Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Noelle Brault at Vista Studios! Mark you Calendars

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Vista Studios-Gallery 80808, located at 808 Lady St. in Columbia, SC will be featuring native Columbia artist Noelle Brault from August 25th through August 29th.  

The exhibit is entitled “Iconic Columbia” and will feature original oil paintings showcasing the Columbia that residents often tend to overlook or take for granted.   The exhibit will begin with an opening reception on August 25th from 5:00 PM through 
8:00 PM.  

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and all are welcome to come and enjoy some outstanding impressionist works of art featuring South Carolina’s own Capital City.

Noelle was born and raised in the Columbia area and currently lives in the downtown Elmwood Park neighborhood with her husband Ed and their pets Cheyenne and Xerxes.  She loves to paint light and vibrant colors and prefers a medium of oil on linen panels.  Noelle is drawn to impressionism because she is much more interested in the “flavor” of a scene than a depiction of it.  Her paintings allow others to get the sense of being there to really appreciate the moment.   Noelle is best known for her landscapes and streetscapes of beautiful southern places.  She enjoys the low country as well as the mountains.  Since Ed was born and raised in Maine, she sometimes visits and paints beautiful coastal Maine scenes as well.  Still, Noelle really loves to re-introduce Capital City residents to the Columbia that is so beautiful, right under our noses, but often overlooked.  It’s nice to be reminded of all that Columbia has to offer and all the interesting things going on just outside residents’ own living rooms.

Noelle has been painting since 2008, starting with classes offered by 80808’s own Michel McNinch.  Noelle studied under Michel for several years and still goes back to class from time to time to get advice and paint with her mentor.  The very first time Noelle showed one of her paintings in public she won the 2010 Central Carolina Food and Wine Festival poster contest.  Since then she has won several SC State Fair awards, a prestigious plein air painting award given by her fellow artists, Best in Show at “Arts On The Ridge” in Ridgeway, SC, and Noelle even has a painting hanging in the SC Governor’s Mansion as a part of its permanent collection.  Noelle is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and an associate member of the American Impressionist Society.  She has paintings in several local business establishments (to include Sylvan’s Jewelers, The Capital City Club and Good Life CafĂ©) and has sold her “southern charm” paintings all over the country.  To preview works by Noelle, please visit her website ( www.noellebrault.com ).

Make sure to set aside Thursday evening, August 25th to drop by 80808, talk with the artist, enjoy some wine and food, and most importantly to soak in a fresh Columbia, SC through Noelle Brault’s beautiful original impressionistic paintings.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Laura Spong at 90: Six Decades in Painting

Laura Spong at 90: Six Decades in Painting
February 4th-29th
Opening Reception: Thursday Feb. 4th, 6-9pm
Laura’s Birthday Party: Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5-8pm

In conjunction with this show, more of Laura’s work will be on display at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201:
Panel Discussion: Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2pm
For a preview, go to http://ifartgallery.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trenholm Artists Guild Juried Art Exhibit and Sale

PO Box 6793, Columbia, SC 29260

Sara Winsted
Mobile: 803.422.9369
Renea Eshleman
Mobile: 803.767.5505



COLUMBIA, SC - JANUARY 21 – 31, 2016

The Trenholm Artists Guild will hold its 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibit from January 21st through January 31st, at Vista Studios/80808 Gallery, 808 Lady Street, Columbia.

Bruce Nellsmith will judge the show. Awards will be presented at the opening reception on Thursday, January 21, 6-8 PM, as part of the Vista Third Thursday. The public is invited; those in attendance will also vote for a People’s Choice Award.

The show will include approximately eighty 2 and 3-dimensional art pieces created by many renowned midlands-area artists. Meg McLean’s acrylic, piece “Bloomin’ Okra,” won the 34th annual Best of Show award. Other recent top award winners of TAG’s juried shows are Pete Holland, Mark Conrardy, Karen Langley, Denise Greer, and Jackie Brantley, and Regina Moody.

Trenholm Artists Guild, also known as TAG, has a membership of over 200. The group includes both amateur and professional artists who work in all media.  Established in 1971, TAG is an incorporated, non-profit organization located in Columbia, South Carolina.  It is designated an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization.  TAG was created to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the creative arts among the people living in the greater Columbia area of South Carolina. To achieve this goal, TAG works cooperatively with other groups to help build audiences and participation in the arts.

More information on TAG can be found at its website: www.TrenholmArtistsGuild.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Trenholm-Artists-Guild/239154022913081