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Vol. 6 No. 10



Shady Lady, acrylic, 30” x 24”

Feed Your Eclectic Soul

Works by Eloise Randolph October 21 - November 21, 2015

Karlene McConnell, Walking Through Matisse, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”


10283 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC

Pat Zalisko, San Carlos, mixed media on canvas, 55” x 63”

SOUL SPEAK - The Conversation Continues with Karlene McConnell & Pat Zalisko Opening Reception, October 2, 6-9pm Artist Talk, October 3, 2-4pm Thru Oct. 31st

Muse & Co. Fine Art, 23 Oak Street, Roswell, GA 770-594-9511

Pieces of Me, oil and texture on panel, 36� x 48�

Deborah Sisco When I create new works, it is always about the color. Color gives meaning to the world we live in, it defines our emotion, our feelings, and our moods.


what’s inside Lets Talk Lowcountry Landscapes, The Art of Emotions Charleston artists J. Christian Snedeker and Betty Anglin Smith discuss the emotional allure of the Lowcountry and how this affects their art. 8


8 J. Christian Snedeker, Last Light (detail), oil on canvas, 36” x 36”

New Aquisitions Every month Picture House Gallery introduces new work to their collectors 10

Mary Erickson Beautifully pieces are a signature of Erickson’s work at Elder Gallery for the month of October 19



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artGuide 10/2015

10 Dennis Carney, Colorflow, acrylic on plexiglass, 56” x 42”

Artists Issue

Gregg Kreutz, Farmhouse, Beaufort Art Market

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Vol. 6 No. 10

what’s inside Artist Directory Feature Once-a-year alphabetical directory featuring the talent across the southeast 53

Artist Intros Introducing 4 artist you may not have heard of but should know about 22-23



Pat Puckett, A Special Place

Zheng Li at Muse & Co Fine Art & Ford Smith at Vinings Gallery


Features Inspiration, Group Show Amazing works by artists of the Charleston Artists Guild 16

Gregg Kreutz Gallery





17Women in Clay & FRANK:inFocus Two exciting exhibits at Frank Gallery 18 Sunset River Marketplace Raw Grace, Warm Wood

17 Gregg Kreutz, FarmHouse


The Art of Collecting Art From the basics to the not-so-basic, an interesting read for patrons 40

Vicki Rees Discussing NC’s inspiration on her art


Sections Creative Exposure Artists Index October’s Calendar

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18 Judith Ernst, Autumnal Equinox



Lowcountry Landscapes The Art of Emotions There is something to be said about the tranquility nature provides. Our mother earth always seems to be surprising us with her beauty and the raw emotions each individual feels as they step out of our modern, hectic lives and into the majestic realm of our natural existence. As modern and urban as our lives have become, nature still creates awe inspiring sensibilities that transmit our appreciation and sentiments for nature’s natural artistry. For millennia’s artists have been transmitting this awe onto mediums, all the while escaping on a romantic journey, seizing on nature’s romantic, calming, yet subtly energetic and compelling subject matter. Nestled in the southeastern portion of South Carolina, the ACE Basin (river basin of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers) inspires artists who seek to use their palette to capture the Lowcountry’s artistic imagery. “The ACE Basin is probably my favorite area to explore and

paint. The old rice fields of the Combahee, plantation drives lined with live-oaks, the ever-flowing tidal waters, the pine woods of Edisto… all are a treasure that I’ve yet to fully explore”, says J. Christian Snedeker. “ It’s a land of timeless-ness, deeply imbued with history and the ghosts of the past. From ruins of old churches and plantations, ancient live-oaks, the mysterious drapery of Spanish moss, the vast expanses of tidal marshes, all under the ever-changing Southern sky, one feels a part of a continuum of time and place.” The subtle details intricately sowed between powerful subject matter seems to define Snedeker’s energetic and prevailing imagery. Viewers are immediately appreciative of the robustious dynamism Snedeker conveys with his paintings. “I try to paint the essence of the place, and as I apply paint and build the idea, often the composition, or the light will draw me in a new direction that better expresses the original concept”, says Snedeker. Technique and a highly refined ingenuity for composition and light bring forth the


emotional appeal of his works. His use of differing light, many times low and indirect, influences viewer’s perceptions and masterfully invokes the natural serenity and peacefulness of the Lowcountry. One cannot help but feel at home with the warmth and calmness of his paintings. While the use of light and composition affect the emotional response in Snedeker’s work, Betty Anglin Smith uses color to capture the gentle, undisturbed natural beauty of her subject matter in a not so subtle way. “When I paint the Lowcountry, my emotions come through in color. Sometimes the color is representative of tranquility, and sometimes it’s a bit more dramatic!”, says Smith, who continues, “As an artist, this quintessential Lowcountry setting provides me with both inspiration and a happy serenity. The smell of salt water and pluff mud, the changing tides, the grand oak trees - the Lowcoun-

try is my constant muse.” Smith’s artistically emotional response to her surroundings are obvious in her use of powerful colors which beckon the viewers to appreciate her use of a Neo-Expressionism palette and form. The brush strokes and unique color patterns bring forth a dramatic playfulness, yet at the same time forces the viewer to take seriously the imaginative interpretation of the painted scene. There are many different manners in which emotions can be conveyed through canvas. The Lowcountry is a prime example of the profusion yet commonalty of how emotions are “spoken” with paint and brush. Whether through a highly refined use of composition and light, or a neo-expressionist interpretation through brush strokes and color, the tranquility and comfort found in the Lowcountry are easily accessible on canvas.

1. J. Christian Snedeker, Crescent Moon, Edisto, oil on canvas, 37” x 50” Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Charleston, SC. 2. Betty Anglin Smith, Sultry Summer Marshland Anglin Smith Fine Art, Charleston, SC.


New Aquisitions: Picture House Gallery Since 1974, Picture House Gallery has been Charlotte’s premier resource for the discriminating art collector, providing the most comprehensive ranges of art services in the country.

Whatever your taste, dĂŠcor, or budget, you are likely to find a piece here that looks as if it were created for you. At Picture House Gallery, the eclectic collection includes contemporary and traditional oil paintings, from small sizes to massive, oversized pieces. It also features watercolors, pastels, indoor and outdoor sculptures of wood and marble, art glass, and ceramics, along with lithographs, serigraphs, etchings, and posters. Many

of their artists are nationally and internationally renowned artists collected by institutions across the United States. Picture House Gallery’s staff is glad to make an appraisal or answer any questions about any artist whose work a private collector may be interested in obtaining. Selling art, however, is only a part of the foundation on which Picture House Gallery has built its well-earned reputation. Fine art deserves the utmost in care, handling, and expertise, and this gallery has maintained the highest standards for more than 37 years.

It provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of art services in the nation. Owner Bob Griffin and his staff have extensive experience acquiring and


installing pieces for some of Charlotte’s finest corporations, and health care and financial institutions, some of which has encompassed the use of scaffolding and cranes. “It’s important that our clients talk to us about their needs so we can accomplish what they want to achieve,” Bob says. “We have a loyal clientele who keeps coming back because of our service-oriented philosophy”. In addition to fine art sales and consultation services Picture House Gallery offers a full-service custom framing shop with over 2,600 mouldings, and such special touches as French matting, period framing, hand-gilded and hand-carved frames, 14-karat white gold or 23-karat gold frames. Skilled technicians can also restore oil

paintings, antique frames, old documents, and refurbish silk fabrics. This distinctive gallery offers an all encompassing range of art forms. If you have any questions about any of the gallery’s services, come by and talk to the experienced staff. For more information about the gallery’s services feel free to visit their website or call them. 1. Jennifer Hollack, Billow, acrylic on plexiglass, 56” x 42” 2. Leila, Aquatic Bloom, mixed media collage on board, 56” x 44”

Where: Picture House Gallery 1522 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, NC (704) 333-8235 Mon - Fri 10 - 4pm; Sat 10 - 3pm

New Elements Gallery

201 Princess St Wilmington, NC 28401

Naomi Malka Litzenblatt

Reflection, oil, 24” x 12”

Aaron Wilcox

Porcelain Bundled With Zip Ties

The Outlaw, mixed media, 30” x 20” x 2”

Elizabeth Alexander Spencer

Dina Wilde Ramsing


he Charleston Artist Guild is dedicated to serving the arts community of Charleston, SC. In addition to encouraging our member artists with workshops, programs of instruction and opportunities to exhibit their work, the guild supports, promotes & sponsors several community projects in the Tri-county area. The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery exhibits the work of 73 artists. When you purchase an original painting, print or photograph at our gallery, you are helping to sponsor our community programs.

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Open daily from 11am - 6pm

843.722.2425 160 E. Bay Street • Charleston, SC Early Morning on Sullivans - Claudette Bell

Orange County Artists Guild

82 members of the Orange County Artists Guild will open their studios the first two full weekends of November. Check out “The Map” on line and plan your tour! 21ST ANNUAL

Open Studio Tour November 7-8 & 14-15 Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 12pm to 5pm OPENNING RECEPTIONS:

Friday, October 30th, 6-9 pm

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts 121 North Churton Street Hillsborough, NC 919-732-5001

Thursday, November 5th, 6-8 pm Frank Gallery 109 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 919-636-4135

Silvana Foti

“Labyrinth of Time” by Silvana Foti

323 Pollock Street • New Bern, NC 28560 Monday - Friday 10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 5 • 252.634.9002

311 West Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601 919.436.6987 See Website for Gallery and Gift Shop hours

Artist’s Choice October 1-31st Reception: October 2, 6 - 9pm

Bringing Color to the Warehouse District since 2007

Tipping Paint Gallery Local fine art in a wide variety of mediums

311 West Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601 919.618.8216 Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat 11:30-4pm and by appointment


Inspiration Group Show


ctober is a great month for art… especially in Charleston. The weather is ideal, prompting many artists to take to the sidewalks and courtyards to paint. The French Quarter Art Walk on October 2 features dozens of galleries open well into the evening for viewing and buying art. The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at 160 East Bay Street, will be open late that evening for your browsing pleasure. The exhibiting members of the Gallery will be changing their artwork, as they do three times a year, so you will find fresh work to view. When you purchase any artwork from our gallery, you are also helping to support the guild’s community programs such as the Art of Alzheimers for elderly patients in nursing homes, Pattison’s Academy Summer School Art, the Extraordinary Arts Competition for special education students, and the High School Artistic Scholarship. The Charleston Artist Guild consists of a diverse group of artists and art lovers who support the arts in the low country. Please visit our website at for more information.

