Calendar of Events

2018 Events

April 17-19Spring 3 Day Workshop.  The guest Artist/Instructor is Betty Brown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Please visit her website to read more about her qualifications at her websiteFormat for the workshop will focus on watercolor painting with a change in subject each day.
- The location for the workshop will be at the studio of member, Brenda Lawson at the Litchfield Exchange, 14361 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC. $150

April 28 - "Spring Into Art” 2nd Annual Art Show Under the Oaks.  Seaside Framing & Photography is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Art Show and fund raiser for “Tara Hall Home for Boys” on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
 -  GCWS rented a booth and participated in this art show/fund raiser in 2017 at the Litchfield Market Village in Pawleys Island. We will rent a booth again this year for members to sign up to sell their art/work during the one day event. 

May 4th - Island Art Gallery "Magic of the Ordinary" show and sale.  Opening Reception 5:00 - 7:00pm.  Submission deadline April 26th.  Fee $20  Additional information at

June 6th - Brenda Lawson led a workshop on Beach Washes on the beach near Litchfield by the Sea.  

Everyone had fun playing in the sun and sand and later enjoyed lunch at the Cabana Cafe. 

September Meeting - September 5th, 9:30 breakfast, meeting begins at 10:30.  The Lakes of Litchfield.  Agenda will include information and rules for the Fall Exhibit & Sale, discussion of the holiday ice cream social.  

Fall Art Exhibit & Sale - (Date TBD) Annual Rice Museum Art Exhibit & Sale with opening reception and awards ceremony.  Details to follow. 

Fall Workshop - October 17, 18, & 19 will be led by Leigh Ellis, who teaches art at the Athens Academy, Athens, Georgia.  Location: Inlet Square Mall.  Fees are yet to be determined but participants will be expected to pay in full closer to the event.  Refunds will not be allowed within 30 days of the event.  Additional details will be available at the September meeting.

2017 Events

January 4th - Meeting at Waccamaw Neck Library; Intro of new board members and presentation of current art exhibit by member, Nancy Bracken

February 1st - Meeting at Brenda Lawson Art Studio; "Framing Your Artwork" presented by Vida Miller, owner of Gray Man Gallery, Pawleys Island. 

March 1st - "Adding Pastels to Watercolors" presented by Janet Rodgers; Brenda Lawson Art Studio 

April 5th - Meeting at The Lakes of Litchfield; "Finding your way through the jungle of marketing your artwork" presented by member, Niki Hendricks

May 3rd -  May 4, 5, 6 - Visiting British Watercolor Artist, Graham Berry, teaches three day watercolor workshop; Brenda Lawson Art Studio

June 5th -  Visiting Artist, Fritz Kapraun will introduce us to his artwork and explain his upcoming October 2017 workshop with GCWS.

JulyNo Meeting
August: No Meeting

September 6th - Meeting at The Lakes of Litchfield (includes a lovely buffet breakfast), Program presentation by artist, Midge Ovenshire She will discuss working in Mixed Media including encaustic and many other techniques.  

October 4th & 5th 2017  - Workshop Notice 

"Architectural & Botanicals Lessons in Watercolor"  with Fritz Kapraun (See June 5th meeting notice for info about Fritz)

Dates: Wednesday, October 4th & Thursday, October 5th
Times: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm **Bring your own Lunch**
Where: Brenda Lawson Art Studio
Signup: Please contact Linda Manning by clicking on this email link, Workshop Coordinator

November - GCWS Annual Art Exhibition at the Georgetown Rice Museum Opening Reception on November 4th.  Show runs from November 4- January 2, 2018.

: Christmas Social - Details to follow