Changes are a-coming
So much has been going on in The Carolina Galleries, Carolina Prints & Frames universe in these past couple of years.
Johnson Hagood after a couple of rough years has chosen to close his gallery on Church Street but plans on continuing to provide you with only the best, as well as authentic, American 19th & 20th Century paintings and prints. He will continue to focus on his own paintings as well, with a museum show slated for January and February of 2012.The decision to close was not an easy one to make but lately a combination of factors influenced his decision. First, the last couple of years have been horrible in some ways as he has seen people pass on fabulous paintings due to the so called economy. At the same time he has seen people purchase quite a few number of forgeries at auction. Additionally, most of the business he has conducted has been as a direct result of a phone call, an e-mail blast, or a direct inquiry from his homepage. Carolina Galleries His new phone number if you are trying to track him down is (800) 328-6256 or (843) 720-8622. carolinagalleries
Carolina Fine Art Framing, The frame shop too has fledged and was purchased by Wilfred Spoon. They will still do all the framing for both Carolina Antique Maps & Prints and for Carolina Galleries. As well as be open to the general public looking for the same high standards in framing. The security of knowing that they will still be doing the same quality work, hand painted french mats, real 22kt gold and metal leaf liners & finished corner frames and all the custom and museum quality framing means so much to me.
CAROLINA FINE ART FRAMING is located at 76-C Spring, right off of Ashley Avenue The phone number is the same (843)723-2266. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. There is plenty of off street parking right by the shop so please go by and see Him.
The only sad note but it is a GOOD THING is Margaret M.(Midge) Peery or faithful leader has retired. The Building at 188 King Street that has housed Carolina Galleries and its former lives for the past 35+ years has sold. It is now the new home to Julia Santen Gallery.Julia specializes in original vintage posters It is nice to know that the building will still house beautiful art.
Midge, with the know how of Johnson Hagood & Anna Onufer purchased Carolina Prints & Frames in 1990 from our former leader’s (Ray Holsclaw) widow, Patti.
In 2004 we started the long process for all the chicks to fledge the nest. Midge sold me the print part of the gallery Carolina Antique Maps & Prints in March of 2004, Then in April of 2005, Johnson bought Carolina Galleries. She then put the King Street building on the market and finally the frame shop fledged right as the closing day on the Building on King Street. We are all excited about the changes and have seen that it was the right decision. Midge won’t totally retire. She is still painting everyday and Is getting ready for a large opening of her works in the New Year at Greenville County Art Museum