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Gibbes Museum of Art Hosts Charleston, SC’s First Ever Art on Paper Fair in Partnership with Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association

Thursday, October 11th, 2012


The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the first ever Art on Paper Fair, from Nov. 2 – 4, 2012. The museum has partnered with Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) for the Fine Art Annual, an annual event that celebrates the visual arts in Charleston, SC, the first weekend in November. The Art on Paper Fair will be held at the Gibbes Museum and will feature dealers representing CFADA galleries as well as other premier galleries of the southeast. Works for sale will include prints, pastels, watercolors, photographs, and drawing. Admission to the Art on Paper Fair will be free during museum hours, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, Nov. 3 and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

“Blue Heron”, by Mark Catesby, from THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA, AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS. London, 1731.  (original hand colored copper plate etching). Courtesy of The Cheryl Newby Gallery.

“The Garden Gate”, 14 Legare Street, by Alfred Hutty. Etching on paper; 8 3/8  x 5 1/2in. Edition: unknown. Signed l/r and snail symbol. Courtesy of Hampton III Gallery.

“I am incredibly excited to join forces with CFADA by presenting Charleston’s first ever Art on Paper Fair as part of the annual Fine Arts Weekend,” noted Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack. “Purchasing works of art from the finest dealers in South Carolina and beyond is the best way to celebrating the visual arts of our great city and support our creative economy.”

Participating galleries include Jerald Melberg Gallery, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture, Hampton III Gallery, Horton Hayes Fine Art, Helena Fox Fine Art, Morris & Whiteside Galleries, Smith Killian Fine Art, The Sylvan Gallery, David Allen Fine Arts, and The Wells Gallery. New inventory will be featured by all of the dealers and objects will be available in a wide price range, offering purchasing opportunities for both new and seasoned art collectors.

“In the Garden”, 1979, by Romare Bearden (1911-1988). Lithograph; 22 x 16 in. Courtesy of Jerald Melberg Gallery.

“Boykin Spaniel”, 2012, by Beth Carlson. charcoal on paper, 8×10 in. Courtesy of Dog and Horse Fine Art and Portraiture.

On Friday, Nov. 2, the museum’s young patron auxiliary group, Society 1858, will host an opening night preview reception for the Art on Paper Fair at the museum. The party, titled “Rock, Scissors, Paper”, will be held at the Gibbes from 8 to 10:30pm, following the Fine Art Annual Art Stroll. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at (, or by calling 843/722-2706 ext 21.

“Black Birds”, by Betty Anglin Smith.  Oil on paper. Courtesy of Smith-Killian Fine Art.

Art on Paper Fair Schedule (Museum admission and events are free unless otherwise noted):

Nov. 2
Charleston Fine Art Annual Stroll, 5–8pm

“Rock, Scissors, Paper” preview party and reception at the Gibbes hosted by Society 1858,
8–10:30pm, $30 advance purchase, $40 at the door

Nov. 3
Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 10am –5pm
Painting in the Park at Washington Square, 9am–12noon
Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 2pm
Buy Art Party and Auction at the Gibbes hosted by CFADA, 6:30–8:30pm, $55 advance purchase, $65 day of event

Nov. 4
Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 1–5pm
Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 2:30pm

“Broken Man”, by Mary Walker. Monotype; 14 ¼  x 14 ¼ in. Courtesy of Corrigan Gallery.

“Philip Simmons 3″, by John Michiels. Silver gelatin photograph, edition of 50; 14 x 14in. Courtesy of Wells Gallery.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Visit highlights of the Gibbes collection on Google Art Project at (

Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association Presents 7th Palette and Palate Stroll – July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

I understand there are still some tickets available.


The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) will give you a chance to find out what special ingredients make Charleston, SC, the #1 travel destination in the United States! On Friday, July 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, take pleasure in the historic city’s finest indulgences on the Seventh Annual Palette and Palate Stroll, an evening dedicated to fine art, unique cuisine and wine.

