All Star Exhibition at if ART - "Across the Board: New Works" Opens August 8th

untitled by Tonya Gregg Continuing in its custom of showcasing some of the city's best local artists, if ART has announced a new show of which serious art collectors, aficionados, and even poor broke fans should take notice.

To open the new art season, if ART Gallery presents a large group exhibition with new works by 21 of the gallery’s artists. Across The Board: New Works will take up all the downstairs gallery spaces at if ART Gallery. The show presents art works that are either entirely new or have not been shown before at the gallery. The exhibition opens Friday, August 8, with an artists’ reception from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and runs through August 30.

The exhibition includes paintings, limited edition prints, drawings and sculptures by Columbia artists James Busby, Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Tonya Gregg, Anna Redwine, Laura Spong and David Yaghjian.

Additional artists represented include Greenville artists Steven Chapp, Diane Kilgore Condon, Phil Garrett and Katie Walker; Dorothy Netherland of Charleston; Edward Rice of North Augusta; Tom Stanley of Rock Hill; H. Brown Thornton of Aiken; Leo Twiggs of Orangeburg; North Carolina artist Ashlynn Browning; Michigan artist Beverly Buchanan; Texas artists Leslie Hinton; Georgia artist Philip Morsberger; and Dutch artist Sjaak Korsten.

“The exhibition amounts to a total overhaul of the gallery,” if ART Gallery owner Wim Roefs said. “It’ll also be a large infusion of new art in the gallery’s inventory. It’ll be exiting to see all brand-new art throughout the gallery.”

The show runs August 8 – 30, 2014 with an Artist’s Reception on Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Gallery Hours are Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment. if ART Gallery is located at 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201