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May 2011

Celadon Fine Arts Festival Takes Place in Beaufort, SC - May 20-22, 2011

The Celadon Fine Arts Festival is proud to present the 28 juried artists, representing 5 states, who will participate in this inaugural event May 20-22, 2011, in Beaufort SC.

The artists were chosen from 38 applicants by renowned artist Jonathan Green, ARTworks board president Deanna Bowdish, USCB professor Jon Goebel, and Dennis O. Green, the director of the Celadon Community Arts Trust Association. The artists range from fiber artist Danielle Schaefer of Hatfield, PA, to Kevin Ritter, a clay/mixed media artist from St. Petersburg, FL.

The Beaufort County based artists who are participating who are well-known and innovative include: potters Scott Brister and Steve White; glass artist Julia Smoak; silversmith Jo Ann Graham; fiber artist Kim Keats; painters Mary Jane Martin, James St. Clair, and Kathy Crowther; photographers Joshua Ferguson, Howard Ramey; sculptor Stephen Kishel; and book artist Pat Schad. They all compete for cash prizes totaling $3,000, presenting skilled works in many media and hues.

The inaugural Celadon Fine Arts Festival presents the highest caliber of fine art and crafts, for the knowledgeable and discriminating audience that resides, visits, and revels in the Lowcountry creative experience. Entry is $5 per car, and Saturday the 21st is Family Day, complete with entertainment and food.

The festival is located in the beautiful Celadon Community on Lady’s Island, across the bridge from historic Beaufort, SC. Artists, collectors, and visitors will be surrounded by oak trees, ponds, and the distinguished architecture that is Celadon, while enjoying concerts and other delights during the three-day event, May 20-22, 2011.

The Celadon Fine Arts Festival is produced by the Celadon Community Arts Trust Association and ARTworks, the Arts Council of Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

To view a full list of participants visit ( For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call 843-379-2787 or visit ( and (


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