Gibbes Museum opens new art sales gallery


Courtesy Gibbes Museum of Art; The Gibbes recently opened the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery on the first floor of the museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art is swapping pastries for paintings on their first floor, opening a new art sales gallery in the former location of The Daily at the Gibbes.

The Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery will exhibit works by the museum’s visiting artists, available for purchase. The inaugural exhibition is Summer Reflection and features works from past visiting artists like Kristy Bishop, David Boatwright, Tim Hussey, Charles Williams and more.

In a press release Gibbes’ executive director Angela Mack said: “The opening of our new Art Sales Gallery is an extension of our education corridor, which allows our visitors to experience the art-making process. Through this new venture, we hope to not only provide career support to artists, but to offer a new resource for art collectors to shop locally created works of art.”

The Gibbes’ Visiting Artist Series features the work of local and regional artists; the series promotes creativity, encourages freedom of thought and connects artists with a broader audience.

Current visiting artists include Katherine Dunlap and Antwon Ford, who are currently in residence at the Gibbes through Sept. 27.

The museum is also accepting submissions for the Visiting Artist Series. Artists who live in South Carolina can apply for a four to six week session. Learn more online.

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