The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from February 1-26, 2018. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 1, from 5:00-7:00pm. Many of the exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The Goose Creek Artists Guild, founded in 1982, will present its 35th Annual Judged Show featuring two-dimensional works in a variety of subjects and media. Comprised of artists from Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties, guild members from all levels of expertise express their talents in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing, and mixed media. Ribbons for Best of Show as well as first, second, and third place in multiple categories will be awarded by guest judge, Amelia Rose Smith. Rose has painted professionally for over two decades. Over the years she has developed into a versatile painter, equally at home with watercolors, oils, and pastels. Similarly, her work covers subjects ranging from still life to portraits, from animals to landscapes. She has studied with numerous acclaimed artists such as Ovanes Berberian, Zoltan Zabo, Charles Movalli, Sondra Freckelton, Alex Powers, Joan Rothermel, Sherrie McGraw, and Rhett Thurman. Her award-winning work has been featured at such events as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Piccolo Spoleto, as well as in a number of local and regional galleries.
The Goose Creek Artists Guild meets monthly for live demonstrations and business to further its purpose “to bring together a group of artists interested in self-improvement, public recognition, and the promotion of the arts in the community.” For more information, contact the Guild Secretary, Pam Smith, at (843)819-6533.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-7:30pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.