MAC Featured Galleriesadmin2021-07-26T13:12:29-04:00
The MAC Gallery
The MAC Gallery at 16 Augusta Street in the historic West End district serves as Greenville’s only public art gallery.
The gallery hosts the work of MAC’s local artist members as well as the annual Greenville Open Studios exhibit in November, the One-Stop Open Studios retrospective in April-May and the Flat Out Under Pressure exhibit in June.
Exhibits at MAC are sponsored by TD Bank, and we thank Michael Cooper, TD Bank Vice President and MAC Board Member, for this company’s very generous level of support.
This exhibit celebrates the first decade of winners from our annual 24-hour art-making event, Flat Out Under Pressure. Each of the past winners were able to submit one piece for the show that represents their work.
Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP) is a visual art contest that challenges artists to create an award-winning piece of art in under 24 hours! The professionally juried event selects eight winning artists who have their work recreated on the eight sponsored recycling bins in downtown Greenville for the following calendar year, engaging the community and supporting sustainable practice in our beautiful city. In addition to being included in this interactive outdoor gallery, the selected artists also receive cash prize amounts up to $1000. The first place winner also receives a week-long trip to Italy for two to stay in the beautiful Villa Sant’ Andrea, a beautifully restored property in Tuscany near Umbria, between Florence and Rome.
This incredibly charged contest began in 2010 and has evolved into one of the most anticipated annual events for visual artists, with over 130 registered entries in 2020. This year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of those artists and this program in a powerful exhibit featuring the eight winners from each year through 2020.
MAC has collaborated with Centre Stage since 2005 to arrange exhibits in conjunction with each of the theatrical productions throughout the year.
This partnership has been vital in creating more awareness of Greenville’s visual arts community as well as the outstanding theater offerings at Centre Stage.
Since 2010, this collaboration has been sponsored by South State Bank. We greatly appreciate the commitment of Andy Westbrook of South State Bank to this project, as he has been instrumental in continuing this very important sponsorship.
Through August 8, 2021
Reception: Friday, July 9 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
My works come mainly from experiences gained through years of traveling and experiencing other places.
From camping trips with my family as a child (48 states) through the wandering years as an exchange student and English teacher in Europe, I’ve walked through ancient streets and museums of Europe, hiked the Rockies and Alps, trekked up Machu Picchu, the desert Southwest and seen the midnight sun in Alaska and Norway. All these things come to me as memories and dreams and contribute to the art I create using Italian marble plasters, acid and dye stains, real earth pigments, waxes and varnishes.