Don’t Forget Dad!

In need of a fabulous Father’s Day gift? We’ve got a few ideas …

We’re thrilled to introduce the work of Ed Vogl — gorgeous wooden bowls handcrafted in Montana. Fittingly enough, Ed is the father of our very own Marissa Vogl.

Thunderbird

“Retro” by Ed Vogl
Cherry, maple, wenge woods: Made of 225 inlayed pieces, 12 layers, polyurethane finish
$525

Fishhook

“Fishhook” by Ed Vogl
Purpleheart, maple, bloodwood woods: Made of 318 inlayed pieces, salad bowl finish
$575

Retro

“Thunderbird” by Ed Vogl
Walnut, maple, cherry woods: Made of 318 inlayed pieces, 16 layers with a tung oil finish
$575

A Note From the Artist: 

As a carpenter, I have always worked with wood. Creating something different and a little more intricate is how I enjoy winding down at the end of the day. Using different woods has always been fun so why not on a lathe! I can frame a house faster than creating 2 bowls but what the heck. 

I find it intriguing and challenging at the same time. First, there is the idea then the drawing of the pattern, calculations, what woods should I use (what did I use the last time?). Cut, re-measure, sand, cut again, glue, sand again … oops I need more pieces. Did I mention this was challenging?! Wood has always been in my blood. It is my passion, and there are oh so many woods to work with. 

I hope you enjoy my designs….
-Ed Vogl

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Happy, happy Father’s Day to Ed … and all the dads out there! 

Buy Art This Weekend, Help Spread Love

Let’s Not Stop Fighting Hate:
10% of Weekend Sales Go to Lowcountry Unity Fund

June 17 marks one year since Charleston lost nine of our beloved community members during a mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Now, with the recent devastation in Orlando, it feels more crucial than ever to commemorate the anniversary with an outpouring of love and — most importantly — by contributing to positive change however possible.

Meyer Vogl Gallery’s roots are, in fact, tied to contributing to positive change. The idea for our gallery first sprouted during “Artists for Emanuel,” a 90-person art exhibit that raised funds forCoastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry Unity Fund, formed after the tragedy. The fundraiser was the brainchild of gallery owner Marissa Vogl; owner Laurie Meyer and director Katie Geer were executive committee members. It’s now our mission to stay committed to our community.

From Friday to Sunday, 10% of all gallery sales will be donated to the Lowcountry Unity Fund. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing artwork, now’s the time.

HowItShines

“How it Shines” by Laurie Meyer
36×48 (38×50 framed) oil on linen
$7,200

ColorfulConversation

“Colorful Conversation” by Anna Sims King
14×11 (18.5 x 16.5 framed) oil pastel on linen
$495

WetlandsOnFire

“Wetlands on Fire” by Marissa Vogl
24×36 (26×38 framed) oil on canvas
$2,300

bodice

“bodice” by Kate Long Stevenson
20×16 acrylic + gouache + charcoal on canvas
$1,800

Kind 7x5

“Kind” by Holly Irwin
7×5 (14×12 framed) ink drawing
$300

To view additional works, visit our website.

About the Lowcountry Unity Fund: 
Created in response to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church, the fund promotes long-term solutions to systemic issues contributing to racism and to economic inequality in African-American communities. To find out more about how the Lowcountry Unity Fund works, this article is a great place to start.

Who’s Your Favorite She?

To celebrate “SHE,” our current exhibition of female figurative works, we asked a few special women around town a question: “Who is your favorite female art icon or character of all time?”

Here’s what they told us:

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Françoise Gilot

“Pablo Picasso’s muse and mother of their two children; she is also an artist in her own right as well as a literary critic, bestselling author and award-winning designer. I adore the artistic portrayal of Ms. Gilot by Picasso during the ten years they were together. She and their two children were the subject of many well-known works by the artist. While she was a fantastic muse – one can also sense the love and admiration he had for her, both as a lover and the mother of his children.” — Bess Lee, owner of Lola & Bess

 

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Cindy Sherman

“For her gloriously creepy work that occupies dual roles of both creator and subject. Sometimes even object.”  — Stacy Huggins, editor of The Art Mag

 

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Martha Graham

“I’ve always loved Martha Graham, mother of Modern dance, for her DGAF attitude about challenging norms/ expectations and being true to herself and opinions on classical dance.” — Anna Sims King, artist

 

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Fern Arable

“I would have to say Fern of Charlotte’s Web.  I guess it’s because I have a 6-year-old daughter.”  — Leigh Limehouse, director of Anglin Smith Fine Art

 

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Georgia O’Keefe 

Betty Anglin Smith, artist 

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Janis Joplin

“She kinda did her own thing in a man’s world. She didn’t rely on her looks or femininity, she did what was true and authentic to her. She is probably admired as much for her passion as she is her talent. And all her success came to her in just 27 short years.” — Anne Siegfried, director of The George Gallery

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Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

Marissa Vogl, artist 

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Andy Warhol’s Grace Kelly

— Janet Gregg, jewelry designer

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The Spanish Gypsy dancer from John Singer Sargent’s “El Jaleo”

Laurie Meyer, artist

Who’s YOUR favorite “she”?

Meet the Meyer Vogl Gallery Guest Artists

The paintings are starting to arrive, and we’re getting very excited for “SHE,” a group exhibition celebrating the female figure.

SHE runs from June 3-17, and there will be an opening reception on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 8 (please stop by!).

Meet our guest artists.

