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July Art Exploration Series

Stormwater studio artists would like to share the joy of creating art with your middle or high schooler. Professional artists, Heidi-Darr Hope, Sharon Licata, Michel McNinch, and Kirkland Smith open their studios and share a wide variety of art forms. All supplies included! Participants create in all four programs! For more information and to reserve…
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Call for Artist- Studio #9

We are looking for an artist for Studio #9. Become a part of the new and growing River Arts Community in Columbia. Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street (off of Huger Street), the new Stormwater Studios and Exhibition Space offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios with access to nature. Studio…
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Summer Exhibition

Stormwater: Studio Premiere – Resident Artist’s New Work After 13 years of planning, Stormwater Studios, the new premier studio space in the Congaree Vista, is open and is hosting its first resident artists’ exhibition – Stormwater. The show will run through the summer so make sure you stop by. Moving from classical painting to working…
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Third Thursdays

Yes.  Every single third Thursday, of every single month we are open from 5 – 9. Stop by for a dose of inspirational fun and creativity.  You can also drop by One Eared Cow Glass and Lewis and Clark. Find specific dates by visiting the Events section of our site.
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Vista artists moving to Stormwater Studios

Vista artists moving to Stormwater Studios could jumpstart new life on the riverBY SARAH ELLIS [email protected] AUGUST 13, 2017 6:01 AM CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE in the State newspaper COLUMBIA, SC  Columbia’s arts core is shifting to a new frontier. At the fringe of the Vista, along the slowly developing riverfront, the long-awaited Stormwater…
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Totally Art

Columbia residents and visitors will enjoy a sort of dance between the sun, moon, and earth on August 21, 2017. This rare occurrence, of being in the solar eclipse path of totality, which occurs about every 375 years, has excited scientists to study and artists to create! Vista Studios presents TOTALLY ARt, a special exhibit…
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The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement

LAURA SPONG, The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement “A New Way Opening,” oil, L. Spong Columbia’s Spong, a native of Nashville, Tenn., was born in 1926. She is among South Carolina’s most prominent abstract painters. Spong was included in Abstract Art in South Carolina 1949 – 2012, the South Caroline State Museum’s historic…
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Lauren Chapman – You Can’t Hide Sound / April 28 6-9 pm

 Lauren Chapman – BFA Show – You Can’t Hide Sound- opening reception Friday, 6-9 pm April 28
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Exit Strategy – Vista Studios Show April 13-25

Exit Strategy – Vista Studios Show April 13-25 The resident artists of Vista Studio are making plans to move! In their upcoming show, Exit Strategy, they will exhibit new work reflective of their focus over the past year, and a variety of mediums will be represented. The show runs from April 13th- 25th. There will…
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Stephen Chesley / Jan 23-Feb 7th, 2017, Opening Jan 26th 7-9pm

Stephen Chesley; Consideration of the Spirit Wild, Watercolors of Congaree Swamp, 1985-2017, On Weston Lake. Vista Studios, 80808 Lady Street, Columbia, South Carolina, January 23-February 7th, 2017, Opening January 26th 7-9pm.  “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not…
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New Year’s Resolution: Ignite Your Creativity

New Year’s Resolution: Ignite Your Creativity  Led by Vista Studio artist and teacher Heidi Darr-Hope, Creating Brave is an online community and eCourse hub for healing, growing, and thriving through mindful art practices. Creating Brave wants to cultivate creativity for all! Healing Icons is presenting Creating Brave’s eight-week eCourse, Mindful Mandalas.  This exciting new offering taps into each individual’s potential…
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New public artwork welcomes creators to Community Innovation Center October 3, 2016  by Cola Daily Staff SHARE New public artwork is on display thanks to a partnership between One Columbia for Arts and History and United Way of the Midlands. The two organizations united to commission a set of sculptures in conjunction with the dedication of…
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BLUE RIBBONS IN THE HOUSE

PAT GILMARTIN won 1st place in the Open media category at the 2016 SC State Fair. It’s fused glass; title: The Weave. SHARON LICATA also won a 1st place ribbon in Sculpture.  (picture coming)
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Vista Lights 2016 – Mark Your Calendar!

The resident artists of Vista Studios present new work in Harvest Art from November 16th-29th in the gallery at 808 Lady Street. They will open their studios to the public and will host a free Opening Reception on Thursday, November 17th from 5-8pm during the Vista Lights celebration. Vista Studios is home to 12 artists and each…
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Noelle Brault at Vista Studios! Mark you Calendars

Click Image to Enlarge Vista Studios-Gallery 80808, located at 808 Lady St. in Columbia, SC will be featuring native Columbia artist Noelle Brault from August 25th through August 29th.   The exhibit is entitled “Iconic Columbia” and will feature original oil paintings showcasing the Columbia that residents often tend to overlook or take for granted.  …
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Laura Spong at 90: Six Decades in Painting

Laura Spong at 90: Six Decades in Painting February 4th-29th Opening Reception: Thursday Feb. 4th, 6-9pm Laura’s Birthday Party: Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5-8pm In conjunction with this show, more of Laura’s work will be on display at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201: Panel Discussion: Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2pm Gallery Talk: Sunday,…
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Trenholm Artists Guild Juried Art Exhibit and Sale

www.trenholmartistsguild.org  PO Box 6793, Columbia, SC 29260 Contact:  Sara Winsted e-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 803.422.9369 Or:  Renea Eshleman e-mail: [email protected] Mobile: 803.767.5505 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE TRENHOLM ARTISTS GUILD WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT FROM JANUARY 21st THROUGH JANUARY 31st, 2016 COLUMBIA, SC – JANUARY 21 – 31, 2016 The Trenholm Artists Guild will hold…
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Who will the new artist be?!

Vista Studios/Gallery80808 announces a studio vacancy and invites applications from artists interested in renting it. The deadline for applications is Monday, December 7, and results will be announced by Monday, December 21. The studio will be available for move-in by January 1. Monthly rental is $360 plus $15 for cleaning services and an ad in Carolina Arts,…
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Vista Studios @25 Sneak Peek

Eileen Blyth Ellen Yaghjian Robert Kennedy Heidi Darr-Hope Laura Spong David Yaghjian Stephen Chesley Heidi Darr-Hope Sharon Licata Kirkland Smith Eileen Blyth Laurie McIntosh Pat Gilmartin Stephen Chesley Michel McNinch Michel McNinch Robert Kennedy Ellyse Bendillo Ellyse Bendillo Ellyse Bendillo Ellyse Bendillo Ellyse Bendillo Lily Jenkinson Lily Jenkinson Lily Jenkinson Lily Jenkinson
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Wow! Great article from The State Newspaper’s Erin Shaw

http://www.thestate.com/entertainment/local-events/article42710121.html Check out all the good things in this article about Vista Studios and their 25th Anniversary Show opening next Thursday, Nov 12,  5-9pm. Vista Studios: Where the art spirit lives 12 artists will exhibit new work at studio’s 25th anniversary showVista Studios among first affordable artist studios in the areaAritsts and city leaders discuss…
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Circles of Life: Making Art, Creating Communities of Hope

Searching for an enlivening evening outattend ourExhibition Opening ​Circles of Life:  Making Art, Creating Communities of Hope​ Our community has suffered tremendous loss.It is our hope this exhibition will offer a healing experience.a percentage of our tickets sales will go to help our flood victims A Mixed Media Exhibition by adult cancer patients and their family members, students of Heidi Darr-Hope,…
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Vista Studios @25 / Nov 12-29, 2015

Vista Studios @25: New and Collaborative Work Nov 12-29, 2015  Opening Reception:  November 12th, 5-9pm With the 2nd opening on the 19th, night of Vista Lights, 5-9pm   [email protected] Resident Artist Statements Laurie McIntosh  “New Nest. Empty Nest.” “Pages” Series 30 x 30 mixed media Vista Studio’s resident artist, Laurie McIntosh, collaborated with local, Columbia…
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This Thursday! Gallery 80808

This Thursday, the 17th, from 5 – 8 – Vista Nights. Weather is going to beautiful for strolling Stop by Vista Studios Gallery 80808808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC Meet Howard Duvall – an outstanding candidate for City Council At Large See some Cool New Art in a beautiful Group Exhibition by 12 Vista Studio Artists – Eileen Blyth,…
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“Time and Tide” – Paul Haynes

“Time and Tide” – Paul Haynes, artist Opening reception will be held Friday September 25th from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Contact info is: Paul Haynes / P.O. Box 30368 Columbia, SC / 803-240-7232 / [email protected]  Please let me know if you have any questions, or need any other information. 
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NEW SHOW “Lasting Impressions,” Oct 8-18 Reception Oct 9 5-8pm

Claire Farrell, Full Moon and Flowers Claire Farrell, Mr. Right Revisited Cynthia Colbert, Hand-made Book Grace Rockafellow, Ancestor Collage Grace Rockafellow, Grandma Newman “Lasting Impressions,” an exhibition of mixed media printmaking and hand made books, will be presented at 80808 Gallery at the Vista Studios, at 808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC from October 8 through…
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Faust Pauluzzi – June 18-June 21

TITLE OF SHOW:  “If you don’t, can’t, or won’t paint, then photograph.” ARTIST:  FAUST/O [Faust Pauluzzi] DATE AND TIME FOR RECEPTION:  Thursday, June 18, 5:00-9:00 p.m. OTHER TIMES I WILL BE PRESENT AT THE SHOW:  Wednesday, June 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.;  Friday, June 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m.;  Saturday, June 20, 11:00-2:00 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 2:00-5:00 p.m.…
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Figuratively Speaking, Tucker Prescott May 7-11, 11am-6pm

Figuratively Speaking, Tucker Prescott May 7-11, 11am-6pm Opening Reception: May 7th, 7:30 – 11:00 Contact Info:  Cell: 843-687-6870  email: [email protected] BFA Thesis Visual Art Exhibition at Gallery 80808 COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 30, 2015)- University of South Carolina Honors College student and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art studio candidate, Tucker Prescott, will open his senior gallery…
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Gossip show pieces

Gossip Show pieces are displayed here on Susan Lenz’s Blog
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Upon Further Reflection: USC’s BFA Photo Exhibit / May 1 – May 3, 2015

Upon Further Reflection:  2015 University of South Carolina BFA Thesis Photography Exhibition May 1 – 3Opening Reception:  May 1, 2015  5-8 pm  The Studio Art Photography Program at the University of South Carolina presents an exhibition at Vista Studios 80808, 808 Lady Street Columbia, South Carolina with an opening reception, hosted by the artists, on…
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04/14/15 – 04/27/15 GOSSIP – Vista Studios Artists

There will be a teaser next  week when when the first 4 pieces are shown at the CMA Salon Series (Friday, March 27th at 12pm) and the Curran inspiration piece is revealed. The press release for the show is below. Gossip  – April 15th-27thOpening During Artista Vista:   April 23rd, from 5-9pm Gallery hours are weekdays…
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04/01/15 – 04/13/15 Joseph Kendrick MFA- 3d forms

LASCIVIOUS Artist: Joseph Kendrick Reception: Thursday April, 2nd 2015 6:00pm-9:00pm Duration of show: April 1st-13th regular studio hours Description of show: This exhibition will present words with multiple meanings in sculptural form. Visual cues, such as – but not limited to – color, positioning, and texture will direct the viewer to alternative and evocative interpretations.…
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Laurie McIntosh’s Story of Agnes is on Display

Here’s the write up: http://www.thestate.com/2015/03/08/4032541_verner-awards-spotlight-south.html?rh=1
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03/18/15 – 03/23/15 Claire Farrell at Gallery 80808

“A is for Art and other Prints” Mixed Media Monotypes by Claire Farrell   Artist’s Demonstration:  Printing without a press, Thursday March 19 5:30 to 8PM. Wine will be served. Open: March 19, 20, 23 10AM to 4PM  Sat. March 21,10AM to 2PM Sun., March 22, 12 to 2PM An exhibition of mixed media monoprints…
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Exhibition: Ethel Brody’s personal collection and her own work – January 22 – February 3

If Art (803-238-2351) will administer the sale of some of Ethel Brody’s art and her personal art collection at Vista Studios / Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, January 22 – February 3. Please visit these sites to read articles on the life of Ethel Brody. http://www.701cca.org/2014/10/in-memoriam-ethel-s-brody-1923-2014/ http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/06/3727976/brody-longtime-art-museum-philanthropist.html
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eileen blyth | drawing the line -February 13 – 24, 2015

title:  eileen blyth | drawing the line artist:  Eileen Blyth February 13 – 24, 2015 Opening Reception Friday, February 13, 6-9 pm gallery hours: weekdays 11-6 saturday 12-4 or by appointment for information email [email protected] or call the gallery at (803)252-6134 Over Board –  Acrylic & graphite on board 16″ x 16″ 2014 On the Fence …
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South Carolina Governor’s School at Gallery 80808 – January 15 – Saturday, January 17

CONTACT Student/Faculty Visual Arts Exhibition South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities  Opening Reception  Thursday, January 15. 5pm – 7pm Thursday, January 15 – Saturday, January 17         gallery hours 10am – 5pm Vista Studios/Gallery 80808  808 Lady Street • Columbia, SC Opening Reception  Thursday, January 15. 5pm – 7pm…
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ETHEL BRODY / ART SALE

