Journeys- People, Places and Nature an exhibition of paintings by Mark E. McCoy

March 3 – April 3, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm



The Art League of Hilton Head proudly presents Journeys- People, Places, and Nature, an exhibit featuring the newest works of local artist Mark E. McCoy.  The show will run from March 3rd through March 27th at the Art League Gallery located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane.

Bluffton artist Mark E. McCoy has travelled throughout the world to capture the beauty of wildlife in their natural habitat.  “Going to the zoo to get a reference shot of an animal is fine, but I need to see how the animal behaves in its natural environment.  Only then can I hope to capture it with conviction.”, says Mark.

Each trip Mark and his wife take provide some kind of inspiration. A love of history and natural history has led them to such diverse places as China, Czech Republic, and Easter Island.  The artist is always equipped with his 3 still cameras and video camera and averaging up to 10,000 photos a week during their explorations.

Mark’s inspirations can take many forms and are not always wildlife related.  On one trip, Mark met a cheese maker who carefully explained his multi week process.  As Mark photographed his care-worn face he knew this man would become the subject of one of his works.  “We were three days into a two week trip and I already knew I would paint his portrait.  With the smoke house in the background, slightly out of view because he is the subject.” says Mark.  Every painting is a memory with its own story.

Mark McCoy’s paintings within the exhibit will not be limited to any one subject or medium and demonstrate great flexibility and technical skill.  The exhibit will show works in oil, pencil, and watercolor.  The artist subscribes to the belief that, “It’s not the medium, but the results that count.”

What:                     Journeys- People, Places, and Nature featuring Mark E. McCoy
When:                    Runs March 3rd through the 26th
Where:                   Art League of Hilton Head Gallery
                                 14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Reception:            Wednesday March 4th, from 5pm-7pm

Coming in APRIL 2015

Life is a Carnival an exhibition of sculpture by Nancy Mitchell
Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 9th, 5:00pm-7:00pm



Please check back for more information coming soon!

2015 Biennale National Juried Exhibition now accepting entries

Deadline for entries: March 6th 2015




Prospectus and details for the Art League of Hilton Head 2015 Biennale may be found on the CaFE website:   Carrie Burns Brown, NWS – Judge

Artists both professional and amateur are invited to enter up to three images in seven different categories:

Oil or Acrylic on Canvas or Board
Watermedia – Watercolor or Acrylic on Paper under Plexiglass
Mixed Media – a clear use of two or more different materials on any surface.
Photography – both Conventional and Digital
Three – Dimensional Art
All Other – including Drawing (graphite, color pencil, charcoal, etc.) and Original Prints (lithographs, etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, etc.)

Excluding giclees, any photo reproductive process or computer art.

Registering as an artist on CaFE is free.  You should be prepared to upload at least one image in order to register, even if it is not an image you will use to enter this, or any other show.  You must be registered to read the entire prospectus.  Should you decide not to enter, registration costs you nothing.
Entry fees for this competition are: $35 for one entry, $45 for two and $55 for three, the maximum allowed.

Deadline for entry:  March 6, 2015

Notifications will be emailed no later than March 23, 2015

Upon acceptance, further information will be sent for delivery of your work.

SPRING 2015 Schedule Available

Offering courses for artists of all ages in a variety of mediums.  Find the course that is right for you… Academy Schedule Spring 2015

Artists: Change of Show

Monday, March 2nd.  10am-12pm. 
Click Here: Change of Show Form 2015 PDF


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at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
(off Hwy. 278)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-2834

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