When Anderson Artists Guild member Yvonne Park heard about a plein air workshop being offered in Edisto, South Carolina, in 2018 and again the following year, she signed up for both. “Edisto is my favorite place, so I went and I loved it,” she said. “I didn’t have the right equipment, but it was fun. We painted around marshes and on Botany Bay. It got me hooked.” Plein air comes from the French expression en plein air (in the open air). This practice of painting and drawing o
Bill Jameson, the juror for the upcoming Anderson Artists Guild Juried Show, has a passion for working large. Several of his oil paintings are 6 feet by 12 feet. His subject matter is often mountain landscapes of the Western Carolinas and the Southern Appalachians. Of special interest, he said, is the “fractured light on running water in mountain creeks.” A native of Honea Path who grew up in Anderson, Jameson studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Flo
New Anderson Artists Guild member Jessica Nicholson was that kid whom everyone turned to when they needed something artistic. “If my brother’s school project needed to include a drawing or someone wanted a painting to remember a wedding day, that was me,” she said. Once, she drew a bear head at the invitation of a newspaper advertisement for an art institute, and before long, a representative was visiting her house and then sending curriculum books through the mail. She even
Five members of the Anderson Artists Guild had pieces selected by juror Frederick Graff for the South Carolina Watermedia Society’s 44th Annual National Exhibition. The show opened on August 2 and runs through September 24, 2021. There are 72 pieces in the show, including those by AAG members JoAnne Anderson, Rebecca Lawson Carruth, Jamie Hansen, Al Morris, and Wesa Neely. Reflections about their pieces are showcased below. To view the entire show, visit https://scwatermedia.
Four Anderson Artists Guild members are part of the current Juried Art Exhibit at the Hartwell Art Center in Georgia. The exhibit opened on July 15 and runs through Sept. 11, 2021. With 73 pieces, this is the largest exhibit in the center’s history. AAG members in the show are Evelyn Beck, Rebecca Lawson Carruth, Carolyn Gibson, and Diana Walter. Evelyn Beck won the Two-Dimensional Award for her fiber piece Coney Island. “I am drawn to amusement parks artistically, which is i