If Art (803-238-2351) will administer the sale of some of Ethel Brody’s art during the Vista Lights celebration at Vista Studios / Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, on November 20, 5-9pm Please visit these sites to read articles on the life of Ethel Brody. http://www.701cca.org/2014/10/in-memoriam-ethel-s-brody-1923-2014/ http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/06/3727976/brody-longtime-art-museum-philanthropist.html
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Just Another Cliché – Nov 13-Dec 2 – Resident Artists of Vista Studios

Just  Another  Cliché   November  13th – December  2nd 2014 Opening  Reception  and  Open  Studios  during  Vista  Lights  on  the  November  20th,  from  5-9pm.  The  cat  is  out  of  the  bag!  The  long  and  short  of  it,  the  resident  artists  of  Vista  Studios  will  make  their  mark  by  exploring  the  idea  of  clichés.  Keeping  their…
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10/30/14 – 11/11/14 Laurie McIntosh with Jim Adams

Thursday, October 30 – Tuesday, November 11 Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm   Sunday 1pm – 5pm ARTS BEAT / free times “Penland Connections” Offers Vibrant, Energetic & Playful Works Laurie McIntosh and Jim Adams: “Penland Connections” now through Nov 11 Gallery 80808/Vista Studios By Amanda LadymonThursday, November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments       Works by…
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10/23/14-10/28/14 – Shawn Michael Senior Design Exhibition

Shawn Michael Senior Design Exhibition 10/25/14-10/28/14  Reception:Saturday Oct.25th 6pm to 10pm Description This is the Senior Design Exhibition of Shawn M. Glover. I am a native of Orangeburg, SC and moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina in 2010. Currently, I am in my final semester at the University and will be…
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10/16/14-10/21/14 – Guy C. Allison and Bryant T. Dyess October 16th – Vista Nights During Third Thursday

“Scrupulously Thorough” Guy C. Allison and Bryant T. Dyess at Gallery 80808 10/16/14-10/21/14 Opening Reception held Friday, 17 from 6pm till 9pm The show will be manned Thursday, Oct 16 thru Tuesday, Oct 21  Guy Allison and Bryant Dyess, both artist based in St. Matthews, SC decided to collaborate on a show, having sensed a…
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Operatic Threads

Operatic Threads A group exhibition and Jasper Magazine release party. On Thursday, September 18, 2014 Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will be transformed into a unique, operatic atmosphere for Jasper Magazine’s autumn release.  This event is also being featured in the Conagree Vista Guild’s “Third Thursday” art crawl and will take place from 5 – 9 PM…
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Vista History with Robin Waites on August 21 – Third Thursday in the Vista

Vista History with Robin Waites on August 21 – 6:00  – 8:00pm – Third Thursday in the Vista  Robin Waites is the Executive Director at the  Historic Columbia Foundation.  She will come to Vista Studios / Gallery 80808 to discuss the history of the Vista!  Please join us for this delightful speaker.  Open to the public. 
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THIRD THURSDAY IN THE VISTA! “Wild” Life Drawing

Vista Studios has something great planned for Vista Nights next Thursday, July 17, (5-8pm).  We are partnering with Carolina Wildlife Care!  They will bring some of their animals to Vista Studios / Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, and artists are welcome to come set up and use them as models!  Won’t that be fun!  They…
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Just a Glimpse

Vista Studios808 Lady StreetColumbia, SC 29201www.VistaStudios80808.com803-252-6134 Just a Glimpse Did you miss the Artfield’s festival in Lake City last month? Vista studio resident artist who participated in Artfields will have their entries on display in Gallery 80808 May 22nd– June 3rd. Drop by and get a small glimpse of the 2014 Artfields show. The entries…
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Corley Mill Artists’ Group 2014 Exhibition

Our goal is to add another dimension to the arts in the Midlands. We would like to make classes available to any one, of any age, and any diverse group who has the desire to make art a part of their lives.During the last few years we have attracted students from all parts of South…
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Pat Gilmartin in Solo Sculpture Show at Metro Airport

Vista Studios Artist Pat Gilmartin in Solo Sculpture Show at Metro Airport Pat Gilmartin will be exhibiting some of her original sculptures at Columbia’s Metro Airport. Her show will be on view from Monday, May 5, through Monday, June 30. Pat specializes in ceramic sculpture, sometimes incorporating found objects in it, and she occasionally has her…
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Third Thursdays in the Vista

THIRD THURSDAY!  COME ON OUT Y’ALL EVERYONE’S INVITED. Third Thursday April 17, 2014 Participants: Galleries: City Art will be open for all to shop!  The art supply store will be open with all sorts of art supplies on sale. Artwork featuring Sergio Maciel’s MFA Exhibition in the main gallery hall. Artist available to talk with patrons. Featuring paintings by Melissa…
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SAY SOMETHING

Do you have something to say? The resident artists of Vista Studios do! Come join the artists at the opening reception at Gallery 80808, on Thursday, April 24th, from 5-9pm, and see what they have to say. You will be invited to say something too, in the interactive exhibit on display throughout the show, which…
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Carolina Arts Cover

Hey!  Look at Us! Carolina Arts has honored us with the April cover!  See more about our upcoming show, “Say Something,” in this issue here:  http://www.carolinaarts.com/414/414carolinaarts.pdf
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BIG PAINT UPDATE

Big Paint Update: We completed the paintings last month. They will be on view in the gallery thru April 6th. Eileen Blyth8′ x 17′acrylic on canvasuntitled (for now) Laura Spong 8′ x 17′oil on canvasuntitled (for now)
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New work from Vista Studio Sculptors Sharon Licata and Pat Gilmartin

From Pat Gilmartin, this sculpture is entitled “As Time Goes By,” symbolizing changes in our history as humans. The feet and legs of the figure are shown as chimp’s features, while the mid-section represents more recent developments in our history. The figure holds in his arms several things that humans have invented through time: a book (the…
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Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions Feb 27-Apr 4, 2014

Click to enlarge Susan Lenz, Resident Artist at Vista Studios, is participating in this show with these two pieces.  
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Laurie McIntosh – All the In Between –

Laurie McIntosh’s traveling exhibit, All the In Between; My Story of Agnes is on display through March 15 at the Legacy Museum On Main in LaGrange, Georgia.  This exhibit will then move to The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC from April 3 – May 5, 2014. There will be an Opening…
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See David Yaghjian in Sumter!

The Umpteenth Gallery Location:  Arts & Letters Building Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature “David H. Yaghijan: Paintings from 2006-2013” in the Umpteenth Gallery through March 27, 2014.Yaghjian is a Columbia, South Carolina painter. He was one of 25 artists chosen for the 2013 South Carolina Biennial…
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VISTA LIGHTS 2013 – NEW WORK BY VISTA STUDIOS’ ARTISTS – GRATITUDE

Vista Studios 808 Lady Street Columbia, SC 29201 www.VistaStudios80808.com 803-252-6134 Gratitude: New Work from the Artists of Vista Studios The resident artists of Vista Studios are pleased to present “Gratitude”, an exhibition of new work, from November 20th- December 3rd. The opening reception will be Thursday, November 21st, from 5-9pm, in conjunction with the Annual…
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MARGE LOUDON MOODY – Made in America 1983-2013: Collage

Marge Loudon Moody Made in America 1983 – 2013: Collage Gallery 80808, Vista Studios, 808 Lady St, Columbia, SC, 29201 November 8, 9 and Nov 11, 12 noon to 5pm each day  Reception November 7, 5 – 8pm Press Release In the final exhibition of several shows held this year celebrating her 30-Year retrospective, artist…
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ART AT LUNCH

NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 80808 Title: Art at Lunch Artists: Carol Crawford, Craig Crawford, Jaime Misenheimer Dates and Times: August 1-6, closing reception August 6th, 6-9pm.   Crawford Conservation is involved in the conservation of wall paintings at the National Capitol this summer, and as a result we will be having a closing reception rather…
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PAT GILMARTIN in Blue Fish

Proud of Vista Studios’ Pat Gilmartin’sarticle in Blue Fish.  Click images to enlarge.
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“To Be Determined,” Underwood and Misenheimer

“To Be Determined”, Recent paintings by Zack Underwood and Jaime Misenheimer at Gallery 80808. Zack Underwood holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina, and was recently selected for inclusion in New American Paintings. Jaime Misenheimer attended MICA’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting in Baltimore, MD.  Although each artist uses a different creative…
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ART FIELDS EXTENDED

ArtFields E x t e n d e d: Columbia Vista Studios/Gallery 80808 will host an exhibition featuring over 40 artists from the Columbia area who were accepted into ArtFields, the Lake City, SC exhibition. The artists from Vista Studios include Jeff Donovan, Susan Lenz, Laurie McIntosh, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, and David Yaghijan. For…
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Faith and Reason

“Faith and Reason”Richard MorganDates and Times:May 16-21 2013Thursday May 16by appointmentFriday May 17 – Tuesday May 2111:00 am – 6:00 pmOpening reception:Friday May 17 6:00 – 9:00 pmColumbia South Carolina native Richard Morgan will exhibit a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition “Faith and Reason”,May 16 – 21 2013 at Gallery 80808 in Columbia. “Faith and…
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Artista Vista / Edge of Imagination at Gallery 80808

Edge of Imagination: An Exhibition of New Work from the Artists of Vista Studios Edge of Imagination is presented by the 13 resident artists of Vista Studios, April 25-May 8th with the opening reception on Thursday, April 25th from 5-9pm. This event provides a unique opportunity to visit with the artists in their studios as…
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NikO Art Show 2013 / April 5-16

  NikO Art Show 2013 is an  exhibit of paintings and drawings by local fine artist and musician Nikolai Oskolkov. NikO presents many themes that reflect on the interrelation among history, spirituality, and surrounding existence.  the show will feature a unique collaboration  with NikO’s father Konstantin Oskolkov’s experiments with “rustic” framing of pagan and nature themed…
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OPEN STUDIOS 2013

Vista Studio Artists participating include: Sharon Licata  Laura Spong  Jeff Donovan  Heidi Darr-Hope  Michel McNinch DATE AND TIMEThe event is from 10am – 6pm on Saturday, March 23 & 12pm-6pm on Sunday, March 24. PRICEThis event is free for the public. You can also download the entire guide off the 701 CCA website so you…
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An Exhibition of the Hemlocks Retreat Artists

Click Image to Enlarge 02/28/13-3/12/13 An Exhibition of the Hemlocks Retreat Artists For the last eight years the artists Eileen Blyth, Brucie Holler, Louanne LaRoche, Laurie McIntosh, Lynn Parrott, and Jan Swanson, have spent a week sharing their love of art at Hemlocks Studio in Cedar Mountain, NC. This is the second exhibition for this…
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The Greatest (Art) Show on Earth

Local Ringing School of Art and Design alumnae to show career-spanning work during February event.Anticipating the return of the circus early in March, eight Columbia artists who honed their creative skills at the Ringling School of Art and Design are mounting a group show of career-spanning work.The Greatest (Art) Show on Earth will go on…
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“Uptown Girls”

   Columbia, SC—-Six local artists will show their work at the second “Uptown Girls” show Thursday, February 7,through Tuesday, February 12.  The group originally came together at the Arcade where all had studios, and has now grown to six with the addition of Debra Paysinger who creates organic images in oil, and Walton Selig who…
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LAURA SPONG: Swinging On A High Note & KATIE WALKER: Words I Like

if ART Gallery presents @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St, Columbia, SC LAURA SPONG: Swinging On A High Note & KATIE WALKER: Words I Like January 25 – February 5, 2013 Artist’s Reception: Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5…
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CHESLEY WILLIAMS WIMBERLY YAGHJIAN

When: Friday, January 11 – Tuesday, January 15, 2013, (an Opening Reception will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 6 – 9 p.m.).  The public is invited to attend. What: The Winter Exhibition, in it’s thirteenth year, will feature original artwork by Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly, and  David Yaghjian.  Where: Gallery 80808 / Vista Studios…
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Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday SALE!!!

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29, 5pm-8pm. The public is invited. Thursday, November 29: 12pm-8pm Friday, November 30: 12pm-8pm Saturday, December 1: 12pm-4pm Sunday, December 2: 12pm-4pm For more info contact: Adele Thornhill [email protected] or 201-839-6386 The Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale features one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts by South Carolina based ceramic artists. It is a much…
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Season’s Harvest: Recent Works by Vista Studio Artists Vista Studio’s 13 resident artists invite the public to view “Season’s Harvest: Recent Works by Vista Studios Artists”, which will be on display November 8- 27, 2012. There will be an opening on the 15th, from 5-9pm, during the Vista Lights Celebration. Come see our new exhibition…
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All the In Between; My Story of Agnes / Laurie B. McIntosh

All the In Between; My Story of Agnes Laurie B. McIntosh  An Exhibition of Paintings Telling the Cradle to Grave Story of a Life Well Lived. Friday, October 19 – Opening Reception October 19-November 6 – Exhibition Sunday, October 21 – Exhibition Book Signing and Reading Vista Studios/Gallery 80808 808 Lady Street Columbia, SC 29201…
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COLUMBIA / KAISERSLAUTERN

if ART Gallery PRESENTS @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201 COLUMBIA / KAISERSLAUTERN: The International (Mural) Project A Group Exhibition & Mural Project Featuring: Roland Albert, Stephen Chesley, Jeff Donovan, Ralph Gelbert, Mary Gilkerson, Tonya Gregg, Klaus Hartmann, Jorg Heieck, Peter Lenzo, Reiner Mahrlein, Janet Orselli, Anna Redwine, Silvia Rudolf, Laura…
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Jonathan K. Callicut: FULL CIRCLE

FULL CIRCLE OPENING AT GALLERY 80808Columbia, SC, September 2012 Two dimensional mixed-media artist Jonathan Callicutt will hold the opening for his solo show Full Circle at Vista Studios Gallery 80808 on the evenings of September 28th and 29th    6-9pm each night.  The exhibition will be open from September 27th until October 2nd, no invitation required, all…
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Sharon Licata Presents…..

