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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!


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Over the past ten years, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) has grown from just a handful of founding members to 13 member galleries that continue to help transform Charleston’s art market and to set standards of professionalism.  This November, CFADA welcomes avid art collectors and nationally renowned artists to celebrate its 10th anniversary and continue the tradition at the Eleventh Charleston Fine Art Annual.  As Charleston’s premier weekend dedicated to the visual arts, the Charleston Fine Art Annual features more than 25 leading artists, exhibiting at CFADA member galleries and painting in Washington Park. The event takes place on November 4, 6, 7, 2009.  Proceeds will benefit Charleston County High Schools’ fine art programs.

Robert Lange Painting in the ParkThe fine art weekend kicks off on Wednesday, November 4 with the first of a new three part lecture series on Women in Art, organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art.  For ticket information on the lecture series, please visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org.   The next event takes place on Friday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m., featuring an art stroll and gallery openings at CFADA member galleries. Each gallery will present works by prominent local and visiting artists who travel to Charleston every year to participate in this prestigious event. This free event is open to public.

On Saturday morning, November 7 starting at 9:00 a.m., locals and visitors alike will once again mingle and watch artists at work as they donate their time and talent to creating masterpieces that will be later auctioned off at the Charleston Art Auction to benefit the Charleston County High Schools’ art programs. The ever-popular plein air event, Painting in the Park, takes place at Washington Park from 9:00 a.m. till noon.

The Sixth Annual High School Art Competition, a platform for young talented artists to showcase their unique works, is part of the plein air event and will start at 11:00 a.m. at Washington Park. The finest student works will be on display and judged by a panel of celebrity judges. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m.

student art painting in the parkSaturday evening will be dedicated to auctioning fine works of art, featuring historically significant paintings and drawings together with contemporary works by recognized American artists.   The creations from Painting in the Park will be auctioned interspersed between other works.  The Charleston Art Auction will start at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Charleston Hotel, 68 Wentworth Street, downtown Charleston. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Ticket are $50.00 (contributed to the Charleston County High School Art Programs, this includes a fully illustrated sales catalogue) per person.

Founded in 1999, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association is the source of fine art in the South and consists of the city’s prominent galleries. The association promotes Charleston as a fine art destination for avid collectors and passionate art enthusiasts and supports the artists of the future. CFADA has donated more than $140,000 to local high schools, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Art Center and the Studio Art Department at the College of Charleston. For more information on CFADA, please visit http://www.cfada.com and for ticket reservations for the auction call 843-722-0128.

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rhett-turman1The Sylvan Gallery is proud to present the newest body of work by Rhett Thurman in a show entitled “Coloring Outside of the Lines.” The opening reception will be held March 6, 2009  from 5pm to 8pm and continue through the end of the month of March. The gallery is located at 171 King Street, in downtown Charleston’s historic district and antique row. The gallery is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) and a founding partner of the Charleston Art Auction.

South Carolina native Rhett Thurman is a focused dedicated painter whose wish is to push beyond the last completed painting. “Coloring Outside of the Lines” is a show of such works. Of her last show, Thurman spoke of pushing out the edges of the safety zone and wanting to move the work to a level where it transcends her past work and the limits of locale and experience. This exhibition shows what happens when she moves “outside of the lines!” Thurman provides the viewer with a sense of being in the moment whether at home in Charleston or traveling far and wide. Each painting is a refreshing, slice of life. Color and light is expressed in soft, luminous works of oil on canvas reflecting this soft-spoken Southern lady grace. Glowing with the light and joy of life and the recording of the lovely views around us, these highly collectible paintings bring warmth and a smile to the viewer.

Rhett Thurman has achieved national acclaim for both her oils and watercolors. She has exhibited with the prestigious American and National Watercolor Societies, been featured in national publications and is included in private, museum and corporate collections. She was the 2003 artist in residence for the Gibbes Museum of Art Poets’ and Painters’ program. Thurman is the recipient of the 1995 Outstanding Alumna Award from Queens College, where she earned her degree in studio art. Her education and painting experience include further studies in Europe and the United States. As Charleston is a destination for international art collectors, Thurman’s work has worldwide exposure and is gaining in popularity as we speak. Highly collectible and easily affordable, her paintings add dimension to anyone’s “portfolio.”

The Sylvan Gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century representational art and carries a large selection of sculpture. They are pleased to represent the work of thirty or so artists of world renown. The Sylvan Gallery can be reached at 843-722-2172, j_sylvan@msn.com or http://www.thesylvangallery.com. Gallery hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.

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