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February Issue 2005
South Carolina Watercolor Society Hosts Regional Gatherings
During the month of Feb., 2005, the South Carolina Watercolor Society (SCWS) will host its annual Regional Gatherings with programs at eight locations throughout the state. SCWS members, all interested artists (non-members), art patrons, and the general public are invited to attend, free of charge. The SCWS Regional Gatherings not only provide an educational program but also offer an opportunity for artists and art patrons to get together on a local level, share expertise, network with fellow artists, exchange ideas, get some artistic feedback... and just visit with some friends. Each program will open with a social gathering and refreshments will be served.
The Regional Gathering Schedule includes:
Feb. 7, 2005, 6:30pm, Spartanburg area.
Spartanburg County Museum of Art, 385 S. Spring St., downtown Spartanburg, 864/582-7616. Co-sponsored by the Spartanburg Artists Guild. The lecture and demonstration program is by Larry Mauldin, who works in the SCAC Artist-in-Residence program. What kind of brushes (if any) do you paint with? Painting with a brush painting with air brush... come explore techniques, layering color, black & white designs, and more.
Feb. 8, 2005, 6:30pm, Charleston area.
Charleston Main Library, Calhoun St., downtown Charleston. Co-sponsored by the Charleston Artist Guild. The slide lecture and critique program, Making Winners Out of Losers, is by Toni Elkins, NWS and a SC Arts Commission Verner Award winner. Bring a painting to share for the critique (one that you think needs work.)
Feb. 8, 2005, 6:30pm, Rock Hill area.
Rock Hill Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., downtown Rock Hill, 803/328-2787. The program, Art Marketing, is by Harriet Goode, NWS and past President of SCWS. She will also do a critique. Bring a painting or two to share for the critique portion of this program.
Feb. 10, 2005, 6pm, Greenville area.
Greenville Museum of Art, (Conference Room & Museum Theater), 420 College St., downtown Greenville, 864/271-7570. Come at 5:30pm to view the Romare Bearden exhibit. Our group will meet at 6pm for a meeting in the Conference Room and then go to the Museum Theater for a Gallery Talk by Fran Woodside, who creates very bold, large-scale figurative acrylic paintings.
Feb. 14, 2005, 7pm, Columbia area.
Forest Lake Recreation Center (Forest Lake Park), 6820 Wedgefield Rd., Columbia, 803/787-5000. Co-sponsored by the Trenholm Artist Guild. The program is by JoAnne Anderson, AWS, past President of SCWS and a SCWS Best in Show winner.
Feb. 23, 2005, 7pm, Hilton Head area.
Art Academy of the Hilton Head Art League, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, 843/842-5738. Co-sponsored by the Hilton Head Art League. The lecture and demonstration program is by Larry Mauldin, who works in the SCAC Artist-In-Residence program. What kind of brushes (if any) do you paint with? Painting with a brush painting with air brush... come explore techniques, layering color, black & white designs, and more.
Feb. 24, 2005, 6pm, Beaufort area.
Beaufort County Library, Scott St., downtown Beaufort. Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Art Association. Contact: BAA at 843/838-3205. The lecture and demonstration program is by Larry Mauldin, who works in the SCAC Artist-in-Residence program. What kind of brushes (if any) do you paint with? Painting with a brush painting with air brush... come explore techniques, layering color, black & white designs, and more.
Feb. 24, 2005, 7pm, Seneca area.
Blue Ridge Arts Center, 111 E. South Second St., downtown Seneca, 864/882-2722. Co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Arts Council. The program, Figuring It Out in Watercolor, is by Liz Smith-Cox, a SC Arts Commission Verner Award Winner. She will demonstrate quick sketches of the figure.
SCWS membership is open to all South Carolina residents or property owners. Dues are $25 annually. The SCWS's 28th Annual Exhibition will open May 14, 2005, at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, SC. There will be $10,000 in cash awards to the top 30 winners and the prospectus will be available late February. Other programs include Art Market from Apr. 29 to May 5, 2005, at the Newberry Opera House. This is an event that displays all show entries and offers members the opportunity to show and market their work to the public.
For more info about SCWS go to (www.fineartsemporium.com) or contact Kim Richards by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write: 7 Oxford Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120.
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