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June Artist of the Month - Vickie Jourdan

This month Pluff Mudd Art Gallery honors Vickie Jourdan as its Artist of the Month.

Artist of the Month

Vickie has been a member of Pluff Mudd Art Gallery since 2002 when a group of seven like-minded local artists needed a venue to exhibit and sell their artwork. The “Guild of Bluffton Artists” was born, and organized at 20 Calhoun Street more than twenty years ago. Eventually the gallery moved across the street to 27 Calhoun Street, changed its name to the Pluff Mudd Art Gallery, and now has grown to showcase 20 local artists working in oil, acrylic and watercolor, photography, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, fabrics, sculpture and more.

Vickie is originally from the New York area and studied Interior Design at the Parsons School of Design. She and her husband have lived on Hilton Head for 25 years.

Artist of the Month

Over the 25 years she has been painting, Jourdan’s work has evolved from collage to mixed media to mostly acrylic works. As an experimental artist, she lets the paint and her feelings at the time dictate the outcome of her paintings, with music and dancing often playing a role.

Artist of the Month

In addition to Pluff Mudd Gallery, Vickie is also exhibits with the Society of Bluffton Artists and the Art League of Hilton Head. She has taught workshops, won numerous awards, and is in private collections and commercial venues throughout the US and Europe.

Artist of the Month

On Saturday, June 15, Vickie will be on hand at Pluff Mudd to meet with gallery visitors to show you her work and discuss her process. Stop by between 11am and 5pm to receive a free notecard of one of her paintings. Jourdan’s abstract acrylic paintings will be highlighted and prominently displayed in the gallery throughout the month.

Pluff Mudd Artists in Group Show in Beaufort 

Pluff Mudd artists, John Crum and Donna Varner will be part of The Art Beyond Tradition Group’s biennial show, held this year at the gallery of the USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center.

This year’s show is titled Visual Theatrics. Expect drama, movement, and the kind of high-performing art you’ve come to expect from ABT.

The show will be on view through June.

Art Beyond Tradition: “Visual Theatrics”

When: April 16 – June 9, 2024

Where: USCB Center for the Arts
805 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

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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!

Visit the HH International Piano Competition
Vickie Jourdan

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!

Visit us and see why people in the lowcountry love Pluff Mudd!

Pluff Mudd Art
27 Calhoun Street
+1 843.757.5590