May 9 – May 23, 2019
opening and awards reception | Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Art Museum was conceived by a small but visionary group of local art enthusiasts, among them a group of artists formed in the late 1960s called the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild. Beginning in the spring of 1969, a pattern of art exhibitions was established that continues today. To honor the integral role that the Guild played in the Museum’s establishment, the Museum proudly hosts the Guild’s annual spring juried art exhibition, which is now in its 21st year. A diverse array of media, including ceramics, collage, drawings, graphics, mixed media works in both two and three-dimension, paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and wood carving, all completed by local artists within the past two years, will be exhibited.
This year’s judge is professional artist Gaye Sanders Fisher. Fisher’s love of architecture and history eventually took her down a 32 year road of design and restoration, specializing in restoration of area rice plantations. It was through this restoration and research that she discovered the luscious watercolors of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (Amer., 1876 – 1958). By studying the life and work of Smith, Fisher found her passion. For Fisher, watercolor is a medium of freedom, and every painting is an adventure waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
© 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.