For the Palette and Palate Stroll, the Corrigan Gallery LLC is pleased to welcome once again Barsa Tapas, a Spanish tapas restaurant located on trendy upper King Street.

The Sea by Gaston Locklear

The Sea by Gaston Locklear

For the art and food event, the Corrigan Gallery will present a show titled “Atmosphere” with works by Gaston Locklear and other gallery artists. The gallery opened its doors on September 1, 2005 at 62 Queen Street, Charleston, South Carolina, just off the corner of Meeting and Queen streets in the historic downtown Charleston. The gallery exhibits works of art both representational and abstract possessing the charm of old Charleston with a contemporary edge. Representing artists whose work is beyond the traditional approach to the southern landscape of marshes, the gallery consistently provides new works to see on a regular basis. Artistic vision partnered with an intellectual strength and astute handling of the materials describes the work on display.

The gallery is showing art that is just for that – art! Not following this year’s fashions but reaching towards the future and showing respect for the past, the presented artwork fulfills the beholder’s need for beauty and the collector’s wish for strong investments. This is art for the soul; art that lets the eyes breathe fresh air. Visitors may watch paintings in process on location and view works that have been done en plein air as well asin situ studio pieces.

Barsa’s proprietor, Drazen Romic, is always working hard to think of innovative ways to bring people to the popular revitalized upper King Street area and is a pioneer when it comes to unchartered territories and the potential they can offer to business owners and the community. Romic opened the very successful Lana restaurant 8 years ago on Rutledge and Cannon long before that area was on the map as a culinary hotspot and it is at Lana where he discovered Barsa’s Executive Chef Cole Poolaw.

Chef Cole Coolaw

Chef Cole Coolaw

Originally of McColl, South Carolina, Poolaw moved to Charleston seven years ago to ultimately pursue a career in culinary arts. He attended Trident Technical College’s Culinary Institute while working full time at Lana Restaurant honing his skills and training under Chef John Ondo. At the young age of twenty-three Cole took the helm as executive chef of Barsa tapas, lounge, and bar. There he has ventured into Spanish cuisine and traditional tapas while staying true to his roots and integrating his own Southern charm. Having a deep commitment to local sustainability, he strives to use only the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby farms. Always a purist in the kitchen, his food profiles are simple and clean yet comforting and satisfying. Whether on the line or visiting with guests in the dining room, you’ll find him with a smile and a true enthusiasm to evolve and expand his culinary palate.

Cherry by Wanda Steppe

Martin Gallery gathers some of the finest contemporary artists in their fields together under one roof. Upon entering the historic Grand Salon of Martin Gallery, one experiences a soaring space filled with the exquisite color and texture of oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass. Martin Gallery features contemporary art, representing about forty nationally and internationally renowned artists. The array of different styles and works of art at the gallery keeps visitors engaged and contemplative. The gallery provides works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings.

For the Palette & Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery is pleased to be paired with Oak Steakhouse, a true Charleston favorite. Touted as “one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America,” Oak Steakhouse, owned and operated by The Indigo Road restaurant group, showcases world-class American cuisine in an elegant setting that captures the essence of fine dining in Charleston, S.C. Located on downtown’s historical Broad Street, Oak presents an inspired selection of Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood specialties and vegetarian dishes featuring regional ingredients from Lowcountry farmers and fishermen from executive chef Jeremiah Bacon.

Set in the restored 150-year-old South Carolina Loan & Trust bank building, the elegant ambiance at Oak Steakhouse artfully blends the old and new. The restaurant’s 18-foot ceilings, arched windows and 150-year-old heart of pine floors complement custom chandeliers and locally commissioned artwork. With three floors and five distinct dining rooms, the multi-dimensional space offers a variety of dining options ranging from private group dining rooms to an intimate table for two.

Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse

Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon’s menu highlights include succulent steaks such as the marinated 28 oz. Certified Angus Beef Prime bone-in ribeye, as well as seafood favorites like the pan-seared sea scallops served with roasted exotic mushrooms and a foie gras au poivre sauce. A Charleston native and College of Charleston alumnus, Bacon attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y. After graduating from the CIA in 1999, Bacon moved to New York City where he spent 10 years working for legendary restaurants such as River Café, an award-winning riverfront restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., and ILO in midtown. Bacon left ILO to join the staff at Le Bernardin, the famed seafood restaurant of celebrity chef Eric Ripert. In 2004, Bacon was part of the opening crew of Per Se, which along with Le Bernadin, earned Four Stars from the New York Times and Three Michelin Stars.

