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Robert Lange Studios – May 2012 Group Show – Open Call for Entries!!

As anyone that has ever been on an art walk knows, Robert Lange Studios is always the place to be, especially for artists.  RLS is a tight gallery of contemporary art by some of the region and nation’s most exciting up-and-coming artists, and now is your chance to get YOUR WORK on their walls.

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Happy Art Walkers at RLS - l to r: Justin Harris, Erin Perkins, Mackenzie Kay, Elizabeth McGough and Kyle Nichols

Their next group show, entitled Everything Changes, will open during the massive May French Quarter Gallery Association Art Walk, and they are accepting submissions through February 29th! 

Each artist accepted will make two paintings of the same size and subject depicted in two very different ways.  The show will featuring paintings only, no photography this time, sorry.

Send your submissions via email to info@robertlangestudios.com, subject line ‘Group Show Submission’ with 6-8 images of your original, recent work.  It doesn’t need to fit the theme, just be emblematic of your work.  Make sure to tell who you are–put all your contact info and your website in there!  Tell ‘em Art Mag sent you.

Good luck!

words: Stacy Huggins

Take Me Italy: Horton Hayes Fine Art Opening “The Light and Life of Tuscany” Tonight!

Tuscan Street Scene by Michael Cyra

Earlier this year, painters Chris Groves and Mark Horton of Horton Hayes Fine Art, led a workshop in Italy, where their students painted with the two accomplished artists the street scenes and landscapes of Tuscany.

Tonight they will open The Light and Life of Tuscany, a show featuring work by the students from the Italy workshop.  Head to their gallery at 30 State Street tonight from 6 – 8 pm to see the work.

I popped in over Labor Day weekend and saw the work awaiting to be hung.  It looks like a great show will be coming together.

Horton Hayes Fine Art, 30 State Street, downtown Charleston, www.hortonhayes.com

Atelier Gallery: The New Kid In Town!

As further proof the arts in Charleston are not only thriving but growing, the Atelier Gallery of Asheville, NC, has opened a second location at 153 King Street, in the Lower King/Antique District.  They’re joining other newcomers like Reinert LePrince Fine Art and Bull Street Gourmet, alongside long-standing traditions like Berlins Clothing, The Sylvan Gallery, and more.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: The Atelier Gallery is looking for more artists!  Their website has a working list of who’s going to be exhibiting with them–check that out at www.theateliergalleries.com.  There are some underrated gems and brand-spanking-new names that we’re are excited to get to know.  Shouldn’t your name be on that list?!

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Here are the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Atelier Gallery Charleston 153 King Street, Charleston SC 29401

Gallery Mission
Atelier Gallery Charleston supports emerging, and established artists, collectors, and public audiences by providing a venue for the access, celebration, and advancement of abstract, traditional and contemporary art.

Curatorial Emphasis
The gallery features a collection of contemporary paintings, sculpture and works on paper with a curatorial emphasis on both abstraction and innovative techniques. Work outside of this niche will be considered on a more limited basis.

Criteria
All work represented by the gallery is juried for appropriateness based upon: quality, subject matter, critical relevance, price, marketability, professionalism and an artist’s career development with relation to the particular needs of the gallery at a given time.

Non-Discrimination
It is the gallery’s policy not to discriminate on any basis other than the selection criteria described above. Occasionally the gallery will solicit works from specific community groups that are under-represented or marginalized in mainstream culture. We do this in order to offer exhibitions to as diverse a group of artists as possible while supporting the gallery’s curatorial mission.

Submission Instructions
Include images of recent, available work on CD Rom (jpeg 350dpi) or via email.
Include list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, Size and Price.  Include Artist Statement and Resume.
Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to the gallery at 153 King Street Charleston, SC 29401. You may also send via email to info@theateliergalleries.com.

Declined Submissions
Declined submissions will only be returned in the case that a SASE is provided.

Resubmission
Due to scheduling limitations, it is not possible to accept all suitable works submitted. Artists whose works are declined are invited to resubmit after one calendar year. Artists accepted after resubmitting are given scheduling preference over artists who are accepted after applying for the first time.

Visit Atelier Gallery at 153 King Street, Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.  All are welcome.

take me for a ride

Karen Silvestro's Taken for a Ride

So I promised you a new Karen Silvestro painting a day.  Here you go.

Taken for a Ride depicts a woman who is disregarding all the warning signs and red flags in the pursuit of that ever-present preoccupation many females have–marriage.  What is it about this urge to settle down and commit our lives to another person that we may ignore all the indicators that it may not be the right person we are committing to?  As a Southern young woman, I can relate to the perplexity of this situation.  I know my parents, family, friends all thought I’d be married by now.  But it’s never been right.  I don’t want to be taken for ride.  This woman has her blinders on so tightly, she does not see that the man she is allowing to take her down this path to ‘wedded bliss’ is clearly not even a real man…

Come see Taken for a Ride and the rest of the PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man show at Robert Lange Studios.  Opening Reception this Friday at 2 Queen Street, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with beverages from Social Wine Bar on East Bay Street.  On view now through the end of August.  Visit Karen Silvestro online for a preview of the show.  Brought you by Art Pimp.

Here’s a little sneak peek of Karen Sivlestro‘s work installed at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston.  Please come by and visit–we’re moving our offices to RLS for the rest of August.

Don’t forget the Opening Reception for PAPERDOLL this Friday the 13th from 5:30 – 8:30!

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PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man Opens this Friday!

Each day this week we’ll unveil a new image from Karen Silvestro’s forthcoming show,

PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.

Visit Facebook for more details on the event!

Welcome to the Spring Art Walk

We finally have decently warm weather again.

What does this mean?  Well, it’s the 1st Friday of April; Good Friday to be precise.  The day was warm & sunny.  There  was an Art Walk.

Here are some images captured at the April 2nd art openings.  Make sure you stop by to visit these shows before the all sell out, there was some great work on display last night, with red dots popping up faster than you can say ‘Easter Bunny.’

Calling All Art and Culinary Lovers!

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Join the Carolina Fine Arts Dealers’ Association on July 17 for their annual Palette and Palate Stroll, an evening dedicated to fine art, cuisine, and wine. Attendees will enjoy an “array of breathtaking art, created by nationally and internationally renowned artists at the city’s most prominent galleries, and indulge in fine cuisine prepared by Charleston’s circle of prestigious chefs.” 

The event will begin at 5:30 and benefits CFADA’s visual arts scholarship. The cost is $30 per person and tickets are non-refundable. To make a reservation (which is recommended), call 843-819-8006 or email info@cfada.com or buy online at the official site.

The 2009 pairings are listed below: