Shrimp Cocktail by Shannon Smith Hughes

The gallery known for contemporary realism and color, Anglin Smith Fine Art (formally Smith Killian Fine Art) is located in the heart of downtown Charleston’s French Quarter District at 9 Queen Street. The gallery has been featured in national publications, including AmericanStyleCoastal Living and Southern Living, and features works by Charleston artist Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets — painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith, and photographer Tripp Smith. In addition to these artists, the gallery represents sculptor Darrell Davis; works in oil by Kim English and Colin Page are also available.  Subject matter ranges from local and European landscapes to architectural works and still life, figurative and abstract.

At this year’s art and culinary affair, Anglin Smith Fine Art collaborates once again with Circa 1886A long-time supporter of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, Circa 1886 is one of the restaurants that come back on board each year supporting us in our efforts to raise funds for art education in Charleston.

Chef Marc Collins

Chef Marc Collins

To complement the gallery’s new works, Executive Chef Marc Collins will present a tasting that reflects his modern and innovative approach to traditional Southern cuisine. At this year’s event, he will be serving Shredded Lamb Osso Bucco and Cous Cous salad with yogurt dressing in small servings. Chef Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to Charleston’s fine dining restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically found on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local fresh seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, Circa 1886 promises one of the best restaurant experiences in Charleston, the region we call home.

Chef Collins earned his formal culinary training at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh from where he moved to San Antonio, Texas. Here he worked at La Mansion Del Rio under French Chef Guy Collinet; he then continued to hone his skills at La Louisiane and the Fairmount Hotel, perfecting his talent in the French culinary technique.

Circa foodIn 2001, Chef Collins moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was given the prestigious title of executive chef of Circa 1886. A true hidden gem, Circa 1886 is nestled in the gardens behind the Wentworth Mansion downtown.  Thanks to Chef Collins’ dedication to excellence, the restaurant has earned many accolades and awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Mobil Four Star Award, the DiRoNA Award for Fine Dining, as well as the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Chef Collins has also received numerous personal honors that include being named a “Chef to Watch” by Esquire magazine in 2001. The son of an artist himself, Chef Collins brings an affinity for creativity and innovation to the preparation and presentation of every dish he serves.


In its ninth year, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Palette and Palate Stroll will present some of the most exciting restaurant and gallery pairings yet. The popular summer event will take place on Friday, July 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Attendees will once again stroll through the streets of the historic city, making stops at local fine art galleries for an evening dedicated to fine art, unique cuisine and wine.

This year’s gallery and restaurant partners are:

Anglin Smith Fine Art & Circa 1886

Corrigan Gallery & Barsa

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Zero Café + Bar

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art & Langdon’s

Helena Fox Fine Art & Cypress

Martin Gallery & Oak Steakhouse

Robert Lange Studios & McCrady’s

The Sylvan Gallery & Halls Chophouse

The ticketed event is presented as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Studio Series, benefiting local arts programs. Cost is $45 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.cfada.com. Participants can check in and start the stroll at any of the participating galleries.


Summertime by Shannon Runquist

Horton Hayes Fine Art is located at the corner of State and Queen Streets and features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists, including Mark Kelvin Horton, Shannon Runquist, Chris Groves, Nancy Hoerter, Bjorn Runquist, Michael Knoch and Larry Moore.

Subject matter in the gallery varies and includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor. While many of the pieces depict Lowcountry scenes and themes, one may also find a range of images including mountain and western scenes, European subjects and a variety of works inspired by the diverse experiences, surroundings and travels of their artists.

Photo Credit: AndrewStephenCebulka

Photo Credit: AndrewStephenCebulka

For this year’s stroll, Horton Hayes 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-photo by Leslie Ryann

Chef Jeremiah Bacon-photo by Leslie Ryann

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.

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. The Sylvans bring a combined total of more than thirty years of gallery experience to this warm and inviting gallery.  It is a “must see” gallery in a city that is rapidly becoming one of the premier “destination art markets” in the country. For the special event, the gallery will feature new paintings by Rhett Thurman and new sculptures by world renowned sculptor Glenna Goodacre.

Mending the Nets by Rhett Thurman

Mending the Nets by Rhett Thurman

The 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.

HallsJeanne 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 Sunday brunch! One of the best in Charleston!

You Are The Best Thing by West Fraser

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.

For the 2013 Palette and Palate Stroll, the gallery’s selection of the finest regional and national art will once again be complemented by Anson‘s decadent cuisine which blends worldly sophistication with Lowcountry lifestyle.

Anson Restaurant is a favorite Charleston restaurant  with Southern architecture, an elegant interior and gracious hospitality, serving Lowcountry favorites like Shrimp and Grits. Anson’s newest rising culinary star is Chef Jeremy Holst. With an emphasis on the abundance of seafood from the Lowcountry waters and utilizing local farmer’s produce, Chef Holst is working to provide Anson guests with the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Anson is proud to have Chef Holst leading a team that is dedicated to making this goal a reality.

Chef Jeremy Holst by Kaitlyn Iserman of Charleston City Paper

After growing up in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2000, Chef Holst began his professional career at Panos & Pauls located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. From here, he continued his culinary path at a five star five diamond resort, The Woodlands in Summerville, South Carolina. Upon his departure, the Ritz Carlton in Las Vegas, and the acclaimed Six Tables Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant that earned a Tripe AAA Four Diamond Rating, and The Troutdale, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in Bristol, Tennessee, would be next in providing Chef Holst with ample experience in fine dining expertise before returning home and joining Anson.

Cacciatore by Jeff Jamison

Cacciatore by Jeff Jamison

For this year’s Palette and Palate Stroll, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art will present new works by Jeff Jamison, Lindsay Goodwin and Karen Weihs. The works will be featured during the month of July.  Jamison’s bustling restaurant scenes and dreamy streetscapes lend a snapshot view into the city life, and Goodwin captures the tablescapes and interiors of extravagant European establishments.

Ballroom Ceiling of Chateau d'Artigny by    Lindsay Goodwin

Ballroom Ceiling of Chateau d’Artigny by Lindsay Goodwin

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art specializes in classical realist and impressionist paintings and sculpture by renowned American, Dutch, Russian and Korean artists. The gallery, located at 58 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, is the exclusive North American representative of Bronze Sculpture by Dutch artist Marianne Houtkamp.

The gallery is pleased to be joined by one of Charleston’s most exciting restaurants, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar for this special event.

Housed in a nineteenth century warehouse and featuring a stunning four-thousand bottle display cellar, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar offers Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass. Since its opening in 2007, Social has become the preeminent wine bar of Charleston. Complementing its extensive wine selection, Social serves dishes inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world in a chic but casual atmosphere. For Chef Jesse Sutton, the finishing touch on a dish isn’t the sauce or the sides, but the perfect pairing with a glass of wine.  Driven by cultural context, Sutton looks to the traditional ingredients and natural resources of a region to inspire what he creates on the plate.

Chef Jesse Sutton

Chef Jesse Sutton

Born in Carrboro, NC, Sutton grew up in Urbana, IL, and found his way into the kitchen by the age of 18 where his culinary journey began. Sutton enrolled at Kendall College where he received his AAS. His enthusiasm and willingness to learn quickly found him in an apprenticeship with the noted avant-garde chef, Grant Achatz at Trio restaurant. This experience made Sutton realize that the culinary world was ever-evolving and that it was a direction that he wanted to pursue as a career. In 2011, after five years at the Woodlands, South Carolina’s only 5-star, 5-diamond restaurant, Sutton took on the role of Executive-Chef at Social Restaurant + Wine Bar. At Social, in collaboration with owner and Sommelier Brad Ball, Sutton has found a home where wine plays a central part in each dish he creates. Drawing from the old-world wine regions of the world, Sutton is able to take diners on a culinary journey and create simple, elegant stories from around the world using only a wine glass, a plate and a vision.

To get Charleston ready for the 8th Annual Palette and Palate Stroll, we are doing feature blog posts on each pairing for the night.

Martin Gallery InteriorMartin 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.

home-7For the 8th Annual Palette & Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery is pleased to be paired with Tristan Restaurant. Tristan will be participating in the event for the first time, and we are very excited to have such an outstanding restaurant on board this year. At Tristan, fine dining is all about simplicity, personalized service, comfortable seating and calming, contemporary décor. Starting with a humble or ordinary ingredient, and taking the time to use the proper techniques to enhance it to its peak flavor is what chef Whiting and his team strive to do on a daily basis at Tristan.

Chef Nate Whiting of Tristan

Chef Nate Whiting of Tristan

Spend a few minutes with Nate Whiting, and you’re bound to hear that he “just wants to be in the kitchen.” It’s a sentiment that Tristan’s executive chef has been expressing since he started cooking at age 13. One that’s led him to work in some of the country’s – and the world’s – top kitchens since graduating from Johnson and Wales University. Over the years, he’s worked under Peninsula Grill’s renowned Chef Bob Carter in Charleston and developed some of his favorite techniques at Da Vittorio in Bergamo, Italy. Before coming to Tristan, he spent six years in the kitchen of The Dining Room at Woodlands. At Tristan, Whiting gets his inspiration from fresh, seasonal ingredients – he’s adamant about using only the best – to create dishes that make, as The Post and Courier puts it, “the simple sublime.”