The Parks & Recreation Department is bringing more art to North Myrtle Beach. Artists Everywhere is a monthly art display at City Hall to showcase our local artist’s talent and provide beautiful public displays for our residents and visitors. We are working hard to put together a great line up of local artists varying from painters, to sculptors, to potters, and much more.
The Parks & Recreation Department is proud to present the art created by:
Colored Pencil Society of America
Colored Pencil Society of America has existed in this country since 1990 to promote the use of these tools as a primary medium and to provide exhibition opportunities for its members. We here in the Myrtle Beach Area are doing the same in our own community. We are already exhibiting 2 times a year in NMB and in Litchfield. We meet monthly to learn and support each others efforts. Having a presentation here at the NMB City Hall gives us another location to have our works viewed by the public.
CPSA !24 CP Biographies:
Paula Getty, TReasurer, CPSA #124, Myrtle Beach Chapter. I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life creating some type of artwork. Most of my recent pieces are based on photos I’ve taken. I’m drawn to realism and prefer to have control over my work. Colored Pencil satisfies my goals to create something I see as beautiful with tools I can control.
Noreen E. Gordon, President, CPSA #124, Myrtle Beach Chapter. My Grandmother taught me to enjoy needle arts as a youth, which I continued into adulthood. At a turning point in my career in marketing, I decided to return to college, where I obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Art. This was always what I wanted to do; be creative. I began a career in Graphic Design until my retirement. That’s when I discovered the OLLI program of CCU and enrolled in a colored pencil class taught by Jolene Williams. I enjoy the details, colors and relaxation this medium gives me mostly.
Susan Rives – engaged in all art mediums to overcome severe illness. Colored pencil affords relaxation and creativity even with a migraine.
F.M. (Matt) Bush. I am a retired USMC Lt Col. and needed to have some additional hobbies other than golf, guitar, chess and reading historical bios. I started colored pencil in 2018 and was inspired by my Japanese grandfather, Gyoshu Hayami. I use CP to offer my rendition of some of his more famous works. I’m now exploring how to use CP on my own ideas.
Andra Barnette – I grew up in the South and happily moved back after 40 years in the Boston area with my husband and pug. I found colored pencil painting through OLLI at Coastal Carolina University. Using this medium has added joy and dimension to my life.
Suzanne Brown – I started with CP as a senior in high school when I did CP portraits of my friends on colored paper. No instructions, just did it. After a job, marriage,kids,collage , work and eventually retirement I decided to renew my artistic nature and go to a CP class at Olli. Now my main interest is in animal portraits which I love to do.
Leslie Graves- grew up in Virginia. She and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach from Tennessee after retiring and has lived in the Carolina Forest area for 11 years. She learned the art of colored pencils from an excellent instructor with OLLI at CCU. It is a wonderful hobby and allows her to tap into her hidden artistSusan Marie Deblasiis
Susan Marie Deblasiis –Originally from Connecticut, Susan relocated to Murrells Inlet in 2017. She worked for many years in Watercolors, Oils and Acrylics. She is a Newcomer to Colored Pencils; having had just a half dozen lessons, she considers herself a Beginner. Susan relies on her fellow Colored Pencil Artists for guidance and support. It is her favorite Medium.
SHARON SORRELS -Sharon enjoyed careers in the arts and education in Washington, DC before retiring in this area a few years ago. She is a board member of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, member of the Seacoast Artists Guild, and a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and its local District Chap. 124, Myrtle Beach. Her paintings, drawings, and jewelry reflect her love of the culture and beauty of this area and can be seen at various art festivals and galleries in the area.
If you are a local artist interested in displaying your artwork, sculptures, pottery, etc. in the North Myrtle Beach’s City Hall as a part of the Artists Everywhere program, please submit an application.