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The Gibbes Museum of Art Opens New Art Sales Gallery

Art Sales Gallery

Charleston, S.C., August 26, 2020 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of the new Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery. The gallery, located on the first floor of the Gibbes Museum of Art, will exhibit works by the museum’s visiting artists, available for purchase. The Gibbes’ Visiting Artist Series is a program that highlights artists from South Carolina whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South by providing them with a workspace and platform to showcase their art.

“The opening of our new Art Sales Gallery is an extension of our education corridor, which allows our visitors to experience the art-making process,” says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. “Through this new venture, we hope to not only provide career support to artists, but to offer a new resource for art collectors to shop locally created works of art.”

The inaugural exhibition in the Art Sales Gallery will be Summer Reflection, featuring works by past participating visiting artists including Becca Barnet (Summer 2017), Kristy Bishop (Summer 2019), David Boatwright (Fall 2019), Adam Eddy (Winter/Spring 2019), Tim Hussey (Spring 2019), Leigh Magar (Winter 2018), Hirona Matsuda (Fall 2018), Kristi Ryba (Fall 2019) and Charles Williams (Spring 2017).

The Visiting Artist Series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought and connects with the broadest possible audience. The program features six to eight contemporary artists annually. Upcoming Visiting Artists include Katherine Dunlap and Antwon Ford, who will be at the Gibbes from August 31 – September 27, 2020.

The Gibbes is now accepting submissions for the Visiting Artist Series. Artists who currently live in South Carolina can apply for a four to six-week session with a proposal introducing their current studio practice, artwork content and type of project they would like to accomplish through a residency at the Gibbes Museum of Art. For more information and submission guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/2Vv7zDf.

To see an interview with Fox 24 and Erin Nathanson about the Art Sales Gallery, click here.

Editor’s Note: For images of the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/TjZW8TT1GJ.

Art Sales Gallery Installation Shot
Art Sales Gallery Installation Shot. Photo by Carson Carroll.

About the Gibbes Museum of Art

Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.

Top photo by Carson Carroll.


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