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July 2013

Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC, Offers Annual SC Watermedia Society Exhibition

The SC Watermedia Society (SCWS) announces its annual juried competition. The opening reception will be held 4 to 6pm on July 13, 2013, at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC. The exhibition will be on view in the Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Gallery, from July 13 through Aug. 24, 2013.

The juror for the show will be Linda Baker, an internationally-renowned watercolorist now residing in Charleston, SC. The exhibition will feature 65 of the most talented water-based media artists from across the region.

The exhibition will culminate with the 30-award winning entries featured in a show that will travel throughout the state. The exhibit will provide public access to the “best of the best” and is facilitated by the South Carolina State Museum.

SCWS is a non-profit and IRS 501C3 corporation whose purpose is promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members and providing visual arts programs to the public. Its almost 300 members are from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Vickie Bailey Ebbers, a Hilton Head Island watercolor artist, is serving as the 2013 presiding officer for SCWS. In announcing the 2013 plans, she said, “Members of the SCWS represent the most talented and diverse artists in the region. The exhibition will draw many art appreciators to Hilton Head Island and to venues that will host the traveling show.”

The SC Watermedia Society (SCWS) is the only statewide visual arts organization in South Carolina. It nurtures and promotes artists who work in watermedia (i.e. watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein and mixed media in conjunction with watermedia on any surface) by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and educational programs. The public is provided with many quality art experiences including exhibitions and art education in the form of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. For more than 25 years cities across the state have hosted the Annual Traveling Exhibition; more than 20,000 visitors viewed the exhibition last year.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 843-689-6767 ext. 224 or visit (www.coastaldiscovery.org). For info on the SCWS contact Damita Jeter, Executive Director by e-mail at (scwatermediasociety@gmail.com).


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