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Let’s Keep Painting!


A series of classes in oil for beginners & those wanting to refresh their skills Instructor:  Mary Ann Browning Ford 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays in August  (4, 11, 18, 25) • $105, members and $125 for non-members (for all four classes) Register for the class This continuing series of painting classes will be […]

Random Beauty in the Pastel Landscape March 22-23, 2021 with Eve Miller


Instructor Eve Miller, PSA10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 22-23, 2021 • Cost $250, member and $275, non-members This two day workshop will focus on establishing a daily painting practice.We will explore how to create good design by using thumb nails. Reference photos will be used to establish light and dark patterns of light. From […]

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The Southern Landscape Oct. 6-8 with Chris Groves


The Southern Landscape: From Concept to Completion Instructor Chris Groves • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. October 6, 7 & 8 • Cost $450, member and $475, non-members This 3-day class will cover the necessary steps that an artist should take in their landscape painting process. From an idea to a finished product has many steps […]

Waterbase Media Oct. 14-16 with Morten E. Solberg

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Instructor Morten E. Solberg 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. October 14, 15, 16 • Cost $450, member and $475, non-members This will be a class of waterbase media. We will work at painting in a more experimental direction, landscape, figure & florals & Wildlife etc. I will demonstrate every day. I will be working in […]

SOBA takes precautions for COVID


The SOBA Gallery will reopen May 21. The gallery will operate with limited hours — from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with a limit of six people at a time in the gallery.  “Because of our current situation with the virus we are adopting the recommendations of the Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce,” said Linda Hilts, […]

SOBA Kids Art Camp 2020


Organizers are taking precautions in light of the coronavirus, limiting the classes to 10 students. Each student will have their own table or work station. However, please be aware that interaction may occur during the camp. PLEASE NOTE: The 6-9 year old class is full. There are only two seats left — one in the […]

CANCELLED: Ordinary Things Can Be Beautiful in the Eye of the Beholder

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May Ann Browning Ford’s Featured Artist Exhibit and Opening Reception has been cancelled The Society of Bluffton Artists gallery is closed until March 30. Additionally, April’s Featured Artist exhibit and opening reception has been cancelled. These are necessary precautions to take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Painting Your Way April 4, 11 & 18 with Missy Gentile


9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 4, 11 & 18 Cost: $145 members, $160 non-members Register for the class This class is about losing pre-conceived ideas about what is painting and discovering what painting is for you. Through guided warm-ups, mini-painting challenges, and instruction in the basics of painting, the student is enabled to discover a personal […]

Three-Day Painting Workshop May 26-28 with Slava Korolenkov


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  May 26-28Cost: $450 members, $475 non-members Register for class Slava Korolenkov, well-known professional painter, impressionist, will teach you during 3-days workshop how to get familiar with main rules of painting process.  This class is for any level of artist. Mediums include any opaque (oil, acrylic, gouache, tempera). The class will over still […]

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26th Annual Judged Show Registration


March 2-April 6 Rules of Entry | About the Judge Registration is closed. Winners will be announced during opening reception:5-7 p.m.  Wednesday, March 4 at the SOBA gallery, 6 Church Street 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cash Awards. Categories include: Acrylic Mixed Media Oil Pastel Photography Watercolor 3 D