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The Society of Bluffton Artists discounts membership fees


COVID-19 has prevented local artists from getting involved with SOBA The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA), a non-profit art organization in the heart of Old Town Bluffton’s art district, has long connected local artists — offering networking, exhibition opportunities and gallery displays to sell their work. Register Here However, since COVID-19 became a reality, SOBA […]

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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

Free Watercolor Demo


2-4 pm, Tuesday, February 11 at the Center for Creative Arts Registration is closed! Demonstration has filled up. Nationally renowned watercolor artist David Rankin will be leading a free watercolor demonstration from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at The Society of Bluffton Artist’s Center for Creative Arts in Old Town Bluffton. This event is free […]

The 5th Annual Old Town Bluffton Paint Out


April 24-26 A plein air competition open to all! Entry fee is $20 in advance/$25 walk up Advanced registration is available at Four Corners Framing with cash or check. Or register below. Questions? 843-757-8185 Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Rain date is May 2. Registration Details: Pay ahead online with credit […]

Judged Show Sponsorships Available


26th Annual Judged Show is from March 2-April 6 Become a sponsor The Society of Bluffton Artists will host its 26th Annual Judged Show March 2- April 6, and they need the community’s help to make this a successful event. This creative competition is open to all artists in the Lowcountry area. Each year, the […]

Seventh Annual Holiday Boutique


Unique handcrafted gifts and decor for sale from Dec. 7-21 at the Center for Creative Arts Artists of the Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) are creating original, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for the 7th annual Holiday Boutique. The boutique is scheduled for December 7-21 at the gallery’s Center for Creative Arts building next door on Church […]

SoBA voted “Favorite Art Gallery” in Hilton Head Monthly’s Reader’s Choice Awards


The Hilton Head/Bluffton Monthly Readers’ Choice Awards votes are in and the people in our community have voted Society of Bluffton Artists as their Favorite Art Gallery in Bluffton! Thank you to everyone who voted for SoBA!

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Wanted: Local Artists

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The Society of Bluffton Artists is ramping up its membership drive Become a Member Today The art district in Bluffton is growing, but where do local artists go to network, to exhibit or to sell their works? The founding members of The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) had this in mind when they started the […]

SoBA art instructor featured in Parisian publication


David Rinkin’s art work in India is in “Pratique des Arts” magazine from Paris, France. David is a well-known watercolorist and instructor. His art is inspired by his world travel — with his first experience in the Himalayas of North India in 1970. Don’t miss David Rinkin’s watercolor class in May David will teach “Painting […]