Artfields is a unique art competition and celebration held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina in approximately 50 venues offering $100,000 in prizes to over 200 visual artists who were juried for participation.My first assignment after a 12 year writing hiatus was a tough one. Mind you, many ‘visual artist types’ (mostly) hate being photographed. Often, their work speaks volumes worth more than 1,000 words and would rather have their work looked at than picture taken.Micheal Rooks of Atlanta, GA. Curator at the High Museum of Art and also Judge at Artfields.
Michael was almost excited to have his picture taken but also chosen as our event/outing Stylestar. He brings a fresh, modern, southern, sensible approach to weekend outdoor/indoor casual style as a creative professional. The clear glasses? Perfect choice for showing off baby blues. Sambas? Never out of style; always classic. White jeans can be entirely wrong for either gender but he hands down, nails it. Glasses: Cutler & GrossShirt: Billy ReidShoes: AdidasJeans: Levi’sNecklace: Done by Frank Zappa’s daughter and is a photo transfer of Lanikai Beach, Hawaii that he purchased on vacation there.
Marquette Folley of Washington, DC. Project Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and also Judge at Artfields. Marquette was spotted for sporting sensible pieces blending texture, craftsmanship, and shape.
Shirt: Ann TaylorSkirt: JCrewBelt: ThriftedShoes: CrocsEarrings: the Smithsonian gift shop in DC
Bracelets: (left) African inspired bone (right) sterling West African both; from the Smithsonian gift shop in DC.
Juan Logan of Belmont, NC. Artist/Judge at Artfields. Lake City, SC. Glasses: ‘Cabyos’ by WinchesterJeans: Levi’sShirt: L.L. BeanShoes: Nike
To our surprise, Mosaic, a new boutique in Lake City offers a variety of designer goods such as Trina Turk, Derek Lam, and Madeline Birger in a well edited yet stocked collection. Not to mention the physical space is gorgeous as well.
Anne Norwood of Mosaic Boutique, Lake City, SC. Short skirt and a Loooong Jacket. Dress/Cardi: MagaschoniBracelet: Kenneth J. LaneEarrings: DannijoRing: David Yurman-and-
Sherri Gore of Mosaic Boutique,Simple, classic blue jeans and white blouse.Blouse: Bella DahlNecklace: Megan ParkJeans: JbrandEarrings: Classic 14K hoops.
We love artist couples!Carey Morton of Piedmont, SC. Artist.Shoes/Glasses: ThriftedShirt: JCrewNecklace: Tiger tooth from trip to ThailandKaitlyn Walters of Piedmont, SC. Artist.Shoes: Rue 21Dress/glasses: Thrifted.
Robert Maniscalco of, Charleston, SC. Artist/winner of Artfields Portrait competition.Entire ensemble: WORN, (Mt. Pleasant, SC boutique)Cate Maniscalco of Charleston, SC. Artist/sales associate at SEE on King Street, Charleston, SC.Dress: Little SpyEarrings: Atlanta street artistSunglasses: Vintage ArmaniNecklace: Charleston estate saleBracelets: Loki braceletsPurse: EbayBoots: Ensemble, (James Island, SC boutique)
John Cotner of Sumter, SC. Artist.Shirt: Tom CruiseShorts: Arnold PalmerSocks: German Easter Bunny motifGlasses: Custom made oxhorn, NYCShoes: FilaWatch: TimexBarbara Nwokike, Board Member of South Carolina Arts Commission/Owner of Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC.Shoes: From Phillips; Franco SartoJewelry: Sterling from West AfricaKarole Turner Campbell of Charleston, SC. Artist.Pants/Top: H&MCardigan: WiltBracelet: Candace Hunter, Jawbone of Chicago (black one)All other jewelry: Artist’s own.Shoes: Steve Madden
Dedrick Smith, Lake City, SC. Assistant Manager, Table 118
Jeans: SevenBelt: Kenneth ColeWatch: Tag Heuer