BASEcamp Artist Gallery
The Digital Corridor supports Beaufort's visual arts community through the BASEcamp Gallery where local artists are invited to display and sell their work. We host a quarterly "artist reception" and invite Corridor members and community art lovers to attend.
Beaufort Arts Council
Celebrating Gullah Art, the Beaufort Arts Council will showcase artists Diane Dunham Griffin, Claudette Humphrey, Renee Smith, Andy Tate, and Bernice Mitchell Tate at the Digital Corridor's BASEcamp Gallery April - June, 2019.
Join us for the Artists Reception Friday, April 5th as part of historic downtown Beaufort's Spring Art Walk 5-8pm. BASEcamp Gallery - 500 Carteret Street is midway between USCB Center for the Arts/Sea Islands Center Gallery and the downtown galleries.
Omar "Omally" Patterson is from Yemassee, SC, and has been painting in oil and acrylic for ten years. He won the University of South Carolina Beaufort 16th Annual Student Art Exhibition, receiving the prestigious Chancellor's Award for his recreation of Asher Durand's Black Mountain from the Harbor Islands. His signature piece- a painting of the famous Emancipation Tree on St. Helena Island titled "The Freedom Tree"- is part of a permanent collection known as the Gullah Archive at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Omally uses a uses a combination of sharp and gradual gradients and a range of different values to create his image. He strongly believes in the power of observation; that "portraying what 'you' see and learning to appreciate one's own work first and foremost, not just in painting but in life, will make you a better artist as well as a greater individual."
Angela O'Neal works with water soluble oils. In the little town of Fairfax, SC, Angela played under posters of Jasper Johns' Flags casually hung on the walls of her Great Aunt and Uncle's Lands End beach house. Although abstract expressionism was not a subject to come up often, she knew through Jasper Johns' establishment as an artist that art was a deep, profound language of expression. After finishing Clemson University in Graphic Communications, she worked and lived throughout the country before returning to her family's farm where she reconnected with the land. "This is my language... Many of my paintings pour out reckonings to my love for nature, the soils and the sea. From colors of the air in their seasons, to wetlands and grassy understories–to the majesty of the water itself. A languid stream revealing hints of orange fallen leaves. The dark turbulence of the sea, against such we acquiesce futility."
Fiber Artists of Beaufort
FAB's members are accomplished Lowcountry artisans whose work represents a broad range of contemporary textile art. One-of-a-kind wall art, as well as wearable and three dimensional pieces for the home will be displayed. Our artist work in a broad range of techniques and textiles - Knitting, Weaving, Nuno & Needle Felting, Smocking Natural Dye Techniques, Paper Making and Paper Art, Silk Painting of Wall Hangings as well as Wearable Pieces, Jewelry and Contemporary Hand Stitched Embroidered Pieces. Most of the artists have affiliations with galleries in Bluffton and Beaufort as well as exhibiting work and teaching their craft across the US and Internationally.
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Musician, Artist, Hotelier, Media Producer, Developer, Gardener, Problem Solver, and Digital Corridor member.
Artist: Christopher Knox loves to create. The exhibit is a mixture of several pieces from a decade ago that were a study in color and fit well with the new pieces centered around impressions of the beach- with color as the subject as opposed to activities. "I contend that color in its most basic form must be strived towards as the eye is trained over time to identify common subjects of conformity in any given landscape. By eliminating the familiar payoff of these subjects, one can become more present with how colors evoke emotions. Moreover, the restraint involved in creating these compositions is surprisingly more difficult than one would imagine."
USCB Fine Arts Students
Our first installation includes works by students of USCB led by Chair of Fine Arts Dept. Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
Artists featured here: Itzel Guedea, Amanda Mitchell, Yuki Carrera, Alexa Altick, Natalie Howden, Sophie Carrera, Joey Roberts, Taylor Brewer
Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
We are delighted to have as our inaugural opening artist Chris Robinson, M.F.A., along with some of his USCB Fine Arts students.
Chris Robinson is a visual artist, professor of art, and chair of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Department of Fine Arts, as well as a past professor and member of the nanoCenter at the University of South Carolina Columbia. His interests and artwork focus on the development, role, and mediation of complex science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences decision-making.
Eric Longo is a local artist creating 2D and 3D art and sculpture. You can view more at the Longo Art Gallery, 103 Charles St in Beaufort, SC.