Featured Charleston Artist: Discover the Lowcountry Paintings of William R. Beebe

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Discover the Lowcountry Paintings of William R. Beebe

The magic of the Lowcountry has grabbed a hold of me and filled me with inspiration.? I seek to infuse my paintings with that magic! One of the joys of being an artist is having the freedom to follow my passion.? That freedom has recently brought me to Charleston. I am passionate about capturing the essence of Charleston, as it is today, whether it’s painting iconic scenes, historic architecture or indigenous shorebirds.

William R. Beebe bio:

William is a graduate of the University of Maryland in Fine Art. For close to three decades William has developed his recognizable painting style of Realism with touches of Impressionism, producing original oil paintings found in many private and corporate collections throughout the country. William’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous gallery and museum shows throughout the years.?They have often been referred to as “museum quality”.

For William, achieving a painterly work is a high priority. ?He approaches each new work with fresh eyes, allowing himself moments of spontaneity in the painting process and appreciating it when the paint surprises him. His new series of Lowcountry paintings are uniquely his own. William has partnered with a local printer to produce fine art paper and canvas giclées of his Charleston paintings, which are very true representations of his original oil paintings.

Website: www.williamrbeebe.com
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Fine Craft Artists Invited To Enter 17th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

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Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 17th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.? As the state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, to be held May 2-6, 2018. A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is strictly available online and can be accessed at https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/apply/. Deadline for entries is Thursday, March 15, 2018. Artists in need of assistance with the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibition offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media.? Thousands have enjoyed the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists during past annual exhibitions.? Following the close of the show, up to twenty works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2018/2019 Traveling Exhibitions Program.? Sites across South Carolina may request the exhibit to tour in their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. She is a curator, arts writer, and independent publisher. Reese holds an MFA from City College New York and a BFA from the University of Georgia. She has held positions at Atlanta Contemporary, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; and Deitch Projects, Petzel Gallery, and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. As an arts writer, Reese was the former editor of BURNAWAY Magazine in Atlanta, and her writing and artist interviews appear in BOMB Daily, Temporary Art Review,TWELV Magazine, and ART PAPERS, among others. She has taught Critical Issues art courses at PAFA in Philadelphia and Georgia State University in Atlanta. At Telfair Museums since 2015, she has curated exhibitions with Nick Cave, William Wegman, Triple Candie, and a group exhibition titled Generation with Iraqi-Canadian artists Sawsan AlSaraf, Sundus Abdul Hadi, and Tamara Abdul Hadi. Reese is opening 2018 exhibitions with Carrie Mae Weems, and Atlanta-based Paul Stephen Benjamin in January.

The 17th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition will be on display May 2-6, 2018, at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, May 2, 2016, from 6:00-8:30pm. For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest, Palmetto Hands, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.

National Abstract Artist Cindy Walton on display at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery

By Minta Pavliscsak

There is no shortage of art galleries in downtown Charleston. Even if you are not in the market for new art, it is always a treat to wander in the galleries and check out what they have. You will find very talented local -and not so local- works scattered along the walls, and a friendly face to greet you happy that you came in to share their passion. I recently had the pleasure of meeting one of these amazing artists.





Photos courtesy of Cindy Walton

Cindy Walton recently celebrated her opening of “Letters to the Land and Sea” during the Charleston Gallery?Association’s March ArtWalk at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery on Broad Street. Cindy’s work is, not only beautiful, but unique as well given that she uses a medium that is not typically seen among the art in Charleston. She uses cold wax on wood panels to create her art. Heavily inspired by landscapes, Cindy’s abstract work each creates a sense of connection with the elements.

Asheville, North Carolina is where Cindy calls home. You can find her working on her craft at Wedge Studio. She also teaches throughout the year in various cities across the nation. Currently her works are in five formal galleries. Cindy’s exhibit at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery runs through March 30th. Be sure to stop in and see “Letters to the Land and Sea”. For more of her work, please visit her website www.cindywalton.com and look for Cindy Walton Fine Art on Facebook.

“Dialogue with the Land”




“Water Fall”