When Bacon returned to the Lowcountry in 2007, he passionately incorporated a local-first philosophy into his culinary practices by building strong relationships with local farmers and fisheries. Bacon joined Oak Steakhouse as executive chef and partner in November 2010 and brought this philosophy with him to add his personal touch to the menu, taking it in a progressive, yet local direction.

"Fancy Collar" by Nancy Van Meter

“Fancy Collar” by Nancy Van Meter


Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, established in 2001 by Jaynie Milligan Spector and located on Church street, is a source for dog and horse paintings and sculptures by top quality nationally and internationally known artists in the United States and Europe who create 21st century works of art, as well as portraits of animals and their human counterparts. Ms. Spector studied with Sothebys Auction House in London, England, and worked as an art advisor in New York City, North Carolina and Florida. She is able to find the best quality artists who reflect 21st century art while also masterfully depicting dogs and horses. A former director of 19th century art at Christies also assists Ms. Spector with earlier period paintings.

Dog & Horse offers top quality artists who work in styles from traditional to contemporary.  Clients are able to find the right artist to suit their taste and budget, whether they want the number one painter of dogs in the world or affordable top quality artists. Many of the gallery’s artists also masterfully paint men, women and children. For this year’s Palette and Palate Stroll, the gallery will feature “Miniatures” an art form since the 15th century including works by Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton and small watercolors by Nancy Pellatt.

ZeroGeorge_CannonGreen-514x516For the event, the fine art gallery is paired with a very exciting new restaurant, Zero Café + Bar. A casual bistro style café located on the ground floor of Zero George Street Hotel, features al fresco dining options and covered piazza seating. Distinguished as a 2014 Best New Food Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler and a 2014 Best New Cooking Class by FOOD + WINE, the team behind Zero George is passionate about food and places a great emphasis on creating a unique in-house culinary program. They source herbs, vegetables, rice and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. Our chef’s kitchen garden provides ingredients Zero Cafe and cooking classes.

Chef Vinson Petrillo

Chef Vinson Petrillo

Lead by Chef Vinson Petrillo and his culinary team, cafe’s  fare features locally grown and season ingredients which have been thoughtfully paired with a curated list of small production, boutique wines and craft cocktails. The culinary team is as passionate about food as they are about service and hospitality. Their dedication to the culinary arts has earned them recognition as a Top 5 Foodie Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler.

Chef Petrillo has a passion and appreciation for natural, local ingredients infused with his contemporary American Style.  All of his dishes are elegantly prepared in the Zero George professional display kitchen, located in the property’s original circa 1804 carriage house.  The seasonal menu features a variety of small plates, compelling dinner specials and wine parings. The a-la-carte menu is approachable, hyper-seasonal, and features the freshest herbs and vegetables from the on-site kitchen garden.  Furthermore, the Zero George team is proud to support local farmers and fishermen by utilizing top quality products available in Charleston.

ZeroGeorge_CannonGreenChef Vinson Petrillo’s culinary career began at the age of 15 at the Parsippany Hilton in New Jersey. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, Petrillo worked in some of the nation’s best restaurants, including New York City’s Caviar Russe and Abe & Arthur’s. He comes to Zero Café + Bar after his role as Chef de Cuisine at Prospect in Brooklyn, New York – a modern new American restaurant focused on sustainability and local, fresh ingredients. Petrillo is a two-time winner of Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Champions and was named to the 2013 Zagat New York City’s “30 Under 30” list.


West Fraser | Hunting Island | Oil on linen | 20 x 24 inches

West Fraser | Hunting Island | Oil on linen | 20 x 24 inches

Helena Fox Fine Art, located south of Broad in Historic Charleston, specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including renowned Southern painter, West Fraser. The varied collection of work mingles impressionistic landscapes and streetscapes, maritime paintings, plein air travel paintings, still lifes, and trompe l’oeil, with modernistic architectural paintings. Wildlife sculptures by internationally acclaimed sculptor Kent Ullberg and exquisite handcrafted 22K gold jewelry by celebrated Welsh goldsmith Sarah Amos will also enthrall you on your visit to the gallery

Helen Fox Fine Art proudly represents the following artists: Sarah Amos, William R. Davis, John Cosby, William McCullough, Arnold Desmarais, Julyan Davis, Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, Terry DeLapp, Donald Demers, Mary Erickson, West Fraser, Joseph McGurl, Billyo O’Donnell, Joseph Paquet, Kent Ullberg and Jeffrey Larson.

