PAINTERSTarleton Blackwell Herbert Creecy Linda Fantuzzo Cynthia Knapp Lynne Riding Brian Rutenberg Kevin Taylor Leo Twiggs
PHOTOGRAPHERSKeliy Anderson-Staley Julia Cart Mitch Dobrowner Eliot Dudik Gary Geboy James Karales Alberto Korda Jack Leigh Kendall Messick Roberto + Osvaldo Salas Richard Sexton Jerry Siegel Michael West Ben Gately Williams Ernest Withers
SCULPTORSBill Long Rod Moorhead
Bill Long began his career in furniture restoration over 20 years ago and is classically trained in the Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton styles. In ensuing years, Long began to create spec furniture in an effort to give new life to grand, exotic trees harvested for scrap wood from Lowcountry plantations and riverbeds. Inspired by sculptor-craftsman George Nakashima, Long integrated various traditional hand tools as well as polish and joinery techniques into clean-lined, modern furniture. In the school Nakashima, Long believes in the soul of the tree, manipulating the wood to have a “free-edge” aesthetic. He explores the organic expressiveness of wood, choosing boards with knots and burls and figured grain. Long’s signature woodworking design includes furniture made of large wood slabs with smooth tops but unfinished natural edges, consisting of multiple slabs connected with butterfly joints. Perhaps most significant, he approaches woodworking with discipline and patience, striving for perfection in every stage of construction. Long’s studio is located in a 20th century farmhouse in Hollywood, South Carolina, about 30 miles from Charelston.