Our Artisan Market is displayed on a rotating schedule of many talented artists. Stop by and support the arts with a purchase from a wide variety of Local artists and craftsmen of fine jewelry, photography, paintings, drawings, lotions, and much more. Here are some featured artists whose work is on display and for sale in our current rotation.
Help us welcome the talented local artist LESLIE SCALZO to Shine Cafe’s Artisan Market. Her work is now on display and for sale, be sure to stop by and check it out. Thank you 🌞🎨
Artist Bio: LESLIE SCALZO
FROM WILLIAMSPORT, PA LESLIE MOVED TO RALEIGH, NC AND OPENED A HAIR DESIGN STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN COLOR. THE FORMER SALON OWNER HAS TAKEN HER SKILL FOR MIXING COLOR TO THE CANVAS. HER EYE FOR GREAT SUBJECT MATTER IS THE BASIS FOR HER VIBRANT AND AFFORDABLE OIL PAINTINGS. PAINTING IN A ROMANTIC IMPRESSIONISM TYPE STYLE SHE TAKES MUCH INSPIRATION FROM NATURE.
WITH DIVERSE SUBJECT MATTER & MOSTLY SELF TAUGHT, LESLIE HAS STUDIED UNDER VARIOUS ARTISTS OVER THE YEARS SUCH AS DON THOMPSON OF RALEIGH, NC & AT ART SPACE UNDER NEIL WATSON OF CALIFORNIA & IN MYRTLE BEACH WITH JIM HORTON, AN ACCOMPLISHED GRADUATE OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART DESIGN IN CHICAGO.
ALONG WITH VARIOUS ART SHOWS IN THE AREA HER WORKS HAVE APPEARED IN PRIVATE HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN THE TRIANGLE AREA, BRUNSWICK CO., AND THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA.
Artist Bio: Mandy Pate
Like most artists, I became interested in art at a young age and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged this interest by driving me from Conway, where I grew up, to Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island every week for lessons.
As a teenager I would attend craft shows and create art on the spot using the fingerprints of the attendees. I painted watercolors of local scenes, especially old tobacco barns and abandoned houses.
After graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Art Education, I became the staff artist at the Sun News before moving from Conway and taking a position as a Language Arts teacher. Returning to Conway nine years later, I became the art teacher at Waccamaw Elementary School where I taught for 28 years until retiring in 2019. Most students still remember how I would dress in costumes and “become” famous artists to tell their stories.
Since retiring from teaching, I have been able to devote more time to creating art with the encouragement of my two incredible daughters and five amazing granddaughters.
One day I may be painting on rocks to hide at the Riverwalk with the youngest ones, and the next day I am painting dragonflies on a piece of reclaimed wood. I keep my eyes open for inspiration and find it everywhere.
Haley Smith is an oil painter living and working in Myrtle Beach, SC. She grew up in New England, then studied art at Coastal Carolina University after moving south, receiving a BA in Art Studio in 2017. Haley has been drawing and painting since she was a child, but she developed a passion for oils in 2015 while enrolled in an introductory course. She loves to paint anything that strikes her as beautiful or inspiring, whether it is a thrilling landscape or an ordinary object. Currently, her portfolio consists of alla prima still lifes, landscapes of her favorite places, and portraits focusing on emotion and personality. More of her work can be seen on Instagram and Facebook: @haleycsmithart.
Mr. Glazer has practiced his art professionally for more than 50 years. At age 10, he was selected to enter an elite artist training program at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh under Master Artist Joseph Fitzpatrick, the same class Andy Warhol attended, which Glazer attended for seven years. He also trained at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh while attending high school.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism at Pennsylvania State University where he studied various media, including print, film, video and performance art. He recently retired from a successful career in corporate relations. During his career, Mr. Glazer leveraged his creative talent in many roles, working for two leading advertising and public relations agencies, serving as editor and publisher of two magazines and managing the corporate relations departments of three Fortune 500 companies.
