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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALEXANDRIA GORE'S BIO:
(Alex)andria Gore is based in coastal SC and operates a studio/gallery, Ally’s Art House at Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet. She works in acrylic, charcoal, pastel,and collage.
Born in upstate NY, she discovered her family’s Gullah heritage when she developed a close friendship with the late Vermell (Bunny) Rodriguez, creator of Gullah story quilts.
This heritage is reflected in her art, exploration of ways of expression and the use of vibrant color and unconventional methods in the studio process.
She holds degrees in Fashion Design and Business from Cazenovia College and Rochester Institute of Technology respectively.
She and her husband John are the parents of 9 children and spent 20+ years homeschooling them.Her artwork reflects values of faith and family.
Her career as a portrait artist at various venues on the Grand Strand spans more than twenty years.
While Alex enjoys drawing portraits she has moved to a level of abstract art, that seeks to speaks to the intellect as well as the emotion. Artistic influences are diverse and include Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Kara Walker,and Jeff Koons
She has been the subject of articles in the Sun News and other local journals and has had exhibits at Brookgreen Gardens. the Gullah Museum, Chuma Gallery and the Slave Market Museum in Charleston.
RUTH COX'S BIO:
Ruth Cox, Signature Member
Ruth Cox is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC. She graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and received a B.A. degree in Art Education from University of SC. She taught Art in Aynor High School and Myrtle Beach Primary School. After raising her two sons, Seth and Matthew, she worked for a while as a Medical Transcriptionist. Since 1994, she has worked as Artist and Muralist, full time. Besides painting murals, she enjoys Plein Air painting, pet portraits, and teaching drawing and painting to beginners. She has been a member of Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, Seacoast Artist Guild, and Southern Ladies Art Conference. She is a member of the International Plein Air Painters. She is the founder of the Plein Air Landscape Society, a local painting club. She is a Signature Member of the international art website WetCanvas.com, where she has published instructional articles and demonstrations and is a regular contributor to the Plein Air and Decorative Arts Forums. She has taken lessons and workshops from James Sulkowski, Alex Powers, Perry Austin, and John Szekes. She is currently teaching oil and acrylic painting at Sunset River Marketplace and Gallery in Calabash, NC.
MURALS and PAINTINGS
Her murals and paintings have been shown at the following locations:
Vista Bank, Conway, SC
Sandhills Bank, North Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest, SC
Connections Pediatric Physical Therapy, Carolina Forest, SC
Black Water Market, Conway, SC
Chamber of Commerce, Conway, SC
Artworks Gallery, Litchfield Beach, SC
Collector's Cafe, Myrtle Beach, SC
New York, NY Deli, Conway, SC
J. Adams Gallery, Conway, SC
Sunset River Gallery, Calabash, NC
Landscapes Gallery, High Springs, FL
Conway National Bank, Conway, SC
Hampton Inn, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
Coastal Carolina University, H. Dale Williams building
Coral Beach Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC
Holiday Inn South, Myrtle Beach, SC
Holiday Inn, Pavilion, Myrtle Beach, SC
Patricia Grand Hotel, Myrtle Beach, SC
Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf, Myrtle Beach, SC
Texas Steak House, Richmond, VA
Hurricane Hattie's Restaurant, Richmond, VA
Private homes in SC, NC, VA, MD
Sturzenbecker Construction Co., Myrtle Beach, SC
She also designed and painted backdrops for several Myrtle Beach theaters:
Theatre of the Republic Summer of '66, Gatlin Brothers Theatre
Snoopy's Magic on Ice Tricycle Productions
All-American Music Theatre
SHOWS AND EXHIBITS
She has participated in many shows and exhibits in NC, SC, GA, and has received awards, including several First Place and Honorable Mentions.
I have lived my life at the edges: the edge of the continent, the edge of the ocean, the edge of the marsh, at the edges of the days, sometimes at the edge of despair. This beautiful place has always been my source of peace, comfort, and inspiration.
Painting outdoors "en plein air" is a favorite pursuit. There is nothing like being out in nature, responding to the light, beauty and life that surrounds us. The magnificence that is out there, filtered through the soul of the artist onto a little piece of canvas , somehow magnifies the artist and also the one who views the paintings. That's the way it feels to me.
I offer these images in the hope that those who see them will also be inspired and touched in some loving way.
Artist and Muralist
Myrtle Beach, SC
Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE Est. 10/19/01
Art by Nancy C. Anton
Nancy C. Anton, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Nancy Anton has been painting for years as a relaxation technique while working as a Talent Acquisitions Partner for fortune 50 companies. Her busy corporate life is balanced with solitude time playing with her paint brush and imagination.
Vivid colors and lots of them along with small details and contrast defines Nancy’s work. Nancy has been studying art and painting since 2010. She first started working on furniture then moving to canvas. Blending colors and bringing life to her work with character and humor.
With camera in hand Nancy enjoys going on photo safari to our historical cities taking pictures of architectural details of doors and windows. These photos on canvas bring the South beauty to life.
Acrylic on Canvas, photography and Multi-media sculpting are her current focus.
Nancy lives in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina now but lived most of her life in Central Connecticut.
She has 2 daughters and an amazing cat, but only one.