as Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, will expand understanding of modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent.

For further info on Williams visit (www.fletcher3.com).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Calls for Entries for 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art – Deadline May 31, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is now accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize is awarded annually to an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Entries for the annual award and $10,000 cash prize can be made exclusively online at (1858prize.org) through May 31, 2018. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.

Unlike any other award of its type, the 1858 Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about southern artists that is available to curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. The 2017 Prize was awarded to painter Bo Bartlett of Columbus, GA. Past winners include mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey who will be featured in the upcoming Gibbes exhibition “Radcliffe Bailey: Pensive” and sculptor Patrick Dougherty who is currently featured in a site-specific installation at the Gibbes entitled “Betwixt and Between”.

For more information on the Prize, please visit (1858prize.org).

The Search is on for Folks who Own Works by the Late Manning Williams

January 19, 2018

A retrospective of the late Manning Williams’ long artistic career is in the works at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Those involved want to make sure they have a chance to survey all his work, including the art owned by third parties. The goal is an extensive book of his work that would accompany the show.

If you have a Manning Williams or know someone who does and that person hasn’t yet been contacted by Manning’s widow, Barbara, Linda Fantuzzo, or his major collector, Leonard Long, please contact Carolina Arts at (info@carolinaarts.com) and the information will be passed along. We would like the collector’s contact info and if they can provide a photo (via e-mail) and we can decide whether it is suitable for either book and/or museum show – if the collector is willing.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is Taking Applications for a $10,000 Cash Prize Recognizing the Best of Contemporary Southern Art – Deadline May 31, 2016

February 17, 2016

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is now accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, which awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

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Applications are accepted exclusively through the 1858 Prize website at (http://www.1858prize.org/) until May 31, 2016.

‘We Are Artists for Emanuel’: More Than 90 Charleston Artists Come Together to Raise Funds and Honor Mother Emanuel AME Victims at Cigar Factory in Charleston, SC – Nov. 10 and 11, 2015

October 19, 2015

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Updated News: The Artists for Emanuel online auction went live yesterday morning. In just 24 hours, we’ve raised nearly $24,000 for Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry United Fund. And we’d be honored to receive any additional support you’d be willing to give us to help keep this momentum going!

Artists for Emanuel is a group of more than 90 visual artists from Charleston, SC, who are creating a body of work for display and auction responding to their personal grief to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church. The auction will benefit the Lowcountry Unity Fund and spark emotional responses for love, community, and unity to honor the families and the fallen. The Lowcountry Unity Fund was formed by the Coastal Community Foundation in response to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel for the purpose of promoting long-term solutions that address systemic issues contributing to racism and economic inequality in African-American communities.

Art is known to heal the soul, and Artists for Emanuel have partnered with The Gibbes Museum of Art for a two-day event that is intended to both aid in the healing process and to raise money. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, the public is invited to attend a symposium on “The Art of Healing,”  an ongoing series organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art in partnership with Roper St. Francis and the Joseph J. Schott Foundation. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, more than 90 local artists will come together for “Straight From The Heart,” an exhibition, silent auction, and reception at the Cigar Factory. Exhibiting artists include Betty Anglin Smith, Eva Carter, Fred Jamar, Mark Horton, Rhett Thurman, Raven Roxanne, Kate Long Stevenson, 3D artist Fletcher Williams III, and many, many more, including Artists for Emanuel organizers Marissa Vogl, Susan Colwell, Hilarie Lambert, and Laurie Meyer.

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Work by Fletcher Williams III

The “Straight From the Heart” poster features the work of E.B. Lewis, award-winning illustrator and fine artist. In addition to the featured works in the auction, a large number of 8″ x 8″ paintings will hang on a “buy now” wall and sell for $200 each.

We are also delighted to announce that the Colour of Music festival artists (a group of black classical musicians), the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble, and the Charleston Gospel Choir will provide three moving musical interludes during the reception. Art is music, and music is art. Combined, the two will ensure an energetic auction and delightful evening.

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Work by Shannon Smith Hughes

Sponsors helping us bring the event to life include: Mitchell Hill and William Means Real Estate.

Event Details:

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

“Straight From The Heart” exhibition hours: 9am to 4pm (“buy now” 8″ x 8″s available for purchase)

Gibbes’ Art of Healing “Hate Wont Win”: 6pm to 8pm / Dr. Jeb Hallett will lead a conversation with contributing artists about their artistic response to the tragic shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservation required. Please RSVP to Amanda Breen at 843/722-2706 x221

Wednesday, Nov. 11:

“Straight From The Heart” exhibition hours: 9am to 4pm (“buy now” 8″ x 8″s available for purchase)

Auction and reception featuring The Colour of Music festival artists: 6pm to 9pm. Free and open to the public. Space is limited; we encourage people to also visit during the open exhibition hours.

Location: Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC.

Online bidding begins Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at 9am EST at (https://bidr.co/events/artistsforemanuel).