In the course of his career, Mr. Glazer created countless award-winning advertising and promotional campaigns, brochures, newsletters, videos, films, billboards, annual reports, live shows and other creative communications media.
Now retired and residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Mr. Glazer has refocused his creative talent on oil painting that reflects the beautiful coastal and low-country ecology of the area. He does both commissioned and non-commissioned work, primarily in realism and American impressionism. His art can be viewed at various Grand Strand galleries, gift shops and restaurants.
He was featured on the cover and pages 20-21 of the Summer 2019 issue of HTC's Life Connections magazine.
I studied art at Hartford Art School at the
University of Hartford in Connecticut
from 1967-1970 majoring in sculpture
but never considered ceramics or pottery
until i was in my 50’s. In 2001 I enrolled in
pottery classes at Canton Clay Works
in Canton Center, Connecticut
with master potter Tim Scull.
I fell in love with the art form
and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I learned wheel throwing and
handbuilding techniques and took
various workshops on glazing
and firing methods eventually
interning there for 3 years.
I now live and throw pots
in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Like most artist I grew up with crayon in hand ... leading to pastels ... charcoal ... and paints.
But, putting my painting away after college to “ get a job “ and raise a family , in 2005 I began to pick it back up slightly after 27 yrs.
In 2006 feeling the need to do more regularly and with the boys grown, I put “ the job away “ and a plan was make.
With a phone call involving my childhood friend, a cross country road trip was in the works. Leaving the husband at home I flew to Montana, also my home away from home, and met up with my friend Ann.
Camera and map in my hand ....steering wheel in hers, we set out on a 14 day road trip. Collecting photos I came home with lots of inspiration.
These photos ..... growing up in Myrtle Beach .... moving to Aynor a few years ago .... gave me the inspiring coastal and rural landscapes which inspires the artistic side of me.
R. Michael Munden
Mike and his wife, Robbie, operate Michael Munden‘s Hand Crafted Jewelry (https://www.facebook.com/pages/MichaelMundensHandCraftedJewelry/114083095280851).
Mike began making jewelry as a hobby many years ago after a trip to Charleston where he met Dixie Dunbar, a local jewelry maker. Mike decided to try his hand at making jewelry, and what started as a hobby quickly turned into a small business. Mike=s jewelry is sold online and in several local venues, including Brookgreen Gardens= Keepsakes Gift Shop and Shine Café in Conway.
Mike is a tax attorney who has been practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1978. Mike also holds the CPA, ChFC and CLU designations, but limits his law practice to tax matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration and retirement planissues. Mike is also a Lecturer in the Coastal Carolina University Master of Accountancy Program teaching estate and gift taxation, pass-through entity taxation, and business law, and teaches law and accounting courses in the undergraduate program. He is a member of the Horry County and American Bar Associations, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Tax Council and is currently serving as President. Mike is also a past Chairman of the SC Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trusts Section Council. He also serves on the Coastal Planned Giving Advisory Council at Coastal Carolina University. Mike is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate and a certified PADI Divemaster.
Hannah Millner - Sea to Seed
I’m Hannah, owner and designer behind Sea to Seed. I love making things with my hands, spending time in the ocean, growing food, and dancing my heart out to latin music.
After years of jewelry design as a hobby, Sea to Seed came to life in the summer of 2016.
Sea to Seed is inspired by my love for nature and the beauty of a simple life. The happiest years of my life have been spent covered in soil and rinsing off with sunset surf. My intention with each piece is to channel some of the joy and inspiration I've found while planting the tiniest of seeds or paddling into the foggy abyss in the chilly North Pacific. All of my jewelry is made by hand in my sunny studio in Blue Lake, California.
Caitey is a student and artist living in Charleston, SC. She studies studio art at the College of Charleston with a concentration in painting. Working primarily in oils, pastels, and acrylic, she aims to portray the things she loves through art. In this series, she combines a passion for both art making and florals.