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October Issue 2007
The Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association in Charleston, SC, Offers Fine Art Annual on Nov. 2 - 4, 2007
A group of some of Charleston's finest galleries invite art en2thusiasts and collectors from across the United States to experience the city's art world. From Nov. 2-4, 2007, visitors will have an opportunity to visit 16 of the city's most prominent art galleries, meet artists who are redefining Charleston's diverse art scene, and have an opportunity to participate in one of the nation's top art auctions - The Charleston Art Auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit Charleston County High Schools' fine art programs.
"Since the Charleston Renaissance Movement more than a century ago, Charleston has left its doors open, attracting generations of artists and art collectors to the historic district to pursue their interest and careers in fine art," says CFADA President, Ann Long.
The fine art affair kicks off on Friday, Nov. 2, with a tour of each of the CFADA galleries, featuring newest works of the weekend's featured artists. The event begins at 5:30pm .in the gallery district. Admission is free.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, artists will congregate in Washington Park, located at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets, for plein air painting demonstrations. With scrumptious breakfast and coffee, visitors can roam through the park and the surrounding streets, observe the weekend's featured artists in their artistic modes, creating exquisite paintings. Artists will be in the park from 9am until noon. At 11am, the association will host its Fourth Annual High School Art Competition, recognizing the top three students who have excelled in the visual arts. Admission is free and opened to the general public.
For the first time-the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association will partner with the Charleston Art Auction, offering an estimated 100 pieces of fine Southern art up for auction, including paintings from the morning's demonstrations. Set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Charleston Renaissance Hotel in downtown Charleston, the preview runs from 10am to 4:30pm, and reopens at 5:30pm with the auction beginning at 7:15pm. Proceeds benefit Charleston County high schools' fine art programs. Cost is $40 per person (tickets are tax deductible). Reservations required.
Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association consists of the city's most prominent galleries. The association is instrumental in promoting Charleston as a fine arts destination for talented artists, passionate art enthusiasts and collectors. As one of the leading arts organization in Charleston, it has also made it a priority to support visual high school art programs throughout Charleston County, raising more than $70,000 for much needed art supplies.
The 2007 Members of CFADA include: Ann Long Fine Art, The Audubon Gallery, Carolina Galleries, Charleston Renaissance Gallery, Coleman Fine Art, Corrigan Gallery, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery, Helena Fox Fine Art, Horton Hayes Fine Art, John Carroll Doyle Art Gallery, Margaret Petterson Gallery, Martin Gallery, Robert Lange Studios, Smith-Killian Fine Art, The Sylvan Gallery and Wells Gallery.
To make reservations for the Charleston
Art Auction, or for more information, please call 843/722-0128.
For a full schedule of the weekend, visit (www.cfada.com).
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