The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is hosting five exhibitions on view daily at 34 Prioleau St. through June 8. Admission is free.
Juried Art Exhibition winners
Best Painting and Best in Show: Marge Loudon Moody for "Phantasm" from Chicago In Your Dreams series
Best Printmaking: Karen Ann Myers for "Diamonds"
Best Photography: Kathy Pompe for "Cabage Transformation"
Best Drawing: Lain Healey for "Albert Camus"
Best Sculpture: Jim Darlington for "Head of a Woman"
The first is the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, coordinated by Francina Smalls-Joyner, Anne Quattlebaum and Stacy Huggins, and judged by local artist Linda Fantuzzo.
"This is not like a curated show in a museum with a clear point of view as to what is presented," Fantuzzo said. "Instead, this is open media and an open idea."
This year, the exhibition moved from its previous location at the Charleston Visitor Center to the City Gallery.
"It's a better venue and a more serious art exhibition space," Fantuzzo said, adding that she received more competitive entries from "serious artists."
The application was open to all South Carolina residents who work in painting, printmaking, photography, drawing and sculpture genres. A total of 149 artists applied, and 32 were selected for the exhibition, Fantuzzo said.
The other four exhibitions at City Gallery include "Philip Simmons: Heart of The Man Tribute Contest," which features work by Buist Academy students honoring the legendary iron artist and Charleston resident; "Charleston Youth Art Showcase," featuring work selected from 12 Charleston County high schools; "C.E. Williams Collaborative: Reflections," a collaboration between Charles Williams and middle and high school students; and "Youth Visual Arts Experience," a sampling of work made by students enrolled in immersive arts workshops.