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            WEST MAIN ARTISTS CO-OP        

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WMAC Upcoming Art Exhibitions & Press Releases

The Co-op provides affordable studio space and exhibition space for local artists.  Locally made art is for sale in the Gallery Shop and the galleries.  The Co-op also participates in Spartanburg Art Walk.  West Main Artists Co-op is a nonprofit organization, funded in part by the City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Sound of Color

TheMadddArtist
July 19 - August 11, 2018

TheMadddArtist, Roderice Cardell, uses color and sound to vibrantly express emotion. The abstract expressionist, street artist, and performance artist says "I want people to feel my pain through color. I use music to create, to fight depression and anxiety. I want people to know they aren’t alone."

Simple Pleasures

Gary Turpin
July 19 - August 11, 2018

Artist Gary Turpin's oil paintings have a style of soft simplicity and emotional calmness. “The response I get most often from viewers is a kinship to my feelings, a viewing pleasure,” he said. “I have a representational style that reflects my love and admiration for the natural elements that make life on this earth so wonderful and ever changing.”

Art by Sight

A plein air group exhibition
July 3 - July 27, 2018

Art by Sight is a group exhibit by plein air artists, showcasing a large collection of artwork that was created outdoors in Upstate South Carolina.


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Through the Looking Glass

Melissa McEllhiney and Eugene Johnson
June 21 - July 14, 2018

Ceramicist Melissa McEllhiney and photographer Eugene Johnson focus on stretching their ideas and techniques into new territory in this showcase. The joint exhibit features Johnson's photography and digital photo manipulation, and McEllhiney's ceramics in both functional and purely artistic forms.

Upcoming Main Venue Exhibitions for 2018

Plein Air Paint-out Group Exhibition (Jessica Barns, Doris Turner, Shannon Patrick, Doris Turner, AK McMillan, Cynthia Link) (Title to be decided)

July 3rd – 27th Gallery reception is on Thursday July 19th

5:00PM-9:00PM


Mike Massengale (Title to be decided)

(Illustration mixed media interactive graphics media video) August 7th – 31st

1st – 31st Gallery reception is on the Thursday, June 16th

5:00PM-9:00PM


Monta Anthony, Ann Richards Crenshaw, Karen White and Buck Brandt (Title to be decided)

(Oil/acrylic on canvas) September 4th – 29th Gallery reception is on the 20th

5:00PM-9:00PM


Annette Giaco & Beth Regula (Title to be decided)

Mixed media installations works on canvas October 2nd – 31st Gallery receptions to be scheduled at a later date.


November – West Main Artist Co-op all Members Show "Open Doors 2"

Gallery reception is on Thursday November 15th

5:00PM-9:00PM


December – West Main Artist Co-op all Members Show "Open Doors 2"

Gallery reception is on Thursday December 20th

5:00PM-9:00PM


Upcoming 2018 Exhibitions

GALLERY II


JUL - Garry Turpin

AUG - Nancy K: Oils & Nancy W: Ceramics

SEP - Dave Sawyer: Ceramics

OCT - John Lever and Others



GALLERY III


JUL - Maddartist Gilliam: Acrylics

AUG - Joan Wheatley: Miniatures

SEP - Kaydee Hughes: Photography

OCT - John Lever and Others