Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
4TH ANNUAL JURIED SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION
CALL FOR ENTRY:
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce the fourth annual Juried Small Works Exhibition! Our 2014 esteemed juror is Judy Verhoeven, a paper collage artist who lives and works in Greenville, SC.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville utilizes it's unique gallery space and challenging size limitations to cleverly host an Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition, which serves to recognize the talent and diversity of regional artists working in a wide range of media.

$2,000 in cash prizes to be awarded:
Best in Show - $750,
2nd Place - $600,
3rd Place - $400,
Gallery Choice - $250

Artists 18 years of age or older may enter up to 2 original artworks produced within the past two years. Submissions cannot exceed twelve inches in height or width.
See our online |http://artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com/resume |prospectus| for submission details.

ENTRY DEADLINE: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 29TH, 2014!

The show will be exhibited throughout the month of October, with an opening reception & awards ceremony held on Friday, Oct. 3rd, from 6-9 p.m. (coinciding with Downtown Greenville's First Fridays Premiere Gallery Guide & Studio Walk).

IMPORTANT DATES:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Aug 29th.
Notification of Acceptance: Sept 15th.
Drop-off of Accepted Works: Sept 22nd - 26th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Oct 1st - 31st.
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Oct 3rd, 6 - 9 p.m.
Pick-up dates for unsold artwork: Nov 1st or Nov 3rd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Judy Verhoeven is a paper collage artist who lives and works in Greenville, SC. She earned an Associates Degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1984, and worked as a graphic designer until 1995 before becoming a stay-at-home
mom. In 2006 Judy began a focus on acrylic painting, and decided to include painted paper into her art. The process of art-making—including ideas, observation, research, drawing, planning and problem solving—is important to Judy. As a painter may use paint and brush, Judy uses paper, scissors and glue to create work that she hopes
affects others positively.
2ND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING SC FOOTHILLS SEARCH &RESCUE K-9 TEAM
JULY 26TH, 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville will host it's 2nd Annual Fundraisor benefitting the SC Foothills Search & Rescue K-9 Team!!!

Featuring:
Silent Auction of original artwork donated by AGGG artists;
Raffle with gift baskets donated by local merchants;
Vendors with wonderful pet-friendly items;
Demonstrations by Foothills Search & Rescue K-9 Team.

Location:
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
200 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC

3rd ANNUAL JURIED SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce its third Small Works Exhibit. Our esteemed juror is Diane Hopkins-Hughs with over 30 years of experience as a multi media artist and teacher.

Join us at AGGG this October as we look at these wonderful works of art. This show is even better than last years.

The Awards Ceremony will be held during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 4, 6-9 p.m. At 7 p.m., come and see who the winners are and enjoy a great time at the reception with us. Maybe you’ll be inspired for next year’s exhibit, if you dare….
September Guest Artist - Diane Hopkins-Hughs
Notes on GIFTS FROM THE OCEAN

This series of works began several years ago and continues to interest me. As all these things are found on beaches - “beach finds” - I soon realized these objects are beautiful gifts from the ocean. I am interested in the forms as well as the shadows which they create. Always captivated by form and texture , I hand color to heighten the abstraction. The photographs are black and white negatives from film, processed in my darkroom and hand colored with colored pencils. The torn edges symbolize the roughness of the sea and the turbulent travel the objects have experienced.


Diane Hopkins-Hughs
2013
Erin Cronin-Webb - July Featured Artist
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is excited to feature

Erin Cronin-Webb as out July artist and Fund Raiser

Welcome to the "Dog Days of Summer." Erin's work will portray a variety of animal art work. Since she has been involved in dog training and breeding German Shepherds, Erin has explored the human and canine connection in art.

On Saturday, July 6th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the Gallery will have drawings for gift baskets and original art. A variety of pet related items will also be for sale.

Foothills Search and Rescue will be with us Saturday. Fresko, a female owned and handled by Search manager Dave Milan, is the number one dog in the country for successful finds! They will be doing a demonstration showing the dog's ability at scent discrimination. The Greenville County K-9 unit will also be there to meet the community.

Foothills Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that responds to the call when folks are lost in the mountains or (unfortunately) buried in them or in rubble from natural disasters. They spend hundreds of hours training the dogs (as well as great sums of money). When emergencies arise they pack up their animals and take off for wherever help is needed.
Erin Cronin-Webb - July Featured Artist
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is excited to feature

Erin Cronin-Webb as out July artist and Fund Raiser

Welcome to the "Dog Days of Summer." Erin's work will portray a variety of animal art work. Since she has been involved in dog training and breeding German Shepherds, Erin has explored the human and canine connection in art.

On Saturday, July 6th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the Gallery will have drawings for gift baskets and original art. A variety of pet related items will also be for sale.

Foothills Search and Rescue will be with us Saturday. Fresko, a female owned and handled by Search manager Dave Milan, is the number one dog in the country for successful finds! They will be doing a demonstration showing the dog's ability at scent discrimination. The Greenville County K-9 unit will also be there to meet the community.

Foothills Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that responds to the call when folks are lost in the mountains or (unfortunately) buried in them or in rubble from natural disasters. They spend hundreds of hours training the dogs (as well as great sums of money). When emergencies arise they pack up their animals and take off for wherever help is needed.
June Guest Artist Thomas Rickis
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
Guest Artists, Thomas Rickis

Greenville, SC, starting June 1

Opening Reception with the Artist, Friday, June 7th, 6-9 pm

About the Artists:
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is excited to welcome June guest artist Thomas Rickis. Thomas' work will be on display during the month of June. Join us for the meet the artist reception on First Friday, June 7th, and enjoy the refreshments and inspiring art.

Thomas Rickis' paintings are like the artist himself - straightforward, uncomplicated and in touch with the basic idea that art should be easy to enjoy. Patrons envision a peaceful, homelike, intimate realism in his work.

Rickis honed his craft on the side, while earning his living as a businessman. Tom is retired from the financial services industry and has been a professional artist for the past 10 years. He has been painting since 1972. He is currently on the board of trustees for the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg serving as Vice President and is incoming president as of July 2013.

Rickis presents two aspects in his two-dimensional art work: impressionistic still-lives and landscapes and theme-based non-objective/abstracts. Often working with a limited color palette in watercolor, he strips down his landscapes to carefully construct compositions that explore the perception of depth of field. This effort is sometimes enhanced by the use of hand-cut paper layered on the canvas, creating true depth. With only a few select and graphically defined elements, his barns isolated on nebulous fields break down reality to its simplest level. His non-objective and abstract works share his slant toward straight lines and blocky shapes on open spaces.
May Guest Artists - Laura Nance and Gary Roderer

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
Guest Artists, Gary Roderer and Laura Nance

Greenville, SC, starting May 1
Opening Reception with the Artist, May 3, 6-9 pm
About the Artists:

Gary Roderer started in a little trailer park in Glendora California where a retired school teacher offered watercolor classes. Gary says, “My work is different. I started like most artists, painting flowers. Then came the classic cars and trucks, western wagons and wheels were next, trains came right after that.” He is under the tutelage of Sandra Roper whom he sees weekly.
Laura Nance has an extensive background in performing arts. She and her musician husband, Robert, performed professionally worldwide for several years. Laura was able to study computer graphics at the University of California, Irvine. Although she started painting with oils many years ago, her current work includes watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. Laura has taken classes and workshops and participated in art shows with some of South Carolina’s finest artists.

About the Show:
Two artists sharing similar media will be gracing the walls of the AGGG throughout May. Come see their beautiful works of art and maybe take home a piece for your own wall. Can’t wait to see you and share the art with you.
DIARMUID KELLY - AGGG FEATURED MEMBER
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
Featured Member, Diarmuid Kelly

First Friday Reception with the artist, April 5th, 6-9 pm.