Chef Craig Deihl, photo by Peter Frank Edwards

Chef Craig Deihl, photo by Peter Frank Edwards

For the 2014 Palette and Palate Stroll, the gallery is partnering with Cypress restaurant. Cypress, housed in a historic two-story building on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, S.C., opened in 2001. Led by two-time James Beard nominee Craig Deihl, the team at Cypress uses Lowcountry ingredients to showcase Deihl’s signature style. Executive Chef Craig Deihl, recognized as one of the nation’s youngest, talented chefs, infuses classic Lowcountry cuisine of the South with an innovative combination of flavors from around the globe. In 2007, Deihl authored his first cookbook, Cypress, which has immediately received rave reviews from culinary experts.

The menu, which includes dishes such as Crisp Wasabi Tuna with a ginger-garlic glaze and Certified Angus Beef® Filet of Beef with housemade Boursin cheese and Deihl’s award-winning in-house charcuterie program, the Artisan Meat Share, which produces over 80 types of meats, is complemented by a wine list displayed in a three-story wine wall, featuring vintages from well-known to small, boutique wineries around the world and sweet creations by Andrea Upchurch.

Andrea Upchurch

Andrea Upchurch

In 2013, Andrea Upchurch was named the Executive Pastry Chef at Cypress where chef Deihl makes charcuterie dreams come true. Also, running the sweet side of things at Blossom and Magnolia, Upchurch is pushing the envelope at Cypress a little. “My goal is to play off Craig’s stuff. I want to do desserts that are light and clean,” say Upchurch. She will be serving her sweet, dreamy creations at this year’s Palette & Palate Stroll.


Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Robert Lange Studios represents artists and photographers who demonstrate the finest of contemporary American Realism and Abstraction. The gallery is working as a catalyst in the city, representing some of the city’s finest, most innovative artists who are changing the art scene in Charleston. For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery will present June Stratton  in her show titled “Flutter.”

“As a diversion from my usual figurative art works, I decided to create drawings that were intended as dreamscape studies for larger figurative paintings these combine a cast of inhabitants from  my nocturnal wanderings. These smaller drawings have become alluring similes of dream portraits all on their own. These new art works are Pastel and Silver Leaf on Canson paper. The silver leaf within these pieces is both a metaphor of reflective meaning and an intentional nod to aesthetic appearance of iconic drawings of centuries past,” says Stratton.

At this year’s art and culinary affair, Robert Lange Studios will collaborate with McCrady’s.

Since arriving in Charleston and joining McCrady’s in 2006, Chef Sean Brock  has taken Charleston’s culinary scene by storm; just recently opening yet another amazing culinary destination, Husk. One of Charleston’s youngest and most celebrated chefs, chef Brock stands as a front runner of the modern cuisine that infuses fresh, locally grown ingredients with an unexpected flair.

As the winner of the Food Network challenge “The Next Great Chef, a two time nominee for the 2008 and 2009 James Beard Award for “Rising Star Chef”, and 2010 James Beard Award “Best Chef Southeast” Winner, Brock captures a field-to-table experience that brings familiarity to the palate but is presented in an innovative way. Bringing a new style to Charleston’s dining scene and Charleston cuisine to new heights, McCrady’s has been ranked as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2008 in North America.

Shortly after accepting his position with McCrady’s, chef Brock began the development of a 2.5 acre farm on Wadmalaw Island which would later serve fulfill the voluminous needs of the kitchen and the demands of an increasingly high end food community, chef Brock wanted to create a true field-to-table experience, not only for his guests, but for his staff.  “Food should be a treat for the emotions as well as the palate,” says Brock, “at once comforting, exciting, and entertaining.  We like to surprise and delight our guests with familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways.” Brock’s talent in the kitchen is unsurpassed and has contributed to the growing sophistication of Charleston as a whole.

