Friday, November 28, 2014

Rachel Jones has been awarded a grant by the South Carolina Arts commission for the 2015 fiscal year. This support which is funded in part by the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina has allowed Rachel Jones to attend the 2014 Fall Springmaid Watermedia Workshop. 
The Springmaid Watermedia Workshop is a long standing institution in the area bringing world renowned instructors and painters from all over the world. This workshop has been educating and propelling the careers of artists for over 30 years.
Rachel Jones who has been involved in the arts of Horry County for over 20 years, has been a member of Grand Strand Arts, displaying artist at Mad Hatter and Company, and a Seacoast Artists Guild member among many other local projects. She was instructed along with 20 others by portrait painter Janet Rogers. (http://www.watercolorsbyrogers.com/pages-janet/janet-rogers-aws.html)
Through the generosity of this grant provided by the South Carolina Arts Commission, Mrs. Jones was not only able to augment her own education, but as a local instructor, can also continue to share her studies with those in the community.
Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant has benefited Rachel Jones by visiting her blog at RachelJonesandArt.blogspot.com. Also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Jones-Art-Page/. In the next couple of weeks, she will be sharing insights from the workshop along with new works. Updates will also appear concerning where her works can be seen and upcoming classes.
Want to know more about SCAC?
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist’s development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C. the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit SouthCarolinArts. Com or call (803) 734-8696.

This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is funded in part by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.


Thank you and don’t forget to visit RacheJonesAndArt.Blogspot.com  or
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Jones-Art-Page/  to keep up with Rachel Jones current and future projects.



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