“Surroundings” by Betty Anglin Smith and Mark Daniel Nelson through Friday, May 20

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Our surroundings are those things around us that we see on a daily basis to the point that perhaps we don’t see them at all. These buildings, roads, street corners, trees, landscapes and skies are part of our everyday existence and can easily become mundane. However, the artist sees the same objects as abstract shapes, interesting designs, and exciting color and contrast when the sunlight strikes just right. Through the artist’s portrayal, the viewer develops an heightened awareness of the beauty and complexities of his “surroundings”.  -Betty Anglin Smith

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Lemon Light

48×30 oil/canvas

Betty Anglin Smith

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Arcadia #42

24×26 oil/panel

Mark Daniel Nelson


First Friday Art Walk attendees admire the showcased body of work during the opening reception of “Surroundings”.

 

Jennifer Smith Rogers enjoys discussing our surroundings with art admirers.

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Betty Anglin Smith explains the story behind her inspiration for the exhibit.

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“Surroundings” will be hanging through Friday, May 20.

Come by to enjoy the artists’ interpretation of our surroundings.

9 Queen Street

Charleston, SC 29401

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Saturday  10-5

Sunday  12-4

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Stills and Life Opening Reception Friday, March 4

Stills and Life will feature still life and figurative works by Colin Page, Shannon Smith Hughes, Kim English, and the late Carl Planksky. The exhibit’s Opening Reception will take place on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5-8PM during Charleston Gallery Association’s Artwalk. Enjoy a sneak peak at what this exhibit has to offer!

 

Colin Page

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Crab Feast 30×40

Page’s tablescapes, filled with radiant light and vibrant color, offer a warm, cheerful welcome. Who calls dibs at the head of this luscious crab feast?

Shannon Smith Hughes

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Mimosas 24×24

Hughes’ use of light is just as alive as this busy bartender preparing another mimosa during his lively Saturday brunch shift.

Hughes’ Cuban Coffee, originally intended for Stills and Life, was accepted into Oil Painters of America’s 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils! The show opens May 13th at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.

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Cuban Coffee 30×30

Carl Planksky

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Davenport Poppies 30×34

Planksky’s thick and playful brushstrokes invite your eyes to explore every inch of the canvas. Stills and Life will also feature two of Planksky’s figurative sketches in charcoal.

Kim English

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Signs of Spring 13×14

The Groundhog isn’t our only sign of spring! English reminds us of spring’s promise of  warm, yet crisp, air and the smell of fresh cut flowers in this 13×14 oil.

We hope you’ll join us during Stills and Life Opening Reception on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5-8PM.

A Peek Into the Artists’ Studios

If you’ve spent any time in Anglin Smith Fine Art (especially on a weekday between the hours of 10 and 2), you probably know that the space serves multiple purposes. Not only is it a gallery exhibiting the colorful works of the Smith family and other artists, it’s also a studio for painter Jennifer Smith Rogers. Most days, you can find Jennifer set up with her easel in the corner, painting away by the large window’s natural light.

 

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“I am able to get in here and focus only on painting and not get distracted by the piled up laundry and other things at home,” Jennifer says. “It’s also inspiring to be in such a beautiful setting in the middle of the French Quarter. And I love being able to make connections with people as they browse through the gallery.”

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If you drive about 45 minutes south of the gallery to a little town called Meggett, you will discover the studio of Betty Anglin Smith. Her studio overlooks the flats of the Wadmalaw Sound and a gorgeous Lowcountry setting that serves as inspiration for her iconic marsh paintings.

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“My workstation is ‘Todd Reifers’ Signature Workstation’ from Jerry’s Artarama,” Betty says. “I put a 15×30-inch sheet of glass on top to use as my palette.” She adds that she uses a converted closet with shelves for storage. Her studio also includes some Anglin family history: “The antique desk used to belong to my grandmother.”

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Shannon Smith Hughes doesn’t have to go far to get to her newly renovated studio: It’s right upstairs in her home in Mount Pleasant.

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“My home studio is my sanctuary,” Shannon says. “It is a custom-built room over the garage that has wonderful natural light, and it even includes a cozy art library nook and sleeping loft.”

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“One of my favorite features is the shelf lining the walls to showcase my collection of still life objects,” she adds. “I can compose any arrangement under a controlled light source and paint still life truly from life!”

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Happy New Year From the Smiths

All of us at Anglin Smith Fine Art – and the entire Smith family! – hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are wishing you a very happy New Year.

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The whole Smith clan

 

2015 marked our 15th year in our beautiful historic location at 9 Queen Street … and a lot more!

Here’s a look back at some milestones from 2015:

The Smiths: Lowcountry Family of Artists

We’re still beaming about our brand-new book, which was published by Branning Publishing. The Smiths: Lowcountry Family of Artists contains over 140 pages of images of works by all four Smiths, as well as a forward by New York Times-bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe and quotes from Smith collectors and friends.

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To purchase a copy of the book, call us at 843-853-0708.

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Tripp, Shannon, and Jennifer at a book signing

Shannon Smith Hughes Painting Juried Into OPA Show

“Sushi Bar” by Shannon Smith Hughes was accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2015 Eastern Exhibition, which was was held at Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis, IN from November 6 – December 5.

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Sushi Bar by Shannon Smith Hughes, 24×30 o/l

Jennifer Smith Rogers Paintings Selected for New Gaillard Center

A number of Jennifer Smith Rogers’ paintings were acquired by the John M. Rivers Performance Hall at the brand-new Gaillard Center in Charleston.

