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December 2011

City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, Offers Annual Watermedia Exhibition

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, managed by the City of Charleston (SC) Office of Cultural Affairs is presenting the SC Watermedia Society’s 34th Annual Exhibition, on view through Dec. 31, 2011.

The SC Watermedia Society has chosen the top 30 paintings of the show. The show, which consists of 62 paintings chosen by a panel from the City Gallery, was reviewed by Florida artist, Mary Alice Braukman who named the top 30 paintings. Best of Show goes to Barbara Stitt of Simpsonville for Izabella. Stitt won $750 from TD Bank, Charleston.

SCWS awarded $6800 in awards and merchandise. Below are the list of winners who will travel the state after the exhibit through the SC State Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program. Each line represents the ranking, name of the award or sponsor, the amount received by the artist, the artists’ name, hometown, medium of painting, title and the list price of the painting.

Best of Show – TD Bank Charleston - $750 to Barbara Stitt, Simpsonville (acrylic and collage on cardstock paper) Izabella, $400.

Four Founding Artists - (Eva Carter, Margaret Petterson, Betty Anglin Smith and Rhett Thurman) - $500 to Jane Todd Butcher, Greer (acrylic on paper) Solar Eclipse, $1,500.

In Honor of Buddy Yancey - $350 to Kathy Caudill, Rock Hill (acrylic) Raindrops Over the Catawba, $3200.

In Memory of Al Tinsley by Studio South Artists and Carole Tinsley - $300 to Harriet Goode, Rock Hill (acrylic, charcoal, watercolor crayon) Woman Contemplating Art as It Applies to Science, $1900.

CPAA - Charleston Professional Artists Association -$300 to Patsy Tidwell-Painton, Charleston (acrylic) Read for Growth, $475.

SC Bank and Trust Award - $250 to Carolyn Epperly, Charleston (transparent watercolor) SoHo, $3500.

Anonymous -$250 to Denise L. Greer, Rembert (Arches paper, watercolor, acrylic, waterbased ink, collaged paper) Hung Out to Dry, NFS.

John Davis Award -$250 to Anna Schalk, Isle of Palms (watercolor and pastel on paper) Memories, $3000.

Mrs. And Mrs. WS Cowan Award - $250 to Brenda Gilliam, Johns Island (acrylic on canvas) Café 1, $500.

In Honor of All SCWS Artists by Randolph and Allen Armstrong - $250 to Bill Updegraff, McCormick (watercolor) Cat Man Two, $750.

In Memory of Dr. James M. Schalk - $250 to JoAnne Anderson, Belton (watercolor and gouache on bristol paper) Dreamer, $600.

In Memory of Dina Hall - $250 to Heather Noe, Columbia (acrylic on rice paper and canvas) Shellstraction I, $950.

In Memory of Marion C. Williams - $250 to Mary Jane Martin, Beaufort (acrylic medium and paint on canvas) Bird on a Wire, $950.

In Memory of Peggy Osbourne - $250 to Susan Schuhmacher, Raleigh, NC (watercolor) Time Capsule I, NFS.

City Art/Art Xpress Award - $200 to Marcia Murray, Chapin (watercolor) Top Shelf, $700.

Nancy Clayton Award - $200 to Lynn Greer, Greenville (watercolor) Nightly Stroll, $650.

Past Presidents Award - $150 to Jaclyn Wukela, Florence (mixed watermedia) The Babaanne, $1600.

Husbands, Wives and Friends of Artists - $150 to Monique Wolfe, Greenville (watercolor) Hog Heaven, $3800.

In Honor of Harry Hansen, who Taught Watercolor, Supported SCWS and was on the SCWS Board for Many Years - $100 to Anne Hightower Patterson, Leesville (watercolor, watercolor pencil, casein) Miss Sally’s Bonnet, $3600.

Seven Oaks Art League Award-$100 to Mary Ann Brock, Aiken (watercolor on paper) Big Red, $800.

Crooked Creek Art League Award - $100 to Rose Metz, Sumter, (mixed media) Paradox, $800.

Trenholm Artists Guild Award - $100 to Steve Garner, Simpsonville (gouache on paper) Several Sea Trout in Hiding, $1200.

Donation by Leroy Springs and Comp any of 50% fee for the Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop (value $547.40) to Judy Adamick, Ward (watercolor) Duck Eggs and Raspberries, $700.

M. Graham and Co. – Gift Box of Paint (value $480) to Rosie Phillips, Yonges Island (watercolor) White Tractor Out to Pasture, $400.

Two complimentary nights at the King Charles Inn, Charleston, SC, to Carole Knudson-Tinsley, Greenville (acrylic on canvas, canvas and collage) Above Ancient Tribal Sites, $1600.

Cheap Joe’s – Gift Certificate (value $250) to Terry Laughlin, Anderson (acrylic) Mercantile, $3495.

Fast Frame of Charleston – Framing Certificates (value $250) to Patricia Givens, Pawleys Island (watercolor on paper) The Peach Lady, $1200.

Expectations Studios - 1000 sq. inches of giclee (value $210) to Vickie Bailey Ebbers, Hilton Head Island (watercolor on gessoed paper) Tween, $1200.

Jack Richeson and Co. – certificate for $125 of paints to Barbie Mathis, Lexington (watercolor on paper) Yellow and White Orchids, $1200.

ImagesCharleston.Com – Giclee on Metal (value $100) to Lee Monts, Columbia (acrylic on yupo) Memories of Burton’s Point, $600.

For more information about the SC State Museum Traveling show can be obtained at (www.scwatermedia.com).

The SC Watermedia Society is the only statewide visual arts organization in South Carolina and nurtures and promotes artists who work in watermedia (i.e. watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein and mixed media in conjunction with watermedia on any surface) by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development and educational programs. The public is provided with many quality art experiences including exhibitions and art education in the form of lectures, demonstrations and workshops. For more than 25 years, the Annual Traveling Exhibition has appeared in cities across the state and drawing more than 20,000 visitors last year alone.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Erin Glaze at 843/958-6484 or visit (http://citygalleryatwaterfrontpark.com/). For info about the SC Watermedia Society contact Damita Jeter by calling 803/351-2721 or visit (www.scwatermedia.com).

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