Where: Charleston Artist Guild 160 East Bay St. Charleston, SC (843) 722-2425 Hours: Daily 11-6pm

Heart Bernados, In Prayer

Sandy Scott, Happy Flowers

Piazza Doyle, Atticus

Reception: October 2, 5-8pm

Pat Puckett, A Special Place

17 public is invited to watch the artists as they work. Both established and novice plein air artists are invited to join Kreutz as he leads a three-day workshop, “Large Ideas in Plein Air,” Sunday, Oct. 18 through Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Gregg Kreutz Gallery Show Plein Air Workshop and Paint out, Oct 16-20 As an artist, Gregg Kreutz approaches his work seeking balance between the complexities of the external world and the constraints of a canvas. “Each picture is a visual separation of the highly significant from the less significant,” he said. “Painting is a window into the essential.” Kreutz’s paintings expertly play up the defining elements of a scene while allowing its nuances to show through. As an instructor, Kreutz encourages others to consider their subjects in the same way. “Painters are fortunate in that they can convey large ideas with very modest means,” he tells his students. This lesson is especially suited for the plein air artist tasked with capturing the vastness of a scene without compromising important details. This month, Kreutz will bring his expertise to Beaufort Art Market, a studio, gallery and art school just steps from the Historic Beaufort, NC, Waterfront. The long weekend opens Friday, Oct. 16, with a reception and exhibition of Kreutz’s recent work. The following day artists are invited to set up their easels and take part in the first “Plein Air is Everywhere” competition. Kreutz will judge the entries and cash prizes will be awarded. The

Through his workshops, instructional videos and book, Problem Solving for Oil Painters, Kreutz has helped many artists shape their styles and refine their work. He has given workshops at the Art Student’s League in New York City and The Scottsdale Artist’s School in Arizona among others. Beaufort Art Market is where art appreciation meets art education. The Market holds exhibitions and art events throughout the year, and its on-site artists are available for commissioned work. In addition to workshops, artists of all levels can take advantage of regularly scheduled classes, studio time, and individual and group instruction. Beaufort Art Market also offers materials, supplies, and plein air rentals. 1. River 2. Farmhouse

Where: Beaufort Art Market 129 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC (252) 838-1896 Hours: Tues-Sat 12-6pm

Festival through our fourth annual FRANK:inFocus exhibition.

Women in Clay & FRANK:inFocus 2015 FRANK is pleased to be hosting one of the biggest ceramics events of the fall! For the first time, sixteen of the top women ceramicists in the region come together for an exciting group exhibition. Women in Clay will showcase their variety of talents in creating fine art sculpture, functional wares, and everything in between. Each brings their unique vision to the medium of clay, making this an abundant show with a wonderful variety of work in all sizes, shapes, and forms. From decals to glazes, smooth finishes to rich textures, this show will represent a wide scope of styles and will be a wonderful kickoff to the gift buying season, as well as a rare buying opportunity for the dedicated collector. On Sunday, October 18th, our Women of Clay artists will be at the gallery with a special stock of their work! This exclusive Trunk Show event will feature thirteen of our women ceramicists, all of whom will be present to answer questions and discuss their work while you shop. ••• October is quickly becoming synonymous with photography throughout the Triangle and we are excited to announce our participation with the Click! Triangle Photo

The FRANK:inFocus exhibition will highlight photography as a fine art medium and journalistic practice – touching on both story and process. The exhibition will explore street photography, landscape, and portraiture, in various styles, from photojournalistic to impressionistic. Our intention is to offer the viewer the opportunity to see the many sides of photography as an artistic means of documenting our world. Along with our eleven FRANK photographers, we are pleased to be presenting two special guests, internationally renowned photographer Larry Fink, and Durham photojournalist and advocate for social justice, Justin Cook. 1. Justin Cook, Into the Sunset 2. Sasha Bakaric, Lotus Flower

Where: FRANK Gallery 109 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC (919) 636-4135 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm; Sun 1-5pm

19 Painting tours have taken her to Spain, Guatemala, Argentina, Ireland, and throughout the United States. Whether solitary excursions (like scouring the coast of Maine for painting sites) or group efforts with other professionals or students, Mary believes painting trips are essential to an artist’s career and growth. Future tours are planned to Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, and New Zealand. A lifelong conservationist, Mary’s 39 acre residence in North Carolina is slated to be left as an artist retreat and bird sanctuary. It is listed on the North Carolina Birding Trail.

Profiles - Mary Erickson Elder Gallery - Solo Exhibtion October 2 - 31 Preferring to work on location in the tradition of painters since the French Impressionists, Mary Erickson travels extensively. She creates field studies then returns to the studio to produce large paintings using the visual knowledge and critical information gathered in the field. “Mary has an uncanny ability to retain in her memory bank the atmospheric conditions for each of the studies she creates. When she’s back in the studio she can pull them up to create her beautiful landscapes”, says Larry Elder of Elder Gallery.

Mary is a founding member of Southern Plein Air Artists, a member of The Group of Eight, and The Florida Four, all Southern based alliances that are intent on recording the scenery of the rapidly vanishing natural southern landscape. She is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. In addition to Artists for Conservation and the Society of Animal Artists, memberships include the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and the Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast (PAP-SE). Erickson currently maintains studios in Marshville, NC and Venice, FL. In the summer she rents a large house in Port Clyde, ME and shares the experience with other professional artists. 1. Pemaquid Lighthouse, oil on panel, 10” x 8” 2. September Song, oil on canvas, 36” x 36” 3. Apple House, oil on panel, 8” x 10”

A painting is worth a thousand words

Paintings by Diane Buffington present a scenario, you provide the narrative. Available at Wild Hope Art Gallery 8470 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 120, Alpharetta, GA 30022, 678-580-0493 And online at and

Sea Goddess, acrylic on board, 24” x 48”

Jeff DeLude

Asheville, NC 828-337-3925


Second that Emotion, 48” x 48”

Theresa Girard


Artist Intros

Meeting at the Ruins, oil and acrylic on carved Beach wood, 60” x 60”

The Sunday Paper (detail), oil, 36” x 48”

Kimo Minton

Kathryn Freeman

TEW Galleries Atlanta, Georgia

Dog & Horse Fine Art Charleston, South Carolina

Kimo Minton was born in 1950 in Lawrence, Kansas. A self-taught artist, Minton’s work developed organically through reading, observing, and art-making. His wide ranging interest in world cultures, from the tribal motifs of Papua New Guinea to Japanese print making, led him to develop a form of figurative abstraction reminiscent of many cultures but derived from none in particular. The result is a universality to which we can all respond.

Kathryn’s magical realism creates splendid realities in which everyone yearns to reside. Color, light, patterns, animals, music, intimate rooms, mystery, romance, and fantasy are interwoven. These elements imbue Kathryn’s paintings with warmth, welcoming and intriguing the viewer. The connection with animals is as important to Kathryn as it is to Dog & Horse Fine Art: we believe art should be uplifting, moving the viewer in a positive way, like listening to the trickle of water in a fountain.

Since 1989 he has had numerous oneman exhibitions in the United States and recently garnered representation in London. His work is not limited to any single expression – he is equally adept at two and three-dimensional works in various media from sculptures in wood, marble, or bronze to his recent polychrome woodcut panels. “Unlike my sculpture which takes enormous pre-planning, the woodcuts are an outgrowth of the moment. They allow me to be the Jazz-Man, granted in slow-motion due to the mechanics of carving, but I can be totally spontaneous and follow my intuition toward whichever mythic or symbolic forms arise.”

Kathryn’s career began when she worked with her uncle, the American landscape painter Robert Jordan. She had six exhibitions at Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City from 1983-2003. Freeman has exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, and in Europe. Shortly after her first exhibition in 1984, Kathryn moved to Europe. There she was inspired by the symbolism and allegory of Polish culture. After six years in London she returned to live outside of Washington DC. Her fascination with animals has become even more evident in her later works. Exhibiting Oct 2-31.

who you should know

Lowland Thunderhead, oil/encaustic, 36” x 36”

Early Bird & Worm, encaustic on museum board, 11 1/2” x 11 1/2”

Curt Butler

Charles Robertson

Providence Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina

New Elements Gallery Wilmington, North Carolina

Painter Curt Butler does not refer to himself as an encaustic artist in the purest sense because his process calls for the use of wax mostly as a medium. The word encaustic means to literally “burn in”, which requires the use of a heating tool to layer the color pigment with the wax.

For nearly forty years Charles Robertson has redefined encaustic painting. Encaustic, from the Greek enkaustikos, meaning to burn in, is an ancient technique. T he encaustic process begins by melting down wax sticks infused with pure pigments. This special paint is applied to a surface, such as an emery board, where it’s manipulated with metal brushes and other tools. The work is then reheated so a new layer of media may be added.

The technique originated from ship builders in ancient Greece and resurfaced in modern art in the work of Jasper Johns. Butler chooses the oil/encaustic process because it affords him the opportunity to carve into paint, while adding additional layers of color, and the ability to control and slow the tempo of his brushstroke. The process varies; sometimes he mixes oil and wax to build an abstract surface and then heats it up; other times, he does not apply heat until a particular stage of the painting is complete. “However I choose to work with it, I find it provides me the emotional and physical response I am seeking with paint, which leaves me with a feeling of rawness, energy, and movement.” ~ Curt Butler

Most encaustic pieces are quite textured, but Robertson laboriously smoothes each layer to achieve a distinct finish. Often more than thirty layers of encaustic paint have been buffeted into a lustrous patina. Robertson uses this luminous quality to great effect in his landscapes, crafting ethereal scenes where fog disperses moonlight over rolling hills. The above offers a whimsical departure for the artist. Varied shapes intersect one another, allowing pops of orange and red to defy the cool palette. Blue nodules, reminiscent of music notes, spring across the picture. Meandering lines playfully turn back on themselves and marks a shift towards the abstract for Robertson.




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Atlanta Alan Avery Art Company

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(404) 237 - 0370 Tues - Fri 10 - 6pm; Sat 11 - 5pm

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 7-10pm

Artists Atelier Gallery & Studios

800 Miami Cir., Ste 200

(404) 231 - 5999 TUE - SAT 11 - 1:30PM

AAC Photography Salon. View photographic artists from Atlanta Artist Center’s Photography Salon, a group of dedicated photographers striving for studied artistic expression, while maintaining exacting technical excellence. Photographs using traditional, new, and experimental processes will be featured. On display through October 31.

979 Grandview Ave. NE

(404) 237 - 2324 TUE - Fri 9 - 4pm; Sat 12 - 6pm

In October, Atlanta Artists Center presents two juried member shows, “Atlanta Celebrates Photography” at Jay Shapiro and Grandview Galleries, and “New Members” show at Elsie Dresch Gallery, October 4th – November 6th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 11th, 4 - 6pm

Huff Harrington Fine Art

4240 Rickenbacker Dr.

(404) 257 - 0511 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Come see our carefully curated collection of original paintings by American and French artists in all styles and media. It’s a feast for the eyes and food for the soul, conveniently located in a charming Buckhead bungalow. A bientot!