SHARON LICATA PRESENTS SCULPTURE IN BLOOM In Collaboration with the Arrangers of Dimension in Art Sharon Licata Presents Sculpture in Bloom, an unusual collaborative exhibition combining the sculpture of Sharon Collings Licata and the floral artistry of arrangers from Dimension in Art, a Judges Study Group of the SC Garden Clubs, Inc. is scheduled for…
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8/24/12-09/04/12 FANTASTIC REALITY

8/24/12-09/04/12 FANTASTIC REALITY Introducing: Diane Kilgore-Condon & Bob Trotman Featuring: Jeff Donovan, Janet Orselli, Peter Lenzo, Philip Morsberger, Dorothy Netherland, David Yaghjian, Kees Salentijn & Marcelo Novo.  Fantastic Reality, which will open at Columbia’s Gallery 80808/Vista Studios with on Friday, August 24, with an artists’ reception, 5 – 9 pm, and runs through September 4.…
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DREAM BIG

DREAM BIG! artists: 30 children from St. Lawrence Place Family Shelter, their work as taught by their art teacher Alia Schwartz in a 10 week program. The children range in ages 5-12. Alia Schwartz as well will be showing her art in the gallery. When -Opening reception is 8/17/12 5:00-10:00other times are by appointment 803…
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Gallery 80808 Event: Burnt Skies / Jim Lalumondier / August 9th – 14th

Burnt Skies / Jim Lalumondier August 9th – 14th Reception:  Thursday, August 9th – 6:00pm-9:00pm Description:  The show will be landscapes (Low Country Marshes) created on found wood, painted with acrylic, and color atlered by torch.  Found wood pallets are used for obvious pun relationship to the artist palette.  The marsh scene is used as it…
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KATIE BAEHLER: STRATA – JUNE 7-12

Strata – An Exhibition of Paintings by Katie Baehler Have you ever wondered how the Aztecs might have designed a circuit board, or what crop circles would look like if aliens had a taste for Art Deco?   The paintings of Katie Baehler may give us an idea.  Strata, on display June 7-12, 2012 at…
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Laura Spong and Anna Redwine May 25-June 5 2012

if ART Gallery presents @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC Two Simultaneous Solo Exhibitions: ANNA REDWINE: Nocturnes & LAURA SPONG: The Way Is Open  May 25 – June 5, 2012 Artists’ Reception: Friday, May 25, 5 – 9 pm  Gallery talk Anna Redwine: Sun., May 27, 2:00 pmGallery talk Laura Spong: Sun., June 3,…
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McNinch: Channeling Myself and Other Goddesses

                                 “I never intended to show this work, but I felt developed into something worth sharing. It is a result of an exercise in self-awareness. I have enjoyed this process and hope you enjoy the results”  Michel McNinch  There are…
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OPEN STUDIOS AT VISTA STUDIOS

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios, April 21-22, 2012 Saturday, April 21: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22: 12 noon until 6 p.m. FREE! 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA), Columbia’s nonprofit visual arts and artist-in-residence center, presents 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios on April 21st and 22nd, 2012, now a partner of The Nickelodeon’s…
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Artista Vista 2012 – OH BROTHER! Where ART thou?

Vista Studios Offers Bluegrass Theme for Artista Vista 2012 Artista Vista Gallery Crawl! Thursday 5 – 9, April 26 for Art Night and Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.  Vista Studios has adopted and exhibition theme  : “O Brother Where ART Thou” (Bluegrass). for the upcoming Artista Vista event  April 19th through May 8th 2012. Among…
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Darr-Hope & Miller/Saturday, April 28th 3-6pm

Healing Icons is about attitude and action.  It is about becoming aware and living with intentionality. Our goal is to inspire movement in your life’s journey fueled by the creative act. Movement, Mindfulness & Mandalas   Led By Heidi Darr-Hope, MFA & Anne Miller,RYT Saturday, April 28th     3-6pm $35 (Preregistration/prepayment required contact AMSA YOGA  140 Pelham Drive Woodhill Plaza, Next to…
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Women Creating Women, April 12-17: Smith and Goldberg

“Women Creating Women” is a show by women, about women, which will be on display April 12-17th, 2012, at Gallery 80808. Columbia artists Bonnie Goldberg and Kirkland Smith have been painting together for over 16 years in a weekly sketch group called About Face, which meets at the Columbia Museum of Art. Together, with other…
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Rob Shaw’s “FLAGS AND SYMBOLS” Art Show

Rob Shaw’s “FLAGS AND SYMBOLS” Art Show  at  GALLERY 80808/VISTA STUDIOS Local artist Rob Shaw will introduce his new series of paintings from April 5 to April 10, 2012 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. The opening reception will be Friday, April 6, 2012 from 5-9 pm.  Rob Shaw’s work consists of mostly landscapes using a thick…
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ABOUT FACE: TWO IN A ROW

ABOUT FACE 80808 2012 Gallery Show Shadows and Tall TreesThursday, March 22 – Wednesday, March 28, 2012Reception: Saturday, March 24, 2012 6-9 pmWith Musical Selection performed by Danielle Howle Outside the LinesThursday, March 29 – Wednesday, April 4, 2012Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2012 6-9 pm Manned Gallery HoursMonday – Friday 5:00 – 9:00 pmSaturday 12:00…
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Alexander Wilds and Yukiko Oka at 80808

Artists:   Alexander Wilds and Yukiko Oka Show: untitled, but described as “An exhibition of sculpture, painting, and and unique objects from America and Japan.” Dates:  March 1 – 6 Times:  Afternoons and Evenings Opening:  5:00 PM   March 2
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Kirkland Smith’s New Show has Opened!

Our own Kirkland Smith has a new show up in Greenville, NC.  See more info here.
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Laurie McIntosh – Street Gallery 4

Vista Studio Artist, Laurie McIntosh, selected for Cultural Council’s Street Gallery 4. Vista Studio Artist, Laurie McIntosh, was selected for the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington County’s Street Gallery 4 project. Street Gallery 4 is a partnership between the Cultural Council and Lamar Advertising that showcases local artists on outdoor billboards throughout Richland and…
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Uptown Girls at Gallery 80808

The show runs from February 9th – February 14. Opening reception is Thursday,February 9 from 5-9.Four Artists from the Studios in the Arcade on Main Street will show their work at Gallery 80808 in a show entitled UPTOWN GIRLS. The show features work by Page Morris,Jan Swanson,Suzy Shealy,and Beth West. Show hours are 10 – 5 Monday-…
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FREE TIMES REVIEW

Artists Join Forces for Twelfth Winter Exhibition A review of Winter Exhibition, on view at Gallery 80808 through Feb. 7. BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON for the FREE TIMES This year’s Winter Exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is the 12th joint annual exhibition for Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams and Edward Wimberly, and the 10th for David Yaghjian.…
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Sharon Licata and New Vibrations

Art Beyond Tradition brings something brand new to USCBA new year, a new show. “New Vibrations” has opened at the USCB Center for the Arts. The Art Beyond Tradition group has brought its magic to the university’s gallery on Carteret Street. Twelve abstract artists have put together an exhibit of new works. The show will…
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Chesley, Williams, Wimberly and Yaghjian

When:   Friday, January 27 – Tuesday, February 7, 2012  What:    The Winter Exhibition, in it’s 12th year, will feature original artwork                           by Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly, and                David Yaghjian.  Where:  Gallery…
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Midlands Clay Art Society Annual Sale

MIDLANDS CLAY ARTS SOCIETY’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE   Midlands Clay Arts Society will have its annual Holiday show and sale at the Gallery 80808 on Lady Street in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will run from December 1 – 4, 2011.   The Society was organized in 1987 in order to encourage fellowship,…
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Vista Lights! It’s time to take a stroll in the VISTA

LEGALLY TWENTY-ONE IN TIME FOR VISTA LIGHTS! Gallery 80808 will feature the resident Vista Studio artists during the Vista Lights celebration on November 17th, 2011, from 5-9pm. Diversity is the theme as VistaStudios celebrates its 21st Anniversary. The show will run from November 10th-29th with the Opening Night and Open Studios on the 17th. Vista Studios is…
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Free Times: Arts Feature – If ART Turns Five

Free Times: Arts Feature – If ART Turns Five
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Vista Lights 2011

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if ART Celebrating Five Years

 if ART Gallery PRESENTS @ its location at 1223 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC & Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC if ART Gallery 5 YEARS An exhibition of gallery artists, introducing: Michael Brodeur, paintings Peter Lenzo, ceramic heads October 28 – November 8, 2011 if ART Gallery FIFTH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION:  Friday, October 28,…
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Cats on a Leash Return with GATOS LOCOS!

GATOS LOCOS! Cats on a Leash – Still crazy after 26 years Gallery 80808 808 Lady Street, Vista Studios, Columbia, SC Reception: Friday, October 21 – 5 to 9 PM Show/Sale hours: October 22-23, 11 AM to 3 PM “Trying to get a group of artists to work together is like trying to walk a…
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Boys Abroad

Resident Artists, David Yaghjian and Jeff Donovan, are working at an Artist Residency in Germany.  It will be exciting to see the work they did there.  
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Latest News | MidlandsBiz

Another great article regarding Kirkland Smith’s art and latest show: Latest News | MidlandsBiz
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Transforming trash: Stand back and take a good look – On the Scene – TheState.com

The State did a great article on Kirkland Smith’s art and upcoming show. Transforming trash: Stand back and take a good look – On the Scene – TheState.com
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KIRKLAND SMITH – Oct 6-18

ARTIST TURNS CONSUMER WASTE INTO FINE ART Items Destined For Landfill Find New Life in 3-D Paintings Columbia artist Kirkland Smith will present an exhibition of work created almost entirely from Post Consumer Waste items collected from friends and family members. The 3-Dimensional  items have been assembled into large representational “paintings” including portraits of Marilyn Monroe,…
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CLAY WORKS: LUND, COCKRELL, AND CARR

CLAY WORKS2011 An Exhibition of Clay Sculptures by Columbia Artists, Sandra Carr , Rita Ruth Cockrell and Richard  Lund. September 29 – October 3, 2011 80808 Gallery  808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201-3104 Opening Reception Friday Sept. 30, 2011 Meet the Artists 6-9 pm  Gallery Hours: Thurs. Sept. 29,  10-5pm Fri. Sept 30,        10-4pm Sat. Oct. 1,         12-4pm Sun.…
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RESIDENT ARTIST SHOW Sept 12-27

The Resident Artists of Vista Studios will exhibit their work from Sept 12 – 27.  Hope you can come by and check it out. Whirling Dervish Black Chlorite $2,200 Repose Marble $2,000 Lemon, 5×7, oil, $250 “Fishy Trio”
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FIRE! An exhibition of alternative firing techniques

Fire – An exhibition of alternative firing techniques Reception date/time:    Friday September 9th 2011     5pm to 9pm Show schedule:    Thursday September 8th    12pm to 9pm                                 Friday September 9th         12pm to 9pm…
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DAVID YAGHJIAN Everyman Turns Six

if ART Gallery PRESENTS @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios Columbia, SC DAVID YAGHJIAN Everyman Turns Six August 19 – September 6, 2011 Artist’s Reception: Friday, August 19, 2011, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Gallery Talk: Sunday, August 21, 2 p.m. Catalogue Signing: Sunday, August 28, 2 – 4 p.m. Gallery Hours: Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.;…
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Between Intimacy and Decoration; June 16-21

(click on images to enlarge) Pierre Bonnard once wrote, “I float between intimism and decoration.” In figurative painting, a painter often delves into a highly personal subject, channeling the intimacy between painter and perceptual experience. Expressing this intimacy, we become entranced with the materials and their decorative qualities. Decoration stems from the the Latin “decoratus,”…
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Pretty Girls; A Feminist Perspective Through Art

June 10-12 2011 Friday-Sunday Opening Reception Friday 5-10 pm 80808 Gallery/Vista Studios 808 Lady Street Columbia, SC 29201 803-463-5182 [email protected] Pretty Girls: a feminist perspective through art is a collaborative project celebrating over 10 local artists and their viewpoints on artistic, intellectual and political feminist influences. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 10th from…
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Benedict College Visual Arts Faculty

  Benedict College Visual Arts Faculty  June 2 – June 7, 2011 Reception: Friday, June 3rd; 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Gallery 80808 Vista Studios 808-D Lady Street Columbia, SC  29201 Contact:  Vonda Wright at 803-705-4768 Benedict College is proud to once again host the visual art faculty exhibition, but this year’s exhibition will…
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It’s All About Faith

It’s All About Faith   New Exhibition Opening at Vista Studios/Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201  – Thurs. 5/26 through Mon. 5/31 – Opening Reception 6 – 9 pm on Thurs. 5/26      (Columbia, SC) – It’s All About Faith, a new exhibition at Vista Studios/Gallery 80808, opens Thursday May 26th, and runs through…
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Think about this a minute.

