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President’s Letter


 Historically, artists perfected their skills by copying the works of old masters. In fact, this still goes on today in many American and European museums. 

When it comes to art, we are taught that copying is wrong.  We are told to be ourselves and to make our art a unique expression of our individuality, at least as long as we have a pencil in our hands. Self-expression is the ultimate goal, we learn, even when we are small.

Have you ever copied a painting by one of the Old Masters, or at least old, long-dead artists? I have copied several Degas pastel paintings.  I didn’t use pastels but used a drybrush oil technique.  Not only was it fun, it was educational. When you try to copy something, you can’t help learn about what you’re replicating. I understand more about Degas and his use of light and sense of color and proportion—than I had ever learned by simply staring at his paintings.

When I was little kid, I didn’t learn much from all those teachers urging me to express myself—frankly, I don’t think I, or most people for that matter, have much too express, certainly not when they’re six.I learned to draw and paint on my own bycoping ads with pictures of cats and dogs in my mother’s magazines.  Along the way, I got an education in shading, depth, perspective, and all the other basics of drawing.

Of course, there are situations in which copying is most wrong. You don’t copy something and pass it off as your own. You shouldn’t copy something and then pretend it’s the original. That’s forgery.So it’s ok to copy as long as you follow the legal rules.

Remember to:
Learn, Laugh and become Inspired.
                                                                        Happy Painting!
                                                                                    Jan Dalton

March 2017

Next Meeting
March 2nd

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Charleston City Gallery 
(Located inside the Convention Center)
Charleston Area Convention Center
 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC  29418

Social Committee

Hazel Keefer
North Charleston City Gallery

Reception and
Awards Presentation


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Please plan to attend.


Summerville Artist Guild


Reception and Awards Presentation
5 pm – 7 pm
North Charleston City Gallery 
(Located inside the Convention Center)
 Charleston Area Convention Center
 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC  29418

Award winners will be announced and
monetary prizes will be handed out.
“Painting Boldly from Life!” 
with Carla Johannesmeyer
   March 18th, 2017 
 9:30-3:30 at Stallsville United Methodist Church.
   We will set up at 9:00.

   Focuses:  Painting in Oils
   Capturing the moment in Impressionist Layers of Color

   This workshop will address the iterative process of developing a painting from observation.
   Areas of focus will include:
  • Composition – developing your point of view
  • Understanding Value–laying in your darks to lights
  • Developing color and temperature
  • Bringing out your highlights and shadows
  • Working the whole canvas. Be bold!
We will paint from life for this workshop.  For the first half of the workshop, we will paint a natural still life indoors.  I will have two still life arrangements set up.  One will be similar to the Cotton with Jar above and the other will have a floral/fruit theme. If time and weather permit, we will move outdoors to paint plein air for the second painting or you may choose to stay indoors.
A basic knowledge of drawing, painting, and color is helpful.  
(843) 709-8735                 SUPPLY LIST
Congratulations to our Newest
Exhibiting Members 

Becky Sharpe,  Bernadette Wladyka,  Bonnie Anderson,  Susan Everitt
New Members  WELCOME
Timmi-Jo Pashuta Huber,  Alta Etheredge, Joanna King,
Amanda Hanley, Julie Hughes, Linda Manor, Maureen Wilson 
Congratulations! Summerville Artist Guild Members
who won Ribbons in the Goose Creek Show are:
Best in Show
Linda Medders Jackson
Oil Painting
Karen Gaag 2nd  place
Karen Gaag 3rd place
Mixed Media
Belle Anderson 2nd place 
Watercolor Painting
Muriel Lanciault 2nd Place
Jan Dalton 3rd Place
Karen Gaag  2nd place
Linda Medders Jackson 3rd Place
Muriel Lanciault 1st Place
Summerville Artist Guild
Open to Exhibiting Members ONLY

Go to the SAG website under shows and opportunities.
Try writing in your information onto the entry form itself. Send the completed forms to 

If you cannot get your entry form to print your information on it, then print out the forms and manually write in all required information. Send it to:

Summerville Artist Guild
Exhibition Committee
PO BOX 3216
Summerville, SC 29484

NOTE: Use the first page of our entry forms if you know someone else will be dropping off your artwork on FEBRUARY 28, 2017.

