For over a decade, The Wells Gallery has played a strong role in developing historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina into a fine art destination. Through its ever changing collection of fine art, the gallery successfully represents an eclectic grouping of contemporary artists from the surrounding region and abroad, who paint in a variety of styles and subject matter.
Continuing in the tradition of the Wells Gallery, the premiere gallery at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is dedicated to providing its visitors with a distinctive grouping of contemporary works. Residing within the walls of The Sanctuary hotel, this innovative and unique gallery has been carefully designed to enthrall its visitors with its collection of original oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and glass produced by some of the nation's most sought after artists.
Primarily presenting the works of regional artists who have proven to embrace the Island for all its splendor and natural beauty, the gallery is the region's only to specialize in works of art that celebrate Kiawah Island. In addition to exhibitions and workshops with regional artists the gallery plans to host exhibitions for visiting artists from all around the country.
Works exhibited by the following artists: Karen Larson Turner, Shannon Smith, George Pate, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Gary Gowans, Glenn Harrington, Betty Anglin Smith, Felice Killian, and Russell Gordon.
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Although we are not actively seeking
new artists at this time, all work is reviewed.
should include the following:
1: All submissions to be made via postal
mail, which is preferred, or email; we do
not accept walk-in submissions. Do not call or email to
follow up on your
2: Send images of your work on a CD -- please include titles, media,
dimensions, and retail price -- If you submit
electronically, final email should be
no more than 2 MB total size. DO NOT SEND MORE THAN ONE
EMAIL. If your
images are too large to send in a single email, burn the
images to a cd and send
via postal mail.
3: Include contact information, website link, biographical data, exhibition
artist statement, reviews and any other support material,
4: Any hard copy or physical materials sent to the gallery will not be returned
a self addressed, postage paid envelope is included with
stamped envelope with adequate pre-paid postage for return of CD and submission
that the gallery will not return CD's without a return envelope. You are also
welcome to include reviews, announcements, and other written materials which
discuss your work.
After we have
had the opportunity to review your work, we will either return your materials
or contact you to arrange an appointment.
Due to the
large number of submissions we receive, please understand that it is not
possible for the gallery to critique work on an individual basis.
not bring original work to the gallery to accompany your portfolio. After the
review, we will set up a First Hand Review if we would like to see originals.
Thank you for your interest in The Wells Gallery.
The Wells Gallery’s submission policy for
artists strongly favors materials that are submitted on a CD through the mail.
* In the event that we wish to further
consider your work, we will contact you directly. Approximate response time is
six weeks. Please also note that we do not, under any circumstances, grant in -
person appointments unless images have been reviewed and found to be of
interest to the gallery.
If you feel
that your work was inappropriately overlooked, please allow a period of not
less than six months to elapse before re-submitting. Please submit recent works