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

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:, Facebook:


Friday, November 27, 2015

Who will the new artist be?!

Vista Studios/Gallery80808 announces a studio vacancy and invites applications from artists interested in renting it. The deadline for applications is Monday, December 7, and results will be announced by Monday, December 21. The studio will be available for move-in by January 1. Monthly rental is $360 plus $15 for cleaning services and an ad in Carolina Arts, for a total of $375 per month. A deposit of $150 and the first month’s rent will be required at the time of renting. If you have questions about the studio and/or wish to submit your application, contact Dick Lamar of Molten/Lamar Architects, 808 Lady St., 803-771-7008,

Note that the studio is to be rented on a month-to-month basis.
Application materials should include the following (digital submissions are fine):
            §  a resume
            §  a portfolio of your work
            §  a statement detailing how you plan to use the studio and participate in studio/gallery activities
 Submissions will be juried by a committee of current studio artists.
Vista Studios, located at 808 Lady St. in the heart of the Congaree Vista Arts District, is a community of a dozen independent artists. We do not have a manager, so every artist is required to contribute to the communal duties involved in running the studios and gallery. Artists are expected to spend time working in their studios (on their own schedules, of course) as well as to participate in the group shows which we organize from time to time.

Join us!