The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.
  Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2", colored pencil
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


1st Place 2D 2014, Caroline Silverman, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology


Michael Craig Smith, No Wake Zone, 2014 Best in Show


Laurie Blum, Bulbul - Nightingale and Roses, gouache on paper, 18" x 24


Arquimides Lores Echeverria (Nelo), Infinite Regressions, 1970, oil on canvas


Charles Williams, In Seconds #2, 2014, oil on canvas, 6' x 6'








Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

April 19 - May 17, 2015

2015 marks the 14th anniversary of this annual two-county wide juried high school exhibition, which provides area students an opportunity to submit their works to professional jurors for possible exhibition at the Art Museum and also fosters several goals. These goals are: promote high school student art locally; promote professionalism in student artists and promote the Art Museum within the schools and communities.

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Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild 18th Annual Juried Exhibition

April 30 - May 31, 2015

Always popular with area residents and visitors alike, the 18th annual WACG juried Exhibition combines works of professional and amateur regional artists. This springtime favorite offers a diverse display of oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Over $2,500 in prize monies is awarded.


Laurie Blum: My Inner Garden

January 18 - April 23, 2015

During her youth, Blum envisioned beautiful magical birds and avidly frequented and lost herself in the woods and flower gardens of her childhood dwellings. She has an understanding of flowers, animals and natural beauty and experienced a communion with them. She was able to communicate her feelings through her paintings, and these feelings could be grasped in an instant without spoken words. The symbols expressed, in a silent language, the beauty of the hidden world through the sense of Feeling.


Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynier Llanes

January 15 - April 23, 2015

Reynier Llanes is an artist, curator and passionate art collector, who has assembled a collection of paintings by mid-career contemporary, professional artists, including himself, from Pinar del Rio, a unique multicultural region of Cuba. The works in the exhibition consist of drawings and paintings in a multitude of styles, such as abstraction, magic realism, where surreal subject matter is painted in a photorealistic manner, and representational landscapes and still lifes. The 18 Cuban artists in the exhibition include Juan Suarez Blanco, Carlos Ulises Bretana Hevia, Reynier Llanes and Pedro Pablo Oliva.


Swim: An Artist's Journey by Charles Williams

January 15 - April 23, 2015

Hearing stereotypical statements, such as " black people don't swim," along with having firsthand experience of nearly drowning, led artist Charles Williams' fear of water. Despite his fear, Williams finds there is a strong and opposite emotional attraction to the ocean and other bodies of water. He is drawn to the seemingly endless array of waves formations and their haunting sensual nature. It is this push and pull attraction to and fear of water that has inspired this exhibit.


Williams is a professional contemporary realist painter from Georgetown and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art. Williams' dramatic workis are arranged cinematically in order to demonstrate the artists's near-drowning experience in a series of stills. The paintings are large in scale and represent monumental views of the ocean, both from the perspectives of being underwater as well as on the shore gazing at incoming waves. They are intended to evoke a sense of the sublime nature of the ocean, which is particularly effective when viewers are in close proximity.



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