The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition May 27 through June 12, 2016.
This annual juried art exhibition showcases paintings, sculpture, drawings, printmaking, and photography of South Carolina artists. Artworks receiving prizes are presented alongside a limited selection of pieces identified by the juror as meriting display. This year’s juror is Greg Colleton, an artist and the Director of Operations at Redux Contemporary Art Center. Colleton will offer an informal talk on the works displayed in this year’s exhibition on Saturday, June 4 at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Artists in this year’s exhibition include Chambers Austelle, Kamal Ayyildiz, Margaret Bailey, Douglas Balentine, Janie Ball, Chris Bilton, Kristy Bishop, Eileen Blyth, Christine Bush Roman, Jeffery Callaham, Micheline Callicott, Joyce Cambron, Bradley Carroll, Catherine E. Case, Lese Corrigan, Matthew Dietz, Joshua Drake, Crystal Eadie Miller, Carolyn Epperly, Bob Graham, Camela Guevara, Lain Healey, Mana Hewitt, Deborah R. Hill, Mary Hoffman, Chuck Hooker, Gene Horne, Becky Hurwitz, Marjorie Huwa, Alan Jackson, Carolina Jewett, Rachel Jones Barns, Renee Kahn, Chuck Keppler, Christopher Lane, Anita Laudone, Annie Rhodes Lee, Susan Livingston, Bill Matalene, Bruce Nellsmith, Arthur Newman, A K Nicholas, Hampton Olfus, Jenifer Padilla, Tom Potocki, James Pratt, Alex Radin, Habibur Rahman, Sandra Roper, Rick Sargent, Stuart Tessler, Heather Thornton, Lillian Trettin, Carl Turner, Caitlin Tuten-Rhodes, Mary Walker, Nancy Warren, Stephen Elliott Webb, Beth Northcut Williams, and Matt Wilson.
Winners of prizes include: Chambers Austelle for Best in Show for her work, Untitled, Matt Wilson for Best in Sculpture for Posted, Bob Graham for Best in Drawing for A Mirror’s Story, Chuck Hooker for Best in Photography for The Night Watchman, Nancy Warren for Best in Printmaking for Pluff Marsh Sunrise, and Alex Radin for Best in Painting for Wonder.
About the Juror
A native of Charleston, Greg Colleton developed a passion for the arts at a young age as a student at the local School of the Arts. In 2004, he attended Winston-State Salem University, where he received a BA in studio arts with a concentration in sculpture. As a student, he was the regional student rep/curator for the 4D Gallery, Dada Center of the Arts, and the University Gallery. Upon graduating, Greg became involved with the Greater Greensboro Commission for the Civil Rights Museum, where his bronze sculpture is permanently displayed. Following college, he moved back to Charleston to pursue his career as an intern at Eye Level Art gallery. With a desire to highlight the gray area of art, Greg and local writer/friend, Elizabeth Bowers started curating with their pop up art concept, Gris Galerie. Colleton presently serves as Director of Operations for the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences.