BAG News

October 3, 2015:

Due to inclement weather, the Berkeley Artists Guild meeting for tomorrow, October 4, 2015 has been canceled.

September 13, 2015:

Thanks to everyone who came out to the reception tonight for the 2015 Twenty Fifth Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition. To view the awards that were given, please click the link below:

2015 Santee Canal Exhibition Awards


September 09, 2015:

From our friends at the SC DNR:

Submit a winning “Trashter Piece” and take home an iPad Mini 3

The old idiom of “One person’s trash is another’s treasure,” has never been more accurate and now you might win an iPad Mini 3 to boot.
Be a creative, turn your trash and litter into a “Trashter Piece.” Take everyday trash and litter such as plastic bottles, potato chip bags, pieces of metal, rubber tires, food cans, boots, plates, aluminum and make them into a memorable piece of art. Items like animal parts and food by-products and/or animal parts cannot be used.
Name your Trashter Piece: if you are using fishing lines and old hooks found on the shoreline – “Hook, Line & Sinker”; found lots of cigarette butts – “No Butts About It”; found random pieces of metal – “Hot & Bothered” and so forth. Think outside the box for an eye-catching title.
The art category is “Wildlife Inspired.”
There are three categories for art submission:
* Grades K – 6
* Grades 7 – 12
* Adults
The entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 with the art selection conducted during February 2016. All prizes will be awarded on March 18, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Sportsman Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.
Get complete contest rules and an application at

August 27, 2015:

Did you miss the early registration deadline yesterday for the Twenty Fifth Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition?

It’s not too late!

We are accepting late registration on Friday, August 28th with delivery of entries at $30 per painting. Deliver your artwork to the Interpretive Center, Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner, S.C. On Friday, August 28, 2015, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please make checks payable to the Berkeley Artist Guild. For more information click the link below:

The Twenty Fifth Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition


July 22, 2015:


The Berkeley Artists Guild would like to thank Patricia Brinson who held a drawing class at the home of Ruth Griebe in Bonneau, SC on July 21, 2015. Also a giant thank you to Ruth Griebe for opening her beautiful home to us! It was such a fun day! To check out the photos from our class click the link below.

Prospective Class

July 14, 2015:

Join Us For A Drawing Class

The Berkeley Artists Guild has been invited to the home of Ruth Griebe in Bonneau for a drawing class taught by Patricia Brinson.

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015  from 10am until

Where: On Ruth’s Dock at 132 Chasey Drive Bonneau, SC 29431

RSVP: Ruth Griebe (843) 825-4418 or Patricia Brinson (843) 899-5173

Cost: Patricia is offering us her “Summer Special” of $15.00 per person

Materials Needed: Newsprint and Charcoal or Drawing Paper and Pencil

Ruth will provide hot dogs and tea for lunch. If you are unable to eat hotdogs, bring your lunch. Bring your swimsuit if you would like to enjoy the water with a swim!

July 1, 2015:


Calling All South Carolina Artists!

The Berkeley Artists Guild would like to invite you to join us for

The Twenty Fifth Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition

 August 29 through September 13, 2015

For more information or to print the prospectus Click Here

June 24, 2015:

the fearsome four

Pictures from our day trip to Johns Island are now posted! Take a look-

Day Trip To Johns Island- 6-20-2015

June 24, 2015:


Pick-up of art from  the BAG Members Show will be on Monday, June 29, 2015 from 9am until 12pm. Please stop by during those time to pick up your work or arrange for someone to pick it up for you! Thanks!

June 14, 2015:

Patricia Brinson invites us to gather for a paint day!

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:30 AM -until ( We will be leaving the Piggly Wiggly at 8:30AM so come early!)

Where: We will meet at the Piggly Wiggly on the corner of Main and 17a in Moncks Corner then continue  to the home of Patricia’s sister Sylvia on the Inter Coastal Waterway on John’s Island.

What to bring: Bring your lunch, snack and drinks. There is also a pool so if you are interested, bring your suit and towel! Don’t forget your art supplies, camera, hat, and sunscreen!

Note: Address and Phone Number will be given out at the Piggly Wiggly the morning of the event.

Let’s Have Some Fun!

If you are interested in this event, please contact Patricia Brinson at

June 8, 2015:

The photos for the 2015 BAG Members Show are now posted! Check them out!

2015 BAG Members Show/ Reception Photos

June 7, 2015:

The Berkeley Artists Guild would like to thank everyone who came and celebrated with us at our reception on Friday, June 5th! Our annual Member’s Show was a great success! To view the results of our show, click the link below! Photos will follow soon!

2015 Berkeley Artists Guild Annual Member’s Show


May 31, 2015:

Don’t Forget!

It’s time for our annual Berkeley Artists Guild Show! Paintings must be hand delivered on tomorrow, June 1, 2015 between 9 am and 12 pm to the Moncks Corner branch of the Berkeley County Library. Artists may enter every class but may only enter two paintings per class. A fee of $10 per painting will be charged. For information on the show and eligibilities, please visit our show page at:

May 11, 2015:

Photo Credit: Ruby Middleton

The online photo gallery for our May 2015 Demo featuring Lu Bentley is now up for viewing. Check them out: May 2015 Demo/ Lu Bentley

Thank You Lu for a great demo!