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Jennifer Smith Rogers paintings at the new Gaillard Center

Betty Anglin Smith Voted One of Charleston’s Most Influential Artists

In May, Charleston Magazine asked its readers to help vote for the 40 most influential artists in Charleston – of all time! Of the write-in options, Betty took the No. 1 ranking.

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Floodtide by Betty Anglin Smith

Smiths Help Raise Funds for Mother Emanuel AME Tragedy

The Smiths donated works to two fundraisers after the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. During the “A Community United” event in July, pieces donated by Betty, Shannon, Jennifer, and Tripp raised over $11,000 for the Mother Emanuel AME Show. And in November, paintings by Betty, Shannon, and Jennifer raised about $6,000 for Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry United Fund during the “Artists for Emanuel” event. Gallery assistant Katie Geer was on the executive committee of Artists for Emanuel.

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Holy Trinity AME Church by Betty Anglin Smith, 12×12 o/c

A Week Spent Painting in Tennessee

In October, Shannon and Jennifer hit the road and traveled to Tennessee, joining other members of PAPSE – the Plein air Painters of the Southeast – in Leiper’s Fork, a rural village about 30 miles south of Nashville.

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Kim English Teaches Workshop in Charleston

We were thrilled to welcome gallery artist Kim English to a three-day workshop in Charleston. Jennifer and Shannon both participated in the workshop, too!

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A painter at English’s workshop

Big News for the Edendriver

When she’s not running the gallery, gallery director Leigh Limehouse has been working to bring a dream of her late husband, Seph Limehouse — a builder of beautiful boats — to reality.

Leigh says:

Towards the end of Seph’s battle with cancer, I promised him that I would find a way to have his Edendriver built. I can think of no better way to honor him than to have hundreds of Edendrivers floating around out there in this world!

After the memorial for Seph, I noticed a few chips in the bow of the Edendriver. Stevie (my brother in law and part owner of Scout Boats) brought it to Scout Boats for repair. Recently a Scout dealer from Maine, Dan Higgins, was visiting Scout. He noticed the Edendriver, fell in love and is going to manufacture and sell them! We are not sure who is responsible for the dings- if I knew I would wrap my arms around them. This whole event has been serendipitous and I can’t help but feel that perhaps Seph was responsible for all of this in some way.

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Seph and his Edendriver

Here’s hoping for a wonderful 2016 for you and your family!

15-Year Anniversary Auction

The Smiths are celebrating 15 years of business in this beautiful historic location. In honor of this anniversary we are offering you this selection of paintings and photographs for auction in appreciation of your support and patronage. The bidding will begin November 12th and end promptly at 5:00pm EST on December 12th. Bids can be placed by email or telephone and will start at 66% of the retail price. All works are available for your viewing at the gallery and online. We are humbly grateful for your support over the last 15 years.

A selection of the paintings are below. Click here for the full collection.

ThePreserve

Betty Anglin Smith
The Preserve
60×48 o/l
Retail: $17,800
Reserve: $11,750

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Jennifer Smith Rogers
Down Chalmers
30×36 framed o/l
Retail: $5,100
Reserve: $3,350

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Shannon Smith Hughes
Bananas Foster
54×30 framed o/l
Retail: $6,800
Reserve: $4,500

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Carl Plansky
Anenome
30×22 framed o/l
Retail: $5,200
Reserve: $3,400

SeafoodSpread

Colin Page
Seafood Spread
50×38 framed o/l
Retail: $11,000
Reserve: $7,250

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Kim English
Quimper France
24×22 framed o/l
Retail: $4,000
Reserve: $2,600

SOUTHSANTEE

Tripp Smith
South Santee
21×42 framed photograph
Retail: $1,400
Reserve: $900

New Works by Colin Page: Nov. 6 – Nov. 20

Please join us tonight (Friday, November 6) from 5-8pm (during the Art Walk!) for the opening reception of New Works by Maine Artist Colin Page.

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Fresh Fish, 26×38 framed o/l

The collection includes paintings inspired by both Page’s home in Maine and his recent trips Charleston, during which he painted many pieces en plein air.

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Shrimpers, 22×26 framed o/l

“Charleston is one of my favorite places to paint, from the majesty of the old homes downtown, to the working shrimp boats,” Page says. “I’m doing my best to try to capture the charm of the city through my paintings. When I’m in Charleston, I see opportunities for a painting everywhere I turn.”

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Porches on South Battery, 30×42 framed o/l

Harbor Glare

Harbor Glare, 18×22 framed o/l

Sun-Drenched Interio

Sun-Drenched Interior, 26×38 framed o/l

Storefronts on Broad

Storefronts on Broad, 22×26 framed o/l

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South Battery Sisters, 22×26 framed o/l

Jennifer Smith Rogers’ Paintings Hang at Brand-New Gaillard Center

We are thrilled to announce that a number of Jennifer Smith Rogers’ paintings have been acquired by the John M. Rivers Performance Hall at the brand-new Gaillard Center in Charleston.

The newly renovated Gaillard Center was “designed in the tradition of Europe’s great performance halls, in the spirit of America’s most beloved community centers” and “born from the warm hospitality that is Charleston’s alone,” according to the Center’s website.

IMG_2569 (2)The paintings in the collection are “Zero George,” “Vendue View,” “Spring Rooftops,” and “The French Quarter.”

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“Zero George” by Jennifer Smith Rogers

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“Vendue View” by Jennifer Smith Rogers

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“Spring Rooftops” by Jennifer Smith Rogers

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“The French Quarter” by Jennifer Smith Rogers

The Gaillard Center officially opened its doors on October 18, with a performance by Yo-Yo Ma. Gallery director Leigh Limehouse attended the opening gala concert.

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