Sharon Karriker, the new executive director of the Belton Center for the Arts (BCA), discovered her new town unexpectedly. A year ago, she was driving through Belton and decided to stop to check out the festival that was going on. “I walked through town and met the mayor and the people running sound,” she said. “I saw the Arts Center. I thought this would be a great place to live, and a year later I found this position.” She is also a new member of the Anderson Artists Guild.
Eight Anderson Artists Guild (AAG) members had artwork included in the Hart Regional Arts Council’s annual juried show for 2022, which opened at the Hartwell Art Center on June 16 and runs through July 23: Shea Abramo, Evelyn Beck, Wendy Converse, Michael England, Carolyn Gibson, Julie Lamp, Stan O’Bannon, and Diana Walter. The juror for 2D and 3D artwork was AAG member Leslie Wentzell. (There is a separate category for photography.) Four AAG members won awards, all in the ca
Lucy Clark, the juror for the upcoming Anderson Artists Guild Membership Show, owns an art gallery in Brevard, N.C. She is also a potter and mixed media artist and a member of The Piedmont Craftsmen Guild in Winston-Salem, N.C. She spent 29 years as a licensed massage therapist but was always an artist. She is self-taught; college was not the route for her. “I was an abstract and tactile thinker and doer,” she said. “College crushed my spirit. I practiced on my own through tr
Four Anderson Artists Guild members had their artwork selected for the South Carolina Watermedia Society Spring 2022 Digital Show: Teresa Anderson, Rebecca Lawson Carruth, Al Morris, and Wesa Neely. They are among 66 artists in the show, which was juried by Kie Johnson. Here are their reflections on their pieces: Sailing the River Forks (watercolor) by Teresa Anderson “This was painted plein air in the sunny late morning at a new location for me, so I was unfamiliar with the