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Work by Susan Hannaford Colwell

Participating artists include: Raven Wilson, Ann Keane, Fred Jamar, Anne Brownyard, Nance Sneddon, Margaret Petterson, Ron Rocz, Nicholas Napoletano, Amelia Rose Smith, Rhett Thurman, Hilarie Lambert, Shannon Runquist, Mark Kelvin Horton, Janie Ball, Ann Lee Merrill, Jennifer Koach, Susan Mayfield, Cisco Lindsey, Peggy Howe, Dorothy Shain, Kellie Jacobs, Caryn Smith, Fletcher Williams III, Diane Odachowski, Beth Williams, Tami Cardnella, Bonnie Kolmodin, Jean Rounsefell, Barbara Meierhusby, Lese Corrigan, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Christine Crosby, Kate Long Stevenson, Joy Halstead, Jessica Mack, Dee Rhodes, Carla Johannesmeyer, Shannon Smith Hughes, KC Collins, Betty Anglin Smith, Karen Silvestro, Alana Knuff, Regina Beahm, Brian Coleman, Mary Hoffman, Jim Victor, Anna King, Karen Weihs, Bonnie Stabler, Kathy Clark, Dee Beard Dean, Pat Forsberg, Karen Vournakis, Renee Kahn, Jodi Barr, Mary Edna Fraser, Anna Cox, Susan Colwell, Michael Kennedy, Tammy Papa, Victoria Guglielmi, Edward Boudolf, Lu Bentley, Laura Fontaine, Eva Carter, Eleanor Parker, Madeline Dukes, Sally Hughes Smith, Helen S. Warren. Jennifer Black, Rick Reinert, Sheryl Stalnaker, Scott Penegar, Joyce Hall, Lisa Willits, Vicki P Maguire, Jane Hart, Carolyn Epperly, Faye Sullivan, Daryl Knox, Gazie Nagle, Amelia Whaley, Carl Turner, Colleen Wiessmann, Merrie McNair, Susanne Frenzel, Leslie Pratt-Thomas, Charles DeAantonio, Shannon Wood, Christopher Murphy, Laurie Meyer, and Marissa Vogl.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Announces 2015/2016 Slate of Officers, New Board Members, and Philanthropy Award at Fellows Luncheon

June 17, 2015

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On Friday, May 19, 2015, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, announced the new slate of officers and Board Members, and the winner of the 2015 philanthropy award at the museum’s Fellows Luncheon celebration. “This year we are thrilled to present Croghan’s Jewel Box with the 2015 James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award. Croghan’s philanthropy and support of the Gibbes has spanned generations and is alive and strong today,” says Executive Director Angela Mack.

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James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award – Each year the Board and staff of the CAA bestows on an individual or group the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award. Gibbes was deeply devoted to the betterment of Charleston’s young creative minds in the aftermath of Reconstruction. Through his 1885 bequest of $100K, which in today’s dollars is valued at $2.5M, Gibbes launched what we know today as the Gibbes Museum of Art.  His generosity and vision set the state for the visual arts in Charleston by providing the funds to build the oldest art museum in the South.

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William Joseph Croghan opened Croghan’s Jewel Box in 1919 on King Street. His daughter, Mary Croghan Ramsay, was owner and manager of the store and during this time was a tireless supporter of the Gibbes and a champion of the local arts community. Mary remained involved with the museum until her death in 2009. Her daughters, Mariana Hay and Rhett Outten have carried on this tradition of support. Rhett has been a faithful and hardworking board member since 2011 and was co-chair of the Street Party in 2013. She is a current member of the Cultivation Committee, and offers a boundless enthusiasm to her varied roles. Over the years Croghan’s has been a consistent donor to silent auctions, a sponsor of the Women’s Council’s annual Art of Design luncheon and the Gibbes Street Party, and has maintained a Fellows level membership.

Gibbes Museum of Art Board Slate

Chair, Laura Gates
Immediate Past President, Allan Anderson
Vice Chairs, Jill Almeida, Jane Beak, Daniel Gallagher, Dr. John Hallett, Eleanor Hale, Alice Wyatt, and Charles Wyrick

Class of 2018

Denise Barto
Sarah Donnem
Wendy Dopp
Milton Hearne
Deborah Kennedy
Mark Maresca
Gale Messerman
Harold Rhodes
Elizabeth Saal
Harriet Smartt
Lisa Weitz

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. In the fall of 2014, the Gibbes temporarily closed for major renovations and will reopen its doors in the spring of 2016. The renovation project is designed to showcase the museum’s collection, provide visitors with a history of American art from the early colonial era to the present, and engage the public with a center for education, artist studios, lecture and event space, a museum café, and store. During the renovation the museum will offer programs such as the Insider Art Series, Art With a Twist, Art of Healing, events including the Art of Design and annual Gibbes on the Street Party, and educational offerings such as Art to Go and Eye Spy Art. Highlights of the Gibbes permanent collection can be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Gibbes on the Street – May 7, 2015

March 12, 2015

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On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Meeting Street will be transformed into the glittering streets of Paris in the early 1900’s. Charleston’s top chefs will serve delicacies inspired by the French culinary tradition while guests enjoy live music, entertainment, and the opportunity to mingle under the stars. La Belle Époque is inspired by the “golden age” where the arts flourished and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition on a grand scale. Beaux Arts architecture, a theatrical and heavily ornamented classical style, originated in Paris during this time and the Gibbes Museum’s Beaux-Arts building, which is currently undergoing renovations, and will serve as the backdrop for this celebration under the stars.

