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24th Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition

April 29 – May 27, 2021 | watch the virtual awards ceremony here

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 24th 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 nationally-recognized artist Dee Beard Dean of Charleston, SC. Raised in the countryside of northern Indiana, Dean began her formal studies at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI) and the New York Academy of Art. Dean paints en plein air, where her elevated senses guide her in creating painterly landscapes filled with evocative light and dramatic shadows. Her highly collectible work hangs in corporate and private collections throughout the US. Dean is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS) and American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), an Honorary Signature Member of International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), a member of Oil Painters of America, Eastern League of Professional Artists and American Women Artists.  Dee is also known in the art world as an early pioneer in the plein air movement, and she is the founder of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE).

Award Winners:
Kathleen Stuart, Chanterelles, fiber | 1st Place
Patricia Givens, Woman from the Maasai Village, watercolor | 2nd Place
Dixie Dugan, Market Ladies II, origami and rice paper collage | 3rd Place

Honorable Mentions:
Jennifer Cormack, Poiema, oil
Suzanne Gaff, Seeking the Sun, photography
Clay Johnson, Shallow Water, oil
Patricia Mariano, Wine and Fruit, mixed media
David Ovenshire, Ancient Jasper, stoneware
Midge Ovenshire, 728, acrylic ink and watercolor

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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.