Please join us in congratulating the Spotlight Artist of the Month: Kimberly Case! Art is always best when viewed in person so stop by and say hello, see the art and thank the Chamber for all that they do for our community. We appreciate them being supporters of the arts as well!
Please join us in congratulating Kimberly on yet another beautiful photographic portrait.
About the Artwork:
Size: "16x 20” on cotton rag
From the Artist:
A young boy dreams of the future. His eyes are cast upwards as he contemplates the path before him.
Kimberly Case is a visual artist focusing on fine art portrait photography.
Her work in many media has been exhibited around the Greater Columbia area, including at the SC State Fair where in 2018 her portrait creation Girl with Sword won Best of Show in the professional category In 2019 The Laborer won the blue ribbon for photography, while Girl with Wheat won a merit award for photography.
Her first solo art exhibition was held at Ramco Framing and Design in the summer of 2019, and showcased over 70 fine art portraits and still life photographs. In the Fall of 2019, she was part of a multi-artist show “Collections” at Rob Shaw Gallery on State Street, Cayce, SC.
Recently, works by Kimberly have been exhibited at the Spartanburg Fringe Festival (2019), and the 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s “Columbia Open Studios City Hall Exhibition” (2020).
In September 2020, her two entries into the Advanced Fine Art category were selected as finalists in the Augusta Photo Festival: A Pause Before Resuming and The Bell. Honorable Mention was awarded for The Bell.
In December 2020, her two entries were juried into the Crooked Creek Art League's “Still Hopes Exhibition”: Airborne was awarded the People's Choice ribbon and High Tea was awarded First Place for Photography.
Also, in 2020, her series In the Time of COVID was selected for display at The Koger Center for the Arts, the winner of their “1593 Project” call for art. This exhibition will run April 5-August 13, 2021.
In January 2021, her artwork High Tea was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Art of Tea exhibition hosted by the Art League of Baytown, TX.
In March 2021, two of her art pieces, In the Time of COVID and Winding Down, were selected to hang in the Tuolumne County Arts In Focus photography competition, Sonora, CA. In the Time of COVID won 2nd Place in the “COVID Times” category.
In March 2021, The Laborer won First Place Photography in the Annual Crooked Creek Art League Competition.
May 15-16 2021, her studio will be among the workspaces featured on the 701 Center for Contemporary Art “Open Studios” art tour.
Kimberly's art pieces are in private collections across the midlands.
Incorporating sometimes fantastical themes, wardrobe and props, her photographs are often mistaken at first for oil paintings, due to their tones and aura. Hallmarks of her work are richness and whimsy. “It is my joy to create reflections that allow the subjects to see themselves in a familiar, yet new, light. I seek to transport the viewer to a different place and time that is still somehow well-known. In my art, I portray themes of quiet strength. The images have a peaceful calmness to them.”
Kimberly is lead photographer with Studio 3P, LLC in Irmo, SC.
SC Arts Commission Registry # 327
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