Please do whatever you can to support this great school.
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Nikolai Oskolkov Returns

The Dixie Commissar is back with new art and music for the fourth annual Spring exhibit at Gallery 80808 in Columbia’s Vista. Nikolai Oskolkov expresses whats on his mind with a wide variety of thematic cycles in painting and drawing. Genres flow into one another with new explorations into human emotion, thought-forms and spiritual symbolism.…
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Free Times: Art Review – Twentieth Artista Vista Moves to Recapture Past Energy

Free Times: Art Review – Twentieth Artista Vista Moves to Recapture Past Energy
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Artista Vista Returns

Carolina Arts Article regarding Artista Vista See Kirkland Smith’s television interview regarding Artista Vista HERE.
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Vista Studios Artists Present

Vista Studio’s 13 resident artists invite the public to view “Prima Vista: Fresh Art at Vista Studios”, which will be on display April 26- May 10, 2011. There will be an opening on April 28th, from 5:00-9:00pm, during the Artista Vista Celebration. Come see our new exhibition at VistaStudios/Gallery 80808 located at 808 Lady Street…
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Another Great Happening

Matt Matthews is the author of Mercy Creek, winner of the 2010 South Carolina First Novel Prize. The book will be released in hardcover in May 2011 from Hub City Press.   Vista Studio Artist, Michel McNinch’s work was chosen for the cover art. Matthews will attend the SC Book Festival at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center…
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OPEN STUDIOS BACK IN COLUMBIA

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, MAY 21-22, 2011 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is excited to announce the return of Columbia Open Studios! During the weekend of May 21-22, 2011, we are reviving Open Studios in the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing many of the talented visual artists in the South…
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LAURIE McINTOSH AND LYNN PARROTT

LINK TO MORE INFO HERE Laurie McIntosh and Lynn Parrott An Exhibition of New Work Gallery 80808 March 24-29 Opening Reception Thursday, March 24 • 6-9 pm 808 Lady Street • Columbia, SC 803.252.6134 Camellia Art April 1-22 Opening Reception Thursday, April 1• 5-9 pm 1 Office Way • Hilton Head Island, SC 843.785.3535 Release…
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A Good Example

Check out this article in the State Paper regarding the new Arts Initiative at the Tapp’s Building in Downtown Columbia.  We are cited as an example of how an art community can work!  Yes – who didn’t know that?! News – Local / Metro Saturday, Mar. 12, 2011 Plan to put tenants in Tapp’s bldg runs into…
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Colin Dodd’s Artwork to be Displayed at Gallery 80808

Artwork by Colin Dodd  March 3-8, 2011 Reception: Friday March 4th.  5.30pm – 8.30pm Colin will be manning the show everyday from 11.00am to 6.00pm Contact information is tel. 781-1429 (home),  tel. 822 3412 (work)  email  [email protected]   Artist’s  Statement:     The exhibit consists primarily of  portraits  such as  James  Joyce,  Ludwig  Wittgenstein  and  Philip…
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Heidi Darr-Hope Honored with Verner Award

So proud of our own, Heidi Darr-Hope for being one of this year’s recipients of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner award. COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Commission Board announces the 2011 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor the state presents in the arts. Established in 1972, the annual awards…
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Something New at Gallery 80808

    Artists: K-12 students of Edgefield, Saluda, Newberry, Fairfield, Chester, Lancaster, Kershaw, Lee Sumter, Calhoun, Richland, Lexington, and Aiken counties Reception: February 26, 2-4pm Show Hours: February 24-March 1 from 4:30-6:30pm each day Contact info: Kara Saxon 843-333-7573 or [email protected] SCAEA Youth Art Month Statement Beginning in 1961, Youth Art Month is a time, usually…
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Laura Spong – Age as a Administrative Device

Celebrating LAURA SPONG’s 85th Birthday L A U R A  S P O N G   2 0 0 6  – 2 0 1 1 Age As An Administrative Device February 11 – 22, 2011  an if ART Gallery exhibition @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC  Reception: Friday, February 11, 5 –…
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Art 5 Ways @ 80808

[email protected] New Works by 5 Artists: Eileen Blyth, George Down, Pat Gilmartin, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Laurie Mcintosh This group show at Gallery 80808 opens with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 27 (5 – 8 p.m.) and closes Tuesday, Feb. 8. The artists, in their own varied and distinctive styles, make for an exciting and vibrant…
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Winter Exhibition Party Pics

Everyone had a great time at the reception for Winter Exhibition XI, featuring Stephen Chesley, David Yaghjian, Mike Williams, and Edward Wimberly.  Here’s some proof (Click any image to enlarge):
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Winter Exhibition, 11th year: Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, and Yaghjian

The Winter Exhibition, in it’s 11th year, will feature original artwork by Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly, and David Yaghjian.                                                    January 13 –  January 25, 2011         …
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First Show of the New Year!

Opening Reception – Friday, January 7, 6 pm to 9 pm Gallery Hours – Saturday, January 8 – 11 am to 3 pm                                  – Sunday, January 9 – 11 am – 2 pm Two well established SC artists team…
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Vista Studios in Times Square!

Well would you look at this?!  Our recent collaboration with Marriott / Springhill Suites was picked up by PRNews wire and they put it on their jumbotron in Times Square!  Laura Spong’s painting looks great!
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Rob Shaw to Exhibit at Gallery 80808

ROB SHAW ART SHOW AT 80808 GALLERY Local artist Rob Shaw is having an art show from December 16 to December 21, 2010 at 80808 Gallery. The opening reception will be on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 from 5-9pm. A native of Columbia and a graduate of USC in art studio, Rob Shaw has had numerous…
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The Half and Half Exhibit Recent Work at Gallery 80808

The Half and Half, a design and print studio in Columbia, SC are pleased to host an event of recent work.  December 9-14 Widely known for their concert and event posters, The Half and Half marry a contemporary design aesthetic with classical printing techniques. Past work can be seen on a lot of walls, in…
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Vista Studios and Marriott’s Springhill Suites in USA TODAY

Dec 1 2010 8:32AM from USATODAY.com Marriott’s Springhill Suites chain wants hotels to double as art galleries By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY CAPTION Courtesy SpringHill Suites Marriott’s SpringHill Suites chain today will launch “ArtNight,” an arts initiative designed to give local artists visibility in hotels while exposing guests to the local arts scene. Boutique hotels have cultivated…
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Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Show and Sale – Dec 2-4

MIDLANDS CLAY ARTS SOCIETY’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE   Midlands Clay Arts Society will have its annual Holiday show and sale at the Gallery 80808 on Lady Street in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will run from December 2 – 4, 2010.   The Society was organized in 1987 in order to encourage fellowship,…
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Carolina Arts Article / 20th Anniversary Exhibit

Vista Studios/Gallery 80808 in Columbia, SC, Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary During This Year’s Vista Lights – Nov. 18, 2010 We offered an article about this anniversary in our Nov. 2010 issue of Carolina Arts, but as usual, we didn’t have space to give the event its proper notice. Vista Studios has been a longtime supporter…
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Undefined Magazine

The next undefined magazine release takes place Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. It’s next door to Compass 5/Art + Cayce,1329 State Street, Cayce. At A + C there will be an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by Joe Byrne going on at the same time.The $10 admission gets you a copy of…
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20 Years? O M A G A W D!

20th AnniversaryVista Studios/Gallery 80808 November 16-29 Reception – November 18 from 5-10 pm during Vista Lights It was a hot, early fall afternoon in the late 1980s when a group of artists, arts administrators and city leaders stood in an overgrown lot next to the Confederate Printing Plant on Gervais and Huger in downtown Columbia.…
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Stephen Chesley: “107 Ordinary Days”

An Exhibition of 107 Drawings created by Stephen Chesley. Time Thursday, October 28 at 6:00pm – November 9 at 6:00pm Opening Reception: Thursday, October 28 from 6-8 Location Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street in the Vista, Columbia, SC Paul Gauguin’s reference ,” ..fist of a draftsman”, reflects drawing as a powerful element in art. A…
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to resident artist, Sharon Licata! She won First Place for Professional Sculpture at the S. C . State Fair. Here’s a picture of the sculpture that won the prize!
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Tyrone Geter

South Carolina artist, Tyrone Geter, will be exhibiting a new collection of drawings, paintings and pastels at the 80808 Lady Street gallery, Columbia, SC. The collection, titled “Black Works,” is the second installment of the series “HeadsUp”. The art works explores the possibilities of combining charcoal and other materials with a black paper grounds. The…
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if ART Gallery Presents…..

@ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St. Columbia, S.C. Deanna Leamon: Heads & Dorothy Netherland: D Days September 24 – October 5, 2010 Opening Reception: Fri., September 24, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. & by appointment For…
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CLAY WORKS 2010

CLAY WORKS2010 An Exhibition of Clay Sculptures Sandra Carr Rita Ruth Cockrell Richard Lund September 16-21, 201080808 Gallery 808 Lady Street Columbia, SC 29201-3104 Opening Reception Friday Sept. 17, 2010 5-9 pm Meet the Artists If you have any question please call 954-812-8342 The Carolinas have a long history and tradition of artistS who work…
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Personal Grounds

Vista Studios Artist, Susan Lenz, will exhibit her works at the City Gallery in Charleston. Here is a link to more information. http://www.thestate.com/2010/09/04/1448144/susan-lenz-to-have-exhibition.html
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Abstract art arrives | islandpacket.com

Sharon Licata will be showing her work in this exhibtion. This Hilton Head Island newspaper describes the show and publishes a picture of Sharon’s sculpture Abstract art arrives | islandpacket.com
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Pathway Icons: A Journey Inward

Mixed Media Works by Heidi Dar-Hope will be presented at the Ponder Gallery at Benedict College (1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204) Exhibition Dates: August 23-October 5, 2010 Reception Date: September 8, 2010 (5-8 pm) Contact 803-705-4768 for more information. “The Normal Way Never Leads Home”
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The Artists’ Roundtable

The September 10th Opening Reception of the, Artists’ Round Table sponsored, Fall Exhibit at Vista Studios Gallery 80808 will provide an overview of the range of artists the organization strives to assist and promote. The Friday Opening at 808 Lady Street, in Columbia, will begin at 5:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Artists will also be…
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Color Fields, Forms & Fractures / August 27 – September 7, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 15, 2010 if ART Gallery presents @ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady St. Columbia, S.C. Color Fields, Forms & Fractures: Ashlynn Browning – Philip Morsberger – Paul Reed – Tom Stanley Katie Walker – Paul Yanko – Don Zurlo August 27 – September 7, 2010 Opening Reception: Fri., August 27, 5:00…
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Resident Artist, Sharon Licata, Exhibits work in Hilton Head

The Art Beyond Tradition Group presents DIFFERENT STROKES An exhibition of extraordinary abstract art SEPTEMBER 10 – 24, 2010 ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA Walter Greer Gallery 14 Shelter Cove Lane • Hilton Head Island, SC OPENING RECEPTION Friday, September 10 5 – 7 p.m. COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS & GALLERY WALK September 11, 2010…
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The Illusion of Truth at Gallery 80808 August 19-24

Reception: August 19 at 6pm Gallery Talk: August 23 at 7pm Implicit memory is built on repeated past experiences that allow us to perform certain tasks without consciously thinking about them. Most of us might think of rote behaviors–driving to familiar destinations, tying our shoes, getting dressed–as examples of implicit memory, but this phenomenon is…
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Jeff Donovan’s Show Opens Friday

IF Art,1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201, (803) 238-2351 Contact: [email protected] Sofa Man, 2010 Acrylic, gouache, charcoal and pastel on canvas 25 x 20 in. $ 1,200 Opening This Friday J E F F D O N O V A N Post-Retrospective Perspective Since the overwhelming success of his January retrospective, Columbia, S.C., artist Jeff…
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Interiors & Exteriors: The body and its environment Artists: Kevin Archie, Lizzie Cuthbertson, Laurel Steckel, and Joshua Zerangue Reception time: Thursday August 12 from 6-8pm Hours: Thursday, Aug 12, 6-9 Friday, Aug 13, 11-4 Saturday, Aug 14, 11-3 Monday, Aug 16, 11-3 Tuesday, Aug 17, 5-8 “Interiors & Exteriors is a show about the spaces…
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“Keeping Abreast of Cancer” at Gallery 80808 August 6th – 10th

“Keeping Abreast of Cancer” Jim Lalumondier Reception August 6th 4-8pm (Friday) Show Runs August 6-10 This series addresses the aspects of breast cancer surgery and reconstruction via abstract acrylic paintings. A portion of all profits will go to benefit S.O.S. the Share Our Suzy foundation which helps individuals whom are going through breast cancer treatment.…
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Artista Vista at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios

(Above: ARTISTA VISTA. Click on image to enlarge.) ARTISTA VISTA RECEPTION:Thurs. April 22 from 5 – 9 Vista Studios’ artists invite the public to view an exhibition of their work, which will be on display April 15-May 4 in connection with in this year’s Artista Vista celebration. On April 22, 5:00-9:00 pm, galleries around the…
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Kirkland Smith featured in Columbia Home & Garden

(Above: Artist Notes from the spring edition of Columbia Home & Garden. Click on image to enlarge and read. Featured artist: Kirkland Smith. Featured artwork: Marilyn, Assemblage of Post-Consumer Waste, 48″ x 48″.) The spring edition of Columbia Home & Garden features a spotlight “Artist Notes” article on Kirkland Smith with a full color photo…
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Nikolai Oskolkov presents DIXIE COMMISSAR/PIENSA

Dixie Commissar/PIENSA Art and Music Show SHOW WILL BE ONGOING FROM APRIL 7TH THROUGH APRIL 12THOPENING RECEPTION AND CONCERT:FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH FROM 4PM-9PM BALALAIKA CONCERT STARTS @ 7PM Come down to Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, in the Columbia Vista for a duo presentation of fine art and musical performance by artist/musician Nikolai Oskolkov…
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Sharon Licata featured on Limestone Symposium brochure

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios’ stone carver Sharon Licata is featured on the Indiana Limestone Symposium brochure. The workshops are taking place from June 6 – 26, 2010. There are a variety of dates for participation. The registration brochure is HERE. The Indiana Limstone Symposium website is HERE!
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Patrick Parise presents ABSTRACTIONS

(Above: Under Water by Patrick Parise. Click on image to enlarge.) ABSTRACTIONS, the fourth annual spring show of new works by artist Patrick Parise. The exhibit will open with a reception on March 19th and continue through March 30th, 2010, with an encore reception on Saturday, March 27th.ARTIST’S OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 19th from 5:00…
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Review of Anna Redwine’s and Laura Spong’s exhibitions

Subtle Transitions Evident in Recent Works by Redwine and Spong BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSONFrom the Free-Times. The gestural mark is an element that is equally important to both Anna Redwine and Laura Spong. Both artists use mark-making to record the internal as well as external act of seeing. Solo exhibitions of their work, Anna Redwine:…
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ANNA REWINE: Frauenau & LAURA SPONG: Renovations

(Above: Laura Spong’s Sunless Riddle, 2009. Oil on canvas. 36″ x 36″. Click on image to enlarge.) ANNA REDWINE: Frauenau & LAURA SPONG: Renovations (Above: Anna Redwine’s Junkboat, 2004. Watercolor stick and gesso on paper. 24″ x 17″. Click on image to enlarge.) Laura Spong’s Renovations and Anna Redwine’s Frauenau at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808…
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Blues Chapel and Last Words by Susan Lenz

DATES AND TIMES: Blues Chapel and Last Words Blues Chapel and Last WordsatGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street, Columbia, SCFebruary 4 – 16, 2010Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 6 – 8. The reception will include the free tribute “Ladies Sing the Blues…” at the Blue Martini, which shares the common hallway with the gallery, starting…
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CWWYX Reviewed by Mary Gilkerson in The Free Times

Issue #23.04 :: 01/26/2010 – 02/01/2010 Artists Present 10th Annual Group Show A review of Winter Exhibition, on view at Gallery 80808 through Feb. 2. BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON This year’s Winter Exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is the tenth annual one that Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams and Edward Wimberly have held as a group,…
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CWWYX, Winter Exhibition featuring Chesley, Williams, Wimberly and Yaghjian

(Above: Exhibition invitation. Click on this or any image to enlarge.) CWWYX (The initials CWWYX stand for Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian and the Roman numeral for “10”….X. This is the tenth annual WINTER EXHIBITION.) January 22 – February 2, 2010Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6 – 9 PM Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street…
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Jeff Donovan Slide Show creating Striped Tie

(Jeff Donovan’s Mid-Career Retrospective at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. Photo Credits: Ashleigh Burke.)For a slide show of Jeff Donovan creating Striped Tie, click HERE!
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Rachel Haynie’s Review of Jeff Donovan’s Retrospective

Donovan’s retrospective proves two out of three ain’t bad January 14, 10:05 PMColumbia Fine Arts ExaminerRachel Haynie Jeff Donovan’s retrospective show, remaining on view at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios through Monday, January 18, re-established contact between the artist and some old friends. Sure, patrons who have followed his work for three decades, as the show title…
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Review by Mary Bentz Gilkerson of Jeff Donovan’s Retrospective

Exhibit Showcases Donovan’s Organic Evolution A review of Jeff Donovan: Three Decades/Twenty Years, on view at Gallery 80808 through Jan. 19. BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON An artist’s career rarely develops in a straight line. There are usually digressions along the way, whether in style, subject or media. But Jeff Donovan’s work over the last 30…
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JEFF DONOVAN: Three Decades/Twenty Years, A Mid-Career Retrospective Exhibition

The Friar With The Plywood Collar Goes Boating, 2005, ceramics, 13 ¾” x 14 ½” x 9″ , collection of Heidi Darr-Hope and Stuart Hope, Columbia, S.C. if ART Gallery presents at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C.JEFF DONOVAN: Three Decades/Twenty Years. A Mid-Career Retrospective ExhibitionJan. 8 – 19, 2010Opening Reception: Fri., Jan.…
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Kirkland Smith in the Columbia Star

The article appears in the December 25, 2009 issue of the Columbia Star and can be found HERE! Trashy Art Assemblages by Kirkland Smith By Natasha Derrick Portrait of Marilyn Monroe created from trash. From a distance one of Kirkland Smith’s assemblages looks like a large oil painting of a famous blonde bombshell. But as…
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The Song Remains the Same

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios welcomes a solo exhibition by Stephanie Toole called The Song Remains the Same – A Study of the Music Memory Connection. Drawings and painting will be presented at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, from December 10th – 15th, 2009. The artist’s reception is scheduled on Saturday, December 12 from 6 –…
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Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale

The 9th Annual Midlands Clay Arts Society HOLIDAY SALE will take place December 3 – 5, 2009 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown arts and cultural district. The OPENING RECEPTION is:THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 from 5 – 9 Hours are: Thursday, December 3 from Noon through the receptionFriday, December 4 from Noon…
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Review of Vista Lights 2009 by Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Issue #22.47 :: 11/24/2009 – 11/30/2009From the Free Times Vista Lights Shows Gradual Comeback in Local Art MarketGalleries Showing Diverse WorksbyMARY BENTZ GILKERSON The annual Vista Lights celebration, held the Thursday before Thanksgiving, is one of the markers of the beginning of the holiday season in downtown Columbia. Judging by the number of red dots…
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VISTA LIGHTS 2009 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios

(Above: Deviant Diety by Deanna Leamon. Click on image to enlarge.)Vista Studios’ 13 artists will be participating in this year’s 24th Vista Lights celebration.Reception: Thurs. Nov. 19 from 5 – 10 Additional hours include Fri. Nov. 20 from 10 – 4; Sat. Nov. 21 from 10 – 4; Sun. Nov. 22 from Noon – 4;…
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Liisa Salosaari Jasinski presents OIL PAINTINGS, 2006 – 2009

(Above: Zeitgeist by Liisa Salosaari Jasinski. Oil on Panel. 40″ x 48″. Click on image to enlarge.) Liisa Salosaari Jasinski will exhibit her paintings in Columbia at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street from November 5 to November 10, 2009. The Opening Reception is on Friday, November 6th from 5:00 until 9:00 PM. The exhibition…
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Stephen Chesley presents “27 Days in July”

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios was prominently featured on the cover and in two articles of the brand new, on-line edition of WINK. See it HERE! (Above: Vincent by Stephen Chesley. Oil on linen, 20″ x 17 1/4″. July 27th, 2009. Click on image to enlarge.) Stephen Chesley presents: “27 Days in July”October 29th – November 3rdGallery…
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Morsberger and Yaghjian: Time Travelers and Dancing Man

if ART Gallery presentsat Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C. Philip Morsberger – Time Travelers&David Yaghjian – Dancing Man Oct. 16 – 27, 2009Artists’ Reception: Friday, Oct. 16, 5 –9 p.m. (Above: That-A-Way by Philip Morsberger. 2002-2006. Oil on canvas. 30″ x 24″.) (Above: Dog Through Hoop by David Yaghjian. Oil. 20″ x 20″.…
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David and Ellen Yaghjian featured in Columbia Metropolitan

The following image and article appeared in the October issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. The article, “Complementary Pairs” was written by Robin Cowie Nalepa and featured photography by Jeff Amberg. Two other couples were included….but this blog post is only about Gallery 80808/Vista Studio artist David Yaghjian and his lovely wife Ellen. Click on the…
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Jason Amick presents NEW WORKS

(Above: Isaac. Oil on panel by Jason Amick. 9 1/2″ x 14 1/2″. Click on image to enlarge.) Jason Amick presents “New Works” exhibitionat Gallery 80808 in Columbia, SC808 Lady Street in Columbia’s arts and cultural district RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 from 5 – 9Additional Gallery hours:Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 – 5and by appointment…
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Jason Amick: New Works covered in The State

From the Arts Calendar in The State Newspaper’s Sunday, October 4, 2009 Life and Style section by Otis R. Taylor, Jr. Sacrifice, redemption and faith. The themes swell in Jason Amick’s solo exhibition “Jason Amick: New Works” which opens Friday at Gallery 80808. The paintings, monotypes and etchings have remarks of spirituality. One particular image,…
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OUT OF THE BOX – CHANGING FACES

(Above: Celtic Strings by Warren Brussee. Click on image to enlarge.) About Face presentsOUT OF THE BOX – CHANGING FACESatGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street in Columbia’s arts and cultural district OPENING RECEPTION:6-8 pm on Thursday, October 1st. Additional hours:Friday, October 2 from 5-8Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 8Monday/Tuesday, October 5th and 6th from 5-8.
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About Face Landscapes

(Above: Spring into the Emerging Landscape by Bonnie Goldberg. 30 x 15 mixed media on gallery wrap canvas.) About Face presents LANDSCAPESatGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street in the arts and cultural district of downtown Columbia OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 24th from 6 – 8 Landscapes: From realism to abstract, artists of About Face (typically all…
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Artists Round Table Fall Exhibit

(Above: Exhibition Invitation. Click on image to enlarge.) The Friday, September 18th Opening Reception at Vista Studios Gallery 80808, sponsored by the Artists Round Table, will offer a unique view of the range of artists A.R.T., as a community organization, strives to assist and promote. The Friday Opening Reception at 808 Lady Street in Columbia…
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Skate and Create, Sept. 11 – 13th

(Above: Skateman by David Yaghjian. This is one of the artistically altered skateboards available at the exhibition.) SKATE AND CREATEFriday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street(803) 252-6134Friday hours: (RECEPTION) 6 – 10Saturday hours: 2 – 7Sunday hours: 2 – 5 (Sold skateboards can be collected at 5 PM!) This is…
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Interact by Red

INTERACTA Multimedia BFA Senior Exhibition by REDGallery 80808, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s arts and cultural districtSeptember 3 – 8, 2009Hours: 5 – 9 Daily RECEPTION: Saturday, September 5 from 7 – 9 Parking within one block: City owned garage at corner of Lincoln and Washington (entrance at 820 Washington) First hour free; additional hours…
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Kiln Opening: Exhibition at Gallery 80808 and SC Poetry Prize Book Launch

(Above: One of the photographs to be included in the exhibit.) “The Kiln Opening”Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, SC(Above: One of the ceramic works to be displayed. Click on any image to enlarge. Other images below are from the show’s photographic works.) Ceramics, Wrought Iron, photographs and artistic chandeliers by John SharpeVenetia…
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TATE BOYS at Gallery 80808, August 20 – 25, 2009

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, in Columbia’s downtown arts and cultural district will be the setting of TATE BOYS, an exhibition of fine art photography by brothers Dallas, Adam, and Clinton Tate. The show opens on Thursday, August 20th and runs through Tuesday, August 25th with daily hours from 4 – 10 PM. The…
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Breaking the Rules, August 13 – 16

(Above: Exhibition Invitation. Click on image to enlarge.) Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia is proud to start the art season with this exciting exhibition of fine art featuring several local, award winning artists: Bob Manown, Charley Adams, Howard Hunt, Bonnie Goldberg, Warren Brussee, Taryn Shekitka, David West and introducing Malena Georgieva,…
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Sharon Licata, Featured in the herald Independent

Gallery 80808/Vista Studio stone sculptor Sharon Licata was recently featured in the Fairfield Vision 2009 special publication of The Herald Independent. Special correspondent Grace Tarrant was drawn to Licata’s unique Lake Wateree weekend retreat where several pieces of art adorn the yard. The in-depth article covers Licata’s education, life, and artistic journey. Click on any…
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University Painting Society Spring Show

The University Painting Society Spring Show will showcase paintings by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of South Carolina. There will be approximately 30 paintings in a variety of genres from students such as Nick Oleszczuk, Jerry Slayton, Laurel Steckel, Bonnie McRae, Cecelia Stucker, Joanna Nowak, Stephanie Redmond, Peter Turanec, Brittany Warn, Randy Brown,…
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Leslie Hinton Presents Claytharsis, an MFA solo exhibition

