Artist Spotlight: Sheila Thompson

I cannot think of a time when I didn’t think of myself as an artist. I have always loved to create, draw and paint. I am a self-taught artist. I have always been motivated by a challenge. I like to figure it all out. Sometimes, it is a joy to see the finished product, other times, not so much. But I find real joy in the process of creating my art.
I work in oils, acrylics and I even combine them in various works. I find that it keeps my work fresh and helps with the vibrant colors I like to reflect in my paintings. Fine art can be discouraging at times but it seems that those who buy my work provide the encouragement that continues to drive me to become an even better artist.

Owner and designer: Sheila’s Collectibles; active member of the Folly Beach Art guild; Artist at the annual Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston.                                                                                                   Contact:


About Us…

The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild includes a wide variety of artists including painters, wood turners, jewelry makers, potters, photographers, writers, seashell crafters, glass makers, screen printers and leather crafters. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Folly Beach Community Center at 6:30 pm.

Applications for membership are accepted from August 15th until December 1st. Those wishing to exhibit their work must be juried in through the application process. Renewal of membership is NOT automatic. The guild reserves the right not to renew a membership if the member no longer meets the requirements and spirit of the art guild. Exhibiting membership fees are $35.00, Associate membership is $20.00.

Exhibiting members who sell their work at any show on Folly Beach must have a current Folly Beach business license. Exhibiting members who sell their work at any show in SC must also have a SC Retail Sales License.

No new applications are being taken for our jewelry and photography categories. 

President’s Message…

The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild is adjourned for the summer. We will reconvene on August  2, 2016 at 6:30 PM for our regular meeting at the Folly Beach community center. We will begin taking applications on August 15, 2016 – December 1, 2016.

Thank you for visiting The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild website. Our goal is to promote the talent of our local artists and to share their wonderful original works with our immediate community, the State of SC and to all those who understand the importance of art in our lives. We feature our artists here on our website, on our Facebook page and through our many shows during the calendar year. We encourage you to consider our guild when looking for opportunities to share your original art. We would love to have you as a part of our guild.

Joanna Biondolillo
Guild President