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.
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.
To purchase a copy of the book, call us at 843-853-0708.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Seph and his Edendriver
Here’s hoping for a wonderful 2016 for you and your family!