The Summerville Artist Guild is dedicated to stimulating interest in Visual Arts, encouraging all levels of artistic ability, and promoting
Art education within the Summerville, South Carolina community.
What We Do
We offer monthly meetings with art demonstrations, member shows and art workshops throughout the year. For a schedule of
upcoming events, please check our meetings, workshops , show & opportunities and field trip pages.
We welcome new members - both artists and those interested in supporting the local art community. For more information on
becoming a guild member, please check our membership page.
For more information on becoming a Patron, Please check out our Patrons page.
Summerville ROCKS! the Arts, and more. This Summerville Artist Guild committee works to find interesting and innovative ways to
fund two scholarships for Dorchester District 2 students, one for those majoring in art education and one for those wanting a career
in the fine arts. The group also raises awareness of the importance of art in our communitiy.
NEXT MEETING - ALL MEMBER SHOW
December 14, 2017 Reception and Demonstration (by Bonnie Anderson) - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
George H. Seago, Jr. Summerville Branch Library
Bonnie Anderson is a painter and teacher of Fine Art. She attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago where she
studied with working artists nationally and abroad to develop skills in painting and teaching.
She then founded The Studio in the Woods Art School and Gallery which she owned and operated for 25 years. During
this time, Bonnie was a member of the prestigious Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts; serving four terms on their
Board of Directors. With pleasure, Bonnie served two of these terms under the Presidency of her friend, mentor and
inspiration, artist, teacher and author Richard Schmid.
Bonnie moved to Arizona with her husband Bob, where she was active at the Scottsdale Artist Shool. There she served
on their curriculum board for seven years.
Bonnie and her husband live outside Charleston S.C. where she continues to paint.
Bonnie paints in oil on linen. She thinks of her style as classic, timeless realism. She strives for an “Old World”
elegance in her subject matter; be it landscape, still life, portrait or figure, in hopes of capturing the beauty of a
moment in time.
One of her favorite quotes is “All else passes only Art endures”.
2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The Guild funds two arts scholarships for DD2 seniors. The first is named in honor of DD2 Director of Fine Arts
Emeritus, Larry Barnfield for students pursuing an education degree in the arts. The second, Summerville Artist Guild
Scholarship, is for students seeking a degree fine or applied arts. Jan Dalton, president of the Guild presented the
three scholarships in May 2017.
Also a scholarship was awarded this year, in memory of Detta Zimmerman, a long-time member of the Guild who
pursued her degree after raising her family.
Abigail Nance - the Larry Barnfield Scholarship recipient and will attend Lander University to major in art education.
Leah Waters - Summerville Artist Guild Scholarship, will attend Utah Valley University to major in Art and Design.
Francisca Palazuelos - scholarship in Memory of Detta Zimmerman. Pictured with Delbert (Detta’s husband) she attends
College of Charleston. She is a single mother working full time caring for her children plus going to school.
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