The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. In our 10 galleries art exhibits change throughout the year. At any given time you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. We also periodically feature selected exhibits from the Museum's permanent collections.


Deane Ackerman, Foliage on Red, 2009, colored pencil, 35-1/2" x 31-1/2"

Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


















Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Sunday, April 17 - Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 marks the 15th anniversary of this annual two-county wide juried high school exhibition, which provides area students an opportunity to submit their works to professional jurors for possible exhibition in the Art Museum and also fosters several goals. These goals are: promote high school student art locally; promote self-esteem among area students; demonstrate to students one way artists earn money through their art; promote professinoalism in student artists and promote the Art Museum within the schools and communities.



Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

Thursday, April 28 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Always popular with area residents and visitors alike, the 19th annual WACG Juried Exhibition combines works of professional and amateur regional artists. This springtime favorite offers a diverse display of oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Over $2,500 in prize money is awarded.



Winyah River Keepers Foundation Photo Contest Winners

Friday, May 6 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The mission of the Winyah River Keepers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. The winning photographs from the contest will be on display in the Reception Room. The categories are Wildlife, Scenic and Youth. The Horry Independent, Alternatives and Waccamaw Outdoors support the photograph contest.



Looking Ahead:


Art of the Brick

Saturday, June 11 - Saturday, September 10


Celia Pearson: Layerings

Tuesday, September 27 - Friday, December 30


39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition

Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, November 27


Logan Woodle: Blessed Burdens

Thursday, October 13 - Friday, December 30


Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints

Thursday, December 8 - April 2017









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