Originally from Ireland, Diarmuid moved his family to the Carolinas in 2007, where he quickly became immersed in the art scene. Kelly has been a featured artist in several shows & exhibits at the Spartanburg Art Museum and the Chapman Cultural Centre amoung several other exhibits in neighboring counties. "I am a self taught artist and I have taken the long route to becoming a full time artist. To use the old cliché, ”if I can do it, anyone can”, says the artist. "It has taken dedication, constantly challenging myself and practice, practice, practice. I constantly push myself with my subject matter but stay true to my roots. I want to learn, continue to mature as an artist and keep the viewer interested in my journey."

Kelly has held classes and workshops in painting over the past several years and is currently teaching landscape in oils classes at the Chapman Cultural Centre (SAM). His style is representational and classic with a 'painterly' feel.

The artist has recently been included in a new publication called” Artists Among Us”. It is a new book celebrating Art in Spartanburg from the past and the faces of 100 artists working there at present.

Says Kelly "We live in a world of constantly advancing technology where more and more is done for us. Old school approaches and methods may soon be a thing of the past. I want to remind people through my paintings, of simpler times, to take a breath and look around and to appreciate their surroundings before its gone."
SANDRA W. ROPER - APRIL GUEST ARTIST
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
April Guest Artist, Sandra W. Roper

Watercolorist, Sandra Roper, shows her work during the month of June at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St. Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, April 12th, 6-9 pm.

Sandra grew up in South Carolina where she developed a great appreciation for the history, architectural features, and beauty of Charleston. She explains, "No matter how many times I visit Charleston I never cease to be intrigued by the splendor and the history embossed in each building, portico, and garden." Sandra graduated from the University of South Carolina in Studio Arts. Sandra can now be found in her studio in Fountain Inn balancing her time between being a full-time mother and full-time artist.

Sandra is a member of the SC Watercolor Society. She has a number of limited edition prints and her work is displayed in numerous galleries and corporate locations throughout the southeast.
MARCH GUEST ARTIST - ELIZABETH RUNDORFF SMITH
"Meet-the-Artists" Reception Friday, March 1st, 6-9pm

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
March Guest artist Elizabeth Rundorff Smith

Greenville, SC, March 1-31
Opening Reception, March 1, 6-9 pm
About the Artist:

Elizabeth Rundorff Smith was born in Greenville, PA in 1977. Recently, Rundorff Smith has had solo exhibitions at The University of SC Aiken, the Metropolitan Arts Council, and The SC Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, SC. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions including The 82nd Annual Spring Show at The Erie Art Museum where she was the recipient of a Juror’s Award and The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition at The Wichita Center for the Arts where she was awarded Third Place. She was recently awarded Honorable Mention in A Sense of Place 2010 a National Juried Fine Art Competition at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.
In 2000, RundorffSmith received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster. Rundorff Smith also studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France and The British Institute of Florence. In 2005, she received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. A year later, Rundorff Smith was awarded a Fellowship and residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. She currently resides in Greenville, SC where she serves as Program Director for Artisphere.

About the Show:

Check out Elizabeth’s awesome work while you are downtown throughout the month of March. Don’t forget that you can meet her First Friday, March 1. It is a great time to get to know her and talk with her about the creative process she takes creating her works of art. See you there!
ULLA SCHAEFER - February Guest Artist
"Meet-the-Artists" Reception Friday, February 1st, 6-9pm

About the Show:

“Trees – Coast and Rock”

There is no day without photography, taking photographs, browsing, editing, and printing them – to Ulla Schaefer life presents itself as a sequence of still images.

Images of untouched landscapes as well as selected details have always been central to Ulla’s photography. Her German background and the country’s dense population led her to appreciate the vastness of American nature. Coming from B&W photography, many of her photographs are either completely devoid of colors or the colors are often subdued. The adjustments in the landscapes are subtle to keep the natural appearance - different from the pictures of rundown houses, another of Ulla’s themes, that she grew fascinated with when visiting old cities in Germany’s East and in Poland.

“Trees - Coast and Rock” is a selection of photographs that puts an emphasis on trees, standing solitary, in alleys, or on the coast exposed to the sea. Like the images of land-, seascapes, and rocks, the motifs were found in the Northwest and Southeast of the United States as well as in the Northeast of Germany.

Ulla works with a full frame Canon SLR. The use of Lucia inks on Hahnemühle Fine Art papers guarantee the prints’ permanence for more than a century. She is a member of different photographic societies, among them CNPA, Carolinas’ Nature Photography Association and Kunst- und Fotoverein Grimma, Germany. Her photographs were exhibited in shows in Germany and in the US. She won awards for various images.

For more information see www.UllaSchaefer.com


NEW MEMBER

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce their newest member - Pat Grills

Pat Grills is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC where he won the Blackwood Outstanding Senior Art Award. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Furman. For the last 40 years he has taught art and art history for Greenville County Schools, the last 31 years at Riverside High School in Greer, SC. He has twice been chosen Teacher of the Year at Riverside High School, three times a finalist for the District Teacher of the Year, and was the first runner-up to the Greenville County Teacher of the Year for 2007-08. He has been chosen Continuing Education Teacher of the Year for the State of South Carolina. He has also taught in various capacities at Furman University for the last 35 years. Pat has been an art consultant, art juror, and his art is included in collections all over the Southeast. He is an award winning artist and educator. He is a lecturer, historian, musical performer, storyteller, and Chautauqua actor.

Come see the beautiful works of art and be inspired by a beloved teacher and award–winning artist now represented at the Artists Guild Gallery.
AGGG Member Show "WINTER BLUES"
Meet the Artists Reception, Friday, January 4th 2013, from 6-9pm. Each member of the Guild will be creating an interpretation of "Winter Blues" and executing the theme in their style and medium. It is the variety that will be very interesting to the viewer. This show is special also because we choose a theme every year and set the challenge for all the members of the Guild. Drop by and see how we all accomplished our own personal view of "Winter Blues". The show runs through January. Drop in and warm up with the artists at the AGGG in the Ivey Square Building right next door to Charleston Cooks! and Bertolo's Pizza.

A very Happy New Year from all of us at AGGG!

Annual December Jewelers Show
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces it's
December Jewelry Show

Opening Reception with the artists, December 7, 6-9 pm
Show will run through the month of December.

About the show:

Several local jewelers are collaborating together at the AGGG the month of December. Just in time for Christmas! Seven local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Colleen Brown, Patricia Colsher, Suzie Grant, Stella Grove, Jennifer Henderson and Eileen Piccoli-are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself. Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery through the whole month of December.

Charlie Slate will also be joining us again this year with her elegant collection of Shibori and block-printed silk scarves and holiday wraps. What a great opportunity to find unique gifts for Christmas this year!

*PAT GRILLS November Guest Artist*
The Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville is excited to announce Pat Grills as our guest Artist during the month of November.

Please join us for a First Friday Opening Reception with the Artist, Friday, November 2nd from 6 - 9 pm.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
200 N. Main St, Suite 104
Greenville, SC,

Show runs November 1-30

About the artist:

Pat Grills is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC where he won the Blackwood Outstanding Senior Art Award. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Furman. For the last 40 years he has taught art and art history for Greenville County Schools, the last 31 years at Riverside High School in Greer, SC. He has twice been chosen Teacher of the Year at Riverside High School, three times a finalist for the District Teacher of the Year, and was the first runner-up to the Greenville County Teacher of the Year for 2007-08. He has been chosen Continuing Education Teacher of the Year for the State of South Carolina. He has also taught in various capacities at Furman University for the last 35 years. Pat has been an art consultant, art juror, and his art is included in collections all over the Southeast. He is an award winning artist and educator. He is a lecturer, historian, musical performer, storyteller, and Chautauqua actor.