Pryor Fine Art

764 Miami Circle ne ste 132

(404) 352 - 8775 Mon - Fri 10 - 5pm

Joseph Adolphe is a versatile contemporary painter who succeeds in portraying subjects ranging from sensual nudes and large blooming buds to charging bulls and regal horses. He creates stunning visual masterpieces that are strong in composition and subject while remaining aesthetically enticing. THRU Oct. 25th.


Carol Prusa: Unfathomable + introducing Zachari Logan. Staggering in their detail, Carol Prusa’s curved forms blend intricate silverpoint drawing with fiber optic arrays to push the threshold between known and unknown. Canadian artist Zachari Logan’s drawings and ceramic installations entice with a phantasm of animal and plant life. THRU Nov. 7th.

Atlanta Artists Center



Atlanta Reinike Gallery

789 Miami Circle Georgia

(404) 364 - 0490 Tue - Sat 10 - 5pm

In the month of October, Charles H. Reinike III’s solo exhibit, Transition, will be on view until October 10. Henry Callahan’s newest work will feature his latest acrylic abstractions beginning October 18.

Opening Reception: Oct. 18th

Signature Gallery

3267 Roswell Rd. NE

(404) 237 - 4426 Tue - Sat 10 - 5:30pm

Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics. Thirty plus artists demonstrate the ability of ceramics to have a relevant voice in the social and political discussions of our time and reveal the dynamic range of those responses. September 19 thru October 31, 2015.

TEW Galleries

425 Peachtree Hills Ave ne ste 24

(404) 869 - 0511 Mon - Fri 10 - 5pm, Sat 11 - 5pm

Hunt Slonem. Richly textured and evocatively colored, New York artist Hunt Slonem’s intense paintings of animals, birds, and butterflies make a dynamic statement. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of 250 museums worldwide and he has been featured in over 300 one man shows. THRU Nov. 25th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 23rd

Hunt Slonem, Untitled, 2014, oil and mixed media on canvas, 60” x 48”

Thomas Deans Fine Art

690 Miami Cir. ne ste 905

(404) 814 - 1811 Mon - Fri 11 - 5pm

September 11 - October 10. New paintings by two popular Atlanta artists. Helen Durant: The Return of the Herd. Tracy Sharp: Contemplating Duality.






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The Titans. Artists include Greg Noblin, Wyatt Graff, Ashley Schlick, and Larry Jens Anderson. THRU Oct. 30th.

Artist Talk: Oct. 17, 3pm


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dk Gallery’s October show titled Once Upon a Time explores dk Gallery artists Jeanie Tomenak and Ginger Birdsey along with guest artist Barbara Olsen using storytelling and folktale to express creativity through various artistic mediums. THRU Oct. 31st.

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Synergy Fine Art Gallery

26 Webb St., Ste. 3 (770) 708 - 7416 Mon, Tue & Thur 10 - 2pm; Wed & Fri 1 - 4pm; Sat 12 - 5pm Transformations. The creation of art is an experience that transforms not only the materials used, but the artist, and the viewer. Art is meant to stir something within you. Be transformed with us as you experience our new works. Become enlivened. THRU Oct. 31st.

Taylor Kinzel Gallery

16 Elizabeth Way (770) 993 - 3555 Mon - Sat 11 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

Join us for the Historic Roswell First Friday Artwalk as Southern phenom Marilyn Sparks presents NEW WORKS and discusses her latest series, “Radiant Passages”. Come meet nationally recognized landscape painter David Swanagin as he presents SMALL WORKS from a recent excursion through the inspiring countryside of France.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm Marilyn Sparks, Silent Retreat, oil, 36” x 36”

Vinings Gallery

10 Elizabeth Way

(770) 299 - 1122 Mon - THUR 12 - 7pm; Fri - Sat 12 - 8pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

Depicting ordinary moments in extraordinary ways, Michael Flohr’s work is an artistic mastery of color, perspective, technique, and vision. This young California artist’s modern impressionistic paintings of bar scenes, cafe scenes and busy city streetscapes offer a colorful social commentary on our times.

Opening Reception: 24 & 25 (Vinings Only)



Behind the Piano

Forever and a Day (detail)

Zheng Li

Ford Smith

Muse & Co. Fine Art October 17-31, 2015

Vinings Gallery November 13-15, 2015

“Behind The Piano”. A highly anticipated collection of Li’s new Piano series. The collection showcases his talent as a classically trained artist as well as modern influences displayed in his styles of realism to abstractionism. His passion, the precision of his brush strokes as well as his masterful use of colors can be seen in each piece. His Piano series showcases pianos inspired by music through the use of vibrant and muted colors. Zheng Li was accepted to the prestigious Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China at the age of fifteen. He then graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts and became a professor at the Lu Xun Academy. He accepted an invitation from the Appalachia State University to teach. From there, he has gone on to exhibit his art in China and the United States, and has collectors worldwide. Join Muse & Co. Fine Art for the artist reception which will be October 17, 6-9pm. There will also be an artist talk on October 24, 2-4pm.

After exploring different painting styles and themes, Ford Smith has found his niche in contemporary landscapes conjured from the stunning horizons witnessed during his travels. Emboldened by critics and collector’s enthusiasm, he narrowed his focus there and pushed the creative boundaries of landscapes to arrive at his distinctive and radiant style. Smith never paints from a photograph. Instead, he enjoys the freedom and creative abandon to see where impulse might lead. The intensity of working over a single piece to finish it makes the process very physical. Well known for his mosaics, splashes, and seemingly endless ways of abstracting reflections, he lets layers of paint – acrylics on canvas – drip and flow, just letting things happen. “I was taught in college to let the paint find the imagery,” he recalls. Ford then goes in with skilled precision to create the light, details, and natural elements that define his fascinating style of painting. Join us for Ford Smith’s annual one-man holiday show, November 13-15, 2015 in Historic Roswell.


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12 S. Lexington Ave.

(828) 505 - 8341 Mon - Sat 10:30 - 5pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

Bender Gallery is a contemporary fine art and sculpture gallery focusing on glass as a medium. Abstracted Movement, an exhibition featuring the work of emerging artist Karsten Oaks runs from Oct 2-Nov 30.

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Eloise Randolph, On the Outside, acrylic, 24” x 18”

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FRANK Gallery

109 East Franklin St.

(919) 636 - 4135 Tues - Sat 11 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

October brings two exclusive exhibitions! Women in Clay features 16 of the regions finest women ceramicists, and FRANK:inFocus showcases 12 featured photographers, as well as internationally renowned guest Larry Fink. Programs, workshops, talks, and special shopping days happening throughout the month. THRU Nov 8th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 9th, 6 - 9pm

Larry Fink, Malcolm X

Tyndall Galleries

University PLACE

(919) 942 - 2290 Thurs - Sat 12 - 6pm

RANDALL W. L. MOOERS, A Good Day for a Parade. An accomplished still life painter working and exhibiting in New York City, Mooers’ symbols of impermanence, traditional to still life, are unconventional and filled with implications of festivity, half eaten Reese’s cups and crumbling kernels of popcorn, connecting his audience with the subject matter in a modern context. THRU October 17th. Randall W. L. Mooers, SPRING QUEEN, oil on panel, 30” x 30”



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(704) 496 - 9181 Mon - Fri 11 - 5pm, SAT 11 - 2pm

Please join us for our Strokes of Compassion show featuring works by Anne Neilson.

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 8pm

7510 Pineville-Matthews Rd, 9A (704) 541 - 0741 Tues 10 - 4pm; Wed - Thurs 10 - 9pm; Fri 10 - 6pm; Sat 10 - 2pm

“As I See It”. Works in watercolor by South Carolina artist Barbara Jimison, winner of the “Best in Show” category at CFA’s 2014 Juried Exhibition. All works available for purchase. Exhibit is free. THRU Oct. 31st. Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm Barbara Jimison, For Par, watercolor, 29 1/2” x 23”

Charlotte Ciel Gallery: A Fine Art Collective

128 East Park Ave.

(704) 496-9417 Tue - Sat 11 - 6pm

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate The Body Beautiful, a juried show about the relationship with the corporeal, spiritual, and holistic nature of existence. Ciel also offers year-round classes, affordable fine art, commission work, and event space. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm

Robert Crum, Oriental

Elder Gallery

1520 South Tryon St. (704) 370 - 6337 Wed - Fri 10 - 5:30pm; Sat 10 - 2pm

Mary Erickson. Solo Exhibition. Erickson works on location to create field studies then returns to the studio to produce large paintings using the visual knowledge and critical information gathered. Painting tours have taken her to Spain, Guatemala, Argentina, Ireland, and throughout the United States. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd

Hidell Brooks Gallery

1910 South blvd., Ste 130

(704) 334 - 7302 Tues - Fri 10 - 5pm; Sat 10 - 3pm

Arless Day, Mountains, Gardens & Private Rooms. Susan McAlister, Lost & In Paradise. September 11 – October 31, 2015.

LaCa Projects

1429 Bryant St.

(704) 837 - 4022 Tue - Fri 10 - 6pm, sat 12 - 5pm

The Useless Mechanism, features works by Argentine pop-surrealist painter Juan Dolhare. His works embody a universe of objects suspended in space and time that captivate attention and carry symbolic, religious, or mystical charge that invites us to lose ourselves in their reflective atmospheres. On display until Friday, October 30.

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Lark & Key Gallery

128-B East Park Ave

(704) 334 - 4616 Tue - Sat 11 - 5pm

TIME & TIDE - on view Oct 2 through Nov 28. New works by Janet Eskridge, Duy Huynh, Judy Klich, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Angie Renfro, and guest Alicia Armstrong. October featured potter: Andrew Stephenson. Ongoing - Artwork, pottery, and jewelry from local, regional, and national artists

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm

Alicia Armstrong, Fortune 2, 30” x 30”

Picture House Gallery

1520 East 4th St.

(704) 333 - 8235

Mon - Fri 10 - 4pm; Sat 10 - 3pm

ONGOING - Featuring Frederick Hart sculpture, works by Jamali, and extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, art glass, and various mediums. Established 1974.

Cecil K, Abstract Figures, encaustic oil on canvas, 30” x 60”

Providence Gallery

601-A Providence Rd. (704) 333 - 4535 Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm; Sat 10 - 2pm

Anne Harkness’ abstracted structures combine line, color, and geometric shapes, and explore the interplay between these elements once coalesced. In his oil/encaustic paintings, Curt Butler layers pigment with wax fixative creating colorful compositions full of texture. THRU Nov. 16th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 16th, 6 - 9pm

Anne Harkness, Construction Zone, oil on canvas, 42” x 42”


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Gregg Kreutz, River

Mike Basher Gallery

1300 Arendell St. E (661) 305 - 7026 Thurs - Sat 12 - 6pm; Sun 12 - 4pm

POUND NETS – New work currently on display; highlighting Mike’s focus on simple design and elegant contrasts. His collection of sublime black and white silver gelatin photographs range from stark to delightfully chaotic. All are captured on 4x5 inch sheet film.

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(919) 943 - 8370 Wed - Thurs 11 - 6pm; Fri - Sat 11 - 8pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

Nancy Tuttle May. Nancy’s current work is on canvas with mixed media elements. Intense color continues to be the core of her process – sometimes brilliant, other times muted with hues hinting at the mystery of the process. A Wake Forest University graduate, Nancy has studied at several universities worldwide including in Italy and France. Opening Reception: Oct. 16th, 6 - 9pm Nancy Tuttle May

Craven Allen Gallery

1106 1/2 Broad St. (919) 286 - 4837 Mon - Fri 9:30 - 6pm; Sat 10 - 4pm

Metamorphosis: Photographs 1966-2015, Caroline Vaughan. Metamorphosis is a retrospective featuring some of Vaughan’s most significant work from the mid-1960s to the present day, and includes early gelatin silver and platinum work, as well as archival pigment prints. Vaughan’s photographic archive has recently been acquired by the Gregg Museum at N.C. State. THRU Nov. 7th. Caroline Vaughan, Night Blooming Cereus 3, photograph

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Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery

100 South Churton St. (919) 883 - 1415 Tues - Thurs 12:30 - 5:30pm; Fri - Sat 12:30 - 8:30pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

Tezh Modarressi - b.1965 - a Baltimore native, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She exhibits in Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. “Tezh Modarressi’s small-scale paintings are psychologically charged showers of sunlight can’t help but recall Vermeer” Cate McQuaid - The Boston Globe.

Tezh Modarressi, Been Counting Sheep (detail), oil on paper, 15” x 17”

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 North Churton St.

(919) 732 - 5001 Mon - Sat 11 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

In The Minds’s Eye - New work by Susan Hope, Jude Lobe, and Eric Saunders. Show runs through October 25th. OCAG Preview Show - Preview show for the Orange County Artist Guild Open Studio Tour. Show runs October 26th through November 15th. Show Opening Reception October 30th, 6-9 pm.

Opening Reception: Oct. 30th, 6 - 9pm

art - i - facts Gustave Courbet’s female sexuality was a favorite subject of his paintings. His naturalistic celebrations of women’s bodies shocked the artistic establishment.

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Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

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artGuide promoting the visual arts “We at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh have had significant increases in traffic and sales due to our advertising and articles in the Art Guide. In addition to increasing our local traffic, we are now having customers from Charlotte, Charleston, and other areas come into the gallery directly as a result of seeing our ads and articles in the Art Guide. We have been quite pleased by the sales generated by the extra traffic from other areas from art lovers who seek us out when they come to Raleigh for meetings, vacations, or visiting friends. It is a win-win to be in a Guide with wide circulation—we get extra traffic and we get to see what other galleries are doing. Going to the larger ad and full page article this year has paid off for us with increased traffic.” Allen L. Clapp, Owner, 311 Gallery Raleigh, NC Advertiser since June 2012

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The Art of Collecting Art “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso Collecting art can be intimidating but if you remember these tips, it needn’t be. • Learn what you like by visiting galleries and museums often; when something catches your eye, take the time to see what the painting is about, think about its meaning to you. • Pay attention to your reactions and instincts. • Don’t buy something because someone told you it was a good investment or it goes with the sofa; buy what you love. • Ask questions. Artists and Gallery owners love to talk about their art. At 311 Gallery this month, artists are sharing their favorite pieces with you in an exhibit called “Artist’s Choice”. The artists will be available to answer your questions and talk about their work with you. Come out and enjoy the gallery circuit during the First Friday Art Walk. You just might find something that you love!

Studio Resident Artists

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Allen Clapp Mary Storms Kelly Blackington Susan Miller Kim Balentine Bekah Haslett Tipping Paint Gallery Cindi Moorefield Liz Roetzel Distilled Art Cheryl McCardle Local Color Gallery Annette Buckner Hall Rob Manchester Sherri Stewart

“Art, undeniably, is conducive to happiness.” Unknown

Where: 311 Gallery 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC (919) 436-6987 Thurs - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

Bringing Color to the Warehouse District since 2007

Tale of the Skink

NC Inspiration Naturally with Vicki Rees Since moving to North Carolina in 1998, I’ve walked countless miles around Raleigh’s parks and found inspiration for my “NC, Naturally” series of paintings. I’ve found the best places to look for fivelined skinks, how to spot a toad hole, and that wild turtles can learn to come when “called” for feeding. As the seasons change, so does my walking routine. Summer means up and out early to beat the heat; winter is an afternoon stroll.

and goslings. Summer has trumpet vines, dragonflies, and swallows. However, fall is perhaps my favorite time. It means mushrooms, Indian pipes, autumn foliage, and migrating flocks. The air is clear and the sky is a beautiful Carolina blue. So many park visitors are intent on their exercise, multi-tasking on their phones, or whizzing by on bicycles, that they miss seeing their surroundings. Take out the earbuds. Put away the phone. Slow down for a just a little while and enjoy the world around you!

Each season has its own flora and fauna. Winter is bare trees, lichen, and cormorants. Spring is wildflowers, new leaves,

Where: Tipping Paint Gallery 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC (919) 618-8216 Thurs - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

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311 Gallery

311 West Martin St.

(919) 247 - 4915 Wed - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

Artist’s Choice. Artists from Studio 5, 6, and 7 will be showcasing their favorite work. Artists will be on hand to answer questions and talk about their work. Come out and enjoy the gallery circuit during the First Friday Art Walk. You just might find something that you love! THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm

Adam Cave Fine Art

115 1/2 East Hargett St.

(919) 838 - 6692 Tues - Fri 11 - 5pm; Sat - Sun 12 - 4

JIMMY CRAIG WOMBLE II / new work. This renowned Eastern NC artist creates drama and excitement in familiar scenes. Womble’s energy, urgency, and adept use of paint help him expose the heart of his subjects, and allow us to connect with them emotionally. THRU Nov. 10th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 10th, 7 - 9pm

Jimmy Craig Womble, Southern French Blues, oil on linen, 18” x 24”

ArtSource Fine Art

4421-123 Six Forks Rd.

(919) 787 - 9533

Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

September 10 - October 12, “No Shades of Grey”. Featuring Ann Watcher, Ginny Chenet & Karen Scott – a show about the use of a colorful palate. October 15, 6-8pm, “Third Thursdays: Matters of Taste”. A live painting demo by Sharon Bass & wine & olive oil tastings by Total Wine & Midtown Olive Oil. Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Oct. 15th, 6 - 8pm

Raleigh Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection

432 Daniels St.

(919) 890 - 4111 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

SUE SCOGGINS: “Walk on the Wild Side”. Sue Scoggins’ brushstrokes reveal adventure and energy; her oil canvases explode with color!

Opening Reception: Oct. 10th, 3 - 5pm

Sue Scoggins, Walk on the Wild Side, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”

Local Color Gallery

311 West Martin St.

Wed - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

“Ditto” Together Again, Lizzie Bailey and Adrien Montoya. New works in glass, wax, mixed media, and more. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday. THRU October 31st. Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Art Gallery

11 West Jones St.

(919) 707 - 9800 Mon - Sat 9 - 5pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

The Nature Art Gallery presents, “Wings” artwork by Barbara Rohde. October 2nd through November 1st. Gallery reception First Friday, October 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 8pm

Barbara Rohde, Red Tailed Hawk with Prey

Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery

719 N. Person St.

(919) 838 - 8580 Tues - Fri 10:30 - 5pm; Sat 12 - 4:30pm

Out in the Country Exhibit - features Kimberlee Maselli, David Oakley, Rick McClure, and Wyn Easton. Nicole’s studio and art Gallery, known for excellence in fine art, represents local to nationally recognized artists and is the #1 gallery for art workshops.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 8pm

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Roundabout Art Collective

305 Oberlin Rd.

(919) 747 - 9495 Wed - Sat 11 - 5pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

“Salt and Sea” by Shade Elam Maret. The artist uses light and unexpected color combinations to express a moment in time in ‘’Salt and Sea’’. Each painting shares a story or memory that she hopes will convey humor or happiness. THRU Oct. 30th.

The Mahler Fine Art

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm

228 Fayetteville St.

(919) 896 - 7503 Wed - Sat 12 - 4pm

The Mahler is partnering with the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild and will host an exhibition of works by artists participating in the inaugural Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh. The Mahler exhibit will include CDCG artists working in Jewelry, Wood, Clay, Metal, Mixed Media, Printmaking, and Glass. October 9th - November 7th, 2015.

Tipping Paint Gallery

311 West Martin St. Wed - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

“Something Fallish”. It’s autumn foliage, State Fair, harvest fests, and Halloween this month at Tipping Paint Gallery. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 6 - 9pm


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(252) 634 - 9002 Mon - Fri 10 - 6pm, Sat 10 - 5pm

Foti’s images emerge from her interpretation of a particular experience, emotion, or idea. Traditionally, Foti’s pieces are collaged prints, enhanced with metal and mixed media composition through the process of intaglio and relief with beginning experimentation in vitreography and encaustic. Opening Reception: Oct. 9th, 5 - 8pm

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“Venerated Surfaces” featuring the work of Fritzi Huber and Hiroshi Sueyoshi continues through October 17, 2015. “The Muse’s Closet” opens on October 23, 2015. This wearable art showcase features Miriam O. Jewelry, fanciful hats by Katie Props-Allen, Poshaq hand-painted silks, and other handmade items that will surely provide a spark of inspiration!

Opening Reception: Oct. 23rd

Miriam Oehrlein, Necklace with Copper, Italian Onyx, and Pineapple Quartz, 26”L x 8”W

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Katherine DuTremble Monotype Printing & Oil Painting Shows: Oct 17, Bluffton Fine Art and Seafood Festival Nov 15, Osceola Fine Arts Festival

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Carol Joy Shannon 919.436.6987

October Events: Oct 2-3, Bluegrass Wide Open (Booth 28 & 29), Raleigh (NC) Oct 15-17, Bella Vista (AK) Oct 22-24, RiverArts, Memphis (TN)

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Charleston Anglin Smith Fine Art

9 Queen St.

(843) 853 - 0708 Mon & Sat 10 - 6pm

New Works by Shannon Smith Hughes. Anglin Smith Fine Art will feature new oil paintings from Shannon Smith Hughes. THRU Oct. 16th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

(The) Atelier Gallery

153 King St.

(843) 722 - 5668 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm

Atelier Gallery will host its first Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk on October 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm. Stop by our main gallery at 153 King Street and enjoy our newest fall arrivals by both current and recently represented artists.

Atrium Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

61 Queen St. (843) 973 - 3300 Mon - Thur 10 - 5pm; Fri - Sat 10 - 6pm

Join us for the opening reception of the “Cut” series and other large works by Michelle Y Williams during the Charleston Gallery Association ARTWALK. Michelle’s “Cut” series on steel with various materials creating small, original paintings. THRU Nov.

Cecil Byrne Gallery

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

7 Broad St.

(843) 720 - 3770 Hours: N/A

This month, Cecil Byrne Gallery will be featuring the work of oil painter Isaiah Ratterman. Heavily inspired by Romantic painters, Ratterman’s work exhibits the same individualistic relationship to nature and captures the fine detail of his subjects with undeniable realism.

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery

160 East Bay St.

(843) 722 - 2425 Daily 11 - 6pm

This month, the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery will be exhibiting a group show titled “Inspiration”. We invite the public to join us at our reception and to vote on the artwork they feel is the most inspirational. Please join us on Friday, October 2 for the opening reception from 5-8pm. Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm Jeanine Jones, They Shall be Comforted

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Coco Vivo Fine Art

25 Broad St.

(843) 720 - 4027 Mon - sat 10:30 - 5:30pm

COCO VIVO Artful Living proudly announces CAROL McGILL | TRANSITIONS Art Show during October. Artist reception: October 2. Carol McGill: “As an experimenter with a distinctive style, I owe inspiration to Matisse for creative imagery and to Monet for plein air subtleties.”

Courtyard Art Gallery

149 1/2 East Bay St.

(843) 723 - 9172 Mon - sat 10 - 5pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

Join us for an opening reception, October 2nd 5-8pm for “Lowcountry Treasures” - watercolors by Linda Churchill. Linda’s work features the simple beauty of life in the Lowcountry - crabbing, boating, beaches, and our beautiful city of Charleston. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd

102 Church St. (843) 577 - 5500 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Change is in the air at Dog & Horse Fine Art. In fall, we invite visitors to view fox and bird hunting scenes, pointers, retrievers, springers, and setters at work in gorgeous landscapes.

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art

58 Broad St.

(843) 722 - 3660 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

“Destinations” featuring Craig Nelson. Internationally acclaimed oil painter Craig Nelson returns to Ella W. Richardson Fine Art for “Destinations”, a solo exhibition celebrating the beauty of timeless light as it graces cities across the globe. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery

1 1/2 Broad St.

(843) 722 - 5353 Mon & Sat 10 - 5pm

Joyce Wynes, abstract painter and professional illustrator from Davidson, NC, is exhibiting her acrylic/mixed media paintings in “Circular Moments in Art”. The knowledge she gained about shapes, symbols, patterns, textures, and color sprouted from her sewing teachings starting at age nine.

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm


Charleston John C. Doyle Art Gallery

125 Church St.

(843) 577 - 7344 Tue - Sat 10 - 5pm

Please join us in celebrating the newly formed Charleston Gallery Association that contains over 40 diverse galleries! All participating galleries will be holding an art walk on October 2nd from 5-8pm. We will be showcasing brand new black and white photo giclees by John C. Doyle of many iconic Charleston locations!

Opening Reception: Oct. 2nd, 5 - 8pm

John C. Doyle, Battery Park Cannons, 2010

Mary Martin Gallery

103 Broad St.

(843) 723 - 0303 Mon - Sun 10 - 6pm

Douglas Freed’s paintings entice the soul with warm scenes capturing the serenity of still waters and the peace of quiet forests. In a world of static, these pieces ease the mind with a blanket of atmospheric effects. THRU October.

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South Carolina

74 Index Atlanta, GA - 24-27

Alan Avery Art Company Anne Irwin Fine Art Artists’ Atelier of Atlanta Atlanta Artists Center Atlanta Contemp. Art Ctr. Bill Lowe Gallery David Gallery dk Gallery Huff Harrington Fine Art Jackson Fine Art Kai Lin Art Lagerquist Gallery Lumiere Gallery Mus. of Contemp. Art GA O’Karma Gallery Pryor Fine Art Reinike Gallery Sandler Hudson Gallery (The) Signature Shop & Gallery TEW Galleries Thomas Deans Fine Art Watson Gallery Whitespace

Roswell, GA - 28

Ann Jackson Gallery Cowgirl Studios Creative Mill Art Show SLM Studio/Gallery Synergy Fine Art Gallery Taylor Kinzel Gallery Vinings Gallery

Savannah, GA - n/a Friedman’s Fine Art Gallery 11 Gallery 209 (The) Savannah Gallery (The) Signature Gallery (The) Village Craftsmen

Durham, NC - 36

Craven Allen Gallery Durham Arts Guild Durham Arts Council Gallery Golden Belt Artist Studios Pleiades Gallery Through This Lens

Hillsborough, NC - 37

Eno Gallery Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

New Bern, NC - 45 Fine Art at Baxters

Raleigh, NC - 39-44

311 Gallery Adam Cave Fine Art ArtSpace CAM Raleigh Gallery C Lee Hansley Gallery Little Art Gallery Local Color Gallery NC Museum of Nat. Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery Roundabout Art Collective The Mahler Fine Art Tipping Paint Gallery

Wilmington, NC - 45 New Elements Gallery

Winston-Salem, NC - n/a Artworks Gallery

Beaufort, SC - n/a

Sunset River Marketplace

Atelier on Bay Beaufort Art Association Charles Street Gallery Elena Madden Studio Greenfish Gallery I. Pinckney Simons Gallery Indigo Gallery Rhett Gallery Inc. Salt Gallery Thibault Gallery USC Ctr for the Arts

Chapel Hill, NC - 31

Bluffton, SC - n/a

Asheville, NC - 30

Artetude Gallery Asheville Gallery of Art Black Mtn College Mus. & Arts Ctr Bender Gallery Blue Spiral I

Calabash, NC - 30

FRANK Gallery Hanes Art Center UNC Tyndall Galleries

Charlotte, NC - 32-34 allison sprock fine art Anne Neilson Fine Art Charlotte Art League Charlotte Fine Art Gallery Ciel Gallery Elder Gallery Hidell Brooks Gallery LaCa Projects Gallery Lark & Key Gallery McColl Fine Art Mint Museum Randolph Picture House Gallery Projective Eye Gallery Providence Gallery Shain Gallery

Coastal, NC - 35 Beaufort Art Market Mike Basher Gallery

Pluff Mudd Gallery Society of Bluffton Artists

Charleston, SC - 48-51

Anglin Smith Fine Art Atrium Art Gallery (The) Atelier Gallery Cecil Bryne Gallery Charleston Artist Guild Gallery Coco Vivo Fine Art Corrigan Gallery LLC Courtyard Art Gallery Dog & Horse Gallery Edward Dare Gallery Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Ellis-Nicholson Gallery (The) Gallery on Broad Gaye Sanders Fisher Gallery Helena Fox Fine Art Horton Hayes Fine Art Lowcountry Artists John Carroll Doyle Art Gallery Martin Gallery Mary Martin Gallery Michael Mitchell Gallery Principle Gallery

Sandpiper Gallery Spencer Galleries

Columbia, SC - 51

701 Center for Contemp Art City Art Gallery Gallery West Havens Framemakers and Gallery if ART Gallery Village Artists Vista Studios/Gallery 80808

Greenville, SC - n/a

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Les Beaux Arts Gallery T.L. Norris Gallery

Hilton Head, SC - n/a Endangered Arts Ltd Karis Art Gallery


311 Gallery - Alizarin Gallery Art of the Carolinas Beaufort Art Market BINDERS Art Supplies & Frames Carol Joy Shannon Charleston Artist Guild Gallery Deborah Sisco Diane Buffington Elinor Bowman Fine Art at Baxters FRANK Gallery Hillsborough Gallery of Arts - Historic Southend Jeff DeLude Katherine DuTremble Lori White Mary Beth Owen Melissa Designer Jewelry Muse & Co. Fine Art New Elements Gallery Orange Couty Studio Tour Picture House Gallery Sunset River Marketplace - The Jewelers Workbench Theresa Girard Tipping Paint Gallery - Todd Baxter -

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Artist Directory

artGuide’s once-a-year Artist Directory features artists from across our coverage areas

André, Susan. Davidson, NC. Susan André is a mixed media fine artist creating works with acrylic, collage, and encaustic mediums. Her work often conveys messages of transformation, potentiality, and connection, and is created through an intuitive, spontaneous process. Her studios are located in Davidson, NC. 843-422-1169. Celebrate Life, acrylic mixed media, 10” x 10” x 1 1/2”

Bachenheimer, Peg. Carrboro, NC. Peg paints abstract, nature inspired paintings created with many layers of texture and color, in oil and cold wax, or encaustic hot wax. She paints intuitively and hopes to connect with that luminous, mysterious space inside all of us. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele, oil & wax, 30” x 30”

Bacon, Lorelle. Black Mountain, NC. Lorelle has been a full time working artist since 1994. Although known primarily as a portrait artist however she loves to portray any subject that “grabs” her! Lorelle work in oils, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, pastel, scratchboard. Commissions accepted and guaranteed satisfaction. 828-595-6007. Indigo Child (detail), graphite, 14” x 11”

Bakaric, Sasha. Chapel Hill, NC. Sasha’s inspiration comes from microscopic images of various cells and microorganisms. She is intrigued by dichotomy between the enormous beauty of these images and the fears that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria.

Red Blood Cells, wall piece, ceramic, 15” x 15 1/2”

Baker, Melissa Payne. Atlanta, GA. With a degree in Marketing from the University of Mississippi and a passion for interior design, her interests mesh together well. Melissa has perfected various color, medium, and texture techniques to create her individual style shown in her work. Always creating, her new collections can be found in fine art galleries and fine interior boutiques across the Southeast. Spring In My Step (detail), acrylic on canvas, 50” x 57”

Banét, Rebecca. Charleston, SC. Organic sculptural art can bend minds, expand boundaries, and transform space into place! Rebecca Banét origami-folds fire & imagination into copper textile. One-at-a-time, one-of-a-kind dimensional fireworks know no limits. Travel to another state of mind; well-being is a worthwhile destination. 317-752-0558 Naked as Dawn, mixed media on a bed of copper textile, 42” x 17” x 9”

mermaid image by Holger Obenaus Photography

Basher, Mike. Morehead City, NC. A fifteen-year veteran in the commercial photography world, Mike’s true passion lies in his black and white fine art photography. Working exclusively with 4x5 inch black and white sheet film, his sublime work holds details and richness not found in any other photographic process. 661-305-7026. Mesquite Flat IV, silver gelatin photograph

Baxter, Todd. Tega Cay, SC. South Carolina Oil painter Todd Baxter is represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC and Olive’s Gallery in Fort Mill, SC. Todd also teaches painting at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery and Hobby Lobby in Rock Hill. 803-367-2857.

Got Chicken, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”

Bell, Emma. Atlanta, GA. Emma Bell is a Britist artist living in Atlanta. Emma paints using oil on canvas with a palette knife. Her style includes bright bold florals, fun abstracts, and impressionistic pieces, as well as realistic landscapes and seascapes. 678-237- 7887.

Billingsley, Cindy. Franklin, TN. Cindy is an artist who is accomplished in both sculpting and fine art painting. She has shown both nationally and internationally, done public art projects and her artwork is also in numerous collections. Silence, clay, 23” x 22” x 22”

Biven, Jane. Roswell, GA. Bold and energetic describes these musically inspired abstract paintings. Using her signature epoxy resin technique, she creates a symphony of color on canvas. Half Baked Art Studio|Gallery (by appointment). 404-889-6849.

Midnight Train (detail), mixed media on canvas, 30” x 40”

Bowman, Elinor. Asheville, NC. Elinor Bowman’s favorite subject is people. She is currently painting with water color, and inks - Chinese ink & Black Walnut Ink. Paintings are from life, completed in an open studio with live models. Models are nude, or clothed. Such fun!!

Standing, Shadow (detail), Chinese ink, 16” x 11” (inside frame w/ mat)

Burchett, Regina. Concord, NC. Regina Calton Burchett creates art primarily in pastels, along with oils and acrylics. Burchett teaches drawing and pastel classes at her studio in Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina, and gives demos and workshops on painting skies. 704-925-9838. Sky at the Foothills (detail), oil, 8” x 10”

Carter, Bonnie. Atlanta, GA. Bonnie is an experimental artist working on gessoed birch panel, canvas, and sealed watercolor paper using poured acrylic paint; sometimes adding acrylic ink, watercolor crayons, pastel, charcoal powder, collage, or oil bar. Studio visits available by appointment. 404-290-3389. Sea Floor, acrylic on panel, 36” x 36” x 2 1/8” (triptych)

Carter, Catharine. Chapel Hill, NC. The richly conceived composite images that shape Catharine Carter’s photomontage are at once playful, fantastical, and serious. The images honor the romance of an old bookplate tradition and a deeply personal exploration of universally familiar dream fragments. 919-929-9244. Release, archival pigment print, 11” x 11 1/4”

Cheves, Henry Middleton. Edisto Island, SC. Raised on the South Carolina coast, watercolor is the ideal medium for capturing Henry’s experiences of the soft light and atmospheric conditions of mist and fog. His subjects are the disappearing boats and buildings of shrimpers and crabbers. 843-813-9988. Crab Shack on Shem Creek (detail), watercolor, 11” x 9 1/4”

Chisolm, Yolanda. Charlotte, N.C. Yolanda’s photography style and images captured are a reflection of those things that she loves and appreciates. Nature, in all its glory, from the mountains to the coast, North Carolina and beyond. As an artist Yolanda’s desire is to share a sense of happiness and warmth using natural light. Beauty (detail), 16” x 20”

Clark, Lucy. Hendersonville, NC. Lucy Clark is a hand-build potter utilizing the coil method. She builds, carves, burnishes, and low fires her pieces. She then use either saw dust or horse hair to achieve the finished coloration.

Abundant Rose (detail), coil built earthenware, 15” x 8” x 8”

Cooper, Elaine Rogers. Wilmington, NC. Elaine is fascinated with water in all of its moods and faces, and continually tries to find new ways of sharing its sheer beauty and intrigue. Her other passion is depicting the deep renaissance gold and bronze tones of Italy. 508-728-2704.

Exuberance, acrylic, 30” x 30”

Cossentine, Annette. Charlotte, NC. “A work of art is, above all, an adventure of the mind.” Eugene Ioneso. Annette’s work draws the viewer in encouraging them to create a story of their own. You can reach Annette at, Peaceful Valley (detail), acrylic, 8” x 10”

Crum, Robert Alvin. Salisbury, NC. Robert Alvin Crum is an oil painter, mosaicist, and muralist. He’s created mosaics and murals throughout the United States and Latin America. He’s received numerous awards and grants, and his work is in collections both nationwide and internationally. 704.310.0382. Clearwater Pond, byzantine glass mosaic, 4’ x 4’

Davis, James. Asheville, NC. Given his lengthy career, James Davis has a good idea of what people will respond to in his artwork. Using a unique toolbox to generate that response with thousands of shades in each painting. Shading is positioned as a series of highway signs to guide the eye to the true emotions of a piece. 910-274-5629. Indian Summer (detail) from Colorado Series, acrylic, 40” x 30”

Devereux, Teddy. Durham, NC. Inspiration for Teddy’s artwork stems from a lifelong fascination with biology and patterns found in nature. The colors, transparency, textures, and depth of view that can be achieved with kilnformed glass are amazing, and possibilities for creativity seem endless. Canyon, fused glass on metal stand, 22” x 15” x 4”

Doyle, Esther Piazza. Charleston, SC. Esther wants to create art that one can relate to or feel moved by the content. Her style is largely realistic, but she also enjoys the painterly approach. There is no end to the learning experience in art. Every day is a new discovery. She loves every moment of it. 704-301-1064. Lakota (detail), scratchboard, 8” x 10”

Drew, Debi L. Chapel Hill, NC. Debi creates a wide variety of art and in recent years has used polymer clay as her medium of artistic expression. Polymer clay mosaic art, mixed media panels, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and boxes are some of her favorites. Bette Davis Eyes (detail), polymer clay, 9” x 12”

Driscoll, Peter. Columbia, SC. Peter Driscoll began engraving scrimshaw in 1995 and has created more than 2200 original works. Pete has shown and sold throughout the Eastern Seaboard and internationally over the internet. His media also includes painting, sculpture, and pen and ink drawings. Exhibiting at ARTIZAN Gallery. 803-497-3448. Omiya (detail), Ikebana Series, pen & ink, 11” x 14”

DuTremble, Katherine. Mt. Pleasant, SC. DuTremble’s award winning work is considered dramatic with its brilliant color and expression that thrills the heart and warms the soul. Visit DuTremble’s website and enjoy!

Luminosity (detail), oil on gallery wrap on canvas, 36” x 48”

Easton, Wyn. Raleigh, NC. Wyn looks for light effects and interesting shapes to enhance his subjects and peak his interest. Wyn says, “I look for those special conditions where the light makes the ordinary becomes extraordinary.”

Hillside Bales (detail), oil, 11” x 14”

Engle, Maureen. Atlanta, GA. An artist and instructor, Maureen is passionate about the use of color and line to convey energy and emotion. Painting often by intuition, and with a strong sense of value, her paintings evolve with overlapping brush and palette knife work. 770-633-7809.

Southern Charm, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Farley, Louise. Concord, NC. Louise likes to find the drama in everyday images using a lot of color and free brush strokes. Her paintings are about capturing the moment, like a snapshot but looser. 914-602-2827.

Bangkok Street, oil on canvas, 18” x 18”

Farrar, Charles. Concord, NC. Charles Farrar lives and creates in North Carolina. He exhibits and teaches wood art/ design at John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including the White House. E.T., wormy maple, 8 1/2” x 10”

Farris, Amiri Geuka. Bluffton, SC. Amiri Farris is known for his dynamic, powerful artwork. His fine art combines an alluring blend of vivid colors and layered textures that evoke images of Sea Island Gullah culture. His work has been exhibited and displayed in permanent collections nationally and internationally, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Lowcountry Marsh Tacky (detail), mixed media on canvas, 48” x 36”

Fletcher, Amy. Hillsborough, NC. Amy Fletcher is a recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant in painting for 2014-15. Her six-month solo exhibition, PENCIL:FINGER::BRUSH:HAND, runs through October 13, 2015 at the Durham Convention Center and her work can also be viewed on her website. Breaking, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48”

Ford, Craig. Roswell, GA. Craig Ford studied art at UGA. His painting style has a feel that is reminiscent of the Pop Art movement. His still life paintings incorporate ordinary household objects that are given a new perspective through their reflective and translucent surfaces. 404-435-7749.

Creamy, oil on canvas, 20” x 20”

Fosson, Julia. Asheville, NC. Julia Fosson Encaustic Art. Painting lets Julia communicate through a visual conversation. She is inspired daily. Her studio is a working studio, come see the encaustic process. 860-930-8166.

Floral 68, encaustic and mixed media, 24” x 24”

Giaco, Annette. Pauline, SC. Disfigured drawings of the human form may be interpreted as an artists’ individual expression of frustration, anger, or fear. The ongoing narrative Annette uses is based on antique photos and stories. These distortions represent basic human emotions, connecting us all. Smith (detail), ink & acrylic on board, 6” x 8”

Good, Frederic W. Chapel Hill, NC. Primarily abstract expressionist watercolor paintings on 300 lb Arches paper up to 40 X 60 inches. Landscapes in watercolor on Arches paper up to 22 X 30 inches. Some oils and acrylics on canvas.

Combustion (detail), watercolor, 15” x 22”

Gorham, A. Dumay, III. Wilmington, NC. Dumay Gorham, III is an independent artist specializing in custom metal sculpture and fabrication projects by commission for 15 years. He works in copper, stainless steel, mild steel, and bronze. His sculptures decorate homes, gardens, and businesses throughout the Southeast. Carolina Slider (detail), copper, 3’ x 4’ x 2 1/2’

Gregg, Marcy. Charlotte, NC. Marcy Gregg is an abstract artist, motivated by color and texture. It is her goal in each painting to leave something to the imagination; lines lost or an unexpected perspective found. She wants her viewer intrigued. 704-650-7742.

New Beginnings, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

Griffith, Rene. Beaufort, SC. Represented by Thibault Gallery in Beaufort, SC, Rene Griffith’s original mixed-media paintings capture the flavor of Southern locales. She uses her photography, bits of maps, postcards, stamps, and paint to tell a story about a place and the people who live there. 321-676-1956. Beaufort, mixed media, 18” x 18”

Grubbs, Sharon. Winston Salem, NC. Sharon’s oil paintings include custom portraiture, figurative and still life works. Her ultimate goal is to encourage the viewer to question all we can learn by contemplating other approaches to life. Sharon enjoys sharing a studio with fellow artists Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick. 336-699-4441. Nikki Playing with Her Dolls (detail), oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

Halldorsdottir, Heida. Roswell, GA. Heida’s work presents the folklore and storytelling from her native Iceland, inspired by the Sagas and the world between the physical and the spiritual. Her work is figurative sculptures. Heida is a Cowgirl Studios co-founder and lives in Roswell, Georgia. The Keeper, earthenware, slips and glazes, 9’ x 13” x 9”

Handler, Murry. Pittsboro, NC. Artist Murry Handler states “No matter how many paintings I have completed, every painting is still an experiment to me. I don’t want to know how my painting will end, I want the surprise of finding the end, sometimes quite by accident.” 919-545-0502. War, The Human Condition (detail), acrylic on linen, 48” x 60”

Hanes, Jim. Winston Salem, NC. A versatile artist, Jim Hanes is an experienced 3-D sculptor, creator of draftsman quality drawings, an illustrator, muralist, and portraitist. He specializes in large abstract compositions in mixed media on canvas. Jim has also assisted in the production of representational frescos. 336-682-7311.