“Connoisseurs will stroll through the historic streets of downtown Charleston, making stops at the city’s most prominent galleries, enjoying an array of breathtaking art, and indulging in fine cuisine prepared by Charleston’s circle of prestigious chefs,” says Helena Fox, president of CFADA.


The 2012 pairings are:

Corrigan Gallery – Barsa Tapas
Dog and Horse Gallery – Circa 1886
Ella W. Richardson Fine Art – BLU
Helena Fox Fine Art – Anson
Horton Hayes Fine Art – Oak
Smith Killian Fine Art – McCrady’s
The Sylvan Gallery – Eli’s Table
Wells Gallery – Social

“The theme for this year’s event is ‘Southern Art Paired with Southern Food,’” says Fox. “Each year, we encourage our participating restaurants to use local, seasonal products to prepare their tastings. In addition, the galleries will feature southern art or artists who will be present at the event.”


The event is presented as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Studio Series, benefiting visual arts programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Contemporary Art Center and the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Cost is $45 per person. Tickets can be purchased at (

Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association is the source of fine art in the South and consists of the city’s prominent galleries. The association promotes Charleston as a fine art destination for avid collectors and passionate art enthusiasts and supports the artists of the future. Since 2004, CFADA has donated over $250,000 to art programs at local art organizations and public high schools.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or visit (

Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association in Charleston, SC, Makes Major Donation to High School Art Programs in 2011

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I had to learn this info on Linda’s (my better half) Facebook page. The info came all the way from California by Facebook connections back in Charleston. My press release is probably still in the mail, but we won’t make you wait for this news and a little commentary.

It’s kind of timely news. Our new governor of SC has vowed to cut the budget of the SC Arts Commission – completely. It may take her four years due to all the crying which will be going on by those who receive some of those funds from the Arts Commission. Unfortunately, everyone else in the arts will just be silent – they don’t care one way or the other – the issue has never affected them. And, now the Arts Commission will spend most of their time defending their existence and pressing their friends/recipents to do the same.

I’m not sure how the taxpayers will see this crying up against the news that many programs supporting needed social services are also on the chopping block, but I guess it’s a matter of who makes the most noise to their legislative representatives.

You’ve heard my suggestion before. Give the same amount to the arts groups that they have been getting, based on population of each county – just cut the money the staff used to exist and sell their building and equipment. I’ve never been against public funding for the arts. I just don’t think we need the SC Arts Commission at all to administer that money – at least this one. Then the Arts Commission’s share can go toward saving some of those social services.

So, here’s an example of how private businesses in the art community are helping serve the non-profit art community – without public funds or any other help form the SC Arts Commission – or respect. The Arts Commission and their friends would like you to think that all art would stop without them. That’s not true.

Here’s the news:


The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) once again will donate funds to art programs at local public high schools. The association will donate $22,000 worth of art supplies to schools in need that participated in its Twelfth Charleston Fine Art Annual in November 2010.

Each of the following schools will receive art supplies—Academic Magnet High School, Burke High School, Charleston County School of the Arts, Garrett Academy of Technology, James Island Charter High School, North Charleston High School, R.B. Stall High School, Septima P. Clark Academy, St. John High School, Wando High School and West Ashley High School.

“This is the only organization in Charleston I know of that helps out the art programs in the schools. With the generous donations provided by CFADA, we are able to provide all students, especially those who may be disadvantaged, with high-quality materials for creating art.  Students are truly benefiting from having a creative outlet through our art classes,” praises Cheryl Clair, art teacher at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, SC. According to the National Arts Education Initiative, arts education strengthens students problem solving and critical thinking skills, which will help them in school and their professional careers. Students involved in the arts perform better in reading, social studies and math compared to their peers.

