golf 1969PalmerArt League of Hilton Head and RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, presented by Boeing, team up for a once-in-a-lifetime art exhibition. The Art of Golf, Celebrating 50 Years of Golf Champions will feature reproductions of the winner’s portraits from the last fifty years of the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament. This exhibition will be one of many celebrations of RBC Heritage’s golden anniversary, Cheers to 50 Years!

Every year RBC Heritage commissions the champion’s portrait to capture a critical moment during that tournament’s competition. In 50 years, only two artists have been given this honor: Coby Whitmore (1969-1987) and West Fraser(1988 – today). “For the first time1990 Stewart ever, the public can view a visual history of the Heritage Golf Tournament through these expressive pieces of art, all together in one exhibition,” states Janice Gray, Art League’s President. The original portraits are displayed throughout the Harbour Town Clubhouse.

The Art of Golf will be on exhibition at Art League Gallery March 1 – 31, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 7, from 5-7pm. Golf “swag” items will be raffled off during the reception.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-5060.

Above: Arnold Palmer, by Coby Whitmore
Right: Payne Stewart, by West Fraser