Local Artists in Fast Lane
When the art-savvy Allison Williamson started the Charleston Artist Collective a few years ago, she broadened the booming local gallery scene well beyond Chalmers Street's venerable Pink House and the many other quaint, quirky and/or classy physical spaces showcasing local talent. Her online virtual gallery is a rotating bounty of affordable, quality, original fine art from abstracts to landscapes to still lifes, and not only has become a go-to source for decorators like Jenny Keenan and others, it's been a boon to local nonprofits, as the artists donate 15% of each month's sales to a featured charity.
Now Williamson and her bevvy of artists, many of whom I can vouch for personally as fab neighbors (Ann Keane, Elizabeth Middour), limber, lovely yogis (Susie Callahan), and multi-talented artists (Anne Darby Parker, Lynn Hammontree, Dee Schenck Rhodes), are getting a big boost from the King, or at least one of the e-merchant kings of interior decor and decorative must-haves: One Kings Lane. Their work is being featured through Saturday, and evidently selling like a California wildfire (be sure to check out the California landscapes from Susie Callahan, including Point Reyes, one of my favorite places).
What I love about the Charleston Artists Collective, besides being amazed by the talents of some of my friends, is that there's something for every taste, but the high quality remains consistent. If marsh sunsets aren't your thing, there's this from Roubonov:
Or this delightful jaunt on the water from Whitney Kreb: