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!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vista Studios @25 Sneak Peek

Eileen Blyth

Ellen Yaghjian

Robert Kennedy

Heidi Darr-Hope

Laura Spong

David Yaghjian

Stephen Chesley

Heidi Darr-Hope

Sharon Licata

Kirkland Smith

Eileen Blyth

Laurie McIntosh

Pat Gilmartin

Stephen Chesley
Michel McNinch
Michel McNinch

Robert Kennedy
Ellyse Bendillo

Ellyse Bendillo

Ellyse Bendillo

Ellyse Bendillo
Ellyse Bendillo

Lily Jenkinson

Lily Jenkinson

Lily Jenkinson

Lily Jenkinson

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wow! Great article from The State Newspaper's Erin Shaw

Check out all the good things in this article about Vista Studios and their 25th Anniversary Show opening next Thursday, Nov 12,  5-9pm.

Vista Studios: Where the art spirit lives

12 artists will exhibit new work at studio’s 25th anniversary show
Vista Studios among first affordable artist studios in the area
Aritsts and city leaders discuss importance of artists in Vista’s revitalization

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Circles of Life: Making Art, Creating Communities of Hope

Searching for an enlivening evening out
attend our
Exhibition Opening

Circles of Life:  Making Art, Creating Communities of Hope

Our community has suffered tremendous loss.
It is our hope this exhibition will offer a healing experience.
a percentage of our tickets sales will go to help our flood victims

A Mixed Media Exhibition by adult cancer patients and their family members, students of Heidi Darr-Hope, founder of Healing Icons.  For over 20 years, she has designed creativity practices influenced by the healing arts of Tibet.

​Click here for more information on our exhibition

Thursday, October 29th 
6:30pm – 9:30pm at Vista Studios/Gallery 80808
808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC

A Tibetan Evening - Engaging All the Senses
See our Circles of Life Mixed Media Exhibition
Taste Delicious Tibetan Infused Delights by Travis Rayle of Rosso
Sip a Signature Cocktail Created by Kristian Niemi of Bourbon
Savor Artisan Wines and Hand Crafted Beer
Participate in Three Tibetan-Inspired Activities

Tickets $40 - Purchase Tickets Here

Ticket proceeds directly support our programs for cancer survivors, family members and friends.
We thank our sponsors for helping us make this happen!

The South Carolina Dharma Group and White Rose Artisan Boutique

Curious about why art matters? Want to take a deeper look into art and healing?

Our medicine chest holds ingredients to craft all sorts of visual remedies and we want to tell you all about it.

We want you to experience it!

Sneak peek at some of our participant's work that will be on the gallery walls.