Gallery News

Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Finalists for the 2019 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

By The Charleston Chronicle | November 5, 2019  The Gibbes Museum of Art announced this week the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 2019 finalists are Damian Stamer, Donte’ Hayes, Herb Parker, Martha Clippinger, Michi Meko and Stephanie Patton. One of these artists, whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement, while contributing…  Read More

Confederate statue, plantation, prison: Artists reclaim sites with ‘Battlegrounds’

Hannah Chalew’s augmented reality artwork, “Toxic Ecology,” in “Battlegrounds” By DEBORAH VANKIN for Los Angeles Times OCT. 29, 2019 There’s an 800-year-old oak tree in New Orleans City Park, a great big, craggy and handsome planting. It’s named for the late John McDonough, a philanthropist who was also a slave owner and white supremacist. On Saturday another…  Read More

Intricate Beadwork Adorns Handmade Mardi Gras Suits by Demond Melancon

By ANDREW LASANE for Colossal For the past three decades, Louisiana-based artist Demond Melancon has created highly detailed Mardi Gras Indian suits using millions of hand-sewn small glass beads. Each suit takes several months to create and features custom patches that tell stories about African and American history. Images of Nyabinghi warriors, Haile Selassie, African nature scenes,…  Read More

A Painter’s Path from Bosnia to Florida’s Backwaters

Amer Kobaslija captures Florida’s lush, strange atmosphere while examining the expressive potential of oil paint’s luminous, elastic, viscous goo. by Edward M. Gómez for Hyperallergic April 26, 2019   Real artists are always looking for something — either venturing out into the real world to bear witness to human behavior or to characterize places and events,…  Read More

2019 Southern Prize and State Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship recipients, including the Southern Prize winner Rory Doyle and finalist Amy Gross. Each of these artists were selected by a national panel of jurors to receive their respective state fellowships, including an award of $5,000. A second panel reviewed these artists’ work, awarding one…  Read More


by OSMAN CAN YEREBAKAN for Cultured Magazine   During the preview for Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience on a rainy Thursday, curator Dan Cameron walked a group of journalists and donors through Swoope Park [sic]. One of the largest urban greeneries in the country and a multifunctional site for recreational and cultural activities, the Midwestern…  Read More

Portrait of a creative space: The Studio of Nicole Charbonnet

By: Folwell Dunbar for ViaNolaVie | JUL 09, 2018 Nicole Charbonnet’s studio is seven thousand square feet. The main room alone is the size of a middle school gymnasium. The former warehouse built around the turn of the century also contains an apartment (Nicole lives there), storage rooms, a downstairs studio used by another artist, a garage…  Read More