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The Charleston Fine Art Annual is the fine art weekend in Charleston, SC. The event kicked off tonight receptions at CFADA member galleries. Tomorrow , Saturday, November 5, local and visiting artists will wake up bright and early and set up their easels in Washington Park (Broad and Meeting Streets) at 9am. Hundreds of art entusiasts come through the park each year, looking for a chance to see their favorite artists at work, creating works of art.

The following artists will be painting in the park tomorrow:

Mickey Williams, West Fraser, Julyan Davis, Ted Ellis, Rhett Thurman, Trey Finney, Shannon Smith, Jennifer Smith Rogers, J. Christian Snedeker, Karen Larson Turner, Laurie Meyer, George Pate, Mark Bailey, Gary Gowans, Lese Corrigan, Mark Horton, Chris Groves, Nancy Hoerter, Shannon Runquist  and Larry Moore.

The works from the park will be auctioned off at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art (58 Broad Street) tomorrow evening, November 5 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $55 per person and still available at www.cfada.com. Join our artists tomorrow evening and help us raise funds for art programs at 11 local high schools, many of these high schools depend completely on CFADA’s donation.

The participating high schools are: Wando HS, R.B. Stall, West Ashley HS, St. John’s HS, James Island HS, Garrett Academy, Septima Clark, Academic Magnet, Charleston School of the Arts, North Charleston HS and Burke HS. These high schools compete in the annual high school art competition that takes place in conjunction with the Painting in the Park. The art competition is sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply, Charleston Magazine and Charleston County School District. The student art works will be judged by: Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley, Ellen Dressler Morryl of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Darcy Shankland of Charleston Magazine and Angela Mack of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Thank you to all our sponsors and judges for your on-going support.

CFADA member galleries are:

Charleston Renaissance Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Helena Fox Fine Art, Horton Hayes Fine Art, Smith-Killian Fine Art, The Sylvan Gallery and Wells Gallery

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CFADA’s Charleston Fine Art Annual, November 2, 4-5, 2011

Program:

Wednesday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. – “Women in Art” Lecture at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Friday, November 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – CFADA Gallery Receptions & Historic Downtown Charleston Art Stroll

Saturday morning, November 5, 9 a.m. – noon – “Painting in the Park” in Washington Park

Saturday evening, November 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – “Silent Auction & Patrons’ Reception”

The highlight of the fine art weekend is the Painting in the Park which will feature some of the most celebrated local and visiting artists, including Mickey Williams, West Fraser, Julyan Davis, Ted Ellis, Rhett Thurman, Trey Finney, Shannon Smith, Jennifer Smith Rogers, J. Christian Snedeker, Karen Larson Turner, Laurie Meyer, George Pate, Mark Bailey, Gary Gowans, Lese Corrigan, Mark Horton, Chris Groves, Nancy Hoerter, Shannon Runquist  and Larry Moore.

Silent Auction & Patrons’ Reception” is a benefit created for art collectors and patrons interested in spending time with their favorite artists and supporting CFADA’s mission. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art. The works from the park will be up for bid. The silent auction ends at 8:00 p.m. and the event ends at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Silent Auction & Patrons’ Reception are $55 per person. Ella W. Richardson Fine Art is located at 58 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Purchase tickets at www.cfada.com.

The Charleston Fine Art Annual raises funds that keep art alive in local high schools. Since 2004, CFADA has donated over $180,000 to art programs at eleven local high schools.

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