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Polly Turner

Raised near Philadelphia and a longtime resident of Charlottesville, Va., since 2012 Polly has resided at the Point in Cherry Grove, S.C., where the focus of her artwork is a cumulative portrait of local people, beaches, waterways, and wetlands. Her work is in digital photography, drawing, and painting in oil, gouache and acrylic. Polly received a BFA in painting and drawing from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Philadelphia College of Art, and taught art for four years at the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Her work has been exhibited at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Seacoast Artists Gallery, and William Miller Gallery in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; City Gallery in Charleston, S.C.; Artfields in Lake City, S.C.; the FCM Waters Gallery in Florence, S.C.; the Contemporary Art Exchange (2019 Elmwood Invitational) in Washington, N.C.; Art of the Image 2019 juried photographic media competition and exhibition, Verazzanno Gallery, theArtWorks, Wilmington, N.C.; Dalton Gallery in Rock Hill, S.C.; and the Gallery @ 5th & Water, Charlottesville, Va., among other venues.


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.