Thursday, November 19, 2009

Barry Honowitz Watercolors at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is pleased to announce that it now features the largest selection of art by watercolor artist Barry Honowitz either in gallery or online. See a slide show here of pieces currently available.

Barry was a good neighbor of Smith Galleries for several years at The Village at Wexford before he closed his gallery in the spring of 2009.

In 1987 Barry Honowitz moved from Southern California to Hilton Head Island to further his love for watercolor painting. Barry’s work hangs in many corporate as well as private collections throughout the country. Barry is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His background in design and advertising can be seen in paintings and promotional lithographs. He has more than 35 nationally published watercolors with images ranging from waterfowl to Harbour Town lighthouse on Hilton Head.

Smith Galleries would be glad to help you with any of your needs pertaining to Barry's work. Email

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870

Monday, November 16, 2009

Elizabeth Garvin Jewelry at Smith Galleries In November

Smith Galleries is featuring a special exhibition of jewelry by Elizabeth Garvin through the month of November.

Click here to see still pictures of the entire exhibition or here to see a slide show.

Elizabeth Garvin graduated with honors from New York University in 1986, earning a bachelor of Arts degree, with further studies at Parsons School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art. Jewelry by Elizabeth Garvin is exhibited internationally in many galleries and museum stores as well as home furnishing and design focus boutiques as an example of contemporary design in wearable art.

Her goal as a designer has been to create forms with classic elegance and enduring quality, while intergrating various techniques and at times parting with tradition as a part of her overall design concept. Each piece of jewelry is handmade in her New York studio from sterling silver. Applying various techniques of patterning and finishing, each piece is playfully graphic, yet sensibly made to be surprisingly affordable. Her approach to designing form, engineering movement and developing techniques often draws as much from architecture and industrial design as from the traditional craft of jewelry making. The result is an approach to design that is at once timely and timeless.

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Be sure to drop by the gallery or see the show online. 800.272.3870