(Above: Invitation to Leslie Hinton’s MFA exhibition, Claytharsis. Click on image to enlarge.) Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is pleased to announce the opening of Leslie Hinton’s MFA solo exhibition, Claytharsis. Shown in the main gallery from Thursday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. This show will…
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Janet Kozachek presents Homage to Squares: The Poetry of Paintings & Mosaics

(Above: Invitation to Janet Kozachek’s exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. Click on image to enlarge.) “Homage to Squares: The Poetry of Paintings & Mosaics” featuring the painting, poetry, and mosaics of Janet Kozachek, will run at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street, Columbia SC from May 14 – 19, 2009. There will be a reception…
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VIEW FROM THE STUDIOS, Gallery 80808/Vista Studio resident artists participate in ARTISTA VISTA

(Click on image above to enlarge. Scroll down for map!) The resident artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will present their spring exhibit for Artista Vista, the annual art gallery crawl through the downtown Columbia Vista neighborhood. The show, View from the Studios, opens with a reception on Thursday, April, 23, 2009 and continues through May…
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Peace and Celebration: Nikolai Oskolkov and Olessia Maximenko

(Above: Big Mon by Nikolai Oskolkov. Click on image to enlarge.) Peace and Celebration: The Art of Nikolai Oskolkov and Olessia MaximenkoApril 9 – 21, 2009Opening Reception Friday April 10, 4 – 9 PMUSC Poetry Initiative Awards Ceremony Saturday April 11 (More Information at end of this post.) (Above: Icons in Columbia by Nikolai Oskolkov.…
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Laura Spong Stars in ETV’s The Big Picture

(Above: Laura Spong’s Antoni. Click on image to enlarge.) Don’t miss ETV’s The Big Picture on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30! The program will feature Gallery 80808/Vista Studio’s talented, oil painter LAURA SPONG.
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A Presentation of Work: LaRoche, Holler, McIntosh, Swanson, Parrott, Blyth

(Click on invitation above to enlarge.) Gallery 80808/Vista StudiosMarch 19-23, 2009A Presentation of work by the following artists:Eileen Blyth, Laurie McIntosh, Jan Swanson, LouanneLaRoche, Brucie Holler, Lynn ParrottOpening Reception:Thursday, March 19, 5-9 pm Blyth, McIntosh,and Swanson are Columbia artists.LaRoche, Holler, and Parrott maintain studios, in the Bluffton / Hilton Head area of the low country.…
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Vista Studio artists participate in charity art event benefiting the homeless

On Thursday, March 5, 2009 some of Columbia’s most talented artists are banding together to raise funds and awareness for the area’s homeless. This one-night only charity art sale will take place at House of Frames and Paintings, 2828 Devine Street from 6 to 9 PM. Several Vista Studio artist will be among the stellar…
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SuperUnnatural: The Photography of Todd Oelze

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is pleased to announce the opening ofSuperUnnatural:The Photography of Todd OelzeFebruary 19 – 24, 2009Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady StreetColumbia, SC 29201(803) 252-6134 Opening Reception: Friday, February 20th from 6 – 9 pm Additional hours: Hours: Sat. Feb. 21 and Sun. Feb. 22 from 11 – 3Mon. Feb. 23 and Tues. Feb. 24…
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Sharon Licata is Artist-in-Residence at Pickens High School

Artist in Residence Comes to Pickens High School (The following article documents the excitement at Pickens High School and was taken from the school’s website. ) “Rock and Roll,” are the first words you hear at the beginning of each alabaster stone carving class taught by Pickens High Artist in Residence Mrs. Sharon Licata. Licata…
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Laura Spong: Still Screaming and Leo Twiggs: Targeted Man

If Art Gallery presents two solo shows at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s arts and cultural district, The Vista from Thursday, February 5 through Tuesday, February 17, 2009. The dual exhibitions includes Laura Spong: Still Screaming and Leo Twiggs: Targeted Man. The opening reception is Friday, February 6 from 5 – 9…
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Winter Exhibition: Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian

(Click on image to enlarge.) Every year Gallery 80808/Vista Studios looks forward to this annual WINTER EXHIBITION! It is a show not to be missed. The gallery hours are 10 – 5, Monday through Friday and 1 – 5 on both Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit will feature recent work by Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams,…
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CYBER FYBER, January 8 – 20, 2009

CYBER FYBER is an exhibition of international fiber art scheduled for January 8th through 20th, 2009 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The brainchild of Vista Studio resident artist Susan Lenz, this exhibit will focus on the supportive, global community of fiber artists with whom Susan regularly shares…
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The Salon I & II: Dec. 11 – 24, 2008

THE SALON I & IIDec. 11 – 24, 2008an exhibition at two Columbia, SC, locations:Gallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady Street&if ART Gallery1223 Lincoln Street Reception and ifART Walk: Thursday, Dec. 11, 5 – 10 p.m.at and between both locationsOpening Hours:Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.& by appointmentOpen…
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Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale

(Click on image above to enlarge. Various works by the Midland Clay Arts Society members.) Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale Thursday – Saturday, Dec. 4-6 at Gallery 80808 – 808 Lady St. in the Vista. Pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and more! Hours: Thurs., 12/4, 1-7 p.m., Fri. 12/5, 12-9 p.m., Sat., 12/6, 10 a.m.…
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Vista Lights 2008

(Click on image above to enlarge. Above: Entrance to the main gallery area.) Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, will present the exhibit, Fall 2008 Exhibition, featuring works by studio artists of Vista Studios in Gallery 80808, on view from November 13 through December 2, 2008. The reception for this annual exhibition is part of the…
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High Wind, Slight Rain: Stephen Chesley at the Spartanburg Art Museum

(Click on image above to enlarge.) High Wind, Slight Rain by Stephen Chesley is currently on view at the Spartanburg Art Museum. The exhibition runs through January 3, 2009. The opening reception is on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Music will be by the Time Blackwell Jazz Trio. The museum is part of the Chapman Cultural…
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American Portraits presented by Melinda Register and Clayton Bozard

(Click on image above to enlarge.)Above: One of twenty fine art photographs by Clayton Bozard to be displayed at American Portraits.)Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is proud to have Clayton Bozard and Melinda Register opening American Portraits on Friday, November 8th. The exhibition starts at 8:00 PM and will continue through the evening. Both artists will be…
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Wentworth Tradd presents Fish and Guits

(Click on image above to enlarge. This is a copy of the exhibition poster.)ONE NIGHT ONLY!On THURSDAY, October 30, 2008 Wentworth Tradd presents Fish and Guits, an exhibition of unique paintings and original artwork. The show starts at 6 PM with music from approximately 7:30 PM. The statement below was provided for this highly anticipated…
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2nd Annual SKATE and CREATE exhibition

(Above is a photo from last year’s highly successful Skate and Create exhibition. Click on image to enlarge.) Second Annual Skate and Create Exhibit WHO: Bluetile Skate Shop, Vista Gallery 80808, POUR IT NOW WHAT: Skate and Create WHERE: Exhibit at 808 Lady Street, Vista Gallery 80808 WHEN: October 3-5; Opening Night Friday, October 3…
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Todd Oelze presents “Strokes of Light”

(Click on image to enlarge.) Todd Oelze presentsStrokes of Light An exhibition of abstract photographyOpening Reception: Friday, September 26 from 6 – 9Additional hours:Saturday 9/27 from 11 – 9Sunday 9/28 from 11 – 7Monday and Tuesday 11 – 6 This exhibit is being held at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in the arts and…
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Richard Lund presents “In This City”

In This City is a a fine art photography exhibition being presented by Richard Lund at Gallery 80808 / Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, September 12 from 5 – 8 PM and runs through Sunday, September 21, 2008. Photographer Richard Lund provided…
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Jolie’s new issue!

The September issue (Volume 1, Issue 9) of “the Midlands’ No. 1 magazine about fashion, beauty, and lifestyle” JOLIE recently hit the newsstands with images taken during the 80808 on 80808 show. Jolie’s art director is Ja’maal Mosely. The fashion editor is Lisa Arnold. The photographer for this article is Elaine Floyd. (Click on image…
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The Line According to Roland Albert, Mary Gilkerson, Sjaak Korsten & Kees Salentijn

(Click on invitation for enlargement.)The Line According To Roland Albert, Mary Gilkerson, Sjaak Korsten & Kees Salentijn is scheduled from August 29 – September 9, 2008 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, SC. The exhibition is being present by if ART Gallery. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 29th from 5 – 10…
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80808 on 80808, closing dinner

After three successful weeks of viewing, 80808 on 80808 came to a close on Tuesday, August 26 with a “potluck” dinner thrown in an artistic fashion. Heidi Darr-Hope dressed the tables with exotic fabrics and a spread of fresh flowers. Everyone brought a dish, including Pat Gilmartin’s amazing sweet potato salad. There was wine and…
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Jolie shoots fashions at 80808

(Click on image above to enlarge.)This picture was taken during a photo shoot at Gallery 80808 and provided by Ja’maal Mosely, Art Director. Always fashionable, 80808 provided a backdrop for models to be seen in the next issue of Jolie, a monthly publication devoted to all things feminine in the Midlands. More images are promised…
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80808 on 80808!

(Click on image to enlarge. Photo by Vista Studio artist Michel McNinch.) 80808 on 80808 started with a trumpet fanfare at 8:08 AM, of course. The event was off to a tremendous beginning! Below are photos of some of the participating artists and the morning reception.(Click on image above. From left to right: Vista Studio…
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80808 on 80808: A Once in a Millennium Exhibition

Performance acts wishing to participate in the 80808 on 80808 celebration should contact Andy Witt at the Cultural Council, (803) 799-3115 or (803) 231-3131. 80808 on 80808VISUAL ARTS RECEPTION: August 8 from 5:08 to 8:08PERFORMANCES:4:08 Dance by Columbia City Jazz5:08 Poetry Reading by Ed Madden6:08 Music by Tuba IV: Charles Aull, David Woodard, Payne Seal,…
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Sharon Licata and the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Vista Studio stone carver Sharon Licata was one of nine sculptors selected for the prestigious 22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Above is one of the images from the 36-page, full color catalog depicting Sharon’s installation. The catalogs are available on request.The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented…
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Art and Soul Retreat with Heidi Darr-Hope

What if imagination, art and our nighttime dreams are not the frosting but the fountain head of human experience? Who: Heidi Darr-Hope, mfa What: 2008 Art and Soul Retreats- Small groups exploring spirituality, nighttime dreams and the joy of creativity Absolutely no prior experience is necessary, only a commitment to honestly explore your creative potential.…
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The floors

(Click on image above to see the condition of the floor!)July has traditionally been a rather slow time in the art season and at Gallery 80808. It is the perfect time for the floors to be sanded, primed, and painted. The project is currently underway! The next show will open on the last day of…
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Another review from Pickens

‘Three Women Artists’ use different mediums to create their messagesBy Jennifer PachecoPublished:The Pickens SentinelWednesday, June 25, 2008 8:27 AM CDT PICKENS COUNTY – Shadow and light, earth and water, rhythm and blues – the work of three female artists incorporate those ideas and many more. “Three Women Artists,” a new exhibit at the Pickens County…
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Triple Feature: Review in Upstate Today including “Blues Chapel” by Vista Studio Susan Lenz

Triple Feature by By Matt WakeFound in the Upstate TodayPhoto GalleryPICKENS — Blues singers, dusky oils and Reedy River clay vie for attention in “Three South Carolina Women Artists.” The Pickens County Museum of Art & History exhibition is actually a trio of solo shows, featuring the work of Victoria Blaker, Glenda Guion and Susan…
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John Adams Hodge Presents: EARTH, SEA, and SKY

Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Photo Essay by John Adams Hodge opens at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street on Thursday, June 19. The fine art photography exhibition will include an opening reception on Friday, June 20 from 6 – 9 PM. The artist will host additional viewing hours: June 24, 26, and 30th from…
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Susan Lenz: The Blues Chapel at the Pickens Museum

(Click on image above and below to enlarge.)Three women artists, including Vista Studio artist Susan Lenz, open solo exhibitions on Saturday, June 21 from 6 – 8 PM at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. The shows run through August 21. For more information about the museum, its hours, and location, please click…
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Yaghjian in Greenville and Lenz in Edgefield

(Click on images to enlarge.) Above and below are the invitations to King Snake Press: Ten Years After, an exhibition on view at the Greenville County Art Museum June 5 through July 27. This exhibition is a dynamic and unique set of monotypes produced by fifteen South Carolina artists, including Vista Studio artist David Yaghjian.…
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Nikolai Oskolkov Presents Heart and Veins of the South

Nikolai Oskolkov presents “Heart and Veins of the South” at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios May 30 through June 10 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista Opening Reception: Friday, May 30 from 4 – 9 PM Heart and Veins of the South The paintings of this exhibit are the beginning of my first thematic series. I…
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Storms and Rituals by Mark Hatley

(Click on image to enlarge.)Storms and RitualsAn Exhibition of Oil PaintingsbyMARK HATLEYReception: Friday, May 23 from 6 – 9 PM at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista arts district Gallery 80808 is proud to announce the opening of recent oil paintings by Mark Hatley in an exhibition called “Storms and Rituals”.…
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“Things I Have Seen,” a photography exhibition by Mark M. Windham

Gallery 80808 is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of fine art photography by Mark M. Windham, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The Photography of Mark M. Windham“Things I Have Seen”Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2008 from 6 – 9Additional Hours: Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 11 – 5…
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“Personal Grounds” extended

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is proud to extend “Personal Grounds” through Tuesday, May 13. This exhibition features the work of artists with studio space on the premise. For additional information and images, click here.
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Sharon Licata at the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Installation

The Mountain Times recently carried Jason Eason’s article and image as coverage for the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition installation at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. They came to the campus of Appalachian State University last weekend with flatbed trucks, vans and cranes. No, we’re not talking about construction crews building the university’s new…
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Artista Vista Reviewed by Mary Gilkerson in the Columbia Free Times newspaper

Mary Gilkerson, a staff writer for the Free Times weekly publication and art instructor at Columbia college, wrote a review of Artista Vista 2008 that included the following paragraphs: Personal Grounds, the group show at Vista Studios/Gallery 80808, is a strong overview of the resident artists’ work. Sharon Licata’s Whirling Dervish is twisting carved form…
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Heidi Darr-Hope’s upcoming Day Retreat

What if imagination & art are not the frosting but the fountain head of human experience? Absolutely no prior experience is necessary to participate fully in this all day retreat. All one needs is a commitment to honestly explore creative potential. There are a few spaces left, so consider joining Heidi Darr-Hope and a small…
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OPEN STUDIOS is a MAJOR SUCCESS!

Over the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, the artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios participated in OPEN STUDIOS. Hundreds of visitors came to admire art and witness the creative spirit at work. The event is in its second year and was a tremendous success. Below are photos taken during the two days. (Click on images…
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OPEN STUDIOS

Don’t forget! Tomorrow and Sunday are OPEN STUDIOS throughout the Columbia region. Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is a “must see” stop! For a map, click here. “Personal Grounds” is the exhibition on display at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios. To see images from this show, just scroll down! Lake Murray magazine covered OPEN STUDIOS in a series of…
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COLUMBIA ART STUDIO PROJECT

(Click on image above to enlarge.) The artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios want to share this important announcement because each one understands just how important a dedicated art space is and how wonderfully creative working in the Vista is. Please pass this information along to others!
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Vista Studio Artist Michel McNinch participates in ART WITH A HEART

(Click on invitation above to enlarge.)Vista Studio artist Michel McNinch is participating with the Corley Mill Artists’ Group in ART WITH A HEART, a charity benefiting the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, May 2 at 5:30. The event is being held at the offices of Nelson, Nullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP in the Meridian Building,…
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Photos from Artista Vista 2008

All the artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios pitched in for a super evening. Above, Robert Kennedy was busy making punch.(Above) Belle Jewler and Cyd Berry admire oils by David Yaghjian.The gallery had a constant flow of visitors.The atrium was full too.The exhibition is called “Personal Grounds”. It will continue through May 6….which means it will…
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Open Studios…Vista Studio mentioned in article appearing in The State

From The State Newspaper, Sunday, April 27, 2008: Studio tour offers inside look at artists’ workplaces By JEFFREY DAY For artists, the studio is a quiet, private place — except for the loud music and cursing. But last year, about 60 artists around Columbia opened their doors to hundreds of strangers during “Open Studios,” part…
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Artista Vista 2008: Personal Grounds

Above is a video taken before the exhibition is fully hung, labeled, and ready for the public. The show title is “PERSONAL GROUNDS”. All Vista Studios artists have contributed work. These talented people include: Pat Callahan, Michele McNinch, Jeff Donovan, David Yaghhian, Laura Spong, Pat Gilmartin, Ethel Brody, Don Zurlo, Stephen Chesley, Sharon Licata, Robert…
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Heidi Darr-Hope featured in Undefined

The second issue of the very artsy new magazine Undefined was just published by designer Mark Pointer. Editor David Wright and his talented staff have produced an amazing work of text and images including Emily Boyle’s article on Vista Studio artist Heidi Darr-Hope. It is accompanied with exotic images from the lens of Kasi Koshollek.…
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OPEN STUDIOS!

The following artists at Vista Studio will be participating in OPEN STUDIOS on Saturday, May 3 from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, May 4 from 12 Noon – 6:00 PM: Ethel BrodyPat CallahanStephen ChesleyHeidi Darr-HopeJeff DonovanPat GilmartinSusan LenzSharon Collings LicataMichel McNinchLaura SpongDavid YaghjianDon Zurlo For more information about OPEN STUDIOS, please click here.…
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Currently Showing at Gallery 80808: Pat Parise

Currently showing at Gallery 80808 is New Works by Patrick Parise, April 3 – 15, 2008. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pmArtist’s Hours: Weekdays 4 pm – 7 pm; Saturdays 1 pm – 7 pm; Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm (and by appointment) Artist’s Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3rd, 5…
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Sharon Licata’s Sculpture Accepted into 22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

(Above and below: Views of Sharon Licata’s Getting Back on the Totem. Limestone4’6″ x 3′ x 3′.) Getting Back on the Totem, a limestone sculpture created by Vista Studio artist Sharon Licata, has been accepted into the prestigious 22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition being held by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the…
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Carolina Arts covers “Personal Grounds”, upcoming exhibition

(Above: David Yaghjian’s art.) (Above: Laura Spong’s oil.) The April issue of Carolina Arts carries the following article and the two images above. To visit Carolina Arts’ current on-line articles, click here. Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, Offers Group Show Gallery 80808 opens Personal Grounds, an exhibit featuring works by 13 artists from Vista…
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New Works by Patrick Parise, April 3 – 15, 2008

(Above: Sentinel. Click on image to enlarge.) “NEW WORKS” by Columbia Artist PATRICK PARISEThursday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 15, 2008(Above: Daybreak. Click on image to enlarge.) Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pmArtist’s Hours: Weekdays 4 pm – 7 pm; Saturdays 1 pm – 7 pm; Sundays 1 pm – 5…
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Jeff Donovan’s work is cover of Lake Murray Magazine

(Click on image to enlarge and view and enlarged cover of the Lake Murray Magazine.) Columbia Open Studios will take place the weekend of May 3 and 4. Almost all the Gallery 80808/Vista Studios artists are participating again this year. The April issue of Lake Murray Magazine just ran this article promoting the event. Jeff…
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Vista Studio Artist Michel McNinch Honored With Art Spirit Achievement Award

The South Carolina State Fair is proud to announce the eighteenth (18th) recipient of the annual South Carolina State Fair Fine Art Spirit Achievement Award is Michel McNinch of Irmo, SC. Michel McNinch followed her creative desires to pursue a life as a professional artist. She has seen the artistic inclinations she had as a…
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ABSTRACTED IN NATURE: Mahrlein, Rudolf, Spong

(Above: Laura Spong, Good Report, Bad Report, No Report, 2007. Oil on canvas, 100″ x 80″. Click on image to enlarge.) if ARTpresents atGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C. ABSTRACTED IN NATURE:Reiner Mährlein – Silvia Rudolf – Laura Spong March 21 – April 1, 2008 Artists’ Reception: Friday, March 21, 5 – 10 p.m.Opening…
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Ethel S. Brody: Article in the Free Times by Dan Cook

Issue #21.10 :: 03/05/2008 – 03/11/2008A Show of Her Own Longtime Museum Benefactor in Solo Gallery Exhibit BY DAN COOK Anyone who spends much time at functions held at the Columbia Museum of Art has likely run across Ethel Brody. Along with her sister, Leona Sobel, Brody is a longtime supporter of the museum —…
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Ethel S. Brody: Her Works

(Above: Enigma, c. 1994. Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″. Click on image to enlarge.) ETHEL S. BRODY: HER WORKSColumbia Painter and Museum Benefactor Exhibits 40 Years Of ArtatGallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South CarolinaMarch 7 – 18, 2008 Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 7, 2008, 5 – 10 p.m.Opening hours: Weekdays,…
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ATMOSPHERIC NOISE, Part One by DON ZURLO

Don Zurlo Attempts to Reconcile Freedom with Order at His Upcoming Exhibit(Kimberly Reda-Wilson) Don Zurlo, MFA Rutgers, presents his “visualization of the creative process” that began at Starbuck’s in the Vista of Columbia, SC. The first of his two-part series…Atmospheric Noise, Part Iwill be on exhibitFriday, February 29th – Tuesday, March 4thGallery80808/Vista Studios808 Lady StreetColumbia,…
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Vista Studio Artists participate in Philharmonic Benefit

Thirty-eight South Carolina artists,including Vista Studio artists Sharon Licata and Michel McNinch, have each transformed a musical instrument into a piece of art. Creations (violins, violas, cello and flute) are on display throughout the Vista from March 1 to April 1.Michel McNinch’s Mosaic ViolinStained glass, paint, groutMany different colors of stained glass cover the violin…
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The Inventory

(Above: Dorothy Netherland’s Lucky. Click on image to enlarge.) if ART presents THE INVENTORY at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios , 808 Lady Street in the downtown Vista area of Columbia, South Carolina THE INVENTORY:A Group Show of if ART artists February 15 – 26, 2008 Artists’ Reception: Friday, February 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. Opening…
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Slightly off the Path by Matthew Givens

Matthew Givens presents Slightly off the Path at Gallery80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista area. The exhibition begins on Thursday, February 7th and runs through Tuesday, February 12th. Hours are 10 AM until 5 PM. The opening reception is Friday, February 8th from 5 – 10 PM.Fine Art Photographer Matthew Givens provided…
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ARTSFEST 2008 in Florence, South Carolina

Artsfest 2008 Juried Exhibition and Art Sale will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, February 7 from 6 PM until 10 PM at the former Florence County Public Library at the Corner of Irby and Pine Streets in downtown Florence. The event is sponsored by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance. HOURS: Friday, February 8…
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Vista Studio Artist at Night on the Nile Gala

Please note: At the time of this post there is still a wonderful exhibit at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, SC. Winter Exhibition features art by Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Ed Wimberly, and David Yaghjian through February 5. Weekdays 10 – 5; Weekends, 1-5. THIS POST IS ABOUT NIGHT ON THE…
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Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian…continues through February 5, 2008

(Above: Mike Williams’ acrylic and ink on canvas, 2008. This Fish Has Feet. Click on image to enlarge.) In case you missed the fabulous opening reception of this year’s Winter Exhibition featuring the artwork of Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Ed Wimberly, and David Yaghjian, the show continues through Tuesday, February 5, 2008 with weekday hours…
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WINTER EXHIBITION: Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian

(Above, from left to right: Ed Wimberly, Mike Williams, Stephen Chesley, and David Yaghjian.) (Above: David Yaghjian and his studio arrangement.) (Above: Stephen Chesley and his studio arrangement.) (Above: Mike Williams cataloging his pieces in the exhibition.) (Above: Ed Wimberly relaxing in David Yaghjian’s studio.) WINTER EXHIBITION: Chesley, Williams, Wimberly, Yaghjian opens with an artists’…
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PHOTO GRA3

Eric Plaag / Toby Morriss / Jennifer Knight present A exhibition of fine photography at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista. For additional information, please call the gallery at (803) 252-6134. Opening reception, Thursday, January 17 from 6 – 10 PMAdditional hours: Friday, January 18 from 6 – 10 PM; Saturday, January…
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Four Guys and a Gallery

(Above: Article as it appears in the January edition of Lake Murray Carolina Magazine. Click image to enlarge.) Four Guys and a GalleryBy Rachel HayniePhotography By Anne McQuary, Hey Baby Smile Four friends, all artists, will regroup for their eight annual combined show at Gallery 80808 this month. Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly and…
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Strata, Article featuring Susan Lenz

(Click on photos above to enlarge!) The above photos is from the Nov/Dec issue of South Carolina Homes & Gardens of an article called Strata written by Rachel Haynie. It reads: StrataFiber Artist Susan LenzGallery 80808, Vista Lights, Columbia An exhibition of fiber art begging to be touched is handing at Gallery 80808 in The…
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David Yaghjian wins third place at the Florence Miniature Competition

Vista Studio artist David Yaghjian won third place in the annual Friends of the Florence Museum Miniature Art Competition which is on display from November 27 until December 21, 2007. Giovanni DiFeterici won first place with Small Jar of Screws. Barbara Yon took second with Asian Princes.Third place was David Yaghjian with Cell Phone. The…
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Pat Callahan’s Success at Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon

Vista Studio artist Pat Callahan ran her first full marathon on Saturday, December 8 in Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon. She finished with a time of 3:42.55 which put her in the 178th spot…that’s the 29th female to cross the finish time…that’s also SECOND in her age category! Hurrah for Pat! She said of this accomplishment:…
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if ART Gallery presents Construction Crew III

(To enlarge, please click on the image!) if ART presents atGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C. C o n s t r u c t i o n C r e w III: STEVEN CHAPP – JEFF DONOVANJANET ORSELLI – EDWARD RICE Dec. 7 – 18, 2007Artists’ Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 5 – 10…
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Vista Studio Artist Susan Lenz accepted into Craftforms 2007

