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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: 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!

Joel Parker: The Art of the Keg Stand

Parker's Her First Keg Stand

Tonight at SCOOP Studios, gallery owners Colleen Deihl and Saramel Evans will open their doors wide to welcome the masses.  Joel Parker, painter and overachiever extraordinaire, will display his large scale works that earned his Masters in Fine Arts and new work side by side, with an opening from 5 – 8 pm that you should not miss.

Parker's A Double Portion

Since his presentation at Charleston Pecha Kucha Night 6, where he first came on my radar, Parker has been working  away on this show and simultaneously applying to universities across the south for further graduate study.  If it wasn’t enough that he graduated from College of Charleston with a triple-degree in Art History, Studio Art and Historic Preservation, he then got his Masters from Washington University.  In the last week, he has had offers from the University of Florida and University of South Florida.  And he’s got to decide by Monday!

Parker’s unusual depiction of subject matter in a very classic style can be surprising.  Tapping into his vast knowledge of art history, he frames modern activities in the style of European masters, like Cezanne’s The Bathers or The Three Graces depicted in Botticelli’s Primavera.

Cezanne's The Large Bathers

Parker is an extremely motivated artist, who has demonstrated drive to go beyond simply producing work to contemplating marketing strategies and making strides to help his gallery, which is a super refreshing quality.  And since it appears we won’t have him for too much longer, I suggest you make strides to come to SCOOP tonight, see this work for yourself, and meet the man behind these grand canvases.

Check out these articles already written on Joel Parker and Rite of Passage: Solo Cups:

Parker's La Jeunesse

by Stacy Huggins

Avondale Mural Competition: Calling All Artists–Send Your Entry Now!

Last month we told you about the groovy folks of Avondale, just West of the Ashley, wanting our help to find talented muralists to fill their blank walls.  Well we haven’t forgotten about it, even in the rush of Spoleto, and we don’t want you to either!

This is your chance to have your artwork displayed for all the world to see in a high-traffic, trendy neighborhood.  And to have tthe great folks at Art Pimp promoting you & your work with all the gusto they’ve got.

Make sure you get your submission in soon–Deadline is July 10, 2010.  More information and submission guidelines are available on the Art Pimp website.

We highly recommend you mosey over to check out the area & get inspired.  While you’re there, pop into Lava Salon to visit with Geoff & Noelle Richardson, who came to the Art Pimp for help with this project.  You remember them; he presented at Pecha Kucha Night 6 while Noelle whipped out a stunning haircut in the 2 minutes and 40 seconds that Geoff presented!

‘SEE Jazz’ in a whole new way

Photograph by Reese Moore

This Friday, April 9th, from 8-11 pm, the Jazz Artists of Charleston will put on their annual Spring fundraiser at the Charleston Center for Photography.

The JAC’s swanky party will be a mere $20 trade-off for great music, hors d’oeuvres, open wine bar, silent auction and art work.

Four photographers, Alice Keeney, Ben Williams, Priscilla Thomas and Reese Moore, who have been chronicling the Charleston Jazz scene from behind the scenes, and artists Nathan Durfee, Lisa Shimko, Nick Jenkins and Michael Moran will present work that let’s you “listen with your eyes.”

Check out Jack McCray’s article in last Thursday’s Charleston SCENE.  Call (843) 641.0011 or visit Etix for tickets.

Jazz Artists of Charleston: www.thejac.org, 843.641.0011

Charleston Center for Photography, 654 King Street, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403.

Art Mag’s Weekend Roundup

We admit it.  We’ve been a bit preoccupied with Charleston Fashion Week.  It’s hard not to be swept up by the excitement; fashion designers, haute couture clothes, models, photographers, the catwalk…everyone feels a bit of a star.  But we realize this is not everyone’s bag, so to speak.

Here are our picks for cool things happening in Charleston’s art scene for everyone NOT wrapped up in Fashion Week.

She Loves You Solo Show by Kenton James at SCOOP Studios

Friday, 3.19, 5 – 8 pm

You’ve seen his work in the wildly successful group shows Yellow vs Blue and White vs. Black at Robert Lange Studios, and now you have the chance to see more.  Kenton has been painting in the gallery all week and is now ready to bare all for you.  We got a sneak peek, you’re gonna love it.  But hurry before they all have red dots.

Kenton James at SCOOP Studios

We Pictured You Reading This at Redux Contemporary Art Center

Friday, 3.19; gallery discussion 5:30, opening 6 – 9 pm

The exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn, NY based contemporary art journal, Paper Monument.  Work from contributors to and featured the journal will hang through May 1 at Redux.  The editors of the journal Dushko Petrovich and Roger White and exhibition curator James Bae will lead the gallery discussion at 5:30 pm.

Lori Wyatt Vintage Queen! Wine & Wear Preview at Aster Hall

Saturday, 3.20; 2 – 7 pm

For everyone that stayed home during the nasty weather of the first Wine & Wear Preview, like yours truly, Lori Wyatt Vintage Queen! will host a ‘Rain Date’ Saturday, so make sure you get by there!  481 King Street.


Wine Under the Oaks…dance, dine, and bid

‘Tis the season for holiday galas, and Wine Under the Oaks is a casual yet elegant affair that pulls out all the stops this December 6, 2009. Boone Hall Plantation will host the fundraiser benefitting the Heroes for Fire Victims Campaign, which assists Lowcountry residents who have lost everything in home fires.

Wine under the Oaks will offer samples of fine wines made at Boone Hall Plantation as well as catering from local gourmet chefs. Live music and a silent auction of packages, wines, and various art will be available to bid on and perhaps even kick start your Christmas shopping!

The American Red Cross is still seeking donations from artists for the silent auction. Art, jewelry, gift certificates, clothing, hair accessories, and sculptures will all be well received and are tax deductable. This is a wonderful opportunity to help the American Red Cross and show off your skills for a noble cause.

For more information about donations, contact Tina Christophillis at magpiestudio@gmail.com.

Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Visit the Boone Hall Plantation’s website to purchase tickets.