Camden Art Shoppes is proud to provide gallery space for 70 local artists – and since we specialize in local, that means you will find a horse or two in the 3000 sq. feet of dedicated shoppe space at 1011 Broad Street, Camden, SC, also known as the Galleria Building.
To start our beautiful horse art parade, we want to introduce you to an artist that has just joined our ranks.
Please welcome Kateryna Stolyar!
I was lucky to be born in a beautiful place on the earth called Crimea. My childhood is a wonderful period when all the doors open to you, and you stand and look into which one to step in. All of them are mysterious and attractive. At the age of five, walking with the family in the park of the Vorontsov Palace, I saw a horse for the first time, and this acquaintance became fateful. For eight years at art school I studied fine art, painting, sculpture. The time has come and I had to make a decision: art or equestrian industry. The role and significance of childhood took its choice. Agricultural University, job in Australia at the racing stable and since 2009 horse paradise – America.
Working with racehorses today and knowing this noble, intelligent, sensitive animal with elements of grace, natural beauty, imperial grandeu – there are not enough words to describe. The pencil came to the rescue, with him you want to create, find out your capabilities and explore nature.
Kateryna’s work is available for you to take home and enjoy every day! Her art is currently displayed in our west wing.
Another artist we are thrilled to highlight is Beth Woodall.
Beth grew up in West Texas. According to family, she was born loving horses. “She’ll grow out of it” her mom said. As you can see…it hasn’t happened yet.
Growing up in a family of teachers, summer vacations included many “educational opportunities.” Sure enough, when Beth was in 2nd grade, her family made a trip to Denver and planned to visit the Denver Museum of Art. When she learned about this plan, she pitched a fit. She did NOT want to go to a museum. Her father, a very wise man, mentioned there would be paintings of horses at the museum. She quickly changed her mind and decided she’d give it a try after all. At the museum, she was introduced to the art of Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. And that was it. She went straight home and created a “ studio” in her bedroom, back home.
After getting married, she and her family moved 13 times. This gave her the opportunity to study art at The University of North Texas, West Chester University and receive her Masters of Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University.
Currently, she lives on a horse farm in South Carolina with her husband, Bruce, 4 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Who will be lucky enough to take these amazing creations home? Hurry. They won’t stay on our walls long. Beth’s work is currently found in our east wing.
Here are some additional artists that offer amazing horse related works. Mike Johnson (left) and Teri Carter (right). Both of these magnificent works are currently located in our east wing.
Forrest Fortier offers Commissions and Portraits
And we love horses so much, they are even scattered around The 1011 Galleria Building as life-size murals!
So, obviously, if you love horses, you should stop by and say hello. Our very large space offers many, many different topics, themes, mediums, artists and prices – but in addition to ALL OF THAT, we can guarantee you a fair share of horse splendor!
Currently we are open:
– Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 11-5
– Thursday and Friday from 11-7.
…but more GOOD NEWS! We will be extending our Saturday hours come February 2023. This will give you two additional hours to browse for that perfect gift or home decor accent for which you have been searching! It is also a great way to spend your time while waiting for that Salud’s table to open up. See you there!