About the show:

Come see the beautiful works of art and be inspired by a beloved teacher and award–winning artist throughout the month of November.

AGGG JURIED SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION 2012
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce the second Small Works Exhibit. C. Allen Coleman, Executive Director of the Pickens County Museum of Art & History, the Pickens County Cultural Commission and the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center , is our juror for this prestigious event. Artists from across the country have put their talent to work in creating great paintings on a "smaller" scale. Each piece of art can be no larger than 12" by 12." Join us at AGGG this October as we look at these wonderful works of art.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 7pm during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 5, 6-9 pm. Music by Acoustic Duo Rachel VanSlyke & Etta Lea. Come and see who the winners are and enjoy a great time at the reception with us. Maybe you'll be inspired for next year's exhibit, if you dare....



"Funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council,

which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC,

Michelin North America, Inc., and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from

the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund

of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC."


SEPTEMBER GUEST ARTIST RON GILLEN
The Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville is excited to announce Ron Gillen as our guest Artist during the month of September.

Please join us for a First Friday Opening Reception with the Artist, Friday, September 7th from 6 - 9 pm. Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St, Suite 104

About the Artist: Ron Gillen

Ron is a self-taught artist, though he learned composition and design from a 40-year architectural career. After retirement, he returned to one of his favorite pastimes of painting landscapes, architectural subjects, and portraits.

He approaches painting as telling a story. His watercolors strive for rich vibrant colors and expressions of light. He looks for the unusual to happen and often captures it with his camera. At other times his subject matter simply comes from his imagination.

Ron is a native of northwestern Ohio where he grew up on a farm about 20 miles from Toledo.

He earned an Architecture degree from the University of Detroit in 1968. Immediately following graduation he entered the US Navy Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

After service in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, Ron returned to civilian life as an Architect in Madison, WI. While designing several projects for John Deere, Ron became interested in working for the client and took a position as a Deere & Company Corporate Staff Architect at the headquarters in Moline, IL.

In 1985 he left Deere and joined Daniel International (Fluor) in Greenville, SC and retired in 2000. Ron soon re-entered the engineering and construction field as a Senior Architect for Ch2MHill-Lockwood Greene and retired once again in February 2008.

Ron has been married to Elaine for 43 years. They enjoy three grandsons and four granddaughters who live in Camp Lejeune, NC and Thomaston, GA.

Contact Ron at 864-918-3341 or rtgillen@att.net
Visit Ron’s website: www.rongillenfinearts.com
Studio Address: 300 River Street, Suite 201-1, Greenville, SC

AGGG WELCOMES BOB SANTANELLO!
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is proud to welcome back one of our favorites, August Guest Artist, Bob Santanello!

Reception with the artist: August 3rd, 6PM-9PM

About the Artist:

Bob Santanello grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania where he first developed his love and respect for the outdoors. After graduating from St. Louis University, he joined the IBM Corporation to pursue a career in business. He moved his family to South Carolina in 1976. Bob retired from IBM and is currently a Senior VP with Sterne Agee, an investment firm in Greenville, SC.

About the show:

Bob’s passion for the outdoors has continued to grow and is exemplified in many of his paintings. Most of his paintings are done in oil on canvas. Bob enjoys using a palette knife to add character and enhance detail.

Bob says of his work, “Mother Nature created most of my favorite subjects and I have a particular interest in painting landscapes, animals and figure studies”.

Bob has studied painting for the past eight years at the Julia Peters Studio.
JULY GUEST ARTIST JESS STONE
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
July Guest Artist, Jess Stone

Greenville, SC, July 1-31
Opening Reception with the artist, July 5, 6-9 pm

About the Artist:

Jessica was an art child, one who always knew that she wanted to create, and who has worked toward this endeavor her entire life. She has an insatiable appetite for learning new techniques that she can bring to her work. Some techniques Jessica employs are drawing, painting, and printmaking, especially woodcut and linoleum cut.

Jessica’s from Anderson, SC and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University. While attending Clemson, she studied at Lorenzo De Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. Upon graduation, she worked at a local art studio specializing in clay and glass works, Kakilaki Clay and Arts. It is here that Jessica was introduced to the joys of glass art.

Jessica says about herself, “I discovered my love of teaching at an early age, right after high school, when I began working at the Anderson Art Center as a camp instructor. I basically never stopped teaching and have worked with several art centers in my area including Blue Ridge Art Center where I work with homeschooled children and Belton Art Center. It really is true that when you love what you teach then you teach others to love what they learn!”

She has taught printmaking and bookbinding in public schools across South Carolina through the South Carolina Arts Commission, Arts in Education Program. Jessica completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Memphis College of Art in May of 2010 and moved home to continue her artistic career. She is a member of the Anderson County Artist Guild, the Artist Loft co-op in Seneca and is on the Board of Education with the Blue Ridge Arts Center located in Seneca, SC.

JUNE GUEST ARTIST TOM RICKIS
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
June Guest Artist, Tom Rickis

Mixed Media Artist, Tom Rickis shows his work during the month of June at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St. Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, June 1, 6-9 pm.

A Connecticut born artist, Thomas A. Rickis was raised in Hartford County during his early years. He attended the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Connecticut State University graduating as a Special Studies Major (Business Administration & Art). He lived in the Farmington Valley of Connecticut for 37 years.

Thomas had a career in the insurance industry for 34 years with a Fortune 100 Company. During this time he continued to paint, build furniture and took an interest in photography. In 2003 he took an early retirement to launch his career as a full time artist.

Tom works in watercolor, oil, and mixed media. His primary subjects are traditional or representational barns in winter landscapes. He has also done florals, still lives, abstracts, watercolor/collagraphs. His current works are abstract watercolor collage and oil collage. Concurrently, he also explored building and designing furniture and learning more about photography. Photography became his secondary passion.

About the Show: Tom will be exhibiting his series of Abstract Watercolor/Collage, Watercolor and Mixed Media Paintings.

Watercolor Collage is the process of layering several layers of archival watercolor paper to elevate images creating shadows and depth resulting in a 3 dimensional effect while staying within the traditional confines of a watercolor painting presentation.

Join us at the Opening Reception and meet Tom in person.
GRETTA McCALL
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
May Guest Artist, Gretta McCall

Mixed Media artist, Greta McCall, shows her work during the month of May at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St.

Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, May 4th, 6-9 pm.

Gretta McCall grew up in Seneca, SC and has close ties to the wilderness. She has traveled extensively, including extended backpacking trips in the many mountain ranges of the United States and Alaska. Her adventurous travel experiences also include Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Backpacking, nature, art, and psychology are her passions. Gretta also has a private counseling practice where she sees survivors of sexual violence and other clients with mental health or life issues. Gretta has a BA in psychology, BFA in fine art, and a MEd in Community Counseling from Clemson University. She works both as an artist and a licensed counselor in Greenville, SC.


About the Show:

"The title of this show, “Projections”, refers to the process with which I set about making these paintings. In this process I approached the blank surface without composition or subject in mind, and covered it with a mixture of gouache paint. I would choose the mixture based on observations of characteristics of the paint from prior pieces or from my pallet. Then I responded to the natural beauty of the paint with the addition of each layer. Surprisingly, subject emerged! Without initial intention, I created the space where my mind resided. Just as people see subject in a Rorschach blot test, giving psychologists insight as to the inner workings of their client’s mind, I inadvertently took my paintings where they needed to be at that time." - Gretta McCall

Join us at the Opening Reception and meet Gretta in person.
DIARMUID KELLY
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville features the landscapes of Guild Artist Diarmuid Kelly

Award winning and international artist, Diarmuid Kelly, is one of the newest members to join the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. Originally from Ireland, Kelly and his family moved to the Greenville area a few short years ago.

The Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville is proud to showcase Diarmuid Kelly’s new landscapes works. Diarmuid is known for his lifelike portraits, now join us to view his newest works in landscape.

At the Artists Guild we have over 160 works by 16 Fine Artists in varying styles from contemporary to traditional. Each month, we exhibit fresh new works by each of our members. We offer fine art classes in: Acrylics, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Oriental Painting, Pastels, Oil and Photography. Contact the gallery or visit our website for more information on class schedules.

The Artists Guild would like to wish our friends, patrons and families a Happy Easter.

Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, April 6th, 6-9 pm.

DALE COCHRAN
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
Dale Cochran

Dale Cochran, is the newest member to join the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St.

About the artist:

South Carolina native Dale Cochran is an artist that has a gift for revealing the uniqueness and beauty in things seemingly plain, illuminating the stories and spirits behind the ordinary – an old barn, a basket of pecans, a child caught in a moment of imagination, a crayon on pavement.

As a high school student, Dale experienced his first formal training from Liz Smith-Cox. “I had no idea what perspective or contour drawing meant,” Dale says. As a junior, he broke his drawing arm playing football just before the school year started. When he approached Mrs. Liz about dropping the class because he wouldn’t be able to use his arm for a while, her response was, “That’s ok, you can draw with your
left hand.” So that’s what he did.

Dale continued his studies at Anderson University, receiving an Associate of Arts and went on to Winthrop University and received his Bachelor of Visual Arts.

Dale has been professionally involved in the arts for more than 30 years as an award-winning artist, illustrator, instructor and graphic designer. Dale is currently on the board of the Southern Watercolor Society and holds the position of senior creative director in the department of creative services at Clemson University. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications.

Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, March 2nd, 6-9 pm.

ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY ANNOUNCES DIARMUID KELLY
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
New Member, Diarmuid Kelly

International award winning artist, Diarmuid Kelly, is the newest member to join the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St.

Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, Feb 3rd, 6-9 pm.

Originally from Ireland, Diarmuid moved his family to the Carolinas in 2007, where he quickly became immersed in the art scene. Kelly has been a featured artist in several shows & exhibits at the Spartanburg Art Museum and the Chapman Cultural Centre amoung several other exhibits in neighboring counties. "I am a self taught artist and I have taken the long route to becoming a full time artist. To use the old cliché, ”if I can do it, anyone can”, says the artist. "It has taken dedication, constantly challenging myself and practice, practice, practice. I constantly push myself with my subject matter but stay true to my roots. I want to learn, continue to mature as an artist and keep the viewer interested in my journey."

Kelly has held classes and workshops in painting over the past several years and is currently teaching landscape in oils classes at the Chapman Cultural Centre (SAM). His style is representational and classic with a 'painterly' feel.

The artist has recently been included in a new publication called” Artists Among Us”. It is a new book celebrating Art in Spartanburg from the past and the faces of 100 artists working there at present.

Says Kelly "We live in a world of constantly advancing technology where more and more is done for us. Old school approaches and methods may soon be a thing of the past. I want to remind people through my paintings, of simpler times, to take a breath and look around and to appreciate their surroundings before its gone."
ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY PAINTS OUR TOWN
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents
Painting Our Town

Greenville, SC, January 1 - 31st
Opening Reception with the Artists - January 6th, 6-9pm

About the Show:

Please join us in the fun! Each member of the Guild will be creating a view of Greenville, S.C. and executing that in their style and medium. It is the variety that will be very interesting to the viewer. The works will range from acrylics, oils, pencil, and manipulated photography to mixed media. This show is special also because we choose a theme every year and set the challenge for all the members of the Guild. Drop by and see how we all accomplished our own personal view of Our Town.

A very Happy New Year from all of us at AGGG!

Artists Guild gallery of Greenville,
200 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC
864-239-3882
Open 7 days a week.
*December Jewelry Show 2011*


Opening Reception with the jewelers, December 2, 6-9 pm
Just in time for Christmas! Six local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Susanne Grant, Jennifer Henderson, Kendra Jones, Eileen Piccoli, and Patricia Stalb-are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself. Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery through the whole month of December.

Charlie Slate will also be joining them this year with her elegant collection of Shibori and Block-printed silk scarves and holiday wraps as well as members of the Greenville Woodworkers Guild- Rory Curtis, George Johnson, and Steve Weaver. What a great opportunity to find unique gifts for Christmas this year!

JURIED SMALL WORKS SHOW

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
Juried Small Works Exhibit-2011

Greenville, SC, November 1-30
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, November 4, 6-9 pm
About the Show:

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce its first Small Works Exhibit. Local award-winning artist, Carl Blair, is our juror for this prestigious event. Several artists have put their talent to work in creating great paintings on a “smaller” scale. Each piece of art can be no larger than 10” by 10.” Join us at AGGG this November as we look at these wonderful works of art.
The Awards Ceremony will be held during the Opening Reception on Friday, November 4, 6-9 pm. Come and see who the winners are and enjoy a great time at the reception with us. Maybe you’ll be inspired for next year’s exhibit, if you dare….

"Funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council,
which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC,
Michelin North America, Inc., and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from
the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund
of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC."


OCTOBER GUEST ARTIST CARL BLAIR
The Guild is proud to have Carl Blair as our guest Artist from October 1st- 31.

Please join us for a First Friday Opening Reception, Friday, October 7th from 6 - 9 pm. Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St, Suite 104

Blair was a native of rural Atchison, Kansas, where he discovered affection for the landscape as well as the love for animals on their farm. Blair says, "Nature is an inspiration and joy to me. If I know anything well in this world, it is my friends, animals and the landscape they inhabit and love.

Blair was a member of the art faculty at Bob Jones University for forty-one years and he has taught for some twenty years at the Greenville County Museum of Art. He also has taught at the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, as well as the Greenville Fine Arts Center.

His paintings and sculptures are represented in more than 100 museums, galleries and institutions and more than 2500 private collections within the united States. He was honored for his contributions as an artist and an educator when he received the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for Lifetime achievement in 2005. He is represented by Hampton III Gallery in Taylors, SC.

Join Carl Blair for the opening reception and enjoy his inspirational paintings and sculptures through the month of October.
SEPTEMBER GUEST ARTISTS - KIM SHOLLY & CHARLES SLATE!
Begin the Labor Day Weekend with us at the Artists Guild for a First Friday Opening Reception featuring Photographers Kim Sholly & Charles Slate

Friday, September 2nd, 6-9 pm.
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
200 N. Main St. Greenville


About the show:

Charles Slate's main body of work is traditional black and white film photography, processed in the dark room by hand.

Kim Sholly's images in this exhibit were made with either a pinhole camera, made from a small cardboard box, or a toy plastic camera, held together with a rubber band. The fun in shooting with these types of cameras is the unpredictability of the resulting images, discovered only later in the darkroom. Although extended exposure times and imperfect lens' optics produce a great number of failed (and lost) shots, they also produce unexpected results that cannot be choreographed or reproduced.
AUGUST GUEST ARTIST BOB SANTANELLO
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces August guest artist Bob Santanello

Reception with the artist: August 12, 6PM-9PM

About the Artist:

Bob Santanello grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania where he first developed his love and respect for the outdoors. After graduating from St. Louis University, he joined the IBM Corporation to pursue a career in business. He moved his family to South Carolina in 1976. Bob retired from IBM and is currently a Senior VP with Sterne Agee, an investment firm in Greenville, SC.

About the show:

Bob’s passion for the outdoors has continued to grow and is exemplified in many of his paintings. Most of his paintings are done in oil on canvas. Bob enjoys using a palette knife to add character and enhance detail.

Bob says of his work, “Mother Nature created most of my favorite subjects and I have a particular interest in painting landscapes, animals and figure studies”.

