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3 Pluff Mudd artists to exhibit with the Art Beyond Tradition group, September - October.

Art Beyond Tradition

Mary Lester, Vickie Jourdan and Donna Varner are three of the “Escape Artists” who will exhibit in the biennial show of the Art Beyond Tradition Group (ABT) September 2 through October 29 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, on Hilton Head. ABT is a group of twelve regional artists making art outside the boundaries of the ordinary. The show, entitled Escape Artists, will showcase new work by these three. Mary, Vickie and Donna invite you to see the show and attend the opening reception September 14, from 5 – 7pm.

To learn more about the exhibit click here.


Accolades for our artists!

Mary Lester

Mary Lester

Mary’s painting, Cosmic Travelers, was selected to be part of ArtPop! Beaufort, 2017.  ArtPop is a program that promotes local artists' work through available billboard space in the greater Beaufort area. This program is made possible by donations of space from Adams Outdoor Advertising in collaboration with Beaufort Arts Council. Mary’s artwork will be featured on prominent billboards throughout Beaufort County during the year.


The Story of the Piano

the piano

In 2016, Vickie Jourdan contributed her painting skills to the HHSO League’s fundraiser for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. “PianoPalooza” consisted of six pianos donated to the HHIPC and painted by local artists. The pianos were displayed around town, then were moved March 1 to the Art League of Hilton Head gallery where they were available for bidding at silent auction. A number of our Pluff Mudd partners pooled some funds, bid on, and won Vickie’s piano. It now graces our front porch, delighting many of our customers who sit and play and (sometimes) sing!



Another award for Pluff Mudd: Local newspaper, the Sun Today, named us "Most Eclectic Gallery" in their 2016 Select poll.  Last year, the Sun Today, named us "Best Gallery" in their poll. For two years in a row (2014 and 2013), the Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards, named Pluff Mudd as "Favorite Art Gallery in Bluffton". We've also received the Best of Bluffton awards (Bluffton Today, 2012 and 2014) as the "most eclectic gallery"! Can there be a more fun place to shop for art? Visit us next time you're in Bluffton and see why Pluff Mudd is a perennial favorite!