Dan Beck

Dan Beck is the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Other awards include six awards of excellence with Oil Painters of America (three National and three Regional). He has also won two consecutive Raymar Art Competition Awards of Excellence, Award of Excellence with Salon International, a first place, a second place and eight finalists with Boldbrush Art competition.

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Click here to see more of Dan Beck’s work.

Diane Eugster

Diane Eugster has been involved in and won awards in Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society exhibits as well as being represented by several galleries; The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples Florida, The Lee Youngman Gallery, Calistoga California, The Willow Gallery, Scottsdale,Arizona and the Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas. She has always had a passion for figurative paintings, which stemmed from her mother’s art. Eugster says that one of the most important elements to a painting is its emotion.

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Click here to see more of Diane’s work.

Quang Ho

A living master, Quang Ho is originally from Hue, Vietnam and now lives in Colorado. His work has been featured in countless exhibitions and has won a number of awards for his art. He says, “The real essence of painting is the dialogue between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line.”

Morning light, 12x16, $4400

Young Dancer, 24x12, $7500

Click here to see more of Quang’s work.

Kate Long Stevenson

Abstract expressionist painter, Kate Long Stevenson, was born and raised in North Carolina, and began her professional career while a student at the University of the South. Gestural brushstrokes and a passion for color are characteristic to all of her pieces, ranging from figurative paintings to wild abstracts. Kate now lives and works in Charleston, S.C.

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Click here to see more of Kate’s work.

Anna Sims King

Born and raised in Columbia, S.C., Anna earned a BFA in art and Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in 2006. Today, gestural strokes, exploration of line, and suggested color elements build and enhance her work while unexpected color, dimension, movement and depth drive each piece in layers of light.

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Click here to see more of Anna’s work.

Holly Irwin

Holly Irwin has always loved art. Her mother was a fashion illustrator and portrait artist, inspiring her artistic career. She earned an art degree at Carnegie-Mellon University. For the past decade, she has been focused on figurative portraits and is continually fascinated by artistic expression.

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Click here to see more of Holly’s work.

Congrats to These Award-Winning Meyer Vogl Gallery Guest Artists!

Each spring, the Oil Painters of America (OPA) celebrate excellence in representational art with a National Juried Exhibition. This year — its 25th — has been no different, with an exhibition at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas, running from May 13 to June 15.

The awards were announced on Friday, May 13 … and we’re thrilled to see that a couple of Meyer Vogl Gallery artists have received some much-deserved recognition.

Oil painter Dan Beck was awarded “Best Signature Honorable Mention” for his “Arrangement in Red.” Dan will be showing a number of his exquisite figurative works for next month’s “She” exhibition at Meyer Vogl Gallery (opening June 3!).

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In addition, artist Anne Blair Brown was awarded the “Silver Anniversary Award of Excellence” for her light-filled “Sunny Disposition.” We are looking forward to Anne’s solo show here at the gallery in November!

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Congrats to the artists!

Duet: New Works by Laurie Meyer and Marissa Vogl, May 6 – 20

Our very first exhibition — Duet, which features oil paintings by Laurie Meyer and Marissa Vogl — will run from May 6 to May 20.

The exhibition explores the complementary nature of Laurie and Marissa’s work when paired side by side — Laurie’s work being representational and Marissa’s, abstract, but the subjects being the same.

A Mile Up the Road by Laurie Meyer
A Mile Up the Road by Laurie Meyer, 38×38

 

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Cypress Shadows by Marissa Vogl, 48×30

“For Duet, Marissa and I have interpreted similar subjects singularly in our personal styles with the intention that when shown together, they will create a beautiful presentation,” says Laurie. She explains, “In musical composition, a duet provides two performers equal importance to the piece. Unlike harmony, their parts are not performed together. However, the strength of the music comes from one artist supporting the other.”

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Blue Moon Garden by Marissa Vogl, 30×48

 

Grand Flowers at Sunset by Laurie Meyer
Grand Flowers at Sunset by Laurie Meyer, 36×36

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 5 to 8pm, coinciding with the Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk.

 

Everglow by Laurie Meyer
Everglow by Laurie Meyer, 32×40

 

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Winter Marsh by Marissa Vogl
18×24

 

To view more works from “Duet,” click here.

Meyer Vogl Gallery Has Opened Its Doors!

March 25, 2016 will be a special day in the history of Meyer Vogl Gallery. It was our opening day … and what an opening day it was!

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Many friends, family, and clients stopped by to see the new space (and to enjoy a Bloody Mary or two).

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We can’t thank all of you enough for your support. We’re just getting started.

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Meyer Vogl Gallery: Coming March 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Meyer Vogl Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Charleston’s gallery district, will be opening its doors in March. Permanently featuring oil paintings by artists and owners Laurie Meyer and Marissa Vogl, we will also exhibit works by local and nationally recognized guest artists — artists ranging from emerging to established contemporary masters who, simply put, excite us!

Located on the corner of Queen and Meeting Streets, the space is a former two-story law firm that’s currently being renovated and transformed it into a beautiful, open, light-filled art gallery.

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Our gallery may be new, but our ties to Charleston run deep. Marissa is a Montana native who burst onto the Charleston art scene seven years ago. Laurie has lived and painted in Charleston for nearly 35 years. And Katie Geer — director of the gallery and Laurie’s daughter — grew up surrounded by art and artists, developing an eye and a passion for the business. We are all lovers of color and bold brushwork, and together we have formed a strong vision for Meyer Vogl Gallery.

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“How It Shines” by Laurie Meyer, o/c, 30×40
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Matrix Energetics by Marissa Vogl, o/c, 36×48

We can’t wait to share our passion for colorful, bold, can’t-stop-thinking-about-it artwork with all of you!