Marianne Stillwagon is the featured artist for April at The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) gallery in Old Town Bluffton. Her exhibit will run from April 1-28 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. April 9. These events are free and open to the public.

Stillwagon’s upcoming show uses a variety of acrylic paints with the main focus on bold colors that create an emotional response from the viewer. 

“Since moving to South Carolina in 2015, I have been inspired to paint the colors of the Lowcountry – in both realistic as well as abstract modes,” she said.

Stillwagon is originally from South River, New Jersey. She has a bachelor’s degree in design, and she has worked as a freelance graphic designer for many years before pursuing her “first love” of painting. She has participated in numerous retail and trade fine art shows since 1976. Stillwagon’s artwork has been sold in galleries and shops throughout the U.S. Additionally, she is an exhibiting member of the New Hampshire Art Association,National Association of Women Artists,  the Monadnock Area Art Association and SOBA.

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About The Society of Bluffton Artists:

SOBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is located at 6 Church Street and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.