Vista Studio artist Susan Lenz recently had The Collector accepted into Craftforms 2007, an international juried contemporary fine craft exhibition featuring 82 works by 80 artists from 25 States, Canada, and South Korea. The show is held at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia. The juror was Mark Richard Leach, founding director…
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Heidi Darr-Hope’s Retreat to Mallorca, Spain

Sharon Bray and Heidi Darr-Hope present the Fourth Annual Serrania Retreat Sanctuary: Exploring the Self in Writing and ArtMay 24 – 31, 2008Mallorca, Spain Early bird special of $1,500 until December 31 after $1,725fee includes workshop costs, beautiful accommodations; delicious Mediterranean meals…register early as enrollment is limited to 14. Imagine yourself in the beauty of…
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Heidi Darr-Hope’s upcoming monthly art & soul retreats

What if imagination & art are not the frosting but the fountain head of human experience? Rolo May For information on Heidi’s 2008 retreat offeringshttp://www.darr-hope.com/Scheduled%20Workshops.htm#Weekend%20Retreats I am in the process of writing a book that addresses my philosophy of teaching dream interpretation and the craft of art making as vehicles for personal and spiritual growth.…
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Vista Lights 2007 Reviewed in The State by Jeffrey Day

Review: Stroll through the Vista again — for art’s sake By JEFFREY DAY – [email protected] You could be like everyone else and spend today shopping for clothing, appliances and toys. But wouldn’t you rather look at, and buy, art? Last week’s Vista Lights festival was mostly about music and holidays and business. Still, some galleries…
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Vista Lights 2007 Reviewed in the Free Times

Issue #20.47 :: 11/21/2007 – 11/27/2007 Vista Lights Should Return to Core Mission: Showcasing the Arts BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON Vista Lights — just like Artista Vista — originally was about showcasing the work of emerging artists. When the Vista was a new concept, it was the excitement of what was new in the visual…
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Vista Lights 2007 in pictures

(Above: Pat Gilmartin’s ceramic Catfish with a trio of oil panels by Stephen Chesley.) The artists of Gallery 80808/Vista Studios have hung a beautiful exhibition of recent work for the annual Vista Lights celebration. The Thursday night reception was marvelous. The show will hang through November 27. The gallery is generally open throughout the midday…
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Vista Lights 2007

(Above: David Yaghjian’s Launched, acrylic on paper) Fall Exhibition 2007 opens at Gallery 80808 as past of Vista Lights on Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery is located within Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s Congaree Vista. For this night of arts celebration, a stop here is a “must.” View…
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Cats on a Leash: A Great Opening

Jeri Burdick, Clark Ellefson, Heidi Darr-Hope, Clay Burnette, Judy Hubbard, and Lee Malerich opened Cats on a Lease: Three Decades at Play on Friday, October 26 to rave reviews at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. To access a slide show of the evening’s festivities, click here. To visit Gallery…
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Kleinformat/Small Format at if ART Gallery

(Click on image above to enlarge!) Vista Studio artist Stephen Chesley is one of ten artists being featured in Kleinformat/Small Format: The Columbia – Kaiserslautern Exchange at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln Street. This exhibition runs from Friday, October 26 until Tuesday, November 13, 2007 and includes an opening reception on Friday, October 26 from…
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Cats on a Leash: Three Decades at Play

Gallery 80808 is thrilled to present CATS ON A LEASH: THREE DECADES AT PLAY featuring work by Jeri Burdick, Clay Burnette, Clark Ellefson, Heidi Darr-Hope, Judy Hubbard, and Lee Malerich from Friday, October 26 through Saturday, November 3, 2007. There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 26 from 5 – 10 PM. Additional…
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Solo Exhibition of Laura Spong’s work at Francis Marion

October 2 – November 15, 20078:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon-FriHyman Fine Arts Center Gallery Paintings by Laura Spong In 2006, Laura Spong had four solo exhibitions. They included a retrospective at the University of South Carolina and a wildly successful 80th birthday exhibition that might have set a sales record for a solo show…
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Old & New: Carl Blair and Anna Redwine

if ART presents Old & New: Carl Blair and Anna Redwine at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista from Friday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 23, 2007. A reception will be held on Friday, October 12 from 5 – 10 PM. Additional gallery hours are: Weekdays from 11 AM until 7…
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Through the Eyes of Art

Vista Studio artists Susan Lenz and Michel McNinch are among the artists participating this Through the Eyes of Art at Saluda Shoals on Sunday, October 7.Through the Eyes of ArtStart Date: 10/7/2007End Date: 10/7/2007Location: Saluda Shoals ParkDescription: Enjoy a unique view of Saluda Shoals Park Through the Eyes of Art! The beauty of the park…
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Memory and Place: An exhibit by Angela Bradburn and Claire Farrell

Works by Claire Farrell and Angela Bradburn to Be Exhibited and Gallery 80808 Memory and Place, an exhibit of recent works by Columbia artists, Angela Bradburn and Claire Farrell will be held at Columbia’s popular art space, Gallery 80808. The gallery is located in the Vista Studios at 808 Lady Street in Columbia. Join the…
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David Yaghjian’s painting featured in Charlotte newspaper article and Winthrop University Art Gallery exhibit

This past Friday, September 21, the Charlotte Observer ran the following article advertising an art exhibition at Winthrop University. Vista Studio artist David Yaghijan is included in the exhibit and his acrylic on linen painting Evening was featured in the following article by Richard Maschal. Winthrop exhibit reflects eclectic taste of man who sought out…
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Spirited Versatility by Tony E. Forrest

Above is the invitation to the art event opening this week at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street featuring work by North Carolina artist Tony E. Forrest. Free parking for this exhibition is available after 6 PM in the parking lot diagonally across Lady Street from the Gallery…although entrance to this park is off Washington Street…
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Introducting Michel McNinch

The artists at Vista Studios are pleased to welcome painter Michel McNinch. Michel is subletting one of the studios for the next six months and will be exhibiting work with the group for the upcoming Vista Lights celebration. She has already set up her easel and materials, is hard at work, and using her new…
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FAME FACTOR

if ART PRESENTS AT GALLERY 80808/VISTA STUDIOS: THE FAME FACTOR Featuring art by: Benny Andrews (American, 1930-2006) – Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006) – Lynn Chadwick (British, 1914-2003) – Corneille (Dutch, b. 1922) – Jacques Doucet (French, 1924-1994) – John Hultberg (American, 1922-2005) – Richard Hunt (American, b. 1935) – Wilfredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982) – Ibram…
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Stephen Chesley’s Solo Exhibition at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum

One of Vista Studios’ resident oil painters is being featured in a solo exhibition in Myrtle Beach. Here’s the information: The Art of Stephen Chesley: Twilight, Slight Rain Poetic Realist PaintingsSeptember 11– October 21, 2007Opening reception: Thursday, September 13 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located in…
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Sculpture 2007: Tri-State Sculptors Exhibit includes Vista Studio artist Sharon Licata

Sculpture by members of the Tri-State sculptors Education Association will be on view in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery and the Rocky Mount Arts Center from September 5 until 28, 2007 with outdoor entries staying on view through January 31, 2008. This exhibition includes Diamonds in the Rough (pictured below) by Vista Studio artist Sharon…
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Narratives: Family Biennial

Narratives: Family Biennial Gallery 80808 is pleased to announce this weekend exhibition featuring work by Mana Hewitt, Steve Hewitt, and Vanessa Grubbs. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 31 from 5:30 until 8:00Additional hours: Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 5:00 For additional information: Please visit the gallery website at www.gallery80808vistastudios.com or call (803) 252-6134. Free parking…
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Vista Studio Artist exhibiting in Gallery 80808 in August

Saturday August 18, 2007 Vista Studio artist exhibiting through August 28 The artists with space at Vista Studios are exhibiting work in Gallery 80808, its atrium, and the hallways through Tuesday, August 28. Hours are by chance or appointment…this is actually many, many OPEN hours. The gallery is generally open whenever one of the artists…
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Fiifo Boamah and Derk Ansani present “Authentic Africa”

Friday July 27, 2007 Fiifi Boamah & Derek Ansani present Authentic Africa AUTHENTIC AFRICA, presented by Fiifi Boamah and Derek Ansani, runs from Thursday August 2nd, 2007 to Tuesday August 7th, 2007 with an opening reception on Thursday August 2nd (5pm to 9pm). Weekday hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. –…
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Kiln Opening, July 14, 2007

Saturday July 14, 2007 Kiln Opening: July 14 After weeks of work vending the kilns, Jeff Donovan’s studio is handsomely equipped for firing both regular clay and paper clay. The “grand opening” of the first paper clay firing was Saturday, July 14. The work inside looked spectacular. Even the “Kiln Gods” must have been pleased!…
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Cara Moskot, July 5 – 10, 2007

Thursday July 5, 2007 CARA MOSKOT at Gallery 808008 Cara Moskot presents her Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Forming Sense From Out of Place from July 5-10, 2007 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista. There will be an artist’s Reception on Friday, July 6, 5:00-7:00pm. Additional hours are from 1-5pm…
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Posts from May 22, 2007 until July 1, 2007

Sunday July 1, 2007 Skate and Create Photos and news http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:kn_8BI-zyWYJ:www.thestate.com/+Skate+and+Create,+Columbia,+SC&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=usBy cutting and pasting the link above, one can view photographs from the recent exhibition, Skate and Create, held at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios from June 21 through 24. The link brings up an archived page, simply scroll down to a box called “Spotted” where the…
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Posts from April 17, 2007 until May 15, 2007

Tuesday May 15, 2007 Corley Mill Spring Art Exhibit The Corley Mill Artist Group opens their spring art exhibition with a reception at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street this Friday, Map 18 from, 5 until 8 PM. Additional hours are on May 19 and 20 from 11 AM until 3 PM. For more information, please…
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Posts from March 19, 2007 until April 9, 2007

Monday April 9, 2007 Tyrone Geter Presents HEADS UP Tyrone Geter opens HEADS UP at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s downtown Vista this Thursday, April 12, 2007 with an artist’s reception that evening from 5 PM until 9 PM. The exhibition runs through Tuesday, April 17. The exhibition will feature new pastels, charcoals,…
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Posts from February 6, 2007 until March 7, 2007

Wednesday March 7, 2007 if Art International presents Leamon and Thornton if ART, International Fine Art Servicespresents at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C.TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Deanna Leamon: Shroud & H. Brown Thornton: Great Sea Creatures & the Earth on the Back of the Giant Turtle March 9 – 20, 2007 Artists’ Reception:…
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Posts from December 8-9, 2006 until January 30, 2007

Tuesday January 30, 2007 Tapestry in Blue by Susan Lenz featured at Mac’s on Main Tapestry in Blue, a grouping of twenty-four mixed media portraits of early female Blues singers by Susan Lenz, will be on display at Mac’s on Main, a popular jazz club and restaurant in downtown Columbia. The artwork will hang throughout…
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Posts from November 21, 2006 until October 4, 2006

Tuesday November 21, 2006 MIDLANDS CLAY ARTS SOCIETY’S HOLIDAY SALE Midlands Clay Arts Society will have their 7th annual Holiday show and sale on December 1st and 2nd, 2006 at the Gallery 80808/Vista Studiosin Columbia, South Carolina. The opening reception will be on Friday, December 1st, 2006, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The Midlands…
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Posts from September 21, 2006 until May 9, 2006

Thursday September 21, 2006 Hank Fuseler’s show HANK FUSELER AT GALLERY 80808 SEPTEMBER 21-26REFLECTIONS ON LIFE IN SOUTH CAROLINA part IV ARTIST’S RECEPTION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 6-10pmFEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY FOXES THAT FIGHT GALLERY 80808808 LADY ST. / COLUMBIA, SCwww.gallery80808vistastudios.com VIEWING HOURS:Friday 22st-Tuesday 26th, 12-6pm For more information or to schedule an appointment,e-mail hankfuselergmail.com or…
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Posts from January 22, 2006 to May 3, 2006

Wednesday May 3, 2006 GENESIS, An Exhibit by Alicia Leeke GALLERY 80808 IN COLUMBIA, SC TO FEATURE “GENESIS,” AN EXHIBIT BY ALICIA LEEKE Gallery 80808 will feature the exhibit Genesis, a collection of selected paintings, sketches, monotypes and batiks by Columbia artist Alicia Leeke on view May 12-16, 2006. Leeke started her artistic studies at…
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Posts from October 1, 2005 until January 16, 2006

Monday January 16, 2006 Licata’s Solo Show www.gallery80808vistastudios.com The Upstairs Gallery Information: Who: Columbia based artist Sharon Collings Licata What: Terra Firma carved stone and free formed clay sculptures When: January 9 though February 28, 2006 Where: The Upstairs Gallery located in the Administration Building USC Sumter 200 Miller Rd. Hours: Open during normal business…
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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005 Post

Saturday October 1, 2005 Gallery 80808 Schedule for 2005 – 2006 Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 Photography show by USC Photo Club. Nov. 3 – 9 Paintings by students of Reuben Gambrell – oils, pastels, and drawings. Nov. 17 – 30 Vista Lights open house in the Congaree Vista. AExpressions,@ featuring new works by Vista…
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