The donation is possible thanks to the generosity of CFADA artists whose creations from the Painting in the Park where auctioned off at the Charleston Art Auction ( on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

Since 2004, CFADA has donated more than $180,000 to local high schools, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Art Center and the Studio Art Department at the College of Charleston. For more information on CFADA, please visit (

5th Charleston Art Auction Takes Place in Charleston, SC – Nov. 6, 2010

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

This is the big event in Charleston for long-time or first-time art collectors. Charleston’s entire visual art community will be putting it’s best on display this weekend. The auction is an interesting event in itself. You can read what I’ve said about it in a previous posting at this link.


Read about this year’s event here:

The first weekend in November traditionally marks the Charleston Fine Art Annual hosted by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) in Charleston, SC’s Historic District. On Nov. 3, 5-6, 2010, CFADA welcomes once again avid art collectors and nationally renowned artists to celebrate the diverse fine art that the growing art market of Charleston has to offer. The weekend filled with art events features art openings at CFADA member galleries, plein air painting, an art auction and lectures. Proceeds will benefit Charleston County High Schools’ fine art programs.

Work by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner

Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 2010, is dedicated to the 5th Charleston Art Auction. This elegant evening presented by the Charleston Art Auction features a preview/reception at 6pm followed by an art auction at 7pm. The auction features historically significant paintings and drawings together with contemporary works by recognized American artists.

Work by Mary Whyte

“The Charleston Art Auction is privileged to participate in the Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association’s 12th Charleston Fine Art Annual, a premier weekend featuring over twenty-five leading artists, exhibiting at CFADA member galleries and painting in Washington Park,” said Jack A. Morris, Jr. of Morris & Whiteside Galleries. “Collectors are invited to watch the artists at work in Washington Park on Saturday morning from 9am until noon and make arrangements to leave Absentee Bids on works in progress at the park. All works will be framed and brought to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, 68 Wentworth Street, for a cocktail preview on Saturday evening from 5-7 pm.”

Work by Rhett Thurman

The plein air works will then be incorporated in the live Charleston Art Auction, blended throughout the sale following lot #32 and lot #82. The entire proceeds from the sale of the plein air pieces, including Buyer’s Premium, will benefit the Charleston County High Schools’ fine art programs.

Works presented in the auction (except works created that day in Washington Park) can be previewed on Nov. 6, from 10am-7pm at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

Work by Shannon Smith

Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Tickets are $50 per person (this includes a fully illustrated sales catalogue). The Marriott Renaissance Hotel offers a special group rate for the weekend. Call 800/605-1498 and ask for the Charleston Art Auction group rate.

If you can’t be there in person to make your bids, absentee and telephone bid arrangements can be made by calling 843/842-4433. You can view the auction catalogue online at this link.

Work by Alfred Hutty

The Charleston Art Auction was founded in 2006 by Morris & Whiteside Galleries located in Hilton Head Island, SC, and The Sylvan Gallery located in Charleston, as the premier Southern art auction. Please visit ( for more information.

The Charleston Fine Art Annual raises funds that keep art alive in local high schools. Since 2004, CFADA has donated over $150,000 to art programs at eleven local high schools. “With each passing year, we receive less and less funding for art programs,” says Jim Braunreuther, fine arts coordinator for the Charleston County School District. “It concerns me greatly as art classes give students focus, discipline and a sense of belonging. They build motivation and empathy, teaching them to be self-starters and committed.”

Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association is the source of fine art in the South and consists of the city’s prominent galleries. The association promotes Charleston as a fine art destination for avid collectors and passionate art enthusiasts and supports the artists of the future. CFADA has donated more than $170,000 to local high schools, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Art Center and the Studio Art Department at the College of Charleston.

CFADA member galleries include: Ann Long Fine Art, Carolina Galleries, Charleston Renaissance Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Horton Hayes Fine Art, Martin Gallery, Robert Lange Studios, Smith-Killian Fine Art, The Sylvan Gallery, and Wells Gallery.

For more information on CFADA, please visit ( and for ticket reservations for the auction call 843/842-4433.