Welcome to Arts, etc.
Arts etc. is an organization of Kiawah and Cassique women
committed to supporting the arts. Our organization was
founded in 2001 as Gibbes,etc. by four remarkable women:
Ellen Walkley, Ruth Baker, Ann Trees and Cathy Marino. In
the summer of 2014, we transitioned to Arts, etc.
Through this transition, we are becoming an independent
charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Our purpose is to raise
funds through donations and events to support the arts in
the greater Charleston community. The monies we raise will
be distributed at the discretion of our organization. In
recognition of our history supporting the Gibbes Museum of
Art, we will maintain an interest in continuing to support
the museum but we will not be limited only to the museum
Since 2001, our organization has raised over $1,300,000 to
support an array of museum exhibitions and art education.
The majority of the successful fund raising is realized
through the acclaimed April Kiawah Art & House Tour. Learn
more -- (click through to HOUSE TOUR page).
Over $120,000 has been donated to the museum to sponsor the
following exhibitions this coming year as well as monies to
support the museum’s capital campaign and operational needs.
The Rice Plantation Series of Alice R. H. Smith and Jonathan
Unlocking the Secrets of Jeremiah Theus with Colonial
Audubon and the World of Walton Ford
Tokens of Affection: Miniature Portraits
Etching and the Charleston Renaissance
with etching demonstration
We are proud that proceeds from our House Tour enable us to
reach a wide audience of art lovers, including many who are
in the early stage of exploring their appreciation for art.
Such is the case with Art to Go, an outreach art education
program taught on Johns Island by Gibbes Teaching Artists.
Click here to learn more.
Throughout the year, Arts, etc. features speakers and
gallery tours that expand members’ perspectives and insights
into art. Through progressive dinner parties, plantation
luncheons, and educational lectures, the women of Arts, etc.
enrich their lives and their community. Our events seek to
educate our members and to solidify our strong sense of
Calendar for a schedule of upcoming events.
Officers of Gibbes, etc.
President - Jeannie Dolson
Vice President - Jodi Rush
Secretary - Marsha Gewirtzman
Treasurer – Cheryl Boswell
Events Chair - Margaret Strauss
Membership Chair - Ginny Brush
Nominating Committee Chair - Helen Patch
2014 Kiawah Art and House Tour Co-Chairs- Anne Cotton &
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