Visual Arts

Local Artist Accepted into the Internationally Acclaimed "Birds In Art" Show


In September of 2018, Addison Palmer was accepted into the internationally acclaimed show "Birds in Art". The event is held each year at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. Out of thousands of entrants, only a few are asked to be in the show. Each artist shows one piece. It is a huge honor to be asked to participate in the show. See other works by Addison Palmer currently on display at the Coastal Discovery Museum as part of the Palmer Family "Generations' Exhibition through the end of February.


An American in Paris at the Arts Center

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris is the story of World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan, who, hoping to build a new life, chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Songs include “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise” as well as beautiful romantic music including “An American In Paris.”  Full priced tickets December 7-30 are $60 for adults and $47 for children ages 5-15.

15th Annual Art Market at Historic Honey Horn Wraps Up for 2017

The 15th annual Art Market at Historic Honey Horn was held on April 29th and 30th. This year, 95 artists from 9 different states participated in the juried show. Judges awarded $5,000 in prizes to 14 different artists representing a variety of mediums. Local photographer, Paul Shatz, won best in show. Paul recently moved to Hilton Head Island from Charleston and has participated in hundreds of fine art festivals annually around the country. The judges for this year’s show were impressed with his spectacular images as well as his method of continuing the historic tradition of silver-gelatin photography.  According to Shatz, “My silver-gelatin original photographs are created by me, using traditional materials and techniques. I use 8x10 and 5x7 large format film and make silver prints one at a time using my hands, my head and my heart. They are selenium toned to achieve an archival quality. This traditional method of photography creates a depth and magic in the print that is unmatched.”

2017 Art Market awards:

Best in Show – Paul Shatz, Hilton Head Island, SC – Photography

2nd Place – James Herndon, Walterboro, SC – Wood

3rd Place – Murray Sease, Bluffton, SC- Oil / Acrylic

Awards of Merit:

Michele Blank, Mt. Pleasant, SC - Glass

JoAnn Graham, St. Helena Island, SC - Jewelry

Lyn Hise, Inverness, Fl – Mixed Media 2-D

Amanda McLenon, Daniel Island, SC – Oil/Acrylic

Eric Moore, Pomaria, SC - Sculpture

Diane Ness, Acworth, GA – Fiber

Blake Olsen, Orange Park, FL – Clay

Jody Rankin, Awendaw, SC – Oil/Acrylic

David Russell, Camden, SC – Glass

Michael Smalls & Dino Badger, Fiber (Sweetgrass Baskets) – Round O, SC

Valerie Thomas & Dana Shirley, Jewelry – Naples, FL

When is a Print not JUST a Print?


Artist Mira Scott stands before her easel, studying the painting she’s just completed, a delightful Lowcountry landscape of rice fields by moonlight.  Satisfied, she brings in a professional photographer to capture an image of the painting. Next step is the endless color corrections before the artwork can be reproduced as a gliclee, fine art copies that she has printed on fine art watercolor paper.

Once the proofs are perfect and the image printed, she grabs her brushes and adds splashes of color and texture to a few spots.

Scott adds these hand-painted touches to her custom prints for all her work now. These personal marks are just as important as her signature at the bottom of the print. It defines her work. It has become a "giclee et plus", something between the print and the original, and thereby making each of her prints an “original’ in its own right. That is when a Print is not JUST a Print.

Meet Mira and see her at work at Picture This Gallery’s new location at 26 Palmetto Bay Road. Or check out Mira’s paintings, coloring book and more on the web at

Mira Scott is a founding member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head and active in all things art here on Hilton Head Island.

Picture This Gallery

26 Palmetto Bay Road, suite 3  DanCar Building

Hilton Head Island SC 29928

(Mailing Address:

P O Box 7034, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938)


843 842 5299

Mira Scott