December Eclectic

It’s December at SoBA! 

The Society of Bluffton Artists wishes you all the happiest of Holidays!

Let’s celebrate the lights and the beautiful colors of the holiday season. Let’s celebrate the beauty of the Lowcountry and the amazing artists members of SoBA. Let’s celebrate the delightful memories of 2017 and with a sense of magic let’s anticipate many wonderful experiences in 2018!

Happiness to you and yours,
Gayle Miller, President, Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA)

Featured Artist Calendar and Gallery Events for 2017

Change of Show
Monday December 4th 9-11 am
Because the Holiday Boutique is in the CCA the changeover check-in will be done on the porch of the gallery.

Larry Hughes 
December 11th – December 31st
Reception 5-7 pm Friday, December 15th

Larry Hughes is the December Featured Artist 

Larry is the December artist at Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA). His show Small, Medium(s) and Large” will be an exhibit consisting of group works to include Ab-Originals, Southwest Suite, and Cave and Rock Art. The show will be on display from December 11th-31st. An opening reception is slated for 5-7p.m. Friday, December 15th at the SoBA Old Town Bluffton Gallery.

Hughes is a self-taught artist who “learned by osmosis” from his mother, Virginia S. Hughes, a fine professional watercolorist who painted for over 80 years. He started painting 11 years ago and today is represented in two galleries and private collections in 8 states. He has studied with several regional teachers as well. He is fascinated with work in various mediums – from crayon art and alcohol inks to watercolor, acrylic, and mixed medium. His work ranges from 2×2 inches to 30×40 inches. Thus the title of the show.

Hughes says he has always had a love/hate relationship with the blank canvas, but the process of creating thrills him every time. “It’s the way I feel as a writer about staring at a blank page,” said Hughes. His Cave and Rock Art series allows the viewer to feel the universality of artistic expression stretching back almost 100,000 years. The simplicity, directness, and power of those ancient artists is present in that series. “I continue to create, work, and play by the credo of be interested and be interesting,” Hughes said, adding, “I hope to at least make each viewer see something interesting.”

In addition to his role as a local artist, Hughes is founder of the Lowcountry Oyster Trail (LOT) an experiential tourism, economic development, and environmental initiative. The LOT uses the the fun focus of food, drink, adventure and learning to fund the SC Lowcountry Oyster Trail Fund. The fund promotes and enhances marine ecological research, analysis, and environmental stewardship for the region.

Rose Cofield Mixed Media Artist

SoBA Member Rose Cofield’s Mixed Media artwork “Sunday Morning” has been accepted in theCatherine Lorillard Wolfe 121st Annual Exhibition.The show will take place at the National Art Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY – 10003. The dates of the show will be January 9th – 26th. This exhibition is the Club’s major event. It provides opportunities for members and non-members alike to show their work in the heart of the world’s art capital. Catherine Lorillard Wolfe(1828-1887) was a prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. was established in 1896 for Women Artists.