ARTworks applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year.
ARTworks Resident Artists/Businesses
ARTworks is the home to 4 resident artists. ARTworks provides affordable space to support and incubate the artist and arts business and an environment where all artists are nurtured and can thrive, grow, take risks and make daring choices. If you are interested in becoming a resident artist at ARTworks, please contact Executive Director, J.W. Rone at 843-379-2787.
Special Artist Shops for the Holidays
Laurie Lovell and Cindy Male of Lovell/Male Studio work their art for the purpose of quietly inviting the viewer to consider aspects of perception beyond the material plane. Their stimulating fine art work is followed by applied patterned and textured pieces that include, but are not limited to, fashion and interiors.
Their gallery/studio space will also house various classes such as weaving, art card construction, drawing, painting, and Male's Art and Consciousness class which probes into individual creativity through art history, art making, writing, creativity evaluation, color study, and synergy/synthesis of explorative efforts.
All shell images by Cindy Male
These images by Laurie Lovell
Jean A. Norton-Torjussen
843-521-1986 * 843-441-6343
Using an Asian/American style with Chinese watercolors highlighted with Chinese ink, Jean A. Norton-Torjussen creates one-of-a-kind original works. She attended the University of Maryland and New School for Social Research - Parsons School of Design majoring in fine art. She retired in 2010 as a weekly newspaper editor in Caldwell, NJ to follow her first love, painting, in Beaufort, SC.
I studied fine art at the University of Maryland in the late 60s, worked in the film and photography field in New York City until 1974, but my art took a back seat until 2009.
With retirement looming I was ready to return to painting full-time. But, I needed to change my medium as I had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosis, which meant I could no longer use oil paints with its strong fumes.
I dabbled in pastels before settling on watercolor. Both my parents were watercolorists so I tried regular watercolor paints, Chinese watercolor paints and gouache, before settling in on a combination of watercolor and Chinese ink.
By May, 2010 one of my watercolor pieces was chosen for a juried art show in Caldwell NJ.
In May, 2011 my painting, "Beaufort Flower," was accepted in the Beaufort: Our Art Town show. Rebecca Davenport served as the juror.
During the summer of 2011, The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, 2011 Expansion Arts Fund, made a $2,442 award to further my education and purchase supplies.
Two of my entries were accepted by Judge Sue Simmons Wallace for the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show in Charleston, SC. "Beaufort Flower" received Honorable Mention.
I am a full-time resident artist at Beaufort County's Community Art Center, ARTworks in Beaufort, SC where I regularly teach after-school art classes and offer private lessons.
Two new studio installations at ARTworks are full of artful gifts by two teams of artists' but only through the end of the year. Bernice & Andy Tate have created "Doctuh Buzzard's Rootworks," an emporium of homespun Gullah goods. Deanna Bowdish with Wendy & Terry Brennan are collaborating on "String Theory, a slight twist on the holidays."
The Tates have created a country store stocked with Hoodoo Gullah Culture, such as bottles of St. Helena Hex Oil, based on the local legends (and factual history) of Dr. Buzzard. "String Theory" uses yarn three dimensionally to create an optical experience that also happens to offer original, one-of-a-kind holiday creations for everyone on your list.
"Give the gift of original art that won't hurt the budget" is a theme for both installations; shoppers and collectors are encouraged to keep stopping back to see these live-and-happening, temporary installations throughout the holiday season, Tuesdays-Saturdays and during the special holiday parties and shows.