‘Road Trip’ by Frank Cerulli

Local Beaufort artists have paint brushes in hand, getting ready for Beaufort Art Association’s annual Spring Art Exhibit. For the past sixty years, this event has been highly anticipated by local artists and art lovers alike. Painters, photographers, sculptors and woodworkers – all work throughout the year to create masterpieces to unveil to the world and to be judged. It’s their Best of the Best. So mark your calendar; BAA’s Spring Show will take place on Wednesday, March 12 through Friday March 15 at Tabby Place on Port Republic Street in Downtown Beaufort. Admission is free.

Art will include 2-D with oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, collage, encaustic paintings and photography as well as 3-D

‘Heron’ by Paula Quinn

pottery, sculpture, woodturning and stained glass. Jewelry will also be featured. The judge this year is E. Joanna Angell, a fourth-generation multidisciplinary artist, currently  Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Studio Art at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.  Over 100 pieces of local art are expected to be in the show. More than 15 awards will be given, including “Best in Show,” as well as memorial awards and the coveted “People’s Choice” award, voted on by the Beaufort public attendees. All art will be available for sale.

‘Bay Street Nocturne’ by Frank Gorman

The talents of local high school artists are also brought to the forefront during this annual exhibit and each year one deserving student is awarded the Geneva Litchfield Memorial Student Award of $200 for the Best Student Art. 2nd and 3rd place winners are also awarded monetary prizes.

Artist registration is open to all artists – Beaufort Art Association members and non-members – through March 4.  For more information, please visit www.beaufortartassociation.com.

Spend a day looking at the some of the finest art in Beaufort. March 12-15 from 11am – 7pm. You will come home enriched with a deeper appreciation of the beauty of the world around you.