Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thank You Hidell Brooks Gallery!!!!

Hiddell Brooks Gallery
1910 south blvd. suite 130
charlotte, nc  28203

Beautiful interior photograph of Hidell Brooks Gallery

Rebecca Brooks and Katharine Hidell Thomas
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When Traci Zeller and I were designing our room for the Junior League of Greensboro/Traditional Homes Show House we knew we wanted to incorporate original art in our room.  Luckily, the owners of Hidell Brooks Gallery , sisters, Rebecca Brooks and Katharine Hidell Thomas were kind enough to partner with us.  Traci and I  knew we wanted abstract art to create tension in the otherwise traditional space, so the process was simple.  We went into Hidell Brooks Gallery  showed them our fabrics, paints, etc and told them type of art we were looking for and they pulled pieces for us.  When you are in the market for art, make sure you know the approximate size you need for your space, take any revalent fabrics, paint samples, etc.  An experience gallery like Hidell Brooks will be able to guide you in your art selection.  Also, if you don't see something you like in the gallery, make sure you ask because they house many painting in their storage area.  There is only so much space for hanging, so the piece you are looking for may not currently be on display. 

Here are the two pieces we chose for our show house room.  

The larger of the two pieces was "Seminole" by Sally King Benedict. Sally graduated from the College of Charleston.  After graduation, she lived in Charleston for 10 years but recently returned to her roots and moved back to Atlanta, Ga.   

seminole 2013
acrylic, gouache, charcoal
& pastel on canvas
36 x 36 inches

  The second piece we chose was a piece by artist Kate Long Stevenson entitled "Crescendo".  
Kate currently lives in Charleston but is originally from Greensboro, so we
liked the idea that the art was created by a "local" girl since the show house was
in her home town.  

crescendo, lapis 2013
oil + gouache on linen
30 x 24 inches

Here are a few of my favorite currently in the Hidell Brooks gallery.  Please take a few minutes and stop by to visit.  Their new gallery space was decorated by my friend, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips and is just beautiful!  The curation of artists they represent is the best in Charlotte.  If you love art as much as I do, you will enjoy a visit to the gallery.  

Sally King Benedict

Kate Long Stevenson

Katherine Ace

Selena Beaudry

Laura Sanders

Ruth Ava Lyons

Rana Rochat

Chris Hayman

I would like to extend a huge  "Thank You" to Katharine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks of Hidell Brooks Gallery for partnering with us in our show house room!  We feel the art made the room.  We are so fortunate to have your beautiful gallery in Charlotte!  All you Charlotteans make sure you frequent the gallery for your art needs!!  

upcoming exhibitions

June 8th -  Aug 30th, 2013
shamback * hernandez * porter
benjamin shamback * tony hernandez * ron porter

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  1. Sally and Kate are two of my favorite artists. You chose well.

  2. MC and I were guests at a Charity Wine Tasting one lovely evening when we lived in Charlotte in 2008. You are so correct Lisa, it's a fantastic gallery and one worth doing business with. Just a walk through is enjoyable!

  3. Thanks for the beautiful art post! I love all you selected and posted about. Lovely, vibrant, new and crisp. There is so much talent out there!
    xo Nancy

  4. Great wrap up! Wish I could visit the gallery. I love seeing new and interesting pieces. Salena Beaudry and Sally King Benidict are amazing artists-I so admire them!!!



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