Hart, Veronika. Hendersonville, NC. Veronika was born and raised on a farm in Tanzania overlooking the Great Rift Valley. Her life was shaped by both African and European traditions. She creates visual narratives and aesthetic tensions reflective of her dual cultural upbringing. Ursa (detail), oil on linen, 30” x 24”

Hathaway, Ellen Rodman. Raleigh, NC. The act of painting invites Ellen to places of inner reflection and outward expression, and is collaboration between intuition and discipline. She seeks a dynamic essence with expansive paint and diverse acrylic media creating an effect both generous and unexpected. 434-981-3589. Light in the Dark, acrylic, 36” x 36”

Hendricks, Linda E. Hendersonville, NC. Linda has a very loose and free style that goes into all of her paintings and drawings. She starts a painting with loose sketches, then the paintings develop into objects of life and beauty. Painting is a great way to channel her mental energy.

Hodge, Anna Ball. Raleigh, NC. Starting the Roundabout Art Collective energized Anna’s painting career. Snapping photos everywhere she goes begins the creative process by capturing North Carolina’s gorgeous colors. “The world’s problems slip away when I brings out paints, I’m a lucky girl!” says Anna. 919-818-5191. Biking the Neuse (detail), oil, 24” x 30”

Howe, John S. Atlanta, GA. John S. Howe is an Atlanta based artist. His contemporary abstract photography is currently being shown at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. John’s work has been included in numerous exhibits at the Atlanta Artists Center, and at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. 678-662-1204. Wave Crest, photography, archival pigment print on canvas, 32” x 32”

Huynh, Duy. Charlotte, NC. Duy Huynh’s paintings draw inspiration from a variety of storytellers. Ethereal characters inhabit surreal and dreamlike settings, evoking a sense of wonder while celebrating the fragility of a precarious life. Duy works as a full-time artist and co-owns Lark & Key Gallery. The Litekeeper (detail)

Junek, Al. Hendersonville, NC. Hendersonville NC artist, Al Junek, creates atmospheric paintings to capture the translucency of distant mountain ranges or the subdued, serene feeling of scenes set in mist or fog. He works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys pastel and pencil/ink. 828-890-5777. Solitude (detail), watercolor, 20” x 28”

Keefer, Cheryl. Asheville, NC. Cheryl Keefer’s moody landscapes and urban scenes attract collectors world-wide. Colorful reflections in wet pavement and thoughtful studies en plein air have won her many awards. Events, weddings. Northlight Studios, 357 Depot St. River Arts District.

Night Walk (detail), oil, 24” x 18”

Kennedy, Nicole White. Raleigh, NC. Nicole White Kennedy is a Contemporary Impressionist and has been juried into national exhibits multiple times; Oil Painters of America Regional, American Impressionist Society, Women Painters of the Southeast. A versatile painter in all subjects, Nicole is also an art workshop instructor. 919-838-8580. Limoncello (detail), oil on canvas, 36” x 24”

Landishaw, Kate. Greenville, SC. Kate’s art intends to express her journey, through natural and fantasy worlds, and to invite the viewer along. She creates in many media, most often merging them. Her studio welcomes fellow explorers to share an art discovery adventure! 617-869-8392.

Melody Maze (detail), acrylic & inks on paper, 14” x 17”

Langley, Karen. Columbia, SC. Karen Langley is an awardwinning artist whose work is collected both domestically and internationally. Galleries Treasure Nest, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Village Artists Columbia, SC and Island Art Gallery, Manteo, NC, represent Karen. For more information visit. 803-206-4304. Fishing Heron (detail), oil on linen, 24” x 20”

Leatherwood, Dottie T. Charlotte, NC. Whether she is painting in an urban or rural setting, Dottie truly seeks to capture life in paint. An avid plein air artist, the everyday beauty of the landscape is enthusiastically expressed with her energetic brushstrokes and rich vibrant color. Child’s Play, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”

Lobe, Jude. Mebane, NC. Nature’s quality of rejuvenation/ renewal inspires Jude: the continual building up and breaking down. Cold Wax & Oil allows her to express this, by building up layers, obscuring what’s beneath and removing parts of layers revealing bits of past layers. 919-2609889. Region of My Mind, cold wax & oil, 20” x 20” x 1 1/2”

Martin, Mary Jane. Beaufort, SC. Mary Jane is an established artist who is known for her contemporary paintings. She has a passion for painting conventional subject matter in a non-conventional way. She uses a variety of mediums as she experiments with the “what ifs” of each painting. Ode to Maude, mixed medium, 12” x 12”

McGuinness, Rich. Atlanta, GA. Rich McGuinness paints the things and scenes that touch his heart and sometimes his soul in Pastels. Rich hopes is that the viewer will see and feel as he does. He works to capture special moments and feelings in colorful pastels. 404-787-7371.

Storm Surge (detail), pastel, 11” x 17”

McPhail, Lindsay Louise. Greenville, SC. Lindsay Louise makes unique pottery with printmaking design techniques. From slab built to wheel thrown, each piece is layered with patterns at every step of the process. She considers herself a printmaker using clay as her preferred surface. 864-520-1653. Story, ceramic wall tile: stoneware, screenprinted, lazer decals, 15” x 12”

Medlin, Janine. Charlotte, NC. Janine’s impressionist landscapes in oil-on-wood or canvas reflect the wildness and beauty she sees in nature. Texture from palette knife and brush in a calming but rich color scheme are found in her distant horizon and her aspen groves pieces. 704763-8205. Search, oil on canvas, 24” x 24”

Meredith, Karen. Chapel Hill, NC. Karen Meredith is an award-winning artist. Her impressionistic oil paintings celebrate color and light. She enjoys painting a range of subjects, especially florals and landscapes. She provides instruction and mentoring in her home studio.

Sunflower Lights (detail), oil on panel, 24” x 20”

Merkens, Nicole. Roswell, GA. Nicole states “as far back as I can remember, I heard them, saw them, dreamt of them; I was never alone. My work is about guardians, rebirth, soul and energy. I draw on metaphysical and catholic iconography to portray my spiritual journey.

Forrest Queen, clay, bones, rope, wire, 21” x 14” x 13”

Miller, Nancy Hughes. Cary, NC. Nancy’s contemporary landscapes capture a bold, yet quiet impression of everyday nature where the colors of sky, earth, and water converge on the horizon. Painting from observation, memory, and imagination, especially coastal landscapes, is her passion. 919-454-5694. Purple Cloud Marshscape, oil on linen, 40” x 40” x 1 1/2”

Modarressi, Tezh. Hillsborough, NC. Tezh Modarressi b.1965 - a Baltimore native, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She exhibits in Hillsborough, NC Boston, MA - Providence, RI - Philadelphia, PA Baltimore, MD and New York, NY. She currently has a solo exhibition at Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, NC. I Still Wonder Where You Are, oil on paper, 18 1/2” x 18 1/2”

Neely, Stephanie. Charlotte, NC. Stephanie’s paintings consist of floral still life presentations featuring glass or pottery with flowers from her garden. She works in oil pastel on canvas and her work may be viewed at the Elder Gallery located at 1520 South Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC.

Blue Ice (detail), oil pastel on canvas, 40” x 30”

Oda, Kathy. Lady’s Island, SC. Kathy is drawn to the illusion of texture and movement found in glass. With references to fossil forms, her kiln-formed glass artwork often suggests a sort of time suspension, like that experienced viewing an ancient insect trapped in amber. 704-607-6160.

Koi Pond, formed glass, 19” x 19” x 4”

Palermo, Laura. Charleston, SC. Laura Palermo is a local artist in Charleston, SC, focusing on art activism as a form of aesthetic resolution for conservation of our endangered species. Recently, Palermo has been enjoying researching and painting threatened and endangered birds of North America. 412-352-2535. Eastern Bluebirds (detail), 16” x 40”

Parker, Scott Reid. Charlotte, NC. Scott’s figurative paintings are more than gratuitous nudity. There is symbolism, allegory, and historical reference. So his “Cerebralism” warrants a balance of image and verbiage to help people understand what they see. 704-910-3785.

Woman at Her Vanity (detail)

Peluso, Karen M. Beaufort, SC. Karen M. Peluso specializes in “visual poetry”, art utilizing camera, processing and paints of her monochrome infrared images. She hand-paints a select number and limits editions from 3 to 25, in multiple sizes and formats including paper, canvas ,and leather. Avenue of Oaks, Fripp Plantation, infared

Perry, Nancy. Anderson, SC. During the past few years, Nancy has enjoyed exploring abstract and non-objective painting. Using mixed media, she searches for a balance of intention and intuition to express her feelings about a time or a place and to offer a place for contemplation.

Finding My Way, mixed media on canvas, 24” x 24”

Phillips, Kathryn B. Asheville, NC. Recalling her heritage of a farming family, Kathyrn has combined components of agricultural equipment to create her Contraption Series. Her studio is in Northlight Studio in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.

Moonshinery Contraption #2 (detail), watercolor, 40” x 26”

Prager, Linda. Chapel Hill, NC. Linda Prager will be at the Red Clay Coop (402 Lloyd St., Carrboro) during the first weekend of the OCAG Tour. Her handbuilt pieces are functional and sculptural, organic, and architectural. She creates surfaces with layers of texture and color. 646 342-3023. Sunset, clay, 8” x 9 1/2” x 7”

Purk, Joni. Charlotte, NC. Joni Purk, 30 year award-winning artist in oil, creates original works of art as well as commissioned works. She is represented at www.CharlotteFineArt. com, and currently seeking representation in fine art galleries of the Southeast. Member of the Oil Painters of America and signature member of Cincinnati Art.

River Kayaking

Rankin, Cason. Asheville, NC. Cason recently opened her working studio and gallery at NorthLight Studio, 357 Depot St. in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC. She create portraits and figures in a very loose and drippy manner. Determination Noir (detail), acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36”

Redmond, Adrian Chu. Charlotte, NC. With bold brushwork, strong palette knife markings and a poetic eye for her subjects, artist Adrian Chu Redmond paints in order to express her vision of the world. Rich, nuanced colors grace her canvases, and her elegant use of texture masterfully gives her paintings energy and life. 704-651-1976. Nature’s Way, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

Rees, V. L. Raleigh, NC. Vicki specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils. She draws inspiration from her appreciation of beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature’s intricacies all capture her attention. Her home studio is open by appointment. 919-345-2076. Spears, oil, 24” x 24”

Reinhold, Ellie. Hillsborough, NC. Working in two veins, Reinhold’s acrylic landscapes playfully combine natural imagery with texture, pattern, and rich color exploration, while her striking figurative pieces employ sparse, iconic, dreamlike imagery to peer into the human psyche.