"Church Street at Dusk"  16" x 12", Oil on Canvas   Simon Balyon

“Church Street at Dusk” 16″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas Simon Balyon

For this year’s Palette and Palate Stroll, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art will feature Dutch works by Simon Balyon, Hennie de Korte, Frans Van der Wal, Frits Goosen, Niek Van der Plas, Willem Heytman and Johannes Eerdmans in a show titled “A Dutch Medley.”  The show has a variety of subject matter from still life and maritime scenes to landscapes from around the world. Simon Balyon has primarily chosen to focus his new works on the Charleston historic district. His stunning, old world depictions of downtown locales transport the viewer to a simpler time while capturing the essence and charm that encapsulates Charleston. The exhibit runs through August 30th.

The gallery is pleased to be joined for the first time by the best restaurant east of the Cooper – Langdon’s. Owned and operated by the Owens Dinning Group, Langdon`s  is a classic fine dining restaurant that fuses Lowcountry and global flavors and warm hospitality in a refined, contemporary setting. As Mt. Pleasant’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant, the greatest emphasis is on execution, attention to detail, and consistency in creating top-notch food. Under the leadership of Chef/Owner Patrick Owens, Langdon’s continues to be a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2003.Langdons

Charleston native Patrick Owens has deep roots in the local culinary scene. His passion for southern food dates back to his early years helping his parents and grandparents in the kitchen. He worked in catering with Charleston Bay Gourmet in his teenage years, then moved onto more serious kitchen posts at Circa 1886 and Magnolia’s. At 27, he opened his first venture, Langdon’s, with the goal of serving delicious, well-executed food in a refined, fine dining setting. 10 years later, Langdon’s continues to garner praise as the best restaurant east of the Cooper, earning AAA’s Four Diamond award every year since opening.

Chef Patrick Owens

Chef Patrick Owens

Patrick’s notable talents as a chef and warm, friendly disposition have been continuously lauded by both the media and his long-time loyal fans, who continue to rate his restaurants at the top of the local dining scene. He has raised the bar on cuisine in Mt. Pleasant and takes great pride in creating dining experiences that endure the test of time.

Robert Palevitz | Melon and Grapes II

Robert Palevitz | Melon and Grapes II

Located on King Street in Charleston’s art and antique district,The Sylvan Gallery has established a reputation of bringing some of the finest international work to the Charleston forefront. Representing more than 25 artists globally, the gallery focuses on 20th and 21st century representational art. Owned and operated by Joe and Janie Sylvan, the gallery is helping to bring diversity to Charleston’s art scene.

For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery in association with Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC, will feature a special preview of original small works by many of America’s leading contemporary artists. Buyers can acquire these works in a unique auction on Saturday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m. at The Sylvan Gallery, 171 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina. While all paintings will be estimated at current market value, reserves will be set significantly lower and many of the paintings will be offered at no reserve to afford both young and experienced collectors an opportunity to add to their collections. Some works will be sold framed and others will be sold unframed. Seating will be limited and there will be no telephone bid service. Absentee Bid Forms are available. Please see the works and download the from at http://morriswhiteside.com/small-works-fine-art-auction/category/77.

HallsThe Sylvan Gallery is pleased to welcome their partner restaurant, Halls Chophouse for an unforgettable evening of fine art and exquisite food. Located at 434 King Street, the restaurant is a family inspiration that has taken shape over many years. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the Hall family values the importance of true hospitality and comfort. Halls Chophouse presents delicious cuisine in an energetic, visually striking environment. The restaurant features exposed brick walls, leather banquettes and warm lighting true to old-world traditional steakhouses. The 160-seat chophouse is situated on two rustic floors with tables and banquettes available for general dining. Complemented by superior service and a knowledgeable staff, Halls Chophouse offers the community of Charleston, South Carolina a sophisticated, quality cuisine. Halls Chophouse is a “Classic American Steakhouse” located in historic downtown Charleston.

Halls Chophouse upstairsJeanne and Bill Hall, Sr. has spent over forty years operating hotels and restaurants in Pinehurst, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Napa Valley and Pebble Beach, CA. Bill also managed outposts of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Cloister Resort & Beach Club in Sea Island, GA. Tommy Hall who has spent over ten years in the restaurant business joins the team after 6 years as General Manager with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Dallas, TX. Billy Hall has worked around hotels and restaurants throughout his life. He joins the family after working in sports for the last 12 years in Major League Baseball, Major College Football and the NFL. Definitely check out the restaurant for a Gospel Sunday brunch & live music! One of the best in Charleston!