Bob has studied painting for the past seven years at the Julia Peters Studio.
*2-day Handmade Book Workshop with Carol Sloan*
August 9th and August 11th - 10 am - 3 pm
at the AGGG Gallery
200 N Main Street, Suite 104

Put together a hand bound journal or artist book as you learn to integrate your personal keepsakes. You will learn how to construct a book using techniques that anyone can master. We will cover ways to add your vintage ephemera, add bits and pieces of lace, trim, fabric & fibers as well as treasured papers.

Using acrylic mediums, we will make the outside of your book waterproof and extremely durable.

Whether you use your journal to record your thoughts, do some urban sketching or jot down ideas for your next project, you’ll love the techniques that you learn and go home with a “one of a kind” hand bound book that will be the envy of all your friends!

Class Times: 10-3 (bring lunch or pick it up from one of the restaurants close by)

Fee: $135 for both days and $20 optional kit fee

For registration/payment contact Carol Sloan at carolbsloan@yahoo.com
A supply list will be sent upon registration and payment.


JULY GUEST ARTIST - BRIAN S. KELLEY
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
July Guest Artist, Brian S. Kelley

Photographer and Photojournalist, Brian S. Kelley, shows his work during the month of July at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St.

Kick off the Holiday Weekend at a First Friday Opening Reception
Friday, July 1, 6-9 pm.

Closing Reception, Friday July 29th, 6-9pm.

About the Show:

Brian Kelley enjoys working in many processes of photography such as: Silver Gelatin, Gum Dichromate, Cyanotypes, Hand Tinting, Digital and Polaroid Transfers. The images he produces document moments in time with a cross between fine art and documentary perspectives. The Artists Guild Gallery Exhibit displays Brian's exploration of the Polaroid Transfer process and includes several of his hand tintings. A copy of Brian's book on MAC ARNOLD will be on display.

briankelleyphotography.com


*JUNE GUEST ARTIST SANDRA W. ROPER*
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
June Guest Artist, Sandra W. Roper

Watercolorist, Sandra Roper, shows her work during the month of June at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St. Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, June 3, 6-9 pm.

Sandra grew up in South Carolina where she developed a great appreciation for the history, architectural features, and beauty of Charleston. She explains, "No matter how many times I visit Charleston I never cease to be intrigued by the splendor and the history embossed in each building, portico, and garden." Sandra graduated from the University of South Carolina in Studio Arts. Sandra can now be found in her studio in Fountain Inn balancing her time between being a full-time mother and full-time artist.

Sandra is a member of the SC Watercolor Society. She has a number of limited edition prints and her work is displayed in numerous galleries and corporate locations throughout the southeast.

About the Show: Beautiful watercolor renderings and signed fine art prints of Charleston. Join us at the Opening Reception and meet Sandra in person.
CHARLOTTE SLATE
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
May Guest Artist, Charlie Slate
May 1st - May 31st

Please join us at a First Friday Opening Reception
Friday, May 6th
6-9 pm

A South Carolina native, Charlie (ne: Charlotte Way) grew up in Rock Hill, where she fell in love with visual arts during a kindergarten drawing project. Through years and two arts degrees, she finally realized that her primary interest was surface design. She began with batik and spent a number of years promoting her work and doing Southeast regional craft fairs, such as Piccolo Spoleto and Atalaya. There was a dry spell after the birth of her two sons, when she temporarily stepped back from exhibiting. About ten years ago, Charlie began vacationing with her husband, Charles, at Arrowmont, taking week-long classes every summer. The first class was shibori, with Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a world class surface designer. There was no going back. Charlie has honed her skills, working primarily with silks in a variety of techniques, such as shibori, vat dye/discharge, and marbleing.

Charlie Slate is a member of the Metropolitan Arts Council and an Open Studios participant since 2007. She teaches in the after school arts program, Encore, at Stone Academy, and particulary enjoys teaching classes of adults and children in the summers.



APRIL GUEST ARTIST JIM REEL
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
April Guest Artist, Jim Reel

Oil painter, Jim Reel, shows his work during the month of April at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St.

Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, April 1, 6-9 pm.

A South Carolina native, Jim has lived and worked in Greenville for over 30 years. Through his career in commercial art as a graphic designer and art director he has maintained a passion for painting. His style is representational and impressionistic with a 'painterly' feel. Jim paints landscapes and scenes of everyday life. In his portraits, he strives for an unmistakable likeness and true sense of the subjects personality.
Jim's work will stop you in your tracks and invite contemplation.

MONDAY NIGHT PAINTERS
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
March Guest Artists - The Monday Night Painters

Greenville, SC, April 1-30
Opening Reception with the artists, Friday, March 4th, 6-9 pm

Featuring Artists:

Jo Ann Taylor
Carol Mann
Bill Lewis
Pegi Newton
Penny Macauley
Joan Potter
Joe Merck
Sybil Bowen
6 MANNEQUINS FOR CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER

In 2010, Jason Clark, the owner and chef of Bin 112 in downtown Greer, had a vision. Jason ordered 12 mannequin busts for artists to paint. He selected 12 Artists to paint them in their style to help in his effort for a great cause. These busts were then to be displayed in downtown Greer businesses and then auctioned off at a Gala to benefit Breast Cancer Research in October, 2011. Unfortunately this event never took place. However, there were several physicians, friends and most of the Artists that helped Jason to persevere with his hopes and vision. Through his many efforts he found a wonderful solution and the mannequins will be auctioned off in 2012 at the Hope Ball.

The 2012 Hope Ball will be the 16th Hope Ball held in Greenville since its inception in 1984. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Society of Greenville County and the 2012 Ball will be April 27, 2012 at the Poinsett Club. The Hope Ball, which is held every 2 years, is a black tie dinner dance which involves hundreds of volunteers and individual supporters as well as many sponsors. Attendance is approximately 500 people. Our last Hope Ball, held in April, 2010 raised over $312,000 with the proceeds going directly for needed services for local cancer patients. Our goal for 2012 is to raise $350,000+ with the proceeds going directly for needed life-sustaining services for local cancer patients.

The Artist's Guild gallery of Greenville is pleased to have 6 of these creative busts on display. We are proud to support such a great and needed cause. So, please stop by and view the works and you will be pleasantly surprised of their beauty.

Don't forget to stop by First Friday's this coming Friday from 6-9:00 and see the ladies forms as you never seen before.
200 N. Main Street, Greenville (In the building with The Atlanta Bread Company)
EIGHT LOCAL JEWELERS
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
December Jewelry Show

Greenville, SC, December 1-31
Opening Reception with the jewelers, December 3, 6-9 pm
About the show:

Eight local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Don and Sharon Boyett, Matthew Campbell, Susie Grant, Jennifer Henderson, Joanne Morash, and Brenda Morgan-are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself; just in time for Christmas! Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery throughout December.
WILLIAM ABBOTT
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
November Guest Artist, William Abbott

Greenville, SC, November 1-30
Opening Reception with the artist, November 5, 6-9 pm
About the Artist:

As a photographer for over forty years, William Abbott’s photographic expertise ranges from fine art, aerial, portrait, advertising to catalog, fashion work to photo essay, using both film and digital, by means of medium format, 8x10 view and full frame digital cameras.
“I learn something new every day about life and my photography. If it is looking at an image from 20 years ago and seeing it in a whole new light or a new one taken yesterday, something is learned.”
Abbott cares about what he visualizes and how he sees the image through the camera. For him, the end result is what it is all about. How William got there is not the question, how one sees the image is. “If my images can make the viewer feel something about an image then I have done my job well,” says William.