Cusp (detail), acrylic landscape, 24” x 30”

Retsch-Bogart, Carol. Chapel Hill, NC. Carol’s paintings involve layering, concealing, incising, and scraping back to reveal history, texture, and color. Papers, silk, and other found elements find their way into the collages of cold wax, encaustic, and paints both oil and acrylic. 919-619-1793. Purple Bird, mixed media, 16” x 16”

Rieger-Gilanyi, Armand. Fort Plain, NY. A classically trained bronze sculptor who has exhibited in Budapest, Paris, New York City, and Los Angeles. His works derive a neo-classical feel mixed with a surrealist composition. His use of homemade, mineral-based, non-pigment patina beautifully colors his bronzes and creates a unique 3D stature. 251-581-5932. Torso in Space, bronze

Rush, Barbara. Roswell, GA. Barbara Rush is a very colorful and structured acrylic artist. Influenced by cubism, she creates elegant outlines of her subjects, then breaks them apart with lines, shapes, and curves in a unique style she created in 2007 and termed GeoCubism. Available at Synergy Fine Art.

Sundancer in the South

Saling, Patricia. Chapel Hill, NC. Patricia loves making functional ceramics for the table and home. Most of her work is fired with layered glazes to provide a richness and depth to the surface. FRANK Gallery and Duke’s Nasher Museum Store carry her work.

Ceramic pitcher with cups

Schneider, Shanon. Roswell, GA. Shanon Schneider is a contemporary artist creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes, still lifes, figures, and abstracts. Shanon’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Her works are in private collections throughout the country. 770-329-1711. Serenity V, mixed media, 20” x 20”

Shannon, Carol Joy. Beaufort, SC. CJ Shannon is an award-winning painter whose signature work, trademarked as GEOMETRIX, is distinct and unique, from the 70+ City Series to the new Low Country, nautical and wildlife series, original paintings, and mixed media. Call, text, or email. 919-436-6987. Something about the Sunsets

Sharp, Molly. Zirconia, NC. Molly Sharp is a silversmith who designs and fabricates her own contemporary silver and gold jewelry, specializing in found beach pebbles and river rocks. She also conducts workshops in her studio. Iona Pebble Necklace, sterling silver and beach pebbles, 18” long

Sidwell, Katherine. Roswell, GA. Kathy graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine and Applied Art. She has worked as a packaging designer, sign painter, and photographer. Kathy is currently exploring her style, and experimenting with many different mediums. Galaxy (detail), epoxy resin/acrylic, 18” x 24”

Sisco, Deborah. Charleston, SC. Deborah says “For me, it is always about the color, it needs to be visually pleasing, disturbing, happy or peaceful, but it should not leave you empty. I feel that you should be drawn into each work and therefore you become part of it.”

Turning Pages, oil on canvas, 40” x 40” x 1 1/2”

Stanford, Walter. Concord, NC. Walter creates dynamic close ups of animals, especially raptors. Working in both oil and pastel, he design works with a softness and a vibrancy of color that inspires himself and others as well.

Eyes of the Forest (detail), pastel, 16” x 18”

Storms, Mary. Raleigh, NC. Mary Storms expresses her artistic vision through abstract mixed-media landscapes. Her intent is to provide the viewer with a sense of the symbiotic relationship between the primeval elements - stone, soil, water, and sky, and the lifeforms these elements nurture. Red Bridge, mixed media, 30” x 30”

Taplin, Cindy. Winston-Salem, NC. Cindy’s paintings provide a story that does not have an ending. Some instill calm, the minutiae of life rendered a pre-eminence hitherto denied, while others catalogue routine structures that might normally be overlooked and yet seemingly now become iconic. His Majesty, 2014, 36” x 36”

Tavel, Christine. Charlotte, NC. Christine loves to create beautiful scenes of places she has been. After experimenting with technique, she found using the palette knife allowed her to create images in a unique and exciting way.

Tuscan Villa (detail), oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

Thompson, Rosie G. Hillsborough, NC. Rosie G. Thompson is known for her innovative use of materials in mixed media work involving both installations and constructions. The “form” in Rosie’s work changes from year to year, but the iconography developed in time, has become a language of fusion that celebrates the “oneness” of the personal and the universal in our human experience. Little House with Skeletons Series - Pig, wood and paint, 27” x 27” x 3”

Toth, Ilona. Cumberland, RI. Ilona studied art at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her simple tones and non-excessive lines bring a calmness to her pieces. She uses oil paint, pencil, and chalk. Ilona’s subject matter varies, however she loves to draw tonal portraits. 774-225-9428

Solitude Chicken, oil on canvas

Vaden, Betsy. Chapel Hill, NC. Functional and fanciful creations in clay. Betsy Vaden is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild and the ClayWorks Guild. Her work has been shown in various galleries across N.C. and is in both private and corporate collections.

Vlahoulis, Constance. Asheville, NC. Described as a Fine Folk Artist in my new little book, “Carolina Moments” I work in Mixed Media and Oils. Visit our studio in vibrant River Arts District at 352 Depot Street on Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 or by appointment. 828-329-2918. Two Dogs and a Friend Camping, mixed media, 17” x 17”

Weinstein, Emily Eve. Chapel Hill, NC. Oil paintings large to small, garden portraits, 25-yr Handmade Book series; this sixth year is a book inside a painting. Available as a subscription or individual. Plein aire on canvas, repurposed wood & art gift books. 919-942-2607.

White, Lori. Raleigh, NC. Lori White is a contemporary realist painter, an Exhibiting Member of the Oil Painters of America, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work is available at Tipping Paint Gallery, Ambleside Gallery, and Village Art Circle. 919-604-2584.

Monterey Sailboats at Anchor (detail), oil, 24” x 36”

Whitson, Wendy. Asheville, NC. Wendy’s goal is to convey the essence of a landscape, while eliminating much of its detail; similar to that first impression, or the large shapes you see when your eyes are half open. Influences for her work are primarily from impressionism and the tonalist movement. 828-423-4567. Wildflowers, mixed media/acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”

Winegard, Pamela C. Charlotte & Matthews, NC. Pamela’s art is often drawn from the past and images of spaces we want to hold on to; those American landscapes and other cultural icons. In addition to exhibitions and commissions, she runs workshops and works with private students. Quilted Barn (detail), mixed media, 15” x 8 1/4”

Winkler, Pamela. Asheville, NC. Pamela paints aging objects, capturing their transformation as textures increase, colors change and something of their past is revealed. She has been working in pastels since 2010 and currently paints in her studio in the River Arts District, Asheville, NC. 828-545-9025. Graffiti (detail), pastel, 31” x 24” framed

Wynes, Joyce. Davidson, NC. Joyce Wynes, abstract painter and professional illustrator from Davidson, NC, expands on her roots, using shapes, symbols, patterns, textures, and color, from her sewing experiences started at 9 years old. She is represented by Ellis-Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC. 704-894-9323. Pendulum of Life, acrylic/mixed media on canvas, 36” x 36”

Yellin, Michele. Cary, NC. Michele uses acrylic paint to create abstract paintings. Texture and color suggest shapes and spaces, and much like cloud watching, she paints the things that she sees. Through this process the paintings tell their and her story.

It Was As If She Had Swallowed The Moon, acrylic, 30” x 30”

Young, Kathy. Greenville, SC. Kathy’s fine jewelry is sculpted in 14k gold & sterling silver. 864-266-9956.

Zenobi, Nadine. Chapel Hill, NC. Nadine designs fine jewelry in precious metals incorporating a variety of stones. Her process is fabricating, forging, overlay, and applique of the metals, creating one of a kind unique pieces. The intention behind each piece is to bring healing. 919-960-6968. 2 yellow and white gold rings. One with rainbow moonstone and one with Tahitian pearl.

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when where Atlanta, GA, pg 24-27 Friday, October 2nd

Alan Avery Art Company, 7-10pm Mason Fine Art, 6-9pm dk Gallery, 5-9

Saturday, October 3rd Atlanta Contempory, 2pm

Sunday, October 11th

Atlanta Artists Center, 4-6pm

Saturday, October 17th Kai Lin Art, 3pm

Sunday, October 18th Reinike Gallery

Friday, October 23rd

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 6-9pm Ciel Gallery, 6-9pm Elder Gallery Lark & Key, 6-9pm

Friday, October 16th

Providence Gallery, 6-9pm

October 23rd - 25th

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 10-5pm

Beaufort, NC, pg 35 Saturday, October 17th Beaufort Art Market

Durham, NC, pg 36

TEW Galleries

Saturday, October 3rd

Roswell, GA, pg 28

Friday, October 16th

Friday, October 2nd

Cowgirl Studios, 6-9pm Taylor Kinzel Gallery, 6-9pm

Sunday, October 11th Taylor Kinzel Gallery, 1-4pm

Craven Allen Gallery, 5-7pm

Alizarin Gallery, 6-9pm Pleiades Gallery, 6-9pm

Hillsborough, NC, pg 37 Friday, October 30th

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 6-9pm

Asheville, NC, pg 30 Friday, October 2nd Bender Gallery, 5pm

Chapel Hill, NC, pg 31 Friday, October 9th FRANK Gallery, 6-9pm

Charlotte, NC, pg 32-34 Friday, October 2nd

Anne Neilson Fine Art, 6-8pm

Raleigh, NC, pg 39-44 Friday, October 2nd

311 Gallery, 6-9pm Adam Cave Fine Art, 6-9pm Local Color Gallery, 6-9pm Nature Art Gallery, 6-8pm Nicole’s Studio & Gallery, 6-8pm Roundabout Art Collective, 6-9pm Tipping Paint Gallery, 6-9pm

Thursday, October 15th

ArtSource Fine Art Gallery, 6-8pm

New Bern, NC, pg 45 Friday, October 9th

Fine Art at Baxters, 5-8pm

Wilmington, NC, pg 45 Friday, October 23rd New Elements

Charleston, SC, pg 48-51 Friday, October 2nd

Anglin Smith Fine Art, 5-8pm Atelier Gallery, 5-8pm Atrium Art Gallery, 5-8pm Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 5-8pm Corrigan Gallery, 5-8pm Coco Vivo Fine Art Courtyard Art Gallery, 5-8pm Ella Walton Richardson, 5-8pm Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, 5-8pm John C. Doyle Art Gallery, 5-8pm Mary Martin Gallery, 5-8pm

Columbia, SC, pg 51 Friday, October 2nd Village Artists, 6-8pm

Hilton Head, SC Saturday, October 10th Karis Art Gallery, 6-8pm

Saturday, October 10th Adam Cave Fine Art, 7-9pm Little Art Gallery, 3-5pm

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Avery, Woven Emeralds, mixed media collage on board, 50” x 38”

artGuide October 2015  

artGuide is a monthly visual arts publication covering art galleries and artists in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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