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 and West Coast 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.
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.
”I want to give a glimpse to what lies beneath the surface of mundane thought; a spark of what exists inside the pursuit of mysteries.” -Malkah
Malkah Bat-Tzion, is a self-taught artist and South Carolina native based in Conway, South Carolina. Her canvases are a platform for spontaneous gesture, textural irregularity, and cryptic play as a result of her personal style of Abstract Expressionism and Symbolism. Malkah takes an intuitive approach with her creative works applying a generous mélange of pigments and manipulating them until she strikes gold. She often paints imagery layer upon layer, each one contributing a story, depth, ripple, and intentional energy to her work. Her paintings have a multi-faceted life of their own, although she’s interwoven herself into each one. Her paintings also often portray an ethereal world that penetrates and peels away at the perplexities of spiritual evolution. “I desire to create dialogue that always points back to oneself for introspection. I want to give a glimpse to what lies beneath the surface of mundane thought; a spark of what exists inside the pursuit of mysteries.” Malkah’s intuitive and healing gift is strategically released into her painting process. She has the keen ability of what she describes as “capturing energy” to produce a visual language that unveils spiritual truths specific to the subject in mind.
Malkah, received a B.A. in French from the University of South Carolina, a diploma in Intensive French Language from Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France, and a B.S. in Nursing from Francis Marion University. Her career began as a Gifted Education teacher and later she worked as a Registered Nurse in specialties including Nursery, Pediatrics, and Hospice. In addition, she has received certifications and completed postgraduate work in a variety of areas such as life and health coaching, and real estate. Malkah began painting in 2005, however, yielding to external pressures, she distanced herself from the art form for some time. After years of soul-searching, she realized that her true métier is as an artist. In 2016 she began to reorganize her life to honor her heart’s desire to paint. Malkah considers her artwork a celebration of life and healing for souls.
Malkah’s work has been featured in regional exhibitions including a Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition, hosted by Cheraw Arts Commission, Cheraw, SC. Her art has also been featured in international educational publications. Her painted originals hang in private collections nationally, while commissioned paintings reach as far as Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Malkah is passionate about continuing to share her art worldwide and continues to explore new methods of artistic expression. Find more of her work at www.neriyyah.com and contact her at email@example.com or +1 843 620 4555.
Bill was born in Columbus, OH. He served as an MP in the U.S. Army. Before retiring he worked on the railroad and in Contracting. Inspired by Bob Ross and William Alexander, he started painting in the late ‘80’s. TV and You Tube have been his only instructors. He moved to South Carolina in 2004, Memorial Day weekend.
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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.
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HALEY SMITH’S BIO:
Haley Smith is an oil painter born in Massachusetts (1995) and currently living and working in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Smith began painting with oils in 2015, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Coastal Carolina University in May of 2017. Her work features a representational style and consists of portrait paintings, still lifes, and landscapes. Her portrait and figurative work focus on exploring the aesthetic quality of the human face as a composition, as well as visually representing mood, sensation, and the internal world of emotion. Smith’s still lifes and landscapes are a documentation of the images and moments that fuel her internal artistic drive, and include any subject that sparks personal joy and provides that crucial sense of vivid inspiration.
Smith’s awards and honors include First Place in the 3rd Annual Smallworks Show at Artspace 506, a Purchase Award in the SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition in Charleston, and People’s Choice in the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Members Show.
R. MICHAEL MUNDEN BIO:
Mike and his wife, Robbie, operate Michael Munden’s Hand Crafted Jewelry
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. Mikes 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 retirement plans. Mike is also a Lecturer in the Coastal Carolina University Master of Accountancy Program, 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 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.
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