About the Show:
“Abbott imitates life through renewal, freedom, energy, serenity, power and constant change; therein lays the inspiration for his current work. ‘In my work I like to capture the essence of those moods visually and transport you to a place in time outside of the present.’”
“His fine art training optimizes line and balances in the final presentation of his photographs.” ¯ Russell Levin, Levin Gallery, Monterey California
NANCY BARRY
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
October Guest Artist, Nancy Barry

Watercolorist, Nancy Barry, shows her work during the month of October at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N. Main St. Opening Reception with the artist is Friday, October 1, 6-9 pm.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Nancy Barry studied design for 2 years at Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York and went on to study fine arts at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York. She now calls Greer, SC home. Her work has been exhibited in both public and private shows in the Carolinas, and was recently invited to exhibit as the featured artist at Greer City Hall.

Nancy Barry is an active volunteer for The Greenville County Museum of Art, where she is in her 4th year as a docent and is a member of Upstate Visual Arts, where she has worked on various committees and events, including Membership Development, Garland Gallery Gathering, Art in the Park, and has chaired a year-long rotating exhibit at a local venue. Committed to giving back to the community, Nancy has donated time and talent over the years to both Charlotte Mecklenburg and Greenville County Schools on such projects as scenery and set design, art instruction for the Gifted and Talented and After-school Arts Programs. Nancy was a National PTA Reflections Program Visual Arts District Judge (2006-2007 and 2009-2010) and co-taught a portrait drawing class at Greenville Tech Charter High’s Arts Intercession Program, January ’09 and January 2010. Nancy’s work can be found at Frame Warehouse and Gallery, Greer, S.C.

Jon McConnel
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
September Guest Artist, Jon McConnell

Greenville, SC, September 1-30
Opening Reception with the artist, September 3, 6-9 pm
About the Artist:

Painter, Writer, and Musician, Jon McConnell has studied various forms of art for over thirty years in America and Europe. Through his ardor for words, canvas, and notes, Jon has found a voice to discover, interpret and record the hurts and healings - the feelings and dealings - that lay in the raw of the heart of all of us.
Over the years, Jon has found himself increasingly drawn to the world of Modern Art, specifically, the simple poise and reductive composition of Geometric Abstraction. He believes that by introducing organic elements and personal emotions into his work, that each observer has the opportunity to walk away with their own private experience and definition of what the piece means.
About the show:

“Discover, Interpret, and Record” your revelations that Jon’s abstract works bring to your minds during September with us at the Artists Guild Gallery.

AUGUST GUEST ARTIST - CHRIS COX
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces

August Guest Artist Chris Cox

Greenville, SC August 1-31

Artist reception will be held First Friday, August 6, 6-9PM

About the Artist:

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Christopher Cox started photographing in his late teens when he was given a 35mm Nikon as a gift. He had some formal training in college but has continued to be mostly self taught throughout his life. For years his work was almost exclusively in black and white.

He moved to the South to attend graduate school in the early 1980s and his career as a United Methodist Minister and a Pastoral Counselor eventually brought him to Greenville. Chris’s passion for photography has always remained in the background as something he shared only with close friends and family. A few years ago, at the encouragement of his wife, Sam, he began to display his work publicly.

About the Show:

Using a digital SLR, he captures landscapes, architecture, and wildlife in black and white and color. His work often focuses on the interaction between light and shadows as they play on objects; the best combinations of which are often found in the early morning or late evening hours. He does all of his own printing and does little, if any, post production retouching of his photographs, attempting to preserve what nature sent into the camera.

For Chris, photography is a way to reenter and appreciate a world that we often miss when life becomes so crowded and busy. A captured image can give us an opportunity to truly see the beauty and wonder that daily surrounds our lives. “When I take my camera to go out shooting, the world literally slows down and I become aware of things that I otherwise wouldn’t see. My hope is to share those images and moments with other people.”
JULY GUEST ARTISTS

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville will once again host
Artists from St. Simons Island GA

Ella McBee Cart and Anne Marie Dalis
The show will run July 1-31

About the Show:
Beginning July 1, the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville will once again showcase works of St. Simon’s Artists Ella McBee Cart and Anne Marie Dalis, lending a new perspective to their patrons with works featuring the coastal scenes of Georgia.
Ella McBee Cart originally hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina and has been an artist all her life. Cart is a mixed media artist and this allows her the freedom of utilizing a variety of textures to achieve the desired end result. Her love of nature’s beauty often manifests itself into her paintings as she weaves wildlife, flora and fauna into a myriad of patterns and shapes. While Cart typically works with mixed media, she also is known for her oil and watercolor paintings.

Ann Marie Dalis is a graduated of the University of Georgia with a BFA degree in interior design. Dalis has enjoyed many careers from an assistant editor of crafts with Southern Living Magazine to a business owner of a children’s accessory company, and as a visual arts teacher. She is a watercolorist, acrylic painter, and potter. Dalis enjoys painting in acrylics the colorful scenery and cottages of St. Simons, creating watercolors of the area’s plant life.
CHRIS HARTWICK - JUNE FEATURED ARTIST
Meet-the-artist Reception June 4th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
The Public is welcome.

Exhibition runs from June 1st through June 30th

Greenville artist, Chris Hartwick, has been painting and drawing for most of his life. Mostly self-taught, Chris received his BS degree in graphic arts from Bob Jones University in 1993. Some of his teachers included Carl Blair, Darrel Koons, and Emory Bopp.

Chris has unique ways of creating his artwork. Born with Arthrogryposis, a rare muscular disease, he is unable to use his hands like others. Instead, he has honed his artistic ability by using his mouth for studio work and feet for digital design.

About the show:

Chris's show is entitled "Songs from Psalms." After reading the book of Psalms several times Chris began to pick out words and phrases which caught his eye. There are several new pieces ranging from realism to design using a broad spectrum of media. Chris decided to try his hand (mouth) at paper sculpture for some pieces which was a real challenge. How many people do you know who can take an X-acto blade and cut straight lines using their mouth? Chris wanted to challenge himself and try something new.


Come see this talented mouth artist's work throughout the month of June and be inspired.
*May Guest Artist Elizabeth Henderson*
Opening Reception with the artist, May 7, 6-9 pm

Exhibition runs from May 1 through May 31, 2010

About the Artist:

Watercolorist and architect, Elizabeth Henderson, did her understudies in Warsaw, Poland and got her degree from UCLA. She worked as a chief architect in California for many years. Henderson also taught architecture at the University in Maryland. As a professor of architecture for twenty one years, she was amazed at the different styles represented by the thousands of students from many countries. “We could all paint the same thing in a thousand different ways.”
Painting is what she does all the time. It’s her love, her life, her everything. It really helped being an architect, since Elizabeth’s biggest passion is buildings all over the world, old and new, real and imaginary.
Elizabeth says about her work, “By looking at my paintings, I hope you will enjoy all of these places as much as I have.”

About the show:

World traveler and watercolorist, Elizabeth Henderson, brings her “world” to the Artists Guild Gallery for the month of May. Come view her works and enjoy the “sites” from around the globe. She brings a delightful ambience combining her architectural background with watercolor fluidity.
*Greenville Woodworkers Guild*
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
April Guest Artist the Woodworkers Guild of Greenville

Greenville, SC, April 1-30
Opening Reception with the artists, April 2, 6-9 pm
About the Show:

During the month of April, 2010, the Greenville Woodworkers Guild will be the guest artist of the month at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. On April 2, the gallery will host the opening of its display of the Woodworker member pieces during the First Friday Gallery Crawl.
The Greenville Woodworkers Guild, founded in 1981 by a small team of woodworkers, is now a group of over 600 men and women who have always been known for it's charitable contributions such as toys, storage units, chairs and desks they make for special needs children for local organizations such as The Meyer Center for Special Needs Children, Habitat for Humanity, The Children's Museum and over 30 other local charities.
On display will be some of the hand-crafted wooden creations members of the Guild make for themselves, their family members and friends such as tables, benches, bowls, chests, toys and more. Some of their items will also be offered for sale. The Guild continues to expand its purpose of educating members, publicizing the art of woodworking and giving to charity by holding regular classes, seminars and meetings, planning field trips and maintaining an active presence in the Greenville community. Classes are taught by Guild board members and subject matter ranges from constructing a wooden pen to learning furniture making techniques used in the 18th century.
The Greenville Woodworkers Guild has grown to the point where it's become a model for other woodworking organizations nationwide. After receiving national press in woodworking magazines, numerous other guilds throughout the country have contacted the Greenville Woodworkers Guild for advice.
"A lot of people look at woodworking as cabinet production, but the members look at it as making works of art" from wood. Visit the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville during the month of April and enjoy their creations of "Woodworking as an Art Form."


