Past Events


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Wells Gallery & Jo Malone, A Compelling Combination
Join us Thursday, July 6th, from 11-4pm to sip mimosas and experience art and artistic fragrances in this uniquely curated show of the senses. Select a painting for your home and pair it with a candle, or difuser, to complete the sensory experience. Let your favorite painting inspire a fragrance to add to your perfume wardrobe. We look forward to seeing you!
July 6 – July 6, 2017
 



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Karen Larson Turner, Painting Live
Memorial Day Weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13 PANORAMAS -- Karen Larson Turner debuts her new Panorama Series. This show features sweeping landscapes of Kiawah on long canvases. Come to the gallery this Memorial Day Weekend to view these new pieces and to watch Karen paint from 1-6pm each day.
May 27 – May 28, 2017
 



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Curt Butler, Painting Live
Mother's Day Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 12 & 13 Curt Butler brings us new encaustic paintings full of texture and painterly strokes. Join us at the gallery to watch him demonstrate his unique method each day from 1-6pm.
May 12 – May 13, 2017
 



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Junko Ono Rothwell, Painting Live
Easter Weekend Friday and Saturday, April 14 &15 Junko Ono Rothwell will paint in the gallery from 1-6pm each day. Her vibrant paintings capture the Kiawah landscape and the surrounding Lowcountry. Please visit the gallery to meet her and view her new works.
April 14 – April 15, 2017
 



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Karen Larson Turner and Spruill Hayes painting LIVE
Please join us at the gallery, before the Kiawah Art and House Tour, for some conversation and a glass of champagne with The Sanctuary's Mural Artist, Karen Larson Turner, and emerging artist, Spruill Hayes. Learn about color, design, and technique from these two artists as they paint live through-out the day.
April 7 – April 7, 2017
 



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Opposites Attract
Join us for this unique show in which our artists come together to explore the notion of opposites. Each artist produced two pieces that represent the concepts of light vs. dark, day vs. night, nature vs. nurture, female vs. male, etcetera... The paintings depict paradoxical subjects, but they combine to make a cohesive statement. The show opens on February 3rd, 2017 Reception on February 4th, 4-7pm
February 4 – February 4, 2017
 



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Sally Tharp: New Works and Live Painting
Sally Tharp will visit us from her home in New York on Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17, to paint in the gallery and debut her new works. Please join us from 1-6pm each day to meet the artist and view her large-scale, realistic still life paintings. We look forward to seeing you!
September 16 – September 17, 2016
 



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Original Jonathan Green Paintings
We are proud to present an exhibition of works by renowned Gullah artist, Jonathan Green, during this year's Spoleto Festival, May 27th - June 12th. We are featuring Green's original oil painting, "Harvest Gathering", this year's Spoleto poster art.
May 26 – June 12, 2016
 



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Curt Butler, May 6th & 7th
Curt Butler will be in the gallery this Mother's Day weekend on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th from 1-6pm each day to paint live in the gallery. We will have 15 new paintings from the artist in his signature encaustic medium. Please visit us to meet the artist and view his new works!
May 6 – May 7, 2016
 



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7th Annual Juried Art Show
The Wells Gallery brings you the 7th Annual Juried Art Show. This show features works from local Kiawah and Seabrook artists. From January 22nd - 31st 2016, you will view works varying from oil paintings to photography, and jewelry to textiles. Meet the artists at our Opening Reception on January 22nd, from 5-8pm in the gallery. All pieces are for sale. For the ARTISTS: Submission Deadline: Dec. 11 Announcement of selected works: Dec. 16 Selected works drop-off dates: Jan. 18 + 19 (10:30am - 4:30pm) Show Opening Reception: Jan. 22, 5-8pm Show will hang: Jan. 22-31 Pick-up unsold works: Feb. 1 + 2
January 22 – January 31, 2016
 



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Stephen Scott Young : New works in Watercolor
We are pleased to present new works by modern watercolor master, Stephen Scott Young. Please join us Friday, December 18th, from 5-8pm for a cocktail Opening Reception. Scott Young's most recent works come from his "Regatta Series". This series reflects on the boating tradition of the Bahamas and the Southern US. All of the paintings feature row boats, or sail boats, and the people he paints rely on the wind, and their own strength, to drive their craft. This show will feature studies and finished pieces from his past series as well. All works will hang from Dec. 18th - Jan 3rd.
December 18 – January 3, 2016
 



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"I, Human", a new show from EB Lewis
On November 12th, from 5-7pm, EB Lewis will be in the gallery to discuss his latest series of paintings. The "I, Human" series presents figures with featureless faces. The artist explains that the brain works to "fill-in" the detail that are omitted from the painting, causing the viewer to put their own story to the piece. It individualizes the work and the figure becomes 'every person'. The viewer can see them self in the figure regardless of race, age, or gender. EB's statement is that we are all the same, we are all human. All pieces belonging to this series will be identified as IH (for I, Human), and the number in which they were created to further seperate them from a specific title or 'story', leaving them more open to the viewer's interpretations.
November 12 – November 12, 2015
 



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Karen Larson Turner LIVE in the Gallery!
Famed Sanctuary mural artist, Karen Larson Turner, will be in the Wells Gallery June 12th and 13th from 1-6pm painting live.Please join us to watch the artist at work, and to view her new pieces!
June 12 – June 13, 2015
 



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Curt Butler LIVE in the Gallery!
The Wells Gallery is pleased to host Curt Butler, May 8th and 9th from 1-6pm each day, painting live in the gallery. Curt will demonstrate his unique 'encaustic' medium, and will present 15 new paintings. We hope you can join us!
May 8 – May 9, 2015
 



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6th Annual Juried Art Show
The WElls Gallery is pleased to bring you the 6th Annual Juried Art Show. this show features work from 40 local Kiawah and Seabrook artists. January 16th - 25th you will view works varying from oil paintings to photography, and jewelry to textiles. Meet the artists at our Opening Reception on January 16th, 5-8pm in the gallery. All pieces are for sale.
January 16 – January 25, 2015
 



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Stephen Scott Young
The Wells Gallery and Morris and Whiteside Galleries present a special exhibition of the works of renowned watercolorist Stephen Scott Young. Please join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, December 5th from 5-8pm. Young's works will hang in the gallery until January 3, 2015. Please contact the Wells Gallery with any questions.
December 5 – January 3, 2015
 



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EB Lewis painting LIVE November 14th and 15th
EB Lewis is most well-known for his watercolor works and children's book illustrations. He has recently taken his oil painting to the fore-front, and will be displaying those talents on November 14th and 15th at the gallery. Stop-by to chat with EB, and watch him paint.
November 14 – November 15, 2014
 



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George Pate painting LIVE September 19th and 20th
George Pate visits the gallery from his home in Beaufort, SC, to paint for us on September 19th and 20th. Pate moved from the Southwest to SC and brought his western painting style to the Lowcountry. Please visit the gallery to meet George and watch him work!
September 1 – September 30, 2014
 



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Rick McClure and Junko Ono Rothwell painting LIVE August 8th and 9th
Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th, Rick McClure and Junko Ono Rothwell will join us to paint live in the gallery. Junko Ono Rothwell is well known for her vibrant paintings of the Kiawah sky, while Rick McClure's soft landscapes capture the island's tranquility perfectly. Please stop into the gallery to watch these two artists paint a shared subject in their own unique styles.
August 1 – August 31, 2014
 



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Curt Butler and Mark Bailey painting LIVE July 11th and 12th
Curt Butler and Mark Bailey will join us in the gallery to paint live on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. These two young artists have a fresh and modern take on portraying Lowcountry life. Meeting them and watch them work this July!
July 1 – July 31, 2014
 



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Karen Larson Turner painting LIVE June 6th and 7th
Karen Larson Turner is famous for her oil paintings of the Kiawah landscape. She is perhaps most well known for her four 22x28 foot murals that flank the Grand Staircases in The Sanctuary Resort. Please join us on Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7, to meet Karen and see how her gorgeous paintings develop as she paints live in the gallery.
June 1 – June 30, 2014
 



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Russell Gordon painting LIVE May 2nd and 3rd
Please join us Friday and Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd for the rare opportunity to watch Russell Gordon paint live! Stop by the gallery to meet the artist and watch him demonstrate his techniques for achieving such detailed paintings.
April 30 – May 31, 2014
 



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Marshall Noice painting LIVE April 18th and 19th!
Marshall Noice will be traveling to the Wells Gallery from his home in Kalispell, Montana, to paint live in our gallery on Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th. Marshall is making his first trip to Kiawah and will be painting our southern landscape in his signature color-palette. Please visit our gallery to meet the artist and watch him work! For more on Marshall Noice, and to view his current works, please visit his page on our website.
April 8 – April 30, 2014
 



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The Kiawah Art & House Tour
The 2014 Kiawah Art & House Tour, benefiting the Gibbes Museum of Art, features five spectacular homes with distinctive art collections and incredible views. Friday, April 11 from 1-5pm Tickets are $55 per person - hurry, they sell out fast! Purchase tickets online at www.gibbesmuseum.org/events, or at The Sanctuary on Kiawah.
April 11 – April 11, 2014
 



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Featured Artist for February: Felice Designs
Jewelry is the perfect Valentine's Day gift, so get her something as unique as she is... Felice makes one-of-a-kind pieces featuring her hand-made glass beads. Her selection of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are colorful and fun! Please visit us as the gallery to see our entire selection of Felice Designs Jewelry.
February 1 – February 28, 2014
 



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5th Annual Juried Art Show
The Wells Gallery is pleased to bring you the 5th Annual Juried Art Show. This show features work from 30 local Kiawah and Seabrook Artists. January 17th-26th You will view works varying from oil paintings to photography, and jewelry to textiles. Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine! All pieces are for sale. Thank you!
January 16 – January 26, 2014