February Newsletter  Summerville Artist Guild
Demonstration information, Workshops, Jury in, Field Trips and much more!!
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President’s Letter


  Your inspiration – How do you come up with a new creation? Do you go driving in your car? Sitting in meditation? People are always looking for new ways to be creative, and they often look to artists for that inspiration.
Inspiration is the fuel for an artist, it’s what gets our creative juices flowing.  It’s natural for that imagination to have its slow days and fizzle out.  So there are times when we need to look for new Ideas and do some experimentation.  Nothing is quite original and there’s always a story of inspiration behind every artwork. Anything can inspire the artist.
So where do we look for inspiration: 
1.  Look to the past. Check out the Masters of the Past. 
2.  There’s nothing like searching through piles of art books to get inspired, right? Looking at old magazines, newspapers, textured materials can be used to create something new. Nothing is junk.
3.  Literature, films, music, and the web are all great resources. Subject matters, words or even musical beats can affect you emotionally and can bring out some inspiration.  Other people’s perspectives on life and what is beautiful or ugly can be very inspiring.
4.  Putting yourself in another artist’s shoes and another artist’s mindset is a great way learn new techniques and quite possibly integrate them with your own.
5.  Network and share your work with other artists. Other artists in your field of work aren’t your competitors; they’re your peers.
6.  Try something new. If you paint, try building a clay sculpture. Go in the opposite direction from what you normally do. If you’ve mostly been doing realistic portraits, try doing something surreal and out of the ordinary. It’s the base of being an artist. Being open minded. You can find inspiration in yourself by just doing something differently.
Remember there is inspiration all around you.  Open your mind and see, hear, smell and feel.  It’s there; you will find it.
Happy Painting.

Jan Dalton

 APRIL 2017

Next Meeting
April 6, 2017

Social begins at 6:30
Program 7:00- 8:00
Stallsville UMC
255 Stallsville Rd.
Summerville, SC

Social Committee
Hazel Keefer
Karen Gaag
Belle Anderson
Delores O’Sullivan

Lenna Karambelkar, 
Meeting setup
Be there at 6:00
Carol Trhlik
Bernice Norris
Chris Kyle                                 
Hazel Keefer

Meeting Demo
Debbie Grogan
Alcohol Inks

NEWS,WEB & Facebook
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April Demonstration  
Alcohol Inks
with Debbie Grogan

Born in Charleston, SC, Debbie has lived in the Low country her entire life. She studied art in high school and college and especially enjoyed watercolors. She has studied with numerous local and international artists to learn more about all of the different mediums art can provide. Her work is in collections nationally and internationally. Latest works include alcohol ink on various non- porous substrates, palette knife painting, and pastels. She is a member of the Charleston Artist Guild and the Summerville Artist Guild. Her work is represented by Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Art Central, and the SC Artisan Center in Walterboro, SC. 
December All Members Show
People's Choice
Award Winner

Christopher Kyle

Cover Design
Contest Winner

Deborah King Scherer
Summerville Artist Guild 2017

41th Annual Judged Exhibition
Best of Show

Bonnie Anderson

At The Ballet
Under Glass
1st Place Jan Kelley
Dancing Palms

2nd Place Susan Baughman
Sacred Light

3rd Place Charlotte Holman
All American

Honorable Mention Tami Bretz

Honorable Mention Anne Peterson
Hot Tea
 Not Under Glass

1st Place Christine Crosby
Sunset Celebration

2nd Place Belle Anderson
Winter Green Gorge

3rd Place Dorothy Rogers

Honorable Mention Jeanne Mays
Creek Walk

Honorable Mention Deborah King S.
This Way Children
Summerville Artist Guild
Pick Up Artwork
  • When:   SATURDAY APRIL 1, 2017
  • Time:     10 am- 1 pm
  • Where: North Charleston City Gallery
North Charleston City Gallery (Located inside the Convention Center)
Charleston Area Convention Center,
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC  29418
POC: Maureen Gonzalez at (843) 708-0409
    Field Trips    
Friday, March 28, 2017 Gibbes Museum                                        
Tour current exhibits   Admission $8.00
We will leave at 10:00 from the  3rd floor of the Summerville Parking Garage.
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence was primarily concerned with the narration of African American experiences and histories. He was the 1st African American to be exhibited in major art museums in NYC.
Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser  - A custom two-story installation by Patrick Dougherty will be on display in the atrium on the 2nd floor. He works with natural materials to create sculptures.
Also in March, Painting a Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes from the Higdon Collection!
For more information see