_All Things Nude_
Meet the Artists Reception, Friday, March 5, 2010, from 6-9pm. The gallery members are putting on their own show and calling it "All Things Nude." The artists will take the concept and paint, sketch, draw, or photograph their interpretation. Some of the group may take a different spin on the title of the show so that certain pieces may not be the nudes you normally would view. It is always an exciting and eye-opening event when these artists are set free to have fun. You will not be disappointed in the outcome of the works by these members. Please come and experience the avenue each artist traveled in this delicate subject matter. See you there.

JIM FOWLER
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
February Guest Artist Jim Fowler

Greenville, SC, February 1-28
Opening Reception with the artist, February 5, 6-9 pm
About the Artist:

Jim Fowler, a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, has been taking photographs since he was old enough to hold a Brownie Camera. He has lived and worked in Greenville since 1980, and is best known for his book, Wild Orchids of South Carolina: A Popular Natural History, published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2005.

In February 2009, he participated in the “Winter Light” photography workshop in Yosemite, California, sponsored by the Ansel Adams Gallery and led by master photographer, Keith Walklet.

He moved from film to digital photography in the year 2000. He uses Olympus cameras and lenses, and performs all his image post-processing, printing, and framing.


Come “see” the photographs of Jim fowler throughout the month of February. Be awed and inspired as you view these images of nature. Try to understand Jim’s feeling and passion of the moment as he froze these pictures in time for our enjoyment now. See what he has captured through the camera’s lens of the artistic beauty of nature, from expansive, grand landscapes to close-up macro images. What treats for our eyes to behold!


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DECEMBER JEWELRY SHOW
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
December Jewelry Show with Eight Artists


Opening Reception with the artists, December 4, 6-9 pm
Show will run through the month of December.

About the show:

Just in time for Christmas! Seven jewelry artists will be showing an exciting diversity of styles and materials including: fabricated silver to mixed metals; precious stones to organic materials; vitreous enamels and lampworked beads to woven bead work. Adorn your body and create a “Wow” factor everywhere you go with these beautiful jewelry pieces. They make awesome Christmas gifts!

About the Artists:

Duffy Brown thinks of jewelry as small sculptures. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, and found objects are the materials which she most frequently uses. Duffy is drawn to the colors and textures of the earth. Many of her designs are a mosaic of shells, woven copper, river rocks and other found objects. Other materials include porcelain shards and glass bead mosaic. These materials add more color to her work without resorting to gems. Tile grout is often used in the mosaics to set the objects off.

As a child Patricia Stalb’s grandmother, Charlotte, would occasionally give her a piece of costume jewelry. This was a big treat for Patricia, and she would take the piece apart and customize it to suit her needs. She had no way of knowing that this was the start of a jewelry-making career.

In 1991, Patricia took a beginner metalsmithing course where she learned the basics: cutting, filing and soldering. She spent two weeks in the summer of 2004 at the Penland School of Crafts, studying surface decoration techniques such as acid-etching and roller printing. She has also taken fold-forming and chasing and repousse' classes, as well as enameling courses at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Anything else about jewelry construction Patricia learned through trial and much error.

Barbara Green began making jewelry in 1994 as a way to fill her time. She uses a variety of beads made from glass, pearl, gem stones, shell, bone and wood. Barbara incorporates cabochons of stone and glass into her work. She looks to nature for inspiration for the colors and flow of the pieces. In the quest to make jewelry, Barbara took up silversmithing, this, in turn, led to creating with other metals. At present, she works with copper.

Creative by nature, Joanne Morash was introduced to silversmithing by a friend nine years ago. Joanne fell in love with it! She ended up apprenticing [for the teacher] (in the field) for four years. During that time she proceeded to teach herself the art of lampworking. Now, finding ways to combine metal and glass is her main challenge. Joanne’s ideas just keep coming and are virtually endless.

Jennifer Henderson has been a metalsmith since 1991. Specializing in sterling silver, she enjoys adding semi-precious stones and gems creating unique and reasonably priced jewelry. Jennifer also works with several other metals using a variety of techniques such as hollow forming, patina on copper and brass, silver and bronze casting, roller printing, marriage of metals, and anodizing.

Laura Dahl is a recent transplant from Spokane, Washington. Her primary medium is non-ferrous metal, but also includes, stones, handmade felt, wood, or leather. She creates hand-fabricated metal jewelry, boxes, handbags, and other small metal objects.
Laura is passionate about marrying metals and etching. She has developed a style called “Cobblestone,” her original and signature technique, combining metal, sheet, and grain. Her award-winning work can be found in galleries in WA and SC.

Newcomer, Cynda LuClair, who is one of our gallery members will be showing her work. She takes old art that she cuts down into fashionable neck-ware.

Also, Gerda Bowman will be sharing her jewelry to the public. She is another Artists Guild Gallery member who primarily works in pencils and pastels.


*CYNTHIA RODDEY*
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
November Artist Cynthia Roddey

Greenville, SC, November 1-30
"Meet the Artist" Opening Reception will be held November 6, 6-9 p.m.

About the Show:

Cynthia Roddey will be displaying her watercolor works with us during the month of November. Her exhibit, entitled “Cornucopia,” will be focusing on fruit, fish, and fowl. Come view her work with us.




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_2nd Anniversary Party_
*The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
October Art Gallery 2-Year Anniversary Celebration*

Greenville, SC, October 1-31
Opening Reception will be held October 2, 6-9 p.m.

About the Show:

Look who is turning one year older! The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce its two year Anniversary Celebration, Friday, October 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The public is invited to explore the inspirations of the gallery members in a presentation entitled “Copy Cats.” Each artist will recreate a piece of work from one of their favorite artists.

“I am delighted with all of the accomplishments of our Gallery over the past two short years.” exclaims President and Founder Laura Buxo. A few of the memorable events include the 7’ x 6.5’ Greenville City Mural created for the AHA’s annual fund raiser; the event for the Greenville Humane Society that drew over 800 people and their pets; and most recently, the Artful Bra exhibit created by the South Carolina Quilters Society to benefit Breast Cancer Research.
*GARRY TURPIN*
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces September artist Garry Turpin

Greenville, SC, September 1-30
Opening Reception with the artist will be held September 4, 6-9 pm

About the Show:

Garry invites the viewer to join him in his interpretation of our world. He likes to use the rich variable colors of oil on canvas to capture his feelings and the presence of his subjects. When the wonders of life and its amazing variety synchronize to provide a lasting memory Garry simply tries to express his interpretation and pass it forward.

Water has always been a favorite subject for Garry. Garry says that, “water's transparent and reflective natures always provide a challenge when painting. Crashing waves with sunburned beachcombers and the cool waters of mountain streams call me to represent them in a 2 dimensional manner that others will enjoy and remember.” For the past five years the majority of his work has been Southern Americana with more focus on the people of our beautiful country.

