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.
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.
Bracelets: (left) African inspired bone (right) sterling West African both; from the Smithsonian gift shop in DC.
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.
We love artist couples!
Carey Morton of Piedmont, SC. Artist.
Necklace: Tiger tooth from trip to Thailand
Kaitlyn Walters of Piedmont, SC. Artist.
Shoes: Rue 21
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 Spy
Earrings: Atlanta street artist
Sunglasses: Vintage Armani
Necklace: Charleston estate sale
Bracelets: Loki bracelets
Boots: Ensemble, (James Island, SC boutique)