Dana Ellis

Mark Huerkamp

Virginia Nieland

Secretary (Interim)
Katherine Williams


Auction, Artists’ Liaison
Pat Hiott-Mason

Auction, Teachers’ Liaison
Laura De La Maza

Meredith Poston 

Inez Brown Crouch 

Poetry at McLeod
Katherine Williams

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James Island Arts - Directory of Artists



Sherry Browne owns and operates StudioOpen, an art gallery at 103 W. Erie on Folly Beach. “Open minded, open hearted, always open to something new.” She gives drawing instruction and offers custom framing and design plus local handmade gifts. Sherry serves James Island Arts as Artist’s Liaison.

Lese Corrigan grew up on James Island and learned early that you could look at something and draw it. She earned her degree in French and Philosophy, then spent two years in Europe training her eye and soul for art. Corrigan immersed herself in the visual arts in the late 1980s. Her work is in collections in the US, France, Great Britain and Japan, and her Queen Street gallery shows only lowcountry artists.

Kaysia Grow works in printmaking and sculpture, and exhibited in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Young Contemporaries Exhibition 2014. She works at James Island Town Hall.

Henry Horres was born in Charleston, and moved to James Island in 1960. Trained in industrial drafting, he began painting with oils, and also had a passion for photography. Henry also writes poetry, music, and songs.

Nance Sneddon is a Pennsylvania native who has lived West Ashley for 20 years. She cuts her own stamps in wood or linoleum, and prints, embellishes and paints in mixed media.

Chris Rutigliano, mostly self-taught, began her professional career as an artist in 2005 and her work is in numerous private and corporate collections. She strives for drama in her paintings by accentuating light and color. Chris is represented by Irene Morrah Art in Greenville, S.C.

Kristi Ryba’s work explores the gendered messages and myths surrounding the concept of women’s roles - home, family and the domestic sphere. Now living in West Ashley, she is a former Johns Islander who spent a lot of time gathering supplies in the old Miniatures shop on Folly Road.

Jerry Spencer is the owner of Spencer Gallery in downtown Charleston. He has studied fine arts at the College of Charleston under William Halsey and all over the world.

Quadre’ Stuckey is a recent graduate of The Charleston Art Institute and studied painting with Jonathan Green. His work aims to express the richness of his Gullah Geechee heritage.