We are not planning lunch—Just a wonderful day at The Gibbs.
Let me know if you plan on coming.  I don’t want to leave you behind. Jan Dalton

Thursday, April 27th, 2017   Mepkin Abbey. 
Photo Opt, Sketching—Plein Air Painting—     Field Trip & Plein Air Combo
Explore the gardens with beautiful statues brick walls and Iron Gates 
of the Abby.  Walk down to the Cooper River for those views we all love to paint.  
We will leave the Summerville Parking Garage at 9:00 am
Let me know if you can join us. I don’t want to leave without you. 
Deborah   843-729.4856  -
“Just Go Paint” Plein Air Painters, If you want to make this a full painting trip (till at least 2:30), let me know and pack a lunch (We will need separate transportation arrangements)    Plein Air Painters - Deborah
“Just Go Paint”  Plein Air Painting Group
          Plein Air Painters and Journaling Artists for more information.
Have someplace you want to go paint!! Want a painting partner??
“a call to paint.”  email to Deborah King S. at
Thursday, April 27th, 2017   Mepkin Abbey. 
Plein Air Combo & Field Trip    9:00 am till about 2:30pm

Explore the gardens with beautiful statues brick walls and Iron Gates of the Abby.  Walk down to the Cooper River for those views we all love to paint.  
We will leave the Summerville Parking Garage at 9:00 am
Let me know if you can join us. I don’t want to leave without you. 

Deborah   843-729.4856  -  
Let me know if you are there for the  Plein air painting and pack a lunch (We will need separate transportation arrangements) 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Poinsett State Park
Plein Air Painting,  Photo Opt, Sketching
Free admission
Come Join Me for the day. I will be serving as Artist in Residence at Beautiful Poinsett State Park. Just over an hour from Summerville and 30 minutes from Sumter, SC, Poinsett State Park is located in the High Hills of Santee, where the Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region.  Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting. Pointsett State Park  , and we are only 30 minutes from the Sumter Swan Lake Iris Gardens.
Information about carpooling will be posted soon.  Visit the website above to rent a cabin and stay a couple of nights alone or as a group!!    I will make maps and directions available if you need them.
Deborah   843-729.4856  -  

Tuesday Painting Group 9am-12pm
Join us on Tuesday mornings for fun and fellowship.  
Bring whatever you are working on!  We meet at the church. 
It’s free and lots of fun!  All are welcome!
You never know what will happen on Tuesdays Join us to find out!
The Figure Drawing Group
   Mark your calendars!
The SAG Figure Drawing group is meeting monthly at the Stallsville Methodist Church in Room 111. We have reserved room 111 at the Stallsville Methodist Church from 9 am to noon on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, March 21
  • Monday, April 17
  • TBD, May
Please bring your own drawing materials. If you have an easel you are welcome to bring it. This is a non-instructional session. Currently, we start with several 2 and 5 minute warm up drawings followed by longer poses – 20 – 60  minute.  The formats of these figure drawing sessions are a work in progress.
We have a professional model for the entire 3 hours. The fee for the model is $10 per person.   Contact Bernadette Wladyka (571) 435-7043 for more information.
Citadel Design Contest for

175th Anniversary
I’m contacting you from the Office of Communications and Marketing at The Citadel. We are currently hosting a design contest for our 175th Anniversary and are hoping to spread the word to as many artists as possible. The winning design will grace t-shirts, banners, posters, and The Citadel magazine. The winning artist will also receive $1,000 (subject to tax). More information about the contest can be found on our website here. I’ve also attached a PDF of the flyer outlining the rules and regulations, as well as a press release about the contest.
I am hopeful that this  is something that the Summerville Art Guild membership might be interested in. Please let me know if there is anything else I can provide you with.
STANTON M. ADAMS | OFFICE (843) 953-3716 | EMAIL
Graduate Assistant | Office of Communications and Marketing | The Citadel
The Summerville Artist Guild
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