The Society of Bluffton Artists

The Society of Bluffton Artists Annual Young Talent Art Exhibit

Soba’s Young Talent Art Show is scheduled for Feb 6 – March 5.
Reception Saturday, February 11, 5- 7p.

The Society of Bluffton Artists will feature gifted young artists of high school age in their annual young talent art show, slated for Feb. 6-March 5. An opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton.

This year, three schools are participating in the young talent art exhibit: Bluffton High School, May River High School and Cross School. Gifted young artists involved in their schools’ arts programs often go on to pursue careers in art, design or photography.

“SOBA is committed to its mission of providing art education and art appreciation to the local community,” said Cynthia Van Nus, SOBA event organizer. “The art show gives students a chance for public recognition for their talents and achievements, the same that is given to student athletes, science projects and music concerts.”

“Is This A Dream” by Addison Snyder, Ink, a playful ink collage created by a 9th grade student in Andrea Pejeau’ s Drawing One class.

John Cullinen, Arts Teacher at Cross Upper School, said Cross School has a growing art program that infuses traditional mediums with digital art and photography — a sampling of which will be shown in SOBA’s upcoming show.

“The opportunity to showcase our student work in a professional gallery will create a lifelong memory for our students at Cross Upper School,” he said. 

Bluffton High School’s art program includes ceramics, drawing, media arts, painting and photography. The students have prepared ink drawings, charcoal still life, a ceramic medley, acrylic on canvas and digital print, said Andrea Pejeau, a National Art Honor Society Advisor and art instructor at Bluffton High School. 

May River High School students have prepared photography, pottery and paintings — all of which are looking to embrace the whimsical side of life and the beauty of the Lowcountry

“For me teaching art is more than creating, it is about building connections to our visual society,” said Elizabeth Schlieger, the Fine Arts Department Chair at May River High School. “Helping students understand not just how things are created, but why, and then developing an understanding of their place amongst that world.”