Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Vista Studios has something great planned for Vista Nights next Thursday, July 17, (5-8pm).  We are partnering with Carolina Wildlife Care!  They will bring some of their animals to Vista Studios / Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, and artists are welcome to come set up and use them as models!  Won't that be fun!  They may bring hawks, owls, turtles, flying squirrels, etc!  I can't wait to see what happens.  Please include their link: in any of the advertising for this event.  They are a small organization doing big things and can use any help.  

Any artist is welcome to come and join the painting session.
Photography will be allowed also.  

The public is invited to join us. Awesome opportunity to see artists working with animals! A good time for sure. Please share if you know artists that may want to participate! : )

Check out our FaceBook Event here.

Partnering Businesses include:

July Vista Nights participating galleries and retailers include:

City Art, 1224 Lincoln Street, Meet artist Lee Monts during his solo exhibition, “Age and Intuition,” featuring over 80 paintings to celebrate the artist’s 50th birthday. New paintings by Jo Dean Bauknight, Claire Farrell and Kathy Rorie.

Ellen Taylor Interior + Design, 1012 Gervais Street, see artist Richard Morgan

The Gallery at Nonnah's, 923 Gervais Street, check out art by local artists and enjoy a live violinist.

if ART Gallery ,1223 Lincoln Street, “Open Studios at if ART Gallery:” Michaela Pilar Brown and Tonya Gregg have turned the gallery into a temporary studio space. Visitors are invited to take a look at what they are creating.

Lewis & Clark ,1001 Huger Street, a selection of Clark Ellefson’s new lamps and robots and mid-century bucket chairs in period colors.

One Eared Cow, 1001 Huger Street, come see new glass blown artworks  

Studio Cellar, 912 Lady Street, Van Go to Go, 6:30 p.m. Take a 3-hour class and create a painting inspired by Van Gogh while sipping on your beverage of choice. Visit for coupon.

River Runner, 905 Gervais Street, Chaco and Teva sandals, and introducing new product lines, Kavu shorts, shirts, women’s tops and handbags.

Urban Outfitters, 912 Gervais Street, open until 9 p.m. offering men’s tanks (two for $28), women’s mix and match tees and tanks (two for $28) and other promotions and markdowns.

Vista Studios/Gallery 80808, partnering with Carolina Wildlife Care, which will bring animals to model for artists. All artists are welcome to attend. Photographers are also encouraged to attend.

Parking, as always, is available in the Vista’s parking garages at 820 Washington Street and at the corner of Senate and Pendleton Streets behind the Hilton. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Just a Glimpse

Vista Studios
808 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Just a Glimpse

Did you miss the Artfield’s festival in Lake City last month? Vista studio resident artist who participated in Artfields will have their entries on display in Gallery 80808 May 22nd- June 3rd. Drop by and get a small glimpse of the 2014 Artfields show. The entries include several paintings, sculptures, and a photography quilt. There will also be documentation of some of last year’s work that is no longer available, as well as a part of this year’s Community Mandala project made from everyday household objects. Participating artists include: Eileen Blyth, Susan Lenz, Sharon Licata, Laurie McIntosh, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, and David Yaghjian. For more information call Vista Studios at (803) 252-6134.


For more information and hi-res images, please contact Kirkland Smith at or 803-622-7838.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Corley Mill Artists' Group 2014 Exhibition

Our goal is to add another dimension to the arts in the Midlands. We would like to make classes available to any one, of any age, and any diverse group who has the desire to make art a part of their lives.

During the last few years we have attracted students from all parts of South Carolina and taught them that they can have an artistic impact in this state in many ways. Our students have attained the confidence to enter contests, display in galleries, and some are developing portfolios to make art their future career. Their success is our success, and we are proud of the role we play in assisting in their creative development.

 We believe that everyone is capable of expressing themselves artistically and that anyone can learn to do so. The purpose of this site is to share our art and vision to inform, encourage and inspire all who are interested.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Pat Gilmartin in Solo Sculpture Show at Metro Airport

Vista Studios Artist Pat Gilmartin in Solo Sculpture Show at Metro Airport

Pat Gilmartin will be exhibiting some of her original sculptures at Columbia's Metro Airport. Her show will be on view from Monday, May 5, through Monday, June 30. 

Pat specializes in ceramic sculpture, sometimes incorporating found objects in it, and she occasionally has her work cast in bronze. Her favorite subject is the human figure and face, especially as they reflect the contradictory and ambiguous circumstances which confound most people in their everyday lives.

The exhibition is part of a rotating art exhibition program organized by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties. The program includes both 2-d and 3-d works by Midlands artists, with each cycle of the show scheduled to last about two months. The Metro Airport program provides a welcome opportunity to showcase original works of art by local artists to both visitors and area residents alike.