April 22 – May 20, 2018
opening reception and awards ceremony | April 22, 2018 | 1 – 3 pm
A diverse array of media as well as artistic styles fills the second-floor galleries with color, life and originality — an extraordinary opportunity for area high school art students to gain experience in the actual process of having their artwork exhibited in a professional setting.
This year, professional artists (and married couple) Betsy Havens and James Calk of Georgetown, SC, will judge the art. Haven’s love of the human figure has led her to subject matter of the street scene, the café, markets, fishermen, dancers, historical figures and portraits of contemporary Americans. She began her studies at age 12 at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. Educated at the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina, she earned a BA in Design, and did post graduate work in the History of Architecture and Southern Literature. Havens has received many awards for her work, which is collected widely by private and corporate collectors. Calk paints large and dramatic landscapes in oil that feature a strong sense of value supported by color. His paintings allow the viewer to see the essence of the subject while providing imaginative interpretation. Calk has studied under international master painters, received many awards, exhibited widely and is collected by private and corporate collectors.
Havens and Calk will judge both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, each category receiving a first, second and third place ribbon, as well as a Best in Show and eight honorable mentions. At the conclusion of the exhibition, a People’s Choice award will be presented to our visitors’ favorite work of art. All ribbons are accompanied by a cash award.
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.