Feature Articles

November 2011

Morris & Whiteside Galleries on Hilton Head Island, SC, Features New Works by Dean Mitchell

Morris & Whiteside Galleries on Hilton Head Island, SC, will present, Recent Works: Dean Mitchell, featuring an opening reception held on Nov. 18, 2011, from 6-8pm.

A native of Quincy, FL, Mitchell received his formal training at Columbus College of Art and Design and subsequently worked as a leading designer for Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, MO.

In 1983, Mitchell left the commercial field to pursue the muse of realist painting in both rural and urban America. His prodigious talent was quickly recognized with membership in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Miniature Artists of America, Allied Artists of America, The National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Knickerbocker Artists, and the Santa Fe Watercolor Society, of which he was President in 1993.

In 1992, Mitchell was one of five finalists in the $250,000 Hubbard Award for Excellence, Ruidoso, NM; and received the $50,000 Grand Prize for the Arts in the Parks competition in 1999. In 1995 the US Postal Service commissioned Mitchell to do a series of Jazz stamps.

Today, Mitchell’s paintings may be found in the permanent collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Hubbard Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Mississippi Art Museum, Arkansas Art Center and others.

Morris & Whiteside Galleries is an American fine art firm specializing in representational paintings and sculpture by the nation’s leading artists. Housed in the historic Red Piano Gallery (South Carolina’s oldest professional art gallery) on Hilton Head Island, partners Jack A. Morris, Jr., J. Ben Whiteside and David G. Leahy provide over 70 years of experience for individual collectors, corporations and institutions.

Featured artists at the gallery include Ken Auster, Joe Bowler, Elaine Coffee, Jane DeDecker, Kim English, Glenna Goodacre, Jonathan Green, Walter Greer, Michael Harrell, Clark Hulings, Karin Jurick, Michael Karas, Milt Kobayashi, Dan McCaw, Dean Mitchell, Pino, Sandy Scott, Loran Speck, Linda St. Clair and Stephen Scott Young, among others.

Morris & Whiteside Inc. is also producer of Charleston Art Auction and a partner in Scottsdale Art Auction, both nationally recognized firms producing spring and fall sales each year.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/842-4433 or visit (www.morris-whiteside.com).

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