Inspirational Journey

Presented by the National Association of Women Artists SC Chapter and The Vendue

A Juried Exhibit Featuring 50 Works by 30 Female Artists in honor of Pat Conroy, his writing, and community service. In Partnership with the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists and the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

October 15 – November 29, 2020 at Gallery 26, The Vendue Art Hotel in Charleston, S.C.


“Inspiration can be found everywhere; in music, in dance, in books, or by taking a walk in a silent wood. But the inspirational journey begins when what inspires becomes the visual language of art.” -J. Biondolillo


In this NAWA SC sponsored exhibition, participating artists reveal what inspires them to create, to paint, to photograph and to sculpt. In some way, each work of art was influenced by Pat Conroy’s extraordinary life and fictional characters.


The artists participating are:

Earline Allen, Joan Appel, Joanna Biondolillio, Donna Caselden, Sara Davidson, Sandy Dimke, Cheryl Fausel, Karen Fitzgerald, Fran Gardner, Muffy Clark Gill, Kristin Ilise, Susan Irish, Kate Kennedy, Carolyn Latanision, Candace Whitmore Lovely, Leslie Maloff, Kat Masella, Mary Cooper McDonough, Roberta Millman-Ide, Jennifer Okumura, Gale Ray, Patti Robins, Mary Steffen, Penny Seldin, Pamela Tarbell, Nancy Vineburgh, Beth Williams, and Pat Zalisko.


October is National Arts & Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished as a month-long celebration, with goals of focusing on the arts at all levels, encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in the arts, allowing governments to show their support and raising public awareness of the role of art and humanities in our lives and in our communities.


Founded in 1889 in New York City, the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) is the first professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Their newest Chapter, South Carolina, was created in 2018 The NAWA Chapters extend the mission of the National organization by promoting highly visible exhibitions, and designing art education opportunities for its members as well as promoting women’s art in their communities. The NAWA Chapters encourage each new generation of women artists to strive for proper recognition for their vision, expertise and contributions to the art world.

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