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Accolades for our artists!


Mark Larkin and Kathy Riley-Parker have been juried into Craft Hilton Head 2018. Craft Hilton Head, is Art League of Hilton Head's biennial National Juried Fine Arts Craft Guild Exhibition. Mark’s welded steel sculpture, Fronds Ferdinand, and Kathy’s paper art, Samba, will join over 100 two- and three-dimensional craft works by artists from around the country, competing for over $4,000 in cash awards.

On view December 4 through 29
Art League of Hilton Head Gallery
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29918

Awards Reception, December 5, 5 to 7pm.

Donna Varner’s large mixed media piece "Locomotion" has been selected to be part of the inaugural Town Hall Artists' Gallery on Hilton Head. This initiative by the Town of Hilton Head celebrates the contributions that local artists make to community life. The exhibition will be on display now through March 1, 2019.


Mark Larkin’s large welded steel sculpture, “EGRETIOUS” has been select for the Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island. This biennial exhibit features large-scale sculpture by nineteen artists from around the country. It is held on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation. The exhibit opens September 27 and runs through January 2019.

The Story of 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!

the piano

Another award for Pluff Mudd: In 2016, local newspaper, the Sun Today, named us "Most Eclectic Gallery".  The prior 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!

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