Arresting Portraits on Display at ART Burger Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach

Portraits so unusual that art lovers stand and study them are on display through June at ART Burger Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach.

Rachel Jones creates unusual portraits.

The portraits are the work of Rachel Jones, one of two new exhibiting ARTists. Rachel says she is drawn to non-traditional beauty. The French have a phrase for it: jolie laide.
It’s, “The concept that despite some less than perfect or unique features, there is beauty,” she says. “I’m drawn to the quirky, the odd, the not so perfect. I like finding that imperfection and capitalizing on it, because that’s what we all are.”
Rachel was born and raised in South Carolina before she went to South America for several years to backpack around South America. That’s where she met her husband, who is English, and they moved to England.

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Rachel Jones says she prefers “staying in the shadows.”

Now Rachel Jones is back in South Carolina, and while she is a trained and skilled photographer, she found that painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors gives her the “emotional content” she seeks in her work. Rachel’s art is on display in Myrtle Beach at the William H. Miller studio and in Charleston at Spoleto, and has other exhibits, here and there, now and then.
To see more of Rachel Jones’ work, visit her website at
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Writer: Becky Billingsley


VISUAL ARTS: 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition
This annual juried art exhibition showcases recent painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography by South Carolina artists, presenting those artworks receiving prizes 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. He is the founder, in partnership with Elizabeth Bowers, of Gris Galerie, which was created with a goal to cultivate contemporary art in Charleston.
On View  May 27–June 12, 10:00am to 4:00pm daily
Venue  City Gallery,  34 Prioleau St.
Admission  Free
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the juror’s talk scheduled for June 4 at 2pm cannot happen.
Winners of prizes include:
Chambers Austelle for Best in Show for  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
Alex Radin for Best in Painting for Wonder
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.

33rd Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition

33rd Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition
On View: September 29-October 9, 2016; Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Avery Research Center
Address: 125 Bull Street
Admission: Free
Featuring new works by regional artists, this annual juried art exhibition invites submissions from artists living in the Southeast, welcoming a range of works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, graphics, fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media.
This year’s juror is Greg Jenkins, the Operations Manager and Chief Preparator at the Gibbes Museum of Art, having worked with the Gibbes since 1983. A native of Charleston and a graduate of Chicora High School, Mr. Jenkins has a lifelong interest in art. He was the 1986 MOJA Arts Festival poster artist and is a member of the MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee.
Artists featured:
Jeffery Callaham, Judith Chamberlin, Katherine DuTremble, Meyriel J. Edge, Maria Espinosa, Susanne Frenzel, Bob Graham, Earnest Hampton, Karyn Healey, Shirley Holmes, Chuck Hooker, Katherine Houghton, Rachel Jones, Hampton Olfus, Jenifer Padilla, David Sanders, Tyson Smith, James St. Clair, and Matt Wilson


Carolina Arts Magazine Article


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