The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by members of the Summerville Artist Guild will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from March 1-30, 2018. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00pm. Many of the exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The Summerville Artist Guild will present its 42nd Annual Judged Exhibit featuring two-dimensional works by more than 40 of its members in a variety of subjects and mediums. Comprised of artists from Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties, guild members from all levels of expertise express their talents in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and more. Ribbons for Best of Show as well as first place, second place, third place, and honorable mentions in multiple categories will be awarded by guest judge, Jan Ross. Ross has been a dedicated artist for the past 30 years. Her formal education began at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, where she developed her passion for watercolor painting She continued her studies in Europe for six years, as well as ongoing education through workshops with some of America’s top watercolor instructors. The Watercolor Societies of Georgia, Missouri, Western Colorado, Rhode Island, Alabama, Alaska, and the North East have all awarded her “Signature Membership,” their highest credential for achievement in watercolors. She is also a “Member of Excellence,” the credential of highest ranking, with the Atlanta Artists Center, the largest art organization in the Southeastern USA. Jan’s award-winning watercolors been accepted in more than 450 local, regional, national, and international juried competitions, as well as numerous one-woman and invitational exhibitions. She is on the faculty of the Hilton Head Island, SC, Art League and Academy and currently lives on Daufuskie Island, SC.
The Summerville Artist Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month from September through May. The purposes of the guild are to “present programs of artwork, demonstrations, and workshops for the encouragement of members at all levels of artistic ability and for the awakening of greater interest in the Fine Arts community and environs.” For more information, visit summervilleartistguild.com.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-7:30pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.