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“This year’s event will highlight the connection between art created in the south and that of the European masters. The Gibbes beaux-arts building was created during this glorious time and after more than 100 years, the renovations will restore the museum to its original beauty. Gibbes on the Street provides us the opportunity to celebrate Charleston’s finest restaurants in the middle of the historic district, with the backdrop of a great institution in the making,” says Executive Director Angela Mack.

Each year Charleston Grill’s General Manager Mickey Bakst is instrumental in selecting and managing Charleston’s finest restaurants for the Street Party. “The Street Party is unconditionally the best party of the year! All restauranteurs love doing this event,” says Bakst.

Participating Restaurants include: Brasserie Gigi, Baguette Magic, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier, Circa 1886, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, Goat.Sheep.Cow, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, 167 Raw, Rue De Jean, Saveurs Du Monde, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour Pastry, and Wild Olive. Guests will enjoy a full bar with featured libations from Cîroc and Bulleit.

Sponsors include: Gibbes on the Street corporate sponsors include Bank of America, U. S. Trust, Carriage Properties, SCE&G, Lynch Cracraft, Croghans Jewel box, PDA, Event Designs by Denise Barto, and Charleston Magazine.

Tickets are $150 for museum members and $175 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at (www.gibbesmuseum.org/streetparty) or by calling 843/722-2706 x21. Tickets must be purchased in advance and all ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. The event will be held rain or shine.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. In the fall of 2014, the Gibbes temporarily closed for major renovations and will reopen its doors in the spring of 2016. The renovation project is designed to showcase the museum’s collection, provide visitors with a history of American art from the early colonial era to the present, and engage the public with a center for education, artist studios, lecture and event space, a museum café, and store. During the renovation the museum will offer programs such as the Insider Art Series, Art With a Twist, Art of Healing, events including the Art of Design and annual Gibbes on the Street Party, and educational offerings such as Art to Go and Eye Spy Art. Highlights of the Gibbes permanent collection can be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further info visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is Accepting Online Entries for 2015 Mary Whyte Art Educator Award Through June 1, 2015

February 7, 2015

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to accept submissions for the annual Mary Whyte Art Educator Award. Established in 2007, this award is designed to highlight a high school visual art teacher in South Carolina school districts who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

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“Since 2008, the Gibbes Museum of Art has been privileged to present the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award. With the award now statewide, it is an even bigger honor for the finalists and winner. Quality teachers deserve recognition and the Gibbes is making every effort to do this for our state,” says Rebecca Sailor, Gibbes Museum Curator of Education.

Entries for the annual award and $2,500 cash prize can be made exclusively online at (www.marywhyteaward.org) through June 1, 2015 Artists who have applied previously for the Mary Whyte award must update their online entry form in order to remain eligible for the 2015 award. The award is being offered to educators throughout the state. The review panel will select the finalists in June, and the Gibbes Museum of Art will announce the winner at the South Carolina Art Educators Association annual meeting in the fall.

Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, SC, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Greenville County Museum of Art. Her paintings have been featured in International Artist, Artist, American Artist, Watercolor, and American Art Collector, L’Art de Aquarelle, and numerous other publications. Whyte is the author of numerous books and her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, where her husband, Smith Coleman, manages the gallery and makes gilded and carved frames.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. In the fall of 2014, the Gibbes temporarily closed for major renovations and will reopen its doors in the spring of 2016. The renovation project is designed to showcase the museum’s collection, provide visitors with a history of American art from the early colonial era to the present, and engage the public with a center for education, artist studios, lecture and event space, a museum café, and store. During the renovation the museum will offer programs such as the Insider Art Series, Art with a Twist, Art of Healing, events including the Art of Design and annual Gibbes on the Street Party, and educational offerings such as Art to Go and Eye Spy Art. Highlights of the Gibbes permanent collection can be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further info visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Calls for Applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

January 6, 2015

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Sponsored by our young patrons auxiliary group Society 1858, the prize will be awarded annually to acknowledge an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

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Unlike any other award of its type, the 1858 Prize is designed to create an online archive of information about Southern artists that can be used by curators, collectors, academicians, and the public. Past winners include photographers Jeff Whetstone and Stephen Marc, mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey, sculptor Patrick Dougherty, and mixed-media artist Sonya Clark.

Entries for the annual award and a $10,000 cash prize opened on Jan. 1, 2015, and can be made exclusively online at (1858prize.org) through May 29, 2015. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply.

Supported by the museum’s auxiliary group, Society 1858, the prize is administered annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

For more information, please visit (1858prize.org).