The Society of Bluffton Artists

The Society of Bluffton Artists

A Gallery of Local Artists

SOBA is a cooperative gallery of local artists in the heart of historic Bluffton SC. With works from more than 100 artists, the gallery is always FULL of  original art created locally. Our exhibit is ALL NEW every month.

Paint what you love and love what you paint. 

Mary Treadwell

Hey there fellow artists! 

Important Information about Copyrights

If you are an artist, copyright laws are like your superpower
to safeguard your creative work.

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Where Do You Paint? Artists Work Spaces & Studios

Take a peek at where our SOBA artist create their masterpieces. 

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Upcoming Events
Featured Artist This Month
Featured Artist This Month

 “The Beauty of Wood: Creations by Nicholas Di Mona” Aug. 5-31

Nicholas Di Mona, acclaimed for his distinctive wood sculptures crafted from deceased and fallen trees, announces his upcoming exhibition, “The Beauty of Wood: Creations by ...
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Our SOBA Instructors are Getting Rave Reviews

“Just a quick note to thank you for coordinating Dan Grazianlo’s workshop and to SOBA for hosting a great event…

I especially want to thank Dan for his time and patience with us. I think it is safe to say that we all left the workshop with valuable information and appreciated Dan’s energy and enthusiasm for creating oil paintings and felt he was sincerely interested in our development.

As we were all thanking Dan for his tutelage and time spent with us for the last three days at today’s conclusion, his humble spirit showed through, as he said, “I enjoyed painting ‘with’ you.”

He is a great artist.  He is a great teacher.”

– Anita Stephens

“Missy Gentile’s Abstract Art class is incredibly freeing! This class inspired me to think outside the box and divert from the traditional conventions of what we think art is supposed to be. 

Missy’s teaching style is encouraging, supportive, and enlightening. She inspires you to reach beyond your comfort zone and not overthink your artwork in order to tap into a different realm of your creativity. This class is pure joy!”

– Bonnie Wade Mucia

 David Rankin

“David is a master at watercolor and I appreciate that he shares his knowledge so freely. He also has terrific teaching skills + excellent instruction. Lastly, I loved, loved, loved the drawing + sketchbook class.

– Betsy Beaman

SOBA Gallery Art School

Greg Barnes’ 3-day workshop on landscape painting with pastels or oils took students between studio and plein air painting each day. All experience levels were able to gain insight into painting intuitively.
David Rankin’s watercolor workshop “Turning on the Light” helped students learned to use the white of the paper, creating depth, volume, and the magical blends that only watercolor can provide.

A Visit to Dan Graziano's Oil Painting Class

Dan’s three-day workshop focused on painting “alla prima” (all at once) as well as developing greater skills of observation, simplification and quickly painting “wet on wet” to create strong “painterly” paintings using a reference.

Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. 

His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world. See more of his work at https://www.dangrazianofineart.com/

A Visit to the Open Studio Portrait Class

SOBA art teacher, Cynthia Van Nus, facilitated an open studio portrait class for 8 weeks. Beginner and more experienced students had a great time and advanced their skills.

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SOBA Art school

SOBA offers ongoing workshops and classes for adults and children. As a non-profit, SOBA is dedicated to outreach programs and scholarships that enhance the community’s creativity.