BRAS FOR A CAUSE

*The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Announces
August Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit*

Greenville, SC, August 2-31
Opening Reception will be held August 7, 6-9 pm
About the show:
The Artist's Guild Gallery (AGGG) has the honor of hosting "BRAS FOR A CAUSE," the brain child of The Quilter's of South Carolina who have been in existence since 1994. This unusual exhibit consists of fifty original works of art on bras. The bras are unique, entertaining, humorous, and beautiful. This is a must see exhibit! It will be exciting and fun, yet its purpose is to memorialize those who were lost to this disease, to honor its survivors, and to bring breast cancer awareness to the public.
The art bras exhibit is traveling to galleries throughout South Carolina until October of 2009, at which time the entire exhibit will be auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to the Best Chance Network. The Best Chance Network is a program that helps women, ages 40 to 64, who need to be screened for cancer but do not have, or cannot afford, proper insurance coverage. There are women walking among us who have cancer but won't find out until the disease has taken an aggressive effect on their bodies.
Visit AGGG and view the artistic bras with titles such as, "Mardi Gras, Tickled Pink, Lily Padded, Trick or Treat, and Split Personality." AGGG has some surprises up its sleeve for the art bra reception. Come and see.
AGGG is proud
Jeffery Noel Byrd
July Guest Artist - Jeffery Noel Byrd

Meet the Artist Reception Friday, July 3rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 Pm

The Artist's Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) is proud to host a reception to honor the works of Jeffery Noel Byrd.
Early on, Jeffery chose to hone his natural artistic ability through education; he attended The Governor's School of Greenville, and The Fine Arts Center of Greenville. Jeffery continued his education and earned an associates degree in Advertising Design from The Greenville Museum School of Art.; he went on to study graphic design and illustration while attending The Atlanta College of Georgia.
After graduation, Jeffery audited classes at The Parson School of Design in New York. He created "The Love Design Entrepreneurship" in Atlanta GA. as well as "Just-in Productions," in Mount Vernon New York. Jeffery's artwork led him to various cities and states before his heart brought him back to Greenville. Once again in Greenville, he became a start-up member of "The Silhouettes Collective," and ran "Studio 6," in the west end.
Jefferey's need to create began when he was ten years old. His life long love of cars led him to specialize in automobile portraits; his amazing artistic abilities don't end there. With pencil or charcoal Jeffery has the uncanny ability, regardless of his subject, "people, animals, or inanimate objects," to evoke incredible emotion.
Jeffery has been dubbed by friends and family, "The Worlds Greatest Closet Artist." He earned his nickname by being so very humble about his unbelievable talent; The Artist's Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) plans to change all that!
AGGG will showcase this truly gifted artist and his remarkable work, the entire month of July. The public is invited to a reception in Jeffery's honor; Friday evening, August 7, 6-9 p.m. at The Artist's Guild Gallery, 200 N. Main St., Greenville, SC. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 till 6 and Sunday 1 till 5. AGGG is open 7 days a week.
Welcome back to Greenville Jeffery, New York's loss is Greenville's gain!

Gallery Swap with Glynn Art Association of St. Simons Island, GA

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Announces
The Gallery Swap in June

Greenville, SC, June 1-30
St. Simon’s Opening Reception for the AGGG artists, June 4, 6-9 pm
AGGG’s Opening Reception for the Glynn Art Association artists, June 5, 6-9 pm

About the Show:
Beginning June 1, and throughout the month of June, the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, SC., and The Glynn Art Association of St. Simons Island, GA, will be “swapping” artwork, lending a new perspective to each gallery and their patrons!

The Glynn Art Association in St. Simons Island, GA, will host a reception for The Artists Guild Gallery (AGGG) exhibit on Thursday evening, June 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 P.M. The Glynn Art Gallery is located in the “heart” of St. Simons Island at 319 Mallery Street in the quaint Pier Village on the south end of the island. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Artist's Guild Gallery of Greenville will host the opening reception for the St. Simon's exhibit on June 5, the “First Friday” of June, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The St. Simon artists will present a Plein Air Exhibit featuring the coastal scenes of Georgia
* April Harrison May 1 through 31*
May Guest Artist APRIL HARRISON

Opening Reception with the artist, May 1, 6-9:30 pm

About the Artist:


April Harrison is a S.C. native; a “daughter of Greenville.” She is a self-taught artist. April says she is simply “a vessel being utilized to instinctively create narrative, sentiment and observation.”

Incorporating found objects, specialty papers, and interesting treasures, April’s work delights the eye with its tapestry-like texture and overlay of colors. Her brilliant visions have been showcased in prominent galleries in several states as well as being published in numerous publications. Harrison's unique Folk Art is displayed in museums and universities as well as many other public domains. April's work is the delight of many private collectors and a privilege to all who have the opportunity to view her outstanding diverse images!



RENEE CAROLLA "Urban Dog: Cool Portraits for Hip Dogs"
April Guest Artist Renee Carolla
Reception with the artist April 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

About the Artist:
Renee Carolla earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Rider University. Her career as a newspaper photographer began in the New York Metro area where she covered daily assignments ranging from professional sports, NYC runway fashion, Presidential campaigns, and small-town, high school football games. She completed her Masters Studies in Journalism/Visual Communications at Ohio University.

Renee relocated to South Carolina and began publishing her own weekly newspaper. During that time she received a multitude of awards for her photography. After the birth of her daughter she switched gears and began photographing family vacations and weddings on Hilton Head Island. In pursuit of new creative challenges, she was beckoned toward the emanating energy of the Upstate where Greenville County's art-rich culture and natural beauty provided tremendous appeal. Renee is thrilled to be following her photographic passion on the streets of vibrant and friendly Downtown Greenville! With over 25 years experience in photojournalism, she is accomplished at revealing true personalities through her images.

About the show:
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville and Renee Carolla will host a pet-friendly, artist’s reception to benefit the Greenville Humane Society. Renee will feature her "Urban Dog: Cool Portraits for Hip Dogs,” at AGGG throughout the month of April. She will offer a professional pet portrait for raffle with the proceeds going to the Greenville Humane Society. To see more of Renee's photography, check out her site at www.Reneecarolla.com.


Robert "Bob" Ray
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
March guest artist Robert “Bob” Ray

Greenville, SC, March 1-31
Opening Reception with the artist, March 6, 6-9 pm

About the Artist:
Bob’s exhibit is entitled “In Our Own Backyard

Bob’s work reflects his love for images found in the reality of every day living. With skill and precision, Bob’s pencil and watercolor pieces illuminate backyard memories with wonder and color. Bob earns his living as a local attorney, but his joy comes from his fountain of youth, which is played out in majestic color on paper, while his faithful dog Hunter lies at his feet. A Furman and Clemson graduate, Bob obtained his Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law, and has been practicing law since 1973. Although Bob is primarily self–taught in the world of art, he has studied with Tom Flowers and Pat Grills. Bob is a member of the National Watercolor Society, The South Carolina Water Media Society, and MAC. You may view Bob’s work at www.raywatercolors.com


*February Guest Artist Katie Coston*
Opening Reception with the artists, February 6, 6-9 pm

About the Artist:
Katie Coston says of herself, “I guess I’ve always been an ‘artist.’” As a girl she remembers digging clay from the yard and making tiny vessels. Katie would let them dry in the sun and carefully paint them with miniature floral designs. This desire to create only grew with her through the years. She studied art education on the undergraduate level and completed an MA in Three Dimensional Studio Art in 2008. Last year she started “Illyria Pottery” in Greenville, SC. She is quoted, “I love the freedom I have to create both functional and fine art pieces.”

About the show:
Many of Katie’s recent works are an attempt to transcribe the visual and actual textures of nature to her forms. Many of her pieces are functional, but the forms and surface decorations are for the eye. Some of her works are also non-functional; they have been made to both visually please and to convey a message.

Come see Katie Coston’s beautiful art forms throughout the month of February