The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association hosts the Fine Art Annual weekend each year, encompassing gallery shows, plein air painting and demos, and the Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes.
To celebrate, tonight’s Art Walk in the French Quarter will feature some shows you don’t want to miss. First, there’s North vs. South at Robert Lange Studios, a competitive group art show with 30 artists and 70 paintings. It’s RLS’ biggest show of the year, and continues the theme of “this or that” that RLS has used before with shows like Yellow vs. Blue and Black vs. White.
For North vs. South, the gallery invited artists to create two works, one inspired by the idea of north and one of south. Guests will evaluate the two bodies of work as a whole and may cast a ballot for the one they think is strongest.
Also tonight, the Principle Gallery — formerly the M Gallery — will host its Grand Opening show, featuring works by various artists on the theme “Rhythm, Harmony, Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Proportion.” In addition to its new name, the gallery has a new director: Carri Schwab, who’s not just a fixture in Charleston’s art scene but on stage as well (she’s performed with What If? Productions and PURE Theatre).
The Corrigan Gallery also has a special show opening tonight. The gallery will pair the paintings of Corrie McCallum with the tapestries of her daughter, Louise Halsey. McCallum’s work hasn’t been seen in public for quite some time.
To see what else is in store during this Fine Art Annual weekend, check out charlestonfineartdealersassociation.com.