Drop off Artwork
When:        TUES         FEBRUARY 28, 2017         
Time:          10 am- 1 pm
Where:       North Charleston City Gallery
(Located inside the Convention Center)  Charleston Area Convention Center
 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC  29418
Reception and Awards Presentation
When:     THUR        MARCH 2, 2017
Time:        5 pm – 7 pm
    North Charleston City Gallery      
Please plan to attend.
Award winners will be announced and monetary prizes will be handed out.
Pick Up Artwork
When:    SATURDAY       APRIL 1, 2017 
Time:      10 am- 1 pm    
Where:    North Charleston City Gallery  
    Field Trips    
Monday, February 20th, Shem Creek
Photo Opt., Sketching, Plein Air Painting
We will leave at 9:00 from the
 3rd floor of the Summerville Parking Garage
Bring Painting Equipment and Snack, etc. Let me know if you can join us. I don't want to leave without you. 
Field Trips - Deborah King Scherer 
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
Monday, February 20th, Shem Creek
Photo Opt., Sketching, Plein Air Painting
We will leave at 9:00 from the
 3rd floor of the Summerville Parking Garage
Bring Painting Equipment and Snack, etc. Let me know if you can join us.
 Deborah King S. at
Watch for more Plein Air Painting Trips after the Summerville ROCKS! event in March!!!!  
Plein Air Painters and Journaling Artists for more information about Just Go Paint or to send “a call to paint.”  email to Deborah King S. at
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:
                          Friday, February 24
                         Tuesday, March 21
                          Monday, April 17
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 1, 2 and 5 minute warm up drawings followed by longer poses - 15 to 20 minute.  That format may change if the feedback from the group wants longer poses of 30 minutes or more.  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 Be
rnadette Wladyka (571) 435-7043 for more information

All Hands Needed As

Summerville ROCKS! The Arts:

Paint the town of Summerville; support a plein air artist; donate to the silent auction; help make our Guild the Talk of the Town!
The Guild’s Summerville ROCKS! Committee has been enlisting artists willing to paint en plein air on Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11 (rain date, March 24-25).
On the Friday in March 10 (rain date, March 24), artists will check in from 8 AM to 9 AM at Art Central to have their canvas or paper stamped. At that time, artists can already have a sketch of their chosen subject done, but painting should be done in public.  Everyone should be set up by 10 AM, allowing them to paint as late as 4 PM.  Artists will be able to pass out flyers, business cards, and have photos of their work at their stations. They cannot, however, legally set up works to sell. They will be able to have additional paper or canvases stamped on Saturday morning.  The committee will need all Guild members to step up to help allow the artists to take breaks and eat lunch. 
On the Saturday, we hope everyone will join us on the grounds of First Citizens Bank for the live auction of our artists’ works.  A silent auction of donated items will accompany the live auction. Tickets for the event will be $25 and will include an elegant champagne bar and hors d’oeuvres. 
Some of last year’s S ROCKS! sponsors want to paint another rocker as a donation to the silent auction. We hope to have those sponsors identified by February 8.  We hope local business – and Guild Members – will donate to the silent auction, as well. Those items need to be collected by February 27, allowing time for the auction program to be finalized. Silent Auction items can be dropped off at Tuesday Paint from 9am-12pm at Stallsville United Methodist Church.
Please contact committee chairman Diana Barth at  or Committee member Renee Bruce at if you have a silent auction donation, would like to paint en plein air, have a suggestion for event sponsors, or would like to volunteer to help during the event days. 
The Committee meets Mondays at 5 PM at Art Central Art Gallery, when silent auction items will be collected.
Guild Members your donation could be a print, a painting, a coupon, a gift certificate for a painting, a lesson, demo... the possibilities are endless.

Donations need to be collected by February 27, to meet the program deadline.

Silent Auction items can be dropped off at Tuesday Paint from 9am-12pm at Stallsville United Methodist Church.
        Call To Artists        
North Charleston Arts Fest 2017  Arty Block Party 
Vendor spaces are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. Apply now! 
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm 
Olde Village area of North Charleston, East Montague Ave.   

The North Charleston Arts Fest Arty Block Party is a new event combining what was previously the Arts Fest Art Walk and Arts Fest Street Dance. East Montague Avenue will be lined with vendors selling original fine art and crafts, as well as local arts-related businesses & organizations offering information on their products and services. The event also features live music, hands-on art activities, a Kid's Zone, and more. It's a night of art and culture for the entire family to enjoy! 
East Montague Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Jenkins Avenue and Virginia Avenue. All vendors will be placed on the blocks between Chateau and O'Hear Avenues and O'Hear and Virginia Avenues. 
  • Art: Original fine art or photography, prints, and reproduced  items from original work.
  • Crafts: Decorative handmade items for home, office, garden, or personal use.
  • Fine Crafts: Artisanal items created by traditional techniques and fine craftsmanship.
  • Agent/Merchant: For-profit vendors selling original or handmade items that are not their own work.   
  • Arts-related Business: For-profit company conducting business or offering a service related to visual, performing, literary, and/or media arts.
  • Arts-related Organization: A non-profit group conducting business or offering a service related to visual, performing, literary, and/or media arts.
Art/Craft/Fine Craft (group or individual) $20
Agent/Merchant       $30
Arts-related Business (for-profit) $30
Arts-related organization (non-profit) $10
How to Apply  
Apply early! Limited spaces available. The deadline for submission of applications for this vendor opportunity is Friday, April 14, 2017.  
Applications may be accessed by clicking on the "Apply Now!" button below. Applications are also available for download from the Apply  page at

Visit to view details on other participation opportunities, the 2016 festival components, and updates on the 2017 festival schedule. Questions may be directed to the Cultural Arts Dept. at 843-740-5854 or culturalarts@no

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