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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

PAPERDOLL Opens Tonight!

Karen Silvestro's On the Rocks

This is it!  The day is finally here!  PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man opens TONIGHT!  Join us at Robert Lange Studios tonight from 5:30 – 8:30 pm to raise a glass of bubbly and toast artist Karen Silvestro!

There will some awesome surprises in store, and libations from Social Wine Bar.  So come and mingle with the coolest people in Charleston tonight.  Thank you to Robert Lange Studios and Social Wine Bar!

On the Rocks shows us a group of humble fishes risking everything for the pursuit of their ‘dream girl.’  But she’s a mermaid.   A mythical sea creature.  She doesn’t really exist.  Sometimes we foolishly pursue something that we’ve built up so much in our mind that in reality doesn’t deserve the pedestal we’ve placed it upon.  Or you could optimistically look at it as never settling for anything less than your dreams, but it that’s the path you choose, maybe you should also examine if that dream is really what you want…

If you can’t make the opening tonight, don’t fret.  PAPERDOLL will hang at Robert Lange Studios through August 31st.  And Art Pimp will be there for the whole ride–so come visit anytime!

Robert Lange Studios is located at 2 Queen Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  843.805.8052.

It’s almost time for PAPERDOLL!

On the Rocks by Karen Silvestro

This Friday, August 13 at Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, join the Art Pimp consultants for the opening of Karen Silvestro‘s first major solo show PAPERDOLL: The Search for the Perfect Man.  Opening reception will be 5:30 – 8:30, with refreshments from Social Wine Bar.

The work is up and hanging at the gallery, so drop on by at your convenience this week.  The show will hang through August 31st.  The girls from Art Pimp will be setting up shop at the gallery during the show, so come visit!

Couch Potato by Karen Silvestro

Aster Hall presents Alex Leopold & Marcus Amaker

Clear your calendar for Friday night. No, seriously, cancel your plans, let down your blind date, and tell your mom you’ll call her later. Now, here’s what you’ll do instead: head to Aster Hall on King Street. There are two phenomenal artists presenting their work and you really won’t want to miss this event.

piece by Alex Leopold Georgia native Alex Leopold paints captivating and emotional pieces. As you can see from the photos, many elements go into his art, so you should really take advantage of the opportunity to see it in person. The collection on display this Friday is Alex’s third exhibition in Charleston and is entitled Points of Origin. As a former musician, Alex Leopold’s love for music and lyric naturally come forth in his art. Alex mentions that, “even though we live in a digital world, words are at the forefront of every through, spark, emotion, and intention we have.”

Marcus AmakerOn the subject of words, be sure to get a good spot before poet Marcus Amaker takes the stage. He will be performing his original piece Beautiful Strange. If you haven’t had the chance to see Marcus reading his intimate poetry aloud, you are in for a treat. Marcus Amaker was voted one of Charleston’s 15 Most Intriguing People by Charleston Magazine and is a prominent local artist as well as the Editor of Charleston Scene.

Not only will these two artists be celebrated, Aster Hall will be celebrating their one-year anniversary as a venue for contemporary art. This event is completely free, open to the public, and offers refreshments. Aster Hall is once again providing a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself into some amazing art and culture so be sure to raise a glass in their honor!

Aster Hall presents Alex Leopold & Marcus Amaker

Friday June 25 • 5:30-8:30 PM • 481 King Street

A Message from Plum Elements…

Attention Charleston:

We are losing a gem of a store in Plum Elements.  They are closing their doors for good on Monday March 15th–so get on by and pick up some wonderful gifts & art.  To Plum Elements, you will be dearly missed!

From Andrea Schenck, owner:

It’s official the 15th, next Monday is the LAST day for Plum Elements.
I’ll be here Tuesday through Friday packing what remains… so if someone happens by transactions can still occur… but Monday is it.

Hours from now until then 10-ish AM until 6 p.m., until 7 on Thursday. Will be open on Sunday as well.
Many things at least 60% off up to 85% off.

Thanks for all your support, enthusiasm and interest in Plum Elements.

All the best,

Andrea Schenck
Plum Elements

Charleston Fashion Week Semifinalists

It’s only been 4 short weeks since the finale of the very addictive Project Runway with Charleston Fashion Week finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield, and she, among eight others, will debut their spring collections in CFW 2010 Emerging Designers Competition.

The Emerging Designers chosen to début their collections on the opening night of Charleston Fashion Week include Barbara Beach, Julia Faye Davison, Chelsie Ravenell, Anna Lassiter and Jamie Lin Snider from South Carolina,  Larika Page from Georgia, Hannalei Taylor from North Carolina, and Uriel Zamora from Florida. Carol Hannah Whitfield will début her collection during the Bridal Couture Show.

Sponsored by the Art Institute of Charleston, the event will be taking place this March. Rick Jerue, President of the Art Institute of Charleston adds, “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to sponsor the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast. As a leader in fashion education, we feel this partnership is a perfect fit. The competition supports our goals to nurture talent in the southeast and foreshadows the impact these young designers have on the fashion industry at large.”

For more information on Charleston Fashion Week, for media credentials, or to learn more about the 2010 Emerging Designer semifinalists visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.

20th Anniversary International Piano Series at Sottile Theatre

Next Tuesday November 10th, College of Charleston alumnus and internationally acclaimed pianist Roberto Berrocal, will be performing in the 20th Anniversary Interational Piano Series hosted at the Sottile Theatre. College of Charleston’s International Piano Series has featured well over 100 artists from over 30 different countries since it began in 1990. Former musicians included in the Piano Series were Leon Fleisher, Earl Wild, Abbey Simon, and Jorge Luis Prats.

Roberto BerrocalRoberto Berrocal has performed throughout the United States, Uruguay, England and Spain. At the International Piano Series, Berrocal will be performing Joshep Hayden’s Sonata in C Major, Sergei Rachmanioff’s Six moments musicaux, Franz Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody and Manuel de Falla’s Fantasia Baetica.

Come experience a memorable night of whimsical melodies at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre on 66 George Street at 8 p.m. on November 10th. Individual tickets are $20, and College of Charleston students and those under 18 are free admittance. Visit www.internationalpianoseries.org or call 843.953.6575 for more information.